Thursday, April 5, 2007

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 5, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas APRIL ZEITUNG SPORTS GOLF New Canyon and Smithson Valley golf teams advance to Page SA WORLD SAILORS Irans president announces the release of 15 British sailors after the group spent 13 days in Page 6A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 124 8 14 sections CLICK E s Partly cloudy I High Low I 75 52 1 Details 1B DEAR ABBY 31 CLASSIFIEDS 4t COMICS 28 CROSSWORD 21 FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS SA TV GRIDS 39 Deputy on paid leave after shooting allegedly assaulted remains in hospital By Jessica Sancton The HeraldZeitung A Boerne man remained hospitalized Wednesday night after he was shot by a Comal County deputy early that investigators William Grady Orr was shot three to four times by a SIGSauer handgun after he reportedly attacked Deputy Scott who was trying to detain Comal County sheriffs investigators Sheriffs Detective Tommy Ward said he did not know Qrrs condition Wednesday evening and did not know if the mans injuries were considered life A spokeswoman with University Hospi tal in San Antonio said Orrs condition was being kept confidential because of the circumstances of the Ward said the shooting happened shortly after 5 when Masters saw a Ford Mustang pulled over on Farmto Market 306 near the Eagle Rock Road The vehicles muffler was and the officer pulled over to see what the situation Ward adding that both a man and woman were inside the The driver initially falsely identified himself and the stories that he and the girl were giving didnt match The officer decided to handcuff the See Page 7A William Grady Orr of Boftrrw iaahot by Comal deputy Scott Fight for a fire house Senate approves booster seat bill Law focuses on those younger than 8 By Liz Austin Peterson The Associated Press AUSTIN AP Children younger than 8 will have to be secured in a booster seat when riding in a passenger vehicle under legislation approved on Wednesday by the Ttexas v Current law requires booster seats for children younger than 5 and less than 3 feet The bill approved Wednesday would raise the height requirement to 4 feet 9 inches and put Texas law in line with federal guide Judith the bills said seat belts do not fit children properly and can injure or kill diem in an But parents might not realize how impor tant booster seats are because theyre not required by law to use the Lare do Democrat It truly is a life or death issue for these she Starting in June peo ple who dont follow the law would face a which wbiild be used to buy boost er seats for lowincome fam Until police offi cers would only issue warn The approved by a 264 now goes to the Texas About 40 other states already require parents to follow the age and height requirements in the Dan a Repub lican from See Page 3A Photos by DAVID ABOVE Congressman Lamar Smith talks with New Braunfels Fire Department Chief John Herber after a brief tour of the Central Fire Station on Wednesday BELOW Smith addresses city officials along With fire and police department personnel at the Central Fire Station on Wednesday Sitting behincTSmith is New Braunfels District 4 City Councilman Pat city officials work to reestablish Station 4 By Jessica Sanders The HeraldZeitung New Braunfels city officials are working with lawmakers to bring back Fire Station Congressman Lamar Smith visited the New Braun fels Fire Departments Central Station on Wednesday to dis cuss federal funding to relo cate Station which was closed several years It will cost about mil lion to build Station If we ask for we just hope to go away with a fraction of he We like Its just a long and intricate dance between the government and the city of New Braunfels in order to get some of our tax dallars back New Braunfels Mayor Bruce Boyer said he and City See Page 7A Zoning board waives requirement for curbs Item deemed unnecessary for rural area By Suzanne Ashe The HeraldZeitung Phase III of the Sunset Shadows subdivision on Ferry Boat Lane near Farm to Market 725 was one of the subjects of discussion at Tuesday nights New Braunfels Planning and Zoning Commission meet Phase III is an acre tract that is being divided Taxpayers get two extra days to file this year By Mark Koopmans The HeraldZeitung whoever they say there are only two sure bets in life Death and So for anyone who feels in the prime pf his or her this time of the year can only mean one thing The last day to file taxes is This Comal County and taxpayers across the have until April to file their 2006 returns and pay any tax es According to the Internal Revenue taxpayers have an extra 48 hours to file because April 15 falls on a and the following day is Eman cipation a legal holiday in the Dis trict of But its too late for anyone who wants to file with me anyway said Ray a certified public accountant whos been in the tax preparing business since Im so busy that anyone walking through those an automatic exten See Page SA into six singlefamily all of which are approxi mately Phases I and II consist of acres and already have been sub divided into 19 singlefam ily residential lots The original master plan was approved by the city council in 2001 and a revised master plan was approved by the council in See Page 3A New Braunfels Certified Public Accountant Ray Schoch checks a just completed tax return in his office DAVtO tNQRAM Herald Zeitung MORE IN IT FOR YOU