Friday, April 6, 2007

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 6, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas APRIL ZEITUNG SPORTS TRACK Area teams compete at New Braunfels Unicorn 6A NEWS The Garden Ridge City Council votes 31 to create a new noise Page 3A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 125 16 2 sections CLICK I Partly cloudy High Low 69 44 Details 1B DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 41 COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 21 FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 8A TV GRIDS 38 Shooting victim charged with assault of deputy By Jessica Sanders The HeraldZeitung A Boerne man shot by a Comal County deputy Wednesday was booked into the Bexar County Jail on Thursday without leaving his San Antonio hospital William Grady Orr was booked by proxy at the jail for one count of aggravated assault on a public ser Texas Ranger Dewayne Goll Suspect to be jailed after leaving hospital was taken to University Hospital in San Antonio early Wednesday after Deputy Scott Mas ters shot him twice during a struggle along side a roadway in Spring Investigators said Masters was questioning Orr when he found his vehicle by the side of the road with a dragging The officer told investigators Orr attacked him while Masters was attempting to detain The Boerne man was shot twice once in the lower abdomen and once in the pelvic area after he reportedly punched and kicked the Orr will be moved to a secure floor where hell be guarded and cant get Goll explain ing that Orr will be moved to Comal County Jail when his treatment is A University Hospital spokesman said Thursday evening he was unable to release Orrs condition because the patient requested the information be kept William Grady Orr About 5 Mas ters reportedly found the Ford Mustang Orr was driving stopped along Farmto Market 306 near the Eagle Rock Road Investigators said See Page 8A Legislators consider bill allowing sobriety checkpoints by police By Suzanne Ashe The HeraldZeitung House Bill 253 introduced to the Texas Legislature Commit tee of Law Enforcement this week could authorize law enforcement agencies to set up temporary sobriety checkpoints on highways and Ctirhal County Sheiriff Bob Holder said in the early 1990s Comal County law enforcement operated sobriety They were effective tools in catching not only drunk driv he but a variety of You would be surprised what comes through he Every kind of criminal drives a motor Its amazing what you catch when you throw out the David Comal County Jail said when he was Its amazing what you catch when you throw out the Bob Holder Comal County sheriff on sobriety checkpoints a sheriffs they stopped vehicles coming down Inter state We got a lot of people out he We got speed people with no reg New Braunfels Mayor Bruce formerly the citys munic ipal court said even though checkpoints can be a useful law enforcement he is not in favor of the enforce ment As a sobriety See Page 8A Senior Kendall and junior Cassandra at shows off some styles of the season during the Prom Extravaganza fashion show that took place at New Braunfels High Schools lower com mons area during three lunch periods Photos by DAVID Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Gunnery Jeremy Dixon escorts Renee and Miranda Holden across the runway as part of a prom fashion show at New Braunfels High School NB students show off newest styles of season By Suzanne Ashe The HeraldZeitung Bling is big this spring for New Braunfels High School Girls will be wearing hair accessories adorned with sparkling jewelry and even corsages that shimmer with glitter and jewels to match their The prom is less than one month away on May 5 at the See Page 8A Officials work to iron out road project plan Officials want accuracy on 911 calls from cell phones FCC says technology doesnt guarantee safety By John Duitbar The Associated Press WASHINGTON make more 911 calls from cellular telephones than landlines these and police and firefighters increasingly worry about finding those callers in Contrary to what is portrayed on tel evision crime die accuracy of the technology that guides rescuers to cell phone callers can range from a few yards to several even though fed eral law requires providers to guarantee that their callers can be located in Aiming to improve Feder al Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin told The Asso ciated Press this week that he will pro pose significant changes in the 911 sys This is something we always want to be improving Martin We have to make sure public safety doesnt lose because we dont take advantage of the changes in Martin said he will support a request by an association of emergency respon ders to tighten requirements on how accuracy is He also said he will open a new inquiry at the agency that might lead to significant changes in how cell phone companies manu facture Unlike landline telephones at hous es or when a 911 call comes in to an emergency communications center from a cell the operator See Page 3A By Jessica Sanders The HeraldZeitung Comal County Commission ers are racing to get plans for two highway expansion proj ects finalized before state fund ing runs Comal County officials put the final stamp of approval on an passthrough financing agreement with the Texas Department ofTransporta tion to widen Texas 46 dur ing Thursdays Its headed up to Austin right County Judge Dan ny Scheel said Thursday after We wanted to get this going as quickly as we Hesaid county officials were told by transportation commis sion chairman Rick Williamson that upcoming state funding cuts might take money from Texas 46 and 281 expan Danny Scheel sions already approved by Comal County Engineer Tom Hornseth said the projects are estimated to cost million Scheel said the Texas 46 from the Guadalupe County line to Sun Valley are expected to be complete by 2009 and will expand the high way from two or three lanes to In the passthrough financ ing the county will pay TxDOT million up front the highway department will reim burse for the number of cars diat travel down the They will actually count the cars mat use the road each year and will reimburse us 10 cents for every mile of the project for every he If traffic stays the way it has for the last few this will be paid off within four years of comple Scheel said the county will absorb the cost of loan See Page 3A ptown provide an Eleeant Sanctuary Downstairs in Prince Solms tan 295 San Antonio 83070HS411