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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 1, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas MAY ZEITUNG Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since FORUM SPORTS 146 12 1 section SOPHIINBURG PLAYOFFS With underground tunnels as their Boy Scouts in New Braunfels had a place to hide 4 Find out when and where area softball teams are in action this Page PoMlblc storms High Low 81 67 Details1B DEAR ABBY f CLASSIFIEDS 10 COMICS CROSSWORD FORUM 4 OBITUARIES I SPORTS TV GRIDS I Perry Concealed handguns should be allowed anywhere AUSTIN AP Republican Rick pondering how to stop the kind of mass killing that left 33 dead at Virginia said Monday he believes Texans should be allowed to carry their concealed handguns Under current secured air port courthous churches and schools are among the places where weapons can be even if someone has a state license to carry a concealed according to the Texas Depart ment of Public Perry said he opposes any The last time I put ting a sign up that says Dont bring your weapons in someone who has ill intent on their mind they could care Perry I think it makes sense for Texans to be able to pro tect themselves from deranged whether theyre in church or whether on a college See Page 3 Rick Perry Man 135 shut down by wreck Driver was ejected from pickup truck By Mark Kbopmmra The HeraldZeitung A 42yearold San Antonio man was airlifted to Univer sity Hospital after he was ejected from his car on Inter state 35 Traffic was diverted from the northbound lanes of 135 while an AirLife helicopter landed to transport the According to the New Braunfels Police the mans Chevrolet pickup apparently struck the concrete Police did not release his pending notice to his Fred Pfeil with NBPD said the injuries did not appear to be life Pfeil said the department is still investigating the cause DAVID AirLife flight nurses and a New Braunfels firefighter load the driver of a pickup truck aboard an air ambulance after the drivers vehicle struck the center concrete throwing him from the truck onto a rain slicked north See Page 3 bound Interstate 35 near theTree of Life Church Monday Area dries out after heavy more forecast for today Forcasters caution drivers during latest flood warning An upper level low pressure con tinued to track its way from the panhandle region toward South officials with the National Weather Service said Monday after Mondays bad weather produced scattered showers and thunder storms over the but that is not unusual for this time of the said NWS Pat in New The current situation is bring ing waves of energy with it and wUl produce more rainfall McDonald if there is another storm were not expecting it to have the same sever ity as the one on With rain amounts likely to aver age from one half to 1 with scattered two inch totals and isolat ed amounts close to four and five inches flash flooding is a concern for local meteorologists for the next 24 to 48 We could see additional scat tered showers and thunderstorms Thursday and Were stress ing to drivers not to drive through low water McDonald Be aware of your surround Turn dont Mark Koopmans Early voting under way By Mark Koopmans The HeraldZeitung Weather may have damp ened the spirits of many Mon but it did not prevent sev eral hundred people from casting early votes for this months elections that will take place May Comal County Elections Coordinator Linnell Hinojosa said 200 people voted in the countys special constitution al amendment election at Comal County These figures dont include outlying poll Hinojosa I wont get those until Tuesday Hinojosa said 125 people cast votes in the New Braun fels city That num ber includes votes cast for Dis trict 2 council place and the District 6 recall Bulverde City Secretary Tiffany Littlepage said 35 peo ple voted early in the citys council and home rule charter Kari spokes woman for the Comal Inde pendent School said only 1 voter cast an early bal lot on the first day of District 6 trustee voting in In Garden 40 votes were cast in the District 7 Early voting is scheduled to continue until May Local emergency preparedness plan recognized by state By Mark Koopmans The HeraldZeitung Ready South the emer gency preparedness campaign coordinated by officials from Bexar and Comal counties and the City of San was rec ognized by the Governors Divi sion of Emergency Manage ment which is part Of Texas Department of Public as a Model Preparedness Cam paign The triagency effort was funded by a grant from the Department of Homeland Secu through its Office of Domes tic The mission of Ready South Texas is to educate residents who live within our three communi said Carol director of Comal Countys Emergency Operations We do this through public am by taking appropriate actions priw Community Emergency Response Team members Sande and Sherry demonstrate some of what the have learned about first aid with fel low CERT mem ber Jimateah Boyers Monday during and after critical inci dents like a possible act of terror The communities involved are not under any type of immediate terrorist threat at this she the program is a proactive approach to emer gency preparedness in the event of such a We all know life is very but people should take at least a few minutes to help prepare Edgett iraldZeitung said While putting together a pre paredness kit is one of the most necessary aspects of a preparedness plan is developing See Page 2 FIND IT IN OUR WPI BP PB Pw m w MtU W IP WF Check Out Radar Search
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