Sunday, May 13, 2007

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 13, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas LAST CHANCE 2007 READERS CHOICE BALLOT IODAV INSIDI HiRAIT THE SUNDAY MAY 2007 HERALDZEITUNG SPORTS BASIBALL Burbank ousts NB SV survive in Page 1B FORUM SACRIFICE On this Mothers the women who have lost their children to war face a day of deep Page 4A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 38 5 sections CLICK i 8 20 dunce of rain High Low 90 62 Details3B DEAR ABBY 3E CLASSIFIEDS ID COMICS 6C CROSSWORD BC FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 1A SPORTS IB TV GRIDS 23E if S District 6 voters recall Valentine Local soldier dies fighting in Iraq war Photos by DAVID Citv Valentine early voting Courthouse Although the early figures showed him final results showed he lost the recall id councilman loses by 70 votes Goodner gabs District 2 seat from Patrick By Suzanne Ashe The HeraldZeitung An election day push saw Dis trict 6 New Braunfels City Coun cilman fen Valentine recalled from The campaign to recall Ken Valentine waged by a group known as Keep NBNB political action group secured a 70vote win with a final tally of 508 voting yes to recall and 438 votes to keep him in Valentine led by 53 votes after early after Saturdays final votes were combined and added to early voting Keep NBNB had a 70 vote win over Valentine with a final tally of 508 to 438 At the Keep NBNB victory party at the Southbank Kevin leader of the recall move celebrated with about 50 See Page 8A Fine area off M Ken Valentine reads his concession speech to the media moments after learning of his recall as District 6 city councilman outside the Comal County Courthouse Annex on Saturday He a threeyear I May 2005 He loses flec tion to political newcomer Lynn Limmer by 13 I November 2005 seat after less than three citing family She pleaded guilty embezzling funds from her former First Commercial She will be sentenced In I November 2005 Valentine returns to the council as the only candidate to file for the special election to fill Llmmers unexpired I 12 Valentine makes amendment to the city council for smaller cooler which passes 43 pn first I 16 Kevin Webb and begin gathering sup port for recall petition citing incompe I 24 Recall petition supporters walk District 6 to gather I duces ordinance at council meeting to change the city chartsri recall The item It unanimously voted From staff and wire reports A New Braunfels man was one of at least 31 Texas service members who have died in Iraq this Anthony Mitchell died May 6 among six soldiers from Fort and a freelance news photographer from in a roadside bomb blast in accord ing to the Department of His funeral is scheduled for who Comal and New Braunfels independent school district officials said did not attend their high is survived by his Ingrid Lee of New Braunfels James Bradshaw of El Paso a sister and three including his twin and grand parents George and Sophia Cochran of New Public visitation will take place from 1 to 6 today and Monday at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 11 Bradshaw will be buried with full military honors at 1 Wednesday in Fort Sam Hous ton National At least 291 Texas soldiers have died since the war began in March Those deaths include overseas casualties related to Operation Iraqi both com bat and federal officials Hill Country dialect studied By Elizabeth White The Associated Press FREDERICKSBURG AP Hans Boas was moving from California to the University of Texas in 2001 to teach he stopped in the quaint Hill Country town of which embraces its German roots with a robust Oktoberfest and Germanthemed restaurants and While eating a der Hamburger at Boas overheard an interesting sounding German one that sounded a bit odd to the native speak It was sprinkled with English words and phras es pronounced with a German Other phrases sounded but werent quite Boas discovered the people were speaking See Page 9A Real estate remains hot commodity locally By Mark Koopmant The HeraldZeitung While recent reports have shown that home sales throughout the coun try were negatively affected because of unusually cold winter it appears the local housing market remains hot in and around Comal I think the market is havent seen it decrease at Chris tine president of the New Braunfels Lake Association of Realtors Situated in the corri dor between San Antonio and Comal County is in a great After rising for three consecutive the national total of existing home singlefami townhouses and condominiums fell percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of million units in the latest figures avail according to a National Associa tion of Realtors This is more than 11 percent below the million unit level in March See Page 12A While the majority of the United States home sales are new home con struction is booming in and around New OAVID HeraldZeitung