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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 20, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas IT V JUNE HERALD ZEITUNG SPORTS LOCAL Little league I Cover year loed Seguin ousts NB Blue in 9yearold baseball NB Pee Wee softballers Waste Management teams up with state to encourage drivers to stop trash blowing prevail Page 6A j from their Page 2A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 189 18 2 sections CLICK 20 chance of storms High Low 94 72 Details 2B CANYON LAKE 8A CLASSIFIEDS COMICS 31 CROSSWORD II FORUM 4A OBITUARIES IA SPORTS SA TV GRIDS Meeting fails to resolve STOP city issue Both sides back in district court Thursday By Mark Koopmans The HeraldZeitung Officials from both sides of the river ordinance lawsuit met to dis cuss possible settlement options during a private meeting However no agreements were said attorney Scott who represents the group known as Stop The Ordi nances The city called this confiden tial settlement which was a good opportunity for all con cerned to sit down and think hard but nothing was Tschirhart said Tschirhart originally filed the lawsuit aimed at throwing out New Braunfels river ordinances regulating cooler size and other rules on the Guadalupe and Comal rivers in New the Comal County District Court in An amendment on May 30 expanded the lawsuit to include eliminating the per person river management fee levied on outfitters by the The cooler size ordinance and the manage ment fee were the particular stick ing points of the 9 Tschirhart Were willing to abandon most of the other ordinances dont directly affect such as the beer See Page 10A Peaceful lullaby or noise pollution Katydid population explodes following wet Texas spring By Laura Blawitt The HeraldZeitung Comal County residents havent been imagining typical insect nightlife has been louder man usual over the past few Due to a recent Katydid outbreak specifically the Central Texas Leaf known as Paracyrtophyl lus in Medina and Kendall the insects once peaceful lullaby has become an annoying source of noise The Central Texas Leaf Katydids sing every dominant insect sound heard across GeStralTexaffeach said inverte brate biologist for the Texas Parks andv Wildlife They usually sing at but when they get in these huge its allout singing day and night because of the intense breed ing Quinn Quinn speculated that the outbreak has to do with all the rain in the since the outbreak has been localized in the northwest San Antonio area but involves a species that lives in a 20county it is probable that there are other factors affecting the The last outbreak of this kind occurred in 2001 in Lee That outbreak will be investigated further to see if similar patterns in heavy rains are which would con The Central Texas Leaf Katydid population is larger and louder than usual this a phenome non entomologists attribute in part to the wet DAVID firm the trigger for such huge increases in he The Central Texas Leaf some times known as longhom grasshoppers because of their long mostly feed on and live in oak Quinn said the out break will not endanger the Theyve been here for thousands of years and so have the he The Katydids will eat some of the but they will also drop nitrogenrich or insect down into the soil around the bases of the oak The trees will come back stronger even though theyll be suffering a bit for the next few Quinn The huge outbreak should drop back down to normal levels by next although some of the insects will continue on until If you can get past all the this is something quite Quinn Youll wish for some nice sounds again come Local killed in Milwaukee Child died three weeks after father passed away in wreck on same street By Mark Koopmans The HeraldZeitung MILWAUKEE A 10yearold New Braunfels who was staying with fam ily following the funeral of his father in was struck and killed by a van William who attended Goodwin Frazier Elementary died on the same street where his William was killed in a car wreck three weeks a family friend said He William was about to enter the fourth said Shawna who is help ing the boys Lena Renee Nel with funeral A passing van hit the boy at about according to The who originally left the later called said James Timm with trie Milwaukee Police The driver apparently left out of fear for his safety because a crowd was gath ering at the scene and not to avoid responsibility for the Timm told the Associated At the family members were enjoying a retirement party when sever al children decided to play in the front It appears that the child was playing hideandseek and he ran out from between two parked said Public Relations Manager Anne Schwartz with the No charges are but Im not sure if the file has been sent over to the district attorney for review See Page 10A William Batton Texas lawmakers stiffen penalties for cave vandals Perry signs bill that ups sentence to two years in jail By David Salah Raul The HeraldZeitung Deep beneath the surface Thats where some of Texas most revered natural resources caverns and rare rock formations can be Each the largest of Texas seven show Nat ural Bridge Caverns located between New Braunfels and San attracts about The figure represents not only the intrin sic environmental and scientific value of the cave formation but the level of awe generated by an naturally occurring phenom enon common in the Central Texas For the nearly caves native to the state of Texas are not being protected by laws with enough muscle to deter potential vandals from destroying priceless rock Case in point Just 200 miles west of New in one of the rarest and most popular cave for mations in the world was van dalized in On Rick Perry signed two identical bills House Bill 3502 and Senate Bill 1524 T that will increase the penalty for anyone con victed of vandalizing or defac ing a cave in The meas ures will amend the Cavern Protection Act established by the state Legislature in which set penalties for first time offenders caught defac ing or vandalizing caves at the misdemeanor The bills authored respectively by Harvey and Jeff RSan motivated by the case in where dur ing a tour of the the trademark butterfly forma was irreparably aged when someone in a tour group snapped off the upper right wing of the Almost one year later and the missing piece still has not been returned and no one has been charged in the cave co owner Stanley Mayfield See Page 9A Cleanup continues after North Texas flooding kills at least six By Angela Brown Associated Press Writer soggy mattresses and boxes of clothing onto their hundreds of residents began clean ing up Tuesday after massive floods killed at least six people in several North Texas coun A couple of residents had frontporch signs that You Loot Shoot stacked atop piles of their Others found unusual debris in their from microwave ovens to We have whole households in our said Scott whose farm I dont know how were going to clean it Authorities also found the body of miss ing 2yearold Makayla Marie a day after her familys mobile home floated down Pecan Creek with the her 5 yearold mother and grandmother all The trailer then smashed into a where it The mother was but the bodies of Teresa Leann Arnett and her 60yearold grandmother Billie Murel Mollenhour were recovered in the water Texas Depart ment of Public Safety Trooper Rebecca Ure sti Bee luse the water had receded by Tues more rescuers and search dogs were brought in to scour the creek and its banks in search of who was found in a tree about miles downstream from her mobile home Uresti She said authorities determined that no more people were missing in the Offi cials previously said a woman and child may have been unaccounted but officers went doortodoor in the area where they were last reportedly seen and could not confirm their Uresti At least three other people died Monday after torrential storms dropped nearly a foot of rain in parts of North Texas and caused massive A 4yearold girl was swept away from her mother in the Fort Worth sub urb of Haltom a 48yearold woman died in Sherman when her sport utility vehicle See Page 8A first Commercial A ts tnli in Is Stop in and register to win pi flatscreen TV valued at Drawing will to held in July
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