Sunday, June 24, 2007

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 24, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas THE SUNDAY JUNE 2007 HERALDZEITUNG LIFE LOCAL City Council looks to fill Fitness trainer offers I vacancies on commissions Bridal Boot Camp in and boards at Mondays New Page 1C Page 10A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 193 34 X5 sections 4 4 CK 50 chance of more rain High Low 84 72 Details 3B DEAR ABBY 3E CLASSIFIEDS ID COMICS ec CROSSWORD FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 1B TV GRIDS Willys smile is lost friends have not forgotten Donation the benefit Uittv Batton Funeral services Wednesday for New Braunfels 10yearold killed in Milwaukee traffic accident MONTY Friends and family of Willy Batton serve up barbecue at the New Braunfels Church of Christ Saturday afternoon to raise money for the boys By David Saleh Rauf The HeraldZeitung Its been said a smile is worth a thousand For family and friends of William Willy the 10yearold New Braunfels boy who was killed June 17 in Milwaukee when he was struck by a car while playing hide that adage has never res onated with more The GoodwinFrazier Elementary School fourthgrader was known for his contagious eartoear an endearing quality that some say best characterized his short His smile was beautiful and said Shawna a fam ily friend who knew Willy since he was If you werent smiling and you saw him it would automatically make you On Krahn along with friends and members of Willys fam ily held a fundraising barbecue at Coming here today was hard for his but shes coping with The closer the the harder it gets Shawna Krahn Family Friend the New Braunfels Church of Christ to help pay for the boys funeral serv Throughout the day about 200 stacked with sausage and brisket from Rudys Country Store and were served while donations were At 1 about 15 people were waiting in line to not only get a plate of barbecue but to help a grieving family in a time of We were on our way out to a Little League tournament and thought why not do something that said Beth See Page 9A Only 8 of 26 i river fees in May Back to From staff reports Nearly 70 percent of all river outfitters who are supposed to report river management fees paid to the City of New Braunfels did not do so in The river management fee is a levy that outfitters are charged for each person who rents water recreation equip ment or purchases a ride from an outfitter that operates or uses facilities within city The fees are mandated by city ordinance but are not As of one week after the filing Amigo Boo Comal Rapid Transit Felgers Gruene River Company Guadalupe Outpost Plnkyt Tekat Tubes Tomt Tuber deadline for May city officials said only three See Page 3A Bush political courage needed on immigration Michael who grew up at Judes Ranch for voluntarily returned to the ranch for his twoweek leave from the Marines in San where he is now New Marines first trip after boot camp is to foster ranch he thinks of as home By Jennifer Lovan Associated Press Writer ident Bush urged law makers Saturday to sum mon the political courage to support his top domestic an immigration overhaul that is hanging by a thread in We have an obliga tion to solve problems that have been piling up for Bush said in his weekly radio The status quo is A fragile bipartisan compromise on immigra t i o n known as the grand bargain is due to come back before the Senate as early as next After critics side lined the bill two weeks it is being considered See Page 5A CooMrvitiyt Ulk By Mark Koopmam The HeraldZeitung In when 17yearold Michael Paredes arrived at Judes Ranch for Children in he was not inter ested in following many of the rules laid down by staff at the nonprofit officials said Michael was the first kid I placed here when I came on was a chal Campus Director Arnold Valdez said He liked to push bound aries and wasnt very keen on thats for Thats why all of us here are so proud of his He laughs when hearing but Pere des agrees his path through life has become less rocky in the past eight Im changed since I first came thats for he said with a bright It was I bounced around for before I came to the Paredes recently celebrated two gradu ations from Smithson Valley High School and from a famous introduction to military life Marine Boot And the changes to the young who spent all but six of his 19 years in Texas foster care were so appar ent that Valdez traveled miles to be present at Paredes graduation ceremony earlier this It was in Camp near San I was so excited and moved by the it was Valdez I am extremely proud of this young Many having just finished 13 weeks of boot would have appre ciated the opportunity to go home and relax in a familiar Howev while Paredes does not have the luxu ry of a real family to fall back he did have a or in this a ranch to come home Valdez Michael said he considers us to be his asked if he could come as he had some time off before going out for further training as a See Page 9A Jiffy wOOMM1