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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 29, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas JUNE ZEITUNG SPORTS HITS Houstons Craig Biggio adds another big number to his Hall of Fame Page 6A NATION HIGH COURT Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 197 16 2 sections CLICK Supreme Court weakens historic precedent on Page BA 50 chance of more rain High Low 85 70 Details 1B DEAR ABBY 31 CLASSIFIEDS 41 COMICS 21 CROSSWORD 2t FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 6A TV GRIDS M Tears follow guilty verdict Miller likely will learn his sentence today By David Saleh Rauf The HeraldZeitung During the first two days of his manslaughter Roy Mack Miller sat mostly expression less in Comal County Courtroom When Cynthia the old er sister of a 12yearold boy whom Miller stands accused of killing with his testified in graphic detail Tuesday that she heard the smack when Millers truck hit her he barely looked But on just hours after a Comal County jury found him guilty of second degree manslaughter with a deadly weapon for causing Ryan Fadillas death in December Miller wept as his family members took the stand to plead with jurors considering a It was just an said a tearyeyed who crossed the rail during a recess and pri vately apologized to Padillas family and Im so This has ruined my life Jurors did not reach a decision on Millers sentence He is facing 5 to 99 years in prison for recklessly killing Padil la in December of Late Thursday Comal County prosecutors asked jurors to consider a sentence of no less than 12 A decision is expected from jurors was convicted on a federal felony charge in 1996 and served 37 months in His prior felony conviction renders him ineligible for probation in Texas once he is The deadly weapon charge jurors tacked on to the manslaughter charge will require Miller to serve half the sentence jurors hold him to before he is eligible for For the past three Comal County prosecutors painted a based on evidence and of the day Millers pickup hit Padilla a sunny Fri See Page 2A Local woman killed in wreck From staff reports SAN ANTbNIO An onecar wreck early Thursday morning left two people Including a yearold Canyon Lake According the San Antonio Police Departments preliminary accident Logan of Canyon Loflan Lake and Christopher of San Antonio were killed at around 4 The Marc has been charged with two counts of intoxicated The complete story NBISD OKs bucket Enough already Will more rain throw wrench in weekend plans WWkfJffll I n 1 By David Saleh Rauf The HeraldZeitung After a brief public New Braunfels school trustees on Thursday voted to approve a million budget for the 200708 fiscal New Braunfels Indepen dent School District budget writers were tasked with developing a budget that maximizes the state dollars provided and still fulfills the needs of the growing district exerting too much burden on the tax The result a nearly 10 per cent increase from the current million budget that includes about million in new including near ly million for teachers At the boards June 12 trustees mulled over different pay raise figures for See Page 3A JDOI By Laura Blewitt The HeraldZeitung Central Texas flooding and rain made Wednesday evenings top news The weather has derailed tubers plans Braua although gutsier visitors found the rapid waters as a perfect opportunity for an adventurefilled With inches of rain recorded at New Braunfels Airport overnight Wednesday and Thursday New Braunfels received much less rain than other parts of the Hill Todays skies should be cloudy with a 50 percent chance of heavy said Mark meteorologist for the National Weather Service in New Saturday and Sunday will be mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for rain and thunder he River options The Army Corps of Engineers is expected to reduce the release of Canyon Lake waters to 600 cubic feet per second said Mike manager of the Water Oriented Recreation District of Comal If this goes ahead as the river flow could drop to a rate where outfitters would The tubing conditions are still up in the The limit for tubing is CFS according to the Water Oriented Recreation District of Comal At of KAMA The Gruene bridge flowed over at approximately noon on Thursday due to flood ing in the The bridge didnt reopen for nearly eight be able put tubers on the Guadalupe Weve been talking to the National Weather Service and they dont forecast any signif icant rain so the release should go according to said Park Ranger Brett Delk of the Corps of Engi The lakes release was cfs and although the release rate was higher than the lakes Delk said most of the weeks rain number while the Comal River Springs was at 330 New Braunfels and Lake Little League fields are host ing four baseball tour naments this Play will be determined by 4 For rainout call the NBLL at The New Braunfels Aquatic Swim Club is hosting the twoday Schlitterbahn Open swimming which begins at Saturday at Landa Park Organizers said the meet will go on in light but heavy rain or lightning will postpone the fell outside of Canyon Lakes Right there is flood ing pretty much all over the Delk but the Guadalupe is doing really Augmented by runoff from local the Guadalupe See Page 3A McKennas board meets final decision still pending on sale 1 By Mark Koopmana The HeraldZeitung McKenna Memorial Hospi tals board of directors met Thursday to discuss the on going process of selecting a ospital groups bidding to purchase the local health care officials declined to comment on the specifics of the except to say no new information was The meeting was just one of many that has taken and will continue to take Jennifer chief development said Last officials at McKenna announced that Christus LifePoint Hospitals and The Methodist Health Care System of San Antonio had been selected for extended due diligence with the purpose of selecting one finalist to enter into a formal letter of intent to purchase McKenna Memorial Hospi Although the three corpo pSfffrtliiiM rations are headquartered outside Comal as part of its certification require any new owner would have to install a local board of directors chosen from this The three hospital groups were selected for the second phase of buyer selection over six other groups that expressed interest in buying 1 four hospitals and numerous other healthcare facllitlei located In t health care lit to South Not far PfOfft Malatek Terms for any potential including a price remain a According to the sale would include the hospi the McKenna Neighbor hood Health Centers on West San Antonio Street and Lake view the outpatient imaging center and medical office building at the Union Street campus and the McKenna Fitness and Rehabilitation Center on Lan da The McKenna Home Health division also would be sold with the Sale questioned The board of directors has conducted several meetings See Page 8A JUJLWJIUIUJU The Uptown Piano Bar Voted Downstairs in the Prince Solms Inn 295 San Antonio 8307Q854U
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