Questions? Call (888) 845-2887 Hablamos Español

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung Newspaper Archive: March 6, 2011 - Page 1

Share Page

Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

Issue Date:

Get 1 more page view just for clicking

to like us on Facebook


   New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 6, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas                                 ■ sports. ib    I    ■ UFE ' 1C   Rangers rout ! r$2io^§ > 1  Spring Branch firm Reagan for title |  1  *«*£» I trains therapy dogs  117  LlLi  ONLINE EXCLUSIVE  herald-zeitunq.com   k  Rep. Miller files bill to halt abuses in asbestos lawsuits  T TSUNDAY MARCH 6 2011    ^ exas ^    Newspaper    of    the    Year  Herald-Zeitung  Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852.  $1.50  ► 18-MONTH-OLD MISSING SINCE FEB. 4  Parents, friends release balloons for Josh Davis  Event designed to raise awareness one month after child vanished  By Megan Holt  The Herald-Zeitung  Colorful balloons drifted in the air over Klein Road Elementary School Saturday afternoon to remind the New Braunfels community of Joshua Davis Jr.’s disappearance one month ago.  Family and friends released about 200 balloons with messages written to the 18-month-old on them to make sure he remains at the forefront of everyone’s thoughts and prayers.  “Every day, we get together and ask what we can do to raise awareness,” said Angie Flack, a family friend and spokeswoman for Joshua’s parents, Joshua Davis Sr. and Sabrina Benitez.  “A lot of the balloons say ‘I love you, Josh’ and ‘Come back home, Josh.’ One of the balloons talks about God and  MISSING  Joshua Davis  Jr., 18 months, disappeared from his New Braunfels home. Call (830) 620-TIPS if you have a tip.  keeping the faith," Flack said.  Joshua’s parents and Joshua’s two-week-old brother, Jeidan, participating in the ceremony.  Joan Vargas, Joshua’s greatgrandmother, said Jeidan looks just like his brother.  “Not a day goes by that we don’t cry,” Vargas said. “The longer time goes by, the (more) hopeftil we are he’s alive and well. You never lose hope.”  Flack has established a website—www.findjoshua-davis.com — and said she will be collecting monetary donations for the family.  MEGAN HOLT/Herald-Zeitung  Joshua Davis Sr. and Sabrina Benitez, Joshua Davis Jr.'s parents, release balloons Saturday at Klein Road Elementary School.  ► FACING ESTIMATED $7.6M DEFICIT  NBISD officials seek solutions  By Will Wright  The Herald-Zeitung  The New Braunfels Independent School District school board will meet in workshop session Monday night to tackle the budget and entertain suggestions on how to cope with an expected $7.6 million deficit next year.  Superintendent Randy Moczygemba is honing down his list of recommendations, hoping not to cut any of the district’s 394 non-probationary teachers. Included will be a plan to streamline staffing at the eight elementary schools.  Moczygemba might pick Monday to officially recommend clipping into the district’s $18 million fund balance to help keep teachers on the payroll. He is leaning toward requesting as  NEW BRAUNFELS ISD WORKSHOP  When: 6 p.m. Monday Where: Education Center Board Room, 430 W. Mill St.  much as $7 million over the next biennium, applying between $2.5 million and $3.5 million to the deficit in each of the next two years.  As of Friday afternoon, NBISD officials had identified almost $1.1 million in cuts to maintenance and operations alone. Finalizing plans will depend on how quickly the state can complete its budget process, which could take a while to reconcile.  Moczygemba compared NBISD’s budget planning to the Apollo 13 space flight.  “We’re flying on the dark side of the moon on this,”  See NBISD, Page 7A  INTERSTATE 35 NORTH CLOSED FOR 10'A HOURS  Trucker dies in blaze  Photos by LAURA McKENZIE/Herald-Zeitung  An 18-wheeler driven by a Live Oak trucker is engulfed in flames Friday night in the northbound lanes of I-35 near Exit 183 (Solms Road) in New Braunfels.The driver was killed in the wreck and subsequent explosion.  Fiery collision snarls traffic for 20 miles  By Shawn Lewis and Will Wright  The Herald-Zeitung  A Live Oak trucker was killed Friday night on 1-35 North near Exit 183 (Solms Road) when his rig exploded into flames after hitting a guardrail and the support legs for an overhead sign.  As of 8 p.m. Saturday, the 49-year-old driver had not been identified by authorities pending notification of his family. District 3 Justice of the Peace Mike Rust pronounced the man dead at the scene.  “We’re still waiting to positively identify him—hopefully we'll have something relatively quickly,” New Braunfels Police Department Lt. Michael Penshom said Saturday, indicating an autopsy has been ordered in the case.  Three vehicles were involved in the accident, including another 18-wheeler and a pickup truck. The drivers of those two vehicles were not injured, police said.  Traffic is diverted off of Interstate 35 near Exit 183 (Solms Road) as firefighters respond to a fire involving an 18-wheeler on Friday night.  Police are still investigating exactly what caused the accident, which tied up interstate traffic south to the Bexar County line and north into Hays County. On Saturday afternoon, all that remained of the fiery accident was a long stretch of scorched earth and pavement, as well as twisted metal from the overhead sign.  Penshorn said the deceased man was  driving a 2007 Volvo tractor-trailer in one of the northbound lanes at 8:53 p.m. Friday, when it struck the guardrail and support legs for the sign.  “That’s what caused the sign and its structure to fall onto the highway, and that’s what the other vehicles hit,” he said.  . See WRECK, Page 7A  CLASSIFIEDS  COMICS  CROSSWORD  FORUM  OBITUARIES  PLANNER  SPORTS  TV GRID  Vol. 158, No. 99 24 pages, 4 sections  Inside  ID 5C  SC  #  3A  2C  1B  5D  Beautiful  High Low  69 45  Details 7A  CLJCK    I .  s™5682?00005  . herald-zeitung.com  Filing period deadline nears  By Will Wright  The Herald-Zeitung  Fewer than 10 days remain before filings close for trustees positions on both Comal County school districts.  As of Friday, Comal Independent School District and New Braunfels ISD had each received election paperwork from two candidates for the May 14 election. The deadline to file for both elections is March 14.  In Comal ISD, board vice president Frank Baker is running for a third term in District 3. Nancy Pappas has filed for the District 4 position held by board treasurer Donna Holmes, who hasn't yet filed for re-election.  In New Braunfels ISD, Joe Hassmann has filed for re-election in District 4, and board president Rigo Montero has filed for re-election in District 2.  Those interested in becoming board members must be registered voters, be a resident within the district they seek to represent, and have resided in the school district for at least six months.  Applications for the Comal ISD ballot are available at the Support Services Administration Offices, 1404 Interstate 35 North, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. For information, call (830) 221-2000.  See FILING, Page 6A  C H E VROLE T  QICH f I'HQ ONE QQ1CE  1212  830-606-3481 • 725 IH-38 South • Walnut Ext, Niw Bbaunfbl* $MOP Online 24/7 @ VALMARKCHEVY.COM  AN AMB0CAN REVOLUTION   

From 1607 To The Present

Once upon a time newspapers were our main source of information. Now those old newspapers are a reliable source for hundreds of years of history and secrets of the past. Now you can search for people, places, and events without the hassle of sorting through mountains of papers!

Growing Every Second

Newspaper Archive is the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 130 million newspaper pages. Plus our database expands by one newspaper page per second for a total of around 2.5 million pages per month! The value of your membership grows along with it.

Genealogy Made Simple

Those looking to find out more about their forefathers can empower their genealogy search with Newspaper Archive. Within our massive database, users can search ancestors' names for news stories and obituaries. We must understand our past to understand our future!

Choose the Membership Plan that is right for you!

Unlimited 6 Month

$99.95 (45% Savings!)

Unlimited page views for 6 months Learn More

Unlimited Monthly

$29.95

Unlimited page views for 1 month Learn More

Introductory

$9.95

25 page views for 1 month Learn More

Subscribe or Cancel Anytime by calling 888-845-2887

24 hours a day Monday-Saturday

Take advantage of our Introductory Membership offer and become a member for 1 month only for $9.95!

Your full introductory membership payment will be credited toward the cost of full membership any time you choose to upgrade!

Your Membership Includes:
  • 25 page views for 1 month
  • Access to Over 130 million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!
Subscribe for a Monthly Membership only for $29.95
Your Membership Includes:
  • Unlimited Page Views
  • Access to Over 130 million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Full Access To All Content including 10 Foreign Countries
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!
Subscribe for a 6 Month Membership only for $99.95
Best Value! Save -45%
Your Membership Includes:
  • Unlimited Page Views
  • Access to Over 130 million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Full Access To All Content including 10 Foreign Countries
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!

What our Customers Say:

"It is amazing how easy and exciting it is to access all of this information! I found hundreds of articles about my relatives from Germany! Well worth the subscription!" - Michael S.

"I love this site. It's interesting to read articles about different family members. I've found articles as well as an obituary about an uncle who passed away before I was born, and another about a great aunt. It's great for helping with genealogy." - Patricia T.

"A great research tool. Allows me to view events and gives me incredible insight into the stories of the past." - Charles S.

Search Billions of Newspaper Articles 130 Million+ Pages and More Added Weekly!

Uncover 400+ Years
of Newspaper Archives
(1607 to today!)

Browse by Date

Research Newspaper Articles from 11 Countries
& all 50 U.S. States

Browse by Location

Explore 6,200+ Current &
Historical Newspaper Titles
and Counting!

Browse by Publication