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   New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 14, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas                                 12 I Tuesday, June 14, 2011 | herald-zeitung.com  Report: US made 70% of arms seized in Mexico  MEXICO CfTY (AP)  About 70 percent of the guns seized in Mexico and submitted to a U.S. eun-tracing program came from the United States, according to a report released by three U.S. senators Monday.  Of the 29,284 firearms recovered by authorities in Mexico in 2009 and 2010, 20,504 came from the United States, according to figures provided to the senators by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Most of those weapons — 15,131 — were U.S. made, while another 5,373 were of foreign manufacture but had moved through the United States into Mexico.  The ATF said the remainder of the weapons total — 8,780 arms — were of "undetermined origin due to insufficient information provided."  The figure of the number of guns arriving in Mexico from north of the border has been polemical ever since a June 2009 United States report covering earlier years said that 87 percent of guns seized in Mexico came from the United States.  While the report did not spec ify why the percentage had changed, the most recent figures appear to included more gun-trace reports, as the reporting program in Mexico became easier to use.  ENGAGEMENTS  Andrea Villanueva and Christopher Gomez  Villanueva-Gomez  Saylor Jane Gomez is happy to announce the engagement of her mommy & daddy, Andrea Villanueva & Christopher "Gomer" Gomez.  Andrea is the daughter of Johnny Villanueva of San Antonio and  Yvonne & Bill Stakes of Canyon Lake, Gomer is the son of Jacinto & Dolores Gomez of New Braunfels.  Andrea & Gomer are planning a June 25, 2011 wedding in New Braunfels.  ‘It’s been an exciting year’  One year ago today, the Herald-Zeitung launched subscriber-based site  Staff reports One year ago today, the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung launched a new website and with it a new concept — that all the news, photos, videos and regular updates would be available free to subscribers.  It has been an exciting success.  One year later, the Herald-Zeitung continues to lead the state in subscription growth among newspapers that report circulation numbers to the Texas Daily Newspaper Association.  Overall, paid circulation growth is up almost 6 per  cent, including online and print subscribers.  As of June 4, the Her-ald-Zeitung's daily home delivery is up 2.4 percent over the same time in 2010.  The Herald-Zeitung is the oldest continuously operating business in New Braunfels. Residents have relied on the newspaper as a source of information about this community for 159 years.  With changing technology, the Herald-Zeitung continues to provide the same community-driven news presented in new ways.  Stories are updated  throughout the day for our subscribers with reminders of new stories and ways to contribute sent to fans on Facebook and Twitter followers throughout the day.  This level of daily interaction opens up the conversation for readers to share their story ideas, suggestions, photos and videos.  In case of an emergency — such as a flood, tire or missing person — a "Community Alerts" page is set up that is available free to all residents.  As herald-zeitung.com evolves, online readership has continued to grow with more than twice the  average daily visitors coming to the site since it was redesigned.  "This has been an exciting year at the Herald-Zeitung," said managing editor Autumn Phillips, who led the newspaper through a redesign and through the launch of a new publication, the Comal County Business Journal that hit newsstands this past week.  "This past year, we've gotten the chance to experiment, innovate and grow — both in print and online," Phillips said. "And through it all, I believe we've found ways to better serve our readers."  Local groups hold Flag Day events today  ByJenaCooNdge  The Herald-Zeitung  On June 14 each year, Americans set aside the day to honor "Old Glory."  For area residents, it a chance to respectfully dispose of flags that are worn, torn and faded.  American Legion Post 1 79 members and the Knights of Columbus will conduct a Disposal of Unserviceable Flag ceremony beginning at 9 a.m. today at the Knights of  Columbus Hall, 111 Lan-da St.  The United States flag code suggests American flags that are torn or dirty must be retired through the action of burning.  Every Flag Day, the American Legion offers the community with a dignified opportunity for proper flag retirement.  American Legion member John Schendel said more than 100 flags have been dropped off for retire-  ment. He encourages community members to bring damaged flags to the Pbst at any time for code-abiding disposal.  The ceremony continues beyond flag burning. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion Walton F. Hoffmann Memorial Post 179, 410 W. Coll St., residents are invited to join in a chicken dinner. The cost of food for adults is $7 donation and $4 donation for children under 12.  FLAG DAY When: 9 a.m. today, June 14  Where: Knights of Columbus Hall, 111 Landa St.  Cost: $7 for adults and $4 for children under 12  Contact: American Legion Post (830) j 625-0179  Gates sees no bar to lifting gay ban in military  WASHINGTON (AP)  Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Monday that he sees no roadblocks to ending the ban on openly gay military service, and if the top officers of each service recommend moving ahead on the repeal before the end of the month, he will endorse it.  A little over two weeks before ending his 4 1/2 year tenure as Pentagon chief, Gates sat down in his office for an Associated Press interview that  touched on a range of issues, including his expectation of a smooth handoff to his designated successor, current CIA Director Leon Panetta. Gates will retire June 30. Ranetta's Senate confirmation is expected shortly.  Gates sounded a cautiously optimistic note about developments in troubled Yemen, where the government and opposition tribes have engaged in armed clashes, pushing the country toward civil war. Gates said things have  calmed down a bit since President AM Abdullah Saleh left for neighboring Saudi Arabia on June 5 for medical treatment of wounds he suffered in an attack on his compound in Yemen.  "I don't think you'll see a full-blown war there," Gates said. "With Saleh being in Saudi Arabia, maybe something can be worked out to bring this to a close," by finding an accommodation among Saleh's family, the opposition tribes and military.  The move to end the ban on gay services could be one of Gates' final acts as defense chief. But Gates stressed that he is not trying to hurry the process along, and that if it is not ready by the end of the month, Panetta can take action when he steps in.  More than a million U.S. troops have been trained on the new law that repealed the 17-year-old ban on gays serving openly in the armed services, and Gates said the instruction has gone well.  TUT' Coastal Forecast and Tides  Port Aransas    Galveston  Today Tomorrow Thursday    Today    Tomorrow    Thursday  88°/81°    89°/81"    89°/81°    91°/81°    91°/81°    89°/81°  Today’s Wind. SSE at 15 to 25    Today's Wind: Sat 15to25  Today’. Tides IstHigh IstLow 2nd High 2nd Low  Maps and Forecast Produced by:   Port Aransas 4:24 AM 7:47 PM none none **  www.dayweather.com   Galveston    3:40 AM 9:54 AM 11:57 AM 8:14 PM ,4% Cheyenne. Wyoming  Outlook  City  Albany  Albuquerque  Anchorage  Atlanta  Atlantic City  Baltimore  Baton Rouge  Billings  Birmingham  Bismarck  Boise  Boston  Buffalo  Carson City, NV  Charleston SC  Charleston, WV  Charlotte  Chattanooga  Cheyenne  Chicago  Cincinnati  Cleveland  Colorado Spgs.  Columbus. OH  Dayton, OH  Denver  Des Moines  Detroit  Duluth  Eugene  Faubanks  Fargo  Flagstaff  Fort Smith  Grand Rapids  Greensboro  Helena  Honolulu  Indianapolis  Jackson, Miss  Jacksonville. FL  Juneau, AK  Kansas City  Knoxville  Today Hi Lo W  63 49 sh 94 59 su  52 43 r 93 67 th  73 57 sh  75 56 sh 97 73 pc 70 49 th  96 71 pc 72 55 th  76 50 su 57 52 sh 67 48 th  88 51 su  89 76 th  79 54 pc  88 61 pc 91 66 th  74 46 pc 70 56 pc  80 59 pc 69 55 sh  81 52 pc 76 56 pc 76 57 pc  83 54 th 76 62 th 72 56 pc 66 48 th  74 48 pc 66 46 sh  75 59 th 80 42 su  97 73 pc  76 54 pc  84 61 pc 69 44 pc  83 73 th  77 57 th 100 71 th  96 74 th  53 44 sh  89 68 pc  84 62 pc  Tomorrow Hi Lo W  74 56 pc 94 60 pc  52 42 sh 90 71 th  77 66 pc  78 60 pc  96 75 pc 76 51 pc  97 73 th  76 55 th  75 47 pc  67 55 sh 75 51 pc 87 51 su 87 76 th 80 63 th 87 65 th 89 68 th  79 50 pc  68 61 th 82 63 th  75 63 pc  82 55 pc  80 63 th  77 63 th  85 59 pc  76 60 th  77 61 pc 63 48 th  70 48 pc 63 48 sh  71 59 th  81 45 pc 94 72 th 77 60 th  83 64 pc 67 44 pc 83 73 sh 79 63 th 94 73 th 96 74 th  53 40 sh  82 64 pc  86 66 th  City  Las Vegas Little Rock Los Angeles Louisville Madison Memphis Miami Beach, FL Milwaukee Minneapolis. MN Mobile AL Montgomery, AL Nashville, TN New Orleans, LA New Vbrk, NY Norfolk, VA North Platte, NE Omaha, NE Orlando, FL Philadelphia Phoenix, AZ Pittsburgh Portland, ME Portland, OR Providence, Rl Rapid City, SD Reno, NV Richmond, VA Sacramento St, Louis, MO Salt Lake City, UT San Diego, CA San Francisco, CA Santa Fe, NM Seattle, WA Shreveport, LA Sioux Falls, SD Springfield Spokane, WA Tampa, FL Topeka Tucson, AZ Washington. X Wilmington, DE Wichita, KS  Today Hi Lo W  100 78 su 96 72 pc 81 63 su  81 64 sh 72 58 th 96 78 th 89 79 th 64 54 pc  72 59 th  98 76 th  99 72 pc 85 65 th 93 75 pc 66 57 sh  80 63 pc  82 55 th 76 62 th 96 75 th 74 58 sh  105 78 su  73 55 sh 71 50 pc  71 50 pc 60 51 sh  72 53 th 84 56 su  81 57 pc 92 61 su  83 70 th  73 54 su  70 61 pc  71 57 su 87 50 su 66 52 r  100 72 pc  72 59 th 89 69 th  Tomorrow HI Lo W  102 79 pc 92 71 th  78 61 su 83 69 th 75 56 th  94 74 th  92 78 th 62 53 th 71 60 th  95 75 th 100 73 th  90 69 th  93 76 pc 80 60 pc  80 64 pc  82 58 su  81 60 pc  96 76 th  79 61 pc 108 80 su  78 58 sh 69 50 pc 69 50 pc  71 55 pc  75 54 pc  86 54 su  83 63 pc 90 59 su 83 63 th  82 63 pc  72 60 pc 71 56 pc  87 51 pc 62 51 Sh  97 72 th  76 57 th 86 62 th 67 43 pc 95 75 th 85 64 pc  105 74 su 81 64 pc 78 59 pc 90 69 pc  bz-bUzzard, c-ctoudy, fg-tog, hs-heavy snow, Itz-haze, la-light snow, me-mostly cloudy, mx-wintery mix, pc-partly cloudy, r-rain.eh-showers, sn-snow su-sunny, th-thunderstorm w-wmd  Christi  New Braunfels Five-Day Forecast     TODAY    WEDNESDAY    THURSDAY    FRIDAY    SATURDAY                  ‘¿a***                                Very hot, mostly    Breezy winds,    Temperatures    Partly to mostly    Persisting hot and      sunny    sunny skies    staying over 100    sunny skies    dry conditions              degrees              101°/74°    100°/73°    101°/74°    99°/76°    100°/75°     CLICK  è  Updated forecasts:  www.srh.noaa.gov  Type “city, state” or zip code into space provided and click “go” button.  Almanac  Temperature  Yesterday’s High / Low  Normal High / Low Record High Record Low  Precipitation  Yesterday's Month to Date Avg. Month to Date Year to Date Avg. Year to Date Departure from Avg.  Ttmperature and preoptalton as ot 3pm yesterday Taken from New Brauntels airport  96° / 74° 92° / 70° 103° in 1948 54° in 1903  O.OO”  0.00"  2.34*  4.82”  16.47*  -11.65*  Levels/Flows  Edwards Aquifer (ft) Comal Springs (cfs)  6/13  642.7  180.0  Change + 0.1  •AO  Canyon Dam 6/13  Inflow    6  OutflOW(Guad pe R at Sattler) 55 Lake Level    904.9  NBU Pumping Report  Millons 6/13 of gallons 6/13 Surface water 7.327 Groundwater 9.220  Change  -2  -1  -0.12  Millons of gallons  Sun  Sunrise Today 6:32 AM Wednesday 6:32 AM Thursday 6:32 AM  Last June 23  V 6  Full    La  June 15 Jun<  •  New First July 1    July 8  and Moon  Sunset Moonrise Moonset 8:34 PM 7:44 PM 5:16 AM 8:34 PM 8:43 PM 6:14 AM 8:35 PM 9:35 PM 7:15 AM  Pollen Counts  Grass    n/a  Mold    n/a  Tree    n/a  Weeds    n/a  Pollen counts courtesy of Central Texas Allergy and Asthma.   

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