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   New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 14, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas                                 MORE THAN 70 LISTINGS FOR AREA GARAGE SALES'classifiedsj2a  SOo  New Braunfels  FRIDAY  OCTOBER 14,2011  : h e ra Id-ze 11 u n g. com  SERVING NEW BRAUNFELS SINGE 1852  Ban PACs file financial reports  Patrick  By Greg Bowen  ihe Herald Zeitung lay Ritritk, tormér trtMsuri'r of th(* C .in the Ban [Xilific al iK tion ( omnnitt('(’, said Fhurs-rlay he returnc'd all (ontrilnj-tions made' to tlu* group from its in( ('[)tian in mid-S('i)l{‘ml)('r uriti I his rt'sign.ition at month's  Ex-Can the Ban treasurer returned donations  end. Patri( k said a total ot in (otitribiitions hiul Ixx’fi rtK eiV('d. Ask('d it h(‘ h,)fl (onterred with other grou[) m(’ml)(*rs lu'tori’ rt'turning th(' donations, he said that .is  tr(».vsurer h(* wasn't required to. On Sept. 27, Patrick announced his resignation from the then-2-week-old f’A( , citing differences with other mem[>ers who had su( -  ((‘ssfully petitioned to force the Nov. 8 referendum on whether disposable contain-(‘rs shoulfi he h.mned on the ( ity's (omal and (iuafiaiupe rivers.  ► TEXAS DROUGHT  WRECK SHUTS DOWN INTERSTATE 35  spawn  affectec  HOUSTON (AP)  In a U)-mile area of th(' iex.is i\inhandie, lyioiogists lound 7() whiti'-taiied deer — but zero b.il)ies. Not far away, they iocati'd only ihrei’ (|tiail on a str(>t( h of road where tli('y would see 11 in .1 normal \'(\ir. In South Texas, a biologist reports a ta( k ot wat(>r on somi' ratK h('s is "killing detvr liki* }li(‘s" <iiid s.ivs he disiDV-ered more' than 20 dead .ulult (leer on one r.in( h.  And this IS only th(> tirst glinvpsi' at the li.irm one ot the worst droughts in Texas histor\ is (aiising to the state's wildlite.  1 h(' Asso( I.)ted Press olvtained [Ki'liminary data trorn the Texas Parks and Wild!lie [)e[)artment that < omes troni statewide wildlilf' surveys the .tgi'tiiy p('rtorms annually of deer, j)rong horiu'd ant('lop(\ (|u.iil, turkev .ind othc'r animals. ihe (iat.) has not yet bec'ti (ompiU’d into a stafeuide overview, but so ;ar t oiiiirms s( ientists' sus|)i'  (ions th.it th(' drought has ii.)mp('r(d wildlife r('produ(.-Iion.  "It's h.iving a major impact on a lot ot the (rittc'rs," said Irc'v Barron, a legui.Uory biologist in Ariiarillo lor th(' |)arks ,ind wildlitc' de[)art-nK'nt. "it th(' drought cotv tinues tor mut h longer, we* w'ill start se('ing impac ts on the adult po[)ulation."  I )eer, antelope and cjuail historic ally bounc e bac k after sc‘V(‘re wcMther, but the* longer it lasts th(' more* difti-( ult th.it IxH ornc's.  And the I one' Star State no longc'r has the millions of a( rc's of undisturtx'd habitat it one e did, biologists say. lod.iy (itic's, towns, riuu hi^, farms, electrical lines, tcMK C's, highways and other human interventions have*  See WILDLIFE, Page 14A  Photos by LftURA McKENZIE i Herald-Zfiitunq  Texas Oepartnient of Public Safety troopers look at the burned semi-truck wtiile responding to the scene of Thursday's fire in the southbound lanes of Interstate 35.  BIGRIGS  COLLIDE  One driver injured, airlifted to San Antonio hospita  By DalorKk) Moultrie  Ttie HeFald-Zeitiing  A tiery collision bc'tween two tractor-trailcMS in ('omal County Thursda\' atternoon causc'd enK'rgc'Dc y workc'rs to c lose Intf'rstate in both direc tions while a medical hel-icoptc'f landed to tly one* of the* drivers aw.iy tor treatmiMit, New Braunfels I ire Department offi( uils said.  NBFD |)ersonn('l res|)ond-ed to a vehicU' fire in the southbound lanc's ot the int(‘r-  st.ite - spc*c itically thc> 4800 bloc kot Interstate' iS, bc'twc'CMT Coiirads Koad and Watson lane .ibout 12:25 p.m., ( apt. I’.itrick O'Connell said. I tc' said when firemen arrived, thc'y tound the ( ab of one of th(' true ks engulfeel in flames.  ('|)l. Stirling Pack of the Texas Dc'partnK'nt of Public S.itc’ty at New Braunfels said Barry Purvis, 4 5, of Sc hertz, ( r.ishc'd .i trac tor-trailer truck.  See CRASH, Page 14A  Tyler Hindman of the NBFD sprays a surface cleaner containing microorganisms that eat petroleum based products on spilled diesef fuel following Thursday's semi-truck fire on Interstate 35.  LAURA McKENZIE | Herald Zeituiig [\^ary Paulson, left, Dee Dee Perez, Michelle fVlartin and Brenda Martin browse some of the items for sale to benefil Comal  Pink' event at the McKenna Events Center,  By Betty Taylor  The Hefaid-Zeitung  Ihe sc'conei annual "We Think Pink" c'vent Thursd.iy night at the Me Kenna f vent (I'liter otfert'd fun, fellowship and su[)por1 - .is well as pink dessc'rts and beverage's. Partic -ip.ints s[)ort('d various shade's of pink in sup[)ort of Oc tober b(‘ing Br(>ast ( anc er Aw.ireness Month.  Hie e've'ning's e'vc'nt offercHl o[)por-  tunities to sign up tor raffles offered by Americ an Canc er Soe leiy Relay for I ife te'ams and to take part in some ot the team fundraisers. This year's Relay for life' will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on April 27 at the New Braunfels High School.  Sinciy Vodron was a winne*r ot a "Think Pink" bag during the raffle.  See PINK, Page 5A  This week, the' filing of recjuiri'd ( ampaign tm.in((> r('()orts revealed surprising figure's r('[)orted by ( an the B.nv /e'ro (ontributions and zero c a m| )a ign ex| x >r if liture ‘s,  See REPORTS, Page 10A  Breast cancer survivors bone at ‘We Think Pink’ fundraiser  We've gone pink! See today's B Section  Weddings/Receptions-/Parties in ttie Uptown Courtyard  K rat-S'  ► KRUEGER DAM  County  doesn’t  extend  contract  Commissioners won’t yet penalize dam contractor  By Greg Bowen  The Hefal(l-Z«ituiiq ( omal ( ount) ( nmmis siorK'rs took no a( tion Thursday on a pro¡)oscd conlr.K t r('vision that would have given thi'ir Krue'ger ( an von Dam dee p - w .111 fou ndat ion c o n t r .1 c tor more time to do its work without being hit b\ a mon('tar\ |u'iialtv Th(’ ( ontr.K tor, I la\'war(i Bilker (ieoliM linrt a! r on strut tion, slowc'iJ b\ uru'x pc'( tedK tC)Ugh ground (on ditions ,it tfie dam siii- along the' Dry ( omal ( reek wt'si ot Nc'w Br.iuntels, i.ulc'd to cornplc'tt' tiu' loundjtK >n In the' (ontr.n ted Aug ' d.ite I la\ ward Baker sought contrae t ( h.inge that would hav»' givc'n it until Nov. 2 1 to tinish th(' dam iounda tion and shu'lck'd 1! troni monc'tary pc'iialtic's lor not tinishing 1)\ Aug. “ Piosc pe'nalties, calU'd ii{|uivi,)! e'd d.images," w('ie i on trae tc'd at $ 10,0(H) |)e't d.n up to a maximum ot $480,000.  ",At this point, we\(' basi calls dc'c id('d to not take an\ turth('r .u tion," (ounK Judge She'rman Kr.iust' said aftc'r a h.ilt-hour long c losed session m whtc li  See CONTRACTOR, Page 10A  WEATHER, 7A  MASON MITCHELL SEÉLE ELEMENTARY  Partly cloudy  High 85 Low: 56  Abby ____  Classifieds  Comics  Crosswords  EotUîTL.-.......  Obituaries  ElânoêL,.  Sports........  TV  12A  12A  IIA  HA  4A  3A  3A  6A  13A  Vol 1b8 I No.  2 sections, 18 pages  r>6825 00001 bO cents  Downstairs in the Prince Solnis Irrn 295 E, San Ant{)nio 830-708-5411  For breakitig news, sports scores, weatlier, traffic and mid-day updates, follow us on Twitter @NewBraunfelsHZ  Wi  Learn wtiat's in tomorrow's paper, offer liews tips, receive alerts. Become a New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Facebook fan.  ., Receive ttie Herald-Zeitung e-newsletter in your e-mail box eacfi / morning harald-zeitunQ.com. Click 'Herald-Zeitung Mailing List'   

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