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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 14, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas SATURDAY, APRIL 14,2007Zeitung SPORTS NEWS BASEBALL SEGUIN New Braunfels baseball A 27-day-old girl died at a team defeats Hays. San Antonio hospital and Page 8A authorities say her father caused her injuries. Page 2A I Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852. Vol. 154, No. 131 20 pages, 2 sections 500 WWW7 I '56825 00001' rn Mostly sunny High Low 74 42 Details .... 1B DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 5B COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 8A TV GRIDS 3BStorms kill at least one in Dallas area Staff and wire reports DALLAS (AP) — A storm moving across North Texas on Friday killed at least one person, injured at least five others and caused significant damage to buildings in and around Fort Worth, authorities said. A man was killed at a lumber yard in I laltom City after a pile of wood fell on top of him, a Fort Worth fire spokesman said. Me was pulled out from beneath the debris but died before paramedics could get him to a hospital. ■ Warm, windy weather expected to replace rain today Five others suffered minor injuries at a grocery store, mainly from flying glass, authorities said. They declined to be transported to area hospitals. The storm also damaged some businesses in an industrial park area, Fort Worth police spokesman Lt. Dean Sullivan said. Forecasters with the National Weather Service in New Braunfels anticipated severe thunderstorms throughout the night Friday with parts of the Hill Country seeing large hail. Damaging winds and even isolated tornadoes were expected to be possible in the area. The severe weather should clear out today leaving warm but windy conditions in its wake, weather officials said, but not before the storms knocked out power to parts of New Braunfels on Friday night. Television news footage showed storm damage in an industrial park in I laltom City that knocked about a dozen tractor-trailers on their sides. The Valley Missionary Baptist Church there was destroyed. A National Weather Service meteorologist said there was almost certainly one tornado that touched down in Tarrant County. Trained storm spotters saw what was likely another tornado in northern Dallas County.POWER OUTAGE ■ Some Herald-Zeitung customers might have received today's edition later than usual because area storms knocked out power to the paper's production facility on Industrial Drive late Friday night. We apologize for any inconvenience. The meteorologist said officials might not be able to determine if See STORMS, Page 10A Train show we’re committed to keeping the museum running and folks can just come by and join us if they want.’ — Ron Matthews, New Braunfels Railroad Museum volunteer Sexual assault in spotlight during month of April By Suzanne Ashe The Herald-Zeitung Victims of sexual assault in Comal or Guadalupe counties can find solace knowing they have a safe platfijo ,go and someone who understands their situation to listen. The Crisis Center of Comal County, located at 1547 Common St., offers safe harbor to anyone in need — children, women and men. Danny Perez, executive director of the crisis center, said the center has been at the same location since 1986 and is one of only four centers that advertise their address. “We don’t try to hide our location," he said. “We did change our name from the Womens Crisis Center to the Crisis Center because we do see some men who have been victims." Perez said in the past four or five years, there’s been a rise in people requesting their services because the Children’s Advocacy Center of Comal County and the Sexual Assault Nurse See ASSAULT, Page 10A Photos by DAVID INGRAM/Herald-Zeitung TOP: Miniature hobos are set up to watch a passing train on a model railroad layout on display at the 20th annual Model Railroad Train Show. ABOVE: Jason Wahl sets up his Lionel modular layout at the Elks Lodge on Friday afternoon in anticipation of today's event. ■Train enthusiasts host 20th annual railroad show teenagers ages 13 to 17 and $1 for children ages 5 to 12. “And with every children’s ticket, the kids will receive one free admission to the miniature railroad at luanda Park,” Garteiser said. “That's worth $2.50 all by itself.” Funds will go toward the upkeep of the New Braunfels Railroad Museum, which is housed within the former International & Great Northern, Missouri Pacific and Union Pacific depot. The depot, at 302 W. San Antonio St., is fittingly next to the railroad tracks where trains used to stop before passenger service to and from See TRAINS, Page 10A By Mark Koopmans The Herald-Zeitung Model railroads of all shapes, sizes and scales will be on display at the 20th annual Model RailroadTrain Show. Model railroad supplies and railroad memorabilia will be for sale at the civic center along with model layouts in various scales at the Elks Lodge. Train enthusiasts of all ages are expected to gather at the New Braunfels Civic Center today as the 20th annual Model Railroad Train Show pulls into town. The one-day event, sponsored by the New Braunfels Historical Railroad and Modelers Society, runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The group is a 21-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of railroad artifacts and education, said Jerry Garteiser, who is the society’s jamboree vice president. Tickets cost $6 for adults 18 years and older, $2 for DAVID INGRAM Herald-Zeitung The Crisis Center of Comal County helped 365 abused individuals in 2006. Center officials said they expect that number to be greater this year. 160-year city tradition continues with Folkfest By Mark Koopmans The Herald-Zeitung A weekend of honoring German and local heritage as well as days gone by begins when the Kinder-masken Parade, a 160-year-old tradition, starts at IO a.m. in downtown New Braunfels. The walking parade features cliildren dressed in German costumes from various time periods. An hour after the parade, hundreds of people are expected to make their way to I leritage Village where the 21st annual Folkfest starts at 11 a.m. “The I leritage Society of New Braunfels is pleased to once again sponsor Folkfest,” immediate past president Bob Knoll said, adding that he is looking forward to a weekend of fun and — he hopes — “Chamber of Com-inerce-like weather.” Activities on the 11-acre site at 1370 Church I {ill Drive include living history See FESTIVAL, Page 3A ;