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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 20, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas FRIDAY, APRIL 20,2007 Zeitung SPORTS BASEBALL Victor of tonight's New Braunfels-Canyon game can get a leg up in race for the District 26-4A title. Page 6A NEWS AIRPORT Local airport officials worry that proposed transmission lines at the facility could affect safety. Page 3A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852. Vol. 154, No. 137 16 pages, 2 sections a '56825 00001 Chance of drizzle I High    Low I 78 62 1 i Details .... 1B DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 5B COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 6A TV GRIDS 3BAnother campaign treasurer in hot water Ben Smith's sign supporting the recall of Councilman Ken Valentine sits on Smith's District 6 property after he says he caught Valentine's wife and campaign treasurer trying to remove it. DAVID INGRAM Herald Zeitung Claudia Valentine accused of removing recall signs By Suzanne Ashe The Herald-Zeitung A second New Braunfels election campaign treasurer got caught Wednesday in a potentially embarrassing position when she pulled up an opponents’ campaign sign at 545 Comal St. Ben Smith, who owns a vacant lot in District 6, said Thursday he caught Claudia Valentine at his property pulling up a “Recall Valentine” sign funded by the Keep NBNB campaign. 'Hie latest incident comes after Keep NBN B’s treasurer Robert E. Lee III was arrested Sunday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. I Ie resigned his position Wednesday. “She pulled (the sign) up, threw it down and ran for her car,” Smith said of the second sign lies place Ken Valentine on his property. I Ie said someone removed the first sign Tuesday. When he confronted her Wednesday, Smith said she told him she had permission from her husband, Councilman Ken Valentine, to take the sign down. Ken Valentine — fighting a recall election in District 6 over his stance on river ordinances— said Thursday he thought Smith told him to See SIGNS, Page 8A [a Yes RECALL valentine Photos by DAVID INGRAM/Herald Zeitung Candace Walker shows off some of the roses that will be for sale this weekend at Gruene Market Days for the Knock Out cancer roses fundraiser. ■ Woman finds to honor friend By Suzanne Ashe The Herald-Zeitung Candace Walker looked lovingly at a trailer of colorful Knock Out Roses Thursday before she takes them to sell at a memorial benefit honoring Sally M. Kingsbury this Saturday at Market Days in Gruene. beautiful way , fight cancer The roses are more than plants to Walker, they are lovely reminders of her friend, Kingsbury, who passed away from sof t tissue sat coma cancer in December 2005 at age 51. “Sally was like a cheerleader,” she said. “Site was a See ROSES, Page 3A The Knock Out rose is called such because of its tough foliage and blooms. The hardy plants are known by gardeners tor their brilliant colors and drought resistance. Senate approves replacing TARS with other exams ■ Local educators agree with concept From staff and wire reports AUSTIN —The state’s high-stakes standardized exit exam would he history for high schoolers under a bill the Texas Senate unanimously approved Thursday. The legislation would replace tile Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills with annual exams in four core subjects for students in grades 9 to 11. Younger stu dents would still have to take tile standardized exam. The high-stakes nature of the [’AKS has been lambasted by teachers and parents, who argue that too much classroom time is spent on preparing students for the test. Students take the exit-level test as juniors and must pass to graduate. The proposal, which next goes to the House for See TESTS, Page 8A Assault suspect takes stand in own defense By Jessica Sanders The Herald-Zeitung A former New Braunfels resident charged with sexual assault of a child said his stepdaughter’s claim of rape was a lie that spun out of control. Anthony Wayne Martin, 38, took the stand Thursday while on trial for the sexual assault of his stepdaughter, then 16, on June 13,2003. “I don’t know why she would have said it was me," said Martin, who testified Anthony Wayne Martin Thursday that he moved near San /Angelo. “ Usually, when she got in trouble, she would come up with a lie initially, but when she was confronted she would tell the truth. This time, I don’t think she realized the scope of what she See TRIAL, Page 8A Arboretum renamed for New Braunfels couple By Suzanne Ashe The Herald-Zeitung Thursday was a big day for New Braunfels residents Bill and Dolores Schumann. “We’re shocked," Bill Schumann said. “I’m overwhelmed at such an honor — having the arboretum named after us.” New Braunfels Mayor Bruce Boyer told an audience of about 150 New Braunfels’ area garden club members, city council members and city officials who gathered at Landa I laus that he couldn’t thank the Schumanns and the garden clubs enough for their involvement. The couple’s devoted efforts to the city was the reason behind city officials naming the Landa Park Arboretum after them, Boyer said. “It’s people like you — the people who get involved that make our city what it is today,” he said. The arboretum came about when Dolores Schumann, president of the Guada Coma Garden Club in 1981, brought to the attention of members the many different species of trees growing in luanda Park, according to arboretum history. “ The idea came from a trip to Seattle,” Dolores Schumann said See HONOR, Page 8A Bill, left, and Dolores Schumann are congratulated by relative Ron Braeuer at Landa Haus before the two were honored at the Arboretum dedication ceremony Thursday afternoon. DAVID INGRAM/ Herald-Zeitung ■■■■BHMMHaaaaHaaaiMHaMaaMNMMMMMMi The Uptown is a Qreat Place for Entertainment or Just a Nice Evening Out Downstairs in the Prince Solms Inn 295 E. San Antonio 830-708-5411 ;