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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 16, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas *W Tf TUESDAY, JANUARY 16,2007 Herald fmW Ap Newspaper of the Year Zeitung SPORTS Spurs fall in Windy City Bulls snap S.A.'s four-game streak. Page 6 STATE Celebrating IWILK Weather stunts turnout, but 15,000 march in S.A. Page 5 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852. Vol. 147, No. 51 12 pages, 1 section CLICK www, 50$ Wintry mix High Low 34 29 Details .....7 DEAR ABBY 9 CLASSIFIEDS 10 COMICS 8 CROSSWORD 8 FORUM 4 OBITUARIES 3 SPORTS 6 TV GRIDS 9 Events canceled, emergency services prepare for ice, possible snow J)q�^Q Cool-down in Comal want to build hospital Group wants to serve patients in tri-county area Alessandra Massa, 1, waits bundled up in the shopping cart as her mom, Tiffany Massa, hurries to load all of their groceries into their Jeep and get out of the cold weather in the H-E-B parking lot Monday. . Photos by MIRANDA LAINE/ Herald-Zeitung EVENTS RESCHEDULED The following events have been disrupted by winter weather. Schools will decide this morning if classes will go ahead. � New Braunfels ISO All Board of Trustees sessions for Monday, Jan. 15 have been postponed. The 5 p.m. Level III Grievance hearing has been postponed until further notice. The 6:45 p.m. AEIS hearing has been postponed until the same time on Monday, Jan. 22. The 7 p.m. regular sched- cpmjT, uled action S*0*T meeting has been postponed until the same time on Monday, Jan. 22.  , The Board of Trustees has added a meeting Friday, Jan. 19, at 5 p.m. in the Board Room of The . Education Center, 430 W. Mill St.. The sole action item is the appointment of the new NB1SD superintendent. � Immigration forum Comal County League of Women Voters forum on immigration, scheduled to feature Congressman Lamar Smith and San Antonio attorney Nancy Taylor Shivers, has been postponed to Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at New Braunfels Public Library. i. See EVENTS, Page 3 FIND IT IN OUR School closures All schools and offices at Comal  and New Braunfels Independent School Districts will be closed, , today. ." For information > visit the; school -Web sites at . :\ or Events have been canceled at New Braunfels and Comal ISDs today.. See page 6. Prepared for the worst By Suzanne Ashe Staff Writer The sentiment was echoed by all emergency service agencies on Monday. "We like to be prepared.1' New Braunfels emergency agency officials geared up over the weekend and Monday to prepare for the winter storm forecast by the National Weather Service. The Texas Department of Transportation office in New Braunfels began preparing for the freeze on Sunday night, said Leon Henk, assistant maintenance foreman. "We have crews working 12-hour shifts," he said." We have five trucks, with v-bottom sanders that sling out the sand, loaded and ready to go." A warning sign pasted on South Walnut Street warns motorists of the possibility of ice due to the weather. By Suzanne Ashe Staff Writer A group of area doctors have formed "Regional Health Group" with the goal of developing a new regional hospital. The group is composed of physicians from Guadalupe, Hays and Comal counties, who say they want to "take control of their work environment and of the scope and quality of care provided in the tri-county area," according to a statement issued Monday. The release says the group of physicians, who met Saturday to discuss plans, covering all medical and surgical specialties to form the Regional Health Group. They say their strategic goal is to develop and operate a regional hospital that will provide complex services such as invasive cardiology, neonatal and pediatric intensive care, rape and pregnancy crisis centers, and trauma therapy, among their services. See DOCTORS, Page 5 Paper printed early The Herald-Zeitung went to press early Monday night to allow additional time to print and deliver the paper in the icy conditions that have engulfed the Hill Country. Henk said there are 11 overpasses along Interstate 35 his crews attend. They are: Schwab Road, Solms, Ruekle Road, Engle Road, Walnut, Texas 46, Watson Road, FM 1044, Texas 725 and FM 1102 -York Creek, and Conrad-Kohlenberg. Fire Chief John Herber said the New Braunfels Fire Department is ready to go when necessary. "We do have snow and ice chains for trucks that will be laid out and if weather dictates, we'll strap them on our vehicles." he said. See ROAD Page 3 San Marcos damage was caused by tornado Police count cost of twister SAN MARCOS -The storm that ripped through an area of San Marcos Saturday did have a small tornado behind it, said Larry Eblen of the National Weather Service. Damage from the storm extended along a north-to-south path beginning along Interstate 35, approximately one quarter mile south of the Sain Marcos Police headquarters building, Eblen said. A team from the National Weather Service, assisted by the San Marcos Emergency Management Coordinator, and police and fire chiefs, completed a survey of the damage caused by Saturday morning storms in the San Marcos area, Eblen said. "The conclusion of the survey team was that the damage to police headquarters, where a large area of brick was ejected from a portion of the building's north wall, was due to a small and short-lived tornado that occurred just behind the 70- to 80-mile per hour thunderstorm winds, he said. "Thirty-five police cars in the parking lot at headquarters were also damaged by the tornado." The team concluded that based on the type and level of damage, a tornado was rated Fl on the Fujita scale, used for measuring the intensity of tornados. The tornado path was estimated to be 100 yards wide and three-tenths of a mile long. City of San Marcos offices will remain closed until 1 p.m. today. City Manager Dan O'Leary announced the closing Monday afternoon. In addition, San Marcos Municipal Court has canceled trials today. - Suzanne Ashe Governor's inauguration parade canceled By Jim Verturno Associated Press Writer AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry's second full term, the one that could make him the longest serving governor in Texas history, is sure to get off to a chilly start. It's not because of politics but the winter storm dragging ice and bone-chilling temperatures through Austin. Perry is to be sworn in to his second full term as governor Tuesday morning in ceremonies scheduled for the south steps of the Capitol, but officials canceled the traditional downtown parade because of the severe weather. Despite the icy conditions, organizers still hoped to conduct the swearing-in ceremony outside. If the weather is too bad, backup plans are to move it to the See PARADE, Page 5 CLASSIFIEDS Advanced | Br< e in it for yo www.Herald-ZeitungXom TV 0856825000011 ;