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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 26, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas W W JANUARY HERALD XlP Newspaper of the Year SPORTS NEW COACH Comal ISO board approves Matt Monzingo to lead Canyon Lake High School Page 6A NEWS FIRE Officials working to determine the origin of an apartment fire believe the blaze was an Page 3A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 65 16 2 sections 500 WWW7 I Partly cloudy High Low 62 47 Details 1B DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 48 COMICS 3B CROSSWORD 3B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 6A TV GRIDS 3B Lack of emergency aid concerns residents By Jessica Sanders Staff Writer Bob Reed is one of hundreds of county residents living in no mans Reed and his found out last year that their home on Krueger Canyon Road would not receive fire or EMS protection after 1 Dozens live in zone with no EMS services leaving them without fire protection or emergency medical Its a scary especially because I had to use an ambulance last he I want to get this Precinct 3 Commissioner Greg Parker said the Reeds home is one of at least 70 residences between New Braunfels and Garden Ridge that fall within an area known to county offi cials as no mans meaning that they do not fall within an emer gency service Emergency service districts are taxing entities that fund emergency services for a specified When emergency service district lines were drawn a few years Parker a few areas were left outside the Those who live in no mans land dont pay taxes for emergency serv their contract with Bracken Vol unteer Fire Department was subsi dized by the but last year the See Page 8A Taking center stage Local doctor will fight slander suit Photos by MIRANDA Cast members in the Canyon High School performance of Emily Bushnell Taylor Morgan Aunt Eller and AdiRayTahtinen as Jud during a dress rehearsal before tonights big Canyon students ready for Oklahoma By Ashley Verrill Staff Writer From Broadway to a high school 40 Canyon High School students vvUl perform Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammersteins story of young Oklahoma Musicals are really fun because you spend a lot of time with one group of people and you really said Adi a Canyon High School Senior who plays die shows Were like a The twohour Westernthemed performance is set near the turn of the century in It features a young girl named played by senior Emily Bush a flirtatious who plays mindgames with her See Page 8A Firefighter says drug test results caused by errors By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter A New Braunfels doctor plans to fight a lawsuit filed by firefighter Stacie Zercher filed a slander suit 27 against Bret Hol land and Texas Clinic for comments he made about results of a drug test for a December Zeitung Keith the attor ney representing Holland and Texas Clinic filed an amended answer to Zerchers petition Tuesday stating that the Defendants demand a trial by A trial day has not yet been On Zercher took a drug test at Hollands clinic that showed positive results for marijuana Zercher was fired from the New Braunfels Fire Depart ment on she insisted she was claiming the results were caused by clini cal errors or hempbased tanning products that she Holland was quoted in the HeraldZeitung saying that Zercher was looking for someone to blame for her positive test He said he would not allow her to impugn the reputation of his When people are they always want to blame someone thats just human he said in the Zercher later passed a polygraph test and two drug tests at another She was reinstated by fire depart ment on Attorney Matt who is representing said he is willing to fight for the case in front of a See Page 8A Pair arrested after morning drug bust Cast members in the Canyon High School performance of Oklahoma dance in unison during a dress rehearsal for tonights opening CISD trustees discuss impact of funding changes By Ashley Verrill StaffWriter Concerns about the reallife aftermath of legislation passed during the 2006 schoolfinance special session surfaced during the Comal Independent School District meeting Thursday A favorable audit report presented dur ing the meeting prompted school board Vice President Frank Baker to suggest lowering school taxes as a way to give tgick some of the general operations fund surplus to Comal ISO How board secretary Laura Kistner and superintendent Marc Walker cautioned that after this school funds from the state to offset the mandated prop erty tax rate cuts might not be reliable and the general operations fund surplus could be We are fortunate to have this short period of budget Kistner Im afraid it might be the crutch we lean on in bad Walker said under the new the district has no mechanism for retriev ing additional money for increased stu dent enrollment if property appraisals are lowered unless residents vote for a tax Also trustees voted unani with Kistner to approve two change orders totaling on the new Startzville and Frei heit Elementary Trustees voiced discontent with Texas Department of See Page 3A Raid marks fifth by task force since years start By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter A couple suspected of deal ing cocaine was arrested ear ly Thursday at a New Braun fels At 3 investiga tors raided a room at Rodeway Inn at 1209 Business 35 and reportedly found less than an ounce of as well as a small amount of Zanex and Ecsta said Dennis commander of the Comal County Metro Narcotics Task Lovell Larnont was arrested on two counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count Lovell Lamont Rucker each of possession of a con trolled substance with intent to deliver possession of mar His Monique Denise was arrested on one count each of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and possession of police Koepp said he did not know the couples permanent but believed they had been living in the motel room for a few at The pair was not employed by the he They were believed to be dealing cocaine from their motel he There were a lot of household such as blankets and clothes that made it look like See Page 3A Monique Denise Rucker JUIUUUWUUUIU The Uptown is a Qreat Place for Entertainment or Just a Nice Evening Out Downstairs in the Prince Solms Inn 295 San Antonio 8307085411 ;