New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 3, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
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U.S. MARINE CORPS LANCE CPL. JOHN F. FARIASFarias processional set for Wednesday
Body wil arrive at airport at 10 a.m.
By Shawn Lewis
The Herald-Zeitung The hoHy ot U.S. Mir Hies LinteCpl. |ohn f. f.irias will arrive at New Hrauntefs Miinici-[)al Airport aix)ut H) a.m.
(lay, his i a m i 1 y saifl Sat-urH.iy.
f a r i a s, 20, was killed in a ( t I o n was shot and killed T u e s d a y during (. o ni [i a t with Tal-i 1) a n iorc('s in H('ln>and provint(*, Afghanistan, aicorfling to a written stat('nient releas(‘d by the U.S Marine* Cor[)s. He v\.is on his tirst combat deployinent /oeller f iineral Home, whi( h is handling the arrarTgi‘mi‘nts, said a pro-tessional will carr\' Farias' ( oliin trom the airport to
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■ QUR VIEW Thp
death Ttiesday of Marine Lance CpI Jntin F Fa has, 20,
'if ^Jew Braunfels |it (vides a stark '(itiiinder that,
1 ven with terrorist mastermind OsaiTta bin Laden out of the picture, Amencd remains enquHed in a war OK ten 01.
■ Afgfian wars deadly toll on Amerttan forces hasn t eased
LAURA McKENZIE I Herald-Zeitiuiq
Felix and Penny Farias hold a photo of their son, John, inside their New Braunfels home on Tuesday
the Lancia Street mortuary following the plane's landing. The route through downtown New Braunfels will follow Seguin Avenue to the Main Plaza traffic c ire le, where it will turn right onto Landa.
The f\Uriot ('luard Kid* ers, a grou[) of bikers whose mission is to attend the func'ral services of fallen American heroc's as invitc'd guests of the family, will accompany the (proc ession, said Penny Farias, the Marine's
Immc'di.Jte family viewing will begin at noon Wednesday at Zoeller Funeral Fiome. Public visitation will lx‘ 2-9 p.m.
Func’ral servic c‘s will bc> at 11 a.m. Thursday at Tree ot Life ( hurc h, w ith
Pastor Don Dunc an ofti (i.iting, Inlermt'nl will tol low in Fort S<utt Houston National ( emc'terv with lull military honors. Reception will tollow af Trc‘e ot I itc'.
See FARIAS, Page 9A
Foxirth of July plans plentiful in region
Herald-Zeitting file photo
Sopliia Flaugh, 10, throws candy to revelers while riding in the 2010 Fourth of July parade in downtown New Braunfels,
By Jena Ck}oiidge
The Herald -Zeitung
Local Fourth of |uly celebratit)ns will go on despite the absence of fireworks this yc'ar.
Hostc^d by Sophienburg Museum, New Brauntels residents are encouragec^ to wear red, white* and blue to this year's Fourth ot luly Parade and Patriotic Program.
The nation's birthday parade l)egins at 9:1 S a.m. Monday at the corner of ( astell Avenue and Bridge Strc^et. The parade will continue onto San Antonio Street and wrap around the ma)ority ot the Main Plaza. The f)arade aisl)ands at the corner of Seguin Strec‘t and
Starting at 10 a.m. at the bandstand, the Patriotic Program will feature short S[X>ec hes prc'sentc'd by M.iyor (iale Pc)s()isil, C'omal ( outv ty ludge Sherman Krause, Rep, Doug Miller ot New Brauntels, and U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas.
The( omal tOunty (ommunity Band will play music at the bandstand and organizations such as the Americ an Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars are attt'nding the parade* and program.
"We look forward to seeing
See FOURTH, Page 9A
► FRAUD CASE
Law firm will pay
New Braunfels group associated with Retirement Value
By Greg Bowen
A New' Braunfels law firm will [>ay $71 (),()()() un(k‘r a settle’mc'nt agreement with state re»gulators ending the firm's involv(‘me‘nt in a s<*c u-ritn'S fraud case Under the terms of the S()-page settlement agrc‘e-ment, state* claims of negli-ge*nce by the Kie*sling Porter KiC'sling Si Fre'i* law firni vvill be* dismisse'd, iheTex.is State Securitie*s Board had alle*ge*d the lavv tirm committeel |)rofession-al neglige*nce in it«, assoc ia-tion with Re‘tireme*nt Value IK.
Retire*ment Value, a life* settlemc’nt investment e om-pany operate^d b\ Dick Ciray ot N(‘w Brauntels, was shut down in May 2010 by Travis ( ountv state District ludge Stephe*n Velenosky at the r(H|uest ot the* Se*curities Board and Texas ,'\ttornc*y (icneral's ()ffie e.
The slate* acc usc*d Re*tire*-mcnt V.due ot securities ir.aid ,ipd dc’cc'ptive prae-\u c*s in tin* sale ot tife*-se*ttle*-ment inve*stme*nts. The company's investments we>re )ase'd on the proc e*t'ds from the death benefits ot pe*o-ple* who owne*d life insur-<)nc e [)oli( ic*s that were ()ur-ch.ised In Re*tire*ment Value.
The lau firm, which the See SETTLE. Page 9A
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THE INSIDE BAGHMANN WOOING lOWANS
Republiean candidate Michele Bachmann spent Saturday shaking hands in Iowa diners and strolling through a bustling farmers market as She tried to capitalize on her early
popularity in the state that kicks off the presidential campaign season.
— POLITICS, 8A
UNCLE SAM GANG READY
About T7 years ago, Tody Sindejar stood on the Plaza yvatching floats go by in the Fourth of July parade. She thought to herself,
"I wish Fcould be in a small town parade!"
Since then, Sindelar has fulfilled that wish many times over.
KVITOVA WINS WIMBLEDON
Petra Kvitova won her first Grand Slam title Saturday by beating Maria Sharapova 6-3,6-4 in the Wimbledon final.
Kvitova was playing in her first major final, but three-time Grand Slam champ Sharapova shovyed her nerves. She double-faulted six times.
John F. Farias
— SPORTS, 4B
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'rhank you, John, lor your scM'vic'c aiiil saevrilu’t*
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Tuesday's Herald-Zeitung wilt include a two-sided pull-out banner saluting U.S. Marines Lance CpI. John F. Farias
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