New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 17, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas
Bill would give area officials green light to alter traffic signs
■ Commissioners no longer would have to set public hearings
By David Saleh Rauf
A measure that unanimously passed the Texas I louse earlier this month and now awaits Senate approval would grant Comal County Commissioners the power to change regulatory traffic signs on county roads without notice.
State law requires counties with less than 200,000 residents seeking to alter traffic signs to schedule a public
hearing and publish an ad in local newspapers. County officials must hold the public hearing before they can, for example, change a yield sign to a stop sign.
I louse Bill 3955, authored by Rep. Nathan Macias, R-Bulverde, would give counties with more than 78,000 residents the ability to change or post a new regulatory traffic sign by putting up a conspicuous sign in an area affected by the traffic regulation, instead of purchasing advertisements and then conducting a public hearing. The bill, however, allows any resident to
See BILL, Page 3A
Vol. 154, No. 160 16 pages, 2 sections
Details .... 1B
THURSDAY, MAY 17,2007
By Gerard MacCrossan
Family and friends gathered Wednesday to bid farewell to Cpl. Anthony Mitchell Bradshaw, who was killed May 6 in Bakubah, Iraq, with five others from his squad.
Audible sobs punctuated the words of condolence and praise for 21-year-old Bradshaw’s selfless service in the U.S. Army.
Perceptive. Confident. A strong sense of value.
Those were a few of the words Maj. Gen. Russell Czerw, commander of Fort Sam Houston, used to describe Bradshaw during the fallen infantryman’s funeral service at Doeppenschmidt Funeral I lome in New Braun
Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under age 18 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. According to its Web site, they meet a need for children by using donated hair to create quality hair prosthetics. Most of the children helped by Locks of Love have lost their hair due to a medical condition called alopecia areata, which has no known cause or cure. The prostheses the donors provide help to restore their self-esteem and their confidence, enabling them to face the world and their peers.
Briggs said that on a
See BENEFIT, Page 3A
Czerw quoted from a letter written by Lt. Lrnie Williams, a senior officer in Bradshaw’s squadron: “Cpl. Bradshaw was the backbone of the weapon squad. ... With Bradshaw watching over our every move, we felt safe.
“At the first sign of trouble we knew he’d be there,” Williams wrote. “We were reassured by the sound of his M-240.”
Tony Bradshaw was raised in El Paso and came to New Braunfels four years ago with two of his three brothers — his twin Samuel Bradshaw and older brother Alex Pitts. Their mother Ingrid Lee and sister Anna Bradshaw followed.
Together with Tony’s father,
Major Gen. Russell Czerw, commander of Fort Sam Houston, presents Ingrid Lee, mother of Cpl. Anthony Bradshaw with the Bronze Star medal during the funeral service Wednesday.
jimmy Bradshaw and broth- infantryman’s sacrifice by er Christopher Cochran, the Czerw. family was presenter! with five
medals recognizing the fallen See FUNERAL, Page 8A
By Suzanne Ashe
Local and area musicians are going to share their time and talents from 3 p.m. to I a.m. Saturday at a kicks of Love event.
Musician Matthew Briggs said he and other musicians came up with the idea three years ago while they were talking about doing a benefit.
“A lot of people give money or objects," he said. “You can’t give a lot of yourself away."
So the idea came about to give away their hair.
“Locks of Love is something that has been giving for years,” he said. “Its the same thing — we want to give."
Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852.
~ Cpl. Anthony Mitchell Bradshaw Sept. 1, 1985 - May 6r 2007 ~
Family, friends say good-bye
“This is the land of the free because of brave men like Tony.”
— Maj. Gen. Russell Czerw, Fort Sam Houston commander
Canyon coaches still searching for the right people to fill several slots. Page 5A
Photos by MIRANDA LAINE/Herald-Zeitung
Members of Cpl. Anthony Bradshaw's family stand at his casket draped with the U.S. flag before his funeral service Wednesday in New Braunfels. Bradshaw, 21, was killed May 6 by roadside a in Bakubah, Iraq.
■Army official says Bradshaw epitomized American soldier
Musicians organize Locks of Love benefit
Read chapter one of our 18-part summer serial that will publish each Thursday in the Herald-Zeitung. Page 7A
DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 5B COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 5A TV GRIDS 3B
Comal County Senior Citizens Center is hoping to raise money to benefit the community and get its frog mascot back. Page 3A
Protesters stay away from soldier s funeral
■ Patriot Guard riders, police turn out to help keep the peace
By Mark Koopmans
After receiving word a protest group from Kansas might disrupt the funeral of a young army infantryman killed recently in Iraq, local law enforcement agencies took no chances and flooded the area around the Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home prior to and during the funeral service for Cpl. Anthony Bradshaw on Wednesday.
More than 30 plain-clothed and uniformed personnel from the Comal County sheriff’s office, New Braunfels Police Department and state troopers from the Texas Department of Public Safety were on-hand for the funeral service for the 21-year-old who died dong with five of his squad members after a roadside bomb hit their vehicle in Bakubah, Iraq, on May 6.
“This wouldn’t be the norm for a funeral, but we’re here just in case the group (of protesters) show up,"sheriff s Col. rim Kolbe said, as he stood next to a colleague on tile corner of Seguin Avenue at San Antonio Street.
See PROTESTERS, Page 7A
Members of the Patriot Guard volunteer group follow Cpl. Anthony Bradshaw's funeral procession to Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery for his burial
Wednesday. Bradshaw was killed May 6 by roadside bomb in Bakubah, Iraq.
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