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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 8, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas COMPLETE COMAL COUNTY PREP FOOTBALL REPORT BEGINS ON IBNew Braunfels SATURDAY OCTOBER 8, 2011 SERVING NEW BRAUNFELS SINCE 1852 Wet forecast for weekend New Braunfels, Comal County can expect up to 2 inches of rain By Oaiondo Moultrie Ihe Herald Zeitunq Arms o( New Br.uintels toy Id s{'t> i)clvv('(‘ti one and two in( hes ot rain tlH()iii>h FLK'sday morning, with ill/' Ik'sI ( h.mcis toming Sat-nrda\ («vniing through Sunday night, a s[)ok('sman with the N itinnaf Weather S(‘rvi( e at New BrauMlels said. Bl.tine Tropical Storm jova, NWS nu‘t('or( )l()gist Monte Oaks, wlio s,iid th(> storm was in the eastern I’ax iti( about (> p.m. I riflay ONLINE Scan this QR code to view the forecast on herald-zeitung. com or visit bit ly/p7agY7 hut ('\pe( ted to tTiove toward land and b(‘ u[)graded to a hurrii ane. "It's not ( lose to .inything. It's w.iv out ther(*," Oaks said. "It's gonna help us with lots ot mu( h-nc'eded moisture' to giv(' us a good (han( (< ot ram." Oaks preflu t('rl ( hantesol s()ofty, ott-and-on rains Irom Friday night until Saturday atternoon. Hut attc'r that, fi(' said, tilings st.irt to g('t mteresting. "Alt(*r SaturrJav atternoon instability begins to in«, rease from th(' west," Oaks said. "There's a bett('f ( h.UKe ot thunderstorms heading into (Saturrlay) (‘vening." He ior(‘( ast about a 40 percent (hiince ot rain S.)turda\ (»vening and 50 p(‘rcent (hane t's Sunday, m('aning ti g(M)d potential tor on(' itK h rains a( ross the art'a. MEDICAL ALERT Panel: PSA may not detect cancer Advises against current prostate cancer screening WASHINGTON (AP) No iD.ijor nH'diial group r('( ommends routini' f’SA blood lesis to ( h(,‘( k iikmi tor' c .mcer, and now a govt'diment panel is s.vying the\ do more harm than good and h(\ilth\ men should no longi'f r('( c'lve th(' ti'sfs ,ts part ot routini't ancer s( rc'cning. Ihe pani'I's guideline's had long advised iiK'n over 7.S to tolgo th(' tt'sts and the n('v\ re( ommendation (>\t('nds that do-not-st reen advK e to Ire.ilthy ni('n ot all ,1g('S. lh(' t('(;omm('ndation l)y the I i.S. Preventive' S('rvit£'s Task 1 on e, Ix'tng made publie on I rida\, will not eome as a sui|)ris(' to cane er spe-< iaiisls. \('t, most nu'n e)ver 50 have had iii le'ast one PSA blood te'sl, the' assum[Jtion being tinding ( ancer e'lirk IS aKv.ivs a gexxl thing. Not so, said Dr. Virgini.i Mov('i ot th(' Baylor ('ollege ot Medi( in(', who heads the task torce'. "VVe' have put a huge amount ot time, e'ttort and e'tT('rg\ into I’SA se re'ening and that time, ettort and ('ne'rgy, that passion, should be' going into lineling a Ix'tter test inste'ad ol using a test that doesn't work/' Me)yc'r tolel Ihe Assoc iated Press lai(' lliursda\. loo minh PSA, or prostate-s{)e( ilic antigen, in the bloocl only se)metimes sigiiiils prostate cancer is !)re'\\ ing, It <ilso can mean a be'nign enlargc'd ()rostate or an inlection. Worse, screening otten detects small tuniois that will [)rove too slow growing to b(' eleadly. And th('r(''s no sure way to te'll in advanc e who needs aggre'ssivt' thc'ra|)y. Ihe' task torce analyzed all the previous rt'search on this sul)ject, including live major studic's, to e'valuate whether routine screening reduce's de'aths from prostate cane er. See SCREEN, Page 5A UNCORKING GOOD TIMES Ptiotos bv LAURA McKENZIE j Herald Zeitung Jennifer Beckmann ot Bending Branch Winery pours a sample during the “Rockin’ with Texas Wine and Food" event prior to the Lucitida Williams show at Gruene Hall on Friday evening. VINING & ROCKIN’ Gruene Music and Wine Fest continues today Here's a look at the lineup for today at the Gruene Music and Wine Fest. The event is the United Way of Comal County's largest fundraiser. "Texas Tastings and Tunes" ■ Noon to 6 p.m. on the grounds of The Grapevine Texas Wine Bar, Texas vvine tastings and live music, tickets are $20 (include a souvenir wine glass with wine-tasting tickets); featured artists on The Grapevine stage will include Doug Moreland and The Flying Armadillos from noon to 2:45 p.m. and The Georges from 3 to 6 p.m. ■ 9 p.m. at Gruene Hall - Los Lonely Boys, tickets sold out ONLINE Scan this QR code to view today's festival schedule or go to Individual tickets must be bought for each event Up to 10 tickets per event may be ordered. For information, visit,, or call (830) 629-5077. For information about the United Way of Comal County, go to Guitars autographed by Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Lyle Lovett, Guy Clark, Steve Earle, Arlo Guthrie, Los Lobos, Jerry Jeff Walker, Boz Scaggs, Ray Benson, B.B. King, Lucinda Williams, Chris Isaak and George Strait are displayed inside Gruene Hall before the start ot Friday night's Great Guitar Auction during the Gruene Music and Wine Festival, "During that fK'riod Ix'twec'n Sat urd.iy {‘vening and Sunday c'vi'ning most areas sliould re'c eive' .it least some' me'asurable r.iin, with most amounts ranging from .2^ ine he's to 1 I /2 inc h('s," ()aks said, ll(' said starting Monday, cluini e‘S of rain be'gin to d(’( rease to about U) perc ent and further down to slight e han< e's tor Tuc'sday. But New Braunti'Is pote'nlialU could see' b('tw('('n one and two See RAIN, Page 5A ONtlNE Scan this QR code to visit ttie Board of Elections or go to bit.iy/rdmpsZ ► NOV. 8 ELECTION Several proposals on ballot Ten amendments to state constitution up for vote By Greg Bowen Tlie Herald-ZfiituFiq While New' Braunfels voters ar(' foe using on the dis* [K)sable container l>an refe^r-endum on Nov. 8, they'll also bc' joining voters across ('omal County and the stat(' in casting ballots in another elc'e lion that day. Tlu'y'll vote "tor" or "against" on ('ach ol a slate' ot 10 propositi o n s to anK'nd th(> state (onsti tut ion. lU're's a little bit about eae h |)ro[)( )sition; •    Proposition I: ]() author!/«' the' Texas Legislatur(' to provide the' surviving spouse ot a totalK disabled veti'riin with an exemption from ad valorem taxation on the surviving s[)i)use's resick'ntial homeste'.ul. •    Pro()()sition 2; To authorize the' VVate'r f^'velopme'nt Board to issue additional bonds lor the Texas Water Oevelopme'nt Fund, with the restriction that the tot.d amount ot bonds outstanding at am time does not exe e'ed $() billion. •    Proposition To authorize the Texas I lighe'r Felue ation Coordinating Board to issue bonds to finance educational loans fe)r students. •    Propositiori 4: To authorize the Legislature to )ermit a countv to issue K)nels to finance the' devel-opmc'nt of an underdevel-op('d e>r l)lighted arc'a and to [)leelge ine re'ases in courit\ ad valore'm tax revenue's im[)osed on property in the area tor repayment e)t sue h bonds or note's. See ELECTION, Page 5A WEATHER, m KELSEY GAMEZ GOODWIN FRA2IER ELEMENTARY Chance ot thunderstorms High; 89 Low: 69 AbbVL Glassifieds Camici...... Croismrds _. ForM.nL.. Ql?itu3rie5 Planner , SfiflrììL-_____ _Si _8A TV ..    4A -..... _ M _.............. 7B Voi, 158 1 No ?84 2 sections, T8 pages 8 ”*56825 00001 50 cents For lireakitrg news, sports scores, weatHer, traffic and ~ nird-dav updates, follow us on Twitter ®NewBraurifelsHZ ■|F 2 Learn what's in tomorrow's paper, offer news tips, receive alerts * 1 Become a New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Facebook fan. rXTT Receive thie Herald-Zeitung e-newsletter in your e-mail box each riiorning Click‘Herald-Zeitung Mailing Ust' ;