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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 14, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas MORE THAN 70 LISTINGS FOR AREA GARAGE SALES'classifiedsj2a SOoNew Braunfels FRIDAY OCTOBER 14,2011 : h e ra Id-ze 11 u n g. com SERVING NEW BRAUNFELS SINGE 1852Ban PACs file financial reports Patrick By Greg Bowen ihe Herald Zeitung lay Ritritk, tormér trtMsuri'r of th(* C .in the Ban [Xilific al iK tion ( omnnitt('(’, said Fhurs-rlay he returnc'd all (ontrilnj-tions made' to tlu* group from its in( ('[)tian in mid-S('i)l{‘ml)('r uriti I his rt'sign.ition at month's Ex-Can the Ban treasurer returned donations end. Patri( k said a total ot in (otitribiitions hiul Ixx’fi rtK eiV('d. Ask('d it h(‘ h,)fl (onterred with other grou[) m(’ml)(*rs lu'tori’ rt'turning th(' donations, he said that .is tr(».vsurer h(* wasn't required to. On Sept. 27, Patrick announced his resignation from the then-2-week-old f’A( , citing differences with other mem[>ers who had su( - ((‘ssfully petitioned to force the Nov. 8 referendum on whether disposable contain-(‘rs shoulfi he h.mned on the ( ity's (omal and (iuafiaiupe rivers. ► TEXAS DROUGHT WRECK SHUTS DOWN INTERSTATE 35 spawn affectec HOUSTON (AP) In a U)-mile area of th(' i\inhandie, lyioiogists lound 7() whiti'-taiied deer — but zero Not far away, they iocati'd only ihrei’ (|tiail on a str(>t( h of road where tli('y would see 11 in .1 normal \'(\ir. In South Texas, a biologist reports a ta( k ot wat(>r on somi' ratK h('s is "killing detvr liki* }li(‘s" <iiid s.ivs he disiDV-ered more' than 20 dead .ulult (leer on one h. And this IS only th(> tirst glinvpsi' at the li.irm one ot the worst droughts in Texas histor\ is (aiising to the state's wildlite. 1 h(' Asso( I.)ted Press olvtained [Ki'liminary data trorn the Texas Parks and Wild!lie [)e[)artment that < omes troni statewide wildlilf' surveys the .tgi'tiiy p('rtorms annually of deer, j)rong horiu'd ant('lop(\ (|u.iil, turkev .ind othc'r animals. ihe (iat.) has not yet bec'ti (ompiU’d into a stafeuide overview, but so ;ar t oiiiirms s( ientists' sus|)i' (ions th(' drought has ii.)mp('r(d wildlife r('produ(.-Iion. "It's h.iving a major impact on a lot ot the (rittc'rs," said Irc'v Barron, a legui.Uory biologist in Ariiarillo lor th(' |)arks ,ind wildlitc' de[)art-nK'nt. "it th(' drought cotv tinues tor mut h longer, we* w'ill start se('ing impac ts on the adult po[)ulation." I )eer, antelope and cjuail historic ally bounc e bac k after sc‘V(‘re wcMther, but the* longer it lasts th(' more* difti-( ult IxH ornc's. And the I one' Star State no longc'r has the millions of a( rc's of undisturtx'd habitat it one e did, biologists say. lod.iy (itic's, towns, riuu hi^, farms, electrical lines, tcMK C's, highways and other human interventions have* See WILDLIFE, Page 14A Photos by LftURA McKENZIE i Herald-Zfiitunq Texas Oepartnient of Public Safety troopers look at the burned semi-truck wtiile responding to the scene of Thursday's fire in the southbound lanes of Interstate 35. BIGRIGS COLLIDE One driver injured, airlifted to San Antonio hospita By DalorKk) Moultrie Ttie HeFald-Zeitiing A tiery collision bc'tween two tractor-trailcMS in ('omal County Thursda\' atternoon causc'd enK'rgc'Dc y workc'rs to c lose Intf'rstate in both direc tions while a medical hel-icoptc'f landed to tly one* of the* drivers aw.iy tor treatmiMit, New Braunfels I ire Department offi( uils said. NBFD |)ersonn('l res|)ond-ed to a vehicU' fire in the southbound lanc's ot the int(‘r- st.ite - spc*c itically thc> 4800 bloc kot Interstate' iS, bc'twc'CMT Coiirads Koad and Watson lane .ibout 12:25 p.m., ( apt. I’.itrick O'Connell said. I tc' said when firemen arrived, thc'y tound the ( ab of one of th(' true ks engulfeel in flames. ('|)l. Stirling Pack of the Texas Dc'partnK'nt of Public S.itc’ty at New Braunfels said Barry Purvis, 4 5, of Sc hertz, ( r.ishc'd .i trac tor-trailer truck. See CRASH, Page 14A Tyler Hindman of the NBFD sprays a surface cleaner containing microorganisms that eat petroleum based products on spilled diesef fuel following Thursday's semi-truck fire on Interstate 35. LAURA McKENZIE | Herald Zeituiig [\^ary Paulson, left, Dee Dee Perez, Michelle fVlartin and Brenda Martin browse some of the items for sale to benefil Comal Pink' event at the McKenna Events Center, By Betty Taylor The Hefaid-Zeitung Ihe sc'conei annual "We Think Pink" c'vent Thursd.iy night at the Me Kenna f vent (I'liter otfert'd fun, fellowship and su[)por1 - .is well as pink dessc'rts and beverage's. Partic -ip.ints s[)ort('d various shade's of pink in sup[)ort of Oc tober b(‘ing Br(>ast ( anc er Aw.ireness Month. Hie e've'ning's e'vc'nt offercHl o[)por- tunities to sign up tor raffles offered by Americ an Canc er Soe leiy Relay for I ife te'ams and to take part in some ot the team fundraisers. This year's Relay for life' will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on April 27 at the New Braunfels High School. Sinciy Vodron was a winne*r ot a "Think Pink" bag during the raffle. See PINK, Page 5A This week, the' filing of recjuiri'd ( ampaign> r('()orts revealed surprising figure's r('[)orted by ( an the B.nv /e'ro (ontributions and zero c a m| )a ign ex| x >r if liture ‘s, See REPORTS, Page 10A Breast cancer survivors bone at ‘We Think Pink’ fundraiser We've gone pink! See today's B Section Weddings/Receptions-/Parties in ttie Uptown Courtyard K rat-S' ► KRUEGER DAM County doesn’t extend contract Commissioners won’t yet penalize dam contractor By Greg Bowen The Hefal(l-Z«ituiiq ( omal ( ount) ( nmmis siorK'rs took no a( tion Thursday on a pro¡)oscd conlr.K t r('vision that would have given thi'ir Krue'ger ( an von Dam dee p - w .111 fou ndat ion c o n t r .1 c tor more time to do its work without being hit b\ a mon('tar\ |u'iialtv Th(’ ( ontr.K tor, I la\'war(i Bilker (ieoliM linrt a! r on strut tion, slowc'iJ b\ uru'x pc'( tedK tC)Ugh ground (on ditions ,it tfie dam siii- along the' Dry ( omal ( reek wt'si ot Nc'w Br.iuntels, i.ulc'd to cornplc'tt' tiu' loundjtK >n In the' (ontr.n ted Aug ' d.ite I la\ ward Baker sought contrae t ( h.inge that would hav»' givc'n it until Nov. 2 1 to tinish th(' dam iounda tion and shu'lck'd 1! troni monc'tary pc'iialtic's lor not tinishing 1)\ Aug. “ Piosc pe'nalties, calU'd ii{|uivi,)! e'd d.images," w('ie i on trae tc'd at $ 10,0(H) |)e't d.n up to a maximum ot $480,000. ",At this point, we\(' basi calls dc'c id('d to not take an\ turth('r .u tion," (ounK Judge She'rman Kr.iust' said aftc'r a h.ilt-hour long c losed session m whtc li See CONTRACTOR, Page 10A WEATHER, 7A MASON MITCHELL SEÉLE ELEMENTARY Partly cloudy High 85 Low: 56 Abby ____ Classifieds Comics Crosswords EotUîTL.-....... Obituaries ElânoêL,. Sports........ TV 12A 12A IIA HA 4A 3A 3A 6A 13A Vol 1b8 I No. 2 sections, 18 pages r>6825 00001 bO cents Downstairs in the Prince Solnis Irrn 295 E, San Ant{)nio 830-708-5411 For breakitig news, sports scores, weatlier, traffic and mid-day updates, follow us on Twitter @NewBraunfelsHZ Wi Learn wtiat's in tomorrow's paper, offer liews tips, receive alerts. Become a New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Facebook fan. ., Receive ttie Herald-Zeitung e-newsletter in your e-mail box eacfi / morning Click 'Herald-Zeitung Mailing List' ;