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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 3, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas                                NEW PELS HERALDZEITUNG 150 45 14 pages in 2 sections January 2001 Serving Comal County since 1852 50 cents Liliana Hernandez holds on tight to her Ana the first New Braunfels baby born in the new JESSIE HeraldZeitung Murder suspect arraigned BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer The man wanted for allegedly killing his mother in Comal County on 26 was turned back at the Canadian border after customs officials caught him trying to car ry a bullet into that A Whatcom County Court judge set bail for Daniel Neal at late Tuesday was arrested Sunday morning on charges that he shot to death Barbara and then set fire to her home on Whatcom County Sheriffs Detective Kevin McFadden said Neal already had gotten through Customs on Inter state 5 about 9 Sunday when he was detained by Canadian authorities who searched his vehi cle at the McFadden said the search was a routine one often conducted on vehicles that cross the Canadian Neal was driving the red 1987 Ford Bronco II that Comal Coun ty Sheriffs detectives reported they were looking for this past McFadden The Canadian customs officers found an unfired bullet in Neals McFadden Due to the fact that you cant bring ammunition and that soft of stuff into they turned him McFadden McFadden would not say what kind of bullet Neal was Were not releasing that infor the detective Canadian authorities alerted officials that Neal a second A records check indi cated that Neal was wanted on an outstanding Bexar County proba tion violation McFadden Customs found the probation warrant and called our They took him into custody with out any problem and impounded his McFadden See WEDNESDAY Comals first 2001 baby fashionably late BY Jo LEE FERGUSON Staff Writer The first baby to be born in 2001 took her time joining New Braunfels in the new Ana Elena who wasnt until was scheduled to arrive her New Braunfels resident Liliana stayed at home with her family on New Years Eve in anticipation of her first childs Hernandez said she was hoping her baby would be the first to be born in and her wish was She did not go into labor until about 4 I called my mom right away and told Lets Hernandez Ana was born staff at McKenna Memorial Hospital She weighed 8 six ounces and was slightly more than 20 inches Hospital staff said the womens auxil iary provided gifts to the first baby born each New Hernandezs Olivia and Anastacio Hernandez and her sister joined her in the delivery It was Hernandez I really wanted my father to be in arid he Ana is Olivia and Anastacio Hernandezs first Theyre going to spoil her Liliana Hernandez Hernandez held Ana several hours after she was The babys cries were See up and away JESSIE Ian and Sean Sindelar from left play in a space station at the new location of the Childrens Museum in New Braunfels The museum was closed during this past week so it could move from one suite into much larger space within the shopping Redistricting looms large for county FROM STAFF REPORTS The first release of Census 2000 numbers did not do much to get the redistricting ball New Braunfels area school county and state offi cials will remain in a holding pattern until at least midMarch when the Census Board is expected to release more regional and demo graphic Once that information the massive chore of redistricting which occurs after the Census every 10 years can It involves the redrawing of geo graphic boundaries in singlemem ber districts to maintain balance and equal representation for STATE Jeff RSan Anto said Tuesday he expected to lose about constituents to redistricting this Im supposed to have constituents in the 25th District and the estimate is I have Wentworth said Whats apparent ly happened is that the senate district in El Paso is short on That district move north or so its going to have to come That means the next three senate districts probably will shift eastward as eventually affecting the northern and western reaches of Wentworths My best guess is Im going to lose San El maybe even maybe Wentworth My districts going to drop from probably 17 counties to six or seven or Its going to be much more Wentworth said he could lose Round Rock and a large part of Williams but he expected to keep New part of Austin and much ofjthe Hill His district will remain unchanged 2001 A Look Ahead Thursday Jack Warren Davis murder trial set for May Friday Water officials keep close eye on levels through January he Preliminary figures indicate trict 45 Edmund R also will have to say good bye to a chunk of voters after the lines are Just looking at the handwriting on the its going to Kuempel said from his Austin office in I hate to see it hap because the people of Comal and Guadalupe County have been so good to If the projected population num bers for Kuempels district are accu District 45 will have surged to residents since last cen sus more than he legally could This is It has to be Kuempel This is just a part of the process to make sure everybody has the same representation in the House of Representatives and the and ensures everybody goes back to a level playing who has served Comal and Guadalupe counties since said he believed residents removed from his district would get rolled into one of the counties to the north Others said Comal County could get folded into a district on the north side of San COUNTY In Comal commission ers have to balance their precincts to See Hotel tax committee hears final proposals BY Jo LEE FERGUSON Staff Writer Funding from New Braunfels hotel occu pancy tax revenues could provide financial momentum for the proposed Comal Power Plant On Morgan Hill of Hpustonbased Morgan Hill Interests asked the hotel occu pancy tax committee for toward pre liminary work on the Hill plaijs to convert the unused power plant into a seven story hotel and conference center with 135 rooms and about square feet of public meeting The hotel tax money would go toward such items as a Web site and Web Site architectural research and historic Hill showed the committee slides of draw ings of what the power plant will look like when it is Its like looking at pictures of your fami Hill Isnt this beautiful Renovating the building into a hotel will be beneficial for many economic he It would drawtourists to the area and serve as a catalyst for other Hill The plant was built in 1926 and at first supplied power to San The plant came under the LCRAs control in LCRA discontinued its use in Hill said he was working on obtaining financing for the and a grant from the hotel tax revenues would Part of the importance of this funding is it potentially the first public support of the he The hotel occupancy tax committee was appointed to recommend how the city should spend an unallocated portion of the citys hotel occupancy City officials previously said that amounts to about The committee will meet again at 7 Tuesday to discuss which projects it will rec ommend to city council for The remaining funding proposals present ed Tuesday were New Braunfels Conservation for interior restoration of the Star Exchange Saloon at Conservation 1300 Church Hill Drive Wurstfest to expand the organizations advertising and promotion program to target a mature audience to increase weekday attendance at the annual event Huisache Grill Owners Don and Lynn grant to restore one of New Braunfels first buildings and Lynn a grant or fiveyear loan to move and restore a cabinet shop that will be used as an open air shop and and Lynn a grant or fiveyear loan to restore and com plete the exterior of the 1912 Adolph Hqlz 303 San INSIDE Key Code 76   

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