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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 18, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas                                NEW BRAUNFELS SATURDAY August 2001 16 pages in 2 sections pages in 2 scctu HERALDZEITUNG 240 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Mayor wants areas dropped of annexation list BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer Three areas in the New Braunfels plan might get a reprieve from annexation at the second reading of the ordinance planned for These areas might be excluded from the plan this year Area including T Bar M and Mission Val ley Estates Area bordered by Orion Drive and Hunter Road and Area bordered by FarmtoMar ket 1044 and Klein Mayor Stoney Williams announced Friday that he was going to oppose annexation in those three Because council mem bers Debbie Robert Kendrick and Juliet Watson oppose annexing any Williams hopes the areas will be If the council votes to remove the the land areas to be annexed drop to square miles and people from square miles approved by council Monday All the other areas have waste water and water to Williams no offsite required by NBU New Braunfels At issue is a recent interpreta tion that the city cannot require NBU to extend water and sewer lines to the area because of the unusual relationship that exists between the utility company and the Our stance is that we cannot ask NBU to extend water and sew er to the Williams So were going to start over with those three areas and rewrite the service plans because of the Interim Planning Director James Vaughan said he did not know why Williams would change his mind about annexing the I hope some of them go he Some of those areas particularly area 9 are Thats where most of the growth I guess well hash it all out before the next city council meeting and see what he Williams City Attorney Charlie Zech said if the areas are dropped from the he didnt know whether the areas could be included next or if they must wait for three Under the subdivisions with more than 100 homes must be on a threeyear annexation Td have to get with planning and see the demographics of the neigh borhoods before I can tell when they can go back on an annexation he NBHS band gets in step Students brave heat preparing for marching contest BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer Football players arent the only ones getting into shape for the new school The New Braunfels High School marching band and color guard have been enduring the sum mer heat since Band director Beth Bronk said the 270 stu dents in band this year have handled the heat like We Have a rule1 The kids are not allowed to make themselves Bronk Bronk holds her stu dents to a firm athletic with stretching exercises before drill prac tice and running laps for talking during It takes a lot of self dis cipline to stand she Both groups have prac ticed early morning or late afternoon in preparation for their first halftime show on The band will accompa ny the football team to San when it faces Highlands High CHRJS Mernbersi of the New Braturifels High School band march through a section of their 2001 routine without instruments Friday morning during practice at the The band fin ished learning the entire routine Besides preparing for football the band and color guard are also preparing for marcliing competition They will participate in the Bands of America com petition at the Alamodome as a warmup to University Interscholastic League marching competition on Bronk said her goal was to have the band win a state marching title after 13 years of not reaching the state competition The bands top instru mental performing ensem Silver was named third runnerup in the Texas Music Educators State 4A Honor Band Competition on July 22 at the Texas Bandmaster Association Convention in San In the history of this is the first time that a concert band has placed at the state Bronk was recognized at the Texas Bandmasters convention and will be hon ored at the Texas Music Educators Association Con vention in February Were very proud of the quality of the performance that earned the band a place in the Im hon ored to have been able to work with such a talented group of young people and with such a great Bronk She also credited NBISD both at the high school and at the cen tral for support of the districts music pro The state honor band See Librarian downshifting life after reading book BY DANA JONES HeraldZeitung Correspondent CANYON LAKE and volunteers of Tye Preston Memorial Library in Sattler came by Friday after noon to wish Dora Hightower well as she steps down Tuesday as the librarys director after 14 years of We just did not believe this would It came asa big said Bette president of the library district Hightower gave the board a letter of resignation after her presentation at a recent board meeting and asked that it not be read until after she left the We were just stunned we would have to run the library without Wehner Hightower said she decided to leave after reading the book Downshifting How to Work Less and Enjoy Life by John I just started looking at my life and decided I just wanted to do something Hightower Its whats right for a time to In addition to her duties at Preston Hightower is very active with First Baptist Church at Canyon Lake where her Gordon has been pastor for 16 The church has grown tremendously and God has given me some High tower The library board sponsored the recep staffed by many of the library vol I opened the library the first day it Claire Ive known Dora from the Her retirement was out of the clear blue Library volunteer Anna Casey This is big 14 years in one place and now shes They havent done enough for what shes Even during the reception Hightow er continued to taking a phone call to learn the Tocker Foundation had awarded a grant for books and See Garden Ridge catching criminals on tape BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer GARDEN RIDGE chase resulting in the arrest of two attempted murder sus pects was caught on thanks to new recording devices installed just days before in Garden Ridge police Two Melvin of San and a 15 yearold San Antonio boy were arrested at gunpoint on 8 after allegedly trying to kill a man in Schertz after giving him a Two Garden Ridge police car cameras captured the event from different angles and recprded it on Those tapes have been turned over to the Schertz Police The recording which cost to install in five is designed to videotape traffic stops or oth er incidents involving police They begin working when police turn on the lights and The cameras were paid for through a fundrais ing effort by the Garden Ridge Citizens Police Alumni Association and an addition al provided by the The system uses a tiny camera mounted behind the INSIDE Key Code 76 NAACP leaders upset by Bushs refusal to meet BYSONYA Ross Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON NAACP already about the White Houses conservative are upset by President Bushs failure to meet with them to discuss civil In a1 July 31 Kweisi president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored asked Bush for a closeddoor audience to air a variety of As you witnessed first hand a year ago at our national our members are very political ly active and Mfume Despite whatever philosophical differences may the absence of a dialogue can only make them A week White House scheduling director Bradley Blakeman sent a reply say ing Mfumes request had been but giving no indication of when a meet ing would take White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said Mfumes letter was being handled like any other request for time with The request is under Fleischer The president reaches out to all kinds of American con stituencies and will continue to do NAACP not ing that the reply did not come from Bush his chief of staff qr his top felt Were Were eager and willing to sit down and said board chairman Julian And even though the White House is the peoples you cant just go knock on the Bush attended a fund raiser this week at a Denver hotel that was being picket ed by the CHRIS Malcolm Chesney of Morales and President and CEO of the Scooter Store Doug Harrison and Robert L of Worth and Associates from left display a color rendition of the new Scooter Store building at the site off Texas Scooter Store building favoring function over modern trends BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer The people responsible for planning and designing the Scooter Stores office complex on Loop 337 are notjust con cerned with creating a modern office They do not care about sav ing space or positioning the building toward the They are not interested in building an office just like the ones in San Anto nio or The architects and developers really care about sunsets and trees and the Guadalupe River This is a beautiful piece of developer Bob Worth Theres a breathtaking view of the Guadalupe River valley and the beauty of the hill We wanted to preserve that and bring some of New Braunfels to the When Doug Harrison decided to expand The Scoot he faced two options leave New Braun fels for a bigger city or build a See   

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