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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 3, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS HERALDZE THURSDAY 14 pages in 2 sections 198 Serving New Braunfels and Gomal County since 1852 50 cents NB hires Hinson as chief financial officer CFO takes responsibility for city finances July 16 BY DYLAN Staff Writer Jeffery a certi fied government finance offi cer and public has been named chief finan cial officer for the City of New who is financial director for the San Antonio begins work July He has worked as director of finance for the city of Lock hart and was chief accoun tant for the city of Bryan for three He has two years of private sector He replaces Chet whom City Manager Chuck Pinto fired in late March because of philosophical dif Pinto said Hinson has a reputation with the sympho ny for attention to detailed and Lewiss openness and accu racy impressed Pinto during the interview He understands what makes a city tick from a philosophical point of Pinto Its OK to know how to do but you also have to understand how the city Our thought processes were really which really cemented my decision to come to New Hinson Hinson said he faced tough challenges when he took the job with the symphony in As the first finance director since the symphony began to outsource its accounting department in he had to gather perti nent financial information Rangers to reward lawabiding boaters on July Fourth and make projections that ultimately led the symphonys board to file for Because the symphony faces an uncertain future under Chapter Hinson decided to get back into government He gathers the informa tion and tells it like it See BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Good boating habits could be rewarded this holiday Bad habits could be Texas Parks and Wildlife rangers and Comal County Sheriffs deputies will be patrolling Canyon Lake look ing for safety Ranger Bill Robinson said Wednesday there would be a zero tolerance policy toward Boaters obeying the laws could reap rewards ranging from key chains to he We want to catch people doing something Robinson The ComalCounty Sher iffs Office will have two per sonal watercrafts and a boat patrolling the The operated by a would include a deputy who is also trained as a Theyll make stops for any violations they but they also do various checks of ves sels for safety equipment as required according to the Texas Water Safety Mark Reynolds Parks and Wildlife will have three boats on the each attended by two Robinson They check boats for reg personal floata tion fire extinguish ers or throwable devices such as floating if Boaters need to carry reg istration on board at all to be currently Robinson Most boats are required to have some sort of soundpro ducing such as a horn or Boats used See Police out in force this holiday weekend BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Local law enforcement offi cials report they are prepared for this weekends influx of holiday tourists and Comal County Sheriffs Mark Reynolds sold the sher iffs office would conduct its full range of patrol work this those patrols will be augmented for antici pated traffic of are going to have a complementary crew that works its normal patrols for the entire In addition to the river there will be deputies assigned to the roadways such as River as well as those roads that are enroute to Canyon Lake or other recreation Reynolds The county will have eight new radars operating on Riv er Road around the looking for Sheriffs Rick Carde nas said there will be 55 deputies and spotters work ing the Guadalupe River this along with addi tional transport officers and Parks and Wildlife will also have several game wardens working the Guadalupe Were ready to go Cardenas said We look forward to having a safe our whole pur pose to be out to make sure everyone has a good hol iday weekend on the The sheriffs office will have virtually all of its employees See DAVID Party welcomes soldiers home from mission Top Jordan Edwards plays a video game with his Lea Edwards while waiting for the party to begin honoring the return of the Field Artillery Battalion at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Above Brittany waves the American flag while listening to patriotic speeches during the The battalion was stationed In as part of Operation Noble Eagle BY SEAN BOWUN Staff Writer Shandra Espurza nodded toward her baby and only He was gone when I found out I was and he was gone when I had the she looking at her It was a little Most of those worries disap peared The smiles on faces of wives and children told the Husbands and daddies were The 169 members of 4th 133rd Field Artillery returned Monday after an 11 month deployment to Wednesday they were hon ored at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Churchs parish Paul Esparza was looking forward to celebrating his first wedding anniversary After serving an active duty stint with the Army in Paul came back to New married Shandra and joined the National So the militarys been a part of our relationship as long as weve been Shan dra That was a familiar theme heard around tables in the parish When I married I mar ried into the said Sylvia Lomas of talk ing about her Staff Manuel who was Im glad hes Were just glad that they all came Felix of said he had never been away from his Robert for such a long peri od of Mario of Con a mechanical engineer with TapriteFassco in San Designation could halt Gruene bridge work BY DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer A state historic designation threatens to kill Gruene Bridge Now Braunfels Historic Landmark Commission Tues day took no action after mem ber Don Offerman said he applied for a historic desig nation that would stave off construction The bridge became eligible for historic designation in New Braunfels City Coun cil approved the Gruene Bridge project in and Offerman began to pursue historic designation in The application was denied then because renovations to the bridge made in the 1930s were not yet old The million project scheduled to go out for bids in October 2004 would replace the current structure with a wider bridge higher above the Greg Texas Department of Transporta tion area engineer for New said a historic des ignation could kill the pro He said environmentalists advised him that the historic designation would not be pos but TxDOT will discon tinue the if city coun cil so If there is a pending his toric designation application and if there is some new I think that changes the whole Jan the citys his toric preservation The commission was not as Chair Chere Stratemann said the group wan not prepared to advise council either INSIDE Early mornin Zipp Road kills NB man wreck on SPECIAL TO THE HERALDZerruNQ A New Braunfols man died early Wednesday morning after he was struck by a pick up shortly after Magdaleno Banca was struck and killed in the 100 block of Zipp Road while walking along the road with a family According to the Texas Department of Public Ramirez was walking west bound in the 100 block of Zipp Road to a nearby store on fM A 1991 Mitsubishi pickup driven by Nicholas of New was also traveling westbound on Zipp when he crested a small hill and struck Ramirez from Ramirez was pronounced dead at by Guadalupe County 4 Jus tice of the Peace Larry Mopaw Charges are not expected fo be filed against who lawenforoement oflkiala said was traveling below the poated speed
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