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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 4, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS HERALDZ E FRIDAY July 14 in 2 sections 199 Serving New Braunfels and Gomal County since 1852 Weekend work pay hike OKd 50 cents BY RON MALONBY Staff Writer Comal County commissioners voted Thursday to pay an hour for week end magistrations at the county But the countys justices of the peace might not be performing the Three justices who now preside at weekend Registrations approached commissioners a week ago seeking per day for weekend The pay question was tabled then so commissioners could study the Ive talked to a number of The bottom line is I move to pay an hour for the duties of weekend Regis Precinct 4 Commissioner Jan Kennedy The motion was seconded by Precinct 8 Commissioner Cristina It passed with County Judge Danny School casting the no Im not in favor of paying School I still feel this is part of the duties of the justices of the During discussion of the School said ho received calls from attor neys and from Now Brounfols Mayor AsNdWBrauhfilf J tTJ iTlCiyiJl OvlODlAtO Adam who said they wore willinc to do the job for The mayor said hed bo glad to servo if School Ive awsured See Experience proved key in handling 2002 flood disaster BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer At 1 a year ago Comal County Emergency Management Coordinator Carol Edgett woke up city and county warning them to begin evacuating River Road and low lying areas of New Edgett jokingly told county officials they wouldnt hear from her this Fourth of She can joke in part because the dis aster plan she designed with Comal County Judge Danny County Engineer rlbm Hornseth and the input of many others worked officials the 2002 experience will make future flood responses more That will be a tall The county received awards and recognition for its response to the 2002 Perhaps no higher recognition came than from the PEMA official who said Comal County was better organized and managed the flood disaster better than any other county or many Part of that success was because many key officials had been through the Octo 1998 See In dis aster management plan was Saturday County officials on the progress of building new flood control Sunday Roodedout homeowners relate tales of New Braunfels officials update sta tus on drainage floodplafn Canyon Lake manager talka about lesson learned tho hard Retail chain officials mum on move to NB FROM STAFF REPORTS Despite recent reporto that Kohls has leased the old New Braunfola Kmart build ing off Interstate at the department store chain refuse to verify the Tawn Kohls pub lic information said it is company policy to not com ment on real estate specula A number of new Kohls stores recently opened in the including a location at the Forum in Selma in Earnest said the company was pleaded with the success of those Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce President Michael Meek said the lease did not mean Kohls would open a store but he was very pleased to hear that Kohls was looking at New The department store would expand the local retail especially if it includes Meek Filling a hole in the citys retail sector could bring in new sales tax If you dont have what consumers want theyre going to drive to get he Meek also hopes to entice Kohls to open their doors sooner by supplying them with local market informa Tray for America Former ambassador and presidential candidate Alan Keyes explains how by condoning abortion and homosexuality and by rejecting Americans are misusing the freedoms guaranteed by the nations founding Keyes spoke at a patriotic celebration sponsored by Christ Presbyterian Church Thursday night at the civic Former ambassador Keyes says abuse of freedoms could destroy the nation James Jones and his Bill not shown play the bagpipes for a large crowd during the patriotic celebration Thursday night at the civic BY SEAN BOWUN Staff Writer Former ambassador and pros id on tin I candidate Alan KoyoH wild Thursday night hes praying for tho country because Arnori cmiH have boon irresponsible in tho UHO of freedom grunted by their founding who spoke to about 600 people at tho Now Braunfels Civic enter UH part of an Inde pendence Duy celebration spon sored by Christ Presbyterian said America is ground id in curtain There iu he created and ouch and overy human boing should be treated with Kwyos Ho said that principle extend ed to life in the womb and tho Supreme Couts decision to legalize abortion wan What in ut stake in abortion is tho very heart and soul of peace and justice in our Kcyoa If we are endowed with this kernel of human thon wo must respect Gods kernel of dignity and worth in every KoyoH said abortion was a manifestation of a willful desire to dethrone God and replace him with human But Keyes also said abortion was not the only manifestation of disprespoct for tho Declara tion of He also said Americans are trying to redefine human sexu Keyos said the Supremo Courts decision to strike down antisodomy showed it acted UH if God didnt ordain a path for humans to sustain their He said homosexuals want to claim their sexual righto uro from See Two years on the city attorney learns something new every day ttv ftvi AU t bffort taking thf job in but BY DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer New Braunfela City Attor ney Charlie Zech took his first municipal job here in June 2001 and is staying because he loves Zech described his experi ence as a trial lawyer in San Antonio as successful but marked by long work weeks away from 1 was doing but I was working a lot of he He used to work 10 hours a plus Saturdays and nays regular unless something unexpected com on ho even has time to got uwuy for his daughters school I get to take her to school in the he 1 never got to do that Zech moved here as a young boy and lived here until be joined the Navy in He served until IW2 and has Jived in the San Antonio area and New Braunfels He practiced law in San Antonio since 1997 and had his own law oUce fof a year before landing his New He thought he would be bored working fur the but the political environment keeps him As a trial each case he handled was would have to become an expert in specific areas to argue a He found the same to be true as a city A city attorney has to know a little about a lot of different gech Hw has to be familiar with state and federal INSIDE
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