Sunday, July 27, 2003

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 27, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Page 6A July 2003 BRAUNPBLS HERALDZEITUNG New Braunfels Zcitung was founded 1852 New Braunfels Herald was founded The two papers merged in 1957 and printed in both German and English until Doug Editor and Publisher Gary Managing Editor 830 6259144 Editorial Remember those less fortunate when shopping for school The start of another school year is only a couple of and parents soon will flock to the aisles of local merchants to stock up on school supplies and new The states taxfree holiday next weekend offers shoppers a great chance to purchase clothes without taking as big a hit to the pocket its always important to remember those who arent as fortunate especially those even without the burden of sales can not afford the requisite boxes of tissue and packs of 2 let alone new shoes and The Comal County Womens Center takes in children who have Drop off school sup ply donations at the 1547 Common Call 6207520 for Communities in Schools hosts a school supply drive called Pack the It takes place 9 at the parking lots of HEB and WalMart in New The 14 Concerts in the Park performance at Landa Park Dance Slab also benefits Bring school supply items for admittance to the For call CIS is located at 161 Castell The HeraldZeitung publishes a list of supplies necessary at both local school Look for the special section in todays Information can also be found online at or Kudos Family reunion in NB was an enjoyable experience Managing Editor Gary Maitland 220 Letters To The Editor not hurt losing city campaigns The July 17 article by Dylan Jimenez proves how the result of the last city wide election was sour grapes for How else do you explain comments by former city council persons and PAC representatives Failed campaigns usu ally play the we got outspent in its the not the that did them Raising money is not a political Its the only way for anyone opposing an incumbent to get their message A council person has the advantage of free TV exposure on the cable access A council person has free access to the local radio station to talk about issues they most of the time and of any comments to the HeraldZeitung are reported as being because they are for the people who represent the city last time I the cam paign I was treasurer for spent to be I do not propose or want free access to the People support a person or an issue because they disagree with the opposing Campaign dollars do not make anyone vote they can only inform peo Today In History pie about the As stated running against incumbents isan uphill climb from the Looking at the numbers a different from my report of there were 237 people who believed the city needed a change in leadership so much they gave an average of including loans apiece to the cam That doesnt sound like big money more like who in addition to thought the issue was important enough to put their money where their mouth No no Tobin Hoffmann New Braunfels Whats good for the goose is good for the gander I hear the fast food companies are being sued for making people This makes me think perhaps the American taxpayers should stoe13ieiri Senators and their Congressmen for mak ing the federal government too fat EdSpreen Boeme The weekend of July 11 about 80 members of the Copeland family gath ered in New Braunfels for our annual family Weve had some good reunions in the but this one was definitely the most Wed like to say thanks to the staff at T Bar M Resort for hosting our reunion and for being so accommodating to our An extra special thanks to Richard Echevarria and the staff at Los Cucos Mexican Restaurant for excellent a lively atmosphere and exceptional We found something for young and to do in and around New We enjoyed ourselves so much the family voted unanimously to return next Thanks New Braunfels Mark Hoover Dallas BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is July the 208th day of There are 157 days left in the Todays highlight in his tory Fifty years on July the Korean War armistice was signed at ending three years of On this date In Congress estab lished the Department of Foreign the fore runner of the Department of In French revolu tionary leader Maximilien Robespierre was over thrown and placed under arrest and executed the following In Union George McClellan was put in command of the Army of the In Cyrus Field finally after two in laying the first underwater telegraph cable between North America and In the House Judiciary Committee voted 2711 to recommend President Nixons impeach ment on a charge that he personally engaged in a course of conduct designed to obstruct justice in the Watergate In Air Force veter an Ray Brennan became the first person to die of what was later called Legionnaires Disease fol lowing an American Legion convention in In on Day 267 of the Iranian hostage the deposed shah of Iran died at a military hospital outside at age In the Korean War Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington by President Clinton and South Korean President Kim In terror struck the Atlanta Olympics as a pipe bomb exploded at Centennial Olympic killing The en courages the submission of Letters must be 260 words or and the Herald Zeitung reserves the right to edit all Guest columns should be less than 600 An address and telephone which are not for must be included so authorship can be tyo letter will be published until it has been Mail letters to Letters to the Editor HeraldZeitung Drawer 311328 New TX 781311328 Fax 830 6063413 email Contact Em City Council Mayor Adam Cork city hall home District 1 Sonia MuftozGill 6082100 District 2 Larry Alexander home District 3 Gale Pospisil work District 4 Valerie Hull 210 work District 5 Lee Rodriguez 6294901 District 6 Ken Valentine home Comal County Judge Danny Scheel 6205501 Fax 6082026 Precinct 1 Commissioner Jack Dawson 6205504 830 home Precinct 2 Commissioner Jay Millikin 6205509 210 home Precinct 3 Commissioner Cristina Zamora 6205503 home Precinct 4 Commissioner Jan Kennady 6205508 830 home Mayors leadership positions city for great changes Mayor Adam Corks complemented with what appears to be a robust cando attitude in city hall created by City Manager Chuck might be on the verge of creating a city govern ment capable of real solutions rather than shortterm One benefit of having a new one less preoccupied with is the mayor is emerg ing as a leader rather than being relegated to the role of Cork also is surprising many insiders with his stamina and resiliency when it comes to resist ing control by the traditional political forces in Cork is a member of both the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown yet hes either advo or at least considering pol icy shifts that stray from the businessasusual community dynamics that have encircled the DOUG TONEY mayors position in the The citys economic contract with The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce has expired and has not been Thats not business as usual at city Cork appears to realize no one person or organization is probably better equipped to head the citys economic development effort than chamber leader Michael who is trained and certified in economic Cork has said he wants perfor mance clauses in any city con He said with a performance clause that spells out the con tracts city council and staff can measure whether taxpayers got their moneys That probably explains why Cork has been working hard behind the scenes to convince local commerce and government leaders the city needs to broaden its economic development efforts to include recruiting more retail Last Cork called together about 20 local business leaders to review preliminary findings Phase 1 of a retail market study the mayor got the city and the chamber to The study revealed millions of dollars earned each year by New Braunfels residents are being spent Corks proposition is so simple its almost embarrassing it hasnt been pursued with vigor before Use an economic resource already here residents incomes to stimulate local Cork wants to create a critical mass of retail offering a variety of so people who live here will spend money Thats smart and it also will directly benefit resi Who wants to drive to San Antonio if you can buy what you need here The amount of sales tax rev enue generated for the city and the convenience factor for local consumers would be The mayor envisions broad based commerce thaf s a connect fullcircle If money earned by plus money brought here by tourists can cycle through a greater number and variety of retail stores everyone Even merchants already here could gain because more residents are stay ing in town to If the mayor can get this broad er policy written into the next ED it will be a major improvement in the citys eco nomic development New Braunfels has a mayor with a vision and a city manager and staff who do not automatical ly throw up their hands and say it cannot be That could be a powerful combination for improvement in our We need to remember change is a prerequisite for Without the city cannot The mayors recent efforts indi cate he has the courage to pursue significant changes to enhance our s hope the resft of us have the to do the w editor