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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 13, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas                                Saturday September 13 2603 New Braunfels tourism officials laud summer lake By Ron Staff Writer The nuttibetkafent in but tourism officials and outfitters say the summer of 2003 has beenavery good compared to Outfitters credit demand and a steady water flow enabled by the Army Corps of which again in 2003 created a 1footdeep recreation pool in Canyon The water was released over the summer to keep water flows above 200 cubic feet per which is considered optimal for 1 would say across the board it Was a great said Water Oriented Recreation District Gener al Manager George When you come down to this was a dream It was beyond great We had great water all the way through That was more than anyone could hope Paul operator of the Moun tain Breeze Campground on River also credited the river I thought it was a good especially after the It shows you what consistent water levels will dp for Of this is the first time in 1 years we had consistent water flows all and it makes a huge Rich located ort FarmtoMarket Road was wiped out in the 2002 Owner Ellen PoseySaid her staff spent the winter We really didnt get finished up and ready for the summer until the Memorial Day Posey We were welding up the doors to the tube bin the Thursday before Memorial Travis Wuest at Natural Bridge Cav erns reported a good summer and a new record for oneday It was nice to return to more of a normal summertime flow of busi Wuest Judy Young with the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce said she is still waiting quarter We did post up for the second which was a great that trend will Young We had good water and real consistent river which is pretty crucial for the sea It wasnt just a great season over last year it was a great season on its And we mte Hotel reported a good season as A new she was more guests who shortened their planning time to less than two when many had previously made their arrange ments asmuch as two months or more in Occupancy has gone very We still have longterm but we have people who come with out planning at Young We had a great We saw a lot of lot of returning families who stay with us year after Frazier kicks off Reading Olympics USA medalist Josh Davis gives students inspiration By Dylan Jim6nez Staff Writer Olympic swimmer Josh Davis lit the torch Wednesday at the opening ceremonies for the Heading Olympics at zier Students stood in awe as Davis ran into the school gymnasium in his white and blue Speedo jacket hold ing his torch a decorated toilet Welcome to the opening ceremony of the 2003 Read ing Davis said The students screamed and laughed with He explained to the stu dents the importance of read I learned something when I was your Davis The more you the bet ter person you Students will read for silver and gold medals to be awarded by Davis at the closing cere monies in Dont worry about the col or of your Davis told Frazier Elementary students in Kristy Geyers thirdgrade class hold their the Reading Olympics banner at the opening cere Bright Davis I have never seen anything motivate kids to reading more than librarian Betty Jones Davis gave teachers pictures of himself to hang in their classrooms as DAVID monies Olympic medalist Josh Davis was on hand to encourage the children to read as much as Davis jives in Austin and will do closing ceremonies at five area The important part is to get the students pumped up in the he They know how to do it He told would be training He to swim and the students to learn to has 11 months before his final Olympic Its go Davis I still have to train He taking a break from training to do the 20ihinute He said its worth and when he retires next he plans visit do as many area schools as The kids just read these books like Davis Drug sting in West End nets 5 police seize property By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Narcotics investigators arrested five on drug related allegations Thursday and Friday in raids on West End seizing more than in appliances and Comal County Sheriffs Detective Tom my Ward said the following were arrested Jose Angel on charges of pos session and delivery of between 4 and 200 grams of a controlled penalty group in a drug free zone and tampering with physical evidence Elvira on charges of possession and delivery of between 4 and 200 grams of a controlled penalty group in a drug free zone Elida on charges of pos session of less than 1 gram of a controlled sub penalty group and unsafe speed on charges of posses sion of between two and four ounces of mar ijuana and Sarai for failure to appear in court on a charge of minor in possession of All remained in Comal County Jail Friday Ward said the ViJlarreal located in the 400 block of Hidalgo was raid ed Thursday The Ortiz located around the cor ner in the 2300 block of Michigan was raided at An undercover investigator with the Metro politan Narcotics Task force said four big screen a washing clothes hundreds of DVDs and other property found in the Ortiz residence was Ttie arrests were the result of a continuing Ward said Millikin calls for constitutional change By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Comal County Precinct 2 Com missioner Jay Millikin said it was time the state revisited its consti tution and handed more powers to its elected My overall opinion is i consid er this an archaic system in our Millikin The framers of the Texas Con stitution in 1876 installed a checksandbalances device requiring voters to ratify major policy or In State Bill R Mt attempted to initiate a rewrite of the state He just couldnt generate any support for and it went down in Millikin I think thats truly Millikin said the amendment system is indicative of an outdat ed way of doing Were going to ask the public to make decisions on 22 amend most of which they wont Millikin The bottom line theres got to be a better way of doing We need a new state Many of the he were minor issues or issues that only applied to select parts of the I would say many of them are nickels and dimes they arent There are very few of substantial Millikin That may be partly why the public doesnt show up for this It could be Millikin said few members of the public took time to learn about the If you dont feel comfort able taking the you dont vote and you leave the deci sion up to 5 or 10 percent of the Millikin People elect legislators to make decisions for them and they make many decisions that are more important than District 73 State Carter Cas RNew is one of those 1 certainly think you could make that Casteel It has worked for Texas and will continue to work until and when a constitutional convention Commissioner Jay Millikin is Casteel said the issue could be looked at without jeopardizing the kind of government that exists in Having taught Texas history in the seventh grade and the 12th 1 can tell you that the Texas Constitution is one that is very point We have many Casteel The with far fewer is a more broadly written document that invests power in the Congress to pass This is the way Texans have done Im not so sure thats going to change in our Casteel The record early voting turnout in Comal County this election pleased We try to be very proactive in this and our voters are very Casteel I think it is critical that we exer cise our duty to vote on These are critical and theyre not hard to The amendments are on the Casteel because of public concerns brought to the legislature about the issues they New state law bans license plate modifications By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Local law enforcement officials Friday reminded drivers to be aware of two new laws that apply to their The first applies to license plates and license plate New Braunfels Police John Wommack said the such as those given out by auto dealers or that recognize sports remain legal But a couple of pop ular accessories were outlawed by legislation that took effect These covers that make the license plates look blue and stuff No You cant glue stars or decals on put reflective material over your license plate or do anything that changes the color or obstructs the name of the state the vehicle is registered New Braunfels police havent started writing citations on the new but soon Wommack Were giving people a short transition he Comal County Sheriffs Lt Brent Paullus said another new law dic tates that any television screen or video terminal in a motor vehicle cannot be mounted so the screen is visible to the Both offenses are Class C mis demeanprs punishable by a fine of up to POLL Poll hours will be 7 to 7 Many CISD voters who vote on Election Day I 2OO3 will have to vote r in two places if they want to vote on the constitutional amend Voters who are unsure of their voting precinct can check their voter registration card for the threedigit precinct Comal Independent School District voters should call 620 5520 to confirm their Comal County voting and poll Precincts 101 and 102 New Braunfels Senior Citizens 655 New Braunfels Precinct 103 Oakwoad Baptist 2154 Loop New Braunfels Precinct104 Canyon Lake Community Resource Center for merly Canyon Lake Action FM Sattler Precinct 105 Canyon Lake Golf and Country 405 Watts CanyonJake Precinct 106 Guadalupe Valley Telephone 36101 Smrthson VaHey Precincts 201 and 302 Peace Lutheran Church 1147 New Braunfels Precinct 202 Comal Elementary B720 FM 482JJew Braunfels Precinct 203 Mission Valley Bowling 2311 Texas 46 New Braunfels 204 Bulverde Community Bulverde and Amimann Bulverde Precinct 205 Garden Ridge Municipal 9357 Schoenthal Ridge Precinct Z06 Oak Village North fire 695 Circle Oak Bulverde Precinct 301 Lone Star Primary 144 New Braunfels Precinct 304 Frazier Elementary 1441 Highway Precinct 401 Eden Home for the 631 New Braunfels Precinct 402 Church in the 14181 FM 306 at Canyon City Precinct 403 Fischer Store School Community Texas 32 at FM Fischer Precincts 404 and 406 Faith United Church of 970 Loop New Braunfels 405 Spring Branch Volunteer Fire 281 at FM Spring Branch Comal Independent School District polling Precinct serving voters in SMD and Guadalupe County east of the Guadalupe River Frazier Elementary 1441 Highway New Braunfels Precinct serving voters in SMD Mountain Valley Elementary 1165 Sattler Sattler Precinct serving voters in SMD and Hays County Fischer Store School Community Texas 32 at FM Fischer Precinct serving SMD Canyon Lake Golf and Country 405 Watts Canyon Lake Precinct serving SMD and Kendall County Spring Branch Volunteer Fire 28 Precinct serving SMD Bill Brown Elementary 20410 Texas 48 Spring Branch i Precinct serving SMD Bulverde Community 1747 Ammann Bulverde Precinct serving SMD and Bexar County BexarBulverde fire 1126 Borgfeld SanAntcHito Precinct serving SMD Garden Ridge Municipal 9357 Schoenthal Garden Ridge Precinct serving SMD and Guadatupa County west of the Guadalupe River Comal Eteowntaj School 6720 FM New Braunfels   

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