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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 25, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas THUMB XMMMXMXXXMXXNK TOR 0DC 780 HOI 1000571 SOUTHWEST niCROPUBLISHERS 2627 E YAMDEIL OR fASO TX 79903 and Gomal County since SPORTS 270 12 2 sections DEAR ABBY 3B FALSE ALARM New Braunfels police send the cavalry after a phone tip about a man entering a store with a hdndguru PIJUCI 2A www I a Mostly cloudy High Low NIMBLI PUT Smithson Valley grads Kristy Vaughn and Leslie Turner strike a rWafk on the TLU womens soccer 1 fails i VSITWITI APPUUfiE 4ft SPORTS BA TVQRiBS By Ron Maloney Staff Writer New Braunfels police attest ed three Canybn High School students and charged them widl vandalizing 23 area Police Detective Bob Patch man said Justin Leonard Weinand and Sean all have been booked into Comal County Jail on charges of criminal mischief between arid The allegatlbn is a thirddegree felony punish able by two to years in prison and a In if the suspects could be compelled to make restitution totaling teris of thousands of Bail on Cooke and Weinand was set at PraUs baU was set at Cooke and Weinand remained Prall had posted bail Comal County Sheriffs Detective Doug who participated in the investiga was expected to make a fourth arrest by The vandalism occurred in August at homes under con struction in New Comal Garden Ridge and The suspects allegedly broke into the vandalized them and in many cases stopped up sinks and left water causing major Parchman led the investiga tion because 13 of the homes were in New The first break in the inves tigation came from a tele phone Parchman We got a tip from Crime Parchman Following up on that I asked Bob the prin cipal at Canyon High to run an announcement and we got more At the same Garden Ridge police Gary John son was investigating three similar Johnson got a dp from an and his infor mation matched Parch man The total value of the dam age caused in the incidents is not yet Parchman Right were still compiling estimates from the Garden Ridge is and there are some highdollar homes out Parchman said District Attorney Dib Waldrip would receive damage estimates from the builders Those estimates couldbe considered in additional or upgraded Parchman COUNTY FAIR 2OO3 Faircraft entries launch show iFAIRt AdmJMlon Today Free Adults 12 and over Children 611 years Under 6 years Free Parking At the Fairgrounds Free parking and shuttle available at Schlrtterbahns Friday and Saturday only Hodao PRCA Rodeo Thursday through Saturday 8 Advance tickets At the gate Conuil Corral Children 11 and under free Today Friday m Cornrt Corral Today Cactus Country 8 to 12 Carnival Today 6 to 12 Friday 10 to 12 City could dim NBU power rate and Kaleigh show off their homemade projects Wednesday at the Little sister Photos by JESSIE had a mishap with her but she came to lend moral Jake the Robot rests among other By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Ryan likes beaches and His sister likes Their little likes rabbits and has one named Thumper that will compete this week for whatever prize a rabbit can win at the Comal County If they have different the Kings all agree on one thing they love the The King whose parents are Kelley and Tim King of New Braun entered their craft projects Wednesday at die county Theirs were among hundreds of projects in 11 categories and four age divisions entered in the handcrafts and woodworking Cindy one of four cochairs of the craft is a craftswoman The craft contest provides a show case for peoples she I think it helps the people who participate in these tilings to show off their abilities to the community Kissel Especially the they love showing off their stuff to their Categories included decorated cloth stained clay mosaic art and Kelley King said her children have been entering crafts or animals at fairs for Kaleigh was Theyve entered food weve had horses and Ryans entered she I entered cookies Allison This a Netherlands Dwarf will represent Allison at the Ryan entered a foldout beach house made of a shoe See Page 3A Schools begin parent conferences llrlP and Kate McCarthy QO oswr some of daughter Meghans schoolwrk a parentteacher By Dylan Jimenw Staff Writer As the first sets of report cards go area educators want teachers and parents to be a team through parentteacher Teachers are an important per son in that childs said Carl Shui Btemenjary Principal Merry Comxnunicatiori is key to educators And paientteacher conferences are like a rite of pas sage during the White Many principals give their teach ers about issues to discuss with par ents in But parents should take an active role in the educators Parents and teachers work together to raise these said Curtis Lone Star Primary See SCHOOLS Page 3A REPORT New Braunfels ISO report cards go out 1 confer ences sched uled to start next Comal ISO report cards will go out 24 conferences scheduled for UTILITV RATES Rates could be cuf by per cent Average cus tomer would save per By Dylan Jim6noz Staff Writer New Braunfels Utilities residential customers could soon see lower electric New Braunfels City Council approved the first reading of an ordi nance that would decrease residential customer rates by The average residen tial customer will save per year using kilo watt offi cials A costofserv ice study was performed to help bal ance revenues and Rates are adjusted every few years to produce the required rate of return for each customer Because we wanted to make a smooth we didnt com pletely redesign the rate structures for the rate said Gregory Baum chief engineer of electric sys Billing also would become accounting for higher wholesale charges on The four summer months will be priced higher than the other eight When we look at the actual costs during our test they ran fairly consistent through eight months of the Baumbach And because of our wholesale providers rates to they increased during the summer This type of billing will allow NBU to recover costs from the appropriate customers in a timely NBU officials Efficiency in the water and waste water divisions has allowed a mil lion reduction in costs from the electric which has been subsidizing said Gretchen NBU Gregs Automotive and Truck Center We lir them all 198 3 2003 Custom
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