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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 11, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAY NOVEMP SPORTS PUT EM UP IBA champion prepares for Thursday nights pro boxing debut in New Braunfeis Page 5A COUPON STORAGE New customers get off a 10by10feet storage space at Discount Storage good through Dec 31 Page 2A County since 1852 12 pages 2 sections FORUM OBITUARIES SPORTS FRONTand CENTER Family fun at its wurst Skoog Festival attendees quality over quantity By Dylan Jimdnez I Staff Writer Whats alittle drizzle and a bit of cold weather to a man in lederhosen Apparently hot much Wurstfest officials continue to tally the earnings from this years 10day sausage party But officials firet impressions say New Braunfeis benefited from a strong tourist showing I think it went said Herb Skoog Wurst relations director Certainly it was a more suc cessful thain last Lastyear it rained for eight of the 10 festival days Skoog said so the few days of chilly weather and rain last week small prob lems The peo ple stayed and they enjoyed the entertain Skoog said jenadyari The citys largest annu t al tourist event is said to generate in revenue into the t ft importsa lot of wealth into that otherwise wouldnt beherei said tylichael Meek Greater New Braunfeis Chamber of Com merce Inc president The wealth comes in the form of hotel stays restaurant meals arid parking as well as money paid to the many CMC groups mat sell food and trin Skoog who has been involved with Wurstfest almost since the first event in 1961 said lower attendance in recent years has event more family friendly We had an overabundance of success in the said WeJdnd of cut bade and have gorie tp a quality instead of quaritilyjin terms of DanHenry New Braunfeis Restaurant andLodg ing Association director said commercial impact has fallen slowly during the last 10 years partly because of the growing number of hotels The hotels Ive talked to are telljng me atten dance is down from previous Henry said Still the event will continue to he important to hotels and other industries that depend on tourism Wurstfest brings tourists to town between the sum mer water recreation months and the arrival of WinterTexans It gives us a nice little boost while were Henry said Ciarah Boardrnan i makes sure theres enough rnempries to go around Sunday at Wurstfest Molly Ann Teresei arid Darren enjoy the sites and food during the last day of Wurgtfest Phptos by REBECCA S CL Bulverde power rates to increase From Stiff Repprts Electric bis for residents in Canypn Lake and Bui verde wtoe power is plied by the pedernales Ejectric Cooperative wtil has seen its power coste go up by 24 percent Utility pfjcials have projected a Account Servfces Mm ager Itobert Peterson PBC wpuld increase see electric ppwer costs increase from to per month The power cost recovery n ft is cooperatives first power increase jri thjee years officials the decision comes ppsts asspciated with charge tp 0155 cents per A PEC residential cus tomer will see an increase of about 13 percent in hisor to reseat months pec im tt wcaaW It is used to adjust for periodic fluctuations in gas prices Tlie increase WiU be assessed beginning in December and will he differently de pending upon nieter read ings and biJJing cycles CHEER FUND DONORS Plaass bring or mail delations to Qheer fund 707 and Qhsry Civic center project on hold By Dylan Jimenez Staff Writer The New Braunfeis City Council slated to take several steps forward Monday night on civic center expansion instead took a step back I want to see the design determined and the said District 4Council woman Valerie Hull She led councils decision to hold off on hiring a project manager testing soil closing off streets near city hall and reim bursing the general fund for preliminary project expenses all items slated for Mondays meeting Since 1998 city officials have discussed expanding the current facility to draw more tourists to the city Council voted unanimously to con duct another workshop on the civic cen ter to determine what the city can afford and whether the civic center will be able bust ness Were only going to get one civic cen ter and we have to be able to market Hull said Moving the civic center to the river could be a part of the conversation again Mayor Adam Cork said Last month council decided to forge See COUNCIL Page 3A Local leader water activist Fiedler dies By Ron Maloney Staff Writer New Braunfeis lost a prominent envi ronmentalist leader and community builder early Sunday Kenneth J Fiedler 84 passed away at McKenna Memorial Hospital after a brief illness Fiedler always active in the community is perhaps best known for his tenacity and his interest in environ mental issues par ticularly the rivers and Coma Springs Former New Braun fejs Mayor Doug Miller who serves on the board of directors of the Edwards Aquifer District knew Fiedler well He was a great Miller said I will miss him and I know he will be sorely missed by this MUJer visited Fiedler at McKenna Sat urday away he wanted to talk to me ind teJJ me what we needed to dp tp prp tect pur water All he wanted to tajik about was water Miller said Fieiier wprked to raise awareness of Kenneth J Fiedler See rifPlf R Page 3A Always listening always working for you NowOfforwg
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