Saturday, December 6, 2003

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 6, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas DECEMBER 2003 COUPON LET IT KICKED OUT Canyon Cougars end the season and their run in the playoffs Friday night with a loss to Alamo Page 5A since M IS 16 2 stations The Lacks snowman bf tril week is a festive Let it fellow for with cdbppn before Page 6A CLICK WWW i High Low 58 29 Details 1B DEAR ABBY 38 CLASSIFIEDS COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A RELIGION 68 SPORTS SfA TV GRIDS 3B CIVIC CENTER on cWe need to make decisions By Scott Mahpn Staff Writer City Council plans to tackle the civic center conundrum again Monday and make a decision on three designs left on the table when architects made a pres entation The council has to get to a point where theyve narrowed this said City Manager Chuck Pin Thats why they putthe civic centeron the agenda so they can take some But even after years Gail Pospisil shops and two elec tions council still seems divided over where to build the new civic center and from where the budget of milUdn to million will Councilwoman Gail Pospisil expressed her frustration Wednesday over councils inability to at least agree on a location or on Comal We need to make yesorno deci she said during Wednesdays threehour We cant get any where if we just continue to sit here and talk bout Decide on which location we and then figure out how to pav for v y See Page 3A CHEER FUND i Help the HeraldZeitung feed families this Please send your donation to Cheer 707 Landa New TxDOT 281 project not an immediate threat By Ron Maloney Staff Writer SMITHSON VALLEY The Texas Department of Transporta tionThursday assured Comal County residents that it would not soon be ready to buy rightofway for a million expansion of 281 into a sixlane The which would widen 21 miles Of 281 from San Anto nio to the Blancd County would require purchase of up to 300 feet of additional rightofway in Comal Countynorth of the Guadalupe Rivefc y TxEJOT ProjectjManager Judy Friesenhahn said the initial road design was planned to have as low impact as possible but there would be plenty of she But Comal Countys 16mile segment of the project will not happen for 25 years unless Some way beside gas taxes or fed eral transportation funding is found to pay for More than 400 people attended the conducted at the Guadalupe ValleyTelephone Coop erative on FM Friesenhahn acknowledged that making the new highway a toll road was being looked at as one way of paying for But other alternatives could be used as she such as state or local bonds or an increase in die See Page 3A FRONTand CENTER Bracken a serendipitous sally Shoppers venture out into the cold Friday night after browsing A a childrens apparel shop in Carmen Village earns fame for quaint hodgepodge By Ron Maloney Staff Writer BRACKEN Comal County offers among its charms a unique shopping experience that harks back to the turn of me There are windmills and tin tunities that inriudp an nid vna water Strewn around the BSSSwS S village are old houses with quaint youre you need to be toW now mat tffiusnt a story grounds and walkways about place near New iraurf Tneres sftsand memora tnaj claims to nave been gently bUia that would cnarmiven the change since J8whatev There are unique dining Ifs Bracken the first shop Photos by DAVID INGRAM and REBECCA Carrola waters flowers in a hanging basket outside the shop earlier this A Tasket is one of many unique shops in billboards as that other place in Comal circa I purchased the property in the late I came out here and fixed up the bigger two buildings as an Travis He restored the and then decided he didnt want to use it an When I got I decided it was too cute to spill paint all Travis About three years he rented to his first retail Hearth and and began adding a few others as time went In each Travis has found historic ly threatened by subdivision development and moved them to the site for he has a village of more man 20 See BRACKf N Page 3A ping stop as one comes into Comal County from San Antonio along Bracken Village is a sort of hobby of Ron and Patricia Travis that evolved from a purchase of a place to locate their paint contracting ft on some of me same Canyon Middle School scientists show their toiowhow By Dylan Jim6ne Writer Wfoirt the fot content of a braid now Cowsar blended equal pMons pim with water and Wed then chjiUed the rose to the top and fte jpte rneajsured the Many of to projects CMS The many project ejjtejgd into yoJuntajy scie how totejeste4 pared that to sunspot They dttraaiwd simspot 4o affect rf gfo wav s on earn mm fof ftjeir spjeDce fag I J was Wn4 of ivim ic vThjs a frtf thojg kMs whp art passionate abowt the projects the l CMS science fyr He and StsfVmmme ttie new meim at apt jujtsdence m dont iusj want uirie Interest in their Coumiey Carter an4 Mariana Ver dam for to show the several hundred area aarter werent sure theyd make itto San but they were able tp want Uxem to be hands to the radio ajid I always They recorded and measured