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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 18, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas                                THURSDAY DECEMBER 18 2003 SPORTS DIVE IN Swimmers from New Braunfels Cahyon high schools gat ready for their season and possible trips to state Page 5A XKKKKXXXXMKXKK ftLL FOR ftDt X01 1000571 SOUTHWEST 262 E VANDELL DR EL PflSG TX 7990 11 780 1862 SCARED OUT By the flu hot guns Argus Hamilton says thats why I Saddam Hussein came out with his hands up Page 4A FRONT and CENTER 12 pages 2 sections CLICK I i wvwr j 0 Tannenbaum Families make tradition out of choosing cutting V V V i CUT TOUR OWN Choose and out your own For information Vogels Tannenbaum Farm at 624 2773 By Scott Mahon Staff Writer Most have put up their Christmas tree but for procrastinators theres still time In fact theres still time to choose and cut down aTexasgrown Christmas tree in New Braunfels The Vogel family has operated a Christ mas tree farm in Comal County for more than 20 years on Texas 46 south of Clear Springs And even though the better Christmas trees were cut before the first week in December latecomers still can enjoy the experience of pick ing out and cutting a own Christmas tree day after Thanks giving but people can still come put and get a tree as late as Christmas said Steve Vogel who operates the fami lyrun business Harvey and Betty Vogel have operated a Christmas tree farm for over 20 years in Comal County although they turned the operation of the New Braunfels farm over to Steve after he retired front Mptorbla Ive helped my dad run the farm for 20 years but after I retiredin January he let me take over the New Braunfels Vogel said They run the farm in Seguin now Located on 100 acres near the Guadalupe River Vogels Tannenbaum Farm grows a variety of Christmas trees including Elderica Afghan pine Ley 1 land cypress and AUeppo pine Tannenbaum is German for Christ mas tree We 800 Afghan pine trees before Vogel said Theyre kind of picked over but there are still some Vogel said Afghan pine trees grow 2 to 3 feet a year and are anywhere from 3 to 25 feet high when harvested The tallest Afghan this year was about 15 feet he said We get afootfor At a foot Vogel thats about half the price someone would pay else where And picking out a tree is a family affair he said See TBIiS Page 3A 100acre A of the Afghan on the operates between New Braunfels and Seguin tree farm he Voge trims tip trees three times a year High Low 68 34 Details 1B DEAR A66Y 3B CLASSIFIEDS COMICS 26 4A 4B SA 3B FORUM APPLAUSE SCORTS TV GRIDS Miller to chair aquifer board Gilpin casts lone dissenting vote By Dylan Jimenez Staff Writer Doug Miller former New Braunfels mayor was elected chairman of the Edwards Aquifer Authority board Tuesday in a 141 vote Miller has served on the board since it was created in 1993 to preserve and protect the 250mile long aquifer in an eightcounty region He has been treas urer and vice chair man and has been involved in water issuesih the area since the 1980s Its been a great Miller Doug Mlller did a good job at both of those different offices when I did The lone dissenter in the 14 to 1 was Cheryl Gilpin New Braunfels represen tative Instead of voting on one office at a time one of fee board members moved to elect a set of officers from the chairman to the boards secretary Gilpin voted against that election process rather than against Miller she saidWednesday I think Doug will do just Gilpin said Gilpin said she hopes she Miller and will be able to represent the New Braun fels area as a team among the several other areas represented on the board Miller hopes to unify the board My mission is to try to build a Miller said We need to seek regional we can all live with and work Board members elected Miller District 9 Comal and Guadalupe counties as chairman Rafael Zendejas District 5 Bexar County as vice chairman Hunter Schuehle District 12 Medina as treasurer and Dr Levi Jackson HI District 2 Bexar as secretary Miller was appointed because of his openminded leadership and record of fighting for area water rights he said They see me as a warrior and now theyre willing to trust me as a statesman and Miller said CISJD trustees might end indistrict transfers By Dylan Stiff Writer j schspj bpard wi die Mrp of current transfers would be There are approximately 350 stu issue tonight allowed to transfer dents on indistrict transfers in fafct transfer OgdrenofClSR employees and gmteen with a doctors recom motion 5tuj would be 9bte to transfer te bQjhQod said Nancy wdjs to Comal ISP That number has fUic tuated over the past three years from 200 to 500 The school hoard requested that a committee review the current procedures because of the fast growth in the district Sebooto are retching capacity See TRAN9rill9 Page 3A fg listening always working for you1   

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