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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 18, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas JANUARY 135 WRECK acdidem Saturday night on Interstate 35 injures 6 people FirdfiQliters had to extricate all the victims Page 211 SPORTS HIGH GOALS Serving Braunfefs and Comal County since DEAR ABBY 28 pages 4 sections CLICK COMICS 46 Area soccer action heats up with tournament play NB wins Unicorn Invitational finale Paflo IB WWW ion almost at an end By Scott Mahon Staff Writer i New Bfaunfels City cil will review Monday night final plans for a million street and drainage improve ment project Were corning to the end of the discussions on streets and said Mayor Adam Cork City Engineer Mike Short will present his recom mendations for the project so basically well decide Mon day how big the project should Historically the city has spent less than per year on street repair but Cork said council appear to be leaning toward a million bond issue to fund a fiveyear street improvement and drainage plan I hear a lot of positive sup port from the community and I think people want to see us keep moving forward on said District 3 Council woman Gale Pospisil during councils last workshop Cork said plans call for million of street repair and reconstruction and million worth of drainage projects District 6 Councilman Ken Valentine said street mainte nance has been neglected over the years See STREETS Page 8A New center consultant set to thcouncil By Scott Mahon Staff Writer City officials will meet in February with a Minneapolis consultant to consider a new study on the civic center The council felt we need ed a second look at why were going to be in the conven tion center said City Manager Chuck Pinto Plus to update the 1999 The fouryearold study completed by PKF Consult a new cjvic center on Gruene Rbadj however sirice then council has discussed expanding the existing civic center building a new million civic center on the Comal River or building a new facility on South Casteel Avenue The initial concept for a new convention center was to help get more yearround convention business to New Braunfels Weve talked to several consultants recently and we need to rethink how were going to approach this Pinto said Im not talking about throwing the 1999 study out the Window but there have many changes since 1999 wed almost have to start from See COUNCIL Page 7A Lords of the show ring Dylan Felger 11 waits for the judged answer vjjile holding drito her lamb Seely at Saturdays FFA show at the Comal County Fairgrounds Felger went on to win first place in medium wool and Jr Showman ship along with reserve champion lamb DAVID FRONTand CENTER mam DAVID New Braunfels Main Street Director Jan Soechting talks with Scott Morris owner of Morris Antiques while a couple of passersby stroll the sidewalks and look in the shops Soechting says the core is becoming an arts community Program reenergizing downtown development By Scott Mahon Staff Writer Dont let the for rent and for sale signs worry you Downtown property owners agree business is good Penny Oyler owner of the Gaudy said her business is greatV loan Franks across the street atThumbalinas Antiques agreed A new Italian restaurant Cap parellis plans to open its doors any day next to Chase Bank The recovering economy might have something to do with the upbeat attitude but some might say the Main Street Program has helped revitalize downtown New Braunfels I suppose some people dont understand what the Main Street Program said Jan Soecht ing Main Street manager We try to keep downtown alive and Administered by the Texas His torical Commission the Texas Main Street Program has worked with communities statewide to reenergize historic commercial areas The Main Street Program was developed to save historic com mercial architecture and as an economic Soechting said A graduate of Smithson Valley High School Soechting was a shopping mall consultant prior to becoming Main Street manager She consulted for mall owners in San Antonio Victoria and See MAIM STRUT Page 8A Bragging rights on the end of the line By Ran Maloney Staff Writer No question fishing is one of the most challenging sports For millennia men have worked hard to outsmart whit is supposed to be one of the simplestminded ver tebrates on the planet And when the fish has won which happens in the vast majority of contests between man and ftsh man has had to adapt When that doesnt help which is also usually the case theres always the fall baek egosalving fishing sto ry usually about the one that got away But some times about the one that was caught always many years ago The thing about that story as everyone who tells such stories knows is that with each retelling it gets better Thafs how It was at Trout test Saturday morning for ap lysklipnfe FHisty and Jacob Hubble who decided to give the old concrete pond at Landa Park a try again this year Saturday morning the fish werent biting for any one but Pelle and the Hub bies anyway They had a stringer of sev eral nice rainbow trout How did they do it What was their edge They werent saying But they were standing pretty close to a no fishing See Page6A Mathew left and Jacob Hubble fish suspiciously close to a no sign while participating in Troutfest atUnda Park They seemed to be the only ones catch ing fish Saturday iMdWWI
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