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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 11, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas                                WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY SOIHHUFSI HICROFiift TJH 2121 VftHDEll El PASO TK 79W5 SPORTS ROUNDUP Canyon soccer teams both win CHS girls basktet ball team closes season with a win Page SA Council pedals past bike lane idea By Scott Mahon Staff Writer The New Braunfels City Council opted Monday not to extend a proposed bike lane on Walnut Avenue from County Line Road to 135 saying traffic at WalMart was too dangerous I cant support having a bike lane all the way to said Mayor Adam Cork Were talking about a very short stretch but a lot of traffic Its The citybeganabikeandhikeprogram last year in conjunction with the Comal County Trail Group which has proposed a bike route to link downtown New Braun fels Landa Park and Live Oak soccer fields with adjoining neighborhoods civic areas and other commercial activities Its a good group and they helped ini tiate the hikeandbike said City Manager Chuck Pinto We want that kind of concept a hikeandbike program But we dont want to encourage anyone to ride a bicycle in a hightraffic area espe cially inexperienced riders and District 1 CouncilwomanSonia Mufloz Gill said the entrance and exit traffic at WalMart presents too much of a prob lem for a bike lane People seem to think theres only one entrance into she said So I its a problem and I have some real Council did however approve a bike route along Mill Street as a bike route with out any parking prohibition Safety first LIFE 40 DAYS Local churches set to kick off a j program based on the popular t book The Purpose Driven Pago IB berviny 1852 CLICK www 1 likely High Low 47 38 Details 28 COMICS FORUM 48 4A SPORTS 64A FRONT and CENTER Guitar workshops comes with Strings attached M DAVID Novice guitar player Nell Smith left talks with Tony Nobles about the types of wood he used in the construction of one of his guitars at the New Braunfels Museum of Art and Music The threepart series which began Sunday night features the work of three master guitar makers TAKE YOUR PICK Sunday Tony Nobles on elec tric guitars Feb 22Tom Ellis on inlays mandolins and banjos Time 6 Place New Braunfels Museum of Art and Music 1259 Gruene Road Reservations Cost Smaller crowds enable participants to dictate talks topics By Dylan Jimdnez Staff Writer Musicians looking to devel op an insideout relationship with their instruments have the chance to pick the brains of some of areas great guitar makers For the next two Sundays Tony Nobles and Tom Ellis wellknown custom guitar experts will lead workshops at the New Braunfels Museum of Art and Music The work shops will cover electric gui tars mandolins and banjos Last Sunday Nobles spoke to a small group of guitar enthusiasts and novices He let the crowd dictate the con tent It was so small I just asked people what they wanted to know about and let them guide me through Nobles said Because of the diverse crowd everyone can take something different from the workshops Theres so much to know Its really infinite If I help somebody move in the direc tion of better understanding and enjoyment thats the Nobles said Nobles has written a monthly column for Vintage Guitar magazine for 12 years A Texas State UniversitySan Marcos alumnus he also has done a few talks at the school Although he spends little time educating the public he finds himself exchanging with musicians and other guitar makers I do repairs for select peo Nobles said A lot of repairs dont have to do with whats broken its to see what can I do to improve Education is an important part of playing instruments well Nobles finds many musi cians arent receptive to how important instrument educa tion can be See STRINGS Page 3A Stacie Zercher Mew Braunfels Fife Department division chief for training checks the straps on Aurora Jy VUlalohos car seat white training division secretary Gloria Herfurth looks on The fire department was on hand Tuesday afternoon at Prodigy Learning Center to check the adjustment on car seats and replace unsafe ones Texas 46 projects move into fast lane By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Texas 46 west of New Braunfels is now in tiie fast lane for work that within months could improve fie conditions County Judge Darmy Scheel said Texas Department of Transporta tion District Engineer David Cas teel assured him the roadway from loop 337 to FarmtoMarket Road 2722 could be widened and improved within the next several years TxDQT also is taking a very pre luiunary look at a project dear to Seheels heart an outer loop around New Braunfels that could among ouier things one day pro vide Canyon Lake traffic a way to get to southbound Interstate 35 In the meantime smaller parts of the Texas 46 project such as turn lanes at First Commercial Bank and Newks Tennis Ranch have already been completed and within one year TxDOT anticipates widening eastbound Texas 46 from Timber Hollow to Loop 337 to two tones RightSOfway for the overall widening project stiU have to be secured projects designed and permits sought But m recently as this past M the projects werent even on TxOOTs planning hori zoaScheelsaid I want to give ail the praise in the world to TsDOT for recogniz ing our situation and for being able help us Scheel said Tttspis Casteel v new San Antonio district engi neer because the Texas 46 project which the county has repeatedly placed on its list of requested projects did not appear on TxDOTs list of planned projects Casteel who went to county seats to meet ail the county judges in his district went out to Texas 46 with Scheel and Greg Malatek TxDOTs New Braunfels area engi neer to survey the traffic situa tion The judge had a good presen tation and he made a good Malatek said Ws right The proof was there Some of this stuff sjiould have happened awhile Malatek said the field trip with Scheel made it clear to Casteel See MIOWVAY Page 3A PROJECTS A stopgap widening of east bound Texas 46 from Timber Hollow to Loop An overpass at FM 2722 to be put out to bid in four to five years Widening of Texas 46 from Loop 337 to FM 2722 to be put out to bid in six Also see TxPQTs vision for the future transporta tion Page 3A editorial Check us out on the web at MiujmjjMLuii 6253000 186 Castell Am Downtown New Braunfels   

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