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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 26, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas                                THURSDAY FEBRUARY SPORTS PLAYOFF BOUND Unicorns boys soccer team stuns Boerne to clinch third place in district and a spot in the playoff race Pago 9 FORUM IVINS Syndicated columnist Molly Ivins says the No Child Left Behind Act was a Bush bait andswitch routine Pago 4 Serving New Braunfels and Coma County sines Vol 163 No 32 10 pages 1 section CK WWW DEARA6BY fl COMICS sunny High LOW 63 35 FORUM SPORTS 6 a Sewer problems prompted eviction notice By Ron Maloney Staff Writer BULVERDE The physi cian who wrote the order that could close Tamiga Acres mobile home park next month said concerns about disease prompted the action Comal County Public Health Authority Dr Dorothy Overman said District Attor ney Dlb Waldrip did the right thing when his Environmental Enforcement Unit told ten ants at the park off Texas 46 they would have to move in 30 days if the property could not be cleaned up Definitely mis action need ed to be Overman said Wednesday Its a horrible sit uation but letting the people live in the situation they were in is a danger to their Overman said her concerns were raw sewage flowing onto the ground right where the tenants live We worry about hepatitis and other bacteriological infections Also were con cerned about their own water supply which comes from wells directly under See SEWER Page 3A Developer promises affordable housing By Scott Mahon Staff Writer A Houston developer who plans to build an affordable apartment complex in Gruene already is facing local opposi tion Representatives of Kilday Realty Cor poration held a public hearing on the project Wednesday at the Comal County Senior Citizen Center Two people attend ed local developer Jerry Ford and New Braunfels 4B Chairman Matt Harrison Kilday Realty Corporation which has developed affordable apartment com plexes for the elderly in Dallas Houston operates under speeiiaf federal taViaws Richard Kilday said The proposed million apartment complex will be located at the northeast corner of Common Street and Gruene Road The project will be built under guide lines of a federal housing program administered by the State of Texas with support from local communities It is not a HUD project the developers said We operate under a federal Treasury tax credit program and its one of the See HOUSING Page 2A FRONT and CENTER DAVID Peyton Waldrip 10 will show Sparky this week at the Comal County Junior Livestock Show Waldrip won Champion Limousin at the San Antonio Stock Show last week Other Comal County winners at the annual San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo include Carrie Wiemers grand champion Southdown sheep Kaitlin OBrien champion inter Bridget OBrien reserve junior calf champion Kevin Hoegen auer winner Lamb skillathon Zane Schwartz lose winner pub licspeaking Elise Schaefer third place broil ers Michael deary third place medi Zane Schwartz lose lamb Kasey Day third place Limousin steer Kelly Madison fifth place mar ket goat Tori Schwartz lose fifth place lamb After SA show Waldrip hopes for local win By Ron Maloney Staff Writer When steers are shown Friday at the annual Comal County Junior Livestock Show Peyton Waldrip will not be nervous she awaits the judges decision on her Maine Anjou Cross Thats because win or lose in her hometown shes still floating on cloud nine from her win at the San Antonio Livestock show where one week ago her Limousin steer was named breed champion in Waldrips firstever major livestock show Her father David and mother Molly are doubly proud of their oldest who is just 10 and her brothers Jake Chase and Cade I told them all they should pat themselves on the Molly said There were a lot of movies they didnt get to go to and things they didnt get to do with their friends because they were taking care of their David said raising steers to show is a constant yeararound effort Smokeys gone but theres still Sparky and two calves being raised for next year Molly said the most important aspect in raising livestock is what it teaches a child Its not so much to learn about cattle as it is to understand respon she said This is a year around thing and there are no breaks in between When summer comes and its time to take off the animals still have to eat You rely on your Each day there are feedings pens to be cleaned walks to be taken and brushing bathing and grooming to be in addi tion to school and the other things children everywhere have to do Its a family Peyton acknowledged taking time out from grooming Sparky for his turn in the arena and backhand edly acknowledging the help of her three younger brothers Its a time when my brothers dont annoy she said smiling broadly Im also glad for the time I get to spend with my David who happens to be pres ident of the Comal County Junior Livestock Association knows a thing or two about beef I knew a little bit about the breeding behind the calf what to feed it and how and when to feed he said My brothers and 1 were See LIVESTOCK Page 3A Couple relies on rain for water supply idie changes out one of three filters on the water By Leigh Jones Staff Writer When it rains in Bulverde Me and Bloyce Britton have hundreds of gallons of water gush into their garage Fortunately it only pomes into the house when they turn on a tap The Brittons are part of a group of people swearing off reliance on groundwater and installing sophisticated collection systems to catch rain thai falls from their roofs In ruraj areas ol central Texas tanks that are part of her homes rainwater collec where citysupplied water is not tion system an option homeowners have two choices Edie Britton thinks only one is viable When your options are rain water collection or a well I would take this any she said Unlike many rainwater con verts the Briftons were not sure they wanted a collection system They were shopping for a home outside the city limits and fell in love with the view of the house perched on the hillside its only drawbacks in their minds were the two gallon water tanks m the garage We were hesitant without knowing anything about harvest Edie admitted My hus bands issue was quantity and mine was After doing some research they bought the house It did not take long to realize neither quantity nor quality would be a problem The harvesting system installed by the homes previous owner has gallons of storage space In addition to the tanks in the garage which collect water from the nornes standing seam metal roof there is also one gallon tank under a carportlike rain See 111111 Page 2A For infor mation on rainwater harvesting visit the following Web sites TNRCC TWD8 American Rain water Catchment Systems Assoc Texas Water Resources Institute Green Building Program Building Green Check us out on the web at MILLER MILLER 6253000 186 S CastollAve Downtown New Braunfals   

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