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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 2, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas Mil W FRIDAY APRIL 2 2004 SPORTS CATCH THIS Catchers are key as New Braunfels and Canyon soft ball teams square off to break district tie Page SA FORUM ANN COULTER To heck with the commission timeline clearly details events before and after terrorist attacks Page 4A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 Vol 153 No 123 12 pages 2 sections CLICK 500 Severe storms High Low 80 S3 Details1B i DEARABBY 3B I CLASSIFIEDS 44B i COMICS 2B i CROSSWORD 26 I FORUM 4A NEWS DIGEST 2A I SPORTS WJA I TV GRIDS 3B Im NBHS principal accepts Midland post Rickey Williams By Dylan Jimenez Staff Writer Contentious New Braunfels High School Principal Rickey Williams took a job in Midland before school board trustees could vote to renew his contract Midland Independent School District officials announced Wednesday Williams would take over as principal of Midland High School beginning June 1 Williams told the Midland ReporterTelegram that he was excited about coming to Mid land and that the decision to apply was a He did not return calls Thurs day to the HeraldZeitung He said in a prepared state ment he would take the helm of MHS as soon as his duties were completed in New Braunfels Im going to miss the kids here because they are great kids that come from great Williams wrote I will miss the teachers and Superintendent Ron Reaves for whom I have the upmost respect I appreci ate the support that I received from the parents citizens and community of New Braunfels ISD and will leave here with pos itive MISD Superintendent Robert Nicks interviewed Williams Monday while NBISD trustees were mulling whether to renew Williams contract Monday NBISD board mem bers reviewed teacher adminis trator and principal contracts for threeandahalf hours then post poned discussion until April 5 When trustees Lee Edwards Rob Johnson and Ed Clark were asked Thursday to comment on the closeddoor discussion and Williams departure they declined Trustees Penelope Big gadike Jorge Maldonado Paul See WILLIAMS Page 3A FRONTand CENTER Last phase of river cleanup under way By Ron Maloney Staff Writer CANYON LAKE Once more heavy earthmoving equipment is in the Guadalupe River dredging out rock gravel and debris near Horseshoe Falls The operation to remove thou sands of tons of material from a foot stretch of the river and in the adjacent private park at Horse shoe Falls Estates is the final phase of river cleanup in the aftermath of the 2002 flood Thursday Lee Wiederhold proj ect director for the Natural Resource Conservation Service told county commissioners the work would be completed in time fbf the dpfertogtrflhe ing season Wiederhold and the NRCS oversaw river cleanups in the aftermath of both the 1998 and 2002 floods The current job set to be com pleted in early May if the weather holds will see the end of nearly two years of recovery from the July 2002 flood in which water for the first time flowed over the Canyon Dam spillway cutting a limestone canyon past Hidden Valley Sports Park down to the river The river channel will be deep ened to its original proportion removing debris at the confluence of the river and the canyon Horse shoe Falls park now covered with rock and gravel will be restored to its original grade The work previously done is on the west side of the river across from Horseshoe Falls Wiederhold told commissioners I estimate were probably about 20 percent through Next week well start in the Horseshoe FaUs area I believe well be able to Vote recount widens lead for Cuellar By Ron Maloney Staff Writer A highstakes recount in the 28th Congressional District Democrat Primary ended in the Comal County Courthouse Thursday but the fight is far from over Former Texas Secretary of State Henry Cuellar upended threeterm incumbent Congressman Giro Rodriguez in an 11 county recount swinging what was a 145 vote loss in the March 9 primary into a 203vote win out of votes cast Cuellar sought the recount last week citing the narrow spread between the can didates questions about mailin ballots in Gomal County and 41 in Bexar County in which someone whom is under mailin ballots for at least 41 deceased voters Cuellar a lawyer and businessman from Laredo has posted net gains in six of the 10 counties that have recounted while Rodriguez has benefited more in four counties In McMullen County the vote stayed the same for both men Nearly all of Cuellars gains came Tues day in his stronghold counties of Webb See RECOUNT Page 3A MANDY Canyon Lake resident Rybn Krause lifts rock and debris cluttering the river in the Horseshoe Falls neighbor hood Cleanup work in the area is expected to be completed before the summer tourism season hits remove all the sediment and Commissioners welcomed the news Precinct 4 Commissioner Jan Kennady and Precinct 1 Commis sioner Jack Dawson whose dis tricts divide the river area both have worked with Rep Lamar Smith and County Engineer Tom Hornseth to hasten the work Its so important to complete the work out Kennady said Were deeply County Judge Danny Scheel said the only possible obstacle to the project now would be heavy rain upstream from the lake that forced the Army Corps of Engineers to increase river flows If were at April 1 and youre 20 percent complete we should have no problem getting that work done in time for tourist Scheel said We should be in great During the 2002 flood Earl Moore was president of the Horse shoe Falls Estates property owners associatjoa Now under direction of See CLEANUP Page 3A ife was NewBreuiifels Neighbors join together to form Chapel in the Cove CHAPEL IN THE COVE I Paster I Mission statement Raising foithfuJ servants for the harvest I Dafuaminational I Currem atten dance 6670 Meeting times 10 am Sunday location 3676 Trail String Branch Phone 830 885 4Q63 Wab site none Worship sjyte tra By Uigh Staff Writer CANYON LAKE Sometimes it is impractical to drive 20 miles to go to church And sometimes it is just nice to worship with neighbors Residents on the north side of Canyon Lake have a unique place to go on Sun day mornings Chapel in the Cove is an interdenominational church with com munity spirit Longtime member Erwin Westhouse does not believe the idea behind the community church is anything new The old communities had a church in the center ol he said One of the first things a settlement would do is put up a church The chapels congregation began meet ing at the local cwic center pavilion In tfiey decided to buM a sanctuary it turned out to be mm like a twn raising We had the slab professionally he said But the framing and everything else except the roof was done by The church was completed in 1983 Ten years later members built the edu cation building Pastor Doug Groen who joined the church in 1994 is no longer surprised by how much members can accomplish when they decide to work together The people of the community decid ed they wanted to worship together so they built a he said All this was done with labor and funds from the Groen retired to San Antonio from an Army chaplaincy He was looking around for a small church to pastor and a friend recommended he check out the little congregation in Canyon Lake The inter denominational worship was something he was used to Page 3A HANDY Chapel in the Cove was built by neighborhood residents iii il KRAFT
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