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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 18, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas THE SUNDAY HERALD APRIL 18 2004 JG GOALDEN BOYS Coming off a successful season The HeraldZeitung names its 2004 AllComal County boys soccer team Page IB COUPONS SAVE OVER Check out the values with coupons from Smart Source Yoga Air Conditioning and more Inside snce Vol 163 tio 137 32 pages 4 sections CK WWW7 Partly cloudy High Low 80 62 Details 3B DEARABBY 6C COMICS SPORTS 4C 1B M6 Residents say city ignored parking woes By Scott Mahon Staff Writer Wilton Warnecke feels the city ignored the parking prob lem he and neighbors have been trying to fix before another wave of summer tourists hits town City council basically cir cumvented our efforts Mon said Warnecke who along with others in his neigh borhood wanted council to approve a permitonly parking ordinance They suspended the rules just before they got to the ordinance Monday night and started talking about an The ordinance Warnecke and his neighbors want has been bounced back and forth for months between council and the Transportation and Traffic Advisory Board Welty submitted a petition to the city last fall requesting permitonly parking similar to an adjacent neighborhood an area bounded by East Lincoln Washington Avenue and Cross River Street Council sent the permit only parking issue to the Transportation and Traffic Advisory Board in October The advisory board voted 4 2 last month to extend per mitonly parking to War neckes neighborhood bounded by Peace Avenue Mather Street Union Avenue and Common Street Then council agreed to draft an ordinance for War neckes neighborhood The first reading of the ordi nance was set for last Mon day But council skipped to See Unsure trustees stall tax decision AT A GLANCE School board meeting New Braunfels Independent School District Board of Trustees 7 Tuesday The Education Center 430 W Mill St Ed Clark AT A GLANCE CTTC registration information Web site email ToU free HJ0cT 9447675 ext 2181 or 210 733 2181 CTTC offices The Learning Center 6292647 By Dylan Jimdnez Staff Writer New Braunfels Independent School District trustees have held off on deciding to change the districts tax year because they want the vote to be unanimous After meeting several times during the past month trustees still might not be ready to make a decision on the issue that officials say would bring in in extra revenue with no known nega tive effect on district finances The school board might approve the tax year change when it meets Tuesday said Jorge Maldonado board president The decision to change has not come during the past few weeks because one or two of the members are not fully con Maldonado said Maldonado Ed Clark and Rob John son met informally with NBISD business manager Sandy Hill to discuss the change and answer Clarks and Johnsons ques tions Theyre going to think about it until Maldonado said Theyre not objecting they just want to be sure if we See TAXIS Page 10A FRONT and CENTER Photos by DAVID Annie Vazquez 4 and her mother Rachel Mesa laugh Saturday afternoon as they watch their kite dart around the sky The two were participating in Kite Fest at Prince Solms Park flyakite Weather was perfect for flying at park By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Its springtime and springtime is kite time Saturday a few families took advan tage of breezy warm weather to go to Prince Solms Park for the citys third annual Kite Fest Annalisa Marie Vazquez her mom Rachel Mesa and auntTer ry were there They brought 8monthold Zachary Ryan with them but Annie said her little broth er didnt count because he was sleeping and not flying a kite like the Barbie kite her mom had picked out for her I like said Annie 4 who goes to school at Little Einsteins They dance and save the world and all that stuff on the cartoons Sometimes I like Scooby Doo too See KITi Page 9A Collin Presley 3 chases the kite his father Scott is flying at Saturdays Kite Fest held at Prince Solms Park DID YOU KWOW I No one knows when and where kite flying began but they were believed flown in China more than years ago I The earliest writ ten account of kite flying was 200 when a Chinese general flew one over a pity to determine how far his troops would have to tun nel to get past its I Kites were first reported in Japan in the seventh cen I Marco Polo brought kiting to Europe near the end of the 13th In the 18th and 19th centuries kites were used in scientific research Benjamin Franklin and Alexander Wilson used their knowledge of kite flying to learn more about the wind and weather Sir George Caley Samuel Ungley Lawrence Margrave Alexander Graham Bell and the Wright Brothers aU experimented with kites and con tributed to devel opment of the air Courtesy American Kiteffiers Association CTTC registration opens Monday By Dylan Jimftnoz Staff Writer Registration for classes at the Central Texas Technology Center begins Monday The countys first higher educa tion facility will ofler basic courses this summer including English composition government history and elementary algebra Prospective students can register online or by telephone April 28 and May 12 representatives from San Antonio College will be at the New Braunfels Learning Center registering students Oasses at CTTC will start June 1 More than 300 students are expected to sign up said CTTC Director Mike Morphew Officials still are deciding which vocational classes will be offered this fall Possible offerings include courses in the natural sciences automotive maintenance weld ing manufacturing construction and architectural drafting Currently 20plus San Antonio College classes are offered at the learning center and many locals attend the San Antonio school SAC will maintain three locations in tbe area teaming center office a Seguin office and the CTTC campus KRAFT