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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 30, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas f SPORTS SWINGIN Local softbalt and baseball teams take turns at bat to see who will move on in the playoffs 5A FORUM LETTERS Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 Vol 163 No 147 14 pages 2 sections Readers sound off on McKenna hospitals volunteer policy change beer bongs and extra i tourist traffic 4A CLICK wwv I FRONTa nd CENTER The Sophien burg depicts the Bandstand and Gomal County Court y t i fi VIIIA t house irr 907 n i apfc t1 OHA By Scott Mahon Staff Writer f first I Fourth of July celebration at the Bandstand in 1931 structure which has changed little since wiU get a facelift F idstand was Completed in Marion Benson its the center point of Coldeway born in Comal before V renovation I Built in 1905 Renovated in 1923 by the Womans I Civic Improvement Club j added which vvere t later removed tedin 1976 as the countrys celebrate 100th anniversary next year Porinfomwtionon Laura UnnaitKistnw talks toe restoration elans for the Majri Plaza Bandstand in Braunfels The bandstand was built in 1905 and in and 1976 ina New Main 9treet manager 424 S Castell Ave email UPDATES Tracking the news EVENT RESCHEDULED LAST WE KNEW March of Dimes WalkAmerica was scheduled for Saturday LATEST It has been rescheduled due to rain and storm threats NEXT The walk will begin May 8 with registration at 8 For infor mation call Judy Wright at 830 8645049 10 named to CTTC advisory board By Scott Mahon and Dylan Jimenez Staff Writers NewBraunfels and Seguin city councils this week appointed 10 members to the Central Texas Technology Centers advisory board Bach council appointed five members said New Braunfels City Manager Chuck Pinto New Braunfels appointed Debbie Fitsko Nancy Fuller Monroe Miller George Bal and Paula he said Mark Wallpck of Seguin was appointed Nominees were submitted by New Braunfels Independent School District Comal ISD the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce and city council The board is responsible for the oversight of the CTTC and with keeping both councils informed on the centers opera tions The board will work with the administration at CTTC and local Pinto said Its a way of ensuring that the center has a way of keeping a pulse on the needs of the Pinto said the board will hold its first meeting May 12 See CTTC Page 2A j DEARABBY 48 i COMICS FORUM SPORTS MA K 20 chance for rain High Low 83 65 Details 1B NBISD cost cuts require give take By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Compromise reigned as New Braunfels Independent School District officials considered a budget consultants rec ommendations to eliminate a mil lion deficit For the 200405 budget John E Wilson and Associates LLC recommended in staffing cuts and in operations cuts for a total budget reduction of Superintendent Ron Reaves presented school board members a list of recom mended budget reductions totaling Executive Director of Business Services Sandy Hill said the consultants inde pendent opinions were helpful but were never meant to be adopted wholesale The recommendations were to assist us and give us guidance and ideas as to what to she said We were never asked to reconcile all of them Even trie board did not agree with all of Recommendations in the cost reduc tion analysis enabled Reaves to present a budget that is balanced if the board votes to change the tax year If the board votes not to change the tax year the budget would contain an estimated deficit Hill pointed out the proposed budget included additions as well as reductions Three fulltime librarians were added one each at Lone Star Lamar and Memo rial Elementary schools for a total increase of There also was a increase in the transportation program costs See BUDGIT Page 2A Canyon Lake UMC reaching out all the way to Russia By Leigh Jones Staff Writer CANYON Janet and Les Robert son members of Canyon lake United Methodist Church are taking a crash course in Russian In September the Robertsons and Bet ty Jo and Uoyd Powell will journey to CANYON LAKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Pastor Jim ftaterte United Methodist Mealing can temporary and tarwl Address 206 FINstow Phone 83Q 899 7104 1 Wab site mans g Misskon State i matt QMT mission i is to malu disct i otefarJasus i en Good News United Metnodist Church This is the first trip to RussiaforCUJMC inemhers and PastoxJini Roberts said it would not have happened several years The Robertsons and the Powells will join a team of 11 members of Terrytown UMC in Austin which established a support network far the Russian church three years aga At a recent planning meeting the four Canyon Lake residents received a stack of reading material to prepare them for potential culture shock We have a start on phonetics and a list of some words to Les said Were goingtotrytoirapressi In the last seven years our church has realry grown he commu nity has dianged and we have made an effort to attract young we have wry PW WflfjfP the importance of raising money for this church because they are so poor over Roberts has encouraged his congrega tion to raise to for projects during the trip One project is to find and buy a van for them to take kids to a camp in the Les hawe also adopted an orphanage with 100 kids who need athletic Late United Methodist Churchs Associate Minister
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