Sunday, June 20, 2004

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 20, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas V SUNDAY JUNE 20 2004 LIFE FATHERS DAY Holiday has special meaning for man who with his wife started a home to help trou bled teen girls Page 1C SPORTS HOME STRETCH Two more New Braunfels Little League teams advance to the finals series Page III Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 Vol 153 No 191 28 pages 4 sections CK wwvr COMICS 8 KeWoBob Partly cloudy High Low 94 72 Details 38 DEAR ABBY 6C 4C 4A 3A 1B FORUM SPORTS Lawsuit clogs pipeline project for 6 months By Ron Maloney Staff Writer summer of 2005 could be hotter and dri er for residents of west Comal and east Kendall counties The Guadalupcfcglanco Riv er Authority announced Thursday a legal battle by the grassroots Friends of Canyon Lake FOCL has set back completion of the Western Canyon pipeline project by three months from July 2005 to October months after Bulverde Fair Oaks Ranch and Boerne will begin paying a month for the million project The 43mile pipeline project includes a 10 million gallon perday treatment plant now being built near Startz Hill It is designed to provide up to acrefeet per year of treated lake water to Kendall and Comal counties A portion of that water ear ly in the contract will go to Bexar County As needs in Kendall and Comal counties increase the contract with Bexar County which is helping finance the See WATER Page 7A A ROAST WELL DONE DAVID Archbishop Patrick Floras celebrates Mass with those gathered at Holy Family Catholic Church Saturday evening before being honored at a roast held next door at the churchs hall VIPs gently poke fun at retiring Archbishop Patrick Flores By Ron Maloney Staff Writer If a few good Christians around New Braunfels arent praying for forgiveness this morning they ought to be Soontoretire San Antonio Archbish op Patrick Flores came to Holy Family Catholic Church Saturday where he offered Mass and was the willing target of a celebrity Pat Roast fundraiser for the Holy Family Catholic Ministries Center The unique event attended by parish ioners and many luminaries of the local community lived up to its promise Mistress of Ceremonies and News 9 San Antonio television personality AUsa Armijo hit on the crux of the problem early in the program I really had to think about Armijo said because Im not sure of the eternal ramifications of being part of a roast of an Think about it How would one approach a sendup of the revered and beloved man who is spiritual leader for Catholics in 23 South Texas counties Cautiously and with considerable con versational finesse Its a challenge because after all too much enthusiasm just might contribute to a roaster receiving a rather warm reception in the next lifetime Ken Otte state deputy of the Knights of Columbus Texas State Council offered this countrys first MexicanAmerican archbishop a bit of retirement advice Most people when they retire are looking for a little something on the side Archbishop I thought I could give you a head Otte said You can be in the salsa business Archbishop enly sweet devilishly Monica Navarro news anchor for San Antonio Univision 41 presented most of her sendup in Spanish Archbishop Flores is very wellknown for his ability to convince the wealthy to give she said A girl was choking on a coin and someone said Call the doctor Someone else said Call Arch bishop Flores Hell get that coin from that Former New Braunfels Mayor and now Wurstfest President Doug Miller com mented on Flores support of Wurstfest which raises tens of thousands for char ity each year Then he threatened him with photos of pasts Wurstfests that he never showed Flores gratefully accepted one photo See ARCHBISHOP Page 5A Petitioners hope signatures give a voice to issues By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Saturday was a day to be heard on Main Plaza in New Braunfels A grassroots group of seniors District 6 City Councilman Ken Valentine and a dozen or more other supporters staked out four corners of the plaza seeking signatures for five petitions that call for votes on various issues this fall The petitions seek A freeze on taxes on the home steads of senior and disabled home owners in both New Braunfels The same freeze applied to county taxes A ban on aluminum cans on the citys rivers similar to bans of plastic foam and glass Fairgrounds as a city to be bartered to Schlitterbahn and Reducing the cost of the visitors and convention bureau by making it a city department See PETITIONS Page 7A HOWTd MISS THE PETITIONS I Seniors seeking city and county property tax freezes will be on Seguin Avenue in front of the Post Office Monday I District 6 Coun cilman Ken Valentine plans to return to Main Plaza Saturday with petitions rto ban cans on rivers to designate the fairground a city park and to make the convention and visitors bureau a city department DAVID New Braunfels City Councilman Ken Valentine right shows photos of tubers to Bobby Rogers left and Sharon Cronin Saturday at Main Plaza while trying to convince them to sign a petition to force a referendum on banning aluminum cans on the Comal and Guadalupe Rivers Young entrepreneurs DAW Angel Gomez 10 holds up a sign to attract customers to the snow cone stand set up in his West San Antonio Street yard while Jessica Chavez and Angela Gomez 11 sample the raspas and wart for a sale By 1 the trig had made CISD closer to choosing name breaking ground on new school By Leigh Jones Staff Writer CANYON Lake area res idents might be able to refer to their new high school byname after Comal Indepen derU School District trustees consider a rec ommendation from the naming commit tee Tuesday Committee members previously nar rowed the possibilities down to three Canyon Uke High School North Lake High School and Sorrel Creek High School Trustee Charles Burt said he thought the committees selection would probably be the best choice committee to give recommendations if were not willing to go along with their sugges Burt said he felt the name of the school was important but not crucial in the long run unless it might be confusing I have heard me concerns about the con tusion between Canyon High School and Canyon Lake High School and I can see a potential he said The new school will be located at the intersection of FarmtoMarket Road 3424 and Rural Route 32 it was designed to relieve overcrowding at Smitnson Valley High School After considering the new name trustees See Page 5A TOP iw ra KRAFT