Wednesday, June 23, 2004

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 23, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas V V WEDNESDAY JUNE f9 Mfm JLJ il TV SPORTS LITTLE LIAGUE New Braunfels teams take home tournament drowns Gray wins 8yearold title Red takes 12yearold trophy Page 5A SAVINGS COUPON I Maldonados Nursery and Landscaping offers savings of more than on plants up to 100 gallons Page 3A www I since 1852 I DEARABBY 4B CLASSIFIEDS j COMICS 3B I IsessvtfORb ft 70 chance PnmiM AA i for rain i FORUM 4A I High Low OBITUARIES 3A 86 69 iSPORTS MA 1 i Details 1B I 48 Canyon Lake High School Board OKs new name despite protests that its too similar to CHS An artists rendering of Cariypn Lake High School Comal Independent School District officials will break ground on the school Tuesday It is set to open in August 2006 By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Canyon Lake High School is the official name of the new Comal Independent School District school to be built on the north side of Canyon Lake In a trustees approved the name recom mended by an 18member committee Tuesday Trustees Dora Gonzales Nick Nichols Dan Krueger and Charles Burt voted for the new name Trustees John Ber telsen Rose Cervin and BUI Swint voted against it Although several board members expressed concern over confusion between the new school name and exist ing Canyon High School they felt obligated to follow the direction of the committee that worked hard to come up with the recommendation If we ask a committee to work and dont take their rec ommendation it will be hard to get community involve ment in the Burt said Swint said he wanted to go along with the committees See SCHOOL Page 3A More rainfall thunderstorms in store today Photos by DAVID Above Jerry Hay left watches as golf buddy James Van Dyke tees off Tuesday evening at the Landa Park Golf Course Below Jerry Carrizales putts on the third hole Carrizales and his golf buddies play the course about once a month Taking a swing at possible changes Boardsends strong messagecourse should remain independent By Ron Maloney Staff Writer While Tuesdays rain had its heaviest impacts to the west and south of New Braunfels more weather is coming according to offi cials Comal County Sheriffs Capt Ed Whitson reported no local weatherrelated problems Monday night but said the uppter Guadalupe River watershed took a good pasting and the water is headed toward Canyon Lake With the lake level back down to feet above mean sea level Tuesday after noon Whitson said the water would pose no problems Well have some water coming into the Whit son said Last I heard it was only about 700 cubic feet persecond so we shouldnt have too much uplift The water may be down in the river this Tuesday afternoon the Army Corps of Engi neers had lowered the release rate to cfs from a weekend high of about cfs That was about the biggest thing that happened Whitson said I didnt hear about any bad lightning fires or anything NatfbnarWeather Service Meteorologist Clay Anderson said the heaviest rain was to the south of San Antonio in Atascosa Frio Dimmitt and Zavala counties In Atascosa widespread rains of two inches were reported with some isolated areas receiv ing four inches much more than was reported here See WEATHER Page 3A COMING FRIDAY iw Weekly ser ByScent Wahon Staff Writer The cityowned and operated Landa Park Gojjt Course should not be placed under the man agement of the citys parks department advisory board members have decided Citing examples of financial mismanagement and failed course maintenance board members said restructuring the golf courses management could nun an operation mat has final ly started to pay for itself Every city that has put its municipal golf course under the management of the parks department has ruined its golf board member Don Tal ly said Inevitably the golf course ended up being mis managed Lamlo also put its cityowned golf course under thVparks department and it lost half its golf course because of misman he said fact the city had to issue a bond just to repair the golf course You just cant mix the golf course staff and the parks department staff Theyre two different kinds of staffs with dif ferent kinds of Advisory board members pointed out the New Braunfels Parks Department has not been That raises con cerns that should the golf course continue its profitable path the city might be tempted to use golf course revenues to subsidize the parks department It would dilute the accounta bility of the golf course and it would be too easy to put the golf course budget under the parks Tally said City Manager Chuck Pinto said although hes never considered moving the golf course under the parks department he has thought about having golf course manager Dario Sassenhagen report to the parks director Dario presently reports to the assistant city Pinto Since Dario is a manager and not a department head we have talked about having him report to me parks department Officials Fear of more smuggling unfounded See Page 3A By Lynn Brezosky Associated Press Writer say a Supreme Court decision allowing Mexican trucks eas ier access to roads could lead to weapons terrorists illegal immigrants and haz ardous materials being hauled into the American heartland However numerous law enforcement officials and experts in border trade say such concerns are unfound ed Truckers and consumer groups were among those to raise concerns after the Supreme Court this month ruled against delays to a North American Free Trade Agreement provision that allows Mexican and trucks to travel freely on one anothers highways The provision was sup posed to take effect in 2000 but was rolled back repeat edly amid questions about whether Mexicos trucks met environmental and safe ty standards Before the rul ing Mexican trucks were only allowed within an approximately 20mile zone north of the border This certainly will increase the amount of opportunities that people drug smugglers people smugglers or terrorists enter this country and harm See Page 3A 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