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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 24, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas fill FOR Q PAGO R 79WC II IBDAY JULY 24 2004 MV RALDZEITUNG SPORTS SWIMMER Daniel Phipps places third in 200 meter freestyle at statewide meet Page SA FORUM COLUMN Columnist JT Woodall says all the towns perennial complainers should recall the positives of living here Page 4A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 Vol 153 No 218 8 pages 2 sections ICK CL www 500 DEARABBY i 8 Partly cloudy High Low 97 72 Details1B COMICS FORUM SPORTS TV6R1DS 3B 4i 2i 4A 3A B6A 3B i Water groups stall on CISD agreement By Brand Grissom Staff Writer SEGUIN Agreements to provide water for fire protec tion at Comal Independent School District campuses could be ready as early as next month said GuadalupeBlan co River Authority General Manager Bill West But not all parties to the agreement like GBRAs pro posal Even if they do even tually agree the project will likely cost the school district hundreds of thousands of dol lars and take almost a year to complete Then theres the question of whether the water CISD will get could even be used to fight fires GBRA board members reviewed Wednesday two temporary agreements that would allow the agency to provide water to several CISD schools A contract between GBRA and the Canyon Lake Water Supply Corporation would divert water from Canyon Reservoir to the Bulverde area A second agreement between GBRA and Bexar Metropoli tan Water District would take the water to the schools CLWSC has agreed to the contract BexarMet however has not These two agreements should the school district decide they want to take action in this interim period will provide the mechanics by which water could be provid ed on an interim West said Once GBRA completes the Western Canyon Project an million pipeline that will send water from Canyon Reservoir to communities in Kendall and western Comal counties including the city of Bulverde it will provide water to the schools That pipeline is scheduled for completion in October 2005 See WATER Page 3A Deal clears way for a new county boat ramp By Ron Maloney Staff Writer CANYON LAKE A new public boat ramp on the north shore of Canyon Lake came a step closer to realization Thursday after county commissioners voted to seek a lease for the project Commissioners voted unanimously to ask the Army Corps of Engineers for a lease that would allow the developer of the Mystic Shores subdivision to build the facility which itwould then turn over to the county The county would maintain it as its ninth public boat ramp on the lake Thursdays vote came after months of discussions between county officials lake area residents and the Corps of Engineers County Engineer Tom Hornseth told commissioners it would be the first step toward the new launching facility which he said would not affect any other ramp now on the lake Weve been working on this for quite some Hornseth told commission ers If you direct we do this Ill send a let ter to the Army Corps of Engineers requesting approval of a In September 2003 the developers of Mystic Shores Bluegreen Land approached the county about building a boating facility in that subdivision Precinct 4 Commissioner Jan Kennady said when county officials informed the Corps about the request federal officials said the lake was saturated with boaters on busy days and another boat ramp would have to be closed Last fall Hornseth and Kennady met with 150 residents of the Mystic Shores and Canyon Lake Shores subdivisions to discuss the idea of closing the ramp at Canyon Lake Shores which had limited parking space The idea was that Canyon Lake Shores See BOAT RAMP Page 3A Tom Hornseth DAVID Above Colin Bond right watches as a New Braunfels Utilities treetrimming crew continues working behind his Black Forest home Thursday morning Left Bond is upset with the way NBU cut down trees behind his and his neighbors houses along McQueeney Road Angry man blocks treetrimming crew By Scott Mahon Staff Writer As the New Braunfels Utility treetrim ming crew worked its way along Old McQueeney Road Thursday Colin Bond finally couldnt take it anymore They were mutilating the said the with a heavy British accent I know they need to clean the trees around the power lines but the trees provided privacy and So Bond said he got in his pickup drove around the back of his home along McQueeney Road and parked to block the crew from cutting the trees behind his home Born in England Bond and his wife Carol have lived in New Braunfels on Black Forest just off McQueeney Road for nine years McQueeney Road lies south of FM 725 and south of 135 Black Forest runs par allel to McQueeney Almost all of Bonds neighbors have trees behind their homes that provide a green canopy of privacy between McQueeney and their backyards Most of the trees are 30 feet high Hack berry trees to are on homeowners property the time the treetrimming crew had worked its way to the back of Bonds home Thursday Mary Melles trees had already been cut down They took away all my shade and pri said Melle who lives next to Bond Before they cut the trees I couldnt see any cars on McQueeney Road Now look NBU officials said Thursday the trees See TRIES Page 3A DID YOU KNOW New Braunfels Utilities cus tomers can find out if the trees located along the edge of their property are located in the utility companys easement They can bring their plats into our easement division and have it looked at if theyre not said Gretchen Reuwer NBU communications director For infor mation call 608 8990 Law enforcement officials invite residents to party By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Sheriffs deputies and New Braun fels police officers invite everyone to a block party Aug 3 is the 21st annual National Night Out against crime and violence Local officials call on residents to lock their houses turn on their porch lights and meet the neighbors to take a stand against crime in the community Citizens around New Braunfels and the county are irpjed to register their block parties ana compete for prizes In 2003 nearly 60 New Braunfels neighborhoods and another 15 in the county had parties for National Night Out So far this year said police Lt Mike Rust only four have been registered Police want ail neighbor hoods registered by Thurs day or Friday next week Rust said A National Night Out block party is a solid first step to stopping crime in your neighborhood said Rust commander of the To get informa tion about National Night Out log on to V To register a block party pall 6032179 in New Braunfels Elsewhere in Comal County call 6084260 or 88548813 each other if they havent learn more about each oth er and their neighborhood and get together for some Rust said Stopping crime begins with neighbors who know one another and look out for each Neighbors who are fJamil iar with what goes on around them can protect each other Rust said If you know who belongs New Braunfels PoUce Departments there who doesnt and what their Criminal Investigations Division habits are you canprotectyour neigh Rust said If you see some thing that doesnt look person or a vehicle youve never seen it provides your first clue that some things not right and you can give us a Comal County Sheriffs Crime Pre vention Officer Tim Kolbe agreed A nosy neighbor is your front line of defense against Kolbe said The more you get to know your neigh bor the safer your neighborhood is You know whats going on in your neighborhood and who belongs here Dont hesitate to call us Wed much rather be called to investigate suspi cions than to have to come out later on a burglary call
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