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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 13, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas                                flTXF I BIOAV AIIQU8T 13 2004 fTJ ALDZEITUNG SPORTS ON YOUR MARK Local track competitors have the times of their young lives running and jumping in national events Pago 6A FORUM ANN COULTER Democrats are terrified of the truth about presidential candi date John Kerry found in Unfit for Pago 4A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 Vol 163 No 235 14 pages 2 sections K fftflfe COMICS 8 1 Partly cloudy High Low 88 Details 64 1B DEAR ABBY FORUM 3B MH JW 26 Uk W 4A SPORTS DAVID Above Bulverdes first Police Chief Royce Goodson Below Goodson left and police officer Prentiss discuss a recent boat theft case Bulverdes first police chief has high goals for his department By Brand Grissom Staff Writer BULVERDE So far so good is the report from the citys first police chief Royce Goodson after a little more than a month on the job Its really gone pretty smoothly he said Goodson said he was laying the groundwork for a strong department So far city staff and officials said they were pleased with the chiefs progress Im still working on put ting together a budget how many officers we need look ing at different surveys as to the number of officers the City of Bulverde not only needs but really is going to be required for the city to Goodson said Nationally cities average about two officers per citizens he said Bulverdes population is about In the budget Goodson will propose to city council in September he plans to hire five officers in addition to himself and Officer Robert Prentiss who was hirecjl this month With equipment vehicles uniforms and salaries for the new department Goodson said the department budget would be about They know its going to cost They understand that but its something thats got to be Goodson said And if were going to do it lets do it right Lets have the best police department in the state of By Jan 1 2005 when the citys contract with the sher iffs office expires Goodson said he planned to have the city completely weaned from the sheriffs office services The city has paid the sher iffs office about per year to provide law enforce ment While Goodson is get ting the department up and running sheriffs deputies continue to work in the area Its good to know that if I have a problem I can pick up the phone and call the sheriff and say Hey look I need some and the sheriffs not going to say Im sorry but were Good son said Hes going to say Whatever you need Im there for Thats sort of a security blanket for me knowing I have that avail While that security blanket is still covering the city Good son is writing policies and directives for the department His philosophy has two main elements Hiring trust worthy officers and involving the community in safety efforts Its not solely the police departments responsibility to police this he said The citizens also have to step up and take responsi bility When we work togeth er the police department the citizens the business we can make See BULVIRDI Page 3A Group sends SOS to save local springs By Scott Mahon Staff Writer An Austinbased environ mental group thinks New Braunfels Utilities old service yard at Klingemann Street should be cleaned up and rezoned to protect the Comal Springs A spokesman for Save Our Springs Alliance which began as an activist group to protect Barton Springs in Austin said the organizations attorneys also asked NBU if the city owned utility planned to develop or sell the property The property located at the corner of Klingemann Street and Lakeview Boulevard lies adjacent to the headwaters of the Comal Springs The Comal Springs is the biggest spring in the South west in terms of said John Fritfchie SOS attorney Our interest is protecting the quality of the Comal An NBU official said the city bought the 13acre tract in 1907 from Fritz Klingemann for In 1968 NBU built a warehouse on the property and used it for field operations until April of this year when See SPRINGS Page 3A Neighboring cities limit phosphorus By Brand Grissom Staff Writer New Braunfels Utilities critics often point to Kerrville and San Marcos as shin ing examples of what the South Kuehler Wastewater Treatment Plant could be City officials in Kerrville implemented phosphorus treatment in 1986 San Mar cos made the change in 1999 If other cities can absorb the expense to improve water quality critics argue NBU should do the same But there is a key difference between circumstances under which phosphorus treatment was achieved in Kerrville and San Marcos and NBUs current situation expansion Both Kerrville and San Marcos were increasing capacity at their plants when phosphorus treatment was added NBU is not planning to expand now or in the near future LAKE DUNLAP WATER WOES Last in a fivepart series examining the fight between the Preserve Lake Dunlap Association and New Braunfels Utilities TODAY Clean up comparison San Marcos Kerrville clean up phosphorus emissions See LAKE DUNLAP Page 5A PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH Pastor Gary Lange Denomination Lutheran ELCA Meeting times 8 and am Sunday Location 1147 S Walnut Ave Phone 62043618 Website Worship Style Liturgical with sung liturgy Mission statement Peace Lutheran Church is a com munity of caring and forgiven peo ple being nour ished and strengthened in the Christian faith that others may Christs owe Peace Lutherans quilters keeping world in stitches By Loigh Jones Staff Writer i The quilting women of Peace Lutheran Church are meeting needs around the world one si itch at a time Every weel eight to 12 women gather around a table spread with colorful fab ric and sewji g machines to create tan gible gifts o love for Lutheran World Relief Although t tie finished quilts are good for keeping warm they are used for more than j ist bedding Some of the quilts become wall dividers tents and suitcases they staitedquUting the women met once a month They shipped 16 quilts at the end of the first year but Helen Probu said they wanted to do more We saw vie werent even scratching the surface of Now we wemadeHi quilts The women are not picky about their material so their fabric comes from unconventional sources One year they used squares from drapery fabric sample books Regular donations of old table cloths curtains and bedspreads ensure they never need to purchase material From April to March the finished quilts are stored at the church On Palm Sunday they are spread around the sanctuary across pews and chairs and ceremonially blessed before being packed up and shipped to internation al destinations We try to make them beautiful and theyre ail Probst said Were not just warming the body were warm ing the Pastor Gary Lange said the church was known for its warm and friendly atti tude It is also known for its pirny sign We try to give people something to think about on tfaek way he said See Page 3A Peace Lutherans Pastor Gary Lange   

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