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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 22, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas THE SUNDAY AUGUST 22 2004 KALDZEITUNG LETTERS Readers sound off on fairgrounds land deal cars that come out of nowhere and a columnists view on slavery IB LIFE CHILDS PLAY New Braunfels Parks and Recreation fall programs offer something fun for everyone Page 1C Comal County since 1852 Vol 153 No 243 26 pages 4 sections CLICK com a 30 rain chance High Low 93 73 Details3B DEAR ABBY 6C CLASSIFIEDS 1D COMICS 4C CR085WORO 4C FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 1B TV GRIDS AT A GLANCE What New Braunfels Indep endent School District school board meeting When Monday Where The Education Center Board Room 430 W Mill St Lack of decent ag facility worries NBISD By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Wading through kneedeep weeds New Braunfels High School Agriculture Teacher Ron nie Wunderlich surveyed the schools borrowed hog facility A lot of work needs to be done before it is ready to house any of this years agriculture projects Worse than the dilapidation is Wunderlichs concern that the property which is for sale might not be available for too much longer The agriculture program will go on but it will be harder for students who do not have large animal facilities at home to participate We are running out of urban land so we need a facility where kids can store their ani mals and know they are Wunderlich said In April Comal County offered the district a place to build a new vocational agriculture facil ity Part of the 20acre property See AG FACILITY Page 7A NB council sets second hearing on annexation City to incorporate more land in Ocotber By Scott Mahon Staff Writer New Braunfels City Council members will hold Monday night the second of three required readings before the city AT A GLANCE I What New Braunfels City Council I When 5 Monday I Where Muni cipal Building 424 S Castell Ave annexes acres Oct 11 The areas sched uled for annexation include acres near the municipal airport 184 acres north of Conrads Lane 176 acres on FM 306 north of Bretzke Lane and 617 acres between FM 1101 and the municipal airport The tracts near the municipal airport have been controversial for years as landowners have fought against annex ation claiming their farming heritage would be jeopardized by city regulations and zoning In other action Monday council will Vote on the final reading of ordi nances to adopt the citys 2005 budget and tax rate The proposed tax rate of cents per valuation includes cents for debt and is almost 8 cents more than the 2004 rate of cents The general fund budget includes a 3 percent salary increase for city employ ees for more firefighters and an 8 percent rate increase for sanitation services Approve the second reading of an ordinance to designate specific size of solid waste containers Discuss and consider terminating the current appraisal process for the Comal County Fairgrounds and Consider an interlocal agreement with NBISD concerning payments for a fiberoptics system Cowboy Ur Ropirf and ridirf for the love of the sport By Ron Maloney Staff Writer In 1971 Eddie Hinton of Spring Branch a starting wide receiver for the Bal timore Colts caught passes from Johnny Unitas in Super BowlV For Eddie Hinton the game is a cherished memory For Texans the game was a heart breaker a 1613 loss to Balti more on a tiebreaking field goal kick in the final seconds of the game Just a week ago Eddie Hin ton rodeo rider won a national championship for penning calves in the age 50 andover category Hintons a big easygoing guy everyone in the rodeo paddock jokes about football with His fame and his horse manship did him little good Saturday though in the Comal County Sheriffs Posse Rodeo qualifiers when a recal citrant calf showed it could care less who he was in the team penning competition Events Saturday included team roping mutton bust ing calf roping and a junior boot scramble Hinton Dave Kaufmann and Trey Martin of Bulverde placed third in the penning qualifier In team penning three riders pick three designated calves out of a herd peel them off from the group and run them down the arena and into a pen They have two minutes to doit The riders got two of them down to the pen but Hinton ran out of time when the final calf went down on its knees getting stampeded by several others in the process Oh this ones dead Hin ton exclaimed his frustra tion evident to spectators as the calf got up and walked off afterward Hinton Kaurmann and Martin pocketted third place money and didnt complain afterward See RODEO Page 8A Photos by DAVID Above Former Baltimore Colts starting wide receiver and Spring Branch resi dent Eddie Hinton participates in the team penning qualifier Saturday morning at the Comal County Sheriffs Posse Rodeo Right Hintons partner Dave Kaufmann runs the calves in the rodeo arena off the 135 frontage road Report Areas water supply adequate for next 50 years ByRonMalorwy Staff Writer Comal County commissioners Thursday were briefed on progress toward the second rendition of the plan to meet mis regions water needs for the next 50 years While population and water have increased in me South Central Texas al Water Plaiinins GroupsRegion L officiate vidto the Sao Anto nio RJver Authority and GuadalupeBlanco River Authority told commissioners the projects now planned for this region will meet its projected water needs through 2060 The second edition of the Region L Plan must be completed next year to be merged in 2006 with plans from 16 other Texas regions mto a statewide water plan SteveRaabe of the San Antonio River Authority and BUI West of GBRA outlined the impacts of drought and this areas projected water needs at Thursdays meet ing At a future court they will update commissioners on water projects including the Western Canyon pipeline project now under construction and the Lower Guadalupe pipeline project to return send GuadaJupe and Blanco river water to San Antonio to aug ment Edwards Aquifer water The 199596 drought Raabe said cost Texas billion A drought such as the 1950s drought of record could cost between and Raabe said The SCTRWPGs latest projec tions say Region L will need acrefeet per more than the projected in 2001 An acrefoot of water is See Page7A TUNNELLINSURANCE H O M E AUTO