New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, September 15, 2004

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

September 15, 2004

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 15, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas rtlXED ADC 781 SOUTHWEST HICROPIIBLISHERS 627 f VAUDELl Df FL PflSQ TX 7990 SEPTEMBER RALDZEITUNG Twnvmnffprmvf SPORTS VOLLEYBALL New Braunfels Canyon High School volleyball teams win warm up games before dis trict play begins Page 5A NEW FEATURE CANYON LAKE Stories from the Canyon Lake area including neigh bors events and school menus Page 6A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 CL Vol 153 No 263 12 pages 2 sections CK 0 chance of rain High Low 94 73 Details2B DEAR ABBY 4B CLASSIFIEDS COMICS 38 CROSSWORD M FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 8B SPORTS BA TV GRIDS 48 48 arrested in 2day warrant roundup By Ron Maloney StaffWriter CANYON LAKE The countys constables kicked off a twoday warrant roundup in the lake area Sunday with eight arrests Precinct 4 Constable Ben Scroggin said eight constables or deputies cleared in previously unpaid fines in the effort Monday they were joined by sheriffs deputies New Braun fels police and Department of Public Safety troopers in an effort that led to 48 arrests on 68 warrants Comal County Sheriffs War rants Division Commander Sgt Max Wommack planned the warrant ing local scofflaws a month ago CANYON LAKE Check out more Canyon Lake news on Page 6A to pay their fines before offi cials came and found them Scroggin said he and the countys constables elected to begin the roundup at Canyon Lake Sunday a day earlier than in the rest of the county We began in Startzville pro ceeded to Sattler then we worked the FM Scroggin said From there we proceeded to In all Scroggin said consta bles went to 75 locations Many he said turned out not to be good addresses although 21 warrants were cleared See WARRANTS Page 3A Times of change opportunity MANDY Barren Casteel enjoys some appetizers including shrimp and meatballs set out at the chamber of commerce Business Trade Show Almost 800 people attend Business Trade Show kickoff By Scott Mahon StaffWriter The Greater New Braunfels Cham ber of Commerce kicked off its annu al Business Trade Show Tuesday at the New Braunfels Civic Center Marty lindley chairwoman said almost 800 people attended the pre view which included 60 exhibitors a silent auction entertainment and door prizes We were limited to the number of exhibitors because of she said But the show was sold Exhibitors included TXIHunter Cement Color Express Bank of America New Braunfels Utilities McKenna Health Systems and Eden Home among others This years theme is Windows of Change Doors of Tickets to Tuesdays preview were per person but tickets at the door today will be Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce President Michael Meek said he remembered the first trade show We thought wed try it for sever al years to see if itd catch Meek said We never dreamed it would be the success its The show is an opportunity for area businesses to display their products and services The New Braunfels trade show is one of the best trade shows in the said Christopher Williams with Advanced Business Systems in San Marcos The New Braunfels chamber of commerce is one of the best chambers in the Gretchen Reuwer with New Braunfels Utilities said the show was an opportunity to interact with NBU customers outside business hours Ames a licensed sports nutri tionist with McKenna Health Sys tems said the show was an opportu nity to showcase several of McKen nas proposed projects including McKenna Healthlinkhildrens Muse um and McKenna Village Ames said McKenna would spon sor a health enhancement seminar at amWednesday Well show companies how to MANDY Ames left a licensed sports nutritionist with McKenna Health Systems and city council member Valerie Hull mingle at the Chamber of Commerce Trade Show save money by incorporating well ness she said Wednesdays show includes a complimentary lunch at noon door prizes and happy hour from to We expect over people Lindley said Wednesdays show begins with an exhibitors breakfast at am and opens to the public at 10 Door prizes will be drawn at The show closes at 6 Send donations for hurricane dis aster relief work to the following organizations Texas Baptist Men 333 N Washington Dallas 75246 Bluebonnet Baptist Association 1424 N Busi ness 35 New Braunfels 78130 American Red Cross Salvation Army Church relief team to help Hurricane Ivan victims By Leigh Jones StaffWriter CANYON LAKE Every day Alex Powell checks the progress of Hurricane Ivans slow march through the Gulf of Mexico His bags are packed he is ready to leave home at a moments notice Powell is not worried about evacuating from the Canyon Lake area In fact he will be headed toward the massive storm not away from it when he leaves Powell is coordinator of Canyon Lake First Baptist Churchs disaster relief team His 15mernber crew is wait ing for Ivan to make landfall so it can do what it does best people in crisis The uncertainty is he said We watch weather reports several times a Waiting for Ivan is particu larly hard because Powells team was called up to assist victims of Hurricane Frances but the team members never made it to Florida They left on Labor Day tow ing their 22foot trailer packed with enough supplies to pre pare meals Three teams that arrived at the Mobile staging area before they did continued into the Sunshine State Powells team was asked to wait to see what kind of havoc Ivan would wreak After several nights spent sleeping on a church gymnasi um floor they headed back to Texas We were ready to Powell said It was a long drive On the return trip the team stopped to leave me trailer at a church in Covington La We were worried we might have to go back to get it after Ivan started heading in that directioa Powell said But we were told they would move it for us if the time Gary Smith disaster relief volunteer coordinator for Texas Baptist Men said the time would probably come by the end of the week I expect to get a call Friday he said The Canyon Lake First Baptist Church team might get sent in with the first responders but if not they will definitely go with the second Texas Baptist Men coordi nates a network of disas ter relief volunteers from around the state who are pre pared to respond to an emer gency The collection of traveling See TEAM Page 3A Presentation to offer info on toll roads By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Comal County commissioners Thurs day will hear a presentation on toll roads and funding for road they want the public to attend Mike Heiligenstein executive director of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Author ity will explain how a Regional Mobility Authority works during the workshop por tion of the commissioners court agenda Under recent legislation designed to help fund future highway projects construc tion that includes local funding will receive priority from the state The legislation pro vides for creating Regional Mobility Author ities which would have power to issue bonds or charge tolls to help pay for road construction Several important Comal County road projects including upgrading 281 wideningTexas 46 and an outer loop around New Braunfels are not on the 25year plan ning horizon for the Texas Department of Transportation because no money j exists to pay for them j Several RMAs have I been started around j Texas Comal County j is beginning planj ning to start one here j Heiligenstein a i I former Travis County I commissioner will l explain the process of forming a RMA and how it works Precinct 2 Commissioner Jay Millikin said he felt the county would be left with no choice but to form its own RMA if it is to address longterm roadconstruction needs I hope the public understands weVe been elected to lead and not sit back and Millikin said The state legislature is forcing us to get into the highway County Judge Danny Scheel said Heili gensteins presentation would provide a good opportunity for Comal County voters to learn about RMAs and the situation regarding highway funding in this state We want to invite the public to come listen to Scheel said Its important to get educated on this Not one of us sit ting here is in favor of toll roads but we might be left with no other Scheel said commissioners could not wait to see if the legislature affords it some other funding scenario in the ticularly with environmental approvals tak ing years and sometimes decades to obtain We cant sit back and do nothing with the projected population being here within the next 20 Scheel said A prudent leader would start plan ning now because anything we start plan ning on today is six to 10 years into the future before it can Danny Scheel AT A GLANCE What Com missioners Court When meeting workshop agenda Where Court room 199 Main Plaza ;