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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 26, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas KKXKKXKXKKKKXgSK S0UTMEST 2627 f VMDELL DR PASO TV 799ii SUNDAY SEPTEMBER rtERALDZEITUNG SPORTS FOOTBALL Smithson Valley High School is playing the game tough in District 265A competition Page 1B COUPONS SAVE Save with coupons in Smart Source Walgreens Eckerd Sundance Print and Copy and NB Stone Supply Inside Vol 153 No 273 30 pages 4 sections K Comal County since 1852 WWW 18 DP 30 chance of rain High Low 85 66 Details3B DEAR ABBY 6C CLASSIFIEDS ID COMICS 4C CROSSWORD 4C FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 1B TV GRIDS S6C Fair property vote may be HERDING IN THE WIN rescinded By Scott Mahon Staff Writer If the Comal County fair grounds is not designated a city park as a result of the November election the prop erty will be donated to the Comal County Fair Associa tion But three city council mem bers said the community should be entitled to a third choice keeping things the way they were before Schlitterbahn president Gary Henry offered to swap for the fairgrounds property before District 6 Councilman Ken Valentine spearheaded a peti tion to designate the property a city park and before council voted to donate the property to the Comal County Fair Association District 4 Councilwoman Valerie Hull who voted against donating the property to the fair association plans to make a motion at Mondays council meeting to rescind councils vote to donate the property What started out as a sim ple discussion about swap ping the property for Mr Hen rys land triggered a chain oi AT A GLANCE What New Braunfels City Council When Sept 27 Where Municipal Building 424 S Castell Ave she said We only have two choices now and theres got to be a better s o 1 u D i s trict 3 Councilwoman Gale Pospisil and Valentine said theyd support Hulls motion Valerie and I have had a lot of phone calls from people who were unhappy with the two Pospisil said And theyre frustrated about See COUNCIL Page 3A Photos by DAVID Madison Kelly 13 won both Reserve and Grand Champion Steer at Saturdays Comal County Fair Top People participate at the livestock show barnyard babies petting zoo and tractor pull Livestock show teaches kids lifelong lessons ADMISSION SUNDAY 11 until 6 Adults 12 Over Children 611 yrs Under 6 yrs FREE After FREE FAIRGROUNDS PARKING CARNIVAL TIME Heart of America Shows 2004 Sunday Open 6 to mid night Arm Bands 6 to 11 WINNERS EVENTS Winners in the Home and Heritage com petitions Page 10A Schedule of todays events Page 8A By Scott Mahon Staff Writer Madison Kelly 13 walked away with the grand champion steer award at the 111th Comal County Fair livestock show Theo Rogers won the reserve champion steer award Kelly is an eighth grade stu dent at Spring Branch Middle School and a Smithson Valley FFA member Rogers is a New Berlin 4H member April Asher won grand cham pion lamb and Kaitlyn Craft won reserve champion lamb Asher is also a Smithson Val ley FFA member Craft is a Comal County 4H member Emily Rohde won grand champion heifer and is also a New Berlin 4H member Madison won reserve cham pion heifer Judging in the market goat division will begin at 1 today at the livestock barn Brandon Leister cosuperin tendent for this years livestock show said 82 steers were shown COMING TUESDAY i State honors JohannSchnable of New Braunfels one of Texas early Texas Rangers receives state marker honoring service NBFD to receive new updated uniforms A livestock show participant waits his turn to show his live stock at the 111th Comal County Fair livestock event gives children the opportunity to show their animals at this years livestock fair This was an opportunity for these kids to show their ani mals and to see where they Leister said Some of these kids will go on to the state fair next week in Dallas but a lot See FAIR Page 8A By Scott Mahon Staff Writer Firefighters in New Braun fels will don by months end new uniforms that are safer and less expensive Currently the citys 75 fire fighters wear a traditional buttonup style uniform with badges nametags collar insignias and patches All of the attachments could get caught on objects when firefighters are provid ing medical attention or fighting a said NBFD Chief John Herber The new style will have no pins or badges Instead it will have identification embroidered on the uniform so that badges and nametags wont be ripped off while firefight ers are performing their Herber said the new look will include a collarstyle pullover shirt and pants with bellows pockets The pants will be a more tactical style pant which will allow firefighters to carry their equipment in theii pockets instead of using a number of pouches that are clipped onto their See UNIFORMS Page 3A New Internet service allows county residents with fines to pay online By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Folks who owe Comal County money for fines and fees can now pay over the Internet County Treasurer Susan Patterson informed Com missioners Thursday that the county clerks office act ing for the countys courts atlaw and justice of the peace courts could now receive payments from the countys Web site Were online for credit card payments as of this Patterson told commissioners Further departments could be added in the future Patterson said Each payment will have a 4 percent convenience fee added by the countys pay ment contractor Certified Payments The minimum fee would be The fee is to defray costs added by cred it card vendors such as Visa and Mastercard that are included in the cost of com mercial credit card transac tions Patterson said the exact amount of the convenience fee would be clearly dis closed before the customers payment was entered so they could decline if wanted and make the payment in person To pay a county fee or fine over the Internet log on to select the Make OnLine Payments tab note the appropriate department copy the corresponding bureau code to paste into the secure payment screens and follow the instructions The new payment system comes about a year after Patterson and Tax Asses Sherman Krause established the abil ity for the county to receive collections by credit card BLUEBONNET Jtrtcjj OVER 700 VEHICLES IN STOCK METRO s i VISIT OUR SUPER CENTER AT 5 1875HWY81W
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