New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, November 5, 2004

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

November 05, 2004

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 5, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas SPORTS IT FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5,2004 V, NOVEMBER 5,2004 rald-Zeitung FOOTBALL Playoff spot on the line for New Braunfels, Canyon in Wurst Bowl. Page 5A DELAY PRESS STOP Due to a problem with the press, the Herald-Zeitung may be delivered a bit late. We apologize for the delay. Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852. Vol. 153, No. 306 14 pages, 1 section CLICK www: herald-zeitung.com 500 00001 Mostly sunny High Low 69 41 Details .... 7 A DEAR ABBY 9A CLASSIFIEDS 11A COMICS 8A CROSSWORD 8A FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 5A TV GRIDS 9AMan receives 40-year sentence for threats By Ron Maloney Staff Writer The man accused of sending more than 200 threatening letters to District Attor ney Dib Waldrip pleaded guilty Thursday and was sentenced to 40 years in state prison. Kent Krueger had an event ful day in visiting District Judge Don Leonard’s 22nd Judicial District courtroom. Thursday morning, a jury that heard three days of tes timony deliberated for half an hour before finding Krueger competent to stand trial. After lunch, Krueger pleaded guilty rather than go to trial. As a habitual offender, he faced between 25 years and life in prison on charges of retaliation, stalking and wit ness tampering. After entering the plea, Krueger repeatedly claimed See TRIAL, Page 3A Group from Germany brings authentic music to Wurstfest By Leigh Jones Staff Writer For the last four years, Wurstfest-goers have missed an important part of the heritage celebration — authentic folk music played by a German band. This year, the 12 musicians of Die frohliche Dorfmusik traveled from their homes near Braunfels, Germany, to entertain their American “cousins” with “Alpenrock” and traditional Bohmis-che folk music. German-American Society member Bill Moltz said the crowds love the authentic German sound. BAND PERFORMANCES ■ Catch Die frohliche Dorfmusik, the authentic German band, for two more Wurstfest performances in the Big Tent at 6:45 and 9 p.m. tonight. “It’s happy music, and these guys get everyone involved,” he said. “It really gets us back to our heritage." While the band performs in the Big Tent, audience members clap and lock arms to schunkeln, rock back and forth to the beat. w ? jr Ti It r 1 «*■ IFfJ Audience participation is a large part of Die frbliche its oerro Council to consider pilot program for system By Scott Mahon Staff Writer If the New Braunfels City Council gives its approval, some residents would be part of a pilot program for a fully automated sanitation system. The city’s solid waste manager, James Ballowe, proposed the pilot program Monday during a council workshop. Ballowe said if the experiment were successful, he would recommend implementing a city-wide fully automated system sometime next AT A GLANCE I What: New Braunfels City Council » When: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8 I Where: Municipal Building, 424 S. Caste!! Ave. year. New Braunfels always has used a manual sanitation collection system, which costs the city about $1,342,000 a year to operate, Ballowe said. Currently, the sanitation department uses nine rear-load trucks with three-mem-ber crews to collect residential garbage twice a week for about 14,300 customers. Each crew collects about 45 tons to 50 tons of garbage a week, in a 40-hour work week. But Ballowe said manual collection has its pitf alls, including more workman's compensation claims by sanitation workers. See GARBAGE, Page 3A See BAND, Page 3A Dorfmusik's charm during its performance. River of Life building ministries, activities for children By Leigh Jones Staff Writer River of life Assembly of God Church is at the right place at the right time. Surrounded by an explosion of new neighborhoods and young families, the church has more than doubled its attendance in the last year. “ l’liis is a very exciting time,” stud Pastor Joe Helms. “I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.” With three New Braunfels Independent School District schools nearby, the church is building its ministries to cater to children. A new outdoor playground is in the works, and when the new sanctuary is complete, the existing building will be turned over to the children, decked out with video games and “fooseball” tables. “On Sunday mornings, the kids will have lesson time followed by recreation time,” Helms said.-“We want to make church fun.”I BLUEBONNET Jeep When River of Life moved to its current location, the congregation moved into a new 8,000-square-feet facility, but only 4,200 square feet were finished inside. Phase two of the constmction project will start after Christmas. In April, they will move into a new sanctuary, complete with steeple and new “churchy" exterior aesthetics. "The expansion will give us more room to do things,’’ I lelms said. “The additions to the outside of the building will attract more people and let this community know we are worshipping here.” Alexis Meyers, who teaches one of the Missionettes growth classes for young girls, said more space would be welcome. “As we grow, we’re starting to feel space constraints,’’ she said. “We’re really excited and looking forward to that extra space.” Meyers and her class of 7 to 10-year-olds just completed the art unit of their Missionettes curriculum. Their activities See CHURCH, Page 3A Pastor Joe Helms office at River of Lite DAVID INGRAM/Herald Zeitung ares his Sunday sermon in his hurch. I I I t I , / VV VV VV I 11 I I I I < ■ I IJeep Nev. Iii; i ii 111 cl s. IX MS lr MKZnwrrMTFSMZivczgz r OVER 700 VEHICLES IN STOCK MlWr.fi . PT: luWiQH ■    2004rlr.W^.TJrTTr! taurus 800-725-1 515 Certified *11,995 STMNAI023I2, ^HAI02320 NA 10232^^ STRIKE UP THE BAND Hartmut Weinecker of Die froliche Dorfmusik leads the audience in dance moves during one of the band's songs. Renovating dreams Home rejuvenation starts with making, having a plan. Fridays. the HeraldZeitung will feature a different house of worship. RIVER OF LIFE ASSEMBLY OF GOD B Pastor: Joe Helms ■ Denomination: Assembly of God • Attendance: 50 ■ Meeting times: 10:30 a.m. Sunday ■ Location: 1615 FM 1044 ■ Phone: (830) 625-6152 ® Worship style: blended * Mission: RIVER - Reaching the lost, Investing in lives, Vision with purpose, Evangelizing the world, Restoring the broken. ;

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