Tuesday, November 9, 2004

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 9, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas NOVEMBER HALDZEITUNG SPORTS TIP OFF Canyon downs Smithson Valley 4834 in the girls basketball season opener for the BA APPLAUSE POOD DRIVI Downtown merchants will host a Harvest Happening Saturday to help the SOS Food Page 4B New Braunfels and Comal County since 12 2 sections CLICK Italy cloudy High Low 74 56 Details16 DEARABBY It CLAHIflfOBM COMICS 21 CROSSWORD FORUM 4A M SPORTS BA TV GRIDS Jt NBISD board nears decision on drug testing By Leigh Jones Staff Writer New Braunfels Independent School District trustees are one step closer to implementing a program of random drug testing at the high school and possibly the middle After learning about programs in other districts and being assured by Trustee Rob a that no legal obstacles trustees seemed poised to make a Several parents spoke in favor of testing during the but no one was more supportive than high school Assistant Principal Mike It will give recreational users a reason to say he We dont have to test too If we can afford why not do it Reimer told trustees the high school did not have a drug although occasionally students were busted for being in possession or under the influence of Last school district adminis trators busted 18 students between sixth and 12th grades for drug viola This the number is sure to be higher 18 students already have been caught since school start ed in Johnson said no program could prevent every student from using We have good kids who will do the right thing no matter we will never be able to But then there are those in the mid We need something for those he High school senior Lauren Cov ington said she liked what she heard from I think there will be students this does I like the idea of a deter but my only concern is that it would not be effective without a she Reimer told trustees he would sup port a random drug testing See Page 2A City sets date of final reading for annexation By Scott Mahon StaffWriter The New Braunfels City Council postponed annexing over acres of land outside the city limits until 22 to give landowners time to sign nonannexation council members were scheduled to approve the third and final reading of annexation But Planning Director Frank Robbins recommended postponing the third reading for two when it is expected that landowners will submit signed nonannexation Called restrictive the agreements would postpone annexa tion of land whose owners who sign the agreement for almost three or until the Texas Legislature could find a permanent solution for protect ing ranch and farmland from annexa The agreements would require landowners to maintain the current use of their while the city would agree not to annex the Council did approve the third and final reading of ordinances in Octo ber to annex almost 250 acres of land on State 46 known as areas and I Council postponed the second reading of an ordinance that would designate a maximum weight limit for East County Line Road that runs adjacent to the Owens Corning Residents along the road had complained to District 3 Councilwoman Beth Sokolyk that truck traffic was damaging the Sokolyk said Monday that she had met with Owens Corning She requested the postponement to give Owens Corning and resi dents time to work out a I Council voted 43 against instal ling stop signs at the intersection of County Line Road and Pah meyer District 6 Council man Ken Mayor Pro Tern Lee Rodriguez and Sokolyk voted for the Mayor Adam who voted against the said the city should develop a policy for stop signs as part of the development I Council approved a contract for economic develop ment between the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce and the New Braunfels Industrial Development 4B COMINGFRIDAY FINAL TOAST Fun master found new sense of joy during Wurstfest reign By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Don Bedfords time in the limelight came to a close Sunday He will still be a respected dentist and a pillar of the community he and his have called home for 40 but he will ever again be Wurstfest Im just on cloud Bedford said This has been the best experience of my On top of it was a very successful this citys version of is an annu al salute to sausage that guhday completed its 44th annual Each visitors pump millions of dollars into the local economy and hundreds of thousands more to the 40plus service clubs and charitable organizations for which the event is an impor tant Hes enjoyed this so his hat almost got stuck on his JoAnn Bedford Bedford said his job as big or tun of Wurstfest and its representative to the world was a unique opportunity to meet people and still learn about New Braunfels and its File photo 2004 Grosse Opa Don and Wurstfest President Doug Ive just got a new sense of the joy people have and the good time it Bedford I just happen to believe the lord wants us to have The beautiful thing is all the good it does for all those organizations and all the fun it Bedford was special when Wurstfest President Doug Miller declared the day Patrick Flores See Page 3A Benjamin Limo tries out a frozen drink while his finishes off a sausage on a and friend Amanda Lamkin munches on roasted corn and Linda Lamkin enjoys a wurst group traveled from Cedar Park to enjoy the final weekend of DAVID HeraldZeitung Cuellar I will not overlook New Braunfels By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Henry Cuellar never had any intention of slowing down once elected to represent the 28th Congressional Dis which includes parts of New The elections now let me know what I can D said in an interview I want to hit the ground District 28 stretch es from Cuellars hometown along the Interstate 35 corri dor through San Antonio up to San Cuellar carried the district over Seguin Republican Jim Hopson by about votes landslide compared to his 58vote primary win over in cumbent Giro He also carried Comal winning in precincts that elected a Republican county Cuellar attributed the local showing to work by County Democrat Chairman Larry Horton and supporter Ramon Ramon was very instru mental in getting the word talking to folks and set ting up phone Cuellar Larry Horton and others worked very and we won this county If five voting precincts in New Braunfels seems like a See Page 2A Congressman Henry Cuellar Utility line shooting water above rooftops By Ron Maloney StaffWriter A water line in front of Commissioners Court ruptured sending a geyser of water into the air and showering gravel on vehicles parked County purchaser Ed Krai saw the gusher as he and his returned home from Austin at around 5 It was quite something to Krai It squirted above the flagpoles and over to the County Buildings Superintendent Anthony Saenz said he went down to see if he could help when he was told about I got a call from one of my workers telltale there was a I assumed it was a sprinkler head kicked off by a skateboarder or some thing like When Saenz he saw New Braunfels police had cordoned off the and New Braunfels Utilities workers were trying to shut down the which was gushing well above the roof of the It was a sixinch line about six feet underground that serves the fire sprinkler system in the Commissioners Court Saenz NBU got the water shut off at around and a county road department ciew was sent to repair the problem Mon he Its Saenz Two spaces in the parking lot were Saenz said he wasnt sure what had caused the When they dug it they found two holes in the he A water line ruptur ed Sunday afternoon in front of Commis sioners sending a geyser of water into the air higher than the nearby Photo courtesy