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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 14, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas THE SUNDAY NOVEMBER 2004 RALDZEITUNG NEW FEATURE NASCAR Meet rookie Nextel Cup sen sation Kasey Kahne in the Herald Zeitungs new NASCAR This INSIDE LIFE TOYLAND Retro meets new as this years Hot Dozen list arrives in time for the holi day Rage 1C Braunfels and Comal 313 24 4 sections CK I 70 chance of rain High Low 58 52 Details3B DEAR ABBY 6C CLASSIFIEDS ID COMICS 4C CROSSWORD 4C FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS IB TV GRIDS Valentine Donation resolution invalid By Scott Mahon StaffWriter After failing once already to get the New Braunfels City Council to rescind its decision to donate the Comal County fairgrounds to the Comal County Fair Dis trict 6 Councilman Ken Valen tine now claims that councils resolution voted July 26 was According to City Attorney Charlie Section d of the Texas Local Govern ment Code allows a city to transfer property to a 501 c 3 organization if the considera tion for the transfer provides that the nonprofit organization uses the property in a man ner that primarily promotes a public purpose of the munici The statute does not allow transfer of property to a 501 c 5 and although fair association officials said recently that the organization was not in fact a 501 c they intended to apply for 501 c 3 status with the Internal Rev enue Even Mayor Adam Cork admitted the mistake two weeks It was an honest said Cork on But Fair Association secre tary Kim Reynolds said Tues day the association was in the process of applying for 501 c 3 Valentine said Fri day he placed the issue on Mondays council and See Page 3A A FOOT FOR FITNESS Reaves to Present DIDYOU DIABETES FACTS Total cases in the United States million percent of the Diagnosed 13 million people Undiagnosed million people About people under 20 years of age have Approximately one in every 400 to 500 children and adolescents has Type 1 dia Age 20 years or older 18 Age 60 years or older Men Women mil Source 19992001 National Health Interview Survey estimates projected to year NonHispanic whites mil percent of all non Hispanic whites aged 20 years or older have dia NonHispanic blacks mil percent of all non Hispanic blacks aged 20 years or older have dia On aver non Hispanic blacks are times more likely to have diabetes than non Hispanic whites of simitar Hispanic Americans 2 mil of all Americans aged 20 years or older have On Americans are times more likely to have dia betes than non Hispanic whites of similar Mexican the largest Latino are more than twice as likely to have diabetes than non Hispanic whites of similar Courtesy of the American Diabetes Association 6 month district plans Photos by DAVID Zeitung and Hojly Hamblin begin the 3mile A Foot for Fitness walk outside the Westside Community Center along with their parents Lori and Gary Tetrick Saturday morn Money raised in the second annual event will be used to operate a diabetes education program at the Walk benefits diabetes research By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Three weeks Super intendent Ron Reaves heard what board members want ed him to work on for the next six trustees will hear how Reaves plans to accom plish the goals they Im looking forward to getting them fleshed Reaves I have worked out timelines and measura ble Now I need clear direction and If they like what they trustees could approve Reaves goals without mak ing further The only area Reaves is concerned about involves a nebulous goal establish ing a customer friendly and serviceoriented environ ment in every This one is tough to pin AT A GLANCE What New Braunfels Independent School District board meeting When 7 Monday Where Education Center board 430 Mill he Im not convinced its a major prob but we can always How to measure progress is the difficult To start Reaves plans on forming an input group of staff and district patrons to form a list of serviceoriented behaviors to submit to the board by Reaves also will research serviceoriented codes of conduct in other By May Reaves will See Page 5A By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Any physician will say that if you cant walk your way to bet ter its at least a very good about 150 walked or ran a threemile course through the west end of New Braunfels to raise awareness about diabetes and raise money for the West Side Community which operates a diabetes education The second annual A Foot for Fitness was expected to raise for the And that was just fine with the Gary and Lori Tetrick family of New The Tetricks made a donation so they could take part in the walk and then listen to rockandroll classics played by the San Anto niobased Voodoo The Tetrick Holly and Daniel New Braunfels Middle School thought Saturdays walk nei ther chose to run was a good We wanted to participate in helping people with said who plays basketball and sometimes soccer for exer COMING FRIDAY Weekly Tour of Faith Another church is profikd in the weekly series of churches in Conud Firm to study traffic on Walnut Avenue Diabetes patient Cricelia hands a cup of water to A Foot for Fitness participant Vickie Elson at the completion of her walk at the Westside Community Center Saturday This benefits people with dia betes and its healthy tor us to said who plays golf and goes camping with his City Councilwoman Sonia MunozGill joined them in the This is a great way of bringing up your MunozGill noting the work of the dia betes education which operates out of the West Side Cen ter It also raises awareness of this she MunozGill said she appreciat ed the effort organizer Susan Phillips has put into both A Foot for Fitness programs held so We should congratulate her for putting this all only for her management but for her which See Page 3A By Scott Mahon StaffWriter Approved by the New Braun fels City Council in a San Antonio engineering firm will begin studying traffic on Walnut Avenue next Jeff Miller with Carter Burgess said motorists will notice traffic counters on the as engineers begin trying to determine peak times of Over the Walnut Avenue has become one of the more congested arterial streets in the city because it connects 135 to the north side of New because more com mercial businesses have locat ed up and down the AF A GLANCE What Traffic and Transportation Committee When 18 Where Municipal 424 Castell especially at the intersection of San Antonio Street and wal nut the 43feet twolane street often becomes backed up at peak times at major City Engineer Mike Short said council has studied the problem for Council talked about widening South Walnut three years but in the end there are going to have to be See Page 3A I BLUEBONNET Jeep OVER 700 VEHICLES IN STOCK METRO LINE 1999 FORD ESCORT SE ttOO
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