Tuesday, November 16, 2004

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 16, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas NOVEMBER 2004 TAKING AIM Outdoors columnist Keith Warren explains how in practice can lead to Page 5A NATIONAL NEWS I Serving New Braunfels and Cornal County since POWELL QUITS Secretary of State Colin Powell and 3 other Cabinet members announced their resignations Page 2A 1 12 2 sections CLICK i Storm s High Low 71 63 Details 1B DEAR ABBY 31 CLASSIFIEDS 41 COMICS 20 CROSSWORD 21 FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS BA TV GRIDS M 2 fired street department workers reinstated YIT TO Bl NURD Armando Padron has an appeal hearing at 9 Saul Ibarra will have one at 2 A hearing for Bernardo Gutier rez will be By Ron Maloney StaffWriter New Braunfels City Manager Chuck Pinto reinstated Mon day two of the street depart ment employees fired in Sep Pinto announced that Orlan do a light equip ment operator and 14year city begins work Carlos a laborer with the street department for five goes back to work Pinto said he took the action after a grievance panel that met Wednesday recommend ed Cardenas and Perez be rein stated with a 30day unpaid suspension and one year of probation from their date of The pair were part of a group of 12 street department em ployees fired in August and September for alleged viola tions of city personnel The violations included taking home materials from homes flooded in 2002 that the city bought under a federal pro One of the fore man Roland faces possible criminal fired 20 for alleged violations of personnel policies pertaining to insubor making a false state ment of material fact in a de partmental investigation and theft of will receive two days of back fired 27 for alleg ed violations of personnel poli See Page 3A Orlando Cardenas Carlos Perez TEACHING THE COWBOY WAY Fairgrounds item ON THE Jfwe cant carry this on for our I might just as well take this hat off and fling it somewhere if none of this means anything to Frank Roberts Ranger Garner State Park I Linda Kirkpatricks Somewhere in the West Texas Women Who Left a is available for at Box Leakey pulled from agenda By Scott Mahon StaffWriter A lastminute request to take ac tion on rescinding a vote by the New Braunfels City Council to donate the Comal County Fairgrounds to the Comal County Fair Association was removed from Mondays On District 6 Councilman Ken Valentine requested that a dis cussion on the donation of the fair grounds be placed on the City Attorney Charlie Zech advised Valentine Saturday that the request did not include the sig natures of at least two other council Council passed an ordinance in June that requires a 90day waiting period for an item to be placed on the agenda if the item was discussed and failed within the last 90 COMINGWEDNESDAY Charter chatter A charter review committee submit ted its final recommendations Monday to the New Braunfels City Council for updating and revising the citys unless at least two other council members sign the agenda Requests for agenda items also are required to be filed with the city sec retary by noon on the Monday pre ceding a council Valentine filed the request four days Council voted 43 on July 26 to donate the fairgrounds to the fair Valentine voted against the Volunteers needed to serve a helping of happiness on Thanksgiving Day DAVID Cowboy poet Joe collaborates with musician Frank Roberts as part of Cowboy Sunset which performed two shows Saturday at the New Braunfels Museum of Art and Preserving tall songs and poetry of bygone era By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Go to Garner State Park during the summer and you can ride a hay wagon up into the hills to hear Frank Roberts and his Un da Kirkpatrick and Joe About 20 miles of Frio Canyon is the backdrop as Roberts sings cow boy songs interspersed with anec dotes of more than 100 years down on the ranch the history of the cowboy and cowgirl as presented in tall songs and Kirkpatrick and both ranch recite poetry that speaks of the cowboy ways those that have come down to us today that would otherwise be lost to A few fortunate people didnt have to go to Garner State Park Saturday to hear Kirkpatrick and Wells present two showings of their Cowboy Sunset spon sored by the Greater New Braun fels Arts Council at the New Braun fels Museum of Art and Music in They heard Roberts sing cowboy standards from Red River through Back in the Saddle to the shows musical a robust rendition of the 1970s Mi chael Martin Murphey Top 40 which is a modem depic See Page 3A By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Thanksgiving the West Side Community Cen ter ran a little short of cornbread stuffing for the dinners it and Holy Family Catholic Church served around the Across Our Lady of Perpetual Help ran short of the pie it needed to feed more than Calls were made and a deal was We helped them with dressing and they helped us with said Our Lady coordinator Yvette Caste Thats the way it should Were all interested in the same Were not looking at church or reli gious We invite everybody and anybody who doesnt wish to eat This year Our the West Side Communi ty Center and 1 loly Family are preparing for another community Thanksgiving Day It will be held between 11 and 2 Rosie who is helping coordinate the dinners that will be prepared by the West Side Community Center and nearby Holy Family Catholic said shes looking for volunteers who will be willing to work hard for a good Were starting as early as in the morning on Thanksgiving Well need kitchen help and we See Page 3A CANYOU The West Side Community Center and Our Lady of Perpetual Help are preparing for their annual community Thanksgiving din at which they hope to feed nearly this To volunteer at the West Side call 625 4822 or H To volunteer at Our call 6253534 week days from 8 to This years holi day feasts will be held between 11 and 2 Thanksgiving Little change in NBISD board leadership By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Although the New Braunfels Independent School District Board of trustees technically re organized nothing much Only one position treasur er has a new Trustee Randy Rust will take over the treasurers position from outgoing board member Penelope President Jorge Vice President Rob Johnson and Secretary Lee Edwards kept their Maldonado was the only member nominated tor presi even though he previous ly stated he preferred not to take the The reorganization took place as a result of the 2 election that sent Maldonado and Bill Biggadike back to the Biggadike served before his took over his seat in Trustees seemed happy with their new but Sup erintendent Ron Reaves went home without approval for his yearly Although trustees liked his plans for three of the goals creating a longterm financial developing longterm fa cilities strategy and enhancing academic programs they felt See Page 2A Photo courtesy Stephanie Ferguson Bill Biggadike and Jorge Maldonado take the oath of office from Comal County Court at Law Judge Brenda Chapman guaranteed If A AMUCK GoM I yui Hulim t H totol ftnaiua iaaut 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