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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 2, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas PASO TX 799115 DECEMBER flf RALDZEITUNG SPORTS HONORS Several area volleyball play ers are named to alldistrict Page 7A FORUM COLUMN Guest columnist Pierre Schmitz writes how Reaves dual language push should be Page 6A and Comal County since Partly cloudy High Low 62 39 Details1B I COMICS 2B I CROSSWORD 2B I FORUM 6A OBITUARIES IA I SPORTS 7A I TV GRIDS M ii NBU prepares pretrial documents in suit By Scott Mahon Staff Writer Attorneys for New Braunfels Utilities are preparing pretrial documents to oppose the Low er Colorado River Authoritys tract with which pro a trial date would be set fol purchase of the Lost Pines vides 90 percent of NBUs lowing pretrial 1 Power Plant near electric It was filed The attorneys are exchang NBU filed a lawsuit in Feb in conjunction with the Ker ing documents for ruary in Kerr County over rville Public Utility said Gretchen com the interpretation of its con NBU officials said this week munications The KICKING IT UP Photos by DAVID The New Braunfels High School Monoceras practice in the school cafeteria Tuesday afternoon for their featured spot in Saturdays Neiman Marcus Adolphus Childrens Parade in Monoceras to perform in parade in Dallas By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Members of the New Braunfels High School dance team rushed around their studio digging through costume storage bins and preparing to pack their The team had not planned to travel this but sev eral weeks they got an offer too good to pass up a featured spot in Saturdays Neiman Marcus Adolphus Childrens Parade in down town The parade organizers called sponsor Kellie Jack sonJandt after another team canceled at the last But instead of feeling like UPDATES The New Braunfels High School Monoceras practice the splits in the school cafeteria Tuesday second the Mono ceras are thrilled at the Although the team has performed in the parade in they were not in the coveted featured which places them in the opening number and on tel evision screens all over 1 remember wishing we could be the featured team two years said Tasha who has been on the team for three Its a huge The Monoceras will get a lot of attention during the but the junior varsi ty a squad of 21 also will perform further back in the JacksonJandt said the var sity team was selected for the special spot because of its sharp talent with high kick Its one of the harder things to but the girls take See Page 3A City to get boost from new stores Tracking the news Wares listed in stable condition after explosion LAST WE KNEW Britton Ware and his were critically burned Sunday in an explosion at their home outside New LATEST A Brooke Army Med ical Center spokesman said Wednesday both were in critical but stable for second arid thirddegree burns will continue at By Scott Mahon Staff Writer Its been a good year for economic devel opment in New Home Depot Supply will complete its new call center in June Kohls Department store opened a new store in October Circuit City will open a new store next week and Family Dollar Store is opening a new store This year was a very good year for new wealth creation in New said Michael president of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of The Home Depot Supply call center was the top prize of the but all the new businesses mean that the economy is recovering and people in New Braunfels will have more opportunities to shop here at A groundbreaking ceremony was held Wednesday for Home Depot Supplys new squarefoot call center at Common Street and Gruene It will be the com panys third call center located in the Unit ed It will be constructed in two The first phase will be completed in June officials A division of Home Home Depot Supply call centers serve construction contractors and facility main tenance professionals who own and oper ate apartment complexes and See Page 5A next step would be to take and as soon as the depositions are complet a trail date will be The lawsuit was filed in the 198th Judicial District Court in Kerr District court officials said no court dates were pending at this According to the Kerrville See Page 3A Elderly man bilked in scam By Ron Maloney Staff Writer A New Braunfels police detective reported a local man was victimized Tuesday for a sizable amount of cash in a confidence The who detective Bob Parchman did not was approached in a parking lot off Walnut Avenue by a man who set him up for what police call a lottery The lottery scam is a con game in which someone approaches a potential victim saying he or she has won a but cannot cash the winning ticket for whatever The victim is offered an opportunity to buy the bogus ticket at a dramatically reduced rate and then is stuck when he or she tries to collect the winnings from lottery offi In other such as the oneTues CONTACT INFO If someone approaches you or you see some one attempting to take advan tage of another call New Braunfels police at In Comal the victim is led through a process in which he ends up with a wad of cash that turns out to include almost no real call the Sheriffs Office at 620 3400 or 885 In an emer call Its a variant of the pigeon Parchman In a pigeon a con man leads his victim the See Page 3A Driving in style Don Maxwell Chevrolet chart now called Valraark Blue Santa program seeking help By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Comal Countys two law enforcementsponsored hol iday relief efforts are still seek ing help providing Christmas gilts for needy local Chief of Police Russ John son said Wednesday that so just over 20 percent of the Blue Santa gift cards had been turned Blue Santa is a program where someone who wishes to help a needy family can pick a card shaped like Santa Claus off a Christmas tree 2004 CHEER FUND Donations are still being accepted for the 2004 Cheer donate Stop by the HeraldZeitung office at 707 Landa between 8 and 5 Monday through Friday or mail a check made out to the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung to Cheer New Braunfels 707 Landa New before Thanks to the following for their support Richard Bull Lawrence and Maria Roy and buy the Police offi cers and volunteers will deliv er the gifts This Blue sponsored by the police the Citizens Police Academy alumni and Communities in will help more than 300 children in more than 100 Johnson We are really appreciative of the publics support for Blue and our needy Johnson But so no gifts have See Page 3A Dolores Barbiers Alan and Betty Bartlett Steven Slagle and Marie Moore
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