New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, December 12, 2004

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

December 12, 2004

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Issue date: Sunday, December 12, 2004

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 12, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas THE SUNDAY DECEMBER 2004 Wi TK ALDZEITUNG LIFE DICORATIONS Christmas ornaments are not only but also steeped in Page 1C COUPONS Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 24 34 5 sections CLICK Smart Eckerd and Walgreens offers savings and discounts for a variety of INSIDE I Mostly sunny High Low 79 46 Details3B DEARABBY 31 CLASSIFIEDS 10 COMICS 4C CROSSWORD 4C FORUM 4A OBITUARIES SA SPORTS It TV GRIDS It SPLIT DECISION Architectural renderings courtesy of Shipley Architects View from the current Mission Valley Mills employee rking lot of a 200to 300room An aerial view of the proposed cen ter Artists rendering of the power which would become ar upscale Developer not dismayed by council vote By Ron Matoney Staff Writer City council voted 43 last Monday to name the Mission Valley Mills site on the Guadalupe River as its choice location for a convention But in an amendment to the res council stopped short of endorsing the concept it was shown for a million hotel and conven tion center for the 41acre The which would include a 200to 300room would be partially funded through a spe cial tax district called a Tax Incre DCCTAIIDAUTC ment Finance j ncaAUHAW The concept as presented to council came from city staff and closely resembled proposals pre pared by consultants in two studies that concluded this city needed a hotel and convention One of the studies was commissioned by Cooperative made the chamber of commerce in 1995 The a brief presentation of their architects other came from a consultant hired just for the Coker representa y ijClty L j tives compared their plan to a concept recentiy prepared for the city by its con as support tor the project it left some Convention Sports and munity leaders with the impression that it K was at best a tepid endorsement and could make someone contemplating a million investment in this communi un ty consider going elsewhere Our location would be one of the They wanted to look this council in the verV few in Texas located on a body of eyes and see what kind of partners theyll Boyd told said a city staffer who was concerned Coker architect Dan Shipley of Dallas that the city might have wavered Monshowed renderings that outline a grand day night at a crucial point where it needvision of a development that would be ed to show strength and unity of the linchpin for a revitalization of the entire The vote came after representatives of located at the end of McKenna the Michael Coker a Dallas Avenue alongside the Faust Street developer hired by the mill Plains This site is uniquely suited to exact Whats in the works MIXED USE CONVENTION CENTER HOTEL AMPHITHEATER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER ly the kind of project your consultants Shipley The convention centerhotel com plex would include among its amenities a performing arts outdoor retail stores and a hikeandbike trail on land adjacent to the Mission Valley In the neighborhood would be addi tional senior hous ing retail landscaping that includes treelined drainage improvements and other com mercial development that could lead to a revitalization that spreads across the Guadalupe River and out to Loop While no deal has been it could include a divided entry boulevard that See MISSION Page 9A DAVID Members of the Smithson Valley High School football team celebrate their 1810 victory over Houston Clear Lake in the state semifinal The Rangers advance to the state championship game next SVHS state bound with 1810 victory By Will Wright j Sports Editor I SAN ANTONIO It was a little bit j harder this time for Smithson but it j was worth I The Rangers wrapped up their third trip j to a state championship game in four j years defeating Houston Clear i Lake 1810 in a Class 5ADivision II semi final in front of at the The play of the defense and special teams directly or indirectly led to each Rangers point scored in the Clear Lake staged a threat late in the scor ing with remaining and then recover ing an onsides hushing the Rangers fans side of the But in the just after the Falcons lastgasp pass fluttered incomplete in the See Page 3A SVHS 2004 POSTSEASON SVHS San Marcos 21 SVHS San Antonio Clark 20 SVHS San Benito 0 SVHS San Antonio Taft24 SVHS Houston Clear Lake 10 Tour of Faith Another church U profiled in the weekly Council to consider list of charter changes By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Council Monday night will consider a laundry list of pro posed changes in the city charter that could go to voters in The citys charter is its con It sets out policies and procedures for conduct ing city The city appointed a com mittee to review its charter in In it made recommendations for changes that will now be taken up by Between now and the end of council will mull over and debate the proposed changes and decide which ones will go on the The only way the charter can be changed is by the bal lot in said City Manag er Chuck The voters have the final Most of the changes 80 to 85 percent are house keeping items intended to See Page 3A AT A GLANCE What NBISD board meeting When 7 Monday Where Education Center board 430 Mill St Parent to request review of book questionable language cited ByUighJonM StaffWriter Shelley Arizmendi was driv ing her daughter home from school at Oak Run Sixth Grade Center when she heard some thing she did not there are bad words in this In the back Arizmendis 11 yearold was reading a book her English Trad had assigned Arizmendi looked over the novel the next morning and was shocked at what she I never dreamed I would need to monitor the books my child is assigned in she Arizmendi was particularly offended by three passages con taining curse The Nothing but the byAvi chronicles the con flict between high school fresh man Philip Malloy and his Engtish Margaret The See Page 3A Gold Bracelets Staring at BUSINESS Ui 35 240 BftAUNIfiU Jewelry factory ;

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