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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 31, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas                                TT V DECEMBER SPOKI5 GRIAT EFFORT Canyon turns in outstanding effort on defense during a 6538 victory over Page 6A NEWS HORRID TALES Islanders had to fend off starvation and starving crocodiles thrown ashore by Page SA Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 39 16 2 sections CLICK Mostly cloudy High Low 76 61 Details 1B DEAR ABBY 31 CLASSIFIEDS M COMICS 2B CROSSWORD Zt FORUM 4A OBITUARIES JA SPORTS 6A TV GRIDS Police Ring in new but stay off streets afterward By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Anyone who has a habit of drinking and driving might not want to do it this New Years Eve in New NBPD Patrol John Villarreal said his department had overlapped shifts and would have four squads on the streets today between 9 and 2 We will have an abundance of patrol officers on Villarreal Weve got the and fortunately well schedule Villarreal urged partygoers and all drivers on the road to exercise cau If youre going to consume designate a If youre going to do so reasonably and responsibly because there are Vil larreal Dont drink and Theres no sense in ruining a reputa a career or someones life when it could have been totally Department of Public Safety Rick Alvarez said his department would be on the Interstate and county roads looking j for violators and would be backstop I ping New Braunfels police and Comal I County Sheriffs deputies wherever I j m Our shifts are really showing empha j sis on any and all hazardous j g of includes I drunken driving and seat belt viola Alvarez Were going to be j nonforgiving on You dont have your I seat youre going to get a I See DRIVE Page 3A j HOLIDAY SCHIDULIS City offices will be closed today but will reopen New Braunfels Utilities will be closed For assis tance with utility problems during call Comal County offices will be closed today and will open The city sanitation department will collect garbage All major grocery stores will be open today and The New Braunfels and Bulverde post offices will be open today but will be closed Most local banks will be open for regular hours today but will be closed The HeraldZeitung will be open today and VOAG BONANZA for NBISD Brackenarea BSD plans tax election DAVID NBISD School Board Trustee Ed and board President Jorge Maldonado discuss the future of the 21 acres on Union Wine Road that the district hopes to purchase for use by the agriculture Acquisition of 24 acres would be boon to ag program By Leigh Jones Staff Writer The New Braunfels Independent School District agriculture program will get a late New Years present in 2005 a home of its Trustees discovered the proper acres on Union Wine after months of looking and have entered negotiations with current Nathan and Karen to buy it for Just acquiring the land would be a step in the right direction for the which has seen its agricul ture program dwindle for lack of a but the property is practi cally movein With good agriculture zon pipe a 2acre stock running water and a metal students will be able to start housing animals with a minimum amount of Its a good especially with the said Trustee and real estate broker Lee We think its a reasonable acquisition Agriculture teacher Jim Tucker said the facility was a great something to get excited Im hoping we get more involve ment from kids who dont have a place to keep their animals he I can see the program really start to most of the students who take agriculture classes or par ticipate in Future Farmers of Amer ica have places to house their ani mal Students who do not have a barn in their backyards often miss the opportunity to par Trustee Ed who has work ed hard to keep the need for a facil ity at the top of trustees todo said the work required to make the property ready for animal projects pens and at least one See LAND Page 3A By Ron Maloney Staff Writer second ol the countys Emergency Services Districts will seek a tax election in February seeking to raise money to support fire County officials report Emergency Ser vice District which contracts with the Bracken Volunteer Fire Department for fire service in the Bracken and Garden Ridge would seek a half cent sales tax for fire The election will be conducted It comes against a backdrop of in creasingly tight Comal County bud gets and repeated warnings by Com missioners Court that the county would no longer support rural fire Over the past four the county has cut from to each year its support for fire service in Spring Branch and Canyon Under the enabling legislation for the See TAX Page 3A COMINGSATURDAY MO YOU KNOW I Emergency Service District 6 has a 3 cents ad valorem which is per year on a house I The district wants to increase that by half a Bowl preview 2 New Braunfete residents hope to help ted to a Cotton Bowl victory Laughter and love bind together congregation of 2yearold church v LIGHTHOUSE GOSPEL CHURCH Pastor Bill Moore Denomination nondenomina tional Attendance 65 Meeting time 10 Sunday Location corner of Deborah and Texas 46 i Phone 830 8322388 I Worship style blended By Lsigh Jones Staff Writer Lighthouse Full Gospel Church Pastor Bill Moore does not mind being called peculiar he wel comes who punctuates almost every sentence with a breathy said he believed God wanted his congregation to be in a good Were definitely not he People are loved when they come We are a real The members might be but the church itself is a downright Moore only had in his bank account when he wrote a check to the buildings owner for the first and last months rent and prepared to move I told the him it would be good when he cashed Moore even though he had no idea where the money would come The next Moore was standing in the churchs parking lot when a man drove up and handed him a check for I knew it was a Moore I believe God has placed me here to raise up this Sixteen people attended the first worship but the crowds have grown steadily over the last two The made up of people from all segments of is bound together by two key ingre said Head Board Member Albert Glenewinkel laughter and u u yg We have a lot of fun all the time Pastof Bill and Albert president of the even thoueh most of us have nast church stand in front of a wall hanging done by a member even though most ot us nave past Qf See TOUR Of Page 3A ices in May the ureh first started serv   

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