Friday, April 1, 2005

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 1, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas APRIL SPORTS TIME TO GO NB Softball coach Tracy Knapik steps citing personal and family Page 5A FORUM LETTERS Readers speak out about roads in New Terry Schiavo and Trustee Rose Page 4A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 115 16 2 sections j 1 i Sunny High Low 69 42 Details 1B DEAR ABBY 48 CLASSIFIEDS 41 COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES M SPORTS 5A TV GRIDS 4B Fire destroys residence near Canyon Lake By Ron Malbnay StaffWriter CANYON LAKE A fire of unknown origin destroyed a two story home Thursday Canyon Lake and Spring Branch firefighters were dispatched to Marine Circle and Lake Island Drive shortly before 5 after neighbors reported the house on fire on the north side of the Canyon Lake lames Villarreals crew from the Potters Creek located about three miles were first on Villarreal knew he had a large fire and called for help from the remain ing Canyon Lake stations and the Spring Branch Volunteer Fire Depart The home was more than 60 per cent involved in heavy Vil larreal The right side of the house was pretty much gone Fire Danny Ray said he could see heavy black smoke from miles away when he Upon our the flames were already venting through the win dows and the Ray In a live power line was down across the front of the See Page 8A Pinto likely to stay as city manager By Scott Mahon StaffWriter New Braunfels City Man ager Chuck Pinto apparently Was the top choice for the League City city administra tors but Mayor Jeff Harrison now says hed rather wait until after the May elec tion to hire League City has been with out a city administrator for almost a Harrison told the Galve ston County Daily News he would let the winner of Mays mayoral election hire a new city even though that might mean los ing Pinto said Thursday he had not heard from Galvestori Daily News sto I real ly dont know what theyre thinking because I havent heard from he But it would ethically be inap propriate for me to stay in an openended situation like this which could affect the perception of how Im doing my job for New Pinto said he has an employment agreement with New Braunfels that would require 60 days notice if he Chuck Pinto See Page 8A COMINGSUNDAY Preserving wealth Donna the owner ofWfealth Preservation Advisors in New helps people plan for their Coleman celebrates 25 years in New Braunfels By Scott Mahon StaffWriter The Coleman Company will celebrate its 25th anniversary in New Braun fels Founded in 1900 by Coleman and based in the company opened the New Braunfels plant April Weve encountered some economic but weve survived and grown said Barry director of Weve been a presence in New Braunfels for 25 and we expect to be here a In Coleman estab lished a lighting service in known as the HydroCarbon Light Having purchased a large amount of Coleman discovered he unable to sell the so See Page 2A DEADLY SERIOUS Photos by MANDY with drinks in two adults enjoy a lazy afternoon on the Comal tubers take advan tage of the warm weather Wednesday afternoon to float down the Prince Solms tube Water safety can be a matter of life and death By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Last year was a tough one in Comal County in terms of water By Easter two people had already drowned one on each of the countys two By the end of there were eight As the weather warms up and river flows slow out fitters and public safety offi cials who are preparing for the summer say they hope those who use the water will be care ful to protect New Braunfels Fire Depart ment Mike Wehman said Thursday his departments preparations for the summer season were Fire fighters who respond to water rescue situations have been grateful so far this year that there have been no he The Guadalupes been and the weathers kept the tourists off the river so Wehman Were actually doing pretty good so Drowning rescue he are difficult ones for fire fighters to make because by the time they get in most what theyre working on isnt a rescue its a body The first thing we ask when we get on scene When See Page 8A Josephs adjusting to rapid growth HANDY Father James Janish of Josephs Catholic Church stands in the front of its current By Leigh Jones StaffWriter BULVERDE Ken Nickels address changed a lot during his 23year career in the Air but his home remained the Nickels ancestors were among the first settlers in Honey near and were founding members of Josephs Catholic Church in The major events of Nickels life bap first marriage have taken place within the walls of die original a building his father helped con struct in While Nickel relishes his familys history with the he understands times have changed and is anxious to help meet the needs of the rapidly growing We are no longer a small country he We cant assume the way weve always done things will continue to Josephs has tripled in size since Nickel moved home in As the only parish in it is now the spiritual home for 900 and crowds often overflow out the front door during Sundays Father James Janish recognized pretty quickly he could not meet all the needs of his multiplying providing an opportunity for leaders in the church to step up to posi tions in lay See Page 5A JOSEPHS CATHOUC CHURCH Pastor Father James Janish Denomination Catholic HI Meeting times 5 and Saturday and Sunday H Location 25781 H Phone 830 9802268