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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 12, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas APRIL 2005 SPOI xxxxxxxxxxxxxx ALL FOR ADC SOUTHWEST HICROPUDLISHERS 11627 E OR EL PASO TX 79903 Minllil i imiiMiini RIL 2005 STATE ROUND New Braunfels draws McKinney in girls Class 4A soccer state semifinal Page 6 FORUM COLUMN David Will writes on how cit izens need to find out where candidates stand on land scaping Page 4 Serving 124 12 1 section CLICK I Mostly sunny High Low S3 50 Details DEAR ABBY CLASSIFIEDS COMICS CROSSWORD FORUM OBITUARIES SPORTS TV GRIDS 9 9 8 8 4 3 6 9 Parkingbypermit might be extended By Scott Mahon Staff Writer The New Braunfels City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance that would extend parkingby permit to three river recre ation neighborhoods from May 1 through Labor Last council approved parkingbyper mit in an area bounded by Peace Mather Union Street and Common a study con ducted last year by a San Antonio engineering firm recommended among other things extending the pro gram to adjacent neighbor hoods during the summer to give some relief to local residents from the deluge of overflow parking caused by summer Councils vote came after a debate over the cost of the permits and whether a sur vey conducted by the city indicated a lack of interest in extending the See COUNCIL Page 3 County to participate in safety program By Ron Maloney StaffWriter SAN ANTONIO Comal County Mon day partnered with Bexar County and City of San Antonio officials in an educational program designed to help the public prepare for man natural or terror istcaused County Judge Danny Scheel and Emergency Management Coordina tor Carol Edgett ed a press conference at San Antonio City Hall to launch READY South The which features a jointly operated emergency pre paredness Web site called will include brochures on various emergency preparedness instruction in schools and demonstration AT A GLANCE S For information on emergency preparedness or READY South log onto readysouth For information on personal pre con tact Carol Edgett at 608 8656 or 620 See SAFETY Page 3 COMINGFRIDAY Tour of Faith Comal County Church will be the next church profiled in the weekly series of Bus service expansion to be revisited By Ron Maloney StaffWriter A Comal County official has proposed expanding bus service in New Braunfels to include possible regular routes that could help bring neighborhood residents to downtown and commercial Precinct 3 Commissioner Greg Parker made the proposal at a recent luncheon of elected And Mayor Adam Cork says the time has come to revisit the idea of scheduled pub lic transit in New who ran for office in 2004 on a platform that included increasing public transportation opportunities for his con said the service would be an expansion of the existing public transporta tion service provided in New Braunfels by See BUS Page 3 COUNTRYSIDE TOUR Photos by DAVID Participants in Saturdays KinderschuheVolksmarsch make their way up Fredericksburg hill on their way to Panther fundraiser benefited Communities in Volksmarsching brings people together for fun and Samantha Grudzinski walk through pictur esque Panther Canyon above Lancia Park while participating in the Kinderschuhe Volksmarsch Saturday morn Marilyn Bnster leads Donna Barbara Piersol and Edwin Brister across one of several bridges built in Panther Proceeds from the walk provide new shoes for lowincome chil dren in the com By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Wilmer and Daniele Jackson have been volksmarsching for 28 Their walking sticks are covered with tags from various most of them in Our favorite trip was probably at Wilmer Thats a beautiful part of the The couple traveled to New Braun fels from Kileen Saturday for the Loose ly the German mouthful means get up really early and walk miles before lunch to raise mon ey for The sponsored by New Braunfels enables Commu nities in Schools to buy shoes for children in need all over Comal County throughout the school Coordinator Gretchen who also serves as NBUs communi cations said last year the event raised with 320 This were hoping to have 400 people go through our she By 154 participants had set off down Howard headed toward Fredericksburg The who walk said they jumped at the chance to come to New I love the scenery Daniele as they stopped in Landa Parks Panther Canyon for a It reminds us so much of Volksmarsching began in Germany as a way to travel the countryside and get American service like Wilmer brought the tradition back Alton and Lynda Fischer started walking 10 years ago after visiting Rl For information on visit their who were stationed in We do it almost every weekend Lynda as she topped the treks first big hill with Puddles the poodle in Members from several walking clubs traveled from around the state to add New Braunfels miles to their John the southwest regional director for American Volk sport drove all the way from We often drive for many hours to walk for just he This is a great route because it gives us a city and park Both Ferguson and AW member Georgia Xydes said they were pleased to see children participat We need more young people in this Xydes Its such good family plus When the marchers made it back to Landa they were greeted with a hot lunch and By 1 428 walkers had wound their way through the 10K route and were ready to Those who participated in the scavenger finding four safe tyrelated landmarks along the picked up a NBU SafeHaven clip on Reuwer said the group tried to give the event as much of a German flair as With a lot of American you just do the course and thats she In its much more of a full day with food and
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