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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 14, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas SPORTS New Braunfels girls soccer team will face stiff challenge against McKinney in state Page 8A LIBRARY WEEK CELEBRATION The New Braunfels Public Library celebrates National Library Week with special Page 4A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 126 16 2 sections CK Cloudy High Low 81 54 Details1B DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 4B COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 6A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 8A TV GRIDS 3B Charter changes not likely to excite voters By Scott Mahon Staff Writer Voters in the New Braunfels city election will face the daunting task of voting on 39 city charter amend a task that may prove difficult for the average City election officials said this week it would take on average six to eight minutes to complete the The city charter has not been amended since Last a charter review com mittee spent months reviewing the charter and making recommenda tions for City Attorney Charlie Zech said this week that some amendments were intended to simplify the exist ing language in the citys For Proposition 1 on the ballot The amendments of Sections and of the City Charter consolidating the Citys authority to extend and contract its boundaries and require the exten sion and contraction of boundaries be accomplished pursuant to the See CHARTER Page 2A TRUE HEROES Trio give of themselves to help coworker By Melissa McCaghren Copy Editor Paul Serna spends his days fighting a life and death bat tle with But he is not fighting Barbara Helen Oppelt and Carmen all workers at New Braunfels volunteer their time and hearts to help Serna as he deals with chemotherapy and other medical Continuing a family tradi Serna has worked at the New Braunfels Leather for 47 His father also worked at the tannery before Serna joined the When he found out he had his coworkers imme diately came to his Cobb has been driving Ser na to and from the center for his cancer treatments since the first She has seen him through 35 each at the Cancer Therapy Research located on the other side of San Ive pretty much taken him to all she When Serna was originally going to begin Cobb said she would have taken him to or anywhere he needed to She said Serna was the type of person who doesnt like to bother You have to push and prod Paul to get him she When they go to treat Candidates agree developers should pay for drainage DAVID Barbara Carmen Vargas and Helen Oppelt were named Unsung Heroes for giving of themselves to help a coworker with Cobb stays with Serna through it She also listens to what the doctor It helps if you have two people listening to the I go to all his she Staying with Serna also helped him in one See HERO Page 3A UNSUNG HEROES CELEBRATION m What The HeraldZeitung honors a Citizen of the Year and several Unsung Heroes for giving selfessly of them selves to help others in the IS Where Seekatz Opera 256 San Antonio New Braunfels Seekatz Opera House By Scott Mahon Staff Writer All six candidates bidding for a place on city council in Mays election agreed on one thing Wednesday devel opers should pay a drainage impact Kathleen who is running for the District 5 said developers should pay their fair share toward funding drainage New Braunfels is being threatened by high density she And developers make a lot of so I absolutely sup port drainage impact Her Travis said although he was he would be pas sionate in fighting for fire and drainage issues that have become a problem due largley to high density devel Its unfortunate some developers dont take respon sibility for their he But theres a difference between custom home builders and high density and its the high density developers that are causing the More than 50 people attend ed a candidate forum Wednes day at the Comal County Senior Citizen i Section ffi 9 to Hosted by radio station 1 Hosted by Holy Family Church at 245 South Hildago 7 Hosted by The New Braunfels Republican Women at the Brauntex Kl 6 Hosted by the League of Women Voters at the Municipal 424 South In his opening District 6 Councilman Ken Valentine said he supported a petition last year mat even tually led to a tax freeze for Valentine also said he sup ported drainage impact saying the fee should be in line with the national average of per See FORUM Page 3A Celebrating heroes The HeraldZeitung hosts a special celebration to name the Citizen of the Year and several Unsung Model railroads bring out the kid in everyone DAVID New Braunfels Historic Railroad and Modelers Society vicepresi dent of Stephen makes sure everything is up an The clubs annual Model Train Jamboree takes place Saturday at three different locations around By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Some folks breathe and even eat ask the folks who breakfast at the Union Street They love the sound of steel wheels on rails and can tell by listening to a whistle as freights rumble through New Braunfels at night which direc tion the train is A few of them have closets full of Tyco or Lionel trains or entire model train layouts in their spare rooms or For all of those the New Braunfels Historic Railroad Model ers Society is conducting its 18th annual Model Railroad Jamboree from 9 to 5 The show features nearly 200 model rail roading vendors at the New Braunfels Civic dozens of train layouts at the Elks Club across Seguin a working Union Pacific engine on the siding next to city hall at the New Braunfels Railroad Museum in the old train depot a few blocks away on West San Antonio working HO and N scale train layouts and displays that tell the rail roading histoiy of New Stephen Kurtz is one of those folks who loves The railroad soci etys vice president of Kurtz and several volunteers have been working Monday nights to restore the old HO scale train layout in the depot and will have it up and running for Saturdays jamboree with up to three trains operating at If Kurtz has an open window at his residence outside New he can hear the trains and their whistles to a trained identifies its engineer as surely as a He can just about feel the ground shake and smell the creosote as the heat broils it out of old railroad That whistle just awakens you it draws you Kurtz You can watch the train go and it carries something along with it a now in his late has what railroad men and modelers every where call the In his its his grandfathers See TRAIN Page 5A WRIGHT APRIL IS ALCOHOL AWARENESS MONTH DISTRIBUTING Miller Brewing TX
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