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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 20, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Tf TT APRIL HERALD SPORTS SPRING BALL The Canyon football team goes back to the gridiron dur ing spring practice beginning Page 5A CANYON LAKE YACHT CLUB The Lake Canyon Yacht Club is offering lessons to intro duce new people to the joys of Page 8A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 131 16 2 sections CLICK i WWW j 8 t Mostly Cloudy High Low 83 60 Details1B DEAR ABBY 48 CLASSIFIEDS 8B COMICS 3B CROSSWORD 38 FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 5A TV GRIDS 41 Developer purchases Mission Valley Mill By Scott Mahon Staff Writer A California real estate develop ment company is in the process of buying the old Mission Valley Mill property with plans to redevelop the Based in Long Urban Pacif ic Builders focuses on residential projects in markets that have been consistently passed over by tradi tional homebuilding Lee who is cobrokering die transaction with the Joe Foster Company of said the com pany specializes in urban renewal and historic We had a lot of companies look at the but Urban Pacific Builders seemed like a really good Edwards Theyve got some concepts in mind for the but right now theyre still in the due diligence process and will have to complete an environmental study and economic impact But the project will be a multiuse including office retail condominiums and some residential Although Edwards would not dis close die sales he said it would take approximately 180 days for the deal to See MILL Page 7 A A NEW BEGINNING Local Catholics celebrate as Pope Benedict XVI elected By Leigh Jones Staff Writer The bells ringing out across New Braunfels Tuesday at noon echoed peals from Rome as the worlds Catholics celebrated the election of Pope Benedict Although the new former ly Cardinal Joseph is from local German Catholics did not seem to The excitement running through the Peter and Paul Church offices transcended anyones her The church is said Administrator Rusty It does not matter where the pope is Bill the nonGerman director of religious said the pope belonged to every I imagine it might be neat dur ing our Wurstfest mass to have a German but thats about John Pauls statement when he was elected was that he was everyones That applies here Smith While the churchs phone rang off the hook during the live broad cast of the pontiffs first public appearance from the Vaticans papal Eugene OCallaghan was on the golf I wasnt expecting the announcement so OCallaghan said in his thick Irish I will tell you my game got a lot better after I found out I had a new Once he returned to his OCallaghan joined his lay leader ship in downplaying the popes saying Ratzingers con City council hopefuls go on the attack By Scott Mahon Staff Writer Less than 24 hours before the first votes were candidates bidding for a place on the New Braun fels City Council took off their gloves in public In the past the six candidates EARLY VOTiWG BEGINSTODAY have squared off M from 8 to Photos by DAVID Holy Family Catholic Church secretary Amelia and youth minister Diana Alanis take a break from their workTuesday to watch coverage of the election of Pope Benedict XVI in the churchs parish Dee Ann Becker and her pray at Peter and Paul Catholic Church Tuesday servative doctrine would be more important to traditional New Conservatives gain strength from each he His dedication to values will play very well in this As Benedicts papacy OCallaghan said he was looking forward to seeing how he would bring the gospel message to a changing He will make his mark on the church and our just like John Paul but it will be differ OCallaghan Ratzinger was selected after only three votes of the Papal See POPE Page 3A against each other in a series of public including Tuesdays forum at city hall sponsored by the League of Women In the mayoral race between Bruce Boyer and incumbent Adam Boyer contin ued to attack the j current council for i spending too I much time and I money on studies I and consultants j and not listening to I what local resi dents Its not the councils job to set Boyer said Residents should tell city government what they want as See FORUM Page 2A weekdays begin ning today and run ning through May 3 in Room 104 at the coun ty is also a Saturday oppor tunity from 9 until 1 April Along with elections for mayor and two council there are 39 charter amendments on the City of New BraunfelsWeb site has a sample bal lot for each district at raft TS Relay for Life Annual event that raises money for cancer research come to New McKenna Childrens Museum taking shape By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Kyle had a hard time keeping his hard hat on but he liked what he saw of the future McKenna Healthlink and Childrens Parker was particularly interested in any exhibits mat would allow him to Hes part said his moth Were both really excited about what theyre doing Its neat to watch it The Parkers were part of the first group of citizens to tour the shell of the old HEB store on San Antonio Street as it transitions into an inter active community garnering Architects renderings hung inside a tent in the buildings parking lot showed glimpses of an outdoor water exhibit and an indoor child size Although impressed with the museums retired pedia trician Vernon James said the facili tys best asset was its planned after school fitness Children have such a problem these days with health issues like he The museum will bring kids but the activity areas will get them The square feet building includes a gymnasium with an indoor walking James also was excited about the classroom space available for com munity Im already talking to them about the possibility of offering courses on childhood developmental he walking into the shell of the This is the greatest thing to happen to this McKenna Health System CEO Kail Hittle told James and his fellow tour participants the project would be finished in a litde less than a We are targeting a February or March and so were right on he Demolition crews have finished removing the old buildings making way for the new roof instal The real interesting work will start after the roof is when we can work on interior Hittle See MUSEUM Page 3A v vi MANDY McKenna Chief Operations Officer Karl points out items of interest on the blueprints for the new McKenna HealthLink and Childrens Museum to Stephen Renee Couch and Sam THIS IS YOUR BEER
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