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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 26, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas W TT APRIL HERALD EiTUNG INSIDE CHILLY START Almost 300 youth brave cold weather to participate in Schlitterbahn Page S FORUM COLUMN Frances English writes how every list of citys amenities should include the public Page 4 136 12 1 section CLICK i a E7 f Partly cloudy High Low SI 53 Details DEARABBY 9 CLASSIFIEDS 10 COMICS 8 CROSSWORD 8 FORUM 4 OBITUARIES 3 SPORTS 6 TV GRIDS 9 Caniford named head football coach By Will Wright Sports Editor Only one name was submit ted for consideration by the New Braunfels Independent School Districts board of trustees as the high schools 18th football coach and athletic after a few the board was sold on Chuck Canifords exuberance and optimism won unanimous approval by the board in a spe cial meeting Monday night at the school districts headquar was selected after a nearly monthlong process in finding a successor to fiveyear coach Rick who left late last month to become Con verse Judsons assistant head My wife and I are very excited to bring our family here to New Caniford told an audience of 50 who attended Mondays Weve got four kids and are looking for ward to raising them I per sonally am excited about com ing to a program with so much See COACH Page 3 Chuck Caniford CLASSIC WHEELS Photos by MANDY Greg Koehler proudly shows off his 1941 Chevy Coupe at the New Braunfels Area Car Club swap meet Three years and dollars Koehler offers the car for sale at Vintage car enthusiasts attend swap meet By Scott Mahon Staff Writer It took Greg Koehler three years to restore the 1941 Chevy Coupe he displayed Saturday at the 13th annual New Braunfels Area Car Club swap After finding the vintage car in a field near San Anto Koehler spent close to restoring the five passenger The parts for the grill were probably the hardest parts to said who is the parts manager for B Benson Mercedes in San Originally a family the burnt orange street rod now comes with a 350 horse power Chevy and is priced at Koehler said he grew up with a dad who also loved And his who tore down a 1971 Volk swagen engine and rebuilt also had a fondness for I always wanted a street Koehler But my wife told me I couldnt get one until her father found his Tbucket he always Earlier this the Koehlers won second place in a San Antonio car The local swap meet and car show is one of the larger meets in said Jan Its like a big Stull But its a car Barney Calvert said he and New Braunfels dentist Fred Willard came up with the idea of a swap meet more than 13 years See CARS Page 3 Jesse Causey peeks at the interior of a 1940 Chevy Coupe for sale at Saturdays car swap on the fair The Greg spent three years restoring the car to its pristine City to search for partner to help local youth sports By Scott Mahon Staff Writer New Braunfels youth sports may get a helping hand if the City Council can find a private organ ization to partner Council expressed their unan imous support Monday to help youth sports after District 4 Councilwoman Valerie Hull asked council to consider raising the citys 13 percent hotel occupancy tax to 15 percent to fund youth a sports under state law the city would have to partner with a private organization that would be willing to operate the City Attorney Charlie Zech pointed out that under state law an admission fee would have to be even if it was District 6 Councilman applaud ed the and said a youth sports venue would bring more tourism dollars to New Braun And David director of operations for New Braunfels Youth said his organiza tion already has a 100acre site and encouraged council to work See CITY Page 3 Charlie Zech NBISD to ask for utility fee exemption Ron Reaves By Leigh Jones Staff Writer New Braunfels Independent School District trustees unanimously approved a resolu tion Monday asking for an exemption to the citys proposed drainage utility Although the fees have not been approved Superintendent Ron Reaves told the board he did not want to be faced with includ ing them into next years We dont know what the fees could he Ive heard anywhere from to Reaves based on his conversations with city engi the fee would be based on an aver age residential land which has square feet of impervious While the average homeowners development would cost only the district has about 2 million square feet of impervious totaling roughly in annual We are a taxing as is the and we dont think we should be taxed by Well just have to pass that along to our Reaves Although city officials are referring to the new line item on the New Braunfels Utility if approved will be collected to maintain and See NBISD Page 3 COMINGFRIDAY Weekly Tour of Faith Another church is profiled in the weekly series of churches in and around Cdmal iji Proposition 4 would change residency rules By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Proposition 4 of the 39 city charter amendments on the New Braunfels ballot would change the residency rules for candidates for city New Braunfels City Attor ney and Assistant City Man ager Charles Zech said a requirement that a prospec tive candidate live in the city for 12 months prior to filing for election would remain What would change is the requirement that a candidate live at least 12 months in the district he or she would run The residency change is one recommended by a com mittee that spent much of 2004 reviewing the citys charter which had not been updated since Most of the changes clean up or clarify confusing the law is you have to be a resident of the city for 12 months and the district for 12 Zech This proposition would change the district Seo PROPOSITION Page 3 CHARTER AMENDMENTS Sunday 13 changing number of sig natures required for petitions to 5 percent of registered Today 4 changes residency requirements to allow someone to run for council after living in their district six Wednesday 5 changes term limits to allow council mem bers to serve three Thursday 7 Allows council members to be paid for all meet ings attended each Friday 15 Changes charter to allow city council to repeal ordinances passed by voters after two
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