Friday, April 29, 2005

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 29, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas flijf April SPORTS TOUGH LOSS The Canyon Softball team saw its season come to an end with a disappointing loss to Page 5 ELECTION 2005 AMENDMENT Proposition 7 would allow council members to be paid for all meetings they Page 2 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 139 14 1 sections K www Mostly Cloudy High Low 93 53 Details DEAR ABBY 9 CLASSIFIEDS 10 COMICS 8 CROSSWORD 8 FORUM 4 OBITUARIES 3 SPORTS 5 TV GRIDS 9 Dean pulls double duty in city campaigns By Scott Mahon Staff Writer City council candidates Lynn Lim mer and Travis Wommack have both been supported by the New Braunfels Homebuilders and theyVe admitted as But the two politi cal novices have another thing in com mon have used the same cam paign David Denies link to homebuilders association Despite the similarities in their Limmer and Wommack say they chose Dean only because he could help as they ran for office for the first Those who know Dean deny he has any link to the homebuilders Absolutely hes not connect ed with local said Mike a wellknown local Norris said he and Dean were next door neighbors on Preston Hollow in the Oak Run During that they became personal but did not build a business Davids and he just likes to stay said who moved from Oak Run to Champions Village last He was involved with Gale Pospisils campaign sev eral years and Travis asked him to help him with his David was a great the kind See DEAN Page 3 READY FOR A DISASTER Training helps community prepare for emergency By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Sande Parker is prepared to respond to the worst that Mother Nature or nefarious people can throw at New Braunfels and the surrounding Armed with hard reflective flashlights and training in cribbing and fire manage Parker and her 24 Commu Response classmates answered the call Thursday when a mock disaster struck the old police They tended to put out fires and stabilized the situation until police and emergency personnel could arrive on Parker said the class was the most interesting thing she had ever The class is excellent first she Now we know how to care for our communities in the event of a We could easily care for 250 to 300 Thats CERT first promoted by the Los Angeles City Fire Depart ment in resurfaced after the terrorist Communities all over the country now are training citizens to assist emergency personnel in the event they become Israel the countys bioter rorism organized New Braunfels pilot a byinvita tiononly group designed to pre pare instructors to teach the gen eral Now that weve done this well open it up to the entire com Lopez our future classes will include srsr Photos by DAVID Sandy and Belinda Frisk perform first aid on two severely injured babies in the parking lot of the old New Braunfels Police DepartmentThursday participants mlhursday evenings CERT class listen as Bexar County Sheriffs Office Chris Burchell explains what the res cuers will encounter inside the darkened and smokefilled building they are about to instruction from people who have gone through this first Once the curriculum is based on class members feed Lopez will set a date for the next Parker is challenging each of her classmates to gather a group for another If all of us work within our neighborhoods or faith commu nities to recruit we could be responsible for 625 trained she the program will be entirely run by community volun See TRAINING Page 3 NBU says no to chamber foundation By Scott Mahon Staff Writer The New Braunfels Utilities Board of trustees voted 31 Thursday not to con tribute to the Greater New Braunfels Cham ber of Commerces economic development Trustee Bob Sohn made a motion to donate a year for three years to the saying he believed NBUs sup port of economic development would help bring more homes and businesses to New thus creating a larger demand for NBU In I was thinking more like a said who was the only trustee who voted trustee Aclarri who has beeri the See NBU Page 3 Getting ready New Braunfels High School students prepare for which takes place Saturday night Smithson Valley gets new principal By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Smithson Valley High School parents and teachers were on hand Thursday to see Chris Trotter named as the schools new The small crowd waited through more than three hours of other school board business for the chance to welcome Trotter to Comal Independent School District with See PRINCIPAL Page 2 Faith United opens its doors to everyone I Rudys BBQ loop 337 FAITH UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Denomination United Church of Christ Meeting time Location 970 Phone 830 Mission At Faith all peo ple are invited and By Leigh Jones Staff Writer God is still speaking at Faith United Church of According to their denominations national Still Speaking God is saying people have ended a conversation he wishes to The campaigns motto instructs church members never to place a period where God has placed a that means the parameters God creat ed years ago do not necessarily apply especially to people who might be kept out of more traditional Youth Director Tim Mar low said Faith UCCs doors were open to No matter who you are or where you are on lifes you are welcome he People of all different ethnicity and sexual preference are wel Faith UCC was commis sioned in 1966 as a mission church of First which was a member of the denomination at that For the small group met at various tem porary locations until it built its first permanent home in In the congregation built its first worship a feat founding member FJmo Fischer said breathed new life into the Although the dedicated group has not grown much in almost 40 it has kept the sense of social obli gation its denominational forefathers started See CHURCH Page 3 MANDY Faith United Church of Christ youth group leaders Tim from and his spend some time with Felicia Nathan Nathan Leber and George UPTOWN PIANO BAR IS iEpLACE FOR OR