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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 4, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas FOR ADC 78H W00571 SOUTHWEST KltROPUBLTSHERS 2627 E VftNDUL DR PASO IX 799fiS MAY RALDZEITUNG INSIDE DOWNTOWN Many of the top businesses in downtown New Braunfels come to the pages of the Page 8A SPORTS SPRING BALL The Smithson Valley football team is already looking ahead as spring drills Page 6A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 143 16 2 sections CLICK Mostly Cloudy High Low 71 57 Details26 DEAR ABBY 5B CLASSIFIEDS BB COMICS 3B CROSSWORD 3B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 6A TV GRIDS SB CISD begins search for superintendent By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Comal Independent School District trustees have begun searching for a new superin laying to rest any hopes that Nancy Fuller would Although Fuller announced in March her intention to retire at the end of the school board members had hoped they could persuade her to change her We tried everything we could mink of to convince her to said board President Dan But after our last meet she told everyone her plans were We respect her Krueger instructed district administrators Friday to list an interim superintendents vacan followed by the announce ment Monday for the perma nent Both vacancies are listed on Web sites for the CLOSE AT HEART Families stay strong as loved ones fight in war By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Barbara Beversdorf doesnt watch the cable news from She Thats because her is a soldier in the United States Army stationed somewhere hes been told not to say in doing his second tour in the War on Ter no one is more ter rorized than the wives and families of the young men and women who are fighting this Tuesday Beversdorf attended her first meeting of Families of Loved Ones at War a New Braunfels sup port group for those who have family members stationed over The facilitated by mili tary mom Sharon meets at the first Tuesday of every month at the New Braun fels Public Library on Common All are welcome and there is no fee to whose own just got home from Iraq on what the military calls terminal is scheduled to leave the service in nine Shes Beversdorf and Stefanie whose is a arent so Powells son is now stationed in the Far but hes told her he might be He has nt said where or but Pow ells approach to the news is the opposite of I do a lot of she Photos by MANDY Barbara retells a story to Stephanie and Sharon Suchy that her who is currently serving in the Army told her about his first day in the Suchy looks through pictures belonging to Beversdorf of her and at a meeting for those who have loved ones at More than a decade when Beversdorfs children were still she watched and read everything she could about the Gulf I nearly made myself she She resolved not to do that this time in order to stay strong for her You have to hold yourself Suchy nodding her Her son married between his first and second Iraq and he and his have an infant named Beversdorf See WAR Page 2A Krueger fighting hard for District 5 council seat By Scott Mahon StaffWriter District 5 candidates Travis Wom mack and Kathleen Krueger have their obvious differences their life experiences and back grounds to name a But they also have one thing in common that is beneficial to Wommack and Krueger chose to run for office although both had many excuses not Wommack is admittedly young and is just beginning a career as an He moved just over a year is in the process of reno vating his home and became a father just weeks Krueger has been around politics her whole life as the wife of a former sena tor and After a lifetime of moving around with her she was veiy content being back home in New Braun fels as a mother to her three But they both chose to run because they believe conditions in District 5 have been overlooked for too long and the residents need a representative on who can fight for CHARTER AMENDMENTS For more on the pro posed char ter amend see page council When asked by the Her aldZeitung editorial board why she decided to Krueger cited a personal She said she went with her to Houston one weekend and had the opportunity to hear Hous tons Bob give a I was extremely moved by what Mayor White said he had accomplished in she And so many things Ive read over the years during a weekly radio program that my husband and I sponsor talked about challenging ones So on the way home from Houston that I told Bob I was going to run for city Wommack said he chose to run for office because the city council wasnt making and coun cil needs to make decisions based on what people I come from a conservative back I believe in a form of gov ernment that focuses on the essen tials fire and I believe our city government has overlooked those especial ly in District he See DISTRICT 5 Page 2A Proven Proven Cork MAYOR Texas Association of School Texas Associa tion of School Business Officials and Krueger has set a tentative See SEARCH Page 3A Nancy Fuller Early voting closes higher in city election By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Early voting ended Tuesday on a high note I with 436 people cast ing ballots in the cityI wide the highest singleday j turnout for this elecj tion j City Secretary j Michael Resendez had j hoped the numbers j this year would be i higher overall because of the mayors but he said he was pleased with the turnout the last early vote was Resendez counted 497 more than the last comparable election in May In the Comal Independent School District 14 voters cast ballots Tues bringing the early voting total to We regularly average 10 to 12 percent of registered voters participating in any given Resendez This years counts fall within that The last city wide election was in but you cant really use those numbers as a See VOTING Page 3A ELECTION DAY IH Polls will be open from 7 to 7 Cornyn stops by John Cornyn visits New Braunfels to meet with raise Council moves closer to adopting higher drainage fee By Scott Mahon StaffWriter Developers argued Tuesday that the citys proposed drainage ordinance was but the New Braunfels City Council still approved the second reading of the ordi nance with a 43 Mayor Pro Tem Lee who voted for die ordinance said alter giving it more he couldnt support it and changed his The original ordinance was amended Monday by District 6 Councilman Ken Valen who moved to raise the proposed storm water fee from to per The amendment passed on a 43 with District 1 Councilwoman Sonia Rodriguez and District 2 Councilwoman Beth Sokolyk voting for the The HeraldZeitung mistakenly reported Tuesday that the amendment District 3 Councilwoman Gale Pospisil See WEATHER Page 3A Im disking for Yowr Vote Election Day May 7 mk to Mayor 1 alliy
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