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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 5, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas MAY HJK sriirmwisi TX 79905 HmU SPORTS The Smithson Valley and Canyon baseball teams get ready for postseason Page 7A INSIDE GRAPE GALA The second annual Grape Gala is scheduled Friday on the Faust Street Page 4A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 144 14 2 sections CLICK i Mostly Cloudy High Low 81 61 Details1B DEARABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 5A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 7A TV GRIDS 3B Drainage ordinance becomes law in NB By Scott Mahon StaffWriter Although local developers and three council members argued it was New Braunfels long debated storm water develop ment fee ordinance passed a final reading with a 43 vote The vote was the culmination of years of and develop ers now will be required to pay a development fee to help pay for the maintenance of drainage facilities in New Mayor Pro Tern Lee who voted for the ordinance voted against it Wednesday along with District 3 Councilwoman Gale Pospisil and District 4 Councilwoman Valerie The ordinance requires that developers pay a fee of per lot for onefamily or duplex residential It also requires developers to connect to a regional detention facility if new development was within feet of an existing which the local develop ment community argued was unfair Tuesday Nonresidential development with less than 65 percent imper vious cover will require a fee per and nonresiden tial development with 65 per cent or more impervious cover will require a fee of per Residential development oth er than onefamily and duplex developments will pay a fee of per who said she was not opposed to developers paying the voted no because she felt the ordinance was This just isnt the right ordi she I cant support weve rushed The original ordinance was See DRAINAGE Page 3A Gale Pospisil Bulverdes mayor cites illness By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Bulverde Mayor Bill Cole resigned Wednes claiming a recent illness prevented him from continuing to serve the city he In a letter addressed to city council mem Cole told them his job as mayor had been his greatest privilege and highest hon My faith in my devotion to my coun trys and my love for Bulverde and my many friends whom I consider my extended will continue to be the bright points in my he Cole has served Bulverde for five two on Zoning Commis sion and three as In a city press Mayor Pro Tern Bev Lemes praised her colleague for his dedica tion to the Bill Cole has been a vital part of our com in many and made signifi cant contributions to Bulverde that will con tinue to be a direction for us to she Cole had one year left on his After accepting his city council will consider its options for filling the Gruene Hall celebrates its 30th anniversary as a music leader in New Killing suspect released on bail By Ron Maloney StaffWriter A suspect in the November killing of a New Braunfels man posted bail Monday and was released from jail pending trial on murder and aggravated assault Christopher Andrew Ortiz was released to his family turned himself in the day after Thanksgiving to face charges in connec tion with the 19 stabbing death of Diego and the wounding of his 16yearold Adrian Guerrero was arrested within 24 hours of the A third LeRoy fled and has not been seen All three are charged with capital murder and aggravated assault with a deadly If the murder allegation is a firstdegree felony punishable by five to 99 years in state prison and a Guerrero is being held in county jail on bail of set by 207th Judicial District Judge Jack The judge reduced bail to for See BAIL Page 3A DIVINE INTERVENTION Mission of Divine Mercy taking shape By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Who would have thought Gods messengers of mercy would travel in a rusted out 1961 Jeep Wagoneer leaving a cloud of dust in their The preferred method of trans portation at Mission La Divina Misericordia fits its future inhabi tants to a tee utilitarian and capable of eliciting a really big The like everything on the 128acre spiritual home for the six members of the Mission of Divine is a miniature Discovered during one of the cleanup days hosted by Peter and Paul the banged open air vehicle was resurrected by one of the Missions worker It does not look like it would but it runs like a The Mission of Divine Mercy not yet one year is the fruition of a dream dian began in November when the small religious order arrived in New Sisters Magdalene Maria Amapola de Jesus Maria Felicitas Brother Moses of Jesus Pillari and Father John Mary Foster came from another religious order in southwest seeking a place to live an apostolic contemplative They were joined by Brother Joseph Hoffman two years We did not think we would be here long because we expected to be doing work on the Sis ter Magdalene But we were impressed with the gen Photos by DAVID Brother Moses of leads Sister Amapola and Father John Mary Foster around the rounds of Mission La Divina Misericordia front Brother ister back Sister Magdalene and Brother Moses of Jesus drive around the grounds in a 1961 Jeep Wagoneer donated to the erosity and spiritual thirst of the people The prayerful order became a quick favorite at Peter and their host especially when Father John began leading one of the Sunday masses each He brought such a breath of fresh said parishioner Tim I was enthralled by how much he had done in starting but I was really inspired by the As part of their purpose of becoming the Mission of Divine Mercy members hold See MERCY Page 4A Cornyn praises president during visit to New Braunfels By Ron Maloney StaffWriter GRUENE John Cornyn Wednesday praised the president and the service members whove brought democracy to Iraq and called on his Sen ate colleagues to confirm George Bushs judicial RSan spoke at Gruene Hall at a fundraising barbecue and reception sponsored by the Comal County Republican District Judge Jack who was master of introduced the outlining his career as district Supreme Court justice and Texas attorney wellknown in New Braunfels Republican addressed the crowd as though it was a gathering of his neigh which in some sense it He tossed off a couple of campaign oneliners to warm up the audience and upstage the gentle fun Robison poked at him in his People often ask me how 1 like serving in the United States Cornyn I It would be perfect if I could do it in It would be even better if I could do it in New Cornyn then talked a little about the its role in the lives oflexans and his role is a strange and fascinating Cornyn The best description Ive heard is its eight square miles of logicfree environment where perception is An important part of his the sen ator was presenting Texas morals and values to the rest of the United which could use See CORNYN Page 3A MANDY John Cornyn talks with local Boy Scout Troop 133 members Shawn Richard Ramirez and Canaan Hoffman at Gruene Hall Wednesday t BLUEBONNET VEHICLE IN STOCK MANAGERS SPECIAL m m Down Delivers preownet 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