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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 22, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas THE SUNDAY MAY 2005 HOME TAB HELPING HAND Learn how to make your AC work find a real estate agent and choose the right INSIDE LIFE SUMMER CAMP Procrastinators still have time to register their chil dren for summer camps around Page 1C Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 159 28 5 sections CLICK P Sunny unny High Low 94 Details 70 i DEAR ABBY 3E CLASSIFIEDS ID COMICS 4C I CROSSWORD 4C FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 11 I TV GRIDS Police promise to enforce lower speed limit By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Residents of Stonegate and Rivertree subdivisions look out the speed limit on 46 is about to The temporary speed reduc to 45 miles per hour in the construction zone between Clear Springs and the fourlane section of road that ends just in front of the Guadalupe Cattle likely will be approved Monday by New Braunfels City Although theTexas Department of Transportation has jurisdiction over the council approval is said City Engineer Mike to authorize the New Braunfels Police Depart ment to enforce the Enforce they As soon as the new speed lim it takes we will direct patrol in that said NBPD John We will use any and all possible enforcement to make sure people slow Drivers caught speeding through the area will have an unwelcome surprise when they get their citations traffic fines double in a construction The lower speed request ed is designed to pro tect workers who are vulnerable to passing said area engi neer for New Braunfels Greg While drivers might be tempted to get especially during the summer when traffic is high er than Malatek warned against impatience and rubber During the construction drivers will have the same num ber of traffic lanes they currently use for I have heard there are rumors that we might close the road to one lane of traffic and use flag gers to pass the cars Malatek Thats simply not The million man aged by Hunter is scheduled for completion in the fall of John Villarreal RUN LIKE THE WIND Toddler Run is more about run than winning By Ron Maloreey StaffWriter Jack Fortner competed in the second athletic event of his life Abby Gorden and Sam Vrana And all of them were under 3 years They were among 250 entrants in the 17th annual Toddler Run by McKentia Health Kids in five age classes ranging from just under one year to three years competed in a series of heat races for colored ribbons and other gifts provided by McKenna and oth er In they and their parents were able to participate in the hospital sys tems annual Fam ily Health where 40 exhibitors and vendors offered services such as blood pressure and cholesterol But for the chil it was just about having a good time and seeing other We just do it to support the hos pital said Eric Fort Jacks coach on race And the kids have said Pam who brought Abby back for this years event even though she was a little frightened her first time Michelle carrying said it wasnt about whether the boy won this It doesnt she There are no losers LastyeariSam woii because in his he was the only child who really started to his mother This she wasnt sure how hed I dont think he knows whats going she turn ing her head to smile at her who was checking out the Melissa director of market ing and corporate communications for McKenna Health said the event was moved to NBUs new facility on FM 306 to allow it room to and it has by 100 entrants over the last This is an effort by McKenna to reach out to the community to raise health awareness and pro vide education about healthy Photos by MANDY Showing true Sophia only 17 months books across the finish line in the McKennaToddler Run Saturday proudly winning first Derrick Craycraft warms up before his Krause Its an was named after a fruit or annual goodwill gesture its what They raced for a ribbons were doing to try to give back to and a gift bag prepared by McKen the na The race itself was divided into heats by and each age group See TODDLER Page 5A City to pay for tennis courts By Leigh Jones StaffWriter AT A GLANCE ffl What City coun cil meetmg H When Monday City 424 Castell The New Braunfels High School tennis courts are getting a facelift and school dis trict officials are ask ing the city to help pay for New Brau nfels Independent School District Con struction Manager Daryl Stoker will ask city council to shoulder 50 percent of the resurfacing cost based on a prom ise made in When the eight courts behind the high school were the City of New Braunfels and NBISD agreed to share equally all subsequent maintenance Once the signature ink was the con tract was filed away and It was not until Parks and Recreation Director Stacey Laird received a call from Stoker asking for help that she discovered the I was pleasantly Stoker were asking to be reimbursed Although the contract was signed 28 years City Manager Chuck Pinto said See TENNIS Page 5A COMINGTUESDAY Welcome aboard The New Braunfels City Council will say goodbye to three members and welc ome to their Teaching bike safety to children could be a lifesaver MANDY Noah watches in fascination as the tires of his bike are checked and rotated at the NBU Bike Rodeo Saturday By Ron Maloney StaffWriter About 50 percent of the fatal bicycle accidents involving adults are the fault of the Among children ages five to that number grows to 70 percent and 75 percent of those occur because the child rode into traffic from a drive way or a side street without stopping and looking both Thats why there were plenty of stop signs Saturday at the fourth annual SAFEHaven bike rodeo put on by New Braunfels NBU Communications Director Gretchen Reuwer said Saturdays pro gram is part of the utilitys commit ment to child safety exemplified in its multifaceted SAFEHaven pro The event was staffed by volun teer NBU Reuwer said the event grows each Before the gates even opened at 9 am 120 kids were standing in line waiting for bike free helmets and bike among other This is a great chance for kids to practice critical thinking and safety Reuwer Thats exactly how Angie Morales felt about She brought her grand and Bryan hop ing to impart skills that would keep them safe on their who attends OakRun is almost 12 years He and his broth who attends Carl Schurz See BIKE Page 3A MANDY With her watching 5yearold Jacquelene VerhelstMayo navigates the I BLUEBONNET OVER 700 VEHICLES IN STOCK TAURUS 7 Jeep
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