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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 2, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas JUNE RALDZEITUNG SPORTS FOR STATE The Smithson Valley Rangers play Corpus Christi Moody for a berth in the state tour Page 5 INSIDE SHOOTING New Braunfels woman is injured overnight in what police call accidental shoot Page 7 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County 168 12 1 section CLICK 5OO Partly Cloudy High Low 94 72 Details 8 DEAR ABBY 10 CLASSIFIEDS 10 COMICS 9 CROSSWORD 9 FORUM 6 OBITUARIES 3 SPORTS 5 TV GRIDS 10 NBISD sides with parents on dress code By Melissa Johnson Staff Writer New Braunfels Independent School District administrators sided with parent suggestions Tuesday when making revisions to the Sec ondary School Dress The code aims to create consis tency among New Braun fels Middle School and New Braun fels High School The revision process included four feedback where parents and administrators discussed graph ics on boys shorts and jew elry From the four working drafts were All of the changes stemmed from comments parents and staff had NBISD Information Officer Stephanie Ferguson Superintendent Ron Reaves said he accepted virtually all suggestions recommended in the final what was submitted to I Reaves Major changes to the dress which had not been updated in 15 included provisions that New Braunfels Middle School boys not wear that all secondary cam pus boys wear belts and that shirts designed to be tucked in must be See DRESS Page 3 Sign panel agrees to less restrictive billboard law By Leigh Jones StaffWriter The Sign Ordinance Committee gave a nod to the local business community Tues day by incorporating less restrictive lan guage into the billboard section of the pro posed If city council approves the ordinance as new billboards will once again go up around the with a few new Billboard or other offpremise sign con struction would be prohibited within 150 feet of residential The signs also would be controlled with in the citys extraterritorial somethingnot happening and the downtown area also would be free of bill Although the city does not currently have any stacked or sidebyside they also would be prohibited under the new language of the proposed Despite the four new Plan ning Director Frank Robbins said he did not believe the proposed ordinance would make much practical This version of the ordinance is not much different from what we currently have on the he I wouldnt be able to predict which one would allow more The language approved by the commit with just one dissenting vote from member Peter was lifted directly out of an alternative ordinance drafted by a group of business led by attorney John While Olsen clearly was unhappy with the he said after the meeting he understood the business communitys per See SIGN Page 3 COMINGFRIDAY A NEW BEGINNING Farmers Market Shoppers in New Butverde and Canyon lake can look for fresh produce and Home Depot Call Center starts off has big plans By Leigh Jones Staff Writer The phones at the Home Depot Call Center began to ring Tuesday as 15 customer service representa tives settled into their cubicles and started to take By the small group had the routine down and the electronic call board was cycling phone numbers and wait times in colorful reds and Thank you for calling Home How can I help you asked Katrina smiling af her supervisor as she adjusted her Home and her coworkers cur rently take up a very small corner of the new building on Common Their dedicated to cus tomer service holds 200 150 of which the company hopes to have filled by the end of the When the facility is fully opera it will contain enough cubi cles for 565 Every three 30 new recruits will cycle through the makeshift training area and take their places in the call receiving Although it is still the call center building already looks like a fun place to The walls are covered in bright purple and red some of it still Columns hiding the wiring that connects each workstation computer and phone to the main system are cov ered in metal a product any consumer could purchase at the local Home Depot When the construction is com plete in a few employees will have access to a full cafeteria and a trendy looking breakroom with a coffee bar and Greater New Braunfels Cham Photos by DAVID Trainers Joy and Damian Sanchez answer calls at the new Home Depot Supply Call Center Wednesday Kaye Stambaugh walks past one of many rows of cubi cles that will eventually hold 200 employees at the Home Depot Call ber of Commerce President Michael Meek and Economic Development Director Rusty Brockman toured the facility dur ing its first day of operation and watched with satisfaction the cul mination of years of hard work and It makes me really proud to know this came out of so much hard Brockman Its been a long time Like any good economic devel opment Brockman is always happy to welcome a new business to but during his tour of the call he received extra confirmation that his job makes a difference to people in the As we walked this young lady turned around and called my he I recog nized her right away as a student at Canyon Middle School during See DEPOT Page 6 High lightning leave hundreds in the dark By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Several thousand New Braunfels Utilities customers lost power early Wednesday as a line of thunderstorms and high winds rolled through the area Utilities Information Manager Gretchen Reuwer said the which came around 4 were scat tered around New They were mostly due to high winds and lightning Reuwer Crews had to repair six poles pushed over by the wind along with numerous As of Reuwer said there were still about 20 customers in the River Tree subdivision without along with scattered outages at individual homes in other Our crews are focused on Reuwer The storm was she This thing was pretty They said they had it from Mary Boulevard to River FM 2722 and Kroesche Reuwer It was all National Weather Service Meteo rologist Clay Anderson reported that weather was caused by a line of thun derstorms that fired up over the Pan organized into a line and moved southeast across the Hill Country reaching the Austin and San Antonio metropoli tan areas between and 6 Weve had numerous hail and high wind reports with this Ander son The largest hail was golf ballsized in Kerr Inch and a half hail was reported See WEATHER Page 3 DAVID High winds blew down a cinderblock dugout at the New Braunfels Little League fields on Loop This Taste Matters Good
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