Wednesday, June 8, 2005

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 8, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas a JUNE RALDZEITUNG Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since VOLLEY TIM Children flock to Canyon High School to learn the finer points about Paga 5A CANYON LAKE A LITTLE HELP County commissioners agree to pay for signs on boat ramps to help out at Canyon Page 7A 173 16 2 sections CK Partly Cloudy High Low 94 77 Details2B DEAR ABBY 4B CLASSIFIEDS St COMICS 3B CROSSWORD 31 FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 5A TV GRIDS 41 Avenue project moves to By Leigh Jones StaffWriter The problems associated with the Walnut Avenue widening proposal now belong to New Braunfels City Transportation and Traffic Advi sory Board and Planning Commis sion members decided Tuesday to sign a joint resolution recommend ing council make the road improve ments suggested by consultant Carter and Burgess in its February 2005 Planning Director Frank Robbins was charged with drafting the lan guage of the resolution and provid ing it for each chairmans The joint recommendation will add one important caveat to the Carter and Burgess prohi bition of truck traffic on Walnut Avenue between 135 and Loop Without heavy truck mem bers of both groups traffic flow should increase and the road condi tion should deteriorate at a slower In an important difference between the new recommendation and the previous proposal attached to the 2000 failed bond the resolution will suggest the street be kept to four a move approved by I see no evidence we need a turn lane through the nonintersection See WALNUT Page 8A Hardberger opens lead in SA mayors race Badger Associated Press Writer SAN ANTONIO Retired state judge Phil Hardberger held a narrow lead over youthful city councilman Julian Castro late Tuesday in the mayoral runoff in the nations eighthlargest After counting the early vote and election day ballots in just over half of the citys 589 Hardberger had or while Castro had or Both men are Democrats and but those similarities Castro and Hardberger are a study in is an ambitious Hispanic city councilman who grew up poor and who has had his eye on the mayors office since Hehas boyish charm and a wide yet hes also earnest and always ready to delve into wonkish detail on policy is a retired state appellate judge who made a lot of money as a private attorney before being elected to the He exudes Texasstyle folksiness and has a long list of adventures to his among See MAYOR Page 3A COMINGTHURSDAY A step forward Technological improve ments in local courts go a tongwaytohdp judicial Moore to headline Independence Day celebration By Melisaa Johnson StaffWriter Christ Presbyterian Church will be host ing a community wide Independence Day celebration headlined by former Alabama Chief Jus tice Roy Moore was removed from office after defying a feder al court order to move a monument of the Ten Com mandments from the rotunda of the Alabama Supreme Court Christ Presbyterian Church Pastor Dick Jones said he selected Moore as a speaker because of the recent Ten Commandments debate in Moores presentation is timely because the courts are deciding whether or not See MOORE Page 3A AT A GLANCE Former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore headlines the Independence Day celebration at Christ Pres The celebration will be held at June Tickets cost IJBJML For informa call 6290405 SOCCER FOR EVERYONE DAVID NB Soccer Association has big plans for HEB fields By Leigh Jones StaffWriter The young soccer players released from camp Tuesday morning scattered into the parking lot of the HEB Soccer weaving in and out of cars and dodging kneehigh Their circuitous route to their parents minivans is the most dan gerous part of their practice sched ule a gauntlet of stem ming from the facilitys state of Because the dirt and gravel lot is in such bad cars park hap hazardly to avoid the worst and getting back on the road is a goanydirectionyou want All of that could change as part of a recently completed master plan for the The created by Land Design Partners of Austin with input from the Parks Department and the New Braunfels Youth Soc cer upgrades the park from a singleuse venue to a neigh borhood recreation LDP Project Manager Jason Cheng said he approached the design inspired by what the facili ty could This 16acre tract is in the cen ter of what could become an unbelievable park entity for this side of he While soccer will remain the parks primary the new plan calls for the inclusion of more typ ical neighborhood park Picnic a Playground Shade canopy Trailhead to park MissouriKansas L and Texas railroad Proposed storage area sand volleyball court and a three quartermile walking trail would surround the nine existing fields and a proposed adult league The design also would include a 225space parking improved restrooms and concessions facili ties and better lighting and sig NBYSA Director of Operations Larry Levermann said the new design was a great thing for the whole Its not just for soccer but for all the community and the sur rounding he we just have to figure out how to get it all The submitted Monday to Parks and Recreation Advisory HIB Soccer Complex Board would cost the city a little more than Parks Director Stacey Laird said the improvements likely would be made one at a Now its just a stepbystep unless someone steps up to give us the million to do the whole thing at she Cheng indicated HEB officials would not be opposed to giving up the facilitys naming if another sponsor offered to pay for While Laird works on grant Levermann and oth er association members are brain storming fundraising opportuni Were trying to work on mom and pop places and local small businesses to generate advertis he We have 900 kids in the association who play on those fields several times each Not only do their parents come watch but also See SOCCER Page 8A I BLUEBONNET OVER 700 VEJCLES UN STOCK MSf TWJ5T FORD TAURUS