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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 16, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas THI JUNE JUNE SPORTS TOP TEAM Smithson Valley loads up on all all state softball Page 5A WEATHER HOT With temperatures expected to reach near 100 degrees this its time to be Page 2A Serving New Braunfels and Comal Cpunty since 180 12 2 sections CLICK I 5O0 i r r t t i o Sunny High Low 97 75 Details1B I DEARABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 41 i COMICS 2B 1 CROSSWORD 2B I FORUM 4A j OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 5A TV GRIDS 3B Garinger stepping down as NBHS principal By Melissa Johnson Staff Writer For the third time in as many New Braunfels High School will get a new NBHS Principal Debbie Garinger said Wednesday that she will be moving to the Dallas area and has applied for general administrative positions in McKinney Garinger decided to make the move after hus was hired as MISDs new athletic director May The administrative opening was posted Wednesday on the New Braunfels Independent School Dis trict Web Garinger said the couple original ly planned to live in separate cities temporarily and spend time togeth er on the but after two weeks of coming home to an empty house and driving four and a half hours each both knew things had to We knew other couples who lived in different school districts and made it Garinger We really thought we were going to do the see ing each other on the weekends but we looked at our sched ules and realized we would hardly See PRINCIPAL Page 2A UNDERWATER LESSONS Photos by DAVID Two cadets from the San Antonio Fire Departments training academy use a rescue pike to maneuver across the Comal River during a swift water rescue class held Wednesday near the tube a cadet learns to work with the current during selfrescue instruction as part of a swift water rescue Fire cadets get wet to learn lifesaving techniques By Ron Maloney StaffWriter On Monday New Braunfels para medics Miguel Troncoso and Bill Remling put their lives on the line when they attempted to reach a woman who aban doned her Suburban in the Dry Comal Creek at Solms The woman ended up stuck in a The two paramedics tried to reach her in a rescue boat and wrapped it around an oak tree just downstream of the where they were stuck for hours as first fire then a helicopter and finally another swift water res cue team from the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council for trauma were dis patched to get them Out of the All three were but the incident pointed out the dan gers of driving through water as it rushes over a the dangers facing those who try to rescue about 45 cadets from the San Antonio Fire Departments training acade my were in the Comal River See SAFETY Page 3A soninlaw take cruise worth remembering By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Want to know how to really impress a fatherinlaw Ask Ron Navy Ron Per The New Braunfels High School class of brought fatherinlaw Robert Acevedo on a vacation very few could top aboard the aircraft carrier USSJohn who hopes to one day retire to New Braunfels with his brought Acevedo on a Tiger which is a public relations tool the Navy uses to show the friends and families of sailors what their loved ones do for a Acevedo recently joined Perry on a twoday cruise from to May Hes been wanting to do this since I got orders for this said a for mer hospital corpsman and Mustang who went up through the enlisted ranks before becoming a physicians assistant and a commissioned a little more than a month ago when Perry found out the JFK was doing another Tiger he immediately See CRUISE Page 3A Photo courtesy of Ron Perry Ron invited his Robert for a cruise on the USS John fi Residents wait as property slips away By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Craig Murphys back yard is flat His property line is mov ing closer to his homes back and his new fence is ready to slip down into obliv The culprit is erosion on the Cypress Rapids Variable Width Drainage a problem city council pledged Monday to try to At die request of District 4 Councilwoman Valerie council approved spending for an engineer to prepare a feasibility analysis and cost estimate for stream bank Once the consultants report is Hull has commit ted to begin the proj ect and accomplish as much stabilization as The funds will come from Hulls share of last years budget divided evenly between the six city Although each council member can select a project in her district to apply the money the expense must Valerie Hull be appr oved by the coun just like any other budget Hull is the first member to request approval for a Unfortunately for the resi dents on each side of Cypress Hulls treasure chest likely is too small to complete the necessary I think this project will be well in advance of City Engineer Mike Short told council If the con sultant 1 will come back to council for Short recommended the project be completed in phases to fit within budget who watches his yard crumble encour aged everyone to catch his sense of urgency in address ing the See HELP Page 3A COMINGFRIDAY Spurs fanatics As the San Antonio Spurs fight for their third NBA local fans of all ages watch and root on their favorite Sales tax revenue continues to rise throughout county By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Comal County had anoth er blockbuster month of sales tax receipts in The up per cent over the same period last totaled The news comes at a wel come time for New Braun fels as the city staff grapples with next years The citys share of was up percent over last bring ing the calendar year total increase to City Manager Chuck Pinto is cautiously optimistic the upward trend will Our revenue has been up for the last six he Were all interested to see if this trend will hold true because weve never had this situation Pinto attributed the con tinued increase to the citys ON THE WEB To see all Texas cities new retailers Cir cuit City and the newly expanded Home With the summer months ahead and two new major sales tax generators joining the tax the prognosis is Although he anxiously is awaiting the impact of Home Depot Call which began taking calls at the end of and Ashley which received its incentive check from the city this Pinto could not say how much the citys revenue would increase over the next few Thats confidential because state law protects See TAX Page 3A
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