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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 17, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Paso rx HIT ROiU DR JUNE 2005 IllfllllUlllllllllllllllllllll ZEITUNG BATTER UP Canyon coach Peter Garza shows young players the finer points of baseball at Page 6 COLUMN Columnist Dick Morris says more moderates are needed to get things done in Page 4 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County 181 14 1 sections CK 5OO Sunny High Low 97 73 Details DEAR ABBY 10 CLASSIFIEDS 11 COMICS 9 CROSSWORD 9 FORUM 4 OBITUARIES 3 SPORTS 6 TV GRIDS 10 Pinto still interested in League City post By Leigh Jones StaffWriter New Braunfels could soon be in the market for a new city Current City Manager Chuck Pinto has once again entered dis cussions with League City offi cials over their administrators a position he interviewed for March Although Pinto had the sup port of the League Citys council and mayor during his initial the process stalled as the city elections heated with a new mayorelect ready to take office the city has once again made finding an administrator a top I got a call Monday from May orelect Jerry Shults asking if we could Pinto He wanted to know if I was still interested in the Pinto in At my I still like running up he laugh Theyre a real but it could very well work if every one is comfortable with the situ Pinto does not have a formal offer from who has the sole authority to appoint the new city but said everything he had heard seemed New Braunfels Mayor Bruce Boyer was caught somewhat by surprise when he heard the news If he does decide to take the it will certainly be our Boyer Shults will preside over his first League City council meeting June Pinto estimated a deci sion could be made soon after although he was quick to say he did not have any inside information on a potential Once he knows the job is Pinto would give New Braunfels 60 days which should be CRAZY ABOUT THE SPURS Fans of all ages cheer during NBA Finals By Melissa Johnson StaffWriter Residents at Kirkwood Manor assisted living facility were greeted with a montage of black and silver when they Entered the homes main dining room Thursday after The residents were treated to a Spurs pep rally complete with staff mini basketball hoops and Spmssheet cake tn honor of game four of the NBA The pep rally was the first of its kind at Kirkwood and was received with fervid Eightytwoyearold Virginia Temple showed her support for the team by wearing a halo deco rated with black and silver foil The retired secretary said point guard Tony Parker was her favorite player but quickly I really love all the Theyre such a nice group of young Other fans waved homemade spirit sticks and tried their hand at shooting hoops at a 3foot high Ninetyfour yearold Alexander Schwab made a few successful baskets before returning to his table to enjoy a slice of Schwab joked that what he likes about the Spurs is that theyre I would follow them all over the Schwab Residents seemed delighted by the event and smiled and chatted in a sea of black and a color Photos by MANDY Aiming for a hoop set low with a Go Spurs Go poster on Epolita Espinosa takes a shot at the Spurs rally at Kirkwood Behula Houde waves her pennants and ribbons while wearing a black and silver crown and herTim DuncanTshirt on her chest scheme that covered the checkered table balloon cen terpieces and stars dangling from the The celebra tion more closely resembled a rally found in a high school gym than an event in a retirement Kirkwood Manor Administra tor Norm Custer said the residents have been eagerly following the Spurs progress and the pressure is mounting as the team moves fur ther into the We hope they win quickly and dont give us heart Custer The Kirkwood staff donned Spurs shirts and jerseys and helped residents express their Spurs spirit by acting out cheers and dancing along to Queens We Will Rock At one point the festivities got so loud that resident Marie Hoffman feared the police would be Occupational therapy assistant Jodie Praesel said she was proud of the staff for getting into the Im really impressed with how the staff is participating and get ting the patients Praesel Making the patients happy is worth even if it means acting like a From street corner to Spurs fans hoping for another NBA title MANDY From Alejandro and Victoria Gloria Tracey Mike Eve Fred Frawley and Melody Wolfshohl cheer for the By Will Wright Sports Editor Anywhere and everywhere around New folks are pretty crazy about the San Antonio Go Spurs Go is found on business mar Spurs flags are draped on hous and young and old alike are awash in silver and Entrepreneurs are making bucks on Spurs gear during the teams NBA Finals series against the Detroit Pis And the bar business isnt doing badly evidenced by the turnout at three of them downtown during the Spurs 0000 loss to the Pistons Thurs day Its very Scores owner Dick Roberts said of the nightly take during Spurs 1 only hope the Cow boys can do as Scores is New Braunfels upscale sports featuring more than a half dozen plasma TVs and a huge 10foot by 12foot screen in a new section Roberts opened in time for the While Roberts heart might be with the its also with the bottom It needs to go he said of the Every bars owner feels that way only if they can win it in Game No matter how the series winds Trey Kurtz will do Hes the dude See SPURS Page 5 See PINTO Page 3 Chuck Pinto Flood control dam project moves forward By Ron Maloney StaffWriter County officials have reached an agree ment with a mining company that could allow for construction of a flood control dam without cost for purchasing the The to be built on property west of Krueger Canyon Road owned by the Hol cim an international mining con glomerate based in Michigan and would hold back Dry Comal Creek water for three days in the event of a 100year flood It is estimated the structure would reduce the water flow at the dam face in such a flood by a factor of 10 from cubic feetpersecond to It would cost million to The October 1998 flood has been described as a 500year flood Esti mates are the dam would have reduced the level of the creek at Landa Street by See FLOOD Page 2 COMINGSUNDAY Place to play What is being done to make up for an shortage of sports facilities in New Braunfels Police searching for stolen pieces of citys history By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Police and operators of a local museum are hoping someone will blow the whistle on a crook who recently stole three vintage rail road New Braunfels Police Department Crime Analyst Libby Rinehart said the thefts occurred at the New Braunfels Railroad Muse um on West San Antonio Street sometime between May 30 and June The signs are described as Blue sign with white underlined Texas 20 inches 43 by 9 inches and White sign with black No Tres passing 24 by 15 the signs were worth Rinehart Police collected evidence at the scene but so far have no suspects in the she Ron museum vice president who is in charge of its physical said whatev er cash value the signs have belie their true worth as historical The Texas Special was a passenger train See SIGNS Page 3
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