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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 26, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas                                W M Ifliill U THE SUNDAY JUNE 2005 HERALDZEITUNG SPORTS SPLASH Close to 300 swimmers visit New Braunfels for Schlitterbahn Page 1B LIFE INNER HEALTH Woman publishes book focusing on inner Page 1C Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 189 34 5 sections CLICK Partly Cloudy High Low 96 71 Details 3B DEAR ABBY 3E CLASSIFIEDS ID COMICS 6C CROSSWORD 6C FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 1B TV GRIDS Pinto could get League City job Tuesday By Leigh Jones Staff Writer New Braunfels City Manager Chuck Pinto will learn Tuesday whether League City council members approve him as their next city Pinto has been a favorite for the job since early this year when outgoing mayor Jeff Harrison delayed his appointment until after the coastal citys heavily contested mayoral Mayor Jerry who was seated June opened a dialog again with Pinto last After their the New Braun fels city manager gave his future boss a proposed employment Pinto would not confirm details of the including but did say he planned to travel to League City for Tues days council They have not formally asked me to be but I think I Pinto Pinto will have to wait through a long list of agenda items before steps behind closed doors to consider his appoint who has been in New Braunfels since said pre viously he was very excited to take on the challenges League City Before coming to New Braun Pinto held city managers posts in Seabrook and Pinto admits he moves around a saying he enjoys the chal lenge a new job If council approves Pintos New Braunfels city council and staff will have 60 days to complete the budget process and decide how to run the city until a replacement can be If the council offers him the Pinto said he would plan to be in League City by Chuck Pinto FISH OUT OF WATER Competition forces athletes to take on new challenges By Melissa Johnson StaffWriter Extreme Sports fans witnessed the advent of new form of triathlon Rather than the traditional run and swim par ticipants in the Texas Ski Ranch Junior TItlX competition pickedof three out of six action sports wakeskate wakeboard rock skateboard motocross and kayaking and went head to head for in cash Tournament director Blake Hess said the event is designed to take radically different sports and com bine them in one The second annual event was modi fied from last year to force partic ipants to compete in a variety of We want crossover Hess We took out cable wakeboarding and put in kayaking to make it a more true action sport Competitor Jay a sopho more at Florida Southern flew in from Virginia to compete in the wakeboard and rock climbing This competition is interesting because its not a wakeskating competition or a wakeboarding Prock Its an overall athletic Prock has been wakeboarding since he was 13 years old and picked up wakeskating a few years Though Prock spends an aver age of 18 hours a week on the he admitted he spends sig nificantly less time in the rock Photos by DAVID Kyle Reed works on his wakeboarding technique while practicing for the JuniorTRIX competition at theTexas Ski Ranch Saturday Josh Potter sails through the air while practic ing I actually just started rOck climbing about 4 days Prock Rather than feeling like a fish out of Prock said the diver sity of events was what drew him to the The really cool thing about this tour is that it forces people into places where theyre not comfort Prock You can be the best wakeboarder in the world and still finish close to the bottom if you cant do anything Darren a senior at Smithson Valley High was returning to the competition after placing second overall last His forte is skateboarding but McKinley says hes been wakeskat xing off and on for a few I love the universalness of See CHALLENGE Page 12A Early budget includes 4 new police officers By Leigh Jones StaffWriter AT A GLANCE H What New Braunfels City Council meeting HWhen Monday Where City 424 Castell New Braunfels city council members will take their first stab at haggling over the citys budget City Manager Chuck Pinto and his staff have whittled an initial million deficit down to a giv ing council room to The initial budget includes four new police officers and one new municipal court but does not include the six firefighters requested by Chief John Heber for the new fire station on the citys south Pintos budget also is missing a tax something both he and several council members have indicated might be necessary to make progress on things citi zens have asked them to See BUDGET Page 5A Celebration Monsignor Eugene OCallaghan celebrates 50 years as priest in a special crafts show turns back time DAVID Scott plays a bamboo flute that he made while Cloud McCleod jams on a guitar at their booth at the Summer Showcase Arts and Crafts Show By Melissa Johnson StaffWriter Cloud McCleod and Scott Boswell turned the clock back sitting beneath an oak tree and playing ocari nas and bamboo The two Austin natives displayed their talents and their wares during the Summer Showcase Arts and Crafts Show at the civic The daylong event featured more than 50 vendors selling goods ranging from jewelry and candles to bonsai trees and bags of roasted Though most sold their wares McCleod set up his booth out side under the shade of a large oak McCleod and Boswell were selling handmade ocarinas ovalshaped wind instruments with finger holes and a whistlelike bam boo McCleods love for the flute began at the age of 12 and has continued to the present Already an accomplished musician before he reached See ART Page 10A CTTC honored as regional project of the year By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Those who worked more than a decade to bring the Central Texas Technology Cen ter to New Braunfels got reinforcement from outside the community this week that it was a good The Alamo Area Council of Governments recognized the school Wednesday with its 2005 award as Governmental Regional Project of the Opened in the CTTC has brought technical education on the junior college level to Comal and Guadalupe enabling local students to avoid a com mute to Austin or San Antonio and act ing as a magnet to attract students from rural areas around New San Mar cos and AACOG Executive Director Al Notzon said the intent of the award is to acknowledge See CTTC Page 9A Jerry Sonier   

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