Sunday, July 3, 2005

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 3, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas MIMNKNNNNMmNNMI HIKED ADC 781 HE SUNDAY JULY 2005 JL LIFE OPENING NIGHT Circle Arts Theatre to present Oliver the musical begin ning Page 1C HAZMAT PUBLIC SAFETY Comal New Braunfels develop plan to deal with hazardous materi Page 6A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 195 30 5 sections CLICK WWW 8 8 Partly Cloudy High Low 10074 Details36 DEAR ABBY 3E CLASSIFIEDS 1D COMICS 4C CROSSWORD 4C FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS IB TV GRIDS Danger rises as thermostat hits 100 degrees By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Juan Peralez is from Mission and knows about so he and his fam ily set up a barbecue Saturday in the shade of a cypress tree not far from the Guadalupe where they could take frequent dips in the cold While temperatures went to three digits at Canyon Lake they have hovered at 99 degrees in New Braunfels for the last three It might have been hotter than Peralez would like but not some thing he isnt used Where I come its hotter than Peralez In STAY SAFE For safety tips when the tempera ture see page 3B it gets to 108 or 110 The heat is just Visiting relatives in New Braunfels his wife and chil dren were enjoying the Theyd been out two hours by late afternoon and expected to stay out three or four Were here four or five he Peralez was coping with the heat the best way he You drink a lot of try to find and look for places where the wind can hit you real he But theres no wind We go in the water to cool Law enforcement officials report ed officers were exercising caution because of the hot but said they saw few heatrelated See Page 3A Startzville could become city 10 By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Comal County has ordered a 10 spe cial election so the res idents of Startzville can decide whether they wish to become a The action was tak en by County Judge Danny Scheel Thurs day in response to a petition filed by Startzville business man William Wool AT A GLANCE B The area includ ed in the incorpo ration plans com prises about square encompassing the boundaries of the historic town of Approximately residents live in the SPLASHING AROUND For a map of the area see ley and his page Paul Wooley and Swearingen attended com missioners court to call on the county to order the special election in accordance with their which was filed June See Page 6A July Fourth New Braunfels cele brates Independence Day with a parade and Comal trustees looking at land for future school By Melissa Johnson StaffWriter Plans for thousands of new homes along FM 1101 are spurring trustees with the Comal Independent School District to move quickly to purchase land that could be used to build a new elementary The estimated purchase price for the 32 acres of property located behind Canyon Middle School is The land is owned by the Eugene Ebert The districts rapid growth rate of 600 to 800 new students each year was a prime consideration in the Strategic Planning Committees recommendation that the land be CISC Director of Com munications Kari Hutchison The plot will not be used to expand Canyon Middle as has been specu We know we need another elementary on the east side of New Braunfels to help us manage the growth we are Hutchison A lot of new homes are being built in that location and are attract ing young families with elementaryaged See Page 3A Thousands head to the water for holiday fun By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Thousands who flocked into Comal County for the threeday Fourth of July holiday weekend clogged local roads and filled the rivers with tubers While Saturday was busy and today was expected to be busier outfitters and law enforce ment officials said they expected a strong if not a record Elizabeth and Alan Martin and their Cole and were down visiting her James May nard of They stop in New Braunfels each summer on their way to Port Aransas for their Thats my walking out of the water right Elizabeth He lives down and I have a sister in San Its a perfect stop for her husband The Martins had an inflatable boat and lifejackets for their chil This was their second sum mer to stop along the Alan Martin said they discov ered River Acres Park off Common Street by accident last We were going to go to the but it was so crowded we stopped Martin We usually go to Sea World and Fiesta We asked die kids what they like to do and they said they like to go down the The Martins said shed made the trip from Photos by DAVID Tubers float down the Comal River Saturday afternoon as masses of tourists vist New Braunfels for the Fourth of July rafters hit a patch of rapids while traveling down the Guadalupe INDEPENDENCE DAY H For a complete list of Fourth of July activivities in the see page 10A the falls upstream of Common Street under the bridge and to the or 15 times And shell do it as many more as daddy will pull her up Alan I love the I love splash ing and 1 love water Lind say She wasnt the only Paul owner of Mountain Breeze Campground on River said folks were enjoying an if summer See Page 10A Believe it or party scene on rivers has mellowed By Leigh Jones StaffWriter The tourists who invade New Braunfels during the especially on holi day are looking for a good But does a good time have to include binge drinking and obnoxious behavior Not any say local river outfitters and law enforcement The days of outofhand partying on the Guadalupe and Comal rivers might not be but they are on their way Zero whose Camp Huaco campground on Riv er Road has a reputation for being one of the rowdiest spots on the said behavior gradually has We have a whole lot less trouble than we had 10 years Bad people dont want to go where there are good peo ple and a lot of he Rivers attributed the improvement to the higher number of law enforcement officials on the banks and in the Comal County Sheriffs Office Public Information Officer Mark Reynolds con firmed the department puts extra officers on duty dur ing all summer holiday but declined to say how many deputies would be patrolling the riv er through Monday He did say the heavy law enforcement presence was See Page 9A DAVID Many say the party scene on the rivers has but special like this bikini still attract those interested in THE SONIER GROUP ERA Lee Edwards Realty fit Unmatched Attention For Your Real Estate Needs P ftp I Q R V HiW BRAUNFEIS SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES Susan Sonier Q Jerry Sonier Email TtieSonierGroup@Qmail.CQm