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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 7, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas THE SUNDAY 7W05 II III rVif ALHJUOI HERALDZEITUNG LIFE MOVIE TIME With the summer winding its a perfect time to relax with a good Page 1C SPORTS Area volleyball teams learn new position as season gets ready to Page 1B Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 224 30 5 sections CLICK www 8 Partly Cloudy High Low 94 72 Details 3B DEAR ABBY 3E CLASSIFIEDS 1D COMICS 4C CROSSWORD 4C FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 1B TV GRIDS City to ask for help in removing bandit signs By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Vigilantes might soon be form ing ranks on New Braunfels prepared to take back their they are not an inland reg iment of the Texas Minutemen they are the Bandit Sign Armed with trash bags and walking the BSP will hunt down abandoned signs and return the citys rights of way to its natural New Braunfels citizens have always had the right to remove the illegal but with an ordi nance change vote before city council Planning Department staff and members of the Sign Ordinance Commit tee hope to bring more attention to the publics role in attending to the citys Code Compliance Officer James Sellers will be glad to have Ive picked up more than 300 so far this he It takes at least one hour a day during the week and two hours on The illegal everything from advertisements for the lat est diet fad to directions to open houses in new often appear on Friday placed en masse by hired Sellers said he spends most of his time patrolling County Line Texas Goodwin Lane and Common Street to seek out the cardboard and plastic See SIGNS Page 10A AT A GLANCE m What New Braunfels city council meeting B When Monday BS Where City council cham 424 Castell Avenue A NEW ADVENTURE BEGINS Freshmen show mixed emotions as school nears By Melissa Johnson Staff Writer School registration was well under way at New Braunfels High School Thursday Along with their incom ing freshmen moved from station to signing up for gathering text books and mingling with new and old Allie student council and student body said the ninth graders coming by the student council information booth had mixed reactions to starting high A lot are but theres also a lot who dont want to come back to Cook Though some students had pre viously visited the high school for camps or other the thought of the unknown was on the minds of many Cook said the transition from the sev enperiod New Braunfels Middle School campus to the block schedule at NBHS was one of the biggest changes students would encounter that and a nearly 900person increase in the stu dent Freshman Jillian Renken was one of many students who viewed high school as a wonderful new Im mostly excited and a little nervous about finding my way around and about classes being Jillian Im looking forward to there being more peo ple to get to Jillians said the school had done an excellent job Rezone could lead to more commercial development By Leigh Jones Staff Writer AT A GLANCE m What New Braunfels Plan ning Commission meeting Photos by DAVID Incoming New Braunfels High School sophomore Jessica poses for her student ID while fellow Unicorn Allie Cook snaps the picture during registration Wednesday Incoming sophomore Zach Chapman turns in forms to NBISD employee Aleisa Shepherd at one of several different stations students and parents had to visit during TIME TO REGISTER n For a complete list of remaining registration dates for New Braunfels ISO and Comal see page 8A preparing information packets for students and I think that registration was well and its running very Norma You cant think of but you can tell a lot of thought was put into Jillian agreed that her registra tion experience had been a pleas ant Its been really easy and she NBHS Assistant Principal David MacRoberts attributed the steam lined process to additional plan ning and a reordering of registra tion See REGISTER Page 8A Gruene Road might soon be getting more commercial Local developers Jer ry Ford andI Mike Nor ns will ask the Planning Tuesday Commission to rezone I a City acres of Cotton j council Crossing from 424 Castell tial to i Avenue paving the way for office buildings to take the place of planned Ford said the change was not a big since the land was zoned as commercial in the We had it changed to residential when KB Homes was going to build 300 houses he After they backed we decided to do something Ford said a larger acres between existing Cotton Crossing homes and commercial property lining Gruene was being eyed by a group of doctors for medical facilities and The developers are requesting Neighbor hood Business District zoning for the prop which would allow buildings for con venience laundromats or bed and breakfast for if the medical facility deal falls A smaller acres fronting See REZONE Page 3A Tumble down Gymnastics continues to be a draw for boys and girls in Comal Corvette fans say owning cars fulfills lifelong dream By Melissa Johnson Staff Writer Corvette enthusiasts got a chance to show off their rides Saturday at the first New Braun fels Fiesta Show and The event featured 21 ranging from the C2 to the While the cars gleamed in the Texas sun out side Fiesta their owners relaxed inside by bowling a few games with fellow Longhorn Corvette Club Ernie car club member and coowner of Fiesta said the organization hoped to make the show an annu al This is the first Ive heard of a bowling business doing this sort of but I got in the Corvette club a couple of years and it seemed kind of natural to com bine the Beltz The Austinbased club didnt take any shortcuts to get to New preferring to travel in a pack along back roads in south Austin and Lockhart in what mem bers have dubbed a fun Whenever we drive we get big huge smiles and lots of waves always theres just that wow said past president Keith who said he has been in love with the American made muscle cars since he was owns a 1966 bigblock convertible and a carmine red 1998 C5 Ive always been attracted to fast cars even as a little Hutchison The Corvette has been Americas sports car clear back to and theres just nothing like Through the sociallybased Hutchison found others who share his love for The club attends car parades and charity See CORVETTE Page 10A Photos by DAVID Kyle takes a picture with his camera phone while Jordan Richardson writes down his choice for best looking Corvette out of 21 show cased at Fiesta Lanes Saturday 00 FORD Low Miles Power Windows Factory Warranty f BLUEBONNET Jeep I8 THE OIFPKHENCK http www ok IX 7552
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