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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 11, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas                                ftLL FOR ADC 780 KOI 1000571 SOUTHHE8T HICKOPUDLISHERS 2627 E VAHDELL DR EL PASO TX 79903 W W AUGUST HERALD ZEITUNG SPORTS TOUGH NIGHT The New Braunfels volleyball team struggles against high lyranked San Antonio Page 5A FORUM SPEAK OUT Readers talk about lewd crosswalks on Common Street and loud Page 4A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 226 14 2 sections CLICK Partly Cloudy High Low 94 73 Details1B DEAR ABBY 38 CLASSIFIEDS 41 COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 21 FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS BA TV GRIDS M Record gas prices hitting pocketbooks hard By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Like many Robin Taylor shops around now when she buys I was going to stop down the street at Walnut and but I uhoh Im going to she said while gassing up Wednesday afternoon for cents per Taylor said she checks at HEB these days because its often cheaper to buy gas there than at other places in You have to make that extra effort today because if you dont watch it can be 10 to 20 cents she As prices creep ever north of the per gallon that staggered residents more than a year locals like Taylor say it is begin ning to cut into their But it doesnt seem to be cut ting into tourism at least not Greater New Braun fels Chamber of Commerce I President Michael Meek said j he didnt believe local tourism I was being adversely affected I by price I See Page 2A RISING HIGH A look at gas prices at some qcai 81 Diamond Texas 46 Burn ban lifted after rain V1 easesworries By Ron Maloney Staff Writer PLAY IT SAFE H if you plan to call county dispatch at 885 4883 or 6203400 to the burns so firefighters are aware of with questions can call 3417 A little bit of rain can be a good thing in a dryTexas rnmal rnnntvIiiHpp Lomaiuouniyjuage Danny Scheel lifted a weekold burn ban Wednesday in response to rains that dropped anywhere from an inch to five inches around the With all the rain weve were receiving a lot of calls from people who need to Scheel So were going to lift it for Be prepared to monitor the weather theyre predicting more heavy rain throughout the day and well have the question back on the com missioners court agenda next Comal County Fire Marshal Lin Manford said he hoped the countys recent rains have made it safe to burn I talked to the Bulverde fire and he said theyve had a sufficient Man ford I talked to the road See Page 3A COMING SATURDAY Ready or not Freshmen get an upclose look at their new school during Fish Camp at Canyon High Rezonings open Cotton Crossing to commercial development By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Planning and Zoning Commission mem bers approved commercial zoning for two parcels of the Cotton Crossing develop ment despite opposition from res idential The first piece of was rezoned as C1A with Who ever buys the property will not be able to build a fixit pressing or dyeing pickup convenience stores with motor vehicle laundromats or radio and television The second parcel of acres fronting Gruene was rezoned as C lBr47 with enough restrictions to ensure a restaurant would be the only CIB use per mitted on the While they said they wouldnt mind hav ing another restaurant several local See Page 3A A WORLDSEYE VIEW NB National Guardsmen help out in Romania By Leigh Jones Staff Writer New Braunfels National Guards men were deployed to Romania for two weeks of training in July the first mandatory internation al trip for the group since World War The said battalion Personnel Staff Noncommissioned Officer 1st Class Thomas was The guys loved the the he Theres a chance we might get to go We sure would like the Texas National Guard soldiers have attended summer training at Fort but this year they were selected to join troops from the Germanbased 1st Armored Division and 7th Army Training Command in Romania for joint exercises with 400 Romanian The troops conducted military operations in urban con voy live convoy force on force and small marksmanship exercis As much as the New Braunfels soldiers enjoyed their military Allen said the cultural exercises made more of an impres Seeing the local villages makes you he They need so much The troops did what they could to improve living conditions in the Romanian renovating four Donning construction aprons over their the troops con 4 Photos courtesy of 1st Class Thomas Allen Members of theTexas National Guard paint a fence with German and Romanian troops during a joint exercise in Romania from Master Reggie Daryl Sgt 1st Class Thomas Andrew Creasman and 1st Class Gary Davis in front of their makeshift structed a new roof on one of the installed indoor plumb ing with flushing built play ground poured a con crete floor in one classroom and painted The people met us with open and they were so Allen I wish we could have brought more to The Texas soldiers arrived in Romania bearing gifts of Texas flag pins and American flag earning them the devo tion of the villages We also took and distributed cliildrens in to the Allen The kids real ly loved See Page 3A Valentine announces repeat bid for city council By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Ken Valentine announced Wednesday he is going to run to reclaim the District 6 council seat he lost to Lynn Limmer in In front of an audience of 50 the council man in as he likes to call said he was ready to fire on all eight cylin I will he Weve had a tremendous turnout here Thank you for your Valentine had stated his intention to run in two email newsletters sent out in the last five although he expressed hesitancy to make the announcement AT A GLANCE B Candidates can begin fil ing 7 and continue through M The last day to register to vote is M The order of names on the ballot will be determined H Early voting begins 24 and ends 4 M The election is scheduled for 8 formal until he had heard from his By the end of the town hall all hesitance was Spurred on by local activist Ed who called for peo ple to back up their support MANDY Clarence congratulates Ken Valentine on announcing his intentions to See Page 2A run for city Tracking the news No charges coming LAST WE KNEW A 22year old man was rescuedTues day night after spending three hours stuck on a cliff overlooking the Guadalupe Witnesses said the man was trying to show off when he climbed the rock wall and got LATEST Comal County Sheriffs Mark Reynolds said the office did not know the mans name and no laws were Hes just a person who hiked up a little too far and could not get Reynolds There are no charges mill M 11 n i nil mi mi s uili il 11 n i i i i A i I i n il v Hni i f ill 11 a in i nit i tiinl c 11 it i M In Hi I Hni H M in limn I nil I mi all i mi Si i n i i u i I i i I i inn I I n in I III t mil I I u in 11 l I VMIlot a   

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