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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 1, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas EL PflSO TX mm SEPTEMBER RALDZEITUNG SPORTS NEW STAR The San Antonio Spurs sign another proven for mer allstar Michal Page 5A FORUM SPEAK OUT Readers have their say about the Comal ISO board and whether roads can han dle Page 4B Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 243 12 2 sections CK WWW 5OO Partly Cloudy High Low 10073 Details1B DEARABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 48 COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 28 FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 5A TV GRIDS 38 n wmnjnmini wiHiHwivnn a tin m v ijmuqmw i n nmmn IM mi i m Hi 11 m WCTHlpfrJr BMSSMSJSfl1 US WW 4B board approves for soccer fields By Leigh Jones StaffWriter The New Braunfels Industrial Development Corporation 4B board approved spending Wednesday for restrooms and concession facilities at the Weston Sports The funds will be coupled with an Kronkosky grant to complete the improvements at the 100acre site on Doeppenschmidt Road just off Interstate Several board includ ing John who could not attend Wednesdays and Kirk who voted against the expressed concern about providing money to a facility used mostly by a small number of competitive soccer It defeats the purpose of why we develop these facilities if they are not available to all local Kistner We could provide more opportunities for our kids if we put the money into a city owned Parks and Recreation Department Director Stacey Laird showed board members the master plan for the citys HEB Soccer which See Page 2A Rapid growth forces Memorial Primary to add temp buildings By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Memorial Primary School Principal Dan Bolen has a big challenge before orize every students name before the end of His task is not he does it every but this year he has 100 more names to work On the first day of Bolen welcomed 34 more students to school than he By the sixth day of he had 55 more students than expected and nowhere to put District officials had two options bus students to another campus or bring in tem porary New Braunfels Independent School Dis trict Superintendent Ron Reaves opted for portable an unsightly feature on campus but the only way to keep students at their neighborhood We didnt know until the students showed up that first day how many we would It turns out the growth happened a little more quickly than we he In the we have sent students to other campus but last spring we made a commitment to keep them in their regular feeder The twoclassroom portable building will hold one kindergarten class and one pre kindergarten It will be the first temporary housing for regular classes at Memorial which was built in but it probably will not be the The Memorial schools serve the areas in the city of New Braunfels experiencing the most rapid and most of the new houses going up are starter homes tar geted to families with young See Page 2A COMING SATURDAY The winners are New Braunfels and Smithson Valley look for vic tories on the L MANDY Ray Marsh asks questions of the San Jose Water Company Wednesday during a public meeting at Rebecca Creek Elementary A IjQNG WAY FROM HOME New Orleans family finds safe haven in New Braunfels By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Brothers Arthur and Eddie Williams had no idea how long they would be gone when they loaded up their families and joined the mass exodus from New Orleans Sunday Their only concern was getting out of Hurricane Kauinas Once the storm passed they thought they would return home to clean up the mess and resume their daily But the brothers quickly realized the return jour ney down Interstate 10 would not begin any time The family 50 people drove passing through Houston and Austin before finding refuge in New Braunfels Wednesday afternoon at Slumber Falls Camp and Retreat Its so peaceful Arthur told camp administrator Charles Stark after getting a quick tour of the familys new We are just blessed you could make this happen for Thanks to the generosity of the South Central Conference of the United Church of which owns the the Williamses will have a temporary home in New Braunfels free of charge through the end of Sep By Eddie said he hoped they would be able to return to their homes in the Big if they were still We have no idea what we will find when we get he All we know is there will be a major cleanup While Eddie and Arthur finished touring the camp with the Photos by DAVID Eddie searches a newspaper photo looking for a glimpse of his hurricaneravaged neighbored In New Orleans while talking with fellow Katrina refugees Kendrick Conerly and Arthur Williams Wednesday in the bunkhouse they will share with others at Slumber Falls it didnt take Andrea Ruffin and the younger refugees long to discover the volleyball and basketball courts as well as the Guadalupe River in their back yard at Slumber HOW CANYOU HELP Most New Orleans includ ing the Williams did not bring much with them when the fled their following items will help make their stay in New Braunfels more comfortable H Sheetsand B Cash 9 Satellite television to keep up with relief and recovery efforts back If you can help with any of these call Slumber Falls Camp at 830 6252212 or send an email to office@slumberfalls.com groups youngsters congregated on the camps basketball We have to remind die kids this is Eddie shaking his See Page 2A Canyon Lake Water takes its case to the people By David Rupkalvis News Editor CANYON of the res idents who attended an information al meeting about the proposed sale of the Canyon Lake Water Supply Cor poration had one question how will it impact my rates After listening to presentations by both CLWSC and San Jose dur ing which SJW President Richard Roth explained that rates will be frozen for two years even though his company will absorb million in Mary Boden seemed How in the world did we get million in debt Bowden These people are going to buy us even though were million in LEARN MORE A third informational meeting is scheduled at 7 today at Mountain Valley School in How much are they going to raise our rates to make up for that Roth tried to reassure the residents with his twoyear but stopped short of saying rates would not rise after Roth did explain that all rate increases must first be approved by the Ray Marsh was still not Why in die world are you inter ested in buying he It has to be big and guess who pays the big bucks Roth did his best to ease the There is no such tiling as a free and we understand Our track record shows that we can provide excellent quality water for reasonable San Jose Water is working to finalize a deal to buy the company after a preliminary agreement was reached last CLWSC spokesman Robert Case said a deal could be finalized within a few At that the issue must be approved by the board of directors from each The CLWSC users would then have die final say as twothirds must approves the If the sale goes San Jose Water would absorb the debt and pay each user the equivalent of one years worth of water r AIR QUALITY Health Alert TheTexas Commission on En vironmental Quality and the Alamo Area Council of Governments has declared today an Air Quality Health Alert Reduce unnecessary vehicle Carpool if possible or com bine all errands into one Avoid use of drive through lanes or Dont refuel during Avoid use of gaspowered yard ON TMI WEB Pollution levels are posted online at