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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 16, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas                                WW SEPTEMBER SPORTS GETTING READY The New Braunfels Unicorns go on the road in search of their first Page 7A COMAL COUNTY TAXES RISE County commissioners vote to increase county taxe rate by two Page 5A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 256 16 2 sections CLICK arty Cloudy High Low 96 76 Details1B DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS SB COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 7A TV GRIDS 3B 4B board releases funds for airport tower By Ron Maloney StaffWriter A traffic control tower at the New Braunfels Municipal Airport moved a step closer to reality The New Braunfels Industrial Development Corporation 4B board unanimously recommend ed the release of million in fund ing to build an air traffic control tow er at the municipal The which must still be ratified by city means Sil ver State Helicopters will begin schooling air traffic controllers as early as this fall at Central Texas Technology It will move the program into the tower when it is While the facility will belong to the city of New it will be leased to Silver and the com pany will pay in annual operating The vote came days after council approved an airport expansion that was downsized from an earlier million authorizing city staff to create a plan to finance a hangar facility for Silver John Holler of Silver State spoke See Page 6A REMEMBERING A FRIEND Firefighters lay former New Braunfels chief to rest By Ron Maloney StaffWriter The fire bell tolled a ceremonial 15 times Thursday morning as New Braunfels and its fire depart ment honored a departed fire chief for his service to his Coitt Kessler of the Austin Fire Departments Drum and Bugle Corps played Amazing Grace on bagpipes as he led retired New Braunfels fire Chief Jack Wilsons flagdraped coffin from New Braunfels Presbyterian Church to a New Braunfels Fire Department Honor Guard that escorted Wil son to Fort Sam Houston Nation al Wilsons and Anna as did Mayor Bruce Boyer and dozens of fire fighters and police And the New Braunfels Fire Department and the community it protects celebrated the life of Wil its retired fire Wilson passed away He was Pastor Ken Peters told the story ofWilsoris life and the journey that brought him from Oklahoma around the world and finally to New Jack Wilson was bom on Peters He was always very proud of his He was born on Groundhog That wasnt why he was He took pride because 2222 was easy to Peters described Wilsons career and through it his person who appreciated and prac ticed directness tempered with Wilson enlisted in the Navy in the wake of the Pearl Harbor attack and served across the Pacif ic including stops in Iwo Okinawa and at What must Jack Wilson have seen during his years at war Peters Terrible After the Wilson continued Photos by MANDY New Braunfels firefighters lift the flagdraped coffin of former Chief Jack Wjlson onto a fire truck which carried him to his final resting place in the Sam Houston National Cemetery Thursday Stretch John Anthony Pitzer and Mike Wehman watch as Wilsons casket is driven what would become a lifetime of public joining the fire department at Tinker Field out side Oklahoma Jack had found his true voca Peters He is a fortunate man to have chosen the right call ing for his Perhaps he was cho sen for He retired from Tinker Field as assistant fire chief and came to New becoming first die fire marshal and then fire chief at the See Page 5A Evacuees line up to find new jobs MANDY Cleayon a New Orleans fills out an application for a job with the New Braunfels Parks and Recreations Department Thursday By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Looking for help A number of New Orleans evacuees Thursday had the opportunity to meet with 30 area employers at a job fair sponsored by the Alamo WorkSource Career Worksorce Center Manager Bill Thompson said the call to conduct the job fair at the Westside Community Center received a tremendous response from local includ ing the the McKenna Health The Scooter retail and manufacturing concerns and many We had a broad spectrum of posi tions Thompson In there were between 50 and 100 job seekers and Thomp son said he hoped hed soon learn some of them had been The quality of job seekers and the skills they had were very he See Page 2A Canyon Lake water sale delayed for at least two weeks By David Rupkalvis News Editor The proposed sale of the Canyon Lake Water Supply Corporation will have to wait at least two more weeks after the board of directors tabled a vote on the proposal CLWSC spokesman Robert Case said the delay was necessary because attorneys between CLWSC and SJW Corporation out of California were still working out the details of the The attorneys were still working on the agreement just before the Case The schedule is going to be pushed back about two Theyre going to call a special meeting to approve the prob ably on Larry the president of the CLWSC said the delay was necessary to make sure the board and the CLWSC users were going to be protected when the final agree ment is We want to protect and we See Page 3A Time to play The Comal County Fair has a colorful history dating back more than 100 Schlitterbahn to open million resort in Kansas By Bill Draper Associated Press Writer KANSAS A million water resort is the biggest proposed attraction in Wyandotte Coun just across Interstate 435 from the thriving Village West The projects price tag eclipses even that of Village Wests centerpiece attrac the fiveyearold Kansas which cost million when it was At a news conference Thursday after Unified Government officials said the water park will bring in about mil lion in new property taxes each and stressed that no properties will be seized through eminent domain or condemna The water park will be dubbed Schlitter bahn Vacation with some parts of the operation running It will include a riverwalk complete with a retractable roof a water park and a water resort The developers hope to have the park opened in three See Page 3A The Uptown Piano Bar is the Romantic place for Birthday Parties and Anniversaries   

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