Saturday, September 17, 2005

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 17, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas If W SEPTEMBER HERALD HJJO flDC 781 01 1000571 50UTHVEST MCROPUDLISHERS E WWDELL DR EL PflSO TX 7990J SPORTS FOOTBALL New Braunfels loses its fourth game overall against Page 8A INSIDE Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since Schlitterbahn reveals its plans for new water park near Kansas Page 5A 257 18 2 sections CLICK 8 1 By Ron Maloney Staff Writer The Greater New Braunfels Home builders Association filed a lawsuit seeking to have the citys stormwater development fee ruled preventing the collection of fees until a judge decides the The suit against the city of New Braunfels filed late Thursday after noon in 274th Judicial District names as plaintiffs David and Susan Oakwood Estates Development and Larry It alleges that a 170acre tract the Pfeuffers own that was subdivided into single family lots 6 has been assessed a stormwa ter development fee to be paid before the plat will be recorded that a tract Oakwood Estates owns subdivided June 7 was assessed a fee and that a sin gle lot Koehler subdivided into four lots 9 was assessed a Plaintiff attorney Robin Melvin of Austin said the suit addresses the drainage ordinance passed by See Page 3A TIME FOR FUNiGAjMES Photo illustration by MANDY REARY photos by MANDY REARY and DAVID The Comal County Fair promises a week of fun for all enjoying the fair last year from top Emilee Grumbles looking at a baby chick a young girl enjoying the carnival Kyndell kissing the chicks Cathy Bell throws a dart at balloons while her Desiree watched Dawson Lucas dressed as a rodeo clown and Eugene the Unicorn at the Volunteers work to make Comal County Fair a success By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Funnel Cotton Sausage on a Ladies and step right time for the 112th rendition of the Comal County things were moving right along toward Tuesday nights open the annual ritual of carnival riding mayhem local kids have experienced for decades called Suicide Comal County Fair Association Executive Secretary Nancy Watts said barbecue cookoff contestants were arriving Friday afternoon and preparations were under way for the dance to come later Watts said another fair association member had summed the situation up Were because if were its too late to worry about it Watts Theres a lot more to getting the fair ready than is perhaps apparent to the uninitiated who merely go there to enjoy the event during the few short days it Watts and the staff work year round administering the and as spring slides into the work picks Stanley Pehl worked months preparing the special fair section published by the Volunteers began having work days early in the They con tinue through this a Heart of America Shows advance team marked off the and the carneys will begin arriving Sunday for set up Monday and fencemend ing and landscaping all have to be brought up to standards for this countys most important social and cultural Weve repainted the Watts shaking her That was a fun We built a new drink stand right off of It was in really bad Weve been working on Theyve also repainted the food court The phones have been ringing See Page 7A FAIR WEEK Highlights of the events scheduled during the Comal County Fair that begins 10 Friday 0 PRCA through Saturday B Antique Farm 79 Friday and Saturday KiddieTractor Saturday and 3 Sunday B Pet Friday B Kid Rodeo Clown Friday ffl Best Western Dress 2 Sunday El Antique Tractor 9 Saturday H Shoe Box Float entries must be in winners announced Thursday H Baby all week Church joins effort to help hurricane survivors in Mississippi By Ron Maloney Staff Writer As Bill Womack was passing out clothes donated to Hurricane Kat rina survivors in this past a little girl walked up to him and asked how much the clothing Its Womack Its been given to you by George Womack asked the who was with her when was the last time she had and she told him two days He gave her two I whats your hon ey She I just about fell out of my Womack As Womack made another trip to Gulfport Friday with relief sup plies provided by a local church has joined in trying to get donations of supplies for his Tom a member of First Baptist Church in New said the need for clothing in flood ravaged Gulfport has been less What they need he are cleaning The needs change as you go Rock Right they have plenty of clothes down there that are still being distrib they need nonperish able foods and cleaning See Page 3A Sunny High Low 98 75 Details1B DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 48 COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 8A TV GRIDS 3B Homebuilders file suit against city UPDATES Tracking the news Updates is a weekly feature to give readers the latest information on stories they have seen in the Herald If you would like to see a story weve run call us at 830 or drop an email to DAVID Police search several suspects after a May 7 Barbosa sentenced to 7 years in prison LAST WE KNEW Several young men were arrested May 7 after a shooting incident at a Wal nut Avenue LATEST This Adrian j was sentenced to seven years in state prison after pleading guilty to a dead ly conduct NEXT Barbosa will have to serve half of his sentence before he is eligible for Evacuee families find housing LAST WE KNEW Sheila Copeland was collecting furniture and other supplies to help 24 people stranded in New Braunfels after Hurricane LATEST Copeland reported three of four families she was helping have found perma furnished residences in New fourth is waiting to see if it will be approved for a Several have found jobs and the chil dren are enrolled in NEXT Copeland said New Braunfels residents continue to donate items to the family and she is working to pass them out to those in Drive for school supplies continues LAST WE KNEW Terry owner of Alamo Auto Insur was starting a drive to collect school supplies for the children of evacuees in New Braunfels and LATEST Burnett said the response was slower than he but added hes col lected close to book cov ers as well as writing tablets and other NEXT Burnett said the drive would continue through the middle of the week and he would deliver the items to Items can be dropped off at Alamo Auto 895 Seguin in New Police waiting for autopsy results LAST WE KNEW Wyngie of San was found dead in the Guadalupe River LATEST Officials Friday still hadnt received the results of toxicology tests ordered by Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Diana cause of death could be determined after the results are returned within the next several I SUNDAY DAVILAS 259 Loop New Hnumfilv I 7H130