Friday, September 30, 2005

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 30, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas V TT SEPTEMBER HERALD SPORTS GAME TIME Smithson Valley faces a key test at Judson Canyons defense strives for perfection at Page 6A INSIDE COME AND SEE Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch unveils a new attrac tion a baby Page 5A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 268 14 2 sections CLICK WWW Partly Cloudy High Low 89 70 Details1B j DEARABBY 3B I CLASSIFIEDS 4B COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 6A TV GRIDS 3B wwwiwi iTwrWTOWroaJWWWww City agrees to injunction over drainage fees By Leigh Jones Staff Writer The city of New Braunfels has agreed to a temporary injunction on stormwater development giving the Greater New Braunfels Home builders Association the first victory in the battle over the citys drainage The injunction will put in fees already assessed on hold until a judge decides whether the ordinance is as the plaintiffs It also clears the way for plats to be recorded and development to begin on Oak Creek and Oakwood City Attorney Charles Zech said he agreed to the injunction because he expected the cause of the dispute could soon I anticipate city council will be looking at an amended ordinance he Zech tried to get city council mem bers to amend the ordinance once during its July 22 by removing the stormwater devel opment fees mandatory BIBLIOPHILES REJOICE Book sale has something for everyone By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Gloria Ford walked out of the civic center Thursday with four boxes of books to put on her emp ty book The sale came at just the right time for the booklover to start her new personal library the one she had spent her life building washed away in Hurricane Katri nas Ford does not have much room for her new collection in the Schlitterbahn Resort lodgings she and her family occupy but she plans to use every available space for her I use books for everything she My house in New Orleans was filled with Now that she is starting from Ford decided to focus on the basics when she arrived at the Friends of the New Braunfels Pub lic Library annual book Her boxes were filled with dic tionaries and As soon as she arrived at the Ford headed directly to the table piled with cook I was looking for this old recipe for JellO fruit salad that I used to make but could not remember all of the ingredients I found it in a little cookbook almost as soon as I got just like it was set out for she patting the thin vol ume hugged against her The best thing about Fords shopping spree was the price less than for all four Despite the sales cheap the annual event is a big fund raiser for the Photos by DAVID Maria and Benjamin Turner look over the large selection of childrens books available at the Friends of the Library Book Sale at the civic centerThursday Geoff Nadeau and his 6monthold thumb through table after table of books for AT A GLANCE What Annual Friends of the Library Book Sale a When 9 to 5 today S3 Where New Braunfels Civic 380 South Seguin Friends cochair Margaret Brazle said the sale earned last She expects to raise between and this Its been going steady all day Brazle The books are Although Brazle had seen a number of interesting volumes go past the her favorite was a Stephen King first Its new owner was thrilled to find such a rare but other shoppers were See Page 5A Identity thieves trying something different jury duty By Ron Maloney Staff Writer County officials this week have begun warning residents and prospective jurors of a new tele phone swindle for stealing identity jury duty County Clerk Joy Streater told commissioners Thursday her office is informing county court jury pools about how the county conducts its court how it The way the scam Streater is that someone claiming to work in the court sys tem and says an arrest warrant has been issued because you failed to show up for jury When the victim says he or she did not receive the the caller asks for personal informa tion to confirm the marks iden tity and to match against the infor mation on the The which includes a Social Security num ber and date of is then used to steal the victims identity for fraud or other The ruse has been reported in several including Were telling them that we dont do business this way that our employees never call and ask for their personal information over the Streater There are crooks out there and the can be very ingenious in how See Page 2A Were telling them that we dont do business this our employ ees never call and ask for their personal informa tion over the Joy Streater County clerk But the council was evenly divided over Zechs recommendation the 33 tie vote left the ordinance As the ordinance gives See Page 3A Commissioners reinstate burn ban for now By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Concerned about the recent dry Comal County commissioners Thursday outlawed outdoor The burn which took effect at 6 is in effect for 90 days unless lifted by County Judge Danny Acting County Judge Jack Dawson said the ban question was taken up at Fire Marshal Lin Manfords I think we all read the memo from our fire Dawson He says his rec ommendation is that we enact the burn It seems to me it would be prudent to accept his Precinct 4 Commissioner Jan Kennady made a motion to enact the ban that Dawson It was passed unanimously in accordance with the countys standing poli which says Scheel can lift the ban if it rains and Manford in cases of financial issue burn Manford said he recommended the ban because of recent record high temperatures and a KeetchByram Drought Index of 642 and because of concerns raised by the See Page 3A Special champs New Braunfels Special Olympians try tneir hand at something new Comal ISD trustees vote against all or nothing approach By Jessica Sanders Staff Writer Both sections of Comal ISOs proposed bond package will stand alone after trustees decided Wednesday that building only two new schools is better than building Board members decid ed to take no action on a resolution that would allow Proposition 2 to pass only if voters also chose to pass Propo sition The million bond package is separat ed into two Proposition for would allow for improvements mid renovations to existing schools as well as the construction of three new elementary schools and one new middle Propo sition for would allow for two new elementary Superintendent Marc Walker said if either package the board simply have to approach voters again with another bond in See Page 3A Board President Dan Krueger The Uptown Piano Bar is the Romantic place N for Birthday Parties and Anniversaries Downstairs in the Pnnce Solins Inn 295 San Antonio 7600