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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 7, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas XXXXKKXMXHHXXXXX fllXED ADC 781 1000571 SOUTHWEST NICROPUDLISHERS 2627 E VANDELL DR FASt TX 79903 HmlliliiMiillmMlliMlill OCTOBER RALDZEITUNG SPORTS New Canyon foot ball teams open district play Smithson Valley hosts SA Page 5A INSIDE TIMES UP Today is the deadline for candidates and voters to register for city council Page 2A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 274 14 2 sections CL y Cloudy High Low 66 Details DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS M COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS BA TV GRIDS 3B Heating costs will hit pocketbooks hard By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Get ready for some sticker shock this Utility bills are on their Gasoline prices arent the only fuel costs Doubling in price in the past year has been natural which heats homes directly and is used by pow er plants to generate Local utility spokespeople say they havent heard from their suppliers how much their costs will but those increases will be passed on to and the consensus is that prices will be going up maybe way The Associated Press reported Thursday that North Central Texas residential customers could see a 60 percent to 90 percent increase in their gas bills compared to last win The increase is a result of Hurri canes Katrina and which dis rupted about 15 percent of the coun trys natural gas Natur al gas supplies were already tight because of growing demand from power plants and other said Dick president of Atmos Energys MidTex See Page 3A GOAL DULY NOTED NB marching band tunes up with eyes on state meet By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter Their steps are in their music in but something soil is missing for the New Braunfels High School marching The more we make it to the State the more we want to go said Ryan a senior saxophone Ryan said he participated in a state University Interscholastic League competition sopho more year and hopes to compete one last Though the band faces a schedule of warmup con including Saturdays Rock et Review in its mem bers minds are focused on the highest Band director Beth Bronk agreed that UIL success is the bands real She said the band must rank well in both the regional and area competitions before it can com pete at the state competition in San We dont go to warmup con tests for trophies we go for com ments from the she The New Braunfels High School marching band won first place in the Class 4A classification and three first division ratings at the 1 Rough Rider Marching Con test in San New Braunfels also was judged against all 5A and 4A groups for caption awards and won Outstanding Horn Line and Outstanding Color Bronk said she knew every note would be on but keeping almost 300 students organized is a little We know what to do when we hear the she Its just that getting from the buses to the field with a group that big is really Despite one of the warmest marching seasons in Bronk Photos by MANDY Allison one of the drum majors for the New Braunfels Unicorn leads the wood wind section in a warm up before a Wednesday afternoon Catie Hoffman works on her said every band member has been extremely dedicated to his or her goal getting to the state UIL They dont complain they just run to their spots and try she Ed color guard direc tor and assistant band said the color guard is held to equally high A lot of times I forget that theyre kids right out of middle he My expectations are always and they always seem to meet One of the elements that sets their program apart is a rifle solo by Diedre a senior color guard She said a summer train ing program helped prepare her to show off some difficult See Page 2A Guadalupe commissioner announces plans to run again By Ron Maloney StaffWriter SEGUIN Guadalupe County Precinct 4 Commissioner Judy Cope announced Thursday she would seek a second term on Commis sioners Copes district includes the part of New Braunfels located in Guadalupe County and extends through the portion of the county between Schertz and The filing period for the 2006 elec tion cycle is to The primary election will be conducted March The gen eral election will be Im really proud of the accomplishments weve made up to this but we have a lot of projects ongoing and Id like to see them Cope The firstterm com missioner said she felt like shed conducted county business in a way that showed her constituents she could be trusted and counted upon to get things Commissioner Judy Cope Ive kept my word to the Cope I told them Id keep taxes as low as and Ive voted no on each tax I told them I would not accept a raise while in and I have not taken a Cope said shes worked to develop a good working relationship with other officials in Guadalupe but added shes also worked hard to work with officials in other counties on issues such as flood control and She serves on die Con ference of Urban Counties legisla tive committee and will be work ing next session with District 73 State Carter Casteel to get leg islation mat will protect Guadalupe County farmers from annexation by New Guadalupe County Precinct 4 is probably the most diverse precinct in the Cope It includes parts of five cities and eight extraterritorial jurisdictions along with most of the river area and many agricultural and urban Historic bells will ring again this weekend By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter The first bells that called New Braunfels settlers to school and worship will ring again Sunday at First Protestant They have a sweet said church his torian Gene Mornhin We have it set up so we can just push a button in the church and they will The in their new bell will be presented to the pub lic at Sun day at the wloich is located at 172 Coll The two bells were given to settlers in 1845 by Prince Carl of who pur chased the land that is presentday New See Page 3A AT A GLANCE BJ What Presenta When Sunday IS Where First Prot estant 172 Coll New Braunfels BJ Of which were given to settlers in 1845 by Prince Carl of have been given a new bell The bells were put into a museum in the stone church build ing after the origi nal log church was dismantled in Music and a drink Gruene hosts Music and Wine which mixes love of Texas music with a taste of County looking at ways to finance road upgrades By Ron Maloney StaffWriter County staff and officials with the Texas Department of Transportation are meeting to work out plans for upgrading two major traffic The plans under discussion will include for the first time local participation in the financing of the which will be designed to increase capacity on Texas 46 and The Texas Transportation the state board that oversees has given Comal County and the commissions San Antonio staff the approval to develop proposals for the countys two toppriority road State facing serious budget has looked to local government to help finance highway projects that histori cally and traditionally were the province of state and federal Two financ ing scenarios that came out of the 77th Texas Legislature were passthrough financing in which local governments bankroll projects through bonds that are to be later for See Page 2A The Uptown Piano Bar is the Romantic place for Birthday Parties and Anniversaries 29 t
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