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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 7, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas                                Page 2A HERALDZEITUNG October 2005 Time running out for candidates in city election Bv Lulati JnniM By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Former New Braunfels City Councilman Ken Valentine might not be former much Valentine is the only person so far to file his candidacy for the District 6 special election scheduled for Potential opponents have until 5 today to join the Valentine said Tuesday he had not heard any rumors of Alls quiet on the western he saying he was prepared to fight to reclaim his seat if anyone was up to the Valentine lost the May elec tion to Lynn Limmer by only 13 City council called next DID YOU ROADS CONTINUED FROM Page 1A County would pay for work initially the and increasing capac ity by building toll which would pay for themselves through user There has been much public resistance to toll roads in Comal and county officials who have consulted engineer ing studies and projected traffic counts do not think traffic would exist in volumes that would pay for new capacity in this county through County Judge Danny Scheel and County Engineer Tom Hornseth recently presented to the Texas Transportation Com mission a proposal in which the county would seek a million bond issue to finance the widening and regrading of Texas 46 from FM 2722 to about one mile west of Hornseth said the money would be the local contribution that would be used to leverage the The project we talked about was million for both he The vast majority of this funding would still come from traditional TxDOT The net local cost on both when would be about Hornseth Under the Scheel said TxDOT would repay the million bond The BAND CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Will perform during football game tonight I throw the rifle six rota Diedre Im not too nervous about it and there have been no con cussions so Color guard Katie Walske said the groups suc cess at the first competition helped them build confidence and know what to work I think this years program has more expression than she The judges told us they could really see the music through our per Meghan a senior clarinet said the bands program is fast and but nothing they cant Candidate forms and elec tion information packets are available at City 424 Castell For call Voter registration forms are available at the Comal County Tax Assessor Collectors 205 Seguin Voters who reg ister in person are not required to bring any form of For infor call months special election after Limmer resigned in Friday also is the last day to register to vote for the 8 Although District 6 residents are only 735 went to the polls for the last county would repay the inter its 10percent share of the costs for purchasing additional rightofway and the costs for relocating any utilities within the If we dont do this proj ect is probably 10 to 15 years Scheel If we wed move this thing up on the front and construction could probably start in TxDOT would build a two lane highway with alternating east and westbound passing Scheel After the Texas 46 project is completed and the money comes back from the the county would use the same million to leverage expanding 281 to four divided lanes and limited access from the Guadalupe River to the Blanco County Scheel similar to the way the roadway exists now from the county line through At the end of that TxDOT would again pay back he our only cost would be 10 per cent of the jthe relocation of utilities and the Scheel emphasized that nei ther project would include toll roads or toll Hornseth said the planning process would take 60 to 90 and a proposal would be brought back to the Texas Transportation Well sit down with staff from the San Antonio area office and the state finance folks and come up with a plan that will go to the he I think since we made the goal clear from the people are really pushing themselves she Weve built a reputation now we have to live up to 2nd Saturday Market Days vintage furniture and October 8 10 am 5 pm 653 Seguin For vendor info 6089033 Next to Kraft Mobiletel HOWTO CONTACT US HeraldZeitung 707 Landa New TX 78130 830 Published on Sunday morn ings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Friday by the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung USPS 707 Landa or Drawer New Comal Texas Periodical postage paid by the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung in New Subscription rates Carrier delivered in Comal and Guadalupe counties Three 3 Six 6 One 1 Mail delivery outside Comal County in Texas Three 3 Six 6 One 1 Mail outside Texas Six 6 One 1 Postmaster Send address changes to the New Braunfels Drawer New Delivery problems Subscribers who have not received a newspaper by 6 Tuesday through Friday and by 7 Saturday and Sunday can call 830 Staff directory Doug Editor and Publisher 201 doug.toney@heraldzeitung.com Jeremy Managing 220 jpafford@heraldzeitung.com Valerie Business Manager Henry Production Manager 214 hcoelloOherald Jeff Circulation 228 jfowler@heraldzeitung.com Neice Marketing 208 nbell@heraldzeitung.com Classified call 215 display call 208 call CONTINUED FROM Page 1A natural gas prices linked The two largest electric util ities doing business in Comal Pedernales Electric Cooperative and New Braun fels get the bulk of the electricity they sell from the Lower Colorado River Four of the LCRAs seven power plants are fueled by natural Electric rates and natural gas prices are usually tied very said Ann Har PEC Were working with LCRA right now and dont have any specific numbers to As soon as we well let the public she experi ences peak demand in the winter as many of its members use electricity to New Braunfels Utilities BELLS CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Prince Solms gave bells to church The bells came from Solms and were used in the first church and When the original log church was dismantled in the bells were placed in a museum in the stone church which is now part of First Protestant They were hidden Mornhinweg No one would have found them Communications Manager Gretchen Reuwer said LCRA had notified NBU that it could expect an increase in fuel recovery This is going to translate into higher costs for electric Reuwer NBU has programs to help people mitigate the increased she Energy audits are free to business and resi dential customers and can be scheduled by calling 629 We also have a budget billing It spreads your payments into equal monthly Reuw er That might help with some of the sticker shock you get with the ups and downs of your electric Any NBU sales representa tive can help a customer get on the budget Reuwer They can be reached at CenterPoint which provides natural gas in New is forecasting high er natural gas bills for its cus unless they knew to look for Mornhinweg said he began to think abouta bell tower when he moved to New Braunfels in the idea did not come to the surface until recently when his friend Melba Roth asked about leaving a memorial at the She wanted something that would be he I suggested the bell and she Thats what I When Roth she left funding for the Church members also contacted decendents of Carl an original Friday All Ages Open 9pm Cover DJ Entertainment Saturday All Ages Welcome Open 8 pm Cover DJ Entertainment SUNDAY Judson FAA Benefit Dance Open 7pm Cover Open to All Ages Open to the Public Blue Bonnet Palace Dance Hall Texas TEXAS CINEMA TEXAS CINEMA Experience The IJiJJcmuxl I I INTERNET TICKETING I THE BLUE PG13 SERENITY PG13 CORPSE BRIDE PG FLIGHTPLAN PG13 CONSTANT GARDENER R STORYQi VIOLENCE CRY WOLF LORD OF WAR R JUST LIKE HEAVEN PG13 THE PG13 THE TRANSPORTER 2 PG13 40YEAR OLD VIRGIN R BROTHERS GRIMM PG13 MARCH OF THE PENGUINS G WEDDING CRASHERS No Pass Supersavers No early shows tomers this A New Braunfels resident using cubic feet of nat ural gas the national aver age per household paid in January By the same house hold would have paid an increase of 17 By this it is expected to increase to an increase of 32 Higher natural gas prices do not mean higher profits for CenterPoint said CenterPoint spokeswoman Alicia Dixon in a news We charge the same amount that we pay for natural so CenterPoint Energy does not profit from natural gas price Our profits are earned solely from the distribution fee for delivering gas to our Anyone who needs help with their gas bill should call the assistance number on the Dixon In New the Com munity Service the Community Council of South settler who was entrusted to take the bells to New Braun Mornhinweg said the Hamel family also con He said it took a year to raise money and complete Central the Salvatiolj Army and many local cht es work together to help peoj pie who cannot afford utilit Weve been helping and theyve been com ing in with pretty big said Suzie executive director of the Community Service I always Is this for one month and they Its kind of a neverending j thing its over and month after Im sure were going to see huge gas Judy Baker with the Salva tion Army expressed con cerns similar to My concern in meeting the needs of the people is that if the utility rates increase as theyre its going to be much harder for fami lies on fixed incomes to be able to pay the increased Baker There is concern in the community about whether we will be able to meet these the but the results were well worth the They came with the first immigrants from he Theyve just been part of our history since the first TEXAS LOTTERY SATURDAY LOTTO Jackpot million 214162940 WEDNESDAY LOTTO Jackpot million LOTTEB 4l7l9284o BEST MEGA MILLIONS 1224282936 MB 41 Megaplier 4 PICKS Day Night 183 TEXAS TWO STJP 7171921 BB18 CASH FIVE 146717 PRODUCED BY GEORGE GARDEN CIRCUS INTERNATIONAL SPECTACULAR 3RING EXTRAVAGANZA COMAL FAIRGROUNDS RODEO ARENA NEW TX OCTOBER 2005 PM TICKETS AVAILABLE AT ARENA BOX OFFICE ONE HOUR BEFORE SHOW mOCUOSAUFOftme KWHTOFAUtfMSHIUNIKSANOARtNOTDEOUailUAS FOR ONE CHILD ABE 12 OR Will be honored it seats are Foi seneral admission Cannoi bo sold or givon away s tLaiPASAVEwmmnsFREEPASS 2005 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