Saturday, October 8, 2005

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 8, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas TT OCTOBER HERALD NIXED ADC 7f1 1000571 SOUTHUEST HICROPilBLiSHERS 2627 E DR FflSO TX SPORTS FOOTBALL Smithson Valley rolls over New Braunfels plays well but falters against Lake Page 8A COUPON Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since Clip tickets for free admis I sion to the Alzafar Shrine which wilt visit NB Page 3A 275 18 2 sections i Cloudy High Low 75 54 Details1B DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 41 COMICS 2B CROSSWORD M FORUM 7A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 8A TV GRIDS 38 New York reeling after terrorism threat By Michael Weissenstein Associated Press Writer NEW YORK Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his police chief insisted Friday they did the right thing by going public with a terrorist threat to bomb the New York sub brushing aside suggestions that they overreacted to information of dubious While the mayor and federal offi cials weighed the threats the investigation into the alleged plot advanced as a third suspect was arrested and authorities looked into whether a fourth person took part in the A law enforcement official in New speaking on condition of said the tightening of security was prompted by an infor mants report of a plot to attack the subway system with bombs hidden in bags and possibly baby If Im going to make a you can rest assured it is on the side of being Bloomberg The dispute came as thousands of extra police officers poured into the citys subway pulling com muters out of rushhour crowds and rifling through their bags or briefcases See Page 4A MUSIC AND A DRINK Festival kicks off with wine By Jessica Sanders Staff Writer There was no question that Brad Wuest was going to bid on an autographed The problem was that he couldnt decide which Im thinking of maybe the Pat Green one or George said I dont know how to but Im hoping if I buy Ill just naturally learn to A table of shiny autographed guitars greeted guests Friday at the kickoff ofthe 19th Annual Gruene Music and Wine The along with an assort ment of other were auc tioned off to the highest Jennifer marketing man ager for said all proceeds from the threeday festival go to the local chapters of United Way and Hope The guitars are usually the featured auction They go for anywhere from to she It all depends on whos in the audi ence and what kind of fans they Wuest said he would purchase a not only as a collectors but also to enhance his own musical Fridays dinner and auction was sold out with a crowd of Some came for a sampling of Texas wines or the prime rib and but terfly shrimp served by Gristmill River Restaurant and like Barry came to hear the rocking country stylings of Joe Brittian said he came with a group of friends to celebrate a birthday Were all Joe Ely he Hes he plays some great Ely performed a solo acoustic concert for followed by the Photos by MAIMDY David Welsch and Meredith Ford look over some of the signed including signatures from Robert Earl George Strait and Pat at the Gruene Music and Wine Fest Friday evening at Gruene Rosie Perez tries a taste of Wichita Falls MUSIC FEST Today M Noon6 Bret Graham and Brian Keane at The Grapevine H 15 Ponty Bone and the Squeezetones at Gruene Hall 9 Junior Brown at Gruene HaJI Sunday Bells of Bret Graham and Selina Affram at Gruene Hall ffl 210 Style Music Gruene Hall including performances by Wade Bowen and west Stoney Two Tons of Houston Ray Wylie Cooder Micky and the Motor Jason Boland and the Strag glers and Randy H For tickets and information call 830 auction and a concert with the Joe Ely Reunion Diners were also offered a sam pling from three Texas wineries Llano Texas Hills and See Page 2A New Braunfels Fire Department eyes National Guard armory By Leigh Jones StaffWriter New Braunfels Fire Chief John Berber has his sights set on the National Guard Armory for the fire departments future administra tion and training The located on seven acres at 2253 Interstate 35 South between Spur Street and Morn ingside is included on the 2005 Base Realignment and Clo sure list and is scheduled to be vacated between 2008 and When the National Guard moves Herber would like to move in his administra tive offices and training as well as bring plans for a new training facility building in the The facility is perfect for our needs he It has so many places we could use now with room for Its visible and easily Monday saying they sup port his The docu ment will help show the Army that the city is uni fied behind a plan for the facilitys future he While Herber hopes unity will give the city a better shot at acquiring the Texas Nation al Guard Deputy Direc Fire Chief John Herber Finding a facility with tor for Facilities John Wells said those amenities is state law would dictate how the Herber will ask city council Army disposed of the members to approve a resolution We used to be able to deed AT A GLANCE What New Braunfels City Council meeting H When Monday H Where City council 424 Castell back property that was deeded to us by a governmental he Now were required to nego tiate for fair market All of the features that would make the property a valuable asset to the fire department also have See Page 2A Valentine headed back to city council By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Former city Council man Ken Valentine regained his seat Friday after no one stepped for ward to challenge his District 6 special election By 5 Valentine was celebrating quietly at home and eagerly awaiting his first council I plan to be a gentler council he My goal will be com promise and who was known as something of a firebrand during his first threeyear will not be able to take office until the election canvassing period is according to state City Secretary Michael Resendez said he likely would schedule Valentines swearing in ceremony for the 28 city council The election will not be canceled offi cially until after the deadline for See Page 3A Ken Valentine Cheer on Canyon High School cheerleaders invite young sters to participate in football Commission turns down request for overnight rental By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Wilton Wameckes parents never dreamed they would end up living across the street from a waterpark when they built their house on Union Avenue in Before Schlitterbahn came to their neighborhood was strictly the town has and their son must con stantly flght the encroachment of commercial rezoning that would place their former home in the middle of a rental resort Wamecke drew Ms battle lines again Tues day when Planning and Zoning commis sioners entertained a request for a special use permit that would have allowed a resi dential property on Coll Street to be used for overnight Although the house is nowhere near Union Warnecke and several other concerned citizens vehemently spoke against the zone change for fear it would encourage homeowners in their neighbor hoods to make similar I know these homeowners say they will See Page 3A GREAT TASTE GREAT TIMES