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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 11, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas                                W W OCTOBER HERALD SPORTS TENNIS 5 seed Canyon begins play today at the District 27 4A team tennis tournament Page 5 INSIDE SAVE Look inside for coupons for a buy get one adult or childrens ticket to the Alzafar Shrine Page 3 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 277 10 1 section CLICK f 40 chance of rain High Low 83 66 DEARABBY CLASSIFIEDS COMICS CROSSWORD FORUM OBITUARIES SPORTS TV GRIDS 7 8 6 6 4 3 5 7 Council modifies drainage ordinance By Laigh Jonas Staff Writer City council unanimously approved modifications to the drainage ordinance Monday that reduce the stormwater connec tion fee by but keep it mandatory within feet of an existing drainage utility sys If the new drainage ordinance is passed on its second the fee will be set at per residential Revenue gener ated by the onetime paid at the time a lot is will be collected in a fund that can only be used for operation and administration of the citys existing drainage utili ty City Engineer Mike Short told council he came up with the new fee by estimating how much it would cost to enable the existing drainage system to handle 10 years worth of growth and dividing it by the number of anticipated new See Page 2 Councilwoman Gail Pospisil Two volunteer to lead Junior Basketball League board By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter VOLUNTEERS NEEDED To volunteer for New Braunfels Junior Basketball call Jimmy Tucker at 8306607880 or Dea Moore at The New Braunfels Junior Basketball League got a reprieve this week when Jeff and Sandra Shelton volun teered to lead the league during the com ing The Sheltons agreed to serve as president after former President JimmyTuckerannoun ced he was stepping When he announced he would no Idnger Tucker said the 20yearold league faced extinction without a president and a full board of I was president the last four years before a new president volunteered in he He had to step and now there is no one in that Dea vice president of boys basket said about 600 children participate in the league each season who might not other wise have a place to We need to keep this going for kids who cannot afford to play select she Tucker said volunteering for the board is a lot of work but extremely He said the job is best for someone with children in the league or a love of Its a satisfying he With 600 kids playing its fulfilling to see what a sevenmember board can accom He said the ideal candidates must be organ ized and willing to work with board members and parents to smooth out difficul Most of the work takes place before the See Page 2 COMING SUNDAY Helping out Canyon Lake Noon Lions Club hosts annual Shrimpfest to help local RINGING Church dedicates tower for historic bells the congrega tion from the First Protestant Church dedi cated a bell tower Sunday morning con structed to hold the bells originally brought from Emily and Nancy Johnson enjoy refreshments after the Photos by MANDY HeraldZeitung By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter Carl Shaefer brought two bells to New Braunfels in but Sunday was the first time his decedents heard them Its hard to said Heidi a descendant of the Shaefer I did see them when they were kept in a but Id always wanted to hear them First Protestant Church dedicated its new bell tower allowing thr to peal for the first time in more than 100 The made in were a gift from Prince Carl of Solms to New Braunfels first They were installed in the original church and used to summon residents to school and town When a new stone church was built in the bells were moved to an archive They represent the beginning of our said David a member of New Braunfels Partnership In the early this church was not only a but a school and community For the bells have a more personal Yield Hamel said her late Melba wanted to leave a lasting memorial to First Protestant When Gene the church suggested a bell Hamel said her mother was Its been two years and two months since we started Hamel Im so happy we could do this for or maybe she did this for Hamel said that when the bells were in the archive few people saw them or knew they were Now they are on display for all residents and visitors to Roth left money for the memorial after her and funds also were con tributed by the descendants of Carl Shae fer and other The completed See Page 2 Pafford named managing editor of HeraldZeitung MANDY Jeremy Pafford sits at his desk as the new managing editor of the Jeremy the pres entation editor at The Bryan College Station has been named managing edi tor of the Pafford is hardly a stranger to New Braunfels and Comal This was where my fami ly came for vacation every year back when I was a kid in the said who is originally from Turn a small Central Texas town 45 miles west of We always enjoyed the hos pitality here and the intrinsic beauty of the Hill As a I often thought it would be great to live in the town where Schlitter bahn and the Guadalupe River were right down the street and now I Paffords first day at the HeraldZeitung was Pafford comes to the Her aldZeitung from BryanCol lege where he worked for more than two years and last served as pres entation helping coor dinate the editing and design of the A 10year veteran of the publishing he has worked as a sports news city editor and copy editor at newspapers in Texas and The new HeraldZeitung editor has won numerous including a first place in headline writing from the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors in 2004 and a first place in Investigative Reporting from the same organization in I look forward to meeting the readers of the Herald Zeitung and bringing in new Pafford I want this newspaper to be an even more vibrant part of this community and to be a forum for the news and See Page 2 Quote   

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