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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 19, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas                                V TT OCTOBER HERALD FOR 11100571 2627 E VAKDELL Wf fftSO TX 79903 Ml SPORTS VOLLEYBALL New Braunfels closes out regular volleyball season with home win over Page 6A City might discuss annexations with residents first Mayor Bruce Boyer By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Residents outside the city limits who face possible annexation in 2006 can expect to hear about it early in the process and from the not the news Mayor Bruce Boyer told city staff Monday night he wanted to bring property owners into the annexation process early on and offer them an opportuni ty to take I just think we should open communication before we This is whats going to happen to Boyer said Monday night in a special meeting set to give council an understanding of how the process works and city staff some sense of how council would like to City Planner Frank Robbins outlined the process in a presentation he called Annexation He spoke about the including how much area a city can up to 10 percent of its area each how other cities pursue annexa Robbins asked council for guidance in how staff should approach the citys next round of annex ations and what to do with some 38 areas around the city where property own ers have entered into nonannexation agreements in exchange for restrict ing Mayor Pro Tem Gale OHara Pospisil asked Rob bins to consider annexations that would close doughnut or gaps in the city lim its that remain as a result of previous nonannexation agreements and would square off the citys I think last the restrictive covenants were a good compromise around the Pospisil All those little pockets complete ly surrounded by the city has to be a nightmare for the city police and fire District 5 Councilwoman rKathleerrKrueger expressed concerns about providing services to annexed areas and about the citys tone dur ing the annexation See CITY Page 3A Cancer awareness October is Breast Cancer Awareness and stateofthe arttech nology is helping women catch the disease Crisis Center to remember victims during annual vigil By Leigh Jones StaffWriter The Crisis Center of Comal County will hold its annual vigil Thursday in remem brance of domestic violence The event will be held dur ing the day this breaking with the tradition of having it in the evening by to give the community a chance to recognize local agencies that work with the center to end domestic vio Program director Stephanie Grubb encouraged all com munity members to attend the even if they did hot think they knew a domestic violence Whether they know it or they probably have been affected by she When oneinthree women have been its kind of hard not to be AT A GLANCE I What Crisis Center Domestic Violence Awareness Vigil HI Thursday H Where Landa Park Pavilion During the crisis cen ter served 916 One of its clients will share her expe rience of suffering and healing during the While the vigil will remem ber the 113 Texas women killed as a result of domestic violence in Grubb said it was important to remember the victims who suffered in We know of incidents of domestic violence report ed in Comal County last and we know we assisted in writing 203 protective she But those are only the ones we know There are thousands of oth ers we dont know CANYON LAKE POW WOW Tenth annual American Indian Row Wow a look into Page 5A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 283 16 2 sections CLICK Mostly sunny High Low 90 68 Details2B DEAR ABBY 4B CLASSIFIEDS M COMICS 3B CROSSWORD FORUM 4A OBITUARIES JA SPORTS 6A TV GRIDS 411 FLIGHT DELAY Photos by DAVID Silver State Helicopter Maintenance Director Joel and Airport Manager Andy Spinks confer in a packed hangar at the New Braunfels Municipal Airport Tuesday Spinks said that they often have to pull three planes out of the hangar in order to move Board mails new request for proposal packets for expansion Airplane enthusiasts lineup along the runway to watch and photograph planes arriving and departing at the New Braunfels Municipal Airport during a recent air Aircraft were sometimes stacked five deep waiting to takeoff or Spinks prepares to move a plane inside a packed hangar at the New Braunfels Municipal AirportTuesday By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Request for Proposal packets flew out of the New Braunfels Municipal Airport last bound for nine contractors who have expressed interest in work ing on the facilitys expan sion Respondents have until 4 to submit their infor Airport Advisory Board members hope to pick a winner 9 and that lastminute changes by city hall will not scuttle the proj ect Last time airport manag er Andy Spinks set out an RFP the board discussions during closed door meetings changed the specifications and finally canceled the project alto Member Gil Lindsey said during last weeks board meeting he was afraid pre vious unexpected modifi cations would reduce the number of qualified appli cants willing to work on the This thing was given the goahead and then waved The words out that we punted the original bidders he warned his fel low board Whos going to want to work with us now The original expansion project included a number of facilities from the air ports master plan and See Page 3A Miers questionnaire notes support for banning most abortions By David Espo AP Special Correspondent Court nominee Harriet Miers pledged unflagging opposition to abortion as a candidate for the Dallas City council in according to documents released She backed a constitutional amendment to ban the procedure in most cases and promised to appear at prolife rallies and special Asked in aTexans United For life questionnaire whether she would support legislation restricting abortions if the Supreme Court allowed Miers indi cated she Her reply was the same when Will you oppose the use of city funds or facili ties to promote abortions Supporters of Miers nomination said they hoped the single sheet of paper deliv ered to the Senate Judiciary Committee as part of a ship ment of 12 boxes of documents President George Bush would help reas sure rebellious con servatives that she would not disappoint them if she took a seat on the high President Bush knew of the views she had held before he picked her for the spokesman Scott McClellan said at the White But he said the president did not discuss with her or anyone else whether or not those were still her One Democratic supporter of abortion rights responded This raises very serious concerns about her ability to fairly apply die lawwithout bias in this It will be my intention to question her very carefully about these said Dianne Feinstein of Miers also returned a lengthy questionnaire to the Judiciary Committee during the day in which she wrote that the role of the judiciary in our system of government is And of See Page 3A GREAT TASTE GREAT TIMES   

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