Wednesday, October 26, 2005

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 26, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas OCTOBER Afti i JNG SPORTS PLAYOFF BOUND The Smithson Valley volley ball team closes the regular season with a prepares for playoff Page 7A ELECTION Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since The League of Women Voters releases its guide for the con stitutional amendment elec Pagat 289 18 2 sections CK Sunny High Low 79 55 Details1B DEAR ABBY BB CLASSIFIEDS M COMICS 4B CROSSWORD FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 7A TV GRIDS BB Comal ISD trustees prepare for the future By Jessica Sanders Staff Writer The location of the Comal Independent School Districts next elementary school will be in the hands of trustees Wednesday as they consider the purchase of land near Borgfield Marc CISD super said two new ele mentary schools will be needed in the next three years in order to handle the areas The fastest growing area in our district is the Highway 281 Walker We have six schools in the district that are already filled to A million bond packages will not go before voters until but Walker said it is important to buy land now before prices and availability make purchasing more We should have allowed for future land development in pre vious he If we buy land today and get plans it will speed up the building process later The million bond pack age is separated into two Proposition for would allow for improvements and renovations to existing three new elementary schools and one new middle Proposition for would allow for two new elementary Walker said he plans to pur chase land with money from the fund balance account and reimburse the account with bond CISD Communications direc tor Kari Hutchison said the See FUTURE Page 3A AT A GLANCE I What Comal ISD board of trustees meeting IB When 6 today ffl Where Hoffmann Lane Elementary H8 Of will consider the purchase of land for new A WELCOME CHANGE Garden Ridge looks forward to new city police station By Ron Maloney StaffWriter GARDEN RIDGE Seen from the Garden Ridge Chief of Police Victor Matta has everything the police chief of a small city could hope He has relatively new patrol cars with aggressive paint jobs that would make all but the most hard ened criminal take notice that Maltas isnt your grandfathers smalltown police His officers have the best equip ment and most modern weapons including mobile data termi nals and video cameras that document their But go into Maltas cramped offices on the end of Garden Ridge City and you can see that the city has put its public safety mon ey into people and out on the The GRPD makes do in cramped and cluttered offices that were carved into a converted two car Were completely out of Matta That will begin to change A contract has been awarded for a new million city hall and municipal complex for this city located in southern Comal Coun ty The which will be built on property adjacent to the Gar den Ridge Community is expected to break ground in November and be completed within about a It will include a foot administrative police station and municipal The city which now has about square feet of space on the end of city will be colocated adjacent to the new facility in about For one turning in a crook is easy By Ron Maloney StaffWriter JOHN SB The New County Crime Stoppers tip line can be reached at 620TIPS or toll free at 800640 turn in a drug dealer and receive a call from 6 to Thursday or any f K Photos by DAVID Garden Ridge Police Chief Victor Matta works in the twocar garage turned police department offices at the current municipal Garden Ridge Mayor Jay Feibelman looks over the plans for the new municipal complex for the city in his square feet of The citys public works depart ment will be built on the nearby site of the FM 3009 water The situation in the police department is at least half of the reason we wanted to do said Garden Ridge Mayor Jay Feibel The police station is Theres no room in there whatso The rest of the reason is Garden Ridge is just plain running out of room in the municipal complex it built out of a home purchased by former Mayor Walter Yohey in We could make do in adminis but we need space very Feibelman Feibelmans office also is a meet ing room and sometimes is used for employee I came in to go to work and they were having a meet ing on water Feibel man I couldnt even get into my And one thing thats always bugged me in city council is when we go into executive See CITY Page 10A Pilot reunites with Birddog airplane years after Korean conflict Photo submitted Troy Stuart Rob Robinson and Jim Mufvihill stand in front of a 119 By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Stuart McLennan had no idea when he posed for an Army photographer in 1960 during his Korean conflict tour that he would have to wait 45 years to get a The showing McLennan touching down in his L19 was meant to show off the new Munsan ni Army Airfield just south of the Demil itarized but it did a better job demonstrating just how small the world really McLennans son discovered the pho to in an Army scrapbook and sent it to his father to add to his collection of mil itary The pilot is hard to see behind the aii planes but the identifying tail number easy to Curious to know what had become See AIRPLANE Page 3A Ever want to call a cop and tell him about something suspicious going on in the neigh borhood Ever want to turn in your local drug dealer without going through the hassle of rilling out a police report or risking having to testify in court Thursday nights your As part of annual Red Ribbon Week events taking place in school districts and police departments across the the New Braunfels Police Comal County Sheriffs Comal County Crime the Department of Public Safety and the Comal County Metropoli tan Narcotics Task Force will be manning See CROOK Page 2A Spooky time Comal County gets ready ghosts and goblins at US military death toll in Iraq reaches By Robert Reid Associated Press Writer American military death toll in the Iraq war reached Tuesday with the announcements of three more including an Army sergeant who died of wounds at a military hospital in Texas and a Marine and a sailor killed last week in fighting west of The mark was reached amid grow ing doubts among the American public about the Iraq launched in March 2003 to destroy Saddam Husseins alleged weapons of mass None was ever In the Senate observed a moment of silence in honor of the fallen We owe them a deep debt of grati tude for their for their for their for their commitment to our said Republican Majority Leader BUI Critics of the war also acknowledged the even as they questioned the poli cies of those who lead See IRAQ Page 3A Freeti