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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 2, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas ftLL FOR AIC 780 W W NOVEMBER SPORTS MOVING ON New Smithson Valley roll on in the state volleyball Page 6A COUPON GET IN FREE Get one free admission to Wurstfest with a valuable coupon in todays Herald Page 3A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 295 16 2 sections CLICK 5O0 Sunny High Low 77 47 Details2B DEAR ABBY 4B CLASSIFIEDS 40 COMICS 3B CROSSWORD 3B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 6A TV GRIDS 4B County officials defend 2cent tax hike By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Comal County officials say a tax rollback could cost far more than the money it is intended to save tax payers and that voters considering signing a petition for a rollback elec tion should educate themselves about why the county increased its 2006 tax rate by 2 On commissioners adopted a 2006 tax rate of per increase in the effective tax rate of about 14 Under state if a local govern ment body or taxing entity votes to raise taxes more than 8 vot ers can petition for an election to decide whether to roll back the rate to the 8 percent Doug a publisher who is a former Comal Independent School District trustee and candidate for county judge and county commis began the petition drive just over three weeks As of Kirk said he had collected nearly of the just over signa tures hell need by This is not just about a penny on the tax Kirk This is Next years rollback rate is computed See ROLLBACK Page 9A FIGHT TO BE THE WURST Community orideonthe iine during Wurst Bowl By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter Eugene the Unicorn is a not a fighter at least where his alter ego Layton Brooker is con Wurst Bowl crowds may get rowdy Friday but mascot Layton has no plans to stir the I wont climb on the press promised a junior at New Braunfels High Im there to make people Jeremy who played Eugene last jumped up on the press box during the 2004 Wurst He was sentenced to community service for his unsafe Though students at New Braun fels and Canyon high schools claim they arent planning any wacky stunts this both schools recognize the importance of the Canyon junior Shane McDon ald said each schools reputation is at Students often feel that New Braunfels is the preferred high school because its named after the We have to prove theres anoth er high school in New he New Braunfels junior Jessie Clark said there may be another school in but its a school she expects her team to Weve got more she Weve got a lot of team and also we beat them last Despite last years Canyon junior Jenny Veliz said she expects a turnover this Were like and theyre like 4 she Our football players really have a heart to New Braunfels players are the ones with something to Jeremy a senior on the Canyon football said he and his teammates are trying to stay cool before the game because the Photos by DAVID New Braunfejs High School cheerleaders Lauren and Sharisse Mims paint posters for Friday nights Wurst Bowl in the hallway of the school Canyon High School stu dent council member Shane McDonald and cheerleader Jenny Veliz hang up a poster advertising the Wurst Bowl food drive inside the WURST BOWL 3 DAYS UNTIL MCKOHP CANYON m WHEN Friday WHERE Unicorn Stadium IB TICKETS Advance tick ets are for adults and for students at Canyon and New Braunfels high Tickets may be purchased today and Thursday from 8 to 3 at NBHS and from 8 to at CHS and on Friday from 8 to 1 at NBHS and from 8 to at Tickets at the gate will be for adults and for Wurst Bowl hype can be distract Shows of are greatly Usually the football moms See PRIDE Page 3A Blaze damages apartment complex DAVID George Amen reunites a couple at Vista Del Sol Apartments with their dog that was trapped inside one of the units destroyed by By Ron Maloney StaffWriter A fire of unknown origin heavily damaged two apart ments in the Vista del Sol complex Tuesday afternoon in New No one was injured in the Fire officials dont think anyone was home in the burnedout apartment units at the time of the Police and firefighters were dispatched to the complex just after 4 when neighbors reported flames in Unit which is located in the center of the first floor of the back build ing in the A resident of a nearby unit kicked in the and the complex manager tried to fight the fire with an extin guisher but was driven back by the heavy New Braunfels Fire Department Battalion Chief Don Zercher said firefight ers dispatched to the scene from three of the citys fire stations arrived to see smoke and flames rising far into the It was going pretty and the smoke was blow ing pretty Zercher The effort to fight die See FIRE Page 9A Homebuilders continue quest to stop drainage ordinance By Leigh Jones StaffWriter The modified drainage ordinance adopt ed by the New Braunfels City Council last month was not enough to keep the city out of The Greater New Braunfels Home Builders members of the Pfeuf fer Oakwood Estates Development and Larry Koehler amended their law suit last week to include the new ordinance in their A hearing in 274th District Court is sched uled for Although the plaintiffs want the court to stop the city from collecting the stormwater connection a mandatory charge for new developments within feet of an existing cityowned drainage they have not asked for another See DRAINAGE Page 3A Food Network has A Day the HeraldZeitung has A Day at We need your help in find ing out the best way to spend on eats and Interested Email Managing Editor Jeremy Paffbrd at 52unit hotel in Gruene no closer to reality By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Developers of a proposed 104room hotel in Gruene will go back to the drawing board to see if they can modify their project enough to make it palatable to their neigh The Vanhorn family pulled their request for a Special Use Permit for the squarefoot Vanhorn Lodge on Tuesday after Planning Commission members threatened to deny it Instead of taking the denial to city coun cil members in hopes they might approve the developer Ted Alexander told commissioners he would like to form a committee of area residents to tty and come up with a design everyone could Chairman Mike Ybarra advised the family to focus their energy on modifying See HOTEL Page 3A GREAT TASTE GREAT TIMES
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