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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 11, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Page 4A HERALDZEITUNG November OUR OPINION Manager hopefuls face slate of issues A strong leader must be found among the candidates for New Braunfels city manager as the city continues to Si I even applicants are in the running to become the next city manager for New Its vital that one of them have the skills to help lead this city as it treads down the some timesuneasy path of Apparently the list of can which we hope will be made public is full of quality And it should this burgeoning city should attract some of the best public servants in the And as with any growing city comes an ever expanding list of issues that need to be addressed by a strong city manager who can rally the city council behind his or her City council will conduct facetoface interviews during the first week of and the candi dates have been asked to make a 10minute pres entation to council about the citys drainage The city manager candidates will find out much about New Braunfels through their research for the But theres more than this citys drainage problems that await action from the new city Besides the drainage here are a few issues that city manager candidates should get on their radar screens as they strive for this important post constant need for road repairs as swarms of traffic overload outdated streets and highways Balancing economic development and pro tecting this areas character and history Revitalization of the citys west side Impact fees for new developments and The planning and building of a new civic cen ter We look forward to learning more about those who would like to help lead our fair and we look forward to hearing their views on the issues facing New OTH E R V i EW p o INTS The Dallas Morning on the France riots When some members of the black urban under class began looting in New Orleans after Hurri cane many French commentators sniffed that America was reaping its reward for failing to deal with chronic It might be tempting to view the destruction wrought across France by thuggish young men nearly all ethnic many from Arab and African immigrant as That would be Frances agony is not only pitiable on its but also a profound threat to American The roots of this uprising defy simple explana but basically involve the countrys inability to assimilate those with nonEuropean The French melting pot is now boiling and though the rioters are not apparently many articulate their rage in the language of radi cal LETTERS POLICY Letters must be 250 words or HeraldZeitung reserves the right to edit all Guest columns should be 500 words or less and must be accompanied by a Address and telephone number must be included so authorship can be Mail letters to Letters to Editor HeraldZeitung Drawer 311328 New TX 781311328 Fax them to 830 6063413 email them to HeraldZeitung Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since New Braunfels Zeitung was founded 1852 New Braunfels Herald was founded The two papers merged in 1957 and printed in both German and English until Managing Editor Circulation Director Advertising Director Business Manager News Editor Jeremy Pafford Doug Toney Jeff Fowler Nelce Bell Valerie Shlejdf David Rupkalylt LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Communitys talented youth arent just on the football field I know football is king in our little but last night I had the opportunity to watch another team of talented I went to New Braunfels High School to see their rendition of Lend Me a These led by Jenny had just spent much of the prior week and weekend working hard to create and participate in the Haunted House at the Seekatz Opera Then they went on to treat audiences to two nighttime per formances of this very witty It is clear they love what they The show was a very wonderful but the tragedy was that there were so few audience members to see these great As a I think it would serve us well to remember that the talent were grooming isnt just on the football Stephanie Richardson New Braunfels Several questions about signage in county need answers you wrote an editorial about a mes sage received from a reader who recently had a billboardfree drive in In the editorial you Billboards and commercial signage are polluting the beauty of our communi ty Nothing is more glaringly obvious in New Braunfels and Comal County than the excess of offensive which result from a lack of a sen sible sign New Braunfels has much to be proud but it has a wretched record preserv ing its natural Some questions that city and county leaders should answer must we have endless visual blight along Texas 46 from Seguin with mile after mile of dis obtrusive billboards are we forced to endure gigantic eye sores posing as billboards within the city that do nothing but give New Braunfels a cheap appearance must we tolerate those dreadful tempo rary signs that have multiple garish spindly legs and do nothing but offend the eye and repel potential customers havent our leaders passed a sensible signage ordinance that restores and preserves our natural beauty your reader was correct about what made her drive in Arizona so Ive also enjoyed the eyecatching ambiance of towns in Arizona where they have sensible signage ordi I agree with her What a beau tiful town New Braunfels would be especially without repugnant billboards and John 1C DOS New Braunfels Are the lives lost in Iraq war just names on a screen I sat and watched as the names scrolled The only question to be answered Why Why have lives been And what will be the final cost Not cost in but cost of lives Every day a family grieves and Its sad to they are just names on a Why are we so disconnected and mean The pain is not so intense when you do not And a face and a name you do not I am so ashamed of what weve Taking away someones daughter and some ones A tear fell as I watched those names go Why did we go to war on such a shameful lie Those names on the screen are people to What will it take for no more names to see Barbara Stoker Luckett New Braunfels TODAY IN HISTORY By The Associated Press Today is the 315th day of There are 50 days left in the This is Veterans Day in the Remembrance Day in Todays Highlight in History On fighting in World War I came to an end with the signing of an armistice between the Allies and On this date In former slave Nat whod led a vio lent was executed in In President Harding dedicated the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National In during World War Germany com pleted its occupation of In Gemini 12 blasted off from Cape with astronauts James Lovell and Edwin Buzz Aldrin In the Martin Luther King of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King died in Atlanta at age United States Government PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH 1600 Pennsylvania NW 20500 SENATE KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON Russell Senate Office Building Room 284 20510 Telephone 202 2245922 Fax 202 2240776 Web Send emails through Web 145 Duncan Suite 120 San Antonio 78226 Telephone 210 3402885 Fax 210 3496753 JOHN CORNYN Russell SenateHart Room 517 20510 Telephone 202 2242934 Fax 202 2282856 Web Send emails through Web AUSTIN OFFICE 221 West Sixth Suite 1530 Austin 78701 Telephone 512 4696034 Fax SAN ANTONIO OFFICE 600 Suite 210 San Antonio 78205 Telephone 210 2247485 Fax 210 2248569 CONGRESSMAN LAMAR SMITH Rayburn House Office Building Room 2184 20515 Telephone 202 2254236 Fax 202 2258628 Web address Send emails through Web SAN ANTONIO OFFICE 1100 NE Loop Suite 640 San Antonio 78209 Telephone 210 8215024 Fax 210 8215947 HENRY CUELLAR 1404 Longworth House Office Building 20515 Telephone 202 2251640 Fax 202 2251641 Web address 1149 Commerce Suite 210 San Antonio 78205 Telephone 210 2712851 Fax 210 2776671 HOW TO CONTACT Texas Government GOVERNOR RICK PERRY State Room Box 12428 Austin 78711 Telephone 800 8435789 Fax 512 4631849 STATE HOUSE CARTER CASTEEL 254 Mill New Braunfels 78130 Telephone 830 6270215 Email address firstname.lastname@example.org STATE SENATE JEFF WENTWORTH 1250 NE Loop Suite 720 San Antonio 78209 Telephone 210 8267800 WHILE IN AUSTIN Telephone 512 4630125 Email address email@example.com JUDITH ZAFFIRINI Box 627 Laredo 780420627 12702Toepperwein Road San Antonio 78233 Telephone 210 6570095 Fax 210 6570262 President could unite nation around a sensible border control policy DICKMORRIS Dick Morris was an adviser to Bill Clinton for 20 President Bush seems impaled on the false choice of appealing to the His panic vote or enforcing laws against illegal legally and morally there is no conflict and there is a great deal of synergy among these searching for a way to recapture the national needs to seize this issue and make it his A full and rea soned program will galvanize national support and unite the nation behind tough measures to enforce our laws and maxi mize opportunities for those who already live here Bush needs to Back the Walls Just as the Israelis whose West Bank fence keeps terrorists out and has reduced terrorist attacks inside Israel to a frac tion of their former number and Good fences make good and the United States should act to regularize the traffic of immigrants into the country by the kind of border control that only a well positioned fence can This is no Great Wall of China seeking futilely to keep out the rest of the It would be a hightech spotting breach es and relaying the information to highly mobile border guard units to plug them Establish a legal guestworker pro Nobody can deny the manifest need of Americans both individuals and the work that currently illegal immigrants They would not be coming if they did not have access to and there would be no work if there were no Bushs current program for legal guest workers is a good one and should be adopted in the context of broader immi gration But the plan should include a track to citizenship for these providing certain as English English literacy and no arrest let them earn the right to become American A guestworker program will end the leper colony within our borders of disen invisible illegals who have no rights and no Prosecute visa Half of the people who live here illegally entered the United States with legal visas and over stayed All 19 of the 11 hijack ers came here under the law and then stayed on after their visas had expired or should have been revoked because they did not attend having entered on student That we cannot rid our country of these illegal immigrants is hard to We have their addresses and phone but we do not deport The main reason for their immunity is the lack of deportation judges and courts and the inadequate number of holding cells for Of the people the United States arrested as illegal immi grants last were without back onto our We need a massive expansion of judicial infra structure to cope with the problems of ille gal visa President Clinton helped to lower the crime rate by doubling the prison space under his 1994 anticrime We need a commitment of similar Regularize cash shipments A vital form of foreign aid for Mexico and Central America is the remittances sent each week by illegal immigrants to their families back Last Mexican men working here sent billion to their wives and children the second leading source of foreign currency earnings after oil for the We need to regularize this flow of cash and provide immigrants with bank accounts and lowcost ways to send mon ey Combating illegal immigration need not smack of It is important to all American citizens Latinos and Anglos and is in the national But it is also in our interest to allow immigrants to come and settle here Immigration is keeping America young and If not for the annual flow of 3 million people about half legal and half would be much like the nations of losing population and watching their populations But we cannot afford the current chaotic flow of immigrants over a theoretical We need to enforce the law and make it
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