Tuesday, November 15, 2005

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 15, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Tf W NOVEMBER HERALD G SPORTS STATE TOURNEY New Braunfels to play Klein Oak in Class 4A volleyball state semifinal Thursday Page 5 FORUM COLUMN j Mike Reagan writes how I winning is the only strategy I in getting troops out of Page 4 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 306 12 1 section C K 5OO 20 chance of rain High Low 79 42 Details DEARABBY CLASSIFIEDS COMICS CROSSWORD FORUM OBITUARIES SPORTS TV GRIDS 9 10 m T ITWWBnin II wiWfftVWWM WMTdWTVWW WWW fWWWWT Wfr W W WFW fl Wmjft City reveals candidates for manager post By Ron Maloney Staff Writer The city of New Braunfels and its executive search firm on Monday released a short list of seven city manager can didates who will interview with the city in early Charles senior associ ate with Ralph Andersen Associates of a public sector executive search said the list was culled from among 85 applications for the job vacated this past summer by Chuck who took a job in League The search which also found created a job pro file and advertised the posi tion in Texas and in a national trade publication for munici pal The firm created a short list Assistant City Manager Charles Zech released Monday after noon in response to a request filed under Chapter 552 of the Texas Local Government which pertains to public I prefer to call them inter view Rohre Theyre not really finalists until the council interviews Mayor Bruce Boyer said the interviews would be conduct ed on 5 and Were going to interview the applicants the first Monday and See Page 2 Drainage fee a step closer to approval By Ron Maloney StaffWriter City council Monday night approved the first reading of a proposed drainage ordi nance the city believes will apply impact fees fairly and uniformly to commercial and residential On a unanimous council approved setting a fee of 14 cents per square foot of impervious cover on nonresidential con struction or residential construction of more than two The an amendment to Chapter Section 14321 of the city would also set a fee of per lot for sin gle family and duplex res City Attorney Charles Zech told council city staff developed the ordinance based on comments from citizens and councilmem bers who have expressed concerns over the The Greater New Braunfels Homebuilders Association filed a district court suit over the fees in and a hearing has been set in December before 274th Judicial Dis trict Judge Gary Zech said that City Engineer Mike Short developed the nonresidential lot fee so it can be assessed based on information about impervious cover that does not allow rain to soak in such as driveways and other features which is recorded on a plat It would be assessed when a building permit is issued and must be paid before final Residential lot impervious cover is not recorded on The residential lot fee was based on factors Short computed that includ ed average residential lot size in New Braunfels and the average amount of impervious cover See Page 6 COMING SUNDAY Banking easier Randolph Brooks Credit union opens branch in New City Attorney Charles Zech CONSISTENTLY WURST Photos by MANDY Herb Skoog shows off his collection of Wurstfest steins on display at the Spass Haus on the Wurstfest beginning with the very first stein to this years design and 45th anniversary commemorative Skoog works behind scenes to promote Wurstfest event Herb Skoog sits at his desk at the Wurstfest By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Wurstfest presidents come and Der Grosse and Ever since there was a Herb Skoog has been Hes been an opa and remains an Opa the honorary posting for opas who might not be as active as they once But dont be At Skoog isnt kicking back and taking it Skoog was here in the early 1960s when a group of local officials and busi nessmen conceived the idea that grew to be this citys top nonprofit He was Wurstfest president in 1969 and was Grosse Opa in He worked through the 70s and into the 80s as a volunteer even as his radio sta KGNB and were promoting the He stayed on after he sold the stations in the runs his own ad agency and is a distributor of advertising promotional items for in addition to his work for In the Skoog sort of selfbestowed the title by which he is now known Director of Wurst In that a modest guy who shrugs off interviews by directing media people to the Wurstfest Grosse Opa or executive coordinates publicity and buys advertising for Wurst which has grown over the years to have more than visitors from across the country and around the See Page 6 dies in car accident DAVID A New Braunfels police officer investigates the scene of a Sunday afternoon wreck at East Common Street and Loop 337 the killed the driver of a By Ron Maloney StaffWriter A 63yearold New Braun fels man was killed Sunday when a car collided with his motorcycle on Common New Braunfels police Mike Rutherford said James Robert Crawford died when a 45yearold New Braun fels driving a 2005 Honda turned in front of Crawfords 2005 Harley Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Diana Guerrero pro nounced Crawford dead and ordered an Rutherford The accident occurred at the intersection of Common Street and Loop Rutherford Crawford was driving south toward Loop 337 when Kim Farlow turned her vehicle in front of Rutherford We had witness accounts that the Honda had a red light for the turn and she proceeded through the Rutherford whose motor cycle went under the was wearing a according to the police An AirLife helicopter was dispatched to the but Crawford was not flown Rutherford Farlow was cited for run ning the red Ruther ford