Friday, November 18, 2005

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 18, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas V W NOVEMBER EL PrtSO TX 7990 SPORTS GAME TIME Canyon takes its quest for a state championship to Round Rock to meet Austin Page 8A CHEER CANYON GO COUGARS Get a color banner to cheer on the Canyon football team inside todays Herald Pages Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 309 18 2 sections CK a Illls6825llooooi Partly Sunny High Low 61 39 Details 16 DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS M COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 21 FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 8A TV GRIDS M Developer McKenna may move hospital By Leigh Jones and Ron Maloney Staff Writers Creekside developer Jim Ray might have more than a few anchor stores showing interest in his 300acre devel opment at the intersection of Interstate 35 and FM Ray told Industrial Devel opment Corporation 4B board members Thursday that McKenna Health System rep resentatives had authorized him to say they were consider ing his development as a pos sible site for a new We dont have an agree ment but they came to us and theyre very he Despite Rays comments on the McKenna Health System President and CEO Tim Brierty would not con firm the organizations interest in the The hospital is looking for See Page 2A Details about Creekside development begin to emerge By Leigh Jones Staff Writer New Braunfels Industrial Development Corporation 4B board members could not have been happier with developer Jim Rays presenta tion on Creekside especially since he did not ask them for any who has been on a two day whirlwind tour of govern mental entities and local busi nesses to promote his 300 acre retail told board members the project See Page 2A ONE ONE TO GO New Braunfels will compete for state title Saturday By Will Wright Sports Editor SAN MARCOS Those are the words that described the New Brauniels Uni corns Thursday in their 25 victory over Klein Oak in a Class 4A state volleyball semifinal at Texas States Strahan There wasnt a lot of emotion or a lot of drama exhibited by the coach es and players following the leaving the impression they know theres one more game left to We played as a team and were said junior hitter Taylor who finished with six kills and 13 We came out there and played After opening with 15 ties in the first the Unicorns slowly pulled away from the Panthers in front of a crowd of that pre dominantly rooted for the blue and New Braunfels easily won the second and third games against the Panthers to advance to Satur days 3 state championship game against defending champi on Lewisville I think we were more excited than anything in the first game we really wanted to go out there and play our Jonas We just started and it went from N New Braunfels in its eighth state will advance to the final for the fifth The Unicorns lost to Red Oak in 2002 and in 2000 defeated Longview Pine Tree in their previous finals under coach Phyllis The known as a power hitting didnt have the feroc Photos by MANDY Zack Joost shows just how much he loves New Braunfels volleyball with his friendsTony Jay Bueche andTaylor ShepperdThursday evening at Strahan Chelsie plays for the BonugliToney watches his ity they displayed in their previous a threegame win over Canyon in the Region IV final a week they had enough to dispatch the Panthers who were led by 6foottall hitter Bridget I think that they played Fowler I thought that they played with a few maybe at the very but they stayed mentally I didnt think they had many mental and I was proud of I thought they did The match was devoid of the kind of rowdy cheering and jeering Uni corns fans had stored up for The footballers came en getting vocal only twice as the Unicorns won the second and third There werent any brooms for the This game was all If there wasnt much emotion fol lowing the win on New Braunfels part players and fans alike it probably had something with knowing its work isnt yet Thursday only served as the appe We dont know a lot about Jonas But I thinkit will be a good County policy on TIP districts established By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Comal County commissioners on Thurs day approved a policy for helping to finance economic development projects using tax increment Referred to by its a TIP is a fund ing scenario under which an agreedupon percentage of the tax dollars realized in a project over an agreedupon time are used to help pay for the The new policy came just a day after developer Jim Ray presented to the county a second proposal for a major project that would use tax dollars as part of its Rays Creekside which would go in across Interstate 35 from FM 306 and would include an extension of that road toward FM is a 1 million squarefoot mixeduse development that would include profes sional and residential properties and possibly a There was no connection between Rays See Page 3A Shopping craze a popular opens at the New Braunfels Civic Mission to begin work on center By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Sheriffs office says goodbye to chief By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Sheriff Bob Holder gave Chief Deputy Richard Bennie his badge Thursday and thanked hirn for his part in building the Comal County Sheriffs Office into the organization it is a retired Texas Ranger and Hold ers righthand man since the sheriff took office in will retire at the end of the DAVID Sheriff Bob gives Chief Deputy Richard Bennie a hug at his retirement Holder will announce his choice for his next chief deputy in December but said Bennie will not be Bennie was recognized Thursday after noon at an appreciation luncheon at Fire a popular eatery with local law About 100 people including Bennies county and city officials and officers and a halfdozen state This guy has set a standard for the chief deputy position thats going to be extreme extremely hard to fill because he has it Holder Command presence He has See Page 3A AT A GLANCE BBWhat Mission of Divine Mercy Apostolic Center HI When 9 Saturday m Where Indian off FM 2722 H Information The Mission of Divine Mercy started but its members and sup porters have experi enced some growth spurts in the last six In the group dedicated the first struc ture on its property near Canyon Saturday it will celebrate the next step toward its dream with a groundbreak ing ceremony for a new apostolic and retreat The buildings will help the group with its contemplative providing classroom space and dormitorystyle Lead fundraiser Don Maxwell said he hoped to gather enough money to build living quarters for the order as See Page 7A 1 The Uptown Piano Bar is the place for Birthday Parties and Anniversaries Ji