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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 27, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas THE fUR ADC 780 iwmn SUNDAY NOVEMBER 2005 SOUTHUEST MICROPUDLISHER8 OR Fl FfiU TX 79903 ERALDZEITUNG SPORTS PLAYOFFS Smithson Valley relish look ahead to state football Page 1B COUPONS SAVE Save with coupons from Mark and Mary Walgreens and Inside Comal County since 317 34 5 sections CLICK i j Mostly sunny High Low 83 Details 46 3B Valentine set to return to council By Leigh Jones Staff Writer New Braunfels District 6 Councilman Ken Valentine will return to public office Monday after an almost 7month Valentine served one three year term on city council that ended this past May when he lost his reelection bid by 13 votes to political newcomer Lynn After less than three months in Limmer citing family She subsequent ly was named by District Attor ney Dib Waldrip as the subject of an embezzlement investiga tion involving her former First Commercial Waldrips office has not com pleted its investigation into the missing and no charges have been brought in the Valentine was the only candi date to file for the special election See Page 8A DEAR ABBY 3E CLASSIFIEDS 1D COMICS 4E CROSSWORD 4E FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS IB TV GRIDS AT A GLANCE What New Braunfels City Council meeting When Monday Where City council 424 Castell Wassailfest offers cheer to visitors By Leigh Jones Staff Writer AT A GLANCE What Wassailfest When Thursday Where Downtown New Braunfels Irene and Jim Beall are expecting a stam pede through their downtown New Braun fels store The crowds will not be drawn in by eye catching sales or rock bottom prices they will come in search of traditional holiday concoction that has been celebrated in verse and prose and is the reason for the beginning of the downtown Christmas shopping season in New Wassailfest began in 1992 as a way to help promote local businesses and their The event attracted 400 visitors in its first See Page 12A COMING FRIDAY Playoff fever Canyon Smithson Valley IJigJi School coin tinues on quest to state Early voting on Comal bond issue begins Monday By Jessica Sanders Staff Writer WHERETO VOTE j Monday is the first i day that voters can cast M A list of poll ing places for the Comal Independent School District a ballot in the Comal Independent School District bond bond election is i Early voting for the I million proposition continues until 9 at locations throughout the Polls open again on Election Voters can choose for or against two separate Proposition 1 is for million and includes three elementary one middle See Page 3A SIGNS OF THE TIMES Seguin 83O3O31192 Mercury DAVID More and more billboards dot Interstate 35 and other county billboard issue was raised again during a commissioners court meeting last Issues mount as billboards sprout up at rapid pace By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Hows this for a cash crop They seem to pop up out of the ground like weeds these along Texas They dont require any cultivation or dont wilt in the hot sun and stay it Large communication corporal ions are willing to pay big money just to plant Theyre and counties around including Comal arent especially fond of them and are trying to control their out much Precinct 2 Commissioner Jay Millikin raised the billboard issue in commis sioners court last week with an impromptu presentation he called Signs of the And the Millikin are not particularly Millikin lobbies hard in Austin on envi ronmental issues and in favor of granti ng counties pressured by growth such as this one the authority through local option to exert some control over When it comes to Millikin counties have veiy little There are some state guidelines about where billboards their size and how they are But local officials have become alarmed because just as theyre discussing realigning and widening Texas billboards are beginning to grow alongside the eastwest artery that cuts the county in Many of those are going up in what will become right ofway for the new and will increase the costs the state and the coun ty will have to absorb when the rightof way is In a recent session of the Texas Legisla San Antonio state Mike Villarreal See Page 10A New Faith United Church of Christ pastor has big ideas By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Scott Martin was impressed with stories about the warm wel come New Orleans evacuees received in New but he was not surprised to hear members of his at Slumber Falls were right in the middle of the relief He knew he wanted to be a part of a group that gave so will so when he heard Faith United Church of Christ was looking for a new pas he did not hesitate to apply for the I was so impressed with the communitys response to the evac and the church is so active in the commu he Im real ly excited to be Martin preached his first sermon in New Braunfels on and he already has big plans for his new Scott Martin His first project will be to start an adult Christian education program at the beginning of the he hopes the classes will grow to include topics of interest to the entire I served as an adjunct professor at Butler Com munity College for seven years teaching compara tive introduction to philosophy and New Testament he I plan to use some of that material for commu nitywide Until he starts teaching Martin will be busy getting to know his new congregation and working on plans for evangelistic We have a great facility at a great he Were looking forward to addressing the commu nitys Martin graduated in 1981 from Eden Theological Seminary in He men spent 25 years serv ing as pastor at three different churches in Lee Edwards Realty w W WUKit I
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