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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 4, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas                                THE SUNDAY MMNNNKNNNKKKKN Ml FOR ftOC 790 W 1000571 SOUTHUKT HICROPIMISHERS 2627 E VANDELL Dfi 79903 DECEMBER 2005 HERALDZEITUNG SPORTS SO CLOSE A late rally falls short as the Canyon girls basketball team falls in the Cougarette Classic title Page IB COUPONS SAVE BIG Look for valuable coupons from Mark and Mary Inside Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 321 34 5 sections CK I n wtly Cloudy High Low 58 40 Details 3B DEARABBY 3E CLASSIFIEDS 10 COMICS 4E CROSSWORD 4E FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS IB TV GRIDS Region champs DAVID Smithson yalleys Kyle and Cody Beyer cel ebrate during the Rangers victory over San Antonio Madison on See Page 1B More room for Schlitterbahn Waterpark says rezone request is for additional parking spots By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Schlitterbahn plans to expand its Lib erty Avenue parking lots if the New Braunfels Planning Commission approves a rezoning request for 13 resi dential The located on North Liberty Avenue and Mulberry between Torrey and East Commerce currently are zoned as R3 Although the rezoning requests state die properties could continue to be used as daily or weekly the C4A Resort Commercial District zoning would allow Schlitterbahn to demolish the structures to make way for more parking A lack of onsite parking has been a problem for the which is sur rounded by residential med ical offices and McKenna Schlitterbahn representative Sherrie Brammall would not say how many park ing spaces the waterpark currently has available adjacent to or near its original site on Liberty known as Schlit terbahn Brammall also would not specify how many additional spaces all of the proper ties covered by the rezoning requests would give the What I can tell you is that we have been working for years to acquire con venient and safe offstreet parking for our she Brammall did say that several of the rezoned properties would help expand See Page 8A ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS Santa visits New Braunfels to hear from local children Staff Writer Santas a busy guy this time of but he made sure he stopped for breakfast Saturday at Paul Lutheran After even Santas got to and he gets to talk to the local kids to find out what they want for Just like in the world of business and thats an example of multitasking and whats called a situation up at San tas Workshop near the North And it doesnt hurt even on a drizzly the weather in South Texas is way bet ter than what Santas used ho he exclaimed to Alora who was sitting with her Cheryl her Andrew and her Nate and Niko How are you Youre awfully In a little I want you to tell me what you want for Christmas so I can let my elves who attends Memorial Primary wanted a pink Nate and who also go to are budding I hope I get a guitar Nate A brown I just love I never got a guitar Niko wanted a green guitar but that wasnt Photos by DAVID Jenn has a hearttoheart talk with jolly old Nick at Breakfast with Santa at Paul Lutheran Church on Saturday Kaitlyn 2 isnt so sure about this whole Santa thing and clings to her mom as Nick makes his I also want a A drum mer Niko isnt interested in least not I want a he Santa looked around the table and Its also good to write me a let he told the Im real ly busy this time of One of the kids offered him a hug and a but Santa stopped No Santa I cant let anyone get sick this time of and we cant get the rein deer can we See Page 12A Pony Expresss riders make history of Schmitz Hotel come to life Sheriff picks former agent as chief deputy By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Sheriff Bob Holder named Gregg Van de Loo as his chief deputy The post is the Chief Operating Officer of the sheriffs office and Holders secondin Van de Loo will replace Chief Deputy Richard Holders longtime friend and who is retiring 2006 due to Richard Bennie set a very high standard for a chief deputy in Comal Hold er But Gregg Van de Loo is the person who can attain that standard because he has the very same Van de is a 28year FBI special agent who came to work in Comal County as an entrylevel deputy nearly sev en years ago because he loved and police work with people in the See Page 11A COMING TUESDAY Trying to vote Canyon Lake man receives a surprise when hes told he is living in DAVID April Wiedenfeld carries the Texas flag as members of the HeritageTrail Riders Association of New Braunfels make their way toward the Schmitz Hotel on By Ron Maloney StaffWriter A piece of the past was relived Sat urday at the Schrnitz Hotel on Main When Sandy April Wiedenfeld and the rest of the riders who partic ipated in Saturdays 17th annual Christmas Along the Corridor rode through New they were carrying the And the mail hadnt been delivered or taken out of the Schmitz since very early in the 20th when it was still a stagecoach that changed when the riders came into the Schmitz carrying a Christmas proclamation from Rick even delivering mail handed to rider Sandy Self while she was trotting down Gruene Road as part of a relay of 120 Pony Express riders who converged on Fort Sam Houston from four directions Satur See Page 9A Student remains in critical condition From Staff Reports SAN 12yearold Canyon Lake boy remained in hospitalized Saturday after being struck by a pickup as he left a school bus Friday A University Hospital spokeswoman said Smithson Valley Middle School seventhgrad er Ryan Padilla was still in critical The boy was flown to the hospital Friday afternoon after Roy Mack Miller of Canyon passed several vehicles on the right side including the stopped school bus Padilla was exiting in front of his home on FM Traffic on the route between Smithson Val ley and Startzville was backed up for more than three hours while Department of Pub lic Safety troopers investigated the Charges had not been filed against Miller although Department of Public Safety Rick Alvarez said they were   

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