New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, December 6, 2005

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

December 06, 2005

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 6, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas V V DECEMBER HERALD STBSWUF wt r EL PftSO TX 79905 SPORTS FOOTBALL This year was memorable for Canyons who advanced to state football Page 6 FORUM SOUND OFF John Bertlesen writes about how CISD residents should question the bond Page 4 CL 12 CK Partly cloudy High Low 63 44 DEAR ABBY CLASSIFIEDS COMICS CROSSWORD FORUM OBITUARIES SPORTS TV GRIDS 9 10 8 8 4 3 6 9 Committee votes to ban new billboards By Leigh Jones StaffWriter New Braunfels is one step closer ito being permanently free from the proliferation of billboards within city The city of New Braun fels Sign Ordinance Com mittee voted unanimously to ban all new billboards last week a move that elicited a sigh of relief from committee members who felt obligated to control the unsightly advertisements and a howl of outrage from Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce President Michael Two committee Kookie Barboza and Fred were not present for the Members Jan Koty Bill Peter James Whetstone and Chair man Randy Haugh voted for the In an email sent to com mittee members and cham ber leadership after the meet Meek blasted the groups decision to take a stance against the interested par ties businesses who benefit from the See Page 5 Chamber president Michael Meek President George Bush Commission remains unprepared for terror strike By Lara Jakes Jordan Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON money and ever present terror threats have done little to close gaping holes in the nations security the former Sept 11 Com mission said Monday in accusing the government of fairing to protect the country against another The panel cited disjointed airplane pas senger screening porkbarrel secu rity funding and other problems in saying the Bush administration and Congress had not moved quickly enough to enact the majori ty of its recommendations of July Were all of at See Page 2 COMING SATURDAY Lending a hand Christian Counseling Services works to make life better for people in and around Commission discusses road drainage issues By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Peter Olsen lives on an island in the mid dle of New At least he does when it rains The only way in or out of Olsens neigh borhood off West Klein Road is a lowwater crossing just before the intersection with FM After only a few inches of the crossing is When I moved here in there were only 10 homes out Olsen The street flooded but it only stayed under water for several hours at a With all of the development thats here it stays covered for much The citys drainage ordinance prevents new development from creating higher rates of flow from requiring developers to use detention ponds to capture the water and release it The flow rate remains the but the flood and the Klein Road homeowners separation from the rest of the city lasts much Olsen thinks their isolation is more than just an This is a health and safety If we cant get in or neither can the fire depart ment or he If someone needed help during a heavy it couldnt get See Page 7 MAN WITHOUT A COUNTY Photos by DAVID Carl Thompson shows one of the letters he received from the county saying his name was going to be dropped from the voter registration Although a resident of the computer program lists him as living outside of the Computer program lists man as living outside Texas Thompson fills out an application to correct an error saying he was living outside ofTexas so he wont be dropped from the voter registration By Ron Maloney StaffWriter If you go to Comal County Com missioners Court and sit in the next to last you can meet Carl Hes been going there nearly every week for But if youre his neighbor up in you might not notice because he leads a very quiet And maybe that has something to do with twice the county has sent him letters telling him it will drop him from its voter registration rolls since the state thinks hes moved out Thompson got just such a letter last and when he was in com missioners he showed it to County Judge Danny who knows Thompson lives in the coun because he sees him at court each Thats because each week Thomp son sits with Scheels who also attends court reg just so he knows what Scheels up I dont know where they get that Thompson They could just check the tax rolls or the voting list because I make sure I vote in every Then he Maybe I should go check the rolls Thompson I dont I havent done anything to shake the Im a man with out a county Scheel took the letter and told his constituent and longtime friend that hed take care of Comal County Tax AssessorCol lector Sherman Krause said the let called confirmation are a tool used to document former residents who have moved on so the county can clear its voter registra tion See Page 7 Survey Some NBISD students opposed to later start to day By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter New Braunfels High Sphopl stuT dents surprised administrators by opting against a later start to the school Principal Robert Rodriguez said administrators gave students a simple survey to find out if they would prefer starting school at a later He said 782 students wanted to continue starting school at while 356 would like to start at a later I was really surprised by the my two teenage boys like to sleep during the Rodriguez New Braunfels ISD trustees dis cussed changing start times for all campuses during a special board meeting Some research shows that starting school later works better with the way adoles cents Band Director Beth Bronk and Athletic Director Chuck Caniford agreed that starting later would be more difficult for their The start of school doesnt mat ter to us Bronk But the students would like to finish their extracurriculars and go NBISD parent Sindy Alvarado said she was concerned that changing start times would make it difficult for her high school daughter to be home to babysit younger If my oldest has to start later at we wont have the resources to take care of the younger she Carl Schurz Elemen tary Principal Merry White said an earlier start time for elementary students may prove to be a solu tion for children who are dropped off long before classes start See Page 5 ;