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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 13, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas                                If TT DECEMBER HERALDZEITUNG SPORTS BASKETBALL Canyon girls basket bailers begin District 274A play by hosting Page 5 FORUM COLUMN Columnist Dick Morris writes how the polls are at odds with the media over Page 4 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 328 12 1 sections CK ostly cloudy High Low 67 59 Details OEARABBY CLASSIFIEDS COMICS CROSSWORD FORUM OBITUARIES SPORTS TV GRIDS 9 10 8 8 4 3 5 9 Council heartily approves city manager By Leigh Jonas StaffWriter New Braunfels city council unanimously selected Abilenes Michael Morrison as the citys new manager The group was all smiles as Mayor Bruce Boyer made the announcement by reading from a press release after a 30 minute executive session during which council considered Morrisons contract Although the announcement seemed somewhat Boy ers excitement in welcoming Morrison to town was Were really pleased to have he shaking the new managers Were really look ing forward to having you Well Im delighted to be in New and Im looking forward to being here for many years to Morrison Morrison will begin his new job after spending the last 20 years in He currently serves as assistant city but also has worked as adminis trator of the citys housing and community development divi sion and the director of its eco nomic development Several council members said it was Morrisons diverse experience that almost immediately cata pulted him to the top of the sev encandidate manager finalist He brings so much knowledge to the said District 1 Coun cilwoman Sonia Were really excited to have him A new set of eyes will help see opportunities for improve ment in our District 5 Councilwoman Kath leen Krueger said Morrisons depth and variety of experience impressed her right Its evident that he is a person of many talents and Im very blessed to have them as part of my Hope Macias Helping hands DAVID Care manager Cindy Beckwith of Hope Hospice of New Braunfels checks the heart rate of Hope Hospice workers find lessons of life in facing death By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter the weeks before her wed jitters arent much of a problem for Hope The real trouble is the weath was wrapped up in colorful sheets to ward off last weeks arctic Too tired to answer the door and almost too weak to the colder temperatures have done a number on the Hopes not feeling so well explained Cindy a care manager from Hope Hospice of New Once a Cindy stops by Hopes Seguin Some days she simply performs a checkup other days are a little more Sometimes I only come once a Cindy Sometimes its two or three times a depending on her condi In Hope was diagnosed with a ter minal disease called systemic scleroder A DAY FOR HOPE AF1VEPART sums 11 Wish of a lifetime TODAY The help of Hospice WEDNESDAY Faith in trying times THURSDAY Getting ready for the big day SUNDAY Wedding bells The illness causes hardening of her most noticeably on her face and But the most serious signs of the illness are hardening of heart and lung Last Hopes condition was compli cated by a bout of pneumonia She refers to the episode as the time she almost After I realized that I didnt want my family to have to care for Hope I needed more help than I was get HOSPICE HELP Fourteen months Hope was accept ed into Hope a program whose workers are focused not on treatment as much as the acceptance of the dying Hospice patients are those expect ed to live six months or though some are full of Cindy Hope certainly has One day she told us she wanted to get Cindy said with a She just kind of sprang it on Hope and her 33yearold Roland were planning an April under the advice of Hospice they moved it up to We wanted to make sure she could get married the way she wanted Cindy See Page 2 she In his introduction letter to city council via selection firm Ralph Anderson Morrison listed several projects he worked on in Abilene that likely provided good advance experience for his future work in New We have redeveloped our downtown created neighbor hoodbased planning and revitalized a devastated See Page 2 Mike Morrison Comal ISD ready for bond vote By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter Comal County residents will have a final chance today to cast their ballots in the million Comal Independent School District bond Kari communications direc tor for said a record number of vot ers came to the polls during two weeks of early Between 28 and people compared people who voted early during the 1999 bond We really hope to see the same kind of numbers on Hutchison There are about registered vot ers in the and CISD officials are hoping for a turnout of at least 10 Proposition 1 is for million and will include three elementary one mid dle upgrades to existing tech land and a support Proposition 2 is for million and See Page 6 Junk ordinance changes might make it harder to leave it around By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Santa Claus probably would give a lump of coal to people who violate New Braunfels1 junk but city council decided suffer penalties would be more Council members unanimously approved the first reading of modifications to the ordi nance that should discourage residents from letting trash or weeds pile up on their prop The changes will allow the city to take a resident to municipal court for more than one violation within a 12month If the repeat offender could be fined between and per citizens can have multiple cita tions for the same violation and never be Although he approved the Dis trict 6 Councilman Ken Valentine questioned whether the city might not be responsible for contributing to the junk Why does trash accumulate he Is it that people really love that old couch in See Page 3 GREAT TASTE GREAT TIMES   

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