Wednesday, December 14, 2005

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 14, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas V V DECEMBER HERALD ipF JZfl JL 78fi SPORTS DISTRICT PLAY New Braunfels girls struggle in District 274A bas ketball openers at Page 8A INSIDE DECKED OUT City staffers pull out all the stops while decorating city hall in Christmas Page 10A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 329 18 2 sections CLICK chance of rain High Low 72 41 DEAR ABBY 4B CLASSIFIEDS M COMICS 3B CROSSWORD M FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 8A Details 2B TV GRIDS 48 1 Voters approve Comal ISD bond request Funds will be used to build new improve existing facilities By Jessica Sanders Staff Writer Changes are in store for the Comal Indepenent School District after vot ers approved a pair of bonds totalling million The bonds will fund five new ele mentary schools and one new mid dle It will also allow for reno vations to existing schools and upgrades to technology and trans This is a great day for said Dan president of the board of Close to 15 percent of registered voters in the CISD area cast a ballot in the The bond proposal offered two separate Proposition 1 for million and Proposition 2 for Propo sition 1 passed by with voters casting ballots in favor and voting Proposition 2 passed by 959 votes with bal lots in favor on the proposal and against Superintendent Marc Walker said he didnt know what to expect with his first CISD bond election but was thrilled with the I know we tried hard to get the facts he I dont know what else we could have Ken chairman of a politcal action committee supporting the said the committee used electronic speakers and bill boards to get the word out to vot He said he was very excited that the hard work paid We had eight weeks to which is not a lot by bond stan he We felt like it was a great package that was presented to and we were fortunate to have enough people who felt strong ly enough to vote Krueger said the last bond election See Page 3A Proposition 1 Proposition 2 FOR AGAINST Proposition 1 is for million and includes three elementary one middle upgrades to existing land and a support Proposition 2 is for million and includes two additional ele mentary I would love for a miracle to HopeMacias for a miracle Judge Citys new drainage law is legal By Leigh Jones Staff Writer A district court judge sided with the city of New Braunfels on Tuesday in its legal battle with the Greater New Braunfels Homebuilders Association over the much debated drainage Visiting District Court Judge Weldon Kirk upheld the ordinance after listening to four hours of testimony from both Kirks ruling paves the way for the munic ipality to begin collecting thousands dollars in stormwater connection fees from newly platted lots to help pay to maintain the citys drainage utility I Although City Attorney and Deputy City Manager Charles Zechs reaction to the rul j ing was reserved Tuesday he clearly was See Page 3A DAVID Hope Macias prays while attending church at Living Waters Worship Macias said some family members believe because of her she was chosen by God to bear difficult Despite trying patients faith in God does not waver A DAY FOR HOPE By Jessica Sanders Staff Writer Some people skip church when its Others stay home when the weather is perfect for But it takes more than a change in the forecast to keep Hope Macias from the 10 wor ship I save my energy all week so I can go to church on said Her though bent from are raised high during hymns of praise that echo through Living Waters Wor ship Center in Hope closes her eyes in silent friends and strength for her upcoming wedding See Page 6A A FIVEPART SERIES 11 Wish of a lifetime TUESDAY The help of Hospice TODAY Faith in trying times THURSDAY Getting ready for the big day SUNDAY Wedding bells THANK YOU HZ READERS Marie Don and Valerie Fred Tommy Solito and John and Pauline Reynolds have contributed to help bring food to 250 needy families this To donate to the Cheer stop by the HeraldZeitung office at 707 Landa between 8 and 5 Monday through Friday or mail a check made out to the New Braunfels Herald Zeitung to Cheer New Braunfels 707 Landa New To volunteer to deliver for the Cheer call or show up at the HeraldZeitung printing plant on Industrial Drive at 8 Bulverde will test own water supply By David Rupkalvis News Editor BULVERDE The city of Bulverde will take tilings into its own hands wliile working to see how safe the citys drinking water Mayor Sarah Stevick reported Tuesday that the city is still in discussions with BexarMet after learning earlier this month that levels of trihalomethane in the water exceeded the safety levels provided by the As of the discussions had pro duced no but Stevick said the city would not the city plans to have all the water tested to ensure it is BexarMet and the city are currently try ing to negotiate some Stevick told See Page 3A How the Grinch Stole A Va December