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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 28, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas DECEMBER TIGHT FINISH Smithson Valley and New Braunfels battle into overtime before the Rangers Page 5A ZEITUNG FORUM COLUMN Mayor Bruce Boyer says people like Sally Kingsbury and Joe Neely make New Braunfels Page 4A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 341 14 2 sections CLICK 8 1 Sunny High Low 75 45 Details2B DEAR ABBY 4B CLASSIFIEDS 41 COMICS 3B CROSSWORD FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 8A TV GRIDS No mans land gets shortterm reprieve By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Comal County commissioners vot ed Thursday to pay for fire and emergency medical services coverage for 76 residences located in the Rusch Lane and Krueger Canyon area west of New The unanimous vote means fire and emergency response in the called no mans land by Commis sioner Jay will continue without It came after county officials were informed the homes were located in a pocket between New Braunfels and the boundaries of Emergency Servi District which provides fire emergency medical service in th Garden Ridge and Bracken areas through contracts with Schertz EMS and the Bracken Volunteer Fire BSD 6 board members asked the county to pay for the coverage earli er this month because they thought it was unfair to district residents to have to subsidize service for people who do not live in their the Precinct 2 commis heard them loud and Since he was first elected to county the former Garden See Page 7A is IN SIGHT Canyon Lake High School Beginning to take shape By Jessica Sanders Staff Writer The name is and everything else is falling into place for Canyon Lake High which is expected to open in August David construction coor dinator for Comal Independent School said months of rain during the summer of 2004 set the schools construction behind the original construction is moving along Its a little more than 50 per cent Swain The construction is going really Were very pleased with the work thats being The construction site is begin ning to look more and more like a as brick buildings take shape at the intersection of FM 3424 and Ranch Road CISD commissioned Joeris General Contractors to build the new high which is funded by a 1999 Swain said Canyon Lakes stu dents will attend class in a school that is different from any other in The new school is being designed in a with a large hallway and secondstory There will also be lots of natu ral light and Swain Nancy assistant superin tendent for said no permanent boundaries have been set for the only philo sophical boundaries that will help the school district move forward in developing attendance The proposed boundary lines to the south and west would be the intersection of 281 and Photos by DAVID Work continues on Canyon Lake High which is scheduled to open in August of the Guadalupe To the Canyon Lakes attendance zone would include Purgatory Road area and the Royal Forest subdivi sion near FM The schools principal also has not been Cobb said the district will begin a search process this A committee of parents and com munity members will select three final Superintendent Marc Walker then will select a principal from the At about the same Cobb the district will take applica tions from current teachers and staff who wish to transfer from an See Page 8A Republicans stumble through year shadowed by Iraq By Donna Cassata Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON Republicans ruled the White House and Con gress in but a pox descended on both their houses through a stag gering series of indictments and political The vice presidents chief of staff was indicted and resigned in a spe cial prosecutors inquiry of the out ing of a CIA a longrun ning probe that raised doubts about the fate of other senior White House The House majority leader stepped down after his indictment in Texas on conspiracy allegations in a campaign The Senate majority leader faced a federal investigation of his stock transac And then there is the war in Shadowing the legal dramas and Capitol Hill maneuvering was a pro longed conflict that surpassed the sobering milestone of Ameri cans claimed billions in undercut President Bushs standing and exacerbated the parti san Bush promised an unwavering commitment to the unpopular Most Americans want two things in he They want to see our troops win and they want to see our troops come home as soon as pos And those are my goals as I will settle for nothing less than complete Bush and congressional Republi can leaders start the 2006 election year hobbled by a sense of unease in the nation twothirds say the country is headed in the wrong direction in the most recent AP Ipsos poll that threatens their legislative agenda and perhaps their political My colleagues are getting nerv John said See Page 2A 20O5 TNI YEAR THAT WAS The APs top 10 stories of the year Faces of suffering The year in Washington Energy prices loomed large Information Age in high gear Texas deals with drought 1 The top 10 stories of the year in Comal County Warm weather even a polar bear would love By Ron Maloney Staff Writer JOIN IN For informa tion about Sun days Polar Bear swim or the 22 River Road con tact Nick Seidel at Right about San di Aitken probably envies the heck out of Nick Aitken is the president of the Yellowknife Polar Bear Swim as its name is located in a community of about located in Canadas Northwest a scant kilometers north of Its a place where Tuesday afternoons temper ature was 16 degrees Fahrenheit bone chilling for us but balmy for We havent had a bad winter for our stan Aitken said Its probably minus15 out talking eh and usually it would be about minus On when Seidels New Braunfels Triathlon Club hits the Comal River at Hin man Island Park at 8 for what they See Page 8A COMING THURSDAY An early start A New Braunfels child gets an early start to his racing hitting the streets at the age of Galveston waiting for Schlitterbahn to open park By Greg Barr The Galveston County Daily News GALVESTON For concerned Galveston hopeful hotel owners and waterslide the opening of Schlitterbahns 26acre water park expected by the end of now anyones A spokesman for the New Braunfels based company confirmed Friday while construction is continuing in the ambitious yearend target suggested by corporate executives in November will not be We really dont have a said compa ny spokesman Jeffrey Were aiming for a winter opening for the convertible indoor portion of the Siebert said he could not predict an open ing the delays have not prevent ed the company from preselling summer season passes on its corporate Web Schlitterbahn is offering early bird prices through 31 for its summer season pass es for the Galveston Adult pass es normally sold for are advertised at while passes for children and sen See Page 8A NOW FOR NEW YEARS Downstairs in the Prince Solms Inn 295 San Antonio 8307085411
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