Tuesday, January 2, 2007

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 2, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas TT Y JANUARY HERALD ZEITUNG Newspaper of the Year SPORTS BASKETBALL TexasTechs Bob Knight becomes winningest mens basketball coach in Division I Page 6 NEWS Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 39 12 1 section K One state lawmaker wants to allow more pumping from Edwards Page 2 5OC WWW7 j MM Sunny High Low 58 37 DEAR ABBY CLASSIFIEDS COMICS CROSSWORD FORUM OBITUARIES SPORTS TV GRIDS 9 10 8 8 4 3 6 9 Chilly celebration Offices close in honor of Gerald Ford Photos by DAVID Shannon looks on as her Dottie mentally prepares herself Monday morning for a the chilly Comal River as part of the New BraunfelsTriathlon Clubs annual Polar Bear Club members dive in to 2007 By Suzanne Ashe Staff Writer Fog rose from the surface of the Comal River on Monday morning as 20 mem bers of the New BraunfelsTriathlon Club readied themselves for a plunge into the chilly water as part of the second annu al Polar Bear Temperatures hovered around the 43degree mark at as club members met at Hinman Island Park to strip down to their swimsuits and take a dive into the 70degree The waters warmer than the Matthew of New Braunfels The event drew more swimmers to the river bank Monday to usher in the new year than in organizers We have a new slogan this said Matthews Kathy Were all here because were not all Jumping into the Comal River on the frigid January morning wasnt everyones idea of John Lovett of New Braunfels stood by on shore holding towels for his Nick and other members of the New BraunfelsTriathlon Club swim up the Comal River from Hinman Island Park during their second annual Polar Bear Swim on Monday while she I dont make her play and she doesnt make me train for he So were And while the swimmers said the 70degree water was getting out was a different Getting out was cold but I will See Page 10 I a local group of triathlon host its 12mile River Road Run on 21 started at Camp Huaco I Anyone interested in joining the group can or visit seidel to learn Newest city resident arrives early at McKenna By Suzanne Ashe Staff Writer Its a boy The first baby born in New Braunfels in 2007 was deliv ered at Monday at McKenna Memorial Hospi Amber and Roy Ramirez of New Braunfels were happy to welcome Jaycob Andrew Ramirez into their But the healthy who weighed 6 4 ounces and was 19 inches came close to being the second infant born at the hospital on New Years I came in at in the and I thought there would have been another baby already born by But then I ended up racing with another girl who was in Ramirez Jaycobs father works out of town and his 21yearold wife said he was worried he might miss their sons he was still in New Braunfels for the holi days when the couples final child entered the she Now I have two boys and two girls and thats it for Amber Ramirez mother of the first infant born at McKenna Memorial Hospital in 2007 I have three other children at ranging in ages from 1 to 4 years Ramirez Now I have two boys and two girls and thats it for On McKenna reached a milestone 21 as the baby was born there marking the first time the hospitals history that babies in a year were By years end the hospital had witnessed the birth of said Stephanie a registered nurse who works on the obstetrics floor of the hospitals birthing And as the end of the first day of 2007 drew three more babies had entered the world and a fourth was on the Hell By Suzanne Ashe Staff Writer All city and county offices will be closed today in obser vance of a national day of mourning for former President Gerald New Braunfels City Man ager Mike Morrison Gerald Ford said late Monday that Rick Perry issued a proclamation ask ing everyone to observe the day of mourning for the for mer Mayor Bruce Boyer com closing all city govern ment offices I President Bush joins thousands mourning the loss of farmer President Gerald 10 All New Braunfels adminis trative the library and the citys recreation center will be Morrison adding that New Braunfels fire and EMS person nel will be on duty as Deputies with the Comal County sheriffs office also will be on but all administrative offices will Comal County Judge Danny Scheel While most aspects of city and county business will Scheel said all newly See Page 3 River committee to finalize report By Suzanne Ashe Staff Writer The New Braunfels River Activities Committee will meet one more time before presenting its final report to the City Council on The made up of seven has been meeting since August to seek a comprehensive plan to deal with rowdy river behavior during the sum mer tourism Committee members drew up a rough draft of their recommendations during the groups 21 During that members agreed to recom mend a ban on open con tainers of alcohol at all river side a ban that See Page 10 The following is a list of some of the ideas the river committee has agreed to present to the City Council for its consideration Require personal flota tion devices for Pursue legislation regarding the Hotel Occupancy Tax rebate from the Make sure that any deci sions are dearly commu nicated to the public through multiple Provide overall coordina tion and structure regard ing river Prohibit open containers Prohibit open containers at Cypress Prince Solms and Hinman Island DAVID Roy and Amber Ramirez of New Braunfels show off their who was the first baby born at McKenna Memorial Hospital in Jaycob was born at on