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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 6, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas W V JANUARY riTp AT ri 1 Ap Newspaper of the Year SPORTS FORUM Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since BASKETBALL PARKLAND 43 18 2 sections CLICK Smithson Valley teams play hard but fall to Reagan in Page 8A Fischer Park on County Line Road is a welcome addition for area Page 4A 5OO I a msSHooooi1 20 chance of showers High Low 54 40 Details 1B DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 81 COMICS 28 CROSSWORD 21 FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 8A TV GRIDS 3B Interest in McKenna hospital sale significant By Gerard MecCroaaan Managing Editor Hospitals from across Texas have contact ed McKenna Health System leaders this week to express interest in buying the New Braun fels McKenna President and CEO Tim Brierty said Friday the response from potential buy ers means a sale in the next four to six months is I see it as a he But were not going to Who is interested in McKenna Brierty declined to name specific organiza tions who have expressed interest in McKen but said calls have come from around Ive gotten a lot of phone he These calls are coming from people Ive heard from for many who have had an interest in New The entire hospital infrastructure has been renovated and updated within the past eight See Page 10A City checks out land deed By Gerard MacCrosaan and Suzanne Aahe HeraldZeitung staff City officials were scrambling Fri day afternoon to research the McKenna Memorial Hospital land Voters dashed efforts to build a taxsupported hospital in New Braunfels in the before the city donated the land on which the private hospital renamed McKenna in 1972 was built on Union In when the city decided to donate the See Page 10A Seton Family of Hospitals purchases 205acre tract of land for a new hospi tal in Hays 10A Winning by losing Exercise group participates in Biggest Loser fitness effort By Ashley Verrill Staff Writer Most everyone has made the oath on New Years Eve to lose But about 50 New Braunfels Jazzercising women are doing what many dont do after New Yearscompeting to make Angela mother of six and a 14year jazzercise stu dent and is host ing the first annual New Braunfels Biggest Loser con modeled after NBCs competitive television Several other instructors in Wimberley and Dallas also are putting on the but each has their own Norris We are trying to keep peo ple interested by doing new workouts and using new music by Ashlee Jes sica Kid kind of a Norris Competitors join the con test by teaming up into groups of three to try to lose more weight in two months than other Norris said many of her stu dents are friends or became friends when they joined the class and picked their own teams for the The official contest begins 15 and ends March 12 with a final weighin to see which team achieved the highest percent of body weight Team members wear color coded shirts to each Monday weighin that monitors their Im really excited about said Carol who formed her team I had started losing weight but the holidays kind of set DAVID NBISD Director of Facilities Daryl Stoker stands under two missing ceiling tiles and the stain from a water leak in one of the girls bathrooms in the 100 wing of the New Braunfels Middle School on Stoker said the tiles were supposed to have been replaced during the Christmas Health inspectors spur school repairs Photos by MIRANDA Barbara follows jazzercise instructor Angela Norris during an exercise class on Thursday evening at Landa Recreation The women in the class are participating in a weightloss program Norris is sponsoring called the Biggest Loser Trya jazzercise class for thU UfMb for free Classes Element tudio b tt and of Dance Studio begin 8 M Clastes at Landa Recreatlpn Canter begin at 8 me back a I think this will really give me a jump Come every partici pant will have a chance to compete for 15 includ ing hair cuts and manicures and two Schlitterbahn The competition is sponsored by See Page 7A Jazzercise instructor Angela has started a weightloss competition with the women in her class called the Biggest Loser in an effort to encourage women to win by losing the most By Verrill Staff Writer The continuing asthma and seasonal allergy prob lems Marci Shueys eighth grade daughter has been experiencing seemed normal to the concerned That is until Shuey said she realized her daughters con dition seemed to worsen when she went to She would wake up feel ing but then go to school and begin getting headaches and start wheez Shuey said of her New Braunfels Middle School stu The nurse actually sent her home on four separate Shuey con tacted a county health department official who vis ited the middle school on Joe Comal County Health Department super visor overseeing code com pliance said he found more than a dozen ceiling tiles that appeared to be discolored from See Page 3A MacCrossan named new managing editor City acquires 58 acres of parkland on County Line Road By Suzanne Athe Staff Writer New Braunfels soon will have a new park thanks to a generous donation and the citys acquisition of 58 acres of unde veloped land on County Line immediately south of FM On the city of New Braun fels completed the million purchase of the 58 In conjunction with the the property owners donat ed three acres to The New Braunfels Parks In recognition of the donor familys the recreational area planned for this site will be known as Fischer City Manager Michael Morrison said the city paid approximately per square foot for the He said city offi cials think the deal was In in the city rejected See Page 3A From staff reports Gerard MacCrossan has been named managing edi tor at the Editor and Publisher Doug Toney announced a native of Northern was assistant managing editor at the Kerrville Daily where he has worked since Im delighted to have been offered this opportu nity to advance my career while staying in the Texas Hill MacCrossan Comal County is a beautiful area where I look forward to raising my family and becoming involved in the In MacCrossan previously served as busi ness editor and as a The Her aldZeitung has a fine reputation amongTexas newspa Gerard he MacCrossan I will endeavor to maintain and build upon the already high standards in the years MacCrossan came to the United States 10 years ago See Page 10A MORE IN IT FOR THE POWER OF NEWSPAPERS IN EDUCATION Newspapers make great teaching tools
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