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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 10, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas JANUARY 2007 fjf Ap Newspaper of the Year i T7TTT TKir1 JLiCil 1 UJNljr SPORTS BASKETBALL CANYON LAKE Canyon hoopsters continue their victory streaks over archrival New Page 6A A Katy woman will return to Comal County to face arson charges after fleeing to the Pago 5A www j Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 46 16 2 sections Mostly sunny High Low 61 53 Details 2B DEAR ABBY 4B CLASSIFIEDS 56 COMICS 3B CROSSWORD 38 FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 6A TV GRIDS 48 The Scooter Stores president steps down By Gerard MacCrossan Managing Editor The imminent departure of The Scooter Stores president Mike Pfis ter was announced by the companys founder Tuesday Doug chief executive offi released a statement announc ing that Pflster will move to Houston to become Halliburtons chief infor mation Pfister has worked for the company since Harrison Company CEO Doug Harrison set to take position said the New Braun fels companys loss is Halliburtons The Scooter Store spokesman Mark Leita said Tuesday that Harrison will assume Pfisters role as president for the Doug Harrison foreseeable Pfisters departure comes after several upanddown years for the company and its com petitors in a market hit by cuts in Medicare payments for its You really do hate to see your pres ident and your leader Leita But Mikes leaving comes at a time when our company has a very bright Were positioned very going In the company was forced to cut 200 more than half at its New Braunfels Leita said that The Scooter Store cur rently employs 659 locally and has 357 workers spread across 47 other When Pflster joined the company in die power mobility industry faced serious challenges from impend ing regulatory Harrison One of Mikes biggest contribu tions was never letting us lose our Harrison He kept our team focused on the fact that the Medicare beneficiary came first and foremost and that it was our respon sibility to ensure that people living with disabilities continued to have access to a mobility benefit that could improve their quality of Craddick keeps seat Power companies argue over funds By Mauri Elbel StaffWriter Pedernales Electric Coop erative officials said Tuesday the Lower Colorado River Authority is holding more than million in overcol lected fuel revenues from its 43 wholesale The power supplier has rejected the saying the funds are cash Our major concern is the LCRAs overcollection of million over the last three million which is from our said Bill spokes man for the cooperative which provides electricity to Comal Countys rural popu He said the last time LCRA refunded an over collection to its wholesale customers was in See Page 2A Readers in New BraunfdsISD tion devoted to events and hap penings in the district If you live inNBISDanddkWtgetacopy in your 6259144 Newscom State Craddick of Midland waves with his to the audience of state representatives and guests after he was sworn in as speaker of the House on the opening day of the 79th Jim Pitts Withdrew from the speaker race allowing Craddick to keep his seat the first day of the 80th Challenger drops out of running Reports Freshman District 73 House Nathan was svvorn into Ws position Tuesday on the first of the states 80th legisJa It truly a fantastic and thrilling and I could not be more excited and humbled to be in this Macias said following i of this legislative body will do nqr i best to represent my i AUSTIN AP Republican Texas House Speaker Tom Craddick fended off a coup attempt Tuesday by one of his former GOP solidifying an historic reign thats come under criti cism as too ironfisted and often called the most pow erful man in state was reelected after Jim a Waxahachie dropped his bid to oust Its time to Pitts told House Its time to go on with Texas Thats what Texans But Pitts cautioned that the divisive atmosphere of the House must We cannot continue what we have Pitts When it became clear that Pitts did not have the support necessary to he withdrew from the race to save his supporters from he I thought that was the only appro priate thing to do to protect the mem Pitts In his acceptance Craddick vowed to be a more responsive See Page 8A Local woman jailed on narcotics charges By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter A New Braunfels woman remained in Comal County Jail on Tuesday following the first local drug raid of the Guadalupe Lozano was taken into custody about Friday after the Comal County Metro Narcotics Task Force raided her home in the 2300 block Resident brings area shoots group By Mauri Elbel StaffWriter For more than a Paula Pebsworth has studied primate As a newcomer to the Hill Pebsworth is taking a little time away from the but she is not taking a hiatus from her mission to make die world a better in New If more and more people thought about the implications of jMtf their they might make dif ferent choices that would positive ly impact their community and the said who moved to New Braunfels from Germany last summer with her who serves in the mili and two I have a lot of enthusiasm and passion for the environment that I want to whether I am in New Braunfels for 10 minutes or 10 Taking lessons from her role model since Jane Pebsworth is striving to See Page 8A of Michigan The New Braunfels Police Department Special Re sponse Team assisted with the Comal County sheriffs Dennis com mander of the task said who was arrested without was found in possession of less than an ounce of See Page 8A Paula a New Braunfels resident poses with Jane Goodall in this June photo taken at the 21st Congress of the International Primatolpgical Society in Photo submitted Shop late nil i
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