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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 13, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas W If JANUARY H fij A T n llELivALLJ fjj Newspaper of the Year ZEITUNG SPORTS FORUM Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since BASKETBALL I RIVER ISSUES 49 20 2 sections Canyon boys basket bailers break fouryear winless drought against Del Page 8A Decision must be made to keep Guadalupe rivers clean and safe for all to Page 4A CLICK www i a Ii56825iiooooi i 60 chance i of showers High Low 73 53 1 i Details 1B DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS M COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2i FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 8A TV GRIDS 31 McKenna has no buyer official says By Suzanne Ashe Staff Writer No deal has been struck to sell McKenna Memorial Hospital Presi dent Tim Brierty quashing a rumor Even McKenna can be sold to a forprofit but Brierty said it is not what the hospitals board wants to Were trying to find a buyer that has a nonprofit he Intent is the important not the Document board to sell to forprofit hospital group tax The scope of the sale of McKenna Hospital got broader when a docu ment dated came to The signed by then New Braunfels Mayor Skip City Secretary Veronica Carrozi and City Attorney Irvin reversed the restriction made in the original land deed in that McKenna Hospital remain a nonprofit entity or the property donated by the city would revert back to In the city council waived the clause from the original deed with the understanding that the land was to be used for hospital Stratemann said this Stratemann said he remembered when the city council reversed the clause allowing McKenna to start a bond push to purchase more land around the It was a long time but I recall between 1980 and 1983 we the city council took action on he There was an old fire station arid land behind The owners gave over the land to the hospital for collateral on a The land was given to the hospital because it was voted by the city council to keep that property as part of the Serving the city 25 years Stratemann said the council still wanted the hospital to remain a non profit This was a long time and we See Page 3A Home where a heart is Report Mold found in school exercise facility By Ashley Verrill Staff Writer Health officials said Friday that New Braunfels Middle School has repaired many of the problems identified by the City Sanitarians Office on A report on the visit and subsequent reevaluation were released Friday revealing that inspectors found mold in a school weight Health department offi cials said they visited the middle school on five sepa rate occasions following a parents complaint that her daughters health became worse when she went to school and she had noticed ongoing leaks for more than See Page 10A Commissioners hope for conservation grant Photos by DAVID Chloe adjusts one of many portraits of area children available for adoption while Denise Hubicsak and Jarri Odom look on at the McKenna Events Center on Friday Gallery displays youths waiting to be adopted By Mauri Elbel Staff Writer Sometimes pictures truly speak a thousand Gazing into the eyes of three dozen photographs of area children in need of loving you might find the pictures speaking words that touch your Today marks the opening of the Hill Country Heart a project organized by the Child Welfare Board of Comal County to display photos of children in Comal County who need permanent The photos will be displayed at the McKenna Childrens Museum from 11 until 1 This is a way to raise awareness about the children who are available for adop said Denise board member for the Comal County Child Welfare Board who is heading up the local Heart Gallery These children need a Theyve already been through Photos of area children waiting to be adopted will be on display at the McKenna Events Center as part of the Hill See Page 10A Country Heart Gallery from 11 to 1 By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter Comal County Commis sioners are hoping a govern ment grant will help preserve wildlife Commissioners voted on Thursday to submit an appli cation for a land acquisition grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife The county applied for both the acquisition grant and a planning grant last but was given only the planning Comal County Judge Danny Scheel It would be helpful if we got the money to purchase property that we need to pre serve the integrity of the coun he we can get the money on the pur chasing The planning which the county received for will provide about to research and develop a habitat conservation County Engineer Tom Hornseth The county has has not yet received the planning funds or selected consultants to complete the Homseth said there are two endangered species of the goldencheeked warbler and the blackcapped that the county is especially interested in The land acquisition grant would match county funds by 75 percent for purchase of land to protect endangered The county was turned down for the grant in 2006 because the govern ments available funds were Hornseth County staff will submit the acquisition grant this but will not seek additional planning Hornseth said he hopes the acquisition grant will provide to Local church celebrates 36 years of service By Mauri Elbel StaffWriter New Braunfels Christian Church will celebrate more than three and a half decades of fellowship this Sun New Braunfels Christian Church is a great place to call said Rick church pastor for the past 15 We are very much a The located at 734 Loop 337 since conducted its first service on in the Girl Scout House on the corner of Howard Street and Frederjcksburg The churchs 200 members and anyone wishing to share in church services are invited to celebrate the anniversary during a fellowship din ner at noon on Weve had a lot of Bartlett said of the churchs 36 years in which has undertaken four separate building programs to accommodate its And we See Page 3A Members of the New Braunfels Christian Church enjoy a meal at the churchs family reunion every Wednesday evening before breaking into individual 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