New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, January 21, 2007

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

January 21, 2007

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 21, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas THE SUNDAY JANUARY HERALDZEITUNG Newspaper of the Year SPORTS NEW COACH Former Canyon coach makes bid to become Texas States permanent football Page IB NEWS FINANCIAL AID parents will have a chance to learn the steps needed to apply for federal college Page 2A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 61 34 5 sections CLICK a e Cloudy High LoW 62 40 Details3B i DEARABBY 3E j CLASSIFIEDS ID COMICS SC j CROSSWORD I FORUM 4A I OBITUARIES JA SPORTS IB I TV GRIDS MI NBISD trustees name new superintendent Smith says hes ready to take on growth issue By Ashley Verrill Staff Writer It was all smiles and handshakes at the special New Braunfels Indepen dent School District board meeting Friday officially naming sole superintendent finalist Mike Smith the man for the We want to thank Mike for taking on the Board Trustee Jorge Maldonado said Wel come to New The board voted for Smith as the finalist out of 51 applicants in and unanimously voted at 5 Friday to finalize his con Smiths first day will be and he is contracted to stay until for a annual We are really honored to be Smith said at the meeting along side his and two And we cant wait to meet all of Smith is the superin tendent of Forney east of Dallas Mike Smith in Kaufman where he served for six He also served as super intendent for Whitharral ISD and Hart Smith said in an interview Friday that he feels prepared for leading New Braunfels school district because Forney deals with many of the same issues stemming from pop ulation In Forney ISD had Over the course of six Smith helped push for about million in new facilities for the district that grew to more than students in My first goal is going to be to assess the real anticipated growth in New Smith Then we can start to look at how we can put the financial together with the facilities and Smith said he knew from the See Page 9A Water worries Meeting to educate city about charter Photos by DAVID ABOVE Operator Joe Moreno tests a water sample for its pH concentration at the New Braunfels Utilities Surface WaterTreatment BELOW Moreno prepares to test another water sample for From staff reports Bulverde residents will have a chance to leam about the citys proposed Home Rule Charter during a public meeting Bulverde is now a general law a form of govern ment that requires the city to follow specific regulations set out by the Under home rule govern Bulverde can set its own provided that there are no conflicts with state If voters approve the Home Rule Charter on May resi dents will have the ability to recall council decisions or elected The charter also would allow the city to annex land without waiting for a request from Mayor Sarah Stevick said the informational meeting will allow residents to learn more about home rule by asking questions and mak I What Bulverde Home Rule public meeting I When Monday I Where Bulverde City 30360 Cougar Bend I To view the visit ing This is just an opportuni ty for residents to ask any she And if something comes up that council absolutely wants to then there will be time to do that before the A copy of the charter was sent to every registered and the document is also available online at A second public meeting is scheduled for 29 at Bulverde City Aquifer legislation should focus on scientific research By Ashley Verrill StaffWriter New Braunfels Water Services officials said recently if the Texas Legislature passes laws per taining to the Edwards Aquifer they should be based on scientific research rather than latenight The current legislation needs to be rectified so that it doesnt have a said Roger New executive director of water I dont know what the answer but the knowl edge needed to make the decision is not here These See Page 8A Author turns his pain into lessons of strength Comal neighbors arrested during dual drug raid By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter An early Saturday morning drug raid on two neighboring Comal County homes resulted in four Officers with the Comal County Metro Narcotics Task Force made the arrests after simultaneously bursting into two homes in the 700 block of Valley Oaks iromm Drive in Canyon Lake about 4 said Dennis commander of the Comal County Metro Narcotics Task The Comal County sheriffs office SWAT team went to one house and the New Braunfels Police Departments Spe cial Response Team went to the so they were both hit at the same Koepp In officers said they discovered about three ounces of methampheta mine and a small amount of cocaine i es from the Canyon Lake resident Jason McShane was arrested for possession of a controlled with intent to Book chronicles a life of obstacles By Mauri Elbel StaffWriter Dream big and live your This is the life lesson that Gene Burnell has learned from the numerous tragedies he has endured over the a 52yearold New Braunfels is a five time cancer survivor who has suffered through a series of devastating events that inspired him to write his Personal Growth Through He said he wrote the book in hopes it will help others who face lifes many rough patch See Page 9A Ive experienced several lifechanging Bur nell He has been diagnosed with nonHodgkins lym phoma five times a can cer doctors tell him is incur able and will come back But illness was not his only In a fouryear his home was engulfed by 17 feet of water and destroyed in the areas 1998 his only brother died his mother suffered a stroke and died several months lat his father committed sui cide and he battled cancer three more I faced all of but there are a lot of positive things that came out of Burnell Among those is his revital ized faith in I always went to church when I was but I just got in the rut of going instead of being Burnell My first diagnosis with can cer made me really refocus on my The emotionally trying dis asters also caused Burnell to reprioritize his I went from being a workaholic to deciding to See Page 9A I BLUEBONNET IU THE Jeep 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