Thursday, January 25, 2007

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 25, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas JANUARY Newspaper of the Year SPORTS SOCCER Weather the Lady Unicorns Soccer Classic begins Page SA NEWS Issue of garbage rate hike seems to have been left on the curb as no action was taken by 1 Page 3A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 64 14 2 sections CLICK Partly High Low 61 38 Details 1B DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 41 COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 21 FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 5A TV GRIDS 3B Residents rev up at sight of lower gas prices By Ashley Verrill StaffWriter Gas prices served as a ray of light in soggy weather to New Braunfels drivers dipping below a gallon in some Anytime gas prices go down Im said Mack a New Braunfels resident who drives a Ford I couldnt drive my truck for Fuel costs dip below a gallon across city In the summer when prices climbed near a Quinn said his family had to find ways to cut down on gas Like many truck their solution was parking the and driv ing the family Car dealerships saw a similar trend in the carbuying We definitely sold a lot more of the European cars when the prices got up into the said Brett general sales man ager for Bluebonnet DodgeChrylser One mistake Westbrook said a lot of truck owners made was trading in their V8 engines forV6 They thought they would be sav ing money by getting a smaller but the V6 actually has to See Page 7A Murphy II Phillips 1289 San Antonio I HEB and I35 South and Walnut Avahue I Rudys BBQ and Texas 46 and Common Highrise fire Retiring chief receives honor Blaze forced evacuation of about 100 at complex By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter New Braunfels Fire Depart ment officials continue their investigation into an apartment fire that drove dozens of resi dents from their homes late Tuesday Firefighters responded to a blaze at the Laurel Plaza Apart ments in the 300 block of Lau rel Lane about Tues Battalion Chief Steve Mabe There was heavy smoke on the second floor and a small fire in apartment Occu pants were escorted to safety while the fire was extinguished and the building was ventilat Mabe Firefighters went door to door evacuating most of the highrise buildings 100 tenants from the Because the majority of the residents are Mabe said all four of the citys EMS units were called to the scene as a One a 55yearold woman whose name was not was treated at the Photos by MIRANDA TOP LEFT Firefighters check out smokefilled units of the Laurel Plaza Apartments after a fire broke out on the second floor late Tuesday ABOVE Dozens of residents wait in the lobby and outside after most of the residents were Citys top police leader surprised by proclamation By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter New Braunfels Police Chief Russell Johnson thought hed never have to attend another city council who will retire asked the inter im John Villar to attend Mondays New Braunfels City Council meeting in his while the chief spent a quiet evening at Johnson went and was surprised by a procla mation in his honor from the city Mayor Bruce Boyer and more than 50 New Braunfels Police Department I was real ly honored and hum John son Ive never been one for pub but I 1 really appre ciated Villafreal said he and City Manager Mike Morrison were careful See Page 2A Russell Johnson The United States Fire Administration offers the following tips to protect yourself from I Develop and practice a fire escape I When buying a space look for a con trol feature that auto matically shuts off power if the heater falls I Never leave cooking COMINGSUNDAY Healthy living Upcoming events are aimed importance of womens A 55yearold woman who lives in the apartments was treated at the scene after she began having difficulty fire officials No one was injured in the scene for difficulty No other injuries were reported during the Mabe Twentyseven firefighters along with 12 fire department vehicles arrived to battle the which was restricted to unit Mabe I Never use the oven or range to heat your I Install smoke alarms on every level of your The extent of the damage and cause of the fire were See Page 7A River committee stalls on cooler size options Local gala provides cancer patients with hope By Mauri Elbe StaffWriter When New Braunfels resident Tonya Mayer found out she had cervical she didnt know where to turn for I found out I had cancer on and I was really scared because I wasnt sure where to go or how I would receive said It was not until she contacted the Comal County chapter of the American Cancer Society that Mayer began to see Members gave her literature on her type of cancer and organized trans Saturdays Huntsmans Ball it told euVbwt anyone interested gill can donate to ths Comal jufrty Chapter of the Ameri Cancer 1tf er to learn or visit portation to and from her radiation treat ments through the chapters Road to Recovery All of the various programs that are offered and run by the local chapter are funded through events like the Hunts mans Ball and donations and memorials throughout the said Tim pres ident of Comal County chapter of the American Cancer Without those we would not be able to conduct support groups or get people the treat ment they need as they are fighting can Comal Countys Huntsmans a blacktie gala and benefit for the local chapter of the American Cancer takes place at 7 Saturday at The See CANCER Page 8A By Suzanne Ashe StaffWriter The River Activities Com mittee continues meeting despite having already pre sented its ideas on curbing unruly behavior on area rivers to the New Braunfels City The committee met at Wednesday in council chambers to further discuss regulating the size of coolers brought on the After about two hours of debate on the City Manager Mike Morrison said staff members will look into coolers that hold 12 and 18 12ounce cans and present their findings to the river committee at its next meeting We can take a look and see whats out he Then come back with We can take a look and see whats out Then come back with Mike Morrison New Braunfels city manager on various cooler sizes On the city council voted to adopt three ordi nances that came about as the result of recommendations made by the river Ordinances passed on the first reading by the council are Limiting the size of cool requiring life jackets and restricting the size of tubes and rafts on the Comal and Guadalupe rivers within the New Braunfels city The river committee con tinues meeting at the request of the city council in an effort See Page 7A FIND IT IN OUR MORE IN IT FOR YOU Search mm