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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 28, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas THE SUNDAY JANUARY 2007 HERALDZEITUNG Newspaper of the Year SPORTS COLLEGE HOOPS Missouri spanks giant killer Texas Tech Tech women upset Page IB BUSINESS SWEET SHOP New candy store offers baked oldfashioned candies and Page 8A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 34 5 sections CLICK I j Mostly sunnv High Low 55 33 Details 38 DEAR ABBY 3E CLASSIFIEDS ID COMICS BC CROSSWORD FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS IB TV GRIDS 231 Millions in Texas not eligible for deregulation THE WOODLANDS AP The states muchtouted total deregula tion of electric utilities leaves mil lions of Texas households exactly where they were only one utility company and one rate to choose Customers primarily of the states largest power companies Hous tonbased Reliant Dallas based TXU and Direct in sparsely populated areas of north Electric users faced with one one rate Texas and the Coastal can take advantage of the utility deregulation that was completed But that leaves as many as 40 per cent on the outside of the states plan to try to lower electric rates in a state with rates among the highest in the Among them are customers in booming suburbs like The Wood just north of or Den ton north of who are getting barraged with comeons from new upstart utility companies but are unable to Audrey reviewing her util ity choices as she prepares to move into a new home in The went to the muchpublicized Web site that helps Texans choose a new When she plugged her residential ZIP code the Web site responded No Electricity Supplier Theres some level of frustration because theyre surrounded by Houston and half dozen retailers are bombarding them with advertising and offers and they cant said David a spokesman for Entergy which serves some Texas ing a 24county area of East Entergy is among several Texas utilities that remain regulated by the states Public Utility Commission as See Page 3A Road rage j Members of drivers still rattling over roads months into work By Suzanne Ashe Staff Writer esidents of Mill Veramendi Canyon Drive and Stonewall treet are looking forward to when construction on the ravaged roadway is set to be With current contractor all proj ects are shown to be completed by July City Engineer Mike Short While thats good news for one resident and business owner caught up in the con struction Frances Gonzales wishes the work could be over who owns and operates Frances Beauty Shop at 984 Mill said the condi tion of her combined with how long the reconstruction work is is making her desperate for crews to finish the This construction work started in July last she My customers call and ask if its finished Gonzales said she has seen her business drop by half after the road construction Its bad for my she A lot of older clients dont want to come and walk in Photos by DAVID ABOVE Residents along West Mill Street must dodge potholes and puddles as work crews wait for the road base to dry before reconstruction work can TOP LEFT West Mill Street has remained closed to through traffic since July Work is expected to be finished by July 2007 the New Braunfels Mayor Bruce Boyer said he knows the road work is trying residents Mill Street is a reconstruction not an he offering an explanation The contractor has to coordinate with the utilities for new curbs and But the work is Boyer The road base is in and they are having to wait for base to he Then they will be back in with concrete work and then the school clubs take on mile Groups aim to collect thousands in quarters From Staff Reports How many Canyon red quarters are in a mile How many New Braunfels blue quarters are in a mile and New Braunfels High School Key Clubs are ready to find out as they square off to raise as many quarters as they can for their The Mile of Quarters Challenge sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of New is under way to determine which Key Club can col lect the most quarters by noon Organizers of the fundraiser said they want ed to add a level of excite ment to the fundraiser by challenging both Key Clubs to collect quarters that will be placed one mile around each schools football stadium Members of the clubs began collecting quarters on For every yard which is 36 or donated to a the donor will receive either a Canyon red or New Braunfels blue yard of quarters ribbon to display in their business or At 9 all Key Club members will take their red or blue ribbons to their respective football stadium to place the ribbons side by side along the track around the football The Key Club that collects the most quarters by noon that same day will be proclaimed the winner and will keep the majority of the mon ey collected for their Key Members of the Canyon and New Braunfels high school Key Clubs will collect quarters through 17 as part of the Mile of Quarters fundraising iruu diiccua a iiui UC Ill Wllll LUIIClclc VVU1K clIIU Ulcll ulc Its bad for my she A lot of an he offering an explanation older clients dont want to come and walk in The contractor has to coordinate with the See Page 9A See Page 9A Local volunteer program helps cancer patients get on road to recovery By Suzanne Ashe someone to take them to and from community more important IMM in town and we take them in Staff Writer the cancer treatment she had some time to help it takes less than twohours of The program pairs its five volun I knew Vivian and she men Wr now to become a your Raftlirvrr ranroi ic trMirrh tftfif HriVPrs with aroa ranror tirtnoH cha lArac fnr OCIVar Ifif tlie ROHO i By Suzanne Ashe Staff Writer Battling cancer is tough enough without patients having to first deal with mundane frustrations such as finding a way to get to their fre quent And thats where a local Road to comes I saw there was a real said program coordinator Vivian Some patients may not have someone to take them to and from the cancer treatment The program pairs its five volun teer drivers with local area cancer patients to get them to and from doctors visits and cancer treatment Drivers receive 15 cents per mile for their They can keep the money or donate it to Nuhn Volunteer driver Gloria Overstreet said after she retired from teach she wanted to give back to the community more important she had some time to help I knew Vivian and she men tioned she was looking for drivers for the Road to Recovery she I was retired from teach liked to drive and had some I not Getting more volunteer drivers for the program is Overstreet because it would mean volunteers would have more flexibility in their schedules and allow them to better serve more V To learn how to become a volunteer driver fer the Ro to Recovery or to find out how to benefit from the call Vivian Nuhn at We hope that perhaps someone could offer just a couple of hours she If an appointment is in town and we take them in it takes less than twohours of your Keeping programs that help can cer patients running was on the minds of others beyond the Road to Recovery volunteers this Dozens of finely dressed folks with the same mission packed the McKenna Events Center for the Huntsmans Ball on Saturday See Page 10A Sum Soofer MflMOOMI V IMIVO
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