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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 7, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas V W FEBRUARY 2007 HERALD ZEITUNG Newspaper of the Year SPORTS SOCCER Canyons 20 victory over Alamo Heights sets up showdown New Braunfels on Page 6B NEWS CANYON LAKE A recent effort in which about 100 cedar trees were put into the lake will create more fish Page SA Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 75 16 2 sections CLICK Patchy fog High Low 74 54 Details 2B DEAR ABBY 4B CLASSIFIEDS SI COMICS 3B CROSSWORD 3i FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 6A TV GRIDS 4B MySpace user disputes councilmans claim By Suzanne Ashe Staff Writer New Braunfels City Councilman Ken Valentine last week called a deluge of emails against the pro posed river ordinances sent to the city council an orchestrated bom bardment by a young crowd from one subscriber to said the people sending the messages are exercis ing their right to freedom of The whose profile identifies him i Tubers speak up through emails to council as is part of the young crowd who sent emails to the city council petitioning the elected officials to vote against the river His profile also says he is from San Antonio and commonly called is a free online service Ken Valentine for communication through an interactive network of user Web forums and as well as oth er media In a response to questions about the river petition by Aj said he disagrees with Valentines description of the There is nothing orchestrated about he said of the District 6 councilmans People are emailing the mayor and council members at their own Its not like we had an planned meeting and decided at one time to email the Aj said that although he did not start the river ordinance petition on it sounded like a good idea to A friend of mine from Dallas actually forwarded the petition to he I have a lot of friends that are Texas country music artists and they have a big fan base that spreads all over the state of the council still is IP YOU 00 I What New Braunfels River Activities Committee meeting tonight Where City council cham 424 Castell receiving emails about river con but not as many as last some council members I still have about 30 to District 5 Councilwoman Kathleen Krueger But they are trickling See Page 8A A walk in the park v Photos by DAVID ABOVE Blake enjoys a ride on a swing set and the mild weather while playing in Landa Park onTuesday morning with his RIGHT A squirrel enjoys a peanut and the warm sun from the crook of a tree in Landa Park onTuesday After a week of ice and snow followed by days of frigid weather that kept area residents bundled up warmer temperatures beck oned people to peel off their coats and enjoy the out Tuesdays high of 70 degrees offered a peek at the approaching spring and a chance to venture into the area golf lakes and Warmer temperatures will continue today with the National Weather Service in New Braunfels predicting a high of 74 But the sunny weather wont last long as rain is expected this weekend with temperatures dropping into the mid40s by Saturday forecasters Rick Perry Landa Park home to fewer number of black vultures By Jessica Sanders Staff Writer Black vultures who loitered in Landa Park are finding a new place to There are less of but were still working on said Stacy director of New Braunfels Parks and theyre moving into more native Last the parks depart ment began taking steps to remove about 100 black vultures from the On workers from the Department of Agriculture started chasing the birds from the park by using pyrotechnic Birds frightened with pyrotechnic noisemakers Theyre almost but there are a few stubborn birds who return every night to Stacey Laird Director of the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department Theyre almost but there are a few stubborn birds who return every night to Laird She said the vulture colony has roosted in the park for several but the birds were start ing to multiply and encroach upon surrounding neighbor The birds chose to roost in the park area because there was a plentiful supply of she Laird said that scavenging birds are unsanitary and are known to eat the grout in Black vultures are protected under Texas and cannot be killed without a special When the vulture removal first several of the birds were spotted on the Seele Elementary School a few blocks from the The Seele PTA held a meeting last month to inform parents of the and students were sent home with letters explaining the reasons noisemakers were being Stephanie New Braunfels Independent School District said Tuesday that she has not seen vultures on the Seele campus in the last and has not heard any complaints from school staff or Laird said that the USDA will continue to use the noisemak ers in the park and the surround ing neighborhoods until all the vultures are Our goal is to completely remove she Perry offers bold ideas in state address AUSTIN AP Showing a different side of Texas Rick Perry made bold proposals Tuesday to spend billions of dol lars to help the uninsured and fight cancer and to pay for it by selling the state lot a conservative Republican known for his commitment to property tax cuts and controlling made the sweeping health care initiatives the center piece of his State of the State speech to the Legisla His past addresses to Texas lawmakers have focused on precise budget and program recommen dations and pleas to repair a broken education funding But with a new school finance plan in place and a record Perry this time branched out in a big This moment in time is a unique oppor tunity to address great challenges and build the foundation for a future of unparalleled See Page 8A Canyon Lake pushes its limits Needs cant keep up with growth By Jessica Sanders Staff Writer CANYON LAKE Canyon Lake Fire and EMS needs more more stations and more money to keep up with the areas growing We have people moving to our area from Houston and San and they expect the same level of service and response times as they got in the said Keith pres ident of Comal County Emergency Services District Our challenge now is How do we deliver services to an area that is rapidly increasing in population The Canyon Lake area is covered by BSD a taxing entity that contracts with Canyon Lake to provide fire and medical Lewis said the best way to keep response times short and stations well staffed might be a fivecent tax increase for See Page 5A rtin t Commercial As Independent As Texas Tired of spending hours making out cheeks Ask us about our mi Web till You will Just It From left Seguin Personal Bankers Roxann Batot and Delissa New Braunfels Personal Banker Marcie I Larson and New Braunfels Personal Banking Tara 1656 State Highway 46 New TX 83O 6252661 Member FDIC
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