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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 9, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas FEBRUARY ZEITUNG Newspaper of the Year SPORTS COWBOYS Wade former defensive coordinator for San will take over as head coach for the Dallas Page 6A NEWS HEALTH The Walk Across Texas program aims to encourage fitness by having teams log miles of Page 3A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 77 20 2 sections CLICK 30 chance of rain High Low 56 46 Details 1B DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 48 COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 6A TV GRIDS River committee divided over cooler rules By Suzanne Ashe Staff Writer When the River Activities Com mittee met Wednesday it rec ommended allowing only sixcan coolers on the Comal River and 12can coolers on the Guadalupe The vote was split Irene Allen and Valerie Hull indi vidually concentrated their efforts on urging the committee to recom mend larger Two members say proposal would hinder families They argued that families with children would be impeded by the smaller particularly when children will be required to carry their Allen told the committee that it would be almost impossible to carry the small coolers along with water toys that children bring with them for People take items for kids to enjoy on the river with Allen Kids want snorkel They want water she Its all for recreation and we want to attract Hull said is concerned the recommendation will limit the number of items tubers can take with She also said she wants local residents to be able to enjoy the We have a lot of families in New Braunfels that use that she not worried about the Im concerned about the citizens of New Tubers would have to pay not only for but also to rent their for shuttle fees and to buy coolers that comply with the pro It could prove to be too costly for some New Braunfels Hull There are locals who have chil To it is going to be impos sible to take them down the she While some members of the com mittee have sizable disposable Hull its not the norm See Page 8A Winter Texans honored with a yearly reception in Canyon Lake By Suzanne Ashe Staff Writer CANYON LAKE Winter doesnt have to be Just ask any of the hundreds of Winter Texans who attended the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerces 8th annual Win ter Texan The Community Resource and Recreation Center at Canyon Lake put out the wel come mat Thursday and opened its doors to about 300 Winter People lined up for food samples from area restau gathered information from area listened to live music and took home door Guest speakers from the Heritage Museum and a new Canyon Gorge Preservation made Jaynellen president of the said the atten dance at the reception has grown Last we had a little over she This loca tion is perfect for Winter Tex Home for a season Photos by DAVID ABOVE WinterTexan Gary Peters from adds a push pin onto a North American map to signify where he hails from during a reception for the winter visitors held at the CRRC by the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce on Thursday LEFT Minnesota was by far the most represented state among the Winter Texans who attended a reception in their Gloria who is wintering here from Minneso said she and her husband especially liked the TexMex food in Youve got the real stuff it makes you she Its sure not for Norwe gians Comal County Sheriff Bob Deputy Chief Greg Van de Loo and David jail were at the event to support the cham they Van de Loo said his office doesnt always deal with hap py so he was happy See WINTER Page 8A Several hundred WinterTexans line up to sample food from area restaurants and get information from local busi nesses during the 8th annual WinterTexans Garden Ridge opens doors to new city complex By Jessica Sanders Staff Writer Bathroom lines are no longer a con cern for Garden Ridge city In the old building the restroom was and you had to wait sometimes because there was only said City Administrator Nancy And now we dont have to use the mayors office as a Garden Ridge will celebrate the grand opening of its new municipal com with multiple restroom The new complex includes square feet of new includ ing an administrative police sta tion and municipal The city formerly housed in a now is located in a building adjacent to city the library was in a hole in the said volunteer Karen This is the real The city broke ground on the million city hall and municipal complex in Octo ber Mayor Jay Feibelman said million came from certified obliga tions and a tax and the rest of the project was paid for through the citys The original estimate came in at about but we were able to do some value engineering and got costs down to about he The complex was designed by architect Madeline Anz Slay and built by Mitchell General Feibelman said the city cut costs by using ceramic tile only in the having city employees hang the blinds and outfit ting the facility with some used furni Before the city offices were located in a converted house purchased in 1988 by former Mayor Walter City officials originally planned to sell the former city which include four buildings on Feibelman said the spaces will be rented out for and the old public works See Page 8A Four jailed on drug possession charges By Jessica Sanders Staff Writer Four Comal County resi dents were arrested early Thursday on drug Joseph was charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver The Comal County Metro Narcotics Task Force raided a home in the 800 block of Meyer Street at about 3 and found methampheta marijuana and prescription said Dennis task force The Andrea Diana and both were charged with possession of less than an ounce of methampheta intent to deliver and possession of less than 2 ounces of New Braunfels resident Randolph Dan Irby III and Canyon Lake resident Heather Lynette Carpenter also were arrested at the and both were charged with pos session of less than one ounce of possession of less than an ounce of Xanax and possession of less than two ounces of Investigators believe they were dealing Koepp See Page 8A Perry offers details in defense of lotto plan AUSTIN AP Defending his proposal to sell the Texas Rick Perry said Thursday his plan wouldnt shortchange public educa tion funding and could fetch more than the billion he Perry attempted to quell concerns from fellow Repub licans about whether his idea is financially sound by lay ing out more details of his plan in a speech to the con servative Texas Public Policy He said the presumed sale price of billion he gave in his State of the State address to the Legisla ture on Tuesday was the low end of financial experts esti and that it could Rick Perry sell fof as much as A spokesman for Perrys office did not immediately furnish the names of the investment firms that pro vided the lottery sales price See Page 8A DAVID Garden Ridge Mayor Jay Feibelman shows off the new city offices stateoftheart video surveillance llJUlliUlJUllllJlli Solins
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