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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 11, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas                                THE SUNDAY FEBRUARY HERALDZEITUNG Newspaper of the Year SPORTS Pitching will determine the fortunes of all three area softball teams this Page 1B NEWS CISD TRUSTEES Those interested in filing for a spot on the May 12 ballot for open seats on the CISD board can begin Page 2A Notes of fame Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 154 79 C7 ippi DEARABBY 3E 34 5 sections j J CLASSIFIEDS 10 CLICK i 91 I l COMICS sc CROSSWORD 8C FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 1B TV GRIDS 23E Business owner to present plan for river issues Man says river committees proposals will cut into profits of small businesses Photos by DAVID Grammy nominatedTejano singer Rebecca Valadez stretches with the help of trainer Pete Rivas at the Westside Community Center in preparation for her trip to the music award By Suzanne Ashe StaffWriter Robert a New Braunfels business is leading the charge against the River Activities Commit tees say ing the ideas are and will lead to loss of rev enue for small owner of Premier Global which imports and exports ingredients for the food said he will present an alternative plan for curbing rowdiness on the rivers to the New Braunfels City Council on Monday Im not trying to fight city hall on Im trying to find a happy medium everybody can live Lee The economic impact affects not just tourists and a Seguin said he moved to New Braunfels I During its Monday night the city council will hear the first reading of an ordinance on roadway impact Page 3A after college because of the business growth He said hes spoken with restaurant man hotel managers and store After crunch ing the he said they agree that the ordi nances are bad for I pulled numbers from the 2005 sales tax forms off of Texas Comptroller Susan Combs Web he The river committee claims there will only be a three per cent impact on tax revenue based off of In that three percent would See Page 10A Local residents ready to hit red carpet tonight at Grammys By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter Ribecca Valadez is fin shed playing second spent the past several years singing backup for singers such as Ricky Justin Timberlake and the New Braun fels residents first solo released this past already has earned her a Grammy I was really nervous about doing a solo I didnt think people would take me seriously because Id done background vocals for so Valadez admitted Wednesday during a workout session at the Westside Com munity On her biggest concern was being in shape for the big For the past I didnt think people would take me seriously because Id done background vocals for so Rebecca Valdez Grammy nominee from New Braunfels several Valadez has been working out twice a day with personal trainer Pete I started working on get ting in shape when record sales started picking she Now that Ive got a nom I want to look nice and svelte on the red who released her selftitled album in will compete with Chente Barrera Y Jimmy Bob Gallarza and Jay Perez for Best Tejano Album during COMINGTUESDAY Dancing with daddy event Saturday at Wursthalle draws Grammy nominatedTejano singer Rebecca Valadez runs on a treadmill at the Westside Community Center on Wednesday tonights Grammy a native of San recently returned to the area after spending about six years in Los Her record label AMI is based in San Antonio and Valadez has been staying with her parents while looking for a permanent place to We like New Its really nice and she Id like to buy some land in the maybe near Canyon New Braunfels is definitely a change of pace from Los Angeles and the harried life of traveling the country while on Valadez See Page 10A Bulverde readies to continue tower fight Work on Interstate 35 heads into its final stage Road crews continue their work on the frontage road of Interstate 35 Officials say work on the roadways is nearing DAVID HeraldZeitung Southbound lanes will close tonight By Gerard MacCrossan Managing Editor Highway officials say resurfacing work on Interstate 35 and frontage roads near Texas 46 mean the final stage of the threeyear upgrade is Assistant Area Engineer Michelle Kopp of the Texas Department of Transportation said Friday that construc tion crews expect to close 135 southbound lanes See Page 10A By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter The Bulverde City Council will consider its next step in a battle to keep a water tower out of the Bulverde Estates Mayor Sarah Stevick said the council will meet in exec utive session Tuesday to dis cuss the 100foot water tow er proposed by the GuadalupeBlanco River In a 18 GBRA rejected the citys offer to have developer Brown Engi neering pay for some of the cost of relocating the tower to a plot near Bulverde The developer stated that they were willing to accept some of the so we Lets move and see if GBRA will accept Ste vick said But they said so now we have to what City Attorney Frank Garza has been studying the con tract between the city and GBRA for the past five months to determine the citys best course of During an 22 meet the council voted 32 to reject GBRAs request for a 100foot tower on John Charles Sever al residents in the immediate area com plained that a tower in their neigh Sarah Stevick b o r h o o d would bring down property In the weeks leading up to the officials from GBRA inspected several potential sites within the city limits and extraterritorial jurisdic but determined the John Charles site was the most suitable spot to GBRA General Manager Bill West said Friday that the See Page 9A ftott Independent As Texas CUSTOMERS We Iwvf board of and stuff who live and work in tbif eeminunity and we under itand your We offer the latest end roost innovative services We hope W youll consider joining Von will IQYE the service you receive from 1656 State Highway 46 New TX 830 6252661 Member FDIC   

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