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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 13, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas FEBRUARY Newspaper of the Year SPORTS Texas Longhorns corner back Aaron Ross accepts Jim Thorpe Page 7 NEWS UNFORGIVEN Grammy win doesnt mean the Dixie Chicks will be brought back into the Country Music Page 8 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 80 14 1 section CLICK a HlBesaslooooil Pwtl cloudy High Low 62 33 Details DEAR ABBY 10 CLASSIFIEDS 11 COMICS ft CROSSWORD FORUM 4 OBITUARIES 1 SPORTS 7 TV GRIDS 16 Beer banned in cooler rules passed By Suzanne Ashe Staff Writer The heat was on for coolers at the New Braunfels City Council meeting Monday After the council heard from more than two dozen the council voted 43 to regulate the size of coolers that could be used on the Comal and Guadalupe rivers inside the city The council also voted 52 Mon day to ban open containers in Hin man Island and Prince Solms Before the cooler District 6 Dozens address council most urge council not to adopt cooler rules Councilman Ken Valentine made a motion to amend the ordinance to change the size of the small coolers I make motion to approve me ordinance with adjustments to amend and change dimensions of the sixcan cooler to 8x 6x 7 inches for the Comal River and change the dimension on the Guadalupe to 11x 8x7 inch Valentine That further reduced the cooler size from the original dimensions 9x 6x 9inches for the Comal and 11x 9x 10inches for the Guadalupe passed three weeks ago when the cooler ordinance first went before the Valentine said he had heard that the original sixcan cooler dimen sion actually would allow nine cans to fit in a cooler and the originally proposed 12can cooler possibly could fit up to 18 District 5 Councilwoman Kath leen Krueger said she was in total support of the ordinance and sec onded Valentines District Council woman Gayle Pospisil opposed the cooler I dont think this is a compro she Im not happy with the RAC River Activities Com mittee results and cannot support the cooler ordinance as it is Mayor Bruce Boyer also said he couldnt support the smaller cool er ordinance and was surprised by the amount of communications he had received on the I was amazed at the amount of communication we he I See RIVER Page 6 A Krueger MunozGill Pospisil Sokolyk Valentine Wiggins I M daughters No hit the dance floor but Valadez had great time Photos by Miranda HeraldZeitung By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter Rebecca Valadez got her moment in the spot light Sunday even if she didnt bring home a The best part was the red she there were so many people look over There were so many people ABOVE Dads and daughters show off their dancing skills on the Wursthalle dance floor as they dance to The Macarena during the 3rd annual Sweetheart Dance Saturday TOP Ashley holds on to her Lynn Skidmores neck as they dance BELOW Olivia shows an excited a grin as she and her David prepare to take a horsedrawn carriage ride during the MORE ON R 5 Sweetheart dance pairs their little girls The line of vehicles stretched out of the New Braunfels Wursthalle parking lot back to Landa Street had daughters straining to see out the At steering their partners for the 3rd Annual Sweetheart Dance could only encourage patience as guest valets hurried to park dozens of Inside the the sounds of dance tunes from the 1960s to the present gave fathers and daughters of all ages an opportunity an opportunity to dress up in their leave moms at home and enjoy their night out Almost 200 couples and a few trios and quartets as some dads escorted several daughters eagerly snacked on cupcakes and other posed for their pictures and enjoyed carriage rides around the Wursthalle The crowded hall and smiling faces of daughters posing with their dads for special portraits were ample proof that the dance was an evening for MacCrossan over here New Braunfels res ident Rebecca Valadez selftitled album was nominat ed for Best Tejano Album at the 49th annual Grammy held Sunday in Los Chente Barrera Y Taconazo won the award for his Sigue El Jimmy Bob Gallarza and Jay Perez were also won two Latin Grammys for albums made with Jimmy Gonzalez y Grupo How this year she received her first nomination as a solo See Page 3 look over over here Rebecca Grammy nominee and New Braunfels resident VA to try connecting state benefits By Suzanne Gamboa Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON Veterans Affairs Secretary Jim Nicholson unveiled a plan Monday aimed at ensuring that disabled such as those severely injured in Iraq or receive state benefits they might not know about because of a federal privacy VA officials will ask severely disabled war veter ans whether they want to be contacted by their states veterans offices about stateoffered bene If the answer is the VA will share the infor mation with a state office that in contact the A federal medical privacy the Health Insur ance Portability and Accountability prevents the sharing of such information without a patients States offer a number of benefits to including property tax job reduced interest loans and discounted fees See Page 3 at r
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