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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 2, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas MARCH fT Newspaper of the Year i T7ITPT TAir1 JLfCil UiNO Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since SPORTS BASKETBALL MISSING Swift Roma stands in Canyons way to regional basketball Page 5A New Braunfels police are asking for help in finding a local woman missing since Page 2A WWW 95 16 2 sections I 500 Mostly sunny High Low 76 43 Details 1B DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS SB COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 28 FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 5A TV GRIDS 3B Womens group set to host Cornyn Lawmaker to discuss issues of border war By Suianne Ashe StaffWriter Texas John Cornyn is set to speak Saturday at the Texas Federa tion of Republican Womens clubs luncheon in New The luncheon will begin at at the Faust Cornyns press agent said the senator will update the club members on legisla tive issues such as immigration and border control and the war in Cornyn was elected to the Senate in In December of 2006 he was chosen by his colleagues to be a mem ber of the fiveperson Republican Sen ate leadership team vice chairman of the Senate Republican Conference the only firstterm senator in recent memory to take that His office said Cornyn is committed to bolstering the nations defense and keeping America safe from reducing securing making health care more continuing to strengthen the economy and expand job improving educational opportunity for all Texans and protecting the most vulnerable in our Cornyn serves on the Armed Judiciary and Budget com He is also vice chairman of the Senate Select Committee on He serves as the top Republican on both the Judiciary Committees Immi Refugees and Border Security subcommittee and the Armed Services Committees Airland IP YOU 00 H What John Cornyns visit to New II When to 2 Saturday Where The Faust 240 Seguin The public event is sponsored by the Texas Federation of Republican Womens clubs 12 Valentine makes amendment to the city council for smaller cooler which passes 43 on first 16Kevin Webb and others beain 24 rRecall petition supporters walk District 6 to gather Monday Valentine introduces ordinance at council meeting to change the city charters recall the item is unani mously voted Monday gives petition to City Secretary Michael Resendez with about 540 Thursday Resendez verifies that 424 out of 540 signatures for Valentines MIRANDA efeaion were thowof reg More than enough signatures from registered voters in Councilman Ken Valentines district were istered voters in District gathered on a recently circulated petition that calls for Valentines resignation or a special elec city officials Hundreds want Valentine removed from council i h M Residents with out standing warrants from Comal County can call 6203411 and 2214189 to take care of New Braunfels Those with warrants issued in Bulverde can call By Suzanne Ashe StaffWriter Councilman Ken Valentine sat quietly Thursday evening while City Secretary Michael Resendez told the New Braunfels City Council there were more than enough signatures on a recall petition to remove Valentine from Resendez verified the petitions validity at a special city council meeting and certified that 424 signatures on the recall petition were those of registered voters in District There were 540 sig natures turned in on the peti he Valentine said he I dont agree with the But this is this is grass this is America and this is Ken Valentine District 6 city councilman will not quit the District 6 seat he has held since The presentation is a mere he said of the petition I have no inten tions of Mayor Bruce Boyer said a reso lution will be scheduled for the March 12 council agenda calling for a special election on May According to city a special election will cost taxpayers more Resendez said that the regular election for District 1 and 2 seats being vacated by Mayor Pro Tem Sonia MunozGill and Councilwoman Beth whose terms are will cost the city approximately Holding a special election on that same day for District 6 voters to consider recalling Valentine could cost the city an additional he Valentine has the opportunity to ask for a public hearing within See Page 8A Valentine runs unopposed for District 6 He serves a threeyear May 2005 He loses elec tion to political newcomer Lynn Llmmer by 13 November 2005 Limmer resigns seat after less than three citing family She pleaded guilty of embezzling funds from her former First She will be sentenced I in y November 2005 Valentine returns to council as the only candidate to far the special election to fill Llrnmers unexplred TXU officially ends plans for 8 coalfired plants DALLAS AP said Thursday it has suspended efforts to get permits to build eight coalfired plants in a con dition of the electric utilitys proposed bil lion sale to private TXU said it filed a motion to end proceed ings for seven plants that were being chal lenged in hearings before a state The company said it also dropped plans for an eighth plant that wasnt part of the The suspension of proceedings before the State Office of Administrative Hearings would last six TXU said it would formally withdraw applications for air permits need ed to build the plants when the companys sale to private investors is On Dallasbased TXU announced that its board had approved a sale to a group of investors led by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Texas Pacific Group in what would be the largest leveraged buyout To win support for their the investors pledged to cut rates for many customers and scuttle eight of 11 coalfired plants that TXU had wanted to TXU is the largest elec tric generator in Texas and serves mil lion mostly in north The private buyers and TXU still want to build three other coalfired plants that had generated the most intense Envi ronmental groups are split over whether to fight the other three proposed published reports suggested that other buyers are interested in See Page 8A Roundup aims to get residents to pay warrants By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter Wanted residents can pay up now or risk going to jail on Law enforcement officers all over Texas are preparing to round up people with outstanding warrants this Weve had an increase of people coming in to pay their and theres an increase at the Justice of the Peace offices said Max warrants division commander at the Comal County Sheriffs Word is getting Wommack said more than 150 agencies will par ticipate in the roundup this including the sheriffs the New Braunfels Police the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Bulverde Police Officers from different agencies will work in teams to track down people with warrants at home or at Total we have about to out standing warrants in Comal Wom mack We hope to make a serious dent in See Page 8A City administrator given job description Bulverde council OKs requirements By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter Bulverdes city administrator received an offi cial job description City Administrator John Hobson was hired about eight months but was never given an official job During the 23 council Hobsons sixmonth evaluation was postponed until the council could create job standards and evalua tion measures for The final evaluation and standards for the city administrator were approved 40 on Councilwoman Cindy Cross was Hobson asked that the creation of his evalu ation and job standards be brought into open session during the 23 which made public the tensions between Hobson and May or Sarah During subsequent Stevick and Hobson accused each other of overstepping authority on different city management See BULVERDE Page 8A The Uptown is an Upscale Piano Bar Specialty Cocktails Friendly Staff Downstairs in the Prince Solms Inn 295 San Antonio 8307085411
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