Saturday, March 3, 2007

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 3, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas TT TT MARCH rl 171 A T n llCivALJJ Newspaper of the Year SPORTS SOCCER Canyon boys and girls teams cant get past 274A leader Dripping Page 8A NEWS CORMYN The senators scheduled visit to New Braunfels has been shortened because of his Page 3A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 96 20 2 sections CLICK WWW i 8 o Mostly sunny High Low 63 33 Details1B DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS SB COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 28 FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 8A TV GRIDS 36 Council ironing out details Members listen to tax reinvestment zone review By Suzanne Ashe Staff Writer The New Braunfels City Council met Thursday in executive session with Jim an independent financial con sultant and an attorney who specializes in tax increment reinvestment zones for the The Town Center at Creekside developer NewQuest Properties paid for the review at the councils insistence to advise it about Creeksides TIRZ applica City Manager Mike Morrison said Fri day that the council was briefed Thurs day but no action was We are working to have a a memo randum of understanding by March he Mayor Bruce Boyer said Friday that the report presented to council on Thursday was very There are still some issues to be but we are moving forward with he Boyer said the council hopes to have an agreement of understanding He said the details of the TIRZ will follow A second TIRZ application is expected to go to the city in Mark Wheel er of SureCap Village Partners said Friday that his company plans to submit an application for a TIRZ within the next 10 See Page 10A Gift of service Photos by DAVID Canyon Lake Fire Department James Villarreal extinguishes a brush fire on Purgatory Road that rekindled itself Friday The department received a federal grant Thursday to purchase needed Grant will help Canyon Lake fire crews be better equipped By Jessica Sanders Staff Writer A grant from the federal government might help Canyon Lake firefighters bat tle blazes more Canyon Lake Fire Chief Shawn Wherry said the department will use a grant to purchase thermal imaging equipment as well as updated rescue equipment and bunker These are the kind of things that are nice to he But we need outside grants to purchase We wouldnt have been able to cut into our District 21 Congress man Lamar Smith announced Thursday that the grant had been awarded to Canyon Lake Wherry said the grants are competitive and the department was fortunate to n bechosen Canyon Lake firefighters Jimmy Jeremy Palmitier and James Villarreal use a brush truck to extinguish a brush fire that rekindled itself near See Page 7A Purgatory Road on Friday DAVID Canyon Cougar fans cheer on the boys basketball team during their 6737 victory over the Roma Gladiators on Friday Canyon stomps Roma on the way to regional finals By Kevin Washburn Staff Writer SAN ANTONIO The Canyon boys basketball ream matched school history Fri day it could sur pass The Cougars defeated Roma 6737 in Fridays Class 4A Region IV semifinal at Marys Universitys Greehey Arena to advance to the regional final against Pflugerville Connally which beat San Antonio McCollum 7045 The two teams will meet at 1 today and the winner advances to the UIL state tournament in Austin next Only once has Canyon been this far in the state playoffs in when the Cougars made it to the Class A region al Canyon coach Kenny Rotzler said he impressed that fact upon his players before they took the floor against I told the guys before the If we win the game we put ourselves right along side the greatest team to ever play at Canyon High Rotzler If we can come out tomorrow and See Page 7A Womans family hopes for a safe return home By Jessica Sanders Staff Writer Cheryl Huish went to the river Wednesday to think things Three days her family is still waiting for her She seemed a little said Charles Cheryls I think she was worried about a doctors appointment she had earlier that New Braunfels Police Mike Rust said Cheryl a New Braunfels was last seen by a neighbor between 3 and 4 on Her locked car was later found at Hin man Island Park with her drivers license and ou u purse lcharles Huish said he is concerned for his wifes safety because she suffers from seizures and memory She always loved going to the especially before she started having her See Page 10A Army secretary steps down in wake of scandal at Walter Reed hospital WASHINGTON AP Sec retary Francis Harvey abruptly stepped down Friday as the Bush administration struggled to cope with the fallout from a scandal over substandard conditions for war wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Harveys announced on short notice by a visibly agitated Defense Secretary Robert was the most dramatic move in an esca lating removal of officials with responsibilities over one of the mil itarys highestprofile and busiest medical Hours President Bush ordered a comprehensive review of conditions at the nations network of military and veteran which has been overwhelmed by injured troops from the wars in Iraq and Gates said Harvey had but senior defense officials speak ing on condition of anonymity said Gates had privately demanded that Harvey Gates was displeased that the officer Harvey had chosen as interim commander of Walter Reed Kevin the current Army surgeon general and a former commander of Walter Reed has been accused by critics of long knowing about the problems there and not improving outpatient I am disappointed that some in the Army have not adequately appreciated the seriousness of the situation pertaining to outpatient care at Walter Gates said in the Pentagon briefing He took no questions from See SCANDAL Page 10A I I t V M AN AMBWAN REVOLUTION 8882180142 SI 1 l R U IN I VSS1I II I OK IODU S SIM I MS beat any price 725 IH35 SOUTH WALNUT NEW BRAUNFELS THK NOW Certified USED VEHICLES