Wednesday, March 7, 2007

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 7, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas V W MARCH 12007 HERALD Newspaper of the Year SPORTS SOCCER New Braunfels boys topple defending state champ Boerne for key 274A Page 6A LIFE LENTEN POOD Area organizations serve up pounds of fish and coleslaw during religious Page 1B Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 99 22 2 sections CK www I Partv cloudy High Low 73 52 Details 1B DEAR ABBY 4B CLASSIFIEDS 86 COMICS 3B CROSSWORD 3B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 6A TV GRIDS 4B Creekside developers pleased with zoning By Suzanne Ashe Staff Writer The developers of Town Center at Creekside met with the New Braun fels Planning and Zoning Commis sion Tuesday night seeking zoning approval on including two lots in the Fred Soefje subdivi sion and three lots in the George Soefje Jim whose Texas Commercial Investments company has been involved with the 330acre proposed development since its beginning two Building to begin in April if council signs off years said the property in ques tion was purchased to complete the puzzle of We acquired the last holdout pieces to put the puzzle he The newly acquired located on FarmtoMarket 483 between Interstate 35 North and FM previously was zoned for agriculture or Creekside requested it be zoned as a light industrial district restricted to the permitted uses in the neighborhood business general business central business resort facilities district and commer cial office Planning commissioners unani mously approved the rezoning with staff recommendations to allow all the commercial uses permitted in the permitted use but not light Its Steve managing partner of Houstonbased NewQuest said after the meet Council and all see the Alvis told commissioners that he looked forward to working with mem more often when Town Center at Creekside developers begin build ing the infrastructure in if the council approves the development agreement on We want to make it as painless as he Its going to require a team effort from and city Planning Commissioner Sandy Nolte asked Alvis about the fire sta tion tract that Creekside developers said they were going to dedicate to the We agreed to dedicate a tract for a Fire Alvis We com mitted to do it for the just dont know where were going to put it See Page 9A Going with the flow Classes on religious holiday has NBISD considering options Water flows into the Guadalupe River just below where construction workers are cleaning out the main relief for the Canyon Lake Dam on Tuesday Group gets look at how officials set water release By Gerard MacCrossan Managing Editor About 40 community including elect ed city and county were given a firsthand expla nation of how water releases from Canyon Lake are deter GuadalupeBlanco River Authority Chief Engineer Tommy Hill outlined the cal culation based on inflow to Canyon downstream flow and agreements for water rights that his agency undertakes before water discharge is increased or The contracts and agree ments include a Texas Com mission on Environmental Quality an agreement with Trouts Unlimited to ensure sufficient river flow By Beth Bond Copy Editor More than local churchgoers have signed a petition asking New Braun fels school district officials to reconsider holding classes on Good When New Braunfels Inde pendent School District offi cials laid out the 200607 cal endar early this past classes werent planned for or April But those dates were designated as makeup days in case of bad Classes were canceled for two days during Januarys cold IF YOU GO I What New Braunfels Independent School board of trustees meeting I When 7 Monday and it wasnt until par ents contacted die district that officials said they realized April 6 would be Good NBISD school board president Bill Biggadike said It was brought to our attention a couple of weeks and we knew we needed to do something about he See Page 10A Photos by DAVID Workers use heavy equipment to clean out the main relief into the Guadalupe River at the Canyon Lake Dam on Tuesday Fire victims implore caution with embers during the spring fish spawn ing Drought condi tions also have to be factored he When were in normal rainfall conditions normal to high we operate under the TCEQ June 1999 per Hill That allows the GBRA to discharge up to acre feet of water annually from Canyon currently contracts and agreements call for up to acre he said In the actual release was slightly less than acre Under the various scenar ios that determine whether water is released at the per mitted engineers factor in the lakes elevation Canyon Lake sits approximately feet below the normal elevation of 909 prompting a smaller thanpermitted The river flow is measured at two points in Comal Coun ty for consideration in the Canyon Lake release calcula tions inflow is measured at the Spring Branch gauge upstream from the and the downstream measure ment is registered at If there are 45 consecutive days with inflow of less than 90 cubic feet per See Page 10A men I The reservoir is operat ed by the Corps of I The purpose of the reservoir is for flood control and water con I The conservation pool administered by the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority I The reservoir has an area of surface acres and a depth of 109 feet at normal oper ating By Jessica Sanders Staff Writer Halffinished glasses of wine sit on the kitchen counter of the Woodrom dark ened with a layer of We were just say ing Isnt it nice that the kids are all said Janiece recalling the events of Saturday Just after that we heard an That explosion sent fire fighters to the Woodroms garage in the 900 block of Rio Verde at about Sat Woodrom said that she and her and their three dogs were able to escape safely before smoke and ash filled the The couples three adult children live out of the home and its contents sustained thousands of dollars worth of On Janiece Woodrom surveyed her cov ered in a blanket of This is what I think hell would probably look she New Braunfels Fire Battalion See Page 11A Elementary working to curb traffic congestion By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter Bill Brown Elementary contributes to the traffic problem on Texas but now school administrators are hoping to be part of a Monday marked the first day of Bill Brown Elementarys morning traffic Parents are being directed behind the school to drop off children in the Principal Ross McGlothlin said the plan should keep students safer while helping to keep traffic moving on Texas The areas really McGloth lin With a Home HEB and now a Starbucks coming the intersection of Highway 281 and 46 will be more and more busy in the morn Laurie a Bill Brown said shed seen several nearaccidents when dropping her daughter off at Congestion from the school makes the See Page 9A DAVID A garage and 2001 Pontiac Firebird parked inside were heavily damaged in an explosion and fire at the Rio Verde home of Elton and Janiece Woodrom on First Commercial As Independent As Texas APY 5MONTH CERTIFICATE OF DEPOSIT KEEP YOUR INVESTMENT 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