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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 8, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas                                WJT MARCH HERALD Newspaper of the Year SPORTS SOCCER New Braunfels girls soccer coach Al Dressen abruptly resigns in Page 5A NEWS DAVILAS New Braunfels familyrun barbecue restaurant will reveal potato salad recipe on Great Day Page 2A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 100 16 2 sections CLICK 8 Patchy fog High Low 77 55 Details 1B DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 46 COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 5A TV GRIDS 3B Valentine to announce May election plans By Suzanne Ashe Staff Writer Beleaguered New Braunfels Dis trict 6 City Councilman Ken Valen tine Wednesday called a media press conference for 2 Kevin leader of the recall effort against said in an e mail Monday he believes Valentine will resign his council seat Valentine has not returned phone calls or emails from the HeraldZeitung to confirm or deny Webbs Embattled councilman sets press conference If Valentine does resign as is specu Interim City Attorney Paul Isham said there is nothing in the city charter or state law that would prevent Valentine from resigning on Friday Ken Valentine and placing his name on the ballot for the municipal election in City staff called the Secretary of States Office to verify that infor he Isham said an election will have to be called for the District 6 coun cil seat IfValentine files in the the deadline for candidates in Dis trict 6 would be extended past the March 12 he Valentine lost a bid 12 to introduce an ordinance to change the New Braunfels city charters recall The city council unanimously voted down the proposed ordi Valentine said the current city charter didnt allow him a way to defend himself against the charges of malfeasance and incompetence on a recall petition that was filed by Webb that City Secretary Michael Resendez said his office verified 540 signa tures were those of registered voters living in Valentines Valentine said after the vote that he hadnt made plans yet to oppose the recall attempt if it goes to spe cial I havent put together but it will be a grassroots move with peo ple who are concerned about this Valentine Nuts and bolts of history County leaders oppose state bill Proposed legislation would allow more pumping from Edwards Aquifer Photos by DAVID Henne Hardware owner Paul Martinka sorts pulleys in the circa 1893 building on West San Antonio Henne Hardware owner says preserving past part of the job By Suzanne Ashe Staff Writer As current proprietor of Henne Paul Martin ka can count himself one in an impressive line of New Braun fels business Preserving the past of the old est hardware store in Texas is a full time job not to mention keeping up with the day to day operations of selling his I consider this the only real store that has merchandise that people need he This is the first in a series of stories that will take a look at some of the citys historic Everybody needs hard ware but I do have stuff for tourists in the Martinka is a retired engineer originally from most recently lived in He said he and his See Page 10A By Gerard MacCrossan Managing Editor Comal County officials and community leaders are being urged to oppose legislation that would allow more water to be pumped from the Edwards State Glenn Hegar R Katy filed Senate Bill 1341 on Wednesday to maintain the existing acre feet pumping limit from the Edwards on which Comal County is The bill also proposes to delay a mandate to reduce the pumping limit to acre feet by two years until 2010 to allow for the scientif ic research to be conducted by Fish and Wildlife Ser vice designed to answer Current Edwards Aquifer pumping limit acre feet per year H Planned reduction in pumping in 2008 acre feet per year Water pumped in 2006 acre feet H Proposed by Jeff Wentworth increasing limit to acre feet per questions about water avail Comals representative Jeff RSan said Wednesday he plans to file a similar bill See Page 8A Petition circulated against new zoning The Henne Hardware store was built in In the Winchester Arms Company rebuilt the lower facade to incorporate show Area city councils discuss issues of flooding By Jessica Staff Writer Flooding issues surfaced at both Bul verde and Garden Ridge City council meetings Wednesday The San Antonio River Authority and the Army Corps of Engineers met with the Bulverde City Council to dis cuss flood control along the Cibolo Corps of Engineers representa tive Ed Foo said the plans might not be quite what Bulverde residents Foo said that the agencys studies indi cate most of the flooding in Bulverde along the Indian and Cibolo creeks is in areas of private He said any large scale projects to con trol flooding would have to focus on the greatest good for the and might not include the Bulverde When flooding is more or less local and theres no public property its very hard to get the federal govern ment involved in Foo Bulverde Mayor Sarah Stevick said in 1998 and floodwaters blocked 281 and FarmtoMarket which See Page 8A County Line Road residents concerned about development By Suzanne Ashe Staff Writer A petition drive drew more than 270 signatures stopped developer Anthony Eugenio in his tracks at Tuesdays New Braunfels Planning and Zon ing Commission Eugenio applied to the commission to rezone an acre tract of cur rently zoned as an agricul tural predevelopment dis to develop Pecan Cross The land in question is located at the southeast cor ner of FarmtoMarket 725 and East County Line Eugenio said the Pecan Crossing development would include a zero lot line home a single fami ly district and a general busi ness A general busi ness district is established to provide areas for a broad range of office and retail Eugenios property borders East County Line Road to the Chinaberry Lane to the die Southbank sub division to the south and FM 725 to the Mike attorney for the Southbank property owners association told com missioners that the subdivi sion could be endangered by some of the problems they say the new development could From the end of County Line Road to Chinaberry Lane there is an existing flooding situation in ordinary he Crossing water drainage will overburden Southbanks existing drainage Smithers said that South banks drainage is at its capacity and that it almost failed in Southbank has a 13acre See Page 9A FIND IT IN OUR MORE IN IT FOR YOU Search cm tin   

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