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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 14, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas                                If W MARCH HERALD ZEITUNG Newspaper of the Year SPORTS COLLEGE Which hoops teams are underdogs in this years NCAA mens tournament Page 6A NEWS City council members vote to create a municipal code saying it will make life easier for Page 8A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 105 20 2 sections CLICK 5O0 WWW j B Il56825irooooi 40 chance of storms High Low 81 58 Details 2B DEAR ABBY 4B CLASSIFIEDS COMICS 3B CROSSWORD 3B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS OA TV GRIDS 48 Perry taps district attorney for judgeship By Suzanne Aahe StaffWriter Rick Perry announced Mon day the appointment of Dibrell Waldrip of New Braunfels as judge of the 433rd Judicial District Court serv ing Comal currently Comal County Criminal District accept ed Perrys appointment as the first judge of the newly created 433rd Judicial District Court of The newest District Court for Comal County was created by the 79th Leg Senate must confirm Waldrip to 433rd Judicial District Court islature and became effective Waldrips appoint ment is subject to final approval by the Texas The confirmation process is expected to be complete within three to six Waldrip was one of four local res Dib Waldrip idents who were vying for the posi Stephanie David Susan Patterson and Waldrip all were being considered for the appointment by Comal County is served by three judicial The 22nd and 207th judicial districts process cases from Caldwell and Hays while the 274th dis trict includes Guadalupe and Hays The 207th district Jack Robi said a fourth district will lighten the existing judges 22nd District Judge Charles Ramsey and 274th District Judge Gary Steel hold court at Comal County Court house on rotating Waldrip said Tuesday that the law was in his blood and that he was blessed to have the opportunity to serve Comal County and the State I acknowledge Gods providence and blessing to allow me this great and I appreciate the gover nors trust in my ability to serve Comal County and the state ofTexas as he I solicit the prayers of all that God grant me the wisdom necessary in accepting this Waldrip acknowledged other judges as his including retired Chief Justice John Thomas Boyd of the late Chief Justice See Page 10A Spring storms in New city structures subject to roadway fee starting April 1 Photos by MIRANDA Lauren Lara and her son walk in the rain to their car after grocery shopping in HEB Heavy showers the past two days claimed the life of a Canyon Lake woman and have caused flooding in some Weather forecasters say the showers should move out of the area Forecasters predict rain to move out of area today By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter High waters were subsiding Tuesday in Comal County after two days of Sunday night was but Monday was Spring Branch Fire Chief Steven Stan phill said We still have a few roads but we havent had any high water rescues today or Gloria a 52yearold Canyon Lake drowned Sunday night after her car was washed off Farm toMarket 306 near Spring Rising water also sent firefighters to the rescue of motorists in a few other loca Stanphill adding that the situation has calmed down in the past two The last of the heavy show ers will move through Comal See Page 9A By Suzanne Ashe StaffWriter As the city of New Braun fels continues to so does the need for new roads to handle the increasing The city council on Mon day unanimously approved a roadway impact fee to help build needed Beginning April a road way impact fee a onetime fee paid to the city for new roadway will be charged for every new structure built within the city Michael president of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of said Tuesday that more than 70 percent of the total esti mated revenues for the roads will come from new homes in the area with a onetime fee per lot for new res idential District 3 Councilwoman Gale Pospisil made an amend ment Monday to the pro posed ordinance to change the fee structure and lessen the monetary impact of the fee in some My intention with the amendment was to take the port and lodging and services classifica tions to change all of those so they had all the same per centages as the impact fees See Page 9A City council to hear cooler debate again The drainage ditch under Walnut Avenue near Wal Mart slowly fills up the surrounding field with water from the recent HeraldZeitung carrier earns top state honor By Suzanne Ashe StaffWriter Gone are the days when the paper boy rode his bike through sleepy neighbor hoods tossing newspapers onto Now paper carriers are out driving in the early hours ensuring the daily news is delivered to homes in time to read over morning And one local carrier stands out among the Jonathan a carrier for the Herald Zeitung for nearly six can brag that he is the best paper carrier in the state Lewis will take home the or Carrier of the Award after a banquet held in his and other winners honor on May 8 in The COTY Award is an annual Jonathan Lewis statewide competition in which Texas Circulation Management Association managers across the state submit entries that are judged by a committee and winners are selected by the board of Lewis was entered into the Texas Cir culation Management Associations Car rier of the Year contest this past fall by the HeraldZeitungs Circulation Manag er Jeff See Page 10A Members to take up tabled issue tonight By Suzanne Ashe StaffWriter The controversy over cool ers returns tonight at 6 at a special meeting of the New Braunfels City Council The council will try for a third time to come to a deci sion on an ordinance if would limit the size of coolers and prohibit cer tain sizes of containers on die Comal and Guadalupe District 4 Councilman Pat Wiggins requested last month that the council reconsider the ordinance that would allow only sixcan coolers on the Comal River and 12can cool ers on the Guadalupe The issue has caused much heated debate since it passed the first reading on who originally vot ed for the said he wanted to see if the council could come up with some thing more Other discussion will focus IF YOU GO I What New Braunfels City Council special meeting for the discus sion of river ordinances m I Where City council 424 Castell on the approval of an ordi nance if would require life jackets on the rivers and restrict certain types of flotation devices on the The city council delayed a decision at the 26 meet ing on the proposed ordi nances on cooler and tube sizes and the number of tubes that floaters can take on the Comal and Guadalupe After listening to local resi dents comments on the issue for more than two council couldnt reach a deci sion and tabled the issues until tonights special meet Also on the Mayor Pro Tern Sonia MunozGill asked that the council discuss the future of the River Activi ties go on Wednesd Downstairs in the Prince Inq v 295 San Antonio 8307085411   

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