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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 24, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas t New Braunfels firefighters examine the roof over the pit area at Davilas Barbeque after a small fire broke out Friday DAVID HeraldZeitung If IT MARCH HERALD Newspaper of the Year SPORTS Soccer NB boys soccer team defeats SA Jefferson to advance to area round of Class 4A Page 10A NEWS ROLLOVER Kitchen van badly damaged in I35 rollover Page 12A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 114 20 2 sections CLICK 5O0 WWW7 Showers High Low 7 64 Details 16 DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 4B COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 10A TV GRIDS 3B Pit fire closes Davilas early Owner says restaurants dining area will open today as normal By Gerard MacCrossan Managing Editor Strict fire codes were praised for pre venting a fire at Davilas BarBQue in New Braunfels on Friday evening by containing it to the pit The fire shot 10 feet to 15 feet in the Battalion Chief Darren Brinkkoeter Quick action by restaurant staff who extinguished the blaze with in minutes saved the he We were called for a structure Brinkkoeter While we were in we were informed it was partic ularly in the fire pit Restaurant owner Adrian who operates the familyowned restau rant on Loop said the fire started inside the pit shortly after 8 He attributed the blaze to grease The stacks inside the pit build up See Page 8A expansion at CEMEX Plant upgrades should add to local economy By Jessica Sanders Staff Writer CEMEX USA broke ground Friday on a cement plant expansion that is expected to bring million in revenue to the local Rick who attend ed the groundbreaking said growth in Central Texas is dependent upon develop ment of plants such as Everywhere we look there are new con dos and new projects popping up left and Perry CEMEX is the largest cement producer in North and they are a part of the foundation of Texas we want to build CEMEX president Gilberto Perez said the million expansion will include the addition of a second kiln and technological upgrades to the entire A new finish equipped with one of the few energysaving vertical roll mills in the will also be Perez said production will double to about million tons of cement each buy emissions levels will not He said energy use is expected to decrease by about 10 Existing plant facilities will receive upgraded dust control equip ment and other emissions control The technology iwe have right now is from 1981 and we want to bring it all up to he Texas Rick and CEMEX USA President Gilberto Perez pose during a ceremonial ground reaking ceremony for the companys million operational expansion at its rBalcones Plant in New DAVID HeraldZeitung Even with its current Perez said the plant is considered CEMEX USAs top CEMEX operates 70 plants in 30 We consider the New Braunfels plant to be the flagship because its a model of efficiency and environmental he adding that the plant has operated without an accident in the past five Comal County Judge Danny See Page 12A Texan of the Year Honor bestowed on Governor at 41st legislative conference By Suzanne Ashe Staff Writer Rick Perry accepted the Texan of the Year honor conferred upon him Friday at the 41st Annual Legislative Conference in New Susan chairman of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Board of presented Texas First Lady Anita Perry with a bouquet of red roses and pre sented the governor with a decree making him the 28th Prince of the city of a J present you with this decree on behalf of the over 2000 members of our Granzin By accepting this decree you See Page 9A pur options are simple either build toll slow roads or no Rick Perry He spoke Friday at the 41stTexas Legislative Conference at the New Braunfels Civic Center where he addressed the controversial Higher gas tax or tolls choices to fund roads By Suzanne Ashe Staff Writer Rick Perry said Friday that he and his supporters took a bold step authoriz ing a private and public partnership to build roads and get traffic moving in the He made die remarks at the 41st Annu al Texas legislative Conference in New Some criticism has escalated on the issue of toll he I simply ask if you have a better idea to get traffic moving in this lay your ideas on the lets debate Our options are simple either build toll slow roads or no A panel of experts discussed Perrys plan the Trans Texas Corridor at length in a morning session of the confer It included Ric chair man of the Texas Transportation Com State Jeff and Ric project manager of the Cen tral Texas Mobility Wentworth said that there are three options to decrease congestion and increase mobility in the We can do We can raise the gas we can build toll roads which is the way were going but it could change some this he Wentworth said that 23 million peo ple live in Texas By there will See Page 9A Rick Perry accepts a decree from New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce board chairman Susan Granzin during the 41st Texas Legislative Conference Friday during which he was honored as 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