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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 25, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas THE SUNDAY MARCH 2007 HERALDZEITUNG A Newspaper of the Year INSIDE HORIZONS A special section looking at a small town becoming a suburban Sntail tolon mbiifbim cllii SPORTS BASKETBALL Ohio UCLA clinch bids to mens Final Page IB Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 115 36 5 sections CLICK j 8 a Storms High Low 76 64 Details 3B DEAR ABBY 3E CLASSIFIEDS 1D COMICS BC CROSSWORD 8C FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS IB TV GRIDS 236 Tourism seasons approach prompts new effort to keep Guadalupe rivets free of litter T j 11 River cleanup contract proposed battle for amnesty By Suzanne Ashe Staff Writer One of the most prevalent issues New Braunfels city offi cials are working to combat is litter on the Comal and Guadalupe An action item scheduled on New Braunfels City Coun cil agenda Monday night could help or keep the litter problem under although it will cost the city about this Bids for litter pickup serv ices on the Comal and Guadalupe rivers were issued in Two bids were received one from Aires of San Mar was for and the Texas Pristine Rivers of New for City staff are recommend ing the council accept the higher bid from Texas Pristine partially because it is a local The council approved a res olution March 12 to allow contract awards lo local ven dors whose bid is within five per cent of the lowest bid City staff said that awarding the bid to a locally owned it would positive ly impact the local economy and encourage growth and By rewarding the contract to the local con the response by them if a time sensitive problem arose on the such as debris removal or unantici aColumn written in 2006 has been pated large would probably be District 6 Councilman Ken Valentine said hiring a contract firm to clean up the litter is total ly The city has never had a for fee river contrac he In the city per sonnel would only empty trash boats twice a This will be a significant improve Its the absolute correct See Page 12A oh 4A LEFT This beer can was lying at the edge of the Guadalupe River in New Braunfels on The challenge of keeping New Braunfels rivers clean has prompted the city council to consider paying a contractor to pick up trash during the tourism vote on the contract is set for BELOW LEFT Bags of cans pictured in summer 2006 after a cleanup by Photos by MIRANDA Herald Zeitung bill Challenges remain despite Bushs support for immigration plan By Suzanne Gamboa Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON Democrats may have sup port from President Bush on but they face other obstacles in get ting a bill through The Democrats lack enough votes within their party and must overcome lingering Republican dis dain for what some consid er amnesty for some peo ple in the as well as union The difficulty of their predicament is The bills Senate sponsors couldnt agree and gave up their alliance on joint legis while its House spon sors introduced their own knowing its prospects are heavily dependent on We need to get a bill and he needs to start twisting a few said the Senate majority Harry Although Bush supported See Page 11A More storms expected for area From staff reports Larry meteorologist with the National Weather Service at the New Braunfels Municipal forecast Saturday that scattered thunder storms will continue through He said an new upper level disturbance has moved into position west of Texas and it has been producing scattered showers and thunderstorms for two This is one weather event that computer models have a lot of trouble he Last weekend they expected this system to move cross in the mid part of this Since that time they have continued to delay its In the last two days they have consistently agreed that it will move across on Most storms will be rather Eblen with less than a half inch of Since this is we have to consider the possibility of isolat ed storms becoming severe and producing large hail or damaging winds most likely along and west of Interstate he By tonight and Monday the storm system will move over Texas and should produce the strongest Eblen said there will be a threat of severe possibly a tornado and also the pos sibility of spotty flash These storms will generally produce halfinch but with scat tered 2 inch totals and isolated amounts to four New generation learns sewing skills pass on craft knowledge to boys By Suzanne Ashe Staff Writer Nine young students worked diligent ly for five hours Saturday honing their newfound skills at the sewing The Comal County Salvation Army held a free sewing and stitching class for beginners from 10 to 3 at the Salvation Army Service Center at 373B Landa The young ladies picked up really said Judy center manag The ranging in age from 10 to learned to sew on machines provid ed by the They sewed and stitched floral Kleenex check ered purses and colorful quilted throws that they took Alley a 10yearold begin ning sat busily sewing a blue and white checkered purse at a Its fun to she You can make curtains and Christabell Salvation Army life skills instructor and said this the fourth year for the We also have a sewing program for she We meet every Tuesday for three months and the women earn a Baker said the free sewing classes were made possible through the care and giving of the residents in the com Without we wouldnt be able to offer the she Cristabell a volunteer life skills shows Taylor how to stitch detail buttons on the bag the girl sewed during Saturdays free beginning sewing class held at the Comal County Salvation MIRANDA HeraldZeitung West also taught the students how to add a personal touch to their When we make we learn hand stitching to embellish she Taylor said she had a real need and desire to learn to 1 got a sewing machine for my birth day and I didnt know how to use See Page 12A Turbo Tax for the web is back Ftttt im As I in uUiil As Texas Nothing could be luster or easier it 1656 Stale 46 or easier to use u hen liliny You dont have to be a customer to use our 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