New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, March 28, 2007

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

March 28, 2007

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 28, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas W W MARCH HERALD Newspaper of the Year SPORTS SOCCIR Smithson Valley girls bow toWestlake NB Canyon girls advance in Page 6A LIFE WILDFLOWERS Recent rains have sprinkled area roadways with brilliant and more could be on the Page 1B Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 117 22 2 sections CLICK I www I a Partly cloudy High Low 82 64 Details 2B DEAR ABBY 4B CLASSIFIEDS 81 COMICS 3B CROSSWORD 3S FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 6A TV GRIDS City agrees to pay for new playground By Suzanne Ashe Staff Writer Local children soon will have new equipment to play on at Landa At Mondays meeting the New Braunfels City Council approved the purchase and renovation of the Lan da Park Playground by Con The contract requires the i Wooden equipment demolished new area to be elevated company to demolish the existing playground construct a play containment border and install a portion of the playground equip ment that already has been pur New Braunfels owned by Jim bid for the proj Wade New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department said the playground will be more elevated than the play ground equipment that was removed on Landa Park has a tendency to hold he The play ground will be elevated and will have an engineered wood fiber surface to help it dry The wooden structure that was demolished and removed on Mon day had been a staple at the park for 15 said Stacey parks department While Tomlinson said the wooden play structure was sentimental to the wood had started to rot and it was becoming a safety See Page 11A Gruene with envy Bulverde council approves plan to repave city streets Merchants along messy mad anxious for work to end By Suzanne Ashe Staff Writer Merchants and residents of Gruene will have to wait through another summer before Gruene Road is Mike New Braunfels city said Tuesday that construction on Gruene Road is unlikely to be finished until late August or early Sep Short said the Joe Bland Construction of restarted construction on Gruene Road three weeks The contractor has six months from three weeks ago to complete the he That fact doesnt sit well with merchants in Gruene who say their businesses will be affected because summer tourists cant get Thats the whole said Gruene Mansion Inn Owner Cecil a member of the Gruene Merchants Its really bother By Jessica Sanders Staff Writer Some Bulverde roads will get a facelift by On the Bulverde City Council unanimously approved a plan to repair four streets and gave city staff permission to solicit bids for the Public Works Director John Nowak said the selected streets including areas of Jaybird Old Boerne Flat Rock View and Farhills Drive were the most in need of Sections of Jaybird Lane and Old Boerne Road will receive new asphalt which is expected to last for 10 to 15 Nowak Flat Rock View and Farhills Drive will receive smaller including crack and chip which last about eight to 10 he Nowak requested for the projects and said the price includes finishing touches such as restriping and When we did the repairs See Page 11A Photos by DAVID TOP Large storm drain pipes line the side of Gruene Road near Hanz ABOVE Gruene Road is closed to through but patrons have access to area businesses via a bumpy dirt some that someone didnt monitor the process to have it done in an appropriate Eager said that although his business is 99 percent reserva tion the construc tion will affect shops and restaurants in It will hurt people who own and operate retail stores and places to he People might stop somewhere else because theyll we cant get Kendra a bartender at the Tavern on the said especially just dont know how to get to her Tourists dont know how to get she The signs CLOSED TRAFFI directing traffic are not help One says no thru traffic and another says detour to Signs mark the detours motorists are directed to take while construc tion con tinues on Gruene which has been torn up for Tourists dont know See Page 9A CISD Walk to School day promotes healthier living By Jessica Sanders Staff Writer Local students will hit the streets Thursday morning during the first Comal Walk to School Students who attend Fra zier and Specht elementaries are encouraged by Comal Independent School District to try walking to school to promote safer com munities and a cleaner envi said CISD spokes woman Kari The district plans to make Comal Walk to School avail able for all kindergarten to eighthgrade students next fire crews show some skin for good cause By Jessica Sanders Staff Writer New Braunfels Fire Chief John Her ber is away from wearing a kilt to work on a contestant in the Com munities in Schools Great Legs said he promised to wear a kilt all day Friday if the fire depart ment collected to sponsor him in the contest by Ive seen better legs on a mocking Herber rolling up one of his pants legs for a photo shoot at Central Station on Though he might not think much of his Herber and the fire depart VVOUMl What Rock n Roil for gala When Saturday Where Wursthalle Tickets for whiQh begins at 8 or 120 for dancing after 8 Communities in tt ment raised by Training division Battalion Chief Stacie Zercher said the will be raised by Thurs day if she has to put up the cash her CIS program coordinator Susan Wetz said great legs arent really the purpose of the maleonly competi The real reason people cast votes is to raise money for CIS programs for underprivileged which include tutoring and school supply They dont have to show their she said of the They just have to raise Contestants include representatives from Oakwood Baptist Francis by the Tree of Life New Braunfels fire and police Schlitterbahn Water park and Canyon High See Page 11A year and will encourage par ticipation by offering incen tives like free said Mina the programs For the well be offering bucket hats with Comal ISO Walk to School Day with a walking school bus on she Baca said CISD is applying for a grant from the Texas Department of Transporta tion to help fund the pro As part of the grant the district must hold a kickoff Once we get this it See Page 11A New Braunfels Fire Chief John shows off his legs before accepting a check for from New Braunfels Professional Firefighters Association secretary Patrick Pictured with Herber and OConnell is Communities in Schools Program Coordinator Susan DAVID INGRAM go on Weclnesday Nishtsl Downstairs in the Prince Solms Inn 295 San Antonio 8307085411 ;

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