Tuesday, April 10, 2007

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 10, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas APRIL ZEITUNG SPORTS WAITING Kevin Durant keeps NBA waiting about Page 6 NEWS Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 127 12 1 section CK San Marcos fire department calls in support to fight blaze that burned historic Page 2 j DEAR ABBY 9 CLASSIFIEDS 10 High 76 60 Details 16 COMICS CROSSWORD FORUM OBITUARIES SPORTS TV GRIDS 8 i 4 Bush seeks immigration plan tougher border enforcement President Bush AP President Bush boasted of tougher enforce ment along the Mexican border Monday as he tried to revive his stalled efforts to overhaul immigration Many of his fellow Republicans in Congress are opposing Frustrated by his failure to get a bill approved last year when the GOP was in Bush said prospects look brighter in the Democratic I think the atmosphere up there is good right he His message particularly to conservative critics from his own that steppedup bor der enforcement is working and its time to adopt a temporary worker hold employers accountable for the workers they hire and resolve the status of the millions of illegal immigrants already in the United He saluted the opening of a new border patrol station in this southwest corner of Arizona and This border is more secure and America is safer as a The president was joined by Jon the Arizona Republican See IMMIGRATION Page 2 Lawsuitfiled to stop river rules By Mark Koopmans The HeraldZeitung The raging stream of discord between some local business es and the City of New Braun fels reached new levels Thurs when a San Antonio law firm filed a petition for tempo rary restraining order on the river The four ordinances regu late cooler prohibit alco hol consumption in Hinman Island and Prince Solms and ban beer bongs and JellO shots on the Comal and Guadalupe They have gradually gone into effect since last The temporary restraining aritl jpermarient injunction petition was filed in the 207th District Lead attorney Scott Tschirhart said the case is scheduled to be heard in New Braunfels District Court at 9 April According to court it was filed on behalf of an unincorporated association of business owners and residents that calls itself Stop The Ordi nances STOP is made up of a large group of people who feel See Page 3 Group wants cooler bans on beer JellO open containers overturne I What river rules are in force in the city of New Braunfels See Page 3 Drug busts net seven arrests Sheriffs office task force raids two NB homes By Jessica Sanders The HeraldZeitung Two New Braunfels resi dents were arrested early Fri day morning when Comal County officers raided their The Comal County Nar cotics Task Force found methamphetamine and marijuana during a 2 search of 36yearold Michael Sanchez task force commander and Gomal County sheriffs Dennis Koepp said We also found him in pos session of a 9 millimeter semi automatic Koepp He said Sanchez has a crim inal but Koepp said he did not know his previous Koepp said Sanchez was arrested without incident from the which is located in the 5100 block of FarmtoMarket Sanchez See Page 5 River Crossing residents want out of Bulverdes ETJ New city logo presented to council By Jessica Sanders Staff Writer BULVERDE River Crossing subdivi sion residents hope a petition will keep their neighborhood from becoming part of During Tuesdays council Bul verde City Council will hear a presentation from residents of River Crossing who are ask ing to be released from the extraterritorial Bulverde Mayor Sarah Stevick said the council can choose to reject the request or to vote on an ordinance that would release the subdivision from the extraterritorial juris When River Crossing will include hundreds of homes east of Bulverde and some commercial plats along the north side of Texas Several River Crossing residents attended Bulverde home rule charter information meetings in January and voiced concerns that the city would annex their The home rule which goes before voters on May allows the city more free dom from state The charter would also allow the city council to annex property without request from Henry one of the Spring Branch area residents who attended the 22 public said it was unfair that residents of the onemile extraterritorial jurisdiction were not granted a If we are we dont have a say until were already in the city and paying city To it looks like taxation without rep he Only city residents of Bul verdes onemile extraterritorial jurisdiction can vote in the upcoming Stevick said that council members and city staff do not plan on any mass they want to make sure the city takes See BULVf ROE Page 2 By Suzanne Ashe The HeraldZeitung San Antonio artist Jeff Heinke captured the symbolic longevity and spirit of New Braunfels when he played hooky one day and sat in Lan da Park on the banks of the Comal River to design the citys new The the first step in a branding campaign for the was unveiled at Monday nights city council meeting by who was hired to cre ate the and Stacey director of the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Depart Heinke said he was looking for elements the community could rally I saw a city that remembers the past and embraces the he Heinke to the oak tree is symbolic of the longevi ty and growth of the The lines underneath the wording in green and he imi tate the Guadalupe and Comal rivers that flow through the city What else did the council act on See Page 2 and symbolize the spirit of the Laird said the logo was con ceptualized by a community relations committee that was formed to focus on promoting the city and the positive activ ities within the The committee of 15 peo ple from all different back grounds filled out a Laird They wrote down words they thought symbol ized New Then we gave the words to the Laird said 11 new police cars are ready to be pinstriped with the new blue and green As other new vehicles come they will also get she The current city seal is embedded into the back ground of city stationery and business cards and will be retained as a watennark which will allow the new logo to be more City of New Braunfels The oak tree on the left hand side of the logo represents the deep roots of New Braunfels including values and The oak tree was chosen due to its prominence in the area and is said to be reminiscent of the Founders Oak in Landa The two lines underneath the wording represent the two rivers that run through the town and provide foun dation for the The type face and colors are uni form with the recently adopted wayfinding Remember EZ PAY Have your subscription paid directly from your credit checking or savings account CALL 8306259144 HERALDZEITUNG OR COME Bv 707 LANDA