Thursday, April 26, 2007

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 26, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas APRIL ZEITUNG SPORTS TINNIS NB tennis dominant at Region IV tournament NB struggle in regional Page SA NEWS RELAY FOR LIP Area residents gear up to hit the track Friday for an event aimed an fighting Page 2A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since CLICK 142 14 2 sections 5O0 I Sunnr High Low 83 61 Details IB DEAR ABBY M 41 COMICS CROSSWORD FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 1A SPORTS TV GRIDS It Suit against city goes to court Friday By Susanna Aaha The HeraldZeitung Attorneys for the New Braunfels city lead ers are set to defend the citys river ordi nances in court Friday against claims that the city overreached its authority by creating the We obviously feel that we are City Manager Mike Morrison Were absolutely ready to The mostly unidentified group behind Stop The Ordinances Please is made up of beer river outfitters and locals who feel the rules keep them from enjoying the according to Scott the attorney representing STOP Judge Charles 22nd Judicial Dis who recused himself from hearing the suit was replaced on the bench by visiting Judge Ron a former Bexar County who is set to hear the case beginning at 9 Friday at the Comal County Cour See Page 7A At least 10 die in storms By Michelle Roberts The Associated Press EAGLE PASS of search and rescue crews Wednesday scoured the man gled remains of houses and trailer homes ripped by tor nadoes that killed at least 10 people in this border commu nity and its Mexican neigh Tornadoes Tuesday night cut across a nearly 4square mile area in a rural communi ty southeast of Eagle destroying two empty ele mentary a business and Several mobile homes were still missing Wednesday as searchers went lot to look ing through the remains of The dead included a family of five a young her par ents and two other family killed when the Heroes among us Photos by DAVID New Braunfels Utilities CEO Paula DiFonzo addresses the crowd gathered inside the civic center after being named the HeraldZeitungs Citizen of the Year on Wednesday residents honored for their efforts Cristina Rosie Paula DiFonzo and Clyde Garrison were named the HeraldZeitungs 2007 Unsung DiFonzo also was named Citizen of the Year on Wednesday night during a ceremony at the New Braunfels Civic Ranon also named as an Unsung was unable to By Mark Koopmana The HeraldZeitung The spotlight shined on sev eral local residents honored Wednesday evening at an annual ceremony forjdeeds they selflessly do on a daily More than 150 family mem friends and local digni taries attended the 16th annu al Unsung Heroes award at the New Braunfels Civic Cen Sponsored by the Herald the Unsung Heroes and Citizen of the Year recep tion recognizes the achieve ments of local individuals who give of not expect ing recognition in said Doug editor and pub lisher of the Our jobs at the Herald Zeitung become difficult when tragedy or calamity befalls good often people we know Toney said to the crowd that See Page 3A raise proposed for Comal ISD teachers From staff reports SPRING BRANCH A pay raise for all Comal Independent School District teachers will be considered by trustees at tonights regular board meet CISD spokeswoman Kari Hutchison said Wednesday the proposal repre sents a 5 percent to 7 percent increase for all teachers and would raise the starting annual salary for a certified teacher with a bachelors degree and no previous experience to We need to be more she Comal has been near the bot tom in this region as regards as starting teacher The board also will consider adding about 60 new teachers and several through I wind tumbled their mobile home across the street and slammed it into Rosita Valley Elementary It was a whole and See Page 8A dozen other positions to the districts Hutchison said the addition of two schools Canyon Lake High School and Freiheit Elementary School to meet growth demands requires additional Other personnel would be hired in support includ ing maintenance and See Page 7A Comal County escapes damage Storms swept through with winds By Mark Koopmana The HeraldZeitung The National Weather Ser vice in New Braunfels said the thunderstorms that blew through the area early Wednesday morning dropped more than an inch of rain and brought high winds and lightening strikes to the Comal County Although we officially recorded speeds of 40 mph at the New Braunfels Munic ipal Id say we had winds of between 50 and 60 mph at areas such as Canyon Lake and said Pat weather Its usual to get some storms between the end of March and the middle of but this was ly Officials with the Comal County sheriffs office and the New Braunfels Police Department said there were no reports of damage from residents or business own ersfollowing the We had some traffic light signals but thats about the extent of said sheriffs Gretchen New Braunfels Utilities See Page 7A City officials outline a plan to solve flooding By Suzanna Aaha The HeraldZeitung What residents along McQueeney Road in the North Park Meadow subdi vision feared most happened overnight Tuesday when a pond on the New Braunfels owned Fisher Park property spilling into one of their When Tuesday nights thunderstorms hammered New homeowner Debbi Haecker awoke to find water had run down the hill from the cityowned proper across McQueeney broke through a dirt barrier and a fence and saturated her A river flowed through said Haecker while pointing out her living My daughter woke me up See Page 7A DAMO Juvenal and Jerry Soto begin the process of stripping the carpet and padding from Debbie Haeckers flooded North Park Meadows home Wednesday