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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 27, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas                                VV APRIL HERALD SPORTS TINNIS NB netters send four entries to state SV golfers fall short at Page 6A FORUM COLLIQI Texas top colleges need a better way for selecting students than just the Top 10 percent Page 4A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 143 16 w sections CK DEARABBY 4t CLASSIFIEDS ft COMICS M CROSSWORD FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 1A SPORTS 0A TV GRIDS Jt CISD staff to get raises District needs to hire dozens of new employees By The HeraldZeitung Teachers and staff in the Comal Independent School Dis trict will receive a substantial pay raise in The CISD school board unan imously approved adjusting the salary schedule for support staff and administration at a meeting Thursday Peggy executive director of human resources for the dis said the district adjusts salaries every We give the maximum of what the budget allows to stay she Eighty seven percent of our budget is on All teachers in CISD will receive the salary adjust According to the salary sched a firstyear teacher with a bachelors degree will receive a starting salary of Thats a 7 percent raise or more than a teacher starting in the past year whose starting salary was According to the support including transportation and clerical workers will receive a 6 per cent pay Administrative workers who are exempt will receive a 4 per cent raise in See Page 5A A man escapes unhurt after driving his car around barricades stop ping traffic from cross ing the Guadalupe River at the Gruene Bridge shortly before 9 Canyon Lake Dam officials opened the flood gates Thursday causing river to The bridge is impassible when the river flow reaches cubic feet per second and was closed to traffic Wednesday MRANDA Ready for visitors V singing hits center stage at annual festival By Suzanne HeraldZeitung A German tradition will once again come to life Saturday in downtown New This is the fourth year for Wein and Saenger fest and the festival has something for every said New Braun fels Main Street manager Soechting said the fes tival originally dates back 162 almost as far back as when New Braunfels was The Germans brought their love of music with she They would sing German songs and as other Ger man communities grew up around the they would have singing Whoever won hosted next years The tradition got lost for a she See Page 8A between to I Vehicles left alono those areas will be Photos by DAVID With a fresh coat of paint applied to its Schlitterbahn is ready for the opening of the 2007 season Saturday j set to kick off 2007 season with a splash By Mark Koopmans The HeraldZeitung Schlittcibahn Waterpark a draw for local resi dents and visitors is set to open with a big splash Sat urday Along with the parks tradi tional rides and familyfriend ly it features sever al new enhancements and amenities for the 2007 waterpark officials said Guests will notice the addj tional attention to detail around the entire park includ ing a new make over for park upgraded rest rooms and changing as well as new theming designed to enhance the Schlitterbahn spokesman See Page 3A Visitors to the water park weekend will find some 9 the fpl lowlng additions II Boogie worlds first attraction has a look and visitors new able to pick up their boards at attraction Picturesque the park for to wse Unjoon Kids Area a new water that Pond andWotf Schlitterbahn retail supervisor Kim Garcia stocks one of the gift shops with souvenirs in preparation for Saturdays opening for the 2007 Creekside project can move forward County waives waiting period By Mark Koopmans The HeraldZeitung Comal County Commissioners unanimous ly agreed Thursday to allow the city of New Braunfels to move forward with its plan to cre ate a tax increment reinvestment zone for developments at Interstate 35 at FarmtoMar Texas law requires that taxing juris dictions within the proposed zone give 60 days notice of a public hearing about the Plans for the proposed zone call for See Page 5A M Uptown FwnoiMps the wacc or   

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