New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, May 4, 2007

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

May 04, 2007

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 4, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas ^ FRIDAY, MAY 4,2007 SPORTS PLAYOFFS All local baseball, Softball teams winThursday in their respective games. Page 6A t 4 t t i i FORUM PARK FUNDS Legislators moved in the right direction in their effort so help state parks get the money it needs. Page 4A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852. Vol. 154, No. 148 16 pages, 2 sections 50$ t B WW Morning fog High Low DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 4B COMICS CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A 90 71 ! SP0RTS 1 : Details ____1B OBITUARIES 3A 6A 3B TV GRIDS issues By Suzanne Ashe The Herald-Zeitung Candidates for the New Braunfels District 2 city council seat squared off and District 6 recall election issues were aired during a public forum Thursday night sponsored by the League of Women Voters Comal Area at City Hall. Candidates Jay Patrick and Mark Goodner were the first in the hot seat as Bonnie Leitch, moderator and vice president for community Mark Goodner service of the League of Women Voter Comal Area, asked questions Council hopefuls, recall election proponent face off r J ' "I want New Braunfels to be a businesses want to come here." m supplied by an audience of less than a dozen people. place where my boys are going to be proud to call their hometown," Goodner said. TWo ways he said he would accomplish that would be to "change the dynamic where we are no longer labor exporters but rather bringing businesses to New Braunfels" and "have the infrastructure in place to where Patrick said, if elected, his top priorities would be to make sure arterial roads can handle the growing amount of traffic as well as improving their conditions. He also said he would address underdeveloped city-owned parks. The debate became a little heat- Jay Patrick ed when Kevin Webb, spokesman for the KeepNB NB political action group who are trying to oust District 6 Councilman Ken Valentine from his seat, and Valentine went head-to-head. Valentine said that the recall election "boils down to what I have advocated on the river solutions," adding that he is "totally respon- Ken Valentine �i w 7 +- I Find out how many votes were cast Thursday. Page 2A "4 1 Kevin Webb sive to his constituents." "Mr. Webb started it and he's responsible for it. It's costing the city thousands and thousands of dollars to have these elections." Webb resigned his River Activities Committee seat on Nov. 30, See DEBATE, Page 8A I-'  t\ * h t ft nil -. r. ^^w'w-i 1 , ... lAj ***** m^/iyMH') Christians from around New Braunfels gathered around the fountain at Main Plaza to pray during, the lunch hour Thursday as part of the National Day of Prayer. � Dozens take part locally in the nationwide event By Mark Koopmans The Herald-Zeitung church, led by the Rev. Tim Duff, organized small teams of volunteers to walk and pray Sherry Black and her friend for students, staff and faculty - 1 prayer 1 T jr.. h.h- x. -1u � Si � i 1 h" 1 Anita Dania were up at the crack of dawn Thursday to pray for hundreds of people they might never meet. "We walked the entire perimeter of New Braunfels High School and prayed for the safety and well-being of everyone, from the janitors to the principal," said Black of New Braunfels. The two women attend Community Christian Church in New Braunfels, and after notifying the local schools, the during the 2007 National Day of Prayer. The two women also participated in a time of prayer that took place at noon in New Braunfels' Main Plaza. Standing next to the empty fountain, voices filled the area as more than 30 people, including many local pastors, split into small groups. Shoulders were grasped and hands were held as each person gave It! 1 J m* * .;j 1 'v. ." -" 1 Photos by DAVID INGRAM/Herald-Zeitung Community Christian Church PastorTim Duff sits on the edge of the fountain on Main Plaza and prays while other Christians gather in small See PRAYER, Page 5A groups and do the same during the National Day of Prayer onThursday. Outfitters ready for ; tubers urged to call ahead "i 4- RIVER LEVELS > r ^ i l ' ' j The release rate to the amount Recreational 100 to 500 cfs �J . Canyon Lake Reservoir into the River. ' Challen 500 to 800 cfs ^ t According to jiverv outfitters, optimal tubing on the D/Strenjious 8001tb 1,200 cfs J � l L - ingcaitt IS UDtOO Raftingisthe Extreme caution,urged, experienced boaters only .A 0856825000011 ;