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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 6, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas                                THE SUNDAY MAY 2007 HERALDZEITUNG SPORTS PLAYOFFS Borne eliminates NB softballers Unicorns move on in Page 1B NEWS SKATE PARK First phase of park set to be complete by September or city officials Page 2A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 150 36 5 sections CLICK j Chance of storms High Low 85 71 Details 3B DEAR ABBY 36 CLASSIFIEDS 1D COMICS BC CROSSWORD BC FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS IB TV GRIDS 2lf Local prescription drug plan offers hope participate in free Comal program By Mark The HeraldZeitung Joyce Mayo of New Braunfels is glad she lis tens to her who lives on a limit ed said she has a history of strokes and needs to take various medications to prevent more strokes in the The problem is that the pills were very expensive and the only way I could afford them was by driving to Mexico to buy them over the the whitehaired senior cit izen said So Im glad my doctor told me about Prescription ACCESS is a prescription plan set up and run by the staff at McKenna Healthlink in New Currently the which is free to qualified serves more than ACCESS program coordinator Christa Cooley In order to patients can be self underinsured or on a limited but they must be a resident of Comal with a physician in the Coo ley All of our patients also must meet our requirements of an annual income of less than for an individual and for a Rivers of change Photos by MIRANDA TOP LEFTRafters make their way down the Guadalupe River rapids on release of Canyon Lake Dam caused the flow of the river to increase to cubic feet per TOP RIGHT Floaters enjoy a smooth ride down the Comal River on flow of the springfed Comal is unaffected by the release of water from the tubers enjoy on area waterways By Mark Koopmans The HeraldZeitung Hundreds of people had a fun day out on the local rivers but they did it in two different After the Army Corps of Engineers at Canyon Lake increased the Guadalupe River flow below Canyon Dam to cubic feet per second on guided rafting trips were enjoyed by visitors on the while tubing was the mode of choice for many on the Comal Mike manager of the Water Orient ed Recreation recently said he did not recommend tubing on the Guadalupe River this weekend because of the high flow It will make for a great rafting he said of the fast river you should be expe rienced or go with a recommends there be no tubing if the release rate is over Ive never been on the Guadalupe river so Im really looking forward to this rafting said 13yearold Michael part of a 25strong group of Boy Scouts who belong to Troop 642 from The flow rates are great for guided rafting right said Rick Rivers of Rockin R Riv er Rides in New Each trip lasts about 75 to 90 the higher the the quicker the which means the lower it the slower it After completing her first rafting experi Susan Paine of Austin said she had a At I have to say I was a bit but it was awesome and our guides were she On the the day started off at a slow pace and continued that By the only thing floating next to the Texas a Comal River was a black dog apparently enjoying the calm waters that were flowing at a reported 326 while his master watched from the See Page 12A The raiMM rate tothe amount 9f wafer being ntBMBdfcomttoCarypn RoMivoir into the According to river 200 cubic ptr Mcond ind Tubing can take pWPWp IV IfWV wHp 100 to 500 eft Challtnfllnp 600 to 800 eft 800 to eft wKj No tubing to More than rati The McKenna prescription ACCESS program is opart from 9 to Monday through For more call Becky who has been in the pro gram for several said she has been espe cially pleased with the extra efforts Prescription ACCESS has taken to seek exchanges for med ications when ones prescribed are not in the My when I first heard about the See Page 12A Local combat medic heads back to war By Mark Koopmans The HeraldZeitung Wearing a baseball cap and 24yearold Bryan Salge blended in with the many other young men and women relaxing with a latte or cappuccino at Star bucks on While others might have been discussing local goingson or what sports event to attend this Salge is preparing to go back to war on Army Salge is a combat medic with the 82nd Deployed in Afghanistan since the beginning of the his unit is expected to remain there until April or May Bryans been there since January and he just flew home for two weeks of rest and and to attend my dads memo rial said his Penni See Page 11A 2007 Wurstfest president named From staff reports Rusty director of economic development for the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of has a new job one with great honor and but no The Wurstfest Association has selected Brockman as its 2007 I am proud to be able to serve this great organi zation as its Brockman Its history and meaningrulness to this community exemplify what New Braunfels is all This is a dream come true and an honor to work with so many great He is leading the organi zation through its 47th heading up the 263 volunteer Brockman succeeded out going president Jeff who recently was inducted as the organiza tions Grosse Opa or Big Granddaddy an honor the Wurstfest Association bestows on a member for his dedication and willingness to who was born in has lived in New Braunfels since when he moved her as principal of Canyon Middle See WURSTFEST Page 10A Rusty Brockman Jeff Albrecht 1525 Segum BrmmMs 830221 3900 Mm   

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