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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 18, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas MAY ZEITUNG SPORTS PLAYOFFS Smithson Canyon baseball teams drop series Page 6A NEWS CANYON LAKE Officials with the Corps of Engineers met with residents during an annual informational Page 3A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 161 16 2 sections CLICK I 5O0 Cloudy High Low 83 59 Details 1B DEARABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 4t COMICS 2B CROSSWORD FORUM 4A OBITUARIES SPORTS TV GRIDS 4l City officials select new chief of police Haltom City man Ronald Everett to take helm June 18 By Suzanne The HeraldZeitung City Manager Michael Morrison announced Thursday that Ronald Everett will be the New Braunfels police Everett will fill the position left open by Russell who retired in Jan Im honored to be selected as the chief of police and to work side by side with the profes sional members of the New Braunfels Police Everett We will continue to provide excellent services and will partner with the community to address everyones Everett met with New Braunfels police officers and city leaders on Tuesday along with finalist Robert a patrol lieutenant with the Hous ton Police Morrison conducted final interviews with the two finalists on Everett has demonstrated success as an effec tive and open communicator who values and expects interaction and feedback at all levels was a significant factor in the final deci sion for the Morrison said in a state ment early Everett currently serves as assistant chief of police for the Haltom City Police See Page 8A Ronald center visits with New Braunfels police officers during a recep tion City Manager Michael Morrison announced Thursday that Everett will be the New Braunfels police MIRANDA HeraldZeitung Fenced in City council meets to certify election totals Photos by DAVID New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department employees Jason and Aubrey Moy set wooden posts into place in the grassy parking area of Prince Solms Park on Thursday to keep vehicles from jumping the A larger fencing project encompassing Hinman Island Park with wrought iron railing is set to get under way Hinman Island Park to be enclosed by Memorial Day By Suzanne Ashe The HeraldZeitung New Braunfels City cil met briefly Thursday to certify the results of the regu lar and special The vote tally remained the same as election day on Sat urday for the District 2 elec tion between Jay Patrick and Mark Goodner came out on top in that race 485 votes to 333 Goodner attended Thurs days council meeting with news that his Cather had a baby boy they named Caleb Hes doing he His big brothers are very he Goodner has two older 8 and 7 years Goodner said his goal in offiaefis to improve the way city hall works while he is in We need to work on improving the overall operating process down he I think the Mark Goodner city is mov ing that While he hasnt taken the opportunity to cover his con cerns and goals for District 2 since elected May he See Page 8A By Suzanne Aahe The HeraldZeitung New Braunfels Hinman Island Park on the Comal Riv er will be 70 percent encircled by a wroughtiron fence by Memorial Day according to Stacey director of parks and recre city workers began erecting a fence this week to keep vehicles from parking around the perime ter of Prince Solms The resolution for the larger fencing project surrounding Hinman Island Park was approved by the New Braun fels City Council in Members of council acted on the resolution quickly and said the move was spurred to protect the health and safety of residents of the In November of the River Activities Committee came up with the idea for the fence that they told the city council would help control rowdy behavior on the Comal and Guadalupe rivers within the city Former New Braunfels Police Chief Russell Johnson weighed in on the often reported rowdy behavior issue from a police officers perspec If we put fences around Prince Solms and Hinman Island we could ban alcohol in the parks and limit the amount of alcohol com ing into the he said at the It would have a big See Page 8A Legislators consider a bill mandating snake permits has no restrictions on importing Aubrey Moy checks the level of a wooden post that he a fellow New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department employee Jason Reed were installing in the grassy park ing area of Prince Solms ParkThursday the posts are being installed to keep vehicles from jumping the curbs on East San Antonio street and North Liberty Avenue while entering or exiting the parking By David Saleh Rauf The HeraldZeitung Its been said that politi cians and snakes share a lot of the same characteristics They both hiss and strike venomous blows at their state lawmakers are hissing at some Texas snake Legislators are consider ing a measure to require a permit for anyone who pos or wants to bring into the state of any non native live venomous snake or certain constrictor snakes into the Texas has no restrictions on importing a snake from a for eign country or releasing a snake into the Proponents of the meas which does not make it illegal to own a nonnative say the bill is designed to protect public safety and prevent a feral population of nonnative snakes in Opponents of the bill say the measure is unnecessary and is a violation of their Boerne resident David a member of the Texas Reptile Industry Asso said the bill directly targets a group of lawabid ing citizens pursuing their This is Texas for Gods As long as its legal to ride jump own race cars as long as its legal for people to risk their why cant these people Incidents of venomous snake owners getting killed by their own snakes is much lower than any of those See Page 8A llilliUiJUIUUUU The Uptown Provides a Relaxed Environment Downstairs in the iPrinee Solms inn 295 San Antonio Of v