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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 Page 8A HERALDZENIING May Resident honored with volunteer award for second year By Davfd Satoh Rauf The HeraldZeitung David Welsh said the desire to volunteer was embedded in him from a young His friends and the encompassing community have all served as inspira he I think community serv ice is a responsibility each of us a native of Some one once told me that service is a price you pay at a pleas ure of the space you On Welschs life long commitment to com munity service was recog nized as he was awarded vol unteer of the year for the United Way of Comal capturing the honor for the second consecutive I was said who has volun teered with the United Way of Comal County for five was honored for his service to the community at the end of the year wrapup event for the organizations 2006 fundraising About 60 people attended die which aims to rec ognize the more than 50 busi nesses that contributed to the organization in and the 24 agencies that The United Way of Comal County grossed more than in fundraising efforts in Welsch was celebrated for spearheading efforts with the New Braunfels Volunteer Organizations Active in Dis a group of and based organiza tions working together to meet local needs in times of The group was formed after hurricanes Katrina and Rita brought flocks of evac uees to New along with confusion on how to best help Past United Way presi dent Doug Toney presents a United Way Volunteer of the Year award to David Welsch on Thursday DAVID HeraldZeitung FENCE CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Enclosures aim to help protect citizens effect on how crowds behave later in the The parks board in December agreed with the River Activities Com mittees recommendation to encour age creating fences as a way to control access to the river from park Jim of Halff worked with the committee for more than a year to design a fencing plan along the river in Hinman Island and Prince Solms The plan the board recommended to council included fencing along the border of Hinman Island Park along Elizabeth and also along the border of Prince Solms Checkpoints along the fence line would allow park officials to check for open containers of alcohol or oth er violations of park While open containers of alcohol are not allowed in Prince Solms or Hinman Island they are allowed on the river which is gov erned by the Laird said Thursday that was spent to first survey the site of Illustration submitted While fences will be erected around Prince Solms and Hinman Island parks city officials have plans for numerous future upgrades to what theyre calling a gateway intp the parks that feature crushed gravel landscaping and the a contract was awarded to Construction from New Braunfels to provide the earth work and the fence contract was awarded to Quality Fence from San Antonio at a cost of We are well within the she said the cost of the fence this year does not including future planned upgrades to the fence and Those costs will come as the upgrades are put in Laird It will be very basic this Laird The longterm plan will be to dress it up and make it look Mayor Pro Tern Sonia MunozGill said Thursday she thinks the fence will be positive for the the gateway entrance into Hinman Island Park will prove to be helpful in getting a lot of signage up about the the the prohibition of Styrofoam and glass on the river and also to alert our guests to the new river ordi she District 3 Councilwoman Gale who did not vote to approve the said Thursday she hopes it will accomplish what other council members Thats what the council voted she Hopefully it will do what its supposed to do and help us edu cate tubers on the rules of the District 4 Councilman Pat Wiggins said the project is much more than a Im excited to see he Its really not a its really like an entrance and I am Laird said she was ready for the fence to be put in Were ready for them to hit the she Suzanne Ashe can be reached at CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Goodlier to be sworn in May 29 said he wanted to thank his constituents for voting him into I appreciate the support of District he I am honored to serve City Secretary Michael Resendez told the council that there were nine provi sional votes in the District 6 recall election of Council man Ken Valentine but that only four qualified Keep NB the political action group led by Kevin won three more votes from the for a total of Valentine received one of the provisional votes to lose that election with 439 The city council certified the vote tally and congratu lated Goodner on his Goodner will have to wait to be sworn in at the regular city council meeting on May HERALDZEITUNG Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 MORE IN IT FOR YOU SNAKES CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Many reptiles are released into wild other endeavors House Bill authored Harvey and Farm and Ranch Looking for a special gift for the graduate Look no further than D D Farm and Ranch in Segum We have something for Cant find what you are looking for Give them a Gift Card and let them choose their gift It doesnt get any easier than that Congratuations to the Class of 2007 Georgia Slim and Relaxed Fit Jeans Regular or stretch Ladies Irregular Denim Jeans FREE Hot Stamp on any Charlie 1 Horse in stock Jon Hart item Slides Mules Choose from nine styles Does not include Penny small Chico Sags Mens Short Sleeve Polo Woven Shirts Assorted Cinch Bronze or Green Label Denim Jeans Slim Fit or Original Fit Medium or Dark Stoncwash Polo or Siegfried Store Hours MUII rn ttdiu fapm bdluiUtiy tidin Spin Prices Good Through May II is our policy to run accurate in the event ol an m mil make every reasonable effort to accommodate our Sale limned to supplies an hand and all items available wnile quantities Not all sizes or colocs available No Products shown aie actual styles may varyLimit lights approved by House lawmak ers 1325 May was consid ered in the Senate Natural Resources Committee late Thursday If the bill passes the committee it will be debated on the Senate floor before it is possibly sent to thegovernors desk for his sig Nathan RBul was one of five House members to vote against the I had some folks in my dis trict that contacted me and had a very good case from their per spective of how that bill would have been an infringement on their personal Macias As I talked to them and read through the bill I determined that it would not be the best so I voiced my per spective with a The bills original language was amended to exclude ball pythons and boa Five biggest corntrlc tors reticulated Indian Rode Burmese African python and green Most popular omoMi tnafcMvnon native rattle exotic pit rhinoc eros black marm puff cobras and Australian brown which are two of the most pop ular pet snakes in the United Under the some snake owners would be required to get a permit from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department expect ed to cost about to All proceeds from the per mits will go directly to the According to the bill about in extra rev enue is expected to be generat ed every year from the Other states have already increased their regulation of venomous reptiles and die larg er constrictor Pennsylvania and Alabama have laws regulat ing or outlawing the possession of certain venomous snakes and Todd House Cul Recreation and Tourism Committee said the mittee will conduct an interim study when the session ends to give us a more in depth look into the snake trade busi ness and the idea of having nonindigenous This bill is not aimed at hurting Kercheval Its aimed at getting a handle on something that could be a big problem and implement a system that does nt hurt hobbyist snake han David Rauf can be reached at CHIEF CHRIS KNIGHT THESUBDUDES 1 1 th ANNUAL V2 1 fM KhJbl RADIO NfcW BKAUNhblS AMERICANA MUSIC JAM MUCI ROaiSON MKKY THI MOTOMAM GARY NUNN tiumlod POCO JuiK lOtb OOSNL MUNCH TIXAS TWIST MMY an WAUCM CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Everett has more than 25 years experience near Fort He said Thursday his fami ly has visited New Braunfels for more than a I loved New Braunfels before I he Its a unique city and I love the Everett is married and has one who is married and lives in he Everett said he wanted the police chief position for two It a professional organiza tion he And because of what I know about the Everett has served as the assistant police chief in Hal tom City since when he left the Dallas Police Depart Morrison said Everett will assume his duties in New Braunfels on June Suzanne Ashe can be reached at sashe 0 516 110 Exit 610 TX 800 292 5232 Texas MedCliniff WE ABE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD Texas MedCHnic is a convenient alternative to the hospital emergency Open 7 Days a Week Sam llpm No Appointment Necessary IH 35 N Exit 188 at Hwy 46 958 IH 35 North TX 78130 8306065533 Texas MedCHnic is not a Primary Care Provider we do not accept Medicaid or Medicare AssignmentBusiness Office 2103495577