Saturday, May 19, 2007

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 19, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas V TT MAY HERALD ZEITUNG SPORTS FOOTBALL NEWS 4B BOARD Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 162 20 2 sections CLICK New Canyon j Officials agree to fund manufac football teams conclude turing technology academy for spring drills with annual j high schoolers at technology Page 8A j Page 2A Mostly cloudy High Low 81 59 Details18 DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS M COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2t FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 8A TV GRIDS 3t Canyon High School principal retiring By Gerard MacCrossan The HeraldZeitung Principal Bob Wiegands announcement late Friday that he will retire from Canyon High School on June 30 probably surprised some of his The 29year veteran of public edu cation said he chose to announce his decision outside the school board setting and before next weeks grad uation to not distract from Canyon WiegancTs eight years in Cougar red ends June 30 Bob Wiegand students achieve Its not about Its about he Last we had student recognitions at the board We have graduation next 1 wanted to announce give it a chance to be digested and Although he is retiring from Wiegand hasnt decided on what hell do Staying in New Braunfels is likely as his is the Communities in Schools men toring and the San Mar cos natives parents still live up Inter state 35 in Hays Wiegand also said he has gained many friends working at Education could play a part in his although Wiegand said he hasnt gone the next step and obtained superintendents certifica And a central office job would take him away from even die limited contact a principal has with stu he I have some interests and things Ive been looking he Im keeping some options Wiegand is ending his eight years in charge of Canyon High the smallest of the three public high schools in Comal but nonetheless a school that has expe rienced substantial change in its facilities and student The 4A school has grown to more than See Page 10A Happily ashore safely rescued after boat capsizes By Suzanne Ashe The HeraldZeitung New Braunfels police and fire department personnel successfully rescued a man from Lake Dunlap Friday after his small boat River Officer Zachary Arm strong said the call came in to the police department at about 10 An elderly man was sitting on the edge of a small boat when another boats wake knocked him he Armstrong said when police officers located the man between the HEB baseball fields off of Kuehler Road and River they threw him a rope and life The fire department showed up with their jet skis and got him he The who police did not was not injured and did not require medical This was the first incident on the citys rivers diis according to How he said river police are out on the citys waterways We have been out all he Well be out there all Stacey director of the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation said accidents occur on the citys but wearing life jackets and learning to swim could save I would recommend to any adults who arent strong See Page 10A Couples move leaves 2 boards seats empty 4B must fill positions By David Saleh Rauf The HeraldZeitung The Comal Independent School Districts Board of Trustees and the New Braun fels Industrial Development Corporation Board of Direc tors will have to fill spots left vacant by a local couple who resigned from their respec tive positions Thursday Laura Linhart Kistner resigned from her position as Comal ISO school board trustee at the end of the boards regular monthly Kistner and her family are moving to the Pin nacle located outside the district in which she State election code requires that board members reside in the dis trict which they My family is moving within Comal but we See Page 3A WHATSHAPPENING Photos by DAVID Mick and Michael Skelton from New Braunfels Fire and EMS inspect a small capsized boat after rescuing a man from Lake Dunlap on Friday New Braunfels fire and police personnel talk with a man after rescuing him from Lake The man told authorities he was knocked out of the which by the wake of another boat Friday morn The man was not injured in the authorities Big names will be taking the stage from 11 to midnight Sunday for the annual Americana Music Jam benefit at Gruene Locks of Love benefit from 4 to 7 at Tavern in the Gruene features live Vendors will be felling their art and crafts at Gruene Market Days in downtown Gruene this Auditor could become top paid county official By David Saleh Rauf The HeraldZeitung Comal County Auditor David Renken could be gain ing an extra zero to his annu al income by next State lawmakers gave final approval Thursday to a bill that would give Comal County Commissioners the and to set Law enforcement appreciation week ends alumni By Susanna The HeraldZeitung The Comal County Citizen Sheriffs Academy Alumni Asso ciation capped off Law Enforce ment Week with a luncheon Fri day to honor the men and women of the Comal County sheriffs The luncheon held at the Comal County sheriffs office was the culmination of a weeklong effort by the CCCSA alumni to show their appreciation of law enforcement Throughout the the alumni association made it their mission to ensure sheriffs deputies were well Belinda Frisk and Patty John coordinators of the CCCSA and a host of oth er citizen sheriffs association met patrolmen Monday at the Comal County sheriffs office Sattler Annex at Canyon Lake with breakfast and served food to the deputies who were working the 3 and 6 See APPRECIATION Page 3A the county auditors annual the auditors salary is set by the state dis trict judges in the county and capped at the same amount of compensation of the high est paid elected county offi other than the two County CourtatLaw See Page 3A Comal County sheriffs deputy Preston Davis samples the sweet desserts during a barbecue lunch provided by the Comal County Citizen Sheriffs Academy Alumni Association Friday at the Coma County sheriffs DAVID HeraldZeitung I BLUEBONNET