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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 30, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas MAY ZEITUNG LIFE TASTY STIAK Whether its a steak you fancy or a piece of See todays Page 1B SPORTS The San Antonio Spurs could advance to the NBA Finals with a win against the Jazz Page 6A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 171 16 2 sections CK SOt www High 92 Details Low 70 28 DEARABBY 4B CLASSIFIEDS M COMICS 31 CROSSWORD M FORUM 4A OBITUARIES SA SPORTS 6A TV GRIDS 41 Council gives final go ahead to Creekside TIRZ By Susanna Aaha The HeraldZeitung The tax increment reinvestment zone sought by developers of Town Center at the megashopping center planned along Interstate 35 in north New was unanimously approved on its final reading Tuesday night by the city Steve managing partner the Houstonbased Creek side said ground will be broken soon on the 492acre Were behind the eight ball in our he I look forward to breaking ground out Another piece of property for the deal currently a mobile home park was closed on Alvis one tract in the TIRZ is not controlled by the Creekside group got the councils attention Tuesday Mary coowner of Aircraft told the council Tuesday that she had not been well advised of the TIRZ and that her property wasnt on site plan maps of the Her FarmtoMarket 483 business sits in the middle of the Town Center at Creek side Turner said selling her threeacre tract could put them out of The aircraft accessories plant employs 12 workers and is one of only four or five facilities in the world that refurbishes See Page 8A Five appointed to oversee tax zone Mayor Bruce Boyer named five of the seven members of a board that will oversee the Tax Increment Reinvestment Boyer named newly elected councilman Mark Goodner as Matt chairman of the Industrial Development Don a down town business and proper ty Craig a New Braunfels andTobin owner of Hoffman Financial and member of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of See Page 8A STOP filing deadline is today From staff reports Today is the deadline for the opponents of the New Braunfels river ordinances to amend or expand their Court officials said Tues day no additional docu have yet been Visiting District Judge Ron Carr ruled attorneys for Stop the Ordinances Please could amend their plead ing in a lawsuit aimed at throwing out New Braun fels river ordinances regu lating cooler size and other rules on the Guadalupe and Comal rivers in New Braun Scott attorney for the unincorporat ed association of business owners and other said this past week he might widen the scope of the law We may broaden our lawsuit to include previous ordinances from two years he He said the legislation is an illegal attempt by city legislators to regulate the possession and consumption of alco hol in violation of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage First night in the hot seats MONTY New District 1 and 2 New Braunfels City Council members Richard and Mark Goodner pictured at their their first council meeting Tuesday In the foreground is the vacant seat formerly held by recalled District 6 Councilman Ken District 6 seat wont be filled until a special election is conducted in Citations plentiful despite weather By Susanna Aaha The HeraldZeitung The weather kept a lot of people from enjoying the Comal and Guadalupe rivers in New Braunfels this past but not before New Braunfels police officers handed out 129 citations and Comal County Sheriffs deputies issued 142 citations for infractions of the New Braunfels Police Joe Vargas said of the 129 18 were for cooler ordinance More than most of the citations were for ordi nance he Police officers also made 19 according to See Page 8A mixed bag for Perry By Kallay Shannon Associated Press Writer AUSTIN If anyone knows you cant always get what you want from the Texas its Rick The Republican governor got batted down on his attempt to require cervical cancer vaccinations and on his proposal to sell the state in part to fund cancer But he scored when legisla tors offered to let voters decide in November whether the state can borrow up to billion to pay for his billion cancer research Perry said hell campaign for the even though At the Capitol the deal didnt go down exactly as hed We will look back at this session as the linchpin in the fight against Perry said at the Capitol on Tues assessing the legislative session that ended at mid night Perry couldnt get the House or Senate to go along with his proposal for tougher local government spending caps or his pleas for proper ty appraisal addition al tax relief and what he calls See Page 3A jflrt II Flood control City to break ground on fire station 6 By David Balah Rauff The HeraldZeitung City leaders will break ground Thursday on the first of three new fire stations slated to be built in New Braunfels over the next five City Manager Michael Mor rison said expansion of the citys fire which has been three years in the will begin Thursday with a ceremony hosted by Mayor Bruce Boyer and the city council commemo rating the construction of Fire Station The new fire which will serve the city east of Inter state along Texas 46 near Stone Gate is projected to open in the sum mer of The total cost of con struction is estimat ed at about with the city borrowing the money through certificates of Were really pleased that were going to able to get this under construction this Morri son Well be able to improve fire service in what is really the most rapidly growing part of New With population booming in Fire station 6 Thursday 10 290 Stone off Texas 46 east the New Braunfels and sur rounding Comal County city leaders tout the addition of new fire stations across the city as a matter of public During the past seven New Braunfels population has increased almost 40 percent from approximately resi dents in 2000 to more than residents in The effect The four active fire stations in the city now cover a much larger area that serves more a substantially larger pop potentially affecting response The new firefight ing additions are expected to reduce response time and keep people Boyer As a consequence of the population boom we need to keep up with infrastructure in a lot of different primarily with public safety being a para Boyer The response time being reduced is of major importance to us to make sure people are going to be safe one of city govern ments primary function is to provide that fire About 40 additional firefighters See Page 3A in and register to win m TV valued at
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