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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 19, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas VV JUNE HERALD ZEITUNG SPORTS BASIBALL NB Little League teams earn berths in three zone championship 7 NEWS CANYON DAM Officials open flood increasing the river flow of the Guadalupe River to 3 188 14 1 section CLICK IP I sunny i High Low i 94 74 1 i Details DEARABBY 10 CLASSIFIEDS H COMICS CROSSWORD FORUM 4 OSifUARIS i SPORTS 1 TV GRIDS M AG will not get involved in STOP lawsuit By Mark Koopmana The HeraldZeitung Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has decided not to get involved with the lawsuit between New Braunfels and a group known as Stop The Ordinances Were going to decline the judges invitation to get said Abbotts press secretary Tom Kelly on Wed like to leave it as a local Scott who represents like to leave It as a local official says originally filed the aimed at throwing out New Braun fels river ordinances regulating cooler size and other rules on the Guadalupe and Comal rivers in New Braunfels with the Comal County District Court in An amendment on May 30 expanded the lawsuit to include eliminating the per person river management fee levied on outfitters by the Officials with the law firm of William which is repre senting the said they received notification from the attorney gen eral late Friday Without giving a the let ter determines they are not going to attorney Bradford Bul lock Relatively the AG rarely enters into this type of They if it is something that impacts on a state wide The fact they didnt our opinion is were not surprised by the deci Visiting Judge Ron Carr pre siding over the case in place of Dis trict Judge Charles Ramsay who recused himself had given the attorney general until Monday to respond to the Attorneys for STOP are seeking an injunction against the city alleg ing a violation of the Texas Alco holic Beverage according to court Members of the lawsuit include Rockin R River Texas Corner Gruene Home Run Batting Cage Stone Ran dall Williams and Lindsay Michelle Tschirhart toMtheHerakiZeitungthis See Page 6 Taking the helm DAVID Ronald Everett is sworn in as New Braunfels Police Chief by mayor Bruce Boyer on Monday Mayor swears in citys new chief of police By Mark Koopmana HeraldZeitung Police badge 1 official ly was assigned to the new chief of the New Braunfels Police Department Ronald Everett during a swearingin ceremony Monday About 80 people attended the short ceremony at the citys municipal including council members Gail Posposil and Pat Wig After an introduction by City Manager Mike Mayor Bruce Boyer swore in the new chief to a sus tained round of applause from the many uniformed and plainclothed officers who will be working for following the depar ture of Russell Johnson who retired in Everett was formerly the assistant chief of police for the Haltom City Police Department near Fort although he spent the major ity of his 28 year law enforce ment career with the Dallas Police Although Monday was his first day on the job in his new hometown of New he was aware that heavy flooding had hit much of North including Hal tom where a 4yearold girl died after being swept away in the I heard about it is a tragic Everett Im familiar to disasters only about three months we had a tornado that struck parts of Fort Worth and Hal the citys many departments It tafectad frbm tht cocintf Braunfela Oepartmenta tqp City narrowed aaarcMo final two applicants and named Ever was a great team effort over a three or four day who is married with one and was once a patrol officer too young to buy his own See Page 6 Residents speak out on Gruene bridge proposal By Laura Blewitt The HeraldZeitung A public meeting held by the Texas Department of Transportation on Monday night started off with an emotional interruption by Ron who pleaded with attendees to save the Gruene Road Other New Braunfels citi zens expressed both oppo sition and hope for a pro posed replacement of the with emphasis on health and safety issues as well as concern for the impending loss of a historic The proposed plan for the bridge that spans the Guadalupe River includes two 12foot lanes with 3foot shoulders and 6foot side walks on both sides of the and handrails that reach three feet and six inch said Greg TxDOT area engineer for New While the current bridge becomes covered by water See Page 2 NBISD officials agree on teacher pay raises By David Salah Rauf The HeraldZeitung librarians and nurses in the New Braunfels Independent School District will receive a across theboard raise beginning this All other NBISD staff including bus drivers will receive a 6 percent midpoint increase in their which in some cases will be pennies away from the flat raise allotted to board members The decision regarding staff pay was made at Mon days board of trustees meet in which trustees crunched pay raise figures for more than an hour then rescinding motions and amendments agreeing on a final Lets get this Dis trict 5 Rob Johnson Were spending mil lions of The for librarian and along with the 6 percent midpoint increase for all other staff will endup costing the district a little less than But the nearly 10 percent raise for which includes recently man dated by the state Legisla should help bridge the pay gap between educators See Page 2 Welsch honored by chamber Qarard MaeCroaaan The HeraldZeitung Two surprised members of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce were honored Monday with chamber of the board awards for their community mitment to youth par Tobin Hoffmann of HofirnannFinan tioilariy which includes serv cial Services was recognized for his com ing as a Troop 131 leader for 26 the same troop he belonged to as a David who works with the GuadalupeBlanco River thought he was attending the chambers monthly board meeting to give a presen tation on Volunteer Organizations Active in he was surprised with the chamber chairmans award in See CHAMK Page 5 Tobin Hoffman receives the Chair of the Board Award for Youth Development from the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce from Susan Granzin at the groups board of directors meet ing HeraldZwtung FIND IT IN OUR MORE IN IT FOB YOU Search
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