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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 22, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas W V JUNE HERALD ZEITUNG LOCAL A good cause Americana Music Jam raises more than for two groups that make a Page 3A SPORTS Little League Tournaments get back underway after Wednesdays rain 6A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 191 16 2 sections CLICK I 40 chance of storms High Low 90 69 Details 1B DEAR ABBY M CLASSIFIEDS M COMICS 21 CROSSWORD It FORUM 4A OBITUARIES SPORTS TV GRIDS M 4B approves funding for preengineer program By David Salah Rauf The HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Industrial Development Board approved funds Thursday evening for a preengineering program that will give high school juniors from four area school districts the opportunity to earn college credit and jump start a future career while finishing high Starting this the Central Texas Technolo gy Center located at the New Braunfels Municipal offer preengineering classes as part of the new Manufacturing and Technology The program will be made available to high school juniors from New Seguin and Navarro school dis On the 4B board unanimously approved a granffor the program designed to provide experience and job opportunities for students interested in pre engineering or its board of directors Board member Julie Mar tinez was The Seguin Economic Development Council approved the same amount of funding for the program last week at its board of directors meet Both resolujjons for funding wil be sent to their respective dry eouhcfls where S final deci sion regarding approval for the in grants for the program will be This program gives kids and families a real leg up in terms of getting free college 4B secretary Monroe Miller During the students will work first hand with instructors from Phillips College in San Antonio and will use professional equip ment by Alamo Community College a classroom setting at Stu dents who complete the program also will receive certification in different fields and will have the opportunity to earn 24 to 27 college credits at the end of the twoyear The college credits can then be applied to a bache lors Students interested in the preengineering program also will have the opportunity to be teamed up with local industry partners in an eightweek paid summer At least See 4B Page 2A NBU report City drinking water passes annual test From staff reports A recently released annual drinking water report indicates that water supplied by NBU exceeds state and federal The NBU Consumer Confidence Report shows that contaminants in water supplied by NBU were below the maximum and average levels established by the Environmental Pro tection For example an inorganic contam inant caused by runoff from fertilizer or leach ing from septic and sewage measured an average level of and a maximum level of according to the NBU The maxi mum level set by the EPA is The report represents a summary of the test results for water quality in NBU water customers will begin receiving a copy of the report with their utility bills in the next few The reports also is available online at River rules hearing delayed Citys attorney argues court cant overturn stupid ordinance By Mark Koopmana The HeraldZeitung A ruling on the river ordinance lawsuit filed by Stop the Ordi nances Please against the city of New Braunfels has been post poned for at least another About 50 people crowded into a small courtroom on the third floor of the Comal County Cour thouse Thursday morning for a hearing in the 207th District Court presided over by Visiting Judge Ron in place of Dis trict Judge Charles Ramsay who recused himself in During the the citys attorney Bradford Bullock said to Carr that people are trying to have you say New Braunfels is passing stupid ordinances like the 16quart cooler the city can pass stupid ordinances and if people dont may announce ruling at June 29 haaring like they can vote the city council Bullock Your or the cannot replace that David representing responded by saying decent people have the right to be treated The city is saying a 48quart cooler is like a Earl The city can pass stupid ordi but not if theyre Im pleading for The public hearing was meant to determine if the members of STOP have or a person al stake in the the lack of a decision upset some in This the lawsuit is the biggest farce Ive ever said Bill Shanahan of New If things arent I say dont fix dont be screwing it all See Page 8A Full bloom photos by DAVID A Santa Rita Prickly above grows in the cactus garden lined with crushed glass at thelexas Cooperative Extension Office off Texas 46 west of New Purple Conef above grow in the flower garden at the Extension Gardening in Texas heat Success lies in the soil By Laura Blawftt The HeraldZeitung Lou Erickson once Gardening requires lots of of it in forms of This will be especially true for gardeners in the Texas Hill who can expect business as usual a hot and dry the Texas Hill Country area has two dis tinct main seasons spring and said David Texas Cooperative Extension horticul ture agent for Bexar Luckily for residents of Central gardening can still be successful 11 months out of This spring may brought an abnormally Cosmos grow in the garden at theTexas Cooperative Extension high amount of rain to the but not much rainfall should be expected until Sep and temperatures are expected to be slightly above normal for the next three said forecaster Mark The key to successful gardening is all in the soil said Chip owner of Schumachers Hill Country Gar Its the soil that supports plant so healthy soil equals healthy he There are two dra matically different Nanartaa types of soil in New B 8chumiihtr Braunfels rocky limestonebased Gardani r soil in the west and B Htua gumbo clay soil in neaf Nurury indJaiMh Neither side is acapina Schumach er rocky soil doesnt get enough water and clay doesnt get enough A few solutions are adding sand to clay so the soil will hold less or adding an waterholding material to rockier he Initial soil should always begin with a good mix of and gardeners See Page 8A IIUIIUUUUUIMII For fjm ejmversflton Ftano Bar Night Downstairs in the Prince SoJms Inn 295 San Antonio 8307Q854U
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