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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 26, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas V W JUNE ZEITUNG SPORTS LITTLi LIAOUI NB Gray runrules NB Red for Juniors title NBLL to host raindelayed championship Page 7 KARLA Clint Ray of Rivera shows the outer loop study area during a public City appoints new members to boards By Mark Koopmans The HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels city council spent about four hours and approv most first readings of ordi nances relating to eight public hearings at its meeting Mon day Despite the inclement ple attended the council m e e i n g throughout the Many were there to com ment on sev eral rezoning issues affectBruce ing the way their neighbor hoods might look in the Council members appeared to agree with the who were worried that long standing singlefamily neigh borhoods might be should duplexes or apart ments continue to be I See t edition of the Herald Zeiiiing for mora on Two items were while one calling for a sin gle family district to be rezoned to a low derisTrydistrict wasvoted Council members also vot ed on a total of 12 applicants who have applied for three separate boards and commis While decisions were made on the Municipal Air port Advisory Board and the Planning and Zoning Com Mayor Bruce Boyer said the agenda item relating to the Zoning Board of Adjust ments was Only one applicant had applied for that Each new board or com mission member selected will now serve until May See Page 5 Three killed in crash during Texas storm Several area roads in danger of flooding From staff and wire reports AUSTIN Three women died Monday when their car slid on a wet highway and slammed into a truck in the hills west of Austin during a No identities have been The women range in age from 40 to according to AustinTravis County Emer gency Medical Comal County officials said several Comal County roads were in danger of closing Monday As the National Weather Service in New Braunfels issued at least one flash flood warning for the reports of creeks overflowing various roads were coming in a steady officials Bear Creek parallel to FarmtoMarket 2722 was covered in and there was water over River Road at Little Jacobs Creek at one County Engineer Tom Hornseth said Monday Ive also heard water from creeks and drainage around Smithson Valley Road have covered the road in a couple of Flows along the Guadalupe River are so heavy from the continuing rain that Hornseth said he might be in for a long Gruene Road Bridge also was reported to be closed as of officials a West Texas game warden used a boat for a highwater rescue ofaman who See Page 6 NEWS IVACUATION Dozens were forced out of an Austin dental office after carbon monoxide Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 194 14 1 section CLICK 50 chance of rain High Low 88 74 DEAR ABBY 10 CLASSIFIEDS 11 COMICS 9 CROSSWORD 9 FORUM 4 OBITUARIES 3 SPORTS 7 Details I TV GRIDS 10 Residents speak out about loop 300 turn out for first public meeting regarding road study By David Salah Rauf The HeraldZeitung The first of two public meetings on the New Braunfels Outer Loop Study drew at times tions from nearly 300 Comal and Guadalupe county residents Monday The Texas Department of Transporta tion and a San Antoniobased consulting firm are sponsoring two identical meet ings to gather information for the neces sary planning and analysis needed to identify a corridor for the possible devel opment of a New Braunfels Outer The outer loop study area is approxi mately a 40mile band around the city of New Braunfels that encompasses por tions of Comal and Guadalupe The loop would require at least two new crossings over the Guadalupe River and could connect to Interstate 35 on the north side of New Braunfels and to I 35 on the south side of the The project currently is unfunded and no estimates of how much the loop would cost have been TXDot officials say construction of the loop could take up to 30 Mondays meeting was the first chance for land owners and concerned residents to weigh in since TxDOT announced the formation of an outer loop study in Residents were shown maps and dis plays describing the study area and were given the chance to openly voice grievances See Page 5 Preparing to heal 40bed facility will offer longterm care By Mark Koopmans The HeraldZeitung Patients who find themselves in need of longterm acute care will have a new local option to consider when a 40bed hospital opens its doors to Comal Coun ty residents next rehabilitation and longterm acute so were a little different in that there is no emergency room Administrator Steven Tucker said Our strength is in providing the personalized care required by patients who have experienced serious illness or The new hospital is part of Gulf States See Page 6 Photos by KAMA ABOVE Sherri a hospital unpacks boxes at the Acute Care Center on 1445 Hanz Drive on Monday RIGHT Griselda Herrera who was contracted from Dallas installs curtains at the The 40bed facility is set to open July Separate traffic stops lead to 2 marijuana busts By Mark Koopmana The HeraldZeitung Police arrested four people and seized nearly 250 pounds of marijuana in two unrelated traffic stops along Interstate 35 in Comal officials said At about Sergio of Laredo was driving north on in Comal when he was pulled over for said Trooper Paul Waggener of the Texas Department of Public the trooper who stopped did so for Waggener the trooper who stopped did so for The trooper then detected an odor and asked for permission to search the 2002 Mercury state trooper The trooper then detected an odor coming from the vehicle and asked for permission to search the 2002 Mercury After Rivera allegedly OKed the he ran Waggener adding that Rivera was arrested fol lowing a short chase by the Other DPS officers on the scene reportedly found pounds of mar ijuana in the with an estimated street value of Waggener Rivera also was arrested for speed two counts of failure to appear and evading He remained in Comal County Jail on a bond Five hours 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