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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 5, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas ■ HIDDEN HISTORY, 2 Former school has segregated past ■ UFE, 7 Use black-eyed peas for a filling meal ■ SPORTS, 8 Cougarettes battle Lobos in District 27-4A showdown WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852. Texas Ap Newspaper of the Year Zeitung 500 Four babies race to be the first of the new year Bryndin Martinez sleeps peacefully in his mother's arms on Tuesday at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital -New Braunfels. LAURA McKENZIE Herald-Zeitung By Megan Holt The Herald-Zeitung Christus Santa Rosa’s maternity ward had been quiet for days. New Year’s Day came and went without a baby bom — the traditionally celebrated first baby of the year. New Braunfels’ New Year’s baby didn’t arrive until Jan. 3, but he was followed closely by three other baby boys. “We thought it was going to be a quiet day,” said Cynthia Buryanek, registered and certified nurse at Christus Santa Rosa Since we were waiting for the New Year's Baby, it became a friendly race between the ladies.” — Cynthia Buryanek RN at Christus New Braunfels — New Braunfels. “(Minerva) Sanchez came into the delivery room at about 9:30 a.m. and three other women followed.” All three babies were delivered within one hour of each other. "Since we were waiting for the New Year’s Baby, it became a friendly race between the ladies,” Buryanek said. “As it came time to have the babies though, they didn’t care who came in first.” Bryndin Fidel Martinez was born at 4:34 p.m. Monday at Christus Santa Rosa In New Braunfels. Bryndin weighs eight pounds and nine ounces, is 20.5 inches long and has a hill head of black hair. See BABY, Page 5 ► KRUEGER DAM County could hire engineers for redesign Construction expected to begin in May By Greg Bowen The Herald-Zeitung Comal County commissioners will consider hiring an engineering firm Thursday to redesign the Krueger Canyon dam and get the long-stalled flood-control project restarted. The Fort Worth-based Freese and Nichols would do the redesign, Assis- COMMISSIONERS'     Count y COURT When: 8:15 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 6 Where: Commissioners' Courtroom, 199 Main Plaza THE SKY’S THE LIMIT Engineer Robert Boyd said Ttiesday. “We’re looking to get this thing redesigned and build this needed project,” Boyd said. The $16.3 million dam would be built on Dry Comal Creek between Krueger Canyon Road and FM 482 west of New Braunfels. It would reduce flooding in the city and in other areas of the Dry Comal Creek watershed. Freese and Nichols would “start immediately” on the redesign if commissioners approve their hiring on Thursday, he said. Construction on the dam project would be expected to start in May, Boyd said. Work on the troubled project began See DAM, Page 5 Two airplanes are parked at the New Braunfels Municipal Airport. LAURA McKENZIE/Herald-Zeitung Vol. 158, No. 47 12 pages, 1 section Inside CLASSIFIEDS COMICS CROSSWORD FORUM OBITUARIES PLANNER SPORTS TV GRID 11 10 10 4 3 9 8 12 Pt. sunny High Low 71 35 Details    9 NEW BRAUNFELS AIRPORT FACTS • Three jets are currently based at BAZ, which is home to a total of 149 aircraft, including 110 single-engine and 28 multi-engine aircraft and eight helicopters. • The airport covers 869 acres. • BAZ was originally established in 1940 by the U.S. Army Air Corps as an unpaved military training base called Clear Spring Airfield. Its runways were paved during World War II to support B-25 training out of San Antonio's Randolph Air Force Base. In 1969, the U.S. government transferred ownership of the airfield to the City of New Braunfels. • There were 61,638 takeoffs and land ings logged at BAZ in 2009. • BAZ is home to 25 buildings, including everything from a city-owned airport terminal to an FAA-operated control tower to the Central Texas Technology Center campus to a National Weather Service office to a dozen or so airplane hangars. Aviation-related businesses at the airport include a flight school, the Aviator's Cafe, airplane-fueling operations, a helicopter services company, and aircraft maintenance and avionics companies. Source: New Braunfels Municipal Airport Business Plan Photo submitted Officials have big plans to increase revenue for New Braunfels Municipal Airport, shown above. Officials want NB Airport to become corporate hub By Greg Bowen The Herald-Zeitung As state contractors prepare to start a $5.4 million runway upgrade at New Braunfels Municipal Airport, city officials have in hand an airport business plan that envisions BAZ — that’s the airport’s federal identifier — becoming a hub for corporate jets along the fast-growing Austin/San Antonio corridor. Among the recommendations in the 100-plus-page New Braunfels Municipal Airport Business Plan is redefining the airport’s image or “brand,” to achieve that vision. The airports new branding should focus on attracting corporate aviation and aviation-related businesses, which is “paramount in improving the revenue picture in the long term,” says the plan, which was crafted by aviation consultants R.A. Wiedemann and Associates of Georgetown, Ky., in association with KSA Engineers of Austin. An objective mentioned in the business plan is for the city-owned aiiport to be financially self-sustaining each year. In 2009, BAZ recorded operating revenues oi $719,000 and total operating expenses of $725,000. Revenues See AIRPORT, Page 6 8 ""56825 00001 ■ i herald-zeitung.com 50 cents Register now for upcoming Daddy Daughter Sweetheart Dance Feb. 5 WANTTO GO? When: 7-9:30 p.m., Feb. 5 Where: Wursthalle, 178 Landa Park Dr. Cost $38 per couple before Jan. 24 and $45 after Contact (830) 221-4370 By Megan Holt The Herald-Zeitung The registration deadline for the seventh annual Daddy Daughter Sweetheart Dance is approaching. The Sweetheart Dance, held on Feb. 5, is an evening dedicated to fathers and daughters of all ages. “We have daughters in their 40s and 50s and even 4- and 5-month-olds attend,” said Robin Kunkel, City of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation manager. Themed “A Knight to Treasure,” daughters and their fathers will spend the evening dancing to a DJ, enjoying heavy See DANCE, Page 6 Herald-Zeitung file photo This year will be the seventh annual Daddy Daughter Sweetheart Dance. 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