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   New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 23, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas                                 Big enough to serve, small enough to care.  New Braunfels only independent community bank.  Main Piara (830) 608-0233 Common St (830) 034*4100 mSRi Canyon Lake (850)907-3100 Member WWW.HPSTSTÀTE TCXAS.CON FDIC  IstateI  BANK  SUNDAY  JANUARY 23, 2011  Texas/Ip Newspaper of the Year  Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852.  $1.50  Proposed minimum flows could put species ‘on the edge of the cliff’  By Greg Bowen  The Herald-Zeitung  Minimum flows proposed for New Braunfels’ Comal Springs could put endangered species there on “the edge of the cliff” of survival and allow portions of their watery habitat to go “dry for extended periods of time.” Those comments are included in  an 11-page review of a new study into the rate of spring flow necessary to protect the endangered species living in and around Comal Springs during the worst of droughts.  The study was commissioned by the Edwards Aquifer Recovery Implementation Program, which is working to set a minimum spring flow rate as part of its plan to balance the  needs of endangered species with the growing human demand for water from the Edwards Aquifer.  In a study released Dec. 28, Thomas Hardy, chief science officer at the River Systems Institute at Texas State University in San Marcos, indicated that flow levels of 30 cubic feet  See SPRINGS, Page 9A  Water  from the  Comal  Springs  flows  through  Landa  Park.  LAURA  McKENZIE  Herald-  Zeitung  ► CITY COUNCIL  Railroad Quiet Zone tops agenda for council  Measures would silence loud train whistles as they pass through town  By Greg Bowen  The Herald-Zeitung  City Council on Monday could give the green light to the the next phase in the city’s Railroad Quiet Zone program, an initiative that could result in the silencing of sleep-wrecking train whistles later this year.  Council will be asked to authorize bids for the construc-tion of safety-enhancing changes at railroad crossings and to take other actions that will allow the Railroad Quiet Zone effort, started in 2005, to chug ahead. Assistant City Engineer Octavio Garza said just how long it might take before train whistles become hushed in the quiet zones depends on the roadblocks that might be ahead, but a reasonable estimate might be by year’s end.  “But we have to go through the process,” Garza said.  That process includes approval of construction bids by council, awarding of construction contracts, the actual building of the various improvements, approval of the completed work by the Federal Railroad Administration, and officially notifiying the railroad officials  NEW  BRAUNFELS  CITY  COUNCIL  When: 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24 Where: City Hall, 424 S. Castell Ave.  President to give State of the Union address Tuesday  Obama’s economic agenda: Boost United States competitiveness in the world  By Julie Pace  Associated Press  WASHINGTON — Under pressure to energize the economy, President Barack Obama will put job creation and American competitiveness at the center of his State of the Union address, promoting spending on education and research while pledging to trim the nation's soaring debt.  Obama hopes this framework will woo Republicans as he searches for success in a divided Congress  TUNE IN  The State of the Union address will run 8-9:30 p.m. Central, on ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX. Check your TV guide for cable channel information.  and will sway a wary private sector to hire and spend money it's held back. The economy is on firmer footing than when he took office two years ago, and his emphasis on competitiveness signals a shift from policies geared toward shortterm stabilization to ones with steady and long-term growth in  mind.  Obama will speak to a Congress shaken by the attempted assassination of one of their own. Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head two weeks ago during an event in her district in Tucson, Ariz.  The president has appealed for more civility in politics, and in a nod to that ideal, some Democrats and Republican^ will break with tradition and sit alongside each other in the House chamber Tlies-day night during a joint session of  Congress.  White House aides have not said much about the specific proposals the president will outline. Obama has offered hints, however.  In a recent speech in North Carolina, Obama said making the U.S. more competitive means being willing to invest in a more educated work force, commit more to research and technology, and improve everything from roads and airports to high-speed Internet.  See UNION, Page 6A  ■ LOCAL NEWS, 2A  Arc of the Hill Country is a new organization for adults with disabilities  OF"COUPONS  ■ UFE, 1C  Pair shares experiences in the art of 'garage saling'  Walking the American Wat  Man legging it across the nation to raise funds for veterans  By J. Louise Larson  The Herald-Zeitung  Some 23 million steps later, Troy Yocum is 4,300 miles closer to his dream of making a difference for distressed American military families.  His "Hike For Heroes" has taken him on the road (again) for nine months. He expects to put 7,000 miles on his hiking boots by the time he's done walking across America and back.  "It's sort of like a Forrest Gump movement. We've had 16,000 confirmed people walk with us. We have an enormous following on Facebook of 121,000," he said in a phone interview with the Herald-Zeitung from somewhere on the road outside of San Angelo.  It all started with his own military career.  Troy Yocum, 31, was born a few miles away from Churchill Downs in his native Louisville, Ky. He joined the Army National Guard on Aug. 21,2001 — just days before 9/11. He  See WALK, Page 6A  56825  00002  WALKING ACROSS THE NATION  Troy's goal:  7,000 miles in 16 months; funds for Soldiers Angels, a San Antonio-based 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization that helps distressed military families.  The partners:  Troy Yocum is joined on the road by his wife, Mareike, and his dog, Emmie, a 3-year-old Shiba Inu dog.  In New Braunfels:  Troy is expected to leave San Marcos on the morning of Feb. 1  and arrive at the Visitor's Center in New Braunfels at 2:30 p.m.  A sendoff ceremony for Troy will be held at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 2 at the Army National Guard Armory on 1-35. Troy leaves New Braunfels at 11 a.m.  For more information or to  donate, visit  www.drumhike.com  or the "Hike for Heroes" page on Facebook.  To watch a video, visit the online version of this article on  www.herald-zeitung.ccm   See COUNCIL, Page 9A  Photos submitted  Troy Yocum, joined by his wife, Mareike and his dog Emmy, is walking across America to raise funds to help military veterans in financial distress.  Vol. 158, No. 63 26 pages, 4 sections  Inside  CLASSIFIEDS    1D  COMICS    5C  CROSSWORD    5C  FORUM    4A  OBITUARIES 3A Cloudy PLANNER    2C     Hi 9 h    Low   SPORTS    1B    59    34  TV GRID    6D    Details.....9A   

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