Questions? Call (888) 845-2887 Hablamos Español

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung Newspaper Archive: March 30, 2011 - Page 1

Share Page

Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

Issue Date:

Get 1 more page view just for clicking

to like us on Facebook


   New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 30, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas                                 ■ FOOD, 6  How do you like these apples, eh?         9 'fñ    t m  i,          jût JfíK    •      13                  EEESSEE    SEE     ■ SPORTS, 8  New Braunfels blanks Roosevelt to advance  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2011  Zeitung  Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852.  500  McKenna Village under new ownership  Fort Worth-based Covenant Group and Legend Retirement Corp. finalize purchase of senior care facility  By J. Louise Larson  The Herald-Zeitung  The McKenna System is out of the senior residential care business.  McKenna Village, the facility that offered senior living and memory care services for seniors, has been sold to Fort Worth-  based The Covenant Group and its affiliate, Legend Retirement Corp., for an undisclosed amount.  McKenna System chairman Wes Studdard was pleased with the final sale, which was announced late Tuesday afternoon.  "We don’t have to focus on  running a large seniors home... We can focus on the foundation ... and advancing the well-being of the community," he said. “Now we can move forward.”  Officially, control of the facility was transferred immediately upon Tuesday’s 4 p.m. closing.  “They’re running it ... They were going to have a team of  people there today," Studdard said.  Studdard said while there were no specific guarantees included in the sales contract regarding the cost to the tenants, he didn’t expect price hikes.  “(The new owners) got to be  See SOLD, Page 7  ABOUT LEGEND RETIREMENT  According to Legend Retirement Corp.'s website,  www.LegendRetirement.com , the company has one property in Tulsa, Aberdeen Heights, and a list of Texas properties that include: Heritage Place in Burleson, Lakeview at Josey Ranch in Carrollton, Mirabella Assisted Living in Benbrook (Fort Worth), Waterview in Granbury, Adante Senior Living in San Antonio and The Heritage Retirement Community in Tombali. The company's management arm also recently won contracts to manage five Conservatory Senior Living Communities’ properties in Austin, Spring, The Woodlands, Keller and Plano.  »NEW BRAUNFELS  Jobless rate falls to 6.4%  Comal County’s unemployment drops to 6.9%  By Greg Bowen  The Herald-Zeitung  Unemployment in New Braunfels fell slightly in February to 6.4 percent from January’s 6.7 percent rate, according to the Texas Workforce Commission.  “Our tourist-related employers are starting to ramp up,” said Cookie Wallace, employee services liaison for the New Braunfels office of Workforce Solutions Alamo. "Places like restaurants and hotels are starting to bring people on in anticipation of their big season in the summer months.”  Wallace said she’s also seeing a lot of staffing agencies hiring for employers needing temporary workers in retail, warehouse and manufacturing. Those jobs often evolve into permanent positions, she said.  The city’s jobless rates continued to trend below the state and national rates. The Texas unemployment rate in February was 8.2 percent and the U.S. rate was 8.9 percent.  New Braunfels  The number of New Braunfels residents without jobs in February was 1,807, an improvement from January's number of 1,880.  TWC said the number of city dwellers holding jobs in February was 26,446. That's 235 more than the 26,211 who were employed in January.  The size of the city's labor force in February grew to 28,253, from 28,141 in January.  Comal County  Comal County's unemployment rate also dipped a bit in February, to 6.9 percent from January’s 7.2 percent. The number of residents without jobs in Comal County was 4,039 in February, compared to 4,190 in January.  The number of people employed in Comal County in February was 54,303. January’s number was 53,923.  The county’s February labor force totaled 58,342, compared to 58,113 in January.  HIGH-WATER EARLY WARNING SIRENS  This map shows the locations and types of the eight high-water sirens the City of New Braunfels is installing.  LEGEND  t. Slumber Falls (solar)  2. Gruene Wastewater Plant (electric/voice)  1 fire Station No. 3 (solar/voice)  4. Torrey Park (solar)  5. Prince Solms Park (solar/voice)  6. Boy Scout Hut (electric/voice)  7. H-E-B soccer fields (electric)  & Camp Comal (electric)  Solar solar powered Etediic: Electric powered Voice: Siren also equipped to transmit voice warnings  Light pink boundaries: sound rate — 70 db Medium pink boundaries: sound rate — 75 db Red boundaries: sound rate 80 db  Herald-Zeitung graphic  RIVER CITY SIRENS  New Braunfels has 4 of 8 flood warning whistles ready  By Will Wright  The Herald-Zeitung  High-water siren installation is moving along at eight sites in New Braunfels, and city officials say the project is nearing completion.  Emergency Management Coor-dinator Steve Harris said the $280,000 project to install eight sirens along the Dry Comal, Comal and Guadalupe Watersheds is on schedule.  Construction is complete at four sites — Gruene Wastewater Treat-  ment Plant, Fire Station No. 3, the H-E-B soccer fields and Camp Comal—with work on four others to finish within the next week.  Each of the sirens — resembling giant, threaded Q-Tips — need to be fixed to 40-foot poles that are mounted at the site. Because each foundation will require drilling through rock, it’s difficult to predict if that could present a delay.  “We’re looking for the installs to be completed by April 7. It all  See SIRENS, Page 7  Submitted photo  City workers install flood warning sirens.  Couple celebrate 55th anniversary in hospital after wreck  ► AIRPORT FUEL FLAP  Judge extends TRO for two weeks  City contends NB Aero received, stored illegal fuel  By Greg Bowen  The Herald-Zeitung  A temporary restraining order restricting fuel sales at the city airport by New Braunfels Aero Service was extended another two weeks on Tliesday.  Visiting District Judge Bert Richardson of San Antonio approved the extension after New Braunfels City Attorney Alan Wayland told him the city and NB Aero had agreed to an extension of the temporary restraining order, originally granted March 8, while Fire Marshal Patrick O'Connell continues his investigation into a disputed March 5 fuel delivery.  The city, which leases facilities at New Braunfels Municipal Airport to NB Aero, claims NB Aero on March 5 took delivery of and began illegally storing and dispensing an unidentified non-aviation fuel.  Cross-contamination of fuels can fatally compromise the operation of an aircraft engine, according to the city.  City officials obtained the restraining order to stop sale and use of the disputed fuel and confiscated an NB Aero fuel-hauling truck for testing of the contents.  The court had been scheduled Tuesday to hear a city motion that could have led to a temporary injunction against the aviation firm, as well as the scheduling of a hearing on a permanent injunction.  See FUEL FLAP, Page 7  This photo of Harold Coop being taken to hospital by air ambulance was submitted by Herald-Zeitung reader Glorie George.  Submitted photo  MtSL^-ß  .  ES  By J. Louise Larson  The Herald-Zeitung  Harold Coop is a lucky man.  The Gruene resident celebrated his 55th anniversary in University Hospital after a brush with death Saturday on 1-35.  “The call came in at 1:22 p.m. Saturday, involving a 75-year-old male who was riding a motor scooter and  BE AN l-REPORTER  If you have photos or news to share, e-mail  aphillips@herald-zeitung.com   apparently had been cut off by another vehicle. He ended up laying the scooter down, and as a result of the crash, he received severe injuries and was airlifted to University Hospital by Airlife,” said Lt Michael  See COOP, Page 7  CLASSIFIEDS  COMICS  CROSSWORD  FORUft|f(P  OBITUARIES  PLANNER  SPORTS  TV GRID  CLICK  section  PI  Cloud’  High  70  Details  ow  n-- 1  50  5  8    56825    00001    1  herald*zeitung,com 50 cents  First Commercial Bonk, N.S.  As Independent as Texas  . Do you know these people?  Mark Williams, McQueeney • Mark Long, McQueeney • Jeff Albrecht, New Braunfels Doris Rinn, Seguin* General Tommy Thomson, Son Antonio-j ' /v •" 5" Robert "Bob" Pfullmann, McQueeney • GP."Jeep" Kiel, Seguin They are our Board of Directors and your neighbors!  Your locally owned community bank!  New Braunfels:  1525 S. Seguin Ave. • (830) 221-3900 1656 State Hwy. 46 W. • (830) 625-2661  Seguin:  1336 E. Court St. (830) 379-8390  Member FD1C  www.Icb.com   Man   

From 1607 To The Present

Once upon a time newspapers were our main source of information. Now those old newspapers are a reliable source for hundreds of years of history and secrets of the past. Now you can search for people, places, and events without the hassle of sorting through mountains of papers!

Growing Every Second

Newspaper Archive is the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 130 million newspaper pages. Plus our database expands by one newspaper page per second for a total of around 2.5 million pages per month! The value of your membership grows along with it.

Genealogy Made Simple

Those looking to find out more about their forefathers can empower their genealogy search with Newspaper Archive. Within our massive database, users can search ancestors' names for news stories and obituaries. We must understand our past to understand our future!

Choose the Membership Plan that is right for you!

Unlimited 6 Month

$99.95 (45% Savings!)

Unlimited page views for 6 months Learn More

Unlimited Monthly

$29.95

Unlimited page views for 1 month Learn More

Introductory

$9.95

25 page views for 1 month Learn More

Subscribe or Cancel Anytime by calling 888-845-2887

24 hours a day Monday-Saturday

Take advantage of our Introductory Membership offer and become a member for 1 month only for $9.95!

Your full introductory membership payment will be credited toward the cost of full membership any time you choose to upgrade!

Your Membership Includes:
  • 25 page views for 1 month
  • Access to Over 130 million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!
Subscribe for a Monthly Membership only for $29.95
Your Membership Includes:
  • Unlimited Page Views
  • Access to Over 130 million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Full Access To All Content including 10 Foreign Countries
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!
Subscribe for a 6 Month Membership only for $99.95
Best Value! Save -45%
Your Membership Includes:
  • Unlimited Page Views
  • Access to Over 130 million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Full Access To All Content including 10 Foreign Countries
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!

What our Customers Say:

"It is amazing how easy and exciting it is to access all of this information! I found hundreds of articles about my relatives from Germany! Well worth the subscription!" - Michael S.

"I love this site. It's interesting to read articles about different family members. I've found articles as well as an obituary about an uncle who passed away before I was born, and another about a great aunt. It's great for helping with genealogy." - Patricia T.

"A great research tool. Allows me to view events and gives me incredible insight into the stories of the past." - Charles S.

Search Billions of Newspaper Articles 145 Million+ Pages and More Added Weekly!

Uncover 400+ Years
of Newspaper Archives
(1607 to today!)

Browse by Date

Research Newspaper Articles from 19 Countries
& all 50 U.S. States

Browse by Location

Explore 6,200+ Current &
Historical Newspaper Titles
and Counting!

Browse by Publication