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   New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 4, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas                                 Page 8 — H fra lo-Zeitung — Wednesday, May 4, 2011  New Braunfels-area gas prices  These prices are for one galton of unleaded gas as of 1 p m Saturday.  ir  Chevron  y EjfcpN  VALIKO MObil  $3.79 $3.79    $3.85    $3.79    $3.79  (conoco)    GES3  $3.78    $3.79    $3.79  GAS  CONTINUED FROM Page 1  Pbrt Aransas each year, so we will still take it, but were going to have to bite the bullet and pay the price. We-knew it was going to cost more this year.”  Sandra I lores of New Braunfels said her family has decided to stay more local this summer.  “We're going to play it safe and go out less," Flores said. “If we do decide to take trips, we will do them all at one time.”  I he FIA predicts summer gas prices will reach $4.13, according to an April 12 summer transportation fuels outlook report  “I fully expect prices to reach $6 or $H this summer,” Poole said. “Were fixin’ to have to go back to a horse and buggy”  Gasoline prices are creep  ing closer to record highs In several Texas cities.  Ihe weekly AAA Texas gasoline survey released Friday says the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline increased 5 to 7 cents in many areas of the state over the past week. The agency says prices are within 15 cents of the records in Dallas, Fort Worth, Galveston and Houston.  Overall, the state averaged increased 4 cents to $3.80 per gallon. That's $ 1.05 more than a year ago and 18 cents shy of the record of $3.98 in July 2008.  The Dallas-Fort Worth area had the most expensive gas in the state at $3.85. The lowest price of $3.73 was shared by several cities.  Hie state average is 11 cents below the national average of $3.91.  (The Associated Press contributed to this report.)  VOTE  CONTINUED FROM Page 1  and the offic ers must follow, Hanna said. Civil Service takes the politics out of employment, replacing it with documentation, he said.  He said in five years the department has had three chiefs. With those chiefs come changes, Hanna said.  "A lot of times the criteria for promotion end up changing” he said. “The discipline will Ik? consistent with everybody. It puts a little more on the supervisors to make sure everything’s properly documented.”  When asked what part a Civil Service system might have played in the disciplining of a New Braunfels officer recently fired after being involved in a drunken driving incident, 1 lanna said little, if anything, would’ve been different.  "That officer that was fired recently wouldn’t have been saved under Civil Service,” Hanna said. "He didn’t need to be.”  NBPD Chief Thomas Wib-ert said he was unsure what difference Cavil Service could have played, but he speculated.  “I think in that case, the offense was so flagrant, that I think under both systems that employee would be dismissed,” Wibert said. "Maybe the difference is with Civil  Vetter Air Ouo/ttv hwc Services  2011 Spring Cooling Check & Service  Spring is coming along with the warmer weather and it is time to have your a/c checked and serviced for the year for best performance. 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Since the first call to prayer in 1775, when the Continental Congress asked the colonies to pray for wisdom in forming a nation, the call to prayer has continued through our history, including President Lincoln’s proclamation of a day of “humiliation, fasting, and prayer” in 1863. In 1952, a joint resolution by Congress, signed by President Truman, declared an annual, national day of prayer. In 1988, the law was amended and signed by President Reagan, permanently setting the day as the first Thursday of every May. Each year, the president signs a proclamation, encouraging all Americans to pray on this day. Last year, all 50 state governors plus the governors of several U.S. territories signed similar proclamations.  THANK YOU TO OUR CORPORATE SPONSORS  Barnard Donegan Ins.  D L Miller Financial Brian T. Boyd, CPA, PC The Miner Corporation HMT Engineering & Surveying  Rocky Hill Equipment Salvation Army of New Braunfels TBARM Resort '  Zoeller Funeral Home  GlllllG  CIVIL SERVICE FACTS  A fact sheet compiled by the City of New Braunfels and supplied to the  Herald-Zeitung lists some impacts if Civil Service were approved. They include but are not limited to:  ■ The Texas Legislature could amend  the law without regard to the impact financial or otherwise, on New Braunfels.  ■ Most appeals of suspensions and terminations could result in hiring an arbitrator rather than using the Civil Service Commission, and cost estimates for an arbitrator would be about $4,000 per incident depending upon the length of the appeal.  ■ There would be no oral interview for job applicants, but the highest score on a written exam would place candidates on the eligibility list to hire in rank order.  ■ Police chief would have no decision-making authority for pay increases and payment for up to 720 hours of sick leave upon separation would be mandated.  Service it wouldn’t be a sure thing.”  Wibert said his job will be most effected if voters approve the Civil Service move. He aims to allay officers’ concerns about fairness, transparency and parity, Wibert said.  “My goal is to have a police agency that our employees can embrace and feel comfortable with rather than an organization they feel they need to be protected from,” Wibert said.  “If Civil Service does not pass, I would say that my job would be to have our employees actually feel good about that a few years from now.”  COFFEE  CONTINUED FROM Pag© 1  But Jennifer Wilson said Tuesday morning that Crosswalk’s return to the JMaza isn’t an in-your-face challenge to the Torkelsons and New Braunfels Coffee.  1 his space had just stayed available and we felt like it was the right move, that God was leading us to moving into this space,” Jennifer said.  “We had talked to a lot of our previous customers and they told us how much they missed having us downtown and they felt like there wasn’t a substitute, something to take our place,” she said.  “We’d been praying on this and trying to figure out where to locate back downtown.”  After leaving downtown last August, Crosswalk set up shop at the new West-pointe Village, the HEB-anchored shopping center at Loop 337 and Texas Hwy. 46.  That location will remain open.  “Once we got our cafe by the new HEB up and running, we wanted to look for options downtown,” Jennifer said.  She said Crossroads is "quite happy” in its new spot, which is owned by Shannon Malish of New  Braunfels.  "We actually like it better than our old location, because we have a beautiful porch, and we love the warmth and the coziness that we have on the inside.”  Asked if she thought there was enough traffic to provide profitability for side-by-side coffee shops, Jennifer said didn’t have an answer to that.  "We opened because we felt like our patrons really wanted us back down here. And as you can see with all the full tables, that seems to be the case,” she said.  At New Braunfels Coffee, where on Tuesday morning a half-dozen or so customers were enjoying their javas, June Torkelson declined to comment on the arrival of Crosswalk next door, other than to say New Braunfels Coffee has great customers and appreciates them.  "Our customers are happy we’re here,” June said.  The Torkelsons purchased the location 20 years ago and originally opened New Braunfels Coffee there in 1992.  Another coffee shop was housed there before Crosswalk.  Coffee drinkers will be saddened to hear that the side-hy-side competition hasn’t caused prices to drop in either location, according to the shops’ owners.  ACADEMY  CONTINUED FROM Page 1  tournament. Most of the money raised came from area sponsors, private donations and fundraising efforts by the players. Superintendent Randy Moczygemba said, in light of the tough economic times, he would welcome any financial help, as long as the name Fraulein remained connected with the tournament.  Academy has specific rules regarding sponsorships. Successful proposals must be submitted at least two months ahead of the event, contain industry/product exclusivity and focus on sports or outdoor events or promotions, and other guidelines. The company also considers donation requests submitted by non-profit organizations.  Academy spokeswoman Elise Hasbrook said Monday her company, based in Katy,  had heard of the flap regarding the Volleyfest, but hadn’t received a proposal.  "At this time, no one at Academy Sports and Outdoors has received a formal request for support or sponsorship,” she said.  Hasbrook said Academy became aware of the issue when it was published in the Herald-Zeitung on April 20.  “We began investigating where that information came from and we were able to confirm that no one on our marketing or promotions team had been involved with the organization in question.”  It takes four to six weeks for Academy to review a proposal. Hasbrook couldn’t say if the local proposal would be considered by her company.  “As a matter of policy, we don’t discuss how we make decisions on a sponsorship. All of those would have to be received through our formal system online,” she said. “I  14th ANNUAL r  t AWARDS 2011  and the winners are-  being announced June 5, 2011  Don’t miss it!  NEW BRAUNFELS  Herald^^Zeitung  can tell you that if the organization went through submitting a proposal through the proper channels, we would never publicize or discuss the amount of our support — that’s just not information we would divulge publicly.”  Hasbrook said Academy is satisfied the matter is being clarified.  “Correcting the inaccuracy of the original story is enough for us,” she said. “We appreciate the follow-up.”  Neither of the volleyball parents who scripted the proposal wanted to be identified or offered comment. Moczygemba, who said there was a “misunderstanding” between the parents, school officials and the board regarding the proposal, met with those parents on Monday.  “We wanted to sit down with those parents and get that part of it straightened out,” Moczygemba said. “Basically, we wanted them to know how we re going to function in the future. We’re making some changes with our fundraising district-wide, to make sure it’s transparent, everyone can see where every dollar goes, which is good business practice.  “There was a lot of communication on both sides, but we felt really good about the end result.”  1. . .» 1)1,U .l ll.Hl, , IU1I  Frulu\  ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL  Satunlu\ Niqht  JOE ELY BAND  PRI -RECORD REI EASE  Ma\ ! >t h ( HRIS KNK.H I M,i\ 1 4th KELLY \\ 11,1 IS Ma\J0th A 21st JERRV¡El I \\ VI KI R  gruenehall.com  DO YOU HAVE ASTHMA?  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