Questions? Call (888) 845-2887 Hablamos Español

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung Newspaper Archive: May 6, 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) - May 6, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas                                 ■ WEEKEND. 16  Alex Meixner slates two saloon shows  ■ SPORTS, 7  Big day on diamond for area high schools  ■ THE NATION, 5  President in N.Y.: We will not forget 9/11  FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2011  Zeitung  Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852.  Festival hails wine and song  Wein and Saengerfest hits downtown on Saturday  By Megan Holt  The Herald-Zeitung  Saturday marks the eighth annual Wein and Saengerfest in downtown New Braunfels with activities centered around wine and music. •  The New Braunfels community and visitors will enjoy live music, arts and crafts, wine and beer tasting and educational seminars for those interested in wine production beginning at noon.  The event, hosted by City of New Braunfels  WEIN AND SAENGERFEST  When: Noon to 10 p.m., Saturday Where: Downtown New Braunfels Cost Free  Contact  www.weinandsaengerfest.com   Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with Main Street Partners, will feature 18 Texas wineries, three German wines and nine California wines, as well as music on three stages, said Stacey Dicke, Parks and Recreation Department director.  See FESTIVAL, Page 12  Herald-Zeitung file photo  Glenda Janea from Wurstfest hands Raj Patel a glass of wine May 1,2010, at Wein and Saengerfest.  "... It my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and 1 will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”  II CHRONICLES 2:14,2011 New International Version of the Holy Bible  NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER IN NEW BRAUNFELS  Boyer leads final Prayer Breakfast as NB mayor  By Greg Bowen  The Herald-Zeitung  Outgoing Mayor Bruce Boyer, who’ll give up his gavel to a soon-to-be-elected successor on May 23, presided over his last Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast early Thursday at New Braunfels Civic Convention Center.  Despite the early hour — breakfast was served at 6:30 a.m. — an estimated 475 people filled the room for the annual event, which is held in conjunction with the National Day of Prayer.  “This is my last time to be out in front of you all as mayor,” said Boyer, who has held the city’s top office since 2005.  Boyer took the opportunity “to thank God for the community we do live in.”  “A community is made up of not just the bricks and mortar, the streets and drainage that we all know need to be worked on, but it’s made up of folks like you all,” he said.  “The community is the people, the volunteers, all the folks who make New Braunfels such a wonderful place to live.”  Boyer, a former district attorney and municipal prosecutor, said that as his mayoral duties  See PRAYER, Page 12  Photos by LAURA McKENZIE/Herald-Zeitung  Jesse Farias joins other believers Thursday at Main Plaza for the National Day of Prayer event.  Mayor Bruce Boyer addresses the crowd gathered inside New Braunfels Civic Convention Center during Thursday's Mayor's Prayer Breakfast.  Cody Jones raises his arms while singing along with several dozen attendees of the National Day of Prayer event at Main Plaza.  Emergency officials hone skills with disaster drill  By Dalondo Moultrie  The Herald-Zeitung  Emergency management personal from three counties scrambled around New Braunfels Airport Thursday morning handling a call for a flat-bed truck accident that spilled a one-ton container of liquid chlorine, a hazardous material in high concentration of its gaseous form.  ■ INSIDE: Photos from the drill, Page 12  Crews extricated three victims who were in the truck and decontaminated them before rushing them to an area hospital. They made sure no one else was injured as the hazardous material was contained to the 200-foot hot zone around the spill site.  Wednesdays action was just a drill  for emergency management teams from Bexar, Comal and Guadalupe counties, and New Braunfels, Schertz and Seguin communities to remain prepared in the case of a real emergency, said Lt. Patrick O’Connell, New Braunfels Fire Department’s fire marshal and public information officer.  He said the drill was set up to test the preparedness of all involved,  including inviting news media to test his own abilities as public information officer. More importantly, first responders got the chance to simulate a real-life emergency.  “It’s important for our people to realize the limitations of our resources," he said. “This is indicative of any type of haz-mat incident  See DISASTER, Page 12  500  ► COUNTY JAIL EXPANSION  Committee will choose consultant for study  Commissioners look into increasing jail's capacity  By Greg Bowen  The Herald-Zeitung  County commissioners on Thursday appointed a selection/evaluation committee to pick a consulting firm to analyze space needs at Comal County Jail and make a recommendation for jail expansion.  The jail holds a maximum of 337 inmates — and officials are looking into increasing the capacity to accommodate the needs of a growing county population.  Named to the selection committee were County Judge Sherman Krause, Chief Deputy Brent Paullus, Comal County Jail Administrator Maj. John Bell, County Engineer Tom Homseth, Assistant District Attorney Tiffany Col-lunga and County Purchasing Director Ramona Womack.  The committee will evaluate proposals received in response to a county-issued request for proposals, Krause said.  Responding were 10 Texas consulting firms from Fort Worth, Dallas, Plano, Austin, San Antonio and Weatherford.  See COUNTY, Page 12  ► ON MAY 14 BALLOT  ESD-funding elections under way  By Greg Bowen  The Herald-Zeitung  TWo emergency services districts in Comal County are asking voters to boost their funding via tax increases.  An emergency services district is a political subdivision of the state, just like a school district. Comal County has five ESDs. All collect taxes to provide fire protection, emergency medical services, or both.  ESD4  Comal County’s Emergency Services District No. 4, which provides  See ESD, Page 12  Vol. 158,  16 pages,  Inside  CLASSIFIEDS COMICS CROSSWORD FORUM OBITUARIES PLANNER SPORTS  No. 151  1 section  13  h  h  4  3  9  7  TV GRID  CLICK  Wirmer  High Low  90 64  Md-zeifung.com  SO cents  The Place for Uptown Celebrations PnlTsoims inn Parties—Anniversaries—Birthdays  295 E San Antonio    .........  -_________830-708-5411   

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 130 Million+ Pages and More Added Weekly!

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

Browse by Date

Research Newspaper Articles from 11 Countries
& all 50 U.S. States

Browse by Location

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

Browse by Publication