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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 1, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas IT'<; nPFiniAi ■ thf nra wii i i ohk ni it itq pi avpdc ■ « mm mmrni m m m % cr^rsoy^c if aww»% WWI il%# • mrnÊ «■ Wm9%^ V^IXI^. / 50o New Braunfels FRIDAY JULY 1.2011 . herald-zeitu ng.com SERVING NEW BRAUNFELS SINCE 1852 Float & Behave! Police on Duty for YOUR Safety Love Your Siitxnittnd pfioto Signs six'.f: as !his ofie are posted along New Braunfels-area rivers in the hopes ot promoting good behavior and water safety THE RIVER WILD: HERALD-ZEITUNG SPECIAL REPORT ‘COME JUMP IN’ Chamber says it limits river marketing By Greg Bowwn 'ti(‘Heralil .'Hitiiiiq An <ul 111 tiu' ( urre'nt isslk' ot Southern I iv iiii> tii<)g,i/iii(* invitfs vvoul(l-b(‘ ( oni.il Kivcr tourists to "( omc jump in' ,111(1 shows <in kIvIIk, sumnier-(iitni) like scent' ot single lint' ot tubers - morns, (LkIs, kids - i.jzily tlo.iting .ilong under shcuif' triM'S. "Liope to see you soon,'' tiie .id reiuls. The (juestion h^is cirisen whethi'r thdt m.irketing is < ontiihuting to the r(\i!-lite Rom,in i).iths-st\ It'l),\( (li,)nali,i pt>pu-l.itt'd In as m,fny .is .in estimated 10,000 tourists th.it is the G)m,il Riv-(*r on .1 S.iturd.u or Sund.iy. Nt'u Hr.uinti'Is ( it\ ( ouruilman See MARKETING, Page 5 Our View ■ It's time for a new vision for New Braunfels' rivers. Page 4 t^URA McKENZIE' Herald Zeitiinq Members ot ttie New Braunfels Police Department attend a briefing prior to patrolling ttie Comal River on Saturday NBPD prepared for busy weekenc THE Sim WILD A Herald-Zeitung special report Series at a glance Today ■ FOURTH OF JULY; What is the city's strategy / predictions for the Fourth of July weekend on the river? ■ WHO’S RESPONSIBLE?; What is the tourist industry's role in river behavior? They work to bring people here, do they have a responsibility to help control behavior or tourist attitudes? By Oalondo Moultrie rtie Herald-Zeitung New BriUintels ottK iais say they are ready. This weekend is traditionally one of the busiest ft)r river tourism in the city, said C hiet Tom Wibert t)f New Brauniels Polite Department. He said the (ity will handle the crt)wtls as it has mtist ot this seast)n but with a iew' twe.iks. “This is my first river season," Wibert said. "What I was told Related ■ City offers guidelines for safe Fourtti of July weekend. Page 5 Wibert was going to be three supt'r busy (times); Memt)rial Day, Labor D.iy anti ft)urth ot luly w' e V k (' n f I s . What it's turntMl out tt) i)e is th.it evt'ry wet'kt'nd has i)een as busy, t>r nearly as l)usy, as a ht)liday weekentl." River, walking and nnHorist traffic is expt't ted to be up today through Mt)nd.iy, Wil)-t'rt saiti. ()ne w,iy to deal with the increased numbt'rs is It) throw bodies at the prt)blem. "We will havt' all our pt't)-pk' working. It's t>ne ot t it)se when it all started was there all-h.inds~t)n-dt't k st t'n.irios." ( a[)t. \tit hael l\'iishorn saitl the tlt'partmenf (k)esn't prc'dic t spt'c ifit numbers of people vvht) will bt' in town tir t>n the rivers. But, he saitl, NBPD antic ipatc's a very l.uge c rt)wtl. Slower tlt)ws t>n the Guadalu()e River should st'nd more visitors tt) tht* ( omal River within the city limits, Pen-shtirn said. He said >asl expe-rit'iK e tlictatt's Sunt ay will be the busiest tlay ol the long wet'kend. Typically, when the' hoi it lay tails on a Mt)ntlay, crowds sw'ell Saturtlay, gc't t'ven bigger t)ii Suntlay anti then visitors See READY, Page 5 Special session ends 170-day Perry, GOP dominance AUSTIN (AP) Tex.is ( jt)v. Rick fVrry and tel-lt)w st.itt' Rt'pul)lic ans spent the last six months tk^xing their political must le anti emerged from the I egisl.iturea's .U)-tlay spec iai session bt»asting signific ,int vit tt)rit‘s, while sitlt'ste()ping fwt) nt)table ck'feats. Lawmakers left town Wednes-d.iy after voting to c ut $4 billitm Irom public (‘tlucation in the final pic'ce t)f tk'ep state budget cuts over the next two years, a[)prt)vt‘tl new congressional disfrit ts for tht' 2012 ek'ctions and reforms tt> tlie state hurric ane insurant e assoc i.i-tit)n. But twt) t)f Perry's [)rit)rity items an illegal immigration enforcement bill and a measure to curtail invasive bt)dy searches of air travellers — failed tt) pass. Still, the t)Uts(X)ken state k\uler wht) is ct>n-siflering a prt'sitk'ntial run congr.it- ulateti Ref)ublicans for using tht'ir massive numbers in the House and Senate to pass ,in .igentla fuek'd by tc'a f)arty consc'rvativt's. " The dec isions made were difficult, but lawmakers should take pritle in the fact that they tlitl what families all ac rt)ss It'xas are doing: living within their mt*ans," Perry saiti, toutifig the conservative mt's sage that has 1)ch t)mt‘ his fiallmark. Aftt'r iantislitk' t'tcTtions in 2010, Republicans fic'ld a 101 -49 supermajority in the Htuist' anti a I') 12 edge in tiie Sc'nate. With those' numbc'rs befiind him, Periy [)ushed the Lc'gislature tt) ()ass a balanct'tl budget without raising taxc's. the rt'sulf was a $1 S billion rc'ckit tion that prompted protc'sts that l.iwmakers wc'rt't utting tt>t> tieep in sot iai sc'rvic c's and t'tlu cation in the $172 billit)n tiverall spending plan. Jolin \ anas ► JOHN FARIAS Family to bring Marine home Zoeller Funeral Home in charge of arrangements By Daloncio Moultrie The Herald Zeitung The mt)tht'r .ind h,ilt sister of slain U.S. M,)ririe )ohn 1 ari.is wt'nt to I )t>ver (I )eli) Air fort e base Wt'ckit'sti.iy, .ind Ills tathf'r will lie going st)t)n to bring him b.u k liomt'. Ins f.itln'r saitl Ihurs-d.iy. Penn\ f .iri.is, the M.irine's mt)ther, saitl Wt'dnestlav that no tuner-<il arrange ments havt' bt't'n st't, l)ut onct' in k'xas, lier st)n's bt)tl\' will be tirivt'n to /(H'ller 1 uneral Ht)mt' in New Br.uintels. She tilt I nt)t know when th.it W't)ultl happen. I anc e ( ()!. |t>hn I, I .irias, 20, ol Nt'w BrauntcTs, was shot .intl killt'tl Iut'stla\ tiur ing c omb.it with l.iliban tort es in I k'lm.intl proviiit e, Atgli.inist.in, .u c ortlmg to ,i written st,itement rt'lt'.ised by tht' U.S. Warint' C «>rps 1 Ic' v\as on his first t oinb.it de|ilo\ ment, f .irias, who enlistt'tl Aug I 7, 200‘i, h.id f'.irned st'vt'r ,il milit.irv pctsoiuil st>r\ it t> .iw.irtis mt lutlmg the Pur-|)lt' f Ic'.irt, ( ombat At tn>n Ribbon, N.itional Dt'tense St'rvM t' Mt'tl.il, (ilob.il War on it'rrt)rism Scrvite Metlal. .intl Atgh.inisian ( amp,iign Mc'tl.il, He w.is .1 200‘> graduatt' ot ( .iinon High Sc hool. I .int e (pi W.irk R Citiyt't, 22, ol Sinton. also w.is killet! in t omb.il f.iri.is was .issignt'd tt) 1st Batt.ilion, Sth i\tannt' Rt'gi ment, Ist Marine Division, I Marint' Lxpt'ditionarv lortt' ot ( .im() Pt'ntllett)!! C alit. (iovt'l was .issignc'tl to irti Battalion, 4th Marint' Regiment, 1 st M.irmt' Di\ isit>n, 1 Marine 1 xpc‘tlitionar\ lt>rt e of Twentyniiu' P.ilnis, ( alit. WEATHER, 11 MADDIE VELA LONE STAR ELEMENTARY Chance of thunderstorms High: 95 Low: 71 Atiby Classifieds Comics , Crossvyofds Forum Qbituaries Planner________ Sports TV 12 _U 10 10 4 3 i 7 13 Voi 158 i No. 199 1 section, 14 pages 56825 00001 bO cents Weddtngs/Receptions/Parties.in tfie uptown Courtyard For Qreat Drinks & Music Qo JJptoivn Tonight! nownstairs it) the , Prince Solms Inn i 295 E. San .Antonio j 830-708-5411 ^ J For breaking news, sports scores, weather, traffic and mid-day updates, follow us on Twitter ONewBraunfelsHZ Learn wliat's in tomorrow's paper, offer news tips, receive alerts. 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