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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. 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