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   New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 24, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas                                 2AI Saturday, September 24,2011 [ heralo-zeitung.com  O  pi  For breaking naws, sports and traffic follow us on Twittar ONdwBraui^laHZ  Bacome a Naw Braunfels Herald-Zaitung Facabook fan at facabook.com  Sign up for a-newslettar by visiting tfie Harald-Zeiting online: htrald-zaltimg.cofn  »> COMING UP IN THE H-Z Sunday  Herald-Zeitung reader Mary Cunningham shares her trip to Benin, W. Africa.  Tuesday  Catch up with what happened over the weekend in New Braunfels and Comal.  If iW    VV.  &  Wednesday  Clip out delicious recipes published on the Herald-Zeitung's At Home page  Thursday  Looking for something to do? Check out the Weekend page to see  what's happening  ► YOUR DAILY COMMUTE  The following upcoming road projects and closures have been announced;  ■    [ ee Street at Walnut Avenue will be closed from 8 a m to 5 p m. through Oct. 3 for construction of new roadway lanes  ■    Segum Avenue between Meusebach Street and East Zink Street for construction closed indefinitely  ■    Today, 9 p m to 8 a m 1-35 from the exit to FM 1103 to the FM 1103 bridge. Crews will close two alternating lanes of northbound 1-35 from the exit to FM 1103 to the FM 1103 bridge for pavement repair work Ramps will be closed as needed  ■    Today and Sunday, 9 p m. to 8 a.m. 1-35 from the entrance ramp from FM 1103 to the exit ramp 180 Crews will close two alternating lanes of northbound 1-35 from the entrance ramp from FM 1103 to the exit ramp 180 for pavement repair work. Ramps will be closed as needed.  ■    Sunday and Monday, 9 p m. to 5.30 a m 1-35 from the exit ramp 180 to Solms Bridge Crews will close two alternating lanes of northbound 1-35 from the exit ramp 180 to the Solms bridge for pavement repair work Ramps closed as needed.  ► WHAT'S ON THE AGENDA  Upcoming public meetings include:  ■ New Braunfels City Council, 6 p.m. Monday at City Council Chambers, 424 S Castell Ave.  ONLINE EXTRA:  W MEETING AGENDAS  Visit herald-zeitung.com  Mb I download agendas for _I upcoming local public meetings  New Braunfels  Herald uZeitung  HERAlDZEilUNGXOM  707 Landa St, New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830)625-9144, fax (830) 625-1224  Published on Saturday, Sunday mornings and weekday fnornings Tuesday through Fnday by the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (DSPS 377-880), 707 Landa Street, or PO Drawer 311328, New Braunfels, Comal Countv, Texas 78131-1328  Periodical postage paid at New Braunfels, Texas. POSTMASTER Send address changes to the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, PO. Drawer 311328. New Braunfels, TX7813M328  Delivery  Subscribers who have not received a newspaper by 6 am Tuesday through Friday and by 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday can call (830) 625-9144, ext. 229  Staff directory  Doug Toney, Editor and Publisher, Ext 201  doug.toney#herald-zeitung com  Shawn Lewis. Managing Editor, Ext 220  s1ewis‘®herald-/eitung com  Will Wright, Assistant Managing Editor, Ext. 221  wwnght(!|!herald-/eitung.com  Chns Hoffman, Sports Editor, Ext. 223  choffman@heratd-zeitung com  Kate Thomas, Copy Editor, Ext. 222   kthoinas@herald-zeitung.com   Greg Bowen Staff writer, Ext. 225   gbowen@herald-zeitung.com   Dalondo Moultne, Staff writer, Ext 224  dmoultne@herald-zeitung com  Laura McKenzie. Photographer, Ext 227  wwnght@her3ld-zeitung com  Shannon Myers Advertising Director, Ext. 208  smyers@herald-zeitung corn  Jeff Fowler, Circulation Director, Ext 228  [fowler@herald zeitung.com  Rosie Willingham, Business Manager, Ext. 202  fwillingham<aiherald-zeitung.com  Henry Coello, Production Director, (830) 625-5232  hcoello@herald-zeitung com  IMPORTANT NUMBERS  Classified advertising, call 625-9144, ext. 207; display advertising, call 625-9144, ext 208, obituanes, weddings, engagement, anniversaries, call 625-9144, ext 214  ■    news@herald-zeitung com  ■     spQrts@herald-zeitung.com   ■     planner@her3ld-zeltung.com   ■     ietters@her3ld-zeitung.com   ■    classifieds@hera|d-zeitung.com  ■     advertising@herald-zeitung.com   ■     circulation@heraid-zeitung.com   HZ  El Paso officials face recall  Mayor, 2 on city council overturned voter-approved benefits termination  EL PASO (AP)  El l^s() Mayor john C(X)k .ind Kvo mom-biTs of thi' C’ity Council are facing a ret all election for their role in overturning a voter-approved measure to terminate hi’alth car(' lx*nefits for gay and unmarried! partners of city employees.  The city clerk on Thursday certified 9,5S6 signatures, ai)out 3,400 more than nc'eded to prompt a May recall (’lection  for Cook. The mayor of the West Tt'xas liorder city of more than 800,000 residents is challenging the recall in court.  The recall election signature drive was organized by evangelist Tom Brown, pastor of the Word oi l ife Church in FI Paso. He also pushed the Noveml>er 2010 vote to ask resid('nts wh('ther the city should Jimit health benefits to legal spouses and dependent (hildren of city employcH's:  The mayor has challenged the fX'titions bec ause hi' believes some of the signatures were obtained in violation of a Texas  law that bans cbrfiorations, including churches, from partii ipatingin rt'cail elections.  C(M)k broke a 4-4 tie in June, voting to throw out the ()rdinance passed last November. The two other council members, Beto O'Rourke and Rachel Quintana, who voted to eliminate it are not lx*ing recalled Ixx ause their terms already ended.  "I |)redict a landslide. ... People want their votes to hv rc'spected," Brovyn told The Associated Press on Friday,  ON THE TOWN  ► DID YOU KNOW?  LAURA McKENZIEMcrald Zeitung  Colleen Willard  Q: What advice would you give to someone new to New Braunfels'?’ A: “Learn to pronaunce 'New Braunfels' correctly. The 's' is on the end."  According to Judy Young at the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce:  ■ In 1858, first City School founded and funded by self imposed taxes. Now, for me, this puts us as the Founder of the Texas Public Education System. This was a community that voluntarily taxes itself to provide education for its children;  Germans do kind of own ''kindergarten," so it probably wasn't a foreign concept to them. Also in 1858,  New Braunfels Dramatic Society (Neu Braunfelser Theater-Gésellschaft) was founded, The first six performances of this society were donated to the school board for the building fund of the first school.  ih-z  BECOME AN i-REPORTER  Have a photo or local news item you’d like published'^ E-mait it to  news@herald-zeitung.com . Be sure to include a daytime phone number so we can contact you with questions.  COMAi.COLJN I Y FAIR PARADE  Ï  PICTURE  PERFECT  PARADE  Above, State Representative Doug Miller rides in a convertible with wife, Ann(\ and their grand-daught(‘r, McKinley, 12 months, during Friday's fair f)arade.  TOP RIGHT: Smithson Valley High School's Ranger Band enters the circle at Main Plaza while performing in the parade.  BOTTOM RIGHT: ( hildren pet I)ian(‘ Hanus' pomeranian "1 indy" while walking in the pvl [)ara(l('.  Photos by LAURA McKENZlE  Herald-Zeitung  Spurs license plate now available  The four-time NBA champion San Antonio Spurs have bec^n the only NBA team in Texas not to have their own spec ially license [)late. That changes now.  (jet yours at WWW. my p lates. com.  It sports a white background with the San Antonio Spurs logo on the left side, ( heck out the video at nba.com/spurs/multime-rlia/11092 l_spurs_plates.h tml  Plates start at $S5 a year, and you gc‘t an even better d(*al if you ordc*r for a five-or 10-year term. About thrc'e wec'ks after you order, the plates arrive at a county tax otficc' tor pickup.  League of Women Voters sets tour  I he league ot Women Voters of ('omal Area is oftc'ring a tour at 5:30 p.m. 0( t. h at '):,30 of three house's in Sophu'nberg Hill Historic District in New Braunfels.  The tour will bc'gin at the garden beside* 548 Hill Ave., the Hofheinz House*. This state historic site will be the tirst and last house visitc'd.  Two bloc ks away arc* two houses on Magazine — one an 18‘)0 Vic torian corner house and one* a I92(i ( raftsman bungalow.  The owners of the three rc'storc'd rc'sideiu es will answer (jut'stions and give dc*tails about the* houses. Tea and cookies will be served after the tour along with information al>out the 1 eague ot Women Voters.  For information, call (8M)) (i(iO-2.MS or email b I e i tc h («' ea rt h I i n k. net.     Market watch      Sept. 23,2011      Dow Jones    ♦37.66      industrials    10,771.48      Nasdaq    ♦27.66      composite    2,483.23      Standard &    +6.87      Poor’s 500    1,136.43      Russell    +9.01      2000              652.43      NYSE diary      Advanced:    1,910      Declined:    1,112      Unchanged: 94      Volume:    4.7 b      Nasdaq diary      Advanced:    1,746      Declined:    813      Unchanged: 104      Volume:    2.0 b     AP  RwotaUon ' CoK/h Klein ; ' DKNYDOlŒt  Texas Native Landscape  Stonework  Patios & Walkways ^ Drought tolerant plants ^ Bed makeovers 'At Complete Landscaping  Cell: 830-620-8068 830625-7407 Curtis E. Paris  www.txnative.not   SEIiMON SERIKS  Vital Issues and Christian Belief  The Prophetic Proof of the Reality of God  Found only in the Judeo-Chrislian Scriptures.  Only God knows the end from the beginning. The Bible's startling picture of the future.  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