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   New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 23, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas                                 «fe'i Rrk  —Sunday=  New Braunfels  OCiOBER 23,2Û11  h e r a I d " z è 11 u n g. c o m  SERVING NEW BRAUNFELS SINCE 1852  GREAT PEAL: TODAY’S HERALD-ZEITUNG HAS $615 IN COUPONS  Early voting starts Monday  Related  ■    Our View: New  Braunfels residents who lovp this community and its rivers should vote FOR the ban, 4A  ■    Publisher Doug Toney: 205,000-plus cans pulled from the river definitely validates ban 4A  *  City residents to decide ban’s fate; 10 amendments also on ballot  ByOregBowvn  The Herald-Zeitung  Voters do not have to wait until Nov. 8 to cast their ballots in New Braunfels' much-ballyhooecl disposable container ban referendum.  Early voting begins Mon  day in lh(‘ special election that will determin(‘ whether beer cans and otht>r disposable containers will be prohibited on the (onial and CuadaiufK- rivers, the city's wildly popular tubing waterways.  Voter registration officials said registration of city voters was heavy in the run-up to the referenilum, with the numlier of registered vott'rs in the city growing by 60'> from 28,221 in late August to the current 28,826.  On Aug. 22, (ity (ouncil a[)proved the anti-litte'r ordi-nancP, eff(*ctive [an. 1 The new law f)rompl('d a c ifi/ens' petition, which council a( (epterl on Scvpt. 7, that  See VOTING, Page 6A  ► DREAM REALIZED  Katrina survivors Dart of NB lumanity  Enter new home built by Habitat for Humanity  By Betty Taytor  IheHeraldZeiinnq A big reri bow decijrat-ed the ftont door of ihe S.ilais home at 20SO Mk higan Ave. as a crowd gatlieri'd around jason and kendra Salais and their (liildreii, I illith, 10, and Akasha, on the front \<ir(l oi llK'ir home just i)etore noon Saturday.  I hey were tliere to vvati fi as Habitat for I lutnanilv offidaK prt'scmf-ed th(‘ Sal.vis tamily with (lie key to their n('w home. It was every bit the Amer-K <ui dream come to Iruitioii. Hut it has been a long jouriK'y for the Salais tamily, ( ulmitiating with ('\[)erieiu ing tlie devasta tion ()t Uurriiane Katrina in their hometown ot VYaveiand, Miss. Ihrough It all, tlu'y have maintained (lope and since have (lee ided to remain in Nc'vv Br.iunfels .uul establish roots hew.  t illith and Akasha ( ut the bow and It'd visitors into their new home tor th(‘ tirst lime.  A HOME OF THEIR OWN  BETTY TAYLOR | Herald-ZeitiirKj  The Salais family, parents Jason and Kendra, and daughters lillith, 10, left, and Akasha, 9, prepare to enter their new Habitat tor Humanity home on Michigan Street on Saturday  "This is really big tor me — to be a homeowner," Jason said. "We always rented. I've never bt*t‘n a homeowner before. To own something that I help put together with my own two hands, that's big."  The family sc'c'mt'd {>ver-wht'Inu‘d and giddy ,»t the same time. Lillith aski'd if she (ould eat a cookie in her room, as lason r(‘[)lied with a gentle "No." The girls were excited al)out each haviiig their own  room.  "Akasha said she want-c'd to be the first to tlush the toilet, I guess tc) nitike sure it works," Kendra said, laughing. "It's life-c hanging. 1 now have a stable, permanent home  to raise my girls in."  Kendra said she was "raised with hurricanes" and had tamily in N(>w ()rl('ans and Mississippi that asked her to sta\ in  See HABITAT, Page 8A  LANCE vs.  THE RANGERS  Canyon High School grad Lance Berkman  and his St. Louis Cardinals faced the Texas Rangers Saturday in Game 3 of the World Series Story, 1B  ► MONDAY MEETING  Council mi^t ante up for dam  Will consider $1.5 million to make up for shortfall  By Greg Bowen  The Hernlfl Zeitutiq  Cjty ( ()un( tl w ill nit'C’t Monda\ to c onsi(l(>r ( un tributing up to $ 1iinlh* »n to hel|) ( onittl ( ()unl\ ( <  ('r Its miIIton liudgct shortlidl on tiir ktiti _;(-t I ( ail)(Hi (i.uu jnujt't Î  Ai cordiivg lu a { ii\ -l.ifi rc'port, (omal ( ount\ otfi^ ( i.ils appio.H bed the ( itv re(|uesting liii.iiK lal .issistaiK  The proicH t. iindfn (un struction on l)r\ ( oiii.il ( rcH'k west ot '\cw Bt.uin tc'is, u ill help provide ih tod  See COUNCIL. Paqe WEATHER, IDA  JÉSUS MARTINEZ  GOODWIN FRAZIER ELEMENIARY  BOILING MAD  Monarch Utilities customers seeing their rates double  Partly cloudy  High 85 t ow: 61  LAURA McKENZIE | Hefald-Zeitung  Neighbors Nacho Martinez, left, and Ron Marshall stand Thursday outside Marshall's tiome on East Zipp Road. Both have seen their water bills with Monarch Utilities more than double.  THE INSIDE  Ann  GOING TO POT, LITERALLY  Artists turn out in force to display their wares and teach others about the art of working with  clay during the 19th annual Texas Clay Festival, which wraps up today in Gruene.  — NEWS,2A  By Greg Bowen  The Herald-Zeitung  Ronald Marshall is steamed about what he sees as corporate greed causing his water rates to double.  The Zi[)f) Road resident was recently notiiic‘d of the rate hike by Monarcl’i Utilities, the Wall Street-owned water company serving about 87 customers in the (jarden Oaks area along the Cjuadalupe River south ot the New Brauntels city  COLORFUL. COLLECTIBLE  Orchids seem to fascinate their growers and their admirers. Two upcoming shows will give viewers the chance to view stunning, show-stopping orchids, as well as take some home for gifts.  limits.  Rates are going up on Dec. It) trom $56 to $12^ per 10,000 gallons, Monarch told him. Tht'y'll rise again to $1 U) next luly.  "It's just grc'c'd, grtvd, greed," said the i)b-ye.ir-ol(i retired mac hinist, who gc'ts by on Social Sc'curity and extra t^irnings trom [K^tsitting and ckvgwalking. "This  See RATES, Page 7A  Abtiy___  CflflMS , Cros.syyMcis. FQLum _ Obituaries  Planner .....  SpMS ____  TV  50  ID  5C  SC  4A  3A  2C  IB  60  Voi 158 I No 297 4 sections, ?8 pages  H 56825 00002' ' h $1 bO  —UFEJC  CHAMPIONSHIP START  New Braunfels affixed an exclamation point to its steamroller run through the District 25-5A Team Tennis Championships by shutting out Judson 10-0 in Saturday's final at Steele High School.  — SPORTS, IB  STAGE II WATER RULES  y  For breaking news, sports and traffic follow us on Twitter ©NewBraunfelsHZ  Become a New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Facebook fan at fac8book.com/  Low rates mean it s high time to refinance.  Sign Up for daily e-ivewsletter by visiting the Herald-Zeiting online; herald-zeitung.com  LOAN DEPT (830) 626-8Ó27  WWW.FIRSTSTATI-TIXAS.COM   Watering with a sprinkler or land scape irrigation system is allowed once a week, before 10 a.m. and after 8 p.m., based on the last digit ot the address;  ■    0,1 Watering day is Monday  ■    2,3 Watering day is Tuesday  ■    4,5 Watering day is Wednesday  ■    6,7 Watering day is Thursday  ■    8,9 Watering day is Friday Watering with a hose, soaker hose,  bucket or drip irrigation system is OK before 10 a.m. and after 8 p.m   

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