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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 25, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas 101 Tuesday, October 25, 2011 | herald-zeitung.com Kjuama uiicio muitgagc iciici uii vvcoiciii iiip rniiNrii LA8VEQAS(AP) President Barack Obama offered mortgage relief on Monday to hundreds of thousands of Americans, his latest attempt to ease th(‘ economic and (Xilitical fallout of a housing crisis that has bedeviled him as he seeks a second term "I'm here to say that we (an't wait for an increasingly flysfunctional Con gress to do its job," the president declared ()utside a family honie in Las V^as, the epicenter of foreclosures a nd j ob I ess ness. "Where they won't act, I will." Making a case fc)r his policies and a new effort to circumvent roadbloc ks put up by Republican lawmakers, Obama also laid out a theme for his re-ek‘c -tion, saying that there's "no excuse for all the games and the gridlcK k that we've been seeing in Washington." "fVople out here don't have a ot of time or a lot of patience for some of that nonsi’nse that's bt'en going on in Washin^on,'' he said. Th(> new ruJc^ for fcKkral-ly guarantet'd loans represent a rec ()gniti()n that measures th(’ administra tion has taken so far on housing have not workt»d as well as expected. His jobs bi I struggling in Congress, Obama tried a new catchphrase, "We can't w'ait;" to highlight his initiatives ana to shift blame to congressional Republicans for lack of action to boost employ' ment and stimulate an (xo-nomic recovery. VOTING Continued from page Ì ( h(H k I.!'), and iht'n c all the voter registrar to confirm that th(' voter i«. r(>gistered. She asked voters to firing tfieir voter certiÌK ates. Martini also said some* non-citv residents were turned away from the t itv elei tion. ''We've had a loi of p(*o-[ile coming in that are not in the ( it\," she said. If the\ are ri'sidents ot ( omal ( ounty, they art* (lire( ted t() the ( ounty ('k’( -tion (iosk just at ross the room. However, they i annoi vot(' in th(> ban referendum. ( ount\ (‘kxtion work(‘r lorn M.its( hek said early noting in the state constitutional amendments ek*c-tion was ruling th(’ ban voting's coatt.iils and drawing a large nunibc^r of voters. Some 21 ()CM)ok' had voted by nii(l-att('rnoon in the amc'ndiiK'nts c'lc( fion. •\ third (‘k'ction was also und(»r wav, irivolving ( omal ( ount\ votc'rs iiv-ini; in .)r<>as ser\cd b\ the Bexar Metropolit.in W.Uer Distric t, who ar(' voting in a nuilti-county election on whether to dissolve' the' Hexar Wetropolit.vn Water [ )istric I \o one- had \(>t voted in tlie Bexar \U‘t elet tion c’ar-K voting V1ats( hc'k s.iid Poll signs checked ( it\ ( ode-entorc ement officers wc're outside the' |)olls to ensure ek'c tionec'r ing by ban su[>|)orters and o[)ponents was conduc tc'd legally. In the [>arking lot outside thc' )oll, workers for the* anti- >an group ( an the Ban and the pro-ban Support-TheBan organization wc'rc’ liabysitting (‘lection signs, inc luding somt' targe-si7('d signs mounted on the' backs of pic kup trucks. The groups wc'rc’ seatc'd just beyond a 1 ()()-fooi marker placed bv ek'ction officials. "That's the magic line*, that little black thing/' said S u p f)ort T h (' B a n's I >c*bl > i e niiott, |)ointing to the marker. "We're sitting behind it. We mc'an no harm." Support TheBan's K.n i lliott said he and the c itv's code oftK c'r disc usschI t(ic' big sign mounted on the' b.ic k ot <1 pic ku ). "He told us t lat he was c hc'c king bee ause some-bocK complaine'd that the big sign on the vc'Iik le vv.is in violation of one' ot the* ( itv codes for advc'rtising," Ka\ said. It It were' a sign for a business, it would be- in violation bc'{ a use* it's mol)ik*, he* said. "But be'( ausc' it is polit teal camp.iign, tliere is no violation,' he Siiid. Matthew Fic'kis ot ( .in The' Ban, who w.ts sc'c uring an evc-n large'r Mgn to a pi( ku[), said hc' hadn't bec-ii c itc'd tor [)olling‘|)la( e* cocie violations, c'lthe't ( ity hall confirmed no c it.1tions had bi'en written Voting Info larly voting in all three ek'ctions will in* continue through Friday from 8 a.nL to 4: iO t).m, at ( omal ('ounty f le'c tion ( enter at landa Plaza, MS 1 anda St., Nc'w Braunfc'ls. New Braunfels re'sidc'nts whe> live' in (iuaclalupc' ( ounty also e an e ast their veites at the' [ k'ction ('enter Next wc'c'k, early voting at the Flee tion ( enter will be 8 a.m to 4: U) p.m. ()c t. i I through Ne)v. 2; and trom 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Ne)v. i-4. Branch early voting I arly veiling is also being otterc'd at branch voting site's in Bulve'rde'/Spring Branch, ( anyon I ake and ('.arden Kidge. •    (larck'n Riclge': Farly ve)ting will 1k‘ c onduc tc'd at (i.irelc'n Kidgc' ( ity Hall, ‘)4()() Munie ipal Parkw.iy in (i.jrdc'n Kidge, trom 9: U ) a.m. Ic) S: 50 p.m luc'sdav anel 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wc'dne'selax. •    Bulverde'/Spring Br.inc h; Farly voting will be' c onduc le'd ,it Bulvc'rde'Spring Brane h I library, 1 ? 1 Bulverdc' ( rossing in Bulve'rde*, from 10 a.m. to " p.m Oc t. 51 and Nc)v. 1 •    ( arnon 1 <ike': f ,irl\ voling w ill be* c onduc tc'd at Ivc' fVe'slf)n Me-morial library, I (> n 1 South Ae (e'ss Ko.hI in ( anv(»n lake', trom 10 a.m. to p.m. Nov. 2-L School bond in Marion Marion residents are voting on thrc'c’ school-relat-ecl propositions. The first will decide whether million in sc hex)! i)onds will Ix' issucxf to build a scK'nce and ttx.h-nology facility at Marion High Sc hcK)l and a c afeteria at l<rueg(‘r Hementary. The second proposition is for $ 1.1 S million to expand, renovate and improve athletic facilities at the* high sc hcx)l and middle sc hool. Thc' third [)roposition is for $ 1 million for a PF facility and music classroom at Kruc*gc*r Fk*mentary. Marion ve>ters gc) to the polls at the* Marion ISD l ibrary. Other ('luadalupe voting loc ations inc lude the* Segum FIc'ctions Office (21'") S. Milam) anel the' Sc hertz flections Office moi Fibel Road). Me)bik' units will be at St. |e)sc'ph's Missk)n (?()‘H Re'dwood Road) on Mon davs; Kingsburv Fire* Station (}()()() IM' 1 104) on Tuc*sdays; Forest Hills Church (82SI FM 1117) on W'e'dnesdays; (trace' Me'niorial ( hurc h ( 5240 FM 72S) on Thursdays; New Berlin ('ornmunity ( entc'f (881 S FM 77S) on rrida\'s: and Kingsbiirv Fire' Station and ('¡race Mc'mor-ial ( hurch on Saturday. editor Sh.iwn /.cn\/s (onlnlHJlvd to this rvpoit. Continued from poge 1 Council members, after hearing presentations and recommendations from EAR IP representatives, grilled the experts on the detailsof the plan before finally making its 6-F vote just after 10 p.m. Counci I member Richard Zapata was the only "no" ve>te. Zaf)ata said he'd spent ^0 hours studying EARIP doc uments in the past two weeks and thought he'd only learned "a frac tjonof a perc entage" of what he needed to know to make what he wid wejuld ix* one of the most im[X)rtant elw i-sions ht''ll m.vke as a council mc'mber. Mayor Gale Pospisil was certain in her supf)ort of the rt'gional ()lan that has bet'n in the* making by 2i> stakc'holder groups since 2(l()7. "It's remarkable that we have this kind of .rgree-mcMTt," Pos[)isil sakl. "With the benefit is has to our community in terms of water availal)ilily in the* future', I just think it's the right thing to do." Council's ve)te authorized ('ity Manager Mike Morrison to sign the' various documents by which the e ity will be contractu-allv obligated to (>artic i-pate in FAR IP. He*'s e'XjX'c te'd to sign the* doc uments Nov. 7. k)ining FARIP commits the city to sue h things as taking measures to protec t endangered specie's and their habitat in the ( omal Springs syste*m. It also woulel protc'c t the* city trom l.nvsuits that could be brought over harm to endangered spe'c ic'S in the' ( omal sys-tC‘m t ausecl by tul)ing or othc'r rcH re'ational .ictivi-ties or by Felwcircls Ae|uifer puni[)ing. The program is e‘X|)ecti'd to c ost $20 million per year, with tuncling initially coming from an incrc'ase in aquifer manaKement fees charged by Edwards Aquifer Authority. New' Braunfels Utilities Roger Biggers said local water rates could rise as much as $2.40 per month for an average family to help pay for the program. NBU CEO Riula DiFon-zo urged the council to join FARIP, saying the projr ect is "an essential step" to protect the community's Edwards Aquifer water supply, which she said accounts for 26 percent of the water used in New Braunfels. The* [>rogram also will protec t the Comal's endangered spet ies through a re*pi\lt of the worst drought on rt'cord by guarantcH'ing continued minimum springflows rather than having springflows fall to zero. EARIP's plan is expex t-c'd to be* submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service before the end of the year. USFWS will take f)ublic input before' making a decision — by |an. 1, 201 i on whethe*r to (^K the (Kogram. Krueger Canyon dam The* vote to help (omal ('ount\' fund the Krueger (^anyeui dam [iroject on Dry ('omal ('reek was unanimous. C ity Fngine'e^r |im Klein said the dam she>uld reduc e* floodw.vters by 2.4 teet at I anda Stre»e't and by e>ne k)ot at Wald Road. It's also part of a larger eountv plan te> build dams in the' watersheds abe>ve New Braunfels to minimize' tle)od damage', he said. "It's a ste[) in the' right dire'ctie)n," Klein said. County fudge Sherman Krause thankc'cl counc il tor c ontributing te) the projt'ct. "It's great that the city and the' county can (partner in a tle)od control |)ro)e'Ct like this that is k)r the' benefit e)t the ( ity of New Braunfels and ( ejmal ( ounty/' Krause said New Braunfels Five-Day Forecast Coastal Forecast and Tides TODAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY 1 SATURDAY 1 Patchy early fog. i One more warnri Colder with Sunny and cool. Sunny with mild the partly sunny day scattered showers chilly nighttinne daytime and t-storms lows ' temperatures 88 / 63° 87 /58= 68 /48° 67 /40° 72 /42° CLICK ë Port Aransas Today Tomorrow Thursday Today Galveston Tomorrow Thursday Temperature Yesterday's High / Low 86° / 59 Normal High / Low 79“ / 55 Record High    97“ in 1931 Record Low    33 in 1996 Precipitation Yesterdays    0.00" Month to Date    j 43" Avg. Month to Date    3.38“ Vear to Date    11,03" Avg, Year to Date    30.13" Departure from Avg    -19 10" Temperature ,ìtkJ pfei.JptdJion^ as ot ')pm y‘'stefd<iy. TcjKfri irom N.ew BfdUf^tets airpcjft Almanac Levels/Flows 10/24 Change Edwards Aquifer (ft) 650 9 -04 Comal Springs <cfs) 1970 - 3 Canyon Dam 10/24 Change Inflow 3 +/■ 0 OutflOWiGuadptr“ R al Sattleri 67 ■^/-0 Lake Level 899 7 -0 03 NBU Pumping Report Millons Millons Upctated forecasts; WWW srfi.noaa.gov Type "city, state" or zip code into space provided and click “go" button. Sun and Moon Sunrise    Sunset Moonrlse    Moonset Today 7 41AM    6.52 PM 617 AM    5:55 PM Wednesday 7.41 AM 6:51PM 7 27 AM    6 40 PM Thursday 7 42 AM 6:50 PM 8 38 AM    7:31PM Pollen Counts (jrass    rVa Mold    Moderate 1051 Tree    n/a Weeds    Moderate 28 83^ / 74” 83“ / 76° 80'’ / 57° Today's Wind SE at 10 to 20 84°/74° 85“*/74° 80^/54° Today's Wind SE^5to15 _ J    „ J..    Maps and Forecasl Produced by Todays Tides IstH'gh 1st Low 2nd High 2nd Low Port Aransas 12 57 AM 7 29 AM 2 45 PM 8 36 PM ^ ^ www dayweather.com Galveston 137 AM ;.52AM 2 34 PM 8 42 PM Cheyenne, Wyoming National Outlook -20 -10 0 10 20 30 40 50 60^ 70 80 90 100 New Oct. 26 First Nov 2 10/24 of gallons 10/24 of gallons Surface water 5.008 Groundwater 6 169 Full Nov. 10 Last Nov, 18 Pollen counts courtesy of Central Texas Allergy and Asthma Forecast Map Today Tomorrow Today Tomorrow City Hi Lo W Hi Lo W City Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Albany 57 39 pe 55 42 r Las Vegas 81 58 pc 66 47 su Albuquerque 72 47 pe 66 35 sh Little Rock 85 57 su 78 57 th Anchorage 40 22 Is 35 25 Is Los Angeles 70 58 pc 73 54 su Atlanta 77 50 su 75 55 PC Louisville 76 58 su 70 47 th Atlantic City 65 53 su 66 59 sh ‘ Madison 53 34 me 49 30 pc Baltimore 65 48 su 68 50 sh Memphis 80 60 su 80 57 th Baton Rouge 85 59 su 83 59 pc Miami Beach, FI. 84 75 sh 84 75 sh Billings 44 28 r 49 31 pc Milwaukee 60 46 Ih 50 41 sh Birmingham 77 53 Su 76 55 pc Minneapolis MN 51 38 r 51 34 pc Bismarck 45 31 r 46 27 pc Mobile AL 80 54 su 80 62 pc Boise 51 24 su 52 33 su Montgomery. AL 79 52 su : 78 56 pc Boston 63 44 su 56 46 sh Nashville, TN 78 52 su 79 55 pc Buttalo 37 24 mx 37 25 pc New Orleans L A 81 64 su 80 63 pc Carson City, NV 56 20 sh 51 20 su New York, NY 62 49 pc 61 53 sh Charleston, SC 76 59 su 76 63 su Norfolk VA 70 50 su 75 56 pc Charleston, WA/ /3 50 su 72 55 sti Nodh Platte NE 58 34 pc 42 21 mx Charlotte 73 46 su 75 53 pc Omaha NE 68 42 pc 50 34 sh Chattanooga 75 47 su 78 53 pc Orlando. FL 83 64 pc 85 64 pc Cheyenne 42 21 Í 30 13 Is Philadelphia 63 49 su 65 56 sh Chicago 75 49 th 50 43 r Phoenix, AZ 91 65 pc 84 56 su Cincinnati 72 54 pc 66 46 Ih Pittsburgh 63 51 pc 60 46 sh Cleveland 65 54 pc 59 44 sh Portland ME 59 40 su 56 41 me Colorado Spgs 63 30 r 31 19 sn Portland, OR 58 37 su 57 45 pc: Columbus, OH 70 54 pc 63 45 th Providence, HI 63 41 su 56 47 sh Dayton, OH: 70 53 pc 62 44 th : Rapid City, SD 46 31 r 44 29 pc Denver 54 31 r 32 20 Is Reno, NV 56 26 sh 51 26 su Oes Moines 73 42 PC r 51 36 sh Richmond, VA 70 47 su 74 52 pc Detroit 63 48 56 42 r Sacramento 73 48 su 74 46 SU Duluth 44 36 r 49 33 mx i St Louis, MO 85 54 PC 60 43 r Eugene 58 35 su 56 43 pc Salt Lake City UT 54 35 sh 49 32 pc Fairbanks 36 15 pc 33 12 Is ; San Diego, CA 66 59 pc ; 66 58 PC Fargo 52 34 sh 48 30 pc San Francisco, CA 70 53 pc 70 56 su Flagstaff 62 33 : th 55 27 sh Santa Fe, NM 63 41 pc 58 26 sh Fort Smith 84 61 pc 71 46 th Seattle, WA 56 37 pc 53 46 r Grand Rapids 60 42 r 54 37 r ,■■ Shreveport, LA 87 60 pc 83 59 pc Greensboro 70 44 su 76 54 pc Sioux FallS; SD 57 36 pc 50 30 pc Helena 41 24 Is 44 28 pc Spnngfield 80 56 PC 61 41 th Honolulu 87 72 PC 87 72 pc Spokane, WA 50 29 su 52 31 pc Indianapolis 73 54 PC 62 43 sh Tampa. FL 83 66 pc 85 64 pc Jackson, Miss 83 55 su 82 58 pc Topeka 79 47 pc 51 36 sh Jacksonville, FL 78 62 su 78 63 pc Tucson, AZ 88 62 sh 81 53 pc Juneau, AK 38 34 sn 36 33 l,s Washington, DC 67 50 su 70 52 sh Kansas City , 80 46 pc 51 38 r : Wilmington, DE 63 45 su 64 55 sh Knoxville 74 46 su 75 51 pc Wichita, KS 79 49 pc 54 39 sh bz blizzard, c-cloudy, Ig-log hs-heavy snow, tiz-ha/e: ts-ligh! snow me mostly cloudy, mx wintery mix : pc-partly cloudy, r-rain,«h-showers sti-snow, su-sunny, th thunderstorm, w wind. Evei^ drop of water matters. Find otrt the latest on landscape watering restrictions at nbutexas.com or call (830) 608-8925 for more infomriation. NBU Here is what matters.

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