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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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