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   New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 17, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas                                 50o  COWBOY KRINGLE TO BEGIN HIS VISITS TO 6RUENE  New Braunfels  WFFKFND, R  THURSDAY  NOVEMBER 17,2011  Herald |^,Zeitung  herald-zeitungvCOTO  SERVING NEW BRAUNFELS SINCE 1852  Pospisil  ► RIVER GOMMITTEE  Panel to urge river tubing fees for tourists  Public hearing on draft proposals set for Dec. 5  By Greg Bowen  The Heralfl'Zeitung  The N('vv Br.iiin(els Kiver Ad Nor fOmmitk'c (ontin-uofl Wi'dnesfiay to htimmcr out its list of r('( ommci'ida-tions to ( ity (ouniii for i ni () r o V (' -mcnts to tho (itv's tiihing infiustry.  R (' ( o m -nienfl.it ions the conimit-ti'O soemed to r<\Kh (on-sf'nsus on VVcdncsdciy inc kid('d:  •    ( harging ,1 i('i' to visitors to tulx’ on the f oni.il <tnd (iu<i(lali.i[)(‘ rivers within the ( Ity limits.  The l(*e would likeK 1h‘ in the neighborhood (»1 $S, which could .illovv the ( ity to hre.vk cveti or |H‘rliii[)s evt'n m.ike <i ¡¡rotit on its tuhing rev('nu('s. Iln' (ity spcnit .1 halt-niil!)on clollars mor(’ on nian.iging th(> rivc'TS III 2010 and 201 I than It «Mrned in l)udgcH rev(Miu(‘s to su()[)ort rivt'r inanagenrent.  •    ( h.uging a reduc ed i(>e  or perhaps no te{‘ at ail  for ( Ity rc'sidents who  tul)(' on the riv(VFS. Mayor (lale f’ospisil and othi'r committec' nK'inbers spoke out in lavor ot [iroviding li'e considerations ot some kind lor local ( ili/('ns. [)('t()ils lire yt't to be worked out, but one suggestion was to provide spin lal "se.json [)ass" wrist bands to pro-\ ide lU i ess tor loc als,  •    Improve' saf(M\ by redesigning the t ast lubc'rs'  [ xit, lidding mi>re lifeguards and law- entor( emcMil officers on the fivers, and te(|uiring personal flotation devic c'S tor children I 5 and LindcT  •    f inding a princ i|)al parking location without [)lacing acfditional burden on Prince Sol ms l*ark, where [)arking spa( es would be kept at th(‘ ( ur-rent level. Ma\or l’os|)isil suggested using the c ity-owncnl 1 anda I’la/a on I an-da Street as |)rin( ipal parking. Slu' said Linda I’laza (an hold "hundreds and hundreds" of cars. Different o|)tK)n.s lor moving pc'o-ple from l.anda Plaza to the rivers would bc' explored.  •    Using narking mt'f(*rs, permit parking and other methods t() discourage visitors from parking in ncMgh-borhi )ods.  •    Incentivi/ing visitors to use tubing outfitters.  (,'ity staffcMs vyill now draw up a list of draft rec--ommc'ndations, whic h will be presented to the* |)ublic at a mc'c'ting tc>ntatively set for 7 p.m. on Dec. S at the Mc Kenna tvents ( enter.  Public conimc'nt will be taken and usc'd in fashiori-ing tlie final r('(ommenda-tions, which will be (om-pleted by the (ommittc'c* on Dec. 7 and taken to c ity counc il on Dec. 12.  Mom guiliy in ne^ect case  Jury convicts NB woman for witness tampering, child endangerment  Knowles  By Dalondo Moultrie  The Herald-Zeitung  A (omal ( ounty jury VVednesdciy convicted a N('W' Hraunf(»ls vvonian of tanijK'riiig  with a witnc'ss and endang('r-ing a (hild.  i)uring testimony earlier in the day, Nancy Knowlc's broke down into tears on the stand  and yelled at a (omal County [)rost>cutor.  Knowles' t(‘stimony lastf’d the majority of the morning and vvas interrupted once  wh('n slie sobbed un< ontrol iably. ludge (xiry I Sti'cl ( all('d for a 1 ^»-minute break to  See GUILTY, Page 12  HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS  BIGGER IS BETTER  NB’s Salvation Army gets new home, new director  By Betty Taylor  TheHwald-Zeitufiq It is not unusual to find I t. Sarah (loftlic h, (or[)s ottic(‘r at The Salvation ,%m\, unloading: (lO cast's of soda from h(>r ( ar one moment and sc'rving as a ( ha[)|ain in the chapel of the new local building the nc'xt.  I roni Day One of the move to th(' building on Aug. 18, which W.1S also ('lOt-tlich's first day on the job, sht' h<is l)een (>n the  That is fine with her. She likes Ix'ing on th(> go in iexas,  her home state.  "VVhc‘n you graduate from the' Salvation Army seminary, they  OHLmE  Scan this QR code to visit the New Braunfels Salvation Army or goto httpy/bitly/tmtiTiMn  Lt, Sarah Göttlich talks Wednesday about the services the Salvation Army will be able to provide while holding the floor plan of the organization's new building in New Braunfels  don't always send \ou b.u k to your home state," ('.ottlich said. She c-ntered thc' seminary in Atlanta, (}a., when she was 28 and worked in Houston and San  AVntonio bc'lore arriving in N(>w Braunfels. She is c'\( it('d about the n(‘w lac ilit\ that offers nior(‘  See ARMY, Page 12  Residents fearing tuber onslaught  Say they don’t want to see NB’s problems on the San Marcos River  By Greg Bowen  The Herald-Zeitung MARHNDALE  New Braunfels' new can ban is ratcheting up the leveLof concern in Spring Kiver istates, a subdivision along the Sarfi Marcos River near M.ir-tindale where homcnnvn-ers are dreading thc' (om-ing of another tubing out  fitter to their vicinity.  "Wc‘'ll have more |)rob' lems now with the can ban in New Braunfels. Tluvt's just sending more of the tubc^rs ht're," Spring River resident Tom Goynes told ( aldwell County (omm issioners on Wednt'sday.  (joync's and a handful of his neighbors went to  Lo( khart, the county sc\it, to ask oftK ials tor whatever aid they might b(> .ible to render to kec*p the impact ot the new tubing business to a minimum.  The business will be built on tivc’ acrc's immediately adjacent t() th(> neighborhood. New Braunfels l)usinessrnan lames Piiul Moses recent-  ► TREE IIGHTING  Annual holiday rite nears  Main Plaza seasonal fête begins at 6 p.m, Friday  By Betty Taylof  ItieHt'Tiiiii/eitufKi  New Braunlels I lililu“'  ( rews haA<‘ be(>n bus\ sftinging up lights on W.tin Pki/a downtown in -intii i pation ot th(* ( hiistin.is lrc(' lighting .It (> p.m. 11 ida\ About 100.000 hghls ,)f( ex|)c'( ted to light up the ( ir ( le.  This \car's t (>r»'in( »ri\ v\ ill be slightly ditli'rcirt bc( .tuse ot ri'iiov.itions ,il the ( om.il ( ()Uiit\ ( nullhou''»' ihf (ourlhousc' will not li.nc lights, said l\( )l)in KunkrI ot the \('w Biaiinfels Parks and R('< reation I )f'¡),irtii)ent But e\(’ii without the ( ourt house hghts th(' displ.ix should bt‘ bright and shirn  " HI H s| v'-vi p ' ' iM upgr.uk' and I'lih.imcmivni lo the dovMilown hdticku ('xp(‘fi(*n( e l)\ g( noou^K donating $().000 ovci three \'C'ars, said Slà(e\ Duke [)arks .md re< ic.ition direi tor, in .1 new s lek'asc I lu-lirst insiallmi'nt ot Ihal gill was used tor the im'w inifi!  I LD lights that w iM he sp.iikling on lh(' tree irtink" this stMson,;  The oftK i.il ( eieinoii\ lu'gins at <) p ni. with musit provid('d l)s ( ornal ( om munilv Band .it the band stand \'('w Ktauntels Wa\ or ( rale Pospisil, ( (»niai ( C)unt\ ludge Sheiman Krause and \an(\ llowci pr('sid(>nt ol N('W' Br.uintels Downtown Ass( )( iation will w('li om(> the' ( rowd Pospisil will otiii lalK fight the downtown ( hristmas trc'e at .tl)out (v: U) [).ni.  See DOWNTOWN, Page 3 WEATHER, 6  BENTLV PAIZ LAMAR ELEMtNTARY  f.....  Windy and cooler  ly |)UK hasc'd the a( leage and IS already making improvements, the residents said.  S[)ring Kiver residc'nts are alrc'ady wc'll ac(]uaint ed with the |)roblenvs reliitc'd to being in the' way whc'n tulx'rs come around to hiivc* thi'ir tun.  See TUBERS. Page 12     High 66    ! ow:      Abby    10      ÇlgbSitieds    10      Comics    9      C.rQi>sworül.s. ,    9      Forum    4      Qbituarieü    3      P!âHfW_.....    _______ j      Sports______    7      TV    VI     Vol. 11.9 I No. tí section )2 pag.e  56825 00001  50 cents  ivin  ner  icsgiving Dayr November 24 » i I a.m. - 2 p.m. • McKeiina Events Cemer  801 W San Ajitonio St., New Bratin«b, I'X 78150 Hometx)und Plate Delivery placeyour order by noon, Novefr>ber 23rd (830)221-0957  ' For breaking news, sports scores, weather, traffic and mid-day updates, follow us on Twitter ^NewBraunfslsHZ  ft  Learn wlrat's in tomorrow's paper, offer news tips, receive alerts Bec()me a New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Facebook fan,  Rsceive the Herald-Zeitung e-newsletter in ybur e mail box each I f morning: herald-zeitung.com Click 'Herald-Zeitung Mailing LisL’   

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