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   New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 8, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas                                 CLINT MARTIN AMONG MUSICAL ACTS PLAYING IN AREA WEEKEND, 8  50o  New Braunfels  THURSDAY  DECEMBER 8,2011  h e r a I d-ze i t u n g. co m  SERVING NEW BRAUNFELS SINCE 1852  Ad Hoc completes reconunendatioiis  Season of tubing on city rivers could cost residents up to $20, if council approves  exceed $20 Iwoffered to New    its maximum pria*, is justone of    been working since October    ommenfl.itions on Wedm'sd.iy.  . Braunfels residents who want to    the reGommendations the com-    under a council mandate to find    The proposed season pass tt'c  The city's River Ad Hòc ( om- tube the city's rivers beginning    mittee will send to city counc il    ways to improve the tuliing expt^-    ref)resents a rlist ount(‘(l rale tor  mittee is recommending that a next summer.    for its consideration on Monday,    rience for residents and tourists  season pass at a cost not to The proposed sea«>n pass, with    The committee^ wKich has    alike, wrapped up its list of ree-    See AO HOC. Page 6  Aten  ► RECALL PETITION  Council officially kills recall  Takes no action after report from City Secretary  ByOregBovMn  The Herald-Zeitung  A mayoral-recall petition filed Friday si'eking an elet -tion on removing New Braunfels Mayor Gale Pospisil from otfice is "not valid," City S e c r e t a r y Patrie k Aten told city c o u n c i I Wednesday.  Aten made the pronouncement in a special council meeting called spec itically to allow him to ( eliver and re[)ort on the [petition. During the meeting, which was just minutes long, Aten read a statement in which he certific'd the petition as not valid.  When Aten had finished, Pospisil stat(*d that no action was rc‘c|uirt'd concerning the petition and the mec'ting was immecfiatc^ly adjournec.  In his statement, Aten said the petition carried 1,117 original signature's. Of those, 735 had to be deemc'd as signed by qualified cit>' voters in order for the )etition to Ix“ rulcM:! valid anc force a recall election.  But the verification process conducted by Aten and his staff confirnied only 668 c;|ualified signature's. He said Î86 signature's were ruled invalirl because they contained missing, incomplete or incorrect infornia-tion.  Another 34 invalid signatures were from voters of other political subdivisions, and 29 other invalid signatures were from voters  See PETITION, Page 5  REMEMBERING PEARL HARBOR  Photos by LAURA McKENZlE [ The Herala Zeitung  Pearl Harbor survivor Robert “Bob" Morris salutes during the presentation of the colors by the New Braunfels High School JROTC Marine Corps at the start of Wednesday’s Pearl Harbor remembrance event at VFW Post 7110  WITH HONOR  Veteran recalls day that propelled U.S. into WWII  By Betty Taylor  The Herald-Zeitung Retired CPO Rolx'rt "Bol)" Morris signc'd f)rograms yesterday at the closing ot the Pearl Harbor RenK'mbrance ceremony Wc'dnt's-day at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7110.  As he signed his jt)hn Hancoc k, one aftt*r another, the Pearl Harlior survivor said cjuietly, "I'm not important. I'm alive, that's all."  Morris was the guest of honor at the ceremony that took place at 11:40 a.m. Wednesday, on the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.  "1 read in the newspaper that there are 2,700 Pc'ad Harbor survivors alive today," said Cecil Dykes, past VFW post cc)mmand-  er. "Bob Morris is one of them."  In introducing Morris, Post Commandc'r Raymond Juarez said he ri'membered watching the Sept, 11 attacks on television.  "I can't imagine* handling something like that first-hand, like you did. Bob, at Pc'ad Harb(»r," luarez said.  Morris launched into a straight-torward account alK)ut the IXt. 7, 1941 attack on Pe'arl Harl)or. Morris had entered the military on [>c. 4, 1940 and was aboard the USS St. Louis (whi( h would later bexome known as I ucky Li>u) as a radio man.  "We were moortHl in the Pearl Harbor Navy yard," he said. "At  See HONOR, Page 14  Bagpiper William Jones plays "Amazing Grace" during the Pearl Harbor remembrance event at VFW Post 7110 on Wednesday.  Saturday shindig to benefit shooting survivor  LAURA McKEN7IE I Herald-Zeitung  Tammie. left, and Don Morgan stand with their daughter, Baleigh, 15, at the Main Plaza bandstand on Wednesday evening. A fundraiser benefiting the Morgan family will take place Saturday at Bubbu's Big Deck.  By Kate Thomas  The Herald-Zeitung  Don and Tammie Morgan were rc'turning to the* (parking garage after sho|)ping at North Star Mall in San Antonio in August. Thc'ir teenage daughter, Ba eigh, had me>t up with a friend, l^on reme*m-bers getting into the f)assc'nger seat while his wife climbed behind the wheel, plugged her cell phone into its charger and maybe reachc'd for a stick of gum.  And then came the man with the gun, and with him were to come months of anguish, hospital visits and financial tremble. The gun wasn't just for show, and l^on was shot. The family had no insurance. His injury has made it impossible for [)on, at  Morgan Family Fundraiser When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday  Where: [iubbas Big Deck, (iruene  Contact: (210) 286-8888 You should know:  Barbecue plates are $8, bake sale, 50/30 drawing and live music  ► HOLIDAY FETES  2 parades Saturday at C. Lake  By Betty Taylor  Tfie Herald-Zeitung CANYON UKE  ( anyon I ake will have a busy Saturd.iy with its annu al ( hristmas [)arade beginning at 11 a.m. in Sattler, anil its annual boat [)ara(l(* b(>ginning at 6 pm. at the (Canyon Lake Mann,). Botti [)arades have beíonn* (Canyon Lake tiaditions.  33rd annual Canyon Lake Christmas Parade  The \ kd Annual ( <m\on Lak(* ( hristmas P.u.)d(> takes ()lace beginning ai tl a.ni. Saturday in Sattler, ( lainv ing tame as theonK ( hriM mas parad(' in (x)nial (oun-ty, th(‘ parade route l)egins at Kanz F(‘<'d Ston* in Sattlf'i at Farm-to-Markcl Road 267 i and Sattle'r Koad  "It will (Mid ai)nut I . > miles down FM 267 said Linda Fple\. ('vc'nt organi/ t*r.  The [)ar<ide is sfvonsored by the (’an\on Lake Noon lions C'lub, and this year's parad(' ine iudc*s (C <>ntri('s  "VVe have the ( an von Lake High Sc hool marchmt; band, the Mount<iin ValuA Middle School band, the Alzatar Shriner miniature' cars, motorcycles, and go carts, bag[)ipers, antic|i.H' cars, c hcH'rIeaders, dancing teams and tioats," LpU'\ added.  The beginning ot tlie parade will b(‘ signaled b\ a flyover by the ('ommc'mora tive Air Forc(', Ontex Wing of San Marcos, iiK luding the B-2S "Yellow Rose' bomber.  See PARADES, Page 8  WEATHER, 7  AOiN CASTILLEJA  GOODWIN FRAZIER ELEMEKrTARY  pre^sent, to work.  This Saturday at Bubba's Big De‘ck, friends of the family are holding a fundraiser to he'lp the Morgans get through the holidays.  See BENEFIT, Page 6  Sun early, clouds late  High; 57 Low; 42  Classtíieds_______  Comics ..........  Crosswords _____  Eoium..............  Obituaries.......  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