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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 8, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas Page 2 — Herald-Zeitung — Friday, April 8, 2011 IN BRIEF From staff reports NB HOUSING AUTHORITY CLOSES SECTION 8 APPLICATIONS New Braunfels Housing Authority announces Section 8 F lousing applications are not being accepted as of April 5. Published announcement will be made when the program reopens. Individuals on the waiting list art* to keep their sch<*duled appointments with the I lousing Authority. 55TH ANNUAL SAUSAGE SUPPER AND DANCE MAY 14 IN CIBOLO OBOIjO— The 55th annual Sausage Supper and Dance will be May 14 at Niemietz City Park, three miles east of Randolph Air Fence Base Farrn-to-Market 78. The even features the CVFD’s homemade German sausage, a 5 p.m. auction, games, refreshments, raffles and a free dance with the Toman Brothers Band. Serving starts at 4 p.m., and the dance begins at 8. ROSES BENEFIT SARCOMA RESEARCH NEW BRAUNFELS— It’s been five years since Sally M. Kingsbury, a New Braunfels native, lost her battle to sarcoma cancer. She was an inspiration to so many. Her memory survives in the Sally Moeller Kingsbury Sarcoma Research F oundation that friends and family founded to help fund research facilities dedicated to finding a cure for sarcoma cancer, me Foundation's main fundraising event is to sell knock out roses every year in New Braunfels and the surrounding Central Texas area. Symlwlically, these roses are disease free and drought proof. This year Knock Out Rose Sale will be April 16-17 at Gruene Market Days and at New Braunfels F armers Market on April 16. The new larger 8-inch container Double Knock Out Rose bushes will t>e available for $20 each. Online orders are accepted on the SMKSR F oundation website at www. k nockou CHRISTUS SANTA ROSA ANNOUNCES NEW COO Christus Santa Rosa Health System announces that Renato “Val” Baciarelli has been named its chief operating officer, effective May 23. In this new role at CSRHS, Baciarelli will report to Patrick Carrier, the System’s President/Chief Executive Officer and will oversee hospital operations and ambulatory surgery services. Baciarelli served as president of Catholic Healthcare West, St. Rose Dominican I lospitals, Rose de Lima Campus in Henderson, Nev. Baciarelli has a bachelor of science in management from Park College and a master of science in health care administration from Trinity I Jniversity. Commissioners set fee for tax break applicants Museum invites kids to Dino Day From staff reports Kids of all ages are invited to attend Dinosaur Day on Sunday at The 1 leritage Museum of the Texas Hill Country. The event, which lasts from noon to 5 p.m., will feature a dinosaur trackway with prints from the giants of the cretaceous period, guided tours and hourly presentations by paleontologist Chip Davis of Dinosaur World of San Antonio. The museum is between Sattler and Startzville, at 4831 FM 2673. Cost is $4 for adults and $3 for children. Event goers can bring in rocks and fossils for identification. For information, contact the museum at (830) 899-4542. By Greg Bowen The Herald-Zeitung County commissioners on Thursday adopted a $500 fee for those who apply for tax breaks for bringing economic development projects to Comal County Commissioner Greg Parker said the new fee will help offset some of the costs — calculated at about $620 — associated with the processing of each Application for Tax Abatement /Economic Development Incentives. Previously there was no fee, but a county team revising the application form to capture more information discovered counties could charge a fee as high as $1,000. Mike Meek, president of Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce, said the applications for tax abatements come at the end of a long process, and the companies who reach the application phase are serious about moving to Comal and shouldn’t have a problem with a $500 fee. "I don’t think there’s going to be a lot of blow-back over that fee,” Meek said. Parker said the county receives about four serious tax break applications annually. City of New Braunfels, Texas, Department of State Health Service Retail Food Establishment Inspection Reports from March 11 to April 1 include the following restaurants listed from highest to lowest rating: ♦ CISD Freiheit Elementary 2002 FM 1101 Inspection Date; April 1 Total Score: 0 (perfect) ♦ CISD Oak Creek Elementary 3060 Goodwin Inspection Date: March 22 Total Score: 0 ♦ NBISD Lone Star Your Water Supply is what matters. Let’s conserve our liquid assets. Dry weather and heavy use is causing the aquifer level to drop significantly. Since the high water events of last year, this area has received very little rain. That, coupled with a sharp rise in use of water, has resulted in a significant drop in the Edwards Aquifer level. New Braunfels residents could be facing Stage 1 watering restrictions before the end of March. Since irrigation and other outdoor use makes up about 50% of residential water use, we’re asking you, our customers, to please conserve water and remember that: • most lawns only require watering every 5-7 days if watered to a depth of one inch, and • sprinklers are prohibited year-round in New Braunfels between 10am and 8pm. More information is available at the NBU Main Office or NBU Here is what matters. Commissioners also renewed an agreement dating to 2009 under which the Chamber will provide economic development services for Comal County for another year at a cost of $10,000. Meek said the Chamber deals with thousands of leads per year from companies interested in setting up operations in Comal County. He said the Chamber’s aim has been to bring a very needed additional commercial tax base to the community — and it has done so with companies like Sysco Foods, which is building a 600-job food distribution center, and Caterpillar, which is building a 150-job facility. “You do a good job and we appreciate it,” Parker said. Commissioners also: • Accepted an $8,170 grant from the NRA Foundation to fund the purchase of bulletproof vests, patrol rifles and ammunition for the office of Constable, Precinct 4, Shane Rapp of the Sattler area of Canyon I,ake. • Heard a presentation from Eric Cooper, CEO of San Antonio Food Bank, which serves the hungry in Comal and 15 other counties. Cooper said the reces sion has increased the need for the food bank’s services and has turned former donors and volunteers into clients. • Approved grants totaling $7,155 to local nonprofits devoted to helping victims of child abuse and domestic violence. I he funds distributed are collected via a $15 fee from each divorce filed in the county. Groups receiving funds will be: CASA of Central Texas, the Sexual Assault Response Team, the Child Welfare Board, Connections Individual and Family Services and Communities in Schools. Each will get $1,431. • During the meeting’s citizens’ comments period, heard from former KGNB radio personality Noah Westerfield, who thanked commissioners for their “candor, honesty and straight-forwardness” during his decade-long association with the local radio station. “It’s been a delight working with you,” he said. • Accepted a road in the Woodlands subdivision in the Startzville area of Canyon Lake into the Comal County Road System as a public right-of-way. RESTAURANT RATINGS 144 Hidalgo Inspection Date: Total Score: 3 ♦ For Goodness 1306 E. Common, Inspection Date: Total Score: 3 ♦ NBISD Lamar 240 N. Central Inspection Date: Total Score: 4 ♦ Dairy Queen 370 Landa Inspection Date: Total Score: 6 ♦ Pit Stop #2 3201 IH 35 South Inspection Date: March 25 Sake Suite 101 March 11 Elementary March 30 March 30 March 15 Total Score: 7 ♦ Valero Corner Store #2009 3060 FM 725 Inspection Date: March 23 Total Score: 10 ♦ Pit Stop #9 1293 FM 306 Inspection Date: March 14 Total Score: 10 ♦ Peking 227 N. Business 35 Inspection Date: March 22 Total Score: 14 ♦ G atti 's Pizza 668 S. Walnut Inspection Date: March 23 Total Score: 15 Cornisi County Habitat if 11 for Humanity wwwuomarl habtULnr«} ReSt re Open to the public! SHOP - DONATE - VOLUNTEER New and Used Building Materials, Appliances, Furniture and More New Items priced 50% off retail prices New Spring Items: Landscaping products, Carpet squares, and Laminate flooring available Habitat for Humanity Restore 1269 Industrial Drive New Braunfels, Tx 830-625-7005 Tue-Sat 8:30 AM-1:00 PM Come and visit Tex-Specs Eye Exams & Optical Die only optical in New Braunfels to carry Fendi Frames! \10%ojf] i Total Purchase, i Bring in coupon 1 to redeem offer. 1 TapriI ■SHOWER SPEC«« I V| Excludes VSP Expires April 30 OÄSMCS Eye Exams & Optical The ( )aks Shopping (Vntet • 1551 N Walnut A\c . Suite 2.1 • wwu.TevSptrsXIu'nm (83O) 62-SPECS <8 pV Prodigy Learning Center's Annual FAMILY FUN DAY Saturday) April 9th llam-3pm AI.L PROCEEDS GO TO AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY OF COMAL COUNTY Jumping Castle    Games Live DJ ood 1429 S. WALNUT (830)608-9588Public Record BOOKINGS Lew enforcement officers in New Braunfels end Comal County booked the following between April 7 and April 8: ♦ Jannette Rogge Allen, 68, New Braunfels, driving while intoxicated 4 Mercedes Arreguin, 23, New Braunfels, driving while license invalid, failure to maintain financial responsibility, failure to appear driving while license invalid ♦ Jeffrey Roland Benford, 35, Pflugerviile, no valid or expired inspection certification ♦ Amber P. Cisneros, 25, New Braunfels, bail jumping and failure to appear felony, failure to report for jail committment i motion to proceed with adjudication - theft of property between $20,000 and $100,000) ♦ Ruben Franco, 26, New Braunfels, violate promise to appear-possession of marijuana under two ounces ♦ Gabriel Fuentes, 39, Canyon Lake, assault causes bodily injury to a family member ♦ Deborah A. Gibson, 52, New Braunfels, failure to identify fugitive, theft between $50 and $500. ♦ Orlando Manuel Gonzalez, 30, San Marcos, driving while intoxicated ♦ Rene Gutierrez, 45, Midland, driving while license invalid, bond forfeiture or failure to identify giving false or ficticious information ♦ Jason Wayne Hagood, 35, New Braunfels, fraudulent use or possession of identifying information - 2 counts, credit card or debit card abuse 9 counts, theft of property between $50 and $500 2 counts, open container (warrant), theft (warrant), public intoxication (warrant) ♦ Amber Renee Hockman, New Braunfels,28, theft ♦ Mark Anthony Martinez, 19, San Antonio, possession of marijuana under two ounces ♦ Ramiro Ramos, 52, Temple, public intoxication ♦ Anthony Rangel, 30, New Braunfels, driving while intoxicated 2nd offense ♦ Kendall Cordell Rose, 25, New Braunfels, failure to maintain financial responsibility ♦ John Douglas Welch, Jr., 41, New Braunfels, driving while intoxicated ♦ Jason Douglas Wise, 25, Tonganoxie, Kan., drving while intoxicated Under the U. S. Constitution, any person/defendant is considered innocent or had the charges dropped without the state proceeding to trial and would like that finding published in the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, please contact Autumn Phillips at (830) 625-9144.Clarification Comal County Commissioner Scott Haag said Thursday that a motion made by state Rep. Paul Workman of Austin during Wednesday's hearing in San Marcos on the proposed creation of a groundwater district for portions of the Trinity Aquifer in Comal and Travis counties was to postpone action until the end of the 2013 legislative session. Hearing Judge Paul Keeper of the State Office of Administrative Hearings said he would issue a ruling later on Workman's request to postpone. HOWTO CONTACT US Herald-Zeitung 707 Landa St, New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 625-9144, fax (830) 625-1224 Published on Saturday, Sunday mornings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Friday by the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (USPS 377-880), 707 Landa Street, or P.O. Drawer 311328, New Braunfels, Comal County, Texas 78131-1328. Periodical postage paid at New Braunfels, Texas. Subscription rates: Carrier delivered in Comal and Guadalupe counties: Three (3) months - $39 Six (6) months - $59 One (1) year-$99 Mail delivery in Texas: Three (3) months - $65 Six (6) months-$110 One (1) year $205 Mail outside Texas: Six (6) months - $135 One (1) year-$240 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, P.O. Drawer 311328, New Braunfels TX 78131-1328. Delivery problems: Subscribers who have not received a newspaper by 6 a.m. Tuesday through Friday and by 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday can call (830) 625-9144. Staff directory Doug Toney, Editor and Publisher Ext 201; [email protected] Autumn Philips, Managing Editor, E [email protected] Jeff Fowler, Circulation Director, f 228; [email protected] Rosie Wüngham, Business Manac Ext 203; [email protected] Henry Coello, Production Director 830-625-5232 hcoello@herald-*eitui Classified advertising, caH 625-914 216; display advertising, call 625-9 ext 208; obituaries, weddings, en; ment anniversaries, call 625-9144 214. m ;