New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 23, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas
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By Scott Mahon
Blue Moon Solutions, a Lubbock-based high-tech company, announced this week it would relocate its operations to New Braunfels.
The company specializes in mobile broadband services and plans to expand its serv
ice area to south Texas and the 1-35 corridor.
The New Braunfels Infrastructure Improvement Corporation (4B) board and city council offered the company a $40,000 loan and $35,000 for relocation expenses.
According to Matt Harrison, 4B chairman, the company was considering several com
munities along the 1-35 corridor.
“The loan is tied to the company remaining in New Braunfels at least three years,” Harrison said.
Marty Hale, chief executive officer, said the company’s board of directors voted last week to relocate to New Braunfels.
“New Braunfels is a very technologically progressive community, and it appears they want to take the community to the next level,” he said. “They seem to want to embrace technology.”
Hale said, however, the company’s relocation was contingent on the availability of infrastructure that would
Jay Saldi, a former Dallas Cowboys linebacker, signs an autograph for Ryan Dufur, 3, during halftime of the Communities In Schools benefit basketball game against New Braunfels Police Department officers Thursday night in the Canyon High School gym. Cougars' basketball star Kyle Kennedy made a cameo appearance but was 'arrested' after making a basket for the Cowboys. Find out who won and more game details in Sports, Page 5A.
support its expansion plans.
“I hope we have that resolved by June,” Hale said.
Blue Moon Solutions provides broadband transmission services to rural areas.
“Wireless broadband technology uses radio frequencies for applications such as Internet connections,” Harrison said. “And the company is
interested in providing services to rural areas in south Texas, including hospitals and schools.”
Harrison said the company employs about five executives and three support staff but has plans to expand to 50 to 75 employees earning $55,000 to $65,000 annually.WORD begins work on gorge recreation plan
By Ron Maloney
CANYON LAKE — The Water-Oriented Recreation District wants to operate the gorge below Canyon Dam as a proposed recreational and educational resource.
WORD directors Wednesday unanimously authorized General Manager George Cushanick, counsel Holly Gilman and volunteer engineer Loren Drum to prepare an agreement to develop the gorge with the Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority
The gorge, which runs from the dam spillway past I lidden Valley Sports Park to the Guadalupe River below the dam, was cut in July 2002 when water flooded over the spillway. In places it is IOO feet deep and exposes millions of years worth of geology.
Officials are working on a collaborative agreement that would develop the gorge as an educational resource and protect its ecology. It could include walking trails, a visitor
center and other amenities.
WORD’S proposal would have to be approved by GBRA, Comal County and the Corps of Engineers, which owns the land and would lease it.
How the development would be paid for or whether visitors would be charged have not been worked out.
■ WORD voted to approve cleanup contracts for the summer season on the upper and lower Guadalupe River. Wendell Lyons of Bigfoot Canoe will clean the upper river between Guadalupe Valley State Park and Rebecca Creek after each holiday for $5,250 — $100 more a week than in 2003.
■ Stryker Saunders will clean the lower river for $2,500 per week — about $300 more a week than in 2003.
Cushanick said the increases reflect higher gas costs and the fact that Saunders would pick up trash at IO more locations this year.
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By Leigh Jones
When Sue Penny’s baby daughter lay in her arms burning up with fever, she did not call a doctor.
Instead, she called a Christian Science practitioner to pray for the child.
“I was so fearful for my daughter,” Penny said. “But while my husband was on the phone with the practitioner, I felt such a sense of God’s love for me and the child that all fear left me. As soon as that happened, the fever left her.”
Christian Scientists believe in the healing power of prayer for all physical, emotional and spiritual problems people experience.
“Christian Scientists do not turn to medicine, we turn to God for spiritual healing through prayer,” said Candace Lynch, a local Christian Science practitioner. “We believe what’s true about the original is true about the reflection.”
Like most Christians, Scientists believe people are made in God’s image. Because God is perfect, they also believe that any perceived imperfection in people stems from an inaccurate view of God.
“All physical problems have a mental base in unresolved issues,” Lynch said. “God would never create anything that was incomplete.”
Lynch also said while Scientists believe Jesus demonstrated the Christ on Earth, Jesus and the Christ are not one in the same. When Jesus came to Eiarth, he left his divine nature in heaven.
The principle of Christian Science was introduced in the mid-1800s by Mary Baker Eddy in her book “Science and Health.” After Eddy healed herself of chronic health problems through reading passages from the Bible, she began healing other people and gathered a following.
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Librarian Sue Penny looks over a reference book in the First Church of Christ, Scientist library.