New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 28, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas
SATURDAY, APRIL 28,2007
SV boys are in first place after first day of 4A-5A track and field meet. Page 8A
FORUM RELAY FOR LIFE
Local residents who took part in the annual fundraiser should be commended for their actions. Page 4A
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River ordinance suit reset
RIVER ORDINANCES■ Judge to hear case May IO
By Suzanne Ashe
The city of New Braunfels will keep its river ordinances intact at least until May IO after a judge Friday reset a hear
ing for a temporary restraining order, temporary injunction and permanent injunction petition filed by Stop the Ordinances Please.
William McKamie, attorney for the city, and Scott Tschirhart, attorney for Stop the Ordinances Please, went before visiting Judge Ron Carr at a brief hearing at the Comal County Courthouse on Fri
McKamie told the judge that STOP the unincorporated association of business owners and other parties, didn’t have jurisdiction to file the lawsuit and he had filed a plea to that affect Friday morning.
Tschirhart said that he had not had
See LAWSUIT, Page 10A
The following is a list of the existing and newly adopted rules for the rivers:
• No glass or foam containers (Styrofoam ice chests)
■ June 2006 — No volume drinking devices (beer bongs), fines ranging from $100 to $500 on Comal and Guadalupe rivers.
August 2006 — No containers under 5 fluid-ounces.The ordinance was
crafted as an anti-littering device targeting containers of 5 fluid-ounces or less.
The Jell-0 shot boycott became an agreeable side effect.
■ June 2006 — Noise devices (boom boxes) may not be audible beyond 50 feet. The maximum fine for violation is $500.
® No jumping from bridges, dams and trees
■ No littering
See RIVER, Page 10A
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with purpose National Guardscheduled to be deployed June I■ More than 200 locals called up
By Mark Koopmans
More than 200 soldiers from the Texas National Guard received official notice that they will be deploying to Iraq at the beginning of June.
Members of the 4th Battalion, 133rd Field Artillery Unit assigned to the National Guard Armory in New Braunfels will deploy after a special send-off party that is being arranged by grateful members of the community, said Rusty Brockman, director of economic develop
ment for the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce.
"The troops are from New Braunfels, Seguin and San Marcos and they’re being deployed to Iraq the first week of June," he said. “We will host a send-off party for them, their families and anyone else that wants to come out and show their support."
He said the event is scheduled to take place at the New Braunfels Civic Center from 9:30toll a.m., lune I.
“We are asking Mayor (Bruce) Boyer and Judge (Danny) Scheel to say a few words,” Brockman said. “Officials from the Armory
See GUARD, Page 7A
Several activities going on today give residents plenty to choose from. ii Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce BBQ Cook-off, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Rio Raft & Resort.
& Wein and Saengerfest, 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., downtown New Braunfels.
SI Doggie Dip, noon to 3 p.m., spring-fed pool at Landa Park.
Senate OKs changing transportation policy
■ Bill could affect private toll roads
By Liz Austin Peterson
The Associated Press
AUSTIN — The Texas Sen-ate passed a bill making major changes to the state’s transportation policy on Friday, potentially setting up a showdown with Gov. Rick Perry over the future of private investment in toll roads.
One of the most attention-grabbing aspects of Sen. Tommy Williams’ bill is a two-year moratorium on contracts that allow private
companies to operate toll roads and collect revenue from them.
The Senate already has passed a moratorium bill, but it is languishing in a House committee. The bill approved Friday already was approved by the full House. If that chamber accepts the Senate’s changes, as the House sponsor said he will suggest, the bill could end up on Perry ’s desk next week.
See TOLL, Page 10A
Photos by MIRANDA LAINE/Herald-Zeitung
Canyon Lake cancer survivor Steve Foster, left, reaches out to give Abby Owens, 4, a high-five during the Relay for Life survivor walk Friday night. Abby, who is undergoing Leukemia treatment, walks with her grandmother, Sandra Little of New Braunfels who is a cancer survivor. Cancer survivors, dressed in purple shirts, walked the first lap of the Relay for Life event that was held at Canyon High School. During this lap, supporters line the track to applaud and encourage the survivors.
■ Relay for Life rallies support, hope for finding cure for cancer
By Mark Koopmans
After the sun went down Friday night, hundreds of people stood up during a special ceremony of hope at the Comal County Relay for Life at Canyon High School.
The 12-hour event scheduled to finish as many people wake up this morning, is a sig-nature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, said spokeswoman Cristi McAnelly.
“We start at 7 p.m. and finish at 7 a.m." she said. “We do this because cancer never sleeps, but we’re never going to give up hope until we find a cure either.”
Instead of track stars, more than 50 themed “camp sites” covered the football field at Cougar Stadium. Cancer survivors wearing purple T-shirts mingled as the event got under way with the presentation of the flag by the honor guard from troopers belonging to Region 3 of the Department of Public Safety.
“My mom is going through chemotherapy at the cancer
Solia Maldonado, left, Marjorie Dohse, Lina Castor, all of New Braunfels, and Dora Guerrero of San Marcos dance to "Jail House Rock" during Relay for Life at Canyon High School on Friday.The ladies were part of the team "Cool Friends" which participated in support of their friend since elementary school, Stella Castillo who is a cancer survivor.
center here in town,” said Bandy’s friend, Karen Inz- other.
Sharon Bandy of New Braun- erella, also of New Braunfels, “My father and a friend at fels, as she walked through said the two were there to
the school's parking lot. support the cause and each gee relay Page 7A