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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 29, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas THE SUNDAY APRIL 29, 2007 Herald-Zeitung SPORTS TRACK SV athletes garner four more medals; NB's Alexander golden at Region IV meet. Page IB INSIDE TOP PICKS Who's your favorite in Comal County? Find the reader's choice ballots inside. Page 4B Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852. Vol. 154, No. 144 38 pages, 5 sections WWW? $1.00 '56825 00002 IM*" Mostly cloudy High Low 84 65 Details .... 9A DEAR ABBY 2E CLASSIFIEDS ID COMICS 6C CROSSWORD 6C FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 1B TV GRIDS 2-3EVoters can begin casting ballots MondayTwo vie for District 2 city council seat By Suzanne Ashe The Herald-Zeitung New Braunfels residents can begin casting their votes starting at 8 a.m. Monday at the Comal County Courthouse, room 104. Early voting ends May 8. Candidates lay Patrick and Mark Goodner are vying for J|jf»VOTSft'f QUIDS Ta, Early voting begins today. Learn more by checking out the voter's guide inside. the District 2 council seat being vacated by Beth Sokolyk. The recall election for Councilman Ken Valentine also is being considered by voters in District 6. On Election Day, May 12, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. District 2 voters can go to Memorial Elementary School, 1900 South Walnut Avenue See RACE, Page 5A Growth key topic for CISD board hopefuls By Suzanne Ashe The Herald-Zeitung The Comal Independent School District board election begins Monday with early voting. Registered voters in singlemember districts 6 and 7 will be able to vote May 12 school board election. District 6 which includes Bulverde and all of Bexar County that is located in the Comal ISD including the Timberwood Park area currently is represented by Charles Burt. His opponent is See CISD, Page 7A INSIDE ‘ A constitutional amendment would lower tax ceiling for seniors, disabled homeowners. Page 9A CISD officials put contract on land ■ Property to be used for elementary By Suzanne Ashe The Herald-Zeitung A new Comal Independent School District elementary school in Timberwood Park is closer to becoming reality after the school board voted unanimously Thursday to put an earnest money contract on the property. The little more than 16 acres the school will sit on is located near the intersection of Texas 281 and Farm to Market 1863. Superintendent Mark Walker said at Thursday night’s board meeting that the school’s development had been put on hold several times. “We’ve been delayed by naturalists, the city and the county,” he said. “The school won t be done until june or July of next year.” Thomas Bloxham, assistant superintendent for support services, told school See SCHOOL, Page 7A Residents concerned about possible scam ■ Homeowners upset with contractor By Mark Koopmans The Herald-Zeitung CANYON LAKE — After seeing the results of the new asphalt paving on his driveway, Randy Griddin of Canyon Lake said he wishes he had remembered the old adage that says “you get what you pay for.’’ “I was sitting out on the verandah with my wife and some friends when this guy in a black Escalade approached us,” Griddin said Thursday. “He said he was a contractor who had just done another asphalt paving job. He had some left over asphalt. Would I be willing to have my driveway paved? In fact, he said he could give me a huge discount, if I agreed to let him do the job right then.” The two talked for about 30 minutes. Griddin said his wife and a friend were driven to another local house, which the out-of-town contractor said he had worked on. Griddin then agreed to pay $5,300 to pave his 4,000- See SCAM, Page 10A Cook-off a smokin success, organizers say By Mark Koopmans The Herald-Zeitung Barbecue lovers united Saturday — forks ready — to enjoy the ninth annual Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce BBQ Cook-off. The event, which took place from IO a.m. to 9 p.m., drew nearly 40 teams for this year’s competition, said Pain Nelson, Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce president. “So far the weather’s been great and we’re expecting several thousand people to visit us today,” Nelson said. “But, we couldn’t have done any of this without our wonderful volunteers. We have about 50 people who have stepped up to help make this once again a successful day for us and all our guests.” Nelson said 36 teams were scheduled to compete in the cook off. Categories included Texas brisket, ribs, chicken, beans and a “chef ’s choice,” where “folks can make anything they want, as long as it’s smoked,” she said. Terry Schroller of Canyon Lake was one of the volunteers. Driving a golf cart around the back of the temporary parking lot, he stopped to give his mother, Dorris Marlow See COOK-OFF, Page 5A Vicki Deptawa, in full costume, smiles as she and Julie Jonas make a pineapple upside-down cake from scratch in a Dutch oven, on the portable Shotgun Saloon barbecue pit trailer Saturday at the Canyon Lake BBQ Cook-off. MIRANDA LAINE/ Herald-Zeitung Wein and Saengerfest Catie Offerman, 13, holds Frankie as she and brotherTimmy Offerman, 1, and dad, Don Offerman walk together during the pet parade Saturday morning. Frankie, dressed in German lederhosen and an Alpine hat, won most ethnic pet ■ Festival-goers take part in parade, fun By Suzanne Ashe The Herald-Zeitung New Braunfel’s Wein and Saengerfest started off with a howl Saturday morning with its annual pet parade down San Antonio Street. Pets — mainly dogs — strutted in front of the judges for a chance to bring home first prize in the pet parade contest. “It was hard to judge but great fun,” New Braunfels Mayor Bruce Boyer said. “A lot of kids showed a lot of imagination and put in a lot of effort. It’s a great kick-off to the festival." Boyer was one of three judges that See FESTIVAL, Page 7A Photos by MIRANDA LAINE/Herald-Zeitung Mattie Grace Taylor, 2, Garrick Herbert,1, and Maddy Herbert, 3, share space in a tub of grape juice and show off their purple-stained feet with some help from their moms, including Jana Herbert, at the grape stomp booth during Wein and Saengerfest on Saturday.We have extended our hours to better serve you! rirst Commercial Bank, N A    Our    new    lobby hours are:    i    im.As Independent As Texas    Monday - I hursday 9 a.m. lo 4 p.m.* Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.    www j > ;