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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 12, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas 50« COWBOYS KICK OFF PRESEASON AGAINST BRONCOS New Braunfels ■ ce%r\iyTc a V>l\ I u FRIDAY AUGUST 12,2011 SERVING NEW BRAUNFELS SINCE 1852County proposes 1.6-cent tax hikeCounty judge: Increased revenue would fund debt on dam, FM 306, other projects By GrigBovMn The Heraid Zeitung The proposed (Omal County budget for 2012 would in< lude a t.ix-ratt‘ increase di 1.6 tents to generate $‘M)(),()(){) nc'eded to pay debt S(‘rvice assoc iated with four major projects. "We issued $14 million in debt in 2011 and for some strange reason they're exf)ett-ing us to start paying that back," said County judge Sherman Krause, who unveiled his $54.5 million budget pri)pos- ai to Commissioners' C.ourt on Thursday. In June, commissioners issued the debt, via tax anticipation notes to repaid by future property tax collc*c tions, to fund the following projet ts; The Krueger Canyon Dam pro|ect, $f).i million; the farm-to Market Koari UX) improvement projec t, $6 million; Phase II of a (om|)ut(‘r software upgrade for the toun ty's judiciai system, $1 million; and right-of-w.iy acijuisi-tion for the U.S. Uwy. 281 miprov(‘nient pro|(‘< t, $7(H),()()(). Krause (>xj)laifir*d íhursila) that taxa!)le valuer in ( omal County dropped .vixvut i percent That mcMns th<* ( urrc'nt See COUNTY, Page 1? UNICORNS, COUGARS SQUARE OFF AT DAIRY QUEEN General manager Teresa Lopez, rigtil, plaees three Blizzards on a tray for New Braunfels Higfi School coach Doug Edwards to deliver to customers Thursday. Kids real winners in frozen challenge By Will Wright Ihe Herald-Zeitiing In the midst ot the mi(l-aftern(M)n KK)-d(*grcH.^ heat Ttiurs(lay, a Blizzard hit New Braunfels. Not the snowy kind reminiscent of the thnx'S of winter, but one ot l )air\ (Queen's signature' sunclrit's. II brought out (Ocictiing staffs from C anvon and Ncnv Braunfels higli schools, wIh) re-ignited their off-field rivalry in their annual fundraiser Ixmcrfiting the (,'hildren's Mirac le Network "VVe made a ton of Blizzards, but everyone had a lot of tun," said a sweaty, but happy Canyon head coach Malt Elliott, who was partie ip.Uing in the event lor the second year. "It's ncMt caust' - we're hap[)y to do it," Tlie IMirac le Treat 1 )ay is held annually. A dollar frcim each purchase of DQ products goes to aid Christus Santa Rosa's Children's Hos[)ital in San Antonio, one ot thé bc'neficiaric's of the Miracle Network's (ampaign. See BLIZZARDS. Page 12 Canyon High School football coach Joe Juarez carries two Blizzards as he delivers orders to customers during Thursday’s Battle of Ihe Blizzards at Dairy Queen. LAURA McKENZIE j Herald-Zeitung New Braunfels High graduate Josh Teneyuque, left, and Canyon High graduate Eric Gutierrez encourage passersby to purchase a Blizzard at Dairy Queen for a fundraiser benefitting the Children’s Miracle Network on Thursday, Ft. Sam dedicates induction room to Lance CdL Farias DALONDO MOULTRIE t Herald^Zeitung Penni and Felix Farias, parents of slain Marine Lancé Gpl. John Farias, stand in front of a plaque honoring their son Thursday at the Military Entrance Processing Station at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio. By Dalondo Moultrie The Herald-Zeitung SAN ANTONIO Only nx)ments attcT the rcx>m wht^re they were standing was dedicated to fallen Marine Lance CpI. )ohn Farias, six new American military recruits swore an (xith to the country' in the same place where Farias had two years ago. The Lance CpI. Farias induction r(x)m was dc?dicat-ed during a ceremony Thursday aftc^ncxin, fetowing the Marine's name on the rcx)m inside the Military Entrance Prtxessing Station at R^rt Sam hiouston in San Antonio where thousands of military men and Farias CAMPAIGN 2012 Peny to seek White House AUSTIN (AP) Texas ( lov. Ru k Perr\ is running for president, a siK jkc'sman Contirmc'd Ihurs (lay, a move' c('rtain to' u¡) the rac e tor the (.( )P nomination to the d('ligl>t oi ( onservatives looking tor a ( andidate to enil)ra( (' Pi'rrv spoki'sinan \1.trk Miner s.ikÍ th(* g o v (' r n o r uould make his intentions know n on Sat urdav while visiting '^oiith ( arolin.i and Nev\ ftainp shire )ust .is m( ist ot Ins [ires idenlitvl rivals (ompc'te ifi a t('st vote in Iowa. Otfu lal wofil ot I’eiiv's c'ntrant e into th(> race ( ame» just hours Ix'tore t'lght (.indi-datC's, inc luding (i()!’ trout runner ^^ltt Rornnc*v, vverc' to appc'ar on stag(' during a nationally televised ck^bate. It wasn't mut h ot a surprise, lh(' longest-serving gc)vernor in Ti>\as historx has tlirted with a prt'sKiential run since spring and has sptMit the past few months court ing Repul)li( ans m earl\ vot ing states and laving the groundwork tor a campaign. He met privatelv with potential donors from ( ali-tornia to New York and gave rousing s[)eechc's to party faithtul, casting himsc'lt as a tiscalK responsible social c onservative. WEATHER, 12 Perry JAMESON HARVEY LAMAR ELEMENTARY women swc'ar their allegianc e iinnuaHy. In tac t, the same man who administerc'd the oath Tlnursday did so for Farias in 2(K)9. "It's an honor and a [ileasure to swecir in new si'rvice members," said Lt. Robert Stager, MEi’S assistant operations manager. "I tr> to give' them a fx‘p talk, make* sure they're motivated... and, iteli them to) overall, take pride in yvhat they do. "John did that," Stager continued. "Me tcx)k prick' in lx‘inga Marine." During the* dcKlication, in which a dis{)lay case witn a [)ic ture of Farias and a plac|ue detailing his milita^ sc'n/ice was hung in the room, Master Ciunnery Sgt. Rulx^n Cìarza s(;K)ke to a crowd of suf)porters ine luding See FARIAS, Page 12 Maybe a chance of storms High: 101 Low; 77 Abby_____________ 9 Classifieds 9 Comics 8 ClflMVVQrôs. _ 9 Fòrum 4 Ûbiîy«rifi§ ^..... 3 Planner „ _ 7 Sports, 8 TV VI Vt>i;iE>8| No. 235 : 1 section 12 (iages 8 ''seegs 00001 50 cents For breaking news, sports scores, weather, traffic and niid-day updates, follow us on Twitter ONewBraunfslsHZ Learn wtiat's in tomorrow's paper, offer news tips, receive alerts. Become a New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Facebook tan.Downstairs in theICI ILC 295 E. San Antonio 830-708-5411 Receive the Herald-Zeituqg e-newslbtter in your e-mailbox each morning: Click 'Horald-Zeitunfl trailing List' ;