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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 28, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas FEBRUARY ZEITUNG Newspaper of the Year SPORTS SOFTBALL The New Braunfels Softball team wins its District 264A opener over Page 6A NEWS BULVERDE Incorrect date on agenda forces city council members to reschedule their regular Page 3A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 93 20 2 sections CLICK 8 Chance of drizzle High Low 79 55 Details 2B DEAR ABBY 4B CLASSIFIEDS 6B COMICS 6B CROSSWORD 3B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 6A TV GRIDS 4B Roadway fees closer to reality If ordinance would go into effect April 1 By Suzanne Ashe Staff Writer Those with plans to build in New Braunfels should be prepared to pay Thursday the New Braunfels City Council voted unanimously on the first reading of an ordinance to add roadway impact fees to every new structure built within the city The Roadway Impact Fee Advisory formed six months rec ommended in January that the maxi mum fee for a house or the equivalent of a house in any study area not be set at more than The committee divid ed the city into six study areas deter mined by the amount of growth and roadway impact that new growth would For if HEB builds a new IT YOU 06 New Braunfels City Council to meet at 6 Thursday for a Special session to hear verification Of the recall petition for District 6 councilman Ken store in the city limits in study area See Page 10A Happy trails Old discarded tires along the Dry Comal Trails have been there so long that trees have grown up through Students involved in along with Starbucks employees and family members removed a large portion of trash from the trails Upstarts group cleans up trash By Suzanne Ashe Staff Writer Dry Comal Trails was picked clean by dozens of students from the New Braun fels Upstarts program Friday The students found everything from oil cans to car tires and even a treasure or two in the woods along the trails next the New Braunfels Little League fields off Loop My pockets are full of 6yearold Addie Reynolds said as she pulled a teddy bear out of her Students worked their way through the woods and trails collecting trash bag after trash bag filled with garbage with the help of employees from their corporate and the New Braun fels Parks The Upstarts program partnered with Starbucks more than three years ago in one of many joint projects in which their employees come together with Upstart students to provide mentoring oppor tunities and to raise money for said Karen Upstarts execu tive Upstarts is a 501 nonprofit organ ization McDonell founded in New Braun MIRANDA Members of the Canyon High School boys basketball team celebrate their 3736 victory Austin Lake Travis Cavaliers onTuesday night at Strahan Coliseum in San Canyon to advance to semifinal round Cougars bank 3736 win over Late Travis Photos by DAVID New Braunfels High School freshman and Upstarts member Samantha Perez works along the Dry ComalTrails picking up trash fels nearly six years She said the program provides aca demic and personal support to help stu dents stay successfully in Its a local communitybased organi she What we saw six years ago was a rising number of students who were dropping out of school and stu dents who were not reaching their poten We saw the need to partner with the New Braunfels school district to provide additional communitybased services to supplement what the district was already Starbucks Regional Director Bertha Gonzaba said Starbucks saw the Upstarts program as a way to help in the com We did this last year and it was she It is a worthwhile event for Starbucks partners and Upstarts stu Students James and Claudell both attend New Braunfels See Page 10A By Will Wright Sports Editor SAN MARCOS Comal County basketball fans were seeing red Tuesday night as they came from everywhere to watch the Canyon Cougars defeat Austin Lake Travis 3736 and continue their run in the Class 4A state At Texas State Universitys Strahan Isaiah Jacksons eightfoot jumper with seconds remaining gave the Cougars their sec ond and final lead in the Region IV which ended with the locals dancing with glee after time ran Its the deepest weve been since when Canyon made it to the regional finals and got Canyon coach Kenny Rotzler 1 had to call some of the old guys around and find out what year it But it was under the legendary coach Ben Over at they named the Cougar Den floor after Rotzler has a chance to match Hardys accomplishment or sur pass the regional tour which begins on Friday at Marys Greehey Mi More coverage of the Cougars win over Lake Travis Page 6A Theyll probably name one of those PortaPotties out there at the track after Rotzler said with a Who knows The Cougars ranked 12 in the came out slowly and never really got untracked Miss ing free throws and hurt by they trailed by four after the first by four at halftime and by six head ing into the final But Austin New the 67 complement to the 66 Jack son scored the first five points of the fourth quarter and Canyon held the Cava liers scoreless for seven minute span in the third and final Down 3633 with a minute to Jay Pena hit a soft jumper to bring Canyon within Lake Travis Jordan Jahr missed a free throw with 32 seconds and the rebound went to During a Canyon timv the play was drawn call ing for Jackson to penetrate the paint for a pullup See Page 10A Bombing kills 23 outside base in Afghanistan Cheney not hurt Afghanistan AP In what the Taliban claimed was an assassination a suicide bomber attacked the main gate of a military base Tuesday within earshot of Vice President Dick The explosion killed 23 peo including two and delivered a propaganda blow that undercut the military and the weak Afghan government it sup The bomber struck about 10 and military officials declared a red alert at the sprawling Bagram Air Base while Cheney was rushed to a bomb who had been stranded at the base overnight by a met with President Hamid Karzai in the capital before heading back to the United States via the Gulf state of I heard a loud Cheney told reporters aboard Air Force Two en route to The Secret Service came in and told me there had been an attack on the main Many of the vic tims were said to be Afghan truck Dick Cheney drivers waiting to get inside the A dozen of them sob bing the base holding a stretcher bearing their loved ones wrapped in black body Tears streamed down the face of one man sitting in the passenger seat of an SUV that carried another victim Although the bomber did not get closer than roughly a mile to the vice the attack highlighted an increasingly precarious security sit uation posed by the resurgent Tal Five years after forces toppled their Talibanled militants have stepped up There were 139 suicide bombings last a fivefold increase over and a fresh wave of violence is expected this APY 5MONTH CERTIFICATE OF DEPOSIT KEEP YOUR INVESTMENT TIME SHORT AND EARN A GREAT RATE Annual Percentage Yield APY is effective and in subject to change without Minimum 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