New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 10, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas
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Kitchen workers help out behind the scenes to help keep things running smoothly at the Conservation Society’s monthly “Knife and Forke” dinner at the Forke Store in Conservation Plaza Thursday.
EAA seeking farmer for conservation award
From Staff Reports
City hires grant coordinator
By Michael Cary
* A Common Street home was burglarized sometime this past month by thieves who virtually cleaned it out, according to police.
Someone broke into a home in the 400 block of East Common and took $4,000 worth of items including the table, chairs, furniture, television and videocassette recorders.
Detectives are investigating the theft, which Occurred between Tuesday and Dec. 7, 2002.
A resident of the IOO block of Lakeview Boulevard reported a digital camera and accessories worth $800 taken sometime on Jan. 2 or Jan. 3.
The camera was stored in a laundry room cabinet.
A welder and other tools worth $1,500 were taken in a burglary at the Canyon High School construction site this past weekend.
Whoever stole the equipment caused an additional $1,000 in damage, according to police.
A New Braunfels High School student reported her purse was taken Tuesday.
The theft occurred on a school parking lot.
No sign of forced entry to her vehicle was seen.
Value of the purse and contents was $30.
An 11-year-old New Braunfels boy was charged with class C misdemeanor theft Saturday after he allegedly took $30 iu.collectors’ cards.
The theft occurred at Heroes and Fantasies, located in the 1000 block of Interstate 35 North, at noon. The youth was booked and released to his stepfather. The case will be referred to juvenile authorities.
A skateboard wort h $169 was reported taken Monday.
A New Braunfels Police Department spokesman said a resident of the 1900 block of Tiara Drive reported that a boy’s skateboard was taken off the front porch of the home late on New Year’s Eve or early Jan. I.
►Coins, tools taken
A resident of the IOO block of Ruekle Road reported someone took $100 in change and tools worth an additional $150 in a burglary that occurred between Dec. 20, 2002, and Sunday.
Whoever stole the items gained entry through a sliding glass door, police said.
CITY OF NEW BRAUNFELS CITY COUNCIL — regular meeting, 6:30 p.m. Monday, council chambers, Municipal Bldg., 424 S.
EDWARDS AQUIFER AUTHORITY — regular board meeting, 3 p.m. Tuesday, at the Brandon Keller Community Center, 1410 Amelia St., Castroville
CITY OF NEW BRAUNFELS DEVELOPMENT CODE STEERING COMMITTEE — regular meeting, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Conference Room A, Municipal Bldg., 424 S. Casten Ave.
COMAL COUNTY COMMISSIONERS’ COURT — regular meeting, 8:15 a.m. Thursday, commissioners’ courtroom, Commissioners’ Court Building, 199 Main Plaza.
This week marks the deadline to nominate a farmer for the Edwards Aquifer Authority’s annual award honoring environmental awareness.
The water agency is searching for the next recipient of the fifth annual A.O. “Odie” Gilliam Agricultural Conservation Award, which recognizes the farmer with the most efficient use of groundwater conservation.
Both conservation practices and technology are criteria in selecting the winner.
The winner will receive an engraved plaque recognizing the achievement plus a
All nominees must irrigate within the aquifer authority’s region, with any conservation measures they have taken since 1996 are eligible. Nominations must include a brief description of water savings resulting from improved farming practices or technology, and documentation of the amount of water savings.
Required nominations forms are available by calling (210) 222-2204, or (800) 292-1047, with Jan. IO deadline.
Nomination forms are also available on the authority’s Web site, www.edward-saquifer.org.
Nancy Davison and her husband, Lee, found it was an easy decision to move to New Braunfels from Highlands, near Houston.
“This area is so beautiful,” Davison, who started her new job as the city’s Community Development Block Grant director in early December, said.
The duties of the CDBG director include maintaining cordial relations with city staff and the public, and working with agencies to develop funding applications.
Davison is charged with preparing required publications and coordinating all public hearings necessary to meet federal and local citizen participation requirements for the CDBG program.
She also meets with the city’s Community Development Advisory Committee and communicates the availability of programs through media outlets and other means of disseminating information.
Previously, Davison served as a redevelopment project manager in Oxnard, Calif., where she was responsible for business revitalization pro
jects, including blighted mall and downtown business areas.
Davison also has served as budget analyst for Napa County, Calif., and as redevelopment manager for the cities
of Corona, Fontana and San Bernardino, Calif.
She earned a bachelor of arts degree in English from California State University at Fullerton in 1975.
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