New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 1, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
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SERVING NEW BRAUNFELS SINCE 1852Float & Behave!Police on Duty for YOUR Safety
Signs six'.f: as !his ofie are posted along New Braunfels-area rivers in the hopes ot promoting good behavior and water safety
THE RIVER WILD: HERALD-ZEITUNG SPECIAL REPORT
‘COME JUMP IN’
Chamber says it limits river marketing
By Greg Bowwn
An <ul 111 tiu' ( urre'nt isslk' ot Southern I iv iiii> tii<)g,i/iii(* invitfs vvoul(l-b(‘ ( oni.il Kivcr tourists to "( omc jump in' ,111(1 shows <in kIvIIk, sumnier-(iitni) like scent' ot single lint' ot tubers - morns, (LkIs, kids - i.jzily tlo.iting .ilong under
"Liope to see you soon,'' tiie .id reiuls.
The (juestion h^is cirisen whethi'r thdt m.irketing is < ontiihuting to the r(\i!-lite Rom,in i).iths-st\ It'l),\( (li,)nali,i pt>pu-l.itt'd In as m,fny .is .in estimated 10,000 tourists th.it is the G)m,il Riv-(*r on .1 S.iturd.u or Sund.iy.
Nt'u Hr.uinti'Is ( it\ ( ouruilman
See MARKETING, Page 5
■ It's time for a new vision for New Braunfels' rivers.
t^URA McKENZIE' Herald Zeitiinq
Members ot ttie New Braunfels Police Department attend a briefing prior to patrolling ttie Comal River on Saturday
NBPD prepared for busy weekenc
THE Sim WILD
A Herald-Zeitung special report
Series at a glance
■ FOURTH OF JULY; What is the city's strategy / predictions for the Fourth of July weekend on the river?
■ WHO’S RESPONSIBLE?; What is the tourist industry's role in river behavior? They work to bring people here, do they have a responsibility to help control behavior or tourist attitudes?
By Oalondo Moultrie
New BriUintels ottK iais say they are ready.
This weekend is traditionally one of the busiest ft)r river tourism in the city, said C hiet Tom Wibert t)f New Brauniels Polite Department. He said the (ity will handle the crt)wtls as it has mtist ot this seast)n but with a iew' twe.iks.
“This is my first river season," Wibert said. "What I was told
■ City offers guidelines for safe Fourtti of July weekend.
was going to be three supt'r busy (times); Memt)rial Day, Labor D.iy anti ft)urth ot luly w' e V k (' n f I s . What it's turntMl out tt) i)e is th.it evt'ry wet'kt'nd has i)een as busy, t>r nearly as l)usy, as a ht)liday weekentl."
River, walking and nnHorist traffic is expt't ted to be up today through Mt)nd.iy, Wil)-t'rt saiti. ()ne w,iy to deal with the increased numbt'rs is It) throw bodies at the prt)blem.
"We will havt' all our pt't)-pk' working. It's t>ne ot t it)se
when it all started was there all-h.inds~t)n-dt't k st t'n.irios."
( a[)t. \tit hael l\'iishorn saitl the tlt'partmenf (k)esn't prc'dic t spt'c ifit numbers of people vvht) will bt' in town tir t>n the rivers. But, he saitl, NBPD antic ipatc's a very l.uge c rt)wtl.
Slower tlt)ws t>n the Guadalu()e River should st'nd more visitors tt) tht* ( omal River within the city limits, Pen-shtirn said. He said >asl expe-rit'iK e tlictatt's Sunt ay will be the busiest tlay ol the long wet'kend.
Typically, when the' hoi it lay tails on a Mt)ntlay, crowds sw'ell Saturtlay, gc't t'ven bigger t)ii Suntlay anti then visitors
See READY, Page 5
Special session ends 170-day Perry, GOP dominance
Tex.is ( jt)v. Rick fVrry and tel-lt)w st.itt' Rt'pul)lic ans spent the last six months tk^xing their political must le anti emerged from the I egisl.iturea's .U)-tlay spec iai session bt»asting signific ,int vit tt)rit‘s, while sitlt'ste()ping fwt) nt)table ck'feats.
Lawmakers left town Wednes-d.iy after voting to c ut $4 billitm Irom public (‘tlucation in the final pic'ce t)f tk'ep state budget cuts
over the next two years, a[)prt)vt‘tl new congressional disfrit ts for tht' 2012 ek'ctions and reforms tt> tlie state hurric ane insurant e assoc i.i-tit)n.
But twt) t)f Perry's [)rit)rity items an illegal immigration enforcement bill and a measure to curtail invasive bt)dy searches of air travellers — failed tt) pass. Still, the t)Uts(X)ken state k\uler wht) is ct>n-siflering a prt'sitk'ntial run congr.it-
ulateti Ref)ublicans for using tht'ir massive numbers in the House and Senate to pass ,in .igentla fuek'd by tc'a f)arty consc'rvativt's.
" The dec isions made were difficult, but lawmakers should take pritle in the fact that they tlitl what families all ac rt)ss It'xas are doing: living within their mt*ans," Perry saiti, toutifig the conservative mt's sage that has 1)ch t)mt‘ his fiallmark.
Aftt'r iantislitk' t'tcTtions in 2010,
Republicans fic'ld a 101 -49 supermajority in the Htuist' anti a I') 12 edge in tiie Sc'nate.
With those' numbc'rs befiind him, Periy [)ushed the Lc'gislature tt) ()ass a balanct'tl budget without raising taxc's. the rt'sulf was a $1 S billion rc'ckit tion that prompted protc'sts that l.iwmakers wc'rt't utting tt>t> tieep in sot iai sc'rvic c's and t'tlu cation in the $172 billit)n tiverall spending plan.
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► JOHN FARIAS
Family to bring Marine home
Zoeller Funeral Home in charge of arrangements
By Daloncio Moultrie
The Herald Zeitung
The mt)tht'r .ind h,ilt sister of slain U.S. M,)ririe )ohn 1 ari.is wt'nt to I )t>ver (I )eli) Air fort e base Wt'ckit'sti.iy, .ind Ills tathf'r will lie going st)t)n to bring him b.u k liomt'. Ins f.itln'r saitl Ihurs-d.iy.
Penn\ f .iri.is, the M.irine's mt)ther, saitl Wt'dnestlav that no tuner-<il arrange ments havt' bt't'n st't, l)ut onct' in k'xas, lier st)n's bt)tl\' will be tirivt'n to /(H'ller 1 uneral Ht)mt' in New Br.uintels. She tilt I nt)t know when th.it W't)ultl happen.
I anc e ( ()!. |t>hn I, I .irias, 20, ol Nt'w BrauntcTs, was shot .intl killt'tl Iut'stla\ tiur ing c omb.it with l.iliban tort es in I k'lm.intl proviiit e, Atgli.inist.in, .u c ortlmg to ,i written st,itement rt'lt'.ised by tht' U.S. Warint' C «>rps 1 Ic' v\as on his first t oinb.it de|ilo\ ment, f .irias, who enlistt'tl Aug I 7, 200‘i, h.id f'.irned st'vt'r ,il milit.irv pctsoiuil st>r\ it t> .iw.irtis mt lutlmg the Pur-|)lt' f Ic'.irt, ( ombat At tn>n Ribbon, N.itional Dt'tense St'rvM t' Mt'tl.il, (ilob.il War on it'rrt)rism Scrvite Metlal. .intl Atgh.inisian ( amp,iign Mc'tl.il,
He w.is .1 200‘> graduatt' ot ( .iinon High Sc hool.
I .int e (pi W.irk R Citiyt't, 22, ol Sinton. also w.is killet! in t omb.il
f.iri.is was .issignt'd tt) 1st Batt.ilion, Sth i\tannt' Rt'gi ment, Ist Marine Division, I Marint' Lxpt'ditionarv lortt' ot ( .im() Pt'ntllett)!! C alit. (iovt'l was .issignc'tl to irti Battalion, 4th Marint' Regiment, 1 st M.irmt' Di\ isit>n, 1 Marine 1 xpc‘tlitionar\ lt>rt e of Twentyniiu' P.ilnis, ( alit.
LONE STAR ELEMENTARY
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High: 95 Low: 71
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