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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 28, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas GUITAR SLINGER JAMES McMIJRTRY TO PLAY HALL weekend s 50oNew Braunfels THURSDAY JUl^ 28,2011Herald ^Zeitung r>-\    ^ Ì    \ / I K I    k i r~ \ A / f~\ A i i k i f" i r> i a i r- ^    r\ he ra Id-zei t u ng. com SERVING NEW BRAUNFELS SINGE 1852Gym closing has patrons peeved Facility shuttered without notice; members’ gear locked inside By Dalondo Moultrie The H(*ral(l-Zeifunq ( onuio l)(K>rr has h«\irt |)rob-Icms. fU*r (kx tof rt'tonfly pris< ril)ixl (’xcrdst', vvividi sfx' lx*g»in doing Kvic(> .1 vvt’t'k .It World (lym, 147 S. l-iS in Ni^V' Brauntels. Fvetything was going well, Ox^rr saifl, until Mviiy \v^Ti sh(' k'an'K'd ht'r gym was shuttfTi'd without warning. Her trainer — who abruptly lost her job — c all«! and sai( the* [)|ace was closc'd, Doerr said "I am upset," said the New Braunfels grandmother. "I'm upset bi'cause I gave th(‘m $1;30() f)n luly 5 tor VO training sessions." Doerr isn't th(' only «vngry former memlx’r. In fac t, memlK*rs anrl employ- ('(•s formed a I a< ebook group where they disc uss options of ¡(lining oth(’r art'a ta( ilitic*s, some of whic h ,vre offering former Wodd ( lym memlu'rs cliscounts. Mi'rtilx rs ((implain that World (lym ownf’rs lo( k(*d th(* doors without so muc h as a hint the* pla( c' was in trouble. See GYM, Page 12 A sign posted on the locked doors at World Gynn says the fitness center closed as a result of the "continuing economic downturn." LAURA l^cKENZIF Herald Zeifunq LAND DONATION BENEFITS NORTH TRIB PROJECT SubfTiitted graphie This (Tiap shows the area of the two donated tracts in relationship to city*owned diaiiiaye and ttie New Rratintels Walniart store Discount giant gives tracts Construction starts Monday on long-anticipated drainage project By Greg Bowen TtieHeralct-Zeituiig Walmart has just saved New Braunfc'ls a little money and has aided the effort to reduce stornnvatc'r drainag(' heacku hc^s m th(' ( it)', as well. lh(‘ store*, 1(K atcxl at the intcYsc*c-tion of l-iS and South W'alnut Avcmuk', has donated almost six ac res ol land wortli $4 i4, for th(‘ (itv's North Tribut.vrv' Drainage Project, Th(> land will IxHomean p.irt of the $8.4 million-f)lus North Trib project, which will remove 1 i i structure's and 2H) land parcc'ls trom the* U)0-yc>ar flood plain, C ity Hall said. ( onstruc tion ot the* big drainage pro)CH t isscheckilcxJ to iK'gin fvU)n-day with anli( ipatc'd compk'tion in less than one year. "Wc* take* a grc\it pride in l)c*ing LAURA McKENZIE | rierald-ZeitiiiKj Properly on Walnut Avenue between the Goodwill store and Peace Lutheran Churci) is among two parcels ot land donated by Walmart to New Braunfels for the North Tributary Drainage Project. [)art ot this comrmrnity and w'e are ha[)py to help fill this ncH*d lor the c ity and tlie kh) )le of N('w Braunfels," said fu le Martin, rc*gional general nianagc*rofWal- m.vrt's T('\as Division. "Wahnart is committed to sup|)()rting llu* (ommuniti(s we s('rvc* and hc'lping pc'ople save monc’y so they can livebc*tlc‘r." ( ity Manager Mike Morrison addc*ci: "We are grateful to Walmart for this contril)ution to our community." Ihe Noilh Trib project invc)lves c'xc <ivatioti of alx)ut i7l),UK) c ubic yards ot material from thrcH* detention (X)nds and their connc'cting channels between OUl McC.^uc’eney R(XKltojust u()stream of VValnut Avenue, adiaccnt to Walmart, "In addition to taking 1 V5 struc -turcN out of harm's way, this projcK t has the ix)tential to zens witfi consick'rab fl(M)d insurance," Morrison said. I Ic* Siiid the c ity also has w'orkcxi with home'owners and will Ix* providing improvc'mc'nts to drainage c'.isc'ments as wc*ll as enh.incc'd ii( c e*ss to those* c'lisemenls as part of the North Trib projec t. Walm.ifl (lonatcHl two tracts of j.()72 ac rc's and L14S ac re*s. )rovicle c iti-e savings on Communities in Schools faces major cut from NBISD By will Wright The Herald-Zeilufig The South (’entriil Tc‘xas c hapter of ( ommunities In Schools will sufU'r a huge financial hit if the New Braunfels ISD board of trustc'es af)()roves a recommendation to slash the district's contractual ol)ligati()ns by 72 [X^rc e^nt during Its mec'ting tonight, 1 )uring the* 2010-11 sc h(x>l year, NBISD contributed $2;i«,aOO tor ( IS services at 1() sch()ols. Tonight, NBISD administrators will r e c o m m e n d approval of a $()b>000 contract to fund thre*e ('lS positions-“one at New Braunfels High School and one each at New Braunfels and OakKun middle sc hools. Oquglas ('hris Douglas, (*xc*culive diri'c-tor of the* South ( entral lexas ( IS, said it will be a critical blow tor h(*r agi'nc y, whic h last yc'ar s(‘rv(*d at-risk youth in nearly two dozen (^emc'ntary an( 1 sec ()ii(lary sc h(x)ls in the ( omal and Nc'w Braunte'ls school districts. "It's a rc'al shame the sc hcx)l district is having financial diffii ul-tic'S," Douglas said, "Sadlyv the*y are onlv able to fund ( IS at ()nly ► MINN. ABDUCTION Feds add kidnapping to charges for Caskey By Usa Baumann Duluth News Trtbune DULUTH Minn, ( hargi's against Tim ( Vle'n ( askey me lude* thi^se tor federal and state kidna[)-ping, a state ch.irge of false imprisonment, a parole violation warrant * ^ ^ . , ,, Tim Caskey trom the Min- n(*sota D(*partm(“nl of (Or rec lions and a vehi( k* thc*tt warrant from the* N(*w Braunfels PoIk v Depart me*nt. Robert.) Unn ( askc'\' fia.N a restraining order out on her husband, and the cou-[)le have a long historv ot (lomc'stH abuse. A fede*ral kidnapping (harge has b(‘(*n filed against lh(* 40-ye*ar-old man trom the* Iron Range a( ( used ot abduc ling his c'strangcHl wife on luly 14. ()ne count of kidnapping at the* fcHl(*ral leve*l was fil(*d Inday against Virgiriui re'si dent Timothy Gl(*n ( aske*y. ( askey remains at large and aulhoriti(*s believe* his wile, Roberta lynn ( askey, 44, ot Virginia is still with him against her will. Roberta ( askey was abductcxi l)v her husband on luly 14 in Virginia as she was walking with her s(jn and a Iriend, who were both assaulted by him, according to the criminal com[)laint. See CASKEY. Page 12 WEATHER, 7 TILA HENORUS GOODWIN FRAZIER ELEMENTARY A few clouds and still hot High; 100 Low. 75 . ____ Abby. JQ thrc'e scliools next year." ()ne*-lhird of ( IS funding comc‘s trom the* state, with another third tlirough s( hool districts. Douglas says next year's state funding will total only $450,000, just 65 percent of tfie $702,000 it receivcHl last school year. NBISD wanted to wait until it had hard numbers on CIS's state* See CIS, Page 12 Comics _______ (Lresswefds Forum ......... Obituaries Planner _____ Scom.- — TV _ __4 ___2 11 Vol 158 I No. 222 1 section; 12 pages 56825 0000r &0 cents First Protestant Church ®    of New Braunfels p J    J    o-V"- For breaking news, sports scores, weather, traffic and mid (lay updates, follow us on Twitter ©NewBrauntelsHZ Wl Leatn what's in tomorrow's paper, otter news tips, receive alerts Become a New Braunfels llerald-Zeitung Facebook fan Receive the Herald-Zeitung e-newsletter in your e-mail box each morning; Click Herald-Zeitung Mailing List' ;