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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 23, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas COMING FRIDAY Check us out on the web at: millerjmmiller|    f    gg    g    CSStBll    AVO. - NOW Canyon Lake High School Board OKs new name despite protests that ifs too similar to CHS Photos by DAVID INGRAM/Herald-Zeitung (Above) Jerry Hay. left, watches as golf buddy James Van Dyke tees off Tuesday evening at the Landa Park Golf Course. (Below) Jerry Carrizales putts on the third hole. Carrizales and his golf buddies play the course about once a month.More rainfall, thunderstorms in store today By Ron Maloney Staff Writer While Tuesday’s rain had its heaviest impacts to the west and south of New Braunfels, more weather is coming, according to officials. Comal County Sheriff’s Capt. Cd Whitson reported no local weather-related problems Monday night, but said the upper Guadalupe I liver watershed took a good pasting — and the water is headed toward Canyon Lake. With the lake level back down to 910.61 feet above mean sea level Tuesday afternoon, Whitson said the water would pose no problems. “We’ll have some water coming into the lake," Whitson said. "Last I heard, it was only about 700 cubic feet-per-second, so we shouldn’t have too much uplift. The water may be down in the river this weekend.” Tuesday afternoon, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had lowered the release rate to 2,400 cfs from a weekend high of about 5,500 cfs. “That was about the biggest thing that happened, weatherwise," Whitson said. "I didn’t hear about any bad lightning fires or anything else.” National Weather Service Meteorologist Clay Anderson said the heaviest rain was to the south of San Antonio in Atascosa, Frio, Dimmitt and Zavala counties. In Atascosa, widespread rains of two inches were reported, with some isolated areas receiving four inches — much more than was reported here. See WEATHER Page 3A WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 2004 Zeitung since 1852. _ /j 70% chance for rain High Low 86 69 Details .... 1B DEAR ABBY 4B CLASSIFIEDS 4-6B COMICS 3B CROSSWORD 3B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 5-6A TV GRIDS 48 An artist's rendering of Canyon Lake High School. Comal Independent School District officials will break ground on the school Tuesday. It is set to open in August 2006. By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Canyon Lake High School is the official name of the new Comal Independent School District school to be built on the north side of Canyon Lake. In a 4-3 vote, trustees approved the name recommended by an 18-member committee Tuesday. Trustees Dora Gonzales, Nick Nichols, Dan Krueger and Charles Burt voted for the new name. TVustees John Ber-telsen, Rose Cervin and Bill Swim voted against it. Although several board members expressed concern over confusion between the new school name and existing Canyon High School, they felt obligated to follow the direction of the committee that worked hard to come up with the recommendation. “If we ask a committee to work and don’t take their recommendation, it will be hard to get community involvement in the future,” Burt said. Swim said he wanted to go along with the committee’s See SCHOOL. Page 3A Taking a swing at possible changes Board'sends strong message’ course should remain independent Tour of Faith By Lynn Brezosky Associated Press Writer IIARUNGEN — Critics say a Supreme Court decision allowing Mexican trucks easier access to U.S. roads could lead to weapons, terrorists, illegal immigrants and hazardous materials being hauled into the American heartland. However, numerous law enforcement officials and experts in border trade say such concerns are unfounded. Truckers and consumer groups were among those to raise concerns after the U.S. Supreme Court this month ruled against delays to a North American Free Trade Agreement provision that allows Mexican and U.S. trucks to travel freely on one another’s highways. The provision was supposed to take effect in 2000 but was rolled back repeatedly amid questions about whether Mexico’s trucks met U.S. environmental and safety standards. Before the ruling, Mexican trucks were only allowed within an approximately 20-mile zone north of the border. “Ihis certainly will increase die amount of opportunities that people have — whether drug smugglers, people smugglers, or terrorists —to enter this country and harm See TRUCKS. Page 3A Weekly series profiling houses of worship spotlights Shepherd of the Hills. Officials: Fear of more smuggling unfounded SPORTS LITTLE LEAGUE New Braunfels teams take home tournament crowns. Gray wins 8-year-old title; Red takes 12-year-old trophy. Poro SA SAVINGS COUPON Maldonado's Nursery and Landscaping offers savings of more than $272 on plants up to 100 gallons. Pago SA 8 "56825 00001 By Scott Mahon Staff Waiter The city-owned and operated Landa Park Golf Course should not be placed under the management of the city’s parks department, advisory board members have decided. Citing examples of financial mismanagement and failed course maintenance, board members said restructuring the golf course's management could ruin an operation that has finally started to pay for itself. "Every city that has put its municipal golf course under the management of the parks department has ruined its golf course,” board member Don Tally said. "Inevitably, the golf course ended up being mismanaged. "Diredo also put its; city-owned golf course under the parks department, and it lost half its golf course because of mismanagement,” he said. "In fact, the city had to issue a bond just to repair the golf course. “You just can't mix the golf course staff and the parks department staff. They’re two different kinds of staf fs with different kinds of skills.” Advisory board members pointed out the New Braunfels Parks Department “has not been self-sufficient.” That raises concerns that should the golf course continue its profitable path, the city might be tempted to use gull course revenues to subsidize the parks department. “It would dilute the accountability of the golf course, and it would be too easy to put die golf course budget under the parks department,” Tally said. City Manager Chuck Pinto said although he’s never considered moving the golf course under the parks department, he has thought about having golf course manager Dario Sassenhagen report to the parks director. “Dario presendy reports to the assistant city manager,” Pinto said. “Since Dario is a manager and not a department head, we have talked about having him report to the parks department See GOLF Page 3A ;