New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 6, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas
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Vol. 154, No. 299 32 pages, 5 sections
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DEAR ABBY 3E CLASSIFIEDS ID COMICS 4C CROSSWORD 4C FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 1B TV GRIDS 2,3ECanyon Lake water members approve sale
By Ron Maloney
CANYON LAKE — Canyon Lake Water Supply Corporation members voted Saturday to sell Comal County’s second-largest water utility to a
A total of 1,341 of 6,700 members of the Canyon Lake Water Supply Corporation cast ballots either in person or by proxy, and the unofficial vote count Saturday afternoon at Mountain Valley Elementary School
was 991 in favor of the sale and 350 against — a margin of 73.9 percent to 26.1 percent.
A total of 894 of the votes cast — two-thirds — was required for either side to prevail.
The vote count will not be official
until CLWSC officials check off signatures on the ballots against a list of membership — a task they began at the door of the polling place Saturday but were forced to abandon when an estimated 250 people or more lined up to cast ballots.
The official result will be canvassed and announced at the Wednesday meeting of the CLWSC board, which takes place at I p.m. in the not-for-profit utility offices.
See WATER, Page 10A
NBISD drug tests maybe paying off
By Jessica Sanders
Keith Ploeger said it probably will take more than random testing to get some New Braunfels I ligh School students to kick illegal habits. On the other hand, a little incentive can’t hurt.
“I don’t know if it’s a deterrent as much as something people have to find a way to get around,” said Ploeger, a senior. “I have overheard people say no’ because of drug testing.”
New Braunfels Independent School District's random drug testing policy has been met with mixed reaction from students, but the results seem to be clear. Drug violations at NBISD are down by 80 percent since the random drug testing policy went into effect this year, according to data released by the district.
In September and October of 2004, before the policy was in eff ect, IO students were punished for drug use or possession. Tor September and October of this year, only two students were punished for violations.
In July, trustees approved the policy aff ecting students in grades 7 through 12 who participate in extracurricular activities or park on campus. A student who tests positive will be suspended from activities or parking privileges.
Teresa Crosby, whose son is a New Braunfels sophomore, said she likes what shes been hearing about the policy. Her son said he knows people who have cut down on drug use since its inception.
See DRUGS, Page 9A
By Leigh Jones
Wurstfest might be the biggest party in town tiffs weekend, but it is not the only thing to do.
While many of the city’s visitors were headed to banda Park for the big party, hundreds visited all areas of Comal County to spend time exercising, shopping and learning about the city’s German heritage.
Tour de Gruene
The cyclists cruising through downtown Gruene Saturday morning burned off just enough calories during their 30-mile ride to make up for consuming large amounts of beer and sausage at Wurstfest.
Brice Maczygemba and his 15-year-
o The Wurstfest Association is operated by IOO "Opas" and 50 "Kleine Opas." In addition, there are 71 "Senior Opas" and 39 people who hold the rank of "Opa Emeritus."
old son Anton will have to split the reward, since they shared the effort.
The cyclists rode the course on a bicycle made for two.
“It’s more difficult to control and balance,” Brice said. “But we do it so Anton can keep up. Our group rides pretty fast.” The team, appropriately named
See COMMUNITY, Page 12Alf!
Photos by MANDY REARY/Herald-Zeitung
The New Braunfels band performs its show routine during the Wurst Bowl on Friday.
Close-knit Unicorns to vie for state
By Jessica Sanders
It wasn’t just a house and a neighborhood that made Mariana Krueger feel at home in New Braunfels. After spending her childhood traveling the world, Mariana set down roots in seventh grade with the New Braunfels Middle School band.
“I spent a lot of time moving around because my father was a U.S. ambassador,” she
AT A GLANCE
PWhat: New Braunfels High School Band at state competition.
■ When: 9 a.m.,Tuesday
■ Where: Alamodome
■ Admission: $6 students, $8 adults, $18 day pass, available through ticketmaster.com
said. “Band helped me adapt, and they just embraced me as an organization.”
Krueger, now drum major in the New Braunfels High School Band, is one of the
seniors who is preparing to say goodbye to her second family.
Ayla Snyder, a senior euphonium and bassoon player, said she started band in sixth grade and may have spent more time with other musicians than with her own family
“They say it’s your second home, but sometimes I think
See BAND, Page 11A
The Mighty Unicorn Band will compete for a state championshipTuesday.
A TRUE COMMUNITY AFFAIR
See EVENTS, Page 12A
TODAY'S EVENTS Wu rattail*
11:30 a.m. — Jodie Mikula Orchestra
3:30 p.m. — Seven Dutchmen Orchestra
4 p.m. — Waltz Contest 6:30 p.m. — Cadence doggers
7 p.m. — Cloverleaf Orchestra Dm Gross* Zelt (The Big Tent)
11:30 a.m. — BlasmusikTexas 1:00 p.m. — Alpenfest 2:15 p.m. — Kinctertanzer 3:00 p.m. — Comal Community Band
4:15 p.m. — Alpenfest 5:30 p.m. — Al MeixnerTrio 6:45 p.m. — Die Frohliche Dorfmusik
8:00 p.m. — Al MeixnerTrio 9:15 p.m. — Die Frohliche Dorfmusik
Dm Kleine Zeb (The little Tent)
11:30 a.m. —Terry Cavanagh 8»
12:45 p.m. — Wafburg Boys
2 p.m. — Kerry Christensen, Master'rbdeter ******:|
3 p.m. — Dujka Brothers
4 p.m. — Kerry Christensen, Master Yodeler
4:45 p.m. —Terry Cavanagh & Alpine Express
5:45 p.m. — Kerry Christensen,
6:45 p.m. — Dujka Brothers
8 p.m. — Walburg Boys 9:15 p.m. — Dujka Brothers
Roaming Gator the Clown
Other Events 8 a.m. — Heritage Sunday I/First Protestant Church 8 a.m.-1 p.m. —Tour de Gruene Bicycle Classic-Time Trial 8 a.m.-3 p.m. — Wurstfest Walkfest/Schlitterbahn Waterpark at Liberty & North Street 9:00 a.m. — Skat Toumament-Texas Rules/Landa Haus
9:30 a.m. — Special Wurstfest Mass/Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church
10 a.m.-2 p.m. — Annual Wurstfest Regatta l-Boardboats & Centerboards/Canyon Lake
10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. —TheWurst Craft Show & Sale in Texas/New Braunfels Utilities Parking Lot 10:30 a.m. — Heritage Sunday/First Protestant Church 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. — Kaffee Haus/Conservation Plaza
11 a.m.-4 p.m. — Heritage Arts St Crafts Market/Civic Center
11 a.m.-8 p.m. — Kunsthalle (Arts & Crafts)/Landa Recreation Center adjacent to Wurstfest Gate #2 11:15 a.m. — Special Wurstfest Mass/Sts. Peter St Paul Catholic Church
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. —Tour of First Protestant Church Noon-4 p.m. —Tour of Conservation Plaza
Walkers, bikers, artists join in the fun
Photos by DAVID INGRAM/Herald-Zeitung
Sophienbura Museum docent Lindan Anderson, right, gives Heidi and Franz Zymek, visiting from Germany, a lesson in New Braunfels history Saturday afternoon. Below, Don and Isabelle Burke enjoy the Wurstfest Wa liefest.All I Can Eat CATFISH-^