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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 22, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas ■ p III 50o RÊWÀRDîOFFERED FOR TÍPS ABOUT MOST WANTED New Braunfels Aecicicf*%c o TUESDAY NOVEMBER 22,2011 herald-zeitung^com SERVING NEW BRAUNFELS SINCE 1852 ► WASTEWATER NBISD board approves map Board of trustees discusses redistricting, virtual library Monday night ONLINE Scan this code to view the proposed map or read this story at herald-zeitungcom By Draw Stone The Herald-Zeitung New Brauntrls ISO will soon be redistricted anrl ()os-soss its own virtual library. ^U)nday night* the NBlSf) trustees voted unanimously to a()()rove a reflislrii ting to better represent the voters. The plan will be sent to the U.S. Department of Justice for final a{)proval. NBISl^ Redistricting Advisory (Committee francés S(K‘chting saifl fhe aim for thi' redrawing of district lines is to ensure diversity in all areas, in New Braunfels' case, the main challenge was to ensure a good Hispanic representation. However, Sotx hfing sairl, much of New Braunfels is already quit(‘ diverst'. "A lot of our neighlH)rhof>ds are actually ethnically mixt'd," Soechting said. "So, that's a g(X)d problem to have." The new maps even out population counts in each c ity district. No(()uncil members are displac ed by the c hangc*s. "We took every consideration not to aff(*ct the counc il members," said Steve Brown, See NBISD, Page 10 me ► CAR CHASE Suspect escapes up 1-35 Police say man involved in burglary disappeared Friday in San Marcos By Daiondo Moultrie Itie Herald-Zeitiing Poli(e are looking for a Nev\ Braunti'ls m.ui sus-p(H t('d of leading offi( ef‘^ on <1 l ar ( hase itito Hays ( ounty and being involvc*(l in i\ Imrj^, a [)oli((' sp()k('sman s.iid Monday, lolin Ritte, U), escapc'd < aj ) tu re I rid<n tMght and rem.nns on the loose, said ( apt. lohn M(Don aid of the B r a u n f e I s l*()li( e Deparlment. I le said Knt(' drove ,i c ar at speerls iiroLind 100 miles per hour to avoid arrt'st. About [).m. 1 riday, ati offu ('r in th(' 400 block ol I oop i \7 pulled over th(' (ar Rifle was driving, Mt 1 )ona|d said. I le said Rifte waited until the ofti-(er walked toward the Ciir betöre s[K't'ding away, at one point drivirig the wrong way down the Intc'tstale access road. Ritit' made it over to a neighborhood in San Marcos, whc'rc* he elite hed the' car with two womc'n inside' and oft, Me [>)nald said. ()tfic c's found inside the car drug paraphernalia, electronic itc'ms, and evidence' suggc'stlng Riffe was involvt'd in a burglary of a vehicle in which several weapons were stolen, according to a vvrittc'n statement NBPI) rc'lease'd. It says Riffe' is wanted on two felony warrants, but offered no further details about those' warrants. Me Donald said the women wc>re' not c hargt'd. Rifle stands (> fen't, i inclie's t.ill, weighs about I 55 )()unds and has strawberr\ )lond hair and grc'en eyes, )oliee said. They said his ast known address is in the SOO l)lock of Zip|j Road in New' Bratinfe'Is. NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL ADOPTION MONTH LAURA McKENZIE rHeratd-/eikirK) Erica and Rodney Wilson laugh while holding their adopted children Eric, 4, and Robert, 19 months, during Monday’s Centex Adoption Day celebration at Faith Lutheran Church in Seguin. FOREVER FAMILY 30 children with 16 families adopted in Seguin Monday By Dalondo Mtoultrie I fie Herald Zeitting SEGUIN November is National Adoption Month, a time to bring attc'ntion to the thou-sancls ol foster e hildren iiwaiting placement in pc'r-manent homes and acknowledge those' placed in >ermanent 1 o m e s each year. O n M o n el a y in Seguin, U) of those e hil-dren had t h e i r ack)|)tions tinali/ed with I f> families at the annual adof)-tion day held by the Ontral Tc'xas Department of Family and Protective Services, said Assoc iate ludge Karin Bonicoro of the' ('hild Pro-tec tion (Ourt of Central Texas, who has presided over the cI'rc'monies the» last OMLIIME Scan this code for information about adoption or visit adoption thrc'e years. "This is bv far the large'st vve'Ve evt'r had," Bonicoro said. Bonicoro said she pre'-sicle's over seven counties: (Caldwell, ('olorado, ('omal, Cjonzales, Ciuadalupe', Hays and Lavaca c ountic's. During Monday's pro-cc'e'dings, she he*ard adoptive [parents rc'ceive eonse'nt ol DFPS personnel lor adoption, and she passed out gifts to the little adopter's — a sterling silver nee klac e for girls and bracelet for boys with their names insc ribc'd and the date' of the aeicjption. "My favorite day of the year is when we do this," Bonicoro said. Fach yc'<»r, about l.i0,000 adoptions ha[)pen in this country, said Chuck |ohn son, president of the Natic)nal ('ouncil lor See ADOPTIONS. Page 10 Jacob Flightower-Santos, 11, smiles while posing for a family photo following Monday's adoption ceremony at Faith Lutheran Church in Seguin. Jacob and his twin brother, Jesse, were among 28 children celebrating their adoptions at the event. Super failure: Deficit-cutting panel gives up By David Espo AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON Congress' su|)erc onimit-tec' conceded ignominious dete<it Monday in its ejuest to concjuer a government de'bt that stands at a staggering $15 trillion, unable lei overcpme deep and enduring political divisions over taxés and spending. Ste )c k prices plummeted at home and tic ross del)t-scarrc'd Furo[)e as the' panel endecj its brief, sec relive existence without an agreement. Republic ans and Democrats alike pointed fingers of blame, maneii-vering for political advantage in aidvance c)f 2012 elections less than a year away. The ihipasse Linder- seored grave doubts about Washington's political will to make tough decisions and left a cloud of unc ertainty over the U.S. economy at the'same time that Greece, Italy, S[>ain and other Furopean countries are reeling from a spreading debt crisis and recession worries. Layvmakers of l)oth parties agre'ed action in ('on- gress was still reeiuired, somehow, and soon. "Despite our inability to bridge the committc'e's sig-nificant differences, we end this [)rocess united in our belit'f that the nation's fiscal crisis must be addressed and that we e annot leave it for the next generation to solve;" the panel's two co-chairs, Sen. Kuty Murray, D-Wash., Report: Standards endanger and Rep. |eb Hensarling, K-Tex„ said in a somber statement. They addc'd it was not ,)ossible to prest'nt "any ii()artisan agrt^enient" — omitting any reference to the goal of $1.2 trillion in cuts over a decade that had l)een vic'wed as a niin-inuim for success.See DEFICIT, Page TO ONLINE Scan this code to download a copy of the report or read this story at Inconsistent effluent Standards imperil aquifer, environmental study says By Shawn Uwls Fhe Herald Zeitung An Austin environmental engineer's report issui'd Monday c ontends inconsistent standards tor effluent waste'water irrigation sys-tf'ms (ould jeopardize the' Fflwards Aejuiler's springs, c re-e'ks, nvc'rs and ground-watc'r. Dr. laure'n Ross, an environmental engineer with Austin liased ( jk'n-rose* Fngi-n e e r i n g, was eon-trac t('d b\ S.ivc' Our S |) r I n g s Alii il n c (' and the' (j r c' a t c“ r F (Iwa rds A c LI i f e r Al lancc "to eon duct an investigation ot Texas land a|)plic ation |)(‘r mit wastc'water e'ttlue'iit s\s tems in tlve Fdvv.uds Ae|uile'r contril)uting and rc'chargc 7( )nc's," Ross' re‘jX)rt re'v leus Te*\as land Application Permits (Tl \f’s) issued b\ the' Te'xas ( ommission on Inviron mc'ntal Qualitv iT( F(^) in the' rc'charg(' and (ontribut ing zones of the Barton S[)rings .tnd San Antonio sc'gments ot the- I dvvards Acjuifer. The' report shows 67 [)e'rmitte'd facilities, most ot the'm serving primariK rc'sidential ck'velopments m subudian and rural arc'as bc'yond the' reae h ot muntc -ipal wastc'watc'r trc'atment svstc'ms. Among the local ope-ra-tors using suc h systc'ms arc' (Omal ISD (for Spring Branc h Middle, Arlon Sc'av Inte'rmeeliate, Smithson Val-Ic'y Middle, Smithson Ic'y High and C^inyon Fake High) and ('luadalupe' Bkin Co River Authority, accord ing to the re'f)ort. "To operate a system to deal with wastew<»ter ettlu-ent in Te'xas, you have to have' a pc'rmit from Texas (\)mmission on Fnviron-mc'ntal (Quality," Koss said in a [)hone interview. See REPORT, Page 3 WEATHER, TO TONI FRAZIER GOODWIN FRAZIER ELEMENTARY Scattered showers High: 80 Low; 48 ..... 9 Classifieds______/: ________8 Comics 1 Crosswords 1 Forum Obituaries.............. ............J Planner ________ e Sports ___:_.J TV 9 Vol 159 I No 10 T section, Í0 pages B '*56825 00C101 50 cants For breaking news, sports scores, weather, traffic and mid-day updates, follow us on Twitter ONewBraunfelsHZ Learn what's in tomorrow's paper, offer news tips, receive alerts Become a New Bratinfets Heraid-Zeitung Facebook fan. 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