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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 30, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas WASSAIL CAN BE ENJOYED ON THE TOWN, ON OWN AT HOME, 8 50^New Braunfels WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 30,2011 hera Id-zeitung. co m SERVING NEW BRAUNFELS SINGE 1852 Groundwater workshop today County commissioners to discuss creating Trinity groundwater conservation district Haag ByOregBowvn The Herald-Zeitung A workshop to discuss the (X)ssibÌG crcation of a groundwater conservation district to protect the now-unregulated Trinity Aquifer in western Coma County will be held at 7 p.m. today at the GVTC Auditorium, ^6101 Farm-to- Market Road 3159, in Smithson Valley. Th(0 meeting, hosted by Comal County Commissioners' Court, will provide an overview of issues regarding groundwater c onst'rvalion districts, or GCDs. Commissioners will also (onsid('r forming a stakehold- Mtlier ► ELECTION 2012 Three announce candidacies Miller, Rodriguez, Finch file for primary elections By Greg Bowen Tte Heralcl-Zeitung New Braunfels' State Rep. iloug Miller, former San Antonio congressman Ciro Rodriguez and Sc’guin attorney Steph('n Finch have announced intentions to seek their parties' nominations in the March f) primarv' ele< fions. Doug Miller Miller, tormer mayor of New Braunfels, filed Monday to run again for the House District 7Î seat, which cov(‘rs (x)mal, Gillespie and Kemiall counties. In 2010, Republican Miller was re-eletted to a second term with 85 percent of the vote. "A commitment to con-serv.itive values is im|X)rtant to my cfinstituents." Miller said. "I have worked hard to r(‘prt‘sent the ideals of h lill ('ountry familit's by kc*i‘ping taxes low, protecting private [yro|)('rty rights, fighting illegal immigration, and advocating for l(K al control." Miller serves on the Ap[)ro[)riations Committee, th(> Natural Resources Committee and is chair of the Edwards Atjuifer Legislative ()vefsight C'tymmittee. He was first elected to the Texas House in 2008. Prior to serving in the Legislature, he was chairman of the Edwards Ac uifer Authority. He is presii ent of Miller & Miller Insurance Agency. Miller anil his wife, Anne, have been married for M years and have two children and a granddaughter. Ciro Rodriguez Former Congressman Ciro Rodriguez, a San Antonio D e m o c r a t, announced Tuesday that he'll seek the seat in the new .3 5th ('ongression-al District. The 35th includes parts See FILINGS, Page 12 Rodriguez TEAMING UP TO HELP COMAL FAMILIES Herald-Zeitung file photos Nancy Fitzpatrick places a can of sweet potatoes into a tood box while volunteering in 2010. The food, which was made possible by the “Cheer Fund," was delivered to elderly and physically impaired members of the communily. BRINGING CHEER From staff reports It's the time of year again when the New Braunfels F4eraid-Zeitung and the New Braunfels Salvation Army Service Center join together to bring ftxxl to needy residents for the Christ- ONtlNE Scan this code to visit the Salvation Army's site or go to salvation-armysatx,org/nb mas holiday. Each year, the newspaper and its readers collect fTione-tary donations tor the Salvation Army's annual Christmas "Cheer Fund." The fund is used to purchase items such as holiday lams, canned goods, hot cereal, vegetables, fruits and Christmas candies for food boxes. All recipients are elderly or handicapped living in the New Braunfels connmunity. "It's more than just a meal. It will be at least a week of food," said Judy Baker, the manager of the Salvation Army's New Braunfels service center. "Right now, I'm planning to do 100 to 150 boxes. Some are for individuals, some are for couples." The fo(jd boxes will be delivered on Dec. 16. "1 have to prepurchase the rood to have it here in time," Baker said. "With God's help, we will ret eive the tunds to help the families." ers' group t)f interested citizens for future deliberations on the issue. See WATER, Page 12 Boxes filled with food await fransporf inside Baese Fellowship Hall at Faith United Church of Christ in 2010. Donations are Ix^ingacc t'ptc^ at the Herald-Zeitung's office or by mail at 707 Landa St., New Braunfels, TX. 78130 (549 Landa St. after Friday) until Christmas. Checks should made f)ayable to the Salvation Army Cheer Fund. Monev also t an bt' drt)p[)t'd off at the Salvation Army Ser\'it e Center, 617 S. Business i5. "Wht'n we deliver them, they're See FUND, Page 3 Herald-Zeitung moving Friday On Friday, the Herald-Zeitung is moving to 549 Landa St. The Herald-Zeitung will be closed Friday, but production will continue. If you need to reech u« Friday, call (830) 62S-5232 or email newsOherald' The new Herald-Zeitung office will be at 549 Landa St., next to Landa Tire and Automotive. Comal ISD closer to new map OKs minor boundary changes for 2 single-member trustee districts By Draw stone The Herald-Zeitung Comal ISD drafted a third and likely final redistricting ptan. On Tuesday evening, Comal ISD trustees, along with a demographer and an attorney, worked to create a "Plan C" that would both evenly distribute the fX)pulation and kc»ep communities together. While not entirely perfect, school board president Frank Baker said the newest draft best serves the area. The neighborhooti in particular that created a snag was Oak Village North in Bulverde. The area was too densely-populated to remain in Trustee Carol Keller's District 5, Baker said. The new plan wt)uld shuffle it east into District 4 See CISD, Page 3 ► CCMWAL COUNTY State grant set to buy radios for CCSO Commissioners to mull Homeland Security offer From staff reports C'omal County tommis-sioners will meet Thursday to consider accepting a $29,000 Texas Homeland StH urity grant that would Ix* used to purchase portable dual-band radios for the sheriff's office. Fmergency Management (oordinator Carol Edgett said the radios would allow the sheritt's office to communicate on radio frequencies used by other law enforcement agencies. The radios could Ix* ustxl, for example, if Comal Coun-tv were to experience a major flood and enlist the aid of emergency-response personnel from outside the county. Sheriff's otfice sufx^-visors wt)uld able tt) tune their dual-band radios tt) the outside agency's radio fre-c^uency for direct tommu-nitations and better interagency t oordination. Commissit)ners will meet at 8:15 a.m. Thursday at the C()mmissit)ners' Courtrtx)m, 194 Mam Plaza, in New Braunfels. []>uring the meeting commissioners will also; • Consider a budget transfer to cover ct)sts of installing a radio in the t)ffice t)f the county fire marshal. •    Consider the transfer of Precinct 4 Reserve Deputy Constable Stephen Diamt)nd to the ct)nstable's office in Precinct 1. •    Take t f>mments from citizens. •    Hear reports frt)m staff and officia s on items of communily interest. •    Meet in executive session to discuss the pending litigatix)n related to former Krut'ger ('anyon dam prt)jtH.1 engineering firm ( H2M Hill. WEATHER. 12 CAMERON REXILIUS SEELE ELEMENTARY Sunny and clear High: 64 Low; 40 Abby Jfl Classifieds JQ Comics 9 Crostwords __ S Forum 4 Obituaries 3 Planner fi Sfiorts............ 7 TV Vol. 159|No. 17 1 section. 12 pages 8 "•*56825 00001* ' i 50 cents For breaking news, sports scores, weather, traffic and mid-day updates, follow us on Twitter ONewBraunfelsHZ m Learn what's ifi tomorrow’s paper, offer news tips, receive alerts. Become a New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Facebook fan. ; WW ' Receive the Herald-Zeitung e-newsletter in your e-mail box each morning: herald-zeitung.con). Click 'Herald-Zeitung Mailing List’ ;