New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 16, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas
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City might implement signage plan
By Leigh Jones
Getting lost in New Braunfels could be much harder next summer.
Qty staffers are moving forward with plans to implement a wayfinding signage program, as
recommended by a 2004 Carter & Burgess study, just in time for the 2006 tourist season.
City Engineer Mike Short told council Monday he would establish a task force of stakeholders to discuss the city’s options.
“Instead of hiring a consultant,
we’re going to do it in-house,” he said. “We hope to present our findings by the end of the year.” If the task force can reach a consensus on a comprehensive plan for the entire city, it will save taxpayers the $150,000 Carter & Burgess wanted to charge for the
service, city officials said.
Any money-saving measures will be helpful because this year’s budget does not include any funds for wayfinding.
Short told the I lerald-Zeitung this week that the money was not left out by accident.
“Last year, we had the Carter & Burgess recommendation to hire a consultant, but since council did not want to do that, we didn’t put any money in the budget for it,” he said.
See SIGNAGE, Page 3
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AT A GLANCE N The city is asking for wayfinding input from every New Braunfelser. lf you are interested in participating in the task force or attending a community meeting, call (830) 608-2100 or e-mail frobbins@ nbtexas.org.
Walkfest brings people together for fun, fitness
By Leigh Jones
Daniel Sigman was ready to tackle the first New Braunf it Walkfest by the time the 257-strong crowd gathered at the event’s starting line.
“Let’s go,” the 3-year-old said impatiently while his parents did some light stretching.
His father, Michael, smiled when asked if the family did a lot of healthy activities together.
"Well, I run... after my son," he said, grinning in response to his wife Kristy’s incredulous smirk. ‘We’re not that big into fitness, although we used to be. We just thought this would be a good reason to get out and do
See WALKFEST, Page 9
Sunni Arabs turn out in big numbers for Iraqi vote
By Loo Heath
Associated Ffress Writer
BAGHDAD, Iraq —Sunni Arabs voted in surprisingly high numbers on Iraq’s new constitution Saturday, many of them hoping to defeat it in an intense competition with Shiites and Kurds over the shape of the nation's young democracy after decades of dicta
torship With little violence, turnout was more than 66 percent in the three most crucial provinces.
The constitution still seemed likely to pass, as expected. But the higher-than-forecast Sunni turnout made it possible the vote would be close — or even go the other way — and cast doubt on U.S. hopes that the charter would succeed in luring Sunnis away from
Washington hopes the constitution will be approved so Iraqis can form a permanent, representative government and the 150,000 U.S. troops can begin to withdraw.
“The constitution is a sign of civilization,” Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said after casting his ballot. “This constitution has come after heavy sacrifices. It is a
In Baghdad, men counted votes by lanterns because the electricity was out. Results were written on a chalkboard. Outside, Iraqi soldiers huddled in a courtyard, breaking their fast. Northeast of the capital, in Baqouba, men sat around long tables, putting “yes”
See IRAQ, Page 8
History of life
Canyon Lake hosts 10th annual Moving Waters PowWow, offering look into culture, heritage.
Council to look at city manager applicants
By Leigh Jones
City council members will get their first look at applicants for the permanent city manager’s position Monday when they review resumes from 15 candidates.
Representatives from Ralph Anderson and Associates, the search firm hired July 25 to recommend a slate of qualified candidates, will be on hand during the closed door meeting to introduce their selections.
Mayor Bruce Boyer said he hoped to whittle the list down to the number of candidates he and fellow council members wanted to
See CITY, Page 8
AT A GLANCE ■ What: New Braunfels city council meeting
When: 5 p.m. Monday
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US Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Clayton Campbell, right, talks with siblings, Aubrey and Whitney, at the dining room table decorated with his medals while watching sports on TV prior to his welcome home party Saturday afternoon.
Marine returns home after tour in Iraq
By Leigh Jones
Clayton Campbell always knew he was meant to be a Marine.
Maybe it was the matching camouflage outfits he and his brother wore as little boys, or maybe it was listening to his grandfather and uncle tell stories of their experiences in the armed forces.
Not even the assurance he would likely end up in Iraq could prevent the 2001 Canyon High School graduate from following his dream of making “Semper Fidelis” his motto.
After wearing adult-sized camouflage for 20 months, seven of which
he spent battling insurgents in Rama-di, and bringing home a Purple Heart, Campbell is faithful still.
“I love the Marines,” he said simply. “I share a bond with this group of guys like no other, because of what we’ve been through.”
Sitting on his parents deck, taking in a Hill Country view that stretches for miles, Campbell looked relaxed, and glad to be home.
His parents, Dale and Bonnie, wore Marine Corps. T-shirts and big grins.
In the middle of the dining room table, Bonnie had placed a stem-looking
See MARINE, Page 9
USMC Lance Cpl. Clayton Campbell plays with Harley and Roxie in the back yard of his parent's New Braunfels home. Campbell returned home Friday night after being wounded in Iraq.All U Can Eat BAR-B-Q
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