New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 16, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
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GREAT DEAL: TODAY’S HERALD-ZEITUNG HAS $407 IN COUPONSNBPD spamming probe continues
The Keralcl-Zeitung New BriUjntels fives ( ontiniit’ to investigate* the •iliegeii spamming ot city council members who voted in favor of the pending ban on disposable containers on
Those voting to ban cans receiving unwanted emails
the Comal and Guadalupi' rivers.
A poll of council mc'mbers showed Steven Digges and Richard Zapata, who voted
against the ban, were not spammed.
But Mayor Gale f\)s[)isil, Mayor Pro Tem Mark Good-ner, and council members
MikeYbarr.i, Sandv Nolle and Br\'an Miranda — all of whc)m votc‘d in favor o1 the ban — were s|)ammed.
Ybarra said he believc’s the
spamming - in whi( h ('inait accounts wer(' tiooded with unsolii ited emails from IchI f'ral agencies ,ind other sourc es was r(‘lat('d to the disfK)sal)le (ontain(*r l)an vote*.
See SPAM. Page 8A
■ EARIP's habitat conservation plan ready to send to EAA.
► PUBLIC MEETING
EAA wi talk budget on Monday
Proposed 2012 rate hikes for management, permits
From staff reports
The Edwards Ac|uifer Authority, which supplies water tor Ntnv Braunfels via permit, will hold a [)ublic nearing on its proposed 2012 o[)erating budgf't at h [).m. Mon-
Relatecl (Liy ¡n nc'w
The meeting will t)e at the New B r a u n f e 1 s ( hamber of (omm erce Honors Hall at S. Seguin Ave.
EAA's proposed $1 ^8 million budgc't includes a [)ropos(‘d incr(>ase in the acjuifer management fc'e rate for New Braunfels and other holdc’rs of munici[)al or industrial permit holch'rs.
The fee would inc rc'ase $8, u[) from th(> ( urrent $ ^9 f)er ac re-foot to $47 f)er ac re-foot.
New Braunfels has permitted rights to 9,199 ac re-f(‘et per year from the Fdwards. An <u re-foot is about i26,0()0 gallons.
EAa\ officials said the budget, as [iroposc'd, is likt»-ly to be amended in the future because it doc‘s not yet account for costs associated with implementing the Edwards Ac|uifc'r Recovery I m p I c'm c* n ta 11 o (i P ro g r a m's pending E-lahitat ('onserva-tion Plan, whic li is expecteni to come to the authority's board of direc tors for consideration later this fall.
The L eg i s I af u re- nui n da t-c'd plan is being developed to protect (mhIangered s()ecies in Ccnnal and San \\arcos springs.
The HCP, if approved, would rec]uire a significantly larger budgc't and higher fee rate of as muc h as $ 116 per ac re-foot, EAA said.
Such a hike, officials have said, would rc'sult in a $ 1.89 increase in water bills for the average home using 8,(KK) gallons monthly.
THAT STINGING FEELING
Pholos by LAURA McKEI^IE | The Herald-Zeitung
Samuel Ramirez uses a hose as he washes pepper spray off his face following Thursday's training certification exercise at the New Braunfels Pofice Department.
HE’S A PEPPER
Police officers receive baptism that feels like fire
By Dalondo Mouttrte
Three of four nc'wly-hired New Braunfels Police Department officers on Thursday got a much-needc'd taste of their own medicine.
The officc'rs went through a training course to bcxome ( c'rtific*d in the use of pepper sf)ray. In the |)rocess, the new patrolmen took a full-on stream of the substance in the face and learned to fight through it to continue with their duties, Caf)t. lohn McEDonaki said.
"They did great," he said. "Each person hanciles it differently. We talked in the training classroom
See PEPPER, Page 6A
Eli Colunga, left, helps Jacob Galindo walk to a hose to wash pepper spray from his face during a training certification exercise Thursday at the New Braunfels Police Department.
Bonnie Sacco played the part of Emma Voelcker as part of the Soul Searching, Night Ramblings in the Comal Cemetery event staged Saturday at the Comal Cemetery, where participants toured the surroundings.
New Braunfels Chapter 958 of the Experimental Aircraft
Association has about 30 members and aviators who have spent countless hours building one or more experimental, also called "kit," aircraft.
— LIFE, 10
TEAM NB IMPACTS MS EVENT
With a late push, Teafn NB moved Into the top 10 by raising almost $17,000 to battle multiple sclerosis, and crossed the finish line together during Day 1 of the Bike MS:
Valero Ride to the River.
— SPORTS, IB
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Council, committee to map out future plan
Stormwater management topic of joint meeting
By Greg Bowen
The Herald Zeifung
Stormwater management will Ix' the to|)i( <it M( )nda\ 's joint niC'C'ting of the New Braunfc'ls ( it\ ( oun< il and Its VV.itersheil AiKlsorv ( (>m-mittcH'.
Th(‘ meeting will b(' ,it ^ [).m. <if ( il\ I lall's ( otmc il t hamUc'rs, S. ( asi(>ll Ave.
Assistarit ( itv Min.igcr Robert ('amarcno and u>n sultant Rc'Ixm c a I eoiiard o! [)es(gn Workshop ot Austin are s( heduh'd to give' the [)rc*sentatloii on the ( it\ s dc'veloping Stoimwatct Wat' agc'menl Strategy, v\[ik h will bc> used to guidt' future [)n )j ects, fi'derallv rc'ciuitcrl ¡n't miffing and update^ to (. it\ cckIc* using a ( omprc'tiensivc approac h to stormualc'! m.in agemt'ni.
The c oun< T fortiK'd the
See DRAINAGE, Page 8A
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Vol. 1b8 I No^ 291 4 sections. 26 pages
STAGE II WATER RULES
Find out the latest on landscape watering restrictions at nbutexas.com or call (830) 608-8925 for nx>re Information.
Watenng witfi a spnnkler or landscape irrigation system is allowed once a week, before 10 a m. and after 8 p.m., based on the last digit of tfie address:
■ 0,1 Watenng day is Monday
■ 2,3 Watering day is Tuesday
■ 4,5 Watering day is Wednesday
■ 6,7 Watering day is Tfiursday
■ 8,9 Watering day is Friday Watering with a hose, soaker hose,
bucket or drip Irrigation system is OK before 10 a.m. and after 8 p m
Here Is wtiat matters.