New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 26, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
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SERVING NEW BRAUNFELS SINCE 1852ity asks judge to dismiss suitttorneys say plaintiffs lack “standing” to file action against container ban
le City of New Braunfels has onded to the lawsuit filed by fourist Ass(k iated Busin('sses
'en more voters turned Tuesday, pushing early ng numbers higher in ^ Braunfels and Comal nty, offit iais said, lother fi44 ballots were cast Tuesday in New Braunfels' cit>' election, to go with the S38 votes cast ti day earlier ("omal County saw 390 votes on iflay and another 486 >day, for a total of 876
'Jot bad," said joy 'ater, Comal ('ounty k.
‘sidents cast ballots in fv Braunfels on city ncil's proposed ban of osable food and bever-containers on the nal and Guadalupe rs within the city's bor-. ( ity residt'nts living in dalupt' County wanting ote early on the ban ? nt^eded to do so at the s early-voting poll at the nal County Election ter at Landa Plaza, 145 :U Street, she said, i they live in the city, no ter which county, then ' vote at the early vot-(Kation at Landa Plaza," secretary Patrick Aten
/\v\a Marmolego, deputy k for the Guadalupe nt\' elections office, said idalupi' County residents iting to vote on this r's other ballot issues rl to vote in that county, larmolego said 29 votes e cast in the county iday and 16 Tuesday, irly voting is also being rtM:) at branch voting sitt^ ulverde/Spring Branch, yon Lake and Garden ^e.
Garden Ridge: Early ng will be conducted at den Ridge Citv Hall, 0 Munici[)al ParKvvay in den Ridge, from 9:30 . to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday 10 a.m. to 7 |).m. on
See VOTING, Page 9
of Comal County anri others s(>eking to overturn the municipal ordinance that would f)r()hibit beer cans and other disposable containers on the Comal and
Guadalupe rivers beginning [an. 1.
In a brief answer to the suit, th(‘ city's legal counsel, William M( Kamie of McKamie Krueger
of San Antonio, assertf'd that the TABCC' and its partnt‘r plaintiffs lack "standing" to file suit and asked that thf' case be dismiss('d.
"Standing" is flefined as a [)ar
MATADORS VS. UNICORNS WAGER
LAURA McKENZIE ¡ The Herald Zeitung
Mayor Betty Ann Maithies, left, of Seguin and Mayor Gale Pospisil of New Braunfels share a laugh on Tuesday while talking about the friendly rivalry between the New Braunfels Unicorns and the Seguin Matadors. The mayors placed (heir traditional wager for their teams in preparation for Friday night's Guadalupe River Bowl. Mayor Pospisil is wagering sausage and Mayor Mafthies is putting up pecans.
MEETING OF MINDS
Mayor’s economic summit today at convention center
From staff reports
Today's fifth annual Mayor's Fionomic L)evelo[)ment Summit will feature a discussion of the community's economic goals.
The mayor's summit is a yearly initiative that brings together liKal leaders of government, business and education for an extendetl conversation on what is needed to move the ( ommunity forward.
Mayor Cjale Pospisil will of)i'n the summit at 10 a.m. at the New Braunfels C'ivic and ('t)nvention (Center.
The summit facilitator will be Jeff Finkle, president and CEO of the International Economic Pevt‘l-0[)ment Count il, the world's
IF YOU GO
Mayors Summit When: 10 a.m. today Where: New Braunfels Civic and CoMventiun Center
largest economic development membership organization. Other sf)eakers will l)e City Manager Mike Morrison and Greater New-Braunfels Chamber of Commerce President Mike Meek.
Summit participants include C'hristus Santa Rosa-New Braunfels, Coldwell Banker, Comal C( )u nty, C'om mu n i t i es- i n-Schcx > I s, the Economic Development Foundation, First State Bank, Frost
Bank and Gruene Elistoric District.
Also, Habitat for Humanity, McKenna Legacy Foundation, New Braunfels Arts Commission, the New Braunfels c hamber, the New Braunfels City Council, the New Braunfels Dowritown Board, the Nc‘W Braunfels Heritage Board and the New Braunfels Industrial Development Corporation.
Also, the New Braunfels Regional Airport, New Braunfels Utilities, Randall Morris Assck i-ates. Resolute Health, the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung and Wright E>istributing.
The summit is scheduled to cont lude at 1:50 [>.m.
chlitterbahn has decided it won’t join EARIP
:hlitterbahn has decided not )in EARIP but to go it alone in cing legal protections for any TI the waterpark may do to angered species in the Comal
late October, représentâtive$ he waterpark, which uses
Comal River water to su )ply some of its attractions, met with EARIP to discuss joining the regional group.
EARIP, the Edwards Aquifer Recovery lm[)lementation Program, is being fashioned to provide its partners — including the city of New Braunfels and local rivier outfitters who choose to participate -r-r with protection from
lawsuits that could be brought ovt?r harm to endangered species in the Comal Springs system caused by tubing or other recreational activ^ities or by punif)ing of the Edwards Ac|uifer.
In order to gain that protection, EARIP has authored a Habitat Conservatibn Plan, or HCP, detailing the steps it would take to pro
tect endangered species. The HC I’ will be sunmitted to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service later this year as part of an application for a federal Incidental Take Permit.
The permit, if issued, would allow minimal 'take' — death of
See PARK, Page 9
ty's legal right to challenge the (ondu( t of another party in a legal proceeding, according to
See SUIT, Page 9
► TAX PROPOSAL
Perry unveils his plan
Offers choice of current tax rate or flat 20 percent
GRAY COURT, S.C.(AP)
Republu an presidential candidate Rick Perry [)ro-posed dramatic tax and spending c hanges Tuesday, saying he would let A m (> r i t a n s i h o () s e bi'tween a 20 perc ent tlat tax and the current system, allow priv.Ue Social
S(‘( uritv a( (ounts and slash government spending and regulation.
Perry, seeking to regain the momentum he ('nioyed in late August, said his plan would significantly sf)ur economic growth. But analysts from the left and right said he would n(H>d draion ian federal budgc't cuts to avoid massive detic its.
In a [)it( h to conservatives, the Texas governor said his "('ut. Balance and Cirow" plan was lx)lder than what his Republican rivals or IVesidc'nt Barac k ()bama would do. Ftis [)rof)osal calls for gradually inc reasing eligibility ages for Soc lal Sec urity and Medic are and for amending the* ('onstitu-tion to recjuire balanced budgets.
"America is under a crushing burden of debt, and the president simf)ly offers larger defic its and iht' politics of class division," Perrv' said in South Carolina, whose primary will follow early voting in Iowa and
See PERRY, Page 3
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