New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 8, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
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SERVING NEW BRAUNFELS SINCE 1852Groups collecting for fire victims
By win Wright
N(>w Braunft'ls-.irea individuals and busini'sscs arc helping fiitch in to th(> relief effort for vi( tims of th(> Central Texas wildfi.es.
The massive wildfire in Bastrop (oiinty has scorchefl ni\irly Í4,(M)() ac res, engulfí^d c losf' to 8()0 homf’s anfl taken at least four lives. Thou-Related
■ Firefighters gamed ground Wednesday against one of the most destructive fires in Texas history Page 12
sands have b(*en displac ed in th.jt bla/(' anrl oth(>rs that pof)[)('d up in fh(' Austin area since Sunday.
A trailer-loaciof goods collec tc'd at the KC'iNB-KNHr radio station
offices in Nc'w Braunfels Ic’ft for th(' Austin arcM Wednc'sday aftc'r ncM)n.
( onval ISi) is goirig to sc’rvc* l)rcMkfast for U)0 tir<'fighters and emergc-nc y responders on I riday, and will dc'liver < ontrihutions ol C'i.itoracle from C ISf) ('mi)loye('s.
See HELP. Page 12
Shelter set up at Boeme church
Oisplactd residenti of the Camp BuKs^ir Oaks ftench area fire have been directed to Messiah Lutfieran Church, 9401 Diet; Elkhom Road, Boerne Red Cross volunteers are on site;
American Red Cross volunteers will provide cots, blankets and refresfiments as needed to those at the shelter
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has issued an Air Quality Health Alert (AQHA) for today at the orange level for the Greater New Braunfels area The TCEQ recommends that individuals with chronic lung disease such as asthma and emphysema, the elderly and young children should avoid exposure for the duration of this Air Quality Health Alert For information, visit vwvw.airnow.gov.
► CAMPAIGN 2012
Perry, Romney take off gloves
Governor to Mitt: Dukakis created jobs three times faster than you did
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP)
l ager to tangle, Republican |)residential rivals Kic k Perry and Mitt Komney sparrc'd vigor-
ously over job creation and Social Security Wc'dnesclay night in a feisty carn-[)aign debate that rnarkc'd a contc'ntioLis nt'w turn in the race to pick a 2012 chal-Ic'nger to l^esidc'nt Barack ()bania.
lar more than in earlier Ci( )P debate's this summer, the c andidates mixc^d it u[) in their first tacc'off since Perry ('iitered the race and almost instantly overtcx)k Komne\ as th(' front-runner in O[)inion |)olls. Tliosc^ two — iind othc'r contc'nders — snipc'd at one another, c ontradic tc'cl allc*ga-tions and intt^rrupti'cl media c|uestioners to demand c)])portunitit's to take each othc'r on.
"Michael Dukakis created jobs three times faster thari you did, Mitt," f^‘rrv' j.il)lxHl in the debate's opening moments, referring to Rom-nc*y's Dt*mcK ratic prc'dcH.i'ssor as governor of Massachusetts.
"As a matter of f.ic t, GtH)rgc' Bush and his predecessors c reatc'd jolis at a f.ister r.vtc' than you did," Romney shot bac k at Perry.
See DEBATE. Page 12
GRASSROOTS PETITION EFFORT PAYS OFF
Can ban vote set for Nov. 8
f^tos by LAURA McKENZIE ] Hwalri Zeitutiq
Kim Love was among many in attendanGe wearing “Let Us Decide" T-shifts in supporl of a vote on the disposable container ban at Wednesday's New Braunfels City Council meeiiruj
Secretary verifies 1,690 signatures; city council calls for referendum
By Greg Bowen
dc'c iclc’ on Nov. H whc'ther Nc'w Brauntc'ls ('itv ('ounc il's ban on dis[)osal)lc' ( on-tainers on the (Omal and (¡uadalupe rivers will stand.
CouiK il on Wc'dnc'sday ac (('| )t* c'd the "(!an the Ban" citi/c'ns' petition c alling tor a rc‘terendum on the ban, whic h w.is ,ipprovc'd Aug. 22 in an (Mtort to prevc'nt the city's rivt^rs from being traslu'd-out bv tubers.
If a|)|)roved by voters, thc' anti-litter initiative' would ban l>ec'r cans anci othc'r disposable containers on the rivers beginning Ian. 1.
A lotiil of l,()‘H) signature's more than the S percc'nt of the' c ity's registered voters ncH'dc'd to make the petition valid — were countecl Ix'fore tallying stoppc'd
Wc'dnC'sday. ( ity Sec retary P.itiick Atc'n said there» were still a tc'w [H'tition sheets Ic'tt uncountt'cl.
"I think couiu il was alrcMcly ot lh(' o|)ini(>n that c'vc'n it thc'y didn't have (|uite c'nough signatures, we probiilily would go ahc\id .ind p.iss a rc‘sc)luti()n to put it on tlu'
Mayor Gale Pospisil and city council passed a resolution Wednesday ordering a special election on Nov 8 to decide if the ban on disposable containers on the Guadalupe and Comal rivers will stand
Novc'mber 8 ballot," Mavor ('«ile
She said a Novc>mbc'r vote was d('('mc'd prete'rable to the rc'teren-dum coming on the nc'xt available elc'ction dav in Mav 2012,
See BAN. Page 12
of New Braunfels
Communrty members can support local victims of disasters similar to this and enable the Red Cross to assist fami-lies like ttMS who are impacted by rest-derrtial fires by making a financial donation to the Amencan ^d Cross San Antonio Area Chapter at (210) 224-5151 or by going towwwsaredcross.org:
► BUS DISPUTE
Civil rights group lies suit
Claims man, Flying R POA blocked CISD school bus
By will Wright
I tie Herald /t'tlunq
Fhc' war Ix'tucrn neighbors in Spring Hr,me h's I K -ing R subdivision esc al.ited on Mondav, as rh(' Texas ( ivil Rights l^rojf'(t 11 i RP) tiled a motion lor a restraining ordiM .uid .1 ( ivil tights lawsuit in tc'dcral court in San Antonio ag.nnst Danu'l I Idridge and thc I K mg K Ranch Propc'rtv ()un(‘rs' Association iP( )Al
rhe organi/atii >n tiled the do( unxMils oil hehal! ot Mu hael .mcl I (Mnn.i Riscmi m.tv, uiio c l.iim I Idridgc' .ind the i K ing R P( )A bl(K kc'd .1 ( om.il ISD sc h( k)I bus trom pic king up twcv ( hildrc'n ol thc Risc'nnui\s, both ot whom arc blac k and have dis.ibilitics,
Ihe motion alleges 1 Idridge has been di i\ mg his trat tor in troni ot the hus to phvsK ally blo( k i? Il also .ille'gc‘s [ Idridgc' hung a sign ( ontaining rac lal epithets on his |)rop(>rt\ directK in tront ot tht' tamilv's dnvc'-way att.u king Mrs. Riscmv may, who is ot leuish desc c“nt Dan 1 Idridgc' was unavailable' lor comment on VVednc'sday. His brothc'r, Dale I Idridge, said hc' uas hospit.)li/c'd attc'r sutt('ring a hc'art iittack on Fue'sdav.
See BUS, Page 12
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