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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 24, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas 2AI Saturday, September 24,2011 [ O pi For breaking naws, sports and traffic follow us on Twittar ONdwBraui^laHZ Bacome a Naw Braunfels Herald-Zaitung Facabook fan at Sign up for a-newslettar by visiting tfie Harald-Zeiting online: htrald-zaltimg.cofn»> COMING UP IN THE H-Z Sunday Herald-Zeitung reader Mary Cunningham shares her trip to Benin, W. Africa. Tuesday Catch up with what happened over the weekend in New Braunfels and Comal. If iW    VV. & Wednesday Clip out delicious recipes published on the Herald-Zeitung's At Home page Thursday Looking for something to do? Check out the Weekend page to see what's happening ► YOUR DAILY COMMUTE The following upcoming road projects and closures have been announced; ■    [ ee Street at Walnut Avenue will be closed from 8 a m to 5 p m. through Oct. 3 for construction of new roadway lanes ■    Segum Avenue between Meusebach Street and East Zink Street for construction closed indefinitely ■    Today, 9 p m to 8 a m 1-35 from the exit to FM 1103 to the FM 1103 bridge. Crews will close two alternating lanes of northbound 1-35 from the exit to FM 1103 to the FM 1103 bridge for pavement repair work Ramps will be closed as needed ■    Today and Sunday, 9 p m. to 8 a.m. 1-35 from the entrance ramp from FM 1103 to the exit ramp 180 Crews will close two alternating lanes of northbound 1-35 from the entrance ramp from FM 1103 to the exit ramp 180 for pavement repair work. Ramps will be closed as needed. ■    Sunday and Monday, 9 p m. to 5.30 a m 1-35 from the exit ramp 180 to Solms Bridge Crews will close two alternating lanes of northbound 1-35 from the exit ramp 180 to the Solms bridge for pavement repair work Ramps closed as needed. ► WHAT'S ON THE AGENDA Upcoming public meetings include: ■ New Braunfels City Council, 6 p.m. Monday at City Council Chambers, 424 S Castell Ave. ONLINE EXTRA: W MEETING AGENDAS Visit Mb I download agendas for _I upcoming local public meetings New Braunfels Herald uZeitung HERAlDZEilUNGXOM 707 Landa St, New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830)625-9144, fax (830) 625-1224 Published on Saturday, Sunday mornings and weekday fnornings Tuesday through Fnday by the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (DSPS 377-880), 707 Landa Street, or PO Drawer 311328, New Braunfels, Comal Countv, Texas 78131-1328 Periodical postage paid at New Braunfels, Texas. POSTMASTER Send address changes to the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, PO. Drawer 311328. New Braunfels, TX7813M328 Delivery Subscribers who have not received a newspaper by 6 am Tuesday through Friday and by 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday can call (830) 625-9144, ext. 229 Staff directory Doug Toney, Editor and Publisher, Ext 201 doug.toney#herald-zeitung com Shawn Lewis. Managing Editor, Ext 220 s1ewis‘®herald-/eitung com Will Wright, Assistant Managing Editor, Ext. 221 wwnght(!|!herald-/ Chns Hoffman, Sports Editor, Ext. 223 [email protected] com Kate Thomas, Copy Editor, Ext. 222 [email protected] Greg Bowen Staff writer, Ext. 225 [email protected] Dalondo Moultne, Staff writer, Ext 224 [email protected] com Laura McKenzie. Photographer, Ext 227 [email protected] com Shannon Myers Advertising Director, Ext. 208 [email protected] corn Jeff Fowler, Circulation Director, Ext 228 [[email protected] Rosie Willingham, Business Manager, Ext. 202 fwillingham< Henry Coello, Production Director, (830) 625-5232 [email protected] com IMPORTANT NUMBERS Classified advertising, call 625-9144, ext. 207; display advertising, call 625-9144, ext 208, obituanes, weddings, engagement, anniversaries, call 625-9144, ext 214 ■    [email protected] com ■    [email protected] ■    [email protected] ■    [email protected] ■    [email protected]| ■    [email protected] ■    [email protected] HZ El Paso officials face recall Mayor, 2 on city council overturned voter-approved benefits termination EL PASO (AP) El l^s() Mayor john C(X)k .ind Kvo mom-biTs of thi' C’ity Council are facing a ret all election for their role in overturning a voter-approved measure to terminate hi’alth car(' lx*nefits for gay and unmarried! partners of city employees. The city clerk on Thursday certified 9,5S6 signatures, ai)out 3,400 more than nc'eded to prompt a May recall (’lection for Cook. The mayor of the West Tt'xas liorder city of more than 800,000 residents is challenging the recall in court. The recall election signature drive was organized by evangelist Tom Brown, pastor of the Word oi l ife Church in FI Paso. He also pushed the Noveml>er 2010 vote to ask resid('nts wh('ther the city should Jimit health benefits to legal spouses and dependent (hildren of city employcH's: The mayor has challenged the fX'titions bec ause hi' believes some of the signatures were obtained in violation of a Texas law that bans cbrfiorations, including churches, from partii ipatingin rt'cail elections. C(M)k broke a 4-4 tie in June, voting to throw out the ()rdinance passed last November. The two other council members, Beto O'Rourke and Rachel Quintana, who voted to eliminate it are not lx*ing recalled Ixx ause their terms already ended. "I |)redict a landslide. ... People want their votes to hv rc'spected," Brovyn told The Associated Press on Friday, ON THE TOWN ► DID YOU KNOW? LAURA McKENZIEMcrald Zeitung Colleen Willard Q: What advice would you give to someone new to New Braunfels'?’ A: “Learn to pronaunce 'New Braunfels' correctly. The 's' is on the end." According to Judy Young at the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce: ■ In 1858, first City School founded and funded by self imposed taxes. Now, for me, this puts us as the Founder of the Texas Public Education System. This was a community that voluntarily taxes itself to provide education for its children; Germans do kind of own ''kindergarten," so it probably wasn't a foreign concept to them. Also in 1858, New Braunfels Dramatic Society (Neu Braunfelser Theater-Gésellschaft) was founded, The first six performances of this society were donated to the school board for the building fund of the first school. ih-z BECOME AN i-REPORTER Have a photo or local news item you’d like published'^ E-mait it to [email protected] Be sure to include a daytime phone number so we can contact you with questions. COMAi.COLJN I Y FAIR PARADE Ï PICTURE PERFECT PARADE Above, State Representative Doug Miller rides in a convertible with wife, Ann(\ and their grand-daught(‘r, McKinley, 12 months, during Friday's fair f)arade. TOP RIGHT: Smithson Valley High School's Ranger Band enters the circle at Main Plaza while performing in the parade. BOTTOM RIGHT: ( hildren pet I)ian(‘ Hanus' pomeranian "1 indy" while walking in the pvl [)ara(l('. Photos by LAURA McKENZlE Herald-Zeitung Spurs license plate now available The four-time NBA champion San Antonio Spurs have bec^n the only NBA team in Texas not to have their own spec ially license [)late. That changes now. (jet yours at WWW. my p lates. com. It sports a white background with the San Antonio Spurs logo on the left side, ( heck out the video at l_spurs_plates.h tml Plates start at $S5 a year, and you gc‘t an even better d(*al if you ordc*r for a five-or 10-year term. About thrc'e wec'ks after you order, the plates arrive at a county tax otficc' tor pickup. League of Women Voters sets tour I he league ot Women Voters of ('omal Area is oftc'ring a tour at 5:30 p.m. 0( t. h at '):,30 of three house's in Sophu'nberg Hill Historic District in New Braunfels. The tour will bc'gin at the garden beside* 548 Hill Ave., the Hofheinz House*. This state historic site will be the tirst and last house visitc'd. Two bloc ks away arc* two houses on Magazine — one an 18‘)0 Vic torian corner house and one* a I92(i ( raftsman bungalow. The owners of the three rc'storc'd rc'sideiu es will answer (jut'stions and give dc*tails about the* houses. Tea and cookies will be served after the tour along with information al>out the 1 eague ot Women Voters. For information, call (8M)) (i(iO-2.MS or email b I e i tc h («' ea rt h I i n k. net. Market watch Sept. 23,2011 Dow Jones ♦37.66 industrials 10,771.48 Nasdaq ♦27.66 composite 2,483.23 Standard & +6.87 Poor’s 500 1,136.43 Russell +9.01 2000 652.43 NYSE diary Advanced: 1,910 Declined: 1,112 Unchanged: 94 Volume: 4.7 b Nasdaq diary Advanced: 1,746 Declined: 813 Unchanged: 104 Volume: 2.0 b AP RwotaUon ' CoK/h Klein ; ' DKNYDOlŒtTexas Native LandscapeStoneworkPatios & Walkways ^ Drought tolerant plants ^ Bed makeovers 'At Complete Landscaping Cell: 830-620-8068 830625-7407 Curtis E. Paris www.txnative.not SEIiMON SERIKS Vital Issues and Christian BeliefThe Prophetic Proof of the Reality of God Found only in the Judeo-Chrislian Scriptures. Only God knows the end from the beginning. The Bible's startling picture of the future.Sunday, Sept. 25 @ 10:30AM Hill Countiy Bible Church FM 306 ® Tamarack Dr. • Canyon Lake. Texas (830)935-2945 ;