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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 10, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas                                Jury rules against woman in age lawsuit LUBBOCK AP Texas Tech University did not fire a woman from her job with the universitys athle tic department because of her a jury in a federal civil suit has See Page 7 New drug policy to target rural areas of the nation WASHINGTON AP Drug policy director Wil liam Bennett says his soontobe unveiled national strategy for fighting illegal drugs target the suburbs and rural not just the inner See Page 9 New Braunfels statue unveiled in Chicago New Braunfels artist Paul Tadlock and his 6inch statue of Walter Payton in Chicago today for the unveiling of his work at the citys Sports Hall of See Page 12 New Braunfels 194 Born to run 707 Landa New Texas 377880 5126259144 1989 25 Cents One 16 Pages Opinions cloud election issue By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer When voters residing in the Comal Appraisal District enter the voting booth Saturday they can cast ballots for or against placing all tax collecting duties in the hands of the county tax assessor But reaching the simple yes or no vote wont be easy for voters mainly because of proposed unclear old information and often bitter allegations between the main people Main players in the consolidation game Com al Comal and New Braunfels independent school districts and the City of New Braunfels have different opinions and different Comal County Tax AssessorCollector Gloria ultimately responsible for the assessing and collecting says consolidation is a good but will not vote for it locally because it appears she cant collect taxes for taxing units that have a different tax year than the county NBISD and the Would Comal County taxpayers save big money by collecting the taxes on NBISD and the City of New Braunfels Of course Clennan said We can only do they are already We cant put their information together with nor collect their taxes at the same time as we do ours and other entities on our A section of the State Property Tax Code allows for a taxing entity to require the county to assess and collect the taxes in the manner in which the county assesses and collects its It doesnt specifically address the unique situation of entities having different tax But Sands general counsel for the State Property Tax said if the voters approve the consolidation of tax collection at the county level Clennan is required to collect for NBISD and the City by sending separate tax What will happen if the consolidation is the county will have to send out two sets of tax which does offset the Stiefer if the election the county will be required to perform the The law doesnt go beyond telling the county you have to do The CISD school board and Comal County Commissioners Court have hammered out a conso lidation contract for the same services the election See Page 2 million needed for rebuilding facilities NBU eyes capital improvements By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer New Braunfels Utilities board of trustees presented its proposals for million in capital improvement projects to New Braunfels City Coun cil Wednesday The things you are seeing will bring us up to the major capital improvement projects that we were thinking about in NBU Gener al Manager Robert Sohn They are very much a requirement to allow us to continue our quality lowcost Sohn predicted that if the capital improvement projects were not done more money will have to be spent Roger NBUs director of technical presented the six improvement projects to council The projects include the upgrading and rebuilding of the Com al rebuilding of a 138ki lovolt KV line from the Comal Sub station to Krueger expansion of the Sheriffs Posse transformer into a full construction of an 8milliongallonaday water treat ment expansion of the Gruene wastcwater treatment plant and reha bilitation of the South Kuehler plant Wilkins takes the baton from Cooper Cogdell during the 4x400meter relay preliminaries Wednesday at San Antonios North side The New Braunfels Track Club team of Kliff Wilkins and Benjamin Hooker placed fourth in its heat and sixth See page 12 for full Photo by Deryl Clark CISD board sets budget hearing 446 cast absentee votes in consolidation election Taxpayers in the Comal ISD will have an opportunity to express their views to the board of trustees when the district holds its annual budget and tax The budget hearing is scheduled for on 21 in the cafe teria of Frazier Elementary located at 1441 Highway 81 East in New Following input and the board of trustees will adopt a budget for the 198990 fiscal A special board meeting will be See Page 2 Comal County Clerk Rosie Boy senbury reports a good turnout of absentee voters for Saturdays coun tywide election for consolidation of tax collecting Officials from the Comal County clerks office report 438 residents vot ed absentee by with eight additional ballots returned by Absentee voting ended Saturdays election will determine if Tax AssessorCollector Gloria Clen nan will assess and collect taxes for Comal Independent School Comal New Braunfels Inde pendent School the City of New Braunfels and other smaller tax ing entities in Comal We are prepared for about Boysenbury Residents can vote in the following locations Precinct 1 Dittlingcr Memorial 373 Precinct 2 Cross Lutheran Church Activities 169 Precinct 3 Fire Station Loop Precinct 4 Comal Elementary Precinct 5 Bracken Fire off Precinct 6 United Methodist Wclsy 572 San Precinct 7 Holy Family CCD 245 Precinct 8 Fire Station 501 Kcrlick Precinct 9 Mission Valley Bowl ing Texas 46 Precinct 10 Bulverde Communi See Page 2 Clarke running unopposed NB trustee candidates looking for votes in Saturday election Detour ahead Voters in District 2 and District 4 of the New Braunf ls Independent School District need to vote for their trustees Saturday despite the fact the two trustees are running Trustee Jean representing District and Trustee Bob representing District are running unop posed for their seats on the NBISD school board in the election slated for Public Information Officer Leslie Kriewaldt said there were only two voters who took advantage of the absentee voting period one voter from each Voters need to come out and vote to show their support for the incumbents to let them know how they are doing and to reaffirm their Kriewaldt On voters in District 2 will need to go to Seele Elementary School at 540 Howard to cast their Dis trict 4 residents need to go to Lamar Primary Schol at 240 Voters need to come out and vote to show their support for the incum bents to let them know how they are doing and to reaffirm their Leslie Kriewaldt Voters can vote between the hours of 7 and 7 District 2 includes county Precincts 22 and Guadalupe County District 4 includes county Precincts and Only voters in Districts 2 and 4 are allowed to vote in this school board EDMONSON Board approves agreement for substation renovations New Braunfels Utilities will spend in renovations and rebuild ing at the Comal Substation in cooper ation with the Lower Colorado River NBU trustees decided In the agreement approved by the NBU will pay the river authority approximately for work it performs at trie Comal Substa In addition to the work done by NBU will spend another for capital improvements at the NBUs director of technical ser Roger and Chief Engi neer Preston Kennedy presented the proposed improvements to the Improvements include building foundations and structures along with moving existing lines to other areas and changing switches that protect the Biggers said the improvements bas ically would clean up the entire NBU General Manager Robert Sohn said LCRA would provide NBU a detailed billing of all costs incurred for equipment and EDMONSON Work on the drainage project at the intersection of San Antonio Street and SantaClara Avenue continues this week after a couple of days of rain City Manager Paul Grohman said he anticipates the work will be completed by New inlets in surrounding neighborhoods are expected to remove rainwater from the streets before it gets to the which has in the past been a drainage Water and sewer lines already have been replaced and Grohman said the main intersection should be cleared within a couple of while work in the neighborhoods will continue small sections at a Photo by Deryl Clark and According to the changes are needed to meet to bet ter serve the customers and to meet expected load In the case of the Gruene wastewa ter treatment a Texas Water Commission rule mandates that once a plant meets threefourths capacity See Page 2 Good day More hot weather is in store with partly cloudy skies and hot afternoons expected through the Highs for today and Fri day are predicted in the low but that figure will shoot up to the upper 90s over the The low tonight will be in the upper Inside DEAR TV Stammtisch Parents of Canyon High School students are invited to join a new Academic Booster Club this The clubs purpose will be to encourage and promote academic excellence and it will meet Monday at at the CHS Are you interested in learning parliamentary procedure from A to Z A 30hour course will be offered in September to the first 10 The class will be taught locally during the day by a registered parliamentarian from San Cost is for materials and membership dues in the National Association of Par Participants will be offered the test to become regis tered For more call Jan Kennady at Ten free white flowering dog wood trees will be given to each person who joins The National Arbor Day Foundation this The free trees are part of the nonprofit Foundations efforts to encourage tree planting throughout The white flowering dogwoods will add yearround beauty to your home and neigh said John the foundations executive Dogwoods have showy spring scarlet autumn and red berries which attract song birds all The trees will be shipped post paid at the right time for planting between 15 and 10 with See Page 2 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