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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 3, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels HeraldZ 170 HEST 2 7 E YAH HE DR IX 7 990 3 March Serving Comal County Home of Cathy Taicott 60 Cents 75 Cents Sunday 74 i i I NBISD getting close to max taxation rate Krueger to cosponsor stalking bill By ROSE MARIE EASH HeraldZeitung Bob Krueger an nounced yesterday that he will cosponsor a bill with Barbara making stalking a federal Thiii measurereinforces pro visions in 32 states that have stalking and it benefits the 18 where such laws havent been Krueger It covers violations outside state and it gives all prosecutors the option of pursuing federal Best of it empowers police to defend victims of murderous obsessions i beforetheyre According to the fed eral Senate Bill will make stalking on federal across state lines or through interstate such as phone lines or through the a federal crime punishable by up to ten years in with up to a He said the BoxerKrueger bill defines stalking as harassing or making a credible threat against another Under the a firsttime offender would face penalties of up to two years in prison a The penalty increas es to at least five years and up to ten years in prison a fine between and for secondtime According to the bill also would impose a sentence of between two and four years in prison a to fine for anyone violating a protective This kind of stalking often murderous in its outcome has become sadly common in Ameri can not only among pub lic figures and Krueger Thousands of blameless Americans are hound ed by sick people lurking on the edge of Constitutional safeguards and creeping between the cracks of Americas legal and mental health Krueger and his family have been the objects of death threats made by a former employee for 2 Canyon High School Senior Jamie dances the night away with Ruth at a special Senior Prom for Senior The a Waltz Across was held at the Canyon High School gymnasium in conjunction with Texas Public Schools Photo by John By ROSE MARIE EASH HwaWZeKung New Braunfels schools face drastic changes in the way they operate to continue educating stu dents next regardless of what voters say on the school finance issue in a school official said Superintendent Charles Brad berry alerted the New Braunfels Independent School Districts board of trustees that they are within two cents of a local total tax cap of per Bradberry said 32 cents of the tax funding currently goes for debt service and the remaining is used to operate the He said NBISD is among the minority of districts in Texas oper ating under such a According to most other districts have a cap of plus debt ser Youre not going to make it on two Bradberry You have an obligation to the kids we educate in this school If you look at our costs for everything except were average or Weve held those cost extreme ly well in this school If Unpeople are not going vhaye jpurtg tb keep it on us youre going to make this a second class school Bradberry If the educational program is not values drop some more so you start a cycle that will make us like an urban school Due to declining property val Bradberry said the district will have less to spend for operating schools if the tax rate remains the The 32 cents used for debt ser vice would generate he Even if the district refunded bonds at a favorable rate and raised taxes to the maximum allowed under the present he said the district would only be able to generate the same amount of money as this year to operate which would require more teachers and services for predict ed increases in student popula He said the tax rate would have to be to generate the same amount of state plus 34 cents to generate the same amount for debt leaving Charles Bradberry only two cents under the present cap for local Bradberry said nearly all of the monies generated for state fund ing are specifically earmarked for certain educational The district currently has 22 cents to work with for local pro jects not considered Youre at a and you havent raised any money locally to do said That means some drastic changes in the way the school trict Youll have two cents to operate Bradberry district gets local the district will only have about for such ser He suggested considering but said the district was operating very conservatively He sug gested an election to lift the tax cap be authorized by the board for the last Saturday in May after the proposed state legislation is decided by Since 45 days of notice is required for such an the board will have to decide whether to go to the voters by In other the board authorized the preparation for refunding bonds if the interest rates remain The districts financial consul tants recommended consideration of refunding three bond which may result a savings of in debt service at todays The board will make a final decision on whether or not to refund the bonds within two to four Commission hears proposals on new subdivisions The New Braunfels Planning and Zon ing Commission heard citizen proposals Tuesday night regarding possible devel opment of two new One proposed area of development was near Lake Dunlap on Mary Boulevard within New Braunfels extraterritorial The lots were preliminarily platted at onehalf acre to one acre Final plat approval for the subdivision could come next Another proposal was for a develop ment on Lakeside Drive for which the Pete was considering a frontage variance as well as an allowance for substandard lots because the lots were not the required 100feet in A general contractor office and car penter shop also received approval from the commission to operate within a res identiallyzoned Bob Kiesling of New Braunfels applied for a special use permit to allow his son to operate a small shop on prop erty located behind his which would be used also as a sales The property currently is zoned resi mandating a special use permit to use the property to operate This recommendation now goes to the city council for In other the commission gave their approval to subdivisions of Comal the Coreth Ranch Master the Crown Ridge Subdivision Unit and Hanz Subdivision Unit The commission will meet again Tues day April Inside Stammtisch At Presstime WATCH WATCHiiiiiMiiiitiSA Vf I tlMPMMIfWA Best wishes The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung sends Birthday wishes to Clara Russell Betty Christopher Josh Randall Sanchez and Eliza Can Anniversary wishes go to Felix and Gabriela SelfDefense Glass A sixweek selfdefense course will be offered beginning Tues March 0 at 7 at the Peter and PauIChurch gym located at 386 Casteel A registration fee of is required in advance and can be paid during the March 9 regis Call Kerry Staats at Scholarship banquet John Head Football Coach for the Texas Long will be the special guest speaker atComal County Texas Exes annual fundraising The meeting will be held at Gruene Hall on March Social hourbegins at 6 with dinner served at The cost is per Proceeds will go to scholarships for area seniors planning to attend the University of Call Cindy Rheinlander at Rusty Brandt 629004 or Anne Buck at 6209050 by March Continued on pagt 2B Sold West announced Wednesday Its Intent to sell Its Mission Valley Woven Fabrics Operation headquartered In New Members of the existing management and The Lewis a Dallasbased Investment will purchase the local 8w details in tomorrows edition of the New Braunfels
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