Friday, May 7, 1993

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 7, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels HHB TX May Serving Comal County Home of Doyle Brlnkkoeter 50 Cents 75 Cents Sunday District issues new appraisals By ROSE MARIE EASH HeraldZeitung The Coma Appraisal District is in the process of sending out appraisal notices for the3 taxing entities it serves in the We sent out said Lynn chief apprais Of were the short which gives last years market value and the cur rent years proposed The other were long notices which include estimated If your value you provided new infor mation on your or if your property was added to the tax rolls for the first time this you will receive a long Rodgers Personal property notices of appraisal go out next Rodgers CAD provides the appraisal for real such as land and buildings and all tan gible business personal property used in the production of The tax rates are set by the tax ing Taxes are levied yearly by the taxing entities water or fire district in which the property is located on The CAD determines the appraised value by evaluating the information on the Com mercial Personal Property Ren dition each business personal property owner must provide the district by April 1 of each Onsite appro priate valuation tables and depreciation schedules also help the appraisers arrive at a If a property owner disagrees with the value established oy the a protest may be filed with the Appraisal Review Protests must be filed no later than May 31 or 30 days after notice of the appraised value is Most tax bills are mailed in October and are due without penalty prior to New Braunfels and the New Braunfels Independent School District mail their statements in The deadline for paying these taxes without penalty is July Some things to remember about your tax liability are Business personal property owned on 1 is taxable for the entire year even if the business closes or the property is sold during the Protests must be in written form and filed within the speci fied It is the property owners responsibility to make sure their property is listed correctly on the appraisal roll and the name and address shown in the records is Tax relief may be available to residents through homestead disabled veteran productivity ap praisal for ranch and tim ber land or deferrals for home owners 65 and JJl j JM J Ca Sc f V dr Mn Fe I As Se Sir x Sbj Te t 81 Vol A Mo Cfl Ta w Ra n Retiring Chemistry Teacher Kenneth Ikels said he experienced a form of culture shock during his return to teaching in Ikels is retiring at the end of the school Photo by Karla Educator retires fmm BY ROSE MARIE EASH HeraldZeitung N After a teaching career spanning 40 Kenneth Ikels has decided to hang up his Ikels started out as a high school chemistry teacher in He found himself back in the classroom in 1991 after leaving the school system to pursue a career as a researcher at Brooks Aerospace He also spent a year on a fellowship from the National Science Foundation at the University of They needed a chemistry teacher at New Braunfels High said Ikels about both times he applied for the teaching It was a cultural he how about the second time he became a high school chemistry The social students state mandates all that was Ikels said there were a lot of other changes along the You have more resources in schools he And chemistry and science technology has changed Were teaching things I took in Another difference had to do with maintaining We didnt have detention halls or Saturday school for disciplinary said One of my ways of discipline at that was we made use of a he You could either write 500 sentences or take a Most would take the licks and get it over I always started the year by letting the biggest boy in the class hit He still has the though he doesnt use it It has some pretty famous auto graphs Bob Krueger and Judge Robert for They all signed some with comments like those who live by the sword will die by the or we really earned said They still invite me to reunions and its fun to see all of those students doing so He doesnt long for the good old days just because of his Ikels also taught former County Judge Fred Clark and GuadalupeBlanco River Authority General Manager John among Ikels decided to retire But still unable to get completely away from the he said he may be able to teach part Area youth target of summer job training program By ROSE MARIE EASH HeraldZettung The Comal County Summer Youth Employment and Training Program through the Alamo Area Council of Governments Job Training Partnership Act could proidea special opportunitys to area youth and the According to Catarino AACOG Operations Its an investment the government is making they dont see it as a they see it as an investment in individuals and the outcome is that they become indi viduals that are employed and pay taxes and add to economic The summer program runs from June to August he The program is for economically disadvantaged We target youth that are below grade level or that are at risk of drop ping The main objective is to have them return to The program provides funds for three weeks of summer school and up to five weeks of Youths are paid per hour for attendance in In order to qualify for the incentive pay students must complete assignments daily and be in class at leas75 percent of the After the educational portion of the program is work is provided at nonprofit organiza tions and local government facili The objective of the work site is to provide some skills if but mainly to help them acquire positive work habits being on following orders thats where our emphasis said Del They get paid an We pay the This year we have work sites at the court house and at the city of New Delgado stressed that the pro gram is for the entire county and youths in the rural areas outside of New Braunfels are encouraged to Were looking at Startzville and Canyon said We want to expand our Wed like to invite people throughout the county to apply for these Another summer program pro vided under the JTPA is the Col lege Exploration This targets youth that are not planning to go to college when Commissioners hear presentation on job program The Comal County Com missioners Court heard a pre sentation on the Comal Coun ty Summer Youth Employ ment and Training Program The program is funded by the Jobs Training Partnership Act and administered by the Department of One of the major changes that AGOG has made in the past year is that the planning is no longer done in San Anto said Catarino area operations director for the Alamo Area Council of Delgado said developing positive work the salary the students receive and the more than coming into the community are important but stressed the students return to school is the number one The objective of the pro the overall objective of the summer program is to have youth go back to school in they graduate this Delgado We send them to college for the JTPA sends the graduates to the pays for room and pays for English and Math classes for the summer and pro vides them with work at the col Delgado reported that 100 per cent of the graduates who partic ipated in the program last year are currently in The TryOut Employment Pro gram targets high school drop those without or the The program encourages employers in the private sector to hire participants with JTPA pick ing up the tab during the training The employer must subse quently hire the students for full or parttime jobs if they do a good For call the New Braunfels Richards predicts state crisis over school funding Associated Press AUSTIN Ann Richards is stressing the urgency of meet ing a June 1 court deadline for school funding and a judge is predicting the state is headed for a constitutional crisis over the If lawmakers dont meet the Texas Supreme Court deadline for they face a court ordered cutoff of state aid to School districts rely on state aid and local property taxes to I truly believe that every mem ber of this Legislature wants to do the right thing for our Richards told a special joint hear ing by the House and Senate pub lic education A crowd estimated at about 400 spilled over from the hearing room into the hallway and adjacent That meeting began just hours after a court hearing before State District Judge Scott who oversees the school con cerning the possible aid Voters on Saturday turned down a sharethewealth school ballot which was designed to help meet a court order to equalize funding by shift ing some property tax money among school Some state leaders have sug gested that school which would riot require voter may be the only realis tic option Some alternatives offered at Thursdays legislative hearing call for a constitutional amendment to define school finance That would require voter and couldnt go on the ballot before June of Travis said at his hearing that its not the courts fault if state aid to schools must be He noted that the initial ruling against the fund ing system came in The Legislature has been free now for years to substitute a dif ferent he If state aid is McCown school districts that cant meet their obligations could ask the court for some state aid to be He said he would rule quickly on such Inside AUTO 5A WATER Stammtisch The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung invites its readers to submit items to According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German Stammtisch represents a sit ting place reserved for a group of special people or a time set aside for members of a community to gather and share the days happen We invite you to share with Best Wishes The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung sends Birthday wishes to Raymond Diaz Ronnie Lois Schultz and Pam Saturday birthday wishes go to Doyle Anniversary wishes go to Greg and Cookie Campbell and and Gilbert Canyon music banquet The Canyon Music Banquet will be held at May 7 in the New Braunfels Civic Tickets are All CHS drill team and choir students will be Family members are Canyon Middle School students and their families are also welcome to Call Pops Concert The MidTexas Symphony will present its Pops Concert at 4 May 9 in the New Braunfels Civic Tickets are for for senior citizens and college and for children through high school Tickets are available at Rhoads Interiors and First More information is available at Sports AllConference Rodger who played 107 games at catcher for Canyon from has been named to the All Conference team in the Heart of Texas Conference in his fresh See Page 10A