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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 9, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels Her a IdZ 70 May Serving Comal County Home of Patrick Goode 123 Olga Lara Lara nominated for GBRA slot By DAVID SULLENS HeraldZeitung Olga Lara has been nomi nated for a seat on the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority She was rec she said last by Christina and sub sequently nominated by Ann Lara said she is a fourth generation native of the coun ty and has an appreciation for the importance of its That appreciation is not only she but also very personal and During the depression my family lived by fishing from the Lara My fathers grandfather was born on the banks of the Lara said Herb Schneider who currently holds the GBRA seat for which she has been has been very gracious in talking with GBRAand the boards The charge of the Lara is to pro tect and develop the Guadalupe and Blanco Rivers and Lara was born and grew up in Comal graduating in 1977 from Canyon High She attended Princeton Uni versity the first member of her family ever to attend col lege on a full She majored in sociology and philosophy and returned to New Braunfels in 1981 fol lowing her She worked for a time with the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education where she dealt with statis tics and demographics for county redistricting She accepted a threeyear appointment to the Joint Com mittee for the Review of the California Master Plan for Higher Education with an agreement that she could pur sue her graduate Her work with that com she began a shift in her interest from the law to She later formed the Westchester Individualized Educational Experiences Ser vices that formed partner ships between busi nesses and other Now that she and her hus band have1 returned to New she said she hopes to implement that which she says was very suc cessful in other District pairing discussed By ROSE MARIE HASH HeraldZeltung After six years of seeking an equitable solution to the Texas school finance the Texas Legislature will finally have a bill to consider early this They are scrambling to come up with a reform plan by a June 1 court If they Texas faces a court order to halt state aid to which rely on such aid and local property There will probably be a bill presented on Monday or said Charles Brad New Braunfels Independent School District Whats being talked about most is consolidating districts countywide or pairing up rich and poor dis Bradberry said there was some atten tion being paid to a proposal by some to tax corporations on a statewide level instead of The proposal was made by corporations for a possibility of more tax revenue being available if they were taxed in that He said there was some suspicion as to the motives corporations might have for proposing something that would appar ently cost them more in tax The only other solution Bradberry spoke of was a cap on the amount a district could spend on each according to that solution has the potential of creating other problems since richer districts would have lowertax rates encouraging more economic development and lower and lower tax while poorer districts would see less devel opment and higher and higher tax according to Also two opponents of the ballot proposal called the committee hearing nothing but a sham and a Repub licans Tom Pauken of Dallas and Van Archer of San Antonio said legislative sup porters of the measure just wanted to get even with those who led the They support a plan that includes dedi cating lottery money to propertypoor school Others have said such a plan wouldnt do enough to even out dis parities in funding available to Aquifer bill faces opposition in Senate Compromise still expected to pass By ROSE MARIE EASH HeraldZeltung The Senate bill proposed by the Natural Resources Com mittee did not make it to the Senate floor as was expected for its second reading this but officials say it will probably pass through the Senate next There was some stonewalling said Doug Comal County area water rep The farmers in Uvalde and the Farm Bureau and the antiApplewhite people came com mitteemembers grew discour aged after listening to stall tac tics and left until there was no and no action could take were about 18 amend ments to the bill mostly grammatical that would be made prior to its second reading on the Senate floor which is now expected early next Miller said he still expects the bill to pass in the Senate with the real fight taking place in the The House Bill will be subject to a lot of said The bills will probably go to a jointconference and theyll try to compromise and then present something back to the House and Senate which will Id hate to get this close and not get Although somewhat impa local officials agree that the Senate bill is workable and will probably pass in some I think that its a commend able effort and has potential for serving the purpose of a state regulatory authority that will comply with Judge Lucious Buntons said John Guadalupe Blanco Riv er Authority general I think there are a few things that wed like to see Specht said he was most con rcernedj rights1 holders which would be used to retire aquifer He said those fees could be substantial for water right hold ers like New Braunfels Utili and he would like to see a limit on those annual charges to pumpers and downstream waterrights The Senate bill must go through three readings on the Senate and should pass out of committee for a second reading early next The House bill should be on the House floor around Thurs according to The second Annual New Braunfels Walk For Life was held Saturday in Landa Park Area Pledges were accepted for the activity sponsored by the Comal County Christian ProLife Founda and walkers were encouraged to carry ProLife Committee optimistic following votingconsolidation meeting By ROSE MARIE EASH HeraldZeltung Voting Consolidation Committee mem bers were optimistic Friday as they dis cussed ways to facilitate voting for Comal County It will never be perfect because some things cant be easily but we are going to try something like using the schools and stick with said Gloria Clen committee We made a great deal of progress on a number of said County Judge Carter Well wait to implement them until after the June election so we wont change anything from this last elec tion and cause Casteel said some of the issues discussed included consolidation of the early voting polling more consolidation of county and school polling places and wider use of the optical scanning Everybody was glad we had the meeting and everything we talked about willbe helpful to the said I am going to draft a letter to everyone docu menting our conclusions to see if every one is comfortable with our plans and then well make a public Casteel said voter turnout for the May 1 election was She said it was higher than had been anticipated and where there was consoli dation of voting the percentage of voters was According to the committee also discussed crosstraining of election judges and holding cooperative meetings 90 days prior to elections for all election officials for planning is made of representa tives from the the cities of New Braunfels and Garden Ridge and both school Carlton slated to keynote Christian Business meeting Paul Carlton Headquarters Air Training Randolph Air Force will be the keynote speaker at the meeting of the New Braunfels Christian Business Mens Committee May The luncheon meeting will get under way at noon at the Holiday according to a OBMC The cost of the meal will be and reservations are not More information is available with Gus Dugger at 6254780 or Charley Pooler at bom in was a 1969 distinguished graduate of the Force Academy and completed med ical school at the University of Colorado in v He was a resident in surgery at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center from He also has served in Illinois and as Comman der of the 1702nd Air Refueling Wing Con tingency Hospital in Oman during Opera tion Desert Carlton currently is deputy chief of medical services and Head quarters Air Training Ran dolph Air Force He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of He holds a mul glider and instrument rating from the Federal Aviation Administration during Operation Desert com pleted 32 combat support missions and 140 hours of combat flying Carlton and his are the par ents of four Inside Stammtisch Lotto 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 a time set aside for members of a community to gather and share the days happen We invite you to share with 9686320 Best Wishes The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung sends Birthday wishes to Ruby Debbie Haynes and Patrick Monday Birth day wishes go to Maria Toni Kristin Rqry Hughes and Hilda Hassmann Belated Birthday wish es go to Prisqlja Anniversary wishes go to A and Annie Belated anniversary wishes go to Emil and Alzaa Helm Pat and Lucille and Leslie and Anna Pops Concert The MidTexas Symphony will present its Pops Concert at 4 May 9 in the New Braunfels Civic The concert will feature Lee Bates and Pat the two winners of the Young Artist Competition this The concert is sponsored by Rhoads Interiors and tickets ar 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 Winning numbers of Lo dra lag Estimated Lotto Texas jack pot million
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