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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 4, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                gAgHeraldZertung December Garden Ridge to decide on its urn By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer The Garden Ridge City Council will decide tonight what new direction its city government will take in terms of day to operations Councilmembers will meet at 7 at the Garden Ridge Municipal Court Building to determine whether they want a city manager a city administrator or a fulltime paid mayor After a lengthy discussion on the issue at its meeting last month the council decided to table all three options for further study Council members Georgia Eckhardt and Russ Sanders have contacted cities in the area who have city manager form of governments and asking them how their system works Mayor Jay P Millikin said he favors hiring a city administrator My recommendation to the council would be to hire a city Millikin said I think we are too small to go to a city manager form of government A city administrator in my opinion would require the city council to stay tuned to the council to stay closely involved with the I cant see two people running this Obituaries Carol Ford Arrangements are pending at Zoeller Funeral Home for Carol Ford of Canyon Lake who died Dec at the age of 59 years kr Jay F Feibelman agreed I am still leaning towards a city rCdUire tne CUV council IU IUMVU tu am aim i management responsibilities and would not administrator the proper job descriptions require them to delegate authority to a city he said If we had a city who ran M the city and have the mayor as a part timer as it should be then you dont have to have a city administrator like they would under a city If the council were to vote for a city manager form of government it would not go into effect unless Garden Ridge residents voted for it Millikin firmly believes that the council should still be the direct manager of the city government For a city our size it is appropriate for the secretary That is Feibelman said he has nothing against the job Feibelman believes that if the council votes to hire a city administrator Boring would be one of the top candidates for the job I would think she would be in consideration for the he said Councilman Bill Harris said he favored the idea of a paid fulltime mayor although he is eeman sa e performance of current City Secretary Chris still open minded to the other two ideas Boring but he believes if the council decides to I think we have retired military people hire a city manager there who can carry the load who are in their 60 s would not be enough work for that position and mature and can provide the expenence Hams the city secretary to do Martha Funeral arrangements are pending at Zoeller Funeral Home for Martha Scheel of New Braunfels who died Tuesday Dec 3 1996 at McKenna Memorial Hospital at the age of 82 years Texas Today of public land for private purposos questioned NACOGDOCHES Texas AP County employees and their families are hunting on taxpayerowned land that is closed to use by the general public according to a published report The Daily Sentinel reported today that the legality of the land use has been questioned The newspaper reported that several hundred acres of Angelina County land purchased by Nacogdoches County and set aside as mitigated wetland is being used as a private hunting lease for county employees with taxpayer money being used to clear roads and do work around cabins on the property The county paid in1994 for 852 acres just across the Angelina River bridge on Highway 7 west as part of the effort to build Lake Naconiche The county purchased the land because environmental laws require that any wetlands that are destroyed be replaced The land was to replace the wetlands that would be destroyed if Lake Naconiche is built Bill takes aim at conviction reversals on technicalities AUSTIN AP Texas appeals courts shouldnt use harmless technical errors as the basis for throwing out otherwise valid criminal convictions State Sen Buster Brown says The Republican from Lake idiiiijijr i H Jackson filed a bill Tuesday for the upcoming legislative session to prohibit convictions from being reversed for socalled harmless errors Such errors violate court rules state laws or constitutional provisions but dont change the outcome or sentence imposed in a trial John Boston executive director of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association called the bill unnecessary and said his group will oppose it Fewer than 1 percent of criminal convictions are overturned on appeal and the effect of technical errors often are hard to measure Boston said Hutchison switches to Appropriations Commltte WASHINGTON AP Sen Kay Bailey Hutchison is leaving behind matters military and instead taking more of a voice in federal spending The Texas Republican announced Tuesday that shes switching from the Senate Armed Services Committee to the Appropriations Committee the panel responsible for doling out federal dollars Texas has been without representation on the powerful committee since last year when fellow Republican Phil Gramm traded an Appropriations subcommittee chairmanship for a slot on the policyshaping Finance Committee As w an era of balanced federal budgets which 1 strongly support it will be crucial for Texas to have a seat at the Mrs Hutchison said Audit Changes neoded In Lone Star Card program AUSTIN AP Despite a rocky start the states program for distributing welfare benefits electronically is working well Water continue tomove toward Christmas Open House Youre Invited Sat Dec 7 10am6 pm 373B Landa Plaza 6081963 Computers cpor cgbristtnas New 14 SVGA monitors Only Complete systems starting at iit tinliiu n IHW moilim in your lomputrr liulmlis CIVIT SSOO in Irir 1rir pickup and Only Sliv5 Trinity Data Systems We custombuild computers for home and business i r u i tonutt Lunch Specials Daily A FULL RESTAURANT v v Enjoy the holidays in YOUR new home HILLTOP HOMES 100 models to choose from Youll enjoy NO hassle pricing Friendly salespeople Award winning service according to a new state audit Retailers and program participants criticized the Lone Star Card program when it began about a year ago for delayed benefits and for communications problems with the electronic system But the state audit released Tuesday says the system now is effectively providing government NBISD From Page 1A water would then be transported into the pipeline to San Marcoss surface water treatment plant which is expected to be in operation by the summer of 1999 West said building a proposed pipeline from Canyon Lake to San Marcos would be a very difficult task to accomplish because of the cost factors involved We even looked at physically moving it from the lake to San West said The cost because of the rock made it cost three times expensive than moving it from Dunlap to San Marcos The expense of drilling and rock hauling make the project very expensive Releasing the water from Canyon and letting it run downhill to Dunlap by the force of gravity you end up with a shorter pipeline plus it is in black dirt rather than solid rock over the West said he is pleased with the progress of the agreement GBRA has made with San Marcos It is going great We are rushing he said We have the concept of how we want to do it ant the outline on how we want to do it It is just trying to convert it to Southwest Texas State University has been the only other regional entity to join into the agreement West is hopeful other water entities in Hays County will join in the future From Page 1A interim superintendent should be paid the board should take the salary and benefits of the current superintendent and divide it by the number of days in his contract She added that the contract is for a short term and runs on a month to month basis Several board members than gave brief reports on various individuals or groups who could possibly conduct the superintendent search Trustee Steve Weaver requested that the groups be asked to submit a formal proposal for the board consideration Despite about 20 minutes of discussion on the search in open session trustees said this would not be the end of the talks and the public would have a chance to have input on the process HOME LlllieQuInn Lillie Quinn formerly of New Braunfels went to be with Jesus on December 1 in Salt Lake City Graveside services will be in Leavenworth Kansas Surviving is husband Earl Quinn daughter Darlen Nohrn and husband of New Braunfels son Robert Humphreys and wife of Sedalia grandchildren from New Braunfels Karen Hopkins Sharon Nohrn Rob Nohm Ellen Swetmann and the late Rartdy Nohm one great grandchild from New Braunfels Chrissy Laubach and greatgreat grandchildren from other locations Lillie was bom in 1900 and wrote a book on her life when she was 87 A loving mother and grandmother will be missed by all but secure in the arms of Jesus DISCOUNT BOOKSTORE WOOLY great deals on books music gifts and more located at The New Braunfels Factory Stores The Greater Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Second Annual Awards Banquet Building Community Business Keynote Address by Lie Ernesto Chavarria i i o Knights of Cplvmlbus Hall 111 Landa Street New Braunfels December Sponsored By TriCity Distributors First Commercial Bank Pearl Beer of New Braunfels Bexar County Homecare New Braunfels Womens Butcher Boy Meat Market For More Call Mike Cruz at 6061805 OPEN MONSAT 1644 McQueeney New Braunfels 2106253510 Any Regular Entree Dine In Only Expires Dec Boneless Top Round Roast p tm n in Specials Good Pec 4th Pec 10th While Market Items Last L 11 s n Split Chicken Breast pevy 5 Ib or more birJ Q00 Select Boneless Top Sirlion Steak Lean Ground Chuck Hamburger 5 Ib pkg or more Country Style Pork Ribs Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese Market Made Breakfast Pan Sausage 3lb pkg or more Miller Lite 139 Ib tekin Watoes Orange Crush Hires 15 puck 1BST I1RIBPKHCIBS Frozen Cut and Wrap X Beef Hindquarter Forequarter New 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