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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 6, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas 2 Q HeraldZeitung a Thursday February Contractor hit with in damages By DEMISE 02IUK Staff Writer A construction company that renovated a school in the New Urnuntcls Independent School District will have to reimburse the district more thun initially projected for missing the targeted completion The board of trustees unanimously voted Tuesday to charge Miller the construction company renovating Lone Star Primary for missing the projected completion date That number increased from the original amount based on what was actually the substantial completion date Lonnic Curtis assistant superintendent of finance said the project was supposed to be finished by Sept 12 1996 He said the construction company said Dec 5 was the actual completion date but the district felt like it was even later The actual date of Dec 5 changed to Dec said Curtis board felt like there were too many things left According to the contract if the project was not completed by Sept 12 1996 the district could assess in liquidated damages for each additional consecutive calendar day Curtis said the delays were caused by subcontractors and a delay in material The board agreed and assessed the construction company with more than in damages Basically it is the contractors job to control all said Curtis He didnt monitor it close Curtis said the project which will cost the district roughly was part of a bond package He said the money from the damages will go to other construction projects in that bond package In other business the board Garden Ridge ends fiscal year hi black By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer GARDEN RIDGE Higher than projected revenues and less expenditures amounted to a good fiscal year for the city of Garden Ridge in 1996 an auditor said at the Garden Ridge Council meeting Wednesday night The city is in excellent financial shape because of the conservative spending in the auditor Nelson Harborth said The revenue streams increased a little bit The biggest difference was in Harborth was hired by the city to do its Fiscal Year 1996 audit report which covered Garden Ridges finances from Oct I 1995 to Sept 30 1996 The figures from the audit report show the city raising in revenues and having expenditures of This left Garden Ridge with an excess of Through the citys water company siiles in revenues was raised The water company spent giving the company in net income When the interest and sinking fund asset forfeiture fund and the capital improvements fund are added in the city collected a total of in revenues and had expenditures of This left the city with a net revenue of Harborth said the city should approve a new accounting system for its computers because the current one does not do a good job in adding up figures The city should go over to a better accounting Harborth said Mayor Jay P Millikin agreed with that assessment It is apparent that the system we bought three years ago is not Millikin said The council tabled an agenda item during the meeting for a new system until all the systems can be looked over by the council Millikin was pleased with the audit report The citys financial health is in excellent he said In other bus ness The council approved the job description for the city administrators position Approved a conceptual plan for a proposed 164 acre subdivision on FM 3009 across and between the intersection of Teakwood Drive and Gloxinia The plan has to go before the citys planning and zoning commission before the council approves the final plan Approved a request for water service at a proposed subdivision on acres located at Bindseil Lane at Bat Cave Road Reviewed requests for qualifications for the position of city engineer from two engineering firms and decided to interview the candidates before taking any action at a future meeting Adopted a city resolution ordering the citys general election on May Reviewed applications for the city secretarys position and decided to still advertise for the position So far the city has nine applications for the job Approved impoundment fees for animals at city hail holding kennels For a licensed pet the fee will be and for an unlicensed pet Fora second impoundment the fee will be for licensed pets and for unlicensed pets j Scnate panel OKs parental notification abortion bill Ely CHIP BROWN Associated Press AP Antiabortion aptivists who hail the approval of a parental notification bill by a Senate committee hope its early consideration in the legislative session would give it momentum to the full Senate It gives us a huge Bill Price president of Tcxans United for Life said Wednesday The prolife movement in this state has not been successful in passing prolife legislation Weve never gotten a hearing on a bill like this so early in the legislative Doctors who perform abortions would be required to notify a parent or guardian of a minor seeking an abortion under the bill sponsored by Sen Florence Shapiro RPlano The measure was approved 83 by the Senate Health and Human Services Committee The same bill failed to win Senate Approval in 1995 but with a new Republican majority in the chamber iis expected to succeed this time But the measure is expected to have a tougher road in the House Rep Kenny Marchant R OaiTollton is the sponsor There was emotional testimony on both sides of the abortion issue prior to the vote Dr Dave Kittrell an obstetrician from San Antonio who performs abortions said the bill is aimed at intimidating abortion doctors The bill places the responsibility of notification on the doctor whos required to reach a parent personally by phone or by certified mail within a 48hour period of the minors request for an abortion A doctor who fails to do so and performs the abortion would be in violation of a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and up to a fine The bill doesnt require doctors to get parental consent A separate parental consent bill also is pending before lawmakers Lotto Texas iEst million jackpot rTEXBS LOTTERY Texas Independence Day MiniBonds An opportunity to invest in the Lower Colorado River Authority one of the bestrun public eittities in Texas On March 2 Texas Independence Day the LCRA will offer laxfree affordable revenue bonds for sale to all Tcxans The LCRA provides electricity land resource environmental protection and community development services to all or portions of 58 countiesIn Central Texas LCRAs mini bonds will be available for purchase In denominations as small as between Jan 20 and Icb There will of per owner This is the fourth year Tcxans will have he opportunity to purchase MiniBonds More than Tcxans have already taken advantage of Oils unique investment opportunity Call I800290LCIIA or In Austin 4734087 or visit bur web site before Feb II 1997 to request in Information packet and order form Ihh thai not tomliMi on It ul M idi wlklttHM n te toy MMlooA IMX thai Ibu ony of Mini lends Mwy tf QffkU Hllft CAN T KEEP UP WE CAN HELP Child Support Medical Bills Past PUG Auto Loans Back House Payments Back Taxes Credit Card Debts All Can Be Included CONSOLIDATION Also known as Debt Consolidation or Wagt earner Plan JTOPCRBDITOR HARASSMENT NO CREDIT NEBDED RGG 341C303 Tpinmriwjiii i 24HOUR RECORDED IHFORMAfJONl Clarkson Volkman Attorneys Obituaries approved the budget for the renovations at New Braunfels Middle School The central kitchen improvements were taken out of the proposal and the money earmarked for that part of the project will go to the middle school renovations In addition to the million already designated for the project Curtis said the board approved an additional above that amount to compensate for changes in regulations and needs Curtis said roughly million will have toj come from reserves to help fund the project The renovations include visual and audio fire alarms remodeling library wiring and wiring in each classroom for four computers and a printer Curtis said the wiring will be done during this project to avoid higher costs down the road I Perez Mrs Ouadalupe H Perez age 67 of New Braunfels died Wednesday Feb 5 1907 at the Northeast Methodist Hospital A rosary will be held at 7 Friday at the Zoeller Funeral Home Chapel Funeral mass is scheduled for 10 Saturday Feb 8 at the Holy Family Catholic Church with Rev James Wasser celebrant Burial will follow in the Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery Visitation begins after noon Thursday and continues until Saturday when the procession departs the funeral home Robert COtt Robert C Ott of New Braunfels formerly of San Antonio entered into rest Monday Feb 3 1997 at the age of 77 years He was preceded in death by his grandson David Shawn Ott Survived by children Carol Jean Tookie Friesenhahn and Gerald Robert Charles Bobby Ott Jr and wife Dolores Jeanette Rosalie Hubertus and husband Leroy Dennis Anton Ott and wife Sherry Allen Charles Ott and wife Shirley sister and brotherinlaw Sarah Anne and Benard Majeski sistersinlaw Mary Ott Josephine Ott and Elvira Otti 10 grandchildren Visitation was held from 11 till 5 Wednesday in the Dellcrest Chapel Rosary was recited at 7 Wednesday Jan 5 at Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church Funeral mass celebrated 10 Thursday Feb 6 In Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church with Msgr Edward Bily celebrant Burial following in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Cemetery No I in Selma Texas Dellcrest Funeral Home San Antonio Laura Barsch Funeral arrangements are pending at Zoeller Funeral Home for Laura Barsch of New Braunfels She died Wednesday at McKenna Memorial Hospital at the age of 79 years FUNERAL HOME Marjorie Parker Wall Marjorie Parker Wall of Cibolo died Tuesday Feb 4 1997 in San Antonio at the age of 74 years She was bom June in Healdton to Lenton and Ruby Hartwell Parker Marjorie was united in marriage to Irvin Peter Wall on Nov 4 1951 She worked in the aerospace Industry for many yearl with involvement in the Saturn Space Program from its early test program until the end of the program including meeting most of the astronauts who landed on Marjorie loved music singing with the Sweet Adelines in church choirs at various locations and enjoyed playing the organ She also enjoyed bowling camping and going on cruises She will be remembered by her husband Pete Wall daughter and soninlaw Beverly and Bill Flick grandchildren Janie Flick and Billy Flick a greatgranddaughter Shelby Flick her twin sister Margarette Tosi brother and sisterinlaw Jim and Diannah Parker sister Thadene Argeanas and many other relatives and friends Funeral services will be at 2 Friday Feb 7 1997 at Zoeller Funeral Home with burial to follow in Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park Visitation will be at Zoeller Funeral Home from 9 Thursday Feb 6 until service time with the family present from 5 until 8 Thursday The family has requested that memorials be given to the American Cancer Society FUNERAL HOME O J trail moves to punitive damages phase By MICHAEL FLEEMAN Associated Press SANTA MONICA Calif AP The Simpson civil rial shifts today to the punitive damages phase when the jury decides whether to heap more money on top million it already awarded The plaintiffs intend to argue for millions more to punish Simpson for the 1994 slashing deaths of exwife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman The defense was expected to plead for monetary mercy This part of the trial will combine soaring rhetoric about justice with dry testimony about assets and liabilities At least four lawyers and two financial witnesses will speak to jurors testimony was expected to last up to three days Tmpbr 1 years of litigation and a precipitous drop in his earning power Under California law any punitive award is supposed to bear some resemblance to his financial state Its supposed to hurt him but not destroy him Lawyers probably will argue about accountants interpretations of Simpsons financial statements and the differences are expected to be profound Before the trial started Simpson told plaintiffs he was worth million but then 45 days later he claimed to be worth just plaintiff lawyer Peter Gelblum said Wednesday in court And the defense said in court that Simpson earned about in the past six months The best estimates are that Simpson is now worth no more than million and probably much less with nearly ail of his worth in the form of his estate which has been mortgaged to pay legal bills Simpson lawyer Robert Baker who must face a jury that has unanimously rejected everything he Hes going to tell the jury that theyve already sent a message that his client heard the message that his client is broke that he has no way to pay that million verdict let alone respond in punitive civil lawyer Larry Feldman SAFETY predicted Simpson also can take any number of court actions from filing for bankruptcy protection to appealing the verdict and seeking to get the damage award reduced That means more legal papers more hearings more Simpson legal battles A key witness for the plaintiffs will be a forensic accountant who has been poring over what they have complained is the scant financial data Simpson submitted The plaintiffs also intend to call an expert in licensing and marketing of famous names and faces to discuss how the football great who once ran through airports for Hertz can still make a few more bucks Under California law creditors can garnish up to 25 percent of future wages The defense may call its own accountant aqd perhaps contrasting The punitive damages phase comes two days after the jury found Simpson liable for the killings and awarded Goldmans parents million in compensatory damages The award represents the value of their sons funeral and the loss of his companionship M Community support for the elderly Senior citizens compose the fastest growing age group in Texas Thats why PEC is partici pating in the Gatekeeper Program a nationally recognized support program for the elderly Gatekeeper is designed to assist vulnerable older people who are unable to obtain help for themselves PEC and the Texas Department on Aging are working together by alerting the appropriate state health or social service agency when such help is needed Through Gatekeeper PEC is opening the gates between older Mill Country residents and the agencies that can assist them Ekctr San Antonio
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