New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, July 29, 1997

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

July 29, 1997

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 29, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas Kite passes on UT golf job — Page 7 School registration information, private schools' supply lists — Page 6 **********' antonio, t AS MIXED * .n°°? IC HI CRaF. V tiNDRi i V99 ISHINq IO pages in one section ■ Tuesday, July 29,1997Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 145 years ll Home of Jute Itfaen CISD approves [editorial By DENOE DZIUK Staff Writer in January, The other positions are spread out across the district. Wemli said die new jobs are expected to cost the district about $450,000. Board president Dan Krueger said the board spent about 40 minutes discussing the need for the positions and the funds needed to create them. “We won’t know exactly what our budget is until sometime next month, but some of these are needed before that,” Krueger said. “After we Turn to CISD, Page 2A Sports.;....... Comics......... darker Place Dear Abby ... Comal Independent School District board of trustees recently approved 33 new positions at CISD schools, despite concerns about how the district will find the funds to pay salaries and other expenses. The administration presented the staffing plan to the board at a meeting last month. After some discussion about finances and cost of the positions, The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to: Kart Mtttwede (belated), Julie Ertoca, Rat Douglas, Karen Forshage, Hosanna Keeton, Beverly Thurman, Cody Bevil (3 years), Cart Davis, Riley Beata Martinet (2 years), Garrett Mated* Edward GIMcy and City council says it won’t sell utility Baby, it’s hot outside To have a birthday or anniversary listed here, cad625-9144. Motds —161 (Rotan rn—iwrt in parti par cubic motor at —i— ■ «    —     1    -a—» u., rv_ r* i. it- — i, , * \ ar information (MM ny yr. Frank rnmpei.) Comal River—313 cubic feet per second, down 2 from Monday tawaras Aquifer damner canyon wen — 626.13 feet above sea level, down .06 bom Monday. Canyon Dam discharge — 5,060 cfs Canyon Lake inflow — not available Canyon Lake level — 916.41 feet above sea level. (Above conservation pool.) By ABE LEVY Staff Writer purchased Comal Park, about 44 acres of land in east New Braunfels. Council approved the NBU proposal and then took no action regarding questions of ownership of NBL' land in east New Braunfels. The final decision on the payment proposal will not become final until NBU trustees consider it Wednesday right at their regular meeting. The mayor, whose job includes serving on the NBU board, said she was pleased with NBU’s proposal for an increased annual payment, calling it “a giant step forward.” The proposal would pay the city an estimated $5 million over the next five years in addition to the current amount, which last year was $1.7 million. Numerous NBU officials, including past and present board members attended the Monday meeting, and said they believed open communication was already happening. “We thought that the board of trustees and the council were working together.” said Paula DiFonzo, NBU general manager. “We were surprised by the (city attorney proposal) that came out of now here and were shocked by many of the comments that were made in there and hope that the council and the board can go forward.” NBU board president Lupe Castillo said the council’s actions reaffirmed the AG opinion that NBU had management and control of utility operations. including land purchased by NBU but in the name of the city of New Braunfels. He also said the situation was characterized by city staff s attempts to direct policy outside of council's author- New Braunfels City Council, emphasizing that it did not intend to sell New Braunfels Utilities, asked at its regular meeting Monday night for increased dialogue and understanding in making decisions concerning the city-owned utility. The position came after a city attorney proposal that included the options of selling NBU, refunding pending bonds or issuing a management audit of the city-owned utility. City employees had said they were experiencing difficulties in communicating with NBU and both entities sought an attorney general’s opinion to clarify their relationship. Council was unified in expressing opposition to the idea of selling NBU and emphasized the need to work together in the future. “The bottom line must always be serving the public to the best of our abilities. None of us nor the NBU board need to be sidetracked from our respective duties. I hope everyone hears this. This city council has never had an agenda item to sell NBU.” Mayor Jan Kennady told the audience Monday before discussions began “I hope we can bury that issue once and for all... It may benefit everyone now to take a kinder and gentler approach and focus on healing relationships. I hope the council, NBU board, citizens and employees on both staffs will support any effort to stay on track no that we can do what's right for those who have put their trust in each other.” Kennady then asked the rest of the council to focus only on the two agenda items posted for consideration: a proposal to increase NBU’s annual payment to the city and whether future inquiry was needed regarding NBU- Towipht — partly cloudy with a less than 20 percent chance of evening showers or thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 70s. Light south wind. Weflteiee Bay — partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of late afternoon and evening showers or thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 90s. South wind 5-10 mph. Thursday — partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers or thunderstorms. Highs in the 90s. partly cloudy with a slight chance of mainly afternoon and evening showers or thunderstorms. Lows in the 70s. Highs in the 90s. voting dcy New Braunfels ISO is offer ing voters an additional opportunity to vote on Saturday at the Education Center, 430 W. Mill St. Early voting runs through Aug. 5, with the election taking place Aug. 9. See related story on Page 1A. “Communication is fine and it still continues to be fine. The only problem is w hen we have city staff trying to dictate policy to the council,” he said. CL chamber, sheriff compiling list of business owners By DA VK) DEKUNOER    “It will be a roster of businesses that have    The sheriff said many times deputies would Staff Writer    storefronts in the Calyon Lake area,” Truth- check if Canyon Lake businesses had their seas said. “The chamber will be doing the    doors locked and secured. If a door was left SATTLER — Canyon Lake Chamber of    compilation of the information and turning it    open they would check if there was forced Commerce and Comal County ShenfT s Office    over to the sheriffs department”    entry into the building, lf'the business owner’s are teaming up to protect and secure Canyon    Truchsess said she was to begin compiling    name and number were not on the door. Lake area businesses.    business owners’ names and numbers on Fn-    deputies would leave a note on the door, Hold- Chamber Executive Director Wands Truch-    day.    cr said. sess said she was asked by Sheriff Bob Hold-    “We are hoping to get it out by the end of    “Some doors have been accidentally left cr to collect the telephone numbers and names    August or Sept. ITruchsess said.    open,” Holder said. “We have been able to of the owners of all Canyon Lake area bust-    Holder said the business roster will help    contact the owners and check to see if anything nesses so that sheriffs deputies would have    tremendously his deputies who arc out in the    is missing, sometimes at 3 a.m. The store them readily accessible in their patrol cars.    Canyon Lake area.    owners are grateful this is discovered.” NBISD incumbent’s signs stolen ^ By DENISE DZIUK    vanis on Patio Dnve and Can von Rim Drive In Staff Writer    all, about 15 signs were missing, he said. “Spain signs were the only ones missing    M Campaign signs supporting the reelection of    on Fredericksburg and Patio.” Offerman said.    P Bette Spain for New Braunfels independent    Spain initially did not want to do anything School District board of trustees were taken    about the missing signs, but later agreed to from several neighborhoods in town, but have    allow her father to file a police report. Offer- been replaced after they showed up in a resi-    man said he filed the report on Monday. dent’s yard.    Sgt.    John    McEachem said today that a theft    - >';' «-    f),    ^ Don Offerman, treasurer for his daughter’s    report was filed. Fourteen Spurn campaign    [{;>;" campaign, said Spain drove up Fredericksburg    signs, valued at $28, were reported stolen No    IV; Road early Satisfy morning, and noticed her    suspects had been identified, he said signs were gone from Rosemary Dnve to Wal-    Monday afternoon, a resident called and nut Street. Offerman said he then got calls frim    saki she found a stack of Spain campaign signs supporters who Mid signs were mmsing from    Turn    to Sip* Page 2A More than 1,000 vote early Turnout in both the special election and the school board election has passed 1,000 voters. In the special election to decide whether residents will get an additional $10,000 on their homestead exemption, 1,048 individuate have voted Voting for this election is taking place in room 306 of the Comal County Courthouse Annex, 150 N. Seguin Ave. An election ako is being held to fill four seats on the New Braunfels Independent School boud of trustees. As of Tuesday morning, 1,083 voters had cast ballots. Early voting is being held in room 306 of the courthouse annex and at the NBISD Education Center. 430 W. Mill St The time to immunize your school and preschool children is now. The last two weeks before the beginning of a school year is a busy time for the county health department so get a jump start on this. For more information, call the county health department at 620-5595. Just waitin - The Gruene Bridge will be closed. - Streets to be closed from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday include Union Avenue from Garden Street to Mather Street and Garden Street tjom Comal Avenue to the tube exit - All Interstate 35 exits from Solma road to FM 2252/482 near Schertz will be closed. ;

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