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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 7, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas                                NEW PELS HERALDZEI flu 11 hi I I VC 99 18 pages in 2 sections April 1999 WEDNESDAY Serving Comal County since 1852 50 cents Get out the word GISD trustees take bond issue message to the voters BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Getting out the word to more residents in a 600square mile area can be but local school district officials say theyll get it done one patron at a Comal Independent School District board of trustees and central adminis trative staff are launching a public relations campaign to get information about a million bond issue to district voters in five CISD patrons living in areas of Kendall and Guadalupe counties will go the polls May 1 to vote on a twoproposition bond package designed to handle dis trict growth until Fliers outlining the districts two bond proposals have popped up regu larly in student report businesses and schools since the board approved the bond package in November Large poster blowups of the bond package adorn hallways in all district and direct mailings of bond information also have gone out to senior secondary school par ents and elementary school parents since We are sending a message out to the patrons that we are willing and wanting to go out to the neighborhoods to inform people about this bond election and to do all we can to sell trustee Lester Jonas BOND ISSUE ROBIN Brittany waits for her mother to pick her up from Comal Elementary School Tuesday She was doing her homework below one of the 2000 Beyond posters explaining the May 1 bond Many parents who come inside to check into the school read the posters while waiting for their JONAS The district now is distributing copies of laserprinted fliers outlining the bond proposal to busi neighborhood groups and resi dences throughout the The districts recent push to increase communication between patrons and school officials is in response to sharp criticism from frustrated taxpayers after CISDs failed bond election in During a board meeting in January about a proposed elimination of the districts 20 percent homestead exemp a crowd of district patrons told the board that trustees did not make a strong effort to inform taxpayers about important I know that the bond issue has to but the information is not get ting out to resident Ed Ten nyson said at a recent public forum about the bond There are peo ple out there who dont know there even is a bond CISD Superintendent Jerry Major and several board members recently have lobbied for voter support at pub lic organization meetings and neighborhood Trustee John who will present information about the bond issue at a Garden Ridge city council meeting said recent efforts to talk oneonone with district patrons was a goodfaith effort by the district to pre vent mistakes similar to those made in During the 1997 everyone was out with different numbers about project costs different taxpayer the and even the archi The patrons were and they didnt get straight he weve got a finished See The major com ponents of the million bond package that goes before voters in the May 1 election are Proposition 1 million Three new pre kindergarten through sixth grade elementary schools with enroll ment of 800 stu dents each Expansion of Smithson Valley High School to students Expansion of Canyon High School to students Expansion of Canyon Middle School to students Expansion of Comal Elementary School to 800 stu dents Districtwide facility renovations for health and safe ty code compli ance Districtwide technology needs and Fundbalance reimbursement for pending or in progress Proposition 2 million Construction of a new high school for students with construction to begin 2002 and open in 2004 and Phase two of technology needs Early voting starts April pomal mans sexual assault trial begins BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer A Comal County jury heard open ing arguments and testimony Tues day in the aggravated sexual assault trial of a 43year old Canyon Lake Roy Glenn Adams is accused of sodomizing a Canyon Lake woman and threatening her with a butcher knife at the womans residence south of Canyon Lake on If Adams could face two to 99 years in prison or life in prison and a fine not to exceed Adams was indicted on the aggra vated assault charge in April 1998 and remains in jail in lieu of The fourman jury was selected State District Judge Charles Ramsey is presiding over the Comal County District Attorney Dib Waldrip told jurors in his open ing argument that the who has been identified as the vic tims allegedly tried to break into the victims then pounded on the door until the victim opened Once the defendant entered the victims he allegedly retrieved INSIDE Click on to the New Braunfels Herald Zeitung web site at Key Coda 76 Dunlap VFD flies ribbons for servicemen FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS Lake Dunlap Volunteer Fire Department is showing its sup port by placing on its flagpole a yellow ribbon for each of the three servicemen being held by the Staff Christopher Staff Andrew and Steven 21 were captured by Serbian forces on March 31 near the MacedonianYugosla vian Master plan hearing to be televised BY CHRIS CREWS Staff Writer In an effort to reach the Thursdays public meeting to discuss the citys master plan will be televised on TCI City Manager Mike Shands said the city and the cable com pany worked together to get the program on the air to provide as much information to the public as This is a onceevery20 years and it seems like there is a lot of community interest in the master Shands The meeting is scheduled for Thursday at the municipal 424 Castell More than 300 residents have worked on nine subcommittees to develop the The latest version of the plan was revised by the citys consulting Wilbur Smith after a forum on March The city hired the consult ing firm in 1997 to write a plan recommending how to manage city resources through As chair of the master plan steering committee and the citys planning and zoning com John Dierksen has been involved intimately in the creation and direction of the master He said public input at Thursdays meeting was necessary so the plan would reflect the What we are attempting to do is establish a vision for the Dierksen If people dont give us their views on how we should the community will not reflect their Dierksen said the transporta tion element had been revised since the March 16 The Texas Department of Trans portation has a plan to extend Loop 337 east of Interstate 35 in the next 10 to 20 The master plan projects another loop outside of Loop Dierksen said the relation ship of the two loops would be much like Loop 1604 and Loop 410 in San Dierksen said developers ABOUT rr WHO New Braunfels City Council WHAT Master plan forum WHEN Thursday WHERE municipal 424 Castell WHY To get public input on the revised com prehensive plan TELEVISION TCI Cablevision Channel 16 COPIES AVAILABLE Comal County Guadalupe County Dittlinger Memorial the citys munici pal New Braunfels and the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of would need to make note of the outer loop when planning future While a date has not been scheduled for council adoption of the master the item could be addressed as early as the April 26 council Shands said the plan did not have to be adopted before the May 1 council Shands said the master plan likely would be approved as a resolution rather than as an ordinance because a resolution would be much easier to amend than an The citys planning commit steering committee and several comprehensive plan subcommittees recommend ed council adopt the master plan as a Local residents can review modified copies of the com prehensive plan at the Comal County Guadalupe County Dittlinger Memorial the citys municipal New Braunfels Utilities and the Greater New Braunfels Cham ber of ROBIN Bob a volunteer fireman with Lake stands tall with the three yellow ribbons recently hoisted onto the volun teer fire department flag The donated by stay up until some kind of solu Lenises Floral went tion is volunteer fire up this past Saturday and will See   

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