New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, April 9, 1999

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

April 09, 1999

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 9, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas 101 26 pages in 2 sections NEW PELS 11009 SOWEST ilICROIUJiLTSHING fi7 E DP TX D 3 HERALDZEITUNG April 1999 FRIDAY Serving Gomal County since 1852 50 cents City council candidates talk issues BY BETTY TAYLOR HeraldZeitung Correspondent Candidates for New Braunfels City Council expressed their views Thursday during a polit ical forum conducted by the New Braunfels Womens Chamber of About 60 residents gathered at the Comal County Senior Citizen Center to hear hopefuls in both the District 5 and 6 city council races and the mayoral Most of the forum focused on city preserving natural resources and youth pro A more controversial topic focused on the socalled Enterprise Zone along Farmto Market Road The May 1 election pits incumbent Juliet Watson against David Nigh in District Clif Courtney against Lee Rodriguez in District and Robert Kendrick and Stoney Williams for a lifelong resident of New Braun was elected to the District 6 seat in May She said the citys historic homes and neighborhoods were worth and that it also was important to keep a low tax One of my big projects is protecting our rivers and she Watson said she had been working with state senators Jeff Wentworth and Judith Zaffirini on Senate Bill The bill would allow 2 per cent of the state tax to be used for cleaning the Comal and Guadalupe Watson also was concerned with transporta tion issues and said the widening of Interstate 35 would alleviate many transportation an cited his involvement with the Gruene Music Communities in Schools and Glowfest when addressing the Nigh said he had three major but the transportation issue also involved the status of Walnut We need to widen that he We are working to do that in the master Nigh agreed with Watson and said preserva See ROBIN JoAnn Yates writes down a question for New Braunfels City Council candidates before Thursdays sponsored by the New Braunfels Chamber of About 60 residents attend ed the Back to the future Residents react to master plan discuss plans for proposed outer loop BY CHRIS CREWS Staff Writer A proposed outer loop around New Braunfels and economic development plans for the next 20 years stood out Thursday night as city council heard public comment on the final revision of the proposed master Mike project manager for the citys consulting Wilbur Smith said the plan was meant to be general and provided free dom for future councils to There are still a lot of specifics to be determined as you go forward with implementing this McAnelly McAnelly said the plan needed to be flexible in responding to changing conditions and needs and should be updated each year with major More than 300 residents worked on one or more of the nine subcommittees to develop the com prehensive created to plan for the citys needs for the next 20 The group used a growth forecast that projected a population of more than in New Braunfels by Mayor Jan Kennady said a special meeting of the council would be called on April 19 to vote on accepting the plan as Kennady said council likely would accept the plan as a resolution rather than as an ordinance that would be legally the vote will come two years and a day after the project to create a new master plan began with a Future of New Braunfels seminar on April ROBIN Paul Martinka voices his opposition to the economic development section of the pro posed master plan at Thursdays public hear A full house packed city council chambers at the municipal The proposed Hill Country Loop generated questions from the audience about the possibility of the rightofway going through their causing a drop in The revised plan for the See SB 1772 on hold for now tax proposition awaiting appropriations bill ZAFFRINI BY MARGARET EDMONSON Managing Editor A Senate bill that could bring a share of the states tax revenue to New Braunfels for river cleanup is pending in a committee after a hearing Senate Bill introduced by Judith Zaffirini DLaredo and co authored by Jeff Wentworth R San will remain in the Senate intergovernmental affairs committee until release of the appropriations scheduled for sometime next If approved by the SB 1772 would allow for 2 percent of the state tax collected in the city to be returned to New Braunfels for river Zaffirini said because the bill could cost the state more than the committee could not approve it until the state appropriations act was It was left It was not Zaffirini said Legislative policy now requires that bills that affect the state budget by more lAicMnAinnru man be held until lawmakers WENTWORTH sure me avaiiabie Zaf firini She explained this practice was put in place by former Governor Bob Bullock as a way to stop passage of bills without adequate state Zaffirini One possibility that was discussed by the committee Wednesday was to reduce the 2 percent to 1 percent as one option to reduce the impact on the state bud and it seemed to be acceptable to Councilwoman Juliet The idea for the bill was initiated With who tes tified before the committee on Watson pro posed the that was approved by city council ear lier this Mayor Jan city manager Mike Shands and sev INSIDE Thursdays Game San Antonio 92 Houston 83 Next Game at 9 Saturday CISD bond election legal notices Pages 89B 56B Key Code 76 Morton named interim chief at McKenna BY MARGARET EDMONSON Managing Editor The resignation of McKenna Health System president and chief executive officer Ray Harris on Wednesday led directors to appoint Bill Morton as an interim replace a former chairman of the board and president for Mission Val ley has served on the McKenna Memorial Hospital board of directors for six I look forward to working with the staff and physicians at who have made it the fine organization that is it and a team we will con tinue to be suc cessful and meet the growing healthcare needs of the New Braunfels and sur rounding Morton Doyle chairman of the MORTON health system board of direc said the board was pleased to have someone with Mortons back ground and expe con tacted at home Thursday said he decided to pursue private interests and he had several opportunities in the HARRIS Harris became president and CEO of McKenna Health System in August After 30 years in the hospital Harris said he believed it was time for a During his Harris oversaw the million expansion project and implementation of Heritage Health Tim administrator of McKenna Memorial Hospital and chief operating officer of the heath will report to spokeswoman Jennifer Malatek said ;

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