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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 13, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas                                NEW PELS riony so WEST F YPiNDELL HERALDZEITUNG 103 12 pages in 1 section April 1999 TUESDAY Serving Comal County since 1852 50 cents Gity council votes 43 to reject Artesia water sale BY CHRIS CREWS Staff Writer New Braunfels City Council voted 43 Monday to reject an ordinance that would have allowed water from Comal Springs to be bottled and sold by a San Antonio com The ordinance would have given New Braunfels Utilities the power to negotiate a contract to sell water to Artesia Water Com pany and present the contract to the coun cil for If the contract could have brought as much as annually to the The first two readings of the ordinance passed by a 52 vote with council members Larry Randy Juan Luis Jan Kotylo and Cathy Tal cott voting in favor of the On Thursday Kotylo and Talcott joined Mayor Jan Kennady and council member Juliet Watson to defeat the Kennady had said selling water to a bot tling company and imposing water restric tions on residents would be a tough sell regardless of the amount of water taken from the Kotylo said the publics perception of the deal compelled her to change her The citizens were just upset because they believed that large quantities of water would be taken from the Kotylo Kotylo brought a bottle of Artesia water to the meeting that indicated it was bot tled with Edwards Aquifer water taken in Bexar Comal Springs in Landa Park is supplied by the Edwards NBU Assistant General Manager of Operations Roger Biggers said the compa ny wanted to take water from near Comal Springs so it could label it as bottled water and possibly sell it for a higher See TxDOT Airport manager top flight FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN New Braunfels Municipal Airport manager Dar rell Phillips was selected as the 1999 Airport Manager of the Year by the Texas Department of Trans portations Aviation The award was presented this past week at the 17th annual Texas Aviation con Phillips was recognized for PHII i IPQ improvements PHILLIPS to the airport in his three and a half years as man Under his the air port has utilized various financ ing methods to enhance the air ports facilities and has worked closely with the aviation division in doing As a handson Darrell is involved with every aspect of the airports TxDOT aviation director Dave Fulton The award was a surprise for who said the recognition would help bring more business and interest to the I was really Phillips said on Ive put in a lot of work at the but I was doing it for the airports recognition and not I think it will be a big help for our That future includes the con struction of the airports new ter minal Still in the design it will reflect the architec traditions and customs of New A new building will house 30 enclosed all of which are More than 60 people cur rently are on the waiting list for hangar Other planned improvements include a new road taxiway and enhancements to the entrance road and airport park Phillips also has implemented a new competitive fuel pricing Beans and brisket ROBIN Meat Burner Ronnie of Spring dishes up one more spoonful of beans for his at the Canyon Lake barbecue Saturday at Rio While they did not win the bean competi the Meat Burner team won first place in the brisket Full of Bull from San Antonio will reign for the next year as the champion red bean chefs of Canyon Frank Martin Dale Nell Hardy and Gilbert Hagen served as the judges for the bean and brisket City candidates current on property taxes BY PETER BROWN Staff Writer Candidates for New Braunfels City Council know to pay up or shut up before choosing to run for a seat on the A check of the candidates tax status found no delin quency among the six residents seeking seats on the According to the New Braunfels City candidates for City Council can not be indebted to the city of New City Attorney Floyd Akers Mayoral candidates Robert Kendrick and Stoney Williams were current on all business and personal prop erty according to tax assessor Betsy Caldwell and Comal County tax District five candidate Lee Rodriguez had paid all tax es on his Caddell Lane District five candidate Clif Courtney was not listed on the city tax Courtney lives on FarmtoMarket an area Akers said recently was annexed to the While the charter requires a candidate to have lived in the city for at least 12 months prior to filing for another provision allows residents in recently annexed areas to file for office provided they have lived in the recently annexed area for more than 12 Courtney had paid all of his Comal County and Comal Independent School District The charter does not require a candidate to own prop erty in New District 6 incumbent Juliet Wat son leases property on West Coll Watsons David also was current on taxes on his Guada Coma Drive INSIDE Key Code 76 Early voting polls open Wednesday school elections keep voters busy BY HEATHER TODD STAFF WRITER Registered voters in New Garden Ridge and Comal Independent School District begin casting their ballots for May 1 elec tions at early voting locations Mayoral races and city council posi tions are up for grabs in New Braunfels candidate forum See below New Braun Garden Ridge and CISD voters will head to the polls for board of trustee races in districts 3 and 4 and a two proposition bond Bulverde South residents also will cast their ballots in a special consolidation election with Bulverde Early voting for the Bul verde Northwest Incorpora tion will take place at 238 Farhills Drive in Spring Branch Monday through Fri day from 7 to 10 Early voting runs through April New Braunfels New Braunfels City Council positions for districts 5 and 6 are up for grabs in the May 1 District 5 candidates Clif Courtney and Lee Rodriguez will go head to head for city council member Cathy Tal cotts Talcott announced she was not run ning for reelection because she was moving out of her dis District 6 incumbent Juliet Watson is running against opponent David Candidates Robert Kendrick and Stoney Williams are vying for the New Braunfels mayors Current mayor Jan Ken nady will complete her term in WHERE To VOTE Comal ISO and New Braunfels city elec tions 8 to 5 Monday through Courthouse first room 101 can also cast their ballots from 9 to 2 April 24 at the Courthouse Garden Ridge City election to Monday through Garden Ridge Municipal 9357 Schoentha Bulverde South to 4 on and Fridays through April 27 at Bulverde City Hall in Suite 236 in the Bulverde Market Center on 281 in Bulverde Northwest to 10 Monday through 238 Farhills Spring Branch TEMPORARY CISD VOTING LOCATIONS Garden Ridge Municipal 9357 Schoenthal will be open 7 to 7 April Canyon Lake Action 1941 Farmto Market 2673 in will be open 7 to April Bulverde Community 1747 East Ammann will be open 7 to 7 April About New Braun fels residents are registered to vote in the mayors race and two city council said See LWV slates candidate forum A candidate forum for New Braunfels city council and mayors races will take place today in the Comal County Commissioners Courtroom in the courthouse 150 North Seguin The Comal Area League of Women Voters is sponsoring the which will begin with an informal mingling period at The forum will begin at 7 Early voting for city elec tion will begin Wednesday at the Comal County Courthouse first room 101 from 8 to 5   

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