New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, April 23, 1999

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

April 23, 1999

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 23, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas NEW PELS HERALDZEI 20332 no 09 EL TX 903 Ill 24 pages in 2 sections April 1999 FRIDAY Serving Comal County since 1852 50 cents Ready for a new season ROBIN Schlitterbahn employee Leoncio Marquez rinses dirt off tubes recently in preparation for Saturdays opening No an GISD trustees say no to requests for appeals BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Canyon High School including five incoming will keep their positions on the varsity cheerleading squad following a decision Thursday night by the Comal Independent School District board of The in a 50 came after almost two hours of emotional debate between two par ent groups over the 199899 CHS handbook and established traditions of the Canyon Board president Dan Krueger was absent and trustee John Clay abstained from A group of concerned represented by patron Don asked the board to con sider appealing the results of the March 26 cheer leader tryouts for the 19992000 school year that placed five freshmentobe on the varsity The 199899 student handbook restricts fresh man eligibility on the varsity squad because they have to have two consecutive semesters of band or We believe district policy was What we recommend is fair to all stu Thornton The group recommended allowing all 32 girls who tried and one senior who did not try on either the junior varsity or varsity There were 31 girls on the team last SB 1772 approved by relations committee BY PERI STONE Staff Writer AUSTIN Proposed legislation that would bring a share of the state tax rev enue back to New Braunfels for river cleanup has been approved by a Senate Butif bill is approved as is bythe Legr the city would get less than originally The Intergovernmental Relations committee voted Wednesday to lower the percentage of the state tax that would be col lected to fund river cleanup in New Braunfels from 2 percent to of 1 or approx imately to Judith who intro duced the said a reduced percentage was one option to reduce the impact on the state New Braunfels City Councilwoman Juliet who testified at Wednesdays hearing and helped initiate the said lowering the percentage increased its chances of Because the initially proposed 2 percent would have cost the state more than the bill would have been held until lawmakers were sure funds were Former Governor Bob Bullock initiated this legislative policy as a way to stop passage of bills without adequate state Wednesday was the second hearing for the coauthored by Jeff Wentworth RSan The bill was approved with one David a New Braunfels attorney running against Watson for the District 6 said a better alternative would be to set up a statewide fund for all of the rivers of Texas if we want to designate money for that Watson told committee members a legisla tive precedent for a bill such as SB 1772 was set in 1995 when House Bill 2129 allowed for Galveston to receive 2 percent of the state tax money for beach SB 1772 was scheduled for a hearing on the Senate floor once a committee report was filed and the bill had officially passed through With only 22 this its not representative of district Our policy states that we encour age our students to be he Several parents said the exclusion of several AllStar senior cheerleaders from the squad was unjust and disrupted longstanding Denise the mother of an eighthgrade student who made the varsity squad The question you have to ask yourself were the try outs done fairly and yes they Tunnell and parent Diana Seibert asked the board to should leave the current squad A handful of parents from both sides of the issue admonished the administration for then See Remembering Evans ROBIN Flags at the Comal County Courthouse 150 Seguin fly at half staff Wednesday in memory of Jumbo who died on Funeral services for the former county commissioner are at 10 today at First United Methodist 572 San Antonio Two boys charged in shootings 14yearold suspects allegedly fired at two teachers homes BY CHRIS CREWS Staff Writer Police charged two 14yearold New Braunfels boys Wednesday with deadly conduct in connection with shooting a highpowered rifle at the homes of two Canyon Middle School No one was injured in the shoot ing which occurred shortly after midnight Police detective Robert Parchman said the crimes occurred after the teens sneaked out of their took a car and a caliber rifle belonging to one of the boys fami Parchman said they returned to their homes about 3 Officials said the two males admit ted shooting at the teachers homes just hours before two Colorado teens terrorized Columbine High School near killing 13 before allegedly taking their own The pair also confessed to shoot ing five plate glass windows at the New Braunfels High School writing obscene graffiti on the teach ers homes and defacing property at OakRun Parchman said the boys told him they committed they crimes because they didnt like the How they cited no specific incidents to set off the Normal people dont go around shooting other people just because they dont like Parchman Parchman said he had investigat ed five weaponrelated incidents on campuses in the city in the past The detective said weapons were more prevalent at middle and inter mediate schools than at the high He said me boys had planned their including meeting at a des ignated rendezvous point at an appointed They were transported Wednes day to a juvenile correction facility in Colorado near to await disposition of the CMS principal Nancy Cobb said no comparisons should be drawn between the situation here and the tragedy in School author ities had no prior indication the stu dents intended to commit he Cobb said she could not comment on possible schoolrelated punish ment or whether the boys would be allowed to We will take the strongest mea sures possible to discipline the youngsters for this Cobb Both teachers reported to school and were performing regular teach ing duties on Carol director of juvenile probation for Comal said a detention hearing for the two teenagers would take place Robison said a judge could order the offenders returned to the deten tion facility or turned over to the custody of their The judge could order such as electronic if they were turned over to their par See Final Bulverde consolidation vote set May 1 BY RON MALONEY HeraldZeitung Correspondent single city of Bulverde is expected to emerge in the May 1 munici pal election when Bulverde South voters will decide whether to consolidate Bulverde The vote comes at the end of a more than twoyear process in which the four former subdivisions of Bulverde incorporated and consolidated into what are now two simi larlysized Also to be decided May 1 will be whether a fifth Bulverde Bulverde Northwest Also to be decided May 1 will be whether a fifth Bulverde Bulverde Northwest will be will be allowing the grow ing city to begin to exert some direction in future growth and development along Texas Bulverde lies roughly north of the Cibolo Creek to the area of Texas 46 in the astride the 281 and Texas 46 If the incorporation takes place as local officials Bulverde Northwest will be on a timetable that will see it consolidat ed or merged in a November election into the rest of the 14milewide city that sits just north of the Cibolo San Anto nios extraterritorial In in the seventh of a series of eight consolidation Bulverde East and its 600 households voted 13912 in favor of consolidating with which is very slightly larger 601 Under Texas a smaller community must first vote to join the and then the See INSIDE 5B Key code 76 HeraldZeitung moving back home FROM STAFF REPORTS The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung is moving back to its remodeled office at 707 Landa today and All business will be conducted from 707 Landa beginning The temporary office at Unicorn 615 B Business 35 will close at 3 We apologize in advance for this inconvenience and ask that all customers be patient as the move is For call ;