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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 27, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas                                NEW PELS HERALDZErtS 113 Serving Gomal County since 1852 14 pages in 1 section April 1999 TUESDAY Wimberley parents debate safety BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer WIMBERLEY students and school staff came together Monday night to search for ways to prevent violence in their schools after the discovery of an alleged planned assault on a junior high school this past More than 200 concerned parents and community members once again gath ered at Danforth Junior High the site four eighthgrade students allegedly See related story Page 4 chose for a terrorist to voice sup port of the school system and to discuss security Ninety percent of Wimberley Indepen dent School District students attended school Monday after the arrest of five eighthgrade boys at the school said WISD Superintendent David Sim WISDs average daily attendance rate is 94 to 95 he Simmons also said 60 students spoke with counselors on campus WISD students also were scheduled to proceed with the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills tests although the district was eligible for a waiver after Fri days Simmons said officers had patrolled the district Monday and every locker in the junior high and high school campus had been Hays County Sheriff Don Montague announced to community members and the media that everyone involved in the investigation had been placed under a gag order since Monday and could not answer specific questions about the incident or its Kathy Hays County assistant district said the four juveniles had a detention hearing at The judge ordered them detained no more than 10 working in which another hearing will take she parents seemed more focused on the future of Wimberley rather than on this past Fridays I commend the way the district has handled there needs to be more counseling for those who parent Jerry Benedict Other parents said a lack of recreation al youth facilities in Wimberley offered children few alternatives to negative Two seek job of Bulverde mayor BY RON MALONEY HeraldZeitung Correspondent BULVERDE Bulverde voters will choose a mayor and city coun cil in Saturdays municipal elec tion and decide whether to set a 1 cent local sales tax to support the citys general Incumbent Mayor Stan Blaylock is seeking another as are four of five incumbent city council In the city council elec 10 candidates are running for the five open Stephen Kolars is running unopposed for Blaylock is opposed by Bob the former mayor of now merged Bulverde North like was much involved in the early efforts of incorporation and consolidation of four distinct entities into what observers expect will become on Saturday a single city of In the Bulverde South voters will vote on whether to accept the merger into their com munity of Bulverde which voted in January to be consolidat ed into In the city council incumbents Arleen Kenneth Fiedler Siegfried Grunert and William Krawietz face challenges from Shannon Michael Wallace Michael Ricky Cravens and Christian Dullnig Incumbent council member Chet Ludka chose not to seek As a Type B municipality under the Texas Local Government all elective offices in Bul verde are for oneyear Blaylock is a retired Braniff Air ways pilot who is nearing the end of his second term as mayor of what is for now Bulverde He wants another he to see to completion the job that See INSIDE Abby 7 Business 5 Classifieds Comics 8 Crossword 7 Forum 6 Local 4 Obits 3 Sports Today 2 Television 8 Key Code Rainy days and Mondays ROBIN Lone Star Primary School crossing guard Becky Flores holds up traffic on San Antonio Street for first grader Elizabeth Gonzales during a break in Monday mornings rain A slight chance for more of the wet stuff lingers in the forecast until but for the most expect sunny skies and highs near Judge sides with Ingram on plant Sullivan recommends exemption for concrete batch plant BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer A local cement manufacturers application to build a concrete batch plant in Bulverde has been recom mended for approval to the states top environmental Administrative law judge Kerry Sullivan released his recommenda tion Monday approving Ingram Readymix Companys application for a standard exemption to the Texas Natural Resource Conservation who was appointed by the Texas State Office of Adminis trative presided over the formal hearing between Citizens League for Environmental Action a Bulverde and Ingram Readymix Company in Jan Three TNRCC commissioners will consider Sullivans recommendation and make a final decision whether to grant Ingrams standard A decision by the commissioners is not expected until A TNRCC spokesman said the judges ruling was not the final word on the TNRCC has denied permits for exemptions based on information presented at the hear even though the exemptions were recommended for approval by A standard exemption would allow Ingram Readymix to build a new plant in the Spring Branch and Smithson Valley area about miles west of 281 and Texas The proposed plant would be sev eral miles from Bill Brown Elemen tary Arlon Seay Intermediate School and Spring Branch Middle Sullivan ruled emissions from the facility would comply with TNRCC concentration He also ruled adequate water would be avail able at the proposed site for air emis sions control Area residents and Comal Inde pendent School District who requested the formal hearing from the voiced concern about the proximity of the proposed concrete batch plant to local Availability of increased truck traffic and air pollution also were major concerns cited by area Search for new CHS principal begins Krieg resigning after 14 years BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Comal Independent School Dis trict administrators are scheduled to begin their search for a new Canyon High School principal Thursday with the goal of having a candidate approved by the districts board of trustees on May Will Kriegs 14year career as the head of CHS will come to a close at the end of the 199899 school Kriegs resignation was approved by the board of trustees March This is my 32nd year in educa and I felt that it was time to move on to other Krieg As far as Im after 14 years at it was time for a I think its good for and I think change would probably be good for the he Krieg said he did not have any specific career plans for next CHS assistant principals Carolyn Pittman and Charles Adams have applied for Kriegs School officials said interviews would take place Thursday and Fri with a list of finalists devel oped next A recommenda tion probably would go before the board at the May 6 trustees meet who has been at CHS for two years after serving at Smithson Valley High said moving from the assistant principal See City OKs golf fees BY PERI STONE Staff Writer In a New Braunfels City Council meeting packed with hot citizens voiced no opinions Monday about the 19992000 budget but had plenty to say on an affordable housing development and pos sible increased golf course City council members voted 61 to approve Evergreen Vil an 80unit housing com plex proposed for a 15acre site in southwest New Braun fels The apartment complex will be built on South Water Lane near Interstate behind the Department of Public Safety New Braunfels resident Bet ty Neumeyer presented the council with packets of infor mation she compiled while visiting lowincome housing developments in The information included a list of police calls from Early Bird Townhomes in In 104 days starting 103 calls from Early Bird were made to police on issues rang ing from disturbances to drug activities to loud Neumeyer said this showed a direct relationship between lowincome housing and increased Also in Neumeyers packet were pictures of various low income housing units depict ing deteriorated neighbor she just dont appre ciate their homes if they dont pay for Neumeyer Mike a representa tive from the argued that the housing Neumeyer looked at was pub licly managed by housing while Evergreen would be privately Amistad Affordable Hous will partially fund construction of Evergreen through a state tax credit pro It costs us more to man age undesirable Fields Council member Juliet Wat who voted against Ever green said according to the citys master New Braunfels needed affordable housing specifically for those age 65 and Council member Jan Koty lo said she knew single moth ers working double shifts who could really use Evergreen Some of them have to live in slum she It would be nice to give them an In other action Monday council voted 61 in favor of new annual golf course fees that would increase from a year to a year for seniors and for Council also voted in favor of a surcharge that would be added for every round played by an annual fee player per round for weekdays and per round for weekends and Council member Randy who presented the said his intention was to charge reasonable fees for all As some annual fee golfers who frequently played the course did so at slightly See ROBIN Canyon High School principal Will Krieg is ready to move on to other things when he leaves CHS at the end of this school   

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