New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, May 26, 1999

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

May 26, 1999

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 26, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas Western Conference Tuesday’s Game Eastern Conference Jazz    88 Trail Blazers    71 Portland leads series 3-2 Conf. Final* — Game 1 Jazz or Blazers at Spurs, TBA TV: KMOL (cable channel 4) Tickets: (210) 223-DUNK Monday's Game Knicks    79 Hawks    66 New York wins series 4-0 Conf. Finals — Game 1 Sunday, May 30 Knicks at Pacers, 4:30 p.m. TV: KMOL (cable channel 4) Spurs reserves grabbing the spotlight — Page 7 Vol. 148, No. 134    18    pages    in    2    sections    May    26,1999 Wednesday Serving Comal County since 1852 50 cents Bulverde Northwest organizers mulling special election Move follows failed attempt at appointing temporary officers for newly-incorporated city By Chris Crews Staff Writer Organizers of the Bulverde Northwest incorporation election might seek a special election to choose officers for a city that exists without leadership. Malcolm McClinchie, organizer of the election and vice president of the Bulverde-Spring Branch Chamber of Commerce, said he was exploring the possibility of conducting a special election. The decision followed a failed attempt to have a slate of temporary officers appointed until the next uniform election date, designated by the state as Aug. IS. “The longer it takes to get officers, the longer the city will be without regulation,” McClinchie said. “It leaves the city with no one to represent it from May I until Aug. 15.” McClinchie said he had hoped a state district judge could appoint a temporary slate of officers, as was done in November 1997 after Bulverde North, Bulverde South and Bulverde East were incorporated. In a letter dated April 12 addressed to County Judge Danny Scheel, McClinchie said it was “imperative” an order appointing municipal officers be issued immediately after the May I incorporation election. On April 23, Scheel received a letter from the attorneys for Ingram Readymix, a local business that had made plans to build a concrete batch plant off Texas 46 on property in the incorporated area. The lawyers contended there was no legal authority for any judge to make an appointment of officers and the Texas Election Code required the officers be elected on a uniform election date.See ELECTION/3A LORA gets just one idea Proposal would turn building into hotel By Pm Stone Staff Writer The Lower Colorado River Authority received only one proposal to redevelop the Comal Power Plant despite inquiries from several interested parties. LORA senior project manager Jeffrey Singleton said he wouldn't reveal who submitted the proposal, which suggested transforming the 163,000-square-foot structure into a “destination hotel facility with amenities.” A survey of 278 local residents conducted by a city committee in January 1997 indicated 15 percent favored turning the plant into a performing arts theater or auditorium. The Comal Power Plant Restoration Association, Inc., a 300-member grass-roots organization formed in 19%, created a plan in 1997 that suggested developing the building into a cultural and performing arts center. Other suggestions included loft apartments, a restaurant and a convention center. Monday was the deadline for proposals and LCRA will not accept any more, even with the limited response, Singleton said. “This is a very complex project,” he said. “It takes a lot of capital. Historic preservation is always a lot of money.” Singleton said about 20 people attended a meeting on March 16 in New Braunfels to tour the old power plant on Landa Street and about 70 had asked for an information packet. But by Monday, only one proposal was turned in — even after four months of advertisements asking for proposals from “financially strong individuals or development groups ” Will Ryals, chairman for the CPPRA board of directors, said the group still was interested in helping a developer with renovation of the plant. See LCRA/3A ROAM CORNETT/HefaM-Zertung Lower Colorado River Authorities say they received just one proposal for the Comal Power Rant on Landa Street. LCRA senior project manager Jeffrey Singleton said the suggestion was to turn the 163,000-square foot building into a "destination hotel facility with amenities.” New times frustrating for some Day care centers, parents affected by CISD change By Heather Tooo Staff Writer Beginning next fall, many Comal County parents might have to look into before-school day care services for their elementary-age children. A recent decision by the Comal Independent School District board of trustees pushed school start times next year for elementary and intermediate students to 9 a.m. Elementary and intermediate students currently begin classes between 7:45 a.m. and 8 a m. and get out of school about 3 p.m. In 1999-2000, elementary and intermediate students will get out of school around 4 p.m. Secondary students in CISD will start school at 7:50 a.m. and end at 2:50 p.m. next year. Those students currently begin classes between 8:15 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. and leave school between 3:25 and 3:45 p.m. The board approved the changes in 4-3 vote after a two-hour discussion May 20. Trustees Lester Jonas, Robert Loop and new board member John Bertelsen voted against the changes. Bertelsen took office as the District 4 representative May 20. Nick Nichols also took office in the District 3 seat. School officials said the changes would shorten bus travel time and allow secondary students more time for extracurricular activities and part-time jobs. Transportation officials also said the staggered bell schedule, which gives a little more than an hour between secondary and elementary levels, would be a cost-effective way to handle the district^ bus shortage problem. CISD transports about 60 percent of its student population, or 6,000 students, every day, but drivers have to transport elementary students to and from school before picking up secondary students. CISD’s depleted funds have prevented the district from buying new buses, which cost $50,000 each. A Texas School Performance Rev iew of CISD recommended staggered bell schedules. However, the later start time for elementary school children could pose a problem to many parents who drop their kids off at school before commuting to See TIMES/5A q 10/22/99 NEWdfekLsKFELS 762/ E VONDELL DR SO, TX 79003 mwm    rove    tx    /you. Herald-ZeituiInside Abby................................5A Classifieds.....................5-1    OB Comics..............................2B Crossword..........................5A Forum.................................6A Local/Metro........................4A Movies................................5A Obituaries...........................3A Sports...........................7-8A Today.................................2A Television...........................2B www.herald-zeltung.com Key Cod* 76 Richey, Mathis lead class at Smithson Valley By Heather Tooo Staff Writer Smithson Valley High School valedictorian lamber Richey might not find the cure for cancer, but she plans to join in the fight. Richey, who will lead the SVHS Class ofl999 at graduation ceremonies Friday night, will attend Texas Lutheran University this fall as a pre-medicine student with a double major in music and biology. lf that wasn't ambitious enough, the senior also is preparing to get her medical degree in pediatric oncology to help treat children suffering from cancer. “I like to help people. God gave me education and academics as a gift, and I think itfe the most meaningful way I can use those talents,” Richey said. Richey and SVHS salutatorian Sara Mathis will graduate with more than 280 of their senior classmates 8 p.m. Friday at the Blossom Athletic Center in San Antonio. Despite her academic talents,Commencement Smithson Valley High School graduation will take place at 8 p.m. Friday at the Blossom Athletic Center, 12002 Jones-Maltsberger in San Antonio. Richey isn’t all brains. She was involved with the SVHS drama club, the International Thespian Society and Student Advisory See CLASSI ROBIN COfWETT/Herakt-Zertung Smithson Valley valedictorian Tamber Richey (left) and salutatorian Sara Mathis pose with the school’s mascot. ;

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