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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 26, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas                                Western Conference Tuesdays Game Eastern Conference Jazz 88 Trail Blazers 71 Portland leads series 32 Finals Game 1 Jazz or Blazers at TBA TV KMOL cable channel 4 Tickets Mondays Game Knicks 79 Hawks 66 New York wins series 40 Finals Game 1 May 30 Knicks at TV KMOL cable channel 4 Spurs reserves grabbing the spotlight Page 7 NEW 73 PELS HERALDZEITUNG VoL 134 18 pages in 2 sections May 1999 WEDNESDAY Serving Comal County since 1852 50 cents Bulverde Northwest organizers mulling special election Move follows failed attempt at appointing temporary officers for newlyincorporated city BY CHRIS CREWS Staff Writer Organizers of the Bulverde Northwest incorporation election might seek a spe cial election to choose officers for a city that exists without Malcolm organizer of the election and vice president of the Bulverde Spring Branch Chamber of said he was exploring the possibility of conducting a special The deci sion followed a failed attempt to have a slate of temporary officers appointed until the next uniform election designated by the state as The longer it takes to get the longer the city will be without McClinchie It leaves the city with no one to represent it from May 1 until McClinchie said he had hoped a state district judge could appoint a temporary slate of as was done in November 1997 after Bulverde Bulverde South and Bulverde East were In a letter dated April 12 addressed to County Judge Danny McClinchie said it was imperative an order appoint ing municipal officers be issued immedi ately after the May 1 incorporation On April Scheel received a letter from the attorneys for Ingram a local business that had made plans to build a concrete batch plant off Texas 46 on prop erty in the incorporated The lawyers contended there was no legal authority for any judge to make an appoint ment of officers and the Texas Election Code required the officers be elected on a uniform election See LCRA gets just one idea Proposal would turn building into hotel BY PERI STONE Staff Writer The Lower Colorado River Authority received only one proposal to redevelop the Comal Power Plant despite inquiries from sev eral interested LCRA senior project manager Jeffrey Sin gleton said he wouldnt reveal who submitted the which suggested transforming the structure into a destina tion hotel facility with A survey of 278 local residents conducted by a city committee in January 1997 indicated 15 percent favored turning the plant into a per forming arts theater or The Comal Power Plant Restoration Associa a 300member grassroots organiza tion formed in created a plan in 1997 that suggested developing the building into a cultural and performing arts Other suggestions included loft a restaurant and a convention Monday was the deadline for proposals and LCRA will not accept any even with the limited Singleton This is a very complex he It takes a lot of Historic preservation is always a lot of 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 But by only one proposal was turned in even after four months of adver tisements asking for proposals from financial ly strong individuals or development Will chairman for the CPPRA board of said the group still was interested in helping a developer with renovation of the See ROBIN Lower Colorado River Authorities say they received just one proposal for the Comal Power Plant on Landa LCRA senior project manager Jeffrey Singleton said the suggestion was to turn the foot building into a destination hotel facility with New times frustrating for some Day care parents affected by CISD change BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Beginning next many Comal County par ents might have to look into beforeschool day care services for their elementaryage A recent decision by the Comal Independent School District board of trustees pushed school start times next year for elementary and intermedi ate students to 9 Elementary and intermediate students currently begin classes between and 8 and get out ofschool about 3 In elementary and intermediate stu dents will get out of school around 4 Secondary students in CISD will start school at and end at next Those students currently begin classes between and and leave school between and The board approved the changes in 43 vote after a tworhour discussion May Trustees Lester Robert Loop and new board member John Bertelsen voted against the Bertelsen took office as the District 4 representa tive May Nick Nichols also took office in the District 3 School officials said the changes would shorten bus travel time and allow secondary students more time for extracurricular activities and parttime Transportation officials also said the staggered bell which gives a little more than an hour between secondary and elementary would be a costeffective way to handle the dis tricts bus shortage CISD transports about 60 percent of its student or every but drivers have to transport elementary students to and from school before picking up secondary CISDs depleted funds have prevented the dis trict from buying new which cost A Texas School Performance Review of CISD recommended staggered bell 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 INSIDE Key Code 76 Mathis lead class at Smithson Valley BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Smithson Valley High School valedictorian Tamber Richey might not find the cure for can but she plans to join in the who will lead the SVHS Class of 1999 at gradua tion ceremonies Friday will attend Texas Lutheran Uni versity this fall as a premedicine student with a double major in music and If that wasnt ambitious the senior also is prepar ing to get her medical degree in pediatric oncology to help treat children suffering from I like to help God gave me education and acade mics as a and I think its the most meaningful way I can use those Richey Richey and SVHS salutatorian Sara Mathis will graduate with more than 280 of their senior classmates 8 Friday at the Blossom Athletic Center in San Despite her academic COMMENCEMENT Smithson Valley High School graduation will take place at 8 Friday at the Blossom Athletic 12002 JonesMaltsberger in San Richey isnt all She was involved with the SVHS drama the International Thespian Society and Student Advisory See ROBIN Smithson Valley valedictorian Tamber Richey left and salutatorian Sara Mathis pose with the schools   

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