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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 19, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas BEIT AVAILABLE COPY NEW BRAUNFELS FRIDAY January 2001 pages in 2 sections HERALDZEITUNG 59 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents 4B board conducts public hearings on spending proposals BV nDN nnAI ONPV nor Tioavrl n 14 441 vtwut wrinVi 1in4 CO K t T it BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer had heard a little public input on a wish list million in 4B sales tax revenues to spend of projects ranging from curbs and ballfields this to fire In city voters merged the pre viously separate 4B tax with the former 4A tax for economic development In the first public hearing the meet ing bogged down over just what are appro Thursday night was sort of an evening of to fire engines Add to that mix a couple of new priate items to spend 4B money new board blues for the citys infrastructure city voters merged the prea voluminous meeting packet and some New board member Monroe Miller opened and improvement or 4B viously separate 4B tax with the former 4A lengthy and involved spending a legal and administrative can of worms Two hours into a scheduled 7 meeting tax for economic development and youve created the recipe for a long raising questions about how 4B money can be that began a little the board that makes The change in the structure of the citys At press the board had gotten into the where it can be used and for recommendations about how to spend a porsales taxes required the 4B board to hold fifth of eight public hearing City Attorney Floyd Akers explained that tion of the citys sales tax revenues that are public hearings on proposed The Still to be accomplished were the election of the board had more flexibility than might dedicated to economic infracommittee recommends projects for funding officers and board discussion and action on be apparent from a quick read of the guide structure improvements and other projects to the city The city has a projected the public hearing Inaugural miracles Benefactor pays for Comal family to attend inauguration CHRIS New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Managing Editor Margaret and Advertising Director Angela visit with Diana CHRIS Robert and Crissy 15 and are overcome with emotion Thursday when they learn they will attend the inauguration ceremony in Their mother will attend with BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer STARTZVILLE The miracles keep piling up for the family of Robert and Diana the Canyon Lake couple whose children were invited to George Bushs inauguration on Sat A group of New Braunfels busi including the donated money for a clothing and other things the family would need for a trip to Lamar Smith got Robert Bubba Hensley and Crissy a pair of tickets to be up close for the swearingin But the gift that made everything happen for the Hensley family came early Thursday A New Braunfels couple who did not want to be identified bought plane tickets Thursday for Bubba and Crissy to fly to They depart from Austin at v The who stopped by the Her aldZeitung office Thursday morning with a check for the ticket said he had come from a poor family and the gesture just seemed like the right thing to I read the morning paper while I was drinking my first cup of the man Td just struck a Smithson Valley High School Government and econom ics teacher Bonnie sits with the eight students who will join her in for the presidential inauguration CHRIS Zeitung started the fireplace going and I was pretty I looked at that story and These kids could sure use some Its a hell of a note that the president of the United States could know extend an and you not be able to The man showed the story to his She felt the same way I he Can you imagine what this would mean to these children Robert and Diana Hensley my goodness Robert exclaimed at the door to his Startzville Let me go get my Robert sat His wife stood beside Both were quiet for a long I dont know what to he I dont know what to she We never could have done this they could not Diana Hensley is Robert works as a clerk in the Everyday convenience See S VHS students set alarm clocks early for inauguration BY JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ Staff Writer Those who think teens slip into sleep mode at the men tion of politics should set their alarm for and think Thats what time a group of eight Smithson Valley High School their teacher and principal had to be at the Sau Antonio International Air port On a cold and rainy morn the students left for Wash for the presiden tial Government and economics teacher Bonnie Jakob started recruiting for the trip this past spring after a travel company extended the I think attending the inau guration is going to make this an election they will never for See River activities panel forwards plan to council BY JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ Staff Writer After several months of studying river the New Braunfels River Activi ties Committee completed Thursday night a proposal that has to go before city council The multipronged river management plan answers needs for public traffic control and law enforcement on the Comal and Guadalupe Council will hear the rec ommendations when it meets starting at Monday at city City staff estimate the plan would cost about the first year and about the next Tni happy with the num vice chairman Ken Valentine Committee members planned to recommend requiring river visitors who exit at the last public exit or Cypress Bend Park to pay a fee for a public exit Money raised from a public exit which would be sold at kayak and raft rental grocery and convenience would raise the bulk of the new funds marked for river man If people exited at the last public exit and the Cypress Bend Park the bands could raise about toward the The group also decided to ask city council to raise the price of shuttle permits to a perseat rate of Shuttle operators current ly pay a flat shuttle permit regardless of vehicle of for the first shuttle and for any shuttles after The committee expects the new shuttle fees to raise about more a year for the As the committee tried to balance the cost of its plan against the funding committee member Sonia Mtinoz suggested a parking fee increase in the Prince Solms The group agreed to increase fees from to for vehicles and to for recreational We might be trying to grab this brass but its a cou ple of stories too Munoz Im not happy about I like my green is just an attempt to reinvest in our The committee dropped an earlier idea to charge resi See Bulverde vote Saturday FROM STAFF REPORTS BULVERDE Bulverde voters decide Saturday whether to consolidate Bul verde Northwest into their If they Bulverde will become a city of about residents and 10squaremiles sitting at the crossroads of 281 and Texas This election could be the final of a series of votes going back to Four Bulverde subdivisions incorporated themselves into little commu nities called Bulverde Bulverde Bulverde East and Bulverde West and then merged into each other by early The elections took a fastgrowing area of western Comal County and incorporated it into a single Whats Up What Bulverde consoli dation election When 7 to 7 Saturday Where Bulverde City Suite Bulverde 30070 Saturdays election will decide if Bulverde Northwest will join the rest of the City of Bulverde Northwest voters already approved the consoli dation in a November Voting is from 7 to 7 Saturday in Bulverde City Suite 236 in the Bul verde Marketplace at Farm toMarket Road 1863 and INSIDE Key Code 76 Jesse Jackson reveals he has an illegitimate President Clinton bids the nation
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