Wednesday, February 7, 2001

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 7, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS WEDNESDAY February 2001 16 pages in 2 sections pages in 2 scctic HERALDZEITUNG VoK 75 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Boerne Wall goes to court again BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer SAN ANTONIO The lat est but probably not the last battle in the 14year saga of the Boerne Wall will be fought in the 4th Court of Appeals This past July San Anto nio appealed a ruling by Judge Stephen Abies of the 216th Judicial District in Boerne that gave the City of Boerne sole authority and control over a roughly acre area in Kendall and Comal Oral argu ments in San Antonios appeal will be heard at Tuesday before the appeals court in the Bexar County Justice Center in San San which was also required in Abies May 2000 decision to pay in legal fees for has disputed authority over the area along Ammann Road since At that 450 contigu ous property owners in Comal and Kendall most of them along Blanco volun tarily joined Boerhes Extra Territorial That action took less than 72 hours before a final approval qf a planned annex ation ordinance being exe cuted by San Under the ordinance San Antonio would have annexed a footwide strip along the western edge of Camp Bullis and effectively extend its ETJ five miles The move also would have extended San Antonios ETJ north of Texas In the years incorpo annexations and extensions of ETJs have shut San Antonio out of a strip of Guadalupe and Comal coun ties extending from to If the Boerne Wall is upheld yet San Auto See Science night Event celebrates science education JESSIE As his mouse trap flies through the Javier Nieto learns science is not always Nieto and other NBISD students participated in Science Night at the Civic Center doublehelix DNA model made from col orful bits of A presentation described educational breakthroughs in the district and Rosalyn assistant superinten dent for instructional recalled the days of Sputnik and how in her gen science was for the She said that now it is for starting at the earliest Joan director of the Alamo Community College Districts Pro ject 2061 Center for Leadership in Sci See SCIENCE BY JUSTIN BRASWELL Staff Writer The second annual Braunfels Inde pendent School Districts Science Night opened to a packed house teachers and speakers gathered at the New Braunfels Civic Cen ter to celebrate science and science edu Along the walls of the spec tators could view various science projects by students in kindergarten through 12th Projects ranged from dissected cow eyeballs to toothpick bridges and even a Survey polled more than 400 BY JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ Staff Writer A San Antoniobased research company inter viewed more than 400 New Braunfels residents about several issues in a recent sur In a written response to an article published Monday in the Susan Korbel said My firm has no intention of harming any and the information I am collecting is Korbel owns Korbel not Korbel Mar keting as reported The firm has been in busi ness for at least 10 I would like to thank the 401 people who took the time to speak with my interview ers and let them know that their opinions will be held just as we Korbel At least one survey asked the respondent to rate some issues of concern in New A few reported were street river civic center expan office park workforce higher youth sports facil drainage and local tax The survey also inquired about how familiar respon dents were with city council andtwo Waited Sears and Sonia Sears served on the com mittee that will present rec ommendations to city council Monday about how to spend about 19 percent of the bed tax money collected in this Munoz serves on the River Activities The surveyor then report edly asked how the respon dent would rate the same list of peoples performances as public servants to the com The survey also allegedly asked respondents to list what they liked and disliked about Councilman Larry Alexander Hotel Occupancy Tax Committee member Wal ter Sears City Manager Mike Shands and Councilwomari Juliet In a previous Sears said the firm had not contacted him before the sur vey Sears said he spoke with a Korbel repre sentative and asked why his name appeared on the sur He said he was told he was considered a civil ser vant in New I talked with Sears and read him the question that 401 individuals were asked referring to his name Im going to read a list of individuals who are involved in local and Id like you to tell me if you are familiar with Korbel wrote in the 1 cit ed several sources including a article in your paper from 13 that mentioned his I never called him a civil Price tag for water needs billion AUSTIN AP Texas water demands are expected to rise about 18 percent during the next 50 with a need for seven new major reser according to a state report on the challenge of keeping Texas from drying The summary of 16 regional water plans submitted to state officials said a population boom that will bring Texas to nearly 40 million people by 2050 would strain Texas cur rent water Meeting the water needs oi the next 50 including construction of will cost about the report Local girl tells of plastic surgery on Sally Photo submitted Tarah and her best friend from high Amanda Sally Jessy Raphael on the Sally Show ad 9 Friday on BY ANN COUSIN HeraldZeitung Correspondent Tune in to the Sally Jessy Raphael show at 9 Friday on and share in the heartwarming story of a remarkable New Braunfels teenager who serves as an At the tender age of shes becoming quite the local Tarah Mahon is a blueeyed blonde whose presence and inner beauty shines Thanks to some recent corrective plastic followed by a makeover from Sally Jessy she is sporting a whole new outer beauty as Worldrenowned Ian of the Maxillofacial Cranial Institute in diagnosed Tarah with Marfan Syndrome when she was Marfan Syndrome is an inheritable disorder of the connective tissue that affects many organ sys including the heart and blood While there is no careful medical man agement can greatly improve the In Tarahs the medical problems associated with the disease were mostly skeletal manifestations that resulted in tall dispro portionate bone growth in her connective tissue ocular lens disorder and juvenile rheumatoid an unbelievable list of medical disorders for a young and striking girl to For the past four Tarah has been treated at the Maxillofacial Cranial Clinic at the University of Texas Health and Science Because of the she has worn braces on her teeth since she was 9 years T am really looking forward to next Tarah After eight the braces finally come Her Maggie said Tarahs illness had been long and dif ficult and things had not been Its been heartbreaking at Fischer Children were often See INSIDE Key Code 76 Lobbying 101 Workshop provides map to legislative process BY JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ Staff Writer Like the tail of a state leg islators who arrived in Austin about a month ago dragged behind them a string of staff lobbyists and At a workshop How to Lob the Comal Area League of Women Voters will show residents how to steer their concerns to the top of their elected The workshpp Thursday in the New Braiinfels Pub lic I think people are very intimidat ed when it conies to contacting their Justine the leagues First Vice pro And it really should not be an intimidating They were elected to represent and without the voters they would be left free without Guest speaker and Austin lobby ist Charles Patten will explain what lobbyists are doing in Austin right League President Bonnie Leitch and Rogers will lead two Leitch will speak about the leagues advocacy program for the and Rogers will show attendants how to communicate with their Were kind of trying to take some of that mystique Rogers going to focus on the phone call and the Rogers hopes attendants walk away from Thursdays workshop with four new Number they wont be intim i4ated to contact their representa Number we want them to have the tools to write an effective let pr phone Number we want them to understand how lob bying effects what legislators And number we want them to be more familiar with the issues that legislators are Redistricting and the elimination of junior water rights are two issues the league hopes to clear up for voti Rogers said the skills the league will pass on to workshop attendants See