Wednesday, March 28, 2001

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 28, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS WEDNESDAY March 2001 16 pages in 2 sections pages in 2 scctit HERALDZEITUNG 117 Serving New Braunfels and Gomal County since 1852 50 cents Council accepts debt proposal BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer The New Braunfels City Council voted Monday night to accept a proposal by the Corporation to borrow up to million in certificates of obligation for street and drainage The corpo ration agreed to fund up to million annually to repay the The agreement passed with three council members Robert Debbie Flume arid Juliet Watson voting against the proposal to allow the city to borrow the This is the second time this month that the issue has been before the At the council meet ing on March the group decided to return the propos al to the 4B board so it could consider different funding options and different the board voted to send the proposal back to city council The board left the decision of which projects to fund up to city Bill vice president of the 4B explained the boards decision to council saying that the board felt the city could use the million at one time or in pieces to solve the citys streets and drainage Issuing the certificates of obligation is the only way to he Let me elabo rate on why we recommend ed this so You have to look at the overall picture See Information central CHRIS Bryan from New Braunfels Middle concentrates while he takes a multi level sorting which tests problem visual discrimination and color at the Methodist Family Rehabilitation Services booth Tuesday during the Career and Community Awareness Expo at the New Braunfels Civic Career Expo provides insight into organizations BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer More than students and commu nity members toured the Civic Center Tues day during the fifth annual Career and Community Its been a wonderful said Debbie career and technology coordinator for the New Braunfels Independent School Everything has gone so smooth and were really pleased with the turn The rain and chilly not Keep people from visiting the brightly decorated Employment ideas for now and in the future were seen at the Crowds of teenagers gathered around the Schlit terbahn seeking summer Oth er teenagers talked to Air Force and Army soldiers while some discussed careers in the medical But job leads werent the only informa tion handed out during the Many of the booths were dedicated to community organizations and nonprofit We split it evenly between the organi zations and the Fitsko We have everything from the American Red Cross to manufacturing jobs passing out Big Big Sisters had a as did the Bexar Electric The Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training with the Department of Labor was along with representatives from the Childrens Health Insurance Universities and colleges passed out about their scholarship and financial while Federal Express told students about their employ ee Altogether more than 100 booths filled the Civic Middle and high school students toured the learning about scholarship and job The middle school students were here to learn what kinds of questions to ask during job how to get information about Fitsko Weve had other stu dents here today as well a life skills leadership skills Its been a wonderful Junior water rights proposed for East Texas BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer The sequel to the states omnibus water legislation proposes to preserve interbasin transfer rights for East Texas while ehminating the transfer rights for the rest of the The state Senate Natural Resources Committee met Tuesday for the first hearing on Senate Bill The bill will pick up where Senate BUI 1 left off in Senate Bill 1 required statewide water Committee Chairman Buster Brown authored Senate Bill As originally the bill pro posed to eliminate junior water rights throughout the When someone transfers or sells water rights obtained in for to someone in another basin in the senior water rights the first person had do not trans fer with the RLake presented a proposed change to Senate Bill 2 on Tuesday to formulate a compromise with colleagues opposed to the elimi nation of interbasin transfers or junior water Under the new the Lower Neches and Trinity rivers will retain junior water But the pro vision will not apply to the rest of the Were in a tough said Comal County Commissioner Jay Mil See City attorney submits resignation Akers accepts municipal judge position in Bryan BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer The city of New Braunfels is not only hiring a new city In the next few it also will be hiring a new city Just a few days after Bolner was fired as city engi City Attorney Floyd Akers submitted his resigna Akers has accepted a job in Bryan as the municipal court Its a great opportunity for Akers It is the next logical step in my pro fessional Opportunities like this only come along Its a great chance for me and my fami ly Akers has been city attor ney for slightly more than two He leaves a salary with New Braunfels to accept the Bryan As municipal Akers be responsible for hearing traffic cases and other misde About 80 percent of it will be traffic citation he But the other 20 per cent will be misdemeanor Anything that is a violation of city ordinance goes before the municipal court It will be chal because Ill be mak ing decisions about peoples guilt or Those are very serious and Ill have to be very very astute in my decision Akers says he is looking forward to his new although he enjoyed his posi tion in New AKERS I am grateful to especially Mike who made my job here more he Til never forget the experience of work ing In Bryan his base salary will be not includ ing a car He also will receive benefits that New Braunfels does not currently The Bryan City Council made the announce ment that Akers is the new munic ipal court judge at Tuesday nights Floyd is a tremen dous asset to the com said New Braunfels City Councilwoman Debbie I think hes been really responsive and done a great job representing the who is the city said he was sorry to see Akers We will miss he Hes done an excellent job for We wish him and we hope that we can find someone who will be equally as good in the Unlike the city the city attorneys position will be filled by the New Braunfels City The attorney and city manager work directly for the If it goes like it has the we will advertise and council will select the appli cants to said Weather Watch The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for Cpmal County and other counties late Tuesday night that ends at noon The watch was issued after several days of rain were followed by the expectation of more heavy rains this Civil trial centers around allegations of malicious prosecution BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer A halfdecade old feud that fes tered in the debris of a destroyed marriage and went into criminal court with allegations of a death threat has moved into the 274th District Court this Two prominent local men one a McKenna Memorial Hospital pathologist and the other public official and successful stockbroker and their respective legal teams are locked in a big high stakes courtroom battle that could last up to two more Franklin Foley has sued William Mayo in civil alleging slander and malicious Foley is seeking mon etary A 12member jury was picked this past Thursday and Friday and opening arguments were con ducted Monday morning before visiting District Judge Don Foleys lead Carl said the case against Mayo is at its heart an issue of The long and short of it is a slander and defamation Mayo has allegedly slandered Kolb Kolb acknowledged Foley is seeking monetary but that isnt his chief the attorney Foleys primary goal is exonerating himself from the slanderous remarks and recouping the money hes had to spend to do Hed like the jury to find that the things Mayo has said are Hed like this City council can didate Walter Sears draws from a bag held by City Secretary Bonnie Sarkozi that contains his name and Sears oppo nents incumbent Councilman Larry Tuesday at city CHRIS Zeltung Sears draws top spot on ballot BY Jo LEE FERGUSON Staff Writer Walter Sears name will top the ballot when District 2 voters go to the polls on May 5 to select a rep resentative for New Braunfels City Sears is facing incumbent Councilman Larry Alexander in the On Tuesday New Braunfels City Secretary Bonnie Sarkozi conducted a drawing to determine placement of the names on the election Alexander was unable to attend the drawing because he had to be at work Tuesday after a city council meeting that ended after 11 Sears attended and drew from the two which Sarkozi said were written on two slips of Sarkozi laughed as she offered assurances we had lots of As luck would have Sears drew his name to be placed first See INSIDE Key Code 76