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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 29, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS THURSDAY March 2001 14 pages in 2 sections pages in 2 scctic HERALDZEITUNG LiLL 118 Serving New Braunfels and County since 1852 50 cents TNRCC meeting on GBRA permit tonight BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer water Councilwoman Juliet Watson does nt think any of it from Canyon Lake should be sold to Bexar Coun Watson and other council mem bers plan to speak at a public meet ing tonight with the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commis sion about a proposed amendment to the GuadalupeBlanco River Authoritys permit that would allow the organization to sell water out side its The meeting is at 7 tonight at the New Braunfels Civic Cen The meeting is open to the pub and people will have the oppor tunity to express concerns about the said Judy GBRA Watson plans to make one of those expressing her concern about many facets of the At Monday nights city council she asked the council to speak on behalf of the city at the meeting Council agreed to go and present her concerns as a The potential impact of taking Dancing on air Canyon High School Aristocats Major Jennifer per forms to There Will Come A Day at the Aristocats 2001 Spring performing to Somewhere Over the the Canyon High School Aristocats soar for the crowd at the 2001 Spring Revue Tuesday JESSIE Mayo lawyers discuss settlement BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Attorneys for two prominent local men embroiled in a slander and malicious prosecution lawsuit said they were attempting to negotiate a settlement Wednesday As Franklin Foleys lawsuit against William Mayo entered its third it went behind closed doors Wednesday morning before a single witness was And its possible that a trial observers said could last as long as three weeks could end The jury was released for an ear ly and then was allowed to leave at midafternoon with instruc tions to return this Late plaintiffs attor ney Carl Kolb and Mayos attorney Larry Macon said testimony would nt resume that day and that they had no announcement to make in Were Kolb He was asked if he and Macon were negotiating about a possible settlement of the Kolb looked at I think that would be fair to wouldnt it Kolb Macon Foleys lawsuit alleges Mayo slan dered him in statements the stock broker made during and after his divorce from his Jean nie SeeTRIALBA this water is not Watson said in a written statement to coun cil How will it effect New Braunfels future water supply How will it effect the lower Guadalupe River GBRA officials said the amend ment allows acrefeet to be sold outside the authoritys 10coun ty district Out of that See Whats Public meeting with the Texas Natural Resource Conservation What GuadalupeBlanco River Authoritys proposed permit amendment that would allow the organization to sell water outside its service When 7 today Where New Braunfels Civic Genter Wristbands face possible challenge from outfitters BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer New Braunfels area river outfit ters are considering their legal options after City Council approved a new river wristband The outfitters believe the new ordi nance places an unfair financial bur den on and the led by Me is consulting attorneys to file an injunction against the ordi This past residents com plained about rowdy and lewd behavior when low water levels on the Guadalupe River forced high numbers of tubers onto the Comal The complaints led to the for mation of the River Activities Com The committee spent months studying the problems on local The wristband proposal was presented to council in a package of recommendations addressing those The council passed an ordinance Monday night that requires wrist bands for anyone using river shuttles inside the city downriver from the Greune Bridge Outfitters protested the claiming that it unfairly put the burden of collecting funds on Its an unfair Its not a pro Polk Its a river use Thats what it really and they dont have the right to levy The city and businesses in New Braun fels benefit greatly from Its the only thing we really the river and the But the onus comes back to the owner of Texas River declined to say with whom the out fitters talked to about legal We have been advised not to talk about the specifics he But we are talking to several attorneys one firm even volunteered their to do it for free Some sort of legal action will be tak en in the next two I guaran tee Polk believes the wristbands are See New CISD budget might fall million short BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer Comal Independent School Dis trict might be million short in next years the districts finance director Abel Campos recently gave the districts Board of Trustees a pre liminary budget for There could be a darker Campos Campos said the district is await ing the outcome of the Comal Appraisal Districts appeal to the state on local property Local property values determine the amount the state contributes to the district for Campos Campos said the appraisal dis trict contends the state did not use local values in its funding which could result in lost revenue for the school I dont have good revenue num he But well do what ever we can to balance The higher the the less money the state sends said Public Information Officer Kari INSIDE Abby 5A Classifieds 8A Crossword 5A Forum 6A 4A Obituaries 3A Sports A ROAM comes to New Braunfels FROM STAFF REPORTS Surrounded by a colorful display of antiques and General Manager Peter Carton officially opened the groundbreaking mony Wednesday for the ROAM Open Air Market in New Braun Located at the Engle Road exit of Interstate the ROAM Mar ket will feature an foot shopping area shaded by a pitched standing seam metal Company officials said the store New Braunfels will be just one of many throughout the This will be our flagship Carton We expect it to attract a number of artisans and crafts men with a wide variety of The facilitys site plan includes 20foot wide shopping flanked by retail space with concession sitting areas and restroom The entire area will be circled by a paved parking facility with more than parking Construction on the million building started in and the market is expected to open in August or Hutchison said the state revenue has been dropping as valuations have been on the rise in the school We dont know what the state revenue will she but if the county wins the it will be better for the Deputy Chief Appraiser Curtis Koehler said the appraisal district is appealing the states numbers for property values of single family res vacant lots and utilities in Koehler said the state claims the appraisal districts numbers for CISDs local property values overall are too We barely missed the state val Koehler We think were close to market The state says the overall prop erty values for CISD should be at least but the appraisal district sets that number at about Appealing the cate gories should push us into the lim Koehler See Peter Carton left and Trey Embrey show off the renderings for the new ROAM openair market Wednesday morning at a ground breaking JESSIE SUATEH HeraldZeitung
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