Wednesday, May 23, 2001

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 23, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS WEDNESDAY May 2001 16 pages in 2 sections pages in 2 sectit HERALDZEITUNG 165 Serving New Braunfels and Gomal County since 1852 50 cents NBs top small business Chamber gives Color Express Karen Cork annual award CHRIS Karen and Adam owners of Color Express on San Antonio accept the Small Business People of the Year Award from the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Tuesday at Color Karen shows her excitement when presented the BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer Karen and Adam Cork were two astonished peo ple Tuesday The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce honored the owners of Color Express as the Small Business People of the Year with an impromptu ceremony at the complete with banner and The award gave the chamber a head start on observing Small Business which runs from May 28 to June We feel like we are part of the and we can make a Adam Cork Cork and his wife have lived in New Braunfels for six years after moving here from San Cork said San Antonio was too large for him to notice any impact he might have had on that So he decided to move to New Braunfels for a bet ter sense of accomplish You can see change and its effect better in a small he Besides being a cham ber Cork belongs to the New Braunfels Citizen Police the citys planning and zoning commission and other city In he will be named president of the New Braunfels Noon Lions The chamber has hon ored small business since Nominees must have been in business for at least three employ less than 100 peo ple and be active in the Small businesses also will be honored nationally Previous Honorees 1990 Mary Jane Gruene 1991 Marian Collection 1992 Henne Hardware 1993 and Dennis Centex 1994 Comal Flowers 1995 Rusty Resorts Larry Creative Eyewear Pam Kraft Mobiletel 1998 Quick Align 1999 Carol Johnson Furniture 2000 Don and Lynn Huisache Grill next According to the Small Business small busi nesses employ more peo ple than any other busi ness The chamber will host a date and location will be Committee OKs billion budget BY CONNIE MABIN Associated Press Writer AUSTIN AP Boosts to higher state employees and social services are among the highlights of a billion budget unani mously approved Tuesday by a SenateHouse Lawmakers drafting the 20022003 spending plan managed to fund highpriori ty items such a statewide teachers health insurance despite a slowing econ omy and The pro posal is or more than the cur rent Its a reasonable Its a tight We did a responsible job of balancing our said Senate Finance Chairman Rodney The budget is about bil lion more than what law makers had originally pro posed based on revenue pro The additional mon ey comes mostly from increased federal funding and costcutting legislation expect ed to pass this said House Appropriations Chair man Rob DSan Ange The budget growth mir rors the states the lawmakers The needs continue to be Junell Do we want teachers to have health insurance Were going to have new school students in the state of Do we want to help school districts to con tinue to build and fund facil ities Do we want to continue to have higher education con tinue to be a shining beacon in this state Junell Ellis added that the bud get contains funding to help make it easier for the states million uninsured chil dren to enroll in Medicaid and expands college grant pro grams two top This budget meets the basic needs of a growing Texas while making signifi cant investments in our fam Ellis The slowing economy did have an In order to ensure the bill contains several con tingency cuts and appropria or items that might see funding slashed or increased depending on how much mon ey there Those include pos sible cuts to new higher edu cation bonds for universities and additional state employee pay NBISD tax rate goes up 15 cents Bond issue causes increase BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer Thanks to a 1999 bond New Braunfels Inde pendent School District tax payers will see their tax rate go up 15 cents in NBISD trustees approved the tax as well as a million for the coming year on The districts current bud get is million with a total tax rate of per The new budget reflects ris ing fuel and utility as well as a 15cent increase in the districts debt The 15cent increase comes from the districts recent sale of million in The million is part of a million bond packaged approved by voters in Board President Bill Big gadike said the board was trying to keep its promise to See Lions name Douglas lawman of the year I RON New Braunfels Police Chief Ray Douglas accepts the Lawman of the Year award from Ron BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer For several the New Braun fels Breakfast Lions Club has named the Ed Murphy Memorial Lawman of the Year for New Braunfels and Comal Past recipients have among Sheriff Bob New Braunfels Chief of Police Ray Douglas has never gotten the But it hasnt been for lack of trying on the part of the Breakfast said selection committee Ron Hes been nominated time and again he got several nominations this year but each Zipp Douglas would push the Lions off and nominate a New Braunfels police officer for the award This the Lions didnt listen to and he got the annual award at a breakfast meeting attended by club Mayor Stoney Williams and Assistant to the City Manager Don Fer In his introduction of the chief of Zipp mentioned the number of nominees for the There were many We sought nominations from diligent citizens and law enforcement officers to give us names of people worthy of See INSIDE Upstarts offers students new chances BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer What ever you can or dream you begin Bold ness has genius and power and magic in Goethe One nomination form tells of a 14yearold girl who has become the major caretaker in her She cares both for her younger brother and her critically ill young boy is on the Without intervention he will drop out of high Still another teacher writes of a student who holds a full time job as a dishwasher at a local restaurant but who also has been in legal a bright young man who could greatly bene fit from this reads another nomination Another tells of a young 1998 flood and who has been struggling to go to school and pay rent on a place all her own without any adult Throughout the brightly lit the nomination forms tell the story of Comal Coun ty students who dont usual ly get a second whose lives are complicated by emotional and financial prob See UPSTARTS75A CHRIS Signs hang on the walls and doors of each room in the Upstarts explaining the rooms uses and dur ing the Upstarts preview a new nonprofit is in the loft above Treefrog