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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 27, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS FRIDAY July 2001 20 pages in 2 sections pages in scctu HERALDZEITUNG 221 Serving New Braunfels and Gomal County since 1852 50 cents Plan puts Comal in new district The new House District shown groups Comal County with Bandera and Kendall Of Comal has the largest with The Legislative Redistricting Board adopted the plan BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer The states Legislative Redis tricting Board has put Comal County into a new House of Rep resentatives district with Kendall and Uvalde Comal County will make up the majority of District with slight ly more than Bandera County has nearly Kendall County has about people and Uvalde County has about The Legislative Redistricting Board approved Attorney General John Cornyns House redistrict ing plan The plan heavi ly favors Republicans across the The new district and the rest of the states new boundaries meet the approval of at least one local Comal County Republican Chairman Don Hensz said Democrats might be a little upset with the redistricting but it all looks fair and com It doesnt look like theres any he Hensz said this is the first time in 100 years Republicans have been able to have their say in state Were seeing big changes It used to be Democrats made all the decisions and all Republicans could do was sit back and shut he Hensz credits Bill Clintons presidency for shifting more con servatives to the Republican Par ty over the last Bill Clinton ushered in ultra See Coaches seeing stars JESSIE Above Leonel Junior Rojas tries to beat the throw to Rusty Turpin at third as the Red AllStars coaches run prac tice Wednesday Below Major League New Braunfels Red AllStars coaches Mark Irwin and Jeff Kruse are prepared to go the distance with their Coaches put it all on the line to get AllStars to State BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Coach Mark Turpin was as good as an automatic pitching machine Wednesday serv ing up fastball upon fast And New Braunfels All Star Kyle Richey is a 12 yearold who can paste He smacked two or three of them deep into the outfield behind third base never missing and never fouling A couple more fly deep into center where Turpin and the other coaches for the New Braunfels Red AllStars have someone outside the running down home run If they theyd run out of practice Directions Take Interstate 35 north through Waco to Exit Turn right on University Parks Go two The Little League Complex is on the Then a nightmare line drive gets past the pitch ers practice safety headed for Turpins He has time to instinctive ly flinch away but gets slammed in his left Fellow coaches Jeff Kruse and Irwin made sure he was Shake it one of his coworkers and took over the The bat ting drill continued with Parents barely time for Turpin to walk off the Turpin knows hes This past a New Braunfels coach caught one of those balls in the head and needed more than 30 sutures to close the Im glad it didnt hit me in the head he The three coaches put themselves in harms way See San Austin compete for AMD plant SAN Texas AP an international bid ding war to lure a new multi billiondollar Advanced Micro Devices chip San Marcos has quietly conducted an exhaustive campaign to win the For a year the city has hosted given heli copter tours of possible sites and made presentations to company San a town of about 30 miles south of is competing against Round Rock and about two dozen other cities worldwide that are vying for an advanced chip making plant that will cost billion to We have to wait for the next step from but were very much in the ball Mayor David Chiu said in Thursdays Austin The plant would provide as many as jobs and pump more than mil lion a year into the local econ the city Last August the Staubach a commercial real estate contacted city planner Ron Patterson about possi ble sites for a Project Tsuna AMD wasnt but it quickly became clear which company was behind the pro Within city staffers had identified two possible 200acre sites and began try ing to determine whether the city could handle AMDs electricity and gas Last a team from AMD met with County Commissioner Debbie Gon Southwest Texas State University Aca demic Vice President Robert Gratz and thenSan Marcos school Superintendent Hector among See Parking crunch As construction parking spaces will be hard to come by at New Braunfels High School this Officials are waiting for student permits to See the JESSIE HeraldZeitung County outlines who pays for what in annexation debate BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer County officials following the annexation controversy in New Braunfels said enough Thursday to com ments that county residents do not pay for the benefits of living near the The City of New Braunfels has been embroiled in con troversy in recent weeks over proposed annexations of a number of parcels of land in its extraterritorial jurisdic On a couple of city including Mayor Stoney have said that city residents get no ben efit from their county tax dol Another argument made by city officials is that resi dents of soontobe annexed land in the county have not paid their fair share for city services they enjoy in par ticular fire On Tuesday in the second of a pair of heated public hearings in neighbor hoods slated to be annexed by the Williams answered a charge that annexation amounts to tax ation without representa Tve heard a lot about tax ation without representa Williams Thats not you People who live in the city pay county taxes and get zero Before he could members of the audience interrupted How about the jail What about the courts How about juvenile pro County benefits County court system Assuming half relates to New Braunfels who make up half the county population million in benefits to the inmate days in the Comal County Jail for prisoners who are city At the per day rate charged the federal government for the same the city would pay Health care for the indigent County recycling program City dumps commodities with county in unmet costs carried by County roads million a year roads dont end at city Flood control dams in county cost millions and kept downtown and Landa Park Estates dry in October 1998 Public Health Department budget includes service to New Braunfels school Funds for child safety crossing guards paid directly to bation they how about all that and Comal County Commissioners asked Thurs day County Auditor David Renken prepared what he said was an incomplete list of the ways city residents benefit from the spending of the cents per they pay in county It INSIDE Key Code 76 Make sure your kids have what theyll need when school starts with our Back To School section
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