New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, July 28, 2001, Page 3

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

July 28, 2001

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 28, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas July HKRALDZEITUNG Page 3A 1A 1A regulations regarding the ratio of prisoners to The county was forced to hire 18 new The expense for this year alone was pulled from the general fund Next a half million dollars in salaries for the new jailers will be a reg ular budget Despite all depart ment heads tightened spend ing and kept costs Scheel In the the depart ment heads always padded their Scheel That practice gives man agers something to give up if they have but it isnt good Scheel In my Ive asked them not to ask for anything more than they really Scheel I feel this is a more prudent way to do Employee benefits Also in the budget this year is a 3percent costofliving increase for county employ ees and a merit pay With merit some employees could get an addi tional 4percent raise at Elected and appointed Budget glance Preliminary 2002 budget 5 The county will publish its proposed tax budget will be presented to commission ers court and filed with the county Copies will be available at the courthouse and at public libraries around the county budget hearing and public hearing on the proposed county pay raises will take 20 The new tax rate will be Bigticket items in 2002 Health care the indigent 18 new jailers Costofliving raises Employee health insurance increase to Preliminary 2002 Comal County Tax Rate cents per of assessed valuation the same as officials will get a flat 5per cent Including all raises could cost Scheel said the costofliv ing raise did not quite meet the inflation index of But he said that the countys best employees could get a 5or 7percent with merit Scheel also said he would be able to do more for the In the Comal County pay scale is lower than in comparable posi tions in the private We feel it is very important to protect our taxpayers by retaining our he We do not want the coun ty to become a training ground or revolving door for private Its impor tant we pay a decent salary to the people who control our water treatment plant at the The study will Compile data on the reser voir and its tributaries Catalog land use Map the density and dis tribution of the population Assess the impact of future growth Define areas served by existing or planned plants or septic tanks Investigate ways to pro tect and maintain water qual ity and Investigate the possibility and funding for a regional treatment GBRA now operates a pair of regional plants near Victoria and four small plants in the New BraunfelsSeguin including the one at the North cliffe A small plant is being explored for the Bulverde One also could be considered for the Wimberley GBRA to conduct environmental impact study BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer A wastewater study is one of two being conducted of the lake region by the GuadalupeBlanco River GBRA is beginning the process of hiring a consul tant to study the economic and environmental impacts of drawing more water out of the That for which GBRA has agreed to spend is expected to take about a year to com The economic and envi ronmental study has been undertaken in an atmos phere of local uncertainty over how the GBRAs plans to increase the water it now draws from the lake to acrefeet per year will affect GBRA officials said the water is needed to serve future water including those in Bul Bulverde currently relies on the Trinity which is not close ly Many lake area residents say taking more water from the lake will hurt the economy and lower prop erty Two border patrol agents injured in shooting Texas AP A suspected immigrant smuggler shot after injuring two Border Patrol Agents remained in critical condition authorities The agents were injured as the man tried to flee a check They were treated at a Kingsville hospital and One suffered a sep arated shoulder and severe bruising to the right The other suffered cuts and severe bruising to the said Har ry assistant chief to the Border Patrol in McAllea Jesus Benitez was being treated at Christus Spohn Hospital Memorial in Corpus 1A Canadian The staff continues to rec ommend a veto to the presi White House spokesman Ari Fleischer told Its impor tant to maintain safety on our roads and not take any action that is unfair to our neigh bors to the Bush prefers giving Mexi can trucks access to and then auditing Mexican trucking companies over the next 18 Under criticism for being too the administration has said it would also require periodic inspections of vehi cles as they cross the Patty D a chief author of the said her plan was aimed at Jetting Americans know when they see a with a Mexican license theyll know the truck has been its driver has a good that its safe to be on our Despite those there was more at stake than the requirements facing Mex ican truck Bush and his GOP sup porters were using the drawnout debate to make repeated references to the fairness with which the stan dards would treat Senate Minority Leader Trent has called the Democratic position anti Mexican and antiHispan Murray and her support ers have justified their plan by saying Mexican trucks fail more safety inspections than or Canadian Democrats and even some Republicans have criticized Lotts I would strongly suggest that those who are using the race card in this debate for personal or political put a lid on Ben Nighthorse R said Even it seemed likely that the debate was attract ing attention in border states with sizable Hispanic popu Bush got 35 percent of the Hispanic vote nationally last but six of 10 Hispanics in a June Gallup poll said they approve of the job Bush is Republicans would love to attract more support from 60 to 80 per cent of whom identify with Democrats in most Another subtext is the bat tle between business and labor that characterized NAFTAs passage in The Teamsters union fears its members would lose jobs if Mexicans began driving in the United while the truck industry and other businesses are hoping to pick up business by being allowed to drive into Related to that is the ideo logical gulf between lawmak ers who favor free trade and those who prefer The truck standards are part of a billion trans portation spending bill for next one of 13 annual spending measures for the fiscal year beginning NEW HERALDZEITUNG Published on Sunday morn ings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Saturday by the New Braunfels Herald Zeitung USPS 377880 707 Landa or Drawer New Comal Texas 78131 Periodical postage paid by the New Braunfels Herald Zeitung in New Carrier delivered in Comal and Guadalupe counties three six one Senior Cit izen Discounts by carrier deliv ery only six one Mail delivery out side Comal County in Texas three six one Mail outside Texas six one Subscribers who have not received a newspaper by 6 Tuesday through Satur day and by 7 Saturday and Sunday can call 830 625 Postmaster Send address changes to the New Braunfels Drawer New Need a new water softener Its in the details Tired of bad high bills and equipment breaWowns on your 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