New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, August 15, 2001

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

August 15, 2001

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 15, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS WEDNESDAY August 2001 14 pages in 2 sections pages in 2 sccti HERALDZEITUNG 237 Serving New Braunfels and Gomal County since 1852 50 cents Casteel throws hat in ring for new 73rd seat BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Carter Casteel Tuesday formally announced her candidacy for Texas Leg islature in the 73rd District that will include Comal The seat in the newly created legislative includes Bandera and Uvalde will be up for Tracy King of Uvalde will move to Dimmit County to seek the 80th Dis trict which will include most of his previous 43rd the filing deadline is The Republican Party primary will be conducted on March made her campaign announcement on the steps of the Comal County the building that has had much to do with her career for more than a both as county judge and as an Present were members of Casteels fam campaign staff and a number of city and county officials including County Judge Danny Scheel and commissioners Jack Jay Millikin and Moe Schwab and New Braunfels Mayor Stoney In her Casteel mentioned her track record as a twoterm county I served the people of Canyon Garden New Braunfels and Spring Branch from this historic We accomplished and Im proud of that Casteel I want to provide the kind of proven leadership Texans deserve honest and responsible the kind of leadership Austin needs more of and the kind of leadership that reflects the kind of family values for which Texans are Casteel As a legislator just as when she was county Casteel said she wouldnt be shy about tackling the tough issues that face the counties in the 73rd See CASTEEU3A JESSIE Carter Casteel announces her candidacy for the Texas House of Representatives Agency approves GBRAs permit Welcome party CISD ushers in start of school with breakfast BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer The states environmental agency has cleared the way for Canyon Lake water to finally reach parched com including western Comal The GuadalupeBlanco Riv er Authoritys fouryear wait to take more water out of Canyon Lake has ended with a signature from the execu tive director for the Texas Natural Resource Conserva tion Jeff Saitas quietly approved the river authoritys request to increase its yield from acrefeet to acrefeet from the lake on An acrefoot equals Once the TNRCCs chief clerks office filed the permit late Monday to make it TNRCC spokes woman Karen Goelkel According to TNRCC approval did not require a hearing by but could come from the executive director because of the recent settlement between GBRA and Guadalupe River Trout That agreement ensured sufficient outflow from the lake for the trout groups efforts to stock the Guadalupe River with non native rainbow and brown trout forsports Because no other contested case hearings the executive director could act on the Goelkel GBRA general manager Bill West Its official and we are absolutely The people and communi ties who need this water have been tremendously patient throughout this long We are deeply grateful for See Man thrown from vehicle dies JESSIE Comal Independent School District superintendent Jim Grunert talks with colleagues during Tuesday mornings CISD BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer Comal Independent School Districts new superintendent wants school principals and thencampuses to create a more cus tomerfriendly Jim Grunert spoke at a district wel come back to school breakfast Tuesday for CISDs New Braunfels area faculty and staff at Canyon High The district will have another such breakfast for its schools in the western part of Comal County at 8 Thursday at Smithson Valley High School 20 for the Before Grunert got to the heart of his he managed to poke fun at This is the day everyone hates the day you listen to the dumb superinten dent tell you how great the district will he Grunert said he asked his sister for some advice on what to and she told him no matter how dumb it be short and let them know how boring you really Grunert emphasized his customer friend ly directive as a way to compete with private school and the Inter See Council 4bait ands witch draws heat CANYON LAKE A41year old Canyon Lake man died Tues day night in a rollover accident on Cranes Mill Department of Public Safety Trooper Randy Wells said the man died after he was thrown from his a late model Tahoe which then rolled over 4 Justice of the Peace Howard Smith pronounced the man dead at the scene at His name was withheld pend ing notification of next of Wells said the accident occurred about when the southbound on Cranes Mill drove off the sideof a over corrected and rolled the just north of the entrance to the Cranes Mill It looks as though he didnt have a seatbelt Wells Alcohol may be a but we wont have confirmation until we conduct toxicology Wells said speed might have been a factor as BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer Residents plan to form a coalition to fight annexation after New Braunfels City Council announced it could not require New Braunfels Utilities water and sewer hues to their In a move that dramatical ly changed the annexation City Attorney Charlie Zech told homeowners at Mondays city council meet ing that including water and sewer as municipal services in their annexation plan is a violation of city charter and city That residents is merely legal maneuvering to keep the city from living up to its To its so T Bar M resident Roger Tut tle It smacks of the basically very low integrity of the They are standing behind the veil of the Tuttle plans to persuade other T Bar M residents to join forces with neighbor hoods also facing annexation to pursue legal actions against the We talked after we left the he And basi cally were going to organize a coalition of homeowners to fight Through two public hear the city maintained it was required only to extend services to the areas not to each Tuttle said the move was a last minute bait It was an absolute waste of public he To tell us now that theyre not responsible for providing services is to waste our the endless hours people put into researching the Nine areas face annexation after Mondays city council The council voted to remove the area of McAl ister Ranch off Texas 46 and State troop ers don gloves as they prepare to examine an accident scene near the Cranes Mill Park One man died in the singlevehicle JESSIE Zeitung What it Says SECTION 13026 OF THE NEW BRAUNFELS CODE complete manage ment and control of the citys sanitary sewer and electric light systems shall be through a board of SECTION 13031 Subject to the provisions and restrictions contained in this and as set forth in bond which can only be issued by the and the provisions of the city all of 1he provi sions and covenants of which shall be binding upon the NBU board of trustees in like manner as they would have been binding on the city council had operation of the systems been retained by the city the board of trustees shall have com plete authority and control of the management and opera tion of the sani tary and electric light Preiss Heights from the annexation NBU RESPONSE Homeowners were not the only ones caught offguard by councils NBU general mariagei Paula DiFonzo said the util ity was not aware the city intended to change its posi Until Monday Zech and some council mem bers argued that the city was required to bring services tc an but not to every home in the 1 was not aware that coun cil was working on that last DiFonzo We still have some internal revieto this We tried tc work with the citys plan through this Were still trying to determine what it all Were looking for some explanation so we can INSIDE Abby 5A Classifieds Comics Crossword 5A Forum 6A Movies 5A Obituaries 3A Sports A 2A Key Code ;

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