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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 19, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas                                American Profile Trains getting back on LEISURE This Week To to market to find a great NEW BRAUNFELS Lifestyle Positive attitude fights homework C SUNDAY August 2001 50 pages in 5 sections pages in 3 seccic HERALDZEITUNG 241 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 11 V A v6 i i Annexation A i Annexation Targeted area New Braunfels planned to add square miles to the citys current square Council Voted Monday remove square miles from the original Up to two more square might be removed on How many homes affected 784 homes How many people Current New Braunfels population about Census report Remaining steps Second reading of the ordi nance 27 third which sets the effective date Home rule New Braunfels isa homerule In terms of that mean the city can fix its extend Its annex areas adjacent to its borders and exchange area with other municipalities Other types of city govern ments do not allow annexe tion without the permission of the Ann I Editorial i n H Leaders Ignoring Real ff V Councllwoman Debbie j Flume Can We Afford 7 i t Survey Council Jimmy Quinn and his wife Tina are worried about plans to annex property lying on one This is a Quinn If annexation one half of Schmucks road will belpngt6lh half to the he Whafs going to happen when we call the police What happens jf the 5 our neighbors across the street Are they going to say we cant help you Councils redrawing the but nl qannot tell taxpayers how much it will coi BY AMY CURKSON RONMALONEY Staff Writers The sighs at either end of the country road behind the new Roam Open Air Market vari ously call it Schmucks Lane and Schmucks In the in the little gray house on an acre of live Jimmy and Tina their son his pet few chickens and three very useless loveable The home where the Quinns have lived for nearly 15 years is right at the edge of an area the city intends to All Quinn sees coming to his family from annexation is a way for the City of New Braunfels to reach into his wallet and take what tax mbney it can on his modest Its going to increase my taxes for and according to what theyve told us at the not going to provide us any Quinn Where the Quinns they get fire protection provided by the New Braunfels Fire Department under a deal with the New Braun fels Utilities provides lake their they have a septic system that works just Sheriffs deputies provide their law Tina Quinn grew up in New and she likes living out side of She doesnt want to see that you came here and they j say because New Braunfels is such a neat little its a neat little why do want it to grow she ALEXANDER The reason they the city seem to want New Braunfels to grow is because the city accepts that it is a foregone conclusion that it Councilman Larry a former member of the planning com said annexation was about controlling growth around the Groundwater conservation group making election plans Bush putting faith in Senate President wants religious charity legislation passed BY SCOTT LINDLAW Associated Press Writer Texas President Bush said Saturday he is try ing to make government more compassionate by letting reli gious charities compete more easily for taxpayer A compassionate govern ment should find ways to sup port their good Bush said in his weekly radio address Unfortu government often treats charities and commu nity groups as rivals instead Bush has been seeking to persuade Congress to pass legislation opening govern ments doors wider to church synagogues and other faithbased The initiative has raised concerns that it would the constitutional separation between church and Bush echoed the findings of a report last week that con tended federal officials rou tinely discriminate against religious groups when hand ing out grant money by tak ing those fears too The based on data from five Cabinet documents a government bias against faith and comr munitybased a bias that exists even when constitutional concerns about church and state have been Bush Government administra tors restrict religious groups from even applying for fund ing simply because they are he Such government restric tions infringe on the civil rights of such religious he Bush noted that the House has already passed the nec essary He urged the Senate to do likewise when it returns after Labor Day from its summer BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer The Southeast Trinity Groundwater Conservation District adopted its district boundary plan this past clearing the first hurdle to having an election to make itself Were doing everything we can to have an election in Right now it looks like were on district president Stovy Bowlin The water district plans to for its ejection when meets at Wednes day at Bulverde City 30Q70 281 North Suite If the board approves calling for the filing for district director candida cies begins 23 and ends Senate Bill 1911 estab lished the groundwater dis trict as one of 13 temporary They are the states preferred means of ground water Texas has 87 counties with ground water conservation To become a permanent dis residents living within district boundaries must con firm the district in Novem Voters also will decide whether the district will col lect property The districts board of direc tors established boundaries for four director These districts were named and to prevent con fusion with Commissioners Court Because the district covers only about 75 percent of the the director districts could not be aligned along the county commissioners Bowlin They follow political boundaries where the Edwards Aquifer stops and the Trinity Aquifer The district does not include the New Braunfels and Garden Ridge Voters in the four districts will elect one board The fifth board member will be elected at large from the entire will decide whether the water district will have taxing The district wants to charge a 2 property valuation which would not take effect until the district can only finance itself through welldrilling permits and a production fee for wells capa ble of producing gal lons a The production fee is 7 cents for See INSIDE On the Key Code 77   

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