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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 22, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS HERALD SATURDAY September 2001 16 pages in 2 sections ALL FOR ADC 700 1000571 LIZ SOUTHUEST HICMUBLISHERS 2627 E VftKOFlL PASO TX 79903 UNG 270 Serving New Braunfels and Gomal County since 1852 50 cents Taliban Ambassador Abdul Salem Zaeef gestures during a news conference in Pakistan Afghans Taliban rulers refused Friday to hand over Osarna bin AP photo Taliban snub demands BY DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON The Pentagon committed more aircraft to the Persian Gulf region and the gathering war on terrorism Friday as Afghanistan snubbed a demand from President Bush to turn over Osama bin Laden and oth ers blamed for last weeks deaths and awesome This is not the time for negotiations or warned Bushs One day after the president delivered a nationally televised message of reas surance and resolve came a new warn ing about more terrorist Everybody knows that if you take a look at this group and Osama bin Laden that there will be a next attack Its not a matter of but said Pat emerging from an FBI briefing in a secure room of the The economy suffered further after shocks from the attacks that killed more than brought down the World Trade center twin towers and wounded the The stock market fell See Property tax rate decreases slightly BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Comal County Commissioners formally adopted the property tax rate for 2002 Thursday in commis sioners The adopted tax rate of will be of a cent lower than the 2001 with growth in Comal Coun ty this year and increases in prop erty tax the tax rate will raise nearly 9 percent more for county coffers next Commissioners voted 21 on 30 to adopt a million general fund budget for 2002 that will see a million spend ing increase from current levels threequarters of that to meet unfunded state The no vote on the county budget came from 2 Jay who has voted against each budget adopted during his threeyear tenure in MiUikin has opposed the budgets for two he First is the county sub sidies that go to the countys six fire and EMS districts all of which have authority to levy their own Millikin said taxing entities such as fire districts should set tax rates that pay their own way and not depend on the The second reason is that Comal County supports outside public ser vice agencies funded by United Im on the United Way MiUikin I strongly support United Way I just dont support Comal County taxpayers paying to support I have no lack of support for fire and EMS They just have to be MILLIKIN Security remains tight AP photo Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Jason talks with a state senator before passing the vehicle through a gate to the Capitol on Friday in Security at the Texas Capitol and other areas will con tinue to be toughened this weekend after warnings from the federal government that more terrorist attacks could have been See the County partnering with HEB for motor vehicle registrations JESSIE Comal County will partner with HEB to enable residents to renew vehi cle registrations at the supermarkets in New Braunfels and Bulverde beginning next Renewals can be processed at HEB business Shown are New Braunfels HEB Store Manager Ken and Comal County Tax Sherman BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Cornal County is about to open a pair of new offices to process motor vehicle registration renewals and they wont cost taxpayers a County Tax Sher man Krause announced at Commis sioners Court on Thursday that resi dents will soon be able to renew auto registrations at the two HEB super markets located in Comal The new tentatively sched uled to begin especially will benefit Bulverde who will no longer have to drive to New Braunfels to renew motor vehicle including County Judge Danny believe the move will enable the county to put off building an office in the Bulverde area by a couple of The registration renewals will be performed at the business center counters where HEB shoppers now return merchandise and pay utility HEB will collect from vehicle owners on each renewal it processes which is the same fee the county tax assessor collects for mailedin Anyone renewing a registration in person at the county tax office on Seguin Avenue or at the satellite office in Sattler can save the When Krause ran for the tax asses post last one of the things he said he would do would be to See NBU Water supply secure BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer New Braunfels Utilities already has security measures to protect the citys water sup ply in the wake of terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the offi cials The FBI issued warnings Thursday to companies that supply water across the nation asking them to make sure the water supply was safe from possible conta are request ing precautionary measures to safeguard the nations water supply after teams of terrorists flew hijacked planes into the World Trade Center and the At the company installed security measures as a matter of routine when the facility was NBU spokeswoman Gretchen Reuwer NBU placed sev eral strict security measures before the We have cameras at the water she And its manned 24 hours a New Braunfels water wells are all she That makes it harder for someone to purposely conta minate a We check for tampering on a daily she These were things we did before the attacks and well certainly keep doing them The best line of defense against possible contamina tion is the customers and res idents of New Reuwer Theyre our eyes and she We have houses around our water treatment plant and around our waste water treatment We encourage people to report any suspicious behavior around the NBU emphasizes that any one should report suspicious behavior to the utilities 24 hour phone line at 6258486 or to the police at INSIDE Key Code 76
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