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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 6, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS FRIDAY June 6 2003 jj J V 16 pages in 2 sections HERALDZEITUNG Vol 152 No 175 Serving New Braunfels and Coma County since 1852 50 cents Former Spur a player in subdivision debacle BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Retired San Antonio Spurs superstar George Qervin came to Comal County Thursday He posed for a few photos with fans in the Commissioners Court Building He spoke with County Engi neer Tom Hornseth and Precinct 4 Commissioner Jan Kennedy He autographed the Go Spurs poster on Precinct 2 Commissioner Jay Millikins office door But this years NBA finals werent the only thing on his mind The Iceman has found him self a player in a dispute over an unplatted and therefore potentially illegal subdivi sion in the northernmost part of Comal County Gervin and his wife Joyce bought acres of land near the Spring Branch Meadows subdivision Its beautiful property We want to move Gervin said He isnt going to be able to build right off though Right now Gervin cant get a county septic permit because the prop erty and the unimproved quar termile road that leads to it havent been platted In commissioners court Thursday Comal County Judge Danny Scheel argued that the developer Guillermo de Alba Brewster Gervin and two other property buyers should have been aware of the countys laws The judge gave the developer one week to submit a completed plat application or face pos sible criminal charges Failure to comply with plat ting requirements is a class B misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to and up to six months in county jail Local See SUBDIVISIONS Grin and bear it Incoming New Braunfels High School freshman Miguel Loyola keeps his eye on the bar per forming chinups Thursday morning Loyola was taking part in the Marine Corps Junior ROTC Summer Leadership Camp JROTC kids to ng Marine Corps Junior ROTC Camp at New Braunfels High School is more than pushups running and marching ROTC Camp is a leadership labo ratory for 41 aspiring ROTC cadets and their four cadet instructors They work us hard we work them said Cadet First Lt Chas Waters Us and we are Waters Cadet Sgt Jeff Simmons Cadet Maj Jen nifer Llamas and Cadet Sgt Maj Evan Powell They and them are 41 New Braunfels Independent School Dis trict thirdthrough eighthgraders going through ROTC camp where they spend a week seeing the ROTC unit close up before choosing to join it The camp also gives the students a routine something new to many of them cut adrift from the order of the classroom after school ended last week That routine started Monday which was a day of introductions to subjects such as flag detail physical fitness PT training uniforms drill first aid and rifle range safety The rest of the days build on those topics The camp also includes swimming See Photos by DAVID Above Rachel Medrano calls out the count as the pla toon performs its daily seven exercises Above left Cadet Sgt Maj Evan Powell one of four NBHS JROTC camp instructors demonstrates proper chinup technique Bankruptcy court OKs Moll reorganization BY DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer With overwhelming sup port from creditors the Bankruptcy Court in San Antonio approved Moll Industries reorganiza tion plan Moll officials plan to emerge from bankruptcy under the new plan June 22 said Ray Battaglia of the law firm Oppenheimer Blend Harmon and Tate lead bankruptcy council for MaU Industries The company will emerge healthier with a better bal ance sheet plenty of cash available and lean and mean and ready to go out and com pete for new Battaglia said Part of Molls reorganiza tion was consolidating San Antonio and Austin facilities into one plant located in New Braunfels The New Braunfels facili ty already employs HO peo ple and officials plan to hire about 100 more City leaders offered the bankrupt company incen tives to move into the for mer Flextronicfl building Though some criticised the incentives city leaders insisted they were never in the dark about Molls eco nomic viability or the plans to restructure debt Bill Teeple Molls chief financial officer said the company was able to decrease most of its debt out of court The company will have gone from million in debt to about million after emerging from bank ruptcy He said the company did not lose any customers because of its bankruptcy Our business has been SeeMOLU3A INSIDE Banner flap draws ire of businesses in Bulverde BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer BULVERDE Its a banner for businesses in Bulverde at least for now Reacting to local businesses concerns the city declared a 90day moratorium on enforcing part of its fouryearold sign ordinance that regulates banners The action came after a May 27 city council meeting when several business operators complained about a letter telling them they had to remove temporary ban ners from in front of their establishments The letters were sent to 47 of the more than 70 businesses that operate in the Bulverde city limits The business owners who attended the May 27 meeting complained the tone of the letter ueemed heavyhanded and that removing the banners would nega tively impact their businesses Aldermen called an emergency meet ing Monday to vote in the moratorium and officials said Thursday they would work with business owners to find an amenable solution to the dispute The enforcement moratorium allows See CISD will have fewer teachers next school year BY SEAN BOWUN Staff Writer Comal Independent School District will lose some teachers before the start of the next school year Thursday night after hearing a report that 17 fewer teachers were budgeted at secondary schools for 200304 than in 200203 trustees voted unanimously to reallocate some of those positions After two failed attempts trustee Charles Burt moved to give back the equivalent of teachers each in the form of socalled teacher or teach ers who divide their time between cam puses to Smithaon Valley Middle School and Canyon High School To replace teachers lost to budget cuts Spring Branch Middle and Canyon Middle See Concert canceled John Tysdal gets help from mom Michelle at Landa Park Thursday after the Concerts in the Park perfor mance was can celed John Cason Heffing ton below and other kids were taking advantage of the extra time and space in the park
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