New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, June 26, 2003

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

June 26, 2003

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 26, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS RALD THURSDAY June 26 2003 i2 pages in 2 sections ITUNG Vol 153 No 192 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Justices demand more money from county judge At a Their auto allowance BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer A pay dispute between Comal County Judge Danny Scheel and county justices of the peace will spill into com missioners court today Commissioners Court meets at at 199 Main Plaza Three of the four justices William Schroeder Precinct Susan Dvorak Precinct 2 and Jennifer Saunders Precinct 4 signed a letter to the county asking to be paid per day for weekend magistration at Comal County Jail Scheel said Dvorak called him Wednesday and reconsid ered her position Precinct 3 justice Diana Cam pos has refused since January to do magistrations citing the demands of her job which she said have increased dramati cally since she first took office in 1995 Campos said Wednesday she would be in commission ers court today supporting the other justices in seeking com pensation 1 think anyone who chooses to participate should be com Campos said The way Scheel sees it the JPs are asking for additional pay to do jobs they sought knowing what the jobs entails and what they were to be paid Were going to be consider ing arequest for additional compensation to perform nor mal duties of the Scheel said Tuesday The system is now set up so Scheel and the three justices rotate weekend duty at the jail Scheel said its not part of his job and he is not paid for it but he does it to help out See Teacher pay raise would put CISD deeper in the hole BY SEAN BOWLIN Staff Writer Giving teachers and other employees a 2 percent pay raise next year would put Comal Independent School Districts finances in the red Business Manager Abel Campos told CISD trustees Tuesday night that raises for teachers maintenance work ers secretaries custodians and bus drivers would cost million Coupled with an anticipat ed revenue loss of giving raises would create a deficit of for the 200304 school year Campos told trustees he finished compiling an appeal of a recent Texas Education Agency decision that CISD owes about to the state under Chapter 41 or Robin Were appealing because we have yearround atten dance numbers now that school is Campos said Our attendance numbers are higher than what the state said we were going to Campos detailed two other expenditure items trustees must consider when weigh ing budget options He explained it would cost the district if it con tinues to spend money on tutoring A new law under which the state does not provide fund ing for health insurance for school administrators would cost the district Campos said the law cut health premium allowances for school employees from to next year The districts 80 administrators dont qualify for the allotments People who are adminis trators get Campos said Campos said trustees must decide whether they want the district to pick up the tab for its administrators health insurance Trustees scheduled a July 14 budget workshop to decide these issues Wolves in animal cruelty case off to new homes BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Local officials learned Wednesday they would not have to kill a dozen wolfdog hybrids they rescued a month ago Cheryl Krueger director of the New Braunfels animal shelter said the wolfdog hybrids were on their way to a sanctuary in Corpus Christi Placement has also been found fortwo malamute mixes she said We just finished loading them all Its quite an adven Krueger said Theyre all Krueger said arrangements had been made to move the animals to Corpus Christi until they could be moved further north to Montana or Wyoming The Humane Society of Bexar County came to our rescue and helped us trans port the wolf hybrids down to Krueger said The animals were seized May 13 in Spring Branch Krueger had until today to find a home for them or they were to be euthanized The animals owner Michelle A Newman 45 of San Antonio was arrested Friday and booked on an ani mal cruelty charge because of the conditions the dogs were kept in Animal cruelty is a class A misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in county jail DAVID pheryl Krueger Director of the New Braunfels Animal Shelter checks on one of two Malamute mixes seized in an animal cruelty case in Comal County Along with the Malamutes 12 wolf hybrids also were seized Summer camp surprises Photos by DAVID Above Ariana Goff isnt thriljed with the idea of having to touch the fish she just caught so she can throw it back in the Comal River Goff was partici pating in the final day of Communities In Schools Summer Camp Wednesday at Landa Park Twelve area schools each chose eight students who par ticipated in the free camp Top Julio Sanchez 10 gets a firebreathing dragon painted on his face by Jean Wilson at Communities In Schools Summer Camp The last day included a trip to Landa Park with a picnic fishing swimming face painting and other activities Right Wilson paints a unicorn on Raven Fritzs cheek during the final day of the camp INSIDE TV Golf board brainstorms for revenue BY DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer A more flexible punch card system could replace the 80round annual pass now used by members of Landa Park Municipal Golf Course That was one revenue source idea the golf course advisory board discussed Tuesday The punchcard system would eliminate an existing system that has drawn criticism from purchasers said Don Ferguson assis tant city manager Currently the golf course offers 30and 50game punch cards Advisory board members are considering a greater variety of packages that would allow golfers to pay for the amount of golf they would actually The board would like to create ft system that provides discounts for and promotes golf course amenities such as the cityowned carts and the barbecue grills The point is to provide a system tailored to the golfers needs rather than to pay X amount of dollars for games that you may not Ferguson said He called it a order concept brainstorming exercise was part of an ongoing effort to develop recommenda tions for new revenue sources to present tq city council None of the proposals will take effect until next year Golf Course Manager Darrio Sassenhagen said the course will make more money this year than expected We finished the fiscal year better than was said Ronald Morrison board ;