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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 18, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS FRIDAY July 2003 14 pages in 2 EITUNG Serving New Braimfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Fast cash Money hidden in car DAVID Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Randy Wells and Comal County Sheriffs detective John Bailey stand behind almost they found during a traf fic stop Wednesday afternoon off Interstate BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Speeding can be mighty expensive in New Braunfeb as an unidentified Brownsville man found out Department of Public Safe ty Trooper Randy Wells and Comal County Sheriffs detec tive John Bailey seized about hidden in the mans The money was discovered after an eighthour search in which the officers dismantled the mans 2000 Ford Excur The driver of the vehicle was released without charges or a speeding Wells No charges have been filed at this This is still under Wells Because he hadnt been charged with a officials didnt release his The speeding stop came after who was follow ing the vehicle on the inter state just after 6 Wednes noticed it didnt slow down enough when it entered the New Braunfels construc tion I was southbound on Inter state and John Bailey was right behind Wells The vehicle came from the 70 mph zone to the 55 mph area at FM and he was doing 63 Wells With Bailey backing him Wells stopped the vehicle near Ruekle Road after it left the construction I got his drivers and it said he was from Illi I asked him where he and he said he lived in Brownsville and had lived there for about a Wells That got me really See Sanitation trepidation Above Sanitation workers listen to New Braunfels City Manager Chuck Pinto talk about the pickup at a staff meeting Thursday Below After the sanitation worker Carlos Gonzalez says Everybody s pretty worried about Gonzalez has been with the city for 1 1 City workers worried what privatization means for them BY DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer Juan a city sani tation asked New Braunfels City Manager Chuck Pinto to give him and his coworkers a chance to keep their This is all I know working 25 years in sanita Garcia said at a staff meeting early Thursday Pinto called the meeting to explain to more than 40 employees why the city is considering privatizing the sanitation The group expressed more concern than anger at the City Council voted earlier this week to allow Pinto to negotiate with Waste Man agement in an attempt to modernize trash collection and extend commercial ser The sanitation work ers were worried about losing their I see these I think these are capable of doing Garcia adding they hjad worked miracles under the current Pinto said the review orig inated as part of an attempt See Street workshop revisits widening Walnut Avenue BY DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer New Braunfels City Coun cil members agree its time to do something about Wal nut The which overflows with traffic through the cen ter of town between Loop 337 and Interstate could be widened to four lanes between San Antonio Street and Business We almost have no other options but to District 6 Councilman Ken Valentine Council quickly shot down talkof creating oneway streets to divert traffic around the oftencongested intersection at Walnut and Business Based on preliminary stud ios by the city engineers the city would not have to buy out any The expansion would bo done within the existing rightofway by eliminating parking and moving back the curbs on either side of the Turning lanes would be included at the intersec No official project has been and city officials are in the preliminary stages of reviewing street mainte nance The consensus was that there needs to be a solution at Mayor Adam Cork We need to do District 1 Councilwoman Sonia MunozGill The city looked at widening Walnut in but theeffort failed because of citizenled Although the issue has been dead for a few residents still could be con council members Among other the increased traffic and proper ty encroachment could make it difficult to back out of dri veways and create an other wise unpleasant environ ment for Valen tine You dont want to wake See Sing your heart out JESSIE Whisky Dents Scott Hill sings one of several original songs Thursday evening for a large crowd gathered at the Landa Park Dance Slab for Concerts in the Austin cop arrested in MB on family violence charges BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer An Austin police officer was arrested in New Braunfels Wednesday for allegedly assaulting his New Braunfels Police Mike Rust said Ivey was arrested at his New Braunfels residence on a charge of enhanced assault causing bodily injury to a family The charge is a third degree felony punishable by two to 10 years in state prison and a Yancy was booked into the Guadalupe County His bail w Rust said the arrest was a result of an incident at Yan home early Monday in which he allegedly struck his The victim filed a femily violence She was not seriously but the allegation ia enhanced to a thirddegree Rust INSIDE County might change raise plan BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Comal County employees might not get the 4 percent raise proposed in earlier bud get Commissioners Thursday discussed halving the cost ofliving increase to allow for a 2 percent merit This County Judge Danny Scheel proposed a 4 percent costofliying but not the merit County Engineer Tom Hornseth and Tax Asses Sherman Krause asked commission ers to retain a merit system Up next as a management tool and as an incentive to the coun tys best Precinct 4 Commissioner Jan Kennady said that for more than 18 years she worked in an organization where the reward for good work was often a promo tion but not a pay 1 always got a fancy but no more So the people who just skimmed by with the very minimum got the same pay I Im not saying everyone should nt do their But in the they should get rewarded for doing their extra Kennady Hornseth made the case in budget hearings Thursday for adding six new employ ees to the road department in the second day of hearings on the proposed 2004 bud The new which
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