Tuesday, August 5, 2003

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 5, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAONFELS TUESDAY 2003 12 pages in Serving New Brcunfels and Qiapiil County since 1852 50 cents BY DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer Comal Independent School Dis trict taxpayers could pay as much as 3 cents per of property valuation this CISD trustees agreed Monday not to raise 2003 taxes above per of property In the CISD tax rate was In it dropped to Trustees will hold a public hearing on the tax which will be approved by the board in Trustees also took their first departmentbydepartmertt look at the proposed 200304 The million proposed budget is about million more than last years Most of the increase reflects salary raises and hikes in the cost of insur ance and said Abel assistant superintendent of busi CISD will have to approve the final budget If the budget is to take a hike budget up City angles not cut any the increase to per of valuation will be necessary to cover Technology was a large part of the school boards budget District 5 Trustee Hose Cervin said she was concerned whether CISD students had enough technological learning tools to be effective in the modern The technology budget jumped about or 30 this Nancy assistant superin tendent for said while most of the increase in expen diture had to do with CISD would have to rethink the way it funds the technology if CISD wants to be serious about computerintegrated Although the ratio of students to computers is Cobb said the school district should start to con sider better maintenance and replacement of older Large increases in the proposed budget also were discussed for the new BY Staff Writer New Braunfels economic development officials are not ready to announce anything about the but the city is close to making an offer to entice a very good company to move into the Were in the final stages to landing a very good company forf the said Mi c h a e 1 dent of New Braun fels Cham ber of Com Officials would not say how MEEK many jobs or how much taxable value the com pany would or even what industry its a part But it would be a company new to the community that would build its own structure in the Meek Well work hundreds of deals like and some times we will be fortunate everything is a fit and were able to land a compa Meek If the city had to draw up what they it would be hard to fictionalize this any We hope to put our best foot because we see the benefits of this business being very lucrative for the city for many years to He said the chamber had been working since last Sep tember on the A city in Illinois is also bidding for the companys new Meek The citys Infrastructure and Improvement Corpora tion Board of Directors will See maintenance and operations depart The aUdition of square feet of new school property helped create that Guiller mo maintenance and opera tions department head No actu al figures were available Monday The entire budget will be avail able next week for trustees and the general public to review before the public hearing set for 6 at Smithson Valley High School into a new year DAVID Above New Braunfels High School junior Kelsey Crandall plays the chimes Monday in the band hall at the Top right Trumpet players Kyle Aaron Antis and Michael Gallion practice playing their The first day of practice for the 270 member Unicom Band began with outside marching drills and moved inside as tempera tures NBHS band sweats it out during first practice of the school year BY DYLAN JIMENEZ w Tpreshmeri band members at New Braunfels High School 1 are getting a crash course in Texas their older bandmates are there to help and encourage After two months of band members hit the parking lot behind NBHS at 7 Monday for the first day of summer band Throughout the 270 band members will spend three hours learning or reviewing the basics of two hours working in sections and three more hours prac ticing music You get used to but the freshmen are taking it pretty Aaron senior trumpet section leader He and other section leaders were up as early as Their job is to help bring along lessexperienced students through a combination of encouragement and Band Director Beth Bronk Experience they have comes in handy when trying to arrange hundreds of band members to perform a especially since about onethird of them are Students who wanted to join the band just had to audi in the spring and show up for Bronk so a number of inexperienced youngsters join the Its up to us to teach Bronk Eight band including five from New Braunfels middle help during For the instructors provide a grid laid out in dots on the The grid helps keep the band members in line until they get used to playing while marching in straight Bronk Bronk said teaching the students to march is easy and so is teaching them to Teaching them to play and march at the same time is even for more experienced Theyre Bronk We start with because marching is physically On the first few days of summer camp they will be sore just from After a few days of band members start to learn drills they will perform for the first Every See BAND Negotiating officer wins respect New Braunfels Police Office Chris Snyder was presented the Bumey Boeck Memorial police officer of the year award by AnnBoeck Monday night at the National BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer New Braunfelfl police officer Chris Sny der was a month out of crisis negotiation school May 1 when he was called to a femily violence incident on Sable allegedly struck his wife and was barricaded inside the home with his when Snyder and other answered a call just before 10 What resulted for Snyder was a feeew in that ended about 12 houre when Mikkeleon allegedly aet fire to his own Mikkelaon survived and is in Comal County Jail awaiting trial Over that long night and der secured the release of the boy INSIDE Dear Public opinion of SOBs wanted BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer GARDEN RIDGE Dis trict Attorney Dib Waldrip will seek suggestions Wednesday night from the public about how the county should regulate sexually ori ented The meeting is the latest in a series of presentations and public hearings Waldrip hopes will help officials draft a new order to regulate the which include adult strip clubs and similar A public hearing will take SURVEY Coma County is con ducting a survey seeking input on its new SOB To get a copy of the log on to and dick on the Sexually Oriented Business Regulation Survey button at tiie bottom of the Those who can only access the text only web page should dick on the County News and Special Information Those without Internet access should call 620 5569 to receive a survey by fax or