Wednesday, August 6, 2003

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 6, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS WEDNESDAY 2003 14 pages in 2 sections 22 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents tax BY DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer Comal Independent School Dis trict owes the state million to be distributed to poorer school districts tinder the states Robin Hood Voters will decide how that money will be paid in After weighing multiple CISD trustees decided to pay the money directly to the For thlt to voters must choose yes The decision to send money back has already been made by the state of said Abel Camposf CISD assistant superintendent of The only decision that needs to be made is how were going to send this money Voters will be asked to authorize GONZALES CISD trustees to purchase atten dance credits from tlie state with local tax according to a CISD press If voters reject that the decision on how to pay the money will be left up to state The biggest concern 1 have is the voters may think the election is like a bond issue where they have the power to decide whether the mon ey goes out or not Campos Board president Dora Gonzales was worried voters might be con fused abdut the She said trustees picked what they felt was the most straightforward repayment Some of the options can be rather significant if the state makes the decision for Campos For the state could choose to permanently detach prop erty from CISD and give it to anoth er Or the state could force See Ail about Robin Hood Comal Independent School District has scheduled meetings to educate the about the upcoming election concerning Robin All meetings begin at Valley School Cafeteria Canyon Intermediate Cafeteria Bill Brown Elementary Library Comal Elementary Cafeteria NBISD authorizes property purchase BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer New Braunfels Independent School District trustees Tues day authorized the board pres ident and superintendent to buy a 154acre tract of The property will provide the school district room to The district did not divulge the location of the tract after the taken in a closed session meeting to protect real estate president Edwards said the property is east of Its in an area of residential Id be nervous about saying more before we have the sellers Edwards NBISD Superintendent Ron Reaves said he would speak with the seller today or Thurs Im going to get the con tract to him As soon as the seller signs the purchase well publish the Reaves Texas law requires the dis trict to disclose purchase infor mation 60 days before it buys real Reaves The superintendent said he could not reveal the price Tuesday Were working from an old The final price will be based on the final Reaveg who is a said the price would be similar to the cost of comparable prop Reaves said the district is making the purchase to pre pare for future Were just trying to be Were looking at a residential growth where were going to need to expand in the Reaves Hoopin it up y Outside Peggy Sues Diner on Texas Patty Thompson far left and Anita White far right show off Marsha Kieslmg center shows Tate Korpi another way to use the National Night Out block parties bring neighbors together for safety BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer The menu at Peggy Sues Diner on Texas Avenue was something out of the distant Pot roast with all the fixings 99 Two pieces of fried fries and a root beer float 99 A hot chips and a float 25 You couldnt buy any of Josh and Kristy Gomez served up the hot dogs and floats Tuesday night for Texas Avenue was one of nearly 50 New Braun fels another 15 in the coun ty had block parties for National Night Out Against The neighborhoods were among nearly communities across the country and in Canada where neighbors turned on their porch met their neighbors and talked about shutting out The theme on Texas Avenue was Making Crime a Thing of the Tough guy Tate Korpi enjoys one of the house spe cialties at Peggy Sues while his Shealynn hangs out at the soda counter dur ing National Night Included were 50s and 60s 50s tunes and a hula hoop The the neighborhoods was con ducted at the home of Tom and Marsha The diner was my but my husband decid ed he needed to build the Marsha At Ute Townsends on Oak Grove in Mission Val ley the atmosphere was more laid About 20 people pulled up lawn chairs in a big circle at the Townsend This we decided just to have it and not have a Townsend This has been the best turnout weve In Mission Valley residents were asked only to bring a donation for the SOS Food Comal County Sheriffs Public Information Offi cer Mark Reynolds and Crime Prevention Offi cer CpL Tim Kblbe talked to Mission Valley Estates neighbors about the sheriffs office and how to avoid becoming crime The more you get to know your the safer your neighborhood Kolbe You know whats going on in your neighborhood and who belongs Dont hesitate to call Wed much rather be called to investigate suspicions than to have to come out later on a burglary Over in New Braunfels West a Lee Street neighborhood didnt need any visits from police many of the block party goers See NIGHT Spring Branch fire chief dies at 43 BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer SPRING BRANCH Spring Branch Fire Chief Perry Trammell fought fires in Comal County with too few too little equip ment and a whole lot of Monday Trammell succumbed to lung at age His fellow firefighters and friends were at his bedside in a San Antonio longterm care Survivors include Tram mells his two chil dren and her two Volunteer firefighter Nathan who also serves on the board of the Spring Branch Vol unteer Fire Depart said a memor ial service would be conducted at Saturday at the firestation at Farm toMarket Road 311 TRAMMELL Wed love to have Qato Bob Walker has been appointed interim fire INSIDE Dear Residents question thoroughfare plans BY DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer A few Comal County residents concerned or curious about future street development had their say before the New Braunfels Planning Commission Tuesday The commission is revising the citys 1999 master jfchoroughiare Melanie Schulze lives on Lakeside Pass just south of NfW The latest draft of the plan shows twQ alter nate routes for an outer loop near her prop She said she was worried possible traffic would create ajar quality for her neigh Aroad there would mate it unlivable she Sehujae said she had Jjeard about the pos r of an to the loop for sever al and the uncertainty had kept her from making improvements on her Is this going to be in my lifetimeshe Commission Chairman John Dierksen said the city was closer than ever to realizing these plans but a timeline was too Curt who lives on SaengerhaUe said a proposed highway that would run along Saur Lane connecting FarmtoMar ket Road 306 to FM 758 would run through his He said after the meeting he was concerned large roads would lead to rapid large scale commercial development near his Other residents asked for clarification of issues being considered in revising the thor Dierksen said existing homes and utility