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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 7, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas                                BRAUNFELS THURSDAY 12 pages in 2 sections 238 Serving New Braunfels and Gomal County since 1852 SO cents new leader BY DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer Comal Independent School District Board of Trustees start interviewing candidates for superintendent in closed session tonight and Trustees say they are look ing for a strong leader who has experience in dealing with all issues that face a 600 squaremile CISD Board President Dora Gon zales Some of the applications have been from pretty small District 6 Trustee Charles Burt When you have 500 or 600 stu dents in the its a little bit different ball game than when you have in the Choosing a candidate who has been involved in a diverse and grow ing district will be said District 7 Trustee Were not school dis trict in the SWINT but we do cover a lot of and we do have a lot of Swint A superintendent who is able to manage the growth will allow CISD to educate students more Swint The more efficient we the more money we have for salaries and education mate Swint Thats what were here to do in the first Burt said he would like to see someone with superin tendent Some applicants only have assis tant superintendentexperi he Burt said CISD needs a unifier someone who can bring administration and trustees in the district together to take CISD to a higher level of A lot of the quibbling and things that go on are detrac tors from getting to that next level of Burt My big push is to find somebody who can unify this district in a way that we are all pushing toward similar Burt said he hopes the deci sion on a new superintendent See Blasts rattle neighbors of fire in the exPloson Powder and rock erupts from the CherS Limquarry wes feet the blast is barely explosions are no cause for local homeowners to worry BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer The siren at the Chemical Lame quarry west of New Braunfels sounded several times about 2 Fire in the hole came the warning over the twoway An explosion that could barely be heard feet away shattered a shelf of About cubic yards of rock weighing pounds collapsed into a pile enough to keep workers at the operated for Chemical lime by Martin Marietta busy for two The explosion was larger than one two weeks ago resi dents say rocked homes more than a mile Quarry offi cials have seismic charts and blasting records proving They keep records and videotape of every That numerous concerned residents called the Comal County Sheriffs Office and Precinct 2 Commis sioner Jay Explaining overpressure Barry manager of aggregate operations for the company that operates the Chemical Lime quarry west of New said over pressure caused by quarry blasts rat tles windows and cames the noise heard Scott said a large part of what peo ple believe is ground tremor is really their bodys response to the wave of Ifs similar to a but you notice it more because youre not expecting it You feel Humans are much more susceptible to feeling air overpressure or ground because were made mostly of The perception is that This must be damaging my but ft doesnt fit the Scott JESSIE As they survey damage done by an explosion Wednesday Mike Schaefer center points out to Comal County Commissioner Jay Millikin right the point of origin of the City at eounty attempt to gain plat power BY DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer The New Braunfels Planning Com mission objects to a recent move by Comal County to take over the review and approval process for proposed subdivision plans in the citys extraterritorial jurisdiction The state requires counties and cities work together to decide which entity will review plats in the said New Braunfels Planning Direc tor Frank the citys planning com under the advisement of city reviews and approves proposed plats within the city limits and in the citys The ETJ includes unin corporated areas outside city Comal County commis sioners passed a resolution asking city council to give that responsibili ty to the Planning Commissioner Cheryl Casteel said at a planning commis sion meeting Tuesday she would sup port a collaboration between the two but commissioners said they would like to keep the The city should be the one that examines these because its going to be the one that takes it Planning Commission Chairman See PLAT ROBBINS SCHEEL GOP senators fly out to meet with Democrats in Albuquerque BY NATALIE Gorr Associated Press Writer Repub lican state senators flew to Albuquerque Wednesday to meet with Democratic counterparts holed up in a boycotting the Texas Senate over congres sional sources told The Associated Republican Robert of and To4d of SPECIAL SESSION met with Democ ratic Royce of Juan of and Leticia Van de the Senate Democratic Cau cus the sources The Republicans came to New Mexico to press upon the Democrats the dam age being done by their one source Staples and Duncan waited On the Web Texas Legislative Council INSIDE Former Bulverde man pleads guilty to environmental felony BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer A former Bulverde resident pleaded guilty in district court Tuesday to a felony charge of mishandling used motor Fred Elbel faces up to five years in state prison and a fine between and A seconddegree felony charge of aggra vated assault with a deadly weapon lodged against Elbel at the time of his arrest was reduced to deadly a class A misde meanor punishable by up to one year in coun ty jail and a Elbel will appear before 274th Judicial Dis trict Judge Gary Steel for sentencing follow ing a presentence investigation by the coun ty probation Elbels guilty plea is the first felony outcome of an investigation by District Attorney Dib Waldrips environmental enforcement Were proud of the effort my environmen tal enforcement office has Were dili gently doing whatever we have to do to pro tect and prevent potential threats to either the Edwards or Trinity We were fortunate to contain what could have been an oil slick just prior to the flood of 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