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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 13, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas BRAUNFELS TV 4 T TX r J RALDAE August 14 pages in 2 sections 233 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents vote to fine Democrat quorum busters SPECIAL SESSION On the Web Texas Legislative Council BY APRIL CASTRO Associated Press Writer AUSTIN Republican senators remaining in Texas voted Tuesday to fine the 11 selfexiled Democrats holed up in a New Mexico hotel for each day they are absent from a second special ses sion on Without the Republicans and one Democratic senator approved a resolution to fine the lawmakersjstart ihg at a and the fihe would double for each day they miss the The fine is not to exceed a Senators took the vote as the Democrats mark their 16th day in Albuquerque in protest over congressional The senators in Austin voted on the resolution after spending several hours behind closed doors County tax bills but rate stays the same in a At a news conference in Albuquerque on Tuesday Senate Democrats said they hoped their leagues would not try to levy They contend such fines are illegal because Senate rules for sanctions call for nothing more than arrest by the Several also said they would not pay any Rodney D called the pro posed fine a poll I wont pay he See ELLIS BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Comal County Commis sioners Monday voted to pub lish a staterequired tax notice this week and set two public hearings on the pro posed 2004 tax A tax increase notice will appear in Sundays Herald Zeitung even though the tax rate is not County commissioners Monday set two public hear ings on the tax rate for 9 and Under the countys pro posed million general fund 2004 the cur rent tax rate of per of assessed value would not The county tax on a home with a taxable value of would still be in that home might be worth more next so taxes on it would Precinct 1 Commissioner Jack Dawson tried to explain the distinction during a dis cussion of the tax The way I put it is were planning not to have a tax rate but you prob ably will pay more taxes because your taxable value went up just like mine went Dawson Property values are set by the Comal Appraisal an arm of state government under the officer of the Comp troller of It isTiot a county County Judge Danny Scheel said commissioners TIP City positioned well for new business BY DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer City officials will start developing a strategy to entice Toyota suppliers to New Braunfels after hearing a final report Thursday from TIP Strategies an Austinbased is developing a plan to attract offshoot business from the planned San Antonio Tbyota Thursday it will pre sent a final report to the Infrastructure and Improve ment Corporation 4B Board of the citys eco nomic development funding TIP President Tom Stell man said he would suggest an investment schedule and priorities for the citys mar keting TIP strategists studied the Toyota supplier and plant relationship to determine what New Braunfels has to offer suppliers seeking to locate near and serve the planned San Antonio In its reports to TIP has among other promoting New Braunfels industrial ameni ties over developing an office in Japan and creat ing a team automotive experts to promote industry economic development The question of whether or not all of that is necessary is our estimation to said 4B Board President Monroe Stellman also is expected to present details of the mar keting strategy tailored for New No action will be taken The 4B board will study the report and determine what funds and assats the See Practice is a breeze DAVID Canyon Hgh Qtiwl juptor fvyanieMcDermott performs ant v j Photos by DAVID Above George and Jan Smith survey damage to a metal patio cover behind their Colleen Drive home near Canyon Lake Below Darrel a local gives the Smiths an estimate for repairing the roof over their hot tub The roof was damaged during storms with high winds and heavy rainfall that blew through the area iHeavy storms expected to continue until the weekend i BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Look for possible severe thunder storms itonight and Thursday and clearing skies this Lopez with the National Service in New Braunfels said to expect a 50percent chance of rain or thunderstorms the rest of the weekjj decreasingby We have an upperlevel lowpres sure system pushing through the allowing for especially in the afternoon due to daytime heat Well see a lot of shower activity Wednesday night Did you know Utility companies trim branches that could cause power To report possible call Pedemales Electric Cooperatives Canyon Lake office at 888 554 4732 or 830 In the New Braunfels call New Braunfels Utilities at Some of the storms could be severe in isolated causing large hail and damaging Lopez George and Jan of Colleen dvnvivj Drive in Canyon experienced and with heavy rains pos those damaging winds when a thun sible By it looks derstorm blew through their neigh like it should be clearing up as the borhood at about 3 low moves out to the See West End could get new walkways BY DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer Children in thf West End might soon have a safer route home from school New Braunfels Gity Coun cil approved Monday a engineering study to determine the cost of building or reconstructing sidewalks near Lone Star Once a price is officials hope to buiJkt the new sidewalks with grant Carlos West Side Community f enter board said hes seen of the street to get to the cen ter at South Krueger Avenue and Children walk about a half mile from Lone Star Ele mentary to attend after school programs at the cen Campos He said hundreds of children use the centers tutoring and coun seling During the school year parents and grandparents walk chjldreft to Lone Sjsar or to area creating increased pedestrian District 1 Ctty Councilwoman Sonia MunozGjll There is a cracked sidewalk along San Antonio Street from Spur to Krueger but few other walkways in the The states Safe Routes to Schools Program provides up to for sidewalks within two miles of a The program requires local governments match 20 per cent of the projects cost in dollars or The engineering study will determine how many side walks the grant could help Campos Community center board member Paul Fraser discov ered tip grant while planning INSIDE 3A V
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