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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 26, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas                                NEW BRAUNFELS August 2003 12 pages in 2 sections 244 Serving New Braunfets and Gomal County since 1852 50 cents BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer New Braunfels City Council voted Monday night to annex 11 parcels of land totaling about six square miles on its first reading of this years annexa tion The identified on city maps as areas anl are pfe dominantly located in east New Three are located near Texas 46 and FM Most are now in although the areas in northwest New Braunfels off Texas are lightdensity res In about 93 house holds are Before council city Planning Director Frank Rob bins gave a brief presentation on questions about annexation and how it wouldnt affect agricultural District 4 Council member Valerie Hull asked staff to develop an ordinance that would allow shotgun hunting on properties larger than 50 acres within the city If any pellets cross a prop erty it would be a class C Mayor Adam Cork invited public comments as the ordi nances were While he asked for new residents comments were simi lar to those from previous pub lic Dorothy Timmermannspoke during discussion of areas 9r and off Texas 46toward the New Braunfels Municipal Air steps This is going to provide a tremendous disturbance to our way of she Kyle who owns Area which is Cattle property off Texas said he was seeking to devel op his and didnt have a problem with But he cautioned the city that it See ANNEXATIONS CISD OKs million budget for 200304 BY DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer 1 Comal Independent School District approved its mil lion 200304 budget after a oneman show at the districts public hearing Calvin father of two CISD asked the board about the impact Chap ter 41 had on the budget and proposed 3 cent per val uation increase in the tax Chapter 41 is better known as the Robin Hood Under the Robin Hood leg the state calculates enrollment against property values decide whether a jnpney to the redistriButed to poorer The state has billed the dis trict million in Robin Hood money based on esti mated enrollment figures from October said Abel CISD assistant superintendent of The states actual payment depends on enrollment figures at the end of the school The district is in the process of submitting an esti Ipersonally think theres a better way to allocate funds more CISD Trustee Nick Nichols mate based on firstday which could put off payment until final num bers are Campos said the district owes about in Robin Hood Kempin wanted to know where the money would go if the district had to pay the million and got a It doesnt matter where the money comes If you have any funds left it goes into fund balance at the See INSIDE 0 Sports centered DAVID New Braunfels ISO employees Jenn and Stephanie Ferguson use a comput er to edit video for a coachandplayer introduction segment for the new Unicorns sports which will air on channel 19 beginning Students to star produce Unicorn Sports BY DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer New Braunfels Indepen dent School District sports fans soon will have a new cable program showcasing Unicorn On NBISD com munications and sports staff will film a practice show of Unicorns The show will debut at 7 and football commentator Ron Priesen hahn will be the The first show will introduce Uni corns football players and coaches and include clips of the first game of the season For Unicorn Sports will focus on fell and next semester another show could focus on spring said Jenn NBISD com munications Its called Unicorn Sports for a reason not Unicorn We Uotepm are going to al7 other Lee the idea for the show spawned from the popularity of Uni corns Public Infor mation Officer Stephanie See TELEVISIONS SENATE STALEMATE The second special session Texas Legislature ends flick Senate Dems hold line as session ends Legislators await decision on another Capitol round BY LISA FALKENBERG Associated Press Writer Even as the second special legislative session to redraw Texas congressional boundaries ends 11 Democratic senators who fled the state to block the GOPbacked measure indicated Monday they had no immediate plans to return This is long from Royce said from the New Mexico hotel where the senators have been for nearly a Its probably the beginning of thesecond if you want to use a foot ball Democrats repeated their refrain of keeping all options open and gave few hints about their next Even though theyre on track to defeat the Republicans latest attempt to push a plan through the Legislature intended to increase the number of Texas GOP members of Con Republican Rick has promised to call another special session on the Democrats left Austin to block a Senate quorum and halt business in the They went out of state so Texas law officers couldnt arrest them and bring them back to the Dave a spokesman for Repub lican David said the Democrats have few They are sitting there without an exit and theyre hoping something will fall out of the sky that will give them a way to come Beckwith Dewhurst has proposed a break after this special session that could allow the Democ rats to return before another session is Democrats say they want more details before deciding to come If an agreement is reached that would bring Democrats back to Texas West he wquld like to see lawmakers use it to address problems with Texas pub lic school finance Regardless of whether a coolingoff period Democratic Leticia Van de Putte of San Antonio said the Democrats are prepared to stay away another 30 days if address reds Democrats have vowed to remain In exile until redfstrtct Ing is 2004 hopeful Dean winning minds of Texans BADGER Associated Press Writer SAN ANTONIO InMattGlazers amid the battered old couches and a beersticky a major politi cal campaign is in full a senior at is the Bexar County e for the Howard Dean for President Hes already won others over to the Democratic hopefuls Weve Wad of adopted said Dean the pJaMtaJking exgov ernor of Vermont is gaining con verts around home base of President I wake up every day and What can I do today to make sure George Bush is a oneterm presi said Sue a Dean backer in If he cant beat Bush in then it wasnt A former Bush spokesman said a number of Deans the Iraq war and in favor of civil unions between couples run counter to the Texas Hes worked hard to stake out most liberal positions and the angri est rhetoric of any of the said Ray now a Republican consultant in He would be the one that I would like to see as the Democratic nomi nee because he comes from the DukakisMcGovern wing of the which is certainly shrinking in The notion of changing the tenant of DIAN the White House motivates Wen ninger and some friends to give away Dean literature and bumper stickers from a booth at Lubbocks Joe a lawyer in Livingston in East put a Dean campaign sign up in his office window Its the busiest intersection in town after becoming the candidates coor dinator in Polk Why Dean One word said who opposes the Iraq The oth er candidates are afraid to take on Hes not   

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