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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 27, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas BRAUNFELS WEDNESDAY 1 August 2003 14 pages in 2 sections 245 Serving New Braunfols and Coma County since 1852 50 cents Polls open Thursday for early voting through 9 closed Etecttondayis Sept Staff Writer Early voting in the Constitutional amendment and Comal Independent School District 41 election begins Thursday morning in the Comal County Elections Coordinator Linnell Hino josa said early voting would run from 8 to weekdays through 9 in Room 104 of the Polls will be closed Labor Election day is from 7 to 7 There will be no temporary branch polling locations and no Saturday early voting in this which was pushed back Thats because officials expect a low Hinojosa In the last Constitutional amend ment election two years we also had the Southeast Trinity Groundwa ter Conservation District on the We had 11 percent turnout which was higher than the CASTEEL Casteel to offer election primer BYRONMALONEY Staff Writer State Carter Casteel will give a class Thursday morning on the 22 proposed a m en d ments to the Texas Constitu tion to be decided in the 13 RNew also a is bon ing up on the amendments this week in preparationfor Com missioners Commissioners meet at in the courtroom of the Commissioners Court 199 Main Tm going to address the the arguments for them and the arguments against Casteel The proposed amendments came out of the 1 sat there as we passed Casteel Some of Im real comfortable Some I have to rely on In most these amendments are researched and provided for because of the kind of constitution we she when you see one on a theres usually pretty good reason for them being pre sented to the the political parties and candidates for office are sending out reviews many of which run in Casteel If someones interested the Texas Legislative Council Web site is And if someone wants to look at a I have a few in my district office Id be glad to she See CASTEEL Hinojosa In this Hinojosa said she hoped for increased turnout because of the CISD We may pull votes for each she The state will require CISD to remit million to the state to be shared with propertypoor school districts under what is often as the Robin Hood Kari school district spokes said the district must pay the The school board selected one of five which must be approved by voters before the money is Its not an issue of whether the school district has to send money to the Hutchison We and theres no way out of What theyre voting on is how the district recommends it equalize its If local voters dont support the sce nario set by the school the state will step in and decide the issue for the See Pain at the pump Photolllustration by DAVID High gas prices slow some down BY DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer Consumers were feeling the pinch at the pump despite local retail gas prices that are below the state and nation al Prices at most New Braunfels area didnt rise above the state It makes you want to get a smaller Lindy a New Braunfels She has four children and drives a Chevy which takes to fill Itll be a little higher she Dowdy and many others have taken the attitude that even though prices are high they have to gas up and get Others hadnt noticed a price Many said they would drive across town to buy cheaper Ray a Canyon Lake was in New Braunfels Tuesday running His pickup truck fuel tank costs about to He puts a lot of miles on his but tries to cut back on driving when the price is DAVID Michael Vincent says driving a muscle car like his 2002 Pontiac Trans Am is becoming more costly because of rising gas 1 pay attention to who has lower and if s usually Dowdy pumping at the HEB station at Walnut Avenue and Business HEB and WalMart stations were almost 10 cents below the state while most other vendors were within 4 cents of the See Officials say tourism wont be affected BYRONMALONEY Writer Higher gas prices probably wont affect revenues in New Braunfels and Comal County during the upcoming Labor Day holiday Dan an innkeeper and presi dent of the New Braun fels Lodging and Restaurant said what is at first look a tough call isnt diffi cult to work U you put the pencil to our gener ally come Commissioners slate hearing on proposed 2004 budget Alabama protesters call on AG to resign Monument causes political firestorm BY KYLE WINGFIELD Associated Press Writer Protesters hoping to keep a Ten Commandments monu ment in the state judicial building marched on Attorney General Bill Pryors office demanding he resign for abiding by a federal court order for the markers About 150 monu ment sup port era marched from the judicial building to the nearby statehouse to meet MOORE with but were met by 10 state police blocking the Sev en representatives were allowed inside to meet with Pryors chief deputy for about 20 The rest of the group remained Resign now Resign now The ment remained in the rotun da of the judicial where chief Justice Roy Moore installed it two years A federal judge has held it violates the constitutions ban on government promo tion of religious doctrine and gave Moore an 20 dead line to remove When Moore asso ciate supported by ordered it On Fri Moore was suspended on charges of violating canons of judicial ethics for refusing to obey the court and Pryor will oversee his impending prosecution on the ethics Patrick director BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Thursday is the day tax payers can let commission ers know what they think of the countys 2004 budget County com missioners set two public hear ings on the bud get and tax rate for 9 and The meetings will be held in the commissioners court room at 199 Main Commissioners then can make budget if they can gain the support of two other voting members for any proposed County Judge Danny by personal does not vote on the budget because he submits it to the Scheel said Tuesday the budget as he submitted it to the court represents his I dont know what the commissioners will do with Scheel INSIDE Dear Trustee Kempert to again seek seat on NBISD board BY DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer New Braunfels Independent School District Trustee Deborah Kempert will seek reelection to one of two atlarge positions open in Kempert served for the past three years and said her experi ence on hoard will be neces sary to lead the district through tough budget Funding is going to be the biggest challenge to the she An experienced board member KEMPERT will be able to think as a trustee respon sible for a con stituency of thousands and must balance the need for educational tools and prop erty tax con trustee and two ai large Rfrig and must be turned in stf Ping for the 4 Kempert has a 21 yearold daughter who graduated from NBISD and another daughter See
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