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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 3, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas 1 NEW BRAUNFPT s WEDNESDAY September 2003 14 pages in 2 sections 351 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Commission forgoes Scheels house for now BY DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer New Braunfels Planning Com missioners Tuesday night could not come up with a good enough rea son to annex Comal County Judge Danny Scheel His acres will be considered during the 2004 annexation set to begin in December or Scheels property was being con sidered for annexation after it was conspicuously left out of the 2003 annexation which is about a month from being Annexation of acres could arise again in December On city annexation plans going back at least four the prop erty was left off a proposed block of land off Texas Commissioners who were on the commission in 2000 said they did not know where the idea came from to leave Scheels property Chair John who has been on the commission for about 20 said he had no idea who left Scheels property off the annex ation Dierksen said he wanted to make clear Scheel never asked to be left out of the annexation that it was just an Farmers whose properties are being considered for annexation questioned the fairness of leaving Scheel outside the city Thats why the issue was raised Tuesday night instead of in Decem ber during the next regular annex ation Planning Director Frank Robbins Scheel said he understood he would inevitably be annexed but questioned why the issue was suddenly urgent when the next annexation process begins in less than four I just dont know what the rush is right Scheel We just wanted public discus sion to ensureno one is getting spe cial Dierksen But now it looks like were bend ing over backwards to undo Com missioner Cheryl Casteel Commissioner AcieMcAdasaidit would set a precedent to back track at the end of the annexation process on deci sions made early in the annexation You can SCHEEL always argue that you should have looked at oth er McAda Youre always going to hear that argu Proposition 9 could change school funds 10 would authorize fire departments to donate gear This story is the fifth in a series examining the 22 proposed amendments to the Texas BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Texas created an endowment in state owned land and stock funds worth about million in 1876 to finance public school oblig That fund is worth more than tril lion today and is Proposition 9 would allow the legislature to add some of the funds capital gains increase in the value of the investments to interest payments that make up the available school fund money used annually to pay for public school text 2 3 books and other Its leading by When they see you they might think about that and the way you Allie sophomore at New Braunfels High School No din about the silence PR6POSITION TODAY Propositions 9 and 10 THURSDAY Propositions 11 and 12 ANALYSIS ON THE WEB Legislative Council League of Women Vbters The change would produce additional revenue estimated at million in million in 2005 and a little less in 2006 and State Carter RNew said the change would be worthwhile from the stand point of making more money available and that the funds incomeproducing capac ity would still be protected even if a fraction of its capital gain each year is Youre taking money from one pot and putting it in another where they can use Casteel The argument against that is that youre reducing the On the oth er if you dont do then you have to come up with additional funds through Proposition 10 would authorize municipal ities to donate surplus firefighting equip ment or supplies to rural volunteer fire This amendment would create another excep tion to the constitutional prohibition against a city or county giving away property of See DAVID Susan Morgans kindergarten class observes a minute of silence at the beginning of their school day at Cart Schurz Elementary Beginning students are required to recite pledges to the American and Texas flags and observe a minute of Christian students applaud opportunity BY DYLAN Staff Writer New Braunfels Independent School District schools were relatively quiet Tuesday morn ing Students observed a state mandated minute of and parents and community members had little to say about Todays the first NBISD Superintendent Ron Reaves We have not heard any Beginning the Leg islature mandated students must recite the American and Texas pledges of allegiance and observe a minute of Students can do anything they wish with the NBISD has a history of doing both but had not been conducting a moment of said Stephanie Fer NBISD public infor mation For Comal Indepen dent School District schools have had a moment of silence and said both Reaves said the legislation will allow the students to have a moment of reflection in their own Most of our people welcome an opportunity for the minute of Reaves The challenge is the full especially with the younger the Some NBISD schools started the school year with the minute of silence built Fer guson Others had to start Kindergartner Dylan who attends Lamar said Tuesday afternoon he couldnt remem ber what he reflected on Tues day But Dylans said she is glad he and others See Senate standoff might end as Dem returns BY APRIL CASTRO Associated Press Writer AUSTIN As one of Texas boycotting Democratic senators returned home Tuesday colleagues remaining in New Mexico grappled with their next step in the legislative standoff over congressional redistrict John Whitmire said upon his return to Houston he plans to continue fighting redistricting from He said he hopes to bring Democrats and Republicans together to try to work out the State Carter RNew praised Whitmires Tm pleased to know that a Democrats come she said Tuesday after learning of Whitmires The question how long will he stay We just need Sure ly those people at some point would 1 need to be I dont live in New I See INSIDE Businessman Rust files for atlarge NBISD seat FROM STAFF REPORTS Local businessman Randy Rust filed Tuesday for an atlarge posi tion on the New Braunfels Inde pendent School District Board of Rust is president of New Braun felsbased Carlton Foods and vice president of operations for Atlantic Premium Rusts experience with mil lion budgets and hundreds of employees will allow him to address budgeting challenges in the Rust Tm working with budget num RUST bers Rust I have the background and knowledge to make responsi ble decisions as to how the dis trict allocates the taxpayers He said he aims to keep Candidates ran file to runfoftheDistncn trustee seat and two at large RSng packets are available and must be turned in at the N8JSD Education Ring for the 4 school board etecton taxes low and ensure high quali ty education by taking care of the districts quality See Earty voting leOct 20
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