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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 5, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas BRMJNFELS FRIDAY September 2003 XMXXXXXMXXXXXX ALL FOR ADC 780 KOI 1000571 SuTHKST HKROTDUSHERS 2627 E VAMOELL DR EL PASO TX 79903 14 pages in 2 sections 253 Serving New Braunfeis and Comal County since 1852 50 cents given reprieve on water rules Subdivision variance approved by county BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Commissioners Court waived a subdivi sion requirement allowing a Comal County man to divide his property to pay down debts rather than lose all of The whose family has fallen on hard owns about 15 acres off Texas 46 west of New Braunfels inside the citys two mile extraterritorial He wants to sell As New Braunfels New Braunfels Utilities is expected to add water and sewage service along Texas according to county Under the countys interlocal agreement with New the city approves subdivisions in its extraterritorial juris But the case considered Thursday COMMISSIONERS COURT DAWSON In other action commissioners Validated me recent county order Issuancey mil lion in bondsp Approved appointment Zairfdret to on did not meet the countys requirement under its water avail ability Precinct 1 Com missioner Jack Daw son put the issue on Thursdays agenda and invited the resi dent to address the It eametomy attention that this gentleman wanted a variance on our sub division require ments regarding water Dawson Two years the county passed rules that required a prop erty owner or devel oper who wishes to subdivide to prove enough water exists under the property to serve the The studies require two a testing well and a monitor ing well a short dis tance away be and that a hydrolo gist certify that the water is available to support the which in Thursdays case would consist of one additional The Dawson would cost between and which the resident could not And if he the land was unlikely to fetch much more than negating his reason for This owner has a situation where he needs to take care of some and he wants to sell off acres to do Dawson told his fellow The only hitch is to meet our water avail ability rules could cost more than his land is This is a hardship said who has discussed the issue privately with See Governments Economic v Development and Environmental Resources Committee Clierk Kathyf Julkner to hire a parttime Amended the Parks FundbiKilgettQpayfor restoration a sign and additional at Hidden Valley Sports of histoiy DAVID Lisa a student at Phillips looks over books on resume writing at the New Braunfels Public Library Thursday Boelter said she comes to the library three to four times a Library embraces looks to future BY DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer Barbara New Braun fels Public Library childrens remembers when the librarys catalog was automat ed in That changed the library celebrates its 75th and librarians still are balancing change and The change from card cata log to computer catalog was a good and one major change at the library in the last Korb The effort was two years in the making when staff and vol unteers spent a few marathon days barcoding It took visitors some time to figure out the but staff could then do do it faster for library Since the library began to provide online including the book In the library moved into its current 2H700square foot facility on East Common Before the library was limited by the Dittlinger build Korb The building was 30 years old by that time less than half the size of the current The facility also didnt have enough electrical and tele phone Korb The parking lot was over especially when we had childs story said Julie library board See AWOL Senators take aim at Bush BY SUZANNE GAMBOA Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON Texas Democrats turned their redis tricting fight into an attack on President Bush accusing him of trampling on minority voting rights and being part of a Republican national power Three of the remaining 10 Democratic state senators who fled Texas over the redis tricting dispute were in Washington to promote new radio and TV ads that will run in swing presidential states including Illi New Nevada and along with the District of The which will begin running within the next two were paid with funds raised by an There is only one person who can stop He could stop it with a phone and thats President State Leticia Van de DSan Antonio about redistricting Internet group formed in the late 1990s to help oppose the impeachment of thenPresi dent The Democrats said Thurs day they are trying to expose involvement of presi dential adviser Karl Rove and House Majority Leader Tom DeLay in the Texas redis tricting effort and the last minute redrawing of a con gressional map in Were here today because our story is What hap pened in Texas is There is only one person who can stop He could stop it with a phone call and thats Presi dent said Leticia Van de Putte of San The news conference came a day after state John Whitmire left his 10 Democ ratic colleagues who have been in selfimposed exile in New Mexico and returned to His return could pos sibly give Republicans the quorum they need to pass a congressional redistricting Texas Rick Perry has to call a third special ses sion to take up the We are not conceding said Rodney Ellis of Democrats hold 17 of Texas See INSIDE would modify highway funding This story is the seventh in a series examining the 22pro posed amendments to the Texas BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Proposition 13 would give taxing entities the ability to limit tax increases on prop erty owned by the Proposed Amendment 17 is related in that it would require school which now cap taxes on those over to extend the same defer ment to the Amendment 13 provides a way the diBablpd and elderly can receive the same tax ben efit from municipal or junior college district property taxes elderly people now have with their public school dis trict property State Carter RNew was pre sent at many of the debates in the legislature when the 22 amendments up in the 13 election were Right school districts can put a freeze on taxes for those over This is saying that county city council or junior college districts can all do Cas teel Precinct 1 Commissioner Jack Dawson said he sup ports helping the and is in favor of propositions 13 and If someone is not able to work and have an I think thats a legitimate Dawson You should have some kind of and I think thats a pretty good Casteel said the argument against providing the break is that the money would have to be made up somewhere Imagine the argument Your budget doesnt go do you do Caeteei You shift the This is a legitimate concern for providing this kind of Dawson said he did not believe the impact would be Put it in What are we talking about Were talking about a very small number of Dawson Proposition 14 would authorize the Texas Depart ment of Transportation to borrow money on a short term basis and issue bonds and other public securities See 2003 TODAY Propositions 13 anM4 8ATUBPAY
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