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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 10, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas SPORTS EDGCD OUT New Braunfels volleyball team pushes 7 ranked 5A Round Rock to fivegame set before los Page 6A 1000571 SOUTHUEST WCROPUPLISHERS 2627 E VANDELL DR EL PASO TX 7990 CLASSIFIEDS HOT WHEELS Find great deals on used cars in the Auto Market section Wednesdays in the Herald Zeitung Page 6B Countysince 16 2 sections J WWW mr cloudy High Low 93 Details 72 1B sends lawmakers back to work Casteel packs bags for another session By Natalie Gott Associated Press Writer AUSTIN Rick Perry has called a third special legislative ses sion on congressional redistrict revealing his plans Tuesday shortly after 10 Senate Democrats said they would return from New Mexico end their boycott Im packing my State Carter RNewBraUn Were going to aricl Fni ready to Well probably be up there about three and they tell me were going to hit the ground In addition to Cas teel all the affairs of govern ment on the table in the two earli er sessions will come About million in possible government savings were not dealt with for lack of a she I think were going to pass the redistricting I think well take care of and well clean State up that educa Carter Casteel tion Casteel Well do a bunch of government reform that will save money for the Perrys announcement follows two special sessions this summer that failed to produce a new redis tricting plan after Democrats in the Texas Senate blocked a vote on a a Republican said the ses sion would begin His announcement comes a day before 10 Senate Democrats who have been in New Mexico boycotting See SESSION Page 5A FRONT and CENTER Polls ready for Saturday Hinojosa takes election bustle 1 vote at a time By Ron Malonay Staff Writer Ask Comal County Elections Coordi nator Linnell and shell say she von SATUHMY I Comal ISO voters should call the voter registrars office for polling place information before Saturdays election 620 5520 The county considers it a parttime and it taken over the course of an entire But 20hour weeks with lots of flexible time give way to 60 and 70hour work weeks as an election County Clerk Joy Streater is the elected official constitu tionally charged with overseeing In Comal that job is delegated to Hino She works in a cramped office on the first floor of the Comal County Courthouse with Kathy preparing for the election by hiring up to 125 election clerks and design ing the ballots and setting up the voting i Ifs just a matter of coordinating every tjfiing and ensuring the polling places are Hinojosa Listening to her on the telephone just days ahead of the its clear good problemsbMng ability is Sometimes there are little but things usually come through for I have my stress but I have a lot of good people I can depend Hinojosa Hoegenauer said the reason Hinojosa can depend on people is the way she See Page 3A DAVID Comal County Elections Coordinator Unnell Hinojosa sorts papers in her where shes temporarily housing Vote Here signs for this Saturdays Whan an election draws she works 60to 70 hours a week in her cramped office on the first floor of the Officials report record turnout for early voting By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Early voting in Comal County ended Tuesday with a sizeable line and record turnout for a constitutional amendment Linnell Who coordinates local elections for County Clerk Joy said voters cast early ballots on the 22 proposed constitutional In the Comal Indepen dent School Districts elec voters are asked to rat ify a formula under which the district will remit million to the In early 832 people cast bal Hinojosa This is a very good turnout a record for a constitutional amendment Hinojosa She credited media cov erage of the amendments for the high In the 2001 constitutional amendment voted In vot ed Were about 700 over what we were two years Hinojosa There are about registered voters in Comal Hinojosa CISD voters could experience some inconven ience when they go to Three of the 10 CISD See Page 3A TAX DOLLARS AT WORK City tax hike paves way for in street repairs By Dylan Jimdnez Staff Writer Three months after New Braunfels City Council raised taxes by about 6 residents will begin to see that money pumped back into neighborhood Council approved in minor street repair Half of the proj ects will go out for bids in and the remainder will be bid out in the city has spent less than in street repair per Were delivering what we promised in short Mayor Adam Cork Cork said although the citys more than mil lion street and drainage problems will take longterm Cork said he is glad to see the city moving forward so quickly on the minor street prob he Council priori tized minor street projects to prevent major damage to as many streets as There are about 535 streets in New Braunfels that need some kind of minor street according to a recent city street Another 58 streets need to be complete ly council members said they are happy with the progress die city is mak District 1 Councilwoman Sonia MunozGill said she was excited the city taking a serious look at the citys street It shows the progress and that were using the money for something MunozGill Council members also said they were the repairs were strategic and spread out throughout the I think everyone understands that progress is Cork Council is considering a bond election for some major street and drainage proj Cork said the city could take a bond issue to voters by Adam Cork Mayor City budged for street repairs this 6cent tax hikeIn gave the city another to use for street Council priori tized minor street repairs to prevent major street Repair dollars wHI be distributed equally among each of the citys political Canyon Lake group to take water project protest to federal court By Ron Maloney Staff Writer CANYON LAKE Tile Friends of Canyon Lake will ask a federal court to compel an environmen tal impact study before the pipeline project will bring water to Bul verde Houston attorney James Black burn said Monday he would file the lawsuit in federal court in either San Antonio or Fort talking about days or not next Blackburn Blackburn said FOCL wants the Army Corps of Engineers to com mission a study of the effect the Western Canyon Pipeline project and other activity around die lake would have on Comal County and its water FOCL was formed in 2001 as the Commission on Environ mental Quality prepared to rule on a Guadalupe Blanco River Authority request to withdraw more water from Canyon The coalition of residents and business people opposes any increased siphoning from Canyon It filed suit in state district court when the TCEQ approved the and appealed through the state court losing at each Because the Army Corps of Engi neers oversees the lake and is a part of the federal Blackburn said FOCL would pur sue the issue in federal Ihe basis of the suit is there is a lot of activity around Canyon Blackburn said Canyon Lake is a federal reservoir main tained and operated by the Army Corps of Theyre proposing to give the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority authorization to withdraw water from the and there hasnt been a comprehensive study of what the impacts of the acts When it files Blackburn FOCL would seek a preliminary injunction to stop work on the Western Canyon which is slated to bring water to Fair Oaks Boerne and north See UUW Page 3A Look for our Friday ft Sunday
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