Wednesday, November 12, 2003

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 12, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas 10011571 ft rmrthr C a PASO TX j9m MOM TESTED Nancy foster all food from scratch saying feeding jief family Page IB COUPON STORAGE Discount Storage is offering a discount on a storage unit with electricity before Dec 31 Page 6B 14 pages 2 sections CK soe www LJf cloudy High Low 80 52 Details 2B 1 DEARABBY 4B CLASSIFIEDS 646 COMICS 3B j CROSSWORD 3B FORUM 4A PLANNER 2B SPORTS S6A j WORMS 4B may get tax deal Dylan Jimenez Staff Writer New Braunfels City Council took one more step toward land ing Toyota offshoot business here Monday when it gave pre liminary approval to tax breaks for manufacturers that ship their products out of sfate An economic development consultant suggested earlier this summer the city offer freeport exemptions to attract Toyota parts suppliers Automo tive suppli ers will require the freeport said Michael Meek presi dent of the Michael Meek ANNUAL COST ESTIMATES Comal County New Braunfels ISP Comal IBP City of New Braunfels Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Inc Although Toyota sup pliers would ship to the San Antonio plant they would also want to ship products to out ofstate plants the San Antonio plant will be the only plant in Texas City official have been strate gizing how to attract Toyota suppliers since the company announced the new plant earli er this year Most of the com munities in the region are vying the chance to do business with Toyota About 70 of New Braunfels competitors already offer free port exemptions Meek said Some of the communities offer exemptions from other taxing entities such as school districts and county ernments he said Meek will ask Comal County New Braunfels Independent School District Comal ISD and Navarro ISD to offer the excep tion Sea TOYOTA Rage 3A FRONT a n d CENTER IS Veterans Day a solemn mark of past present By Dylan Jimenez Staff Writer v TJarea veterans marked Veterans Day with ceremonies in schools flags around downtown and thoughts of soldiers and sailors fighting terrorism in the Middle East Cecil Konkel commander of Ameri can Legion Post 35 spent the day with a group of post members They hoisted 135 American flags down town then participated in Veterans Day events at Canyon High School and Canyon Middle School Post members have put up and taken down the flags for every major holiday since the 1960s And while Konkel and six post mem bers were taking down the American flags Tuesday afternoon many active service men and women were still in Iraq Its a Konkel said of the Middle East conflict A new government needs to be estab lished quickly so our boys can come back home he said You dont want to pull another Viet nam and come out of there without get ting the job Konkel said Bush didnt put enough thought into what it would take to get the job done Konkel said But the United States has to finish what it started he said Theyve got to get Saddam Hussein Photos by and Osama Bin Laden or this is never BJ eeiersdorfer salutes the American flag Tuesday out American flags along San Antonio and Seguin going to Konkel said during Veterans Day eerempnjes at Canyoi High streets Volunteers have put out flags downtpwn for school Above right Henry Stewart helps veterans put every holidaysince the 1950s see vrriRANS Page 3A County considers incentives for industrial park lots By Ron Maloney Staff Writer GARDEN RIPGE Coma County will decide Thursday to offer tax abatements to undisclosed and perhaps businesses that could toeate iftTMpJwmy Industrial park Commissioners Court meets at Thursday at 199 Main ComaJ seeking cominit ment to negotiate tax abatements for two buMings that could be con structed on lots in the park which is located at FM 3Q09 and Interstate 35 The tax incentives likely would help deygiopers who aje attempting to woo suppliers to the Toyota TUndra ptent to be built to south Sin Antonio The developers of these buildings feel tax abatements would be very conducive to bringing ness connected wiw we truck scheel sajd These guys aie willing to go in and build just in the hope they can niajte Scheel said the develop ers were with but Jie did not say who the tenants were The county has ed several tax abatements in that park Scheel said Its a very popular place due to its Scheel ssifl Commissioners also will be asked Thursday to redraw precinct boundaries that will enable pet i Justice of the Peace William Schroder to wwe to a onTexas the county yard The move into anew facility now nearing completion would be another to a series began to 2Wi to address county governments grpw tog space needs When Schrpeder moves from W San Antonio Street adjacent to the sheriffs office Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Piana Campos would move out oJme county courthouse to Sehroeders former offices The feeilities have to be m the sajd The redrawing of tones wS not affect any voters because none live adjacent to the two factories 1983 Gregs Automotive S SeQuio 6256824 We repair them 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