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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 24, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas DECEMBER LIFE MOT HOME FOR CHRISTMAS have to work during the Page IB LOTTO FEVER MEGA MILLIONS I Jackpot tops Do your numbers match Page 2A Braunfels and Coma County since 35 12 2 sections CLICK Partly cloudy High Low 65 42 Details 1B DEAR ABBY 4B CLASSIFIES MB COMICS 3B CROSSWORD 3B FORUM 4A SPORTS B6A TV GRIDS L 4B TxDOT makes 46 widening a priority ByRon Maloney Staff All it took to get a commit ment to widen Texas 46 was a ride for Texas Department of Transportation officials with County Judge Danny TxDOT told county officials the agency is planning mil lion Worth of work in widening 46 vrest of Nevv The projects ihcludfe reaiigft ment and an overpass at Farm toMarket Road TxDOT Area Engineer for New Braunfels Greg Malatek said Tuesday no dates had been set for the but his agency was making it a priority after Scheel took him and San Antonio Dis trict ErigineerOavid Casteel on a drive pointing but New to the Casteel has been meeting local officials to learn of their Hes introducing himself and learning priorities of the local Malatek And driving Texas 46 with the judge conyinged we need to move some of these projects Malatek said TxDOT had directed him to begin planning to make the projects We still dont have definite We hope to let the projects to bid within four to five Malatek In November Scheel told TxDOT officials in a public meeting he was not a happy camper to see the countys road priorities not on the planning horizon and not likely to be See Page 3A Danny Scheel CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS SERVICES Pater and Paul Catholic Church Christ mas Child rens Mass at 5 pm youth Mass at 7 and family Mass at Christ mas services will be at 8 am and Bracken United Methodist Church Christ mas Eve Candle light Service at 5 7 9 11 Canyon Lake United Methodist Church Christ mas Eve Candle light Service at 5 and 7 First Protestant Church Christ hs 7 and First United Christ mas Eye family and children serv ice at 5 a contemporary candlelight serv ice at and traditional communion serv ices at 8 and 11 Northeast Bible Evangelical Free Church Christmas Eve service at 4 and Oakwood Baptist Church Christmas Eve Services at 5 and 7 Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 11 Johns Episcopal Church Christ mas Eve Services at and a candlelight ser vice at pm Tree of Uf e Church Christmas Eve candlelight serv ice at 7 pm For ether services not listed FnoNTand CENTER Twas the night before Christmas REBECCA Madison received a visit from Santa Claus Tuesday morning at the North Pole Village in Canyon Right Sagari Simmons plays on the Bandstand Tuesday night on Main DAVID Members of the Songs of Angels homeschool choir sere nade groups waiting to enter Natural Bridge Caverns at REBECCA the fifth annual Caroling at the Tax break aimed at Toyota suppliers By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Comal County commissioners Tues day voted to implement a stepped tax break to attract Toyota suppliers that could bring new jobs and income when the automaker opens its San Antonio Commissioners voted unanimously to create a freeport tax exemption on goods that are assembled or stored in Texas for a short time before they are shipped out of The county joined the City of New Braunfels in offering the It will be introduced as a 20percent tax reduction next year that would increase by 20 percent each year until fully imple It could cost several thousand dollars in lost tax revenues in its first year and up to when fully in effect in But officials believe increased tax income from attracting new industrial parts suppliers will amply offset the initial tax I believe the court is comfortable with said County Judge Danny We realize that industrial growth is fire and other infrastructure are less stressed by industrial In many houses dont generate enough taxes to offset the costs of services they Scheel said the tax incentive is an investment in the county that would pro mote economic development and high value industrial tax Other counties are offering similar Scheel and Comal County and New Braun fels are trying to level the playing Early in the countys school dis tricts will be asked to extend the exemp tion as Precinct 2 Commissioner lay MiUikm said it is vital to try to bring business to See Page 3A Letter recounts holiday memory By Scott Nlehon My uncjle Walter mailed that letter SlaffWrtler MyduringWertdWar ChsrtesWii m 5j heean w Waitir wai oraltea axe we rode out to flie wai right after the attack Ita Page Bill Thompson holds up the Bronze that Charles was awarded for heroism in iQtion Walters awsy from home for two straight years during World us out on the web at MILLER J MILLER m m tflS Downtown New Braunfels i
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