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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 23, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas FRIDAY JANUARY 23 8004 PUTEM UP New Braunfels boxers Spto Gonzales win Silver Glove Regionals Page SA EDITORIAL The presidents State of the Union Address did little to allay the electorates concerns about soaring deficits Page 4A Serving Mew Braunfefs and Coma County since 1862 M Vol 133 Mo 61 12 pages 2 sections CLICK City drafting new development laws Frank Bobbins By Scott Mahort Staff Writer New Braunfels is one step closer to ironing out inconsis tencies in some of its ordi nances The New Braunfels City Coun cil and Planning Commission met in a joint session Thursday with a Dallas consulting firm and members of the develop ment code steering committee to begin the second phase of updating city ordinances related to new development Officials pointed out those ordinances have not been updated since originally written in the 1960s Thursdays meeting presented the first phase of a process that began in April 2003 when the city appointed a committee of 16 people to create clearer and less conflicting regulations The regulations that will be rewritten deal primarily with new said Dan Sefko president of Dunkln Sefko and Associates a Dallas consulting firm the city hired The end result will benefit existing businesses and home owners because new develop ment will be quality develop ment and will more compatible with existing Mike Norris development See LAWS Page 3A GOT IDEAS Suggest a name mascot and colors for the new CISD high school visit call 2212064 for information CISD seeks help setting traditions for new school By Dylan Jimenez Staff Writer A high schools name and mascot can come to symbolize the identity of a neighborhood or an entire community Comal Indepen dent School District residents can create that symbol by helping name the new high school to be built north of Canyon Lake The process will be an important decision saidCISDBbard President Dora Gonzales Its part of that sense of ownership that students and communities she said Its The new schools traditions will be born of ideas that anyone in the com munity can submit to the district The new school can be named for people who have served the district or community especially in service to children local state or national heroes people who have made a significant contributions to society or education or local residential or geographic areas or state or national landmarks Suggestions for school colors and mas cot also may be submitted Nominations should include reasons The more justification to your rec ommendation the said Kari Hutchison district spokeswoman The deadline for suggestions is March 1 after which a committee of parents board members and employees will determine final suggestions for board approval in spring There are two spots open to serve on this committee The school which will be located at Farm to Market 3424 and Rural Route 32 is on schedule to break ground this spring according to architects Construction of the million school should be complete by August 2006 Earlier this month plans had to be adjusted to make room for more class rooms Given the design changes were look ing at about a threeweek said Joel Hernandez of PBK Architects FRONTand CENTER teaches comai superintendent r intentions School leaders Fuller Reaves juggle several different roles By Dylan Jimenez Staff Writer A superintendent wears manyhats Throughout the day a superintendent is an educa tor a CEO a public figure an adviser a boss a fan and a community member Both Ron Reaves New Braunfels Independent School District superintend ent and Nancy Fuller Comal ISO superintendent started their careers as teachers Now making time to visit classrooms is no easy task Fuller and Reaves pack their schedules tight Thursday Reaves started his day with a civic activity then on to a visit at the high school then a radio program at midday a meeting with developers in the afternoon and meetings into the evening Reaves also receives more than 60 emails each day I like the he said But managing keeps him out of the class more than hed like He tries to get into the schools on a weekly basis He also catches up with teachers and students at extracurric ular activities You have to maintain a sense of balance because you have to wear so many Reaves said To keep in touch with teachers Reaves puts OUt a newsletter every week He Thursday morning New Braunfels High School senior Julio o stows NBISD Superintendent Ron Reaves what he has See LEADiRS Page 3A learned in Business Computer Information Systems class COMAL ISO SUPERINTENDENT Salary Budget overseen million Students Employees NBISD SUPERINTENDENT Salary Budget overseen Students jnJM03 Employees 963 Both superintend ents make salaries in the upper 20 per cent of superintend ents across the state The average Texas superintendent salary is Flooded property to become river command post By Ron Maloney Staff Writer CANYON Comal Coun ty walks away from the flood of 2QQ2 with at least one thing a new summer command past for depuOeswiijopaUQltheGuadalupB River Residents plane neighborhood Horseshoe Falls Estates will get added parkland fom U lots where flooddamaged houses have been razed Commissioners Thurs day passed a resolution that would grant use of 19 sites bought out under the Federal Emergency Management Agencys Hazard Mitigation Grant Program to the people who live near them The 20m and final site near the second river crossing is where the county wiJJ put its mobile com mand post tius summer Wfitt as loop Road Comal County Sheriffs Office Chief Deputy Richard Bennie said the county would place a mobile command and communications post and emergency medical help on the River Road property Bennie Itll reduce response times because of its cen tral Bennie said Also if people need help theyll know exacilyifttoehejlpk the sute space with the 1 Cocunissiojief Jack Dmsm and Pfceetaet 4 OMWJS River Road and Hueco Springs sioaer Jan Kennedy were given authority to negotiate licensing agreements for use and mainte nance of the properties In 3003 Dawson negotiated for me county purchase of the proper ties for million of which came out of county cofters The properties have been leveled and cannot be built upon again which will isduce property losses in any fa the county has struggled to decide what to do with the proper ties arui to find thai dont adversely the neighbor hoods
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