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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 11, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas THE SUNDAY HERALD APRIL 11 2004 SAVINGS Save more than with coupons from Smart Source Jackson Hewitt EZ Appliance and more Inside SPORTS THE BEST Soccer teams had a stellar season which made pick ing the AllComal County team difficult IB STG omal County since 1852 Vol 153 No 131 32 pages 4 sections CLICK www nVF cloudy High Low 60 Details 42 3B DEAR ABBY 6C CLASSIFIEDS 1D COMICS 4C CROSSWORD FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 1B TV GRIDS WC Cop injured while working accident By Ron Maloney Staff Writer A New Braunfeis police offi cer was injured Saturday night when his patrol car was rear ended at a rollover accident scene on Interstate 35 Officer Gilbert Caraballo was taken to Northeast Baptist Hospital with leg back and shoulder injuries Public safe ly officials said his condition was not considered critical Police Sgt Kevin Clayton said Caraballo was parked on northbound 135 to divert traf fic around the accident scene just north of the Walnut Avenue overpass just after Basically what happened was we were on 135 in front of Don Maxwell Chevrolet with a rollover accident right before dark and we had traf fic backed off from the left two cle was driven to a hospital Clayton said Gilbert by private vehicle Clayton was just a little north of Waisaid Police Sgt Mike Rutherford and members of his late night shift came in early to help at the accident scene and with other calls nut seated in the car slowing Garaballos car was the last in to the traffic a man Clayton iden tified only as a white male slammed into the vehicle in a 1995 Pontiac Grand Prix The man was not injured but the passenger in his vehi With the weather theyve been pretty Rutherford said See WRECK Page 9A MANDY The driver of this blue Pontiac rearended a New Braunfeis police patrol car The officer in the car reported leg back and shoulder injuries FRONTand CENTER Photos by MANDV Christian Nathan and Patrick Thomas from San Antonio didnt let the swollen Guadalupe River keep them from enjoying Camp Hueco Springs Saturday on their Easter vacation The campground has a small springfed river that runs through the park and isnt affected when water is let out of Canyon Dam A representative of the park said this weekend was turning out to be busier than previous Easter weekends for the campgrounds Undampened undaunted Tourists flocked to the rivers for the long Easter weekend to find much higherthannormal river flows and threatening weather Camp ground owners along the Guadalupe reported their best Easter weekends and some diehards didnt let those problems slow them down That is until the skies clouded over late Sat urday afternoon and Comal County Dixie Tyler and Clay Walker of Galveston talk about the Guadalupe River Saturday sheriffs officers went from camp at the River Road Campgrounds They have been camping there since Thursday ground to campground advising and as river conditions allow say they will stay until Sunday Dixie Walker said tourists to pack up and leave as several the weather wouldnt get to him Im doing what I wanted to do this weekend bridges along River Road were closed resting eating drinking and spending time with my Back taxes Tax discussion tops NBISD agenda again By Dylan Jimenez Staff Writer New Braunfeis school dis trict taxpayers will have one more shot to hear why offi cials want to change the tax year and consol idate the tax office with the county V New Braunfeis Tffdtrffendent AT A GLANCE New Braunfeis ISO board of trustees meeting Tuesday trustees will meet Tuesday to discuss moving the date the district taxes If the measure passes NBISD taxpayers will pay their tax bills in January 2005 instead of July 2004 Tax bills could be higher than expect 430 W Mill St ed because taxes will be based on 2004 property val ues instead of 2003 Even though taxes will be due six months later the bills still will reflect one years taxes Taxes would be due in January ever year there after All other school districts iMexaslevyiaxV es in October based on the current years values Cur rently NBISD levies taxes in June based on property val ues from the previous year If NBISD taxed on the same schedule as the rest of the See NBISD Page 9A City council to vote on fiscal year change By Scott Mahon Staff Writer While the New the Braun feis school district mulls changing its tax year New I Braunfeis City j Council is plan ning the same move Both the school district and the city cite the same reasons for the be on the same tax schedule as other cities and school dis tricts throughout the state AT A GLANCE New Braunfeis City Council Monday council chambers Municipal Building 424 S Castell Aye Unlike the school district however the city also wants to give city taxpayers a six month tax break and to change its fiscal year calen dar which it will vote on Monday City taxes always have been due in July Under the change howev er property tax statements for 2004 will be mailed in Octo ber and taxes will be due January 2005 Taxpayers will See CITY Page 9A Tracking the news CTTC SCHEDULE Construction was com pleted on the Central Texas Technology Center CTTC officials have posted summer class schedules online at Registration will begin soon but officials dont have a definite date Record turnout expected for primary runoff races By Ron Maloney Staff Writer If early voting for this years local runoff elections is any indication turnout at the polls TUesday is likely to set a record Comal County Elections GoordinatofUnneUHinojosa reported Friday that the turnout was heavy this week for all four days of early vot ing Hinojosa reported voters cast ballots this week Monday 333 Tuesday 347 Wednesday and another 387 Thursday for a total of early voters at the courthouse Another 42 sub mitted mailin ballots Weve more than doubled our results from the runoff two years ago when we had 650 vote Hinojosa said Generally she said runoff elections see about onethird of the turnout of the primary that occurred one month before This time the runoff could attract twothirds of the turnout in the primary she said In early voting for this pri mary we hud early vot Hinojosa said Were just 500 short of our primary early vote This is just real great turnout about dou ble what we would have Hinojosa said she believed the heavy voting was a result Sea WTl Page 7A 2004 Voting for the pri mary runoff for County CourHit Law 2 Precinct 1 commissioner and Precinct 4 constable takes place tram 7 am to 7 pm Tuesday Finance reports list of potting Illll IIOK 1 INSURANCE TlNM 1 I INSUIXM I 2 1 494
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