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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 25, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas THE SUNDAY APRIL coii POMS SAVE OVER WILDOIFG GUIDE Find coupons from Eckerd ChickFilA Walgreens Smart Source Mr Gattis Schlitter bahn and more Inside SPECIAL SECTION EL MSO TX 79905 30 pages z sections HeraldZeitungs annual Visitor Guide is your complete source for everything to see and do in the area Inside WWW since 1852 j DEARABBY Rain chance 50 percent High Low 78 61 Details3B COMICS CROSSWORD FORUM OBITUARIES SPORTS TVflftlOS 8C 10 6C 4A 3A 1B FRONT a n d CENTER crossing OVERii line SUPERIOR PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM DAVID n Guadalupe County commissioners dont vote Tuesday the way rural residents want New Braunfels EMS personnel like Brandon Riojas left and Brett Patton will not be able to travel beyond the New Braunfels city limits to respond to calls in Guadalupe County Deal could end service outside city limits By Scott Mahon Staff Writer New Braunfels Fire Depart ment and the cities of Seguin and Schertz have provided fire and EMS services in Guadalupe County for years but that could change Tues day If it does NBFD personnel will not respond to emergency calls outside their own city limits a concern for residents In nearby communities like Lake Dunlap and Geronirao But if Guadalupe County commissioners vote the way rural residents want a four agency coalition will continue to provide the type of service that those and other Guadalupe County residents have come to expect Debate over the issue has raged far weeks as Guadalupe commissioners searched for a lowercost service option But Guadalupe County Judge Donald Schraub said the City of Seguin may have black mailed commissioners strongarming them into con tinuing a threeyearold mutualaid agreement WHATS IT ALL ABOUT Three years ago Guadalupe County entered into an agree ment with Schertz and Seguin to provide EMS services to almost 700 square miles of unincorporated areas of die county As a result a coalition was formed between Seguin Schertz Hays County and New Braunfels to provide mutual assistance for fire and EMS services in Guadalupe County Each outside agency is paid for providing emergency serv ices in Guadalupe County New Braunfels receives about a year Darren Bnnkkoeter NewBraunfels fire marshal said time Guadalupe Coun ty officials became concerned about he amount of money See Page2A NBISD budget doesnt include any pay raises By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Monday night New Braunfels Inde pendent School District Board of Trustees will quiz administration on the connection between the proposed tax year change and next years budg et Although the board has had several opportunities at previous meetings to discuss both issues some trustees still have questions We havent had much budget dis cussion said Sandy Hill NBISD executive director of business services During the last workshops trustees have discussed the tax Trustees voted unanimously at the last regular meeting to postpone fur ther discussion on the proposed tax year change until their budget ques tions could be answered They might consider a vote May 10 Faced with a projected million deficit the board hired a consultant to recommend possible budget cuts one of which was changing the tax year to take advantage of current prop erty appraisals Superintendent Ron Reaves pro posed changing the tax year results in a net loss of He cut out of a See MBISD Page 2A BUDGET PUZZLE AT A GLANCE budget workshop Monday Education Center Board Room 430 W Milljjt TRUSTEE POLL Do you support the tax year change Randy Rust not sure Clark nor sure Johnson leaning toward supporting the change Jorge Moldonado yes Flshar yes Bigqadlka did not return calls for comment Lee Edwards did not return calls for com ment Former councilman Robert Kendrick dies By Dylan Jim6nez Staff Writer Former New Braunfels Councilman Robert Ken drick died early Saturday morning after fighting can cer several months Kendrick repre sented District 4 which includes the Gruene area He came here from Houston to retire because of the areas beauty and became active in the community to protect the rivers For him and his wife Betty he Robert Kendrick Full obituary PA6E3A designed and built a house almost on his own Knowing the pancreatic cancer had finally defeated him he spent the last month or more of his life in the home look ing out at the waters of the Guadalupe River During his life he was a bird watcher an intellectual a boy scout an athlete an architect a sculptor and painter a business owner a politician and family man He was always an excel lent said Bob Kendrick Kendricks oldest son He was very support ive in whatever we wanted to Kendrick was Bobs best friend and hero He also was involved in his six childrens lives as a boy scout leader and coach Kendricks par enting and strong example will live on in Bobs two children he said While Kendrick was on council he was part of a recurring 43 split pit ting prochamber of com merce members against antichamber members In 2000 Kendrick led a campaign that yielded signatures in support of an alcohol ban on New Braunfels rivers See Page 2A
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