New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, August 15, 2004

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

August 15, 2004

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 15, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas THE SUNDAY AUGUST 15 2004 IERALDZEITUNG COUPONS SAVE OVER Shop and save with coupons from Walgreens Eckerds and other local retailers in Smart Source Page IB LIFE STRIKE UP THE BAND High school bands get an early start perfecting their ha If time routines Page 1C Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 Vol 153 No 237 26 pages 4 sections CLICK wwvr Preparing for the pupils DIDYOtJ KNOW School bus trans portation informa tion NBISD CISD Customer Service Center hotline open 5 to 9 Monday through Friday through Aug 20 830 2212182 New 830 8851790 or 830 609 6703 San Antonio General tips for drivers to follow around school buses 1 Yellow over head flashing lights means the bus is about to pick up or drop off children 2 Red overhead flashing lights and the STOP arm extended means the bus is picking up or dropping off chil dren Stop your vehicle no closer than 50 feet of the bus Do not pass the bus Be aware of children crossing the road Proceed only after the lights are off 3 Emergency flashers on a bus mean you need to be aware of the bus and its surroundings It may be crossing railroad tracks Courtesy CISD DAVID Top Victor Ruiz readies school buses at the NBISD transportation offices Over the summer all buses were washed inside and out and the staff of mechanics performed necessary maintenance on the fleet Above Pat Baker hangs posters on freshly painted walls in her second grade classroom at Lone Star Elementary Friday morning As school begins Tuesday traffic safety a big concern By Leigh Jones Staff Writer As the sun breaks over the horizon Tuesday morning big yellow buses will take to the streets to collect children for the first day of school For drivers stuck behind the lumbering vehicles that stop almost every block it might seem like all students in the county use the schools Third grade bilingual teacher Martha Page unrolls a piece of carpet in her new classroom at Lone Star Elementary Friday morning Page moved to Lone Star this year from Seele Elementary transportation systems In fact 50 percent of Comal Independent School District students ride the bus and only 35 percent of New Braunfels ISD students take the yellow dog to school CISD Transportation Direc tor Joe Jones said trip time was a major factor in parents decision to put their children on the bus The length of the rides is one reason why kids dont ride the he said Our longest rides from the north part of Canyon Lake and the western tip of the district are two Larry Phelps NBISD trans portation director said low ridership on his buses was related to the location of the schools We have a lot of schools within walking distance of he said Students who live within two miles of their campuses are not eligible for bus service so their parents must chose Mary Cantu left Senaida Martinez and Juan Silva scrub a hallway at Lone Star Elementary Friday morning before applying wax to the floor to let them walk or drive them to school Bottlenecks chok ing the entrances to a number of schools indicate that many parents regardless of how close they live would rather shuttle their children than have them ride the bus One particularly congested area sits between three NBISD campuses Memorial Pri mary Memorial Elementary See SCHOOL Page 8A Partly cloudy High Low 89 64 Details3B DEAR ABBY 6C CLASSIFIEDS ID COMICS 4C CROSSWORD 4C FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 1B TV GRIDS Park could make citys airport take flight By Scott Mahon Staff Writer A feasibility study by Austinbased TIP Strategies projected a fully developed air port park in New Braunfels would generate jobs and million in yearly pay The study was commissioned by New Braunfels Utilities last year in antic ipation of attracting automotive suppliers to New Braunfels after Toyota announced it would build a new truck assembly plant in San Antonio Our definition of economic develop ment is the ability to create new private said Tom Stellman TIP Strategies president A diversified econo my is better than one that relies solely on tourism and Stellman presented phase one of the study Thursday to the NBU board NBUs CEO Paula DiFonzo recommended going ahead with phase two of the study but no action was taken The study will be pre sented to a joint meeting of the infra 4B board and city council In our opinion the business park mer its he said Its consistent with the airports master plan The city controls the property near tike airport The northeast San Antonio market including New Braunfels is the strongest market in the area and the infrastructure that would be needed is already planned In addition the airport location is convenient to I10 from Highway 46 which would allow truck traffic to avoid 135 All of these reasons justify we think moving forward with the See AIRPORT Page 8A Law officers to roundup unpaid fines By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Local law enforcement officials prepar ing for a September warrant roundup are warning wanted residents that its time to pay past due fines Sheriffs deputies New Braunfels police Department of Public Safety troopers and county constables will be working next month to close misdemeanor and felony warrants Comal County alone has more than million in outstanding unpaid warrants and Sgt MaxWommack sheriffs Warrants Division commander said his office would be collecting some of them soon If you have a warrant in Comal County See WANTS Page 8A Mayor didnt vote the way he wanted to on appraisal AT A GLANCE What New Braunfels City Council special meeting Whan Monday Munich j pal Building 424 j S Castell Ave i By Scott Mahon Staff Writer Although New Braunfels City Council voted to termi nate appraising the Comal County fairgrounds property Mayor Adam Cork said he would ask council to recon sider die vote Monday Councils 33 tie effectively terminated the appraisal process but Cork said he did nt vote the way he intended The motion was a nega tive he said The motion was to not continue the appraisal and I voted no when I intended to vote to Because the Comal County Fairgrounds property will either be designated a city park or donated to the Comal County Fair Association Cork said the value of the property wasnt a factor I would like an environ mental study done on the property and I think council agreed to do the environ mental Cork said In fact I think we owe it to the current users of the property to know if its safe or not and whether it would be safe to build a building on it in the Council hired a San Anto nio real estate appraisal firm hired to appraise the fair grounds property for So far the city has spent on the appraisal ;