Wednesday, October 27, 2004

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 27, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas OCTOBER FOOTBALL Smithson Valley quarterback Zach Bailey is helping steer the Rangers toward the play Paga 7 A COUPON Lennox offering up to a rebate on purchase of home Page 2A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 298 16 2 sections CLICK j IE W Mostly I cloudy i High Low I 84 69 1 I DEAfcABBY COMICS FORUM 4A otrruAwts SA SPORTS 7A 7VOWOS N i i L M 2year contract with chamber approved By Scott Mahon Staff Writer The New Braunfels Infra structure and Improvement 4B Corporation unanimous ly approved a twoyear con tract for economic develop ment with the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Com The contract is effective and is for In the 4B corporation signed a twoyear contract with the chamber for eco nomic The chamber received First of several worker grievance hearings held By Ron Malonay Staff Writer The City of New Braunfels Tuesday conducted the first of a number of grievance hearings for street depart ment workers fired in August and A representative of the League of United Latin Amer ican Citizens who attended the hearing said he found out for the first time Tuesday that former Assistant City Manag er Don Ferguson taped inter views with the workers dur ing the investigation that led to the The hearing was conducted at the request of Santiago Jimmy a sign tech nician fired by City Engineer Mike Short 20 for alleged violations of personnel poli cies pertaining to city equip ment and insub personal use of city resources and making a false statement of material fact in a departmental inves I was an advocate for Jimmy Alejos said One of the things I discovered during cross examination during the pres entation that Ferguson and Short See Page 3A Sports Roundup MttictidiiiaiidmnilotlttHiRM By Scott Mahon Staff Writer After Owens Corning closed the main entrance to its plant on FM truck ers began using East County Line Road to get to the plants loading But years of truck traffic have taken its toll on the narrow asphalt and residents along the road are trying to get something done about Gordon and Sandi Geren have lived on East County Line Road 9 and Mon day the Gerens and a hand ful of their neighbors plead ed their case with the New Braunfels City which approved the first reading of an ordinance that See Page 2A approximately a year in and 2003 from the 4B corporation for eco nomic In November the 4B board signed a oneyear con tract with the chamber for The chamber con tributed an additional Chamber President Michael Meek said 72 percent of the city discuss weight limit for road increase in the amount of the contract was for new eco nomic development Seventytwo percent of the See Page 3A WEATHER DELAYS DAVID NBISD Director of Facility Management Dary New Braunfels Middle School Principal Demetria Cummins and Job Superintendent Ray Valdez discuss plans for finishing up work at the school under a soonto becompleted covered walkway Tuesday district tries to keep the students away from the under construction areas as much as Weather prolongs work on 2 NBISD projects By Leigh Jones StaffWriter From her front Janie Macredie has a good view of the new parking lot in front of Carl Schurz Elementary Despite having to listen to jack hammers and saws and the rum ble of dump trucks driving up and down her Macredie is not unhappy about the construction or the fact that it is 90 days behind I think theyve done a good job with the even though its taken longer than she The delays are understand able with the weather weve Paul one of Macredies is not as After listening to New Braun fels Independent School District Facilities Manager Daryl Stoker update trustees on the status of all 1999 bond Lane took the administration to task for project worker time mismanage ment and safety issues at Carl Schurz and New Braunfels Middle Based on how these projects are people I know dont want to approve any other bond he warned Lanes complaints might have ruffled some but they also got some things Carl Schurz Principal Merry White said the construction job site superintendent made some mod ifications to increase even though she never saw any safety Our construction company is very safety she We have safe even with modified traffic I havent had one student veer off of See Page 2A CNDYOU CONSTRUCTION DELAYS Parking lot at Carl Schurz Elemen tary 90 days behind I New Braunfels Middle School walkway 167 I Both began in 2002 and are expected to be finished by spring break 2005 Zech named deputy city to start 1 New Braunfels City Attorney Charlie Zech brings per sonai items into bis new office at the municipal building Thursday He will occupy the office of former Assistant to the City Manager Don By Scott Mahon StaffWriter In the absence of an assistant city the New Braunfels City Coun cil approved naming City Attorney Charlie Zech deputy city Oty Manager Chuck Pinto said coun cil approved the position in executive session Although Zech will remain city attor Pinto said Zech would assume additional supervisory responsibilities over several city includ ing finance and the city secretarys Former Assistant City Manager Don Ferguson accepted the city managers position in Rollingwood in the Austin area whose annual salary was was assistant city manager since December Zechs salary was bumped from to Monday by coun Pinto said Zech would assume his additional duties but that Zechs additional duties were not intended to replace Fergusons Were not replacing Dons he But all of this came out of our goals and were simply trying to upgrade several depart Pinto said other departments were reorganized last With almost 400 city we wanted to beef up the personnel he So we promot ed Liz Hancock to personnel manag Zech and Assistant City Attorney Mario Gutierrez will occupy offices See Page 2A BLUEBONNET MR 7UO VfHICltS IN STOCK vJctrj i t