Thursday, April 7, 2005

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 7, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Page HeraldZeitung Serving New Braunfels anil Carnal County since founded1B52 New Braunfels Herald was founded The two papers merged in 1957 and printed In both German and English until Managing Editor Editor and Publisher Circulation Director Advertising Director Operations Director News Editor Gary Maltland Fowlar Bell Vllma LlnarM David Rupkatvli Lawmakers must not reject gambling as a school funding option The El Paso Times on school finance and gam bling Texas legislators should be careful before dis missing possible methods of funding the states public Nothing should be off the including gam when it comes to considering how to raise money for Texas The importance of a good education cannot be But the education system must receive ade quate and equitable and thats what the Legislature is wrestling over during this Its not yet time to summarily discard income there are moral and practical argu ments against receiving money from But there are arguments against other More than 20 gambling proposals are before but GOP and Democratic leaders united in saying they dont want an expansion of Expansion of gambling might get voted and if it But it deserves to be thoroughly as equally as such proposals as a state income payroll sin taxes and sales tax Rick Perry was talking about existing illegal gambling and video slotmachine legislation when he perhaps The idea that were not going to have any gambling in I is a fairy We need money for Thats the over whelming Lets not cheat ourselves out of considering every practical means of acquiring that TODAYJN HISTORY By The Associated Press Todays Highlight in History On April Union forces led by Ulysses Grant defeated the Confederates at the Battle of Shiloh in On this date In an audience in New York saw an image of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover in the first successful longdistance demonstration of In Italy invaded Less than a week Italy annexed In during World War American planes intercepted a Japanese fleet that was headed for Okinawa on a suicide In auto pioneer Henry Ford died in Dear at age In the World Health Organization was In the General Assembly elected Dag Hammarskjold of Sweden to be secretarygener In the United States recovered a hydrogen bomb it had lost off the coast of ELECTION 2006 Guidelines for electionrelated submissions During the campaign period leading up to the May 7 the HeraldZeitung will accept letters to the editor and guest columns that deal with issues that are important to readers and The newspaper will not run any letters or columns that endorse any candidate in any of the The cutoff date for receiving any electionrelated letters or guest columns is 5 April No letters or columns received after this deadline will be Wtetrrihq toffrtid LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Councils proposed drainage fee a slap in face of senior citizens This letter is a tax alert to the senior citizens of New Our city council is about to impose a new tax on our seniors and on our disabled homeown The council first declared a tax war against our senior citizens in They opposed and fought against the tax freeze on the homes of our senior The council lost that war when 70 percent of the voters overrode its opposition and passed the tax freeze last only five months after the tax freeze the council has declared another tax war on our Their declaration of war is a new city ordinance to impose a drainage utility tax on every senior citizen home in New In order to circumvent the tax council is calling this new drainage tax a drainage utility This political ploy will allow the council to override the tax This new drainage utility tax will be levied on every home and business in New Braunfels and will appear on your NBU monthly Mayor Adam Cork has mentioned a tax of per month per household per Our city council is obviously thumbing its nose at the citizens who voted for the tax freeze last Their contempt of the New Braunfels voters borders on the unbeliev Now is the time for you to contact your city council member and demand that they honor the wishes of our New Braunfels Wayne Rudolph New Braunfels Lack of organization hampers work of archives and museum In Iris at that time archivist of the Sophienburg Archives at Coll asked us my and me to translate and index the local history from the German language Neu Braunfelser which began in giving assistance to this project were Ann Ann Myrtle Nowotny and After the archives moved downtown to the old city hall building on Seguin we contin ued this work until the archives closed in 2003 for the move back to West Coll Through those fellow volunteers included Iris Ann Becky Clyde Alice Michelle Nettie Jean Ethel Vivian Howard and Mary Adele Tom and Nancy Al and Jutta Betty Skipper John Vernon Everett Connie Krause and The efforts and diligence of these dedicated and experienced employees and vol unteers resulted in a centralized source of local historical Many writers and both local and have used the archives for facts and includ ing Rosemarie Gregory for Looking if from their the Sophien burg Archives and the Sophienburg Museum had been organized as two independent and separate the current misadventure could not have CarlSaur New Braunfels Going backward isnt the kind of motion city should want In the 30s and there was a veryr effective train crossing guard on San Antonio arid Hill Kelly stayed in the depot all day and posted train times on a blackboard on the out side wall of the When a train was due to pass through he would take a long pole with a stop sign at the top and go to the middle of the street and stand there to halt It The train whistles were not so loud as they are They were of a lower pitch and not so The million that the 4B board is loaning this factory to relocate in New Braunfels is the height of Loaning money is but interest free Give me a break One of the favorite phrases of council and the mayor is that has already been put in It is a great stalling Works for years and I have also observed that going backward is The city and county are to be commended for nearly eradicating those pesky wildflowers from the Loop and the River They year after mowed them down before they could go to They have almost accomplished their objective in ridding us of these If you see any stray ones that escaped the mow let some one know so they can be promptly dealt Betty Meckel New Braunfels United States Qovarnment PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH 1600 Pennsylvania NW 20500 SENATE KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON Russell Senate Office Building Room 284 20510 Telephone 202 2245922 Fax 202 2240776 Web Send emails through Web SAN ANTONIO OFFICE 145 Duncan Suite 120 San Antonio 78226 Telephone 210 3402885 Fax 210 3496753 JOHN CORNYN Russell SenateHart Room 517 20510 Telephone 202 2242934 Fax 202 2282856 Web Send emails through Web AUSTIN OFFICE 221 West Sixth Suite 1530 Austin 78701 Telephone 512 4696034 Fax 512 4696020 SAN ANTONIO OFFICE 600 Suite 210 San Antonio 78205 Telephone 210 2247485 Fax 210 2248569 CONGRESSMAN LAMAR SMITH Rayburn House Office Building Room 2184 20515 Telephone 202 2254236 Fax 202 2258628 Web address Send emails through Web SAN ANTONIO OFFICE 1100 NE Loop Suite 640 San Antonio 78209 Telephone 210 8215024 Fax 210 8215947 HOW TO CONTACT Texas Government GOVERNOR RICK PERRY State Room Box 12428 Austin 78711 Telephone 800 8435789 Fax 512 4631849 HOUSE CARTER CASTEEL 254 Mill New Braunfels 78130 Telephone 830 6270215 Toll Free 866 6874961 Fax 830 6278895 WHILE IN AUSTIN Box 2910 Austin 787682190 Telephone 512 4630325 Fax 512 4739920 Email address SENATE JEFF WENTWORTH 1250 NE Loop Suite 720 San Antonio 78209 Telephone 210 8267800 Fax 210 8260571 WHILE IN AUSTIN Telephone 512 4630125 Fax 512 4637794 Email address JUDITH ZAFFIRINI Box 627 Laredo 780420627 SAN ANTONIO OFFICE 12702Toepperwein Road San Antonio 78233 Telephone 210 6570095 Fax 210 6570262 Monastery hosts 40 US congressmen attending funeral ARGUS HAMILTON Argus Hamiltons daily column of jokes on the news is carried in more than 100 newspapers across he United States and is also read and heard by millions on the He can be reached him by email Peters Cathedral will host 200 world leaders Friday for Pope John Paul IIs The funeral will be televised Friday live from The pope is the highest ranking priest in the Roman Catholic His Protestant equivalent is the commissioner of Texas High School The White House announced Tuesday a fiveperson official delegation would go to Congress sent 40 members to attend the popes It is so crowded in Rome the con gressmen will stay overnight in a local Barry Bonds received a thun derous oneminute standing ovation Tuesday on opening day in San Francisco despite steroid All they care about is Dont ask how many San Franciscans begged John Kerry to bulk up enough to carry Jane Fondas autobiography My Life So Far came out Her courage is inspir In the last she dis cusses her recent decision to undergo breast reduction which is a med ical procedure known in Los Angeles as House Judiciary Chairman Jim Sensen brenner asked for criminal prosecution of indecent broadcasters Its If Republicans want to see Hugh Hefner in handcuffs all they have to do is turn on the Playboy Rudy Giulianis aide said Monday the former mayor hasnt the time to run for senator or Hes up to some No one wants to say what office hes running but hes been celibate for five days and hes forgiven all his The Gallup Poll released Monday said most American Catholics want women eligible to be priests and want priests to be able to They also want birth control If the conclave were held in the next pope would be Teri House Majority Leader Tom DeLay hired three lawyers plus a crisis consult ant to help him survive ethics Every day its a new The latest charge is that hes so crooked he has to screw his pants on every Saddam Hussein was forced Tuesday to watch on television as the Iraqi parlia ment chose a new Its The Pentagon is hoping if Saddam has to watch enough CSPAN maybe he will crack and reveal where he hid the Dooms day Pope John Paul II opposed stem cell research to cure his Parkinsons disease due to church Protestants feel If stem cells could cure the common there would be stem cell vending machines next to the ball Major League Baseball suspended Tampa Bays Alex Sanchez for steroids Sunday even though he hit only four homers in four The report is obvi ously It also accuses him of trying to acquire nuclear weapons and stockpil ing mustard The Iraqi National Assembly compro mised Saturday and elected a Sunni Arab as parliamentary His two deputies are a Kurd and a The idea is to show the Disney Board of Directors that it doesnt always have to end in The Minuteman Project claimed suc cess after 18 Mexicans were caught Sun day in Unfortunately the volun teers were recruited over the The last thing the government needs right now is another set of naked prison er Los Angeles saw gas prices hit three dollars per gallon for unleaded premium This kills the vacation The Auto Club just recommended LSD and birth control pills for people who want to take a trip without the kids this Ed McMahon last week began promot ing his new book about his rollicking times with Johnny The announc er was a steadying influence on the McMahon only drinks on special like when he sees wall towall Bill it was announced will speak next month at a Lancaster Chamber of Commerce dinner in Penn Its the former presidents first visit to Amish Hide the the farmers daughter is in the next The White House got an intelligence report Thursday saying Iraq was not ever a terrorist threat but Iran clearly How No one wants to admit that the invaded Iraq because President Bush is too vain to wear read ing