New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, April 27, 2005

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

April 27, 2005

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 27, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas WITHUF8T 2627 E VftMDELL DR PASO TX 7990 APRIL 27 2005 SPORTS ON TO STATE New Braunfels tennis players Hendrie and AshleyTurpin advance to state Page SB INSIDE SHIELD LAW State Carter Casteel signs on as supporter for law that would protect news Page 2A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 137 16 2 sections CLICK 5O0 D Sunny High Low 84 65 Details 2B DEAR ABBY BB CLASSIFIEDS M COMICS 3B CROSSWORD 3B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 5A TV GRIDS M Smithson Valley could get new principal By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Smithson Valley High School will have a new principal Thurs if Comal Independent School District Superintendent Nancy Fuller likes what she sees during this weeks Based on the recommenda tion of a campusbased com mittee of teachers and Fuller will sit down with three or four candi dates and make her final rec ommendation to the school The left without a principal last July after Brad Williams left for Jud son has operated under the direction of Campus Man ager Jim Rodrigue for the entire 200405 school an assistant prin cipal under said he never was interested in suc ceeding his boss full time because he did not have the proper certification for an administrators Going back to school at my age would have been he Im just looking forward to helping the new principal get settled in A lot of people get nervous at but I think its Although Rodrigue said he did not know what would hap pen to him once the new leader District Communica tions Director Kari Hutchison said she expected him to return to his assistant principals a place he will retake with more experience than when he left See PRINCIPAL Page 3A AT A GLANCE H What Comal Independent School District board meeting When 6 Thursday H Where Can yon High School Amendment would alter term limits By Scott Mahon 2 StaffWriter jj Tenn limits that limit a per Son from serving no more man two consecutive terms in office would be changed if voters support Proposition 5 on the May 7 The city charter currently restricts elected city officials no more tiian two consec iitive threeyear and po more than three terms jduring a If Proposition 5 would allow Selected city officials three consecutive threeyear Supporters say that three terms would allow elected officials to be more clofnmunity but Ive been in cities that do it both said City Manager Chuck Some cities that dont have term limits believe as a com munity that it takes awhile to become an effective coun and if voters dont like the job theyre they can vote them The opposing argument would be that too many terms in ENDORSEMENT see who the Herald Zeitung endorses in the District 5 council see page 4A office would allow a partic faction city out the electorate can always vote them District 3 Councilwoman Gale Pospisil believes serv ing three consecutive terms would not only show support from ones constituents but also allow the elected official to be a more effective Mayor Adam Cork said the See LIMITS Page 7A COMINGSUNDAY A closer look i i Adam Cork and Bruce Boyer explain why they should be the next mayor of New Third times the charm for appraisal caps By Brand Grissom Associated Press Writer AUSTIN A measure meant to safeguard property tax cuts by limiting the amount of revenue local governments can take in without voter approval passed die House on the third try This bill will protect tax It will make homeown ership more It will create greater transparency and clarity in government at both the local and state lev said Carl a Lub jjock Republican who spon sored the a major part of Rick Perrys tax reform Isetts truth in taxation pro posal struck out twice in the last two and passage required some The 8065 vote Tuesday was victory for who has promised tax reform for more than a Passage of the Truth in Tax ation initiative is a major victo ry for Texas Perry The Truth in Taxation initiative ensures greater accountability to the Instead of being stuck in the passengers taxpayers will finally have their foot on the brake when government grows too Opponents say Isetts 5per cent cap on annual revenue increases would hamstring the ability of local officials to gen erate money for services such as police and fire They also claim it does not account for unique budget challenges in each of the states 254 counties and more than See CAPS Page 3A GIVING THEIR All Photos by DAVID Rainbow Room chairwoman Deana and board member Sandy Perry package up disposable diapers Tuesday board memberTerrithompson sorts through items inside the Rainbow Volunteers make a difference in childrens lives By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Packing boxes full of dia pers and arranging shelves full of childrens toys is Deana Frontzs The routine activity helps her make peace with the Some of my earliest child hood memories are of my brother being she Thats what motivates me to help these Frontz is one of 15 volun teers who make up the Comal County Child Welfare an organization supporting child abuse victims served by the local Child Protective Ser vices Sitting in the middle of the Rainbow a large closet in the CPS building stacked floor to ceiling with supplies for children and Frontz said the children her efforts helped were like Working with the Child Welfare Board helps me to help my brother in a way I couldnt when I was she It helps me make a dif ference Every Frontz spends roughly 10 hours keeping up with the Rainbow Rooms inventory and shopping for new The boards fundraising efforts also go toward helping provide extras for children in foster Our work is special because it helps build chil drens said psy chologist and CWB member Terri We can give them things they wouldnt be able to have like prom football uni forms or money for a Board member Susan Sonier saying it was comforting to know her efforts See VOLUNTEER Page 2A City moves closer to permit only parking in two areas By Scott Mahon StaffWriter Residents in two river recreation neigh borhoods came one step closer to getting parking by permit approved before the summer tourist When finally the new ordi nance would be effective May 1 through and would give homeowners two free parking permits and two addi tional visitor parking permits for Homeowners could also apply for addi tional permits for special like by applying for them with the city A refundable deposit would be Permit parking would be required from 8 to 8 in two areas Area which includes both sides of East Lincoln Street from its intersection with South Union Avenue easterly to the end of the street both sides of South Washington Avenue from its intersec tion with East Lincoln Street to its inter section with East Mather Street both sides of Cross River Street from South Union Avenue to South Washington Avenue and die east side of Soutii Union Avenue from the intersection of East Mather Street to Cross River Area which includes botii sides of East Mather Street from die intersection of South Union to South Central both sides of East Basel Street from the inter section of South Union Avenue to South Central Avenue both sides of East Dit tlinger Street from the intersection of South Washington Avenue to Soutii Cen tral Avenue both sides of Heinen Lane from the intersection of Soutii Union to Soutii Washington Avenue both sides of East Soutii Street from the intersection of See PARKING Page 7A THIS IS YOUR BEER ;

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