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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 14, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Page May County moves forward with courthouse restoration By Ron Malonay StaffWriter Comal County commis sioners voted Thursday to approve a contract with an architect for a million proj ect to restore the Comal County The with Volz and Associates of clears the way for work to begin on an application for a state historic preservation A schematic design required for that application is expect ed to come in Volz is also working on four smaller contracts con nected to the courthouse and the countys space including CAD drawings of the courthouse as it now a master plan for the the grant appli cation and a study of the countys current and antici pated needs for office space and If the restoration grant is approved lat er this con struction could begin in 2006 and be com pleted in 2008 at a projected cost to the county of about The which would require that employees be moved Danny Scheel from the courthouse into oth er would restore the exterior of the building to its 1930s The public areas of the interior would be restored to their original 1898 construction with a second floor district courtroom and commissioners courtroom on the first The project would be over seen on the architectural side A OConnell has would involve removing third floor offices and restor ing the former district court room to a twostory space with a specta tor The restoration would include a soaring center atri she as the structure was origi nally designed by renowned court house architect Riely In the courthouse cost about Volz would be paid 15 per cent of the contract stan dard for architects on such county officials about who has expressed concerns that the project would turn the courthouse into a tourist attraction that would be difficult if not impossible to work in agreed to work with the project after commissioners voted unani mously for it save for his dissenting The court Thursday gave the judge authority to appoint a project manager to repre sent the countys Officials could hire a build ing trade professional or could seek outside That issue was discussed for County Engineer ibm Hornseth acted as project manager on the county jail expansion several years ago a job that was fraught with He told the court that who ever had the job had to be available to be onsite very often if not all the time and that bringing in some one from outside to work the job full time would be opti Scheel suggested he pre ferred to appoint a county Sorry either you or someone in your depart Scheel Well appoint at a later Senate prepare to work out workers comp differences AUSTIN AP House and Senate made last minute maneuvers Friday on workers compensation legis lation as they prepared to send their bills to a panel of lawmakers to work out a The Legislature is trying to update a system that busi unions and doctors have long complained pro vides poor treatment for injured workers and costs too Texas has the thirdhighest workers comp costs in the nation and the highest rate of injured employees not returning to said Todd Its a complex There are many moving and we have to stay with our number one goal of ensuring that workers receive the type of care to which they are entitled and that our busi nesses can be competitive Staples The House leader of the legislation offered a similar view as the House tentatively approved the Senates work ers comp bill Mean the Senate approved the Houses But each chamber placed its own plan into the others bill The bottom line Two bills will be up for discussion when a select group of law makers from each chamber sits down to try to reach a final Its about the not the said Burt In some the House and Senate versions are They would create managed care style networks of doc tors like those in commercial health Legislative leaders bickering over school finance AUSTIN AP just two weeks left for legislators to reach a school finance agree new battles broke out Friday between House and Senate Negotiations between the two chambers had not yet begun Friday when leaders began to cherrybomb each other with criticisms both veiled and Republican House Speaker Tom Craddick chided his Sen ate counterparts for taking two months to finish the two school finance reform The he pointed finished their part by early In a written Craddick said it would be a challenge to reach a compro mise with such a short time left in the which ends May You have to raise an eye brow when you read the press said Republican David who presides over the If school reform and school finance reform dont its not going to be the Sen ates Craddick said the Senate tax plan could be found to be out of order because it does not fit with the intent of the legislation drafted by the It doesnt said Crad also a Dewhurst responded by pointing out House expendi tures that didnt necessarily fit with the stated Youve got to ask I wonder why theyre trying to distract things at the last minute Dewhurst Lets focus on getting togeth er and solving those The two sides appeared to have major hurdles to over come if education the biggest issue of the leg islative session is to be Both plans would boost public education funding by about billion over the next two years and would reduce property taxes by varying The chambers differ on how theyll raise new mon but have proposed an array of new and increased taxes on sales and On House members voted to reject the Senate ver sion of the taxgenerating leg islation after spending almost an hour debating what theyll allow their negotiators known as conferees to con MATTERS OF PUBLIC RECORD MUSEUM CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Exhibit highlights history of music the two American music fans were shocked to dis cover no exhibit covering the Texas staple had ever been With the blessing of the ACL producers and after a lot of hard including time spent in the famous studio filming a documen tary on the taping of Lovetts most recent per the museum was transformed into a replica of the ACL Its It looks just like the real said museum Public Rela tions Director Codey We even have the origi nal bleachers and the Austin skyline Before taking their seats in front of the visitors are guided past pictures of performers tak en during the last five AT A GLANCE What Austin City Limits Making Music Making His tory When Saturday through 7 Where New Braunfels MyseumjfArt jndJMusic How much for non Information Visit the muse ums Web site at years and multimedia kiosks presenting a time line with film footage of the shows highlights and two documentary Visitors can even have their picture taken in the spotlight and sit behind the knobs and switches in the replica control The exhibit runs through and will include special pro grams and events on The display also will fea ture ACL a series of the shows most popular archived perform TEXAS LOT1BIV SATURDAY Jackpot BB7 PICKS Day 345 Night 271 6252633 BB 4 CASHFIVE lyLEGA MILLIONS i3 2nd Saturday Bazaar on the Lawn Market Days plants and May 14 10 am 5 pm 653 Seguin 6089033 Next to Kraft Mobiletel ARRESTS Law enforcement officers in New Braunfels and Comal County arrested the following May John Walter Canyon David Joseph New driving while intox third or more Jesse William Crapse San theft between and criminal tres Anthony Darnell disobeying a police officer speeding 77 mph in a 65 mph zone terroristic Patrice New motion to adjudi while intoxicated wjth a passenger Harold Wayne Hayes New failure to identify as a fugitive from jus tice assault causing bodily Benito San motion to revoke while intoxi Juan Antonio El theft between and Heather Leigh Canyon theft by check between and Aleta Maria speeding 62 mph in a 40 mph zone driv ing while license suspended failure to maintain financial responsibility unrestrained child under Shawn Keith public Lucie San theft between John Michael New possession of less than 28 grams of a controlled penalty Katherine Annette driving while license Johnny New theft between and Jose Alonso New no drivers license no liability In Home SENIOR CARE HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS 5 Personal Care V Hourly Or 24 Hour Live In Care Meal Appointments Long Term Care Insurance Accepted 9 Free Consultation Bonded Insured 830 624T124 HOWTO CONTACT US HeraldZeitung 707 Landa New TX 78130 830 fax 830 6251224 Published on Sunday morn ings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Friday by the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung USPS 707 Landa or Drawer New Comal Texas Periodical postage paid by the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung in New Subscription rates Carrier delivered in Comal and Guadalupe counties Three 3 Six 6 One 1 Mail delivery outside Comal County in Texas Three 3 Six 6 One 1 Mail outside Texas Six 16 One 1 Postmaster Send address changes to the New Braunfels Drawer New Delivery problems Subscribers who have not received a newspaper by 6 Tuesday through Friday and by 7 Saturday and Sunday can call 830 Staff directory Doug Editor and Publisher Gary Managing Editor 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