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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 21, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas If If JULY HERALD SPORTS VOLLEY TIME New Braunfels coach Phyllis Fowler helps the Unicorns get ready for school with a volleyball Page 6 GARDEN RIDGE WATER LAW Garden Ridge gets tough when enforcing restrictions on watering yards during daylight Page 2 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 209 12 1 section Cloudy High Low 94 73 Details DEAR ABBY CLASSIFIEDS COMICS CROSSWORD FORUM OBITUARIES SPORTS TV GRIDS 10 10 9 9 4 3 6 10 Legislature fails to reform school finance By April Castro Associated Press Writer AUSTIN Rick Perry called lawmakers back for another special session starting Thursday because they havent been able to finalize an agreement on a school funding Perrys call came Wednesday the final day of a 30day lawmakers were still struggling over whether to give final approval to a billion education spending They had already given up this session on passage of an accompanying proper ty tax relief bill after the House and Senate couldnt reach a We have a filibuster thats going to appear to run out the clock this Perry acknowledging the end of the current Perry said the chambers were close to agreements on both and he said he hoped the next special ses sion could end The session does not have to last all 30 The education bill which would increase pay for teach was set for a vote before the full House and Senate on State Carter RNew did not say specifically how she intended to vote an hour before the House reconvened See Page 3 Seguin killing suspect found in San Antonio By Bryan Kirk j Seguin GazetteEnterprise v SEGUIN A man wanted in connec tion with his wifes death was hit by an SUV early Wednesday morning as he attempted to run across Interstate 35 in San Eric Troy is charged with the killing of his Rachel Michelle Ander Seguin police investigators discovered Andersons body Tuesday wrapped up and stuffed under the bed in the couples apartment in the 1100 block of North King I Police declined to comment on what type of material Andersons body was wrapped Pnungr whopoHceeaidwas staying at the Deluxe Inn near suffered injuries to his head and He was taken to Brooke Army Medical Center where he was listed in stable condi Seguin police began their investigation after Andersons mother contacted police to report her daughter missing after not See Page 2 COMINGFRIDAY DESIGNING WOMEN Like the champs Children from the YMCA spend the day at the SBC Center in San Hurricane Emily causes little damage in Texas By Pam Easton Associated Press Writer SOUTH PADRE ISLAND Hurricane Emily continued pushing turbulent waves onto this resort bending palm trees and rocking parked vehicles Wednesday but the storm caused only min imal damage along Texas I think it was blown out of no pun intended of said tourist Brian We lost but we had a pretty good New Braunfels only caught the faintest hints of Emily as it flailed itself to death in north central Mexico with rain ranging from inches to half an inch around the Hill National Weather Service Meteorologist Cristy Mitchell reported the convective bands that brought rain north would dissi pate by and the storm would fall apart by It will still have obvious but the bulk of any remaining rainfall will be in the McAllen area and southward into Mitchell Everybodys See Page 3 Employees turn city hall from drab to wow By Leigh Jones StaffWriter The newly remodeled city hall with its modern colors and gurgling looks like it was created by a professional and expensive design A bright blue accent wall pro vides relief from the formerly beige The serviceable but wellworn linoleum flooring has been replaced with classy ceramic And the bulletin board clutter that formerly adorned both sides of the lobby has been replaced with a 32inch flatscreen moni flashing important announce ments in eyecatching The end result might look like the work of a but it was all conceived and completed by four city staffers now known affectionately as the Designing Legal Assistant Pattie Deputy City Secretary Ann Planning Technician Sam Sarske and Sanitation Department Sec retary Sandy Ellison began their second careers as afterhour designers while the city hall lobby was being remodeled to include new security I remember we were trying to match the beige paint because we have such a hodgepodge all through the building that none of them ever when 1 suggest ed we do something Sarske The women began going to lunch together and discussing the Ellison drew up a grid of the lob Photos by DAVID The Designing Women of city Pattie Sandy Sam Sarske and Ann conceived and completed the redesign of the lobby by and used moveable cutouts to see what plants and furniture would fit in the open We had so many great but we were afraid to ask because of budget Jenkins Instead of frowning on their ini City Manager Chuck Pinto was excited they were taking an active interest in improving their working The staff said they wanted to put on a more professional ap and I thought that was he It adds to our over all performance in our goal of serv ing the public See Page 3A Opponents question need to incorporate in Startzville DAVID Comal County 1 Commissioner Jack Dawson answers questions from concerned citizens on the pro posed incorporation of StartzvilleTuesday By Ron Maloney StaffWriter STARTZVILLE Anyone worried about being annexed by San Antonio probably shouldnt hold their breath in anticipation of that organizers of an informational meeting on incor poration Nearly 100 people attended the meeting Tuesday at Startz Voters will decide die issue at a spe cial election Noticeably absent from the meet ing were William organizer of the recent petition seeking to incor porate and attorney Paul who has been advising Wooley and other incorporation pro Reached at his Buckeyes Ice Wooley said he was asked WOULD YOU BE IMPACTED BSThe proposed Startzville city bound aries would include the historic town of which had about residents in the 2000 It would comprise about square miles and encompass the FM 2673 area up to Cranes following the lake shore southeast to Sunburst Road and then back to FM completing the B Startzville would become aType B city under the Local Government For map of proposed see page 3 not to attend the which was organized by Tom James Stead man and Pete all of whom serve on the board of the Canyon Lake Chamber of Wooley and those organizers are not here for a specific said See Page 3 American Born Brewed bienet thats still American