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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 26, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas                                Page July 2005 YOU PROPOSED BUDGET I General Fund ad valorem million I Road Fund million I Indigent Health Care million I Debt service million I All other funds million I Total million TIMELINE I 4 County Judge Danny Scheel will present his recommended budget to com It will be on display at the County Clerks Office and in the libraries located within the I 25 Commissioners will conduct public vote on changes to Scheels proposed budget and adopt I 8 The countys 2006 tax rate will be BUDGET CONTINUED FROM Page 1 Departments asked to shave 10 percent off budgets above projected rev A penny on the countys tax rate runs about under the newest budget wliich means the county is still facing a cent increase in its tax Im very and Ive asked each department head to cut their budgets by 10 Scheel That would save about and wed still be We have a long way to who has often praised the countys managers for their ability to keep costs to a knows what he is asking could in many cases be But everywhere he he he sees very diffi cult choices Precinct 4 Commissioner Jan Ken nady will be one of the four votes that rejects or changes Scheels under stands it will be tough going for already strapped Its a nofluff budget in many Kennady I mink its asking a but the department heads will certainly do their Theyre a good group of no doubt about and Ive already heard from several who say theyll scrape it to the bone even more than it already The cuts are made even more dif Kennady by whats hap pened to some of the countys fixed costs over the past Fuel and office supplies have both seen sub stantial price increases over the past she Its very difficult to go down 10 percent when office supplies or gas have gone up 5 Ken nady When we talk about a 10 percent its really a 14 percent to 15 percent cut in some Kennady said she believed it admirable to try to do everything possible to save what money the county But this she another issue the county faces is trying to find a means to help its employees face their own increased No raise has been added to the but commissioners spoke during die hearings of a 5 across theboard costofliving increase for all county employees and elected The judge and I think commissioners court we need to give Kennady Were trying to squeeze out money so we can do MUSEUM CONTINUED FROM Page 1 Has not operated in the black for 2 years managed to create exhibits for to But the major such as those provided through its coveted affiliation with the Smithsonian Institu cost and How do we do that without community support he The National Endowment for the Arts was cut by 20 percent this past The money the Texas Commission on the Arts spends funding cultural organ izations was cut by Theres a trickle Gal lagher noting the muse um had so far never gotten the public support it TKe museum boardbelieves k would take 10 years to build rnusfeum again from Gallagher I hope some group will pick up the baton and carry Its a challenging thing to Gallagher like a can grow up to strangle the productive part of a com If we did fail and dont find a if theres a group of people trying to create some thing for the I hope the community can try to nur ture it enough to let it What became the New Braunfels Museum of Art and Music opened as the Hummel Museum in 1992 on Main Plaza in what is now the Com missioners Court It featured the largest collec tion in the world of the artwork of Sister Maria Innocentia a nun in World War II Her paintings of happy and innocentfaced children were later interpreted in plates and figurines that are famous around the In the museum and Comal County jointly pur chased the former savings and loan building at 199 Main The with its soaring ceilings and beautiful was not and the overhead involved in main taining it a month was breaking the The county operated the rear half of the facility as the Landa Office In August the muse ums lease on the Hummel col lection forcing the organization to change its It became the New Braunfels Museum of Art and It affiliated with the Smithsonian Institutions Cen ter for Folk Life and Cultural Heritage for access to its collec tions exhibits focused on Texas music and TEXAS CINEMA MARKETPLACE 12 651 Business Lp IH 35 N 830 625 4400 y Jl Late in officials discov ered that the building would need a new Our share of that was Gallagher We didnt have We just couldnt afford Comal which had a right of first refusal under its 1991 condominium agreement with the bought out the museums half of the build leaving the organization with a nest egg to start The deal with Comal Coun ty let the museum out of its prohibitively expensive down town facility and left it with enough operating capital to pay off debt and start The museum board looked for locations in downtown New In each either parking or the condition of the building was an So the looked to which it felt would be a natural fit for the Not everyone There was to be a smash grand opening at the end of May with concerts and a Smithsonian Institution exhibit on folk music icon Woody It just didnt work out that First came a yearlong legal What had started as a verbal agreement with the city turned into a permitting nightmare and then a lawsuit since tossed out of district court over A verbal understanding with city staff members that a build ing permit in the 1200 block of Gruene Road would be issued for a facility that included park ing for 75 cars fell apart when another Gruene property own er threatened legal The city recoiled from the and we needed 220 Gallagher The museum got the addi tional spaces by leasing Even with donated donated legal fees and the strong support of its commu nitybased board of the museum went over budget and stretched its resources to the very The 2002 flood and its after math caused financial prob lems for the Rivers Edge Restaurant adjacent to the forcing closure of the commercial business that was intended to help subsidize the museum through its In late December a local businessman who refused to allow his name be made public stepped in and guaranteed more than mil lion in helping negotiate a lease to reopen the restaurant as the Gruene River Grill and a deal that would reduce the museums debt and ultimately pay for its But the museum has not been able to operate in the black in the more than two years since it who joined the museum when it changed direction five years hasnt given but whatever hap pens when the doors he has no It was already closing To have survived five we have accomplished a great Theres no regret at Id do it all over PUBLIC NOTICE NewSound is proud to announce that Susan licensed hearing aid has joined our With more than 10 years Susan will be a valuable addi tion to the NewSound And to cele we are offering free inhouse repairs on any brand of hearing aid this week only parts Call for your appoint New Braunfels1324 near Rudys behind Los Cucos Restaurant 8306204327 San Marcos2108 Hunter 5123538877 Susan Kristoff Certified Hearing Aid Technician HOW TO CONTACT US HeraldZeitung 707 Landa New TX 78130 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 31 Six 6 One 1 Mail delivery outside Comal County in Texas Three 3 Six 6 One 1 Mai outside Texas Six 6 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 201 doug.toney@heraldzeitung.com Gary Managing Editor 220 gmaitland@heraldzeitung.com Valerie Business Manager 202 vshields@heraldzeitung.com Lisa Composing Manager 205 lschreier@heraldzeitung.com Henry Production Manager 214 Jeff Circulation 228 ifowler@heraldzeitung.com Neice Marketing 208 nbell@heraldzeitung.com Classified call 215 display call 208 call van wreck leaves 1 injured From staff reports A 22yearold San Antonio man escaped lifethreatening injury Monday when the van he was driving collided with an Amtrak rain on North Grape New Braunfels Police Craig Christopherson report ed the accident occurred at about when the driver of the who he did not failed to stop at the stop sign posted at the Evidence at the accident scene showed the driver attempted to but was unable to before the train rammed the 2005 Ford Econo line in the drivers side The van was spun around by the impact and struck the train again before coming to MANDY At Monday morning a DHL van stopped on the railroad tracks across Grape Street and was hit by an oncoming Amtrak There were 78 passengers and crew on the None were and the train was able to continue The who freed him self by climbing through die window of the was treat ed for his injuries at McKenna Memorial He was also cited for failing to yield the rightofway to the CLARIFICATION Sundays stoiy about the citys drainage ordinance said the developer of the pro posed Oak Creek Estates subdivision on Alligator Creek was not opposed to pay ing the per lot The story should have said knowledge of the required fee was not preventing the developer from proceeding with the sub divisions platting which would ultimately result in an payment to the TEXAS LOTTERY SATURDAY LOTTO Jackpot million 1721233334 30 BB WEDNESDAY LOTTO LflTltllV Jackpot million 1012303135 BB 2 MEGA MILLIONS 718273554MB34Megapiier3 PICKS Day 353 Night 626 TEXAS TWOSTEP 1111935 BB 35 CASH FIVE 18102329 HEALTH AWARENESS SCREENINGS I More than half of Americans dont know their cholesterol numbers I I I W ONE i COULD SAVE YOUR LI No Doctor Referral Requiredl Know Your Numbers Come See JULY 20 I JULY 27 Hid Country Natural Foods I 801 RR 2325 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