Wednesday, July 27, 2005

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 27, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas CANYON LAKE MORE HOMES More than 200 homes will be built in the upscale Ensenada Shores Page 5A BACK IN SPACE TAKING FLIGHT As the Space Shuttle Discovery heads back to NASA watches close ly for Page 2A Serving New Braimfels and Comal County since 214 14 2 sections CLICK 5O0 WWW Partly Cloudy High Low 94 71 Details2B DEAR ABBY 8A CLASSIFIEDS 4B COMICS 3B CROSSWORD 3B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 6A TV GRIDS 8A CISD trustees pick superintendent finalist By Melissa Johnson StaffWriter The Comal Independent School District Board of Trustees has named a superintendent Marc the deputy superintendent of Pflugerville was named the sole finalist for the CISD superintendent position by unanimous vote in a regular meeting Tuesday Pflugerville deputy chosen to lead district Through a series of closed door interviews over the last five the hoard narrowed the superintendent pool from 69 I am appreciative and excited mat the Comal school board has chosen me to be a part of this school district and the commu Walker said in a press release released by Comal I embrace the opportunity to work with the Comal ISO com munity in solving issues and cre ating a culture in which all stu dents will be Community meetings with the superintendent are planned for 8 and The district has not released the times and locations for the The meetings will allow par ents and teachers to learn more about Walker during the state 21day waiting peri od before his official appoint Dan the president of the said he was thrilled with the decision the board Were he is a great Krueger We cant wait to introduce him to our con Hes just a See Page 3A CISDTrustee Dan Krueger A BATTLE IS BREWING Startzville residents debate plan to incorporate By Ron Maloney StaffWriter STARTZVILLE The organiz ers of a petition to incorporate the Startzville area fielded questions posed by residents at an informa tional meeting Tuesday William owner of Buck eyes House who circulated a petition seeking to incorporate the and attorney Paul who has advised attended a second meet ing in as many weeks to explain their viewpoints and why they felt like incorporation could be a good Startzville voters will decide the incorporation issue in a 10 special election called by county officials in response to the peti which contained 62 If voters choose to a second election will be called to choose a mayor and five aldermen to operate the city government of what would become a Type B Municipality under the Texas Local Government If incorporat a city of Startzville would be organized in a form similar to Bul verde or Garden More than 160 people attended Tuesdays which was sometimes punctuated by ap loud derisive comments and statements about but mostly against incorpo The meeting was called by Tom James Steadman and Pete all of whom are business men and members of the Canyon Lake Chamber of Early Swearingen addressed why he and Wooley werent at the first Their absence had been interpreted by some to sug gest they had something to Swearingen said they had chosen DAVID A less than happy John Buchanan questions William Wooleys motives for wanting to incorporate Startzville at the second meeting held at the Startz Cafe over the controversial not to attend the first meeting because its organizers had specif ically asked them not to while they compiled a list of questions about incorporation to present to Woo Were not trying to sneak this in on Swearingen assured the which packed the historic cafe regarded as the center of the Wooley and I were both prepared to I was not invited to Wooley I was asked by Proctor not to Swearingen said he and Wooley would also attend the next meet if Proctor assured him they would Swearingen described the two years Wooley has considered incorporation and the work that went into bringing the question to a Wooley is not the sole See Page 2A Proposed boundaries for the city of Startzville Mayor Search for city manager could take sk months By Leigh Jones StaffWriter The search for a new city man ager began Monday when city council voted to hire Ralph Ander son and Associates to find a re placement for outgoing Manager Chuck Mayor Bruce Boyer said RAA was a logical choice because of its history with the Were familiar with them and vice versa since they were the ones who found Chuck for he They were also the least expen sive which was Although the search firm will begin its process right Boyer said he did not expect to have a permanent manager in place for another six In the the mayor is unsure what council will do for an Pintos last day at city hall is Weve discussed the but we havent made a decision Boyer We also have not ruled anything Council members could ask a current city staffer to take over some of the managers duties tem or they could hire an out sider on a monthbymonth RAA will begin the search for a permanent city manager by inter viewing each council member to find out what qualities they want to see in the Based on the information we give they will gather poten tial applicants and cull them to what we are looking Boyer Then we will get a smaller group of resumes to look See Page 3A City council cuts funding for civic center expansion By Leigh Jones StaffWriter The New Braunfels Civic Center expan sion is moving ahead fullsteam but for slightly less money than originally expect After retaining RVK Architects Monday to proceed with soliciting designbuild serv ices for the council members expressed interest in seeing the projects bottom line I would personally like to see it come in at less than Mayor Bruce Boyer said Two or three of us said we would like to see the cost In city council approved an million budget for the proposed expan With the help of money from the Industrial Development Corporation 4B Board and Hotel Occupancy Tax the city has raised almost million so If RVK can reduce the cost coun cil would not need to consider pitching in money from the citys general See Page 3A COMINGWEDNESDAY Horses galore The Diaz family has turned a love for horses into more than just a Legislators reject school tax measures By Kelley Shannon Associated Press Writer AUSTIN The Texas after ran corous debate and major changes to a multibilliontiollar school funding vot ed down the measure and accompanying tax legislation Although the move appeared to spell trouble for the special legislative session called by Republican Rick anoth er school spending bill remained pending in the The 1 louse could still consid er a similar tax bill this The tax bill was intended to provide school property tax relief and replace it with an array of It in large part reflected a proposal Perry made earlier this This was the governors We worked on massaged it as much as we To be quite we didnt get said See Page 3A