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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 2, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Page 2 HERALDZEITUNG August 2005 Legislators mull scaledback version of school funding plan Coffee with the congressman AUSTIN AP A massive school funding overhaul could be trimmed significant ly as leaders began Monday to discuss a scaledback ver sion that funds textbooks and a teacher pay but doesnt offer promised tax relief to Texas With lawmakers sharply divided on how to restructure public education and the tax system that pays for Rick Perry indicated that hes willing to take what he can get even if that means no property tax I think any improvement that you make if you can get a half a loaf versus a full you generally take a slice or if you can get Perry Lawmakers have 19 days left in the second special ses sion this and already theyve rejected a House education spending an accompanying tax measure and a Senate edu cation While Perry and David Dewhurst still profess optimism that lawmakers can find a solution this ses Republican Speaker Tom who presides over the said he does nt have the votes in that chamber to pass a tax Several versions of a tax bill were intended to replace a portion of school property taxes with new consumer and business State law requires that any tax bill must originate in the I Craddick said some I louse members were studying a scaledback but theres a pretty hard core feeling in the House that they want the reforms in the bill that change public educa tion and they want property tax So if it didnt have either of those in I think itd be a tough Craddick a Senate com mittee began discussing another education spending plan that would make sweep ing changes to Texas K12 including a teacher pay raise and restruc turing the textbook adoption process to incorporate tech nology MANDY Congressman Henry second from holds a coffee talk meeting Monday at City attended by County Commissioner Greg Comal County District Attorney New Braunfels Fire Chief John Burke and Lyman Cuellar discussed federal support brought to Comal in excess of before opening the discussion to questions from CITY CONTINUED FROM Page 1 Spinks Proposal is winwin situation Silver State now wants the city to guarantee a mil lion bond to pay for the rest of the The bond payments would be made by Silver Airport Manager Andy Spinks said the proposal was a winwin situation for the This my budget was just under he This will have a tremendous impact on the If Silver State left before the bond was could we put another com pany in this facility Silver a charter with 21 training facilities around the opened its hel icopter flight school in New Braunfels this The first class of 48 students will be licensed as private pilots within the next 30 With their proposed facil Silver State plans to begin offering commercial such as charter scheduled flights and air taxi services from the air Silver State also plans to bring United States Customs Service operations to New giving them the ability to market the airport to flights from The proposed expansion GARBAGE CONTINUED FROM Page 1 Artists took an hour to piaint trash cans didnt give them any so it was really neat to see how they turned Laird Fourthgrader Autumn Bush and her classmates decided to cover their can with scenes of park We thought of things peo ple would do in Landa she Their can was covered with red and orange flames from a the white and blue of the Texas flag and a picture of a person walking a We had a lot of Bush nodding enthusiastical I thought it was weird to paint a trash can at but once we got I decid ed it was a good The young artists took only an hour to transform the boring can into something TEXAS CINEMA MARKETPLACE 12 651 Business IH 35 830 625 4400 park visitors would be happy to deposit their trash Other cans scattered throughout Landa Hinnemann Island and the Plaza are covered in flow Shapes and recogniza Braunfels larrd Although her original intent was to make the cans fun to look Laird said the project ended up being a way to keep the park areas Our maintenance crews have told me there is a signif icant reduction in the amount of ground litter on the she project will bring additional private investment to the Spinks told mem bers of City the 4B Board and the Airport Advi sory Aircraft manufacturer Renaissance Luscombe and Cessna Sales and Service have expressed interest in land lease deals with the air While excited about the economic development possibilities the airport expansion could Mayor Bruce Boyer said he was sure council would pro ceed with for want to see some more solid numbers before we commit the city to any bond he Her test case might be but Laird is con vinced the high visibility of the colorful cans help remind people to dispose of their trash Bush agreedwith Its much more fun to throw away trash in a can like she The 40 newly decorated cans have been such a hit Laird plans to hand over more boring cans to oth er local schools next People dont expect much from trash but these have certainly generated a lot of Laird Credit Cards Accepted at Box Concessions 4Bay Advance Tickets Now M Sato M lax Offles GafoOos GafoOtss LIVING ROOM TABLES oh amiture GaDsOos AUGUST 2005 SIDEWALK SALE 283 Seguin Downtown New Braunfels HONOR CONTINUED FROM Page 1 Award one of 6 top association honors motivate you to keep up with your Kolbe The recognition is most appreci Kolbe said he couldnt have earned it without the empha sis Comal County Sheriff Bob Holder places on crime pre vention and public outreach The fact that we are very proactive and involved in the community is because of the philosophy of Sheriff Holder Kolbe Its a good working Hes out there every day and has close ties to the commu and sees this program as a valuable community out The award is one of the associations six top wluch include recognition for conimunity news medja and officials who support crime In his Kolbe runs the crime prevention program for who in 2004 was rec ognized by TCPA as its Law man of the Year for his sup port of Kolbes Holder said he was happy to see Kolbe recognized at the state It was veiy well he Tim believes in crime prevention and he does very Holder said it was Kolbe who approached him some years ago about the need to develop a crime prevention program and the officer was Id never known a true crime prevention and Tim is the first Ive been associated Holder I knew he would be of value in the Hes in touch with the hes and hes a serv iceminded Kolbe takes pressure off by dealing with issues before they swell up to the level that they must go to the sheriffs Holder Years I would get calls from people who wanted me to come out and do these Holder As the years have gone by and the agency has Tim has built such a reputation in the community that they call Jnrri good for the agency and the very valu able to Another thing Holder appreciates about Kolbe is hes managed to enlist his in his The boy helps with demonstra tions and often fills in as McGruff the Crime Anthonys a good Holder I appreciate what he does although its certainly not expected and I really appreciate the father hood Tim Hes obviously a good father to his and I think its a good Kolbe is a member of the Alamo Area Crime Prevention Association one of nine branches of the The TCPA is a statewide organiza tion of crime prevention spe cialists dedicated to provid ing training to officers and civilians in TCPA encourages crime prevention by supporting cit izen involvement and partic ipation in law TEXAS LOTTERY SATURDAYLQITO Jackpot million PICKS 468 Lmjllipn MEGA MILLIONS 416232540 MB 22 MegaplierLl TEX AS TWO STEP 30311233BB9 13101423 Come by and tour one of our 6 operating Learn about health care options right in your Come and attend the New Braunfels Smvn it OPEN HOUSE August 2005 4PM 6PM Did you know that you dont need to go to a hospital for your outpatient surgery needs New Braunfels Surgical Center can provide you with a highquality and costeffective way to have 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