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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 18, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas HLL fUK IT TT AUGUST HERALD Nfl SOtlTHUEST MICMPUBLISHERS 2627 E VANDELL DR HPflSOTX WO MM ZEITUNG SPORTS BACK IN CAMP Philadelphia wide receiver Terrell Owens returns to Eagles Page 5A FORUM COLUMN Dick Morris writes how Bush made a brilliant move in the nomination of Judge John Page 4 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 232 12 2 sections CLICK 8 cloudy High Low 99 75 Details 1B DEARABBY CLASSIFIEDS COMICS 21 CROSSWORD It FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 1A SPORTS BA TV GRIDS Limmer passes polygraph test By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Comal County deputy sheriff Jimmy Limmer passed the polygraph test he took Wednes day to prove he knew nothing about his wifes alleged involve ment in embezzlements at First Commercial Sheriff Bob Holder told the HeraldZeitung he was We know he is a man of and we knew it all he We just had to prove Hes now The questions Limmer answered during the test were designed to find out what he knew about his sit uation July well before she resigned from the bank July As far as Im its Holder Jimmy still has a tough road ahead of but all we can do is be here for With Limmers polygraph behind the sheriff said his department was through with its involvement in the If any local law enforcement See Page 3A AT A GLANCE First Commercial Bank an nounces New Braun fels branch has new replacing Lynn See story on Page 3A CISD to take closer look at bond issue By David Rupkalvis News Editor The Comal Independent School District Board of Trustees learned a lot more about a potential bond issue Wednesday but stopped short of agreeing to ask voters to approve the The bond could total up to million and trustees could decide to move ahead with a plan in a matter of In order to get an election before voters in the 8 general trustees would have to approve the bond package by While the bond would add increased debt to the it would likely have little impact on the districts tax Comal County residents pay per in assessed valuations to the meaning a home costs yearly in prop erty With some existing debt paid anticipat ed growth and increased property val Communications Director Kari Hutchi son said the tax rate could actually drop 2 cents next year even if the bond is It will have little or no impact on taxpay Hutchison Hutchison said the districts student pop ulation was expected to grow from this year to in The proposed bond has been on the draw ing board for almost a year as a citizenled planning committee worked to identify what the district needed to do to deal with rapid Comal ISD has been growing at a rate of 600 to 800 new students each the same number of students in an elementary Last the Strategic Planning Com mittee presented its findings and recom mendations to the Since trustees AT A GLANCE B What Update plans on the CISD bond issue 8 When 6 25 8 Where Comal Elementary 8 A second meeting is scheduled for 6 29 at Canyon Intermediate See Page 2A COMING FRIDAY ment for all wfthavariety A NEW START Photos by MANDY Rose remains seated as the rest of the Comal ISD school board rises to congratulate Marc Walker on his new posi tion as superintendent of the district after a 61 vote in his favor Wednesday Walker named CISD superintendent by 61 vote Bob speaks with Marc Walker Wednesday evening after the Comal ISD school board voted 61 to hire him as the districts new By David Rupkalvis News Editor Minutes after he was named superintendent of Comal Inde pendent School Marc Walker went to work as the district discussed a potential bond Walker was appointed superin tendent by a 61 ending an eightmonth process that saw trustees cut down a list of appli cants from 69 to just Walker comes to Comal ISD experienced with fastgrowth districts and especially with bond The former teacher and coach has served as deputy superintendent at Pflugerville ISD since During that he led two bond issues that were approved by Walker wont officially take the job until but he was active in the discussion Wednes This is my forte Walker Ive done this a Trustee Rose Cervin voted against Walkers saying she could not support any candidate without first seeing a contract outlining what the dis trict was Why are we approving a con tract we havent seen yet Cervin I requested a Board President Dan Krueger told Cervin that until the appointment was the board was unable to negotiate a He added that the final contract would be similar to the one former superintendent Nan cy Fuller See Page 2A Air traffic control tower construction hovering on 4B board donation AT A GLANCE I What Industrial Development Corporation meeting When City Hall Conference Room 424 Castell By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Construction on the new air traffic control tower at die New Braunfels Municipal Airport is set to begin in less than a month as long as the Industrial Devel opment Corporation 4B Board approves the money to pay the Board members committed to the project when it was proposed earlier this year and are set to approve million Thursday to make it a Once approved by the expenditure must be approved by city council before it can be Airport Manager Andy Spinks said the structure would go up quickly once construction Its a really short timeframe because its really just a big box with a glass room on the he It should be finished by By March Spinks anticipates planes will be landing at the air port with assistance from air traf fic The tower is just one part of an extensive plan to turn the citys airport into an economic development Current tenant Silver State Helicopters plans to spend million on new hanger and class room space and a fixed base operations center to increase its presence on the and its not the only company eyeing New Braunfels for business investment Greater New Braunfels Cham ber of Commerce Economic Development Corporation Direc tor Rusty Brockman said the city continued to see a lot of interest in the airport As part of plans to expand the See 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