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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 16, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas                                Page6A 16 2005 UPDATES Tracking the news Police following tips after callin night LAST WE KNEW New Braun County Crime Stoppers and the under cover officers of the Comal County Metropolitan Nar cotics Task Force conducted a turn in drug dealers callin in honor of Red Rib bon LATEST Officers received a number of calls and are investigating NEXT Watch the Herald Zeitung for reports of any arrests related to the 270 walkers take part in walkfest LAST WE KNEW The New Braunfit Walkfest and Health Fair was Participants took a stroll around the city as part of NewBraunfits effort to encourage active LATEST The event brought out 270 Rollback group collects signatures LAST WE KNEW A group of taxpayers led by Doug Kirk was working to get sig natures to force an election to roll back Comal Countys new tax LATEST Petition workers got 700 signatures on Elec tion bringing their total to just above the halfway NEXT The deadline for get ting signatures is NBISD releases drug test results LAST WE KNEW New Braunfels ISO officials said less than 1 percent of students tested positive during random drug tests this LATEST NBISD has released the exact Four students tested positive for drug use out of 400 Senate Republicans reject Democratic call for Iraq timetable WASHINGTON AP The GOP controlled Senate rejected a Democra tic call Tuesday for a timetable for with drawing troops from Iraq but urged President Bush to outline his plan for the successful completion of the mission in a bill reflecting a grow ing bipartisan unease with his Iraq The overall adopted shows a willingness to defy the presi dent in several ways despite a threat ened It would restrict the tech niques used to interrogate terror ban their inhuman treat ment and call for the administration to provide lawmakers with quarterly reports on the status of operations in The bill was not without victories for the including support for the military tribunals Bush wants to use to try detainees at the prison in Guantanamo Yet even that was with language letting the inmates appeal to a federal court their designation as enemy combat ants and their The Senates votes on Iraq showed a willingness even by Republicans to question the White House on a war thats growing increasingly unpopular with Polls show Bushs popularity has tumbled in part because of public frus tration over a war that has claimed the lives of more than American Senate Democratic leader Harry said the outcome was a vote of no confidence on the presi dents policies in Republicans acknowledged that there need to be changes he But Senate Majority Leader Bill trumpeted the chambers rejection of die Democratic call for a withdrawal It is an absolute repudiation of the cutandrun strategy put forward by the Frist The fate of the legislation is uncer The House version of the which sets Pentagon policy and authorizes doesnt include the Iraq language or any of the provi sions on the interrogation or prosecution of terrorism llie measure faces a veto threat from lire administration over a provision thai iirrposes a blanket prohibition on the use of inhuman aird degrad ing treatment of terrorism suspects in Gven the Senates political state ment was clear and made even more stinging when the vote was held with Bush an embarrassing step Congress often tries to With Democrats pressing their amendment calling for a calendar for Republicans worked to fend off a frontal attack by Democrats by calling on the White House to do On a 5840 Senate Republicans killed the measure Democratic leaders had offered to force GOP lawmakers to take a stand on the The Senate then voted 7919 in favor of a Republican alternative stating that 2006 should be a period of significant transition to full Iraqi with Iraqi forces taking the lead in providing security to create the conditions for the phased redeployment of Like the Democratic tire GOP measure is purely a statement of the Senates It docs not require the administration to do it simply calls for the Bush administration to explain to Congress and the American people its strategy for the successful completion of the nrission in Iraq and to provide reports on foreign policy and military operations in Iraq every three months until all combat brigades have been COUNCIL CONTINUED FROM Page 1A drainage still important As Boyer went around tire it emerged that most councilmembers perceived similar issues and had simi lar District 1 Councilmember Sonia MunozGill said she val ued tire staff input because city staff could tell elected councilmembers what had been done in the In her first goal MunozGill it was useful to hear that the city hadnt added a firestation in You why havent we added people MunozGill recommending that work on locating property lor at least two new I think we still have the drainage issues were working MunozGill She also asked what the plan would be for additional roadwork to meet transportation issues and said the city should look This is no longer a small To the budget is the business plan for what the city is going to do for the next Marcus Jahns Interim city manager at parks and a sports District 2 Councilmember Beth Sokolyk agreed the city needed to procure the sites for decide how many police officers to hire each year and deal with drainage and street The line tonight on FM 725 was all the way from County waiting to go through dre light down to the police she District 3 Councilmember Gale Pospisil said the city needed to seek additional impact fees for roads and oth er issues but also under stand developers arent going to be able to pay 100 percent of tire Road impact fees are not the total she Jahns told council hed like to see the city centralize its management and address purchasing and information technology Congressman Henry Cuellar Announces new neighborhood office hours in the community to better serve you First Tuesday of each month New Braunfels City Hall 424 Castell 9am11 am Seguin Davilas BarBQ 380NHwy 123 Bypass 12pm2pm Second Thursday of each month New Berlin City Hall 9180 SM 775 10 am11 am Marion City Hall 383 Center 2pm3pm Second Tuesday of ei Edens County Cafd 10243 Hwy 90 r Third Tuesday o Cibolo City Hall 200 Main 9am11 am Fourth Tuesday of each month Lake McOuenney Blakes Cafe 9216 FM 725 Santa Clara City Hall 1663 Santa Clara 11am 12pm If you need assistance with Social Veterans Immigration Federal grant Financial Aid for higher or with any other Federal please visit or call one of my offices to set up an 111 San Suite 205 San Texas 78666 phone 5123922364 fax 5123922834 toll free 18777800028 email henry.cuellar@mail.house.gov representative of the Congressman will be present to help habla Tliis is no longer a small Jahns told the To the budget is the busi ness plan for what the city is going to do for the next I think we need to strengthen the budget process Jahns said he was amazed at the purchasing procedures in New Youve got everyone doing something he We need to get someone in this organization to handle Jahns offered the opportunity to save die city a lot of There needs to be some investment in but it needs to be done We can do some tilings a lot more Jahns For mobile data termi nals in police would enable officers to do their reports in their cars and not in the GVEC announces rate increase Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative has announced an increase itr its rates starting GVCC general service and small commercial consumers pay cents per kilowatthour for the generation and transmis sion portion of their electric On that rate will increase to cents per kilo An average allelec tric home on the GVEC elec tric system will see an increase on their bill of approximately per officials Like other utilities nation Guadalupe Valley Elec tric Cooperative has been affected by rising fuel prices from its wholesale power sup officials The price of natural gas has more than doubled since the beginning of 2005 because of the major hurricanes affecting the gulf coast as well as other market GVEC officials said its board of directors has elected to implement the overall increase from the cooperatives whole sale power suppliers in two phases to make it easier on its If natural gas prices remain at their current GVEC members will see a sim ilar increase on their bills in officials ECONOMICAL AUTO REPAIR All work Check my Will beat any shop Call Steve Off Parts Labor Call For Details On Other Coupons Call About Our Many Daily Specials 839 135 New TX Walnut Business Center Behind McDonalds Klein win 18 20 Our million transformation is complete Shop extended Holiday hours at more than 130 stores including Nike Factory Store Off 5th Saks Fifth Avenue Outlet Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store Pottery Barn Outlet Restoration Hardware Salvatore Ferragamo Company Store Bahama Market Zegna Outlet Celebrate our Renaissance with incredible sales and exciting events 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