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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 26, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas January 2007 HERALDZEPTUNG Page 3A OBITUARIES f Todays services Robert M Castle I fills Christian San Gerald Inze Freedom Fellowship New Mary Jo Peachey Puenre and Sons Funeral New Blaze believed to be accidental Firefighters group works on transition From staff reports Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of a Tuesday night fire that forced almost 100 residents out of their Brett an investigator with the New Braunfels Fire said it has been difficult to pinpoint the origin of the which was contained to apartment 215 in Laurel Plaza Apartments on 300 Laurel He said the fire is being considered When firefighters they found the resident of apartment a 39yearold waiting to be rescued on her She couldnt get to her door because of the so she went out there to wait for Neely There didnt appear to be any structural he But there was damage to the tenants like her bed and her The first floor of the build which contains govern mentsubsidized sus tained some water damage while firefighters were putting out the Neely Neely declined to give the tenants but said that she has been unable to return to her She was picked up by family members on Civil service status move results from desire for rule set for new administration By Suzanne Ashe Staff Writer The New Braunfels Firefighters Civ il Service Commission is working to make the fire departments transition to civil service as smooth as The fire department enacted civil service status on as a result of firefight ers who said they wanted to have a set of rules that would be adhered to by each new Fire Chief John HerJohn Herber her said that prior to civil the fire department operated like any oth er business where a chief or CEO makes the he those rules can be changed with every new chief or Herber said the transition to civil so is going I think for as new as the rules are to all the players in the everything is going he The first 12 months initiation was eyeopening into the complexity of what civil service Frank legal counsel for the Civil Service said chang ing to civil service is a learning I think the association and the city worked together very well in putting in the civil service he After the they had 30 days to come up with the rules and they did A meeting Thursday in the Municipal Plaza building focused on the resources the fire department will use to test new employees and existing staff for promotional Commission members discussed a list of books that prospective firefight ers and personnel seeking promotion would be required to study for The department cant ask anything that is not in the books Herber Firefighter Ethan Lindner said he wanted two resource books added to the list for engineers to I want to add Aerial Apparatus and EMT he EMT Basic because 88 percent of our call volume is Lindner said by adding the books or requirement for EMT qualifi cation for new the department could get the most qualified Herber and the members of the associ ation agreed but voted against adding extra books this I think the association and the city worked together very well in putting in the civil service After the they had 30 days to come up with the rules and they did Frank Garcia Legal counsel for the Civil Service Commission If there are any additions to the book I would have to review them and the civil service director would have to review Herber Thats going to take In other the commission approved a seniority list for all fire fighters under civil Herber said that each firefighter will receive one point for each year they have up to 10 points maxi When someone takes the written exam for a they have to pass with minimum of For since Ive got 10 seniority I would score an he Seniority points cant be used to bring a raw score up to a passing You have to pass the ROLL OVER ACCIDENT Two women and an infant escaped injury when the Pontiac Grand Prix they were in flipped onto its side at the intersection of Live Oak and Landa streets about 6 A witness said the car drove up a cable securing a utility pole and A passing motorcyclist helped the women and baby out of the car before New Braunfels police and fire fighters GBtARD MACCnOSSANHeraldZeitung CISD CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Tax cut proposal dismissed Transportation for requiring the school district to pay for road improvements on FM 1101 and FM Its kind of like taxing the taxpayer Trustee Charles Burt He said the roads should be paid for through road spokeswoman Kari Hutdiison said Executive Director for sec ondary schools Jodie Duron also presented goals for the new High School Allotment Plan after provisions in House Bill 1 passed during last session gave an additional per stu dent to Comal ISD goals include increasing school completion rates by 5 increasing the amount of students enrolled in dual credit classes by 10 and increasing the number of students gradu ating on the Recommended and Distinguished Academic Program by 10 The board ratified the rules unani Winter is Here Weve got the jackets to keep you warm I EX AS I IFKSl VL t t IU K 1AS II I ON BtUTKJUK 249 San Antonio Downtown New Brauufel MoilSat 106 Sun 124 830 6267669 PONY THE HI LIU LOUT 11 BARN Rustic Decor Barnwood Designs Unique Gifts Souvenirs Home Accents Windchimes Seeds Seasonal Decor HOME OF THE RUSTIC Texas Collegiate Wall Plaques state of UT Baylor SALE Western Conchos Drawer Pulls Large Assortment of Sizes Specialty Priced at Just Time to Plant Texas Wildflower Seeds 1077 Seguin 830 6290755 Corner of Seguin 35 OPEN am 6 11 am 6 pm LIVE MUSIC 26 69 Reservations Recommended Dinner FriSat 5pm9pm Lunch MonSat llam3pm 386 San Antonio RAID CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Couple is believed to have been living at local motel they had been living According to the police the cou ples Cadillac sedan also was seized because police believed it was purchased with drug Both of the suspects remained at Comal County Jail on Lovell Ruckers bond is set at and Monique Rueck ers bond is set at Thursday marked the fifth drug raid this month by the Metro Narcotics Task which is made up of investigators from the Comal County sheriffs office and the New Braunfels Police On the task force arrested four people during a simultaneous raid on two houses in the 700 block of Valley Oaks Dri ve in Canyon The residents of the neighboring homes were believed to be selling methampheta mine A week investigators raided a sus pected meth lab at a home in the 400 block of West Clark Drive in Canyon Though drug paraphernalia was seized during the 14 no one was found at the Koepp said police hope to soon make an arrest in this On investigators arrested a 42year old New Braunfels woman suspected of selling During a search of her Michigan Street officers also found a small amount of I Attention Area Businesses IhsteoMHome COOKING SCHOOL Take one large auditorium Fill with lots of happy people Mix for an evening with onstage recipe preparations Fold in an 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