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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 6, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas i IT If FEBRUARY HERALD Newspaper of the Year SPORTS FORUM Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since Homecoming Hard journey CL 74 12 1 sections I 500 The Super Bowl XLI champion Colts get warm homecoming despite Page 6 Many early New Braunfels immigrants didnt live long in their new Page 4 atchy fog a Illl56825looooi High 70 Details DEAR ABBY CLASSIFIEDS COMICS CROSSWORD FORUM OBITUARIES SPORTS TV GRIDS Creekside developers seek special tax zone Two groups go to council Wednesday By Suzanne Ashe Staff Writer The Town Center at Creek side development on New Braunfels northeast side is inching closer to becoming a reality as the city council con siders establishing a tax incre ment reinvestment City staff called a special city council meeting for Wednesday in council cham bers at 424 Castell to dis cuss economic City Manager Mike Morrison At the same the council will hear a proposal by Surecap Village Partners to develop the neighboring 40 acre Canyon Crossing retail City staff has been See Page 5 Courtesy illustration The proposed Town Center at Creekside is shown on this sketch of 135 at FM smaller Canyon Crossing center is proposed for the green undeveloped area in the sketch on both sides of the FM 306 Canyon Crossings left off Creekside tax increment funding application By Suzanne Ashe Staff Writer The proposed Town Center at Creekside development is asking the New Braunfels city council to create a tax incre ment reinvestment zone to finance public The city council is meeting at Wednesday at the municipal building to dis cuss creating a tax increment reinvestment known as Jim one of the devel opers of The Town Center at Creekside project denies that his group is looking for tax incentives from the Developing Creekside will require building an extension to FM 306 and several new city Theres one group taking the he If the development is successful we get our money If it orTIRZ Tax Increment Reinvestment Cities and counties create special districts to create new investments in areas that might not otherwise attract Tax Increment Funding provides a taxing process that benefits both its public and private School districts and other taxing entities can opt Real Estate Center at TAMl the community gets the assets and we get the Adjacent to Creekside is another proposed develop Canyon Prin cipal Mark Wheeler of Surecap Village said the area doesnt need tax incentives to Cutting stitching Winter Texans create lap quilts for injured military personnel By Suzanne Ashe Staff Writer Winter Texans come to New Braunfels to escape the frigid winters but for many residents of the Hill Country RV Resort and service to others is a way of life in Texas as well as their home The resorts recreation center becomes home to about 25 women who gather one day a week to cut and sew lap blankets for injured military personnel recu perating at Brook Army Medical Center in San said Sharon a winter Texan from See Page 3 Photos by DAVID Above WinterTexan Rita and LaRene Hardy cut material to make lap blankets for an injured military personnel at Brooke Army Medical At left Janice pins quilt blocks together while Lily Neitzell irons finished quilts at the Hill Country RV Resort recreation center last attract The good news about New Braunfels is all major tenants are all None of them need to be incen Wheeler said Surecap and the Creekside developers co operated to dedicate land for a future FarmtoMarket 306 extension east through the discus sions to jointly petition a TIRZ 1 was waiting for the TIP I was going to have our TIP attorneys draft he To cut a long story the next thing we know is the TIP document is going to be They dropped us from the TIE Wheeler said if Creekside developers receive it could keep other developers and property owners from See TAX Page 5 Lawmakers look for money to meet 06 tax cut promises Seniors tax cuts linked to spending By April Castro Associated Press Writer AUSTIN Advocates for the elderly on Monday criti cized a move by Senate lead ers that would tie a con tentious spending measure to a separate plan to extend property tax relief to elderly The package deal would pressure lawmakers into vot ing for a constitutional amendment that would exempt billions earmarked for school property tax cuts from counting against state spend ing The Legislature can already break the spending and seniors should not be used as See Page 2 Armed man detained after Sunday morning shooting Burglary inquiry ongoing Nicholas Jose Flores A New Braunfels man was arrest ed early Sunday for shooting into two westside Nicholas Jose was detained by officers who found him fleeing the 1600 block ofWest Bridge Street armed with a said Pete a New Braunfels Police Department Police were called to the area at w approximately 4 for a report of numerous shots These guys have been in the New Braunfels area since they were little A lot of them know each he Were still investigating if these subjects knew each Villarreal said the shots were fired into the front windows of two hous es on West Bridge Both hous es were but no one was Flores was charged with posses sion of less than one gram of a con trolled deadly conduct and unlawfully carrying a He remained in Comal County Jail on Monday evening in lieu of a Sanders By Jessica Sanders Staff Writer Police are continuing the search for suspects involved in a recent Canyon Lake bur glary and James Michael remained at Comal County Jail on Wednesday in lieu of a 1 le was arrest ed Friday in connection to a burglary that occurred between 25 and 19 on Fawn Detective Tommy of the Comal County See Page 2 FIND IT IN OUR LASSIf MORE IN IT FOR YOU Search
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