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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 12, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas                                APRIL ZEITUNG SPORTS TENNIS District tennis meets begin today for Canyon and Page SA NEWS City leaders want to hear from the embattled police chief as to whether he will tender his Page 3A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 129 14 2 sections CK I Windy High Low 78 69 Details 1B DEAR ABBY 31 CLASSIFIEDS 41 COMICS 21 CROSSWORD FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 8A TV GRIDS 31 District judge recuses self from river suit By Suzanne HeraldZeitung Judge Charles 22nd Judi cial recused himself Tuesday from hearing the suit filed against the city of New Braunfels over hotly debated river ordinances passed this year by the city The ordinances ban JellO shots and beer allow only 16quart i Visiting justice to hear case on April official says coolers on the Comal and Guadalupe rivers in the city limits and prohibit alcohol consumption in Hinman Island and Prince Solms The temporary restraining temporary injunction and perma nent injunction petition against the city was filed April 5 in the 207th District Court by attorneys for Stop The Ordinances Please Martin district court admin istrator and spokesman for the said who lives in Wimberley and presides over a three county jurisdictions consisting of Hays and Caldwell didnt say why he recused himself but said he asked Allen to appoint a visiting judge in his Judge Ron a former Bexar County was assigned to the case by administrative judge for the second administrative Allen Carr is expected to hear the case at 9 April 27 at the Comal County Courthouse Although it was originally set to be heard a day Carr was unavail able on April Allen Comal County Assistant District See Page 8A History on the move j City council to mull over business fees The old square nails are visible in the side of a for mer oneroom school house that dates back to Comal ISO uses the building for parts storage for its transportation schoolhouse could receive renovations By Mark Koopmans The HeraldZeitung As if they could sense a neighbor might soon be leav a swarm of yellow school buses belonging to the Comal Independent School District appeared to be protecting or hiding from view a small piece of local history this Tucked away quietly in a corner of New close to the roar of Interstate many of the buses housed at one of CISDs transportation department were parked dose to and around a 127 yearold former the board of trustees is considering donat ing the wooden building to the New Braunfels Conserva tion As mandated by the Texas Education Code governing the donation of the trustees will con duct a public which is set for April Built around the for mer oneroom schoolhouse Photos by DAVID Curt tours his old school with Comal Independent School District Director of Transportation Joe Jones on Wednesday former oneroom schoolhouse has served the school district in various capacities since including its current use as a parts supply building for the transportation CISD hopes to be able to donate the build ing to the New Braunfels Conservation is about 37 square feet in since the the building has been used to hold spare parts and as office In its heyday it was a center of the center is leaning in and the oak floor has worn through in several A few of us knew about the conversation so when we began our move to the new location by Canyon High we didnt want the old building torn said Joe director of transporta Jason Wahl still uses the office space in the Hes a history buff and agreed we should do The schoolhouse soon See Page 7A This oneroom schoolhouse built in 1880 now serves as a parts storage area and break room for the CISD transportation depart House proposal would put brakes on TransTexas Corridor By April Castro The Associated Press AUSTIN AP A twoyear moratorium on private toll roads that won preliminary approval in the House on this week would put the brakes on the TtansTexas a superhighway that a private firm received a contract for earlier this The moratorium also would halt seven nearterm projects in the said Lois the Brenham Republican who added the proposal to a House This is us tapping the looking before we leap into contracts that last 50plus Kolkhorst Her proposal would require the state to create a commission to study the effects of private equity toU roads and present findings to the state next Mike RRound argued that without private toll the state would need to raise the gas tax to pay for However the moratori um adopted by the House would eliminate an enormous pool of nontax money to address traffic and transportation said Joe chairman of Texans for Safe See CORRIDOR Page 8A FIND IT IN OUR MORE IN IT FOR YOU Proposed economic incentive requests would cost By Suzanne Ashe The HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels City Council tabled a resolu tion Monday that would assess a fee to businesses looking at New Braunfels as a possible site to do The resolution would allow the city to charge the fee for processing requests for economic develop ment Interim City Attorney Paul Isham said the city has received at least two requests for economic incentives within the past six months with regard to the development of land within or adjacent to the corporate The requests required city staff to spend their time analyzing them as well as performing their regular Outside consult ants also are hired by the city to assist with review ing the he We dont want people coming to New Braunfels kicking he Its not my intent to keep people from coming and visiting but if theyre See Page 8A Bulverde officials thirst for answers Citys water battles continue i By Jessica Sanders The HeraldZeitung The wells are running dry at Ralie Bulverde Ele mentary and Bulverde officials know time is running out to resolve a conflict over water dis We have two dry wells and the other two are pumping 10 gallons per said Roy Lin special projects manager for Comal Inde pendent School Wed be a lot more com fortable at about 30 or 40 gallons per The East Ammann Road along with sev eral Bulverde businesses and is waiting for water from a GuadalupeBlanco River Authority nine months of conflict between GBRA and Bulverde city leaders have put the water distribution plans on The situation began when the Bulverde City Council rejected GBRAs plans to construct a 100foot tower and distribution center in the Bul verde Estates Council members asked GBRA officials to con sider other locations after residents who lived near the proposed site complained that the See Page 3A Search   

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