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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 18, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas stall tax decision AT A GLANCE AT A GLANCE CTTC registration information: ■ Web site: sac/distance ■ e-mail: disteduc® ■ Toll free 1-800-944-7575. ext. 2181 or (210) 733-2181 ■ CTTC offices 609-2100 ■ The Learning Center 629-2647 By Dylan Jimdnez Staff Writer New Braunfels Independent School District trustees have held off on deciding to change the district’s tax year because they want the vote to be unanimous. After meeting several times during the past month, trustees still might not be ready to make a decision on the issue that officials say would bring in $645,000 in extra revenue with no known negative effect on district finances. The school board might approve the tax year change when it meets Tuesday, said Jorge Maldonado, board president. The decision to change has not come during the past few weeks because “one or two of the members are not fully convinced," Maldonado said. Maldonado, Ed Clark and Rob Johnson met informally with NB1SD business manager Sandy Hill to discuss the change and answer Clark’s and Johnson’s questions. "They’re going to think about it until Tuesday," Maldonado said. “They’re not objecting; they just want to be sure if we See TAXIS, Page 10A It’s springtime — and springtime is kite time. Saturday, a few families took advantage of breezy warm weather to go to Prince Solms Park for the city's third annual Kite Fest. Annalisa Marie Vazquez, her mom, Rachel Mesa, and aunt Terry were there. They brought 8-month-old Zachary Ryan with them, but Annie said her little brother didn’t count — because he was sleeping and not flying a kite, like the Barbie kite her mom had picked out for her. “I like Barbie,” said Annie, 4, who goes to school at little Einsteins. "They dance and save the world and all that stuff on the cartoons. Sometimes, I like Scooby Doo, too!” See KITS Page 9A Collin Presley, 3, chases the kite his father, Scott, is flying at Saturday's Kite Fest held at Prince Solms Park. CTTC registration opens Monday By Dylan Jimdnez Staff Writer Registration for classes at the Central Texas Technology (tenter begins Monday. The county’s first higher education facility will offer basic courses this summer, including English composition, government, U.S. history and elementary algebra. l'rospective students can register online or by telephone. April 28 and May 12, representatives from San Antonio (College will be at the New Braunfels Learning Center registering students. Classes at CTIC will start June I. More than 300 students are expected to sign up, said CTTC Director Mike Morphew. Officials still are deciding which vocational classes will be offered this fall. Possible offerings include courses in the natural sciences, automotive maintenance, welding, manufacturing, construction and architectural drafting. Currently, 20-pius San Antonio College classes are offered at the learning center, and many locals attend the San Antonio school. SAC will maintain three locations in the area — the learning center office, a Seguin office and the CTTC c ampus. Weather was perfect for flying at park DID YOU KNOW? ■ No one knows when and where kite flying began, but they were believed flown in China more than 2.000 years ago. ■ The earliest written account of kite flying was 200 B.C. when a Chinese general flew one over a city to determine how far his troops would have to tunnel to get past its defenses ■ Kites were first reported in Japan in the seventh century. ■ Marco Polo brought kiting to Europe near the end of the 13th century ■ In the 18th and 19th centuries, kites were used rn scientific research ■ Benjamin Franklin and Alexander Wilson used their knowledge of kite flying to learn more about the wind and weather Sir George Caley, Samuel Langley. Lawrence Hargrave. Alexander Graham Bell and the Wright Brothers all experimented with kites and contributed to development of the airplane Courtesy American Knotters Association.Residents say city ignored parking woes By Scott Mahon Staff Writer Wilton Warnecke feels the city ignored the parking problem he and neighbors have been trying to fix before another wave of summer tourists hits town. "City council basically circumvented our efforts Monday,” said Warnecke, who, along with others in his neighborhood, wanted council to approve a permit-only parking ordinance. “They suspended the rules just before they got to the ordinance Monday night and started talking about an alternative.” The ordinance Warnecke and his neighbors want has been bounced back and forth for months between council and the Transportation and Traffic Advisory' Board. Warneckes neighbor, Chuck Welty, submitted a petition to the city last fall, requesting permit-only parking similar to an adjacent neighborhood — an area bounded by East Lincoln, Washington Avenue and Cross River Street. Council sent the permit-only parking issue to the Transportation and Traffic Advisory Board in October. The advisory board voted 4-2 last month to extend permit-only parking to War-necke’s neighborhood — bounded by Peace Avenue, Mather Street, Union Avenue and Common Street. Then, council agreed to draft an ordinance for War-necke’s neighborhood. The first reading of the ordinance was set for last Monday. But council skipped to See , Page TOAUnsure trustees FRONTand Center mi, ■rn '[tv 4    ,    •. . Photos by DAVID MMORAM/Herald-Zeduno Annie Vazquez, 4, and her mother, Rachel Mesa, laugh Saturday afternoon as they watch their kite dart around the sky. The two were participating in Kite Fest at Prince Solms Park. SUNDAY Herald- APRIL 18, 2004 WTC V; T\V'IVtVlT.K a SPORTS GOALDEN BOYS Coming off a successful season. The Herald-Zeitung names its 2004 All-Comal County boys soccer team. Pago IB COUPONS SAVE OVER $145 Check out the values with coupons from Smart Source, Yoga, A&E Air Conditioning and more. Inside ********** Cl fHSU '* .IM Servi. ^ ..ww Diauntels and Comal County since 1852. Vol. 153, No. 137 32 pages, 4 sections CLICK WWW. $1.00 ty* pTpartly cloudy High Low 80 62 Details .... 3B DEAR ABBY BC CLASSIFIEDS 10 COMICS 4C CROSSWORD 4C FORUM 4A OBITUARIES SA SPORTS 1B TV GRIDS MC School board meeting: B New Braunfels Independent School District Board of Trustees B 7 p.m. Tuesday B The Education Center, 430 W Mill St. Rob Johnson Making a splash Schlitterbahn started out as ooe local family’s fairy tale. Now in its 25th season, the waterpark is recognized as a trcodsctting leader in the industry. ;