New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 16, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas
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Single-car accident causes communication disruptions
Three New Braunfels Independent School District campuses, business and residents lost telephone and Internet service late Sunday after a one-vehicle accident in the 1,800 block of FM 1044.
The driver, a 17-year-old man from Marion, was not injured when his 2003 Ford Ranger pickup struck two
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Swanson: Registration going smoothly
the next candidates for busing.
Second-graders might not be far behind — 140 have signed up at Specht so far.
“We anticipate more students coming in after Labor Day,” Swanson said. “This area is just booming with new growth."
Despite the new policy, Swanson said the registration process has gone smoothly so far.
“This district planned ahead for this, so the parents knew about the capping process well in advance,” she said. “They have been very
SBC telephone and data wire storage boxes.
NBISD Public Information Officer Stephanie Ferguson said the district was notified Memorial Primary, Memorial Elementary and Memorial Intermediate campuses would be without service for 24 to 48 hours while SBC repaired their
Specht is the only CISD school to be capped so far this year, but it is not the only campus to grapple with growth.
District officials expect 13,100 when the official count is taken on the first Monday of October.
Communications Director Kari Hutchison said it would be impossible to get a more definite number before then.
“The number is literally changing by the hour,” she said. “And enrollment always increases for the first two weeks of school.”
Although secondary level students all come to register before school starts, only elementary students new to the district are required to sign up
Superintendent Ron Reaves
The accident happened after the driver drove off the right side of the road and overcorrected, sending his pickup careening into the guardrail on the left side of the road.
The impact brought him back across the lanes of traffic, onto the grass shoulder,
before the first day of school. Administrators never know how many students will return until the first day of school.
The moving enrollment target compelled NBISD trustees to approve five new teachers for this year, a move that does not preclude capping Seele and Memorial Intermediate before school starts.
“We have experienced a larger increase than what we believed we would have this year,” Superintendent Ron Reaves told trustees Monday.
1'wo of the new teachers will be placed at Memorial Primary and the third at l^amar Elementary. The other two positions will be held in reserve until district officials have a
Matters of Public Record
Law enforcement officers in New Braunfels and Comal County arrested the following Aug. 12-15, 2005:
Javier Aguirre, 21, Bulverde, unlawfully carrying a weapon (2 charges); no driver's license; no insurance; fictitious or counterfeit inspection/insurance document for display.
Steven Gary Anderson, 29, Richland Hills, driving while intoxicated.
Steven Ayala, 24, New Braunfels, commitment/evading arrest or detention, driving whHfe license invalid.
Anthony Michael Barrios, 29, Eagle Lake, possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana.
Guy Edward Bender, 34, Spring Branch, speeding — 43 mph in a 30 mph zone, 46 mph in a 30 mph zone; failure to appear/speeding.
Michael Lee Blackwell, 43, Spring Branch, commitment/ theft by check between $20 and $500, driving while license invalid with previous conviction. Keith Edward Bowers, 32, Canyon Lake, assault causing bodily injury/family violence. Richard Joseph Brady, 28, San Antonio, public intoxication. William Bruce, 21, Cape Coral, Fla., public intoxication. Sybrema K. Buckley, 48, Canyon Lake, failure to maintain financial responsibility.
Dawn D. Buehler, 20, Austin, minor in possession of an alcoholic beverage.
Cheryl Ala na Carrales, 37, New Braunfels, theft by check between $20 and $500.
Irvin Van Cartwright, 43, New Braunfels, driving while license invalid.
David Calderon Castaneda, 27, New Braunfels, public intoxication.
Richard Steven Castaneda, 18, San Antonio, burglary of a vehicle; evading arrest or detention. Mario Castillo, 31, Fort Worth, possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana.
Peter Nicholas Castillo, 22, Round Rock, possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana; failure to appear/theft between $50 and $500.
Raul Rene Chiu, 20, San Antonio, failure to identify by giving false or fictitious information; minor in possession of an alcoholic beverage; possession of Styrofoam on the river. Dion Raynard Clack, 41, San Antonio, theft between $1,500 and $20,000.
Brandon Kurt Colvin, 38, Austin, driving while intoxicated, third offense.
Ricardo Rodriguez Corona, 41, New Braunfels, public intoxication.
WilliamTimothy Craig, 45, Bulverde, failure to appear. William F Dolan, 43, Boerne, driving while intoxicated.
Arthur Raymond Dunaway Jr., 26, Spring, theft by check between $20 and $500.
Albert Estrada, 39, New Braunfels, motion to revoke probation/reckless injury to a child.
Anthony Gaitan, 18, San Antonio, motion to revoke probation/theft between $1,500 and $20,000; failure to identify by giving false or fictitious information.
Juan Roberto Gonzalez, 31,
New Braunfels, motion to adjudicate/possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana.
Saul Rolando Gonzalez, 25, Houston, public intoxication. Matthew Robert Grieve, 24, Spring Branch, reckless driving; open container.
Jose Alfredo Guardiola, 20, San Antonio, no driver's license; failure to maintain financial responsibility.
Cynthia Ann Cerda Guerrero,
41, Seguin, theft between $50 and $500.
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where he struck the metal boxes.
Although the accident pushed the boxes into a New Braunfels Utilities pole, they caused only minor damage and no electrical power shortages were reported.
New Braunfels Police investigators still are evaluating the accident.
better idea of where they will be needed.
Lone Star Elementary and the high school are two possibilities, but the district could avoid a capping situation by placing them at Seele and Memorial Intermediate as well.
“We’re really hoping we won’t have to transfer kids away from their home campuses,” said Assistant Superintendent Janet Patton.
Patton estimated 6,575 students for this school year, and most campuses are right in line with projections.
Several grade levels just had more of an influx of new students than expected.
Like her counterparts in CISD, Patton is waiting anxiously for the first day of school.
“Until they show up for class, we won t really know what we’re dealing with,” she said.
Bulverde council might approve budget for 2006
By Ron Maloney
BULVERDE — Aldermen will consider the budget for fiscal year 2006 and set their tax rate when they meet today.
On the table will be a balanced budget proposal by Mayor Pro Tem Sarah Stevick that would require a maintenance and operations tax rate of 15.1893 cents per $100 of assessed valuation.
The agenda for the meeting lists another, higher possible M&O tax rate of 19.6081 cents per $100.
Taken with the city’s proposed debt service rate of 3.5752 cents per $100, council will set a municipal tax rate of either 18.7645 or 23.1833 cents per $100.
Stevick said the warning was published that way to provide council with the flexibility to add any items it wished to the budget up to the rollback rate.
“What I’m doing in order to be fair to council is giving them the option to say, OK, what is the maximum they want to set,” Stevick said. “It
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Rene Gutierrez, 29, New Braunfels, motion to revoke probation/possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana, driving while intoxicated; possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana.
Megan Danielle Harper, 21, Tyler, minor in possession of an alcoholic beverage; public intoxication.
Erin Elizabeth Harvey, 17, New Braunfels, failure to identify by giving false or fictitious information; public intoxication; minor consuming alcohol; minor in possession of tobacco. Nathan James Henderson, 19, San Antonio, public intoxication.
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Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Increase
Last year, the City of Garden Ridge property tax rate was $0.232460. That rate raised $695,812, a portion of which was used to fund operations such as:
Maintenance, operation and procurement of services necessary to preserve the health, safety and general welfare of the citizens of the municipality
This year, City of Garden Ridge is proposing a property tax rate of $0.232460. That rate would raise $781,394, which is $85,581 more than taxes imposed last year.
There will be two public hearings to consider that increase. The first public hearing will be held on August 25, 2005 at 7:00 PM at Municipal Court Building, 9357 Schoenthal Rd., Garden Ridge, Texas. The second hearing will be held on August 29, 2005 at 7:00 PM at Municipal Court Building, 9357 Schoenthal Rd., Garden Ridge, Texas.
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