New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 28, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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Letted to the editor
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The New Braunfels Htrald-Zahung extend* the following birthday whites to, Mary Ana Goantes, Kerry Taylor, Tit ZiauaawM (80th), Cynthia HoeiiMlMiMr, Rita MathM (Saturday), Steven Haas, Stephanie Haas Hartman, Annette Un-man (Monday)* Irma Grouchy, Kirsten Taylor (9 years!), Khrstea Gaytan, David Mayfield (S3, Saturday), Edward Rchhger (Friday), Mary Kite-appar (Monday), Margaret Aiea (Saturday), Thomas DeVaaay (Satarday), Frieda Hacnaaa (Saturday), Hazd HopkfcM (Satarday), Netooa Kohleabarg (Satarday), Annie Lee Crate, Hath Dunlap, WHaa Hashes, Gerald Jacke*
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JuniencaasdUdfl^up to compete in the 1994 Comal County Rodeo Qreen Contest.
Ootdeataots must he Biopic and eaeoUad in cither Comal County admi district as of August,
Entries will be accepted through Mouthy by Bonnie Byrd at 425-2367.
A tong M# rrf nwririsn* iud baadi ate set to play today at the Float Inn, located near the Tube Chute on the Comal River.
Local favorites nich ss The Revival Brothels, The Stingrays, Alan Vdgt and the Flying Zipped, Full Tilt, md Monty "Guitar" Tyler will play horn 2 p m. to 9 p jn. today*
Adoriarion is $5 with $2 of each admission being donated to the Comal County Women's Can-
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Fans get a sneak peek at Smithson Valley. Canyon, New Braunfels and Marion football teams (br '94.
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Bond issue vs.
Which solution to growth will cost CISD taxpayers the most?
By CRAIG HAMMETT
Correl inApiwtfflt School District taxpayers will likely see s rise in their taxes legsuiras of how they choose to deal with the growing population of CISD dudgnti, say district officials.
*Thsn is going to bs an additional rftetemdtaauwpjaiaaria^'jBhUasn ~«—saar Abri Mamas
Randolph AFB closure would be major blow to area's economy
ByTKCLO J.QARCIA Staff Writer
Talk is cheap, but if the talk about Randolph AFB turns out to be coneen the bsro's dowse could cote lh* loori soon-omy millions of dollars in payroll and tost revenue.
Ifs estimated that Randolph's personnel contributes over $40 million dodais to the New Braunfels economy annually, not counting the amount thousands of military ratines spend in the area.
The base employs 9,500 civilian and military personnel end supports 35,000 dependents, many of which live in the New Braunfels area.
The Defaae Bara Cloam and Realignment Commiraion jtesyettoputRanth^phowhpHp^rnffwwMifw^wf^riw** it will pnaent to Prerident Clinton.
However, noent media reports have Randolph aa a pot* ability to make the list Officials from Washington and Son Antonio have also said it was a strong possibility the base could end up on die list
One local official doss not believe the base will close.
“Everything we have iaund out, we have been w—urari there is nothing in die caids that ays Randolph will dose," Tom Purdum, president of the New Braunfels Chamber of
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big shock,“ New Braunfels Mayor Paul Ftoier aid.
Norms Flaxier, whom as a retiree depends on Randolph's commissary, BX and clinic, lives just south of New Braunfels and like many others found the area a nice place to settle.
“We retired hero because it was dora to Randolph," she raid “If we wanted to urn Lackland we would have retired there."
Some have found ironic that New Braunfels officials would try to keep Randolph alive, rinoe it joined a aik filed by the Sierra Club limiting San Antonio's acce* to the aquifer.
Thepoosibie limited access to water cauld diminirii the wjAility pf frau Alumin hf| mptoi —id.
Ftaoer said the auk wra undated to Randolph's saarid-ention for closure. .4
“I can't think of anything more immature," he told. “To punish a region that might include New Braaribls that serves thousands of retirees and active duty."
“...Thte (growth) is really the only reason § budget goes up. You hire more teachers fbr me thing."
Mote than sixty percent of the fdwwl budget is devoted to teacher Maries, ani more love been teed this year; Benty 40 *ju* under Si million, to meet the need. The CPD reported 840 doss students at the beginning of tHyfArol year coopered to Inn.
A $17.5 million bond election Air new schools is scheduled fbr Sept. IO as one option for dealing with the growth.
told the trhml frre«H last week that the additional cost fbr the new buildings would be about .05 cents on the tex tale. One board member peculated tim cost of die bond would also be high.
“Who would k eon ta nan; books and ropptiee re tho new rohooMT* raid
fiwMk Md he hid not figured in rite variable! but old addkioaril staff would he needed. Ona of rite varidMcs
involves the fhtnkure. The leat dire the dlterict new MmwtH. furniture wit money off
would be the reS|L houniypr (gmn rases are not as high as they were re drat time.
VotetedMMed the test bond in May of 1993, a $6.5 million perjrsgn Aa a new etemaatery in Stertzvile and ren-ovnions at the old Canyon Middle
The CISD vote
9 What -Si 7 5 million bond isaue for construction of two intermediate schools (5th & 6th grade), one in the Canyon Lake arna and one in the Smithson Way area. The old Canyon
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Renovations and expansions to seven cafeterias, three libraries ae well as mechanical and electrical renovations at seven schools.
■ When - Voting takes place on Sap. 10. Early voting began Monday, Aug. 22 and continues through Tuesday. Sept 6
■ Where - Voters must vote in their own county precincts on Sept. 10. During early voting, voters may cast ballots at any precinct location, including CISD Central Office, Bulverde Elementary, Btl Brown Elementary, Comal Elementary. Mountain Valley Elementary Early voting is from 8 am to 5 p m Monday through Friday.
School, phis another $600,000 proposition Air new maintenance facilities.
Tis $17.5 million bond package this time includes two new intermediate schools (5di and 6th) in the Canyon Lake and Smithson Valley areas, renovation of old Canyon Middle for another, cxpsnnons of seven cafeterias and these libraries, and other mtinte-
*Tb my we're going to dart up three law schools and tie* speed money, thot't not going to happen," Superin-
goingtohai tandem Jerry Mqjor told the bored. “..are we going to have to have more Av growth/ Vee The difference now is we don't have any place to put them."
if tim Comm community. "B—reirfr" "presents a tining piece/rn members cf the community to geiim end share the day's happen-lags. We Invite yon lo share with us.)
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EUWD tax rate increase proposal to draw discussion Wednesday
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Rffidf tu? pf Chm County who live in the Edwards Underground WtosrDtarict wffl have Hair chance to meek out on a proposed tax increase by the WWD.
A Wednesday meeting will be held at I pm. in the Gomel County Court-tffflnfti Awl**, Gommistioners Court Room 301.
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I ne cuwu HOiWi nil ptopoeoQ I 1994 tax rest of 00981 pre $100 af property vslustioa, ret tecree»of7.92
A ptoperYy owner with a $50,000 5 would gas dis tex unM dis
District’s board asking for 8% hike for ’94-’95
over the 1993 effective tex
adoption of the tex rare and the 1994-95 budget in their regular meeting Sept ii.
Under RMS law, the EUWD cannot levy an annual tex of nmre than $.02 per HOO of vMumIob.
The EUWD WM crested by the Texas Legislature in 1959. Property revenues are tbs dUtricfs primary rev-
from $4.70 to $4.91 per pm, a $021
meeting on Sept.
The district's tex tare h set in early September each year. The tax assessor fai'cach county served by the EUWD bdls the taxes, which ret payable from Oat. I hi the year which they are loviad.Tlre BUWD bored is expected to adopt a agar lax rate ai (heir regular 14,
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