New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 13, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas
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Garden Ridge celebrates annual Christmas party with fun, ‘scandal’
CISD BOND ELECTION POLLING LOCATIONS
By Jessica Sanders
GARDEN RIDGE — There was a scandal in Garden Ridge on Saturday night.
“The mayor, mayor pro tem, two city councilmen and I carved a ham,” confessed Councilman John McCaw. “But we ate half of it.”
The food was going fast during the town’s annual Christmas party, which looked more like a family reunion. Hundreds of Garden Ridge employees, residents and friends gathered to wine and dine. Santa Claus even doled out coffee mugs to some lucky adults.
“This started several years ago as a party for city employees at someone’s house,” Mayor Jay Feibel-man said. “We felt limited in the number of people we could invite, but now we can invite everyone.”
Garden Ridge’s new municipal complex building was decked out in holiday style with a Christmas tree, poinsettias, lights and holly. The town’s party now welcomes residents from all over Comal County and beyond.
Sgt. Able Mireles said this is his first year to attend the party. He recently joined the Garden Ridge Police Department after retiring from the San Antonio police force.
“We were on duty and they called us to come out and meet the residents and employees,” he said. “It’s really fun.”
Allen Church, a Garden Ridge resident, said he came to the party to get on the good side of local officials.
“Everyone should know
Bond reduction denied in DeWalt case
From Staff Reports
Suzanne DeWalt did not get the bond reduction she requested Monday and likely will remain in the Comal County Jail until her trial.
DeWalt, whose bond remains at $1.1 million, has been charged with kidnapping, hindering the apprehension of a known felon and two counts of interfering with child custody. She fled to Mexico with her son rather than surrender him to her ex-husband at the conclusion of a 2002 custody trial.
She was apprehended Sept. 9 in Mexico and deported back to the United States.
Comal County District Attorney Dib Waldrip said he was relieved DeWalt would not get another chance to run off.
Not reducing DeWalt’s bond “will ensure her appearance at trial and protect the victim from further abduction,” he said. “I told the judge she fled the first time right under the eyes of the court. Any conditions he could have put on a bond reduction would likely not suffice to keep her here, given her history.”
If DeWalt is convicted, she could receive two to IO years in state prison and a $100,000 fine for the kidnapping or hindering apprehension charges. Interfering with child custody is a state jail felony punishable by six months to two years in prison.
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the police,” he said.
“Also the librarian — that way you don’t have to pay late fees.”
During Garden Ridg© the meal, Mayor Jay public Feibelman
works representative Giro Haursen sang carols accompanied by Herb Knowlson, husband of city secretary Linda Knowlson. Anniver
saries and birthdays were announced, and even some big kids took a seat on Santa’s lap.
Joan Church, Allen Church’s wife, said Garden Ridge still has the feel of a very friendly small town, and the Christmas party is just another way to enjoy it.
"You get to know these people, not just in passing,” she said. “You get to know their families and their children. The men hang out and trade war stories. It’s really friendly here.”
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Two-cent increase projected for taxes
includes two additional elementary schools.
According to CISD, Proposition I will last for about three years, while Proposition 2 is expected to last an additional two years.
There is a projected 2-cent increase on the debt service portion of district taxes. The increase would not go into effect until 2008 and could be less than 2 cents if the district growth increases fast enough.
The following are the precincts for toda/s Comal Independent School District bond election. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Frazier Elementary, 1441 N. Business 35, New Braunfels — Single-member district 1: parts of precincts 304 and 404; 305; and Guadalupe County east of the Guadalupe River. Singlemember district 2: precinct 406; and parts of 304 and 404.
Mountain Valley School, 1165 Sattler Road, Canyon Lake — Single-member district 2: parts of precincts 104 and 402.
Fischer Community Center, FM 32 at FM 484, Fischer — Singlemember district 3: part of precinct 402; 403; and Hays County.
Canyon Lake Golf & Country Club, 405 Watts Lane, Canyon Lake — Single-member district 4: part of precincts 104 and 106; and 105.
Spring Branch Volunteer Fire
Dept., U.S. 281 at FM 311, Spring Branch — Single-member district 3: precinct 405 and Kendall County.____
Bill Brown Elementary, 20410 Texas 46 W., Spring Branch — Single-member district 5: parts of precincts 106, 204 and 206.
Bulverde Community Center, 1747 E. Ammann Road, Bulverde — Single-member district 6: part of precinct 204.
Bexar-Bulverde Fire Station, 1126 E. Borgfeld Road, Bulverde — Single-member district 6: Bexar County.
Garden Ridge Municipal Complex, 9357 Schoenthal, Garden Ridge — Single-member district 7: parts of precincts 203 and 206; 205
Comal Elementary, 6720 FM 482, New Braunfels — Single-member district 7: parts of precincts 207, 203, 301, 307; all of 202; and, Guadalupe County west of the Guadalupe River.
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