New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 14, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Herald-Zeitung, New Braunfels, Texas
Thursday, February 14, 1991
Judge meets with lake residents
Stray dogs, taxes among concerns expressed to Casteel
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor
Stray dogs, taxes and courthouse politics are some of the subjects on the minds of Canyon Lake residents, who got the opportunity this week to sound off to the county judge.
Comal County Judge Carter Casteel — in an attempt to make residents living at the lake as though they aren’t forgotten — heard from citizens in Startzville and Saltier Tuesday in two separate town meetings.
“We’re really going to try to make ya’ll feel — at least I am — that you’re very important, you really ,-are.”
About 20 people attended each meeting, one at Start/ Cafe and the other at the Senior Citizens Center in Sattler.
One of the main complaints from ‘the citizens was how the county could better control stray animals.
. “They’re chasing children. They’re • .eating each other,” said Don Huntley !;of Astro Hills Subdivision as he i •described stray dogs.
; I The county has one animal control •‘warden, who has been given the funding for a pan-time assistant.
*• “What we need is for these gentie-•‘men to drive around like early in the morning and not wait for somebody to call because at that time those dogs are long gone and they can’t find
"The amount of Anoney that they roll over — that is left over at the end of each year into the next year's budget — will not be the same as it has been in the past years, it's smaller," she said. "So, in order for us to deliver the same services for the same dollar we're going to have to increase taxes by some cents. It's my impression from Commissioners Court that we are not willing to do that."
them, they don’t see how they chase the deer.” said Helen Butler at the Startzville meeting.
“We in the community have to decide with the monies that we have, how we spend it,” Casteel said. “We can hire four or five dog folks to get out and that would be theii job. Now that expense I’m going to tell you is not going to be little, it’s going to be large.”
The judge encouraged residents to work with the animal warden in help-
Doctor says school must end youngster’s isolation
AUSTIN (AP) — A third-grader
who has spent more than four w.’!? being taught in isolation because of his hair length must he returned to the company of his classmates, his mother says.
-’ember Toungatc said Wednes-hat Zachariah’s pediatrician has written to school officials demanding that he be returned to his class at Mina Elementary in Bastrop, or be taught at home.
The doctor told school officials that the isolation is detrimental to 8-ycar-old Zach’s emotional well-being, Ms. Toungatc said.
“He needs to come out of that room,” she said.
Paul Fleming, superintendent of the Bastrop school district, did not return telephone calls Wednesday from The Associated Press. His secretary said no one else with the Bastrop school district could comment.
Since Oct. 5, Tach has been taught in isolation in a dreary 10-foot by 13-f(X)t room at the school because he refuses lo cut his wispy ponytail, which has grown to about 9’/i inches long. The school says he is violating
ie district’s dress code.
Zach’s battle has been the subject of numerous newspaper articles and television and radio shows. He has
received letters of support from children and adults across the nation.
The school district in the town of about 5.7(H) people. 30 miles east of Austin, has also received numerous letters of criticism.
A state lawmaker has asked the state education agency to investigate the case and introduced a resolution condemning the school district.
The controversy also is making its way through the courts. Zach’s attorney Charles Beall, said he filed an appeal of a November ruling by a state district judge, who denied a temporary order that would have put Zach back in class.
Through it all, Zach has refused to cut his hair.
He describes the isolation room — which school officials call an “alternative learning setting” — as a prison and says it has given him nightmares.
Recently, his mother said, Zach has used the word “hate” frequently when talking about the school and school board.
“We don’t say hate in our house,” Ms. Toungatc said. “He’s angry and confused.”
“He doesn't want his father and I
far away. He wants to be real close to us at all times,” she said.
ing set traps for stray animals.
Casteel also discussed the 1992 budget.
“The amount of money that they roll over — that is left over at the end of each year into the next year’s budget — will not be the same as it has been in the past years, it’s smaller,” she said. “So, in order for us to deliver the same services for the same dollar we’re going to have to increase taxes by some cents. It’s my impression from Commissioners Court that we are not willing to do that.”
Casteel said she is meeting with all department heads to look for ways to save money.
Questions also were asked concerning the recent push to consolidate the county attorney’s office and the district attorney’s office into a criminal district attorney office.
“Commissioners Court really doesn’t have a position on that other than we ... have to have legal representation from the county attorney’s office or from an attorney,” she said.
“We don’t care whether it’s the county attorney that gives it to us or whether it might be somebody that’s hired under a criminal district attorney. We need an attorney that’s attentive to our needs and ... to the civil needs of the county.”
Casteel said commissioners court wants an “immediate response to their legal questions.
“Since I’ve been there there’s been some concern they have not been receiving that. So they are simply looking at alternatives.”
The current District Attorney is Bill Reimer and County Attorney is Nathan Rheinlander.
Casteel also answered questions on the push to possibly expand the jurisdiction of county court-at-law. The judge for that court is former County Judge Fred Clark.
“It is to our advantage as a county to have a county court-at-law with increased jurisdictional limits ... we’re looking at some statistics to see if that’s even beneficial,” she said. “Frankly, we’re not in the position to do that right now. We’re simply discussing it.”
Both pushes would need legislative approval and Rep. Edmund Kuempel said he will not pursue legislation until commissioners pass a resolution asking him to do so.
“Frankly I don’t even know if the votes are there,” to pass such ideas. “I have not solicited votes for it. We’re talking about it,” Casteel said.
Canyon Lake resident Lois Duggan asked the judge to conduct a public hearing on the issues to sec if the support was there among the public for the consolidation and expansion.
Casteel also is planning to meet with residents in Bulverde and Garden Ridge once a month, but times and places have not been worked out yet.
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