New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 10, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
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SERVING NEW BRAUNFELS SINCE 1852
City, Morrison named in suit
Carowest claims abuse of power, conspiracy, secret deal and much more
IheHeralri-Zeitung A lawsuit fiknl Frkl.iy figainst ( ity Manager Mike Morrison and the (,ity of New Braunfels alleges abuse of power, conspiracy, unlawful removal of $I(K),(XK) worth of fill flirt, a scKTret deal ¿ind vk)latk)ns of
the Opc'n Meetings Ac t.
The suit was filed by Carowest Land, a company owncnl by New Brauntf'ls' fourth-generation Wc*ston family, over their dealings with the city on thc' South Tributary Drainage Project, which crosses f)rop(‘rty owned by Carowest.
"I can't commc'nt on something I haven't seen, anrl I generally ck) not comment on pending litigation," Morrison said Saturday.
The .32-page suit, filed in Distrii t Court in New Braunfels, claims Carowest's case arises from "abuse of pcjwer" by Morrison.
The suit — filed by Carowest attorneys [ason Davis of San Antonio and formc'r Comal County Dis-tric t Attorney CcK)ff Barr of New Braunfels — (k*tails a i-^-ear story of disagrc‘ement between the ( ity and
See LAWSUIT, Page 8A
to revisit some cuts
By Will Wright
lt)e Herald-Zeitunq During its last me(>ting, the C^omal iSD board of frustees was dis( ussing Items to put back into the distrii t's 201 1-12 budget. The board will take tip the issue again at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the ( ISO Su[)f)ort Services Building ,it 1404 \-V-> North New Brauntf’ls.
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WALNUT AVE. PROJECT AFFECTS HOUSE
■ Trustees also will consider entenng into a contract to place ads on some or all of thedistnet's Z15 school buses
Texas budget, ( ISD is pro) e(ted to lose about million in ea( h of thc' next two years. CISD Superintendent Mart Walker advised trust(*es to think about rc*storing itenis ( ut (luring tlie s|)ring budg-('t proc ess, when tlu* district t ut $11.1 million in th(‘ ()r(xess of preparing tor a $17.‘i millu)!) shortfall.
"The board members made it dear tonight that ( lass sizes are the most important thing — we want to maintain tliem as small as possilile," board president f rank Baker said tollowing the liine 28 truste('s meeting. "There is some room to bring other it(>ms ba(k in ... We ck)n't know at this }X)int whi(h ones will b(' added back in until the final bucig-c^t.
"The main thing that cam(' out of (tonight's) mc“c't-ing is that it's not going to be as bad as we thought."
Walker is treading cautiously, saying CISI) wilt lose $6.9 million in 2012-13 and possibly more in succcH'ding years.
"This year's budget is going to be better," he sakl. "But the one thing we're sure of now is that it will get |)rogressively worse over the next three years."
Walker plans to transfer $1 million the district will receive from the state for
See CISD, Page 8A
Photos by 1_AURA McKENZiE j Hetalf) Zeituiiy
New Braunfels resident Lauren Krock uses a sign June 14 to express her frustration while standing outsiae her nouse at tiie cor ner of Mill Street and Walnut Avenue
SHAKING HER FOUNDAHO
Mill Street resident at odds with city, insurer
By Dalondo Moultrie
Ttie Herald-Zeitung Some may find dealing with construction on Walnut Street in Nc'w Braunfels frustrating, but a city woman said it's destroying her foundation — literally.
l.auren Krock has harl problems with the work since it began, she said.
Krock lives on Mill Street at what is now the corner house at Walnut since other houses were removed, she said. Before the road construction began, she had remodeled her kitchen and bathroom and was pleased with the outcome.
Krock said after the jackham-rners started hammering away at the road, she has noticed broKen
tiles and cracked sheetrock. She said at times she felt like her house was at the epicenter of an earthquake measuring at least 6.0 on the Ric hter scale.
"When they started digging the big 20-foot trench, like, eight
Lauren Krock sits on her front porch as work lakes place directly m front of her Mill Street home on June 14 in New Braunfels.
teet from my house to install all the underground stuff they shook my house's foundation for like five days straight," the angry resident said.
See FOUNDATION, Page 8A
TSR SHOWDOWNS HEAT UP
Riders are still joekeying for position, as the Texas Ski Ranch Thursday Showdowns are coming down the home stretch.
Many of the top riders took Week 4 off, which gave others a chance to earn valuable points in the chase for the title.
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BRIDGE MAKING COMEBACK
Some might have thought the card table has seen better days. But the four-pronged, pop-up furniture has been doing more than collecting dust in the hall closet. The card table is serving as the backdrop for a game that also is making a comeback.
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FORD WAS ONE OF A KIND
Former first lady Betty Ford said things that first ladies (ust don't say, even today. And 1970s America loved her for it.
According to Mrs.
Ford, her young adult children probably had smoked marijuana — and if she were their age, she'd give it a try, too.
► NB COUNCIL
Ttie Herald-Zeitung A ban on thè parking ot 18-wh(*elers in resiclential neighborh(K)ds will b(' con sid(>red Monday by New BraunfcHs ( ity Coun( il.
The propost'd ban pass(‘d an initial
■ Before the ordinance becomes law with a second reading, city council should include provisions to make sure the transition is not a hardship for truckers
readinj couiK il on lune 27.
A[)[)roval Monday ot th(> s(»cond and final r (' a d i n g w o u I (I make the Ivan taw.
(ity officials ha Visa id ( om plaints from ( itizens about neighlx)rs )arking 18-vvheel ers in yar( s and on rc*si(k'ri tial strc*c'ts prompted the pro posai to ban lh(‘ big rigs.
lh(' ban would [»revent 18-vvlie(*l(‘rs, ( on( rete truc ks, (kiin[) tru( ks and othf'r vehi-cl(»s desigiu'd to transport cargo from parking on pri vat(‘ property or |)ubli( rights-of-wav in iK'ighbur hoods zotK'd resi(k‘ntial.
Vt'hii les weighing more than IS,000 pounds, lorigf'r thati 22 ti'i't, wider than 8 fe('t, or t.iller than 8 t('el would be banned.
rlu' ban would not appK to KVs, t\[)i( al ti,uk‘smanV
tru( ks, du.ilK (>r siK li v('hi(
)kkiips or otii es.
( ouncil also will hcMt a [)r('S('ntation on a teasibilitv
See COUNCIL, Page 8A
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