New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 27, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas
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“It’s been real steady (Friday) and all week, but we still have a lot of people who have not come in,” Caldwell said.
Clerks said they expected lines out the door next week, but taxpayers don’t have to come to the office.
Payments postmarked by July 31 are considered on time.
Taxpayers also can bring payment by after hours to avoid lines.
Late payments paid in August accrue 7-percent interest, Those paid in September will have 9-percent interest tacked on, and penalties increase until bills are paid. After six months, delinquent taxpayers could also face attorney’s fees.
Residents who have bought or sold property with-At a glance
Mail or drop off payments before July 31 to 407 West Mill St.
Office hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., open through lunch.
There is a mail drop at the tax office for payments after hours or on weekends.
Call 643-5750 for information.
in the last year and did not receive a bill should check with the tax office to make sure the bill was not sent to the wrong address, Caldwell said.
“We want people to contact us if there is any problem if they didn’t get a bill or something like that — so we can work with them,” (/aid-well said. “It’s better to be safe and check to see if they’re* supposc*d to pay. We’d rather get it settled before (bills) get delinquent.”
“I have nothing but good news,” Minikin said Saturday. "We’ve mixed up a fresh batch of mortar, and we’re going to patch the Boerne wall by going to ‘Flan B.’” Flan B is the “Bulverde Wall” Hieronymus and Blaylock built by inviting landowners between Bulverde^ city limits and the Kendall County line to be annexed into Bulverde.
Bulverde’s half-mile ETJ would extend westward into Kendall County at Ralph Fair Road also called Farm-to-Market Road 3351.
Many properties in the “Boerne Wall” also are part of the new “Bulverde Wall,” Minikin said.
Minikin said he would talk with Bulverde and Kendall County officials to get them to sign onto the
the three-day period. Likewise, items placed on layaway during the event may be redeemed tax-free later.
Sales tax will still be collected on items used mainly for athletics, such as football pads and golf cleats; however, taxes will be waived on merchandise that can bi* worn every day, such as tennis shoes, jogging clothes and baseball caps.
The state estimates shoppers could save about $8 for every $100 they spend.
Local retailers are prepared for the sales tax holiday, although none indicated they would offer special promotions.
The Wal-Mart Super (’enter, 1209 1-35 S., is open 24 hours a day.
Ross Dress for D-mh, 004 South Walnut Ave., is open from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from ll a.in. to 0 p.m. Sunday.
Target, 042 South Walnut Ave., is open from 8 a.m. to IO p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Several shops at the New Braunfels Marketplace, 051 East Business 35, will offer authorized tax-free merchandise during the three-day period. It was not known which, if any, shops will set special hours or promotions, said Isabel Torres, a Marketplace spokesman.
Tanger Outlet Center and Prime Outlets in San Marcos are readying for the sales tax holiday, with some stores scheduling special hours.
Stores at Tanger are regularly open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from IO a.m. to ti p.m. Sunday.
Nancy Braun, Tanger Outlet Center general manager, named nine shops expected to be open from 12:01 a.m. Friday to 11:59 p.m. Sunday.
They are Old Navy Outlet, Tommy Hi Iii gar, Grog Norman Outlet, Rockport Outlet, Polo Jean Co., Reebok Outlet, GAP Outlet, Nike Outlet and Polo Ralph
Lauren Factory Store.
She said several other stores have set opening hours as early as ti a.m. and 7 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
Ixirie Gallagher, of Prime Outlets, said the GAF, Nike and IN VU stores will be open continuously for the 72-hour period. The Polo Outlet will close at 9 p.m. Sunday.
Gallagher said several other stores, while not remaining open the entire period, have set extended
hours Friday and Saturday.
Noting a shortage of parking space during previous sales tax holidays, when many shoppers were ticketed for parking along 1-35, Gallagher said store operators and their sales staff are being encouraged to park in a nearby off-site lot to free up as many as 290 parking places.
Gallagher said parking spaces reserved for handicapped persons will be monitored closely for violations.
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■ 1987 — San Antonio passed an annexation ordinance in 1987 to absorb a 1,000-feet-wkte strip up the west side of Camp Bullis that required three readings and would take effect on Dec. 31.
■ Dec. 31.1987 — A number of property owners along Blanco and Ammann roads petitioned Boerne to be voluntarily Included in Its ETJ. The wall was completed Just before midnight.
■ 1988 1997 Boerne and San Antonio try to negotiate away their differences.
■ 1997 After Boerne and San Antonio failed In years of negotiations to work out who controlled what in western Comal and eastern Kendall counties, Boerne filed suit
to have a judge decide.
■ 1999 — Boerne prevails in district court.
■ 1999-2000 — Bob Hieronymus and Star) Blaylock build the “Bulverde Waif" — just in case Boerne loses on appeal.
■ 2001 San Antonio loses final petition to appeals court.
■ 2002 San Antonio appeals to supreme court, which hears arguments In September.
■ June 2003 — the Texas Supreme Court sided with San Antonio in a decision that could break up the “Boerne Wall," ruling that Comal and Kendall counties didn’t have authority to offer sections ot county road to Boerne to (ill gaps in the wall.
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Road but would be unable to annex up the road.
County Judge Danny '*• Scheel echoed Millikin’s, appreciation of Hieronymus * and Blaylocks foresight and 4 work.
“They had a concern t hat the ‘Boerne Wall’ might fall' on one of San Antonio’s-I many trips tx) the courthouse over this issue,” Scheel said. “They took it upon them- » selves tx) prepare just in case J the wall should crumble. The entire gap might not he closed, but I think enough of it is tx) protect the western parts of Comal County for a good period of time."
“We’ve had a 15-year part- so long to keep San Antonio
nership on this, and that out.”
partnership is going to con- Under the “Bulverde Wall" tinue,” Minikin said. “I scenario, San Antonio could
anticipate no problems push its ETJ to Ralph Fair
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