New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 13, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13,2007
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Vol. 154, No. 183 18 pages, 2 sections
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Details 2B I TV GRIDS 4BNew Braunfels ISD proposes $47 million budget
PROPOSED 2007-08 BUDGET AT A GLANCE
$4.5 million increase
PROPOSED TAX RATE per $100 value
M&O - $1,019 l&S - $0.31 Total - $1,329Medina superintendent Moczygemba hired to head up business office
By David Saleh Rauf
New Braunfels school trustees approved the appointment of a new Assistant Superintendent for Business and Operations Tuesday night
The board of trustees convened in executive session for almost an hour and a half before it unanimously approved the appointment of Randy Moczygemba, who will oversee the NBISD’s business office and will help run the operations and technology departments.
Moczygemba will replace Sandy Hill, who left in May after taking a similar position with the Seguin Independent School District. Moczygemba has almost 20 years of experience in the education
field. From 1987 to 1990, he was principal in the Wilson ISD. He also served as assistant superintendent for LaMesa ISD from 1996 to 2000 and for the past seven years, he has served as superintendent for the Medina ISD, which has approximately 335 students, he said.
“I’m excited to be coming into a bigger system and serving more students,” Moczygemba said. We do great things for those 335 students but the opportunity as an educator to impact 7500 students is one of those things they were
talking about at the meeting—it’s not all about money; it’s what we do for the kids.”
• Trustees discussed teacher salary raises for the next school year but took no action. During discussion about teacher salary raises, trustees mulled over the possibility of giving all teachers in the district up to a $3,000 raise. The pay raises are intended to make NBISD’s
See NBISD, Page 9AMaciasEdwards Aquifer Authority chairman to run for state rep
By David Saleh Rauf
Former New Braunfels Mayor Doug Miller announced he intends to challenge freshman state Rep. Nathan Macias in the Republican primary next spring.
Insurance broker Miller, who currently is chairman of the Edwards Aquifer Authority, said Tuesday he will run for state office in 2008 for the opportunity to represent constituents in District 73, which comprises Bandera, Comal, Gillespie and Kendall counties.
“I’ve spent the better part of my life in public service in one format or another, so when people approached me for running for state representative I just saw it as a chance to continue and extend the work I ve done for our community and our region,” Miller said.
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Blaze destroys Canyon Lake residence Miller
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By Suzanne Ashe
Crime Stoppers names Campbell Officer of the Year
reresa Simpson presents Comal bounty Sheriff's )epartment Det. Rex Campbell with the 2007 ficer of the Year 3sdaV on behalf of the New Iraunfels/Comal County Crime Stoppers.
By Suzanne Ashe
Comal County Sheriff ’s Office Detective Rex Campbell was named Crime Stoppers Officer of the Year Tuesday by the New Braunfels /Comal County Crime Stoppers board of directors.
Teresa Simpson, Crime Stoppers board chairwoman, introduced Campbell as Crime Stoppers Officer of the Year before awarding him a plaque at a luncheon in his honor at Granzin Bar B Que.
Crime Stoppers is a civilian, non-profit
corporation established within a community to set up a telephone hotline to receive anonymous tips about criminal activity, according to the Crime Stoppers Web site. Tips received by Crime Stoppers are passed along to the law enforcement agency with the jurisdiction and responsibility for investigating the crime being reported.
Campbell was nominated by Tommy Ward, Comal County Sheriff ’s Office detective, for his work on a January 2007 investigation into the burglary case of Rose Gill,
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it’s job, just not at the right time.”
However, losing the hose off of one truck did not undermine firefighters’ efforts to put out the blaze.
“We had another 1,000 feet of supply line," he said. “It’s just mainly embarrassing.”
The Comal County Fire Marshal’s office was at the scene of the fire but as of late Tuesday afternoon, no determinations on the cause or damage estimate of the blaze had been reported.
CANYON LAKE— A two-story residence was heavily damaged by fire Tuesday morning in Canyon Lake.
Canyon lake Fire/EMS and the Spring Branch Volunteer Fire Department personnel responded at about 11:30 a.m. to 737 Shady View Dr. on the south side of Canyon Lake.
Chief Sean Wherry of Canyon.. Lake Fire/EMS, said tile original call came out as a fully-involved structure fire. He said because his department has an automatic aid agreement with the Spring Branch fire department, it also responded.
“It took us (Canyon Lake Fire/EMS) IO to 15 minutes to get here,” he said. “We attacked the two-story house defensively because there was so much fire.”
Wherry said no one was in the house at the time of the fire and a German Shepherd dog escaped from the property.
“There are people living here sporadically,” he said. Comal County tax records show the house is owned by Charles Thomason.
The house did have electricity and Perdenales Electric Cooperage came out shut off the electricity after firefighters encountered arcing power lines that also affected three other homes on the block, he said.
IWO fire engines, two tanker trucks a command vehicle and 12 firefighters fought the blaze that left the house in rubble.
Canyon Lake firefighters extinguish hot spots on a Shadyview Drive home that was badly damaged by fire Tuesday afternoon. Firefighters were called back to the scene twice onTuesday night for reports the fire rekindled.
“We had a heavy fire load at one time. We knocked down enough fire with the deck gun to where we could knock the rest of it down with handheld hoses,” he said. “We now have several hours of mopping and cleaning up.”
While en route to the fire, one of the Canyon Lake fire crews lost a 1,000 foot hose off of the back of its vehicle.
“It’s not uncommon, but now we have to determine why it came off when it wasn’t supposed to,” he said. “It did