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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 8, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS THURSDAY March 2001 pages in 2 sections HERALDZEITUNG 100 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Lotto fever tightens grip on Texans Hoping to win the million lottery and enough for my dream Nancy Salazar fills out her lucky num bers at SacNPac for Wednesdays JESSIE million jackpot creates ticket frenzy BY JUSTIN BRASWELL Staff Writer Life as a convenience store clerk in New Braunfels was Find out the winning num bers and whether anyone not enviable on the eve of Texas largest ever lottery jackpot On Wednesday the jackpot soared to Between 6 and 10 on ticket sales were at almost per minute statewide and according to the Texas Lottery Sales were rising so much in fact that the computer system that controls the lotto machines shut down for a short unable to cope with the extremely high vol ume of ticket Brenda manager at the Everyday Conoco on the corner of Walnut and Landa had to work a double shift They were getting in line at 6 on Monday Faris See Campus lockdown Officials Threats of violence scrawled on bathroom walls BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer School and police offi cials locked down Canyon High School Wednesday as they investigated threatening notes found on bathroom No weapons or contra band were found in searches of about the its grounds and parking Comal Independent School District Public Information Officer Kari Hutchison said three sep arate threats were found scrawled in different boys Unlike many of the bomb threats that have plagued CISD during the past two school Wednesdays were threats of violence against Hutchison The threats and lock down came two days after a shooting at a California high school in which two students were killed and 13 were John president of Comal Independent School Districts said he was Every parent in the country ought to sit down tonight and spend 30 minutes talking to his or her he I think parents have an awful lot to do with Parents are going to be the answer to this whole On another bomb threat at Canyon Middle School led to an evacuation of that cam pus about In recent sher iffs deputies have appre hended a number of CISD students who allegedly made bomb threats at district Some have been moved to the alternative disci plinary Juvenile court cases are pending against and the district will seek finan cial compensation from PUBUC SCHOOL WEEK CW SOCCER VS SVHS7 ALL VS MEDNA 7 Security Canyon High School security has been beefed up through the Measures include No backpacks Added police pres ence Restrooms will be monitored Elsewhere JESSIE New Braunfels police maintain tight security around Canyon High School after threats were found scrawled in boys bathrooms around the campus on the students for expenses incurred during CHS was not evacuated School officials locked campus gates and police sealed the allowing nobody onto the property and ordering news media off the a sheriffs deputy assigned to CHS and school authorities searched Dogs were called to search for weapons or other contraband on the school property and in park ing We searched backpacks and Hutchison While the district and the sher iffs office have plenty of practice dealing with threats in district Hutchison said nobody wanted to take any chances after this weeks shootings in Students were fed in shifts that were supervised by she We have a big police presence We feel we have to take this Hutchison The See A 14yearold girl shot a female classmate in the shoulder Wednesday n parochial school cafeteria TWENTYNINE Two 17yearold boys were arrested at their homes Tuesday on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder and civil rights SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY Three junior high school students in San Bernardino County were arrested Wednesday for threatening to place a bomb on a teachers Perris school guards found a 4inch knife in the backpack of Luis Wednesday and he was arrested for investigation of possession of a Deputies found two rifles and ammunition at his woman was enrolling her son at the Perris Community Day School for troubled youth Wednesday according to a sheriffs the 14yearold told an administrator If you make me come Ill bring a gun and shoot the place The boy was taken to a juvenile Santana High School resumes classes after NBISD eyes teacher pay more positions BY JUSTIN BRASWELL Staff Writer New Braunfels Independent School district is considering giving its teachers a raise and adding 18 positions for the 20012002 school Janet the districts utive director of he average prestarting teacher sented NBISD salary in the Dallas trustees with Tjr staffing proposals area is We Tuesday certainly need to If the Ron Reaves NBISD superintendent 18 new positions will cost the dis trict Staff also is asking for a percent increase in teacher Superintendent Ron Reaves The average starting teacher salary in the Dallas area is We certainly need to stay NBISDs average starting teacher salary is The proposed increase would raise start ing teachers pay to What puts this in jeopardy is whether we get state Reaves State lawmakers are considering two bills that could affect the staffing House Bill 1532 and Senate Bill 724 are companion bills of local consent that could change the way NBISD collects its These bills could allow the district to increase the amount of tax money its collects by allowing the district to use property values from the same year that it collects the NBISD is the only district in the state that col lects its taxes the previous years property This puts the district at a disadvantage because it is always a year This is purely a mechanical NBISD Business Manager David Rastellini The purpose of the bills is to allow us to generate a higher tax effort for state funding The higher the tax the more state dollars the district State dollars are the lions share of the bud Rastellini It will not affect how much money is paid by the It is a formula tweaker that will be totally transparent to me and every other NBISD trustee Betty Spain asked whether the personnel proposals were a complete wish list from all the district Patton Oh this is a pared down This is only what we believe is absolutely Trustees plan to vote on the new budget and the personnel proposal in Their vote on these issues will come only after lawmakers decide about House Bill 1532 and Senate Bill The district is confident that both bills will pass sometime next Shooting victim IDd FROM STAFF REPORTS SAN MARCOS The man found shot to death near Interstate 35 Saturday has been identified as a 21year old Floresville Hays County Sheriffs Allen Biidges said the shoot ing victim was Christopher Joseph He died of multiple gun shot Bridges Guillens body was found early Saturday in a ditch along McCarty about half a mile off the He was identified on Mon day when officials matched one of his Bridges Hays County officials did not say what the motive for the shooting might have if they Guillens wallet was The Hays County Sheriffs Department and the Texas Rangers are investigating the INSIDE Abby 7A Classifieds Comics 3B Crossword 7A Forum 6A 4A Movies 7A Obituaries 3A Sports 2A Key Code Garden Ridge requires permits BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer GARDEN RIDGE Garden Ridge City Council voted Wednesday night to require groups that use city streets and roads to seek a permit for the The vote came at the con clusion of comments from members of the bicycling community in spite of participating in a recent workshop slammed a muchweakened version of the proposal first brought to council a month The new which will take effect late in closes no roads to bicyclists or other It will require groups to inform city officials of their route and get a On City Manager Mike Castro and Chief of Police Walt Myers restricting large events such as bike rides and parades to Farmto Market Road 3009 with a Under the largescale events would have been prohibited on other such as FM 2252 or Bat Cave Road A number of people many from the bicycling community in the San Antonio area expressed See ;