New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 12, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
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Texas Tubes wants out of suit
River outfitter’s owner says he never agreed to join can ban litigation
By Grsg Bowen
The Herald-Zeitung Texas Tu[h‘s owner C'oIIp Reno said Tuesday his company was listed by mistake on the lawsuit filed by tubing interests against th(' city's jK'nding dlspostible container ban cm the Comal and
“W(' were never in that lawsuit," Reno said. "I never signed anything to be in it/'
Reno said he was approachf'd by other plaintiffs and askerf to join in the legal ac tion, liul he refused.
"I don't know why they went ahead and lut us in/' he said.
Reno said h(> asked to have his company's name removed from (ourt doc uments after he saw H’xas Tubes was included as a plaintiff.
Attorney Jim f wbank of the
Austin firm Fwbank & Harris, who filed the suit in New Braunfels' judge lack Robison's 207th ludicial (>istrict Court on Sept. 28, said he would file pa lers to remove Texas Tubes from the suit.
"Probably this week we will amend tht‘ [)etition to delete his
business' nam(»/' fvvlyank said Tuesday.
Reno said he didn't want to Ix’ in the suit because he doesn't believe the outcome will make any fiifference in light of the
See BAN, Page 7
Schools file suit to fix funding
More than 140 districts in class*action lawsuit
A coalition of more than 1 50 Texas school distrK ts said Tuesday it h is filed a lawsuit against thi suite over a school tundinsystc'm it scjys is unt.fir, inc'itic ient .vnd unconstitutional.
Neither New Braunfels or (omal ISDs joined the suit.
"There is such disparity in the Texas s ( h o o 1 finance system and It is not a fair or ec]uit.vl)le system," NBISO Superint(‘n-d(*nt Randy Moczygemba said in a statement r(‘leased Tuesday.
"Unfcvrtunately, the only [)rogress that we have made' in the state of Texas toward c'ijuity in ()ublit education has from [)revious lawsuits that have bc'en filcMl."
The Coalition represents more than one in 10 Texas districts. It accuses law'mak-ers of turning a blind eye to the state's troubled school financing system tor years and exacerbating the flaws this summer when they slashed public school spending by more than $4 billicjn to c lose a massive budget gap.
"Some districts really wanted us to file last year, but we thought, 'We'll give the Legislature one more c hance to (k) the right thing, to tix this broken system we have and fund sc h(K)ls [properly,'" said Lauren Cx)ok, a spokeswoman for the
See SUIT, Page 7
BILL SCHUMANN AND BUD DALLMANN
LAURA McKENZlE I Herald-Zeitung
Even! chair Ann Kuehler, left, and honorary event chair Carl Feltner stand with 2011 Living Legends Bud Dallmann and Bill Schumann and president of Braunfels Foundation Trust Dennis Heitkamp at Tuesday night’s event at the New Braunfels Civic Convention Center
Braunfels Foundation Trust honors duo for contributions
By Betty Taytor
It was a lot to take in last night for a "country boy" and swim coac h known as C oach Bud, or Daddy Dol[)hin. Bill Sc humann and Bud Dallmann were honorc'd as the 2011 Living Leg('nds of New Braunfels al the New Braunfels Civic ( enter after Ix'ing st‘lt\tcHl by the Braunfels Foundation Trust.
Both were busy gr(‘eting well-wishers and talking to admirc'rs while music playeci in the bac kground and dinner was alx)ut to Ix' served.
"I think he's a little over-whelmc'd. It's a lot for this country boy," said Delores Sc humann of her husband Bill.
"This means the world to me,"
Related Schumann said. ■ The Braunfels I beyond Foundation Trust words. I am in made two more disbelief." good choices. Accorcling to
OUR VIEW, Page 4 the Braunfc'ls Foundation Trust release, William Louis Schumann was born june 8, 1927 in Sugar Land. He graduated from Texas AcSiM University in 1950 with a Bachelor of Sc ic'nce dc'grcH' in agri-culture. He continued his learning with graduate studies al ( ol-orado Slate University and arbori-( ulture studies at the United States forest Service. From there, Sc humann "took off" with the c haiiges he has made in this area.
It is no wonder then, that, on the large poster tribute to Schumann, Robert Orr wrote: "Thank you for ic'aching so many of us
how to grow."
In 19(>8, Schumann served on the committee that organized the first ('omal Cx)unly junior Livestock Show and develo(x.'d the }X)int system by which f)articipants share the proceeds of the auction in accordance with the placing of the animals. Fie also organized the Men's Garden (lub in New Braunfels. Undc'r his guidance, a new industry — ('hristmas tree produc tion — and a new association, the South Texas Christmas Irt^^ Assoc i-alKjn, were born.
When rafting and tubing on the (kiadalufie became problematic, he and [Delores formulated a plan that would eventually lead to the c reation of Comal County's Water Oriented Recreation District.
See LEGENDS, Page 7
Triathlete to swim 10 miles for New Braunfels
SHAWN LEWIS I Herald-Zeitung
Triathlete Chris Vaughn will be swimming 10 miles Saturday in the New Braunfels Family YMCA pool to raise money for the Y’s Partner Program, which helps low-income people use the YMCA.
By Kate Thomas
(Tiris Vaughn sees himself as a prc'tty com()elitive guy. Yet the seven-year Ironman trialhlete has no cine to compete against except himself Saturday, when he will swim 10 miles at New Braunfels Family YM( A.
"I always saw myself as com[)etitive," Vaughn said
Monday. "1 never enjoyed doing a sport for relaxation." And nor is he swimming starting al 8 a.m. Saturday just for tun.
His efforts will benefit the V Partner Program, whic h subsidizes mc'mlx>r-ships for low-income families.
"(The YM(>\ makes) it See VAUGHN, Page 7
SWIM BACK TO GIVE BACK When: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday Where: New Braunfels YMCA pool Contact: 606-%22 You should know: Donations will go to Y Partner Program.
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Yes, burn ban is no more
Fire official reiterates removal of fire restriction
By Oiriondo Moultrie
(omal (i)unty .ujthoritic's lifted the burn ban Monday morning, and a New Brauntels Fire L)e|)artment s(K)kesman wanU'd to reiterate ihc' fac t Tuesday.
NBFD Fire Ntarshal ( apt. Patrick (>'(;onnell said the dc'partmc'nt r e c e i v e d s e V e r a 1 c alls Tuesday about tire or smoke in areas the d e p a r t -ment covers outside the city.
Firefightc'rs arrivcnl on scene only to tind legal, <ontrolled burning taking place, ()'('onnell said.
He said c rc^vs rc'spondt'd to at least four such calls Ix'tween 7 a.m. and I p.m. Tuesday.
"We want to remind pcH)-ple that the county did lift the burn ban/' O'Connell said.
FHe c autioned residents outside the c itv limits to be cautious while' burning rc'fuse on thc'ir propertic^s. He said even though rain rcn ently fell on the county, dead brush, grass and trc'es dry cjuickly and burn fast.
"The important thing to remember is dead tuels
See BURN BAN, Page 7
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