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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 14, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas REPORTS Continued from page 1A Those figures led to Patrick's announcement that he had returned the donations. The op|K)sing PAC, Sup-portTheBan.Org, reported it had accepted contributions totaling $14,790 and had spent $3,280 on signs and other items. A third PA(., the anfi- b.m New Brauntels ( iti-/ens For Responsible Gov-(■rnmenl, had not filed a report as of Thursday after- no(>n f’atrick said Thursday that he "returned all contributions to the original donors as 'not accepted' contributions in accordance with Texas Ethic s (>)mmission guidelines." He said the Ethic s Commission makes a distinc tion between received contributions and accepted contributions. Accc'f)-tance involves a decision to keep the offered contribution that must be macJc* by the end of the rc'porting period during which the je fCCefVPd, he said. "Since I had not formally 'accepted' these donations, I was within the legal re(|uirements of my dutic's as tre.iSLirer to return the contributions in full," Patrick said. He said another group leader wasn t haj>py when he learned the money had bcvn returiK'd. But returning the contributions "was th(> (*asiest way to transition from one treasurer to the other without having to do transfers of funds," r-l sajrj Purick. said he also dirtcted the previous donors to contribute to the PAC again.Can the Ban expenses So why is there a zero on thf spc nding side of the l( dgc r too? Can the Ban s signs are all over town and it had sent out a mailer to c ity residents. F.xf)enses for printing and mailing are just the types of things recjuired to be listed on thc‘ financ e rc^port form. Patrick said: "! had not authorized or signed for any expenditures, or been presented any invoices or receipts." f^itrick apolcigized for filing the PA(' campaign report two days late. He said he had receivi^d ccjn-flicting information from Texas Ethics C'ommission representatives about whether he or the grou()'s new treasurer was recjuired to file the report. Can The Ban's new treasurer, ( hante Mazy, O I rici AS IT GETS earn double jcp rewards points! points earnfd on qualifyinq purchases see stoff Of icprewards com Ick details night day doorbuster HOME EXPRESSIONS towels r^*q '0,00 60% OFF HOME EXPRESSIONS TOWELS & SHEETS doorbuster 99^ J. FERRAR* stilt ;,eparat>'s ;ii't coat 70.00 leg 180.00 web ID' 1342 »"lusers 29.99 rt:;g 80.00 web ID: 1339 sale pnce includes suit (Odt& trousers 55% OFF SPORTCOATS & DRESS TROUSERS doortxjster 50-60% OFF ST. JOHN'S BAr SWEATERS misses' petites’ arid womensi<?es doorbuster doorbuster WORTHINGTON' & EAST 5TH* separates misses', petites' and women's sizes 8.99-39.99 cxig. 18.00-8000 web ID: W5375 BRAS FROM PLAYTEX*. 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Diamond solitaire weights may vary between 01 and ,05 carat Diamond total weights may vary between 01 and 08 carat. Some diamonds may consist of fewer than 17 facets, Gemstones and some diamonds may have been treated and may require special care txtra 20% off 10/12/11 through 10/15/11. Offer does not apply to services, service plans, gift cards, current orders/pnor purchases or in combination with other coupons. said the next campaign report ^wi!! certainly nro" vide the information aix)ut what has happened" during the current reporting (leriod. She said (!an the Ban already has some reportable contributions as well as invoices for campaign-related spending that will be included on the next recjuired campaign form. "We are going to turn in our nc'xt re(K)rt with all the accurate information when it's due," Mazy said. She bemoanc'd the hubbub. "It's being usc'd to distrae I voters from the real issue. The real story here is what's happening to our city, our river and our rights," Mazy said.SupportTheBan report SupportTheBan.Org, in Its iOth-day-before-elec-ton ( ampaign finance report lilt'd Tuesday with City Hall, listcHl a $S,()0() contribution from William C. Norvell |r. of Houston as its largest single c ontri-bution. The ri'port also showed $!,(){)() contributions from Ashk'y and Scott Goforth of Houston and from former (Omal (ounty ludge Danny Scheel of New Braunfc'ls. Thirty-nine separate contributions of $f>() or more werc' Itemized on the ref)ort, whic h also showe>d $9()S in non it('mizc‘d contributions under SSO. The- group reported s[)ending on such things as signs, buttons, tlyers, postc'rs and c'vc'nt expense's. Tlie largest single payment, $1, {4‘), went to Tom Peters of New Braunfels tor small signs. In a news re'IcMse, Support IheBan spokesman Matthc'w Hoyt addressed the tailure ot both anti-ban PA( s to file* their reports on tune. "The>y askc'cl tor an e*lec -tion and now they can't even tollow the elee tion rule's," Hoyt said. "This slioiilcl come' as no sur-|)rise' to the citizens ol Nc'w Brauntels. " Ilie' groups against the l)an .irc' splintered, ftiey are distancing themselves from tiu'ir le>aders {,ind) their spokt'spc'ople e h.inge e'ae li vvc'ek,"CONTRACTOR Continued from page 1A commissioners disc usst'd the proposc'd contrac t revision. "We don't nc'ed to extend the contrac t l)c'cause wc' have the erption to assess lie|uiclateci d.tmages or not." That doesn't mean the (ounty will im[)ose the' fine', he said. "But we still have that option." "Our intere'st is in gc'tting tlie projc'ct completc'd, not trying to assess lie uidatc'd damages against the con-trae tor," Krause said. "We want the projc'ct c omplet-c'd." Hayw.ircl Baker continuc's work under its $4.8 million contract and has told eoun-tv officials it exfx'c'ts to finish by Nov. 23. The' county is now seeking a sc'conel contractor to build the actual dam itself. (bounty officials believe they e an still meet tlieir july 20IJ ck'adline for sul)stan-tial completion of the dam, after which $12 million in federal grant funds lor the $16.i million [)roject could possibly be torfeitc'd. Also Thursday, Ci)mmis-sioner Scott Haagcongratu latc'd the shc'riff's department and the district attorney's office for successfully cutting the time it takes to transter crowdc'c )risoners from the Comal County Jail to the state prison system. At one time the )rocess took 14 to 20 clays, ie said. Now it's being done in about seven, with some prisoners being prepared in just two or three days, he said. "f very day we save', save's the county money," Haag said. ;