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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 16, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Page 4A HBRALDZfflTUNG October 2001 Contact Managing Editor Margaret Edmonson at 6259144 Dispatch Mlehide butfuy A 38yenrold man told police his Ford pickup truck was burglarized in the 500 block of Texas 46 on The pickup bur glar took a cowboy val ued at from the vehi A passenger side door was Hfehide bursary A 28yeurold man told police his 1991 Nissan pick up truck was burglarized in the 800 block of Eikel on Taken were a compact disc worth and compact valued at from the weapon An officer arrested a 29 yearold suspect in the 600 block of South Walnut 13 for allegedly having an illegal doubleedged knife in his He was transported to the Comal County Jail bond was set at Higer attack AUSTIN AP The pet tigers owned by an animal breeder will be removed from a Lee County com pound after one of them dragged a small boy to his death last The three pet tigers will be removed by Kerry who has a farm outside Quinney said Sunday he wants to make peace with stepson James the father of 3yearold Matthew The Quinneys step died Matthew Scott had struck his head on several objects before Quinney was able to the tiger into releasing the The boy was flown to an Austin hospital where he was pronounced tornadoes SAN ANTONIO AP Hondo residents continued sifting Monday through rubble from violent storms that destroyed or damaged hundreds of South Texas homes and Schools in Hondo and nearby DHanis were closed on Only about half of Hondo residents had water but they were warned not to drink it because authorities feared supplies had become conta More than 40 people sought treatment at a local hospital after Friday nights with a few hospital ized in San About 40 mobile homes were destroyed along with four other and 71 more were heavily dam age leetings SCHERTZ CITY COUNCIL regular 7 council Municipal 1400 Schertz GUADALUPEBLANCO RIVER AUTHORITY board 10 933 Court NEW BRAUNFELS INFRA STRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT CORPORATION board of directors 7 Municipal Conference Room 424 Castell MARION INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT board of trustees 7 Marion Careers 214 Hueblnger LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOT ERS a political The New Braunfels Education SCHERTZCIBOLOUNl VERSAL SCHOOL BOARD board of trustees 7 Doble Junior High School new 395 Borgfeld Cibolo Region choir members CHRIS Canyon Middle School choir from Kristen Stefanie Emilie Emily Crystal Martinez and Rachel Novak not pictured were selected to the Region 12 Auditions took place and 20 middle schools participated in the Local Briefs NBISD talks Internet policies New Braunfels ISD will conduct a public meeting to inform the community of procedures related to the districts Acceptable Use Policy at According to the Childrens Internet Protection school dis tricts receiving federal dis counts under the Universal Service eRate program must adopt an Acceptable Use Policy that describes staff and student responsi bilities when accessing the Internet using school dis trict the district must provide for blocking or filtering of the Internet to protect chil dren from accessing inap propriate web At the the direc tor of instructional technol ogy for NBISD will describe how the district is comply ing with the Childrens Internet Protection This meeting will be in the library of the Education 430 Mill SVHS clinic j set Thursday Comal County Nurse Karon Preiss said Saturday a second meningitis vacci nation clinic would be con ducted during school hours on Thursday at Smithson Valley High Parents must sign the forms and send them back to school before students can be The vaccine is but a donation is requested to help defray Early voting starts 22 for general election BY KELLEY SHANNON Associated Press Writer AUSTIN AP Its tough getting Texas voters to the polls for a constitutional amendments election when no statewide offices are on the ballot to increase But backers of 19 proposi tions on the 6 ballot are working to stir support for their Theyre pushing for water new types of trans portation funding and more money for veterans state parks and billion in bond money will be before the vot Although turnout is likely to be low its typically below 10 percent for this type of election races in Houston and Austin are expected to boost voting in those In North voters will choose a successor to the late state Tom In voters will decide whether to divert tax money into a fund for an Olympics Before resigning this month as secretary of Henry Cuellar held town hall meetings to generate interest in the Knowing that the publics attention is focused on a war against Cuellar appealed to patrio Theres been a channeling into patriotism with the wav ing of the he I think we can also channel those emotions into That is the best way that you can support this democ Early voting begins 22 and runs through Proposition which would create the Texas Mobility is one of two proposed amendments for which Rick Perry has voiced The fund could authorize loans and other credit obligations to pay for toad The governor sees it as an important first step that could fundamentally alter the old payasyougo system of road said Per rys Kathy The Texas Legislature has nt allocated any money to the so it couldnt finance projects right Some opponents dont like the idea of Texas borrowing money to build Proposition which would provide for up to mil lion in bonds for roads in colo nias near the TexasMexico is Perrys other This is an area of the state whose roads oftentimes in the rain are School buses cant get down Mail delivery trucks cant get down Walt One of the moat farreach On The Ballot Proposition 1 The constitutional amendment provid ing for clearing of land titles by the release of a state claim of its interest to the owners of certain land in Bastrop Proposition 2 The constitutional amendment authoriz ing the issuance of state general obligation bonds and notes to provide financial assis tance to counties for roadway projects to serve border Proposition 3 The constitutional amendment to authorize the Legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation raw cocoa and green coffee that is held in Harris Proposition 4 The constitutional amendment provid ing for a fouryear term of office for the fire fighters pension Proposition 5 The constitutional amendment authoriz ing municipalities to donate outdated or surplus firefighting equipment or supplies to underdeveloped Proposition 6 The constitutional amendment requiring the governor to call a special session for the appointment of presidential electors under certain Proposition 7 The constitutional amendment authoriz ing the Veterans Land Board to issue up to million in general obligation bonds payable from the general revenues of the state for veterans housing assistance and to use assets in certain veterans land and veterans housing assistance funds to pro vide for veterans Proposition 8 The constitutional amendment authoriz ing the issuance of up to million in bonds payable from the general revenues of the state for construction and repair pro jects and for the purchase of needed Proposition 9 The constitutional amendment authoriz ing the filling of a vacancy in the Legislature without an election if a candi date is running unopposed in an election to fill the Proposition 10 The constitutional amendment to pro mote equal tax treatment for products pro and distributed in the State of Texas by authorizing the Legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation tangible personal property held at certain locations only temporarily for or other commercial Proposition 11 The constitutional amendment to allow current and retired public school teachers and retired public school administrators to receive compensation for serving on the governing bodies of school or other local governmental including water Proposition 12 The constitutional amendment to elimi nate and unnecessary provisions and to and harmonize certain provisions of the Texas Proposition 13 The constitutional amendment authoriz ing the Legislature to authorize the board of trustees of an independent school dis trict to donate certain surplus district prop erty of historical significance in order to preserve the Proposition 14 The constitutional amendment to authorize the Legislature to authorize tax ing units other than school districts to exempt from ad valorem taxation travel trailers that are not held or used for the production of Proposition 15 The constitutional amendment creating the Texas Mobility Fund and authorizing grants and loans of money and issuance of obligations for financing the construc and expansion of state turn toll toll and other mobility Proposition 16 The constitutional amendment prescrib ing requirements for imposing a lien for work and material used in the construc or renovation of improvements on residential homestead property and including the conversion and refinance of a personal property lien secured by a manufactured home to a lien on real prop erty as a debt on homestead property pro tected from a forced Proposition 17 The constitutional amendment authorizing the Legislature to settle land title disputes between the state and a private Proposition 18 The constitutional amendment to pro mote uniformity in the and remitting of civil and criminal Proposition 19 The constitutional amendment provid ing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board in an amount not to exceed ing ballot items is Proposi tion which would supply million to 13 state agen The Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife would receive million for facil ity repairs over six years if the amendment is Andrew executive director of the parks offers the analogy of a preacher who finds it easy to raise money for a new stainedglass but hard to collect donations for plumbing The San Jacinto Battle Ground at La Porte would get million Palo Duro Canyon State Park near Amarillo would get and the National Museum of the Pacific War in Freder icksburg would receive Money also would go toward repairs at the Texas Youth Depart ment of Criminal Department of Mental Health and Mental Retarda Department of Public Texas National Texas School for the Deaf and Texas School for the Blind and Visually among Under Proposition the Veterans Land Board would be allowed to sell up to million in bonds to finance additional home mortgage loans to veterans and it could use certain assets for veter ans Proposition 19 involves the most It would allow ment Board to issue up to water and flood control pro the Texas Water Develop billion in additional bonds for Landa may also be ober 2001 is toads t inches 500 83063 ;