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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 5, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas                                New Braunfels May Serving Comal County Home of Michael a parents and teachers at Lone Star Primary celebrated Cin co De May Tuesday night at a picnic on the school Mariachi Cardenas Ecos de Mexico and traditional Mexican folk dancers served as entertainment during the Photo by Karla Hispanic heritage celebrated on holiday By ROSE MARIE EASH HeraldZeitung Today is the fifth of Cinco de theaiimyersary of thei Mexican victoryover tKe French in 1IB62 in f significant in Mexicos becaiise it symbolized the defeat of the French intervention in trie Canyon Middle School will be cel ebrating Cinco de Mayo according to principal Rusty Lone Star Primary celebrated Tuesday night with their par ents and teachers with Mexican dances and songSiEntertaihmentwas provided by Mari achi Cardenas Ecos deMexico and Ballet Folklorio Infantil performing traditional Mexican folk Also oh hand was New Braunfels Inde pendent School District board Nayo was honored at the event for his eight years of service on the school Zamora pointed out to the parents at the celebration that their support arid guidance was critical to how well their children per form in as need to keep informed as to how our children are Zamora Showing an interest in pur childrens helping them with a school becoming actively with the meeting with your childs these are all examples of how we as parents can keep our children motivated in the Jearn ing Zamoras call for parents to take respon sibility for their childrens education echoed the call of Benito Juarez celebrated by the Cinco de Mayo According to Mexican history in858 Benito Juarez assumed the presidency of the liberal which had intro duced a new constitution making Mexico a republic and ordering the landowners and i the church to sell the large tracts of land had for the benefit of the M In opposition to that the con named their own president and a war ending in Children participate in a dance during a Cinco de Mayo In an recover financially from that Mexico stopped payment on debts owed to Spain England and Mexico agreed to pay the debts once things had Although Spain and England agreed to those France declared war and attacked Sympathetic to the the conserva tive element and others revolutionaries in the country decided Mexico should be a monarchy and invited Ferdinand Maximilian of Hapsburg to be emperor of Mexico with the support of Napoleon of when Napoleon withdrew his troops from Maximilian was left defenseless against the Mexican which recognized Juarez and his liberals as the true national government of In the forces of Juarez drove the French out of Mexico and the French emper The anniversary of the bottle at Puebla on May observed in Mexico as an important evenjj of moral sym bolic of the Mexican peoples desire for lib equality and In the Cinco de Mayo is symbolic of Hispanic The celebration takes on a slightly ent focus than according to Elena Hovestadt of Teaching Reading a Spanish language book distributor in New who moved from Mexico seven years said the holiday is observed in Mexico as a significant not as an inde pendence day as it is sometimes called According to folk celebrations reference the holiday is observed in the as an opportunity to celebrate Hispanic cul tures including Puerto Rican or depending on the In the focus is on Hispanic unity and acknowledgment of the Mexican her It is an opportunity to renew pride and share a culture rich in tradition and For more information on Hispanic history and Spanishlanguage books and bilingual books for children and residents may contact Elena Hovestadt 822 her at 210 transition 512 area code no longer accepted By GARY CARROLL HeraldZeltung The sixmonth transition to a new 210 are code for residents in the San Antonio area was com pleted according to Southwestern Bell Calls within the San Laredo and Rio Grande Valley calling areas will no longer be accepted if dialed using the old 512 Tim Southwestern Bells area manger for external said the area code came on line May Customers who call a number using the 512 area code will hear a recorded message telling them to redial using he said The 210 area code went into affect last November and there was a sixmonth grace Tippit Thats grace period is Tippit said the grace period was originally intended to allow people to get used to dialing the new 210 area although the calls still went through using and to allow businesses time to iden tify any potential problems with the 210 The splitting of the 512 area and the initiation of the 210 code were in response to the growth in South Texas and the depletion of available telephone Tippit said customers were notified the change would take place for more than a year through messages on billing state letters and advertise Although no cbmplajnts have been Tippit said some problems may crop up for private business exchanges due to sys tem software packages which fail to recognize the new area such systems need only be updated to include the new and Tippit said the businesses telecommunications service contractor can perform the required The 210 code serves San Anto Laredo and the Rio Grande while the 512 code serves the Austin and Corpus Christi School finance options discussed By ROSE MARIE EASH HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Indepen dent School District board of trustees heard a report from Superintendent Charles berry Tuesday on the status of legislation affecting public school Today Libby Linebarg er was working on a plan that involves some very significant Bradberry What that would mean to I cant tell you without seeing a list of what would be Weve lost about million its not available recapture is not going to happen so the wealthy districts are going to be able to keep that said they can consoli date now or they can place a tax cap and say you can only spend this much and thats going to mean theres going to be great discrepancies in tax rates in school Bradberry said there was some discussion of presenting another plan to the but since Proposition 1 failed by over 60 percent that was not He said he was convinced that the courts would enforce their threat to withhold funds if the legisla ture fails to provide an equitable Bradberry said at this point the plan is for the district to meet its contractual He said if the legislature doesnt come up with a solution and funds are most of the summer school program will have to be canceled in order to meet those Bradberry said the district would then Begin paying employ ees starting with those earning the Iftast and wdrking up until the existing funds are In response to the concern of some parents in the the board will reconsider the student leadership section of the students rights and responsibilities poli The policy states participation in extracurricular activities shall be a not a Stu dents who participate in extracur ricular activities are considered at all times to be representatives of the such students who or dis seminate other illegal drugs in any at any time or shall be suspended from participation in all extracurricu lar The issue was brought to the attention of the board by some parents who say the policy pun ishes only those students involved in extracurricular activities and does not provide any substitute for those activities as a means of redirecting their Those who support the policy say it is necessary to have a strict policy that clearly provides They say the policy is effective and is respected among other diSK V After some discussion among the board and audi ence board mern ber Arlon Hermes requested that the issue be put on the action agenda of a future i Inside 8A LOOKING QA WATItR WAf Stammtisch The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung invites its readers to submit items to According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German Stammtisch represents asit ting place reserved for a group of special a time set aside for members of a community to gather and share the days happen We invite you to share with Best Wishes The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung sends Birthday wishes to Michael Doris Adolpho Castro and Kimberly Belated Birthday wishes go to Chris April Caballero and Kathrine Anniversary wishes go to Spike and Earlean Mothers Day The Mothers Day Luncheon and Style Show will be hold at May 6 at Vista Village Retirement John Walker will speak on Love Makes a House a The fashions for the style show will be from Bon Worth Factory Admission is per and reservations may be made by calling Mothers Day Dance Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church will hold a day before Moth ers Day Pance frpm to 1 May The dance will be at the parish Music will be by Texana Pro ceeds wjJVgo to finding Project Youth Opinion He she said Reporters Gary Carrol and Rose Marie Eash take a look at the expanding role of worrieri in the military and the reasons for allowing to participate in combat See page 4AJI   

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