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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 27, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas                                THURSDAY See todasCrime 50 CENTS New Braunfels HeraldZ 20 Pages In two sections May Serving Comal County Home of Elmer Serold 135 Inside WATER Best Wishes The New Braunfels Her aldZeitung sends birthday wishes to Steven happy belated anniversary to Joe Michael and Diana Happy Anniver sary to Douglas and Lori Memorial Day service set Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 7110 will observe Memorial Day with a flag raising ceremony at the post 600 Peace Avenue at 8 The particularly are invited to attend the Monday ceremo Coffee and donuts will be served following the ceremo Krueger fundraiser The Comal County Democ rats will be sponsoring a ral ly and fundraiser for Senator Bob Krueger on June 1 from 5 to 8 at Comal State Representatives will be on hand to field questions on state For more con tact Corbie at 6256263 or Gloria at Ellis to speak to TOPS group Martha representa tive from the county exten sion will talk on dairy products and calcium and their effects on the body at todays meeting of Take Off Pounds Sensibly The meeting will be held at McKenna Hospitals class room at 7 For more call Virginia Wilson at Volunteers are needed The Childrens Shelter of New Braunfels is in need of Those who are interested in spending an hour or two each week reading a playing a rock a baby and other activities with children should call Jean program coordina tor at Benefit dance set for Monday The New Braunfels Police and Parks Departments are sponsoring a summer recre ation program kickoff dance and The event will be held May 31 at 7 at the New Braunfels Civic The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung invites its readers to submit items to According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German Stammtisch represents a sit ting place reserved for members of the community to share the days We invite you to share with TAAS spells doom for 21 seniors By ROSE MARIE EASH HeraldZcltung A total of 21 students in Comal and New Braunfels Independent School Districts will not graduate with their classmates after failing to pass the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills TAAS exit Across the state this year about Texas high school seniors have failed to score at least a 70 percent minimum pass ing standard on that According to Charles Super intendent of New Braunfels 18 New Braunfels High School senios were affected by the state mandate that requires passing the exit exam before Asked how he felt about the Bradberry said the state must have some form of measurement to insure students are being Whether we like it or everyone agrees theres got to be more accountabili Local school district leaders say tested skills are ones that should be mastered ty and the only way is with some kind of said I think we may have gone overboard with it because its a lot of time out of classroom but I guess its the best He said in any kind of assessment process there is could always be situations which may prevent a student who ordi narily would pass the test from doing so on that particular He noted one case where a student failed to pass due to miss ing one math problem and he otherwise would have been eligible for a At Comal acting Carol Hall said there were three students affected by the state mandate for gradua but she said the tests are The skills that are tested writing and ninth are skills that should have been snid My con cern is how much it costs in an age of accountability for the students to be tested in this it is strictly a paper and pencil Some students dont test well that Some leeway in the way its administered may she They have increased the number of opportunities to take the exit exam and thats According to the Texas Education Agency report on the TAAS testing program results for the tests were first admin istered in October of 1990 at grades 9 and The report says the tests focus on higher order thinking and problemsolving skills rather than minimum basic competencies that had beon targeted in previous teat ing The purpose is to provide an accurate measure of studont achievement in the areas of and math According to a TEA report on the passing standards were phased in to accommodate student preparation during the The report says that in 19901991 the standard for minimum expectations at the exit level was sixty per cent In 19911992 the standard was raised to 70 TEA states that the state goal is for 90 percent of students across all grade levels to achieve minimum expectations on The tests measure what should have been learned the previous year so the exit level exams which are taken by juniors actually measure 10th grade Vote on school finance bill expected By ROSE MARIE EASH The legislature is winding down but there are still many majofbills up in the Senate Bill the school finance has been referred to a con ference committee which will probably meet today and pass the compromise bill out of commit according to a representative on Edmund Kuempels New Braunfels Independent School District Superintendent Charles Bradberry said the bill is expected to be voted on by the Senate today and the House Fri Bradberry said from what he has heard so far NBISD may lose up to a million in state funding under the current ver sion of the According to Kuempels office the procedure requires that the compromise bill be printed and distributed to both chambers for The bill must then be passed in both the House and Senate before June 1 in order to become Kuempels staff representative said he expected the school finance bill to come to a vote on Senate Bill regarding pumping limitations for the Edwards has also been referred to a conference commit tee and efforts on behalf of main taining the spring flow are solid Summer fun at Splash Day HeraldZeltung photo by John Huseth Students from Memorial Primary School enjoyed some relief from the heat Wednesday afternoon during their annual Splash Day Breakfast Lions honor county investigator with Ed Murphy award Rudy an investi gator with the Comal County Dis trict Attorneys was pre sented with the Ed Murphy Memorial Award by the New Braunfels Breakfast Lions CLub during a ceremony held at Krauses The award is given by the club in honor of the late Ed an officer with the Comal County Sheriffs Department who lost his life in a helicopter crash while in the line of This award attended by Lola wife of the late marked the ninth consecutive year the honor has been Rubio is an 18year veteran of law 12 of those with the Criminal Investigations Division as He was commended for his dili gence and expertise in law enforcement and his great pride in doing it right the first He IB a member of many local and statewide organizations and attends Our Land of Perpetual submitted photo Award presentation Pictured from toft to right are Rudy Lola Murphy and Ron Breakfast Lions Chairman for Lawman of the Help Catholic He and his Mary have six Mary Alice and Rachel Nathan Rheinlander Outfitter pays fee of to court Quarterly payments may deter injunction By ROSE MARIE EASH HeraldZeltung According to Comal County Attorney Nathan Abbotts River Outfitters will be open for business for Memorial They now have a permit and will be open for the said The injunc tion that was filed yesterday pro vided for that if they deposited with the registry of the court to be applied to back paid the fee and make the quarterly Rheinlander said those condi tions have been The injunc tion that was filed Tuesday on Abbotts River Outfitters could have kept them closed until the lawsuit filed by the Water Ori ented Recreation District against the outfitter was WORD has filed suit against Abbotts River Outfitters for non payment of Although resolved for the Rhein lander said the injunction could be This is only one battle in the war we came out in a said Jane coowner of Abbotts River Were going to continue to pursue that theWORD bill is unconstitu tional and they have exceeded their If they fail to make quarterly payments paid to the court not to WORD we would be able to move the court to enforce the injunction at that Rheinlander Million Toclayn miiiiln i   

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