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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 3, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas FRIDAY Unicorns visit Bastrop tonight in doordie game See Sports Page 54 The courthouse 16 Paoes in one section Friday Ncjvermber New Braunfels Herald 50 CENTS 19 l W 2627 E YAMDtLL EL TX Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 143 years Home of ADELYN BRINKKOnm ng Mnro Vol 143 No 255 Inside Market Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Rose Kalinowski Adelyn Brinkkoeter Cheryl Duvall Don Maxwell Robert Flores Norma Madero Rose Korpi Saturday Lolita Pateo Indira Pateo Da Pateo Ash Pateo Sarah Preuss two Staci Rae belated and Mildred Vordenbaum Sat River and aquifer Information Comal River274 cubiofeetper same as yesterday Edwards Aquifer feet above sea level up 0t Guadalupe Wurstfest starts today OPENING CEREMONIES Friday PM Celebrate the opening of the 35th Annual Wurstfest along the beautiful banks of the Comal River with the Wurst and enjoy free musical entertainment featur ing Myron Floren and the OriginalKapelle Heimatland Band from Wetzlar Germany Friday Nov 3 Wursthalle Seven Dutchmen pm pm Myron Floren Das Grosse Zelt The Big Tent pm Sauerkrauts pm Alpen Spielers pm Sauerkrauts pm Alpen Spielers pm Sauerkrauts The Village Band Das Klelne Zelt The Little Tent pm Toni Noichl pm Alpenfest pm Kerry Christensen pm Pretzel Benders pm Alpenfest Kerry Chris tensen Alpen Spielers Share the Warmth Project Share the Warmtl sponsored by Cranes Mill tist Church 10215 FM 2673 Canyon Lake will distribute free coats to anyone who neeqs them Saturday Nov 4 from to 1 World Community Day celebrated Nov 3 All Christian women in Neiw Braunfels are invited to jo women across the nation in ce I ebrating World Community Da This ecumenical service will te at 10 am Friday Nov 3 at New Braunfels Presbyterian Churci Coffee in the church parlor at 9 Babysitter provided Speaker will be Helejn Fitzgerald former missiona y with Border Ministries Hummel LookAlike Contest Saturday The fifth annual Hummsl LookAlike Contest will be hed Saturday Nov 4 at 10 cm the front steps of the Hummel Museum 199 Main Plaza case of inclement weather tr e contest will be held inside the Hummel Museum For infc mation call Martha H Hoevi I at 6293479 The Land of My Dreams HeraldZeitung photS by MICHAEL DARNALU The sneak preview for this years Heritage Exhibit was held at the Civio Center last night At top Davin Hartmann and Val Cumiqg check out this years exhibit 1845 The Founding of New Braunfels The Lsnd of My At right Rick Reed presi dent of the Heritage Society presents Ray Metzke with the news that this years exhib it will be dedicated to him The exhibit will be open Nov 312 from 10 to daily at the Civic Center 380 S Seguin Ave Admission is for adults and 50 cents for children ages six to 12 Special refreshments will be sold by members of the New Braunfels Conservation Society Two schools show big TAAS gains By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer Rains lead to increase in release rate at Canyon Dam By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer The GuadalupeBlanco River Authority GBRA released 200 cfs of water from the Canyon Lake Reservoir on Wednesday after noon after three inches of rain fell near the reservoir on Tuesday GBRA officials said This is a pretty standard GBRA Public Relations Assistant Judy Gardner said For safetys sake we just want to warn the public who will be canoeing and rafting that we will be taking this The current level of the Canyon Reservoir is at feet msl mean sea a press release from the GBRA said Water in the reservoir between 800909 feet msl is in the conservation pool range and is man aged and released by GBRA GBRA Chief Engineer Tommy Hill said that the current inflow at Spring Branch of 349 cfs is higher right now due to recent rainfall and runoff above Canyon The release rate is determined by the factors of natural flow and water from the conser vation pool that is committed to cities indus tries and other downstream users Gardner said that the current peak flow at the Canyon Reservoir will not last for a long time and that the GBRA will continue that rate until further notice Two campuses in the New Braunfels Independent School Dis trict have been named Recognized Schools for their gains in stu dent performance on TAAS tests and for approving atten dance rates Both campuses will receive monetary awards for their achievements Memorial Primary and Memorial Elementary received the recognized status as a result of a concentrated effort from pre K through the third Memorial Elementary will receive and Memorial Primary will receive The schools are being recognized for gains in student performance in indi cators that are part of the Academic Excellence Indicator Sys tem and for meeting performance standards for dropout and attendance rates We were very excited about the Its a reflection of a lot of hard work by a lot of people especially the said Karen Simpson executive director of education services Its fantastic I cant think of a group of people who deserves it more They worked hard for it and they earned said NBISD Superintendent Charles Bradberry Ellen Bell NBISD director of curriculum said getting a campus named a recognized school is not easy She said the standards are increased every year making it hard for schools to repeatedly meet them Its very hard to do Its certainly an honor for us to have two recognized she said Bell said there are several strategies that she feels helped the schools reach recognized status She said the main strategies are reading recovery computer curriculum and the HOSTS pro gram which is a program Basically they adopted a noexcuse policy Every student will said Bell Simpson said the district was pleased with the recognized sta tus She said there are several campuses that were very close to meeting the criteria She said the principals have met and will continue to meet regularly to share information on what they are doing and what is effective What is also good is that we have several campuses that were right there We will continue to work at bettering all of our campuses We want to see continued improvement across the said Simpson Bradberry said there have already been efforts made to see what is working at the two campuses However he said strategies used at other schools were copied at the two campuses so it is hard to pinpoint exactly what made the difference They just did a great job of putting it all together and mak ing it he said For a school to be in the recognized category at least 70 per cent of all students and each student group had to pass each sec tion of the TAAS test in the spring of 1995 The dropout rate had to be percent or less for all students and for each student group and the attendance rate had to be at least 94 percent The change in performance from the previous year also had to be high enough so the passing rate would be at least 90 percent in five years Wet weather means county holds off on burn ban By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer Consideration was being given to reinstating a burn ban in Comal County last week However offi cials say Tuesdays rains were suf ficient to delay that action Comal County Judge Carter Cas teel said the burn ban was on Thurs days agenda in case it was needed so it would not have to be put off another week However she said all the rain on Tuesday was a big help I would suspect its not going to happen The fire marshal indi cated to me Tuesday that he felt we were out of the she said At Thursdays commissioners court meeting Fire Marshal Milton Willmann said the rains were suffi cient and he was not going to request a bum ban He said some areas of the county received up to three inches of rain and the ban was no longer necessary Were in pretty good shape right they just watch how they said Willmann The commissioners tabled the res olution that would have declared a state of disaster and enacted the burn ban Guadalupe County reinstated its burn ban on Oct 23 and Fire Mar shal Don McFarland said the slight rains received Tuesday were prob ably nor enough to remove the ban in his county He said the Guadalupe County commissioners are dis cussing the ban at every meeting so the ban will be lifted as soon as it is possible However he doubts it will be lifted as a result of Tuesdays rains The Commissioners Court will readdress the issue on Nov 6 How ever it probably wont be lifted at this he said The southern part of the county is very very dry and missed out on the big rains ear lier I dont think it received much last night McFarland said he spoke with the fire marshal in Hays County and was told the two to four inches of rain received would delay a sim ilar ban there McFarland said Guadalupe County needs similar rains He said the ban could proba bly be lifted if there was about three inches of general rain around the Unicorn band places well at competition By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer The New Braunfels High School Unicorn Band claimed First Alternate to State at the Area D competition This is the best the bands done since Ive been said Band Direc tor Beth Bronk and Ive been here five years Its been a real good year for The band which has 243 members attended the area competition in Austin on Saturday Oct 21 The band per formed four pieces in nine minutes and 40 seconds During this time the band was judged in areas such as marching style marching drill diffi culty and performance and music The band won First State Alternate which is third place Each year the bands gotten better and better These are great kids and theyve been working hard Weve just done extremely well this said Bronk Bronk said that only the top two bands get to go on to play at the state competition at Memorial Stadium on Nov 6 She said the students could tell by the reaction of the audience that they played well and they were a little disappointed to find out they missed out on getting to go to the next level There was disappointment and excitement They were disappointed that they dont get to go on but they were excited that they did so said Bronk The kids get really excited to see their teachers and administrators in the stands watching and supporting them And as always the parental support has been great It really gives the band a she said Megaspuds Ewald Haas grew these giant sweet potatoes in his backyard The largest one weighed in at 5 pounds 8 ounces For subscription or advertising information call the HeraldZeitung at 6259144
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