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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 17, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas Tocorrtributs tottwUnttvd 6267760 Inside Sports Slammtisch Birthday wlslws from The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Bill Holden Eddy Birdwell Chris Brooks Ashley Deptawa 4 years Ed Maloy Leeon Daniel Bench Warner McFarlane Collin Ben nett 9 years Gloria Her rera Vidal Barboza Sr 49 years Lana Cole Corey John Westbrook 19 years Dennis Tasto Robert Heynis 45 years old on Ingrid Paris and Regina Sanchez Happy anniversary wishes go to Mary and Billy Ford and Jen nifer and John Saunders 1 To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 to national lovol Cheerleaders from Canyon High School and Canyon Middle School won first place in their divisions at a Universal Cheer leaders Association competition Saturday afternoon at the Stra han Coliseum in San Marcos They will next compete at the national UCA championships in Florida Smithson Valley High Schools cheerleaders took second place in their division of the competi tion which drew teams from about 100 Texas also will compete in the Florida competition Womens chamber to elect officers at Tuesday meeting the New Braunfels Womens Charrfcef erf tammarce will etect a BoWdal an organizational rndeting at Tuesday at the Pinto Ranch Grill A mixer before the meeting will begin at 6 and other mem bers of the San Antonio Womens Chamber of Com merce will speak at the meet ing For more information call Susan Phillips at 6095030 Canyon students soil cards to ralsio funds Canyon High Schools senior class is selling all star cards to raise money for Project Grad uation a drugandalcphol free party for graduation night The card offers discounts from 16 New Braunfels merchants and can save up to To order the cards call 606 0729 Moms soil cooklos to support scholarships Orders are now being taken for the annual Aggie Mom tradi tional German Christmas cook ies The selections are pfaffen brod mandel kranze wiener zollen molasses platzchen and zlmmsteme The cost is per dozen Orders can be placed by calling Ann Kuehler at 6256100 Karon Haas at 6296304 or Wai lie Haas at 6252832 Orders are to be picked up Dec 8 at Canyon High School Proceeds provide scholar ships for Coma County students entering Texas A M Universi ty Rotlrod toaehors plan pro gram on annuities Kathryn Hornsby of Norwest Bank will speak on annuities at a meeting of the Canyon Lake Retired Teachers at Monday at the Rio Raft Confer ence Center on River Road in Sattler planning seminar set for senior cHliens The Senior Citizens Center of Comal County is offering a pro gram on Estate Planning Strate gies for Tomorrow from 10 to am Monday at the center at655LundaSt in New Braunfels New Braunfels Herald M H II inl SI H SUNDAY 48 pages in three sections Sunday November Serving the Comal County area for more than 144 years Home of BIN Hokton Vol 144 No 265 Marion superintendent resigns to take on a new challenge By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer The New Braunfels Independent School District is not the only area school district putting up a help wanted sign for a new superintendent Marion Independent School District Superin tendent Crajg Stockstill announced at the dis tricts board meeting Wednesday night that he has accepted the superintendents position at Whitesboro near Denton It was a matter basically of a new Stockstill said I have been in Marion for 10 years It seems like I moved here Stockstill said Whitesboro is closer to his home town of Weatherford which is 90 miles from Whitesboro and closer to the University of North Texas where he earned his masters degree The move also allows him to work on a doc torate from North Texas if he chooses to Stock still said Stockstill said he will sign the contract with Whitesboro on Dec 2 He said he will take over the district New Years Day While he is looking for ward to his new job Stock still said it was a tough and emotional decision to leave Marion It was really very he said My daughter Kristi grew up here attended school here and graduated from Marion High School I have many good Craig Stockstill Trustees private session upsets NBISD officials By DEMISE DZIUK and ABE LEVY Staff Writers Gheer Fund set for its 15th holiday season By DOUG LOVEDAY Managing Editor A Christmas program dear to HeraldZeitung employees is marking its 15th anniversary this holiday season The newspapers Christmas Cheer Fund is again solicit ing donations which will then purchase Christmas food packages for this areas most needy families The Community Service Center provides a list of families that are in need to the HeraldZeitung according to Carol Ann Avery the papers circulation director We dont have the time or facilities to check out the she said There are also many many organizations that do this kind of thing every year so most try to go through a central location so theres not a lot of In its first year the Cheer Fund delivered food packages to 6Q neeVy families collecting in donations Last year 200 families received the Christmas food gifts with more than donated by local residents and merchants People have been won derful and theyre real good about volunteering their time and energies and mon Avery said Money donations are preferred but Avery said food donations will be accepted if the food is not perishable and it must be unopened Food packages will be delivered the weekend of Dec 21 Anyone wishing to volunteer to deliver packages should con tact Avery at 6259144 Cash donations will be taken as long as they come in and will be placed in an account at Texas Commerce Bank An informal Tuesday evening meet ing of three New Braunfels Indepen dent School District trustees and two members of a high school committee on accelerated block scheduling has alarmed school administrators who A meeting between trustees and teachers has caused the interim principal at New Braunfels High School to question how long she want to remain in the position See story on 3A The New Braunfels Independent School Districts Board of Trustees has two meetings this week See story on 3A say it marks the continued erosion of trust Trustee Steve Weaver confirmed that he invited the boards president Jaime Padilla and vice president Dr Carlos Campos to the meeting at the Guadalupe Cattle Co Weaver said the meetings purpose was to receive an update on the pro posed block scheduling plan that a consensus building committee will present at a board meeting this week The district formed the committee in April to look at the high school sched ule after parents and teachers voiced concerns about it The main concerns deal with the lack of math and English on a daily basis and impact of extracurricular activities which can account for a fourth of a students day New Braunfels High School teacher Joannie Garza and parent Rae Ann Roeder both committee members dis cussed the proposal to the scheduling plan and answered trustees questions for 30 to 45 minutes Weaver said Weaver said the meeting was a gath ering of friends including parents and at least one teacher who helped in his campaign for blockscheduling reform Im disappointed that Ive been accused of doing something Weaver said Its unfortunate that theyre trying to make a big issue about this I as a board member am trying to make an informed decision A good board member better understand what hes voting Karen Simpson the interim principal at New Braunfels High School and head of the committee said the meet ing thwarts her efforts to provide sta bility to the high school after its top two administrators asked for reassign ment following similar events earlier in Its unfortunate that theyre trying to make a big issue about this I as a board mem ber am trying to make an informed decision A good board member bet ter understand what hes voting Steve Weaver trustee the school year I will be not only stunned but sad dened if its true that a committee member met with three board mem bers on the proposed Simpson said 1 had asked the committee that we work together as a committee and to please not divulge information Its not that we have any information to hide but we dont want the scheduling to become After the reassignment of the two administrators Weaversaid he tried to attend the committees meeting to learn more about block scheduling Weaver said outgoing Superinten dent Charles Bradberry asked him to leave prompting him to contact his friends on the committee Roeder and Garza Since then Weaver said he has not been able to get committee reports Bradberry and Simpson said the meetings were set up to be closed to allow members to speak freely on the hotly debated topic Weaver said Tuesdays meeting actually ended with compliments on Simpsons performance Morale is as high as its ever he said It was one of the most positive meetings Ive been Campos office reported Friday that he will be out of town until Monday Padilla said he attended the meeting in at Weavers invitation which seemed to be an opportunity to learn more about block scheduling The discussion was strictly to get information as to what to expect as far as the block Padilla said I was invited I went and lis tened and then Bradberry said the meeting is dis tressing because the board promised Simpson that they would not meet with teachers without consulting her first Countys residents have been left out of loop in consolidation plans See Opinion 44
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