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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 21, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas NEW PELS HERALDZn Vol 149 No 2 48 pages in 5 sections November 21 1999 SUNDAY Serving Comal County since 1852 INSIDE Rangers stay perfect Smithson Valley set up a meeting with Schertz Clemens next week in the third round of the Class 4A Division II play offs with a 4213 whipping of Dripping Springs Ranger quarterback Pat Bailey tallied five touchdowns and 284 all purpose Where they stand With the primaries Just months away presidential candidates are stumping for votes Find out where the candidates stand on key issues with a special Associated Press report inside 011 A Pokemonia Forget about Cabbage Patch Dolls and Furbies years hottest items are all things related to Pokemon What is Pokemon you ask Find out WEATHER The weather seems more like summer than fall but expect things to cool off in time for your turkey dinner For the complete forecast see Page 2A INDEX Today Growth plan could double NBs size Council looks at annexation plans BY PERI STONEPALMQUIST Staff writer New Braunfels City Council will con sider adopting a fiveyear annexation plan Monday that could nearly double the citys size by 2004 If adopted the suggested boundaries wont dictate New Braunfels future growth However new state legislation requires the city to have a threeyear plan approved by council by Dec 31 if it wants to annex in 2003 or later Council could decide not to annex por tions suggested on the plan presented by the planning commission And an area MEETING WHAT New Braunfels City Council bond meeting WHEN Monday WHERE 424 S Castell Ave not now included still could be annexed in the next three years What we see on this map might not really city planner Harry Bennett See KOI Let there be Christmas lights AMANDA Top Santa Claus makes his holiday entrance to New Braunfels during the downtown lighting Friday at the Main Plaza Bottom Santa and Mrs Claus are joined by Comal County Judge Danny Scheel and New Braunfels Mayor Stoney Williams as they flip the switch on the downtown holiday lights For information on other Holiday happenings see page 12A Cheer Fund raises money to feed needy FROM STAFF REPORTS The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung in coopera tion with the Community Service Center continues its annual Cheer Fund this holiday season This fundraising drive taps into the communitys generosity and its volunteer spirit to deliver holiday food baskets to 200 families in the New Braunfels The Community Service Center identifies the fami lies who will receive food baskets The HeraldZeitung arranges to buy and deliver the food baskets Residents and businesses are invited to participate by dropping off or mailing donations to the Herald Zeitung 707 Landa New Braunfels TX 78130 All of the funds will be used by buy groceries for needy families Volunteers will be needed to prepare and deliver the food baskets on Dec 18 For information call Rosie Willingham at 625 9144 Source City of New Braunfels Profanity in school library book alarms parent Districts say they will work with parents BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Parent Teresa Westerbur was concerned when her thirdgrader came across a fourletter word in one of his school library books book was reaflifcg My Life in Dog by author Gary Pauben won the Texas Bluebonnet Award from the Texas Library Association and was recommended by the American Library Association for his age group But in two places in the book the author took Gods name in vain and used a fourletter word meaning Westerbur took her concerns about the book to the New Braunfels Independent School District board of trustees on Tuesday Westerbur said she believed Paulsons book was a good book but she did not want her chil dren exposed to that kind of language We do not have a television in our home and those words are not allowed in my she said I think parents are not aware of what is in these Westerbur said her son loved the book and rather than not allow him to finish she said she read the book with him and screened it for any other inappropriate language And Westerbur the mother of three children said it was not the first time she came across words she found offensive in her books The mother said her seventhgrader was read ing a book required for a class that contained a profane word When her child asked for anoth er selection the next book contained the same kind of language she said But Westerbur said reading with her childreo every time was not an option I have three children who attend school in the district and I dont want to sit down and read their books with them Id rather let them reaij them for she said When it comes to literature parents have vary ing opinions on what might be appropriate for their children See St Judes kicks off campaign BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer residents at St Judes Ranch for Children call him Like all of the furry residents at the ranch Chance a large brownishred mixed breed was a stray before he was adopted by St Judes staff and residents Marilyn Seay Shelby executive director of St Judefc Ranch for Children said the children decid Coma County Commissioner Moe Schwab and Comal County Sheriff Bob Holder help prepare dinner with St Judes Ranch ed to name the dog Chance resident Nancy Holloway left and staff because St Judefc offered him a second chance at life Many of the residents at St Judes ages 12 to 21 were abused or abandoned by their parents Like Chance they have been offered a second chance at life thanks to the nurturing staff and supervisors at St Judes Now St Judes is asking the local community to help provide the same caring environment to other area youth in need of a safe loving home St Juried is launching a cam paign drive Nov 29 through Dec 31 to raise to fund the How TO HELP i Local residents interested in donating money to help the children at St Judes can make a donation to St Judes Ranch for Children 14000 Ridge Creek Lane Bulverde TX 78163 or call St Judes at needs of a growing campus The St Judels Bulverde cam See ST