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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 6, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas HERALDZEITUNG 48 14 pages in 2 sections January 2001 SATURDAY Comal County since 1852 50 cents CISD photo Betty home economics cooperative education teacher at Canyon High will be featured on KENS 5 this CHS teacher ExCELsin classroom Kyle named Comal ISD teacher of the year BY KARI HUTCHISON Speciaho the HeraldZeitung Betty home economics cooperative education teacher at Canyon High for 26 was selected Comal Independent School Districts Antonio Federal Credit Unions ExCEL Teacher of the She will receive a special award and a visit from KENS 5s Deborah Knapp Bonilla next Kyles story will run on KENS5TV at 6 Thursday and again at the other secondary teacher the ExCEL award were Karen Arnold of Canyon Ron Middleton of Smithson Valley Troy Mann of Spring Branch Middle and Colby Evans of Smithson Valley In her 28 years of Betty Kyle has touched a lot of lives as a role student council sponsor and all around cheerleader for high school stu Comal ISD superintendent Jerry Major All of our finalists for the award are outstanding It was diffi cult to select but Betty exemplifies the best in The New Braunfels native received her bachelor of science in home economics from the University of Texas at Austin and immediately started teaching at Troy High School outside of She took eight years off to raise four children before return ing to the classroom at Canyon She said she really had been teaching since she was 5 years old and used to set up her classroom on her parents screened The neighborhood children would participate in her Go To the Head of the Class As the home economics cooperative edu cation teacher at Canyon she has taught classes on home and family child development and career to name a See NB crime holds steady in 2000 BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Crime statistics in 2000 revealed good Braunfels is still a safe place to a city official said From January to November crime in New Braunfels was up a little less than 1 percent from the first 11 months of reports Don assistant to the city Weve basically held our and thats encouraging when you consider the growth weve been Ferguson Whats especially encouraging is were continuing to see a decline in motor vehicle In New Braunfels saw a sub stantial jump in the number of auto bur glaries from previous Ferguson Through November this they declined 8 from 566 in 1999 to 516 in All including homes and other were down as 838 in 1999 to 786 in In other New Braunfels escaped 2000 with no as opposed to one in Sexual assaults were 31 to See CRIME STATS Murder Sexual assaults Assaults Thefts Auto burglaries all types Major crime calls 1999 2000 1 0 31 21 841 732 566 516 838 786 Getting to know you JESSIE in preparation for their Schoolssponsored trip to see the Korean Childrens Museum next secondand thirdgraders from Memorial Elementary learn a little about Korean culture from local resident Kim Ha on Escapees spotted in San Marcos Official says many sightings being reported STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS SAN MARCOS Two members of a gang of fugitives accused of killing a police offi cer after escaping the Connally Unit prison in Kenedy were spotted at a bank in San Mar police said But state investigators have said the sighting was uncon On another unconfirmed sighting was reported in New A New Braunfels Police Depart ment official said all would be The latest reported sighting placed the escaped inmates at a bank in San San Marcos Police Chief Stephen Griffith said witnesses twice identified two of the fugi tives as being at the bank in his It is our belief at this point and based in witness iden tification of two sets of that we have an accurate sight he We believe there was bank casing going But Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Larry Todd would not confirm the Weve had simultaneous sightings in San a small town in southern Oklahoma and someplace in Todd told reporters in Police were analyzing secu rity camera footage and possi ble Griffith Officers are on high alert and SWAT teams were on Griffith The seven convicts two two armed a child a serial rapist and a out from the state prison 13 by steal ing clothing from staff mem bers and bluffing their way to the rear authorities The group is accused of pulling off the Christmas Eve holdup of a sporting goods store in Irving that ended with the death of a police Officer Aubrey Hawkins was shot 11 times in the also was run over by a A San Marcos bank clerk called the police after a suspi ciouslooking man asked about opening an A witness Outside the bank observed seven to eight people standing around three and said the man from inside the bank left with The cars headed toward Inter state according to police Todd would not say whether See Waterwise committee tackles new project BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer The Comal County Waterwise Growth Study Committee opened the New Year Friday afternoon with a new The committee rewriting coun ty subdivision rules to protect water resources began work on new drainage and impervious cover rules in its first meeting Impervious cover is materi such as roofs or that doesnt allow water to seep into Fridays meeting began with a drainage presentation by a GuadalupeBlanco River Author ity Paul Jensen of Austin dis cussed water water qual ity and aquifer If you find some way to avoid an increase in runoff a lot of problems could be avoided Jensen Jensen said that the best place to control runoff is at its source on individual lots and in pro jects as theyre If your goal is to design every site to maintain predevelopment runoff theres a lot to be said for Jensen Impervious cover and other improvements associated with development typically cause more water to run off of a prop INSIDE Key Code 76 Coming Sunday Music and math can go Find out about upcoming music classes that could help improve your childs math skillsJLifestyle 1C New eatery opens 23 BY Jo LEE FERGUSON Staff Writer Montana Mikes Steakhouse is interviewing applicants and training employees as it prepares to open in New The restaurant plans to open 23 in the former Molly Joes 1153 Oasis near Busi ness 35 and Loop Longtime restaurateur Tom Ford is the majority stockholder of Fordtex the own er of the He described Montana Mikes as family dining Its a midscale steakhouse with moderately priced large Ford We s6rve a really good meal for a very rea sonable A 12ounce sirloin steak with a choice of salad and homemade rolls is while a 22ounce steak is Ford said that is the same price one might pay for a 12ounce steak at other We cut the steaks age them and cut Ford See erty than had when that piece of land was causing water quality and flooding impacts that multiply down The rules the Waterwise com mittee seeks to develop next will reduce those officials Jensen said they also could save developers Mark manager of the new Montana Mikes Steakhouse in New stands next to a fireplace in one of the dining rooms at the 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