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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 17, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS FRIDAY August 2001 26 pages in 2 sections Zo pages in 4 sectu HERALDZEITUNG 239 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents JESSIE Linda Dietert and Julie Swift have bicj dreams for the new space the New Braunfels Childrens Museum will now call home for the next two Childrens Museum moving downtown BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer Where some people only see the empty space inside the modest building at 386 West San Antonio Linda Dietert and Julie Swift see a miniature McKerina Hos a place for a Jeep and castle The building once a car dealership and a homeinterior store will be home to the New Braunfels Childrens Museum for the next two Were very excited about a move to down Executive Director Julie Swift We think more local people will find and we hope that the people who live out side NeWBraunfela will come in as It seems to fit in with what were trying to Swift and assistant director Linda Dietert examined the floor plan in the building Tuesday measuring walls for the castle doors and cleaning the unused back It will all Swift looking around the squarefoot Linda is a floor plan She has it all worked When the New Braunfels Marketplace changed the new owners announced plans to tear down some of the For the it meant finding a new home thats our last day Swift But we hope to be here much We absolutely have to be out of there by Although Swift says theyll miss the larg er space at the she believes the downtown location is Swift and Dietert plan to bring all the exhibits from the current museum and add to the flowers painted on the building Well have the name painted on the building she And the same artist that painted the flowers is going to add children to the We just couldnt be more Its going to be It was really serendipitous that we found the location and then the same painter just happened to come We think its going to be Although theyre moving Swift said museum officials still had a lot of work to do on their new Were just starting the she And theres a lot of cleaning up to Theres a back room that wasnt and well have to clean that We think well be able to adapt really once we get it all But we need We need car penters we heed For a the museum will operate in See Schools make the grade CHRIS Allison Moore and Lindsey Leland hug after a chance meeting Thursday outside Frazier Elementary during the schools Meet the Teacher Moore and Leland will be in the first TEA releases ratings local schools fare well BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer The Texas Education Agency gave Comal County schools good marks based on this years TAAS test The agency released the rat ings for all the states including Comal and New Braunfels Independent School The ratings are based on stu dent performance on the Texas Assessment of Academic or TAAS and dropout Comal ISD earned recog nized status from the state for a second year in a New Braunfels ISD earned acade mically acceptable status but was just one student away from the higher recognized Recognized means 80 per cent or more of a districts stu dents passed the and the annual dropout rate was 3 percent or Academically acceptable State charter schools hot doing as means between 50 and percent of a districts students passed the and the annual dropout rate is per cent or The state takes averages from and economically disadvaritaged New Comal ISD Superin tendent Jim Grunert said he was proud of his districts high Were extremely proud of our staff New Braunfels High School senior Cherita Manning takes a group of incoming freshmen on a tour Thursday of the school during Fish CHRIS Zeitung Status ACADEMICALLY ACCEPTABLE Bill Brown Elementary Smithson Valley Middle School Smithson Valley High School Carl Schurz Elementary New Braunfels Middle School New Braunfels High School Canyon High School RECOGNIZED Buiverde Elementary Rahe Primary Frazier Elementary Goodwin Primary Mountain Valley Elementary Arlon Seay Intermediate Canyon Middle School Spring Branch Middle School Lone Star Primary Seele Elementary Memorial Primary Memorial Intermediate OakRun Sixth Grade Center EXEMPLARY Comal Elementary Canyon Intermediate Mountain Valley Intermediate NOT RATED Lamar Primary pre kindergarten cam puses not and he It takes all of them working together to achieve this Three of Comals schools received exemplary and eight schools earned rec ognized To be viewed as an exem plary a district or cam pus must have TAAS passing rates of 90 percent or better and an annual dropout rate of less than 1 TEA gave its highest marks to Comal Canyon Intermediate and Mountain Val Mountain Valley Intermediate Principal Sarah Towler We got improvements in math and Were incredibly excit it really was hard The districts eight recognized schools were Buiverde Elemen tary sixth year in a Rahe Primary fifth year in a Frazier Goodwin Mountain Valley Ele mentary second year in a Arlon Seay Canyon Middle third year in a row and Spring Branch Middle second year in a Bill Brown Smith son Valley Middle See Walgreens to open with little fanfare CHRIS The new Walgreens at Walnut Avenue and Business 35 will open By AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer The new Walgreens store on Business 35 will open 9 with little fanfare and the old store a few blocks down Walnut Avenue will close just as quietly the pre vious Walgreens spokeswoman Carol Hively said the store was not planning a huge grandopening We usually keep things pretty she Well have some sales a week or two after its The new 24hour store is part of a Walgreens effort to expand business across Hively said the com pany was expanding its busi ness Right we have about 356 stores in she Our goal is to have about 480 stores by The new store in New Braunfels changes extends hours and adds addi tional Hively Its square feet and will have a dri vethrough pharmacy win she said No new employees will be hired forthe store when it opens in she Employees from the existing Walgreens plan to make the See INSIDE Key Code
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