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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 4, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas American Profile WWI veteran recalls time flying LEISURE This Week NEW BRAUNFELS Lifestyle Accordion legacy continues with Tejano C SUNDAY November 2001 44 pages in 5 sections pages in 5 scctn HERALDZEITUNG f i 150 308 Serving New Braunfels and Gomal County since 1852 Marching to state JESSIE New Braunfels above and Smithson Valley below high school bands travel to state marching con test in Waco They placed first and at area contest bands end season on high note BY ERIKA HELFRICH Herald Zeitung Correspondent New Braunfels and Smithson Valley high school bands are marching their way to Waco Monday where they will compete in the UIL State Marching Band This will be Smithson Valleys first time to compete at the state level and New Braunfels first time since Like other UIL both teams had to compete in regional and area competitions to become state quali unlike sporting where teams have the opportunity to advance to state each bands are only able to advance to state every other See Field of Competition Conference 4A partici pants include San Antonio Roosevelt Frenship Cedar Park Kingsville King Mesquite Poteet Big Spring Smithson Valley Belton Birdville Dickinson Friendswood Plainview Southlake Carroll Roma Wylie Fredericksburg Brownsville Lopez Santa Fe Grapevine Waxahachie New Braunfels Getting There TICKETS Tickets for the State Marching Band Contest are for adults and for students for each session prelims and An adult combo which may be used at both prelim and final is available for There are no general public ticket A parking fee will be added to all tickets bought at the The total ticket cost will be for for students and for combo DRIVING DIRECTIONS Take Interstate 35 north into Take exit 338A toward Merge onto I 77 Turn slight Say straight to go onto 84 Waco Turn slight left onto slight right onto Bellmead which becomes 84 Voters decide if water district sinks or swims BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer CANYON LAKE Tues voters will decide 19 con stitutional amendments and whether to confirm the Southeast Trinity Ground water Conservation District At a Thursday night forum on the Michael point man for the opposition to the said that the first vote to create a ground water conservation district in 1995 was defeated by a 10to The voters clearly No in Here we going through the same thing this time pushed on us by public Why are they pushing this so hard Why arent they lis tening Maurer Two of those public officials who support the groundwater conservation District Attorney Dib Waldrip and 2 Commissioner Jay Mil went to the Thursday Millikin took Maurers My quick answer to you is there are many reasons in my mind why the public needs to revisit this Millikin But the answer wasnt and it wasnt And its reception by the hos tile audience on Thursday night suggested that if public officials indeed arent listen Hotline The Secretary of States Office offers its statewide toll free election hotline 800 252VOTE Texas voters can use the tollfree number for informa tion on any voting In citizens can call the number to report any inci dents of voting For a list of county polling see page ing to their they plainly arent the only ones whose ears are NO QUICK ANSWER In Millikins some Bulverde constituents have seen water trucked to their subdivisions for months and even Some cant show er in the and many drink bottled water because its the only water they can Yet only about 13 people and no members of Bulverde city government attended a meeting on the district vote conducted two weeks ago in From my Comal County is substan tially different than it Millikin Weve gpt a 50percent population increase in the last 10 and that increase is going to continue for the foreseeable See Comptroller among friends at dry cleaners meeting BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer One tough grandma came to New Braunfels to talk to a bunch of selfpro fessed little guys Saturday When State Comptroller of Accounts Carole Keeton Rylander spoke to the direc tors of the Southwest Dry cleaning Association at their annual at T Bar those little guys let her know she was among And well she should The drycleaning industry approached Rylander before the last legislature seeking equity in sales taxes on hang inventory tags and plastic In the legislature taxed wrapping and packag saying it was not part of the cleaning I understand the premise put forth that hang tags and so forth took place after the cleaning You came to me mid See All hail the sausage JESSIE Inside sausage is king this week and beer is well beer is just both are in ample sup ply as Wurstfest patrons and workers celebrate the 41st annual salute to sausage making and New rankings a mixed bag for countys schools BY MARGARET EDMONSON Managing Editor Smithson Valley High School principal Brad Williams compares the Just For the Kids school rating system to a game of You know its kind of like base but youre just not sure how they keep Williams Figuring out the score with the Just for the Kids published in the November issue of Texas is just what local school administrators have been doing since the magazine hit the JFTK is a nonprofit organization that recently joined with the University of Texas and the Education Commission of the States to form the National Center for Educational Texas Monthly published the rankings of some schools in what editors char acterized the most accurate and most comprehensive ranking of WILLIAMS Texas schools ever JFTKs system is based upon data from the Texas Assessment of Academic but its system is very different from the state accountability system upon which schools are graded every JFfK raises the standard from passing which is 70 on the TAAS to proficiency which is The rankings also considered the percentage of economically disad vantaged students and compared performance among schools with similar demographic Comal County schools had mixed results in the rating Comal Elementary rated exemplary by state received five which trans lates to high achievement among comparable On the other Smithson Valley High which the state rated as a recognized campus past year and acceptable this received only one That means SVHS ranked in the bottom 201 li percentile compared to similar Just like anybody who is in a See INSIDE Key Code 77
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