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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 8, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas ExUnicorn honored at UT NEW BRAUNFELS HERALD Kir imkuiiiin MD I I THURSDAY November 2001 16 pages in 2 sections NG 311 Serving New Braunfels and Gomal County since 1852 50 cents Solutions not easy to SVHS traffic snag BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer SMITHSON VALLEY Monday an 18 yearold Smithson Valley High School student pulled out of the turned right toward New Braunfels and then executed a Uturn on Texas 46 to turn back toward In the middle of he lost control and slammed into an eastbound truck driven by another 18yearold The young man who made the Uturn did not say much I know I messed he told the fellow student who had been driving the other The second driver Tm not mad at Im just upset about my Im glad nobody was hurt Another student who pulled over to check on his friends was a bit more See Photos by CHRIS Left The driver of this Sport Utility Vehicle begins a Uturn after leaving the Texas 46 entrance to Smithson Valley High left The SUV illegally crosses Texas driving to the other side of the right A Texas Department of Public Saftey trooper in an unmarked car stops the driver of the Right The trooper issues a ticket to the Wurstfest culture daze Teens from all over Texas descend upon fests Student Day BY BILL FRISBIE Staff Writer For it was an opportuni ty to speak German for it was a perfect respite from oth erwise tedious class Only one said the field including a halfday of carnival was admitted to being a Grosse But when busloads of several hundred Texas teens arrived at Wednesday for the annual Wurstfest Student it meant youth would be served for at least one afternoon during the 41st festival celebrating the areas rich German In youth were served German chocolate pie and nearly every thing the festival had to offer with the obvious exception of the if not of the stu dents were part of their respec tive schools German language The list included Lowell principal of Cinco Ranch High School in who consid ers himself an honorary mem ber of the German Our school has only been open for three and weve come to Student Day all three Strike This is good for the It was and it was Strike was one of several adult chaperones from the school that The Orbitor might not take these high school students out of this but they enjoy a sen sational ride JESSIE Zeltung JESSIE Above No skills are required at this fishing game Wednesday as students pick numbered ducks out of a barrel and exchange them for Schools from all over central Texas visit Wurstfest on a day reserved just for Below Myron Floren plays a little country music with Alpenfest Wednesday Floren played the CottonEyed Joe and the chicken dance along with some of his usual sent 51 students to Sinton High School senior Nikki Heard said the days high light was the Chicken Dance performed in The indoor singing and danc ing was Heard It was fun to see our group come together and do something Known as Herr Gardner to his German language Austin Westlake teacher Scott Gardner brought 40 youth from the west Austin Lets face most of the kids came for the carnival Gardner But its a lot of fun and a great way to sell the German club Theres a lot out there competing for the students time other than for eign language Cassandra an eighth grade German club student at Clint Small Middle School in said the festival provid ed a point of contact with the German I actually understood a lot of the different German words and names Griffin I learned how to eat different kinds of It was Wurstfest continues through The hours of operation are 5 to Thurs day and Friday 11 to 1 Saturday and 11 to 10 For call 6259167 or 800 HINOJOSA Optical scan ballots make for smoother Election Day BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer When the world learned in 2000 about punch card voting and the vagaries of dimpled or hanging Comal County officials because the system they use works much In Tuesdays Southeast Trinity Groundwater Con servation District they were reminded again just how much bet The 19 constitu tional amendments were tabulated on the countys optical scan voting equip ment while the water district election used paper On an optical scan which is printed on card stock and read by a tabulation voters use heavy black markers to complete arrows to indicate their The votes are placed in the tabu lator by and are read by a system that uses light to scan the black The STGCD election involved four districts that didnt line up with the countys and STGCD offi cials chose handwritten voter turnout was about 11 percent Tuesday solid turnout for a constitutional amend ment IVo years the local turnout was But in the areas of the county that decided to deepsix the the turnout was closer to 20 and those ballots some had to be counted by As a those who handle elec tions at the courthouse worked past midnight counting and rechecking ballots were they of the optical scan would have been confirmed and counted in sec In one the election judge did not count in the field as he was supposed and another required a See INSIDE Abby Classifieds 8A Crossword 5A Forum 6A 4A Movies 5A Obituaries 3A Sports 2A Key Code Hutchisons SWT geography lecture takes on new meaning BY BILL FRISBIE Staff Writer When Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison agreed to speak about geography education at Southwest Texas State no one knew then how much the world would change on That is why Hutchisons address on Friday has changed as orga nizers Hutchison will speak at at the LBJ Student Center teaching cen ter for the fourth annual Grosvenor Distinguished Lec The lecture is free and open to the A private reception is sched uled to precede the at the LBJ Student Judy spokeswoman for the Grosvenor Cen ter for Geographic Initially the senator was going to speak about the importance of geog HUTCHISON raphy in political decision making in Washington the nature of geography has changed since the events of The senator will address some issues having to do with since that is the general umbrella under which sho is but the plan now is for her to talk essentially about the current events facing our A Texas republican senator since Hutchison was reelected in 2000 to serve a second full term by garnering more than 4 million The Gilbert Grosvenor Center for Geographic named for the chairman of the board of the National Geographic hosts an annual lecture by a prominent geographer or public figure to whom geography has great Part of the mission of the Grosvenor lecture is to present the event as a public Behrens We bring people here who prob ably would not come for any other Organizers expect a capacity crowd of nearly Behrens 1
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