Wednesday, September 17, 2003

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 17, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas LOCAL DIICISEIS Primary schoolchildren celebrate Dieciseis de Mexicos day of SA Hie LIFE STIRRED UP Betty Pritchard is a dream C6me true for some people She shops for your groceries and cooks your Page IB onrial ountsince 263 16 2 sections CL I i 8 Cloudy High Low 90 Details 70 2B DEARABBY COMICS FORUM SPORTS GRIDS 4A SB 6A Law could stall retail recruitment By Dylan Staff Writer A legal issue could an aggressive plan to use 4B funds to recruit retailers to the The New structure and Improvement Corporation Board of Direc tors will decide tonight whether it will support efforts to attract retail The economic development board annually controls million of city sales tax New Braunfels residents could see more retail choices here if a portion of that money were spent to recruit But the boards seven mem bers are not sure whether it is even legal to do the boards purview is the recruitment of commercial of industrial such as Moll which brought more than 200 jobs this lbnights discussion will focus upon the renewal of the boards professional services contract with Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce The chamber has funded half of a study that would iden tify retailers that could be suc cessful in New The chamber will ask the board to fund the other The board will either renew the chambers contract to include retail or See Page 3A DMLOFMCNT BOAHD 7 Conference Room Municipal 424 Castell Kjrk Kistner766o7957 Monroe Bill John 625JJ2P6 Ray 6092255 New map dears 1st in House By April Castro Associated Press Writer l AUSTIN Texas House gave preliminary approval to a Republicandrawn congres sional redistricting map Tues despite hours of staunch debate frojn For the third time this sum the House approved the map sponsored by Phil would likely give Texas Repub licans an edge over Democ rats in The vote was 7760 with four present but not Democrats argued as they have since the issue started gaining steam in the spring that the map would dilute the voting power of minorities and rural Texans in favor of urban and suburban This is political gerryman dering at new heights at an unprecedented DSan J3ng maintained that his map was fair and did not dilute minority I in no way think it dilutes minority King responded to Democrats Only three amendments to the map were offered by all of which were tabled by votes largely along party King said he expected the bill to be given final approval later Tuesday night The bill next would be sent to the where it will likely be rejected in favor of their own State Jeff RSan said this week a conference committee like ty meet to reconcile FRONT and CENTER Like clerk daughter Guadalupe County Clerk Teresa and her Comal County Clerk Joy stand near a sign marking DAVID the GuadalupeComal county They are the only mother daughter pair of county clerks in Pair share county job in Guadalupe By Ron Maloney Staff Writer If Comal County Clerk Joy Streater ever has a bad day at the her Teresa probably understands They are the only motherdaughter duo serving as county clerks in Texas in adjoining Comal and Guadalupe There are cases of daughters who have fol lowed their and sisters serving at the same time in separate but were Streater A countyclerk is custodian of a countys records and keeper of its Streater and Kiel are passionate about history and protecting But attending to history isnt all a county clerk In Comal Streater is also responsi ble for administration of County the countys elections and many other Its the same in Seguin for except Guadalupe County has an appointed election I dont think the public knows just what a coun ty clerk Streater Theres a lot Streater would know because shes been doing the job in New Braunfels for a Over the last several Kiel worked as a representative of a company that sold software to county clerks In her Kiel traveled a For seven I was on an airplane every other Kiel I automated clerks offices all over the United States and in the Virgin It was a good but Kiel paid at home She wasnt keen on missing her kids school She credited her Ken with keeping things together at home while she worked Hes a wonderful husband and a concerned Kiel Without I couldnt have done what I See CLERKS Page 5A m County clerk salary Comal County Some duties Registrar of births Registrar of deaths Records all real estate documents Clerk of commis sioners court Clerk of county cpurtsfltJaw on criminal and probate cases Concurrent juris diction with dis trict court on family and juve nile cases Schools jabbed for TAKS absences By Dylan Jimdnez Staff Writer Two New Braunfels schools and four Comal schools received needs improve ment ratings under the No Child Left Behind Under the schools are expected to meet more demanding specified levels of Adequate Yearly Progress until reaching a perfect score is in The six area schools were part of about schools 13 percent of all received a needs improvement rat according to the In New Braunfels Indepen dent School New Braunfels High School and Carl Shurz Elementary received the ratings because fewer 95 percent of stu dents were present the day the Texas Assessment of Knowl edge and Skills was In Comal Independent SchoolDistrictCanyon Smithson Valley Spring Branch Middle and Smithson Valley Middle schools received the same The 95percent standard was not revealed until the rat ings came back to schools last school officials That high participation rate is supposed to stop dishonest districts from exempting too many students from the tests to improve overall said Rosalyn MBISD assistant superintendent for See Page 3A UPDATES Tracking the news STABBING LAST WE KNEW Lewis Roberts was arrested Monday night for allegedly stabbing a 60yearold New Braunfels LATEST Roberts is being held in Guadalupe County Jail on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly His alleged victim is listed in stable condition at University NEXT Bail will be set on Roberts Myrons takes top plate at Taste of the Town benefit By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Bill Beens a downtown kind of guy and hell be the first to tell you that if youre into youre just into no matter Thats why Been decided to locate his latest Myrons in the 100 block of Castell Avenue smack in the middle of downtown New Tuesday he intro duced Myrons to about people who attended the annual Taste of the Town fundraiser to benefit the McKenna Childrens He got a resounding public Myrons was chosen as best main course and won the overall Taste of the Town award in its first Museum Executive Director Melissa Krause said the Taste of the Town is in about its 15th Nobody is exactly We lost track a couple of years Krause Tuesday nights event may have been the largest Krause said she didnt have a final but she believed between and See TASTl Page 3A ung Trey Delgado samples some food from Granzin BarB Q at the Taste of the Town fundraiser Tuesday night at The annual event benefits the Childrens Museum in New Check us out on the web at MILLER MILLER 6253000 186 Castell Downtown New Braunfels