Thursday, October 9, 2003

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 9, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas W If OCTOBER 2003 ff 1713 A T TV 1 JllMH JtfK NfG SPORTS FOR KEEPS The Smithson Valley Rangers get ready for homecoming football in their district opener against San Antonio Page 5A i COUPON AT THE RACES j Get a free grandstand box at Retama Park if you visit before i and get 50cent hot i dogs Page 4B 9oma 12 2 sections CLICK 500 WWW cloudy High Low S3 68 Details 1B j DEARABBY 26 I CLASSIFIEDS j COMICS 3B CROSSWORD 3B FORUM 4A j APPLAUSE 40 j SPORTS 5A I TV GRIDS 2B CISD chooses Dayton super Fuller lone finalist for districts top job By Dylan Jimenez Staff Writer Comal Independent School District trustees Wednesday night named Nancy Fuller as the sole finalist for the districts superintendent Fuller is currently superintendent of the Dayton Independent School which is northeast of Board President Dora Gonzales Will enter into contract negotiations with but the board cannot hire Fuller for 21 days because of state The board plans to meet 30 to approve her If Fuller would be the districts first female Shfei willbVjpald rhoiethan per year over three according to See Page 3A Gruenewine fest tuned up for Friday By Ron Maloney Staff Writer The Gruene Music and Wine Fest marks its 17th year this weekend with good good wine and the oppor tunity to do good For anybody who loves wine this is a great opportunity to come taste Texas best wines and hear Texas best said Mattson program director for which sponsors the annual benefit Its an opportunity for Texas music fans to get a whole lot in one great great wine and great food the mam reason is to support Unit ed Way and Hope Rainer The second reason is to have a good This years event is as big as its ever Rainer See CRUiNE Page 3A FRONTand CENTER and he will have the confidence to find a feed his family and make a new Alicia and Maria Garcia study English words in the English as a Second Language class at West Side Community The class is Adult ESL lessons fill lives of those learning English Photos by DAVID standing room only when it Above teacher Jose Munoz ges tures as he and below a student takes notes with a By Dylan Jimenez Staff Writer Its standing room only two nights a week for the English as a Second Language class at the West Side Community A group of about 70 crammed into a room there Monday filling the chairs and leaning against the The class is taught by Jose Munoz and Marina who attend First Presbyterian The reason we are doing this is were trying to make God smile on Munoz Were trying to make sure we are doing what we are supposed to be Jose Munoz is a teacher by trade and He teaches a duallanguage class at Memorial Primary by a weekly introductory Spanish night class at New Braunfels High a Sunday school class at First Pres byterian and the ESL class at the center Mondays and I feel like God gave me a gift to Munoz Its a gift Munoz doesnt want to Since he started teaching the course in July at the community the class has grown by sev eral students each All students are assessed for their English The continuous growth has made it impossible to begin the for five levels of English After last few students wan dered in Munoz began the first The group named every English verb they could think They list ed thirty simple verbs like go and Then they counted them in You sound like Munoz told the group in When youre thinking in youre He keeps the energy level high and the students Theyve never had anyone tell them Thats he After the Munoz gives the class a chance to ask questions about English they can use imme The students ask Munoz how to say practical phrases in One woman asked how to say I am here to pick up my Another asked how to say We have finished all of the work you have given Do you have something more for us to do Most of the students fervently scribbled the They will memorize them and use them at schools or One Araceli was a nurse when she lived in I cannot be a nurse because I cannot speak Cruz The classroom is full of stories like Marina Saurez helps She teaches the intermediate Spanish A secretary for Lamar her goal always has been to teach she Theyre hungry for Saurez They want to be able to make it in the at their If they wed have a Smithson Valley High School senior Katrina and freshman Lauren put beads an junior Steven NicholsThe Rangers hwneegming SVHS ready for homecoming By Pylan Staff Writer Smithson Valley High School students might have an UIUXHV yentiQnal way of celebrating but the Rangers dont Jacfc spirit Theres not really a lot of said senior Katrina Miut we have The sehapi quit hosting a dance because of Igek of stodenjt Students have spirit days all week and a homecoming court is selected at The high point of homecom ing is the football game and the annual Battle of the which took the place of the dance four years ago ajid is now It definitely appeals to more people because riot everybody ykes to get dressed up said Jack ie a See Page 3A Randall 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