Saturday, October 11, 2003

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 11, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas OCTO 1 j VMDIii ITUNG RANGERS REVE Smithson Valley shellacks San Antonio Highlands clenching a homecoming victory in district Page 5A FORUM IRONY BLOWS IN Molly offers that the season foe irony is in full especially with President Bush in the White Page 4A 1 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 284 14 2 sections CLICK WWW5 8 1 Mostly cloudy High Low 83 68 Details1B i DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIREDS 58B COMICS 28 CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A RELIGION 4B SPORTS S6A TVGRIDS 3B FRONTand CENTER Library invites families to for bilingual story Sally Zaniora reads from a book in Spanish to children attending bilin gual story time at the New Braunfels Public children modification of a program that had been in existence for sev eral The program contin ues through Usually about a dozen adults and children attend the weekly Many of the students in Sylvia Mayers Goodwin Prima ry bilingual She encourages her students and their parents to come to bilingual story When parents get they get more involved in the education of their and thats important for any Mayer SpanishSpeaking residents new to the area might not know of the local programs available to organizers The next two Texas Workforce Commission and Hope Hospice will The idea of a local library is uncommon in said Alix bilingual program The library has recently Photos by DAVID listen to a volunteer read a The librarys bilingual story time is part of an effort to reach out to Spanishspeaking win Mt In 04 city again eyes Area 8 By Dylan Jimenez Staff Writer New Braunfels Planning officials are looking back to the airport for next years annexation In New Braunfels City Council annexed two areas along Texas 46 south of the city on either side of Saengerhalle A third proposed area on Texas 8 on this years annexation plan was not annexed after a split council vote halted the effort in its final Area 8 is a square mile block further Residents from the three areas near the airport were vocally opposed to the saying potential development would bean intrusion on their City officials say annexing undeveloped areas with commercial development potential will increase commercial tax The area along Texas 46 near the airport is an example of this potential with the construction of the Central Texas Technology Center and expansion of the planning commissioners held prelimi nary discussions about annexing the land in They were reacting to a recent council move to study expanding one of the two airport Council also recently named airport expansion as a high See Page 3A reaches out toHispanics By Dylan Jimenez Staff Writer A urpra Zekos brings her children the New M XBraunfels Public Library each Monday She and her children attend bilingual story a program aimed at encouraging library use by Volunteers read Spanish books to the children and facilitate educational For mei its important to help my children and Zekos Zekos and other parents meet for a brief language lesson and a preset tatton about local programs for The bilingual story time is a increased the number of Span ishlanguage resources on its Along with a larger Spanish book the library now offers English liter acy and films in Librarians also have produced a library map in Spanish and SpanishTlanguage fliers to pro mote It seemed like there was a need in the Samuels The increased resources have increased library use among local Parents are getr ting more library cards for their kids and signing their children up to use the Were trying to make the library a Samuels One of the most important accomplishments is for the chil dren to get their own library said Sally Good win Primary teacher who coor dinates bilingual story time for the It gives them some ownership as te what they want to do on their Zamora If they want to learn about snakes or they can look it Redistricting stalls with quorum bust Both houses OK pushing back primary By Natalie Gott Associated Press Writer AUSTIN sixmonth legislative battle over congressional redistricting hit another busted quo rum Friday night when most of the House Democ rats and a few Republicans disappeared before a vote on a separate government reorganization After attempts to round up missing legislators the House adjourned until 2 Sunday and the Senate voted to postpone further action on redistricting until 6 The Texas in a 7658 approved the HouseSenate compromise congressional redis tricting plan Friday The Senate finished debate on the bill by late It then delayed a vote until the House took up legislation to reor ganize certain aspects of state Earlier both houses voted to move the date of the states 2004 primary election so new Republicanbacked congressional districts could be The Legislature in the spring approved moving up the states primary to March an earlier date that wouldnt interfere with school spring breaks and would give Texas more prominence in the 2004 presidential See Page 3A James son of StartzvUles namesake dies at 79 By Bon Vteloney Writer STARTZVILLE Canyon Lake Ipst one of its most prominent citizens Thursday James passed away at Northeast Baptist Hospital in Tbj sjartzviple community got Its aw frorn hjs Curt anj Ajjee and tfce store they operated f pj Historian and author Alton Rahe said James and Lorine Startz took over the store in 1963 and operated it until Lorines passing in Their Monica operates it Rahe said Curt and Alice bought the store about The name After Curts passing in Alice contin ued to operate the family When James and Lorine took it they added the nowfamous James Startz has very strong ties to the com Stariz Rahe the true it was James dad that Startsville was named In later the grocery but the cafe continues as a lake Retired County Commissioner Moe Schwab said the lake com munity has always been impor tant to Startz and his James was a citizen who always did his Schwab Some you have to remind you didnt He was always good lor holding up his end 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