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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 17, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas OCTOBER SERVES UP Tennisracketwielding Unicorns Hendrie and Brad Davis step up to the net with eyes on a district Page 6A WHICH HALF Ann Coulter offers that Rush Limbaugh could still beat liber als with half his brain tied behind his Page 411 Serving New Braunfsls ani 289 16 2 Sections 5OO I a HlegfeWdlfdi1 Partly cloudy High Low 81 55 i Details1B COMICS 28 CftOSSWORO 28 FORUM 4A APPLAUSE 4SB SPORTS 67A TV GRIDS 3B By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Rural emergency services districts and several United Way agencies the county has supported in the past will be put on notice they should look for other funding sources in Commissioners on Thursday directed county auditor David Renken to warn the agencies they could see funding cuts in the 2005 budget and ultimately the elimi nation of county fund ing Affected agencies are contract servic es such afc Bulverde Senior Community Resource and Recreation Center of Canyon Comal County Senior Citizens Communi Comrnissioher Jay Millikin ivt the Texas Hill the Retired Senior Volunteer the Salvation Army and the Sophienburg Over the past Comal Coun ty has worked to reduce the money it See Page 3A UPDATES Tracking the news TOUCHSCREEN VOTING LAST WE KNEW Comal County chose a touchscreen voting system for LATEST The first machines have NEXT The new machines will be used in the March COURTHOUSE REPAIRS LAST WE KNEW Comal County was try ing to decide the scope of repair and restoration in the historic LATEST A waterdamaged ceiling fell in this week in the election coordinators NEXT An architect will complete a needsassessment and costbenefit analysis of renovating and restoring the FRONTand CENTER Rhonda Maxey lost her home in the 1998 Again in Her old house has been and she has started over hoping the Photos by REBECCA Rhonda enjoys a sunset chat with her best Mona riverside home was ruined in the 1998 and 2002 floods and was demol Thursday evening at Maxeys house on West Mill Maxeys modern ished Maxey reads on her porch swing as she often Grandmothers house on higher ground FLASHBACK By Ron Maloney Staff Writer honda Maxey lives in the house of a lifetime one JL Ibuilt in 1910 on New Braun fels West Mill Its the house she should live in she calls it a grandmothers It has antique tin ceilings and antique Open the front door and a round table in the foy er filled with family photos greets I want it to say when you come Welcome and meet my Maxey I know everything happens for a Sometimes its best starting over On Oct New Braunfek demol ished Maxeys old house on River side 10 days short of the fiveyear anniversary of when it was nearly destroyed in its first Guadalupe River Maxey gave up on the modern ranchstyle home after she was flooded out again in July 2002 and has started over again although the demolition of her for mer home brought back some of the pain of having to rebuild only to have to clean out and move I went over there that I really didnt think it would affect but it tore me Maxey said If s just a big old stack of In Maxeys riverbank home was flooded with water 11 feet In the water was more than four feet but the age was still Except for a few things her family helped her extract during every thing was destroyed or She promised the day the city let her back into her home that she wouldnt be there for a third Maxey took one of two Federal Emergency Management Agency sponsored flood buyouts on her Even on the fast to take about 10 days Maxey didnt get her new home until about a year several months after the 2002 Her buyout didnt happen until so she made six months worth of pay ments on two It was she That fast track1 wasnt too a Hope Hospice has immersed herself in decorating her old home with period pieces shes found at shell pull up carpeting and restore hardwood Its been I like the decorat ing room at a I just dont want to do it Max ey When she looked for a new she looked for an old house that had never When she saw the home on Mill she knew it was the Im very Im grateful we came out Maxey I dont want to even think about what would have happened if they hadnt bought me County Engineer Tom Homseth See Page 3A NBISD candidates take different views of state testing iy Dylan Jimdnez Staff Writer Standardfeed testing was a point of contention Thursday night at a forum for candidates vying for three New Smurjfels Independent School district school board tionsthis to the Pistriet 1 Paul Fisher en tite importance da ted a 1997 graduate of New praunfeis High is pursu ing her masters degree in educa She has a great deal of confi dence in state Haas Standardized testing is an tive way to keep schoote and ers accountable and is an effect ing tool to measure their she businessman with four including one in sajd state mantes the tests so schools have tQ follow he Teachers in the ttooom should dents who lack study skills often have problems in Deborah incumbent in the alarge said she te confident ta the way the state raising the bar pn standardized Teachers are teaching a body of knowledge and not jusi a she said good to the Fisher rm opportunity for districts allow schools to prodwee well prepared who has one child at said he felt the state is putting too much emphasis on Students are learning to pass a test and not learning what they need to Rust Ed a local advocates teacher freedom to teach children to tiMnfc he Teachers have die ability to teach students what they need to teow without strict parameters of testing if they focused on learning to take Fisher adding s tu Randy local businessman He said students who can pass test might not learn aU they need to know in a specific subject MILLER Check us out on the web at ill Downtown New Bmunfels m
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