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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 31, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas If T FRIDAY OCTOBER 31 2003 lEllALD JL JLJLjJLVi JLI SPORTS ONE TO GO A win tdhight will help the Smithsdn Valley clinch a District playoff berth Page 5A COUPON WURSTFEST Pay for one admission and get one free with this coupon Valid Sunday through Wednesday Page 3A Serving V6I 152 No 301 14 pages 2 sections CLICK I WWW Mostly cloudy High Low 85 67 Details 1B CLASSIFIEDS 5SB COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 56A TV GRIDS 3B FRONT and CENTER Crosstown rivalry intensifies V s f Bragging rights are almost as important as in playoffs By David Rupkalvis Sports Editor I Emotion excitement and hardhitting football sire trademarks of the Wurst Bowl But tilings are a little different this season because the game lit erally means every thing to the New Braunfels Unicorns the Canyon Cougars The two teams sit atop the District 25 4A standings with 31 records but neither is guaranteed a berth in the playoffs The wplfiridthe road to postseason action much tougher I dont know that Ive ever been involved with anything like Canyon Coach Brad Wright said Our schools are only five minutes apart We go to church and socialize together Its a very very healthy Away from trie rivalry that will be played put pn the field Friday Wright pointedto a youth flag football league as a way the two teams work together In the league New Braunfels and Canyon varsity players work handinhand to players will be in the stands to watch their heroes on the field Both Wright and New Braunfels Coach Rick Rhoades are trying to downplay the significance of the game Both point to last year when Canyon won the Wurst Bowl butNew Braunfels rebounded made me playoffs and advanced to the state championship game and Rhoades are just as quick tp admit their goal is a postseason berth Beating their rival is just another step toward that goal The players see it a little different Mak ing the playoffs is the ultimate goal but haying bragging rights at home is almost as important is a big part of the Canyon New Braunfels runningback Roland Adams said Ill never forget at a basketball game last winter Canyon sttK dents jwere wearing Tshirts at the game that said 2314 and New Braunfels is second in state and second in Kickpff is at at Unicorn Sta Photos by REBECCA S Above Frazier Elementary teachers and Canyon Cougar fans Christie Geyer and Bridget La Barbera congratulate each other on a pawed well done while Kendall Geyer puts the finishing touches on the mayhem Below Kendall Christies daughter snickers as she decorates Susan Purdys class room at Frazier Elementary Thursday evening Purdy is described as a diehard Unicorns fan mfestfun f out of CQmmissJQa Calin W8 his wsy ta vfetery or at tesst Permit buys landfill more time By Ron Maloney Staff Writer An amended permit would allow refuse at the Coma County Landfill to be piled 80 feet higher than currently allowed Precinct 4 Commissioner Jan Kennedy reported Thursday theTexas sion on Environ wntal Quality has WPved an amendment tp allow Waste mit WMi District PUBLIC FORUM vbt trwiffer at the Whsb 7 9 I Where New Braynfels Rodewey Inn tandflll Manager Ric Green said the amendment would add up to eight years to the tife of the local IgndrUi Bft WQuJd have definitely been clpsinf WMI wojk to get perjnUs to solid waste transfer station at the landfill That would enable local cartage companies to haul trash to the facility for transfer elsewhere after it reaches capacity The transfer station would include scales storage and sorting building It would be located on nine currently undeveloped acres on the site which is located at FarntoMarket Road i JQj and Kolenburg Lane Were taMng several years down the Kennady said County Judge panny Scheel was ried about the cost of transferring trash When you stait talkjng about hauling garbage somewhere else its time tp hold onto ypw Ssheei said County officials see scant likelihood another landfill would ever be located hert which Scheel said was a major reason for supporting the permit amend ment to increase capacity commies afe not particularly enjhused about new said District to pay state less money TEA upholds CISDs Robin Hood appeal By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Good news can be worth a million and thats how ifwas Thursday for the Comal Independent School District The Texas Education Agency informed the district its obligation under Chapter 41 better known as the Robin Hood funding been recalculated at about Thats substan tially lower than the million TEA projected the district would owe this past summer when it declared CISD a property rich district Under the states funding formula wealthier school districts are re quired to share money with poorer districts CISD disputed the amount origi nally set by the TEA promising an appeal in Novem ber based on new attendance figures CISD Assistant Superintendent for Business Abel Campos was so confi dent the state was incorrect he bud geted only to pay the Robin Hood money Under Robin Hood the amount the district owes was calculated by com paring the districts average daily atten dance to its property value in 200203 The state used midyear attendance numbers in its computations while CISD used numbers from the end of June to arrive at a more realistic figure Campos said He said Thursday night he was pleased the state lowered the Robin Hood bite But the school district will still appeal and Campos believes it will ultimately not be a Chapter 41 district at all When we had our discussions with the TEA in the summer the numbers came from the 200203 Campos said We thought with our actual growth we didnt owe that We told them our attendance numbers would be With the districts newest attendance figures Campos said the news could be better still Payments on the new lowered figure are required to begin in February If the district ultimately pays in more than the state determines it owes the ey will be refunded CISD will forward attendance num bers from the first six weeks of this school year which reflects an increase of about 700 pver the previous year TEA will rule on the school districts Chapter 41 lack of sometime next summer Nancy Fuller BOARD OKS FULLER Comal Independent School Trustees Thursday night named Nancy Fuller of the Dayton ISO as CISDs new super intendent of schools Her start date will be deter mined after the DISD board votes to release her con tract 1983 Gregs Automotive JlM dl Center 679 S Seguin 6256824 We repair them all 2003 Current Custom
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