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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 20, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas                                DECEMBER 2003 XKXKXXXXXKKXXX ALL FOR ADC 780 xiU iOMi571 SOUTHWEST HltROPUPLlSHEfcS 262 t VANDELL DR EL PASO TX 79903 Braunfels and Comal County since 32 14 2 sections HOOPS EDITORIAL New Braunfels loses to Alamo 6142 in the Unicorns final game Before the Christmas Page 5A Stand behind those who put their lives in danger to pre serve the greatest present of ail Page 411 WWW DEARABBY 3B COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS MA FRONT and CENTER Campus makeover will have students DAVID Seele Elementary Principal Qris Vasquetwatches as thirdgrade students use one of the many openings from the schools halls to the These openings provide easy access for outsiders to enter the campus which has caused concern for district Improvements will restrict access at Seele By Dylan Jimdnez Staff Writer There was a time in every small town when everyone knew each and dents feltlike they couldleave their doors The times and New Braun fels have and schools Seele Ele built in is one that will undergo a security facelift when it is ren ovated next Friday at students were enjoying Christmas par ties on their last day of school before the Several classrooms at the front of the school have doors accessible from less than 100 feet from the Some parents pome in if they need to bring something DAVID Seele Elementary thirdgraders Nicole and Gary take turns reading from Harry Potter books to Principal Vasquez on a bench just outside their into the classroom they just walk across We never know theyre Principal Cris Vasqwez pointing to the lawn in front Many classrooms and halls open up directly to the out Children on restroom breaks or going to the front office walk outside around the buildings or through some halls that are not The school has a signin system to track who is on But many entrances give easy access to the facili My staff has been very vig Vasquez Vasquez taught at Seele for eight years starting in She has been the principal there for six years When she started there it felt Times have she Everybody knew every body in New Braunfels and felt safe with their She and staff have always enjpyed the airy feel of the She and New Braunfels Independent School District officiaJls hope to maintain that feelingnwhile securing the campus when it begins The estimated million project will eprreet drainage See Page 3A Water fight Suit focuses on Bulverde By Dylan Jimdnez Staff Writer Water providers battling over Bulverde want Comal County to join the Comal County commis whether to join the Scheel said he wanted to give commissioners the opportunity to understand the issue and its implications in Comal After the Texas Commission n ewaterserv icem The GuadalupeBlanco Riv er Authority and the City of Bulverde sued the BexarMet ropolitanWaterDistrictThurs claiming BexarMet is exceeding its statutory authority by trying to serve Bulverde We just got a copy of the lawsuit said Danny Comal County Scheel met with GBRA offi cials Friday to discuss whether the county should become a plaintiff in the Scheel gave the information to the countys ask ing them to prepare and pres GBRA the right to use Canyon Lake water to service BexarMet BexarMet also had applied to provide retail water to Bul to commissioners The court the issue in a workshop 8 and will decide the following week BexarMet was although it recently built a pipeline from Canyon Lake down Texas 46 to serve parts of BexarMet is chal lenging the certificate TCEQ issued Bulverde that gives the city the right to provide water to acres in and around Chuck BexarMet deputy general said it would have made sense to allow BexarMet to provide the since it was able to v Bulverde residents have been dependent on well water pro vided by the See Page 3A Woman upset prisoner gets break for holidays From Staff Reports A Houston man accused of sexually assaulting a minor in New Braunfels will be released from Comal County jail to spend Christmas with his according to Evie New Braunfels resi Christopher Muton has served five months in jail of a sixmonth sentence for a pro bation she According to media Muton was indicted on charges of sexual assault of a child LaFleurs daugh who was 13 at the time of the allged incident and is 19 Muton pleaded no contest and was sentenced to 10 years probation for aggravated LaFleur said Friday she is outraged at officials who are releasing They dont have to teal with my who comes home from work at 11 at night crying because of how this affects her as a vic LaFleur She said she was also wor ried he will be with his fami ly near a young whom she said he is forbidden to see during his He will be in Harris Coun ty LaFleur Media reports said Muton will be out Tuesday through A Comal County who would not give his confirmed Muton would be released Tuesday but gave no other Judge Gary who LaFleur said signed the order to release did not return phone calls for com Students begin winter respite By Scott Mahon Staff Writer schools out fer the Hjgh School students finished their midterm were wtemd at said Stephanie public informa tion Qfftcgr fpj Braunfeis Inde pendent School Bwt iwd faculty jn other schools enjoyed Christmas programs and delaywgtlie holiday releas early With owe than Wf elss off for we christmajs students may pnd it easy to not tjiink about Theres very horotworfc if age students not to spend aJJ their hol iday time in front of the television and NBISD students return to class Friday Most of the students were released See inserv Ferguson said Page 3A Aaron shows off art work he cre ated in class to parents waiting to pick up chil dren at Urrtar Itementary resume f or stydtnts NBISD school is back in ses sion   

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