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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 6, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas                                hul SPORTS RINGLEADERS Amateur boxing match comes to New Braunfels Saturday The 25bout event features local athletes Pago 5A FORUM ANN COULTER Democrats didnt invent war heroes They invented the seam of deploying war heroes to argue for surrender 4A CL New Bjjunfete and Comal County 14 pages 2 sections OK High Partly cloudy Details LOW 30 1B DEARABBY COMICS FORUM OBfTUARlES SPORTS TV GRIDS 4A 2A MA Indictment alleges woman stole from PTA By Dylan Jlm6naz and Ron Maionay Staff Writers A former Memorial Primary School PTA treasurer who allegedly stole money sch6ol children raised was indicted Wednesday on a felony theft charge Assistant District Attorney Joe Soane said the Coma County grand jury indicted Angela Bielke 30 on a charge of theft between and If convicted the allegation is punishable by six months to two years in a state jail and a fine New Braunfels Police Del Mike Penshorn said the thefts totaling about occurred in 2003 and were reported after school began this past fall The theft was discovered in an audit when this years PTA officers took over Penshorn said Penshorn said the majority of the missing money came from childrens fundraisers Bielke cooperated in the investigation and paid back half the money he said The PTA is a parentteacher organization that raises mon ey to help educate children At Memorial Primary PTA generated funds bought the schools reading materials this year New Braunfels Independent School District spokeswoman Stephanie Ferguson said the district nor the school would comment on the incident We support what they do and they support us through fundraising but its not the same Ferguson said Memorial Primary PTA Pres ident Jana Evola said she could not comment on the incident although she did confirm it involved last years PTA and not this years officers Texas PTA officials did not return calls for comment Thursday FRONT and CENTER iTAKS FACTS TESTING DATES Feb 24 Grades 4 7 writing Grade 4 Spanish writing Grade 9 reading Grades 10 11 arts March 3 Grade 3 reading Spanish reading April 27 Grades 38 and 11 math Grade 10 social studies Grades 36 Spanish math April 28 ing read Grades 46 Spanish reading Grade 10 math Grade 11 science Grades 38 read ing Grade 3 reading retest Grade 3 Spanish reading retest April 29 Grade 9 math Grades 8 and 11 social studies Grade 6 science Grade 5 Spanish science Grade 10 science PARENTS TAKE THETAKS Want to know how tough the TAKS is Sample tests from 2003 are downloadable on the Texas Education Agency Web site under the TAKS Released Tests link Take the test at i any grade level and check the answers DAVID Meghan McCarthy left and James Felle use different kinds of dried beans and a scale to learn about weight and mass in their second grade class at Lone Star Elementary Learning reasoning skills will help them on the TAKS test TAKS TAKE TWO Stakes are higher in second year of statemandated test By Dylan Jimenez Staff Writer Misty Kleins second grade class at Lone Star Elementary is learning essential testtak ing skills They are learning to mate the weight length and diameter of classroom objects By learning to estimate they learn to identify and eliminate unreasonable mul tiplechoice answers on the Texas Assessment of Knowl edge and Skills test Thats a big deal on the test because if they come up with an answer thats not even close to what they should be looking for they need to know Klein said Criticalthinking skills like judging the reasonableness of answers will help her stu dents next year when they take the TAKS the first time School districts across Texas are preparing for the second year of TAKS testing which begins later this month The test is said to be a more rigorous assessment and educators are preparing accordingly Passing standards were to be phased in over two years and fully implemented by the 200405 school year so test scores are more important this year Last year thirdgraders had to pass their TAKS reading sections to be promoted to the fourth grade In 200405 fifthgraders will have to pass the reading and math tests to be promoted This year 1 Ithgraders will have to pass all four assess ment areas to graduate This is the first group of students who will have to pass TAKS rather than said Vicld Pursch CISD exec utive director of instruction and curriculum Taking the TAKS each year See TAKS Page 3A 200 local kids gear up for SA stock show By Dylan Jimenez Staff Writer Drew Garrison Canyon High School junior has another week to make sure his hog is wellfed and wellbehaved for the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Hes looking pretty Garrison said Garrison will show a lamb and a hog representing CHS Future Farmers of America in the live stock judging con test Although Garri son already has par ticipated in area shows this year for many agriculture students the San Antonio show will be the beginning of the showing season and their chance to AT A GLANCE 55th Annual San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo Opens Friday and continues through Feb 22 SBC Center San Antonio I Tickets Call 1 8776376336 or log onto the Web show and sell their animals before the Comal County Junior Livestock Show lat er this month This is really the one that gets us Garrison said See STOCK SHOW Page 3A COMING SUNDAY Dam progress With studies out of gresws on flood con trol dam projects Bulverde Baptist Church E Amman floao Although relatively young Bulverde Baptist grew fast worship BU1VERDE BAPTIST CHURCH i Pick Usesr worship 6 Mission Iffltead Break youth and adwh in Christ and location 1331 7577 Sundays Warship styte By Leigh Jonea Staff Writer For Baptists living in BuJverde there was a problem In 1973 there were only Lutheran and Catholic churches in recalled Gay Morgan The solution Start a new church That Morgan said Bonnie Cejka held a vacation Bible school in her home for the children in her neighbor The children filled every room in Cej kas home spilling out to the back porch lor activities Eneouraged by the positive Oellview decided to spon Bulverde Baptist Church grewenaughtosJaAdoniisown Hill Ranch was of ered In 1975 they moved into their current location off Bul verde Road Children the impetus for starting the church are still an important focus of activities The most popular childrens program is also the most successlul com munity outreach The Upward Basketball league which consists of 32 teams of 311 firstthrough sixthgraders is popular among tors and also provides a run activity for friends who do not attend church After practicing one night every week the teams play in allday Saturday competi tions Two bflslfpffrgjil camps continue play through the summer morufts The touw Group is also active in out reach mission wort Once a month nwmhefs tove 9 dn to port a food bank in San Antonio Peri odic trips to border allow See   

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