Friday, March 5, 2004

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 5, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas V IT W FRIDAY MARCH B 2004 H ti3 AT n JL SPORTS ON THE LINE NewBraunfels Canyon Smithson Valley soceer teams close in on playoff berths with pivotal matchups tonight Page 5A ZEITUNG FORUM ANN COULTER Columnist says movie contro versy shows liberals dont have i the vaguest idea what 1 ianity is all about Page 4A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 12 pages 2 sections CLICK i 500 I DEARABBY Partly cloudy High Low 78 44 I COMICS 28 CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS ires way to nice weather From Staff and Wire Reports After storms hit the area hard and fast Thursday weather should be nice for New Braunfels spring break next week The storm traveled from the west and threatened the state with tornadoes Thursday afternoon Almost as soon as heavy rain began to fall it was gone The storms which brought weak tornadoes to South Texas and inchdiameter hail in North San Antonio caused weather officials to warn of severe thunderstorms and flash floods in Comal County The brief storms should be it until the end of next week said Patrick McDonald fore caster for the National Weath er Service in New Braunfels Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday are going to be won derfully warm McDon ald said The next storm system wont move into the area until Friday or Saturday he said Were going to have seven or eight days of some pretty nice spring McDonald said New Braunfels Independent School District students break for spring holidays beginning Monday School returns March 15 The storm caused some See WEATHER Page 2A FRONTand CENTER 2004 Early voting ends at today in Room 104 of the Comal County Court house The pri mary election is v Tuesday I The county uses 60 or more elec tion workers at the polls each I They are paid an hour to work a 14to 16hour day I In the primary elections Democrats and Republicans provide poll workers I Those workers are paid by the state They make per hour unless they take a training course which raises their wage to CISD board grappling with growth By Dylan Jimdnez Staff Writer Attendance zones for Comal Indepen dence School District students will be decided this week end Administrators and trustees began last week a series of workshops to develop a plan to deal with district growth Some district schools will be at AT A GLANCE CISD Board of Trustees 6 today Smithson Valley Middle School If necessary 9 Saturday CISD Admini stration Building Conference Room DAVID County election clerks Maria Perez left and Virginia Ortiz wait for voters to arrive at the Comal County Courthouse By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Parttime election i c i i dO CIVIC dUtV Lookingfortemporarywork Maria Perez and Virginia Ortiz know just the job for you With a little bit of training you could become one of the countys election judges alternate election judges or election clerks These are the people who work at the polls on election day and during early voting in Comal County elections Election judges oversee the polling place and address ques tions about eligibility or other voting issues as they arise Clerks who require similar skills and are paid the same do the paperwork it takes to get an election done They are important thankless jobs that with increasing regu lations are getting more difficult to fill in spite of dedicated work ers like Ortiz and Perez or Clin ton Ludwig who has worked on the elections for some 60 years Over in Bulverde Chester and Ruth Kolmeier have been doing it almost that long Im a retired civil service Perez said This is a little civic duty I enjoy Its very Ortiz said The countys election workers are employed by County Clerk Joy Streater During the primary elections they are recruited by the county party chairs Election judges and clerks are the most integral part of the elec tion Streater said In recent years Streater said See ELECTIONS Page 2A capacity within the next few years and the district as a whole is about 87 percent full The student population grew by 6 percent this school year and at least that much growth is predicted for District officials are considering snuf fling students to different campuses as a shortterm solution In a meeting last week district officials used mapping technology to redraw attendance zones and shift grade levels at schools Several configurations were consid ered but no decisions were made They See CISD Page 2A COMING SUNDAY Aftfi finance Wofford AND PAUL CATHOUCCHUfiCH Pastor Msgr EM Mission statement Saturday 8 are 9 comrnwru am am and am Sunday mwilo infer n wrawwPwfflP WSirap PS Jesus Chnst i Phone 6254531 Attendance i Worship standard Sts Peter and Paul members always ready to help By Uigh Jones Staff Writer Jesus summed up the 10 Command ments into two imperatives Love God with all your heart and love your neigh boras yourself After 156 years Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church has the hang of both If someone has a need there are always people to meet said lifelong member Sam Kneuper Facilities Manager Rusty Brandt agreed indicating the number of groups that stand ready to pitch in We have 54 organizations within the church to tend to peoples he said Some of the more unusual groups include the Poll Ministry and the Holy Smokers The wpoU Ladies accept donat ed dolls and stuffed animals to be repaired and redressed then pass them an to needy children and nursing home residents The smoking men meet monthly around their barbe cue pits to raise money for special proj ects around the church Kneuper who was baptized as a baby at Sts Peter and Paul always felt a spirit of generosity within the congregation but attributes recent increased involve ment to the leadership of pastor Msgr Eugene OCaUaghan Monsignors personality has meant a lot to our Kneuper said tie gets people involved that might not do oth As an example Kneuper cites the over all church renovation in 1995 and the construction of the new administration building in 2000 Parishioners did much of the design and detail work for the proj ects You think a building makes a differ ence but one of the things that happens Set 4MMpMMMMr Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Churchs Msgr iugene OCalJaghan stands in the grotto located beside the main church building which was renovated in 1995