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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 7, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas SUNDAY MARCH 7 2004 LIFE FILLING IN Substitute teachers are drawn to the job because they love the opportunity to help kids and the convenience of setting their own schedule Page 1ft SPORTS AGING IT Unicorns PJ Hendrie makes it to championship round in the New Braun fels Invitational tennis tournament Page IB Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 Vol 163 No 101 32 pages 4 sections CK WWW every thing teachers have to if they dont inte grate they will not be able to teach according to the DAVID Above Memorial Elementary teacher Teri Firth helps Alexis Cobos draws the shapes she needs for her piece of the under ground railroad quilt while Morgan Szekely waits her turn The quilting project blends art math reading technology and social studies Below Logan Bush carefully draws the shapes that will be cut out and added to the quirt Underground railroad9 quilting lesson weaves different class subjects together iy Dylqn Jimenez Staff Writer At a Memorial Elementary School classroom taught by Elizabeth Everett and Teri Firth learning is not bound by subject media age or even walls They teach a multiage class where secondand thirdgraders roam between two classrooms through an open door way The doors were taken out four years ago when the school began to mix the two grades A curtain was put up last week only for standarized testing We integrate Firth said As secondgrade students strive to meet the challenge of advanced eurricu thirdgraders help them under stand The peer tutoring is Firth said The method intertwines not only the young minds but also subject matter The students are wrapping up their section on Black History Month for Feb ruary Everett and Firth are integrating art math reading technology and social studies to learn about Harriet Tubman and the underground railroad she used to escort slaves north in the late 1800s The children are making construction See QUILT Page 10A City offsite parking rule debate accelerates AT A GLANCE New Brawnlels City Council rag ByScettMehon Staff Writer Municipal BuMng 424 S l Ave Q ty Council will tackle the citys partog ordinance agaw Monday alter debating how far an of site parking lot should be aliowed torn a business The current parting ordinance aliows offsite parking 200 feet from a business location Frank Rabbins ouecior of plan ning and community develop sioji recommended 400 feet However Mayor Adam Cork saMtte current ordinance is too 1O1IS The ordinance reads 200 feet from a business to its parking h said Does that mean to the driveway or to a paildng space Its more ambiguous than Id like and I think the ordinance should he At its last meeting council debated whether to allow offsite WWr W DEAR ABBY i CLASSIFIEDS ec 10 Mostly sunny High Low 73 43 Details38 COMICS 4C CROSSWORD 4C FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS IB tv GRIDS free Democrat early voting Official anticipates strong showing for Tuesdays primary By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Early voting ended in Comal County Friday afternoon with a decent but not fabulous turnout for a primary election in an presidential year Comal County Elections Coordinator Linnell Hinojosa said Republi cans cast early ballots in person while 49 mailed their votes in On the Democrat side fueled by heated races for Precinct 3 commis sioner and constable 678 Democrats voted in person while 162 voted by mail In Precinct 3 threeterm incumbent Cristina Zamora faces a primary chal lenge from former New Braunfels May M ner of thatcontest will run against Republican Greg Parker in November Incumbent Constable Randy Galin do is running against retired sheriffs deputy Sandy Morales and former con stable Joe Gomez In Precinct 1 twoterm Commis sioner Jack Dawson is running for re election against Diane Dasher and Bob Wickman In Precinct 4 retired New Braunfels Assistant Chief of Police Doug Dunlap is running against retired lawmen Alan Svoboda and Al Marin and deputy con stable Jason Rapp Charles Ramsay 22nd Judicial Dis trict Judge Sheriff Bob Holder and Tax Sherman Krause are all running unopposed for reelec tion So far turnout has not been atypical of other county races Hinojosa said although she noted the bump in Democrat voting this time The Republican primary has a low er turnout than last primary but Democrat turnout is Hinojosa said In the 2002 primary when there was no presidential race Republicans voted early while 359 Democrats cast ballots There are just fewer than reg istered voters in Comal County I think well see strong totals this Hinojosa said Voters who remember to bring their voter registration cards to the polls will save time and speed the lines Hinojosa said Compare the county precinct num ber in the Prec box at the center of the card to the list of polling places on Page 2A of todays to determine where to vote For information call 6205520 2004 What a cpurtaMaw judge does PAGE2A What a constable does PAGE 9 A AT A GLANCE Primary election voting takes place from 7 to 7 List of polling places PAGE 2A ON THE BALLOT Comal County Commissioner Precinct 3 Democrat Cristina Zamora incumbent Ramon Chapa Jr Comal County Commissioner Precinct 1 Republican Jack Dawson incumbent Diane Dasher Bob Wickman Sheriff Bob Holder unopposed Tax Collector Sherman Krause unopposed Constable Precinct 1 Ben Scroggin unopposed Constable Precinct 2 Kenneth Smith unopposed Constable Precinct 3 Democrat Randy Galindo incumbent Sandy Morales Joe Gomez Constable Precinct 4 Republican Doug Dunlap Al Marin Alan Svoboda Shane Rapp 22nd Judicial District Judge Charles Ramsay unopposed CourtatLaw 2 Judge Republican Charles Stephens incumbent Randy Gray Jos Scans
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