Thursday, March 25, 2004

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 25, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas 2004 JL SPORTS DEFENSE As high school soccer playoffs heat up and teams advance defense is the key to make it to the state level Page 5A FORUM QUEST COLUMN Martin Nealeigh guest colum nist writes on how freedom comes at a cost and soldiers will die Page 4A Serving New Braurifela and Comal County since 1852 Vol 183 No 18 12 pages 2 sections CK WWW7 Chance of showers High Low n ee DetailsIB DEARABBY CLASSIFIEDS COMICS CROSSWORD FORUM OBltUARlES SPORTS TV GRIDS 38 SB 2B 2B 4A 3A 6A 30 FRONTand CENTER Deadline looms for Tamiga Residents could lose their homes if sewage is not cleaned up DAVID Primary Librarian Claudia Mendenhall reads to kindergarten students Taylor Watson Leslks and Steven Sanchez School librarians expand KNOW Library variables that affect standardized testing performance ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Library volumes purchased in 1999 to 5 2000 per 100 students Library operational expenditures per student Library computers connected to a modem per 100 students Library software packages per 100 stu dents u I HIGH SCHOOL Identifying matf rials for instructional units developed by teachers Providing information skills instruction to individuals or I HIGH SCHOOL Library staff per 1QQ students Mjbfary staff hours per 100 students Library hours of operation per 100 dents Volumes per students Current subscriptions to magazines and newspapers per 1QQ students iPtenrM instructional units with teachers Providing staff developjment to AGGQixting to a 2QQ1 Tmns State Library and Archives Commission study By Dylan Jim6nez Staff Writer It is said the amount of infor mation in the world doubles every six months Librarians teach students to dig through that flood of data so students can becomelife long learners Pedpie have the old idea of a librarian that they sit behind a desk and check out books and sort said Mary Jay Ridgway head librarian for Comal Independent School District That couldnt be fur ther from the At the elementary level librar ians help children develop a love for reading At the secondary lev el students are equipped to find and evaluate information Libraries should be the hub of the Ridgway said The library at Memorial Pri rnaryinNewBraunfelsisthehub of learning there Each student visits thelibraryand checks outa book at least once a week said Librarian Claudia Mendenhall Mendenhalls role is to instill in students a desire to be lifelong she said By Ron Maloney Staff Writer BULVERDE Time runs out Friday on a monthold deadline to either clean up septic prob lems or move hundreds of residents out of a mobile home park District Attorney Dib Waldrip said no solution had been reached with the Tessye Maurer family over numerous septic violations at the Tamiga Acres mobile home park located off Texas 46 between Smithson Valley High School and 281 A month ago environmental enforcement division officers posted notices that residents of 52 homes ranging from RVs to Dib Waldrip mobile homes would have to leave in 30 days if a number of septic problems werent resolved Waldrip estimated up to 300 people 100 of them children live in the park in conditions that threaten their health merit of San Antonio who did not return calls Waldrip said his office is not intent on making 52 families homeless but it cannot sit by while they See DEADLINE Page 3A DAVID Kindergarten students Taylor Watsoh left and Max Leslie lis ten as librarian Claudia Mendenhall reads to them Wednesday afternoon in the Memorial Primary Library This desire is important for students to develop said alyn Bratcher NB1SD assistant superintendent for instruction fi We know that kids who like to read read more and read Jrateher said They also develop analytical thinking and reading compre necessarybuM mg blocks of education she said ln2QOl the Texas State Litrary and Archives Com mlision studied the effect of librarians on standardized testing scores It found that 10 percent more students in set ools with librarians than in i schools without librarians met minimum test expecta Uofis in reading there is no tow that says thdre has to be a school library LIBRARIAN Page 3A to present award Friday at Texas Legislative By Scott Mehon Staff Writer aj of the Year award Friday to NBA cnanipi on David Robinson The noon awards cerernony js the of the 3Sth Texas Legislative Conference are tWUgd GOY Perry will be the keynote speaker said Cyndi Tailor chairman of the conference advisory g former CJPUnjy JMdBP and state senator We bok forward to bcn CfcvW Robinson as Texan as sports with the The Texan of the Year was first awarded in 1974 Robinson a NBA chanv pion with the San Antonio Spurs follows such Texan of trie Year honorees as Red McCombs GeorgeW Bush Barbara Jordan Dolph Briscoe John B Connally Lloyd Bentsen John Ben Shepperd Phil Grarnrn and Bob Bullock Its a nonpaitisan award to someone who has made an ouistanoing contribution to Conference Chamber ofCo president said scon moderate a sendnar on globalization State Sea Stevb Ogden chairman of Sen ate Finance Gontmittee will discuss public school funding All three semii ars will last one hour The Oinferaicesopen to the public but tick ets already sold out Meek said We sold over W tickets for Friday which is a he siid Tickets for Thursdays reception at the civic center are s ill available Tickets are and can be punhased at the Greater Mew Braunfels Chamber of Commerce at 390 Developer arrested over platting charges By Ron Maloney Staff Writer SPRING BRANCH developer ensnared in controversy over failure to plat three subdivision lots including one purchased by retired San Anto nio Spurs superstar George Gervin was arrest ed Tuesday Guillermo de Alba Brewster 40 was booked into Comal County Jail on three charges of subdivid ing property without meeting platting require ments Authorities said they believe Brewsters arrest to be the first time a developer has been arrested in Comal County over platting issues If proved the allegation is a class B misde meanor punishable by a fine of up to and up to six months in county jail Brewster posted bail and was released from custody County Counsel Geoff Barr said the district attor neys office took the action because Brewster had so far been unable to correct platting issues per taining to property adjacent to his Spring Branch Meadows subdivision This goes back probably close to a year Barr said Mr Brewster subdivided and sold off tracts of land to purchasers one of whom was George Gervin He did so in violation of Chap ter of the Texas Local Government Code which says a plat must be filed and approved to lay out these tracts and easement Commissioners Court was made aware of the problem in lune 2003 when Brewster Gervin and See DIV1LQPIR Page 2A call 830 6252385 or as for rus leadership in