Thursday, June 3, 2004

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 3, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas ZEITUNG SPORTS PLAYOFFS New Braunfels soft ball outfielders do whatever it takes to help keep the team going strong during the playoffs SA FORUM COLUMN Columnist Molly Ivins writes how Richard Strong who sold his business will pocket millions at the expense of others Page Serving Naw Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 10 pages 1 section CLICK wwvr 20 percent chance tsttns High Low 93 75 Details 6A DEAR ABBY 8A CIASSIFIEDS MOA COMICS 7A CROSSWORD 7A FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS BA TV GRIDS 8A CISD consolidates staff to help budget By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Comal Independent School District is tightening its belt to whittle down next years budget Superintendent Nancy Fuller is leading the districts diet plan by eliminating roughly in central office staff Its tense around Fuller said We are reminding all employees to stretch them selves We are compressing and becoming more efficient We need to operate like a busi Fullers changes include four consolidations The controller and the assis tant superintendent for busi ness positions will be combined into the director of business services That position will be filled by current controller Debra Smith Assistant Superintendent Abel Compos is retiring Sherry Pennington director of purchasing will assume the staff accountants position as well Tracie Moos the grants financial manager will become the internal auditor and budg et officer The assistant superintend ent of personnel services and the director of services and benefits positions will be com bined into the personnel serv ices director Sid Ridgway cur rent services and benefits direc tor is retiring and Assistant Superintendent Linda Grisham is leaving the district See CISD Page 3A Gregory Bobbins Grandfather returns to face charges By Ron Maloney Staff Writer A 52yearold man arrested in the death of his grandson was returned to New Braunfels Wednesday to face charges Comal County Jail Administrator David Ott said Gregory Rob bins was booked into jail on a firstdegree felony charge of causing injury to a child If convicted Rob bins faces between five and 99 years in state prison Robbing 15monthold graiidson Brandon Lee Robbins II was found dead Dec 2 2003 in his New Braun fels home Autopsy tissue tests returned in March revealed the boy had cocaine and methadone in his system when he Cocaine is an illegal stimulant Methadone is used to treat heroin See INFANT Page 3A Rightsofway water report to be heard by commissioners By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Comal County commissioners today will decide whether to adopt a plan to protect rightsofway along its roads and hear a report from Canyon Lake Water Supply Corp on the availability of water for future growth The water report which sets out how much water would be available for develop ment over the next 20 years is required every three years from OWSC and New Braunfels Util AT A GLANCE Commissioners Court Time am 199 Main Plaza ities under the countys water availability rules adopted in 2001 CLWSC is showing they have adequate water resources to serve their service area for the next 20 said County Engineer TomHornseth Acceptance of the report by commis sioners means that new construction Page 3A Beating the summertime blues Photos by DAVID HeraldZeitung Austin Trainor 10 and Whitney Walleck 7 race on the monkey bars under the watchful eye of School Age Child Care Assistant Director Cindy Martinez at the Landa Park playground Wednesday afternoon Children attending the summer program at several CISD elementary schools take a field trip once a week and swim at the Landa Park pool every Tuesday and Thursday Camps offer variety in themes costs By Brand Grissom Staff Writer Keeping young ones occupied during the lazy days of summer can be an expensive endeavor for parents Local camps offer many fun activities to make sure youths minds and bodies are busy during time off from school and prices for camps vary just as much as the activities For parents seeking the best learning experience for their child at the most economical price decid ing where to enroll their children can be a choice Joani Coker said she and her husband will pay about for the vari ous camps in which their two boys ages 8 and 12 are enrolled this summer Coker said they tried to balance care and afford ability We looked at the quali ty of the thats real ly the Coker said We look at who works there and how they hire them When we go to visit we judge their enthusiasm and consider the number of adults per child and just the variety of Ester Reyna whose daughter is a firstgrader at Specht Elementary said she and her husband spent a lot of time searching for the best place for their Listen to the child Is the camp fun Do they like going there Thats the real flag for a parent Most parents really know what their children would most likely benefit Rosalyn Bratcher On how to choose a camp which fits best for their child child while they are at work this summer They com pared prices and activities at several local camps and decided Comal Indepen dent School Districts sum mer program worked best for their family The price was the best for everything they do Reyna said And we dont have to pay for the field CISDs summer program started this week with the theme Let the Fun Until school starts stu dents in the district can register for weekly sessions that include arts and crafts activities swimming and field trips as local as Landa Park and as exotic as Fies ta Texas in San Antonio The cost is per week The YMCA of Comal County in conjunction with New Braunfels Inde pendent School District offers a similar program beginning Monday The theme is Where the Wild Things said YMCA Program Director Cathy Flocke The program is also per week and Flocke said assistance is available for those who meet low income requirements In addition local muse ums churches and the city parks and recreation department among oth ers offer programs that allow children to be artists historians lifeguards and even park rangers for a few days during the summer Prices for those camps range from for three days learning about early settlers and American See CAMPS Page 3A Popular Concerts in Park series starts tonight By Scott Mahon Staff Writer The New Braunfels Paris and Recreation Department will host this years first sum mer concert tonight at Landa Park ReBeca and Peace Riot a local group that and pop will per from to 10 on the dance slab in Landa Park UndaLanfe youth activity said this years concert schedule includes The Craze agpoup at ite first Last years biggest draw was Jay Eric and Blieders Creek a country Lane said We draw anywhere trorn30X to people each concert depending on what group is Lane said attendees are invited to bring lawn chairs arid coolers Almfrnl shP RqJ4 fait glass containers arent allowed QincertswUlbepeiftmnfidonthedance slab in Landa Park Turn onto Larida Park Dnw from Lan da Sireet and go past the parks office she said The dance slab is on the right past the aquatic Several concerts will be benefit events Lane said This is the 20th year for summer catl ap benefit SOS Food Banks and the concert on July 15 will benefit the Woniens On Friday the first swimming cinema will be held at tte aquatic cxiraplex on Lan da Drive do it again lJus Lane said We Sea 60HCUT Page 3A JUNE PERFORMANCES JuneS ReBecaand PaaceRiot June 10 GrapesofWath bereft for SOS Food Bank June 17 After Midnight Ettues Band June 2410

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