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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 3, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas                                TUESDAY AUGUST 3 2004 fji SPORTS BOXING Big Brawl II benefit deemed a success as boxers from all over the state traveled to New Braunfels to participate Page 5 TEASER COLUMN Guest columnist Jim Alston writes how people can help law enforcement by staying involved other ways Page 4A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 Vol 153 No 226 10 pages 1 section CLICK i sot WWW I 8 Iiii56825llooooi11111 Mostly sunny High Low 99 75 DEAR ABBY 8A COMICS 7A CROSSWORD 7A FORUM 4A oenruAfiiEs 3A SPORTS 5A 8A School lunches snacks to he healthier By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Requests to super size school cafeteria meals will fall on deaf ears this year thanks to the Texas Department of Agricultures new nutrition guidelines The guidelines which attempt to promote a health ier environment affect all food served or sold on public school campuses including snacks and beverages from vending machines The portion sizes are the biggest said Beth Wallace food service director for Comal Independent School District In the cafeteria high school students will be limited to 3 ounce servings purchased one serving at a time of all fried potato products Soft drinks will be sold in contain ers no larger than 12 ounces and only available outside the cafeteria Chips will be limited to ounces cookies to 2 ounces and frozen desserts to 4 ounces Candy bars will shrink to ounces Portion sizes are only half the battle The new policy also limits grams of fat per serv ing Food items containing more than 28 grams of fat per serving can only be served twice per week By 200607 the limit will be reduced to 23 grams By comparison one large order of McDonalds french fries contains 25 grams of fat By the 200910 school year school kitchens must be purged of all frying equip ment Wallace said despite some product changes necessary to incorporate the lowfat requirements students can still expect to see some of their favorite foods on the menu We will still have Frito she said School food suppli ers have seen this coming so they have come up with reduced fat products like cheese and chips Overall the new policy is positive for the health of Although the servings will be smaller even in vending machines high school stu dents still can buy as much junk food as they want They also can bring it from home Middle and elementary school students have a few more restrictions Soft drinks and candy are not allowed on elementary campuses at any time during See FOOD Page 3A Proposition can be put on ballot By Scott Mahon Staff Writer An attorney generals opinion sent to New Braunfels City Attorney Charlie Zech said the city could put Proposition 13 on the November ballot without a petition The ruling contradicts an earlier opinion by a member of the secretary of states office Proposition 13 which was passed by 80 percent of voters last September provides that residents have the power to force a vote on the issue by petitioning the city county Earlier this year senior taxpayers asked council members to either freeze prop erty taxes or put the issue on an election See PROPOSITION Page 3A COMING FRIDAY Another church is weekly series Immunization clinics to be held at area schools By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Students apt to cry over the end of sum mer break have good reason It is time for back to school booster shots The Comal County Health Department is holding immunization clinics at area schools over the next two weeks Parents are asked to bring their children to the campus where they will attend classes this year so their school records can be updated on the spot Nurses will only have vaccines for the grade levels served at each campus See IMMUNIZATION Page 3A Traveling the state Photos by MANDY Zeitung Left Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison gives a brief update on key issues in Congress as she visits the Central Texas Technology Center Riant Hutchison shakes hands with New Braunfels Mayor Adam Cork Hutchison makes stop at CTTC as part of statewide visit By Scott Mahon Staff Writer Sen Kay Bailey Hutchison who helped secure federal funding for the Central Texas Technology Center made a brief stop at the center Monday during a swing through Central Texas Hutchison RTexas said she intended to visit as many counties as possible while on a break from her congres sional duties I dont live in Washington and I like to visit people throughout the state during congressional she said This is a wonderful center and it will give people a chance to learn new skills and to get a vocational and technology education Im happy I had a part in Earlier Monday she visited Seguin and San Antonio The center was funded by a federal grant and the cities of New Braunfels and Seguin Greater New Braun fels Chamber of Commerce President Michael Meek said Hutchi son was instrumental in securing a million federal grant for the con struction of the mil lion facility which opened earlier this year and offered class es for the first time this summer Attending Hutchisons vis it were Meek Mayor Adam Cork Comal County Judge Danny Scheel state Sen Jeff Wentworth Alamo Commu Hutchison speaks at the CTTC on Monday going over issues in Congress and the war on terrorism woman Sonia MunozGill and County Commission er Jay Mil likin among others Hutchison gave a brief update on key issues in Congress including the need to win the war on terrorism and the war in Iraq We have no alternative but to see it through and she said Each day the interim gov ernment continues to make progress toward a democratic Iraq which will ultimately lead to a safer Middle East and nity College officials District help win the war on 3 Councilwoman Gale Hutchison said bolstering Pospisil District 1 Council the economy should include permanent tax cuts The presidents tax relief package has led to new jobs and steady economic she said Unless Congress acts soon some of the tax cuts will expire at the end of this Hutchison was the chief Senate sponsor of the mar riage penalty tax relief bill a key provision of the tax reform package signed into law in 2001 I introduced legislation to extend to extend the mar riage penalty relief and Ill work to make it she said In 1993 Hutchison was elected as the first woman to represent Texas in the Sen ate Seven years later she was reelected to a second term In 2000 she was elected vice chairman of the Senate Republican Conference becoming one of the top five See SfNATOR Page 3A DID YOU KNOW The Central Texas Technolo gy Center is managed by the Alamo Com munity College District Located off Sauer Lane in Guadalupe County near the New Braunfels Municipal Airport the cen ter opened in May and offer ed summer classes begin ning June 1 Fall classes will begin Aug 23 and registration will be St Phillips College San Antonio College and Palo Alto College offer off campus educa tional programs at the center Parchman receives officer of the year award for 2003 work Officer of the Year Bob Parchmaa a detective the New BraunfeJs Police Department accepts his award from Kenneth Walker Preadirt of the Safe City Committee By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Of the seven police officers in contention Monday night to receive the Burney Boeck Award only one ever knew the awards name sake and former police chief The New Braunfels Safe City Commission picked him 21yearveteran detective Bob its officer of die yeat Parchman considered alongside officers James Bell Daniel Vera Heath Purvis Chris Culak Steve Hanna and Darren Rutledge said he never expected to be chosea I just never figured it would be the detective said after a brief public thank you 1 know all of these officers ami know how hard theyve worked AU of these officers deserved this award and were wellqualified for it Im honored and humbled to be Parchman received the award for his pan in 2003 in the arrests and indictments of four local youths for a series of vandalism cases worth that spread from New Braunfels to Garden Ridge and Schertz Two of me suspects were later involved in an incident in which two were hurt one critically when they dropped pumpkins off an Interstate 35 bridge a case Parchman also helped close This award means a lot to me because Chief Boeck hired me to work far tfiis Parchman said ItewasUkeafaJhef loailotus This awaid really land of caps off a A former coast guardsman Parchman came to New Braunfels from the Port Arthur Police Department He has worked as a patrolman a DARE officer and since 1997 as a detective He specializes in gangs Police Chief Russell Johnson called Parch man a very dedicated officer He wotis extremely hard on his John son said What was unique about this one was it was not just New Braunfek that was Johnson said What I really appreciated was Bob and all these other departments working together to solve a series of crimes for the pub lic good He wasnt looking for recognition he just doing his jc   

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