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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 24, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas TJT TUESDAY AUGUST 24 2004 SPORTS FOOTBALL New Braunfels Canyon and Smithson Valley get ready for their first games of the 200405 season Pages SA ZEITUNG TIERS Readers Aound off on trashing city roads NBU dumping efflu ent in river and recent cam paign ads film Pago 4A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 Vbi 10 pages 1 section K fmflc COMICS www Tartly cloudy High Low 93 73 Details6A DEAR ABBY 8A FORUM SPORTS TV GRIDS 7A 7A 4A 3A 6A 8A Casteel to fight for landowners By Scott Mahon Staff Writer Upset that the New Braunfels City Council failed to negotiate a non annexation agreement with landowners near the municipal air port State Rep Carter Casteel said she would support legislation that would give landowners the right to vote for annexation Council held the second and final public hearing Monday to annex acres including acres of farmland near the airport Farming families have fought against annexation for years Casteel attempted to work behind the scenes this year to find a compromise that would satisfy the citys goal to prevent residen tial development near the airport Mo iths ago Casteel seemed sat isfied that Austin attorney Ed Small had presented a nonannexation agreement that would satisfy the city But earlier this month council voted not to change its policy against nonaWiexation agreements I feel like Ive been stood up on prom Casteel said Monday Im very disappointed We met with the mayor and city attorney Charlie Zech in Austin and I thought someone said we could make this work So I didnt say any thing more about it But Im going See COUNCIL Page 3A GED class takes first steps to get degree By Leigh Jones Staff Writer The sounds of cheering are more con sistent with the last day of school than the first but not for the Central Texas Tech nology Center industrybased GED preparation class The 15 students emerging onebyone from Room 137 are being applauded by theirclassmates for taking the first step toward better jobs and a higher standard of living Yvette Tovar is ready to start studying I am she said after stating her name and her intention of earning a GED I want a bet ter job maybe a job working with com During nine weeks of class Tovar and her fellow students will learn the read ing writing and math skills necessary to earn their degrees Weekly practice tests will help decide when each one is ready to take the real GED test Wednesday they will take a test to determine their grade said teacher Reda Berry Then we work from there They may need several ses sions before they are ready to take the The GED class is unique because it includes manufacturing and construc tion terminology with standard test preparation Students who complete the course should be better prepared to enter any industryrelated field English as a second language ESL classes also have a special emphasis at CTTC Donna Zeck will teach students Eng lish emphasizing medical terminology Her students range from highlyskilled See CTTC Page 3A Industrybased GED classes are held to Monday through Thursday 6 to 10 Tuesday and Thursday Registration contin ues today Mg 1 and 6 information call 6092100 Briana Burns listens as instructors review course curriculum for Central Texas Technology Center Photos by MANDV her GED completion course at the Donna Zeck speaks with Juana Jimenez center and Veronica Hernandez about which course to regis ter for Jimenez will be taking English as a sec ond language and Hernandez will attend a course to help obtain her GED MANDV A critic of annexation listens as a speak er gives an opinion on the issue Bush assails campaign ad Democrats say too little late By David Espo AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON AP President Bush on Monday criticized a commercial that accused John Kerry of inflating his own Vietnam War record more than a week after the ad stopped running and said broadcast attacks by outside groups have no place in the race for the White House I think theyre bad for the added Bush who had ignored calls to con demn the ad while it was on the air Democrats criti cized the presidents remarks at the same time they worked to limit the political dam age from the ad which they denounce as a smear sanctioned by Bush and his high command The moment of truth came and went and the president still couldnt bring him self to do the right Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards said in a statement We need a president with the strength and integrity to say when something is Too little too added party chairman Terry McAuliffe Campaign surrogates worked through out the day to rebut the claims made by Kerrys detractors The fourth Purple Heart could have been an AK47 through his said Rich Baker who served on a swift boat in Vietnam at the same time as Kerry He was referring to weekend comments by former Republican Sen Bob Dole of Kansas grievously wounded in World War II that Kerry had won three Purple Hearts and never bled that I know See BUSH Page 3A George Bush COMING FRIDAY 4 honored for being role models for NBISD students By Uiflh Jonea Staff Writer The first week i New Braunfels School District ei day night with ila Photo suhmittad NBISD honored four alumni at a recent the Education Foundation Pictured are Doyte and Kruger Hylmar Karbach and Isabel Kookw Barboza cation The stars Braunfels High ni received in front of 200 porters Fundraiser Sandy Wright Kit if school at spendent Satur starlit theEdu tour New alum awards strict sup ypman r said the event brought in more than last years We did very she said Im hoping we will clear Exact totals will not be available until all sponsor ship money has been col lected Kibby attributed the fund ing increase to lower ticket prices for district employees and sponsorship participa tion We had more district employees attend this she sponsors absorbed all our expenses so everything else was Kibby also said the addi tion of the alumni honorees was an attendance draw Doyle and Roxolin Krueger Hylmar Karbach and Isabel Kopkie Barboza were rec ognized for their leadership outstanding moral charac ters and service as role mod els for current NBISD stu dents Karbach graduated from NBHS in 1946 and went on to the University of Texas medical school After serv ing his residency he returned home and began his practice in 1962 The Kruegers graduated in 1949 Roxolin returned to the district for her 22year teach ing career and Doyle led a long career in real estate Barboza graduated in 1962 She has served the commu nity in voter registration efforts the labor movement the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and on local gov ernment boards and com missions She also is an See
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