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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 3, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas THE SUNDAY OCTOBER 2004 ERALDZEITUNG SPORTS NIGHT LIGHT NBHS linebacker to view new movie Friday Night Lights at its LA Page 1B COUPONS SAVE Smart Shrine Discount Eckerd offer coupons for savings and Inside Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 279 26 4 sections CLICK www j Partly cloudy High Low 85 65 Details 3B DEAR ABBY 6C CLASSIFIEDS 1D COMICS 4C CROSSWORD 4C FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS IB TV GRIDS BC Rains cause minor damage By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Heavy rains that went through with a cold front Saturday morning closed River Road and a number of low water but most dam age was confined to lost lawn furni Weather officials reported rainfall totals of five inches in the Canyon Lake area and at gauges northeast and northwest of New Braunfels between 6 and 9 National Weather Service Meteo rologist Marianne Sutton said ear ly Saturday afternoon the river had crested and most of the weather was There are some clouds hanging but its pretty much pushed she In Super S market manager Lewis Thrasher reported his store didnt open until because it had to be squeegeed out as did the Canyon Lake central sta tion in We probably had an inch of water in about half the Thrasher There was probably two feet of water in the parking and it took a while for it to he the name of the game was cleaning Its squeegeeing and men mop mopping and See Page 7 A VERBAL HORIZONS DAVID Scarlet and Joe visiting New Braunfels from watch as waves beat against the River Road bridge Saturday Drainage impact fee discussed By Scott Mahon Staff Writer Since the flood of officials have been working to evaluate the citys exist ing drainage conditions and to formu late a master plan of projects that would eliminate future flood New Braunfels lies within the Lower Guadalupe River and is affect ed by flooding waters from the Guadalupe Comal Dry Comal North Tributary and South Tribu tary After the flood of city council members appointed a committee to pro pose solutions to the citys drainage and flooding In late the committee recommend ed implementing a drainage utility fee that would help defray the cost of maintaining existing drainage 1 the city has paid for the cost of drainage proj ects with general fund A study of drainage utility fees was completed in January But the drainage committee also rec ommended that developers should pay a See Page 3A DAVID Memorial Primary teacher Karyna Esquivel helps Haley Lucero and James Hall with classwork on the students in her class speak only Spanish while inside the Dual language program teaches proficiency in Spanish By Leigh Jones Staff Writer When Carol Thoma got a phone call from her daughter Jessies kindergarten she could not understand a word the teacher was They were separated by a lan guage Fortunately who was five years old at the could trans We talked about quite a few including how Jessie was getting home that Thoma The whole 1 was just amazed that my little girl knew so so Jessies translated conversation with her mother was an not a Her teacher was completely fluent in but in the where the call was they only speak Jessie is in the dual language pro gram at Memorial The classes group equal numbers of English and Spanish speaking chil dren with the goal of making ail the students proficient in both lan Starting in the Eiig SCHOOL RATINGS New Braunfels ISDs receive Academically Acceptable ratings from the Texas Education Page 6A lish speakers are immersed in a Spanishonly classroom environ The percentage of English used by the teacher increases each By the end of fifth the students should be able to write and understand Spanish and Thoma has two measuring sticks to judge the programs effective ness both her schoolaged chil firstgrader now and secondgrader are in their second dual language The girls are enjoying their unique experience but Thoma under stands the real advantage will come Its extremely beneficial to be especially in she No matter what they choose to do in the it will benefit Principal Dan Bolen said the stu dents would not have to wait until they were job hunting to see the fruits of their Tour of Faith Memorial Primary teacher Karyna Esquivel helps Englishspeaking students Brandon Alondra Athayde and Haley Lucero with a story about the fair in her Spanishonly Kids who are truly bilingual do better on certain types of standard ized he If you know a second language you will know your first language even though at first there may be a delay While absorbing their second lan Bolens students are still responsible for knowing all of the curriculum standards their single language schoolmates are learn The real test will come next year when the first group of third graders in the program take the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills ClAKS test for the first See Page 7A Another church is pro filed in our weekly Monday final day to register to vote Monday is the final day to register to vote in the 2 In Comal voters can register either at the county satellite 160 Oak Drive in Sattler Justice of ihe 4 or at the Voter Registrars Office located in Tax tor Sherman Krauses office at 205 Seguin in New Office hours in Sattler are 8 to Monday through 1 1 lours in New Braunfels are 8 to 5 Prospective voters who have never voted in Comal County need to bring A current and valid dri vers license or state identification are A current utility bank state pay government pay stub or other government docu ment that shows a voters address is also If identification isnt presented at time of it will be required at the Diamond Initials Yours for just Utttatk II AteZ IfUKGuld Chafe Jewelry factory 651 BlMNtss I H 240 Ntw BKAI Mbts
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