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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 24, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas THE SUN DAY APRIL 2005 ERALDZEITUNG jffwTiTwos Imhl REGIONALS Three New Braunfels tennis players take to the court Monday in hopes of advanc ing to Page IB LIFE INSPIRATION NBHS band player doesnt let disability slow him down as he plays special Page 1C Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 135 32 5 sections CK Partly Cloudy High Low 70 53 Details3B DEAR ABBY 3E CLASSIFIEDS ID COMICS 4C CROSSWORD 4C FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS IB TV GRIDS Growth may lead to larger CISD schools By Leigh Jones Staff Writer The wheels of the bus went round and round carry ing Comal Independent School District trustees on a 140mile tour of the countys exploding population The organized by Strate gic Planning Committee Chair man David helped put trustees in the right frame of mind to answer a crucial ques tion how big should CISDs campuses be SPG members met trustees for lunch halfway through their tour and shared their preliminary longrange planning recommen based on campus size the districts recom mended campus size is 800 for elementary for middle schools and for high As part of its plan for absorbing and managing the com mittee would like to increase those limits to for elemen tary for middle schools and for high Growth subcommittee Chair man Kenny Brucks explained the group started with a smaller school concept but could not find any evidence larger schools would have a negative impact on the childrens Tnistee Charles Burt was not so I have a problem with these mega he I would not want to send my child to a school that Bigger is not nec essarily After nine months of the committee concluded larger campuses would reduce per stu dent initial construction and maintenance create broad er curriculum opportunities and See SCHOOLS Page 3A David Spencer For more on the city page 4A Proposition 13 would change petition process By Scott Mahon Staff Writer Petition drives by citizens have made a lot of news in recent But if a charter amend ment is such drives would be harder or Proposition 13 would change he requirement that or peti have signatures equal to 30 percent of the number of votes cast in he last regular citywide The amendment would require petitions have signatures equal to 5 percent of the number of registered In the May 2003 city about votes were cast and in the May 2002 city about votes were But in the November 2004 almost voters showed up at the There are approximately regis tered voters in New Some argue the amendment would make it easier to petition for an See PETITIONS Page 11A COMINGSUNDAY Remarkable Many people spend lots of money and time to rebuild cars from decades gone New Braunfels ISD voices concern over drainage fees By Leigh Jones StaffWriter New Braunfels Independent School Dis trict wants to get out of paying drainage and stormwater utility fees if the City of New Braunfels approves Trustees will vote on a resolution Monday stating their belief that the new fees would be a burden to NBISD taxpayers and asking for an Although city council has not approved the fees or decided how much they should Superintendent Ron Reaves already is concerned about the impact to the dis tricts Weve heard so many different numbers See FEES Page 3A HANDSON FUN Photos by MANDY Children hold hands and move to the Chicken Dance Saturday morning during the Kindermasken Below Catilyn Offerman plays A Fiddlers Polka for an audience at Folkfest Saturday Below Meagan holds on to her lit tle sister after the Kindermasken Kindermasken Folkfest celebrate citys heritage By Scott Mahon StaffWriter Bernerd Boarnet remembers when he was a thirdgrader marching in downtown New Braunfels in the annual Kinder masken But Saturday he played a different role as he watched his push their 2yearold grandson down San Antonio Street in a stroller dur ing the His Loyce stood alongside and watched her greatgrandchildren in Saturdays It used to be an old German she It was held at Landa and there was a huge a dance and two or three It was a big thing back in those Ethlyn Michalk of La Grange stood in the shade Saturday and watched her greatgrandson parade Its my first time here for the she Fred director of the Comal Community said the first time he was in the Kinder masken parade was in the fourth There were two high school two big parades and a dance that night on a slab at Lan da he It was a big Noreen who taught school in Comal County 38 said the schools sponsored the parade years The teachers sponsored it and See FOLKFEST Page 10A THE SONIER GROUP TlLWklLLJJJlVllLJL IPIiiwiWtf AV j
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