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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 7, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Tougher classes required under Senates top 10 percent bill By Brand Grlnom We no longer have a reason is most By Brand Grlnom Associated Press Writer AUSTIN Students who want auto matic admission to Texas universities would have to take tougher courses under a bill approved Friday by the Sen The bill would limit admissions under the top 10 percent law to those students who complete the states recommend ed or advanced high school Both are considered college preparatory The current admissions law guaran tees all students who graduate in the top 10 percent of their classes admission to the public university of their regardless of the courses theyve We are giving them an incentive to take those difficult said Royce who sponsored the Under the the State Board of Edu cation would be required to adopt a uni form transcript format for schools to transmit information to The Higher Education Coordinating Board would be required to develop a standard method for calculating grade point aver ages for determining eligibility in the top 10 More weight would be given for advanced West said the requirements are meant to make the admissions process more giving an advantage to those who take more challenging The top 10 percent law has come under We no longer have a reason to have the top 10 percent It has outlived its JeffWentworth State senator fire over the last several During this legislative session lawmakers have filed bills that would change or even eliminate University administrators and some lawmakers say the law is squeezing out many qualified sending them out of state and tying die hands of admis sions officials who want to review the whole of students academic RSan proposed abolishing the saying it is unfair and We no longer have a reason to have the top 10 percent he It has outlived its The university admissions law was adopted after a 1996 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision made affirma tive action illegal in Texas college admis In the Supreme Court reversed that allowing universi ties to use race as one of many decision making The law primarily affects the states flagship universities the University of Texas at Austin and Texas Universi ty in College enrollment is most Administrators at UT Austin have long called for change in the top 10 percent They say a more holistic approach would allow for more accurate assess ment of student More than 60 percent of the 2004 UT Austin freshman class was admitted under the At about 47 percent of 2004 freshmen class were top 10 per cent The presidents of both universities have recommended keeping the law but implementing a cap on the number of students who could be admitted under A bill that would do just that was approved this week by a House education The bill the Senate approved Friday now goes to that committee for its con During West and Leticia Van de Putte successfully filibus tered similar Gonzalo said the current law is doing what it was meant to do increasing both ethnically and at Texas And top 10 percent students are out performing their said Kip Students who get into the University of Texas at Austin under the top 10 per cent rule have higher GPAs than students who are admitted Averitt I think that says our best and brightest are being admitted to our May 2005 HERALDZEITUNG Page 9A Ashley Furniture Homestores to host job fair Tuesday Ashley Furniture Home which will soon open a regional distribution center in New will hold a job fairTuesday at Canyon Intermediate Hill Country Furniture which is a licensee for most Ashley Furniture stores in including San Antonio and announced earlier this year it would move its headquarters operations to New Ashley Furniture Industries is a privately held worldwide manufacturer of home fur nishings and has annual sales topping The company will be hir ing delivery driver warehouse asso customer service administrative assistants and retail sales The job fair will begin at 6 in the cafeteria at Canyon Intermediate To gel to Canyon Interme diate take get off at exit then go north west one block to Business The school is at the inter section of Business 35 and Loop For call David Trinidad at the Texas Work Source Center in New Braun fcls at State Joseph Moreno killed in truck crash Friday LA Texas AP State Joseph Moreno of Houston was killed early Fri day when a pickup truck he was driving overturned on a State Rafael Anchia of Dallas and a legislative staffer were Police said apparently over corrected after the truck slipped off the shoulder of State Highway 71 outside of La The truck veered into the median and flipped several said Lavvrence communications officer for the Texas Department of Pub lic Safety in All three occupants were wearing seat Anchia and Monica Lisa chief of staff to state Joseph Pickett of El were taken to Brackenridge Hospital in where Anchia was treated for minor injuries and accord ing to a statement issued by House Speaker Tom who was in the back remained hospitalized with more serious the speakers office The three were returning from a basket ball game in We are in shock this morn Craddick Nothing can prepare you for the sud den loss of someone that you Schertz school district to host summer camp SCHERTZ The Schertz CiboloUniversal City Indepen dent School District will spon sor a weeklong summer camp next month for elementary school children who are in the second through sixth Camp June is an enrichment day camp offered nationwide for children in the second through sixth Participants take part in five daily thematic modules where campers enhance their understanding of history and the This innovative program encour ages children to let their imag inations run wild through creative problem solving and inventive It is conducted through a partnership with die National Inventors Hall of Fame and the United States Department of This years camp takes place from 9 to at Rose Garden Elementary and costs for one student or per student when two or more students are Students can sign up at under the Universal City loca or call 800 9684332 for see and talk with every Joe was a young man with a bright future early distinguished himself in his district and in the Craddick said he had been at the hospital since hearing the This has been a discour aging and heartbreaking morning in which I have prayed for everyone he We are grateful that Rafael and Monica are but my wife Nadine and I are so grieved for the loss of Joe and for what his family must now first elected to the House in also a Democ a was was elected in ASSISTED LIVING IN YOUR HOME Personal Care Homemaking Errands Appointments Companionship In Home SENIOR CARE Call For a Free Assessment 83O 6247124 Lawyers Title is pleased to announce the opening of a branch office in the Marketplace coming May Meet our Brcnda Branch Officer Isaac Marketing Representative Renay Ojjtcer Naomi Yvette Lscrow For personal service pfease contaet Isaac MaAone at 830 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