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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 11, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas W Y MAY HERALD r fftsi TX LEITUNG SPORTS STATE GOLF The New Braunfels and Canyon golfers struggled dur ing the final round at state Page 6A INSIDE ACCIDENT A Seguin man dies after a rollover accident in Coma County early Tuesday Page 2A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 149 16 2 sections CLICK 5O0 a 1 Partly Cloudy High Low SB 69 Details 2B DEAR ABBY 4B CLASSIFIEDS BB COMICS 3B CROSSWORD 38 FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 6A TV GRIDS 4B Discipline report leads to changes at NBMS By Leigh Jonas StaffWriter The students causing most of the problems at New Braunfels Middle School have two things in common Uiey are at risk and are strug gling Those are the conclusions of Assis tant Superintendent Janet Pattons 61page analysis of inschool sus pension assignments from the beginning of the school year through March Patton generated the spreadsheet of information in response to ques tions and concerns expressed by par ents after reports of bullying and dis cipline problems began to circulate this After initially withholding the information because it contained student identification num bers and die times and dates for the suspension the district released the document last Patton said the data collection was driven by her need for something concrete on which to base recom A VALIANT EFFORT Photos by DAVID Unicorn tennis fans cheer on Ashley below and below morning at the Class 4A state tennis finals in Both players lost in the championship New Braunfels duo battle for state championships By Will Wright Sports Editor AUSTIN Hendrie and Ashley Turpin had dozens of fans of New Braunfels tennis cheering them on Tuesday during their quest for Class 4A state singles cham pionships at the UIL state In two close both Unicorns came up short in their first tries for state titles against worthy who themselves lost in tide games the year Hendrie fell to Alamo Heights Hunter while Turpin bowed to Whitehouses Jessica Im disappointed we didnt but Im not disappointed in the who played their tails said New Braunfels tennis coach David Im very proud of how they played their games I knew they would be in some tough matches The stands at UTAustins PenickAlli son Tennis Center were full of New Braunfels Parents and coach es with kids in other sports were on hand to see both held simultaneous ly one court who defeated Mills for the Region IV championship two weeks fought back several times before his serve gave Mills won the first game in a tiebreaker and came back from a 3 1 deficit to win the second set and He played tough the whole Hendrie said of You can never let down against him because hes never See TENNIS Page 2A Young authors show off their work By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Alex a 10yearold fourth grader at Comal Elementary is a published Her titled Movie might not appear on any bestseller list or be included in Oprahs book but Lehmann is no less proud than Stephen King must have been when he saw his first novel on the bookstore Clutching die 12page hardback to her Lehmann worked her charm on the crowd of admiring adults packed into Shirley Gerdes reading her book aloud to as many as she could and collecting signatures on the inside back cover as Lehmanns progress was impeded only by 22 other young authors vying to read their own published books to the Contributed photo Lehmannandherclassmateswerejust Comal Elementary secondgrader one group of 572 CES students who wrote Alyssa Schuetz reads her book to her Rita during the See AUTHORS Page 3A schools Young Authors mendations for I was trying to answer the I sensed that parents wanted us to do something she I did not want to make a See CHANGES Page 2A chosen Heitkam as Wurstfesfs master of fun By Ron Maloney StaffWriter The Big Man has been And this years Wurstfest Grosse Opa is a man of unparalleled stature in the community and of a girth someone would expect of a man whose tide translates to Big The Wurst Association has announced that Dennis Heitkamp will be Grosse Opa of the 45th annual Wurstfest to be conducted 4 to Jeff Albrecht is president and Randy Haugh is president Wurstfest has named a Grosse Opa every year since 1968 as a sort of ringleader and spokesman for the annual Also known as the spass or fun Heitkamps job is to represent the Wurst Associa tion to the citys visitors and to ensure that the antic ipated visitors who come here for the festival have a very good Heitkamp said hes DAVID Dennis Heitkamp will be the Grosse Opa for the 2005 Its fun Heitkamp said of Wurstfest and his own asso ciation with the Wurst Asso which goes back decades to after he retired from the Air Force and returned to his Its a lot of fun for us as See OPA Page 3A Bane of the County The third part of a continuing series looking at the impact illegal have on the NBHS recognized for advanced placement work By Leigh Jones StaffWriter New Braunfels High School has been recognized as one of the nations top high schools by Newsweek The generated by dividing the total number of Advanced Placement tests giv en in May by the number of seniors graduating in placed the school among the Were definitely said Assistant Principal Elisa Its an honor for the but its great for the teachers too because they work so The programs national recognition is even sweeter because it has grown expo nentially in the last six In teachers adminis tered 34 AP Last stu dents took 819 In the last few we have seen a huge jump in the number of students taking classes and the Racanel li We dont expect the program to do anything but continue to Kristy a senior level AP literature said the schools ranking was a credit to efforts to get more students into the Since Ive been teaching AR our program has grown so Its a credit to all the teachers who work so she Superintendent Ron Reaves celebrated the honor by look ing Were excited our program has been recognized at tliis lev Reaves This gives us a great platform to 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