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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 3, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas AUGUST NO SPORTS ALMOST TIME Volleyball players get togeth er to prepare for the upcom ing Page 5A CANYON LAKE NEW BOSS John Johnson takes over as manager at the Water Oriented Recreation Page 7A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 220 14 2 sections CLICK 8 Coudy High Low 97 72 Details 2B DEAR ABBY 8A CLASSIFIEDS 48 COMICS 3B CROSSWORD 3B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 5A TV GRIDS 8A i 11 v Canyon middle schools get failing grade By Melissa Johnson StaffWriter Only 10 districts in die state earned an exemplary rating under the Texas Education Agency s Accountability and Comal ISO and New Braunfels ISO were not among Both CISD and NBISD earned an Academically Acceptable which was based on 17 indicators such as spring 2005 Texas Assess ment of Knowledge and Skills over all and subgroup StateDevel oped Alternative Assessment II scores and completion and drop out rates at the secondary Within eight schools earned recognized ratings and eight others earned academically acceptable rat In two campuses earned a recognized rating and eight earned an academically acceptable Both districts earned one academ ically unacceptable rating at the mid dle school level by scoring below 50 percent passing rates on SAD II the states assessment test for spe cial needs Both schools scored in the lower 40th percentile with CISDs Canyon Middle School passing the SDAAII at a rate of 43 and See Page 2A THEIR BROTHERS KEEPER Neighbors band together on National Night Out By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Pedro Flores and his family moved to New Braunfels on They did not know anyone in town until Tuesday when their neighbors gathered for the subdi visions first National Night Out block The Floreses emerged from their wheeled cooler in just after 7 By they were getting to know their neighbors over cake and chocolate We dont know anyone in and we dont have any family our neighbors will be our Flores said while nodding and smiling at the people gath ered around Safe City Commission member Jack who attended the block party on Carlisle Castle said the Floreses experience was what National Night Out was all Neighbors need to know each especially in a new neigh he Once they know each its easier to spot strangers who might come into the The Castle Ridge subdivision is one of New Braunfels Clay and Stuart Worthington were burgers sausages and an occas sional shrimp at their Castle Ridge subdivision National Night Out block party Tuesday 2yearold Bailey Skarovsky enjoys a with construction continuing within earshot of Tuesdays Because many new neighbor hoods are home to young fami lies who spend most of their time away from a community can be harder to People usually come home after a hard go into their caves and shut the Hicks Neighbors just dont know each other any that trend began to change as children ran up and down the sidewalks together and mothers and fathers introduced themselves to their Glenn Graves said he felt more secure letting his son play outside when there were people all around who knew They can help us look out for especially if they see him somewhere they know hes not supposed to Graves Although Graves met some of his downthestreet neighbors for the first time he already had benefited from good relation ships with his nextdoor See Page 3A honored for bringing down forgery ring By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Detective Jesse Villar real was named the New Braunfels Safe City Com missions Police Officer of the Year a 14year vet eran of the police depart received the Bur ney Boeck award while surrounded by his family and fellow I was surprised and honored that they picked he Any these officers could have gotten this Villarreal was one of four officers hon ored for their work throughout the past year who were eligible for the Mike Scott Lange and Patrol Officer Trey Wahrmund also were nomi See Page 3A Detective Jesse Villarreal Heading up Will taxes rise when county commissioners set the budget UPDATES Tracking the news Drowing death LAST WE KNEW Comal County Sheriffs deputies recovered the body of 34 yearold Virginia sonBias from Canyon Lake July LATEST ATravis County medical examiners autop sy revealed Bias died in a freshwater NEXT Officials are waiting for toxicology which could take several Special election LAST WE KNEW The city was planning a special election 7 to fill the District 6 council seat after Lynn Lim mer resigned LATEST After checking with state the filing dates have been Candidate filings will begin 7 and end The order of names on the ballot will be determined NEXT City council will accept Limmers Business shoppers get ready for taxfree weekend By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Backtoschool shopping will be 8 percent less painful this weekend as Texans take advantage of a tax holiday on items eveiy child needs for a return to the Piggybacking on the promotion provided by the stale comptrollers many retailers ease the pain even more by knocking prices down with additional Pam owner of local chil drens clothing boutique Frilly was busy applying Sale Item tags to merchandise throughout her store We have lots of tilings on she Were hoping to draw people downtown when theyre out shop ping this Its a great way to avoid the crowds at the big retail Shopping locally also is a great way to support small said Pat owner of local girls boutique Garden of I encourage people to do their shopping in New she Thats how our economy is going to To back up her plea to shop Clark plans to give her customers extra incentive to stay in TIME TO SAVE H For a complete list of items c L that can be purchased tax free Friday through see the HeraldZeitungs Web site at Were offering bargain prices on last seasons fall up to 70 per cent she Theres some real ly good deals on the Other including summer are also on The Frilly Frog offers clothing for both boys and accessories and backpacks ready to fill with school Oppelts store also has something New Braunfelsers will not find at an outoftown store spirit jerseys and cheerleading outfits for local school We have them for New Smithson Valley and Mari on high she The ele mentary school kids wear them on Fridays to show their school To make shopping locally even eas Oppelt will keep her doors open Friday through While Oppelt and Clark are expect ing good crowds to fill their stores this big chain retailer Target is expecting a small army of deal seekers to pass through its DAVID Target team member Monica Gonzales fills clothing racks in anticipa tion of the taxfree We are anticipating a large influx of said Manager Krik But were 100 percent Kvetons staff also has been prepar ing sale items to fill the shelves first thing Friday There are quite a few awesome sale Its going to be a great he The sales tax holiday begins Friday and ends at midnight American Born Brewed only enei tluts still
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