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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 4, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas                                AUGUST MSO TV 79905 I hiii t II H if if f ZEITUNG BIG TIME Young track athletes head to New Orleans for AAU nation al Page 6A COLUMN Guest colmnist Jayne MorganKidd says domestic abuse leads to stressrelated Page 4A Braunfels and Comal County since 221 14 2 sections CLICK rp Cloudy High Low 97 72 Details1B DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 4B COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 6A TV GRIDS 3B FM 3009 improvements still years away By Melissa Johnson Staff Writer to a twomile stretch of FM 3009 moved a step closer to reality but a final fix could be years Representatives from RJ Rivera Associates and the Texas Department of Trans portation said the plan would provide two bridges over the railroads which often lead to traffic conges and the widening of FM 3009 to a fourlane roadway with a raised median from I 35 to FM The option represents the most traditional approach for restoring access at railroad crossings by providing access roads with Uturns at the Approximately million has been identified to fund the bridges addi tional funding for the million project is not expected to be available until To ease traffic flow and increase safety in the mean FM 3009 will be restriped to include a continuous center See Page 2A FM 3009 RFCOMMENDED ALTERNATIVE FM300S iffl Plpestone Train Overpass Four Lane Bftj Turnaround Bridge Structures CISD residents finally get to meet Walker By Melissa Johnson Staff Writer ACTION After waiting more than a month while their repre sentatives nar rowed a list of superintendent candidates from 69 to Comal ISO residents will final ly get to meet the lone finalist CISD has sched YOURTURN Meet Comal ISO superintendent finalist Marc Walker at these public meetings 7 tonight at Mountain Valley 7 Monday at Smithson Valley High 7 Wednesday at Canyon Inter mediate uled three commu nity meetings with Marc Walker during the 21day wait period before the board can vote on a The first of the meetings will take place at 7 today at Mountain Valley School During the parents and teach See Page 5A COMING SATURDAY lime to shop The taxfree holiday promises to bring shop pers out in Legal issues could derail Startzville incorporation By Leigh Jones Staff Writer SMITHSON VALLEY Startzville resi dents opposed to the 10 incorpora tion election might have found legal grounds Wednesday to stop Engineer Norm responsible for the map used by Startzville businessman William Woolley in his election peti tion claims his handiwork was used without his I didnt authorize this maps use for the incorporation he said through a representative during the third of three public meetings held to discuss the incor I would like to have the election The crowd of 160 gathered in the Guadalupe Valley Telecommunication Cooperative who seemed mostly against incorporation seized on Coopers statement in hopes it might stop the election without any fur ther See Page 3A NBISD uses TV channel to reach out to students By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Students will not be the only ones returning to class in New Braunfels Independent School District this With the help of Channel 19 and some dedicated NBISD parents also will be brushing up on their science and reading skills in the comfort of their own Channel named for its loca tion on Time Warner Cables sys started broadcasting in Janu ary 2002 with rotating announce ments and a sportshighlight show during football Last program ming expanded to include Math Connec tions and Science Mat two shows designed for students and This die stations lineup will get a boost from an algebra show and a program to help parents teach young children early reading All of the shows are designed to teach par ents about what their children are learning so they can be active par ticipants in the educa tion especially homework Curriculum Specialist Bonnie Math Connections Photos by MANDY NBISD Communications Specialist Jenn Lee does an equipment check on the Sony video cameras in the Channel 19 studio Lee talks to Dee Oliver while running a test BACK TO SCHOOL For a complete list of school sup plies as well as tips for getting ready for see the Back to School tab said fans of the pro grams first season would see some help ful improvements this One of the things we learned this year was to give teachers more notice of their turn at appearing on the show so they could have time to work the items into their lesson she With more the shows can correspond with the classroom work and homework assign As die weekly show will end with practical exer cises parents and students can do See Page 3A Roberts shines as Junior Miss program ends By Leigh Jones StaffWriter New Braunfels Junior Miss Rachel the last young woman to carry the title for the earned the organizations top scholastic award at the statelevel competitions Roberts received the honor based on her high school tran core overall grade point class rank and test 1 was shocked to win the but after 17 years of hard work at I felt she who is preparing to start her senior year at New Braunfels High School at the end of this Its nice to know Im the last one because Ill never have to give up my but Im sad that no one else gets to experience Rachel Roberts New Braunfels Junior Miss is already looking ahead to college and the culmination of her academic Im considering a bunch of dif ferent but I plan to major in she New Braunfels Junior Miss Chairwoman Mindee who was in the audience when Roberts name was announced said she could not have been more proud of her local Rachel did an outstanding job representing New It was the best that could be had for our last she In the nationallevel Amer icas Junior Miss board of directors decided to end the program due to recent unsuccessful attempts to recruit national All local successful or were also forced to end their The forced closure was even mone bittersweet for Engler as New Photo submitted New Braunfels Junior Miss See Page 3A Rachel   

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