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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 12, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas AUGUST ZEITUNG SPORTS TOUGH START Tiger Woods struggles as the PGA golfs final major of the Page 5A FORUM COLUMN Guest columnist Everett Fay says we should welcome but not at the expense of Page 4A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 227 14 2 sections CLICK www Partly Cloudy High Low 99 75 Details 1B DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 41 COMICS 2B CROSSWORD M FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 5A TV GRIDS 3B First Commercial Bank probing lost funds By Leigh Jones Staff Writer The president of First Com mercial Bank confirmed Thurs day that an internal audit had revealed questionable transac tions and that the findings would be turned over soon to appropriate In an interview with the Her aldZeitung Thursday at his Limmer denies any knowledge of investigation office in First Commer cial President Mark Long The bank has not finalized its review but can confirm that numerous accounts have been analyzed and less than 10 have been found to have question able The affected customers have been contacted and the trans actions have been confirmed or the deficiencies resolved to their Long said the bank discovered it had a problem after one of its customers notified management of unusual transactions on an Long would not comment on whether an employee or employ ees had been identified as being involved in the missing the discovery of the questionable transactions coincided with the sudden resig nation of Branch Manager Lynn Limmer on July who also was a New Braunfels City Council resigned from her District 6 seat less than two weeks after her res ignation from the When she resigned from city A DUST STORM IS BREWING Expansion at Cemex has some worried By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Harlon Guenthers front yard is covered with a fine white a daily consequence of living less than 200 yards from the Cemex USA cement plant on Wald Guenther was dismayed to learn several weeks ago the company planned to expand its but he felt powerless to Although he had contact infor mation in bother calling the Texas Commis sion on Environmental Quality to complain about the plants recent permit request for a new raw mill and a second It doesnt do me any good to talk to them about my he said in his thick German Im just a peon to Cemex filed its request with TCEQ earlier this sum mer after canceling an public relations event to announce its plans to make the largest investment by a pri vatelyowned compa ny in Comal Countys The application indicates the plants capital improvements will cost more than generate 21 new jobs and roughly double its operational Although the an nouncement was can the expansion was Cemex Executive Vice President of Public Affairs Rick Shapiro said significant demand for cement around the country was driving the need to expand the compa nys New Braunfels We constantly look at how we meet the demand of our cus he Once we get a favorable outcome from our TCEQ See Page 2A Lynn Limmer Walker says he feels at home with Comal ISD Photos by DAVID Harlon and Inez who live in the shadows of the Cemex talk about the dust emit ted by the Cemex Cemex will more than double if a planned expansion is Cemex if permit which we ful ly our next step is to re evaluate market well determine whether or not to move forward with the expan In its on file at the New Braunfels Public Library for citizen Cemex provides See Page 2A Making transition to college does not have to be difficult By Melissa Johnson Staff Writer Heading off to college for the first time is often an agonizing time for parents and But there are ways to make it eas Texas State University Professor Rene Leblanc said that one problem parents face is letting go of their children and realizing that a stu dents success is largely and legally up to While parents should be support they should also recognize mat their student is an adult and respon sible for the consequences of his ot her While Ive never had any par ents call me about a students I know of plenty of other teachers who have been Leblanc professors cant divulge any information about the students grades as far as I That doesnt that parents cant demand their student print out a semester grade report in exchange for funding next semes ters If you are putting your kids through it seems to me that your kids should be willing to share grades and trials and problems with Leblanc Though parents shouldnt spy on their they should encourage their students to slay actively involved in the educational Leblanc said basic steps such as students introducing themselves to their teachers and asking questions during and after class result in higher grades and retention See Page 3A By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Marc Walker left a series of meetings where Comal Independent School District patrons and staff could get to know him with the feeling hes found a new an assistant superintendent of the Pflugerville ISD near gave a third and last meet the superintendent talk Wednesday at Canyon Intermediate Marc Walker er to expected to unanimously appoint Wa die post at their 17 Introducing Walker to the 50 or so people who Trustee Laura Kistner said he was the finalist among 69 applicants who were winnowed to a field of then four See Page 3A COMING TUESDAY Ready to go With registrations con area schools pre pare for opening Publishers agree to send textbooks to classrooms By April Castro Associated Press Writer AUSTIN Textbook publishers agreed Thursday to begin shipping overdue text books that havent yet been paid for to Texas classrooms as soon as school districts start making their Millions of new fine arts and for eign languages textbooks have been ordered and are sitting in warehouses awaiting shipment to Texas So die Texas Legislature hasnt funded the which are scheduled to replace materials that could be as much as 14 years We will ship those textbooks based on public assurances by the lieu tenant governor and the speaker that the textbooks will be funded by the said Collin a spokesman for publisher 1 loughton in their second special ses sion on school funding of the still havent determined how theyll pay for million in But state leaders have See Page 3A uiiiiuiiuiiuuuui The Uptown Piano Bar is the Romantic place for Birthday Parties and Anniversaries
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