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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 13, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas flLL FOR flDC 780 TT W AUGUST HERALD Illlllllllll 11UJNIO SPORTS FOR REAL The Canyon and Smithson Valley football teams put on pads and begin hitting for Page 5A FORUM COLUMN Columnist Charley Reese says insurgents in Iraq will wait out American Page 4A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 228 16 2 sections CLICK 8 Partly Cloudy High Low 95 77 Details1B DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 4B COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 5A TV GRIDS 3B District attorney Limmer is sole suspect By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Comal County District Attor ney Dib Waldrip said Friday that former city Council woman Lynn Limmer is the sole suspect in alleged embez zlements at First Commercial Bank in New Limmer was branch manag er at the bank until her resig nation less than a month Waldrip met with bank offi cials and lawyers Friday after He said his office would initiate a criminal investiga tion into the alleged embez Bank President Mark Long said the money was allegedly taken from several customer After reviewing the banks audit findings Waldrip said he asked bank officials to extend their audit to include financial records dating to Because I have asked for some new bank officials probably wont com plete their internal investiga tion until at least the end of next Waldrip The bank is trying to lay the groundwork to ensure the in tegrity of the They are still reviewing lots of Until their investigation is he I wont make any formal request for additional Long said the bank launched its internal audit after a cus tomer noticed a problem with an Long said Thursday the banks investigation had revealed fewer than 10 accounts had funds He said each affected cus tomer was asked to come into the bank to review their and the bank imme diately restored all the missing Waldrip would not say how much money was allegedly but he did say the alleged amounts could qualify See Page 3A Limmers campaign man ager Arlon Hermes turns over documents to dis trict Page 3A Sheriff Bob Holder opens investigation to see if Jimmy Limmer was Page 3A SWIMMING INTO SCHOOL Freshmen learn the ropes at cFish Camp5 By Ron Maloney Staff Writer A number of j AT A GLANCE incoming I What New Canyon High I Braunfels High School students j Fish participated Frij passage as important as get ting that first weapon or being fitted for a prom If you dont already know what it youve been out of high school way too Its Fish the annual ori entation for those about to become More than 250 incoming fresh men filled the CHS cafeteria to unravel the mysteries of the move into high Cody Hailey Bat terton and Nydia Romero were three of All wore Canyon Cougars shirts that demonstrated very early on in their high school careers their devotion to the white and All knew they were part of some thing big that they were embarking on the most important venture of their young Espe cially who plays the drum in band and has just joined He readily agreed when asked to do an Homewood didnt but that might have had at least a little bit to do with who had asked his ROTC master Photos by DAVID Canyon High School senior and student council member Lyndsey shows incoming freshmen Cody Nydia Romero and Hailey Batterton around the campus Friday after noon during Fish Brangan points out items of interest to the incoming freshmen during Fish I Absolutely he All three students said they knew what to expect at Fish Theyre going to give us a tour of the high school for us not to get lost the first Romero Its pretty cool because we get to see all of our and its good to get to high Batterton With any change of such in this case the passage from eighth to ninth comes a sense of portent and the butter flies that can go with After the three had been among the big fish in the high est grade at Canyon Middle See Page 8A Craddick blasts Senates plan for schools AUSTIN Speaker Tom Crad dick is taking his plan of attack to the air The Midland who has repeat edly criticized the Senates school reform began airing radio ads blasting the leg islation on calling it watered As I dont believe the House should be a party to passing legislation that doesnt contain proper education reforms such as more local control and accountabil Craddick says in the Last Craddick called the current special session on the issue a waste of time and urged leaders to adjourn David Dewhurst and Rick Perry said they wanted to keep Movement on a plan stalled after the Sen ate approved their after being crit icized for his statements and Crad dick unveiled another bill on Thursday and the House went back to work on the Speaker Craddicks time and energy would be better spent on solving the states educational needs than on unprecedented and misleading said Mark press secretary to The Senates SB is a good bill that pro vides real reform in our additional pay for teachers and puts additional funds in classrooms which are tied to accountabili Tensions between Craddick and Dewhurst stymied progress on a school funding bill during the final days of the regular which adjourned in COMING SUNDAY Getting ready New teachers spend the day getting ready for the upcoming school Most New Comal ISD schools make adequate progress By David Rupkalvis News Editor The Comal and New Braunfels inde pendent school districts got a lot of good news and a share of bad when the federal government released its school report cards In Comal 15 of the 17 schools were rated as meeting adequate yearly progress under the No Child Left Behind In New Braunfels nine of the 10 schools were rated as What that means is we are improv ing achievements for all students in a variety of said Rosalyn assistant superintendent for instructional The 2005 AYP standards are higher than those of previI ous I While both districts scored better than the state three schools missed I AYP New Braunfels Middle Canyon Middle School and Smithson I Valley High AYP standards are determined by readI ing and math exams grades 3 through 8 I and sophomores in high The rates are determined using results from I die Texas Assessment of Knowledge and j StateDeveloped Alternative j Assessment LocallyDeveloped Alterj native Assessment and the Reading Pro ficiency Tests in I To receive an AYP schools must j The federal government released Its report card of schools under the No Child Left Behind A look at how schools in Comal ISP and New Braunfels ISO MET ADEQUATE YEARLY PROGRESS Canyon High School Alton Seay intermediate Hoffman Lane Elementary Rebeoca Creek Elementary II Comal Leadership Institute Lone Star Elementary NBISO Learning Center Smithson valley Middte School Branch MiddeSchooj QafcRun Sixth Grade Center Rahe Burverde Elementary Carnal Etementery Mountain VaMey School Car Schurc Elementary Seete Elementary UnwPrimafy Memorial Primary Memorial Elementary Memorial Intermediate DID NOT MAKE ADEQUATE YEARLY PROGRESS Smithson valley High School See Page 7A i New Braunfeis Middle Sthod UPDATES I nicking the news Extradition pending LAST WE KNEW Robert McClure was being held in in con nection with a New Braun fels and had refused to waive LATEST New Braunfels police Detective Scott Renken said a governors warrant had been sent to Alaska calling for McClures NEXT A court hearing will be set on the extradition American Born Brewed The only major lit ewer thats i American Owned
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