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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 3, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas W TT FEBRUARY H T7P A T 1 4p Newspaper of the Year SPORTS BASKETBALL Canyon teams extend their winning streaks over archrival New Page 89A NEWS CANYON LAKE Volunteers are needed to cut down cedar trees that will be dumped into the lake for fish Page 2A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 72 18 2 sections CLICK i Partly cloudy High Low 58 33 1 1 i Details 1B DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 48 COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 21 FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 8A TV GRIDS 31 School districts boast good report cards By Ashley Verrill Staff Writer School administrators noticed stu dents at Comal and New Braunfels independent school districts excelled in almost every testing area in but one trend left many According to the statesponsored Academic Excellence Indicator Sys students classified as econom ically disadvantaged performed low er on each TAKS tests than the rest of But lowerincome students TAKS scores still weak the student students in all subgroups beat 2005 numbers and the state average in most The state has used the AEIS since 1990 to provide a snapshot of a dis tricts performance by looking at Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills and Scholastic Aptitude Test as well as the schools dropout The average science score on the TAKS test for all New Braunfels ISO grades combined was seven points higher than the state jump ing from 65 in 2005 to 77 in the Its dropout rate is also below the states average at less than one per with no students dropping out before high Comal ISO math scores towered over the state numbers averaging 84 for all compared to the state average of The district average for science also dwarfed the states at 83 over the states 70 For each the Texas Education which compiles the results and releases the also divides the scores by aligned with ethnicity as well as economic sta While each subgroup increased its test the gap between the economically disadvantaged and the rest of the student body remained the same from New Braunfels ISO released its annual improvement plan follow ing the release of the AEIS reports and one of the Districtwide Educa tion Improvement Councils con cerns addressed this See Page 10A Crime CHAIN OP nr I Art takes of f j i Evidence rooms harbor keys that can unlock cases By Jessica Sanders Staff Writer Bags of baseball bats and bod ily fluids all find their way to the evidence room at the Comal County sheriffs Anything could be said Dennis captain of criminal It could be some thing Ilkralampor household prod ucts you name weve had it back The shelves of the evidence room are packed with eclectic items street signs from the intersection of High Drive and Putter unopened cans of broken TVs all Waiting to be sent sold or Sheriffs Detective Ron evidence room said all of the items have a This Heineken came from an arson he pointing to a 24packof beer on a crowded They found the guy running away with the beer while the building was The item is then put in a temporary box and the number of the box is The officer retrieves the evidence from that box and places it in a permanent box in the evidence room where the permanent box number is If the item is needed for examination or it must retrieved by the evidence Once a case is closed the item is either returned to the owner or turned over to law enforcement authorities who can use or sell the blohawrds burning New Braunfels Police Department Mike who oversees the citys criminal investigation said its See Page 3A Teen arrested on burglary charge From Staff Reports A 17yearold Canyon Lake boy was arrested Fri day night in connection with the burglary of mili tary memorabilia from an area vacation James Michael Lakey was arrested about 8 on a warrant charging him with burglary of a Comal County sheriffs Mark Reynolds The charge is a second degree punishable by two to 20 years in jail and up to The arrest stems from a a burglary at Rose Camero Gills home in the 100 block of Fawn When she wasnt staying in the CameroGill said she offered it as a weekend getaway for mili tary personnel being treated at Brook Army Medical A friend who checked on the property on 19 dis covered the house ran sacked and many items including many pieces of military memora bilia of her son who died in Iraq in Investigators said Crime Stoppers tips helped lead them to Lakey and recover some of the stolen Reynolds Lakey was booked into Comal County Jail in lieu of a The investigation into the burglary continues and authorities are asking any one who might have pur chased items from Lakey to contact Crime Stoppers at Computer virus forces site rebuild DAVID Comal County sheriffs Detective Ron Womack demonstrates one of several ways he can analyze a palm print in the crime lab Friday By Verrill Staff Writer Three weeks after several computer worm viruses infil trated 500 Canyon High School adminis trators still are struggling with the The school Web site had to be completely rebuilt and technology integration spe cialist and Canyon High instructional technology teacher Sandra Cadena is working around the clock to fix the Shes on the way to repair ing the but she still has I Teachers can be emailed by typing their first a period and their last I For mpre visit her regular teaching Comal Independent School District spokesperson Kari Hutchison Were just asking that people be patient while things are moving Hutchison said each See Page 3A Sorry THE CROSS WORD CLUES WERE NOT PRINTED CORRECTLY IN FRIDAYS WE HAVE REPRINTED THE PUZZLE IN TODAYS EDITION ON PAGE FRIDAYS SOLUTION CAN BE FOUND WITH TODAYS PUZZLE ON PAGE Border universities could lose funds under Perrys plan SAN ANTONIO AP Some state lawmakers and advocates are raising concerns that Rick Perrys sweep ing higher education proposal could leave border universities behind as it shifts funding toward incentive for For nearly two the Texas Legislature has provided special appropriations for border universi ties to help them offer more courses and advanced The money came in the late 1980s after the Mex ican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund filed a con tending Texas was underfunding uni versities close to the The institutional enhancement money is considered a special like dozens of others listed in the high er education budget all slated for elimination under Perrys The governor on Thursday pro posed a funding overhaul for higher education mat would offer incentives for higher graduation rates and imple ment mandatory exit Funding would increase by bil but hundreds of millions of dol lars in funding for special rang ing from the enhancement money to specialized would disap That would take for the million in institutional enhancement money the University of Texas at El Paso and Texas International in Laredo would each be in line for next year under the pro posed legislative The Legislative Budget Board has proposed million for UTEP and See PLAN Page 3A AN AMBVGAN 83O6O6345I UK KOI RAD 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