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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 17, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas RALLY SATURDAY ABOVE: Mary Comparetto and Steve Davis hold signs while talking to a passing supporter of the Save our Schools rally on Saturday morning at Main Plaza. RIGHT: From left, C.C. Gray, 9, Marivelle Levett, 8, Sharon Levett and Cristanne Levett, 10, chant "honk if you love teachers" to passing cars while holding signs in support of the Save our Schools rally on Saturday in downtown New Braunfels. (ASHLEY LANDIS photos) the best dentistry in Life is Free! WORRY FREE... Dental plan available for those without insurance OUCH FREE... Gentle cleanings from our professional staff HASSLE FREE... Walk-ins always welcome We're a Preferred Provider for HMO's and PPO's. Herald-Zeitung photos for sale visit herald-zeitung.mycapture.com/mycapture/ II KKAI.II KIIIM. <***«' Ml « lt«*VS Comal County Sheriff's Office announces its Junior Deputy Academy Program foi the summer. Three academy camps are scheduled at three school campuses. The program is open to boys and girls 9 to 11 years old, and gives children a chance to interact with deputies while making friends with positive role models. Camp times are 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. Deputies will be on location at 7:45 a.m. daily to receive children, and ask that they be picked up promptly at noon each day. The maximum class size ° u GRAND OPENING Celebration Offer! *49 , Exam, Digital X-Rays ; & Cleaning | Over $100 in savings, in absence of perio disease, new patients only. 'Buwday CONGRATULATIONS!! on serving Comal County for 30 Years and going! « EC1 Homespun provides services to enhance the development of children 0-3 years. • Family Coordination • Occupational Therapy • Physical Therapy • Speech Therapy We are a Not-for-Profit, Insurance is not a requirement Call Direct or use a referral from your local Doctor. ‘ft ; ft 'ft ft ft ft £ ftftft'ftftftftft 1 *ft 1 £ ft 'ft' _ CONTACT US TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION ECI Homespun An Affiliate of Texas Early Childhood Intervention Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services 1040 N. Walnut #F - New Braunfels, Tx 78130 (830) 625-1510 www.dars.state.tx.us/ecis/ United Way Miller loses Bandera County in initial redistricting map By Greg Bowen The Herald-Zeitung State Hep. Doug Miller of New Braunfels would lose Bandera County under the initial House redistricting map released last week. If the map is approved, Miller's District 73 would retain Comal, Kendall and Gillespie counties. Under the initial map, Bandera County would become part of Ker-rville state Rep. Harvey Hilderhran's District 53. Because of population growth revealed in the 2010 Census, Miller will have to give up either Bandera or Gillespie — and has been leaning toward keeping Gillespie, home of Fredericksburg. "(Wife) Ann and I own a small ranch in Gillespie County. We have a lot of relatives in Gillespie. So it’s probably more natural that since we’re taxpayers and property owners there, we have maybe a little bit more of an affinity for Gillespie County,” Miller told the Herald-Zeitung last week. In House District 44, state Rep. John Kuempel ofSeguin would lose Gonzales County and retain Guadalupe and Wilson counties. Gonzales County would shift to Rep. Tim Kleinschmidt of Lexington in District 17. House Redistricting Committee Chairman Burt Solomons of Carrollton issued a statement on the statewide redistricting plan: "The map we are proposing is a fair and legal map that represents the people of Texas and our growth over the last 10 years.” Hearings on the map were scheduled for Friday and today. The initial map faced immediate opposition. State Rep. Garnet Coleman of 1 louston released the following statement: "With a month left before this bill must be considered by the House, the public should have an opportunity to demand a fair plan... I intend to work with the House leaders to allow more input from our constituents who will be impacted for 10 years by this process." If House members can't agree on how the new districts should look, the matter will go to the Legislative Redistricting Board, which is made up of the lieutenant governor, the speaker of the House, the attorney general, the land commissioner and the comptroller. Groundwater district State Rep. Paul Workman of Austin last week told the House Natural Resources Committee that he is proposing to remove western Travis County and the western portion of Comal County from the Hill Country Priority Groundwater Management Area, which is the designation that paves the way for state-ordered formation of groundwater districts in those areas, the Austin American-Statesman reported. New Braunfels ISD board meets Monday From staff reports New Braunfels Independent School District's board of trustees has a relatively normal agenda for its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Monday. On its consent agenda, the board is expected to approve the district's annual investment report and small changes to the general fund budget. Other items include canceling its May 14 trustees election for District 4, where NEW BRAUNFELS ISD BOARD MEETING When: 7 p.m. Monday Where: NBISD Education Center board room, 430 W. Mill St. incumbent Joe Hassmann has no competition, considering spending $30,000 for maintenance vehicles, and considering a contractor for elementary and middle school renovations. The meeting is at 7 p.m. Monday at the NBISD Education Center board room. SAVE OUR SCHOOLS Sheriff’s Office announces Junior Deputy camp sessions is 100 children per camp. Deadline to turn in applications for the first camp is May 30. Deadline to turn in applications for the second camp is June 20. Deadline to turn in applications for the third camp is July 11. Junior Deputy Camp locations are: Church Hill Middle School, June 6-10; Mt. Valley Middle School, June 27 through July 1; Arlon Seay Elementary, July 18 - 22. Call (830) 643-5840. Supervisors are Sgt. Rick Cardenas (830-643-5846) and Cpl. Tim Kolbe (830-643-5841). Applications are available at all Comal ISD and New Braunfels ISD elementary schools and at the sheriff’s office. They can be downloaded from the websites for Comal County, New Braunfels ISD, New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce or Comal ISD. HOWTO CONTACT US Herald-Zeitung 707 Landa St, New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 625-9144, fax (830) 625-1224 www.heraid-zeitung.com Published on Saturday, Sunday mornings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Friday by the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (USPS 377-880), 707 Landa Street or P.O. Drawer 311328, New Braunfels, Comal County, Texas 78131-1328. Periodical postage paid at New Braunfels, Texas. Subscription rates: Carrier delivered in Comal and Guadalupe counties: Three (3) months - $39 Six (6) months - $59 One (1) year-$99 Mail delivery in Texas: Three (3) months - $65 Six (6) months-$110 One (1) year-$205 Mail outside Texas: Six (6) months • $135 One (1) year - $240 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, P.O. Drawer 311328, New Braunfels, TX. 78131-1328. Delivery problems: Subscribers who have not received a newspaper by 6 a.m. Tuesday through Friday and by 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday can call (8%) 625-9144. Staff directory Doug Toney, Editor and Publisher Ext 201; doug.toneyOherald-zeitung.com Autumn PhHps, Managing Editor, Ext 220; aphillips0herald-zeitung.eom Jeff Fowler, Circulation Director, Éxt 228; jfowler@herald-zeitung.com Rosie Willingham, Business Manager, Ext, 203, rwtllingham@her#ld-zeitung,com Henry Cosilo, Production Director; 830-825-5232 hcoello@herald-zeitung.com Classified advertising, call 625-9144, ext 216; display advertising, call 625-9144, ext 208; obituaries, weddings, engagement anniversaries, call 625-9144, ext. Presented by Drs, Brev & Donald Bedford HEROES AND VILLAINS One villain responsible for tooth decay is the bacterium streptococcus mutans, which breaks down sugar and produces the sticky molecules (glucans) that are responsible for allowing bacteria to cling to our teeth. This villainous bacterium also produces an enamel-eroding acid responsible for cavities. The heroes that counter these effects are called "polyphenols,” which are found in the fermented stems, seeds, and grape skins left over from wine production. These compounds, which are also found in cranberries, block streptococcus mutans' ability to produce glucans. As helpful as polyphenols are, however, no one is suggesting that we chink wine or sugary cranberry drinks to prevent tooth decay, instead, scientists hope to isolate these compounds and put them in toothpaste and mouthwashes. Talk to us at BEDFORD FAMILY DENTISTRY about whether you are a candidate for dental implants, and learn more about the details of the procedure specific to your case. We believe your smile is one of your greatest personal assets. It expresses who you are and how you feel about yourself. Yet many people avoid smiling because they are concerned about the condition of their teeth. 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