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   New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 18, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas                                 HISTORY 6RAD KEEPS LEARNING WHILE JOB-SEEKING LOCAL NEWS  , 3A   5 °«    c>...,..„x .    SATURDAY  New Braunfels    junéis.2011  EITUNG  herald-zeitung.com \    SERVING    NEW    BRAUNFELS    SINCE    1852  The Honeymoon & Wedding Capital of Texas!  “To me, education is the most important thing for any young man or young woman.  MANUEL CAMARENO | Received his GED at age 80  NEW BRAUNFELS MAN GETS HIS GED AT 80  ► THE LEGISLATURE  Perry  vetoes  iuiwi hutja. iuunuap*L o p.m.' i ivu, iu uav ' hjj in, ¿»u a jru n«vo Enjoy our new beer-inspired menu with features such as Orman Nachos & Faust Wellinut..n  240 S Seguin Ave, (830) 625-7791  www.LauMJmtd.cojm   texting  proposal  AUSTIN (AP)  Texas Gov. Rick Perry vetoed 23 bills Friday, inducting legislation that would have outlawed sending or reading text messages wnile driving.  Lawmakers approved the texting ban last month, but Perry called it an  "overreach" _  and "govern-  Perry  ment effort to  micromanage the behavior of adults."  Perry also struck a handful of spending lines in the state budget.  He signed several bills, including much of the next two-year state budget. That budget spent $50.4 billion in state money, but lawmakers are still wrestling with education spending in a special session.  Former House Speaker Tom Craddick had pushed the texting while driving ban, touting it as a public-safety measure. But the bill triggered more than a half-hour of debate on the House floor with opponents arguing the bill would amount to criminalizing drivers simply for receiving a text message while driving.  San Antonio and El Plaso have laws forbidding texting while driving, and at least 30 other states have enacted similar statewide bans.  State Rep. Doug Miller said he believes a bill he introduced has a good chance of being passed by Gov. Rick Perry's inactivity.  Miller, R-New Braunfels, said HB 2120 would open a second seat on the Teacher Retirement System board to a retired teacher. He said there is only one spot available now for retired teachers.  Miller said Friday that he has heard nothing to lead him to believe the bill will not pass. "I'm expecting the governor is either going to sign it or just let it pass without a signature."  Austin, San Antonio among cities celebrating Juneteenth  New Braunfels hospital’s cardio center turns 1  For breaking news, sports scores, weather, traffic and mid-day updates, follow us on Twitter ONewBraunfelsHZ  Learn what's in tomorrow's paper, offer news bps, receive alerts. Become a New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Facebook fan.  Receive the Herald-Zeitung e-newsletter in your e-mail box each morning: hereld-zertung.com. Cfick'Herald-Zeitung Mailing list'  ByJenaCooHdge  The Herald-Zeitung  Juneteenth festivities have commenced, celebrating 146 years of freedom in Texas.  The Emancipation Proclamation, a document freeing slaves, went into effect in 1863. It was not until two years later on June 19, 1865, that black Texans were notified about their freedom.  Since then, Juneteenth is a recognized holiday across the nation ensuing a number of celebratory traditions and activities.  Austin and San Antonio are hosting events commemorating the end of slavery.  Today, Greater East Austin Youth Association is hosting a 2K Freedom run or walk stating at 8 a.m. At 10 a.m. at Comal Street and MLK Boulevard, a historical parade will feature bands and floats followed by a park celebration from noon to 9 p.m. at Rosewood Park, 1182 Pleasant Valley Road.  In San Antonio, the Juneteenth Freedom Coalition is hosting a  From staff reports  SAN ANTOMO  It's been a year since Christus Santa Rosa Hospital — New Braunfels grand opened the full-service Cardiovascular Center, offering comprehensive cardiovascular care close to home for area residents.  Since opening on June 14, 2010, physicians have performed everything from advanced diagnostic procedures to Carrier complex interventional procedures and open heart surgery.  The nearly 18,000-square-foot center includes three Toshiba Cardiac Catheterization Labs, a cardiovascular operating room, plus support space for the full-service Cardiovascular Center. Services include open-heart surgery, angioplasty and stent placement, calcium scoring, cardiac CT angiography, cardiac catheterization, electrocardiography  WORTH THE WATT  Korean vet uses occasion to inspire  About Juneteenth  Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19 that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.  SOURCE: Junetoonth.com  freedom parade at 8 a.m. beginning at E. Houston Street and North Cherry, ending at the west gate of Freeman Coliseum. At 2 p.m. at Freeman Coliseum, local nigh school and college students are competing in the Juneteenth Step Show-off  The Cowboy with Soul Rodeo starts at 7 p.m. in Seguin. The celebration in San Marcos is hosted by the Pride of San Marcos Lodge 494.  The San Marcos Juneteenth BBQ Charity Cook-off kicks off at noon at 401 E. Hopkins St. Proceeds will go to Hays County charities and scholarships for Hays County students.  (EKG), echocardiography, intravascular ultrasound, pacemaker and defibrillator insertion, and peripheral vascular procedures.  Plans are under way to increase the cardiac physician team by adding an interventional cardiologist.  Patrick Carrier, president/CEO, Christus Santa Rosa Health System, added, "A full service cardiovascular program was a commitment we made to the residents of New Braunfels, San Marcos, Schertz, and Seguin when we first came to New Braunfels. The team of highly experienced physicians and nurses continue to provide the finest cardiovascular care available."  In April, the physicians at the Center performed their 100th open heart surgery. A reunion of former heart patients was held to celebrate their favorable outcomes.  The first open heart surgery was performed in New Braunfels or Nov. 9, 2009.  WEATHER, 10A  JUAN SOBREVILLA LONE STAR ELEMENTARY  Another hot one!  High: 101 Low: 77     Classifieds    46      Comics    JB      Crosswords    3B      Forum    4A      Obituaries 3A      Planner    9A      Snorts    IB      TV    5B     Vol. 1581 No. 188 2 sections, 16 pages  56825 00001 1     1  50 cents  Happy Hours Mon Fri 4 - 7  Open daily!  By WIN Wright  The Herald-Zeitung  Three weeks ago, Manuel Camareno's dream was to receive his general equivalency diploma at the same time his grandchildren were receiving their diplomas from Canyon High School.  Somehow, he wound up in a sea of parents and relatives attending the graduation ceremony, and tne presentation — from Canyon High School JROTC sponsors — was put on hold.  Last weekend, Camareno finally received his due. The GED he was to receive from the state back in 1956 was presented to him during a ceremony at Colonial Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  Attending were a host of relatives that included his immediate family, along with friends and staff at Colonial Manor. Eighty years young, Camareno said finally receiving that small, but significant piece of r, meant the world to  He loves telling the story. Camareno entered the U.S. Army in 1955 with only a third-grade education. While stationed at the  See GED, Page 10A  Photo submitte  Standing, from left, are Canyon High School JROTC instructor Kevin Cregier, 2011 Canyon High graduate Josh Camareno (grand son of Manuel Camareno) and Canyon High School JROTC instructor Ed Garcia. Seated is GED recipient Manuel Camareno.   

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