New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, September 18, 2011

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

September 18, 2011

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 18, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas $1.50New Braunfels SEPTEMBER 18, 2011 SERVING NEW BRAUNFELS SINCE 1852 GREAT DEAL: TODAY'S HERALD-ZEITUNG HAS $359 IN COUPONS X 118th COMAL COUNTY FAIR: THE TRADITION CONTINUESFair opens Tuesday . .    . Jessie Slalnn photn From left are Natalie Slocum, 2011 Comal County Fair Rodeo queen; Becca Shook, CCFR princess: Tandra Bearden, CCFR duchess; Hallie Pierson, CCFR runner-up.. 118TH COMAL COUNTY FAIR SCHEDULE Today ■    7:30 p.m. — Gruene United Methodist Church, Comal County Fair Queen's Contest Tuesday ■    5 p.m. — Fairgrounds open ■    6 p.m.-midnight — Heart of America Carnival Wednesday ■    8 a.m. — Exhibit Halls open for entries ■    9 a m. — Baby Barnyard and Baby Chicks; Mobile Dairy Classroom ■    5 p m, — Fairgrounds open ■    5-10 p.m. — Food Courts ■    6-11:45 p.m. — Midway, Carnival ■6 -11 p.m; — Corral, Night in Old New Braunfels Thursday ■    9a.m.'9p.m. — Baby Barnyard and Baby Chicks; Mobile Daity Classroom: Poujtry Exhibits; Home and Heritage; Wildlife and Shoebox Float ■MO p m —Exhibits open to public ■    6-11:45 p.m. — Carnival ■    8 p.m.-midnight Corral, Clint Taft and the Buck yVild Band Friday ■    11 a.m. — Fairgrounds open ■    10 a.m.-10 p.m.~ Home & Heritage; Wildlife and Shoebox Float Exhibits open ■    11 a.m.-l 1:45 p.m. — Heart of America Carnival ■    Noon-TOp.m. — Baby Barnyard and Baby Chicks; Poultry Exhibits; Mobile Dairy Classroom; Home Depot Kids Workshop ■    Noon-6;30 p.m. — Master Gardeners ■    1-4 p.m. — Corral, Local High School Bands perform ■    2 p.m. — Livestock Arena, Lamb Show ■4 -4:30 p.m. — Corral, All-Star Elite Cheerleading ■    5:30-7:30 p.m.— Corral, Willie's Karaoke ■    7:15 p.m. — Rodeo Arena, Kids Rodeo Clown Contest ■    7:30 p.m. — PRCA Rodeo ■8 p.m.-midnight — Corral, Straight Shot Band Annual Fair Parade starts at 10 a.m. Friday By Betty Tayior The Herald-Zeitunq Kick the (lust ott those bootstraps at sunrise it you vvcint th(' best seat in the house tor the 118th C'onial ('ounty Fair Para(!(' Ix'^inning at 10 a.m. Friday — rain or shine. rh(> l\*t f’ar.ule l)('gins at ‘): U) a.m. in the Handy Andy lot, with judgingtak-ing place at 8: U) a.m. "When I (trive downtown tliat morning tor the lair, there are peopk* lining the strec'ts already. Or som(‘ have parked their cars overnight to get a good spot," said Nicolc' Watts, tair parade c h.iir. ('o-chair Sharon Wic'dc'nic'ld agrc'ed. "You probably ncH'd to get down there l)\ 7: U) a.m. at thc' very latest," See PARADE, Page 8A Area school districts receive FAST ratings By Will Wright The Hefald-Zeltung The' ( omal and New Brauntc'ls school districts received dttterent rc‘port c ards from the state c:om[)-troller’s otfice, which rek'ased their Financial Alloc ation Study ot Texas (FAST) results on Thursday. Using various Texas Education Agency data and accountability ratings over the past three yc‘ars, FAST measures how spending in every Texas public school distric t and cam[)us translates to student academic progress. Tlie comf)trol-ler's oftice said the study also idc'n-tifies and shares cost-etiective practices that could benefit cam-f)uses and ciistric ts across the state*. Each district and campus was assigned a FAST rating of onc' to five stars, indicating its success in combining cost-eftective spending with theachievemc'nt of meas- ural>le student ac aclemic progress. Eive stars reflect the strongest rc'l-ative progress cc)ml)ined w ith thc> lowest relative spending. All distric ts were issuc'cl a com* posite |)rogress ()c‘rcentile, based on Its students' ovc'rall growth in niath and reading/English Ian guage arts. A district's s|)encliiig index was based its standing with othc'r comparable ciistric ts in o[)er-ating expenditure's. The* progress ► RENO AIR CRASH Death tol rising; 9 ives gone The Associated Press RENO, Nev. Tilt' (levith toll rose to nine Saturday in an air rac e* c rash in k(‘no as investigators cic'termined that several spectators wc^re killc'd on impac t as the' l<)4()s-model plan«' a()f)eared to lose* a piet e ot its tail bc'fore slamming like a missile into a (rowded tarmac. Moments e,)rhe>r, thousands had arc heel their nc'c ks skyward and Wiitc heel the planes spcH'd b\ just a lew hundred teet ott the-ground before- some notic e*d a strange gurgling e*ngine noise trom above. Sen onels latC'r, the PS! Mustang dublx'd the' ('ial!oi)ing Cihost pit( hed oddly upward, twirle'd and te)ok an immc'diati' nose'dive into a se>c tion ot white VII’ box sc'ats. The j)lane>, tiown In <> 74 old ve“te>ran ra< er and llollywood stunt [)ilot, disin-tc'grated in a ball ot dust, dc'bris and bodu's as scre*ams of 'Oh m\ ( lod!" through the» c rowel. N.ition,il Iransportation Sat('t\ Board otfie lals were on th(' scent' Saturd.iv to dc'tt'rminc' c ausenl (im my I I'e'vv.trd to lose- ( ontroi ot the ()lane and thc'\ wc're' looking at .imateur video c lips that tip()earc'd to shou a sniail [)ie'c (' ot the' aircratt tailing to the ground bc'tcjre the c rash. Witnessc's who lookf'd at photos ot the* part said It ap[)(‘ared to l)e a "trim tab,' whic h helps See CRASH. Page 8A WEATHER, 10A CHRISTINA K .THIRD GRADE RAHE BULVERDE ELEMENTARY Morning, evening storras Higti: 92 Low 73 percentile aird spc'tuling index were combinc'd to (produce a distric t's FAST rating. In Texas pc'rcent of distric ts earned five stars; 14 percent rt'ct'ivc'd tour stars and 76 [)ercent earned fenvc'r. Ac c ording to the report. New Braunfels ISD's composite academic progrc'ss [)i'rc entile was 7 \ See RATINGS, Page 8A Afebx__- Classifieds .Camits_______ Crosswords Fjörum_______ Obituaries „ Plannef. SiiQrt5_-______ TV _2D _K _áA __3A 60 Vol. 158 I No 267 4 sections. 26 pages 56825 00002 $150 THE INSIDE DON’T DROP THAT FLAG For 13 years, retired veteran Manuel Camareno has made sure the flag has been waving at all six cemeteries in New Braunfels, and is presented at veteran's funerals. Fle's looKing for sotneone to carry on that tradition. — NEWS,6A STARLIGHT BALLROOM DANCE CHS GRAD CHEERS FOR BOYS ; STAGE II WATER RULES There's no denying popular TV shows such as ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" have brought back some popularity to ballroom dancing, said Marilyn Flenderson of Starlite Ballroom Dance Club in New Braunfels. — LIFE, 10 Meghan Michelle always wanted to be a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader After a trip with the Canyon Aristocats in 2009, Megan Nebgin had all the girls trom that squad sign a Rockettes book. Under Michelle's signature, she added "Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader" with a heart. Michelle ! For breaking news, sports and traffic * follow us on Twitter ©NewBraunfelsHZ |fi Become a New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Facebook fan at rates mean it s high time to refinance. — SPORTS JB Sign up for daily e-newslötter by visiting the Herald-Zeiting online: LOAN DIPT (830) 626-«637 WWW.FIRSTSTATE-TIXAS.COM Watering with a sprinkler or landscape irrigation system is allowed once a week, before 10 a m, and after 8 p.m., based on the last digit of the address: ■    0,1 Watenng day is IVIonday ■    2,3 Watenng day is Tuesday ■    4,5 Watenng day is Wednesday ■    6,7 Watering day is Thursday ■    8,9 Watering day is Fnday Watering with a hose, soaker hose, bucket or drip irrigation system is OK before 10 a.m. and after 8 p.m. -, -A •%'    'Í ;