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   New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 18, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas                                 HERALD-ZEITUNG.COM | Sunday, September 18,2011 | 7A  Photos by BETTY TAYLOR | Herald-Zeitunq  Bre Wentz works on a castle at ttie second annual Chalk Art Event on Saturday at the 1 anda Park Dance Slab in New Braunfels.  CHALKING IT UP  Young and old enjoy Chalk Art Event at Dance Slab  By Betty Taytor  The Herald-Zeitung  If vv.is hard to fell who was having niorc tun — the adults or the (hildren — at the second annual C;halk Art Event in I anda Park on Saturday morning.  Tlu' tr(»e ev(Mit took place from 10  a.m.    to noon at the Landa Rirk Oam e Slaf) <ind was hosted by New Braunfels f\irks and Rec rcMtion (department.  lenniter Shira and Sonny ( onder, recT('afion instructors with fh(‘ parks (lep.irtment, speculated the* c^venf brought out the inner c hild in (»very-one.  "l (K)k at mt‘, I'm 22, and I'm sitting here writing I'veryone's names in chalk," Concler said.  Shirci (>ointefl to another elalx)rate dispLn ot art iH*arl)\, <uid witfi a wr\ smil(', said, "Hie parc'nts were drawing that one, anci the kids were just kind ot wat( liing."  Th(' art left behind for all to enjoy inc luded (everything from rol)ots to  b.\b\    ( hi(_k(‘ns,  Brett VVc'nt/ was working on some dr.iwings of airplanes with his son, lett, ■), while daughter Bre, 8, workcxl on .1 large yellow castk* nearby.  "I like all the colors," she said, explaining why trc'afing art with  New tax rate on Comal ISD Thursday slate  Raely Gonzales. 8, works on an owl during the Chalk Art Event Saturday,  ByWIHWiIgM  Ttie Herald-Zeitung  The (;omal ISD board of trustees will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday to adof)t a tax r.ite and attenrl to several house-k(‘(n)ing issues.  The IxKird will mc't't at the C ISD Suf)|)ort ‘k*rvi((>s Building, 1404 l-iS North, N(>w Braunfels.  C'ISfd's ovt'rall fax rate is pro[)os€*d to iiKr(Mse from $1. to $1.4 i per $100 assess(*d pro|X‘rty valuation because of a six-ccnf inc rease in the fiistric t's int(*r-c^f and sinking (livS) tax r.ite. The district's maintenance and operations tax rate (MivO) is pro[)osed to r('main at $1.04 p(*r $)()() valuation.  If ,\f)()rov('d by trustcx's, the tot.il tax inc rease for the average homeownc'r in the ( ornal ISD will be $17.4 5 for 2011.  Trusfw's also will consider nominating candidates to serve on appraisal district boards in Bexar, C'omal, (juadalupe, Hays and Kendall counties. Administrators hav(> recommendi'd nominating somc'one only to serve c>n thc‘ (Gonial Apf)raisal Distric t board, bee ause its presence is limited in the' other four coun-  flC'S.  Also Thursday, the l)o.ird will;  • Hear an u[)datc‘d report on the distric t's c urrcTit stratc’-gic ¡)lan tor 2008 1 i. Trustee-David S[)c‘ncer recjuestc'd  discussion around develop ing the next plan, Jx‘ginning with a preliminary rcnrom menfjation from staff on the proc (‘ss.  •    C bnsider a rc'cjuest to inc reasi* t lass size ratios for grade's K-4 for Arlon Seay,  ( Ic'ar Spring, Er(>iheit and Startzville elementary sc hools, which have exjK'-ric'nced unanticipated growth f)ast the class size ratio of 22:1 in sev(‘ral K-4 s(H fions. If apprcMxl, the distric t will submit the pro|)os al to the Texas fducation Agc'ncy.  •    Consider allowing dis trict partic ipafion in the Edu cation and Institution (E&li Cooperative, which would allow accc'ss to over 100 vc'udor f)ids without a fit'.  •    Hear a rc*port outlining the antic ipatc'd changes to course guides in advance of course selections tor the 2012-1 i sc h(K)l yc'.ir, whic h will take place in November and O'c c>mber. (he ear ly selec tion proc ess will idlow the* distric t and its c am[)us(‘s to more ('ticK lively [jian for statiing, master sc he“dule planning and mec't ing timelines asscK iatt>d with colle^ge dual c renlit course's.  •    Hear a rc'port from the st.itf of Alamo ( olleges Mc'morial 1 arly ( ollc'ge I ligh Sc hool. irustc'e David Dras-tata re^cjuestc'd ÍAKS scorc*s, sUidc'nf p.issing rate, sum-mc*r school attend.mce, stu-clc'nt continuation and e'nrolE mc'nt intormation.  Living Legends tickets on sale  chalk was fun.  Zianna CionzaU's, 4, happiK skipfX'd alxHit, stopping k>ng enough to show oft the bain chick shc> drew and the large* c ire lc> she drew on the pavc'menf around a fre'C'. Nearby, her sister, Raely C ionzalc's, 8, workc'd on a dc'taik'd landsca[X' piex c' with p^irks and tre'es.  Blake Richardson, 12, complel ed a series ot sailboats as part ot  his c ontribution.  "It's tun,' hc' said, and mc'ntionecl that s.iilboats wctc' easy to dr<nv.  S.iturdtiy's rain miglif have' washc'cl <twa\ some' ot the' displays trom this year's ( h.ilk Art Evemt, whic h is one* ot main outings listed in the> ()arks cle* )artmc‘tit's "nic' ( un Filings in Lite'" (a IWinter 201 I ( luicle. lor information, call i8 50i 22I-4ri0 or go to w ww.c i.new-brauntels.tx.us.  From staff reports Tic kc'ts to this yc'.jr's Nc'w Braunfels l iving I e'gends ceremony went on sale more than two wc'c'ks ago.  iTiose inte*rc'stc'd in atte^nd-ing the Oc t. 11 c'vent c an still pure h.ise sc'ats at $(>^ .i pic'ce, said Tere's<i Johnson, publicitv committee chair for Nc‘w Braunfc'ls Eouncla-tion Trust.  (ortickc'f infomation, call (8U))f)2S-2i8S.  ITie seve-nth annual c'vc'nt, which bc'gins at () p.m. .it  Nc'w BrauntcTs ( ivic Con-ve'ntion ( (‘ntc'r, uill include an auction and honor Bud Dallmann and Bill Schu-m<inn, who have* liec'n sc^kH.1txl as this yevir's "I iving I c'gends ol New Braunfels."  "Each ol flu'se guys and the list of things they've done — IS c|uite» remarkable*," lohnson said. "Tfie*y're just not \our c've'rvday vol untc'ers. llu'y'vc* devotc'd yc'ars and countless hours to making Nc'w liraunfc>ls a bc'ttc'r pl.ic (' to live'."  Staff reports  Theater troupe readies ‘Miracle’ auditions  New Braunfels Theatre C'ompany auditions for "Miracle on Hth Street; The Musical" will be* 7-10 p.m. Thursday and 2-4 p.m. Sc'pt. 25.  C alll)acks are schc'duled for the evening of Sc'pt. 2.5.  Auditions will Ix- at 1117 N. Walnut, the same' building as I). Lee Edwards Real ty, in the back and u|)stairs.  C ontact I inda at todcls[)ort(‘J’att.ne‘t with c|ucs-tions or c hen k NB1 ( on Eac c'book.  TOWA student writing contest announced  The lexas Outdoor Writers Assoc iation (TOWA) has fc'ameci u[) with the- Dallas Safari C lub's Dallas Ecological (ounelation to [)romote the outdoors with good story  telling through a writing e onfest tor Tc'xas' middle' sc hool and high sc hool stu-dc'nts.  The I )allas 1 c ologic al loundation will promote* the c ontc'St within Mc'froplc'x s( hools involved in its ()ut-door Advc'ntures I ducafion Program. Ne'w Braunfels ( hambc'r of ( ommere e will help rc'c ruit contc'stants loc ally, and the* TOWA !)oard ot dirc'c tors is asking mem-  l)ers to promote the c ontest in thc'ir rc'specfive communi-  tic'S.  C^uestions should be dirc'cted toT| C'lreaney at (512) 2‘)2-l 1 n or tjgrc'-aneyl ("’gmail.c om.  New Braunfels Civil War group meets Wednesday  Board president, attorney and C'lvil War enthusiast William Norvell is this  month's gue'st spc'aker tor tlu' Nc'w Brauntc'ls (;ivil War Roundtable*.  The presentation will be on "C'leneral ('>rant; The Myths and tlie Eacfs."  The meeting will be We'clnc'scia\ at ( ir.inzin Bar B-C^, ()()0 W. San Antonio St. New Brauntc'ls. Dinner is at () p.m., and the* program starts at 7.  ( ontact Mary Alice Altor-fer at (8.T0) h08-0275.  r <r /  Dtop off youi items heie for Bastiop fíte victims  •Toiletries «Diapers •Clothing •Shoes •Towels •Pillows, Sheets, Blankets •Toys 'School Supplies & Backpacks •Ice Chests  *Auto Zone will deliver directly to Bastrop  BRING TO:  809 LOOP 337, NEW BRAUNFELS, TX (830)608-1820 8AM-9PM  FORFEITED LAHD SALE  The Texas Veterans Land Board will conduct a sealed-bid sale of 53 forfeited tracts of state land at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 25, 2011  KS No bids will be accepted after 4:30 p.m. on Monday, October 24, 2011.  Q Only eligible military veterans may participate  All forfeited tracts are listeci on our VLB Web site at  www.texasveteran8.com . For complete information email us at vlbinfoi« glo.texas.gov or call 1-800-252-VETS.  VLB  Tracts may be withdrawn by the Board at any time for any reason.  Idxa.s Vetotans Land Boaid ♦ Jerry Patterson. Chairman PO. Box 12873 ♦ Austin, Texas 78711 2873  Historic Downtown Semin\  Vendors, entertiiinment, kiddie rides. Visit downtown stores, historic attractions & restaurants.  TRADE DAYS  Free chalk at the fountain artactivit)^ for ages 5-18. 9 a.m.  Saturday, September 24 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Around Central Park Square  sponsored by Seguin Main Street   www.seguintexas.gov  Click on Main Street Department   

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