New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, November 13, 2011

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

November 13, 2011

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 13, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas SundayNew Braunfels ■k I #r-» ■ r% w— <• «i» I^UVUlVIDCtt l^, ^UII h e r a I d - z e i tu n g. c o m SERVING NEW BRAUNFELS SINCE 1852GREAT DEAL: TODAY’S HERALD-ZEITUNG HAS $808 IN COUPONS NBU rate hike hearing set Council invites citizens to express their opinions on increases Monday (inodner ByOregBowttn Ihefterald-Zeitung A public hGaringon a proposal tf) raise sewer rates in New Braunfels by 3 percent will \w h('l(l at Monday's nwt-rng of city couni il. roun( il will also consider approval c)f th(' first ri'arling of an ordinance that would amend the i ity's sevver rates to reile( t the inc rease. A sec ond and final reading will be required before* the nc'w rates could take (*ftc'c t. If approvcnl, the rate hike would btHome effc*ctive jan. I. Nc>w Braunfels Utilities is asking for the hike to help tund $70 million in imf)rovenients ncHnlcd to the cit>''s wastewater servic es system. The new rates would hike by about 82 Cents the monthly utility bill of the* average- re‘s-idcMitial customer using 4,(>()() gallons of wastewater [)e'r month, accordingU) intorma-tion provtde*d bv NBU. See COUNCIL. Page 6A vifViJNE Srsn this QR<: rode to learn more about S fAAR O'" visit littp://bit ly,' (9UuHq EDUCATION Info about STAAR exam slow in coming Delay causing preparation woes for teachers, students By Drew Stone Ihe 'leral(l-/t'’itunq I he (loser sttide'tils got to ">!AAK the- less (ontidc'nt ('\(>r\()iie s<'('nis to t(’el .iboul II ,    [his !    "’(^dng, stu dents in grades w ill tak(‘ the inaugural State of 1 e \ a s Ass e s -menfs ot Ac adcmic Readiness rSTAAR) exam. The ('xam, spanning 19 days, u ill tc'st ‘vtudc'nts in 12 cnd-ot ( ours(' areas in math, sc i-( iK c*. I nglish <md sot lal studl('s. STAAK also .u counts for I S [)(M( t'nt ot a student's tola! grade and determines whe'tner or not thev ( an progress to th<* next Ic'vel. VVit!) <iny exam, the> bc‘st w.ty to ta( kle it is through prepar.ition and the‘re, srhool otticials say, lie's the [uoble'm. "Unlortunately, the state giving us tlic' information 111 jiieces," said iammy 1 ind, ( omal ISO dire‘( tor ot staff ( level()pme»nl and accountability. "What we''re doing thc'n is as c]uickly as possible' - giving the information to our te.K he*rs." I <ist week, the Texas I ciu* (<ition Agency rcTease'd its tirst sample of SIAAK — an I nglish s<'( lion. After rc'vie'w-ing the' sam()le. it was (lear the tevuhers havethc'ir work ( ut out tor them in prc'paring ihc'ir students, I ind said. "The* t|uc'stions are ine re^d-♦bly rigorous... they're-pretty cliffiailt," Lind said* "The See STAAR, Page 6A IT’S GERMAN FOR ‘CHRISTMAS MARKET’ Herald v'eiiunq III»’ pliiilos Erin Hindman and Attison Humptiries fine tune wares in Soptiie's Shop, the booth sponsored by the Sophienbery Museufn and Archives, during a past Weihnachtsmarkl VEmNACHTSMARET Three-day shopping event begins Friday By Betty Taylor Fhe Herald-Zeitung Wc'ihnac htsmarkt, the three-day shopping extravaganza benefiting the Sophienburg Museum and Archives, takes place Kriday through Sunday at the New Braunfels ('ivic/C'onven-tion (Center. Seventy-five vendors are ()ar-ticipating in the German shopping market, which is now in its 23rd year. The market teatures unicjue gift items just in time for the holi- OMLINE Scan this QR code to learn more about the event or visit bit.ly/tKBEiu Minialure glass Main Plaza bandstands will be among the ornaments tor sale at the Sophienburg's Weihnachtsmarkl booth. day shopping season. "There will l)e handmade' rugs troni Mexico, a wide variety of je*we‘lry includitig e^verything from costume jewelrv to ( ustomm.ide pieces, handbags, anti(|ue‘s, b.ib\ clothc's, [)urses, clothing me luding wraps and sc arvc's, art, tood ilc-ms, wreattis, tre*e-toppers, to\s and ('hristmas dekor tor the' home," said Vtilin Miller, who .)long with her siste'r, Sarah Shc'a, serve' .is ( o-chairs of this year's VVeihn.u hts-inarkt. "It w.is startc'd by one ol our board memlK'is, lanelle He'rge'r, who had sc'cm the Cie-rman ( lirist-mas markets. That's uhat V\('ih-nachtsmarkt means, ( hristmas marke't," said I inda I )iet{>rt, ('xec-utivc' ( h.iir ot the' Sophit'nburg. The tunds raisc'd go tow.iid the See MARKET. Page 6A THE INSIDE WURSTFEST REGATTA Vessels of every size, shape and color took to the waters at Canyon Lake during the annual Wurstfest Regatta at the Lake Canyon Yacht Club, which hosts the event through today. I A WONDERFUL LIFE Agnes Lehmann Buhl is 94 years old. Understandably, her memory isn't what it used to be. However, her fondest recollections are being recorded in audio and video by a commissioned expert. — NEWS,2A —LIFE, rc RAHLERS BITE UNICORNS The season comes to an end for the New Braunfels Unicorns, who suffered a 48-20 defeat at the hands of the Reagan Rattlers in the first round of the Class 5A football playoffs. — SPORTS, IB I For breaking news, sports and traffic \ follow us on Twitter ©NewBraunfelsHZ Become a New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Facebook fan at facebook-cotrV Sign up for daily e-newsletter by visiting the Heratd-Zeiting online herald-zeitung.com ► SENATE RACE Ames Jones to challenge Wentworth Abandons bid to get GOP nod for U.S. Senate seat f rom sfatt reports Texas RaitroafI (ommis-sion Chairman Hi/at)eth Am('^ lones ot San Antonio droppi'd her bid tor Ka\ B a il c' \ f lut( hisf)n's li.S Scnatp se*at this w(K'k .1 n (I .1 nnoune »‘d she'!! run ifistp.id lor the lexas Sc'nate’ r>istri( t JS sc-.il. Dtstru t 2 ") se'rves New RrauntcK and ( om<il Hays, Ke'ndall <ind (juad.ilu|)(' ( ounties as well as north He*x.u (ounlv and south Travis ( ()unt\ The s(Mi ha^' bc'CMi hold in Sen. Ii'it Wentworth, K-S.in \fitonio, tor almos! (wo dec .t(l('s, Wemtworth .inn()Uii( ('(1 his re-('lc‘( lion l)id It; l,it(' August. In a press rcle-asc' issue'd Monda\ under h(>r U.S. Se'n.ttc (ampaign ie'tt(‘rtu'ad, Ames >jones th<> San Anlomo born Ames Iones, a Re'public an. s.iid it 'vViisn'l an easv dc'( ision to drop her tuo \ear pursuit ol th(‘ 11.S. Senate' sc.it that Mut( hison \\ til vat ate in ,M)1 ; A (Ml* ‘ 'iivcrMlv ot Ic'xas It'xas IrihuiK' |»oJI on the U.S. Sen.ile' r.H e said that Arne'S jone's h.id the sup|)ort ot oriK' 1 p('r( ent See SENATE, Paye 6A WEATHER, 8A ALLY DODD LAMAR ELEMENTARY f' 0 . Partly cloudy and warmer High 81 1 ow: 65 Abby I'l^ cc tf loH c S3 in VI d o 1II u y 9 CQnues ________ ly „ 5e Crosswords . __________________JC Fprufij 4A Obituaries 3A Pianner,^ 2C Sports.. IB TV 60 VOl 1b.9 I: No. 3 4 sections, 26 pages 56825 00002 $1 SO WURSTFEST WRAPS TODAY m FEST Gates open at n a.m. today, with admission free after 3 p.m. Schedule, Page 20 ommB Scan this QR code to visit Wursrtfest online orgotowvwv! wurstfest;com. As Indrpentietti as Texas Our experienced lenders will work with you to find the right loan to fit your needs & budget. Stop in and speak with a lender today! All Decisions are Made Locally Just one bene^t of banking with First Commercial Bonk.    i656 St*te Hwy^ 46 w. • (wo) 625-il6i ^    , W [ ;

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