New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 20, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
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WEDNESDAY, APRiL 20, 2011Zeitung
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Demographer: Hispanics 'future of Texas
Keynote speaker Steve Murdock, left, visits with Carlos Campos Tuesday at the New Braunfels Civic Convention Center.
Former Census director speaks in New Braunfels Tuesday
By Greg Bowen
The most dramatic factor revealed in the 2010 Census data is the increasingly Hispanic face of Texas, according to Rice University demographer Steve Murdock,
former director of the U.S. Bureau of the Census.
I he future of Texas is tied to its non-Anglo populations — and how well they’ll do is how well Texas will do,” Murdock said Tltesday during the quarterly meeting of the Greater New Braunfels Eco-
nomic Development Foundation.
An estimated 200 attended the luncheon speech at the New Braunfels Civic Convention Center.
The demographer, named
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► NBISD BOARD
$25,000 offered for Volleyfest sponsorship
Striking ‘Fraulein from name could be deal-breaker
By Will Wright
Academy Sports and Outdoors has made a tentative offer to serve as the main sponsor for New Braunfels’ signature volleyball tournament, the annual Fraulein Volleyfest, offering $25,000 to do so in each of the next two years.
The Volleyfest has become the state’s second largest high
school volleyball tournament, which last year featured 40 teams. New Braunfels and Canyon are co-hosts of the event, which will celebrate its 35th year in August.
At Monday night’s New Braunfels Independent School District Board of Trustees meeting, superintendent Randy Moczygemba said area volleyball backers approached Academy, which in turn extended an informal offer to NBISD officials late last week. The company will provide the balls, nets and other equipment in exchange for advertising throughout the gyms and the chance to present awards.
However, there are some issues. One is that both the
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Teens find out about the dangers of alcohol
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DON’T LEARN THE HARD WAY
Teen Court program designed to arm teens, parents with hands-on experience
► MURDER SUSPECT
Police use helicopters in search for Smith
By Will Wright
New Braunfels police and Texas Department of Public Safety troopers conducted an air search of the Hill Country on Monday in their quest to find Shannon Dee Smith.
Police allege Smith, 43, stabbed his wife to death and injured his son and daughter during an April 8 domestic attack in the 300 block of Scenic Meadow in North Park Meadows subdivision.
New- Braunfels police Lt. John McDonald said lawmen took to the air to check out tips they received on Smith’s possible whereabouts.
“Detectives flew with the
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By Will Wright
This past week, several teenagers and their parents received an exercise in maturity — courtesy of the New Braunfels Police Department and Community Teen Court.
The seminar, called Operation Intervention, was held this past Tuesday at Municipal Court. The three-hour presentation included schooling teen court defendants and their parents on the dangers associated with
alcohol abuse, driving while impaired and decision making.
“It’s an alcohol and drug prevention and awareness program. They have a combination of classroom interaction between teens and their parents, and other hands-on activities,” said New Braunfels Community Teen Court coordinator Mary Alice Small-bone, who led the event.
Smallbone said 41 teens and 20 parents attended, watching videos and participating in various exercises that helped simulate the dangers of impaired driving. Behind the police
department, headquartered next to municipal court, was the NBPD simulator — called the DWIpod —- where teens got to experience things first hand.
“The kids got to see what it’s like to be impaired," Smallbone said. “They put what they call drunk driving goggles on the kids to let them see that, and to show how easy it is to lose control when they’re driving a car or any kind of vehicle.’’
The NBPD launched Operation
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Brockman among GBRA board appointees
By Autumn Phillips
Rusty Brockman will be sworn into office today and begin his term as one of the newest members of the Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority Board of Directors.
Brockman is director of economic development for the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Inc.
He is among six members recently appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to serve on the GBRA board. The board over-
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Robin Jeffers receives Small Business Person of the Year
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Robin Jeffers (center) was named the Greater New Iw Chamber of Commerce Small Business Person of the Year at the Chamber office Tuesday. Her husband, James Jeffers (behind Robin) was also on hand.
By Marilyn Kuehler
Robin Jeffers, co-owner of J&R Gymnastics with her husband James, was named the 2011 Small Business Person of the Year by the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday.
Jeffers received the award during an informal “surprise” ceremony in the lobby of the chamber office, 390 S. Seguin Ave.
Jeffers and other chamber members had just finished attending an Economic Development Foundation luncheon at the Convention Center when she was shepherded into the chamber lobby adjacent to center. There, members of the chamber’s Small Business Week Committee, headed by Melissa Krause and vice-chair Georgia Malmsten, raised the red-and-white banner and
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