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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 21, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas OBITUARIES Paid advertisements rnmm BILLIE LOU SWANSON Billie Lou Swanson passed away unexpectedly on April 19,2005. She was born on August 31,1941, in San Antonio, Texas to Dorothy Lou and William A. Heller. She attended Kansas State University and the University of Michigan, and was an active Pi Beta Phi member and President of her chapter. Wherever she lived, she was actively involved in her community. While living in McAllen, Texas, she continued to be involved with Pi Beta Phi, and also started the McAllen Literacy Program, with over five hundred graduates while she was there. She also served on the Planning Commission and as an Officer with Zonta International. Living in New Braunfels for the past 4 years, she was involved with the New Braunfels Presbyterian Church, the Republican Women, and the New Braunfels Friends of the Library. Billie will always be remembered for her laughter and cheer, courage, sense of humor, and her loyalty to her family and friends. Survivors include her father. William A. Heller of New Braunfels, and her two sons: Michael R. Swanson and wife Cathy, of New Braunfels; and William R. Heller and wife Jennifer, of Houston. She is also survived by her five grandchildren: Jonathan and Elizabeth Swanson; and Drew, Katie, and Meg Heller. A Memorial service will be held Thursday, April 21, at 2 p.m. at the New Braunfels Presbyterian Church. Graveside services will be held next week at Roselawn Cemetary, in McAllen, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation or the New Braunfels Presbyterian Church ROSETUSETH Funeral arrangements are complete at the Zoeller Funeral Home for RoseTUseth who passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at the age of 77 years. She is survived by her sons Robert Tuseth and wife Diana of Fountain Valley, CA, Richard 'Iiiseth and wife Melissa of Houston, TX, Randall (Steve) Tuseth of Fountain Valley, CA, fiancee CUf Schrader, Grandchildren Jonathan Tuseth, Brian 'Fuseth, and Jennifer Luper-jcio, her sister Mary Ploch, "New Braunfels, and brothers August R. Offer, San Antonio and Emil Offer, Phoenix, AZ. Mrs. IUseth was preceded in death by her husband Elman Tuseth and by her brothers Paul and Alfred Offer. Rose was an avid golfer and won more than a dozen city golf championships. Visitation will begin Friday April 22 from 3:00 PM until 3:00 PM. and continue until service time. Family will be present from 5 - 7 PM Friday .evening. Services will be held Saturday April 23 at 11:00 A.M. at Zoeller Funeral Home with interment at 12:30 PM Saturday at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in San Antonio. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given in the name of Rose Tliseth to the Association of Retarded Citizens of San Antonio, 13430 West Avenue, San Antonio, Texas 78216, telephone number 210-490-4300. ZOELLER FUNERAL HOME F unerals & Cremations 6151 anda, New Braunfels (830) 625-2349 OTILIA MENDEZ ! Funeral arrangements arte Spending at tile Zoeller Funer al Home for Otilia Mendez, who passed away on Wednesday in New Braunfels, at die age of 93 years. Under New Ownership rUFER SKS 1215 A Industrial Dr.- 625-0036 ., Wed., Thurs., 5pm - 8:30pm • Fri. 5pm -10pm Sat 1 lam - 2pm, 3pm - 6pm, 7pm -11 pm Sun. 1pm-6pm $2.00 Off With This Coupon Cross Lutheran School 2171 E. Common Street • New Braunfels, TX 78130 • 830.625.3969 • Half Day Kindergarten • Preschool (age 3) - 8th grade • Nationally Accredited • Fine Arts Programs • Athletics for 5th - 8th Grade • Interscholastic • Before & After School Care • Certified Teachers NOW ENROLLING Preparing for tomorrow with a Christ-Centered education today. HOWTO CONTACT US Herald-Zeitung    the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, PO. 707 Landa St., New Braunfels, TC 78130    ?0rf*eL3”321, NeW Braun,els' TX (8301 625 9144, fax (830) 625-1224    78131-1328.    Delivery    problems: d kl    c.inrii.ii    c.    nri.w    Subscribers    who    have    not    received    a mas and weekday mornings Tuesday    newspaper by 6 a.m. Tuesday through andSundav Herald-Zeitung (USPS 377-880), 707    can ca" ,WU| Landa Street, or PO. 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Thursday, April 2i, 2005 — Herald-Zeitung — Page 3ATest acceleration dates approachingELINOR PESCHEL Funeral arrangements are complete at the Zoeller Funeral Home for Elinor Peschel, who passed away on Tuesday, April 19,2005 in Austin, Texas. She is survived by her husband, Alvin F. Seiler of New Braunfels; sisters, Lorine Weber of Martindale, Texas, Lillian Soechting of New Braunfels and Anna Schneider of New Braunfels; bothers, Franklin Preusser and Leatrice and George Preusser and Gloria all of New Braunfels and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will begin at 6:00 p.m. Thursday at the Zoeller Funeral Home and continue until service time Friday. Services will be Friday at 10:00 a.m. at the Zoeller Funeral Home, with interment to follow in the Comal Cemetery. The family has requested that memorial contributions be given to the American Kidney Foundation. ZOELLER FUNERAL HOME Funerals & Cremations 615 Landa, New Braunfels (830) 625-2349VICTOR CARL WALTER HAECKER Funeral arrangements are complete at the Zoeller Funeral I lome for Victor (]arl Walter I laecker, who passed away on Monday in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 79 years. Visitation continues until service time Thursday. Ser vices will be Thursday, April 21, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at the Zoeller Funeral I lome. Interment will follow in the Schu-mannsville Cemetery. ZOELLER FUNERAL HOME Funerals & Cremations 615 Landa, New Braunfels (830) 625-2349Todays services ■Victor Carl Walter Haecker, 79,2 p.m., Zoeller Funeral Home. ■ Billie Lou Swanson, 63,2 p.m., New Braunfels Presbyterian Church. Volksmarch raises $2,700 T he second annual SAFE-haven Kinderschuhe Volks-marsch proved to be a step in the right direction when it came to raising money to purchase shoes for area low-income children. More than 420 walkers participated bi the event and their admission fee, combined with pledges by New Braunfels Utilities and Pay-less ShoeSource, means more than $2,700 will go toward new shoes for schoolchildren. NBU will coordinate distribution of the shoes through Communities in Schools of New Braunfels. Members of the New Braunfels Marsch und Wan-dergruppe sanctioned and helped co-host the event that enabled enthusiasts to enjoy the experience of New Braunfels, promoted the benefits of walking and provided a wonderful service to children in need. The next SAFEhaven event will be the annual bike rodeo May 21 at the NBU Service Center at 355 EM 306. The event is being held in conjunction with the McKenna I lealth System Toddler Run and Family Health Forum. For information, contact NBU Communication Manager Gretchen Reuwer at (830) 629-8486. Parents of students who want their children to take tests for possible acceleration to another grade need to keep the following dates in mind: Comal ISD The first test will be administered June I at Mt. Valley School. Deadline to register for the exam is May 2. Parents need to contact their children’s counselor for details and registration information. If children cannot take the exam June I, they can sign up for the Aug. ll exam at Canyon Intermediate School. Deadline to register for that exam is June 30. New Braunfels ISD NBISD will offer examination for acceleration testingTAKS CONTINUED FROM Page 1ASchools have been preparing for a long time and sorted properly to prevent any problems with the Texas Education Agency. Bratcher said this year’s procedures were not much different from the rules governing previous cumulative tests. “What is different is the amount of testing. It has increased,” she said. “I don’t think parents and the general public really understands how much time goes into test administration.” This year’s graduating seniors were the only students not sweating over their answers on the TAKS test. As long as they passed all portions of the test as juniors, they are not required to take it again. Although she did not know how many, Bratcher did admit several seniors were taking the tests for the second time this week. Vickie Pursch, executive director of instruction and curriculum at Comal ISD, said only a small number of her district’s seniors still had not days May 7,14 and 21. Students in grades I to 6 may test for grade level acceleration — without prior instruction — by taking four tests: English/language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. Students in grades 7 to 12 may take an individual test for many secondary courses. Each test takes one to three hours to complete. Students must score at least 90 percent on the tests to accelerate and may be required to complete the normal projects required of the grade level or course. All tests will begin at 8 a.m. at the New Braunfels ISD Education Center, located at 430 W. Mill St. Each testing session will end around noon. passed the test. “I’m not sure of the exact number, but its under 20 for each portion — math, English, science and social studies,” she said. “Of course, one student might be missing more than one portion.” Pursch was just one of the central office staff called out to die district’s campuses to help give the test throughout the week. Because special sub groups of the student population are given different versions of the test, Uiey must be monitored separately. “At some point, you start running out of teachers to watch the kids, so all of the central office administration took the training to serve as monitors. It really helped us get a feel for what the teachers go through during this time,” she said. Pursch got a good feel for the students’ attitude toward the test when she monitored one class at Canyon Middle School. “I didn’t pick up on any nervousness," she said. “They seemed ready to go and show us what they had learned. ITie cafeteria staff had baked diem star-shaped cookies that said ‘Take a bite out of LAKS.' T he kids thought that was cool.” TEXAS CINEMA MARKETPLACE 12 651 Business Lp. IH 35 N. (830) 625 - 4400 Crttft Cards Accepted ut Box & Concessions! Him Bi Ms N Bu mu - W ■ rn WWW.TEXASCINEMA.COM _65RV9L I-800-826-644I www. rockport • Hilton .org so, he or she may qualify for a research study of an investigational medication taken pre-season for Fall allergy symptoms. Candidates must be 6-15 years old. IP* lf your child qualifies for this study, your child may receive at no cost: ✓ Study related physical exam and allergy testing ✓ Investigational medication or placebo ✓ Compensation up to $1975 for time and travel lf you are interested in learning more, or to see if your child may qualify, please call Central Texas Health Research: ■■ (830) 609-0900 Re-Elect Ken Valentine Platform Issues: Taxes, Jobs and Convention Center Ken Valentine is a proven leader and independent voice of reason. He is your experienced Councilmemher. He is a Chemical Engineer with an MBA in Finance and a CPA. He speaks his mind and says YES to the following: Taxes • No property tax increase. Our taxes have increased almost 50% in three years. Whittle down the $5,000,OCK) surplus in the General Fund. • Encourage larger lot sizes for higher tax value so existing taxpayers don’t subsidize the new. • Charge Impact Fees on new development so it ‘pays its own pay.’ The Developers should pay for more drainage capacity, wider streets and more parks. And pass the costs along! • Attract more retail business that pay Sales Tax to located here. Jobs • Our unemployment rate is 5.0% vs. 6.2% statewide. But skewed towards lower wage jobs. • We need more highly paid salaried jobs with career opportunities. Target those jobs. Convention Center • Listen to the Voters. They said twice it was OK to spend Visitor-paid HOT tax dollars on the Civic Center. Scale down project from $11.5MM to S5.3MM and private Chamber money must be used. • lf General or 4B Funds are to be used, the decision must go to the Voters for approval. • The reason? General and 4B Funds can also be used for street repair, drainage improvements, job creation and youth sports. These NEEDS come before a three-fold Civic Center expansion. Paid Pol. Ad. Dr Kathleen Rockwood Treasurer, 102 Guada Coma New Braunfels, TX 78130 625-7384 ;