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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 24, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas Page ÎOA — Herald-Zettung — Sunday, April 24, 2011TESTING CONTINUED FROM Pag© 1A said. “I usually clear my mind and pray fur about 30 minutes to an hour. After that, I take a really cold shower to wake me up, and then I start cleaning the house. I also listen to music to help clear my mind, "My mom wakes up and makes me some really good tacos homemade tortillas, eggs, chorizo y papas — they're great.' Plugged into I rik’s iPod are Lil Wayne and Diggy Simmons. "Sometimes when I want to go old school I plug in Led Zeppelin or Jimi Hendrix," he said. The students begin testing around 9 a.m., break for lunch, and then finish up. Some of them take longer than others. All of them, however, like lo think back on what they did right — and what they might’ve missed. I think about all of that, hut afterwards I’m pretty confident," Erik said, Jeremy's an old hand at TAKS testing. He preps in much the same way as Erik, though his regimen is more mental than physical. I also spend a lot ot time praying," he said. "Specifically, I read Proverbs 2-4, which is all about wisdom, and I pray for the wisdom of Solomon. With I AKS and all of its repetitiveness, it’s easy to get distracted. I he usual mistakes with IAKS are simple mistakes that come from being distracted, so I read that just to help clear my mind.” Unlike I rik, Jeremy won’t clean his house. He’ll eat a Clif Bar, some fresh fruit and pancakes before heading into HEALTHY BREAKFAST IDEASRELAY CONTINUED FROM Page 1A sleeps. I hroughout the country, there are more than 3.5 million people representing 5,000 communities in their I own versions pi Relay f or Life, which began hack in 1985* It costs $10 to register, and it can be done online or in person. Anyone can participate. It starts with a Survivors HsraM-Zfltomg food column tit Laura Lop« suggests the fottowtng breakfast foods for students takmg TAKS tests this week • Lowfot vaniHa yogurt or fruit-flavored yogurt topped with unsweetened whole grain cartal and a piace of fruit — apple • An unsweetened whole grain breakfast bar, fresh fruit- banana and lowfat milk • Unsweetened whole wheat frozen toast waffles topped with peanut butter (natural) eaten like toast • Unsweetened whole grain cereal with lowfat miflt topped with banana or strawberry slices • Brown rice cake with natural peanut butter or reduced fat cream cheese, • Oatmeal with ratsms and low fat mtfk • English muffin pizzas sprinkled with cheese and microwaved school. On the way, he’ll listen to K-LOVE, a Christian music station, to help him focus. Jeremy says he has few regrets after taking tests. "Usually, I’m just relieved it’s over,’’ he said. Both guys said preparing for testing and football are two different things. "At a football game, you’ve got to know the strategy and other things and be able to perform them at a physical level," Jeremy said. “And, the (test) pa|)er doesn’t fight back.” leremy said he's not going to miss testing. “It’s the exit level for me, so if I don’t pass, I’m not going to graduate,” he said. Tm going to buckle down more and focus on these. When we took the English test (earlier this year), I really focused on my essay and proofread it a lot more because I wanted to make sure everything was right.” At (Canyon Hike, tests will be issued for math, science and FRUIT & YOGURT SMOOTHIE Blend low fit vanilla or fruit flavorid yogurt witfi fresh or frozen fruit (unsweetened fruit). ff necessary, add a splash of low fat mifk or 100 percent fruit juice depending on flavor and consistency. EATING ON THE RUN Celery stuffed with peanut butter or cream cheese, dried fruits, string cheese, juice box, milk carton or breakfast bars. For those who dislike breakfast foods, offer something nontraditional like cold pizza or leftover chicken. For those with little hunger in the morning, offer juice, milk or a fruit smoothie made with skim mifk and fruit Choose foods that require little preparation such as fresh and canned fruits, yogurt cheese, cottage cheese, hard-boiled eggs, whole grain cereals or instant oatmeal. social studies in grades 9-11. Ion Lindholm, Canyon lake’s academic dean, is responsible for making sure all students taking the 1,000 or so tests wind up in the right place at the right time. “It can be quite a hassle, making sure that every student gets the tests they need to be taking,” said Lindholm, adding there are special TAKS versions that must match students with the correct test. Lindholm has served as a TAKS testing coordinator for the past eight years, and he’s seen a lot of changes in the test — and in students’ approaches to the process. “My advice to the kids is to just relax,” he said. “We put so much pressure on them that a lot of times if they don’t do well, they get high strung and keep questioning themselves about it. “They just need to relax and trust what they’ve learned throughout the year. Don’t stress over it.” DOGGIE DIP DAY AT SPRING-FED POOL Lap, where cancer survivors take their lap around the track in celebration of their victory over the disease. At sundown, there’s a Lumi-naria Ceremony, where candle-lit hags filled with sand line the track, each representing a person who has been touched by cancer. The Relay is a commitment to enlist in the fight against cancer, and a rededication toward saving lives through donation and action. “Last year, we had 97 teams, so we think this year will be our biggest one yet,” Seibert said. "We’re always looking for volunteers, so if anyone wants to give their time they can just show up that night or during the day. We will start setting up at 8 a.m.” For information, to register or volunteer, visit LAURA McKEIMZIE/Herald-Zeitung osey a 5-year-old lab-pointer mix, rests her arms on owner Karen Bennoch's shoulders while cooling off Saturday in the Landa Park Spring-fed Pool during Take Your Doggie for a Dip Day. The annual event is hosted by the City of New Braunfels Department of Parks and Recreation. COUNCIL CONTINUED FROM Page 1A flood, $700,000; flood-warning sirens, $280,000; replacement of lighting at Fredericksburg Field, $150,000; and a $70,000 cash match for the lengthening of a runway at the municipal airport to accommodate larger aircraft. Funds have been dispensed for some of the projects or portions of projects via reimbursement resolutions, which would be repaid using proceeds from the certificates of obligation. Drainage workshop Council also will hold a workshop on the city’s stormwater management program. Discussions are expected on possible revisions to the city’s drainage criteria manual and flood-plain ordinance. The workshop is part of a council push to make faster progress on drainage improvements called for by citizens after the June 9 flood. The push is expected to include weekly drainage workshops over the coming month. Other action Council on Monday also will: • Consider a change under which councilors would review and approve the city’s drainage criteria manual. Under current procedures, the drainage criteria manual is established and amended by the city engineer and approved by the Planning Commission — and does not go to council for review and approval. • Consider the purchase of one-tenth of an acre of land needed for the North Tributary Flood Control Project. The land would be purchased from Peace Lutheran Church for $12,560. • Receive updates on Fisher Park, the South Walnut Avenue Extension Landscaping Project, and two new fire stations. • Consider applying for $1.2 million in state and federal grants to fund police department purchases, including a mobile command vehicle, a computer-aided police dispatch system and portable police radios. • Consider an agreement under which the City of San Antonio would supply — at no cost to New Braunfels — $5,000 worth of equipment for fighting wildfires. The agreement is being offered because the city’s fire department participates in the San Antonio Urban Area’s Wild land Regional Response Team. • Hold a public hearing on the city’s short-term rental ordinance, which is being revised to incorporate recent changes approved by council banning new short-term rentals in residential areas. • Hold a public hearing on the landowner-requested annexation of 66 acres of land on Hueco Springs Loop Road. The property, located less than a half-mile from Texas Hwy. 46 and owned by Vincent Smith of New Braunfels, carries a future land-use designation of low-density residential. • Hold a public hearing on a request from Susan Mil-burn of New Braunfels to designate a house at 185 Ferguson St. as a local historic landmark. The house, which has a permit for use as a bed and breakfast inn and is known as Miss Milbum’s Bed and Breakfast, was built circa 1892. • Hold a public hearing on a request from John and Car-ola Davis of New Braunfels to designate five lots on West Coll Street as Stock Historic District in recognition of Carl Stock, a German colonist who built the home still standing at 195 Coll St. before succumbing to the cholera epidemic in 1847. New Braunfels Five-Day Forecast TODAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY - f T THURSDAY Periods of sunshine Chance for thunderstorms Hot, partly to mostly sunny A nice day Mainly sunny and dry 88 /72° 86 /68° 91/66° 85°/56° 88°/58° CLICK ë Temperature Yesterday s High / Low 90" / 73° Normal High / Low 82° / 60 Record High    96°    in    1955 Record Low    43“    in    1998 Precipitation Yesterday’s    o.00" Month to Date    0.00" Avg. Month to Date    2.09“ Year to Date    3 57* Avg Year to Date    8.14“ Departure from Avg.    -4.57" Tempetatuf# and preciptation as ot 3pm yi’ ttHday l.iken from New, Braunfels airport Almanac Levels/Flows 4/23 Change Edwards Aquifer (ft) 657.0 + 0.1 Comal Springs (cfs) 274,0 + 4 Canyon Dam 4/23 Change Inflow 47 n/a OutflowiQuad pe R at Sattler) 56 +/-0 Lake Level 906.3 -0.02 NBU Pumping Report Millons Millons 4/23 of gallons 4/23 of gallons Surface water 7.749 Ground water 4.615 Today Monday Tuesday Last April 25 First May 10 Updated forecasts: Type “city, state” or zip code into space provided and click “go’ button. Sun and Moon Sunrise Sunset Moonrise Moonset 6:57 AM 8:05 PM 1:52 AM 12:47 PM 6:56 AM 8:06 PM 2:31AM 1:43 PM 6:55 AM 8:06 PM 3:05 AM 2:38 PM Pollen Counts Grass    n/a Mold    n/a Tree    n/a Weeds    n/a Full May 17 Pollen counts courtesy of Dr. Frank Hampel Newfe»xU^'j Forecast Map Oklahoma Tulsa Arkansas Oklahoma City 67” / 57 Amarillo 71a /ST 70* /4T «8*/60e {72* / 46“ TT I AST 7T/5te W Ti Wichita F« JÊJM Carlsbad IT /01* W/70* 90* IVI Ahílan« 8T/61 oo*/ir Waco tr/TT K*/«* or 55 mm ö nr Galvaston 81*/74e 81‘ /74e pus Christi 86e/76e 82e/74e wnsvllle 88*774* 82*/76e Shown today are and tomorrow's forecasted high temperature* low City Albany Albuquerque Anchorage Atlanta Atlantic City Baltimore Baton Rouge Billings    • Birmingham Bismarck Boise Boston Buffalo Carson City, NV Charleston, SC Charleston, WV Charlotte Chattanooga Cheyenne Chicago Cincinnati Cleveland Colorado Spgs, Columbus, OH Dayton, OH Denver Des Moines Detroit Duluth Eugene Fairbanks Fargo Flagstaff Fort Smith Grand Rapids Greensboro Helena Honolulu Indianapolis Jackson, Miss Jacksonville FL Juneau, AK Kansas City Knoxville Today HI Lo W 63 45 r 72 43 pc 43 32 Is 87 63 pc 74 57 th 79 62 th 87 70 pc 62 36 pc 86 63 pc 54 34 pc 59 40 sh 66 50 sh 53 32 th 57 37 sh 78 68 pc 83 61 th 86 61 pc 86 62 pc 49 31 sh 56 44 me 71 58 th 56 45 th 48 33 r 66 54 th 66 55 th 51 35 r 61 45 pc 57 46 sh 58 36 pc 57 45 r 47 30 pc 61 37 pc 59 34 th 77 63 th 59 44 sh 86 63 pc 59 35 pc 86 70 su 64 54 th 85 66 pc 86 67 th 45 33 Is 59 51 th 84 62 pc Tomorrow Hi Lo W 65 49 th 72 46 pc 41 31 Is 85 62 pc 71 56 th 77 62 th 88 70 pc 60 38 sh 85 65 th 56 38 th 52 36 sh 57 50 sh 55 32 th 60 35 sh 78 67 pc 86 64 pc 84 63 pc 85 64 th 53 33 Sh 53 48 th 76 85 th 58 57 th 56 38 th 75 65 th 74 65 th 56 35 r 57 47 sh 55 52 sh 57 41 pc 54 38 Sh 46 30 Sh 63 41 sh 62 36 sh 77 57 th 60 50 th 84 63 pc 52 32 th 87 70 su 70 60 th 84 69 th 85 67 pc 45 32 Is 61 49 th 84 64 pc City Las Vegas Little Rock Los Angeles Louisville Madison Memphis Miami Beach, FL Milwaukee Minneapolis. 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NM Seattle, WA Shreveport, LA Sioux Falls, SD Springfield Spokane, WA Tampa, FL Topeka Tucson, AZ Washington, DC Witmington, DE Wichita, KS Today Hi Lo W 80 63 pc 81 66 th 67 58 pc 77 62 th 58 36 pc 84 68 th 85 75 sh 49 41 me 61 41 pc 85 67 pc 88 65 pc 83 63 th 84 71 pc 72 58 th 87 64 pc 52 37 sh 60 42 sh 87 66 th 79 59 th 83 63 pc 69 54 th 57 45 r 57 45 r 69 50 sh 55 35 sh 57 40 Sh 87 65 pc 69 49 r 65 58 th 57 42 sh 66 57 pc 62 52 r 64 35 me 56 46 r 89 70 th 59 37 pc 65 59 th 62 39 r 88 65 th 59 50 th 84 54 pc 83 64 th 78 59 th 59 50 th Tomorrow Hi Lo W 84 61 pc 81 65 th 72 58 su 85 67 th 57 42 r 84 69 th 85 73 th 49 42 r 62 44 r 83 71 pc 86 65 th 85 65 th 86 72 pc 63 52 sh 84 63 pc 57 36 sh 59 48 sh 87 68 pc 79 60 th 87 65 su 76 59 th 54 41 Sh 54 41 sh 64 48 sh 55 35 th 60 36 sh 87 63 pc 67 45 r 74 59 th 55 37 th 67 57 pc 60 49 r 63 34 sh 55 45 sh 85 67 th 57 43 r 70 54 th 53 37 sh 89 66 pc 63 47 th 87 58 pc 80 65 pc 78 60 th 61 45 th ba-ttizzard, c-cloudy, fg-fog, hs-heavy snow, hz-haze, la-llght snow, mc-mostly cloudy, mx-wintery mix Pc-Partly cloudy, r-rain,«li-sbowers, sn-snow, su-sunny, th-thunderstorm, w-wind &    A    v<s<    -    ■ '    m    mm    '    -    -    —-    * Coastal Forecast and Tides Port Aransas    Galveston ^ Today Tomorrow Tuesday    Today    Tomorrow Tuesday 80°/75°    81°/75°    78°/76°    81°/74°    81°/74° 82°/74 Today’s Wind: SE at 20 to 30    Today's Wind: SSEat 15to25 1st Low 2nd High 2nd Low Maps and Forecast Produced 1 20 AM none none A* *1 Today’s Tides 1 st High Port Aransas    11:04 AM Galveston    10:40 AM 1:52 AM none Cheyenne, Wyoming National Outlook ;