New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 7, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas
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Meet the Teachers event set at CISD
Special to the HERALD-ZEnruNG
Every elementary school in Comal Independent School District hosts a “Meet the Teacher” or “Back to School” night, starting Aug. 13.
Parents are encouraged to bring their children to the events.
The schedule is:
■ Goodwin Primary — 5 to 6 p.m. Aug. 13, pre-K morning; 6 to 7 p.rn, pre-K afternoon; 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 14, kindergarten.
■ Bill Brown Elementary
— 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14, pre-K-1; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15, grades 2-4.
■ Comal Elementary — 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 14.
■ Frazier Elementary — 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 14.
■ Hoffmann tame Elementary — 5 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 14.
■ Mt. Valley — 3 to 6 p.m. Aug. 14.
■ Rahe Primary and Bulverde Elementary — 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 14.
■ Rebecca Creek Elementary — 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 14.
■ Specht Elementary — 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Aug. 14, pre-K—3; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., grades 4—6.
■ Canyon Intermediate
— 7 to 8 p.m. Aug. 14.
■ Arlon Seay Intermediate — 5 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 15.
Matthew Gil, 8, learns how to make a bank deposit with “teller" and Salvation Army volunteer Zarlee Dillon during a day camp Wednesday. The one-day camp for 7- to 12-year-olds includes crafts, games, singing and a Bible story.
Plan overhauls VA health facilitiesRecord temperatures bake North Texas
DALI AS (AP) — As a couple of sweat-drenched workers tried to position a moving van under the baking sun, Vern Timmons sat comfortably in his mail truck on Wednesday beneath a row of shade trees, reading a book.
It was a cool diversion after an hour spent loading apartment mailboxes as the temperature soared past the 1(X)-degree mark.
“I usually take my break at I p.m., but that was a nice spot,” Timmons said as he continued his route.
Timmons and other Texans did their best to cope with heat that soared to a record 109 Wednesday afternoon at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, the official recording station for the National Weather Service. The previous record for the
From Staff Reports
The New Braunfels Theatre Company’s annual new membership meeting is at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Braunfels, 290 W. San Antonio St.
“We invite all theater enthusiasts to be a part of the new season as we discuss play selections for the new year," said Ann Hair.
‘To add to the excitement, we will also be holding a fall semester after school youth theater camp starting in September," she said.
The theater group needs actors, singers, dancers, choreographers, ushers, set builders, set designers, set painters, set decorators, artists, light and sound tech-
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Some relief from the heat is expected Thursday and Friday, with high temperatures in the upper 90s, said Gregg Patrick, a weather service meteorologist in Fort Worth.
So far this year, North Texas has had 13 days with temperatures over IOO degrees. The average summer has 15 triple-digit days.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Changes in medicine and fewer veterans in coming decades are compelling an overhaul of Veterans Affairs health care facilities, the chairman of a commission reviewing proposed changes said Wednesday.
“What you have to ask is what can you do with the system’s facilities? What are the needs going to be? What’s it going to cost? What are the alternatives to that kind of care?” said Everitt Alvarez Jr., commission chairman.
Monday, Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony Principi unveiled an agency plan that calls for closing seven hospitals, opening two new ones, making major mission changes at 13 facilities, opening two centers for blind rehabilitation and opening four spinal cord injury centers.
The plan also contains a number of suggestions for shifting services, updating or consolidating facilities and services or studying other changes.
The VA plan is only a proposal and can be adjusted by the commission and ultimately accepted or rejected as a whole by Principi.
The 15-member commission begins holding hearingsOn the Web
Hearing schedule: www.va.gov/cares
on the Capital Asset Realignment for Enhanced Services or CARES proposal Tuesday in Baltimore and Cleveland,
The commission will continue the hearings around the country through Oct. 3, with a Final hearing in Dal las.
Hearings in Texas also are scheduled for Sept. 18 in El Paso and Oct. I in San Antonio.
In a meeting Wednesday, the 15-member commission was told demand for veterans outpatient cart* increased 54 percent between fiscal years 1996 and 2002. That demand should peak in 2009 and then drop in 2022 to a level still above the 1996 baseline.
Some members expressed concern about the speedy time schedule they are on and that they will be holding hearings without all the data they may need for a given location.
But the commission also voted to accept the demographic and workload projections and other data used to shape the VA proposal.
New Braunfels Theatre Company seeks volunteers
nicians, costume designers, For information, call Hair seamstresses and other at 606-3285or Hamel Cullen helpers, Hair said. at 609-4797.
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Volunteers may receive up to (750 compensation for time and travel.
Call today for more information.
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