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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 9, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Two New Braunfels Independent School District board seats are up for grabs Nov. 8, but only one incumbent will seek re-election. District 5 Trustee Rob Johnson announced his intention Monday, the first day to file official election paperwork, to serve for another three years, while District 3 Trustee Lee Edwards said he would not be running again. “I’m moving out of my district, so I couldn’t run for this seat,” Edwards explained Monday. “I’ve put my six years in, and this is it for now.” Edwards will be moving into Johnson’s district but said he did not want to challenge his fellow board member for his seat. While he is taking a See NBISD, Page 2 BB Colorful bounty Oak Leaf Quilts opens business in New Braunfels, bringing kaleidoscope of colorful quilts. Valentine to host town hall meeting From staff reports HIDAY y woo - wk 9T* ^ tex JJS IMPORTANT NBISD ELECTION DATES Monday — Candidate filing began SI Aug. 15 — Trustees will vote to call the I election ■ Sept. 7 — Candidate filing deadline. ■ Sept. 9 — First i day to request a ballot by mail. ■ Oct. 11 — Last i day to register i to vote. ■ Oct. 24-Early voting begins. ■ Nov. 1 — Last ; day to request a ballot by mail. ■ Nov. 4 — Early j voting ends ■ Nov. 8 — Election Day. JILL TUR MVI. (O'.l *01 1000571 12/30/05 SOUTHWEST HICWmiSHERS 2627 E VANDELL DR' EL FASO TX 79903 TUESDAY, AUGUST 9,2005 Gymnasts tumble way to help Children’s Miracle Network See MEETING, Page 2 By Melissa Johnson Staff Writer Since the United States women’s gymnastics team won gold in the 1996 Olympic Games, boys and girls everywhere have taken a new interest in the sport. Though most of the children doing cartwheels and f orward rolls at J&R Gymnastics Saturday afternoon were too young to remember that summer in Atlanta, they kept the spirit of gymnastics alive by participating in the seventh annual National Gymnastics Day. More than IOO gymnasts and visitors filled the open-gym event at J&R. Nationwide, approximately 80,000 gymnasts and supporters were expected to participate in the nationally recognized day. J&R project coordinator Priscilla Hinojosa said that USA Gymnastics — the governing body for the sport of gymnastics in the U.S. — encouraged all its member clubs to host open gyms and “flip-a-thon" fund-raisers. Proceeds from die events, which raise money through pledges for See GYMNASTS Page 2City names Jahns as interim manager By Leigh Jones Staff Writer New Braunfels has a new interim city manager — former San Antonio Budget Director Marcus Jahns. Jahns will replace outgoing Manager Chuck Pinto until city council can hire a permanent candidate. Pinto’s last day in New Braunfels is Aug. 31. After meeting with Jahns for more than an hour behind closed doors, council members seemed impressed with his experience, especially with several San Antonio-area economic development projects. “I worked on the Hyatt Regency project, the River City Mall project, the Guadalupe Arts and Cultural Center and Sea World of Texas,” he said. "Oh, and I almost forgot, I helped arrange financing for the SBC Center and the Hemisphere redevelopment project, which was a convention center expansion.” Jahns told council members he was looking forward See CITY Page 2 Edwards to not run for NBISD seat FINAL CURTAIN CALL SPORTS KICK OFF Canyon, Smithson Valley stage first football practices of the season. Page 5 Museum of Art, Music closes doors after exhibit FORUM SOUND OFF | Adam Cork writes how people i should be wary of officials who don't talk about "effective ; tax rates." Page 4 Photos by MANDY REARY Herald-Zeitung Charlie Gallagher, right, takes down the Austin City Limits banner from the Museum of Art and Music before locking the doors while museum business director Debbie Voorhees and her son, Matthew Marychuk, catch the falling banner. Museum of Art and Music volunteer Garrett Staats takes down one of the pictures in the Austin City Limits exhibit Monday afternoon. By Leigh Jones Staff Writer GRUENE—Hie “Austin City limits” exhibit sign above the doors of the New Braunfels Museum of Art and Music came down much mom easily than it went up. Hie blue and white banner was stretched across the front of the museum only after more than a year of hard work made the multimedia exhibit of Texas music a reality. But Executive Director Charles Gal-laglier removed the sign in less than IO minutes Monday, signaling die end of both the exhibit and the museum. Although Gallagher said tile museum’s final day was just like any other, die sad expression in his eyes belied the pain associated with watching a dream die. MUSIC HISTORY ■ A timeline about The New Braunfels Museum of Art and Music can be found on Page 2 I lis only consolation was knowing he made a contribution to Texas music history, for at least a little while. “The satisfaction of accomplishment conies from my personal desire to contribute to the arts in Texas,” he said. “By taking die exhibit on die road, ill still be fulfilling that desire, even though we won t bt' in Texas anymore.” Gallagher and die “Austin t Try I knits” exhibit leaveThursday for Davenport Iowa After diat, who knows. Last month, the New Braunfels Museum of Art and Music's Board See MUSEUM Page 2 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852. E? V Mostly ™ cloudy 95 73 DEAR ABBY 7 CLASSIFIEDS 8 COMICS    6 CROSSWORD 6 FORUM    4 High Low I OBITUARIES SPORTS TV GRIDS Vol. 154, No. 224 10 pages, 1 section I Former Councilman Ken Valentine is hosting a town hall meeting Wednesday to find out if District 6 patrons want him to rep-resent them for the remainder of Lynn Lim-mer’s three-year term. Valentine announced the meeting in his first e-mail newsletter since he lost his bid for re-election in May. Ken Valentine “Do you want me to represent you?” he asked. “There are many new challenges ahead. Let's talk about them...” i J ;