New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 12, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas
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Funeral arrangements are complete at the Zoeller Funeral Home for Julia Murray, who passed away at her home in Bulverde, Texas on Monday, August 8,2005 at the age of 77 years.
She is survived by one daughter, Karen M. Linton of Lake Oswego, Oregon; one son, John F. Murray of Sacramento, CA.; three sisters, Bessie Anne Strick, Rosalie Grimm and Kathleen Parise all of Joplin,
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Missouri; six grandchildren, Leslie Spaggins and husband Sean, Jeffrey Cuiper and wife Leslie, Tara Milam and husband Robert, Jason Linton, Corey J. Murray and Nathan Murray; six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; brother-in-law, Hubert Lamb of Corpus Christi and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ms. Murray was preceded in death by her husband Jack Murray in 1995.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Friday at the Zoeller Funeral Home and continue from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00BOOKS
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each expressed a determination to get the books funded in a timely manner.
“Given die time constraints, I personally spoke this afternoon to the largest classroom textbook publishers and all have agreed that based on Governor (Rick) Perry, Speaker (Tom) Craddick and my statements yesterday, they will immediately begin shipping the new textbooks once they have been ordered by the Texas Education Agency,” Dewhurst wrote in a letter to school administrators.
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a.m. Saturday at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at I loney Creek. A rosary will be recited at 11:00 a.m. followed by a mass of celebration. Services will conclude at the church. The family has requested that memorial contributions be given to the mass in honor of Julia Murray.
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through the TEA will be available to districts by Monday, with the goal of getting most of the books into classrooms by Sept. 5. Most Texas schools start during the last two weeks of August.
Meanwhile, the Texas House moved forward with a new two-part school funding plan despite protestations diat the special session is a waste of time. With eight days left, the plan’s chances for survival are slim. Both chambers have adjourned untilTuesday.
A key committee of I louse members considered the latest legislation, which includes a tax swap bill that reduces school property taxes, but replaces them with an array of consumer taxes and closing loopholes in the state’s main business tax.
CONTINUED FROM Page 1ATrustees could make appointment Aug. 17
and then two before he became the board’s choice.
“The six of us worked hard and diligently” Kistner said. “We have a common goal for this district, and that is to be great.” Walker has dealt with the kind of growth issues that now face CISD, Kistner said “Comal is a fast-growth school district, and with that fast growth comes many challenges we have to address to stay ahead of the curve,” Kistner said. “Dr. Walker has experience doing that.”
In his remarks, Walker talced about his background and the jobs he’s held during his career. A native Texan, he said he had lived in eight other states, and worked as a math and science teacher, coach, athletic director, personnel manager and assistant superintendent.
“Good teaching and good coaching are something that go hand in hand,” Walker said.
Having the broad base of experiences he’d described gave him a broader perspective, Walker said.
“I certainly understand all the different kinds of points of view that go with working in those areas,” Walker said.
I Ie said he tried to listen to what others said and tried to consider their points of view even though die role of a superintendent of schools is sometimes an autocratic one.
“I have a very simple educational philosophy — I’m very fundamental in what I believe,” Walker said. “All students can learn and learn well when we give them the tools to learn.” Disadvantaged students, Walker said, need to be given better opportunities.
“If they don’t experience success the first time, we need to give them multiple opportunities,” Walker said. “Everybody in this room has to be a
part of that learning."
Walker said he was awed by the geographical size of the district — which covers 589 square miles in five counties.
“A lot of the problems you face are indigenous to the amount of land you have,” Walker said.
“I’m in awe, also, at how well you’ve done. You have done a very good job — you have excelled.”
Walker said he hoped to be with CISD for a long time.
“I am not upwardly mobile. This is it for me. I want to be part of this community.” Afterward, Walker said the more he learned about New Braunfels and the Comal County community, the more he liked it.
“This is wonderful. I’ve never had a thought of not doing it,” he said of CISD, which he compared to Pflugerville, which is urbanized.
“It s exactly what I thought it would be. Even though this district is large, it has that small town atmosphere,” Walker said. “That’s mainly because you have 11 little towns. It’s very refreshing.”
Trustee Rose Cervin, who was the only member of the board who voted in 2003 against appointment of Walker’s predecessor, Nancy Fuller, was not at Wednesday’s event or the board workshop that preceded it.COLLEGE
CONTINUED FROM Page 1AExtracurricular activities important
Since the transition from high school classes to undergraduate work is one that catches many students by surprise, Leblanc said parents should tell their children not to expect the same amount of studying or grades they’ve been accustomed to in high school.
“A ‘C is an average grade in college,” Leblanc said, “lf parents know their students won’t like this, parents should tell their students not to cry or get upset but to talk to the professor. Almost always, this will help the students figure out what the professor is looking for and how to meet the necessary requirements for a higher grade.”
One aspect of college that immediately appeals to students is the lack of classroom attendance policies. As enticing as it may be for a student to spend a day at the river instead of in the classroom, Leblanc said poor attendance is the No. I reason students flunk out of class.
"Parents need to get across to their kids that they must go to class and pay attention and take notes while they are
there,” Leblanc said. “Most of my D’s and F’s come from students who simply stop attending.”
Leblanc recommended enlisting the help of older siblings, peers or relatives who’ve been to college to drive the point home.
Though grades might be the first thing on a parent’s mind, they should not neglect to realize that a large part of a student’s success at college has to do with factors outside the classroom. Many professors say students who involve themselves in extracurricular activities are more likely to finish their degree.
For most students, college is the first time they have spent a long period of time away from friends and family. Play-ing sports, volunteering through campus service organizations or joining an honor society are ways students can meet friends.
Leblanc also recommended students make friends with classmates so they can exchange notes and form study groups.
“To sum up, help your kids in what ways you legally can, know your limits, help diem to know their’s and help them to recognize that a period of adjustment to new expectations and requirements is normal,” Leblanc said. “The kids simply need to talk to die professors and keep trying.”
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