New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 14, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas
Sunday, August 14, 2005 — Herald-Zeitung — Page 3A
PETRA G. PUENTE
Arrangements are complete at Zoeller Funeral I lome for Petra G. Puente of New Braunfels. She passed away Friday August 12,2005 at McKenna Memorial I los-pital at the age of 79.
She is survived hy numerous nieces and nephews in New Braunfels, Fort Worth and I Iouston including Julia Rocha, Mr. & Mrs. Tomas R Guerrero, and Mr. & Mrs. joe Guerrero.
Preceding her in death was her husband Pedro Puente and a brother Eustacio Guerrero. Visitation will begin at
12 noon Sunday August 14, 2005 at Zoeller Funeral I lome. A rosary will be recit-ed Sunday at 7:00 PM at Zoeller Funeral Home. The funeral procession will depart Zoeller Funeral Home at 9:30 AM Monday August 15,2005 for a 10:00 AM Mass at Holy Family Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery.
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STEVEN H. BERRY
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Zoeller Funeral I lome for Steven 11. Berry,
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Comal 1SD adds 46 jobs to handle growth
hut I can’t wait to get started. It will be fun and a great experience.”
Warzecha, who graduated in May from Texas State Uni-versity-San Marocs, decided to start her teaching career in CTSH after completing her student-teacher training at Canyon High School.
"I like the area, and this is a great district,” she said.
Glosson and Warzecha were two of 128 new teachers and 52 support personnel hired to start the 2005-06 school year.
With an approximate turnover rate of 125 teachers per year, Director of Communications Kari I lutchison said that the numbers are about average for the district.
Peggy Fuller, CISD director of personnel services, said that the turnover rate is representative of the mobility of the teaching profession.
‘ Whenever we have people come in, I try to look at reasons why people are leaving," Fuller said. “They are varied, of course, but common reasons are spouses relocating or retirement. Very seldom do I see people leaving the profession. If they do leave, its usually to take care of a family member or their children.”
With Fuller’s e-mail inbox filled daily with applicants wanting to work in CISD, the
who passed away at his residence in Spring Branch, Texas on Friday, Aug. 12,2005 at the age of 69 years.
15-percent teacher turnover rate has not been a problem for the district.
“So many people want to come into the district with it being such a great place to live,” Fuller said, citing the closeness of the area to water recreation and San Antonio.
Fuller said approximately 46 new positions had been added this year — from bus drivers and secretaries to teachers and administrators to deal with up to 800 new students CISD acquires each year.
“In the last couple of years, we’ve watched the growth trends very closely," Fuller said. “This year indicates that we need to pick up new positions to place teachers and
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Valentine:‘This is unfortunate’
only suspect in the alleged embezzlements.
Her husband, Comal County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jimmy Limmer, is under internal investigation by Sheriff Bob Holder to determine if he had any knowledge of events that could have led to the allegations against his wife or any involvement in any possible crime.
Limmer, a former Seguin police detective, is a veteran officer with more than 20 years of experience who supervises Holder's evening patrol shift and serves as a sniper on the Comal County SWAT team.
Holder said Friday if Sgt. Limmer is found to have
personnel at the high-growth
This will be the First year in the classroom for 28 of OSD’s new teachers, a phenomenon Fuller attributed to student teaching programs through local universities.
Fuller said new teachers also tend to apply in greater numbers than those with more experience because by the time a teacher has years of work history, he or she is likely already settled in a school.
While some parents may worry about the teachers’ inexperience, Fuller said teachers new to the profession are an asset because they are enthusiastic and eager to learn.
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“I never saw anything in her demeanor or character that indicated she would do anything illegal. We have to remember she’s innocent unless proven guilty. I just don’t quite believe it yet.”
— Kathleen Krueger
New Braunfels City Councilmember
been involved, he would terminate him immediately.
Gale Pospisil, who represents District 3, said she was “very, very sorry to see the whole issue.”
“I find it hard to believe she could be involved in something like this, and I’m going to give her the benefit of the doubt,” Pospisil said. “I had the chance to get to know Lynn when she was running for city council and in the short time Ive worked with her, and I like her.
“She’s a nice lady. I’d prefer to reserve judgment until this whole thing is played out.”
Pospisil said she would consider Limmer innocent unless she sees it proven otherwise.
“Shes got some family health problems, and to have to deal with something like this just saddens me for her,” Pospisil said. “I just hope everything works out.”
Uke Boyer, District 5 Coun
cilwoman Kathleen Krueger came into office with Limmer in May. She said the first time shed heard of Ummer’s potential legal problems was when her husband, Bob, showed her Friday morning’s I lerald-Zeitung.
“I’m just shocked and surprised — it took me completely by surprise," Krueger said.
The pair became acquainted during the campaign, Krueger said.
“I never saw anything in her demeanor or character that indicated she would do anything illegal,” Krueger said. "We have to remember shes innocent unless proven guilty. I just don’t quite believe it yet.”
District I Councilwoman Sonia Munoz-Gill said she, too, was surprised by the
latest news regarding Limmer.
“I just couldn’t comment,” Munoz-Gill said. “I don’t feel it would be appropriate.”
Ken Valentine, former District 6 councilman who lost the May election to Limmer by 13 votes, has announced he will again be a council candidate. He, too, expressed sadness Saturday at the difficulties Limmer and her family face.
“I think this is an unfortunate event for her and for the people she represented, and I hope she comes through with a clean slate,” Valentine said.
Former Mayor Adam Cork said elected officials must always remember they are under the public’s microscope.
"Any time something bad happens in their lives, we’re going to know all the gritty details,” Cork said. “I think its important to state that I don’t have any of the facts outside of what I ve read in the paper and I hope the inferences in the paper are not true.”
The I lerald-Zeitung could not reach District 2 Councilwoman Beth Sokolyk or District 4 Councilwoman Valerie Hull.
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