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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 21, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS WEDNESDAY February 2001 MpBBMjMp 18 pages in 2 sections HERALDZEITUNG 87 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents SPANning their minds NBHS gets chance to tour CSPAN bus BY JUSTIN BRASWELL Staff Writer The wheels of the stateoftheart school bus parked in front of New Braunfels High School Tuesday have gone round and round to all 50 The touring CSPAN School Bus stopped at New Braunfels High School to educate and awe with its fully selfcontained televi sion Amid an array of high tech NBHS students got a front row seat to the American political The students viewed clips from CSPAN pro grams onboard the lion 45foot How fast does this thing go junior Jim Sells Susan Rodney of C SPAN It goes the speed Another Kirsten wanted to know paid for all of Monica another CSPAN One of the biggest misconceptions is that we are funded by the federal We are fund ed by cable Five cents from each cable bill nationwide goes to fund CSPAN and pro The CSPAN school bus vis ited which hap pened to be the first day of Texas Assessment of Academic Skills testing for exit fourth grade and eighth JESSIE HeraldZeltung JESSIE Top photo New Braunfels High School students listen to Susan Rodney describe how the CSPAN bus Above CSPAN community relations representative Monica Murphy explains the importance of a standard camera angle to broadcast students aboard the CSPAN school TAAS WEEK if CSPAN has an annual operating budget of compared to the operating budget of CNNs The cable often recognized for its dry and unedited is also known for its fairness and We have a joke at C Murphy We dare to be While the content is not necessarily the most interesting there are no commercials and it is the only place that Americans can view the inner workings of the gov she Started in CSPAN has three channels that include gavel to gavel coverage of the House of Representatives and the Meg produc tion specialist for the C SPAN School said American people should know what their govern ment is challenger file for ballot ALEXANDER NB councils District 2 race heats up early BY Jo LEE FERGUSON Staff Writer Incumbent Larry Alexan der and challenger Walter Sears are seeking the Dis trict 2 seat on New Braunfels City Coun Both filed paper work Tues day to put their names on the May 5 Dis trict 2 includes much of south and southeast New Braun The District 1 council seat also is up for but no one has yet filed for that Mayor Pro Tern Juan Luis Martinez currently repre sents District but he is not eligible for City charter prohibits council members from serving more than two consecutive three year Martinez is fin ishing his second Dis trict 1 is in southwestern New Braunfels Filing continues through March 21 at the municipal 424 was out cam paigning He said his campaign would concen trate on footwork he has two pairs of walking shoes to assist him as he pounds the pavement in the large dis trict and introduces himself to I think I need to give something back to the to the he I feel the citizens of the com especially my need a voice on city council that I dont think is I dont think theres a true voice for the who previously served on the citys golf advi sory board and hotel occu pancy tax was active in a cam paign this past year to ban alco hol on local Local SEARS residents launched a successful petition drive for the The petition drive started after council at first took no action on the ban and then voted to form a river Alexander was among the four council mem bers who first voted to estab lish a river activities com mittee to address problems on local rivers before enacting an alcohol The especially District 2 had the second highest number of people sign the and it was almost as if they werent The councilman vot ed against He did not want to vote for the alcohol and 500 something people in the district wanted We walked the and we stood out in that hot and it was kind of disappointing that we had to go to that But Alexander said he was an advocate of showing police presence on the rivers and letting the officers take care of the The city was able to verify that about people signed the Alexan der said that was not a majority out of some people in If thats the only thing that he can come up that I havent supported the people in the then hes got a oneissue Alexan der I have supported the citizens of this especially the citizens in Green Meadows against Brookshire The petition drive forced the councils hand the group either had to enact the ban or call a general election to consider the After the See CISD board former trustee seek board seats BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer The incumbent president of the Comal Independent School District board and a former board member both announced they are seeking election on May John Clay of San whose day job is golf pro and manager of golfing operations for the City of San filed papers to run for GUY his three year term as CISDs District 7 Bulverde attor ney Doug a former CISD announced his candidacy in Dis trict the seat now held by NALL Robert By Tuesday Loop had not announced his District 7 runs from 281 in Bexar County eastward into Guadalupe Coun around the southern reach of the New Braun fels Independent School District westward along FM 1863 back to District 6 lies roughly north of or on top of District 7 with its northern boundary being Texas Candidates interested in running for CISD trustee must be registered voters who have lived in the dis trict they are filing in for six The deadline is March Clay said he was running again because of the recent departure of superintendent Jerry Major and the new schools CISD had to You couldnt have told me back in 1995 that Id be running for a third Clay But a lot of great things are going on right I dont want to mess up the I feel like with my the six years behind I need to stay See Garbage plan to begin June 1 BY Jo LEE FERGUSON Staff Writer New Braunfels plans to imple ment on June 1 a program to reduce the amount of garbage going to the City officials are working out the details of the citys payasyou throw including a plan to educate We realize that its a change in and educating residents is not thats gojng hap pen said Don Fergu assistant to the city Its going to have to be an ongoing The citys recycling advisory com mittee met Tuesday to discuss a number of issues related to the payasyou throw The city council gave final approval to the payasyouthrow plan in The existing fees and limits on the amount of garbage residents can put by the curb for twicea garbage collection will not See INSIDE KeyCpe76 NBISD sets school calendar BY JUSTIN BRASWELL Staff Writer Summer vacation will end in late August for students in the New Braun fels Independent School On Tuesday district trustees adopted the new calendar for the 20012002 school pending any state legisla tion that might require an Renea Ritche of the District Educa tion Committee presented the school board with the 20012002school calen The first day of school will be on 21 and the last day will be May The board voted to adopt the cal endar and to authorize the administra tion to submit a waiver application to the Texas Education The waiv er application is considered to be routine and used to get state permission for early release of students and for staff development The administration will request the TEA maximum of three days for staff development and four ear ly release days that allow the district to conduct classes for less than seven The TEA allows up to six days for early ;