New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 7, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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Serving Comal County for mort thin 142 years! Horne of MARYALICE RUfitO
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to alternative ichooi would ba ant there by a ti va-memocr comnuncc compniea or NBISD officials.
The ichooi board can decide to acad reudents who are expelled to the alternative ichooi should it chore* to do so.
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irii(vil.inriiA Hit am BOI limited tO attendance problems, pregnancy, discipline problems, grade prob-lam, and dropped out of ichooi.
Buttony srid ss more snd more frfywl districts are iooidng into rev-ing money, companies such ai this wu become more popular-
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The New Braunfels School District is looking at options to an alternative school, tree that can house disciplined or at-risk students who are not expelled.
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Special events include a barbecue Friday night at Comal River condos, a group flow trip down the Guadalupe River followed by lancing at Greene Hall Saturday Bight
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The seventh remi-annual Banks Punily Minim will be held weekend in New Braunfels. Family members flan Texas, f/mj«i^nat California, Artooni, iFlodda, Tsnnereee,
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cf the Comal County Habitat to Humanity will be held re the DP-Hinger Memorial library re 7:30 pjn. Thursday, July 7.
A reftty meeting to all new volunteer* will convene K 7 pjn. All interested in working on die die who lave not attended a safety briefing should reiend.
The monthly boairi of direciors will mere Thonday, July 14 re the First Methodist Church of New
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The New Braunfels Burins* k Protorional Women will meet on Wednesday, July 13 re the Holiday Inn at 6:43 pm. Dimer wOl be served ll 7 pjn., IbUowed by a
Blains Wells re 423-2047 or Ruby Barfing re 625-7511.
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Comal County oOdalo will try a mw procedure this year to better Intern dtiaens of the county budgo to the next toeel year.
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Four-page insert scheduled for Aug. 7 edition
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on overview oftbo budget retd County
This lnrert will basically ba inty Auditor
H. Bere Bond, including relerlee to county on
deli. Next Tuesday et 9 a.m., community agen*
"At leas the public bu an opportunity to see dei will be lilting requests tm the county, what the Judge Is presenting," he redd. County Judge Carter Caned will present the
Departments ere now in the prooere of turning ooumy budget to Commiidonen Court who
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Bond saki the county uaad to enoouraga people to attend budget wotkihopi but itodved very few parddpentt.
Ha ltd tha county hopw to Ire mors psople
know about the budget.
He encouraged thorehevlnBauereione to contact the commiiil oners court, county offices or
the budget In an open heiring attend the public heiring Aug. ll
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Block grant applications now being accepted
Lockhart MlldM past Naw Braunfels.TMS
By CHRtBTINC MARTM
Interested non-profit agencies in New Bnaudds dxxild Bvt ttieir Community Development Block Grant
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month annual window of availability before the Sept. 8 deadline, coordinator Penelope Church said.
501(C)3 agencies should send someone over to sit down with her re dty tall, 424 S. Canell St ., as soon as possible.
There are a lot of regulations and twistt and we wart lo wok with agencies to prevent disqualifications, “ she said.
"They have to talk to us about their pfflpoffli before they their
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An advisory appointed
by the city determines allocation of the $458,000 tom the Department of a Housing and Urban Development. Their derision la baaed on the applications.
The department requires the monies benefit low-to-moderate income residents and/or elimination of a proven slum or Might For more information, call 608-2100.
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NBISD TAAS scores higher than state norm
By CRAIG HAMMETT
New Braunfels School District students are generally above the state average on Texas Assessment of Academic Skills teres.
District officials presented comparisons to the board Tuesday showing how students in grades four, eight and ten compared to averages from around the state.
Biggest gains were seen in the middle school grades Mid ftradbcfiy, i«d among Hypnic
md economically deprived w^ing the State of Texas now wants schools to track.
"We had trvnwdput gains awrong minority students," said Bradberry. ‘'Now, they (Me) look rethe overall and the subgroups, economically disadvantaged, Hispanics. If you don't improve, you mn be designated a non-performing school." Minimum expectations are 70%, a passing grade.
Grade four improved in math and reading but declined tom 90 to 85% meeting minimum expectations in writing, Kill to highest lection. They were roughly five percentage
points ahead of state averages in all except writing were they were even Those passing all three sections improved roughly five percentage points as did state averages, which NBISD led around S8to54%.
In grade eight, math scores improved 22 percentage points over 1993 to 68%, well above the Kate average of 56%. Reading scores surpassed state averages that were higher in 1993 Writing scores decreased tom 78 to 72% but were higher then the state average of 69%. Passing all three, the grade increased the groover state averages, rising tom under 50% to 57% passing, compered to the stree t 49% passing rate.
Exit level scores tom the tenth grade showed the state
average still roughly two percentage points ahead on math scores, 56 to 54%. Ri
Reading aoores wert tom 68 to 79%, sur-passing the state average of 76%. Writing scores dropped tom 87 to 83% but maintained a level above avenge Those passing all three sections rose to 50%, even with the state.Bradberry said averages broken down even more will be available sometime early in the school year. He also said scores and comparisons would be lent to parents.Residents encouraged to take part in National Night Out
National Night Out will be held inis year on Tuesday Aug. 2 and it ii time onoe again to begin planning. All inter-ereed dtimns are urged to attend the organizational meeting of the Safe City Commission tonight re 7:30 p.m. The Commiarioo will meet in city Council Chambers re the Municipal TV<l#«g The Commiarion would like dtiaens and neighbors to attend this meeting to share ideas and to pick up the into-aration needed to get started to neighborhood block partial. Anyone unable to anend are asked obtain information tom a rapwacrarelue from their respective neighborhood who will be able to attend.
Lire year, approximately ll neighborhoods h partidpet-ed in National Night Out with block parties in the commu
nity. The Safe City Commission cia be contacted re 601 2100.Spring Branch man injured in accident
From staff reports
A Spring Branch man survived a near head-on collision yesterday near the intersection of FM 306 end U.S. Highway 281 at approximredy 5:30 p.m. and was taken to University Hospital In San Antonio.
Edward Farias, 27, of Spring Branch, waa in a pawing situation while driving a 1986 white Nirean when it collided, nearly head-on, with a 1991 white Fold pick-up driven by a San Antonio man driving a 1991 white Ford pick-up.
Paul Onaga, 52, was also taken to University Hospital. Farias was recovering tom emergency surgery this momiife hospital officials said.For news, advertising or subscription information, call 625-9144 (Metro) 606-0346