New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 7, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas
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Democrat early voting turnout up
CC With everything teachers have to teach... if they don’t integrate, they will not be able to teach according to the law... 55
(Above) Memorial Elementary teacher Teri Firth helps Alexis Cobos draws the shapes she needs for her piece of the “underground railroad" quilt while Morgan Szekely waits her turn. The quilting project blends art, math, reading, technology and social studies. (Below) Logan Bush carefully draws the shapes that will be cut out and added to the quilt.
‘Underground railroad’ quilting lesson weaves different class subjects together
By Dylan Jim6nez
At a Memorial Elementary School classroom taught by Elizabeth Everett and Teri Firth, learning is not bound by subject, media, age or even Willis.
They teach a multi-age class where second- and third-graders roam between two classrooms through an open doorway. T he doors were taken out four years ago, when the school began to mix the two grades. A curtain was put up last week only for standarized testing.
“We integrate everything,’' Firth said.
As second-grade students strive to meet the challenge of advanced curricu
lum, third-graders help them understand.
“The peer tutoring is excellent,” Firth said.
The method intertwines not only the young minds but also subject matter.
The students are wrapping up their section on Black I listory Month for February.
Everett and Firth are integrating art, math, reading, technology and social studies to learn about I larriet Tubman and the “underground railroad” she used to escort slaves north in the late 1800s.
The children are making construction
See QUILT. Page 10A
City off-site parking rule debate accelerates
Official anticipates strong showing for Tuesdays primary
By Bon Maloney
barly voting ended in Comal County Friday afternoon with a decent — but not fabulous — turnout for a primary election in an presidential year.
Comal County Elections Cxiordinator Linnell Hinojosa said 1,796 Republicans cast early ballots in person while 49 mailed their votes in.
On the Democrat side, fueled by heated races for Precinct 3 commissioner and constable, 678 Democrats voted in person while 162 voted by mail.
In Precinct 3, three-term incumbent Cristina Zamora faces a primary challenge from former New Braunfels Mayor Pro Tem Ramon Chapa lr. Hie winner of that contest will run against Republican Greg Parker in November.
Incumbent Constable Randy Galindo is running against retired sheriff’s deputy Sandy Morales and former constable Joe Gomez.
In Precinct I, two-term Commissioner Jack Dawson is running for reelection against Diane Dasher and Bob Wickman.
In Precinct 4, retired New Braunfels Assistant Chief of Police Doug Dunlap is running against retired lawmen Alan Svoboda and Al Marin and deputy constable lason Rapp.
Charles Ramsay, 22nd Judicial District Judge, Sheriff Bob I lolder and Tax Assessor/Collector Sherman Krause are all running unopposed for re-election.
So far, turnout has not been atypical of other county races, Hinojosa said, although she noted the bump in Democrat voting this time.
“T he Republican primary has a lower turnout than last primary, but Democrat turnout is higher,” I tinojosa said.
In t’ ? 2002 primary, when there was no presidential race, 3,076 Republicans voted early while 359 I )emocrats cast ballots.
There are just fewer than 60,000 registered voters in Comal County.
“I think we ll see strong totals this time,” I linojosa said.
Voters who remember to bring their voter registration cards to the polls will save time and speed the lines, I linojosa said.
Compare the county precinct number in the "Bree. No." box at the center of the card to the list of polling places on l*age 2A of today’s I lerald-Zeitung to determine where to vote.
For information, call 620-5520.
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What a ; constable V does. PAGE
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AT A GLANCE
• Primary election voting takes place from 7 a rn. to 7 p m.
■ List of polling places. PAGE 2A.
ON THE BALLOT
Comal County Commissioner Precinct 3
Republican Greg Parker
Democrat Cnstina Zamora (incumbent) Ramon Chapa Jr
Comal County Commissioner Precinct 1
Republican Jack Dawson (incumbent)
Diane Dasher Bob Wickman
Bob Holder, unopposed
Sherman Krause, unopposed
I Constable Precinct 1
Ben Scroggin. unopposed
■ Constable Precinct 2
Kenneth Smith, unopposed
■ Constable Precinct 3
Democrat Randy Galindo (incumbent) Sandy Morales Joe Gomez
I Constable Precinct 4
Doug Dunlap Al Marin Alan Svoboda Shane Rapp
22nd Judicial District Judge
Charles Ramsay, unopposed
lf Court-at-Law 2 Judge
Charles Stephens (incumbent) Randy Gray Joe Soane
AT A GI ANGE
New Braunfels City Council, regular meeting
6 p m. Monday
Municipal Building, 424 S. Caste!! Ave.
By Scott Mahon
New Braunfels (Tty Council will tackle die city’s parking ordinance again Monday, alter debating how far an off-site parking lot should be allowed from a business.
The current parking ordinance allows off-site parking 200 feet
from a business location.
Frank Robbins, director of planning and community development, said the planning commission recommended 400 feet.
I lowever, Mayor Adam Cork said the current ordinance is too ambiguous.
“The ordinance reads 200 feet
from a business to its parking facility,” he said. “Does that mean to the driveway or to a parking space? It’s more ambiguous than I’d like, and I think the ordinance should he clear.”
At its last meeting, council debated whether to allow off-site
See PARKING. Page 3A
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