New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 2, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas
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Vol. 153. No. 149 34 pages, 2 sections
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calls tax year vote
By Leigh Jones
New Braunfels Independent School District Board of Trustees will vote on the tax year change Monday night.
The decision was unexpected because trustees previously had delayed a decision until May IO.
“I was surprised [to learn it was on the agenda], but I feel like we got a lot of questions answered at the last meeting,” said trustee Rob Johnson.
Trustee Lee Edwards said there were no more questions requiring further delay, although if there were, the board likely would wait another week.
“The general feeling is that there is enough information in everyone’s hands to make a decision,” he said. “If there are any serious objections, I think we will hold the vote.”
Board President Jorge Maldonado said he did not believe further delay would be necessary.
See VOTE, Page 9A
AT A GLANCE
■ What NBISD called board meeting
■ When: 5:30 p.m. Monday
■ Where: Education Center board room, 430 I W. Mill St.
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CHS senior and criminal justice student
By Scott Nlahon
Photos by DAVID IMGRAM/Herald-Zeitung
(Above) Canyon High School senior Elise Keoghan, left, gathers evidence at the scene of a “murder" as Samantha Jaimes and Drina Chiafullo look on. The trio recently took top honors at a state crime investigation competition. (Top) Chiafullo, a senior, examines a shell casing.
AT A GLANCE
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The New Braunfels Infrastructure Improvement Corporation (4B) board Monday will consider offering financial incentives to two local companies, officials said.
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both companies were planning to expand.
“Although the other company's plans aren't as significant in terms of expansion, it will mean more jobs,” he said. The 4B board is allowed by state law to
See EXPANSION, Page 9A
Class, competition inspire crime-fighting career choices
Elise Keoghan and her fellow CSI investigators are issued plastic guns, belts and handcuffs.
By Leigh Jones
The three investigators leaning over the body made a surprising discovery.
“This guy’s carrying illegal flour,” said Drina Chiafullo.
Chiafullo and teammates Samantha Jaimes and Elise Keoghan make up Canyon I Ugh School’s crime scene investigation team.
The girls took first place, out of 20 teams, in the Skills USA VICA (Vocation and Industrial Clubs of America) state competition in Fort Worth.
“The thing that won the judges over was my explanation of blood splatter and blood collection,” Chiafullo said.
During the competition, the team had 30 minutes to collect 21 pieces of evidence from a staged crime scene.
“We also had 30 minutes to write reports and collect fingerprints,” Keoghan said.
Each team member was assigned one judge who walked through the scene with her, asking questions about her approach and collection methods.
As the “responding officer,” Chi
afullo had to detain a suspect at the scene with the handcuffs hanging from her fake gun belt.
Criminal justice teacher Steve Parker said the practical experience his students got from roleplaying scenarios prepared them for a career as law enforcement officers.
“They get a mixture of application and hands-on learning,” he said. “We can talk for weeks, but often it doesn t click until they actually do it.”
To keep their skills sharp, the team processes a mock crime
See SLEUTHS. Page 10A
Smith touts new Medicare cards
By Scott Mahon
Congressman Lamar Smith, R-San Antonio, said at a town meeting Saturday that seniors with Medicare would be able to enroll for prescription drug discount cards beginning Monday.
Smith held a one-hour town meeting Saturday at Memorial Intermediate School in New Braunfels.
With the new cards, Medicare beneficiaries will receive discounts on prescription drugs, and low-income beneficiaries may
receive an additional $600 to pay for their prescription medicines.
The temporary discount drug program begins June I and ends Dec. 31,2005.
All Medicare beneficiaries, except those who
See MEDICARE, Page 9A
U S. Congressman Lamar Smith talks with a smail group gathered during a town meeting Saturday morning at Memorial Intermediate School
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