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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 18, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas Page 4A — Hkrald-Zeitijng — Thursday, May 18, 2000County Local State Comal ISD to SCORE major state literacy grant From the Dispatch mmmm- ► Auto burglary A California-based engineering company reported its 1998 GMO pickup was burglarized sometime Monday or Tuesday at a motel in the 1400 block of N. Interstate 35. Someone stole a spotting scope and a tripod worth an estimated $750 from the enclosed bed of the truck. ► Intoxication A 65-year-old Canyon Lake area man was arrested about 1 p.m. Tuesday at Cypress Bend Park off Peace Avenue after New Braunfels Police Department officers received a report he was allegedly indecently exposing himself. He was booked into the Comal County Jail on $150 bond for public intoxication. ►Assault A 25-year-old woman allegedly was assaulted by a 35-year-old New Braunfels man about 7 p.m. Tuesday in the 500 block of Ventura. The man allegedly punched the woman in the face. He was booked into the Comal County Jail on $1,000 bond for assault. ► Evacuation More than 50 employees were evacuated about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday from Owens Corning, 1851 Seguin Ave., after employees detected fumes that smelled like a possible electrical fire. New Braunfels Fire and Rescue personnel searched the building but found nothing. The smell might have originated from roof repair work fumes that were sucked in through the building’s air conditioning system, fire and rescue personnel said. Upcoming Meetings COMAL INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT — board of trustees meeting, 6 p.m. today, Bill Brown Elementary School, Texas 46, Bulverde. SCHERTZ-CIBOLO-UNIVERSAL CITY INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT — 7 p.m. today, Dobie Junior High School, 395 W. Borgfeld Rd., Cibolo. NEW BRAUNFELS UTILITIES BOARD OF TRUSTEES — 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25, board room, Main Plaza. NEW BRAUNFELS CITY COUNCIL —6:30 p.m. Monday, May 22, New Braunfels Municipal Building, council chambers, 424 S. Casten Ave. From Staff Reports Comal Independent School District has received a $ 150,000 state grant for a bilingual program that will help promote literacy among grade school students by involving their parents in their education. The Texas Education Agency awarded the School and Home Collaborative for Reading Excellence grant for use at Frazier Elementary and Goodwin Primary schools next academic year. Project SCORE is designed to ensure that every child is a proficient reader by the end of fourth grade. “The project is an early literacy intervention program,” said Carol Keller, CISD’s grants coordinator. The courses, offered in both English and Spanish, will aggressively address reading skills; empower teachers with the best in research, training and educational resources; enable parents and community members to create a supportive learning environment; and lead at-risk students on the path to reading success. Keller said families would be able to use the Frazier Elementary library two evenings per month, and the Reading at Home program will be used to guide parents in questioning strategies that improve student-reading skills. “We’re looking forward to this grant because it will provide more staff development for our teachers and more time with our parents as we work to improve reading and language skills,” said Sid Ridgway, Frazier’s principal. “This grant really encourages parents to be reading partners with their children,” said Goodwin principal Marlene Moore. “Parents need to understand the reading process and realize that they are their child’s best teacher.” Goodwin and Frazier teachers will receive professional development in three integrated curriculum strands — decoding, reading, comprehension and written expression. Local Briefs Comal County to open clinic The Comal County Health Department will open its new immunization clinic Friday at the Bulverde Area Volunteer Fire Department, Farm-to-Market Road 1863 and Cougar Bend. The clinic is designed to serve the growing populations of western Comal County, said Comal County Nurse Karon Preiss. The clinics will he from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. one Friday every other month. The clinic also will serve Spring Branch area clients, Preiss said. Depending on the public’s response to the new location, the health department will consider offering additional clinics. Lake information meeting set The Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled an information session to present its summer plans for eight corps-operated parks at Canyon Lake. The meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. May 24 in the Canyon Lake Action Center, 1941 FM 2673 in Sattler. “By using this means as a forum, we want everyone present to participate, to hear comments, concerns and offer recommendations for improved operation,” said lake manager Jerry Brite. The meeting agenda includes identifying open and closed periods for the parks during the coming year as well as seeking public comment on issues ranging from public park access to water-oriented public safety, to flood easement management to protection of natural resources at the lake and the Guadalupe River. CMS band performs in Brauntex The Canyon Middle School band concert begins at 7 p.m. today. It is free and open to the public. Water pressure changing as new zone comes on line Residents from Morningside Drive to County Line Road will notice an increase in their water pressure in the next few days as a new 500,000 gallon storage tank and booster station are brought on line by NBU. The tank and booster station are part of NBU’s continuing efforts to enhance service for its water Canyon Lake chamber cutting lots of ribbons Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce will cut a lot of ribbons this week beginning with Hilltex Construction today. The chamber’s monthly after-hours mixer will be a Mexican Fiesta in conjunction with the ribbon cutting ceremony at 6 p.m. for Hilltex Construction commemorating the company’s new location, 13201 Farm-to-Market 306. Di’Ann’s Salon will mark its grand opening with a ribbon cutting on at 12:30 p.m. May 24 next to Pedemales Electric Co-op at 1500 FM 2673. On May 25, Edward Jones Investments will mark its recent opening at Canyon Lake with a ribbon cutting at 4 p.m. followed by refreshments. The recently opened investment firm is next to McKenna Medical Clinic, 1362 FM 2673 in Sattler. Representatives from out of town travel and tour offices will be visiting the lake area on May 23, as the chamber hosts a familiarization tour from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Local businesses such as motels, campgrounds, outfitters, retail and services will host the tour group. Visitors will begin the day with breakfast before departing on the tour. Canyon Lake resident Terry Milton will trade her keyboard for an ink pen this Thursday as she signs copes of her new book, “And the Devil Makes Three.” Milton’s humorous column appears weekly in the Canyon Lake Times Guardian. She will be at Canyon Lake Golf Club about I p.m. today downstairs at the 19th Hole. Dana Jones Area volunteers have found a way to make this Saturday a little easier for area residents. Let someone else clean the car while shopping at the garage sale and car wash at Mobile Home Estates Park from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The park is off FM 2673 on Overhill Drive across from the Everyday store in Startzville Then let Harry Bennett prepare some rib eye steaks for dinner. He will be at the VFW Post 8800 in Startzville from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday as grill master for the monthly steak dinner and dance. Music this week is by the Dynamic Duo, Rob Carter and Will Porter. Having to move is never easy; but Canyon Lake Animal Shelter Society has found new temporary quarters for its operations after thaving to move from the operations in Startzville. With the help of volunteers, operations are now in full swing at the old batting cages, 5530 FM 2673. CLASS needs volunteers who can give four consecutive hours per week to help with organizational operations and with caring for the animals. To volunteer or for information, call 905-PETS (Dana Jones is a Herald-Zeitung correspondent and can be reached at (830) 899-3662.) system customers. Tile increase in water pressure could rise significantly in some instances which may affect customers’ water systems inside and outside their homes. “ It will be a good idea to monitor your water system for any changes in operation such as adjusting sprinkler heads and timers to compensate for the increased pressure,” suggests NBU Water Systems Manager Wesley Hamff. (Submit local news releases at 707 Landa St., fax (830) 606-3413 or e-mail at [email protected]) Attention PEC Members: PEC has hired contract crews from Utility Automation Integrators (UAI) to conduct a field inventory of PEC's poles, lines, and pad mounted equipment in the area south from Johnson City to Spring Branch and throughout the Canyon Lake area. They will require brief access to each pole or equipment location to complete this inventory. Each UAI vehicle and employee will be clearly identified. These crews also will carry a letter which identifies them as a contractor for PEC. lf you have questions, please call PEC at 1-888-554-4732. IMj Pedemales LLzJmJ Electric Cooperative, Inc. Your Power Professionals REGISTRATION FORM Please fill od one entry form for each person entering. Each family member needs o separate entry form. Copies of mis form are acceptable. Please print. Please note: No refunds. ENTRY DATE:    /    J    NOH:    1b    be    dgib    for    rntry Ims, Mkyjsat be wend by 5 pji. May 26. ”:HECK AU EVENTS) ENTERING " Run Q5K\M* Ii Kids' 15 NXJVANCE / $20 RAG DAY RLY k i\ □ Cash □ Check Additional Donation Made for Habitat far Humanity Name__ Saturday, May 27 8 am • New Braunfels 5-K Run & Walk Kids Race Cash Purs * to Scenic Horne1 tods Ccletaion Sponsored by: WELLS FARGO Address City_ 3 retro rip Age (race day) Daytime Phone iNTELLlSOLVE atour inc New Brauaftb Herald-Zeitung |BUXB0fMT A CHASE <&ms 0 Uiffc ... m rn. ^Energy, & rn gg Os ft* ft«* tart (ken m s Schltttertahn Information: l30.6tS.S351 Shirt Size (circle one): Child M Child I Adults Adult M Adult I Adult XL Adult XXI RiGiSTIR SY MAIL UNTIL MAY 26 Make check or money order payable to: Habitat for Humanity Send registration form with check or money order to: Roger Soler's Sports • 5933 Broadway • San Antonio, Texas 78209 Race packet pickup and registration begins at 6:30 a.m. on race day at the park. Race starts at 8:00 a.m., May 27, 2000. Oft REGISTER IN PERSON A PKK UP RAGE PACKET FROM MAY 22 - MAY 26 AH Roger Soler's Sports 2589 Jackson Keller • San Antonio ♦ (210) 366*3701 Hours: Man. • Fri. 10:00 a.m. * 7:00 p.m., Sd. 10:00 a m. • 6:00 p.m. Roger Soler's Sports 5933 Broadway • San Antonio • (210) 930-3148 Hours: Mon. * fri. 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Sat. 10:00 o.m. * 5:00 p.m. Indicate where you will pick up race pocket: □ Roger Soler's Sports □ Race day □ Picked up packet Date: /_/_ RACE#__ I ifi ^ jfirijd ClSen ii VV USY Bf) / TOQJK3 ftUGu Ona Sign SHB IO W photography victeo top**, motion p*dure», records or any raced of Ait avant _Dote {Parent's signature required if under IB years of age.) On-line Registration Available at vw«ichlittert>aliiicom! * HfciS M ■ im* ST flM UMI iMtli mil Al tiI Mi    -MM.    -jdS    JL*    -fc    ^    jut, tail tor iwormauon or re§i$trauon flyer: Roger Soler's Sports • 210,566.3701 • wwwjchlitteitalitLCom ;