New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 2, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas
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NEW BRAUNFELS ISD
0 Language Arts Vertical Team meeting Times: Secondary teachers, 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.: elementary teachers, 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. ■
Location: Education Center Board Room • • •
Math Vertical Team meeting
Times: Secondary teachers, 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.; elementary teachers, 4:15 to 5:15 p.m.
Location: Education Center Board Room • • •
Social Studies Vertical Team meeting
Times: Secondary teachers, 3:15 to 4:10 p.m.; elementary teachers, 4:15 to 5:10 p.m.
Location: Education Center Library • • •
Memorial Elementary School
— FTA board meeting, 8:45 a.m. Monday.
— Parent Involvement Group meeting, IO a.m. Monday.
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Memorial Intermediate School
PLA board meeting Times: Noon
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Employee only flu clinics. Cost $15. Times and locations:
— Smithson Valley Middle School, 8:30 a.m.
— Spring Branch Middle School, 10:15 a.m.
— Comal Elementary, 1:30 p.m.
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Comal Board of Trustees ivorkshop Time: 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Canyon High School You should know: Topic is the auto tech program. Tour of CHS auto tech program will be taken as well.
Council for Program Excellence meeting Time: 4 to 6 p.m.
Location: GVTC auditorium You should know: Tour of CHS auto tech program will be taken as well.
Canyon, New Braunfels high schools
UIL 4A State Marching Band Contest Times: Canyon High marches at 11:30a.m. in the preliminaries. New Braunfels band will perform at 3 p.m. Finals start after 4 p.m.
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New Braunfels High School
Special Olympics Booster Club volunteer ami unified partner meeting.
Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m.
location: Commons area of high school.
To have your event publicized, contact News Editor Brady Creel at 625-9144, ext. 221, or by e mail at bcreel§herald zeitung. com
Children make the most of the trees in Landa Park by climbing around during nice weather.
Separate blazes damage apartments, destroy home
From staff, wire reports
MAN SHOT IN APARTMENT COMPLEX - A 35-year-old Solms man was in critical condition Saturday after a shooting incident at the Easy Street apartment complex.
A University Hospital official said Nicolas Jaramillo was in critical condition with a gunshot wound. He was being treated in an intensive care unit as of 3 p.m. Saturday.
New Braunfels Fire Department Battalion Chief Frank Gonzales said paramedics treated Jaramillo at the scene of the incident, taking him by ambulance to Northeast Methodist Hospital. He later was transferred to University Hospital.
Comal County Sheriff’s Sgt. Tommy Ward said deputies went to Easy Street Apartments, 4800 v block of Farm-to-Market Road 482 at 1:45 a.m. after the shooting was reported.
Ward released no details of the shooting and did not state a possible motive.
“It’s under investigation,” he said.
No arrests had been made Saturday.
COUNTIES GET HELP TO BUY FLOOD-PRONE HOMES — The
federal government set aside ' nearly $13 million this week to buy about 200 homes in Liberty and Harris counties that consistently flood.
Liberty County will receive a $7.5 million grant to cover 75 percent of the cost of removing 140 flood-prone homes from the Trinity River bottomlands, Federal Emergency Management
One man was injured and three apartments damaged Saturday morning in a fire of unknown ori-gin at a Solms apartment complex.
The victim, jesus Mesa, 26, was treated for smoke inhalation at Northeast Methodist Hospital in San Antonio and released later Saturday.
New Braunfels Fire Department Battalion Chief Frank Gonzales said firefighters were dispatched to Easy Street Apartments, 4800 block of FM 482, just after 7 a.m.
They arrived to find an apartment completely in flames.
Flames destroyed the contents of the apartment and spread into the attic of the building, damaging apartments on either side,
Agency spokesman David Passey said. I iarris County will receive a $5.3 million grant to buy 56 homes.
Under federal guidelines, the counties are responsible for covering the remaining 25 percent of the purchase cost. Liberty County is applying for a Texas Community Development grant that could cover up to $350,000 of the $2.5 million local share.
Jay Rice, Liberty County’s grant consultant, said officials hope homeowners in the flood-prone areas will bear the rest of the burden by accepting less than the full value for their homes.
“Some want whatever they can get," Rice told the I louston Chronicle for a Saturday story. "It’s better than abandoning the place, and it helps them get started somewhere else. We have a list of those who have expressed an interest in wanting to sell, but it will be done on a voluntary basis."
Gonzales said. -
“The guys did an awesome job of putting a stop to it before it spread further,” Gonzales said.
Fire Marshal Darren Brinkkoeter is investigating to determine the cause of the fire.
In another fire of undetermined cause early Saturday, Canyon Lake Fire/EMS C^pt. Danny Ray said, an unoccupied doublewide mobile home off Canyon Bend was destroyed.
Firefighters called to the scene found the home had burned down to the frame before the blaze was reported.
The Comd County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the blaze, Ray said.
CAR RAMS ARENA HOSTING BUSH SPEECH — A car ran a
police checkpoint outside an arena where President Bush had spoken and rammed the building Saturday. Authorities swarmed the car with weapons * drawn and took away the driver and at least two children who were with her.
Bush was in his limousine when the incident happened, but the limo had not left the building and he was not hurt, a senior Bush administration official said.
I Ie left the arena less than five minutes later from an exit about 40 yards from the car.
The woman’s motive was unclear, but Secret Service and local law enforcement investigators concluded after interviewing her that she had no intention of harming the president, said Ann
Roman, a Secret Service spokeswoman.
The woman, who was not carrying any weapon, was arrested for trespassing, Roman said in Washington, D.C.
TERROR FEARS EMPTY BAGHDAD SCHOOLS — Nervous Baghdad parents kept children home from school on Saturday, but warnings of terror attacks and anonymous calls for a general strike otherwise had limited impact across Iraq, as U.S. authorities moved to counter an intensifying insurgency.
More Iraqi security forces will be trained and deployed more quickly to deal with the anti-U.S. resistance, said U.S. occupation chief L. Paul Bremer.
"It will take time to root them out,” Bremer told reporters. But his U.S. commander said it was still not known who “they” are — who is financing and masterminding increasingly coordinated strikes.
SCORES DEMONSTRATE IN BERUN — About 100,000 people took to the streets of Berlin on Sattirday to demonstrate against Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder’s plans to trim Germany’s generous welfare state, the biggest show of public opposition so far to his drive to revive Europe’s largest economy.
Answering the call of labor unions and left-wing groups, . including the former East German communist party, a huge column of marchers snaked through downtown Berlin, chanting slogans against the government’s plans and carrying banners such as “Poverty for all” and “Why take from the rich while we’ve still got the poor?”
Houston readies for Super Bowl boon
HOUSTON (AP) — The Super Bowl isn t just about the money to the Houstonians planning for the big game in three months.
They anticipate a boon to local businesses, a nice bump to the tax base and an economic impact in the nine-figure range. But all those rewards won t amount to much more than a blip in a city the sizt* of I louston.
Its the intangibles — exposure, publicity and image — that are exciting to Super Bowl host committee chairman Chuck Watson.
"I think the real impact for I louston, Texas, is branding,” lie said. “We’ve taken a few hits the last few years. Think about on Monday morning (alter the game). You’re on the front page of every newspaper in the world. It s about putting I louston in a positive light.”
Its been a long time since I louston took its turn as America's “in” place. In the late 1970s, urban cowboy culture was the rage, the oil lux im sent thousands of Rust Belt refugees Hocking south and the Texas port city became one of the nation’s largest.
Then the oil industry soured. In the 1980s, I louston was at the center of the savings and loan scandals. More recently, Enron Corp. has become synonymous with corporate malfeasance. In between the scandals was the 2000 presidential election, where Democrats made I lo us tons smoggy summer air
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Watson, who ran Dynegy Inc. until he resigned in May 2002, said Houston’s history of success has made it ripe for attacks.
"Other cities are going to get jealous and they're going to pile on if they see the slightest chance," Watson said. "You know what? This city’s pretty resilient. We’ve come back before and we’re coming back
now, and when the people come for the Super Bowl they’re going to see an incredible I louston. They’re going to want to come back, and I think its going to help our image around the wodd dramatically.” To that end, the committee isn’t leaving much to chance. For instance, Watson said he expects road construction that has snarled downtown streets for years to be cleared up by january.
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TOPIC: COMAL ISD RECEIVES ‘SUPERIOR” ON STATE’S FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY RATING SYSTEM
Ilk* texas biliation Agency instituted the Schools HRS ! ([main, tai Integrity Rating System of Texas) lo improve the management of a school district's financial resources (’ISI) met all 21 indicators, earning the* Stale's highest rating of “Superior”.’A public hearing is required to inform the community of a school distnct’s rating.
TIME: 5:45 P.M.
DATE: November 20, 2003 WHERE: Specht Elementary School 25815 Overlook Parkway San Antonio, TX 78260
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