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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 18, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas P- SOFfRAll game square off Saturday game will raise funds for Blue, Green Santa programs By Dalondo Moultrie The Herald-Zeitunq They migfu not be the R.ingers .inrl the ( ordinals, but Ivvo te.ifiis sciLi.iringoff on the fli.inToncl this week-tMvd ho[)e to draw a Ct)mal ( ounty (rovvd like the big leaguers. On Saturday, re )resenta-tives from (Oma ('ounty Shf'ritf's ()fti( V will go with represtMilatives from N(>w Hrautifels f’olix e Oepartmenf in a softball game ,)t Neu Br.uinf(4s I it-lle Le<>gu(' B.iseball Park. 7hr game. \vhi( h Ix'gitis at S p.m. and is sponsored b\ N e vv IFYOlKiO When: 3 Saturilay Where: New liraiintcls 1, i t t ic l .cague Baseball Park ('ost: S3 )ro lelp Br.uin-t e 1 s Kiw.uvis ( lub, benctits t li e ( ( S( )'s ( I ! ('V n S a 11 I .1 a n (I NP)lM)'s Bliio Santa gr.uns. The ( hantu's low in( om(' ( hildn'n bv giv mg them { hristm,\s gilts e.K h \ ('ar. Be\t)ti(l the giving as()e( t ol tlu' game, both teams seem to realK w.tnt to win, said Kk hard l a Ko( hellc, the kiwatiis ( lub [)r(‘sifl('nt who (.imc up with th(‘ ide.i .vnd organi/<'d the game. ■'Both te.tms arc rt*all\ (‘X( itrd about it and th('v'rt' pumped u[) on it and th('\ re read\ to go," Ik* said, I ,1 Ko( helle said N(»\\ Brauntcis Ma\or Ciah' I’ospisil wilt throv\ out the (('remonial tirsi [)it( h to ( omal ( ountv |udg(' Sher Krause Kiw.inis mt'm brrs will man the ( otK ('s sion bootli <ind s(>|l ratilc ti( kt'ts and I shirts, lu' said, Ih(‘ gam(‘ IS planned to become an event, and this \car's wintK'r will ha\(‘ 32 \\('(‘ks ot l)raggin^ rights, ,Aiul l a RochelU* said, .1 ni( t‘, big troph\ g(H's to th<‘ winning ( lub while the stHond place pri/(' is not c|utte .is <>\i iting, "\Vc> have a uitiner's I up,' I a Rot helU' said. “Thi're's a c onsolation prize that's a pfacjue and in the biU k ot .d! tlie writing lh(‘ti‘s a pink donut on it. VVhot‘V(‘i losc's will Itave to have It displavt‘(l m their ottic lor the vear" NBIMX hu'f Tom VYibett, La Hoc helle said, will man* age his oltic ers ag.iinst o|)posing manager and ( omal (ountv Slu'rift Bob Holder. Wibcrt said in a rt'li'.rsed siattvnuMit thi-. weH'k that Ik's pulling lor his guys to bring home th(' mou' impr('ssive [)ri/e. "It's all in good lun, for ,i wonderful c lUist' and wv are all Iriends, but tb(' real ity IS that ue (k>n't vvatit to taki' honu' the* |)ink donut," VVibert said. It should l)e a good game." Ruk Montane/, ( CS() deputs sherill, saiil his ottic (> had tryouts and pic ked about I 3 plasers Irom a prc'ttN talentc'd lT(‘ld, "A lot ot th(‘se guvs... had some high sc hool experience and some rec-ball exp(M lenc c\ but nothitig scM ious," he s.iid. "VVt' (k)ti't Ir.ivc' liny pros out tlu're." M()ntan(’/ said sheriff's deputies arc* going to give it th(>ir alt for the same reasons Wibc'rt tnentioned. "It's all tor a good c ause l)ut in tht‘ (‘lid vvt' saw how big th(‘ tropliy is and W(> saw the consolation [irize, so yeah," MontaiKv said. "I bop(' wt' put on a good show." Ti( k(‘ts, $3 eatb, will be available at the b.dlpark (diildren under 10 are fr(*e. La Roch(‘lle suggested bringing lawn c hairs. ^ nU I CL IMA LAURAMcKENZIfc Kali Wing, 13, left, and her mom, Mindi, learn about criminal justice courses ottered at Canyon Higli School while speaking with CHOICES, CHOICES CISD students pick courses, electives for coming year By Drew stone The HeíálcIZeitiing Preparation for life after high school is the focus throughout (omal ISO. Wednesday evening, hutidreds ot ( urrent and future* (omal ISD high school studi'nts attended the district's c urric ulum tair. At all four high sc hools, stuck'nts and their parc'nts w(*re not only olf('r(*d coursc* information lor next yc*ar, but were enc ouragc*d to ()lan ahead for life aftc'r 12th grade. It's a top [vriority for us," ( anyon High Sc hool a( a demie dean Aryn Standeford said, "All ol CHir c lasses have ( ollege and c arc'er c om|)onents." Working iiehind one ol the dozens of course ÍMK)ths was ( anyon Soc iaI 0*_ I»!.....I S t u dies g.l[Wl lo.uhcr K a r e n ■    Warren. IMI    • W a r r ( * n öCr«- said the fa Ir is i m p o r -tant, espec lal-I y b(‘c ause* ( 1 ,i s S(* S and state-re(|uired (‘xams have become* more* and more* difficult with c*aeh passing yc*ar "I think th(*y h,i\e* to plan tihi*ael as soon as thc*y are freshm(*n," said. "And the*\ ne*(*d to know to ck> tc) pre- OIMLINE Scan this code to visit Generation Texas online or go to gentx org pare lor it." The* extra vigor in the distric t's foe us lor post high sc hool ,vmbliions come's through its p.irlie i-pation tn ( iene*r,it ion U'xas, Kc*\ goals ot the ( am-[)<iign, ( re*ate'd b\ the* Texas Mighe*r I due .ition ( oordmating Bo.ird, inc lude* devc'loping a col lege-l)ound e ulltire* and bc'ttei inlormrng sluelc'tits and p.trents .»bout the c ol le*ge applie .ition proc c*ss .tnd lal .iid .iv.iil.ibil-it\'. iTic' emph.tsis to prejKire tod.n somi'thing stu de'nts .inel pare*nts .it the l.iir seemed to ,i[)prec i.ile', "I think this IS ve*rv lu'lp-lul; I tiet .ill the* .inswc'rs t nc'ed " saiel I )e'nise* All)re*e lit, mother ol ( any< »n Middle' Se hc)ol e-ighth grade; I )allon AlbrcM hi. "I ke>e*p s.iving I'm \ou have' this beM ause I didn't li.ive* .nntlung like-11.'" f)alton n v\ho will t*nroll .It ( .mvon Higli Sc hool in the l.ill s.iid he ele'tinite'K thought the was usc'tui in helping e-nsure* he* c hose the* right e ourse’s, "Ye*ah I think it's veT\ Itelplul " he- s.nd I have ,i lot ol ejtie'slions .iboiit kind ot e'lei ti\e>s I slioulel take." \ isil ^c’ tor inlor m.ilion ,il)out the (ienei.i tion le‘\.)s program. CISD finding conflict in TEA’s STAAR rules By Drew stone The Hetald-Zeitunq { eirnal ISl") trustees we*re* givc'ii (juite a bit to consider when accounting lor STAAR inti.) a stu-ek'nl's final grade* — that is, Il the stale doe*sn't sc rap the* plan altogether Ihursd.n evening, tlie* trusle’(*s re>cc‘ivc*d recom-me*nelation Irom stall r(*g.irding he>vv the* State* ol lexas Assessments ol Ac.idemu Readiness (SIAAR) e'xam should ac c ount tor 1 3 perc ent ol a student's tinal graele. Howc*vt*r, thc*re is a l)it of a hite h - the Texas F (I u c a t i o n A ge n c y m a y ultimately elrof) that mandate* in the* ne*ar future. "We have another legislative session in two years; tht*re's a lot of discussion to take tion to (k) away w ith the I 3 [)er-c ent," (’omal ISD assistant supermtende'nt ot .ita-demics and student se*rvic> t*s )odi Duron said, "There was tu*v(*r the* intention to c reate* this much e)l a prolileni lor the* school distrre Is anel now thc*y're beginning to sc*e the light." [)uron adde'd th.d it's alwa\s been the state's lolic \ to ne'ver die talc* TOW grading should be* ekine* on a leu ,il level, yc't that IS c'xae tly what is ha[)~ pc'ning. "What the*y've done is literallv chatigc*d our grading guidelinc*s," she* said. '"So, this ce)ulel go .iway l)eforc* this group (eit trc*sh-man) graduates. ... It may even clie before we* e*ven get too involve*d with it." For now, though, stall must plan in c ase a student ne*eds to retake the STAAR exam. Duron rc*c-ommended retakc*s c an overwnle* prev lous sc ores ,ind be- usc'd to c ale ul.ite inlo .1 student's e ourse gr.ide*. STA.AR will Ik* he*ld in A[)ril and \t.i\ with re'takes m ()( tober, |ul\ .ind the* lollowing ,April .Hid M.n. flu* Sl,*\AR e'xam will span ov(*r I't da\s tor gtadc's tc'sting them in 12 c'tul-ol c outsc' .lie.IS in Math, Sc ic'iu e*, I nglish anel Sot Studies. It will also cletc'rnifne' whe*the'r .i student pre)gre'ss to the-ne*xt gr.itle*. Since this was onl\ an inlorm.Uion pre*s(*nt.ition, no vole or prolonge*tl dis-c ussie)ii was he*ld. llu* trustee's took the* rc'c om me*ndation uneler aek ise* me*nl. Fruste'C's did make* .» vote on TXl ( e*nie'iit's recjuc'sl lor a /fine* rc'solu-tmn re*invt*stment, though. State* l.iw .ill( )^\ s scili )i »I disiric Is the' .ibit[i\ to gr.ini l.t\ bre*.iks lo l.irgf'-sc .ile ,ind .lite'rn.ilive e'lie'rgv projee Is, w hie h w ill then be* [i.iid bac k lo rhe* sc,hools. In this agre-c' nu'nt, 1X1, which is exp.nieling its ope'ratioiis, would gt't .1 t o AC'ar tax brc'.ik .111(1 ( IS1 ) will ret eive* S 1 million o\ei tl)(' c ouise ol a dei .idc', 'Wc''ve done ,i I.hi .unouni ol due diltge'nee' re'garding this," ( omal ISI ) .itlornes Kc'vin ( )'l lanlon s.iid Ix'tore* the vtile*. "Not oiiK will il he*lp et onom-M de>ve'lopnient m the are.i, it w ill also provide* .i positive* be'iie*lit to the kids in the* are'.!." (Omal ISO trustc'c's voie eel no t one c'rns regarding ihe* issue and c|uit kl\ xolt'd ■' 0 in l.nor ol It, Tax revenues totaled $2,239,377 for 3 quarters From staff reports Proe c*eds from the city's hole*l nie)te'l oe c upanc y lax .ue* up .ibout 4 pe*rcent tor the* ye'ar .u e oreling te> tig-ures trom the ( itv t)} Ne*W' Braunfels lax re*ve*nues lor the* first thre*e e|u<irte*rs $2,2 V), I hat's up about 4 [X're e*nt trom the* S2,1 30,2 i < eoi lee ted tor the iirst thre*(* e|u.irt(*rs in 2010 Revenue’s In im the* tax lor the c ritic .it third c|u.irte*r e ol le>( led trom room oe c u[)an ( les in |ul\, August .tnd Sc'p-te>mbe*r .irid refli“( ling summertime* \ isilors lo the* t ity, were down slighlK. I liird cju.irtc'r re*ve*nue*s t(»l.ile'd $I,0H(),844, down less than I pe*rc c'lil com-parf'd to ihc' s.ime* [lerioel in 2010, when re*venues hit Ihe* e il\ s hotels, molc'ls .111(1 othe*r inns t h.irge visiti >rs .1 1 i pe're (*nt oc e uparu v t,i\ ( )f th.vl, ” [)en ent goe's to the t it\' .111(1 () pe*r( e*nt to the st.ltt*. 1 he* e ii\ s re*\,('nuc*s .ire distributed to New Br.iurv t(’ls (Otnenlion .ind Visitors Bure,HI, to Ne*w Braunlc'ls ( i\ic/(Onvention ( c*nt(*r o|i('r.itions, .ind to .irts and ( uliural groups \bout ‘»0 hotels, mott'Is .mil inns i ollee t ihe t.ix in lh(' ( il\, I lere*'s .i s.impling 1 )f t.ix ge'nt'rali >rs lor 201 1 : •    Sc hlitte-rliahn R(*sorts, S28(.,772 •    (.ourt\,ird b\ Marriott, Sl(.t,H2 •    TBarM, •    the' ( )ther Pl.ii e Rc'sorl, i I •    Wmdt^ate b\ Wvnd-h.Hii, $3‘»,Ht2. •    I ausi \ totc'l $22,4(i“ •    Prmi c* Solms Inn, S') » ’ > Heart of Texas Cremations fíncct (^rt'iiiation $775.00 (I (tmplflc r\ OMi' ( .ill or sio website lor det.uK Weihnachtsmarkt I riday, Nav. 18 Klam-eipm Saturday, N»>v. 1*) I0am-6pni Siiiutay, \(»v. 20 11 a nr-Spin Civic Center 75 UNIQUE VENnOUS Police evict Occupy Dallas protesters, arrest 18 people DALUS(AP) Occ upy Dallas [xrcitest-ers were evic ted early Thursday morning altc*r the demonstration at a camp-sitc* ne*ar ( ity Fiill rc*achi*el a 'tipping point" that inc ludc'd an c)ftsitc* dispute between two partic ipants, esc alating offense's and uns.initarx conditions, Dallas police* ( hiet David Brown said. Brown said (xilice* .vrrest-ecl 18 pee>ple* for violating the c Ity ordinance against people slee[)ing or being e)n    [iLiblic profierty from midnight to 3 a.m. I ie* said that police gave [irotesters about MO minutes toe lear out bc*lore otiicers made arrests, "I think we eneled u[) with the best circumstances. The peofile that ende*el up getting arrc'Stc'd vvante'd to lie arrestc*d as a statement about their f)rotest,"    Brenvn said at a news ce)nferc*nce, The cam|) shutdown came* on a el.iv saw demonstrations across the n.ition lo mark two mtinlhs sine (' the* moveme*nt's birth in a lowe*r park. TEXAS CINEMA 13 arrested at Occupy Houston march HOUSTON (AP) Houston police have arrested 1 i pc*ople eluring a downtown march that was sponsort*d in part by ()c e upy F^e)ustc)n firotest-ers. 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