New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 22, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas
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Out of the BACKPACK
NEW BRAUNFELS ISD • • •
New Braunfels High School
Region 12 choir clinic and concert iHon: Judson High School'
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Canyon High School
Region choir clinic
NEW BRAUNFELS ISD • • •
0 Board of Trustees
Board workshop Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: The Education Center • • •
COMAL ISD • • •
Thanksgiving holiday begins
NEW BRAUNFELS ISD • • •
Carl Schurz Elementary
Individual picture retakes • • •
Lone Star Elementary
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development comp day. Thursday and Friday will be student-staff holidays. School resumes Dec. I.
I Comal ISO schools
Students will obsetve the Thanksgiving holiday Monday through Friday and will return to school Dec. I. CISD's central office will be open Monday.
; I Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church
Students will present canned goods Wednesday at morning mass to help families in need
The information for this issue of Out of the BACKPACK was taken from calendars posted on the Web sites of New Braunfels ISD and Comal ISD or from information supplied by school district spokespersons Stephanie Ferguson (New Braunfels ISD) and Kari Hutchison (Comal ISD). lf your club or organization news is not listed, contact your school district representative, or send your information to the Herald-Zeitung by:
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New Braunfels football players sing the national anthem before Friday night's playoff game.
From staff, wire reports
NBU GETS NATIONAL AWARD FOR ACCOUNTING - The certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting has been awarded to New Braunfels Utilities by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report.
The certificate of achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.
This is the 13th consecutive year NBU has received this honor.
The NBU Financial report was judged to meet the high stan- ; (lards of the program, including demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its Financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the report.
DA S OFFICE NOT PLANNING TO PROSECUTE BRADBERRY —
The Tarrant County district attorney’s office will not pursue a criminal investigation into allegations that a former New Braunfels Independent School District superintendent violated the state Open Records Act. .
Ann Diamond, chief litigator for the district attorney’s office, said the biggest factor in not pursuing prosecution of Charles Bradberry was the Keller Independent School District’s eventual release of the documents.
On Oct. 23, Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist Dave Ueber requested that the KeHer district provide invoices from former district roofing consultant Phil Mayfield, according to Diamond’s written summary of the allegations on Thursday.
After receiving the request, Bradberry allegedly asked that the invoices be forwarded to the district’s construction manager. On Oct. 31, the district notified Ueber that it did not have the
Sheriff’s office lades off annual Green Santa effort
Sheriff Bob Holder has put out an all-points bulletin looking for children who might have wished v for a special gift for Christmas— and for people who can help them get it.
Green Santa is the sheriffs program for helping needy families in Comal County have a little bit better holiday.
“We’re seeking children that have wished for a special toy for Christmas, but because of financial circumstances, may not be so blessed as to have their wish come true,” said organizer, Shar-ron Faulkner.
“Green Santa has operated for the last 14 years and has brought
A district official apparently told the school board president about the situation Nov. 5. The documents were provided to Ueber on Nov. 13 or 14.
Bradberry placed himself on voluntary paid leave Nov. IO at the request of the school board president. On Monday, the board will consider whether to take action on Bradberry’s leave.
His attorney Neal Adams said the superintendent likely would return to work Monday. Bradberry declined to comment.
MOTHER TURNS SELF IN ON CHARGES SHE DUMPED HER BABY — A 24-year-old Texas Wesleyan student turned herself in to Hurst police Friday afternoon to face an attempted capital murder charge in the discarding of an infant.
Dana L Wilson is accused of leaving her newborn son in a trash bin after.putting him in a tied plastic bag. Her bail is $100,000.
The baby was listed in good condition Friday at Cook Children’s Medical Center, said spokeswoman Susan Schoolfield.
The infant was found inside a
smiles to many faces during the holiday season,” Faulkner said. “It’s a special effort of the Comal County Sheriff's Office employees assisted by local merchant donations and private donations. We’re all gearing up for another successful season bringing joy to some needy children in Comal County.”
Applications Fan be picked up at the Comal County Sheriff's Office, 3005 W. San Antonio St., in New Braunfels. These applications must be returned by Dec. IO.
For information or to make a donation, call Faulkner at 620-3420.
garbage-filled plastic bag in a trash bin a week ago in the Fort Worth suburb of Hurst.
Veterinarian Lee Chenault and technician Katy Marquis of the Metroplex Animal Clinic found the baby. Child Protective Services will maintain custody of the newborn when the hospital releases him. ;
A tip led police to Wilson,
Hurst police Sgt. Craig Teague said. No other suspects have been identified.
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PRINCETON STUDENTS PLAY CHESS WITH INMATES — The
Ivy Leaguers beat the convicts — but not all of them — in chess matches Friday that pitted inmates against four Princeton University students, including the son of a Nobel laureate.
In the end, two New Jersey State Prison inmates managed to defeat the students, while four others played them to draws. Fifty-eight inmates took part.
“I beat one of those guys," said Terrance Manley, 28, who is serving time for manslaughter. "And now I’m ready for the next one.” The Princeton students — after being frisked and ushered through the gates of the maxi-
mum-security prison — were struck by how the game could bring them into contact with people so different from them.
“It’s about how you can take two diametrically opposed people and see how they relate,” said Samson Benen, 18. “It’s amaz-
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Benen also noted how some of the prisoners played a different style of chess than the classical brand he was used to: “These players used more unusual positions.”
Prison officials touted the chess match as a way to enhance the players’ life skills.
POLICE MAKE ARRESTS IN SUICIDE BOMBINGS - Anti-terrorism police detained more suspects Friday and are now holding a dozen people in a spate of suicide bombings blamed on al-Qaida that claimed 54 lives.
An intelligence report presented to authorities said some Islamic radicals who fought in Chechnya, Afghanistan and Bosnia may have returned to Turkey to work with militant groups.
Foreign governments, including the United States and Britain, cautioned that terrorists could strike again and issued travel warnings fo their citizens.
The Hurriyet newspaper said police were questioning seven people in connection with Thursday’s blasts at the British Consulate and theTXirkish headquarters of the HSBC bank, which killed 27 people and two bombers.
At least three groups or individuals claiming links to al-Qaida claimed responsibility for the attacks.
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Matters of Public Record
Law enforcement officers in Comal County and New Braunfels charged the following between Nov. 20 and 21:
David R Aguirre. 21. San Antonio, no driver s license; failure to appear/no driver's license; failure to stop at stop sign; failure to maintain financial responsibility.
Russtin E. Benke, 41, Spring Branch, theft by check between $20 and $500.
Ruben Canizales Jr., 26, New Braunfels, speeding; failure to appear.
Charles E. Dailey, 49, New Braunfels, motion to revoke pro
bation/driving while intoxicated, second offense.
Juan A. Davila Jr., 29, New Braunfels, no driver's license. Vanessa Gallegos, 17, New Braunfels, failure to appear/failure to attend school.
Jesus G. Guevara, 34, San Antonio, expired inspection sticker. expired license plates; failure to maintain financial responsibility; failure to appear; speeding — 14 mph over limit, violation of driver's license restriction 'A." Craig D. Knodel, 26, New Braunfels, injury to a child. Raymond D. Martin, 38, Canyon Lake, criminal nonsupport. Joseph A Miller, 27, New
Braunfels, failure to maintain financial responsibility (3 charges); speeding — 69 mph in a 45 mph zone; failure to appear/speeding.
Shane K. Wagner, 24, San Marcos, possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana; failure to maintain financial responsibility.
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