New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 5, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas
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Guest columnist Coreen Schmidt writes how domestic violence affects everyone, not just victims. Page 4A
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DEAR ABBY 4B CLASSIFIEDS 6B COMICS 3B CROSSWORD 3B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS BA TV GRIDS 4BTIPHER one step closer to expansion
By Leigh Jones
Planning and Zoning Commission members unanimously approved a zoning change Tuesday that
will facilitate the Institute for Public Health and Education Research’s expansion plans.
If city council grants final approval, TIPHER will increase its classroom space
adjacent to the Westside Community Center in a house on South Krueger Avenue.
The building also will be used as a food pantry to help
store provisions for the group’s weekly lunch-time soup kitchen.
Executive Director Carlos Campos told commissioners the popularity of
TIPHER’s GED and ESL classes encouraged the board to acquire new property.
“Our classes are just overflowing,” he said. “This
house will help, but eventually we hope to build a new building on the vacant land next to it.”
See ZONING, Page 3
NBISD hires teacher to fill new position
By Jessica Sanders
Jam-packed kindergarten classes have forced Memorial Primary School to hire a new teacher to alleviate overcrowding.
New Braunfels school board members voted Tuesday to hire Marisela Aguirre to fill a new teaching position. Christie Lawson and GayeToppert were hired to fill existing positions. They also accepted the resignation of Jana Borie, who accepted a job outside of teaching.
Lawson will start Oct. 15 as a science curriculum specialist. Toppert will replace Borie as the Gifted and Talented program teacher at Carl Schurz and Lone Star elementaries.
Janet Patton, assistant superintendent of
See NBISD, Page 2
A LOOK INTO THE FUTURE
Candy Bouquet ness offers boquets that are beautiful, edible.
■ Main Course - Montana Mike's
■ Dessert - Old Fashioned Bakery and Specialty Shop
■ Breakfast - Eden Home
■ Barbecue - Granzin
■ Italian - Johnny Carino's Italian Restaurant
■ Mexican - Miss Ruby's
■ German - River Rock Steak Haus at the Holiday Inn___
■ Presentation - Myron's Steakhouse
■ People's Choice - Gristmill
Jennifer Collier, left, and Kristy Gallaway enjoy a variety of different vendors Tuesday evening at the Taste of theTown at the Comal County Fairgrounds.
By Jessica Sanders
There was no wedding and no reception, but there sure was wedding cake.
Hortensia Chapa, owner of Old Fashion Bakery and Specialty Shop, was so busy passing out her winning Italian cream wedding cake that she almost missed out on offerings from 29 other restaurants.
“It’s been fun, my family brought me back a plate,” said Chapa during the McKenna Children’s Museum Taste of Town Tuesday.
She said her business participated for a second year because the event provided a great opportunity to give back to the community.
“It’s so important to help the children,” she said.
Randy Gray, a board member for the children’s museum, said the event raised $24,000 for the museum last year.
He said they would like to grow, but 30 restaurants is die most the event can hold at this time because the number of vendors is limited by space. This year, Taste of the
Town was moved from Wursdialle to the Comal County Fairgrounds to accommodate more guests.
“Here we have a little more room, people can go outside more easily and there is an area that’s air-conditioned,’’ he said “We really want the people who attend to enjoy themselves.”
Rita Radosevich said she has enjoyed the event so much in the past that she bought tickets for 12 friends who volunteer with her in the community.
“Its a way to treat everybody for what they do,” she said.
Gruene Music, Wine Fest to benefit groups
By Jessica Sanders
Connoisseurs of fine wine and music will find heaven in Gruene on Saturday during the 19th Annual Gruene Music and Wine Fest.
The festival will feature more than 20 wineries from across the state as well as Texas food producers. Texas artists will provide live music during wine tastings and concerts at Gruene Hall.
Organizer Mary Jane Nalley said the
See GRUENE, Page 2
AT A GLANCE
■ Appetizer - Gristmill River Restaurant and Bar
Taste of the Town offers treat for everyone
Photos by DAVID INGRAM/Herald-Zeitung
New Braunfels District 4 City Council member Valerie Hull explains to Canyon Middle School eighth-grader Ryan Franz how things work during a mock city council meeting during Shadow Day Tuesday.
AT A GLANCE
■ New Braunfels eighth-graders have been enjoying Shadow Day for 16 years
■ 264 students and 72 businesses participated this year.
■ The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce, who sponsors Shadow Day, is looking for more businesses to participate so more students will get a chance to see how the business world operates. To sign up, contact Rusty Brockman at (830) 625-2385
Air Life RN Ron Beasley talks with area middle school students about his job aboard the air ambulance during Shadow Day Tuesday morning. Seventy-two Dusinesses and 264 students from local schools participated in the annual event.
Students participate in annual Shadow Day
By Leigh Jones
New Braunfels teens would be confined to their homes after 9 p.m. if city hall was run by eighth-graders.
A mock city council of seven middle school students unanimously approved a citywide curfew for minors Tuesday during Shadow Day, a six-hour foray into the world of grown-ups.
The members made their decision against the advice of their young police chief, Canyon Middle School student
Matthew Earley, and the majority of students in the audience.
With a little prompting from his shadow “buddy,” New Braunfels Police Department Capt. John Villarreal, Farley told council the curfew would be a violation of the students’ civil rights.
"Children are citizens, too,” he said. “They should get to stay out if their parents want them to.”
District 3 Councilwoman See SHADOW, Page 3All U Can Eat CATFISH
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