Thursday, August 29, 1985

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 29, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Traeger fears f Ipod of Mexican refugees See Page 2A Comal Canyon cfs up 6 Canyon outflow cfs same Edwards dowfi Canyon Lake level down New Braunfels HcnaJd Throwing back the big New Texas around r l i i Community clowns 410 M053 MICROPLEX MITCH WOMBLE BOX 45436 TX 75245 240 Area Canyon Lake private airport planned PageSB 171 Thursday August 25 Cents 20 Pages2 Sections The River Gardens Clown in addition to working with area school performs monthly at the Eden Colonial Oak Crest Inn and Care Clown Christine center from Louise Edwin Lula clown coordinator Margie Billie Bennett and Woody Purcell during a per formance Wednesday at Colonial County takes hard line on child support By SARAH DUKE Staff writer Comal County is taking a hard line on fathers who are unwilling to pay child said County Attorney Bill Since the state attorney generals recent crack down on delinquent counties can deduct money from a fathers wages until the support is Penalties for failure to pay child support are Reimer said that while the vast majority of deliquent fathers are the county receives three or four new filings a Out of about 20 filings in a Reimer we have three or four cases where you just cant find the we cant find them there is really nothing we can Between seven and eight men are arrested each month in Comal County for failing to pay child sup Reimer Most of these men are placed on deferred which means they are placed on probation for one year and do not get a criminal record if they begin making Weve found that simply putting the men in jail is like throwing out the baby with the bath Reimer The county practices what is known as a workrelease program in which fathers in jail for failure to pay child support can work during the day and See Page 12A Officials hope for no holiday deaths By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer The state estimates as many as 45 persons will die in traffic accidents this Labor Day But Comal County hasnt been on that holiday fatality list for Our goal is a zero fatility holiday weekend and as few injuries as said Department of Public Safety John Local DPS records showed no fatalities over the Labor Day weekend for at least the last four But Labor Day is the last big weekend of the tourist and we always anticipate a great amount of traffic and Holder To deal with the higher volume of none of the local troopers are allowed a day off during the fourday holiday which begins at 6 Friday and ends at midnight We call it a special holiday Holder The troopers are instructed to have their cars in excellent We dont want or need any Theyre to stay out of the office and See Page 12A tate will appeal federal judges ruling on teacher testing AUSTIN AP Denying that a skills test given prospective teachers is racially state education officials are preparing to appeal a federal judges order to stop using Education Commissioner William Kirby said Wednesday the test is a crucial element in making sure public school teachers have the basic skills necessary to provide a iquality education to our People who do not possess adequate fundamental skills in writing and math cannot be allowed to teach in Texas Kirby Kevin assistant attorney general representing the Texas Education said the TEA is telling colleges and universities to obey District Judge William Wayne Justices order for OHanlon the state ask today or Friday for a stay that would block the preliminary injunction Justice issued Texas will carry that request to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans if he Its just too early in the game to say that minorities cannot pass the We dont think thats the OHanlon The temporary injunction Justice issued says college students must be allowed to take education courses even if they havent passed the standardized PreProfessional Skills Justice said he would rule later on the validity of the The Texas Education Agency has required prospective teachers to pass the PPST exam before enrolling in one of the states 65 teacher training The exam was required under a 1981 state But a coalition of minority groups argues that the test discriminates against blacks and Mexican They sought the in saying the test threatens to deplete the ranks of minority teachers in the This injunction allows these students to go on with their college said Audrey an attorney with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored Albert Kauffman of San an attorney for the Mexican American Legal Defense said results of the five tests given so far in Texas show He said that while 73 percent of white students taking the exam have only 34 percent of Hispanics and 22 percent of blacks passed The court found that there was a severe racial impact of this Kauffman This means that the core of minority teachers in the state simply will no longer be around in a few The court found that the children in the public schools will suffer because of a lack of minority role models in the he See Page 12A Juveniles implicated in burglary By PEBBIE OOLOACH Staff writer Four Comal County juveniles have been connected with four recent incidents of criminal mischief and a house burglary in the vicinity of Highway This started the week of 12 Inside Todays Weather A 20 percent chance of afternoon thundershowers are forecast for and a 20 percent chance Holiday notice The HeratdZeitung will be closed Monday to allow our employees to spend the Labor Day holiday with their Advertising deadline for Tuesday will be Friday at Advertising deadline for Wednesday will be Friday at 5 Classified advertising deadlines for Tuesday will be noon Friday for display ads and Friday for word Have a safe when about in damage was done to three mobile homes in Indian Hills There were holes in the you just flat tearing things said Comal County Sheriffs Investigator Kermit on a log cabin under construction on 281 close to Indian Hills was almost No dollar estimates have been finalized on that but the damage was he The same two juveniles responsible for the mobile homes were involved with the log plus two Kroesche He added the juveniles range from llto 14 years of Kroesche said the same group has been with a house burglary on 281 on Weve recovered some property on that one from them like a costume jewelry and ladies he Up hill battle Cutting grass on embankments gf Bif unfeJs hjfhwpy can sometimes be a fcMt it is a ehflfft fe rejpansifaJi foj keeping Tent Texas Department Higbwtyi and way Iflm is towns sportation is famisr highway fo tot Piy of thg department employee cyts the grass on the overpass at Loop 337 and Rock Street in New