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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 20, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                BOX SI 6423 TX 75381 Brotze Rice Pages Page 2 Roykoon Page 4 New Braunfels New Texas Zcituno 14 4r Tuesday January 25 Cents One 10 Pages NASA Talk I New Braunfels Utilities is holding a meeting to tell all the folks in the West End about soontobegln repairs to the sewer system in that part of Bob NBUs general said the work will go on for several months and could cause some inconvenience of the residents of that The meeting will begin at 7 at Holy Family 245 Sohn said he plans to outline the work schedule for con cerned This relates to Up With People will be 10 at the Civic Center and will feature the B Cast of more than 100 performers from 30 states and 15 foreign coun The first half of the show will feature tunes and entertainment cir ca 1960s and into the The second half of the per formance will be a humdinger featuring international talent and dances from around the huh New they need Host people willing to house and feed once or twice a day the all fine young peo ple for whom the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce is The cast arrives in town the departs the To arrange things as a host call the chamber at 6252385 and ask for Be Jay or This will be a good show with lots of Tickets are available through the chamber and at area Cost is for for students and senior A dollar dis count is available for those who buy their tickets in Rachelle a former part ner in the not outofbusiness Jacob Mendlovitz store at 180194 San An wants everyone to know that the store is not in will not reopen and has sold all its stock to Rudy owner and operator of Acme Merchandising of El Seems there was some confu sion about whether the store had ac tually closed based on Kahns statements that he was here to close out the Kahn has pur chased all remaining Mendlovitz stock and will bring in some of his own to sell within the For the the partnership of Klepak and Max brother and is no no longer in all ac cording to the laws of the For those of you with that mucho ouch in the morning and at times when we really need to use our limbs and joints is ag There is Sponsored by the Arthritis Physical Therapy Unlimited and Comal County Community Educa tion a selfhelp course designed by professionals will pro vide information about the how to appropriately exercise to lessen its use of relaxation how to work with your doctor and ways to cope with the Big A in Classes start 31 and preregistration is For more call Robert Rodriguez at 6257300 ot the Com munity Education office at Might not be a bad idea for non arthritic Guadalupe Taxpayers Association will meet on the topic Petitioning to Retire in Peace Jan 28 in Mc The meeting had been scheduled for but that is Meeting will begin about at the Lions Club on FM Rendition is the first line of says association Pro posed legislation now pending before the Texas legislature also will be The Menu CROSS CADs directors to consider ARB Board set to cull chief appraiser applicants Saturday Election of new officers will be the first order of business for the The Comal Appraisal Districts board of directors when it meets The board will also consider an ap pointment of a 1987 Appraisal Review The board will meet at Wednesday at the appraisal district office at 644 Loop In other ac the board also will consider a budget amendment to the 1986 budget allowing for payment of architec tural and audit Also the board likely will go in to executive session to discuss appointing a chief Pat Fox has been acting chief ap praiser since Glenn Brucks resigned from that The board meets again at 9 Saturday at the appraisal district of fice to hold another executive session to conduct interviews with prospec tive applicants for the chief ap praiser The board has been criticized by the districts Rick See Page N B P D offers rewa rd in Martinez slaying Angelo an aerospace educa tion specialist with the National Aeronautics and Space speaks to students at Lone Star Elementary School Cassaburri stresses that NASA is more than a rocket factory and researches a variety of aeronautics phenomenon and For a complete story on Cassaburris see Kaleidoscope in Sun days New Braunfels police are seeking information leading to the arrest and conviction of the or responsible for the 28 slaying of Comal County resident Jose Mar tinez in the New BraunfelsComal County Crime Stoppers crime of the A reward of up to is being of fered until 30 for information on this weeks Crime Stoppers pays for information on any felony case and callers are not required to give their Call 620TIPS and speak to the officer on The body of the 75yearold rural Comal County resident was discovered on the Union Pacific railroad tracks near Goodwin Lane at His 1983 CMC pickup believed taken by his was later found in Martinez died as a result of severe injuries to the believed to have been caused by blows from a blunt in N B high schools see fewer drop outs Hispanic students leave classes behind twice as often as their Anglo counterparts By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer Local Hispanic students are dropp ing out of high school at a rate twice that of their white Since 47 students have dropped out of New Braunfels High School 26 of those students were With an enrollment of New Braunfels student body is 34 percent yet 55 percent of those students leaving school were The dropout rate for Hispanics at NBHS is 5 percent com We try to make them realize that theres not much they can do without a high school Will Krieg CHS principal pared to percent for white As the largest high school in Comal New Braunfels leads the county with the highest percentage of drop Smithson Valley High School has seen seven students drop out since the beginning of the school year in translating into a drop out rate of less than l Ca nyon High School has lost 13 or percent of the student to the ranks of drop Although local educators are work ing to keep every student in local dropout rates are far lower than the statewide The In tercultural Development Research a private research firm in San released a study last October showing that roughly 33 per cent of all students who start the ninth grade in Texas do not 45 percent of Hispanic students drop out compared to 27 per cent of white students and 34 percent of Miriam New Braunfels Independent School Districts truant said the 1 reason students cite for dropping out of school is poor That reason includes a variety of Campos but usually it means the students have gotten so far behind in their See Page 2 GBR A elects new officers Eddie Gumbert of Wimberiey has been elected chair man of the board of the Guadalupe Blanco River I will try to carry on the office as my predecessors have Gumhert said during the board meeting last Gumbert is in volved in real estate development in Hays County and has served on the board since Gumbert said his prime concern is to continue efforts to construct hydroelectric plant at Canyon Dam He has served as vice chairman of the board and replaces Preston Stofer of Lang Mott as When took the bad some Taylor goals and Ive accomplished all but about two of Stofer He added that he was disappointed that the hydro project had not progressed further under his director from Kendall said he thinks the river authority has made significant progress in the past Our chairman has made some substantial steps toward completion of the hydro project and is getting a water treat ment plant he The river authority is building a new wastewater treatment plant near NorthcWfesutwU TWs board has always worked very closely together and I think we Chenault can do that with this new Schwethelm John Taylor of McQueeney was named vice chairman of the board after being nominated by Elliot Kiww of New Taylor Is a state director of the Texas Newspaper Advertising He served on the board from WTO to 1979 and was Kathryn Chenault of Gonzales was named secretarytreasurer of the GBRA General Manager John Specht commended the new officers on their They are accep ting responsibility or a litUe more than mMon in be Low selfesteem cited as reason for leaving By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer A large number of students who drop out of high school do so because they lack the selfesteem to keep up with their classmates and live up to their Thats the opinion of Nancy director of Teen Connection alter native school and group foster Some of these kids have had a lifetime of low self she its a combina tion of ignorance and low self They just dont think theyre capable enough to ever make Students very often have a narrow range of Ney They dont realize what opportunities are out live in a cocoon where everyone they know has done the same thing and they think theyre going to do that same The alternative school teaches high school students who have been referred by the New Braunfels High Since it opened in about 137 students have attended class at the alter native Those students were referred because they need ed individual attention that mainstream schools couldnt offer or because they were suspended from Ney The schools director said that although she has no way of know ing how many of those students have graduated from high she feels the school has prevented several students from giving up on education and Its really hard to totally define how we impact the dropout but we feel a lot of our students would have dropped out if they hadnt come she Students at the alternative school generally stay from three to nine What we do is try to get them ready for the mainstream she Teachers accomplish that goal by working with the students on an individualized There are no more than 10 students in a Ney Students and their parents can receive individual and group Ney said some of the students have such poor selfimages when they get to the school that they have trouble relating to other peo she they will avoid eye contact and rarely she she sees students bloom in the accepting and positive environment of the Those make you feel very she Its like wat ching a flower Those can go back to school and be suc cessful because they believe theyre But Ney said the school is not always once they get they like it and they want to go back to she theyre just biding their time until theyre old enough to get The major reason why students are moved to the alternative school is because of Ney of them are truant a lot because theyre feeling over whdmed at individualized she Said   

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