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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 4, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                Canyon guys get first district win SV Page 10A New Braunfels New Texas 25 Zeitimc Two 20 Pages A9 Wednesday February 25 Cents ii t Stammtisch Someone told a member of our staff two days ago that the reason youre reading Stammtisch is because someone else once tried to write a column like If credit is deserved for inspiring this erstwhile compendium of local intelligencia it is the evolving group of New Braunfelsers who sit at the laden table at Krauses most morn ings and share life and Not that their conversation is con tained It is Weve received a lot of nice comments about this and were grateful it has received the response it Like we said the first day Stammtisch was there wont always be funny or crucially important stuff in But then life isnt always funny or Local radio personality Don Ferguson apparently has told so meone that one of our Leslie has been dismissed from her Nothing could be further from the Big Don didnt start the but as good newsmen pursued it through Socratic of kept it Leslie is a great asset to our newspaper and has not been fired or otherwise fallen from She is a real nice lady and a credit to her Community Council of South Cen tralTexas once again will distribute United States Department of Agriculture commodities read food from 9 to 2 Tues at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Lowincome folks needing foodstuffs will need to bring Food Stamp identification Medicaid pay check stubs or other suitable identification in order to prove The com modities are distributed on a first first served For more call Please do do not call the Comal County Sportsmans Association will conduct a fish fry from to 8 Friday at The Hall sic on Kowald Large plates are while small fry plates are just Oink You really oughta check this cause its the association are nice people and its a cheap if you should take a date to a fish you might better be able to make a case for watching submarine races after you are satiated in the culinary Arthur a Seguin native and New Braunfelser since nearly before there were came by the other day to say there are no such things as Hispanics and MexicanAmericans if such folks are American naturalized or He objects to calling people Hispanics if they are actually New Braunfelsers or Seguinites or hes of that Hispanics are people whose primary language and country of choice is Spanish pero veamos nada Incor recto en llamando alguno por un nombre que eiios Hospice New Braunfels will have a dinner 10 in Oakwood Baptist Church to recognize the invaulaWe contributions of its and also to introduce its new board members and thank the outgoing This is one great New Were going to the din Details The Menu N B student ex pel led for toting gun New Braunfels ISD trustees expell ed an eighthgrade student Tuesday for carrying a weapon on school pro Board president Bob Self said following the called meeting that the student was expelled for the re mainder of the school New Braunfels Police reports state that the student was found carrying a 25 caliber semiautomatic handgun at New Braunfels Middle School last Self said the students parents did not contest the disciplinary action and the boy already has been withdrawn from The student will not be allowed to attend the Teen Connection alternative Also school board members reviewed recommenda tions by the Dress Code Committee concerning new The board is expect to vote on the new policy at a later Rivers panel eyes permits for shuttles By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer The Rivers Advisory Board voted Tuesday to recommend that New Braunfels City Council implement a process of permitting shuttle ser vices transporting chairman of the said she thinks the permits are a reasonable method of charging shuttle services for operating within See page2A Catholic Schools J CATHOLIC Candy Brenda Valdez and AAarisa Resales put up the banner in front of Peter and Paul Catholic Church and School in recognition of Catholic Schools recommends user for Cypress Bend DAVID MAY Staff Writer The board passed the resolution Memorial Day through Labor at its regular meeting Tuesday VTv Parks and Monies generated by the wife rares ana charge would go into a fund to off Rewmroendation to council will set S bethatafeeofTScentsbecharged Individual using water Details of imDlenutkHi remain WwaOonal wSpuse me tobelroaXart RWkasanejrttfromSrlverw J from Cibolo officials stymied as to city administrator post ByJOHNKASTNER Correspondent CIBOLO Cibolo Mayor Bill Little has issued some strong words of advice following the recent walkout of City Administrator David which left the small Guadalupe County town floating in a pool of In a statement late last Little strongly defended his his decision not to immediately fill the vacant city despite the heat he is taking from residents and council As of late Monday Little was confined to the Fort Sam Houston Hospital stricken with Mayor ProTern Dannie Bishop is handling matters in the When contacted Monday by Bishop said of the Harp The whole ordeal is an outright wage Harps demands couldnt be Councilman Tex Farnsworth summed up the matter by its just bad The heated battle has been tossed back and forth since former city admlnistratsr payM Harp left Ms position last By not idling the we nave been able to save rapre than Uttle Little believes that 9 town that has trimmed Its im budget to the coupled with a slumping Texas economy tbat noted a 30 percent drop in sales tax has been hard There are some things happening which Im not at liberty to talk about right which will adversely af fect Little Bight w have had to put that on hold and are not actively seeking a new ad Little pointed out that Cibolo is a mayorcouncil form of raunjcipaji government and ttS ctty charter 4pjg oat require a city The city admtoistrator serves strictly at the quired by our f I have bsej working four houw a day at ctty ball to fulfill those Little It has taken away from my regular but I love Cibolo and am willing and dont mind doing We want a city administrator and Cibolo needs a city but its not Little Were not going to raise taxes to the point where it will prevent business and people from moving Into Cibolo in order to pay a city The staff is supposed to be working for the not the other way Little added that the slumping economy has also somewhat lessened the need for a city If we arent having we dont need one as Little When Cibolo starts to grow there will be more of a need for a city administrator and more revenues to pay his In a related incident that left several residents ques tioning state Council member Charles Jupe has been ordered to complete the remainder of Us although he has missed three consecutive council Texas law states that Any member absent for three regular consecutive meetings shall be deemed to have vacated his When asked why Jupe was not expelled from Bishop defended the Jupe had good reasons not to be present at the three there is no reason to expel someone like he said who was contacted at home early this refused He did Oil the situation was strictly personal When asked if he sees any further plans that call for the position of city administrator to be Bishop A lot depends upon fee physical condition of Mayor LUtte too sooo to tell return to Ws or resident of Ohoio wUi have another chance to voice thejjr Ukes and dislikes came AprU i when the mayors ajogg with pAacse two and currently held by Biifcop and Fred Ntem Child support enforcement falling short Local group tries to help single parents cope with collect from delinquent spouses By DAVID MAY Staff Writer A lot of fathers do not pay what they should for child support and lit tle can be done to ensure they In recent America not so quick to recognize and resolve her problems has spent millions of dollars to inform and educate the public about the problems of drugs and alcohol in America is now quagmired In another quasisocial one that leaves millions living at or below the poverty level while billions of dollars in welfare and court costs on both national and state levels emerge as one of the root causes of poverty in the enforcing court ordered child support payments is a twosided coin that produces a myriad of problems within A glance at some national statistics reveal the magnitude of the issue at hand As of sing 25 percent of ing while 2sfc the nations children parent numbering Women head 89 percent single parent families and now total These families have in creased 113 percent since Singleparent families increased 117 percent between 1970 and In singleparent families make up 54 percent of all families with children under 18 who are living below the poverty numbering 55 percent of all children living in femaleheaded single parent homes were while 63 percent of such children had family incomes less than 125 percent of the poverty Only percent of divorced mothers had been awarded alimony in Of percent received full payment and onethird received More than billion dollars in courtordered child support payments went uncollected In In federal Aid to Families with Dependent Children AFDC payments totalled more than In Social Service Benefits cost taxpayers billion about onefourth the national 53 percent of singleparent families are raising children with no support from the absent Those figures merely scratch the surface of the problems and effects of nonfinancial support by a divorced or absent parent in the United marriages end in divorce at a oneintwo forcing one million new children annually into singleparent Congress in 1984 passed the Child Support Enforcement which re quired states to adopt proven en forcement one of which is mandatory wage Memorizing a spouses Social Securi ty number can aid the government in this type of In some liens can be placed OP property of noncustodial parents who defy courtordered child support A study performed by The Childrens a lobbying indicates that If all payments were there would be some fewer families living tn Texas recently adopted certain en farcement including gar and Issued guideUoes uvough the Supreme Court that can when considering Everyone has an axe to Its a twosided issue and a domestic war in some The sociological and psychological ramifications are all bound We have to weigh all the fac Judge Robert Pfeuffer 207th State District Court parent families based on the average of other was ex tremely The state attorney generals divi sion for child support enforcement reports more than active cases at Society is increasingly realizing its stake in the upbringing of children hi singleparent families and the special demands of these Stadiesreveal nearly three out of children bom in this decade will spendiatv least part of their growing years in aoneparent Divorced and commonly accepted in todays society as the simplicity of divorce laws and procedures While streamlining the government apparently left children with practically a nonfunctional sup port Noncustodial parents who refuse to pay their support can be held in contempt of court and but many judges use that as a last resort because such a ruling many only complicate and make matters worse on the Everyone has an axe to Its a twosided issue and a domestic war in some said Judge Robert Pfeuffer of the 207th state District The sociological and psychological ramifications are all bound We have to weigh all the contends the veteran of many divorce Pfueffer said jailing a deadbeat parent doesnt solve the What have you accomplished He loses his becomes another burden of the state and creates more disharmony between the The courts have to try to fashion a more workable he In the support question has never been fully Reports show that husbands tend to default on payments in a surprisingly short period of usually on the first A study by the Social Security Ad ministration revealed that of million divorced women with depen dent 36 percent received full payment of courtdecreed sup while only 53 percent received any payment at Much has been written about deadbeat They tend to use denial of visitation or their inability to pay because of finanlcial situa tions as excuses for Often they desert the family and leave the It is not uncommon to find an ab sent parent who is working at a good paying job while still refusing to pay child A statistic supplied by the Washingtonbased lobby group sab that within year after a a husband improves bis standard of living by an average of 42 while the wifes income drops 7 per of support mUUojo went wa ear ijocWid support in the stateto issued fU mJHto in AFDC m average of nos monjfajy Children often become pawns IB a game between separating parents who use them as weapons in quarrels over In a report issued by the office in showed bMweeo rinn anH ivMnnHanoat ni t WP it   

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