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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 22, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Opinions Dave Editor and Publisher Jim Managing Editor New Texas February Editorial NBISD board teaching unique kind off lesson It would be easy to criticize New Braunfels Independent School Board of Trustees over their expulsion of 12 students under their revised disciplinary management It would be correct to say drugs are a bigger problem in sheer numbers in larger school districts and as with the murder rate in New a few bad apples can make more of the barrel look after are supposed to provide the opportunity for education to all Texas Kicking them out of school doesnt do even carrying a weapon were reasons for expelling middle through high school level There is a greater good to be served here in that the examples made of these former students will discourage similar behavior from the current students who might consider doing the same thing and to protect those who wouldnt misbehave in the first Cant argue with Peer of would be the most effective way to curb drugs and inappropriate behavior in our And some students have succeeded in getting the message out that people who go to a party intending to get so messed up they cant leave safely are not NBISDs trustees are reinforcing the sentiment by acting as the partys Its their right to do Will the expelled students fare well out of school How many of them will go somewhere perhaps at greater ex pense to their families Will drug use disappear from NBISD campuses as a result of strict enforcement Lets hope At least 12 people have been denied their right to an education for violating wellpublicized school If nothing maybe something unusual will happen students will pay more attention to the school board and their adult lives will be less of a Forum LETTER POLICY The HeraldZeitung welcomes All letters should be sign ed and include an address or telephone The newspaper reserves the right to Letters should be sent to New Braunfels Drawer New Texas or brought to our offices at Chamber To the Editor Once at the Chamber of Commerce building Tuesday after we again enjoyed the Chambers annual gesture of good will by its hosting of the cheese and wine party for the Winter This extended hand of friendship is indeed appreciated by we oldies who are fortunate to enjoy each winter season here in your delightful The friendliness and kindness of everyone we meet in the places of at the churches and at the various places of recreation make our stay here so very Thank you Chamber of Com for your thoughtfulness and to all you New Braunfels folks who are so kind to we snowbirds from up there in the chilly North We love Perry and Edith Johnston Mental help available 24 hours To editor On the night of 18 my Kathy was arrested by a Department of Public Safety officer for an unpaid traffic She was taken to the Comal County Sheriffs Department and upon she was told she was going to be She quickly phoned her The DPS officer told her she had ex actly 10 minutes and she was going to She again called her house to verify that her parents were on their She tried talking to the officer explaining how she could not be lock ed up or confined due to the act that she is a severe The officer again repeated she was going to be locked Again she beg dont lock me handcuff me to the chair in the I have a mental illness con cerning severe When her husband tried to explain her mental the officer shoved flashlight into his causing it to stating he would throw him in At the end of seven Kathy on her way to The more sshe cried and began going into a psychotic the mere she was roughly She was repeatedly tojd everyone cap he WtOch increased her anxiety causing began to harm herself physically while officers stood without offer ing any The officers refused to contact the or any qualified help until the fine was No matter how much her husband pleaded for her to be taken to the he was They officers watched for go ing into scratching her pounding her head on the con crete floor and When her father and I we immediately demanded EMS ser Upon their the EMS technicians stated there was nothing they could or would do for someone in that They stood around around for 45 minutes watching my daughter in We are not If they had only been aware of the act that here in Comal County there Is 24hour help available through the Depart ment of whose number Is and that personal resident numbers are also There are qualified counselors and doctors on staff who are ready and willing to be called upon 24 hours a This service is available to not requir ing any money Her husband and father had to physically carry her out of the sheriffs department while her pleaded or the of ficers to the yell ed at her stating that they wished he would hurry up and get his crazy daughter out of the police sta To be professionally trained law and medical servants of this com it is a shame that the sheriffs department and EMS ser vice do not know about the services available in their own county Just a phone call The staff at Comal County Mental Health Mental Retardation Center woujd gladly come to the aid of anyone 24hours a They would have been able to advise the officers that someone to this severe psychotic state cannot be handled by brute They could have treated her medically and brought her back to a somewhat wwmal frame of mind within than force her to be they were her attacker and ftat abe must beg for mercy and for Gad to take her We aftd free her from this state for hour upon The point I would like to stress to this Wtor is there iS htiP w MPQfesJifliM MBmUHCT ifi SUPb ifr stances as The Carnal CstiOr WW ty MHMR Is a office DEoyidfld by our tax WWWP vSBMW RLIN6 FoR AT ClTV SEATS James Bachelor life not all its cracked up to be The bachelor life is often thought to be an altogether pleasant way of It was so depicted through the character of Henery Higgins in My Fair Literature abounds with citations to the same it is have For those who are professionally it may be But for one who has been married for 44 and finds himself thrust temporarily and justifiably into the status of it is a different Under such I must advise you that as the French is pour les It is for the You will infer that my wife is and so she She is wintering down in the bet ter to escape a windchill factor that recently hit 35 degress below zero here at We have had quite enough of In she That is 27 five hours and 42 minutes in the I venture certain scholarly obser vations and raise a few questions that recently have absorbed The first observation is that the food for the most agrees that man was not meant to live the industry packages things for You cannot buy one catfish or a single slice of veal because they do not come that This is the ark theory of merchandising two by two and into the Most of the my wife loves to She Guest Column has even written a to be published later this She enjoys a pinch of this and a touch of Some fulltime I unders also delight in whipping up a tasty lobster bisque and a superb beef But God did not make me to God made me to The toughest problem for an amateur in the I can tell is to make things come out on I have a natural talent for making lists it is amoung the things I do and I have tried the technique put on potato make the salad start the chop turn chop remove These tidy exer cises are I was burning the fried onions the other evening before the steak went into the Let me propound this law of the kit chen Things always take longer than the direc tions This is especially true of baked which take about six Why was the butterfly pork chop so tough It looked beautiful in the supermarket I fried it for four minutes and 35 seconds a and it tasted like an innertube Why does the fish fall apart when I pick it up Why does the egg yolk break in the pan Her egg yolks look up and This rule of thumb may be useful Anything that a bachelor cooks probably will be improved by The rule does not apply to baked ap and it works marginally with Otherwise the rule is one of general especially for burned onions and canned I should not be too critical of the food It is an old joke to make fun of TV The truth they are not that With a little ket the flounder Florentine is quite The stuffed peppers have a not intolerable and the macaroni and ap propriately tastes not at all like mararoni and It in like The frozen food packages take a bit of getting used Some of them go into boiling water and have to be first drowned and then rescued with fire Others come encased in plastic somewhat in the shape of flying These domes can be removed only with a which is provided by some pro cessors but not by Some instructions call for leaving the foil others for taking it It is therefore necessary that one actually read the a policy I have all my life A nonprofessional bachelor should not invite guests to He is likely to poison them and get sued by their If he hungers for the presence of an intelligent and beautiful he should watch The Scarecrow and King on Friday Or he can talk to the I have been talking to the dog a great She cares little for but she knows more about basketball than a Shetland collie has any business I trust these observations will prove useful to those who find themselves situated in the And we thank you for your County Child Welfare Board needs you BySANDIESTES Finance chairman The Comal County Child Welfare Board was organized in 1976 and in corporated as a nonprofit corpora tion in Its as stated in the original is to develop a program for the the the health and the well being of the abused children of the County of Texas to en courage and promote all such ac tivities as will benefit all children coming to its attention who are in need of its services and to further perform such specific duties in the field o child welfare as the by the Commissioners Court or the state of by the action of the Texas Department of Human may require of Members serve on the board on a voluntary basis and are appototed by the Comal County board commis sioners for a period of three the board provides a varie ty of services to the children of Com al Whether U is paying for the cost of a medical exam for an abused Mid or speaking to civic on the prevention of board members are directly involved in the welfare of the work wsll as he New tte no rn tbli WBOMU fldt 4 Qape to psychoUc ftnvfliiitfM ft IJK AAsiatfincA of the child are Almost every county in the state of Texas has a Child Welfare The boards responsibility is to assist the Texas Department of Human Ser vices in providing care for abused and neglected The Depart ment of Human Services has had a 10 percent overall decrease in child case workers from 1976 to 1986 at the same child abuse reports more than With the drastic cutbacks in the state the role of the welfare board in providing additional com munity service becomes even more TPHS projections show that in approxlmteiy 55 percent of newly confirmed abused children that need services after in vestigation will not receive Their cases will not be opened due to the lack of funds and In the board approved a plan to establish an emergency childrens shelter in New The boards action was based on the large number of reported cases of chgd abuse and on the lack of a facility close to New Braunfels to care for the to the Comal County office of the Texas Department of Human Services received refer rals lor Of Uaat were Investigated by knOWD niimhor Qf fagpg of nhvsical sexual 4 great percen tage of abjjsj does not get 1986 statistics Physical abuse 79 Sexual abuse 39 Neglect 82 Both abuse and neglect 7 207 While the data shows that a minimum of three children a month were sexually abused and at least six were physically the real number can only be The latest statewide statistics show that one in our girls and one in 10 boys will be sexually abused before the age of The Comal County statistics also do npt reflect that out of the W cases percent were designated as priorityone meaning that the children involved were in lifeendangering to one child died as a direct result of physical abuse committed by an When the decision is made to remove a child between infancy and 10 years of age rora bis home because of physical or sexual there is no facility in the immediate area to care for the The child must be sent to San or some other has a licensed facility with to it to take tte To remove an abused child from New schcwl mad the very pepple the social workers who are committed to helping the onjy compounds the problem and makes U more dif ficult for the The absence of a facility In Braunfels to care or and house abus ed and neglected chUdren on a tem porary not only makes it more v difficult to resolve a case of child but it also handicaps our abiii7 ty as a community to prevent abuse before it The Emergency Shelter will vide a safe temporary home for abus ed children who must be removed from their home for their own X In the the children receive individual attention and any medical treatment or psychological that is re the automatic assignment of a It is the purpose of the shelter care for the complete needs of the children while they are in the porary custody of the Child Protect tiuve Services of the Texas raent of Human The Coma County Child Board at this seektog monetary donations to order to adequate hire an adS mtolstrator and establish a reserve ujod for operating expenses or i 3Hf WBSWP The tipjniexjmate the board is to lease a house andS WWflWy W begin preparative AJ the lar vuUe To the board baa to need w addAttowM mm to the goal
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