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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 10, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas H 0 i 0 2 2 EMPIRE MKPOFILM V PO 8 1 64 23 TX 5381 253 f New Braunfels New Texas 70 Friday April 10 1987 25 Cents Stamffitiseh U U r tllgtlt May 16 is the dale of what without a doubt will be a bunch of fun for one heck of a wor thy New Braunfels Police Comal County Sheriffs Department of Public Texas National New Braunfels New Braunfels Utilities and any other dogs thatll hunt will field teams for a benefit Softball tournament to raise money for purchase of an emergency childrens shelter In Comal County Joe Miller of Wholesale Beers is supplying a lot of time and expense for this event sponsored by the general law enforcement com munity It is the Second Annual Cops Robbers Softball Benefit The cops part is obvious and Harold is assured the robbers part does not refer to Bob Sohns crew at NBU or the fine mer chants svhose affiliation is the Jaycees The title is a misnomer cause besides softball games there will be a dunking pitching Lord knows how many displays of police a fly in by a Huey Cobra gunship prizes totaling well over in value and donated by area a bake drawing for etc of there will be sausage on a stick Just a general minifestival to bring in coins for the emergency childrens shelter drive Tickets are and are available at HKB the police Pats Place the UPS olfice in New Braunfels and right here at ye ol Stammtisch at the HeraldZeftung More details later Anyone wishing to contribute to Project Graduation such to individual schools of the general threeschool funds at New Braunfels National Bank For more informa call Susan Bell at 6251102 or mail your checks to 725 Encino There will be a fashion show at 7 30 p m April 10 at New Braunfels High School Tickets are S3 a for students and children less than 10 years of age are admitted free Its the law Your dogs and cats must be vaccinated against rabies ihe Cornal County Veterinary Medical Association is sponsoring a rabies clime on April 25 from 1 M to p m at the Comal County Fairgrounds and at the parking lot at Holy Family Catholic Church Cats must be in carriers and dogs should be leashed because thenwill be other animals there to deal with Cost of includes ci ty tags Speaking o dogs on Cher I Pillar of the New Braunfels Area Humane animal shelter said they wont be able to accept any dogs next week because beginning Monday the 16 dog runs will be under re construction The old asphalt breaking up under old age and such and three companies are donating Ihe materials and a contractor is doing Ihe she said Persons needing to take a dog to the shelter ma call on Friday lo see if theyll accept new ones Kight Pillar they have a full which is all the more reason lo adopt one of See Page 2 A weekend of fun the sun is in sj for New praunfels and the suroiwidmg area with a prgcast and SujMjay cajiing far cjjaudy skies into wiUi iiiiW nights and tempjeratwres jjn the Wiosis will out the sowth drop slighUy Monday in anticipaUoH of a sionn root tftteeito the weekAiat siiould be Robert Urtes aloft during the Week of is a client of Happy Days Day Carel pictures see PhotobV Leslie Krlewaldt v Fire chief retires Wilson says hes proud of NBFD accomplishments By DAVID MAY Staff Writer New technologies in firefightlng and a desire to turn his attention to other things are reasons Fire Chief Jack Wilson has decided to hang up his fire hat once and for As of May Wilsons selfimposed retirement It was my the firefighter of 40plus years said Wednesday I plan to plain take it Of Wilson said the same thing when he and his wife moved here from Oklahoma in This time its or he The 65yearold native of Oklahoma City didnt aspire to become a firefighter through childhood At that he firefighters didnt do the job for the His desire began after he was already working for the Still fire I knew I wanted to be a fireman when I saved my first life I had found my he But there is no one hero Fighting fires and saving lives is a team Wilson attended what was then known as Oklahoma in now Oklahoma State in 1940 On attending Wilson Back that was the school where wearing coveralls was accepted World War II interrupted his col lege He served in the Navy aboard the Grimes in the South Wilson was in volved in the nations initial occupa tion of Japan and saw service in Iwo Jima He then served as a civil service firefighter at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City where he retired as an assistant fire chief About that he and his on a trip to San Antonio to visit m visited Ness Braunfels for the first We contracted to build a house here before we left and never regretted a minute of This is our adopted He later would go to work for the first as a building inspector and he transferred to the fire department as a parttime fire in spector He was promoted to fire marshal and then fire Its going to be hard to disassociate myself with the depart ment Sure Im going to miss I have a lot of mixed emotions about leaving You cant work with a group of people in a town like this and not be he who eventually earned an associates degree in fire engineer could have retired on April but at the request of the decid ed to wait until the end of May after the next fiscal years budget has been Why shouldnt 1 stay9 1 worked on that budget for about five he City Manager Joe Michie said he cannot say at this time how the city will go about searching for a new fire chief See Page 2 NBU board to consider giving city hydro CISD alternative class program equipment acquisition short of district goals for now New Braunfels ttilities board of Sohn said NBCs contract with directors will be the center of alien lion when City Manager Joe Miehie requests greater revenue transfer from the utilities at a p in meeting Unlay in NBCs meeting room The board also will consider ap proving Ihe purchase of more than l million of equipment for the con troversial Canyon Dam hydroelec tric project NBC General Manager Bob Sohn said the Guadalupe Blanco Hiver Authority needs approval before it can order the equipment The winch has a construction price of about will supply elec tricity lo New Braunfels residents We successfully bid and have good prices for the GBRA for the construction of the hydro project stipulates the board must approve the purchases before the equipment may be he Sohn said he does not expect the board to object lo authorizing the purchase One group of including generators and station is estimated to cost 1 million A slide gale and a b pass valve for Ihe project will cost about each The GBKA board of directors ap proved ihe purchase during its February meeting River authority officials said at lhat time the prices See Page 2 BY iAKAH DUKE Stall Writer After one year in the alternative school program at Comal ISD needs to expand to give more students the attention they need Thats the word from CISt ad ministration Were not satisfied with our alter native school We just don t think it accomplishing what it should be Weve lound lhat we a lot ol students who are not discipline pro but need more attention said Bill CISD supennten dent Maybe we can save some ol the kids in our district who been dropping he adding that there are students who could benefit from the altention of an alternative school The school district operates two alternative schools for students who cant get along in the conventional classrooms Those one al Smithson Valley High School and one at Canyon High have an aserage allendance of about lo students Those students are from both high school and middle school level Carol CIS curriculum direc said the district also needs an alternative school lo meet the needs of the elementary students Were just in the lalking stages just but were looking at revewing our alter native school format to include the sludents who need individual alien lion There are kids in elementary school who are having discipline pro and we dont have a place for she said The CISD Alternative School i om mitlee refers students to one ol ihe alternative schools after reviewing their cases Studenls are referred lo ihe school because of disciplinary of fenses such as conlinual disruptive behavior m class Hall said students who commit more serious such as assault or drug are eligible for the time they get to they usually have a stack of discipline Hall said of the students referred to the alternative The alternaiive school committee is made up of CISD ad mmislralor Arlen the school principal of the child involved and a counselor Hall said the committee holds a hearing of the students case and decides whether Ihe child should be sent to an alternative school The minimum stay at on of the alter native schools is lu she said our position has been that whenever we can keep students m school thats the best thing to do Thais a reason why we want lo ex pand she said Hall said the ad ministration wants lo look at the possibility ot staffing the alternative school with additional teachers and a counselor Currently each school has one teacner See Page 2 Guadalupe shooting death said accidental Elementary school students celebrated Up on Books during National Library Kindergarteners paraded around school in costume and students pawsed and read lor 10 Librarian Betty Jones handed out and dog With Jones are Scott third grade Amanda first Shawna Turner BJ Casey Bandy fourth Chris Clarkson second and Sally fifth grade Photo by Leslie A y yearold Guadalupe County child is dead as a result of a Ireak ac cident with a handgun Wednesday afternoon Javier Ramirez of Lot loa in the Rancho Vista subdivision just south of San Marcos was killed when he was shot by a 22 caliber gun belong ing to his father The boy was aloue in his home when authorities said he played with the gun He road the school bus hoi tve went in the house and was with the said Uuadaiupf Cfij ly Sheriff Melvm His mother drove up with his little brother and when they gal tp the he was lying on ihe say ing1 hurt Harborth said childs Kachel pyt the buoy m truck and rushed hiw to Hays Memorial in San Marcos He w as pronounced dead on Travis County Medical Ex aminer Roberto i Bayardo said with the wound he would have lived only a few so he might have been pulling the gun aw ay when he heard his mother drive up outside But this is something we II never the sheriff said Becky Hays County Justice oi the Peace Precinct l ruled the death accidental An autopsy conducted by the Travis County Medical Examiners office revealed the buy was shot jyst below the chest and the bullet near the backbone The child s Rachel Bruno boih work tor the San Marcos ISD
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