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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 7, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                New Braunfels 130 New Braunfels Herald Publishing 707 Landa New Ztityng Texas 78130 USPS 377800 AW Tuesday July 25 Cents One 10 Pages Stammtisch 1 It was a New Braunfels Jaycees with some help from New Braunfels Lions and a lot of other people raised and a teeny bit more to pay for Saturdays fireworks The bit more now amounts to about maybe twice that after counting all the quarters and small Frank Witting of the Jaycees tells us he and others passed the as it during the show and a lot of folks said they had no money with them in their So for those of you who would like to contribute to the cause for next years send your change to Fireworks Box New Texas Bert a retired Houston building materials happened to be in New Braunfels visiting his daughter over the weekend and said the show was just He donates to the cause out of hand and says he would like to come back year and see it Bert and his missus ate out while in New Braunfels and visited some of our area shops and such while Atlas did their thing It is the same firm that fired up San Congrats to them for the safe pyrotechnical A lot of people kicked in to pay for this spectacle the county com missioners gave on a split but local contributions of more than as well as a lot of and antes that made it Government didnt do it for We did and such should be the We did it this year and we can do it again next Special thanks to Tom Corbin and Witting and all the First Baptist Church at Canyon Lake will have Bible school at night beginning in early A lot of different people teach For more call Deryls a Our Deryl Clark and Monday with a little help from McKenna Memorial Hospital a nine ounce Andrea was a bit chilly at birth and they couldnt clean her off real well until she warmed Deryl swears they wont have any Return the exchange And they do so officially today at in Honors Hall behind the Civic Arrived home as of last week are Michael Lou Ann Schriewer and Melissa all of New Braunfels High School and Jana Moos and Gus Chilek of German students arriving and planning to stay for four weeks are Alexander Corinna Petra Stefanie Kalte and Detler all of of From time to time some of us have occasion to want to know who owns a particular car or either because they bumped into our donkey at the supermarket and fled without leaving a note but a witness or we want to know the address and name of that cute blonde in the But such inquiries have gotton out of so the Legislature passed Senate Bill which Governor Clements signed into law June From now on you cant get the information by See Page 2 Theres a chance of rain in our forecast although not much of Partly cloudy skies and a 20 percent chance of thundershowers are in the books for today and this with a high in the mid 90s and a low tonight in the mid Wednesday will be mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of thun dershowers and a high only in Ihelow Southeast winds will hover around 10 COMICS 4i CROSSWOBP PEAR CountyWide Ambulance owned by Jimmie soon will begin its primary business of transferring patients to and from locations in New Braunfels and The ambulance at 103 Water has three fully equipped units and eight fulltime crew The local phone number is EMT Arlon Hansmann also is Photo by Deryl EMS a balance of cost EDITORS NOTE This is the second ol three parts m a series on emergency medical services By JOHN KASTNER and SARAH DUKE Staff Writers Guadalupe Countys newest ambulance CountyWide began a transfer service here in New Braunfels July 1 and according to Jimmie owner of the just because our operation is dont mean we cant provide a first class roughly 36 percent of the New Braunfels EMS calls are Fire department officials said they hope that number can be reduced through the new arrangement with We have three each one fully equipped as an ALS plus we have eight fulltime ambulance crew employees and three office personnel which is on an sevenday a week Jimenez The radio is tied in with the Seguin police and sheriffs so that we can communicate directly with Jimenez We started this operation because we felt there was a need in both New Braunfels and Seguin for an ambulance company to handle primarily and thats what we Jimenez Since we our calls have increased in number every For we have increased our crew numbers from two to eight and will add one more unit for that service in New Brawtfelslriithe beginning see what develops from Jimenez says the companys average response time under the worst conditions when no crew members are in the office and have to be called at home is about seven minutes inside the city When the crew is in the average response time in the county of 1015 after 6 someone usually takes one of the units home with where he can respond at a much quicker time after While it is primarily a transfer service at Jimenez says there is always at least one unit available for We arrange our transfers so that there is always one unit and one ALS certified crew available for emergency We delay a transfer unless its an emergency to keep that one crew If the transfer is an See Page 2 Groundbreaking planned for NB lowincome By DAVID MAY Staff Writer After a twoyear period of planning and New Braunfels will see groundbreaking ceremonies for a 39unit residential complex for lowincome elderly and handicapped people will be Wed nesday morning at 10 at 226 Loma National Church Residence of sponsors the project CoolirY it with funds from Department of Housing and Urban Development in conjunction with the Section 202 Persons attending the ceremony will be able to park next door at the Vista Village Retirement who will also provide refreshments The modern version of the Section See Page 2 Kenny Malek of Rockin R River Rides takes a break and peruses a newspaper while the river rolls on Staff photo Adult education program working well By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer A year Arturo Mala was a visitor in this Although he had lived in the United States for 17 he was not a he had to struggle with the English language and had little formal Mata is a United States citizen and is on his way to at tending He is a graduate of a local citizenship English as a second language classes and general education degree classes co sponsored by Comal Independent and New Braunfels Independent school districts continuing education program for The 32yearold born in decided to get ahead by using his mind after he suffered a serious accident that made it im possible for him to continue the physical labor he had relied on to provide for himself and his When I first came here I was just expecting to work and make some he said of his first journey from Toya de at the age of People always talked about the United States and I wanted to see what it was he Mata went first to California where he picked cherries and peaches as an illegal He came to New Eraunfels five years ago and worked for Southern Pacific After the he decided to become a J heard that you have more opportunity if you are a he He enrolled in a citizenship class ajt the Adujt Learning Center at 201 South For foe first tune since he quit school in the sixth grades in he He Studjeo thje nMory of this coujitry became a citizen of the United States on With that accomplishment under his Mata went on to study English and then earn his When I first learned a little bit of 1 never attended any school here in the It was a challenge for I always wanted to learn I always wanted to learn how to read and Mata After gaining his Mata enrolled in San Antonio He wants to study electronics or business With his injured the student said he does not expect to do physical labor he wants to learn how to make a living by using his I think Im not going to be able to do any physical work so Im going to have to use my head now instead of my But its real hard to find a job without Mata The man added that he hopes his two children understand what he is going through and learn the importance of Christine who teaches GED classes for the Adult Education said Mata was a model He had the drive that many of her students she The Adult Education Center is the only GED center open during the Zavala She added that on Tuesdays and she works with students during the All students work on their own and she helps them out as they just want to So we Theyre adults and with them as they said about her was a very very loyal she adding J When I first learned a little bit of I never attended any school here in the It was a challenge for I always wanted to learn learn how to read and Arturo Mata the GED students last year developed friendships and a sense of mutual They helped each other in their Zavala said the most important thing for students trying to earn their GED is to believe in The teacher is one of several who teach GED classes in the New Braunfels and Comal County Last 63 students in the New Braunfels and Comal ISD area received GED Barbara community education director for said she hopes that number grows during the coining While GED classes are offered during the summer at the Adult Education Doeppenschradit said she and the teachers are gearing up now for new classes in Classes will be offered during the day or at night and are offered at the Adult Education Center at 202 South the New Braunfels High School and the National Guard The main thing is we have to reach the people and recruit the Some people are em barrassed about Doep penschmidt said about the GED She added that the ongoing classes are selfpaced so students can work on their These people taking GED classes are usually trying upgrade their she This past I had at least four people take it to get into a technical school or Doeppenschmidt said many especially older seek the GED for their personal Senate panel okays private jails AUSTIN AP The Senate Criminal Justice Cpmraittee approved Monday 3 allowing cities to contract with private firms or counties to build and operate jails and related Bob Rr said the measure was passed during the regular session but vetoed by Bill Clements because ol a Senate anjendment that would prevent thg city of Houston from housing prisoners McFarland said Clements approved the original bill but the Senate would resjrft In msmvs dMeeilion ol the JLaw enf orceijjent McFarlan4 saicj WNlMI an amendment to caJJi for sub mission of competitive proposals instead of competitive Myng in lljl IHl Hit HI UK III Illl Illl Illl III UN city police departments to seize and sell property or personal belongings of those involved in a Fprt Worth Police Chief Wuidjtein said the patterned after a FioridjT not only help prevent crime but would help police departments with budget He said the poUcf Assopiation HeraWZeitung graphic toe He sajJ on proposals that cover both of the Bob D sajg the bjJU needed to be rewritten tP be sure cwor rights invoking jojjnj prooeriy J think police should be mare concerned arresftig The committee discussed but left pending a bill by Hugh of Fort to mmy for   

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