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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 10, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                New Texas December Legislative committee studies dropout problem Texas must renew efforts to keep students in school AusllN AIM The state must ran in fart loam uiu PageSA AIM The state must renew efforts to keep students in say members of a legislative committee studying the dropout pro I see it as a Unless we make some unless peo ple become welleducated and pro the quality of life in this country is going to Education Commissioner Kirby told the Joint Special Interim Com mittee on High School Dropouts Wednesday As the population fewer Americans will be of an age to so it is important they receive an education that will help them find he said 1 taught a bunch of classes where 1 had a few students who would never enter the race said Rep Krnestine a former teacher T h c k n e t h e y couldnt i compete Theyd come in dead The hardest job of any teacher is leaching those students that they Grand jury indicts sheriff L1BKKTY Texas AP Sheriff K W Sonny Applehe was freton a SKitpui personal recognuance bond today after a Liberty County grand jury indicted him on a total of felony and misdemeanor charges District Judge DubWoods arraigned on charges ranging mm felony ag gravadtl perjury to misdemeanor of ficial misconduct The grand jur handed down li in dictments which included eight felon misdemeanors counts Applehe no comment after the arraignment referring all ques tions u his state Sen Car Parker nf Port Arthur and Marian Friend of Knend was present at the arraign ment Imt declined to comment A vvreiary in Parker s office told the the senator had iKit mpies of Inindict ments would no comment en Car Parker is tm and 1 A ill mi all the talking for me 1 a lot to si tu he is a 1eUer pokevinan 1 am 1 he grain Hi dfvldevl tn in allegations of ptvpvr actionb the Sinriff were in them iMstnct Altonie Michael vah It would IKim proper lor miSo go into it further than that The distrut attornes s oiiice has mi plans to tu Apptebe rxim office Little but his office dors pro tile lie cases The grand jur held from this past initiated the imestigation 111 SeptemiHI Hie lexas hejnirtment of Public v ntelilgeiK e office the Texas aiio the Hoard of Private and Private sevun coiniuclcxl the in Little said Three tiniiulutments charge third degree felony theft ti pudiic ant for allegedly taking miiie fiim several current and furmer hern s deputies He also is charged with two counts of ag grasaloi for aliegetily mak ing staliMiiens a grand jury in said the Alice who helps head the com mittee on By not addressing the needs of pro blem the state has had an unoffical pushout said Gregory DSan Austin teenagers who are working to earn diplomas after either dropp ing out or having considered leaving school told the committee about pro grams that worked for Vivian is working on her high school equivalency diploma at the Creative Rapid Learning who dropped out of school in the eighth grade to have her first Judge bars firefighter fitness test HolSltN AP A live minute limit lor completing a firefighter illness lot s obstacle course is hoi sas a judge who barred the Houston Fire Department from requiring the test without changes The nieiice indicates that seven to eight minutes would be a reasonable time limitation for the test as outlined said State District Judge Alice Trevathan She ruled on Tuesda that the five minute limit on the planned obstacle course makes the lest unreasonable but agreed with the notion a fitness test may be needed to evaluate the fitness of firemen Some firefighters have claimed the shorter time could cause heart attacks The propoMd test includes six tasks such as dragging a water filled hose atxjut 50 removing a ladder from a walking about w feet with it and then putting it carrying extraction equipment called the jaws of life about w and poshing a cart through a small said fire department spokesman Sam Price It can be Price said Wednesday People wanting to become Houston firefighters have to undergo a dif ferent physical and agility exam before getting a job with the depart he Firefighters were told about the planned physical tests in and the agUity and endurance tests were scheduled to begin 30 said she could not go to high school partly because of concerns over child The center provides child care while she works on her said the mother of Michelle went through a program sponsored at her high school that is associated with the learning center She said it helped her regain confidence and focus on school work after having missed school in the ninth grade after a knee injury Maldonado said she failed ninth grade because she was unable to catch up with her school work after the incident I was scared to raise my hand because I was afraid everybody in the class was going to laugh at me if f got the answer Maldonado now is in the 10th grade and expects to be at the IHhgrade level by the end of the I feel now that I can do for I am Richard founder of the American Institute for told the committee that the which are sponsored by the work well The center has an percent suc cess he while all but one of the 38 students in the high school pro gram returned for its second year in It is an environment of empower The students know what their assignments They do their work on computers with the latest Halpin The learner is the center of the and the classroom is run by the Bill Hobby urged comrnil tee members in a letter to work with the Texas Education Agency to develop a dropout reduction program that is second to none Thirtyfive percent of Texas students do not complete high Hobby Nearly twothirds of the state recipients of Aid to Families with Dependent a welfare and 85 percent of prison in mates did not he The State Board of in its longrange state has a goal of reducing the state dropout rate to 5 percent in A new state law also requires the education agency to develop a dropout program that 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