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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 24, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas its almost time for high school Page 8 New Braunfels 250 New Texas 78130 USPS i nurs Zeituno SPS 377880 5126259144 One Section Thursday December 25 Cents One 14 Pages If you dont know what to do svith your Christmas tree after the the city of New along with the Harks and Recrea tion New Braunfels Fire and the public works department are sponsoring a Christmas Tree Recycling Pro ject from 2H through 4 at Park The discarded trees will be converted into mulch by NBL to be used in city parks rather than taking up valuable space at the landfill Call 6255818 for more in formation about the program Starting Jan the Comal County Clerks office will be open from 8 am to 4 3u p and will remain open through the lunch ac cording to County Clerk Hosie Bosenbury The office had been remaining open until 5 but closing bet ween noon and l p m Margaret Leigh needs some help Heres what she I need help in identifying what nice Christmas elf left a loveh pomsetlta plant at door on Dec 17 or 18 There was no card and OMdently the high wind had blown it away If you could see fit to print 1 might be able to thank the gracious person who left it can anyone help Margaret1 Tis the season to be but many Texans will Ivnd the holiday season to be less than says Captain Oscar district commander of the Texas Depart ment of Public Safety Three things are almost certain to be part of the season Homes will be filled families will take trips to ixwith loved ones and the crime rate will go up Armstrong offers some tions to avoid unpleasant holiday memories make sure all doors and windows are locked even if you are home do not make your af fluence known if tnt is in rant of a window te sure the gifts are not easily visiole from the out II your holiday plans include a trip have home deliveries stopped and ask a friend or neighbor to look after your home Allow plenty of time to get to our destination and a break every two hours to avoid fatigue Do not mix alcohol and driving and dont leave packages on the car seal in plain new Robberies also increase during the holiday season dont show large amounts ol cash when making park in well lighted areas and take a friend if you shop at night Have a safe and happy holiday season with these lips i Its gonna be a wet Christmas here with a high to day expected to reach the up per 70s and south winds at 15 mph Tonight will turn colder though with a 50 percent chance of rain and a low in the with northwest winds at 15 to 20 Christmas Day will be cloudy and cold with a 60 percent chance of wet stuff and a high near Winds will be from the north at 10 to 15 TheUenu 13 DEAR SCRAP TV Green Valley getting expertise from GBRA for treatment plant By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer The GuadalupeBlanco River Authority is lending its expertise to the Green Valley Water Supply Cor poration to help the rural water system finance a surface water treat ment Although construction of a treat ment plant is a responsible move on the part of the getting credit for the S4 million project may be a said John GBRA general With that in he said the river authority plans to lend a hand to the rural water The Green Valley Water Supply Corporation is a very weak credit as are most rural water supply corpora They operate very But Green Valley is a strong corpora Specht Constructing the plant under con ventional financing methods could cause a hefty rate increase for the more than customers of the rural water system unless alter native financing is he Green Valley serves residents in the southwestern portion of Guadaupe County and m parts of Comal Specht said ordinary financing would create annual debt service payments of roughly and would force Green Valley to come up with about SI million Such a move would result in doubling Green Valleys rates in the next two years and thats something they have trouble he GBRA financial officials are confi dent they can improve the outlook for financing the project by working with the rural water Its a way of helping Green Valley get started because theyre a real weak credit in the bond Specht Although GBRA would be issuing the general manager said bond buyers would look past the river authority to the water supply corporation to determine Were looking for ways to help them do this build the plant and not See Page 2 Police investigate separate stabbings youngsters throughout the world are anxiously waiting the arrival of Santa Glaus to spread a vast array of brightly wrapped packages under the Christmas Children have watched the bright lights on trees for more than a month in anticipation of the delights today will Photo by Deryl Clark The cycle continues Friends of teen moms wants solutions By SARAH DUKE Stall Writer Teenage mothers in New Braunfels are trapped within a cycle of poverty and ignorance that begins with one adolescent mistake Nancy director of Teen Con nection Alternative School and Foster Group is trying to find ways for the large number of New Braunfels teenage mothers to break out of their trap and go to school or work Most of the young women are unable to work or attend classes because they must care for their children One of Neys most tragic cases in volves a 15yearold call her A 42yearold man is spending Christmas Eve in the hospital after being stabbed several times during an altercation Wednesday evening in the 300 block of West Jahn In separate police also investigated a second stabbing reported early this morning and were summoned to two other residences Wednesday evening to quell domestic Stabbing victim Javier Lopez was listed in satisfactory condition today at McKenna Memorial A New Braunfels police representative said Lopez was cut near his left and in the upper the but and forearm and received two lacerations to the back of his head after being struck with a car Charged with aggravated assault in connection with the stabbing was Guillermo Both he and Lopez live at a residence in the 300 block of West according to Sanchez remained in Comal Coun ty Jail this morning and was awaiting Police and New Braunfels EMS were summoned to the house around for a When they they found Lopez bleeding from his but San See Page 2 who wants to go to high school The girl wants to have a career in the computer field because there are no resources in this community to help her care for her 14monlhold Mary remains at home Weve had several other girls like this Theres just nothing set up here to help them stay in Ney said And the lack of education leaves the young women unemployable and in poverty They stay out of raise these kids and the whole cycle starts she adding that the women raise their children in pover ty and ignorance Those children in turn grow up to be frustrated young adults stuck in the same trap as their parents Its a big price to pay or making one Ney Mary and many teenage mothers like her worked hard to stay up with schoolwork during the The school districts work with the girls to keep them in but once they have their Ney things get tougher for the young Over the weve had a lot of pregnant None of them have been able to stay in school once they have their They work See Page 2 Offices close for holidays The stockings are hung with care in hopes that Nick soon would be Businesses and government offices have also made their prepara tions by closing early today with plans to remain closed until New Braunfels City Hall was clos ed today and will remain closed Fri There will be no garbage pick up Friday or on New Years Garbage pickup and all city func tions will resume New Braunfels Utilities office will reopen In case of emergen call Comal County offices will be closed again Friday of week and next week will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of the Texas Department of Public Safety offices and driver license office will be closed Christmas Next those offices will close New Years Page2 Candidates file petitions Spreading the spirit with Republican chairman Comal County Republican Party Chairman Hobble Borchers announc ed Thursday filings by two can didates for public office Bob lieutenant in charge of the warrants division of the Comal County Sheriffs filed by petition with Borchers seeking the nomination for sheriff to succeed retiring Sheriff Walter Kichardson made his announce ment Monday afternoon at the Civic Incumbent Precinct 3 Constable Ronald Steubing also has filed with the Republican party seeking his first full term as precinct Steubing ran successfully two years ago to complete an unexpired term following the death of English died after he suffered a heart attack outside the countv courthouse District receives grant to help prevent drug abuse New Braunfels 1SD officials plan to launch a drug abuse prevention pro gram aimed at training teachers to n aintain an ongoing program to help students stay in The funded by a will be used In conduction with existing educational efforts in drug abuse prevention and Anita NBlSDs director of secondary said the pro gram will train teachers to promote a positive self Poor self image is linked to drug abuse and The whole self concept issue is she Right the school district only has the funds to do what were required to do for drug abuse which is pretty Stipnieks added that grant funds likely will be used to hold teacher training seminars or buy educational Although the program is aimed primarily at students in mid dle school and high the ad ministrator said she thinks ail students eventually will The roughly per was made possible through the Drug Page 2 In a gesture showing how much Christmas spirit they members of the Comal In dependent Mens Association collected food donations to deliver to needy families in the Pictured loading up the delivery truck from Johnny Raymon Modesto and Amador Photo by Deryl
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