Thursday, February 2, 1989

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 2, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Bill expands eligibility for lowincome health care WASHINGTON AP Mickey Lelattd is sponsoring legislation that seeks to lower the infant mortality rate by making health cafe services more widely available to lowincome pregnant women and See Rage 4 Rains bring thoughts of springtimes approach Is it winter or is it spring Maybe we have a day of each this 1 couldnt have been yesterday jhe first three foxred Red plump and landed in our Seepage A b Houston igried Wednesday from the held since saying he is ready to try something See Page 9 New Braunfels 59 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS PS 377880 5126259144 Thursday February 1989 25 Cents One 12 Pages Bremer offers plan to fund bigger staff By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer Comal County Sheriff Jack Bre mers new idea to fund extra positions using economically disadvantaged and dislocaicd workers was presented 10 county commissioners Wednesday during a There are no glitches to Bre mer said about an onthejob training program for economically disadvan lagcd flic federal cosponsored by Vice President Dan Quaylc and Edward Kennedy and sub contracted by Alamo Area Council of offers help to persons trying to reenter the job market after a layoff or economically hard said Frank AACOG coordina tor for special programs and That money is Bremer Were foolish if we dont take advantage of Anybody thats unemployed is eligible unless they were fired with Contract terms stipulate AACOG will reimburse the county up to for half the employee salaries during Rivers The1program could pay for uni forms and psychological Bre mer Its the county doesnt have to Bremer This is to show you what is Its our money and its out there and its an opportunity to get some of our tax money Having worked for gov ernment many I know that if they dont spendit they dont get it next Bremer previously worked for See Page 2 Deputies look for suspects Comal County Sheriffs deputies this week are searching for suspects in two January Between 1 and the home of Rene Rodri 70 Glenn Drive in the Astro Hill was broken The suspect or suspects tore a screen off a bathroom window and forced the window said Chief Deputy Wayne were canned a rifle and a table There are no On someone cut the screen on a sliding glass door and entered the home at 31367 Wildcat Drive in Bulverde Taken was a Zenith three other screens Sheriffs depart ment officials do have a suspect in the 30 Man jailed in theft try A New Braunfels man remains in Comal County jail today in lieu of a bond after attempting to steal a large amount of money as he drove to Dallas with a co Manuel Antonio 741 Samuels and a truck aViverjvjbothemployeesat Coma were driving to Dallas to buy metal when the inci dent said New Braunfels Police Department detective Mario He is charged with theft of more than and under Good day See Page 2 to New Brauhfeis next Christmas will be treated to a live Christmas tree on Main Plaza rather than an artificial New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department employee Raymond and former county extension agent Bill Schu with the help of New Braunfels Utilities today were trim ming pecan trees on the plaza and the Christmas tree planted several years ago so it will fill Photo by Deryl Clark Cold weather is still on the but is not expected to reach here until Friday The high today is expected to reach 75 degrees under mostly cloudy The low tonight will be 50 The high Friday will be Winds will be out of the northwest at 10 to 15 increasing Friday The low Friday night will be The high Saturday will be 45 and the low Saturday night will fall to near Inside 3 DEAR 7 TV Stammtisch Shoebox to a free seminar to help you learn how to preserve and show off your photo graphs in a scrapbooktype is today at 2 and at 7 at the Holiday Inn New Jean Newell will present the prog rams which are sponsored by who has been manufacturing photo albums Mll be m town until April and invites every one to visit with her today about safe ways to store and preserve As part of the celebration of See Page 2 Hotline helps students during crisis By DAVID BUI LTA Staff Writer New Braunfels High stu dents have a new way to get assis tance with the crises which confront Braunfels Independent School District introduced the I Care Hotline intervention program to high school students The hotline is a highly organized phone assistance program for students of all although the district lias opted only to the service for high school students at this It serves as a communication aid between adult and By the hot line within the high students have the opportunity to maintain anonymity while feeling comfortable enough to report situations and issues which might otherwise place them in an awkward The program was developed by Tony Overman of New Braunfels and is used in numerous school districts in He said it will decrease distri bution and usage of illegal drugs on the school campus and will increase communication by encouraging stu dents to realize their responsibility for reporting illegal activities on I think it will help us by encourag ing students to report illicit drug active Mike NBISD assistant superintendent of curriculum and We dont have a big problem in our community or our but its something we need to be aware They will also learn how to seek and find help for themselves or their Overman He intro duced the program with a motivation al and inspirational presentation before the student body and faculty at New Braunfels High School He has given hundreds of speeches and seminars throughout the United States and Canada on developing character and building The reason Im here today is because Id like to open a door for all of you that have always wondered where do I go when Im lonely and need somebody to talk to and maybe Im afraid to the door and a counselors Overman told the During the 30minu te presentation he related situations in his life where the hotline could Overman said fear of losing anonymity and getting involved are the two main reasons young people dont help friends around them every It is not that they dont Overman This problem will be overcome by implementing the I Care Fitsko the hotline is being introduced at New Braunfels High School as a pilot The district will pay a month for the hotline out of state funds for drug See Page 2 calls double for Geronimo to the nupibej of calls Qeroijimo Volunteer Fire pepartment in nearly doubled the were ajarms yi while 32 alarms called oui the volun teers in Thfi number of fires remained at eight in but the number of grass fires increased from 1Q in 1987 to 21 in calls totaled in 14 in Gerpnimp VoJunieer Fire Qepaxtmem is housed in a new building on asres southeast of Geronimo on The department hgs three trucks J 1 and 1 truck used for both grass arid Students take honors in academic contest Canyon High School won hon ors as a team of its best and bright est students competed in the 1989 Region V Academic Decathlon last weekend at Round Rock High Bryan High School won top honors in the Tournament of which drew teams from 24 high schools in the Smithson Valley High School stu dents also Canyon and Westlake high schools received medals at an awards banquet The teams will vie for college scholar ships when they compete with winners from 11 other regions across the state in the Texas Academic to be hosted by Eanes Independent School Dis trict State winners will advance to national competition this spring in Members of the Canyon team are Brian Joseph Michael Patricia McGari Ryan David Rene Judy and Connie Judy Wright is the teams The Academic Decathlon pro vides high school students an opportunity to experience the chal lenges of rigorous academic com The event motivates stu dents to develop a greater respect for promotes inter school stimulates intellectual growth and achieve ment and encourages public inter est in outstanding school Students for all academic back grounds compete in 10 decathlon events six tests of academic See Page 2 Comptroller predicting growth in state economy This years ahnjjal fundraiser bar becue be 23 su lie fore in grade at SaWs Peter are busy thjs week their Qo ttw what they are thanMuJ for including Irene bered for at the The tree in front of the an0 Pay Catholic school is this week with smaller oma sneaks to menjs by the students at the The public is ShooJs invited to a I5iyb meeting tonight at my ary 19 a spesigi Opgn Hawse JFjjday from to be 8 am to 3 Photo by Clark AUSTIN AP Still the overall Texas economy will grow by percent in about the same as the nations the com ptrollers office A measure of the recovery is that new jobs should be created in Comptroller Bob Bullock Such a jobs gain would set a record of million Texans gainfully employ ed by years Texas has weathered the oilbust years Weve regained most of the ground we and the states out look continues to Bullock The edition of Fiscal published by ihe comptrollers reported Wednesday that since the recessions low in spring the state has gained jobs and recovered 80 percent of the jobs lost during ihe Weak Unemployment has fcileo nearly Texas has weathered the oil bust years Weve regained most of the ground we and the states outlook continues to Comptroller Bob Bullock three percentage to about 7 percent by the end of Assuming the economy remains healthy and oil prices are relatively stable in the current Texas economic growth will con tinye through the publication By ihe eo4 ol the uirn into expansiofl as statewide employment surpasses its late1935