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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 28, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas BEST AVAILABLE COPY 25 Cents 202 Wednesday August 1991 Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY Home of Alphonse Laubach One 16 Pages Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung wishes happy birthday today to Joaquin Bob Del Lillie Zim Craig Kris ten Kirsten Zane Ryan Bockholt and Candy Belated birthday greetings to Happy anniversary today to Otto and Lillie Don and Laverne Bowcn and Judy and Know of a birthday or anniver sary Give our receptionist a call the day before at 6259144 wed like to share in the Trade show Tickets for the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commer ces Business Trade Show sche duled for 10 and 11 are on sale at the Chamber office or from a member of the Trade Show com This is the third year for the which has been a success from the There are 64 booths with 57 exhibitors and more than 35 different products services Door prizes will be given with a trip for two to New Orleans as the grand The sneak preview on Tues day from 6 is a gala like affair featuring entertainment and The show on Wednesday includes a business apparel fashion show with models local industries and clothing from local retailers beginning at A closer look Were you aware that at the Dit litager Memorial Library you can take a closer look at that valuable stamp or coinor fineprint in that contract or that family photo graph Last year the library was the recipient of a unique gift a closed circuittelevision This tele vision will magnify images up to 45 times the original If you need to take a closer come by the library at 373 Magazine Monday through Thursday 10 to 9 Saturday from 10 5 Square dancing Square dance lessons begin at at Bracken United Methodist Call Jim or Bemie Mitchell for two free lessons at Fair parade The Comal County Fair Associ ation is taking entries for the fair parade scheduled for Entry categories are local organi school vis iting festivals and visiting towns and miscellaneous and equestrian riding local and visiting commer To obtain an entry form or for more information call Sue Bush at 512 Margi Handrick at 6251884 or Danny Scheel at Entry deadline is Crafts show The Labor Day Arts and Crafts Show and Sale is set for 31 and 1 at the New Braunfels Utilities parking lot on Main Plaza from 9 to each Admission is For more infor mation call Tressie Russell at Partly cloudy conditions and a 30 percent chance of rain are the focus of a forecast for today and Thursday that includes highs in the lows in the mid70s and eastsoutheast winds at about 10 In New Braunfels the high was 92 and the overnight low was For weather please see Page Inttdt DEAR 10 PRIME TV City employee Albert Carreon spreads sand to absorb a fluid that poured onto Seguin Avenue in New Braunfels following a chemical soill at Blue bonnet Photo by Brett Brookshire Chemical under analysis By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer The chemical spilled at Bliiebonnet Motors at 315 Seguin in 4dqwntpwn New Brauitfelfj will be tordeiermiheexactly what it said Elroy New Braunfels Fire It a spent There was definitely some carbure tor cleaner in Were not sure of what the concentration We know some of the chemical in there was a carburetor cleaner which is known as immersion cleaner and there were probably some other chemicals in there with The Health Department is analyz Irfg theSubstancefor possible health the results of whichwill npt be known for about a Crews completed work at the scene at transporting contami nated which was spread to absorb the to a holding area at the Bluebonnet Motors makeready area near Walnut Avenue and Landa Here the hazardous material will be contained in plastic until prop er disposal arrangements carilbe t actual spilled It could baye been carburetor cleaner with some other such as some oil and other It was stored in a barrel that was labeled as an under coating paint and you could definitely see the residue of the undercoating paint still in the When you start mixing one chemical with another you change some of the chemical Syririg said that it appeared the bar rel was being used as a dump for used Xqu should probably be smelling Viv it for some time in that Syring It will take a while for all See Page 2 Local SAT scores improving By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer While Scholastic Aptitude Test results are down around the scores in New Braunfels and Comal County continue to show improve according to figures released by New Braunfels and Comal indepen dent school New Braunfels ISO beat not only the national average but their own fig ures from last said Mike assistant superintendent for curricu lum at Theyre Fitsko I think that some of the math manipula tive stuff we do at the lower grades carries NBISD students scored 441 verbal and 500 up from 435 verbal and 491 math last Im excited about Fitsko CISD rolls still Rogers says By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer The Comal Independent School District is experiencing an increase in student population this year with a tot al of students attending as of Were still Superinten dent Joe Rogers The average attendance last year was The district is ontrack with projec tions from a bond package two years ago of 65 percent growth over five years for western portion of officials Attendance on the first day of last was More students are expected to enroll in early following the Labor Day The largest growth in the district is at Smithson Valley Middle showing a 13 percent increase to 795 the western part of CISD was the high growth area with an percent Western elementary campuses So Page 2 He added the figures were a great reflection on the CISD students scored 420 on the verbal up 11 ppints from last year and 467 on the math up 8 The Texas Education Agency said Monday the average SAT mathema tics score in Texas was up two points from The average verbal score was down two the average mathema tics score was and the average verbal score was Both were two points lower than in The national scores reflect a record low for verbal skills and math scores sank for the first time since More than 1 million students took the SAT In students took the The number of Texas students taking the SAT increased by over the pre vious Some experts say there is good news in the 60point drop in SAT scores since records were kept in 1969 More minorities are striving for Educational Testing Service research concludes that half the eight point decline in verbal scores between 1987 and 1990 was due to the increas ing proportion of minority and biling ual testtakers who a generation ago never dreamed of said Robert senior research associate at the College There are more people attempting to get into as well as more nontraditional students trying to go back to said Brenda CISD instructional Some students may be going for a community college program and arent worried about getting the high est test But schools also bear considerable responsibility when they dont require rigorous assign enough homework or encourage outside read Success of NBISD and CISD stu dents indicates the effectiveness of honors programs at the two officials Educators in CISD emphasize that all students need a firm commitment from parents to support the education al said Carol CISD assistant superintendent for curricu The best learning environment exists when parents reinforce school work as the most important factor in insuring future The SAT test is an assessment used to determine a students status for col lege only stu dents interested in attending college take the The Aiiociiled Pren contributed to this Manager looking at move By DAVID SULLENS Editor and Publisher New Braunfels City Manager Paul Grohman confirmed Wednesday morning that he is among those seek ing consideration for the city mana gers job in I did send out two Grohman said Wednesday morn and youve found them The New Braunfels Herald Ze ilung had learned Tuesday afternoon that Grohman is among 151 who Grohman have applied for the city managers slot in According to stories published in the Temple Daily an initial list of 66 applicants for that spot was trimmed to 14 last week and inter viewing for the post will begin next Temple job became vacant after that citys city manager and finance director resigned in the wake of an audit that showed city reserve funds had been depleted by mil lion over a five year The audi tor said the depletion was the result of routine expenditures that were allow ed to exceed budgeted Council members said the situation should have been communicated to them prior to the auditors Those to be interviewed include a number applicants from Texas and one from as far away as North According to the candi J dates include BeltOn City Manager Jeffrey Holberg Temple City Engineer and Direc tor of Public Works Leonard Henry Temple Planning Director and Assistant to the City Manager Sam Listi Former Odessa City Manager William Brown who was fired by that citys council in April on a 32 vote William who has been city manager in Rockwall for the past seven years Ennis City Manager Stephen Howrton Corsicana Ciy Manager Craig Lonon Allen City Manager Jonathan McCarty Garland Assistant City Manager Jeffrey Muzzy Coppell City Manager Alan Ratliff David president and chief executive officer of the Chapel HillCarrboro Chamber of Commerce and former city manager of Chapel Marvin deputy direc tor for the Texas Municipal League in Austin and Officers voted best dressed Uniform group honors Comal County Sheriffs Department Jim Clifton models the uniform of the Comal County Sheriffs one of 12 winning combinations in a Law and Order magazine By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer The Comal County Sheriffs Department has received an outstanding achievement award in the 1991 Best Dressed Police Department a prog ram sponsored annually by the National Association of Uniform Manufacturers and Distributors The department is one of 12 nationwide to receive an award plaque in commemoration of the Im always glad when Comal County gets some kind of Sheriff Jack Bremer Its a morale as far as Im In 1989 the department changed its uniform from the common brown one to the new hunter green Bremer With forest green deputies wear tan shirts and black basketweave Hats vary depending on the In deputies wear a gray western hat with a dark green They wear straw hats in the The hunter or forest green color fits in with the Tex as Hill Country and German cultures that predomi nate in Comal Hoherz An article announcing the contest winners appeared in the August 1991 issue of Law and Order maga which included a photo of Comal County Jim Clifton did the writeup and the paperwork to submit the Bremer When Bremer became sheriff in he changed the departments uniform and vehicle marking designs to their current Now that people have seen the uniform and have gotten used to everyone is very pleased with Bre mer The sheriff hopes to win another award in the vehicle division next he The Best Dressed Police Department now in its 14th honors police agencies that exhibit the highest standards of uniform dress and overall An independent panel of law enforcement and garment experts evaluates entries on the basis of image garment practicali and inspection The program is open to any law enforcement unit in the United Top honorees receive award Judges for the 1991 competition were Patrick DeMare manager of the New York Custom and Uniform Tailors Division of the Amalgamated Clo thing and Textile Workers Union Michael Filippel chief of N and Scott King publisher of Law and Order
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