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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 17, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels Sunday January Serving Comal Home of Paul Hammaker 43 Daily 50 Sunday 75 cents Texas Legislative Budget Office looks at reducing TDHS budget This is the lasl of a twopart By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer The Texas Legislative Budget Office released their proposed budget for the Department of Human Services Wednesday with substantial reductions in many They usually put out a scary said Senator Jeff Its meant to sober Texans and members of the The part of the Texas Department of Human Services TDHS budget that usually gets the most attention from the public is the Aid to families with Dependent Children but according to the Texas Research League we may be looking in the wrong place to save The AFDC portion of the TDHS budget is only eight percent according to The state says it has done a good job of keeping administrative costs for the program In the last ten years the administrative costs have actually declined to per recipient while the national average has grown to about S48 per During that case loads have increased by 140 The Texas Research League says AFDC had one of the smallest budget increases with only a 23 percent Overall the proposed TDHS budget is an increase in health and human services but it cuts many reduces eligibility for many and results in huge losses of federal matching funds the Center for Public Policy The new budget proposed by the LBO would reduce coverage under AFDC at a loss of S200 million in federal matching funds and shift 100 percent of those costs to local tax payers according to the They said the proposed budget will reduce the average monthly payment to AFDC recipients to S45 per According to the Texas Research is the only state which has adopted a constitutional limit 1 percent of total state expenditures on AFDC cash Only Alabama and Mississippi have more restrictive eligibility benefit an AFDC recipient with a family of three and no income in Texas receives a maximum of SI84 per month compared to the national average of per The 2A Fire damages vacant buildin By Gary Carroll Staff Writer The Lake Dunlap Fire assisted by the New Braunfels fire responded Friday evening to a blaze a vacant building on Highway Lake Dunlap units were the first on the scene and made first entry into the building before calling for Lake Dunlap Fire Chief Charlie Mills said his department received ihe call at approximately According to the fire was contained to one end of the building the remainder of the building received heavy smoke We contained the fire in an area of the building that used to be the ioffice and Mills The rest of the building was wide open and was damaged by the Mills said at the time of the fire no cause could be but investigators would look into possible The building was vacant and there were no injuries New Braunfels Dunlap firefighters douse a fire through the window of a vacant building at Highway Klein Road Friday Photo by John Huseth CISD te hold workshop meeting every month By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer The Coma Independent School District board met in a special workshop session Saturday morning and decided to double the number of regularly scheduled The board needs to meet more said Tom board 1 think we should consider doing as the NBISD docs having one working session and one regular board The board was encouraged by the CISD Superintendent Joe Rogers to meet more frequently in workshop sessions to allow more discussion among the administration and the The board agreed to meet in workshop sessions the second Monday evening of each month and on the lasl Monday evening of each month for regular They did not exclude action from being taken at the workshop sessions and may use that time to approve when The workshop on Saturday dealt primarily with planning for contingency planning should Federal Judge McCowen close down the schools in and other budgeting issues such as transportation drug testing for automating point of sale registers in school computer and special education Regarding the possibility of the schools being closed as of June Abel Finance said the school budget would allow teachers to be paid May 31 for the summer months in order to fulfill their The funds that 1 will not receive over the summer will be approximately million from the state and the County Education said Come its a different 1 wont have any funds to open schools if funds continue to be Toothpaste purchase can help pay medical costs for the young By DAVID SULLENS Editor and Publisher You have to buy toothpaste anyway and under a program just initiated by when you do that you can help pay for medical care for young people whose families cannot afford Under the for every specially marked box of Crest turned in at collection points to be established 50 cents will be contributed to the Comal County Caring for Children Caring for Children is based on the premise that many families who cannot afford private health care insurance but whose income is too high to qualify them for Mcdicaid are forced to choose between buying groceries or taking a sick child to the Caring for Children attempts to bridge that Established in Comal County late in 1991 and effective the first day of the Caring for Children program in its first year enrolled 62 youngsters in Comal a spokesman said late last Jack who heads the Caring for Children program said Friday that some was contributed to the program in 1992 in Comal and that it takes to provide medical insurance coverage for one child for one The Comal County program was one of three pilot programs in the Others were in Hayes County and Collin A All administrative costs of the program are paid by Blue Borchers so all money contributed by groups and organizations actually is used to benefit And the money donated in Comal County benefits Comal County Borchers said he expects the number of children served in Comal County to grow Applications for he can be made through any of the countys school nurses or through McKenna Participalion is Borchers and applications arc available in both English and To be eligible for Youngsters must be school according to meaning between the ages of six and The Comal County program is administered by a steering committee that in addition to Borchers Don Kathy Johnny Joan Abel Lavernc Herb Schneider Doug Jack Diana Denise Karen Preiss and Shcl Me Contributions to the Caring for Children according to can be in any For more information on the contact Borchers at 625 or any member of the steering Veterans monument dedicated in Prince Solms By Gary Carroll Staff Writer A monument dedicated to the men and women of Comal County who served their country during wartime was dedicated Saturday morning in Prince Solms New Braunfels Mayor Clinton State Representative Edmund and County Judge Carter Casteel were on along with color guards representing the Veterans of Foreign Sons of the American and the United Stales lo pay tribute to those who served their country so So many people have given so much for America and the stale of Kuempel I uikc my hat off and salute you for what youve done for me and for the United Kuemple then presented Veterans WaiMemorial and monument Fred Lingner with a personal Retired Jack WWII fighter thanked the crowd of about 100 veterans and their families for their and also thanked the soldiers who paid the ultimate price during We arc observing those who poured out their life blood for us and the United Gilfrey God bless all of you and those who are Lingner then thanked everyone Members of the color guard and of the Sons of the American Revolution bow their heads during the dedication of the veterans monument in Prince Solms Park on Photo by John Huseth for their support and gave his special thanks to those who helped erect the including the New Braunfels City Manger William Bobby and Lnfargc The monument is made of blue weighs pounds and stands 21 feel The next phase of the monument involves paving the area surrounding the monument with Lingner said he hopes to have the bricks laid in time lo dedicate this final phase by Memorial The bricks will be reserved for personalised and the Veterans War Memorial Committee will take donations for those interested in memorializing someone at the For more information on how to make a donation to the Memorial call Fred Lingner at Index 2 CLASSIFIED 712B COMICS 10A ENTERTAINMENT B9A FORUM j HOROSCOPE 10A INSIGHT 1B LIFESTYLES 25B RECORDS 3A OPINIONS 4A SPORTS WATER WATCH 3A WEATHER Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung sends Birthday wishes to Werner Sean Randy Lacinda Roger Robbie Dianna Ernst Amelia Ortiz and Ryan Keith Monday birthday wishes go to Ashley Bird and Nell Belated birthday wishes go to Juan William Robert Feltner and Louie Perez and Brett Anniversary wishes go to Paul and Ellen Band Boosters New Braunfels High School Band Booster will meet at at the Band Parents and supporters of the Mighty Unicorn Band arc invited to Call 629 0262 Defensive driving class The New Braunfels Independent School have a Defensive Driving Class at the NBISD Community Education 430 Tuesday and from 610 There will also be a class from 8 Red Cross orientation American Red Cross Volunteer Orientation will be held at McKenna Memorial Hospitals second floor conference room on at 9 Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer at the sursing homes or Red Cross office is asked tocall Lola Bchrcns at 625 Carl Schurz Parent Support Group The Carl Parent Support Group will meet ai 7 at the Carl Elementary School It will focus on the Put Yourself In the 30 Seconds Lottery Numbers AUSTIN AP Here are results of Lotto Texas winning numbers drawn Saturday by the Texas Lottery 34028154016 sixteen Estimated Lotto Texas jackpot For Home Delivery Call 6259144
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