New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, February 14, 1993, Page 6

Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung February 14, 1993

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 14, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas G-A HERALD ZE1TUNG SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1993 Forum Continued on Page SA for great pictures and articles in Texas Highways magazine. But when I drive or bike or walk on any of our surrounding roads I cannot help but see an incredible amount of trash. Beer cans, plastic bags, carbon! boxes, paper cups, literally (pardon the pun) everywhere! This may not be the issue of the decade but I feel it is definitely important for our self image of our community ans ourselves. I mean, who can be truly proud of living in a trash dump? Enjoying a clean, unspoiled countryside should be a free recreational benefit for us all regardless of wealth or status. Are there any solutions? I am not very optimistic. It is pointless trying to educate trash throwers. Their brain functions are totally foreign to most of us. The more we complain, the more they enjoy tossing that can in the grass. There are some things we can try, however. Awareness is a first step. Then, those of you who know city, county, and state officials can plead with them to keep up the clean-up programs. The adopt-a-highway program is great. However, I have found that many of the participating groups do not make the required four clean-ups per year. Read the roadsigns and let the participating groups know your appreciation and gently prod them into action. Last, as much as it seems like fighting a losing battle, we can all pick up a few plastic cups and fast-food bags everytime we picnic in the park or walk through the neighborhood. Hey, maye we can save the snail darter and out unspoiled roadsides too! Dick Buhl New Braunfels Problem lies in homes, not In schools Editor: The problem continues in all school districts, not just ours. I finally had to add my opinion after reading all the letters these past few weeks. Lawsutis or threats will not change the prob-. lems aired and those kept a mystery. Teachers correct all students no matter what their background. Frustrated minority students and their parents misinterpret evey discipline as racism. The other parents blame the kid, policy, or the teacher. Oh how our parents have deteriorated during the last generation of kids. My wife and I have sent four children through a wonderful CISD school system and are proud of the schools’ accomplishment We are both sick and tired of the current infighting that accomplishes nothing except spending valuable tax money on study committees, lawyers, and look at all the lost energy. We should be striving for strong discipline in school and a strong home atmosphere. In our kids’ generation they did not roam the streets late at night, but were home. There was no dope, gangs, or questions of civil discipline. I applaud our present school administrators and teachers. Think of the challenges they face each day with the product we give them to teach. Come on New Braunfels and Comal County, get behind your schools. A.H. Andy Anderson New Braunfels Vet opposes gays in armed forces Editor: I am a thrice wounded Vietnam Infantry veteran of seven Vietnam military campaign periods. I am absolutely opposed to allowing “Homosexuals/Gays” in the the military service. Firstly, there would be a compromise of the blood supply system. Secondly, the fear of reprisal by the straight community could cause the overloading of the military justice system. From 20 years experience in various law enforcement agencies, I have found that the homo sexual community, by statistic and percentages, is an outrageously mascabre group of felony violators. The major reason for military training and service is to “close with and destroy the enemy.” It was not established to correct societal problems in current trends. J It is not an exploitable entity. Any internal strife could jeopardize military unit cohesiveness and the purpose thereof. The military is not a proving ground for social architecture. It is basically a “killing machine.” No one seems to recall this reality. Only a military “killing machine” can equate to this additional threat, let’s say an ambush or killer-team action. Our new president can never understand, nor chose to understand, the realities of battle. Basically, combat is harsh, loud and very very bloody. Again, I am opposed to homosexuals in the military. Ed Nicholls Kendalia Thanks for sticking with us. :    f (Min nut) THE POWER TO BECOME. Stop Smoking. American Heart Association e CHRISTMAS SEALS; THE #1 HOPE FOR THE #3 KILLER: LUNG DISEASE. AMI RICAN l l \(, ASSOC I XI ION Stop Smoking. ♦ ^American Heart Association CHARLES T. ALLEN, P. C. 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Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

Issue Date: February 14, 1993

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