Wednesday, February 17, 1993

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 17, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels Herald February Serving Cornel Home of Glyn doff 64 Daily 50 Sunday 75 cents Sheriff cited for war on narcotics By GARY CARROLL The Comal County Sheriffs Department is a part of one of the top narcotics task forces in the according to a letter from the director of the Texas Narcotics Control Jim my In a letter to Sheriff Jack Bre Willborn said the Alamo Area continues to rate among the best of the 50 multijurisdictional task forces in Bremer said several jurisdic tions within Comal County decid ed to join forces to be more effec tive in their battle against We opted to pool our resources and train people so that when they come back to our agencies they will be valuable to Bre mer It gives us the oppor tunity to call on a larger number of people to respond to any kind of problem we may Bremer said it is difficult to devote the tim6 and the man power to narcotics and what makes it worse is that right now Bremer has only one officer he considers a narcotics The task force is valuable because it allows for resources that otherwise would not be avail according to Before the formation of the task force about six years Bre mer said it was like a game of pickup baseball and whoever was around was called upon to But the task force allows law enforcement agencies access to speciallytrained This way we can call on some trained people of they have specialized such as a computer which is made available to a lot people who ordinarily couldnt afford it Bremer Over the past four Bre mer said the task force has taken more than away from drug Bremer said the success is a result of the task force and the fact that law enforcement agen cies are able to be more actively involved with narcotics We know theres a drug prob lem out there and we know there are a lot of things that need Bremer but if I didnt have this task force to fall back on I might only be able to devote one or two people at any one time to doing that kind of The money seized from drug dealers goes right back into the law enforcement agencies and helps to train officers and pur chase new Willborn commended the agen cies record and told Its agencies like yours that help in the antidrug effort andUn keep ing the Texas Narcotics Control Program at the by Tammy ancj of South SSguio m thumps ng o tammy K6mp transited re she was treated and Photo by John 25 new 99394 Officials hear report on effort to help TAAS scores By ROSE MARIE EASH HeraldZeltung New Braunfels school officials approved the addition of 25 new employees last night for administrative and support positions for the 199394 school In its monthly the New Braunfels Independent School Dis trict of trustees approved a recommended district personnel plan for the 199394 school which includes an addition of 25 employ Thirteen will be hired as sec retaries or secondary and ele mentary school The remainder will be hired for school nutrition trans plant operation and plant A Texas Education Agency waiver request permitting the teaching of algebra and geometry courses over a longer period of time to address the needs of some students was also approved by the In other the board heard a report on strategies for which listed the various efforts made in the district to positively affect the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills test scores without specifically tutor ing just prior to the At the high school those efforts include a better identification of English as a Second Language stu special remedial classes for those who fail exit level TAAS the appointment of student summer tutorials and practice essays for the TAAS writing In the middle tutorials are available both before and after individual lesson packets are pre pared for each student based on TAAS results and the district takes advantage of such as ATRISK Acadenv Attendance and Discipline grams and TESA I The HOSTS program provides reading tutoring by community voU BOOST is a selfesteem building effort using district and com munity ATRISK programs identify stur dents at risk for not graduating due to academic attendance problems or discipline TESA training addresses strong teacher expectations and student At the elementary TAAS weaknesses are identified and re before and after school tuto rials are available and cooperative learning and student contracts are board also adopted the rec ommended 199394 school which includes Christmas holidays December 2031 and spring break from March 28 through April Filing opens for city seats Three of five expected to run have filed Tuesday was the first official day to file to run for the three open positions on the New Braunfels City As of 5 only three of the five candidates who previously announced their intentions had offi cially filed with the city secretarys according to city Those candidates include Chefi Rusty Brandt and Chris Chris and Jan Kennady who have announced they too will be run ning for city are expected to file One of the three council seats will be vacated by outgoing Mayor Clinton Council Member Bill Arnold is up for reelection in The last day to file to run for city council is March 17 at 5 Dare to Love program gets boost from Rotary Club By GARY CARROLL HeraldZeltung The Comal County Child Welfare Boards Dare to Love program recently got a shot in the arm from the New Braunfels Down town Rotary Nile president of the downtown Rotary Club presented Child Welfare Board President Tara Kohlenberg with a check enough money to sponsor four children in the program for one The child welfare a nonprofit agency comprised of a 15member board appointed by the County Commissioners is designed to educate the commu nity about child abuse and neglect and generate money to provide for the chil dren in custody in Comal The Dare to Love program is an out growth of the welfare according to The program waa originally begun in San Antonio and was adopted by Kohlenberg We are the first rural child welfare board to adopt The money received by the board for sponsorship goes toward supporting the children in the program beyond what the state The since they are in the states is responsible for the childrens welfare beyond the Dare to Love pro gram takes It basically provides things that you or I take for Kohlenberg its basically for esteem Items such as sporting toiletries and other miscellaneous items that help the children fit in are the target of the pro Kohlenberg said the programs first par the Police sponsored a child and threw her a birthday party something she had never They took her took her to have her hair they bought her pre sents she had never had these things Kohlenberg Also covered by the program are medical emergencies not covered by she All funds raised by the Child Wel fare Board are spent on the Although Kohlenberg said she is extremely grateful for the current spon the child welfare board is trying to line up additional participants to sponsor the approximately 20 children in the and said that recent cutbacks in the bud get of the Child Protective Services may put a strain on the Child Welfare There are currently 29 children in the Comal County Along with the Downtown Rotary and the Police the child welfare board has one anonymous For more information on how to sponsor a call Index Stammtisch WATER Sports Best wishes The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung sends birthday wishes to Corey Paul Barsch III and Linda Defensive Driving Defensive driving classes will be held today and Thursday from 6 to 10 at the New Braunfels ISP Community Education Center at 430 West Class will also be held from 8 to For call Chicken Barbecue A Chicken Barbecue plate fundraiser will be held from 11 to 4 March 6 to benefit the New Braunfels MexicanAmerican soci ety scholarship Plates will be and can be bought from any member or by call ing or Teen Connection The Board of Directors of Teen Connection will meet at 18 at the Housing Authority of the Cityof New 300 Laurel Lane to reconsider the vote taken on 1993 to close the alternative school at the conclusion of the 199293 school Continued on 9 The New Braunfels Unicorns 61 38 victory over Clemens puts them In a threeteam district tournament with Alamo Heights and Boerne to decide District 284As playoff All three teams finished with an 112 mark In district For a complete report on the Unlcornt i page For Home Delivery In New Braunfels and Comal County Call 6259144