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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 23, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas                                New Braunfels Herald February Serving Comal of Marlann Porter 68 CISD assistant on the way out By ROSE MARIE EASH HeraldZeitung The Comal Independent School Dis trict board of trustees accepted the res ignation of Canyon High School Assis tant Principal Tom Cannon Monday night and voted not to extend the con tract of Canyon Middle School Princi pal Robert The board did extend contracts for Canyon High School principal Will Mountain Valley Elementary principal Leigh Ann Dees and Canyon Middle School assistant principal Bob The board took no action on Superin tendent Joe Rogers contract considera Trustees take no action on extend three contracts waiting until a later date at Rogers according to board president Bill The CISD board concluded the con sideration of racial discrimination charges brought by some parents in the district following a fivehour executive During the audience participation por tion of the Olga Lara presented the board members with data from the Texas Education Agency 199192 Acad emic Excellence Indicator System report for CISD and asked them to reconsider the statistics during their deliberations on the personnel Rosa Texas state director of urged the board to keep in mind the investigative report and the steps they had already The wheel of justice is in your she You can ignore because youve come under pressure or you can be heroes and not no matter what color a child those kinds of actions that have been brought to your A Steve cautioned the board to avoid taking action based on an whose validity he ques and urged them not to reveal the contents of the investigations which he said was based on Charles the attorney representing Tom Cannon reached a very satisfactory res olution to this and hes happy and were going on about our Soechting notified CISD of Cannons intent to pursue a claim against the law firm of Under wood and Schulze and specifically against attorney Chris for tor tuous interference with Cannons contractual The law firm and Elizalde represent After the board Soechting confirmed Cannons intention to pursue the In other action on the employment of a personnel director was tabled as was consideration of a demog raphers report concerning establish ment of singlemember OPERATION FIREBALL Members of the Noon Lions the Lionesses and the Leos Clubs of New Braunfels scrubbed stones on the Seguin underpass during Oper ation Fireball Sunday after More than 200 volunteers were on hand to participate in the clubs annual environmental The project was de signed to clean up the city in preparation for sesquteentenni al celebrations in Ttie detergent used to clean the stones was approved by the Texas Water The cleaner was prevented from running into the Guadalupe or Comal city officials Photos by David Sullens and Karia City facing doctor shor tage By GARY CARROLL HeraldZeitung New Braunfels does not have enough doctors to meet the needs of the expanding Tim assistant administrator for McKenna Memorial Hospital said The city currently hosts 17 pri mary care including family practitioners and to serve the New Braunfels residents and residents of some outlying according to Brier The people who live in the who maybe have not had a ortheyve just moved and they need to get in to see a primary care physi call the offices and find that the doctors are no longer taking Brierty The peo ple are frustrated with Brierty said local physicians are unable to take new patients because the general population is growing at a faster rate than the physician and because the doctors do not have the time to see more no general practi tioners in New Braunfels taking new There are only so many hours in the day and the physicians can only see so many patients in one Brierty Because the physicians cannot accept additional Brier ty said some people are forced to use the McKenna emergency room as their primary source of medical which is not the ide al situation for the hospital or the a patient seeking treatment in the emergency room will receive quality he said continuous care is hindered by a lack of necessary followup examinations that would have been routine with a general prac the hospital takes on the financial burden of people without primary care physicians or health insurance who use the emergency people wait too long for treatment which requires much more extensive and expen sive procedures than would have normally been required from a preventative health care and the hospital pays the Medicaid reimburses the hos pital for about 50 percent of the actual expenses incurred during a patients We are here to serve the com munity so that is not a com Brierty Its just not the ideal Brierty said the problem of uninsured people using emer gency rooms for primary care is not just a problem in but is prevalent throughout the coun According to there cur Sea page 2 Council opts to table move of public comment By GARY CARROLL HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels City Council decid ed Monday to table a proposal moving cit izen communications from the beginning of the meeting to the Several including Linda told the council that the best thing the citizens is to leave the citizen communications segment at the begin ning of the I feel that the council is here for the for the for the citi and if the citizens can speak out you should be able to listen to Zayala If it starts at a real late time in the evening then more people like myself would be unable to come forward and Zavala said that several people were in her same situation and had children to attend to that would prevent them from attending and speaking at city council Paul Pennington also spoke out in opposition to moving citizens communi cation saying that the rights of the citi zens to address the council outweighed the councils agenda I personally believe that one of the things were here the most tant reason the city council should be here is to serve at the pleasure and con venience of the people who elected Pennington New Braunfels resident Allan Seel hammer presented the council with a petition with more than 150 signatures from citizens opposing the proposed agen da item Councilman Bill Arnold suggested mov ing the meeting time back to 7 and allowing for citizens communication pri or to the start of regular council busi and proposed reducing the time the citizens have to speak to allow for more citizens to Councilman James Goodbread offered a motion to table the agenda item until after the May 1 election so the new coun cil could address the issue as it sees The motion was approved In other the council listened to public concern for the annexation of the areas of land occupied by Newks Tennis Ranch and T Bar M Tennis Although no one spoke out in opposi tion to the Johnny Oberkampf voiced his concerns about when city service to the area would City Manager Hector Tamayo said ser vices would begin but Oberkampf said that since the annexa tion of the area where he currently lives 11 years he has not seen much involvement by the Oberkampf said that his area receives minimal police the same fire ser vice it received prior to annexation and garbage service only once per Weve been in the city eleven and a half and I was just wondering why SM page 2 Index Stammtisch WATER WGA I Sports Best wishes The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung sends Birthday wishes to Mariann Javier Pinkey Matias Matt Paula Rose Rita Melvin Roger Garcia and John Anniversary wishes to Leroy and Han nelore Belted birthday wishes to Brandon Voss and Kirk Belated anniversary wishes to Melvin and Cora and Lar ry and Shirlyn Chorale meeting There will be a special meeting of the New Braunfels Community chorale on Feb 23 at 7 at the Eden Home Friendship We will be discussing future plans for All members are asked tobe Please bring with you all music that belongs to the Young Woman of the Year The 1993 New Braunfels Young Womanof the Year scholarship program gets underway this week at the Civic Preliminary judging for the annual event honoring high school juniors in the New BraunfelB area will be held at 7 Final judging and winners will take place at 7 on Tickets will be sold at the door both nights for Continued on 5 The New Braunfels Unicorns take on the District 27 4A champion Westlake Chaparrals tonight In Bl Dlstrlcfplayoff action at Strahan Coliseum at SWTSU at 8 For a preview of tonights basketball tee page For Home Delivery in New Braunfels and Comal County Call 6259144   

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