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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 27, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas                                Braunfels April Zei Schools to host summer youth rec programs By GARY CARROLL HeraldZaltung New Braunfels youngsters will have a recreational program in which to participate this sum mer thanks to the efforts of Police Lieutenant Felix Roque and Recreation Superintendent John Rogue and Mathis announced that a summer recreational pro gram would kick off May 31 with at Lone Star Lamar School and New Braun fels Middle Roque said the program is designed to keep kids off drugs and out of trouble throughout the summer by providing them with recreational Mathis said the pro gram is much more than just To make the program worth were including an educa tional Mathis Its not goingto be summer school we just want to teach the kids that learning can be Mathis said the programs would begin at noon with three hours of activities such as soc art projects or other recreational After activity time is the children wouldhave to attend two different learning centers focusing on different educational such as mathe matics or Were going to do a lot of handson Mathis Children in the program will also be involved in various com service projects so they can learn how to be active and contributing members of the com We want to teach them that there are positive things they can do to give something back to the Mathis In doing Mathis said he hopes to forge positive ships between the program par ticipants and the Children involved in the pro gram will be required to sign a drugfree pledge and a small fee will be charged to han dle administrative The program will be staffed by paid but Mathis said volunteers would be relied upon for additional help in running the Roque said one of the problems encountered during the initial planning stages was finding the money to fund the but the problem was quickly solved after talking with Police Chief Dick One solution was going to the public and soliciting the and the other solution was using some of the money that was tak en from drug dealers through our involvement in the drug task Roque The total budgeted cost of the program is for one After Mathis said officials will have to obtain funding to continue the program in Both Roque and Mathis said the summer program was designed to take proactive role in creating a positive future for the children of New Braun Serving Comal County Home of Olivia Wilkinson TV SO Cents 75 Cents Sunday 113 ipy PtMARIEEASH k V Sr 1 ii i i v The process will roughly six Advisory for a facility to t Hi kii i 1 i I ecogmzed RustyBrock Win the board approved 70 tiOTS they Im not to us at this point The board alsoi approved the renewal of board also adopteda resolution man and Waterman for financial e tax abatement with Wilde advice and consultation New Braunfels High School Teacher Dave Simmons and members of the NBHS Student Council offi ciate over the Great Duck held on the Congo River Sunday afternoon at Schlitterbahn Water the group retrieves ducks from the finish The race served as a benefit for the Amer ican Cancer Photo by Karla Council rejects proposed budget Approval to follow May 1 election By GARY CARROLL HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels City Council rejected the proposed 199394 fiscal year budget Mon day leaving a new council with the task of approving the budget following the May 1 elec Mayor Clinton Brandt told council members he was disap pointed the group could not approve the upcoming years budget and felt they failed the We have been working with this budget since the first of the year and the city staff has put in a lot of time and a lot of Brandt Im really concerned that we could not act on a budget to Brandt said he felt the council shirked its responsibility by not passing the million bud which included a three per cent cost of living adjustment for the city staff and a property tax Brandt said he felt the pro posed budget was and that although there were cer tain items that could have been cut from the budget to save mon the cuts were Brandt said the budget could have handled the three percent costofliving pay increase with out a tax but said a tax increase was necessary to han dle an increase in capital equip ment Im basically disappointed that we as a council could not have acted on this budget one See related page way or the because we have had the time and I just think we set a bad example to the citizens of this Brandt Councilman Paul Eraser dis agreed with saying the council acted correctly in reject ing the proposed Fraser said he thought the work done on the budget by the council and city staff was com pletely in line with the respon sibilities of the If this council in a majority vote feels that it does not want to pass this then this majority vote will Fraser It would be shirking our responsibility if we passed a bud get we didnt believe City Manager Hector Tamayo said the city staff would wel come any guidance the council had to offer in passing a budget by the June 30 City Council Candidate Chris Bowers said he was happy the council held the line on any increases in New Braunfelsers tax I appreciate the opportunity that the council has to explore other revenue sources and other budget cuts that would keep our taxes at the rate they are at Bowers Bowers said he felt the three percent costofliving pay increase for city employees was still a and said the council still had additional rev enues left to New Braunfels woman awaits confirmation to GBRA post Olga Lara of New Braunfels is awaiting her confirmation to the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority Board of a post she was named to by Ann Richards last Im quite excited the governor has appointed me to the Guadalupe Blanco Riv er Lara I anticipate that my confirmation will be with the Senate this week and Im looking forward to serv ing the community as a representative and taking a look at how we manage our water I have had an opportunity to sit in on the senate committee on the Natural Resources bills as well as the house she From what I all those bills are currently being negotiated and I look forward to hopefully a favorable resolution to all of this because Im hoping that well be able to put all these matters behind us and continue to do the work that were suppose to do in managing our Laras term will extend to is an education She earned a bachelors degree from Princeton University and attended graduate school at Stanford A native of New Lara is also a legislative policy analyst for Mexican Amer ican Legal Defense and Education She is currently on the organizing board of the Comal Area League of Women She is former assistant director of the Westchester Individualized Senior Expe a nonprofit to enhance schoolbased community service programs in the Westchester County Schools in New She taught social studies at Woodlands High School in Harts New York from She is a member of the New Braunfels Chamber of the Coalition of Essential Schools and the New York State Teachers Lara will replace Herbert R Schneider of New Braunfels whose term Inside BRIEFS 3 BUSINESS 3 CLASSIFIED 78 COMICS 9 10 OBITUARIES 2 OPINION 4 WATER WATCH fff ffltff Iff Stammtisch The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung invites its readers to submit items to According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German Stammtisch represents a ting place reserved for a group of special a time set aside for members of a community to gather and share the days We invite you to share with Best Wishes The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung sends Birthday wishes to Barry Frank Villanueva Eric James Villanueva and tee Alanis Birthday wishes go to Eric Borchers and Anniversary wishes go to Small business counseling The business counselor from UTSAs School of Business will be in the offices of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce office The counseling has been available through the Chambers Small Business Council for the past three years and has attracted many area business people who have questions or need assistance on such topics as cash loans and many other areas per taining to the managing of a Inviduals considering starting a new business are also encouraged to take advantage of this which is free of charge and com pletely To make an call the Chamber of fice at Editorial Crash landing Manuel Alvear examines the risks involved in tak ing some of lifes big steps a particu lary painful jump during his childhood and fac ing the consequences See page Wlrjm   

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