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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 19, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas WEDNESDAY Family traditions are alive and well NTS New Braunfels HeraldZeitung 20 Pages in two sections May I Serving Comal County Home of Tammy Schroeder 129 Inside WATER STAMMTISCH The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung invites its readers to submit items to According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German Stammtisch represents a sit ting place reserved for a group of special people or a time set aside for members of a commu nity to gather and share the days We invite you to share with Best Wishes The New Braunfels Her aldZeitung sends Birthday wishes to Don Jeannette Felger and Frances Spring Art Show The annual Spring Art Show will be held from 10 to 6 on May and from 10 to 5 on May at the Civic Doorprizes will be given A framed Dalhart Windberg Admission is Founders Day The next meeting of the Canyon Lake Republican Womens club will be a cele bration of Founders Day at the Woodlands Country H Club at 7 May with Happy Hour at 6 For please call Patsy Newton at Summer reading A summer of reading fun and activities for schoolage children will be offered by the Dittlinger Memorial The Summer Reading Program will begin June 10 and continue on Children Kindergarten through second grade will attend at Grades third through sixth will attend at 2 Registra tion will begin June Chil dren should come in before June 10 to receive their new computer library Defensive Driving Comal ISD Community Educations defensive dri ving class taught by Charlie Rose is scheduled for 610 June 810 in the board room of the CISD Adminis tration Call 625 8576 or Concerts In The Park The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Depart ments Ninth Annual Miller Genuine Draft Concerts in the Park get under way May 20 at at in Landa Scheduled to appear for the first show is rock and roll band The con certs are sponsored by the New Braunfeln Herald BugaMeister and Museum unveils figurines Sister HummePs birthday celebrated with special sneak preview Tuesday By MARK LYON HeraldZeltung The rest of the was unveiled before approximately 50 Hummel Museum board city and friends Tuesday afternoon in the form of a 360piece Hummel figurine set now on display at the The event highlighted an observance of Sister Hummels birthday by the The rare are on loan to the museum from Goebel the fig urine manufacturer of Roe Executive Director for the Cathy Crist Talcott called the event a special Hummel moment and opened to the public the rest of the Hummel A special plaque were pre sented to Roger Hemming President of Diamond Shamrock which donat ed funds for new full color brochures for the muse Another plaque was pre sented to Lottie Smith of Schmid for their generous sup port of the I couldnt think of a more appropriate place for this museum with all the German enfluence here in this commu Hemminghaus said at the Top photo Carol Bissett of New Braunfels looks at several of the Hummel Bottom Roger President of Diamond Shamrock was presented with a special plaque honoring the company for their support of the Hummel Museum through the purchase of a new Judge denies citys plea to dismiss case Three questions must be answered before decision is judge says Neeley named in top 10 Bette NeeleyPlog DALLAS The daughter of New Braunfels residents Joe and Mary Elizabeth Neeley has been recognized as one of the top 10 college professors in the A computer professor at El Cen tro Bette NeeleyPlog has been named a Piper Professor by the San Antonio based Minnie Stevens Piper The foundation each year selects 10 outstanding tors from twoand fouryear col leges and universities through out Those named were chosen pri marily for outstanding teaching performance from a statewide field of 104 Described as having a teaching style that is high tech with NeeleyPlog will receive a honorarium and a gold As a Piper she earlier received a award from the Dallas County Community Col lege District After more than three decades in the colleagues say she still approach es her craft with almost mission ary zeal and maintaining an open door By GARY CARROLL HeraldZeltung City Attorney Barry Moore asked Judge Schraub Tues day to dismiss a case filed against the New Braunfels City the city and councilman James Goodbread citing the pros ecutions failure to produce a bur den of proof or evidence to show damage to petitioner Peter The case stems from a voters approval of term limitations for city councilmembers at the same time Goodbread was reelected to a fourth Both oponents and support ers of Goodbread are seeking a decision on whether or not the term limitations should be retroactive or Schraub denied Moores request but took it under advisement as he told members of both sides that three vital questions needed to be answered for him before he could decide on whether or not to issue an injunction against Schraub said he must know of provisions that define an effec tive date for implementation of charter amendments following approval by voters since the elec tion results were canvassed and by council on May what affect does that have on proceed ings and whether or not charter amendments are prospective or retroactive in Council for the state John Chunn argued that the amend ment became law upon voter approval and council canvassing and should be upheld as law regarding disallowing Goodbread a fourth Goodbreads attor Atanacio argued that the intent of the even with the phrase prohibiting current and future officials from serving three was not meant to preclude the service or terms of members already seated on Campos pointed out a tran scribed account of conversations James Goodbread See related page 2A among councilmembers during a November 1992 regular council meeting in which the fundamen tal question of the intent of the proposed amendment was dis The t r a n scription reads that c o u n cilmem pri or to approv i n g changes to the charter amend ment to include current and agreed that the intention of the amendment was for it to not be affective for councilmembers elected prior to the May 1 special After three and objec tions by Chunn based on hearsay and lack of the un certified transcription was admit ted as evidence and Campos pro ceeded with his line of question ing regarding the intentions of the council in November of Goodbread took the stand and testified that the discussion in to his understanding and the understanding of the was that the amendment would not affect the seated coun Thatfs exactly the way I saw otherwise I wouldnt have he Chunn questioned Goodbread and asked him if the exclusion of current council members was implicitly inclusive within the current Goodbread said he felt like the condition exist in the current When asked by Chunn if he felt as if the charter amendment applied to Goodbread Obviously Child poverty up 39 percent in Comal County By ROSE MARIE EASH HeraldZeltung Since 1980 child poverty in Comal Coun ty has increased by 39percent according to census and state agency figures provided by the Center for Public Policy Priorities and the Childrens Defense Of the children in femaleheaded house percent live in While the condition of children in Comal County is better over all than the state these two indicators may point to a dis turbing according to Frank chief juvenile probation In a local study of thirteen delinquency referrals 15 and 16 years od fiftyfour per cent live at or below the poverty level and 77 percent are living in singleparent According poverty and the hard ship of a singleparent family can con tribute significantly to juvenile The defining things are poverty and the motivation Allen The referral numbers have tripled in at least some respects I think it relates to increasing According to Allen during the 1980s juve nile probation was handling about 160 referrals a In 1989 that number jumped to 187 and in 1992 juvenile pro bation handled 450 In an effort to help these Allen and Carole chief probation developed a job training the Keeper that provides the motiva tion and basic job training they so desper ately The program operates on a state grant from the Texas Juvenile Probation The commission had put aside million for funding creative and innovative Fiftyfour counties applied for grants but only 11 were funded and the Coma County program was one of The Keeper Project targeted 30 children for the first There were two sessions one with 13 children and one with Those enrolled are placed in after school jobs for which they are paid with a portion of their salaries set aside in individual sav ings accounts donated by Texas Commerce The job term is four months and requires that those enrolled agree to remain in school show progress in school attend initial and ongoing employ ment related training develop good money management skills remain loyal and responsible to your employer remain drug free by submitting to ran dom drugscreen testing In return the program provides job train job placement for ten hours minimum per week and onthejob Delinquency referral cases of Cases 450 187 160 Year 1988 1989 1992 For subscription or news call 6259144
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