Thursday, December 2, 1993

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 2, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas THURSDAY NBISD teacher was destined for success See ISO CENTS COUNTDOWN 474 DAYS Seiquteentennla March March New Braunfels 10 Pages In one section Dec YANDBI HeraldZeituiu Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Homo of ADA HAMEL Vol 142 No 16 INSIDE Sports STAMMTISCII Birthday wishes The New Braurfeti HeraldZeitung the following birthday wishes to Fhrenee Schriewtr Ada Hamel Florenct Boenlg Ruby Brown Mil dred Graham Arlent Sedgwlck Loyce Thomas Judy Turner Todd Mitchell HeraldZeltung Cheer fund donations sought The New Braunfels Herald Zettungs Cheer fund campaign to provide food for local needy fam ilies is continuing with much suc cess according to Circulation Director Carol Ann Avery Avery said that any type of nonperishable food item can be donated as well as money The Cheer fund goal is to assist 200 local families this year To donate call the HeraldZeitung at 6259144 Todays donations were from Quality Paint Co Annonymous Arnold J Jean D Paulen Bruce Harold Bobbie Patrick Friends of Library to meet Saturday The Friends of Dittlinger Memorial Library will hold their next regular meeting on Satur day Dec 4 at 10 at the library 373 Magazine St The agenda will include a pre sentation to the library of a check from the proceeds of the October book sale December starts membership renewal and the friends will conclude the meeting by decorating the library Christmas tree All con tinuing and new members are encouraged to attend CKC Lutheran to host special dinner Christ the King Confessional Lutheran Church of New Braun fels in conjunction with the local Aid Association for Lutherans ALL Branch 2382 will be holding a spaghetti dinner on Dec 12 from to at the New Braunfels Senior Citizens Center 659 Lan daSt A free offering will be taken at the door with the proceeds going to benefit the New Braun fels Senior Citizens Center Funds raised by this dinner will be matched by ALL The public is welcome Aggie Moms have cookies ready Comal County Aggie Moms request that those who are to get cookies do so on Sunday Dec 5 from to at Canyon High School cafeteria oil the northbound 135 access road north of Hwy 46 StammUsch The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung invites its readers to sub mit items to Stammtisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community Stammtisch represents a sitting place for members of the community to gather and share the days hap ipeningi We invittyou to short ONE ON ONE Myrt Ott standing left watches as Justin Willis left of Frazier Elementary Maria Castro right from Canyon Middle School Unique Mentoring and tutoring program helping students feel positive about school By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer T he One on One Club is a new peer mentoring and tutor ing program which connects students at Canyon Middle School with Frazier Elementary School students This is something we have been wanting to do for three said Rusty Brockman Principal of CMS At that time we started the Center for Successful Learners Lab The stu dents who are helping kids at Frazier are all participants in this lab who have shown increases in ability level Alison Beron of Communities in Schools narrowed down the list at Frazier to a manageable point to begin this project We have a group of kids from CMS who are excited about learning and excited about helping younger kids catch that same excite ment This cooperative effort between the schools will lead to students from Frazier coming to the middle school for a ROPES and leadership i Others involved in the planning and implementation of the One to One Club are Margie Hendrick AtRisk Coordinator Cindy Rotzler Counselor and Myrt Ott Lab Teacher The One to One Club will help students feel positive about said Sid Ridgway Principal of Frazier Elementary For many of them this experience will lead to the first time they actually enjoy and feel good about what they do in school I expect this project to generate positive feelings from both our students and from the peer mentors from Canyon Middle We now have a growing waiting list of children at Frazier who want to be a part of the Communities in Schools program in general and the One to One Club in For more information on the program call Diane Fanning Director of Communities in Schools at 6206200 EUWDto keep status quo for now Board will continue to function until EAA issue is resolved By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer Its the status quo for the Edwards Underground Water District until someone decides what the effect of the Justice Departments objection to the Edwards Aquifer Authoritys appointed board There was a lot of talk about different options but were concerned about liti gation so the decision was to maintain the status quo until we hear more definite statements from said Kenneth Dcels Comal County EUWD board mem ber At the present time nobody seems to know if Senate Bill 1477 has been par tially affected or if it blows the whole The EUWD met Wednesday in special Kenneth Ikels session to discuss the Justice Department objection to the EAAappointed board The Justice Department has stated that the appointed board is regressive rela tive to minority voting rights The appointed board was seen by many as a solution to the problem of domination of the EAA by Bexar County because of their population density if an elected process was used I understand your concern but I think theres ways of dealing with said Miller Rosa Resales LULACs State Director But theres no way we could ever agree to an appointed boaid over an elected board v LULAC and MALDEF have voiced concerns over replac ing the electedETJWJlboard with an appointed EAA board We need to take the politics out of this It is an issue that is very crucial not only to the Latinos this is an issue that people need to become more aware of whats happening because its very After a brief discussion of the Justice Department the EUWD board adjourned to a closed session for approxif mately an hour and reconvened only to report that the district would continue to operate as it has until the EAA issue was resolved According to Doug Miller who had been appointed to the EAA board as Comal Countys representative the situation is now in the hands of the governor and the attorney general Federal District Judge Lucius Bunton ni has given all par ties a Dec 7 deadline for any motions to institute a water but has set no date to act on the recent EAA ruling Parks board to ask council to okay grant application By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Advi sory Board will be going before the city council this month to gain approval to apply for a grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department The board is hoping to get a matching grant from the department to make improvements to Landa Park The possible uses of the grant would include pool improvements establishing trails and playground improvements according to Parks and Recreation Director David Whatley Whatley said the city council established a capital improvements flind for the park seven Board seeking improvements at Landa Park years ago The funds for this account came from additional fees for the use of park facilities These fees have raised We have now generated enough funds to go out and solicit a matching said Whatley We will seek a grant for so should be the total scope of the he said The application for the grant will follow the guidelines of the Texas Outdoor Recreation Plan Whatley said the areas identified as priorities for this area are trails for walking biking and hiking fresh water swimming and playground areas In order to apply for the grant the city must pass a resolution authorizing the city manager to allow staff to submit an application The application is due by Jan What ley said it is common for the first grant application from a city to be rejected If it is rejected a new application will be sent during the second cycle which ends July If we are successful we are hoping to have some of these activities started by 1995 This will coincide with our he said Whatley said at least 100 other entities are expected to apply for the grant Its extremely competitive If we get a match we may not get a full he said The grant can only be used for capital improve ments according to Hal Herbelin chairman of the parks board He said improvements could be made to the Panther Canyon Nature Trail the spring fed pools or the funds could be used to improve handicap accessibility I feel like we have a real good chance to get some monies on this he said Herbelin said the parks board is hoping to use a professional grant writing firm in Dallas The suggested firm is Duncan and Associates Officials say request for business cards is bogus By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer If you have received a letter requesting a business card be sent to Craig Shergold a seven year old with a brain tumor whos suppos edly trying to make it into the Guiness Book of World Records you probably ought to know the following before you continue this chain letter First the letter was not originated by the Make a Wish Foundation The request for business cards is not a legitimate request according to them However Craig Shergold is a real child who lives in Lon don England News reports stated in 1989 that he was diagnosed with a brain tumor Because of the number ofgreeting cards he received hedetid ed to go for the Guiness Book of World Records for receiving the Plaza Island renlantarf most greeting cards TH Shergold earned a place in Guiness Bookof World Recocds in May lHndt aeaaonal replanting coordinated by the Main Street Project Landscaping 1990 for his efforts He was operated on successfully for the removal by the Rant Haua The replanting le conducted each spring and tall From toft of his brain tumor in March of 1991 and the now 14year old boy it Pwharzlna the Plant Rita expected to live a long and full life QMW Todays Texas Lottery numbers are 4 14 163143 45 Jackpot million

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