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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 23, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                WEDNESDA What will the Cotton Bowl do after merger See Sports Day i j t K t COUNTDOWN 395 DAYS NewBtaunfels Sesqulcentennlal March March NewBraunfels HeraldZeri 16 Pages in one section Feb Serving Coma County for more than 142 years Home of CAITLYN CRUMRIN 79903 Inside count Sports Sears Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZettung The New Brawfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Javier Vela Caitlyn Crumrlne 1 Melvin Riedel Michael ViOar real Brandon Voss Martha Wesolick Melinda Bird song Frank Flitter Bess Mulhol lan GailRJome Herbert Vlbrtcht Cowboys Tshirts now available at HZ Commemorative Dallas Cow boys Tshirts are now available through the New Braunfels H aldZettung Customers wishing to order these unique shirts may do so by placing attheJferoW Zeitungoffice 707LandaSt Customers should allow seven business days tor delivery Pay ment required upon ordering All sizes are available includ ing youth sizes and large adults sizes For more information call Advertising Director Paul Davis at 6259144 Junior Miss program on tap weekend The New Braunfels Junior Miss Scholarship Program will be held on Friday and Saturday nights Feb 2526 at 7 at the New Braunfels Civic Center Admission will be per per son per night AU contestants are local and will be competing for awards cash and college scholar ships For more information contact Erin Wilson at 6252922 Had Cross will hold orientation The Red Cross will hold an ori entation on March 12 at 9 in the second floor conference room at McKenna Memorial Hospital Anyone interested and for more information contact Lola Behrens at 6259764 Carol Everett to speak at two local services Feb 27 Carpi Everett will be the guett speaker at two services on Sun day Feb 27 She will speak In too morning worship lervtce at Dayspring Chriitian Fcllowihip currently meeting it Memorial Elementary School 1900 S Walnut at She will alto be ihaiing at the Crditian Life Center of the Fim Btntirt Church at Child ore ii available it both Supporting Other Supporting Other Singlea meets at Steakhouie at Motorcyclecar collision block schedule plan for Local real estate group purchases property NBGS to manufacture equipment for waterparks at new facility DM leaVlkllECB By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer New Braunfels General Store International which is affiliated with Schlitterbahn Waterpark announced this week that it utilizing the former Glastron Boat manufacturing facility The building was recently purchased by a local real estate group The group is leasing the property to NBGS International The facility is located on Interstate Highway 35 just south of New Braunfels It is a square foot industrial complex located on a32acretract According to officials the complex will house the cor The plant we had here was nearing capacity and we were looking at growing demand for existing products and the planning for the Master Blaster line We really needed space It was important that we stay in New Braunfels because this is where our companys roota raid NBGS spokesperson Sherrie Brammell The company was formerly located on Bavarian Street off of Walnut Street Brammdl said the company will slowly shift production to the new facility wt tfav The new Brammell said the company may lease the extra space NBGS International is a 10yearold company based in New Braunfels that manufactures a line of play elements for waterparks amusement parks and indoor recreation centers throughout the world The newest product of the company is the Master Blaster an uphill water roller coaster The Master Blaster is being made in the new facility and will make its debut at Schlitterbahn in May Brammell said manufacturing of the ride is going The Master Blaster is the worlds first uphill roller coaster The fiberglass construction is taking place now and we should start the onsite assembling she said Eventually all of the manufacturing will be moving she said NBGS International was formed in 1984 by Jeff Henry of New Braunfels to manufacture foamcoated play elements for waterpark industry Today NBGS International provides a wide range of products and services to recreation facilities through a fam ily of companies including Impact Coatings New Braunfels Design Group Waterpark Management Inc and Water Ride Concepts Inc NBGS currently employe approximately 130 people and expects to add 30 to 50 new employees over the next year Brammell taid the company hai already been running advertisements leeldng employee for the facility By ROSE MARIE HASH Staff Writer The New Braunfels Independent School District board of trustees unan imously voted to adopt Accelerated Block Scheduling for New Braunfels High School at Tuesday nights board meeting The new schedule will be imple menting in the 199495 school year but there will be no change in the grad uation requirements for the Class of 95 All other classes will see increas es in requirements for graduation Students in the Advanced Program who want to participate in more than one extracurricular activity all four years will have to take advantage of summer school a zero hour course or correspondence course during their junior and senior years The new schedule offers four 90 minute blocks in each school day which will allow students to earn eight credits per school year There will be a 10 minute change in the start of the school day so tutorials can begin at There will be no change in the bus schedule We havent had unanimous sup port but we have had a great deal of support and not much opposition from parents what we were said John Turman prin cipal of NBHS We met with about 300 people at the high school and we had four public meetings At the Lamar meeting we had 11 people come at Lone Star there were 12 at Memorial there were 28 and we had 27 at the middle The state minimum requirement for graduation remains at 21 credits and NBISD will maintain its minimum 22 credit requirement however Turman said the administration may come back to the board to raise the minimum at a later date In other business the board autho rized a four classroom addition to Seele Elementary and awarded a contract to Modem Builders the low bid der for roof work on Carl Schurz and Seele Elementary The administration recommended that the board assist the Alamo Area mation and other items concerning any evidence of gang activity in the New Braunfels area however they asked that NBISD not participate in placing a uniformed officer onsite for this purpose I think our job is educating not hiring police said Charles Bradoerry superintendent We nave fait response time and an excellent relationship with the New Braunfeli Police Department I recommend that we iupport the concept and share infor mation but not participate in the fund view How do you foal about violence on television nttwertMi ntlliiniMlvlQlinLlttilnk MMtftn iehlimMM i it mMiy SSSSSSj NB chamber board supports curriculum From staff reporte The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce is encour aging both local school districts to adopt the new recommended cur riculum as the standard for the 199495 school year I n a formal resolution adopted at its regularly scheduled February meeting the board also endorsed the use of the innovative scheduling techniques now being discussed as the key implementation tool of this new curriculum According to Rusty Brockman Chair of the Chambers Busi Partnership Com mittee the recommended curricu lum is an outgrowth from efforts by the Texas Business Education Coalition TBEQ Texas Scholars Program and Tech Prep The Texas Scholars Program now adopted by over 100 Texas School Districts ha been pry effectiye and continues tp expand However TBEC sought a juickly raise high school standards Wdexpectations statewide and Education Commissioner Meno has certainly said Brock man The new recommended cur possible encouragement to take a full academic course load and encourages schools to provide the means for them to do Portions of the resolution be prepared forthe high performance workplace of the future students need to develop higher order thinking skills and be able to apply school knowledge in a way that solves practical real world that schools create courses that teach the practi cal application of topic areas and content permits more indepth investigation and problemsolving activities and encourages active learning experiences which engage and motivate students to create and apply knowledge rather than sim ply listening to lectures memoriz ing and The resolution by the Chambers Board of Director supports the goals of Commissioner Meno the Texas Butinesi Education Coali tion and the Texai ing for an officer on The board took no action on the matter MpMMBy Dont miss Horizons 94 Coming March 27 in the HeraldZeitung   

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