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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 27, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                Friday 1894 New group to provide supplies for children yCRAIOHAMMETT J iH A program to help school children ft get basic school supplies is once again fagtraislng money this summer Project Learning Tree started two ago when a principal at a local primary saw that many children did have the basic supplies for school 1 said Dora Gonzales It was going to be a 6netime thing Last year we had requests to help out We couldnt turn them she Gloria Herrera said the program started to help about 25 children That number rose to about 55 last year and more are expected this season Were formally organized this year We want the public to know were here and what were said Gon zales The program will once again solicit donations from organizations church es and individuals They will also work through organizations such as the Com munity Service Center and the Com munity in School project Gonzales said Project Learning Tree buys listed school supplies with the donations and turns them over to the schools who distribute them to those in need One of their big fundraisers will come the first weekend in August when they have a donation place set up at WalMart Until then they will be hap py to accept any donations she said Herrera added the totals for this year are once again expected to rise Were expecting a huge response this year because the need is out she said Kuempel voices support for WORD By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer State Representative Edmund Kuempel told a meeting of Friends Rivers Thursday evening that he would not support legislation to abol ish the Comal County Water Oriented Recreation District a district whose legislation he supported at inception in 1987 firmly believe in the need of an entity in place to do what were he said I dont want to do away with that Kuempel told the audience he believed the district was created to make those individuals who visit and use the river pay user fees to relieve the tax burden of those living here for cleanup and maintenance Kuempel said he believes this was the original purpose of WORD to clean the river up and keep it as nice and pristine as we can We have gotten away from that in my Dierdre Hisler who just resigned from the WORD board said the con cept of WORD was good but the lack of a qualified manager hindered effec tiveness We think the concept is great but what is taking place is she said Kuempel said he would meet with county and WORD officials to dis cuss WORD policy and where the dis trict is headed in terms of regulation and operation We just have to revamp WORD to make it he said The con cept and the ideals are good I feel it gives a tremendous opportunity to Comal Members of the audience also asked about possibilities of a deposit law which Kuempel opposed J2Texas to file lawsuit to recover costs of illegal aliens AUSTIN AP Texas may join Morales says the federal govern York and New Jersey are considering other states in an attempt to mem isnt enforcing its own immigra litigation cost of illegal immigration tion laws As a result state education Morales said he will gather estimates v of costs from Sets from foreign cou ESS of study Morales Lamar Smith the Republican con on Thursday announced his decision to said They are correct in their views of sue to recover costs of state services this great country provided to illegal aliens However the federal government According to 1993 figures compiled has not been paying its fair share of the by the Texas Governors Office of cost of its immigration policies and Refugee Affairs there Florida California and Arizona ye illegal immigrants in already have filed lawsuits seeking to Texas recover immigrationrelated costs New gressman who represents Comal Coun ty said Filing suit is not the same as solving the problem If this suit is about more than political posturing Ann Richards and Dan Morales will support our efforts in Congress to cut off the federal benefits to illegal aliens that serve as such a powerful magnet in the first The Sound Source Your Source For Sound CDS Cassettes NEW USED Concirt TShirts We accept trade ins Posters Located In Courtyard Shopping Center 6201711 Tire Sale Save big now on our finest tires WWTIRE Discounted tire prices everyday NO SALES OR GIMMICKS All Season White Wall All Season Import Metric Blackwall OUR PRICE IS RIGHT 553 W Hwy81 625 8681 W W TIRE Used Tires and up CALL FOR OUR COMPETITIVE PRICES ON MICHELINES OPEN MEMORIAL DAY   

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