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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 24, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas FRIDAY Brent Green tosses nohitter against Seguin see Sports page 64 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN 273 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March March New Braunfels Herald TX 79903 18 pages in two sections Friday June Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of JOHN EDWARD SANCHEZ Vol 142 No 161 Inside Sports Church 9A The River conditions Guadalupe cfs Comal cfs cfs cubic feet per second Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to John Edward Sanchez Juanna Matomores Lawrence Weidner and Ryan Petrie happy 8th Build a flag help a child CASA of Central Texas Inc is building a flag on Seguin Avenue through donations to their program Each donation buys a piece of a stripe while each donation buys a star The goal is to have the flag built in time for the July 4 hol iday Johnson Furniture Innerworks is donating the space for the flag CASA volunteers help children who become involved in the court system because of abuse or neglect For more information on how to donate or volunteer call 210 620 5536 Woodmen camp set for July 1822 Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society will have its summer camp on July 18 through July 22 for all the Woodmen youth members age eight Members of Woodmen of the World are invited to attend our annual youth camp for five days of fun and excitement The camp is free except for a registration fee and each camper will receive a Tshirt and a cap Please call J F Felger Wood men field representative at 210 6091255 for more information In search of baby armadillos A BBC television crew is pro ducing a 30minute nature docu mentary on the Texas nineband ed armadillo The production crew recently filmed in New Braunfels and plans to return to film more from June 26 to July 4 They are looking for very young or baby armadillos Anyone with information about the location of baby armadillos should contact Jim Schmidt at 629 4980 The production company will acknowledge the help by making a donation to a charity of the find ers choice Volunteers needed for parks projects Volunteers are wanted at Guadalupe River State Park and Honey Creek State Natural Area Volunteers will meet at Park Head quarters every Saturday at except July 2 Call Penny Solis at 4382656 for information Stammtisch The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung invites its readers to submit 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 happenings We invite you to share with This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint Puppets drafted to fight juvenile crime By Craig Hammett Staff Writer The Comal County Juvenile Proba tion department is taking new approaches to tackling the problem of juvenile crime namely through pre vention Carol Robison told Commissioners Court Thursday her office has initiated programs where they visit schools and talk to students of all ages She said they use puppet shows and coloring books for the younger elementaryage children and show videos to the older ones Puppet shows are just one of many ways the county is trying to keep kids on the right path Each puppet has committed a crime and they show what will happen to she said It primarily a pre vention tool to keep kids from ever getting involved in criminal The approach is one method to deal with the problem of juvenile crime before they must go through a proba tion program The probation office administers a variety of programs for juveniles who are classified from ages 10 through 16 The programs range from counseling to hightech monitor ing We have placement referrals coun seling needs whatever the problem said Robison The office will begin a new program for first offenders that involves four months of counseling meetings with parents and a variety of video presen tations The office also uses technology such as ankle bracelets to keep track of juve niles if they should leave home or not be at home when they should be Robi son said new technology would even tually require juveniles to report via a TVtype monitor placed in the home and connected to telephone lines Cooling off HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Sfp in CISD adopts block scheduling for Bulverde sixth graders By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer The Comal Independent School District Board of Trustees Thursday voted to adopt block scheduling for sixthgraders at Bul verde Elementary School and decided not to allow the best Canyon High School juniors to skip semester Juniors at Canyon High School will not be exempt from semester exams The board voted 43 against a motion to allow juniors with high gradepoint averages and few absences in classes to be exempted from semester exams Principal Will Krieg previously reported that the intent was to increase attendance and thus improve both grade average and TAAS mastery Seniors currently are exempted under this type of policy Assistant Superintendent Carol Hall said Smithson Valley High did not allow the exemptions because they felt it was more advantageous for students to experience tak ing exams especially in preparation for col lege The board did vote 70 for a Texas Edu cation Agency waiver to allow extended time blocks of instruction in Math and Lan guage Arts for the sixth grade at Bulverde Elementary The experimental program would increase instruction time in subjects from 45 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes and alternate days of instruction One parent Elizabeth Boehm voiced concern from several parents who ques tioned teaching Math and Language Arts only two days each week and for an extend ed time period 1 20 Principal Linda Swanson said the pro gram will start the first six weeks after which time it will be evaluated and either continued or discontinued It seems like we ought to give this a shot How this is implemented will depend on the people how they make it said Board President Jim Middlcton The board also approved a TEA waiver for using a checklist of skills in lieu of the standard report card in the first and second grade classrooms at Bill Brown Elemen tary Bill Brown teachers presented a program last week that would change the reporting methods from the traditional numberbased grades to a more detailed checklist of certain requirements or learning areas Nineweek reporting periods would be used with the moredetailed checklist on student progress in different areas HeraldJeitung pholo by JOHN HUSF7 H Summer scene A group of rafters passes the first crossing on River Road The Army Corps of Engineers reduced the outflow from Canyon Dam earlier this week but there is still plen ty of flow In the Guadalupe River for a good ride Robison told the court the juvenile referrals had remained the same so far this year but that the num ber of delquint or criminalmischief related cases had risen Although Comal County does not have a detention center juveniles can be placed in residential placement detained elsewhere according to the judge Hays County does not have juve nile detention center either while Guadalupe County has talked of putting in a 36bed facility but that project would be at least two years away said probation officials Council forms IDC to entice industry to city By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer City Council members voted unani mously to develop an industrial devel opment corporation to help entice busi nesses to New Braunfels The corporation will allow the city to act as a financing vehicle and it will allow the city to give industries the opportunity to use taxfree municipal bonds The issue was brought to the council in reference to Knytex an industry that is considering moving into the Iselin plant in New Braunfels New Braunfels resident Ted Alexan der serves as a consultant for Knytex He said Knytex has considered moving to other cities in the area It currently has one plant in Seguin and one on the East Coast They want to bring the large facili ty from the East Cost and merge it with the operations from said Alexander Other cities are attempting to entice Knytex to their areas according to Alexander He said the only thing mak ing a difference now is the financing The impact to the community could be said Alexander They are interested in looking at the employ ment base that used to be at West If Knytex chooses to move to New Braunfels it will bring 125 jobs and a S3 million payroll according to Alexander Of the 125 jobs 90 are employees who are already working in Seguin Alexan der said the company plans to double in sw in the future In addition to the increased tax base and the jobs Alexander said the com pany would also consider using 75 acres of the property as an endowment for a technical college Some city council members ques tioned the need to form a industrial development corporation since the Comal County Industrial Development Corporation is already in place Alexan der said the need for a second corpora tion is a matter of relationships and officials from Knytex have already met with some city officials He also said he did not know the CCIDC existed Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce President Tom Purdum said the formation of the citys industrial development corporation may be ben eficial if it gives the city a sense of confidence He said the chamber will continue to work with the city on bring ing new businesses to town Chamber officials were not asked to be a part of attracting Knytex to New Braunfels An industrial development corpora tion allows the city to extend its taxfree status to industries The city will not issue bonds and no taxpayer money will be used The industries will be required to find a third party to back the bonds so the city will not be liable for the debt The city council will act as members of the IDC board at this time If you see or hear news happening call the HeraldZeitung at 6259144
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