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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 7, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                ki j New Braunfels Jj 50 CENTS 19X28X99 12 pages In one section Thursday July Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of MARY ALICE RUBlb Vol 142 No 170 Comil County Weather Sporti 812 River conditions Guidalupe River oft Comtl ofa ofi oublo feet per leoond Stammtisciv from tht i Tht New Brauttfels Herald the following birthday wishes to Mary Alice Salvermoser tillmar G Wenzel Geneva Keoghan Scott Voges Jesse Domlnguez Barbara Timmer mann Shelley Meckel Alfred iShorty Friesenhahn John Edward Montanze Jessica Weaver Gladys JBartling Wfllaveene Daigle Gaitner Domingo Miranda Myriam French Bob Hartley David Stotts Gerald Hogeboom Happy Anniversary to Margarito Dominga Padil la Happy 7th Banks family reunion slated The seventh seimVannual Banks family reunion will be held this weekend in New Braunfels Family members from Texas Oklahoma Louisiana California Arizona Florida Tennessee Kansiis ancj Washihgtoh will gaither for the event Special events include a barbe cue Friday night at Comal River condos a group float trip down the Guadalupe River followed by dancing at Gruene Hall Saturday Inight Habitat for Humanity meeting Thursday The monthly general meeting of the Comal County Habitat for humanity will be held at the Dit flinger Memorial Library at Thursday July 7 A safety meeting for all new volunteers will convene at 7 All interested in working on the site who have not attended a safe ty briefing should attend The monthly board of directors will meet Thursday July 14 at the First Methodist Church of New Braunfels v BPW to hold meeting July 13 at Holiday Inn The New Braunfels Business Professional Women will meet on Wednesday July 13 at the Holi day Inn at Dinner will be served at 7 followed by a program and business meeting For more information contact Elaine Wells at 6252947 or Ruby Bading at 6257511 Stammtisch The New Braunfeli HeratdZtilung invites ili readers to submit items to Stammtisch to tht Sophitnburg Archives and members of the German community Siammtisch represents a sitting place for members of the community to gather and share the days happenings We invite you to short with The winning numbers Lotto Texas 511 2237 4248 million jackpot TEXRS LOTTERV This newspaper Is printed on recycled newsprint County to publish budget in HeraldZeitung By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Comal County officials will try a new proce dure this year to bettor inform citizens of the county budget for the next fiscal year A fourpage Insert will bo placed in the Her aldZcitung Aug 7 This inaort will basically bo an overview of the budget said County Auditor Fourpage insert scheduled for Aug 7 edition H Date Bond including salaries for county offi cials At least the public has an opportunity to sec what the judge Is ho said Departments are now In the process of turning In their proposed budgets Bond said this process which used to last two weeks now lasts two days Next Tuesday at 9 community agen cies will bo listing requests from the county County Judge Carter Castccl will present the county budget to Commissioners Court who will consider the budget In an open hearing Aug 18 Bond said the county used to encourage peo ple to attend budget workshops but received very few participants He said the county hopes to let more people know about the budget He encouraged those having questions to con tact the commissioners court county offices or attend the public hearing Aug 18 Thats what were here ho said Block grant Lockhart slides past New Braunfels 86 applications now being accepted By CHRISTINE MARTIN Staff Writer Interested nonprofit agencies in New Braunfels should start their Com munity Development Block Grant application processes early in the two month annual window of availability before the Sept 8 deadline coordi nator Penelope Church said agencies should send someone over to sit down with her at city hall 424 S Castell St as soon as possible There are a lot of regulations and twists and we want to work with agen cies to prevent disqualifications she said They have to talk to us about their proposal before they complete their Church said dont have time in a day to pull that togeth An advisory committee appointed by the city determines allocation of the from the Department of s Housing and Urban Development Their decision is based on the appli cations The department requires the monies benefit lowtomoderate income resi dents elimination of a proven slum or blight For more information call 608 2100 HeraiaZeitung photo by JOHffHUSETH New Braunfels second baseman Lance Herring tries to handle an errant throw while Kyle Schroeder of Lockhart steals second during first Inning action In yesterdays 86 Lockhart victory over the New Braunfels Big League AllStars The loss was the first for New Braunfels who are still alive In a doubleelimination tournament and will play the loser of tonights SegulnHalletsvllle game NBISD studying alternative school By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer The New Braunfels School Dis trict is looking at options for an alternative school one that can house disciplined or atrisk students whoarenotexpeUcid A d Ombudsman j out of Illinois would provide jj an alternative school for stU dents at 9 low er cost than thV j current rate at j Teen Conneo Bradberry The district currently pays per student while the Ombudsman would cost for the 30 slots look at cutting costs that is pueiy significant per said NBISD Superinten dent Chafes Bradbcny provide everything facilities teach ers and we get He added attendance figures for students sent to the school would ISiMit for the NBISD Ifo district eventually like to worfc with the Comal Indepen dent School Plstritf in a combined effort Students assigned to alternative District could see significant savings with Ombudsman school go for three hours with no lunch break in a more intense learn ing environment The instruction is usually more technical with heavy emphasis on computer usage Students assigned to alternative school would be sent there by a five member committee comprised of NBISD officials The school board can decide to send students who are expelled to the alternative school should it choose to do so Reasons for referrals to alternative schoolinclude but are not limited to attendance problems pregnancy discipline problems grade prob lems and dropped out of school Bradberry said as more and more school districts are looking into sav ing money companies such as this will become more popular They have a good track record about an 85 percent success rate Thats high in fact thats real he said Teen Connection officials could not be reached for comment NBISD TAAS scores higher than state norm By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer New Braunfels School District students are generally above the state average on Texas Assessment of Academ ic Skills tests District officials presented comparisons to the board Tuesday showing how students in grades four eight and ten compared to averages from around the state Biggest gains were seen in the middle school grades said Superintendent Charles Dradberry and among Hispanic students and economically deprived students something the State of Texas now wants schools to track We had tremendous gains among minority said Bradberry Now they state look at the overall and the subgroups economically disadvantaged Hispanics If you dont improve you can be designated a nonperforming Minimum expectations are a passing grade Grade four improved in math and reading but declined from 90 to 85 meeting minimum expectations in writing still the highest section They were roughly five percentage points ahead of state averages in all except writing were they were even Those passing all three sections improved rough ly five percentage points as did state averages which NBISD led around 58 to In grade eight math scores improved 22 percentage points over 1993 to well above the state average of Reading scores surpassed state averages that were higher in 1993 Writing scores decreased from 78 to 72 but were higher than the state average of Passing all three the grade increased the gap over state averages rising from under 50 to 57 passing compared to the states 49 passing rate Exit level scores from the tenth grade showed the state average still roughly two percentage points ahead on math scores 56 to Reading scores went from 68 to sur passing the state average of Writing scores dropped from 87 to 83 but maintained a level above average Those passing all three sections rose to even with the said averages broken down even more will be available sometime early in the school year He also said scores and comparisons would be sent to parents Residents encouraged to take part in National Night Out National Night Out will be held tnis year on Tuesday Aug 2 and it is time once again to begin planning All inter ested citizens are urged to attend the organizational meeting of the Safe City Commission tonight at The Commission will meet in city Council Chambers at the Municipal Building The Commission would like citizens and neighbors to attend this meeting to share ideas and to pick up the infor mation needed to get started for neighborhood block parties Anyone unable to attend are asked obtain information from a representative from their respective neighborhood who will be able to attend Last year approximately 18 neighborhoods h participat ed in National Night Out with block parties in the commu nity The Safe City Commission can be contacted at 608 2100 Spring Branch man injured in accident From staff reports A Spring Branch man survived a near headon col lision yesterday near the intersection of FM 306 and Highway 281 at approximately and was taken to University Hospital in San Antonio Edward Farias 27 of Spring Branch was in a pass ing situation while driving a 1986 white Nissan when it collided nearly headon with a 1991 white Ford pickup driven by a San Antonio man driving a 1991 white Ford pickup Paul Onega 52 was also taken to University Hos pital Farias was recovering from emergency surgery this morning hospital officials said For news advertising of subscription information call 6259144 Metro 6060846   

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