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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 12, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas 410 MO 18 S 0 E S T MIC R 0 P U B IS I11 hi G 2627 E Y AhDEL DR EL PASO TX 50 CENTS OO DAYS New March New Braunfels 12 pages In section M Tuesday July 12 HeraldZeitung 1994 Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of HANNAKANZ UiJ I Vol 142 No 173 Inside Comal County 4 Sports The River conditions Quadalupe ftlver cfs Comal pfs w cfa cublo feet per second Stammtiscli Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeltiinal The New Brawtfek Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to jodi McCul tough Hahna Kanz Robert Gonzales Melissa Ann Camareno Gloria Luna Bill Hermes Jerry Seeger Kenneth Daniels Merl M Murphey Holly Hays Ruby Jones Jack Hazel Oliver Malone Elly Tarlton Happy Anniversary to Tom Marsha Kiesling BPWto hold meeting July 13 at Holiday Inn The New Braunfels Business Professional Women will meet on Wednesday July 13 at the Holiday Inn at Dinner will be served at 7 followed by a program and business meet ing For more information contact Elaine Wells at 6252947 or Ruby Bading at 6257511 Shop to benefit The July 14 performance of Little Shop of Horrors at Circle Arts Theatre will benefit the New Braunfels Art leagues building renovations fund The tickets are available at ChinanThings in Landa Plaza and Arts Center Gallery 646 Walnut Square Reservations also can be made by calling 6093092 between noon and 6 Mondays through Saturdays Dance to be held at Senior Center The Comal County Senior Citi zens Center will have a dance on Sunday July 17 from 3 to 6 featuring the band Mixed Coun try Line dance music will be included in a variety of selec tions Everyone is welcome Charge is per person Snack Bar will be open BYOB Red Cross meeting set for Monday The Red Cross annual meeting will be held at The Eden Home on Monday July 18 Volunteers meet at 7 Board members will meet at Historic Landmark group to meet The next meeting of the New Braunfels Historic Landmark Commission will be Thursday July 14 at in the New Braunfels Municipal Building Conference Room C The commissions promotion committee will give an update on historic landmark articles Stammtisch Thi Ntw Braunfils HtraldZtilung inviiu iu rtodtrs to tubmtl itimi to SiommilscH According to the Sophintburg Archivu and mtmbtrt cfiHt Gtrman community StammtiicH nprtstnlt a fitting ptactfbr mtmbtn oflhi community to tolhtr and tkari tkt dayi hopptninsj Wt Mn you to than wttH This newspaper Is printed on recycled newsprint Mishap at Loop 337 and River Road to Lucas ra flavasota man injured in accident By CHRISTINE MARTIN Staff Writer A 75yearold Navasota man was thrown from his pickup and run over at the intersection of Loop 337 and River Road Tuesday morning before being airlifted to University Hospital in San Antonio Arthur Lucas was crossing Loop 337 in his white Chevrolet truck when Ben Sweet 17 of New Braun fels driving a burntorange Ford Bronco apparently ran a red light and struck Lucas vehicle on the passenger side The truck then collided with a grey ATT van idling at the same intersection Sweet was also taken to the hospital George Ross also of New Braunfels the driver of the service vehicle said he could have turned right onto but waited when he saw the accident coming He saw Lucas heading to town on River Road and Sweet headed eastbound on no signs of slowing Lucas was unconscious at the time of departure from the scene Sweet was undergoing Xrays and evaluation at McKenna Memorial Hospital at press time Lt John Wommack New Braunfels Police Depart ment investigating the wreck said he would investigate the possibility of filing charges against Sweet Tech prep Local officials studying program to help students prepare to enter workforce right after high school By CHRISTINE MARTIN Staff Writer Local schooldistrict officials chamberofcommerce board and committee members and area employers will witness tonight at the New Braunfels Civic Center a pre sentation on a vocational program tech prep used by 50 area school districts It seems tailormade for a city like New Braunfels which has a large industrial said Michael Meek New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce executive vice pres ident Were real interested in this tech Statistics show that about 50 percent of high school graduates begin a fouryear college program But only 25 percent graduate with bachelors degrees Participants in the t echnical preparation program would start in the ninth grade taking courses structured for seeking a job immedi ately after high school or a twoyear degree Every student at the Kerrville high school is enrolled in Meek said The upgraded vocational program would help students get good jobs right out of high school We know they cant get that with a It seems tai lormade for a city like New Braunfels which has a rounded Bradberry said As an educator you dont ever think you can teach too much but it always comes down to Leland Cox with New Braunfels ISO said the school started a toolanddye program this year with received for vocational education Tech prep would get more teachers involved in the program and pro vide money for tests counseling and guidance We would start testing students for aptitude and interest at the 6thand 7thgrade he said The toolanddye program would be good for this area because of the empha sis on plastics industries here and because it would be the only program of its kind in central Texas Cox said Upon completion of high school students in tech prep can continue their chosen pro gram of education in college enter fulltime employment or change their minds ana py sue a bachelors degree in any field Employers will provide employment speci fications for curriculum objectives provide mentors and hire tech prep graduates and place r101 h8aS work with his hands on cars after high school now needs to large Industrl al tUlU I Michael Meek them in jobs The idea of technical preparation was bom in mid1980s when business people and edu c Independent School with auto mechanics teacher in designing curriculum In response to question of whether students didnt need to know chemistry anyway just to make them more well cators concerned with the between what students leam in school and what is expect at workPacc techPreP solutlon was to build careeroriented programs which begin in high school and include 8t wo years of collegV This calls for high schools and colleges U work together for transitions Tim W chalr of local Scholare subcommit tce said they n8VC fan studying the program several months since the Texas Education Agency noommenS Mte curriculum Texas Scholars was pushing rate hike gets councils okay By CHRISTINE MARTIN Staff Writer Citizens of New Braunfels will start paying more for sewer and water in October if a motion passed by city council last night also passes on second and third readings Councilwoman Jan Kennedy moved for increases of percent for water and percent for sewer for one year The motion passed 42 My idea is to do something but do it Kennady said Councilwoman Mary Serold and May or Pro Tern Chris Bowers voted against the measure New Braunfels Utilities managers had originally requested 75 percent more than that for three years Under Kennedys motion the typical water bill of would increase by about 60 cents in October and the typical sewer bill of would increase by about The next readings will be July 25 and Aug 8 at the next two consecu tive city council meetings Jeff Thompson NBU assistant gen eral manager said the water and sew er operations which are millions Qf dollars in the red need to start paying for themselves I just think its prudent to do this before we need an electric increase to make up for it later He said That would be a lot more morj ey Kennady pointed out that because of an influx of New Braunfels residents the water company is losing only half as much as it was formerly losing Thompson said he doubt the growth trend would continue Councilman Tim Walker objected to all the excuses for the increase First cost goes up then on top of that we get another message that we have to make up for a bond he said NBU said they had poor credit because of the sewer and water being in the red Bowers stated his reasons for his nay We just had appraisals returned and people are probably going to lose money in that were very much behind a recycling program that may bring a cost down the line and city taxes are just hanging he said We are nickeland dimeing our community to Seguin man purchases winning ticket in NB By CHRISTINE MARTIN Staff Writer Velma Owens a clerk at SacnPac at Loop 337 and Highway 81 will have her day made today The owner of the store whose head quarters are in San Marcos said he would give to each of his employees from a bonus they received for selling the winning lottery ticket Saturday night Owens was on duty alone for the shift It was a steady she said None of my regulars bought she said Owens of New Braunfels said had hoped someone locally would have won the million Tilman Long of Seguin won the prize He used the QuickPick method Long will receive 20 installments of The rest of the will go to Comal and Hays county charities undetermined at press time Battling a blaze New Braunfila Firefighter Darren drags how clowr to a brush yesterday at 2535 River Oaks Dr In New Braunfsls Ths firs started from burning trash pile noar a house undtr construction For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144 Metro 6060846
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