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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 29, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas THURSDAY 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN 174 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March New Braunfels Herald M016 194 niCROPUBLISHING 2627 E UK PASO TX 79903 14 pages in one section Thursday Sept Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of MARTIN FRANZ B Vol 142 No 230 Inside Archives Sports 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 Gary Baker Amanda Molina 8 Blanca Farias Lincoln Baylor 1st Darlene Aguirre Arlon Baese Boyd Brugmann Walton Campbell Robert Smith Norma Staats Barbara Webb Phillip Cobb Happy Anniversary to Lionel Sarah Lopez 4th Spc Martin Franz New Braunfels native part of Haiti operation New Braunfels native and Army Spc Martin E Franz is now in Haiti according to his parents Martin Carol Franz of New Braunfels Franz is working with the military effort to restore democra cy to that country He is a mem ber of the Army Rangers and is involved in longrange surveil lance He has been stationed in Fort Drum Communications between Franz and his parents is sporadic they said Franz is a 25year old graduate of Canyon High School HeraldZeitung readers may remember Franz from the Friday July 29 edition where he proposed to his wife the former Dodie Martinez on Page 1A She said Childrens Shelter in need of pantry foods The Childrens Shelter is in need of pantry foods such as canned soups vegetables fruits and juices dry items of macaroni spaghetti noodles jello rice and assorted baby foods Individuals or organizations wishing to make food donations are welcome at the shelter 2797 IH35 West Monday to Friday from 8 to 5 For more information call 629 0659 Thfe winning numbers Lotto Texas 614 2640 4849 million jackpot LOTTERY 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 happen ngs We invite you lo share with This newspaper is PI ii ited on recycled Sunbelt plants downsizing workforce By TECLO J GARCIA Staff Writer Sunbelt Asphalt and Materials has laid off an unconfirmed number of employees in what company officials call a simple reduction in labor force Sunbelt Asphalt formerly Parker Lafarge is now part of the Cemex company The Mexican cement giant purchased the asphalt firm earlier this month in a deal worth million which included the neighboring cement plant and four storage sights Plant Manager John Bolle said he could not confirm the number of employees let go by Sunbelt but he said there was a downsizing of work force at his plant The reduction in work force came about because of our reorganization and we did not feel we needed the amount of employees that Parker Lafarge Bolle said One laid off employee who spoke only under the condition of anonymity said there were between 3235 employ ees let go Another former employee Richard Hammond said he was let go without prior notice about two weeks ago along with several others but Hammond said he has no ill feeling toward Sunbelt I was let go as were others and I was treated fair in regard to he said Hammond had worked for Parkcr Lafarge for some 25 years Bolle did not say whether there would be any more layoffs Sunbelt Asphalt currently employs 40 Bolle said The Sunbelt Asphalt plant and the Sunbelt Cement plant are both located on Wald Road just southwest of New Braunfels Two injured in accident fTop photo Flremedlc Lloyd Perrln and firefighter Roger Brlnkkoeter free Virginia Stockhorst from her care shortly after a twocar accident at the Intersection of 135 and Hwy 46 Right photo Flremedtes Lee Lane Craig Van Ryswyk and firefighter Roger Brlnkkoeter assist Marcellno Gonzales after yester days accident The mishap took place at approximately Both drivers were transported to McKenna Memorial Hospital where they were treated and released Stockhorst driving a Subaru collid ed with Gonzales driving a Pontlac Grand Prix HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Speeders make residents angry Residents say neighborhood is dangerous TECLO Staff Writer Angry residents of North west New Braunfels say that hurried hasty dri vers are making their neighborhood a dangerous place to live Homeowners living along Freder icksburg Moonglow and Rosemary streets have voiced their concerns to the New Braunfels City Council at September meetings The residents said that drivers on Fredericksburg on going so fast that residents will not let their children vis it their friends across the street because it is just too dangerous for the kids to cross They cited blind spots a disregard ed speed limit and New Braunfels School traffic flow as primary contributors making the street haz ardous At the city council meetings they have called for New Braunfels Police to take action and for the council to develop a plan to relieve the heavy traffic flow However Police Chief Dick Headen said his department is doing all it can to stop They have a legitimate complaint but were up Headen said We have done all we can do with the resources we Headen said the department has four officers that focus on 3035 speeding hot spots in New Braunfels He said the vehicles used by the officers arc equipped with mobile radar so they do not have to stand on the street and point a radar gun at vehicles He said the department attempts to monitor each area It sounds idealistic for us to assign an officer to one spot but that is not Headen said There are cer tain rules and regulations the courts give us that we have to he said Technically I could issue a ticket to someone who is going one mile over the speed limit but usually the court will throw that out because its not fail But that is not our policy its what the courts give Headen also stressed that the depart ment did not work on a ticket quota system and officers arc not paid by the amount of citations they issue William KoJodxic Jived on Kentucky since 1955 suggested that the city make Ohio a through street over Panther Creek to relieve traffic on Fredericksburg He said the newly cn ated Transportation and Traffic Advi sory Board should meet as soon as possible to discuss options for the area Mayor Paul Frascr said he hopes the who are complaining are the ones that apply to be named to the board He said the board will work more efficiently with neighborhood residents on the board The council can not keep acting as a judicative he said Fraser also said citizens must be willing to burden the cost of construc tion and street projects The Bible Tells Me So NBCA students learn subjects with Biblical twist Editors note The following is a another installment of a continuing series called Class of the Week This weekScott Tjernagels history class at New Braunfels Christian By ROGER CROTEAU City Editor The dozen students lis ten attentively and take notes as Scott Tjer nagel tells them the story of how the Quakers came to settle in Pennsylvania to escape the religious perse cution they faced in England The instruction includes indepth discussions of the beliefs and prac tices of the Quakers Religious mes sages and the 10 Commandments hang on the wall This is the eighth grade history class at the New Braunfels Christian Academy Teaching here gives me the free dom to refer to the Christian founda tion our nation Tjemagel pas tor at Mission Valley Bible Church said He said that being able to discuss issues of religion and faith more freely than at a public school helps instill strong values and morals in the students Andrew Couch was a public school student before coming to the Christian Academy last year In the sixth grade in public school they told us we wouldnt learn about Christianity but they didnt mind teaching us about other he said The students said they appreciate the religious context of their educa tion There is a lot of emphasis on reli gion and the Bible especially in this and we also have a Bible Study said student Stacy Smith It is really important to me to have a religious background at a school like this I like The New Braunfels Christian Academy has 273 students from Pre K to grade 8 The largest class has just 21 stu dents another advantage in the eyes of the students Since classes are smaller there is a whole lot more attention from teachers to individual said Sarah Rogers Patrick Pope said smaller classes mean the students get closer and do not divide into social cliques like HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DAR NALL Scott TJernagel teaches history to students at NBCA they tend to do at larger schools All of us are he said New Braunfels Christian Acade my is established to teach Christian Values to our students Biblically and we encourage excellence in aca states the school handbook New Braunfels Christian Acade my is a nonprofit interdenomina i tional Christian School located on three acres at the corner of Kerlick Lane and Mission Hills Drive The campus features square feet of building space and a major expansion is underway Tuition for fulltime students ranges from to a month Halfday kindergarten five days a week is HeraldZeitung pholo by MICHAEL DARNALL Andrew Couch takes notes during class this week or subscription
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