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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 18, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAY Local high schools have 27 regional track meet qualifiers Page 5 ISO CENTS The Rlaza bandstand 10 Pages in one section Tuesday April New Braunfels Herald Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of ANNA MARIA ESCOBEDO Vol 143 No 112 Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZettung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes o Stephen Kruppa Dan Orth 12 Liz Barbosa Anna tf aria Escobedo and Susan iVeishaar Inside Forum on creating new water district tonight Residents who live within a sroposed water district in the ounty will have a chance to earn more about it tonight The omal County Provisional eague of Women Voters is losting a forum at the Guadalupe Vallev Telephone ooperative auditorium start ng at 7 John Ashworth from the Texas Water Development board will peak about the Trinity Aquifer and its water supply County Extension Agent Joe Taylor will alk as will Lynrf Rodgers from he Comal County Appraisal Dis trict A question and answer ses sion will follow Candidates for the district Dpard positions should the dis rict be voted in will be on hand The district if approved would cover roughly 64 percent of the countys land mass and not nclude any portion over the Edwards Aquifer Functions would include regulation for well pacing and pumping helping with brush clearing and identifi cation of pollution sources as well as development of alterna ive water sources The be able to set a tax rate not to exceed five cents per valuation Cancer Support Dialogue Group meets The Comal County Cancer Support Dialogue Group spon sored by the American Cancer Society will meet at Thursday April 27 in the North building of Victoria Bank and Trust 1000 N Walnut Anyone with cancer and their significant others are invited to attend If you have any ques tions call 6295717 or Marian Hicks at 6291763 Volunteers needed to help abused kids Family Outreach of Comal County an agency dedi cated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect is in need of a volunteer to serve as vol unteer coordinator and another who would function as office manager People working in these areas would lend invalu able assistance to the other volunteers If interested 6201299 Mighty Thomas Carnival is coming The Mighty Thomas Carnival is coming to the Comal County Fairgrounds April 19 through April 23 sponsored by Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School The carnival features exciting rides food concessions and midway games of chance You may buy unlimited ride wrist bands in advance for only at HEB Wuest Supermarkets Sac N Pac stores and the Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School NARF meets National Association of Retired Federal Employees Chapter 666 meets April 21 at at the Senior Citizens Center Air Force jet crashes en route to Randolph By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer At least four of the eight people killed when a C21 Air Force jet crashed near a small Alabama town were from the Randolph Air Force Base area said Randolph officials But officials were waiting to release the names Tuesday morning until fam ily members could be notified They were expected to release the names At least four of the eight killed were from this area sometime late Tuesday morning The plane crashed Monday night at approximately CDT near a subdivision in Alexander City a town of people about 35 miles northeast of Montgomery The C21 jet was en route from Andrews AFB in Maryland to Randolph AFB and tried to make an emergency landing at the Alexander City Airport The only names released included Clark Fiester assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition research and development Pentagon authorities said his assistant Col Jack Clark was also killed According to reports from the local newspaper the Alexander City Out look witnesses said they heard three explosions one as the plane hit the ground near a highway just missing a house nearby Others were visibly shaken after viewing the wreckage They said the plane appeared to have flipped after crashing No one on the ground was reported injured The paper also reported the plane was apparently diverted from its orig inal path due to an approaching storm front The C21 jet could be called the Air Forces equivalent of a Learjet It is piloted by a crew of two and provides cargo and passenger airlift Glasco a subsidiary of Learjet provides full contractor logistics sup port at 16 worldwide locations CISD to create new facility for atrisk students Bv CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Citing a need to do more for atrisk stu dents the Comal Independent School District voted last night to form its own alternative school staffed with its own personnel The move which will cost an additional the first year is expected to decrease in cost as the second and third year approach Superintendent Jerry Major said the current Ombudsman program had done good things but wefe not doing a good job of meeting their atrisk students The CISD along with the New Braunfels Independent School District entered into an My fear is that this could become a dump ing ground for kids we dont want1 Board member Douglas Kirk agreement for this school year with the Ombudsman program for an alternative school The Ombudsman program is run by a private company that contracts with the school districts The program is for atrisk students but CISD board mem bers said the program does not provide enough services Alicia Parra of the CISD presented a proposal to the board Monday night that called for locating the alternative school in a squarefoot building near K Mart She said the district could provide a greater service in areas the private com pany could not There is a need to provide these students more than just regular she said These proposals would give more worktraining opportunities more The school would offer two halfday programs one in the morning and one in the afternoon with vocational programs for students who work and counseling The studentteacher ratio would be about 10 to 1 Right now the district has space for 60 students which officials say would be the starting number with possibly more to follow My fear is that this could become a dumping ground for kids we dont said board member Douglas Kirk Goals call for students to pass 50 percent of all TAAS tests and master 80 per cent on the regular courses something Kirk wished could be higher Atrisk stu dents cover a wide scope said officials from those with discipline problems to those who may have to work part or most of the day or students who have trou ble in a regular classroom because they have not mastered English Dr Major said the Texas Legislature is looking at education reform propos als that would mandate schools to provide some sort of alternative education Its coming whether we like it or not some things are going to have to be he said Tax day an annual headache for post office employees By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Most people dont look forward to the income tax deadline but postal workers dread it more than most tax payers The parking lot is full the lines are long and tax forms are flooding the post office from every available slot mailbox and bin People dont seem to learn that this happens every Dispatcher Tex Hodges said Hodges estimates that the flow of yesterdays mail was about 30 percent more than a regular day They drive you crazy at the he said A dispatcher is responsible for all of the outgoing mail at the post office Anything that hits this building I make sure it gets on a Hodges said The postal workers take extra steps to make sure Uncle Sam gets those last minute tax returns in due time Weve got a special IRS box in the Hodges said That special mail box is filled and emptied three times during the day Although the New Braunfels post office doesnt stay fully open until midnight residents can still mail their returns until midnight and have them postmarked within the deadline Every year we have a special box in the lob by which stays said Hodges When we get it in the morning we stamp the day before on Hodges sifts through the letters in the bathtubsized bin that collects them from the regular slots in the post office lobby About half of the letters are addressed to the Internal Revenue Ser vice This bin will fill up and be emp tied three times before the day is over Mail carriers carry a heavier load on tax return day too As mail carriers deliver mail to homes they pick up outgoing mail They measure letters by the foot in trays where the letters are tightly lined up I had a good two feet more of mail for the said Mail Carrier Sharon McGarity Mail Carrier Yvonne Reimers said They were all excited at the conve nience she said They werent sure I would Once a taxpayer lets that precious form slide into the mail slot its easy for him to feel anxious to wonder whether its going to make it to its destination without being lost or delayed It will if the postal workers have anything to do with it Its something we take very seri she said Three hurt in crash Three people were taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital after a twocar accident at the corner of Torrey and Lakeview at about yesterday Police reports state Karla Woodson was driving her BMW west on Torrey when Hilda Pendleton of Canyon Lake failed to yield the right of way and the two cars collided Woodson Pendleton and Woodsons daughter Jennifer Jaksik were taken to the hospital Above Jaksik holds her mothers hand while EMS personnel work on her Rusty Brandt picked as Small Business Person of the Year By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer New Braunfels has a Small Busi ness Person of the Year for 1995 Rusty Brandt Brandt is owner and president of New Braunfels Resorts The Chamber of Commerce chose Brandt from among 20 nominees Small Business Director Anna Lee Hicks said He really represents the communi ty as well as the she said Its such a pleasure and an honor to be Brandt said Brandt grew up in New Braunfels and started his business here from the ground up We began business in he said We started with a handful of rental units and one property to manage New Braunfels Resorts has since grown to include condos vaca tion homes and properties as far flung as Corpus Christi Many could learn from Brandts business philosophy Hicks said He believes as an employer he should hire good people then empower them to do their she said Rusty and his wife Pam give count less hours outside to the community outside the scope of their business Hicks said Brandt contributes to New Braunfels as a Chamber of Commerce board member president elect for the Downtown Rotary district chairman for the Boy Scouts membership chair man for the Heritage Society of New Braunfels and an active member of HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Rusty Brandt owner of New Braunfels Resorts was picked as the New Braunfels Small Business Person of the Year for 1995 by the Chamber of Commerce Brandt always has a smile on his face Hicks said I was bom and raised Brandt said 1 went away to UT came home and never left Most of the family is still he said Brandt has a son who is a freshman at New Braunfels High School and a daughter who is in the fifth grade Brandt says his success is based on the strong moral upbringing he received in New Braunfels 1 feel that New Braunfels is the best place in Texas to live work and raise a he said Hard work and believing in yourself and your ideals is what grow ing up here has taught began the business in 1986 We started with a handful of rental units and one property to man Rusty Brandt his church He knows a lot about New Braun fels and enjoys the German For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144
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