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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 12, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas WEDNESDAY Spurs stars heading to New Braunfels See Sports Day Page 6A 50 CENTS New Braunfels The old LCRA building HeraldZ 18 Pages in two sections Wednesday July Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of E Vol 143 No 173 Inside Sports Arts Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitnng extends birthday wishes to Erin DeBerjeois eight Jodi McCullough Elly Jarlton Michelle Hubertus and Juan Aguirre Happy annver sary to Tom and Marsha Kies ling River and aquifer information Comal River 308 cubicfeetper second same as yesterday Edwards Aquifer feet above sea level down 07 from yesterday Guadalupe River cfs Hispanic Chamber hosts monthly mixer The New Braunfels Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host its first monthly mixer Thursday July 13 from 5 to 7 at the Adobe Cafe on Highway81 Chris and Judy perform in Landa Park Thursday The Concerts in the Park series continues Thursday with childrens and country musi cians Chris and Judy The concert starts at at the dance slab in Lan da Park It is free Bring your lawn chairs but no glass con tainers allowed Cardiac Support Group meets Jan Harrison of the Medical Team Home Health Agency will facilitate a new Cardiac Support Group at the Comal County Senior Center 655 Landa The first meeting will be held Wednesday July 12 at 3 and the group will meet every second Wednesday of the month If you have questions call Jan at 6298181 or 1800700 1008 All you can eat barbecue The Canyon Lake Masonic Lodge will hold an all you can eat barbecue July 15 from 11 to 2 at VFW Post 8573 in Sattler Cost is for adults for children under 12 Public invit ed Gruene Market Days this weekend Historic Gruene Market Days will be July 15 and 16 from 10 to 6 on the grounds of the Guadalupe Valley Win ery More than 100 Texas artists offer everything from home made hot sauce to hand carved furniture Musical per formances at Gruene Hall will include Tracy Lynn Rotel and Hot Tomatoes and the Tailga tors Republican Women to host Patriotic Luncheon The New Braunfels Republi can Women will host a Patriotic Luncheon July 17 in the home of Robert and Cristabell West our newest 1220 Fox Glen in Gruene Royal Masset from the Republican Party of Texas will be the guest speaker Guests are invited to wear patriotic colors to this Appre ciate America event Join the fun at noon Vandals destroy American flag By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Destroying the American flag took a new and disturbing twist in New Braunfels recently The Court Appoint ed Special Advocates Build a Flag fundraising display was vandalized three times over a period of three weeks CASA Board President Pen nie Koopman said Because of the van dalism CASA had to halt the Build a Flag campaign midstream We actually had people desecrating the American flag which is even more disturbing than the damage done to our fundraising she said People were stealing the stars and Repeated attacks force CAS A to halt annual fundraising campaign turning the actual frame for the flag down Koopman said It takes six to eight adult men to move wasnt just one or two she said CASA trains and maintains volun teers for abused and neglected chil dren Koopman said Volunteers act as a voice for the child in the court system Fiftysix people had a chance to con tribute to Build a Flag this year before it was stopped CASA Director Cindy Stauffer said Only about half of the money expected had been donated when the exhibit was taken down Stauffer said CASA has two major fundraisers each year Koopman said One is an evening donated by Circle Arts Theatre and the other is Build a Flag We operate off of a small state grant a Victims Of Crime Act grant and the United she said A huge flag is built on a framework each year as people contribute Koop man said As people make their con tributions of we add a star and for part of a she said By the end of the month we have a Weve got people who contribute year after year to help build the Koopman said Many people have missed watching that this To help CASA reach its financial We actually had people desecrating the American flag which is even more disturbing than the damage done to our fundraising Pennie Koopman goal despite the setback with its fund raising campaign send a contribution to Box 311832 New Braunfels Texas 781311832 CISD reverses itself on graduation policy Even students who dont finish course work will participate By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer Every member of the senior class in the Comal Independent School Dis trict will be allowed to participate in graduation ceremonies following a change in policy by the schools board of trustees Monday night Jerry Major CISD Superintendent said that according to the new regula tions set by Senate Bill 1 a student who passes all the required courses but did not pass the TAAS test could receive a certificate of completion and participate in commencement exercis es Major said the school looked at this new wording in the bill and came up with four options It goes from the most stringent which is what we previously have to the most said Major Major recommended that the board approve the fourth and most lenient option which would allow everyone to participate with either a diploma a certificate of completion or a certifi cate of membership If everythings completed you get a diploma If all courses are met but not the TAAS requirement you get a certificate of completion If you meet neither you get a certificate of mem said Major Several board members felt chang ing the policy would either lower stu dents efforts or devalue the mean ing of the ceremony for those who do meet all the requirements I believe you have to complete something to get something Thats why I have a problem with said board member Lee Ikels I worry about the board lowering its standards But the human side of me feels for said board member Dan Krueger However several board members felt the policy of not allowing the stu dents to participate was not really ben efiting anyone and may have actually been doing harm I dont see what were gaining by standing hard on said Board President Jim Middleton I guess if you have someone involved in it and youre personally involved which I dont you look at it New Braunfels Independent School District Superintendent Charles Brad berry said the NBISD policy has always been to allow within a credit of graduating to participate He said this is because the student can take the class during the summer and meet the requirement He said the district applied the same rationale to the TAAS requirement because the student has one more chance to take it during the summer He said most stu dents usually pass it during the sum mer Weve always felt like if theyre that close to graduating and can meet the requirement during the summer they should be allowed to said Bradberry The CISD board approved the change by a four to three vote without any comments from the public The change in policy is effective immedi ately and will apply to the 199596 graduating class In other business the board hired Lance Jonas to replace Mike Reimer as the vocational agriculture teacher at Canyon High School Several parents were on hand and a spokesman for the group said the parents were con cerned that the new teacher would not have enough experience in swine for the CHS program Wesley Odell vocational coordina tor he believes Jonas has plenty of experience because he has held a supervisory position for two years He said Jonas also has several years of experience on a meat judging team which requires him to be very familiar with all the animals HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNAU Learning to swim Instructor Valerie Schoener teaches Ferguson Lynch Emma Lynch Erica Rlvas and Travis Paul to swim at a recent lesson at the Olympic Pool In Landa Park Assistant DA Waldrip garners state award By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Comal County Assistant District Attorney Dib Waldrip was named the Texas Narcotic Officers Association 1995 Prosecutor of the Year In a letter informing Waldrip of his award the associations president Mark Wohleking said it was Waldrips efforts to go above and beyond the normal role of prosecutor which earned him the award Your outstanding service and tireless efforts to prosecute those criminals law enforcement officers strive to place in jail have not gone said Wohleking There are good people nominated and sometimes there are great people not nominated We try to get the message out all year to nominate these people because theyre work ing with them and know who they said Helton Allen Helton executive flirector lor the association said the award is a way to recognize people who are working hard to clean up the streets He said prosecutors are recog nized because theyre a big part of the process Were looking for those that do a little more hard work and get a little more results Were not looking for people doing their regular jobs Were looking for the ones doing something extra Helton said Waldrip was nominated for the award by an individual who was an agent for him during the period of January 1 Waldrip 1993 to August 31 1993 when Waldrip was Assistant Commander for the 81 st Judicial District Narcotic Task Force Waldrip who has been with Comal County since Sept 1 1993 said he is able to continue his efforts here because of the close working relationship he has with the narcotics officers Waldrip said he won the award because he uses a sixth sense to know when there is something more behind a case and to dig deeper He said the people paid to transport the drugs from one location to another are often picked up However these are not the ones the system really needs to be going after he said Whenever you have that kind of money flow youre going to see someone willing to take that Waldrip said He said he believes he won the award because he takes each case and looks at it and tries to get to the source or the owner of the drugs Those are the people Im trying to help the officers build a case said Waldrip Those are the ones that need to be off the District Attorney Bill Reimer said he thinks the choice for the award was a great one He said Waldrip is a dedicated man who makes a huge contribution to Comal County County and city get closer to Eikel Field Faust St Bridge projects By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Eikel Field Park and the Faust Street bridge will get face the city and the county can work out a few key kinks The Comal County Com missioners Court and the New Braunfels City Council held a workshop last night to discuss cooperation on the two projects The county will donate to help improve Eikel Field Park on the basis that it will directly benefit the county as well as the city Casteel said You put up we put up she said We just cant give money to anyone without getting something she said The county will not specify what the city should do with Eikel Field Casteel said Youre just looking for value for your Council ln the final analysis the question is going to be whos going to own it i think the county should continue to own Mayor Paul Fraser woman Brenda Freeman said Town meetings have come up with priorities for Eikel Field Park improvements parks board member Gloria Sasser said 1 a walking track 2 individual picnic sites 3 a playscape Coming to an agreement on the Faust Street bridge will be a harder nut to crack Commis sioners Court has pledged to restore the bridge for pedestrian and bicycle traffic Casteel said The state would pay the balance of the restoration cost I see this as an adjunct to the his toric walking Mayor Paul E Fraser Jr said The bone of contention comes with who owns and maintains the bridge once it is restored In the final analysis the question is going to be whos going to own it I think the county should continue to own Fraser said The commissioners want to turn the restored bridge over to the city and let it become a part of the city parks department Casteel said Its not in our interest to own a bridge in the middle of New Casteel said We want to fix it up and turn it over to you If youre not going to own it we probably wont do the she said 1 think the stumbling block is the mainte Councilman Juan Luis Martinez said Splitting the maintenance costs in half might be a good idea Councilwoman Jan Kennady said Routine maintenance wouldnt be a problem City Manager Mike Shands said Being stuck footing an enormous bill for a catastrophic repair job concerns city officials he said In the rough est language dont stick us with a Coun cilman Tim Walker said Both groups will have their staffs consider options for restoring the bridge before they meet again 1 think the two staffs have to work togeth Kennady said We did have a very good meeting were not trying to hand over a Casteel said We just dont want to own a bridge in downtown New I think theres a general consensus that we want this bridge its just a matter of hammer ing out the details on who will handle Mayor ProTern Chris Bowers said Restaurant health inspection reports make their return Inside todays paper
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