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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 6, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas All Siaadlug back sehool inside todays paper The Plaza Bandstand Inside Sports 7A Archives Stammhsch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Marie Lynn Games Jimmy Offerman Geo E Nowotny Jesse O Loyola Jesus R Hernan dez Leigh Richey Eric Norris 12 Craig Van Ryswyk Chano Her nandez Jackie Erben Cindy Flores Sofia Cam pos Becky Flores and Raymundo Morales Happy first anniversary to Tina and Kenny Perales Canyon High School to hold Fish Camp The student council invites all incoming freshmen to its first annual Canyon High School Fish Camp Tuesday Aug 8 from to The camp begins at the Cougar Den main gym with sign in and ends with refresh ments in the student com mons area in the main build ing A fun and informative after noon is planned to introduce the Class of 1999 to key peo ple and traditions A campus tour and information to help freshmen have a successful high school experience are also planned Call student council advisors Betty Kyle or Lilly Barucki at 6256251 information CLEAN plans rummage sale The Bulverde Community Wide Rummage Sale is planned for Saturday Aug 12 from 9 to 5 at The Party Hall behind Tommy Wilsons Barbecue on Hwy 281 about seven miles north of 1604 The sale is spon sored by Citizen League for Environmental Action Now Bowling league forming Mission Valley Bowling Club is signing up bowlers for a new ninepin bowling series For more information call 629 0028 If no answer please leave a message and some one will return your call Lone Star Primary sneak preview A sneak peak for first and second graders at Lone Star Primary will be held Aug 11 from 3 to Come put away your school supplies and meet your new teacher Soap star at Schlitterbahn The actor who plays Lucas Roberts on Days of Our Lives will make an appearance at Schlitterbahn Waterpark Sun day Aug 13 Bryan Dattilo will meet fans and sign auto graphs at the Wave Pool Stage from 1 2 The autograph session is open to all guests of Schlitter bahn For more information call Schlitterbahn at 625 2351 The winning numbers Lotto Texas Est million jackpot LOTTERV AllStars in Florida New Braunfels team drops first game at tournament See Page 6A The survey says Should the federal government stop funding to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Tell us what you think See survey question on page 4A Lifeguard competition More than 100 lifeguards met in Landa Park for a unique contest Saturday See Page 1B New Braunfels 410 M016 187 SOWFBT MICRGFUBLISHIMfc 2627 E YANDELL HR SUNDAY 40 Pages in three sections Sunday August 6 1995 Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of GEO E NOWOTNY Vol 143 No 191 Low performing9 label at high school blamed on clerical problem By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL An EMS worker treats Joey Adam as his father Steve Adam holds his hand Boy on bicycle struck by car The state rated the New Braunfels High School as a low performing school this week due to its drop out rate However officials say it is due to inadequate cler ical work and plan to double efforts to prevent a sim ilar future rating Karen Simpson NBISD executive director of edu cation services said the rating is based on the states drop out rate of 6 percent and a school with a drop out rate higher than that for any subgroup is considered low performing Hispanics African Americans whites and economically disadvantaged are considered sub groups she said Low performing is the lowest of the four ratings the state gives to schools The district also had two schools Memorial Primary and Memorial Elementary which received recog nized ratings the second highest rating given Simpson said the overall drop out rate for the district is well below 6 percent at percent She said the pverall rate for the is also below the states requirement and is actually percent How ever Hispanic students had a drop out rate of percent Simpson said the overall rate has been going down on both a state and district level In 198889 the dis tricts drop out rate was percent Since then it has steadily declined to its present level This is because of a real concentration on the dis tricts part and until we get to a zero drop out rate we will have to continue working on she said It will never be zero but every year we do better at keeping kids in Simpson said part of the problem the district faces is the fact that the district must count a student as a dropout unless it can prove the student is in an alter native program somewhere or has transferred to another district Simpson said this means that some of the dropouts may actually just be in another program I truly feel there are probably some kids that we didnt work hard enough to track said NBISD Superintendent Charles Bradberry Simpson said the district is already developing a strategy to ensure that this does not happen again She said committees have been formed at the high school level These committees will address the prob lem She said part of the solution will be tracking the kids better Thats our job and were going to make sure we find those shesaid She said High School Principal John Turman has already come up with one way to keep track of trans fers She said students will not be withdrawn from NBISD unless they can provide a location to send their transcripts She said this is because the state uses transcript requests when they determine the drop out rate She said another approach to solving the problem will be to develop more programs to help those stu dents who really are dropping out She said the par enting program helped cut the rate drastically when it was implemented and more programs may need to be developed We will continue to try and servethefneeds of our community to keep them in school This rating gives a false impression of our schools and it will not happen she said Bradberry said he is not pleased with the rating and he also feels it may be a clerical problem However he said that even though the school was rated as low performing it was important to remember the gains that were made in test scores My primary focus has got to be student achieve ment and theres been huge gains he said But well continue to work on keeping them in school at the same By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer A 10year old boy received a broken leg after a car hit him as he was riding his bicy cle Friday afternoon Joey Adam 10 was riding his bicycle against the follow of traffic on Walnut Street Friday afternoon when he decided to cross the road While crossing the road he was struck by a 1976 Chevrolet Nova driven by Craig Whitley of New Braunfels Adams grandmother said the boy and his friend had just left her house She said she was worried about them when they were leaving and had a feeling something was going to happen I just felt it in my bones when they were leaving 1 told him to call me when he got home and he never she said Adam received a compound fracture of his left leg and was taken to the Guadalupe Valley Hospital The boys father was on the scene shortly after it happened and rode with him to the hospital Ms Adam said the boys father has been with him since it hap pened She said he had six pins put in his leg and is in terrible pain The grandmother said she broke her ankle a while back and was on crutches She said her grandson took the crutches home in case he needed them Bless his heart I guess hell be needing she She said she is still worried about her son but believes he is in good hands She said the boys father called and said he will be kept for a couple more days He may be able to come home Monday and she will be happy to see him she added Citizens Bank to celebrate its new name with open house all week Customer gifts and an open house with refresh ments will mark the renaming of Citizens Bank of New Braunfels to Norwest Bank Texas New Braunfels this week Were celebrating because under the Norwest banner well be offering our customers a broader array of banking insurance and investment products than ever said Carol Gravis president of the bank At the same time well continue our commit ment to customer service and community involve The new Norwest sign will be officially unveiled during a Chamber of Commerce ribboncutting at 9 on Monday Aug 7 in front of the bank Bank officials will present a check supporting the Hummel Museum to John Collins executive director Norwest Bank will host an open house in the bank lobby all cake and coffee On Thursday Aug 24 Norwest Bank will host a Chamber of Commerce mixer from 5 to 7 in the bank lobby Norwest has 35 banking locations and billion in banking assets in Texas In Texas Norwest also has locations of Norwest Financial Norwest Mortgage Norwest Investment Services Inc Norwest Investment Management and Trust Norwest Agri cultural Credit 1 Rural Community Insurance Agency Inc 1 and Norwest Equipment Finance drives nail into workers skull Man treated and released at B AMC By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer A San Antonio man is recovering from an industrial accident at the Grand Cypress apartments Friday morning that left him with a three inch nail in his skull Brian Guerra 19 years old of San Antonio was performing construc tion work at the apartments being built on High way 81 The construction crew was appar ently putting siding on the building when a nail gun accidentally dis charged and struck him said fire fighter Darren Brinkkoeter Through an accidental firing or a misfire he was struck in the he said Brinkkoeter said they received a call for an industrial accident at around 9 and when they arrived they found Guerra with a threeinch nail in his skull Brinkkoeter said the nail entered in the middle of the top part of his head and was at about a 45degree angle He said the nail was almost total ly embedded in Guerras scalp and only about threequarters of an inch was showing Guerra was conscious and his vital signs were stable at the scene Brinkkoeter said he was also fully conscious Emergency respon ders called headquarters and explained the situation AirLife was called and Guerra was transported to Brook Army Medical Center where he was treated and released HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNAl Brian Guerra is loaded onto an AirLife helicopter after a nail gun misfired lodging a nail more than two inches into his skull Event to celebrate womens suffrage Sisters in Suffrage Celebrate the Vote is the name of an event set for downtown New Braunfels from to Saturday Aug 19 The celebration will fea ture a period costume parade with vintage cars rnusipalcomedy proJu9 tion a family picnic aw musical entertainment from the Community Saudi Sjawwi Sweet Adelines quartet NBISD must ensure state never again pins low performing label on school See Page 4A
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