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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 5, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas                                TUESDAY Unicorn volleyball team takes on Rattlers tonight See inside New Brauhfels EL The Landa Park Gazebo 10 Pages in one section Tuesday September Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of MELVIN FETTERS 50 CENTS Vol 143 No 212 Inside Sports Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Melvin Fetters Meghan Lee Noble Marcia Keeling Claudia Perry Sandra Shane Happy 25th anniversary to Nathan and Earlene Klabunde River and aquifer information Coma ftiver 250 cubicfeetper down 4 from yesterday Edwards Aquifer feet above sea level down 10 Guadalupe 114 Canyon Lake Chamber holds membership drive The Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce is holding its fall membership drive all month Each chamber member is encouraged to sponsor one new member to the chamber There will be a special drawing at the October Mixer both sponsor and new member will be entered both could win a Canon Snappy V camera How to run for office The League of Women Vot ers meeting Thursday Sept 7 will feature a discussionentitled How to Run for Speak ers include Austin Political Pub lic Relations Manager Clarke Straughan and Bexar County Court at Law Judge Shay Gephart The meeting will start at 7 in the Herb Schneider Room at Victoria Bank Call Rose Marie Eash at 9803188 for information Free Tuesday The Free Tuesday at the Childrens Museum of New Braunfels 183IH35 is set for Sept 5 thanks to the spon sorship of the Downtown Rotary Club Admission is free for families from noon until closing time 5 On tap for the afternoon is entertainment by Chris and Judy and the opening of the River Guadalupe Wet and Wild Call 6200939 for information Line dancing Line dance lessons will be held at the Senior Center Sept and 25 Beginners from 5 to 6 intermediate from 6 to Cost will be per hour per person paid in advance Water babies Water Babies Swim School annual fundraiser will be Sat urday Sept 9 at until dark at Pecan Gap Ranch on FM 482 next to St Joseph Chapel Garage sale food plants pony rides and baked goods vendors and consign ments wanted For information call 6294894 All proceeds go to fund annual swim meet in September Natures Way The Parks and Recreation Department is offering a Natures Way Junior Orien teering program Saturday Sept 9 from 9 to in Landa Park at the Lan da Lake gazebo Fee is per person Ages eight to 17 wel come Preregister before Sept 8 at the Parks office during business hours Call 6082160 This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint Lake par to be built without state funds By DAVID DE KUNDER Staff Writer TV Its whats for dinner HeraldZeitung photo by DOUG LOVEDAY Chase Cochran 15 of Canyon Lake managed to load two shopping carts with worth of meat during the HEB shopping spree he won In a Noon Lions Club contest Money raised from the raffle will go to send youngsters to the Texas Lions Camp Brick Parade closes in on goal for library expansioq project BY DAVID DE KUNDER Staff writer Last October Anna Paula Casqy came up with a great idea to fund the expansion of the Tye Preston Memo rial Library at Canyon Lake Caseys idea the Brick Parade r has been a tremendous success so The Brick Parade project has been going on since February The goal of the Brick Parade is to raise for the library expansion The term Brick Parade refers to the brick pathp way which will have the names of individuals and businesses who donatp money to buy a brick The sidewalty which will be called Courtyard of will lead to the main entrance of the library So far we have raised seven Casey said I hopo to raise the needed for ou goal by the end of the Casey is chairwoman of the Buil i ing Fund Committee She has been the prime force behind the Brick Parade project Casey said that the Canyon Lake community has respond ed well to the Brick Parade Individuals who want to put their name on a brick can purchase oie brick for two for or three lor Each additional brick is The names are limited to two lines of 14 characters each and an additional third line is available for an extra charge Donors can also buy bricks JJbr memorials graduation gifts anniver sary gifts or to show someone mat you care for them Casey said So far 700750 bricks have been sold Casey said Businesses now have the opportunity to purchase a 12X16 granite block for and place their logos on them More than 35 of the blocks have already sold Casey urged Canyon Lake busi nesses to contribute to the Brick Pars de because it would give them more exposure in the community It is a good way for businesses to advertise Casey said We are just now going to the business community to get their help in sup porting this fantastic cause Peosle should participate in this because they do they will feel like they part of the if So far we have raised in seven months I hope to raise the needed for our goal by the end of the Anna Paula Casey Brick Parade organizer The granite blocks will be inter spersed with the regular bricks to form the Courtyard of The square foot library is in need of space for its childrens area and work area Casey said The square foot addition will be attached to the current library The additional space will be used for a variety of rea sons The space will be used for clubs book reviews meetings and as a work Casey said It will also give people the opportunity to do their work and research in The addition will house the chil drens reading program and the litera cy program With the childrens area moving to the addition the cramped work area will be able to expand to give library volunteers more room to work Membership at the Tye Preston Memorial Library has rapidly grown during the last few years In 1994 people used the library This year the library has issued an average of 60 new membership cards per month Casey said the library has grown because of an influx of young families moving into the community who have children When I first came into the library a few years ago I was amazed by the number of children we had in Casey said Businesses and individuals who want to participate in the Brick Parade can come by the library in Saltier pick up a brochure and fill it out For more information about the Brick Parade call Casey at 8997311 Play performance to benefit art league The New Braunfels Art League will benefit from the Sept 17 performance of Wait Until Dark1 atthe Circle Arts Theatre The tickets may be purchased at the New Braunfels Art League Gallery 239 W San Antonio between 10 and 5 Monday through Friday No other passes will be redeemed that night The performance is set for 7 Even though the state has rejected its requist for a grant the Comal County Parks Advisory Board will go on with its plans to build a park near Canyon Dam Since there was no more funding from the kate we were County Engineer Tom Hornseth said However we still have the funding commitments from the county Little League and the soccer to build the The rejection of the state grant means that the coun ty will have to build the park in phases instead jf trying to get it built in three years Homseth said Hornseth who is chairman of the Parks Advisory Board said that the board will decide how to proceed with the building of the park when it meets nefct Mon day The county budgeted for the Canyon Dam park this year Homseth said that the county appjroached the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for toe grant last September The park will be built on federal land leased from the Army Corps of Engineers The state grant would have matched 50 percent of the Bountys funding for the park Hornseth said at the Project KISS Kids In Safe Surroundings annual meeting at the Canyon Lake Action Center on Aug 24 The plans for the park include five baseball fields 10 soccer fields a hiking and biking trail a pljiyscape restrooms a parking lot lighting for the fields and fish ing piers Homseth said the county will have to build the most important facilities first and depending on funding addon in future We will develop the most important needs with the limited funds we Homseth said We wjll have to build the park in phases In phase one we will more than likely build the fields without the lights the lights are donated Right now we will focuspn devel oping the soccer fields the Little League fields and the Middle school deals with apparent suicide By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer Administrators at New Braunfels Independent School District are try ing to comfort and counsel students at the middle school following the death of a student over the weekend A 14yearold male student at New Braunfels Middle School was found hung Sunday at The stu dent who lived with his grandparents was found by his grandmother The death is listed as a suicide but is still under investigation said New Braun fels Police Det Kevin Stevens Karen Simpson Executive Director of Education Services for NBISD said steps have been taken to help other students at the campus She said the principal at the middle The real key is to get to the kids early and let them know that theres some body here for them who wants to help Superintendent Charles Bradberry school met with administrators coun selors and faculty members before classes began Tuesday She said the principal addressed the entire school over the intercom system and stations have been set up for students to go to if they want to talk to someone about the incident Certain teachers are close to stu dents and those teachers are lso help ing counsel students Simpsqn said all these efforts are going a long way in helping students deal with the death By the school being understand ing and giving them an avenue to express their feelings its helping with she said NBISD Superintendent Charles Bradberry said the focus of the school right now is to try to help the kids work through the death He qaid if this cannot be done at the school the child will be sent home The real key is to get tq the kids early and let them know thjat theres somebody here for them that wants to help said Bradberry New discipline plan approved at C1SD ByMELANIEGERIK Staff Writer The Comal Independent School Dis trict board of trustees Thursday approved a new discipline manage ment plan reorganized to conform to Senate Bill 1 the restructured Texas Education Code Gov George W Bush signed the bill into law earlier this year Fernando Palos assistant principal at Smithson Valley High School said the changes were made to reflect the language of the law For example SVHS had in school suspension now it is called an alternative education program 1 cut the maximum length of suspension for students from six to three days and requires the students to attend an alternative education pro gram The whole purpose for the disci pline sections of 1 is to keep stu dents in school as much as said Carol Hall CISD assistant super intendent for curriculum and instruction said And thats our Palos said under former policy students could be expelled for the first time they were discovered having marijuana drugs or alcohol Now the students must be suspended and placed in the alternative education program according to 1 Second time offenders are expelled Palos said the state law will make the rules easier to enforce because a change in wording says that after a secondtime offense for drugs or alco hol the student shall be expelled instead of may Palos added that the change in the state law puts more bite into the dis tricts rules We can now say its not only school board policy its state Palos said Hall said that the law helps teachers regain control of the classroom because it allows them to remove students who consistently disrupt the class Students cannot return to the classroom from which they were removed without the approval of a threemember placement review committee This committee consists pf two of the schools teachers and a member of its professional staff Hall added that students who repeat edly break the code of conduct can be expelled The district sitebased management team which tries to find ways to improve the schools will loqk through the discipline handbook throughout the year to better conform to the new education code Palos said another state law House Bill 327 allows the school to issue a citation for truancy the first lime a stu dent skips school instead to wait at least four or five times Palos said that these and other cita tions which the students woi Id have to defend in justice of the pe ice court hit the parents in the pocket and it gets their Hillary Clinton hits the right chord in China speech See   

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