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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 14, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas THURSDAY Cougars brace for Pflugervilles air attack See Sports Page 6 CENTS New Braunfels Herald M016 ST MICROPUBLI8HIMO E YANDELL DR EL PASO TX 79903 12 Pages in one section Thursday Sept Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of ROBERT KEOGHAN Vol 143 No 219 Inside Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Hilda Rust Cruz V Gomez Mike Kivlin Robert Kcoghan and Gabriella Rodriguez River and aquifer information Comal River 246 cubicfeetper down 4 Edwards Aquifer feet above sea level same Guadalupe River Grand jury indicts Kahlig A grand jury indicted former city council candidate Gary Kahlig yesterday on four counts said Bill Reimer Comal County District Attor ney He was indicted on four separate Reimer said arson burning a struc ture in corporate limits burning in an open field burning with property blowing into another area criminal mischief destroying a recording device worth almost owned by a local car dealership Kahligs court date will be set at a later time Reimer said Health Fair set for Fri day The Comal County Senior Cit izens Center is sponsoring a Health Fair Friday Sept 15 from 9 to 2 at 655 Landa St The fair will provide informa tion literature discount coupons blood pressure checks demonstrations andl several health Lunch will be served at with a menu of soup andl sandwich dessert etc Sesquicentennial Hispanic Exhibit on tap The New Braunfels Sesquicentennial Hispanic Exhibit will be at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Hall 138 W Austin Saturday Sept 16 from 10 to 10 Live entertainment mariachi music folkloric dancers Hispanic dis plays plenty of delicious Mexican food and more will be offered Class of 1943 to meet NBHS Class of 1943 will meet at Clear Spring Restaurant Sept 16 at noon For more information call Rudy at 625 5352 River cleanup needs volunteers The fifth annual Lower Guadalupe River Cleanup organized by Friends For Rivers will take place Satur day Sept 16 Registration starts at 9 at Whitewater Sports on Hwy 306 in Canyon Lake and at Rockin R River Rides on Loop 337 in New Braunfels Call 1800 55FLOAT for information The winning numbers Lotto Texas Est million jackpot TEXflS LOTTERV Constable files salary grievance By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer HeraldZeitung by MICHAEL DARNALL Trade Show a hit More than people turned out for the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Corr merce Business Trade Show yesterday Esther Boarnet won the grand prize a trip for two to Las V gas provided by Ascot Travel Kennady nominated to le Republican womens groub By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer New Braunfels may just be the home of the next vice president the first vice president of the Texas Federation of Republican Women Councilwoman Jan Ken nady was nominated for the position this year TFRW members will elect their new slate of officers at their state convention in early November A professional registered parliamen tarian Kennady was elected TFRW vice president for bylaws two years ago I approved every set of bylaws in she said Thats 178 clubs I set a record for the number of bylaws Kennadys penchant for hard work led to her credentials as an expert on parliamentary procedure Her interest got her started I love that sort of Kennady said I just naturally gravitated toward Kennady knows every page of Roberts Rules of the stan dard used by all kinds of legislative bodies She began by taking lessons in San Antonio I took the test in Tampa to become a registered Kennady said Its a 46hour Passing another test tacked pro fessional onto Kennadys title Professional registered parliamen tarian is as high as you can she said Kennad ventions groups as She hopes the future d state can be hired by con nd other lawmaking parliamentary expert D do more consulting in ying together travel for work and fir pleasure she said Kennady Donna Bruns and Jean Harris head to Albuquerque legates to the National today as d Federation Convention candidate f Republican Womens Republican presidential will square off in a debate before some NFRW delegates I The NF largest poli tion with I states nady said Lennady said RW is the oldest and ical womens organiza members in the and Ken The constable for Precinct 3 is going before the salary grievance committee to ask that he be given the same raise the oth er three constables were given this year instead of being the only constable not to get a raise in pay Constable Jim Hanley said he believes he is a good law enforcement officer and should not be treated differently than the others He said he serves three county com missioners and he does not feel that is appropriate What theyre trying to do is make me work for three masters and theyre all pulling on the purse strings No one should have to work for three masters not even a good said Hanley County Judge Carter Casteel said it is not unusual for constables to serve several commissioners She said that only the con stable in precinct 1 serves one commis sioner Casteel said she would consider working with three commissioners a bene fit because it provides more contact with the court The county budget was approved by commissioners court on August 24 In thut budget constables for precincts and 4 received a raise increasing their pay from to Hanley was the only constable not to receive a pay raise He said he is simply asking for the same raise the other three were given I intend to go in there Thursday evening and make a short presentation and then open it up to anyone who wants to speak It will be a polished presentation and I wont sling one mud shot until one is slung at Hanley said Casteel said there is no doubt in her mind that Hanley is a sincere person and also good at his job She said the decision not to give him a raise was based on two factors She said Hanley made a blanket statement during the budget process saying he was satisfied with his pay More importantly though he has had a running argument with commissioners court about taking part in the hot check pro It will be a polished presentation and I wont sling one mud shot until one is slung at Constable Jim Hanley said Casteel She said the program is very important to the county because it recovers funds that might otherwise be lost She said it cre ates revenue for businesses and the county Hanley has refused to take part in the pro gram and serve the warrants It was these two issues that were considered when dis cussing his pay said Casteel Casteel said the salary grievance com mittee is mandated by law and it is a way for elected officials to air complaints about their salary Casteel said that after the bud get is passed a letter stating the salary is sent by registered mail to the elected offi cial The official then has five days to request a hearing and a hearing must be held within 10 days of the request Casteel said the committee is made up of nine members of the public chosen from the grand jury pool in January The county judge acts as the chair of the committee but does not vote The official is then allowed to present the complaint and there are no formal rules to follow Its really your hearing and its your chance to tell your grievance to nine unbi ased members of the she said The committee then votes on whether to grant the request If the vote is nine to zero in favor of the change it passes and the budget is adjusted If there are less than six in favor of the request it is denied If there are more than six in favor but it is not unanimous it goes to commissioners Court for consideration said Casteel She said she has been the judge during five budget processes and there have only been three hearings She said the hearings are not common but they do occur Han leys hearing is scheduled for Thursday at in the commissioners courtroom KEEPING Kros IN SCHOOL Comal Leadership Institute keeps students from falling through the cracks By MELANIE GERIK Staff Writer Earl Taylor dropped out of high school at age 16 almost 30 years ago He soon joined the army and served in Vietnam After receiving his general educa tion development certificate serving in the army and receiving his bache lors degree Taylor served as a full time pastor in the Waco and New Braunfels areas for seven years But this fall Taylor said his church ministry evolved into a more hands on one Now he is a teacher at the Comal Leadership Institute which opened Monday My ministry is making sure these kids dont fall through the Taylor said They need to see that they can Theyre not stupid some of them have just had a hard time I really relate to Taylor along with four other teach ers is teaching potential high school dropouts and high school and middle school students with behavioral prob lems at the institute the Comal Inde pendent School Districts new alter native educational school on Interstate 35 a few doors down from KMart Chad Hall principal of the institute said he wants to fill the gap for stu dents who are nearing graduation but do not have enough credits to com plete school Five high school seniors who are a few credits short of receiving their diplomas were recruited to start the program said Bee Morgan counselor at the institute Since Monday eight other students have been placed at the school four because of discipline prob lems Hall said the institute is a bit differ ent from the districts former transi tional school which only taught stu dents with discipline problems Instead Hall called the institute a hybrid serving both those with behavior problems and those in danger of dropping out Amanda Wentworth a fifthyear senior said she was enrolled in the districts GED classes when adminis trators called her to be a part of the institutes inaugural class Wentworth who wants to go to col lege to become a teacher said she wanted to receive a diploma instead of a GED certificate but she did not want to return to regular class I missed the whole second semester last year because I just didnt want to go to she said The high school students attend classes from to Two middle school students currently attend classes from to The school has the capacity to serve 30 high school and 30 middle school students Morgan said nine additional high school students have turned in applications to attend the institute Morgan said the institute provides an opportunity for students to work at their own pace in their own ways When students first arrive at the school they are given a learning skills inven tory to determine the best learning environment Taylor said Morgan added that the smallness of the institute provides more opportuni ty for oneonone instruction of kids cant sit in school all Morgan said High schools are so big nowadays that some stu dentsjcant Students earn credits each equal to a ful year class on computers and selfpaced written programs along with the hplp of two regular two special education and one vocational teacher said students work on their timetable not Students could comej in and earn credits in a matter of a few weeks or stay as long as 12 weeks Th 3se completing their high school credii s at the institute have the oppor tunity to march in commencement cer einorjies in the spring at their original high schools Hall said Hall said he wants the students to feel a home at the school and wants to steer way from the stigma of the label of alternative education He also ordenjsd new furniture for the four class roomp and administrative offices We dont want kids to think its a prisori because its Hall said Eac h student is required to receive three hours of career or behavioral counseling each week depending on individual needs Hall said On Tuesdays and Thursdays adults more than 21 years old who did not graduate from high school can work on earnirg credits from 5 to 7 Peopl attend classes from 7 to 9 Hal earning a GED certificicate can said that no matter how much the tej chers and staff help the desire to succeed must come from the students W jll show em and point the way but w cant do it for Hall said HeraldZeitunq photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Derek Campos works on a problem at the Comal Leadership Institute The alternative school is located in the KMart shopping center For subscription or advertising information call the HeraldZeitung at 6259144
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