Sunday, February 11, 1996

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 11, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas Smith Armey join forces for immigration bill HeraldZeitungOSunday February LETTERS WASHINGTON Lamar Smith chairman of the House Immi gration Subcommittee joined House Majority Leader Dick Armey Thurs day in announcing a floor schedule for Smiths comprehensive immigra tion reform bill the Immigration in the National Interest Armey said the measure is sched uled for floor debate the week of March 18 The Republican Congress is moving forward this spring with Americas agenda which clearly includes immigration Armey said I look forward to a healthy debate on this important issue both on the House floor and among the American Smith said there is an urgent need for immigration reform When one quarter of all federal prisoners are for eign born when onequarter of legal immigrants are on welfare its not a problem its a Smith noted that there is significant bipartisan support for this legislation that will reduce illegal immigration by 50 percent during the next five years while also reforming the broken legal immigration system Taking part in the Jan 30 seminar were I to r Wayne Rahe Sandy Keiley Connie Jurlca and Lois Newton Brown Bag Summit continues Feb 13 The New Braunfels Main Street Design Committee is hosting a four part series of seminars that began Jan 30 and runs through March on selected Tuesdays Professionals from New Braunfels Grapevine San Anto nio and Austin will make presentations and entertain questions The Design Brown Bag Summit consists of four seminars The first Design Affects the Bottom was well attended on Tuesday Jan 30 and included enthusiastic open discussions Coming up are Your scheduled for Feb 13 Signage in Keeping with Concept and scheduled for Feb 27 and Good Merchandising Great and Easy Window sched uled for March 12 Each of the free seminars will begin at at City Hall in the Municipal Building Invited professionals and experts in their field include Scott Day senior program manager of the National Main Street Center Hal Boyd of Howell Boyd Advertising Peter S Lingam felter and Katie Fournier of Oasis Signs and Advertising William Rup pel of Ruppel Signs Lydell Toye of Signs Colyar Mcllheran of Image Graphics Johnny Diaz of Sign Arts and Annette Currah visual manager of Dillards department stores The seminars are FREE OF CHARGE Bring your own brown bag dinner to City Hall at and beverage and dessert will be provided courtesy of the Main Street Design Committee Heard about RAPID REFUND You can trust Block 1175 FM 2673 Ste 4 138 N Castell Sattler TX 9643579 New Braunfels TX 6253810 The Best Pfzza In PIZZA PRICES FOR EVERYONE NO COVPON NEEDED PICK VP Plus sales lax Plus SIDul Fee t Sales ORIGINAL CRVST CHEESE OR ONE j TOPPING SMALL MED1VM LARGE 2 MED1VMS MED 8LARGE 2LARGES Extra Toppings add per topping per pizza Pan Perfect Crust add pizza TOPPINGS DRINKS FRESH MOVOUME CHEESE FRESH CHEDDAR CHEESE PEPPERQN SLICES FRESH ONIONS FRESH KU PEPPER 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so they did what they so often do bash the inno cent So Gingrich got bashed and bashed and labeled a crybaby even on Christmas by a poem published in the San Antonio ExpressNews and more recently on PBS which closed with Gingrich the Cry baby Shut Down the The President talks about getting along but this shameful treatment of the Republicans invited guests is cer tainly not the way to promote good relations Actions speak louder than words Barbara Thierauf Cibolo Open letter to governor from CISD board member Dear Governor Bush We ask your help in obtaining assis tance from the Office of the Attorney General to resolve a matter of urgent concern for the Comal Independent School District including over students and over taxpayers in five counties We request the Office of the Attor ney General to render a decision on whether the litigation involving our October 1995 bond election was a nuisance and without merit Wallace M Greene and Lois M Duggan v James M Middleton Case No C95 0966C In the 274th Judicial District Comal County This is our sec ond request The Attorney Generals Public Law Division declined to pro vide a decision on January there are good reasons for the Attor ney General to provide a decision The state district court on two occasions has ruled the plaintiffs failed to show there were violations of the election code An expedient decision is des perately needed to avoid further lengthy delays in the sale of the 1995 bond issue The school district faces considerable increased expenses due to possible appeals of this frivolous lawsuit that holds hostage mil lion in school bonds With continued delays patrons face additional interest and construction costs of approximately based on conservative estimates The district will incur almost in additional costs to rebid and reengi neer construction projects and for addi tional buildings This equates to a needless 11 cent tax rate increase Resolution of this issue will help ensure continued quality education for the children of the Comal Independent School District without wasting tax payers money Jim Middleton CISD Board of Trustees President Shooting incident aftermath bittersweet To the editor Like many people I am bothered when violence is the leading story in the media The shooting reported on the front page of Tuesdays paper was the most upsetting story I have ever read The victim of that shooting is my brother As reported his truck is to thank for lessening the intensity of the bullet that penetrated him The bullet shattered the glass of his truck and ripped through his jacket before ithit him Thankfully his injuries were minimal and he was released the same day He knows he has God to thank for taking care of him and his two children who were with him I believe that people are affected differently when tragedy strikes I sym pathize with anyone who has been in this situation but I know you can nev er truly understand ones grief I now feel more concerned about people and the way in which they are affected by violence I care very much about my brother and his children I am thankful to have them here today to let them know how much they are loved My niece is a beautiful intelligent girl Her smile would melt your heart And my nephew an active and spirited boy is a loving brother to her Someone very important in their life their dad is a great man He is a father who loves his kids deeply and cares for them Two juveniles are currently detained in connection to the shooting I am glad that necessary action will be taken and justice will be served Yet our predicament remains bitter These young men have much to live for and learn about My broth er and his children also have this same right Onfortunately these kids felt they had reason to inflict upon this right More importantly when their lives were in the hands of danger they were also in the hands of God and for that reason we are blessed to have them today Linda Ann Acevedo Since when does education take back seat to amusement atten dance Dear Sirs I have read many editorials over the past year regarding CISDs school year calendar Ive yet to read anything about how positive the two Spring Breaks are to the children Most of what I read has to do with parents com plaining that they have to arrange for child care or businesses complaining on how the breaks affect their work and attendance I have recently heard that one of our attractions in town submitted three of which allow the two spring breaks I have two children in CISD schools and have seen a remarkable improve ment in these last two years The chil dren are more attentive and maintain much better attitudes toward school throughout the entire year When we all became parents a commitment to our children and their best interest came in the package deal We need to remember what is impor tant Whose interest must be put first in this own adult interests or the positive education of our chil dren Also since when does educa tion take a back seat to amusement attendance Cindy Pullin New Braunfels Letters Send letters tp HeraldZeitung editor 707 Landa New Braunfels Texas 78130 Fax letters to 210 625 1224 Please limit letters to 250 words Rescheduled Due To Bod Weather KICKOFF AUCTION AND DINNER FOR MARIAN L WHITSON Republican Candidate for County Commissioner Pet WHEN Feb WHERE Startz Cafe Startzville COST Paid political id paid for by committee to elect Marian Whitson Mary Cladc treasurer Its Time For An Old v nM FEB 96 J i s s x Vy x tf 1 Vs CCOMALTEX INSURANCE 457F Landa Sueet New Brauofels Texas 78130