Wednesday, February 21, 1996

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 21, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas WEDNESDAY Fox Tech ends Unicorns season with close win See Sports Page CENTS Salute to the Hough boy 20 pages in two sections Wednesday February New Braunfels Herald m y I O O 410 MO 16 W B 0 W E S T M I ER p U 2627 E YAMDELL UK 80 Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more th nn Vol 144 No 72 Market Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Koepp Jenny Kneupper lobyn Carrizales Melissa Yea man Timmy Richter Rhonda Raymond Abel Eligene fekel Dennis Rios Erin Hand 16 and Lenora Rodriguez 88 Inside Pollen Count Mold Elm Ashe Pollen measured in parts per cubic meter of air Readings taken yesterday Information provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal cubic feet per sec ond down 4 from yesterday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level down 08 Membership brunch The Canyon Lake Republi can Women will celebrate their annual membership brunch at Guadalupe Valley Telephone Coop at 11 Feb 21 Jan Kennady will be the guest speaker For infor mation call Vi Duncan at 364 4044 Meet the GOP candidates The public is invited to the primary candidates sponsored by the New Braun fels Republican Women on Feb 22 from 7 to 9 in the board room at the NBISD Administration Build ing All Republican candi dates will be invited to speak and answer questions Call 6290388 HeraldZeitung searches for Eagle Scouts The HeraldZeitung is attempting to develop a list of all those in Comal County who have attained Scoutings high est honor the Eagle If you are an Eagle Scout please call the newspaper at 6259144 so that your name may be included We will request your address phone number and the year you earned the award Creation of a local organiza tion of Eagle Scouts is being considered and should that materialize the list compiled by the HeraldZeitung would be used to contact potential members As the list develops it will be published periodically so that readers may look for the names of Eagle Scouts they know and may offer names of those not yet on the list Help the Community Band get to Germany Spaghetti and Sousa will be on the program when bers of the Comal Community Band perform at a fundraiser supper and concert Feb 29 at the Oak Run School A spaghetti dinner will be served from to and the band will per form from 7 to 8 Cost is per person with proceeds going to help the band travel to Germany this summer The New Braunfels High School Jazz Band will perform from to For information call Ken VlcGuire at 6257728 This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint Local schools brace for federal cuts By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer If congressional efforts are success ful school districts across the nation will be faced with cuts in Title I fund ing and officials with both districts are looking at ways to take the cuts without losing services Title I is federal funding that is used to provide additional staff and resources to help students improve in the areas of reading writing and math ematics This includes individualized instruction curriculum improvements smaller classes extra time to learn technology resources and assistance to train parents Its part of all the federal funding we get and it goes to giving additional help in reading and said Carol Hall Assistant Superintendent of Instruction for Comal Independent School District According to the United States Department of new Congress has failed to pass a 1996 budget for the Department of Edu cation Under current funding alloca tions known as a continuing resolu tion Title I is reduced by billion or 17 percent Under these cuts Comal County could lose in funding Layoffs teachers transferred out of their classrooms and doors once open for students learning suddenly slammed shut will be the shameful result of inad equate stopgap said Vie would do every thing possible to maintain and keep those Carol Hall CISD Education Secretary Richard W Riley However officials with the two local school districts said they are looking at ways to maintain their number of teachers despite the cut in funding Hall said six of 11 campuses qualify for funding and they receive about She said losing any of that funding would be a bad move educa However she said the funds are also used to defray the costs of supplies traveling and other items so the cuts may not have to come from instruction Hopefully we would be able to con tinue offering the help We would do everything possible to maintain and keep those she said Joe Parra Coordinator of Special Programs for the New Braunfels Inde pendent School District said the Texas Education Agency has not been able to tell the district what to expect He said he has heard any cuts would be in the neighborhood of 17 percent so he is preparing his budget as if there were a 20 percent cut Parra said the district has been mak ing an effort to save 15 percent of its funding and roll it forward to the next year He said this will help deflect the blow of the cuts However he said the district which received a total entitle ment of this past year will still have to make cuts Parra said the current programs will not be able to expand but teachers and programs should remain in place When you expand services or per sonnel it costs money Its not always easy to roll forward 15 percent either So far the 15 percent has served us pretty well This year will be kind of said Parra I would hope we wouldnt be losing any services We just may not expand right Parra said the district is expecting final word on what kind of funding will be received by April or May man charged with trying to sneak drugs into Comal County Jail From Staff Reports Christopher Cohen of San Antonio was allegedly caught trying to deliver a hallucinogenic mushroom to one of his friends housed at the Comal Coun ty Jail Saturday Cohen 21 was hiding a psyilocybin mushroom in a San Antonio newspa per when he was coming to visit his friend at the jail at about 2 Sher iffs Department officials said He was trying to pass the newspaper to his friend during visiting hours accord ing to Sheriffs Department records Every six months or so someone tries to bring prohibited substances like drugs or tobacco into the said Sheriff Jack Bremen Corrections Officer David Saenz searched the paper common jail procedure and found the mushroom hidden in one of its sections Saenz told Deputy C Vargas about the illegal newspaper insert and Var gas arrested Cohen in the visitation section of the jail Cohen was charged with bringing a prohibited substance into a correc tional facility a third degree felony He was released on bond set by New Braunfels Municipal Court Judge David Perkins The correction officers do a great job of Bremer said and Officer Saenz alertly caught Mr Cohen Mr Cohen and his associate in the jail must be really close Lenten season begins by MICHAEL DARNALL Father Eugene OCallaghan administers ashes to a parishioner at an Ash Wednesday service this morning at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent Canyon Lake Water Supply Corp selected for study By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer The Canyon Lake Water Supply Corporation been accepted as a partner in a statewide study that deals with water alternatives and manage ment for the future In early February CLWSC was notified by the TransTexas Water Program Policy Management Com mittee PMQihatit had hep accept ed as a partner in jstwly along with five other utilities around the state CLWSC lenwal Manager Daje Yates said bejnjj a partner in the will help bothihe corporaf ue thing this study will enable us to dofe to use ths information we The study will promote more surface water use over ground water Yates CLWSC general manager gather ourselves to develop our mas ter Yates said The sooner we get the information from the study the better we will able to do a cost effective job for our The TransTexas Water Program is funded through the Texas Water Development Board The study encompasses four areas of the state The TranSTexas Water Program evaluates a full jange of water man agement strategies and water supply alternatives for approximately one third of the states population The ultimate goal of the program is to identity the most cost effective and environmentally sensitive ways for meeting future water needs CLWSC is part of the WestCen tral Study Area which covers the San Antonio and Edwards Aquifer Area It encompasses 33 counties In the WestCentral area CLWSC joins 10 other water systems river authori ties and other state and local agencies involved in the study Yates said CLWSC has already been doing a study in which water alternatives above the Edwards Aquifer in Comal County are being looked at The local study is being funded by a grant from the TWDB CLWSC is putting up 50 percent of the studys cost Yates said any results from the local study will be incorporated into the TransTexas Water Program study We will be studying outreach areas population numbers and imme diate Yates said We will fall in and see what others are doing around the state It is a nice privi lege to be on this PMC commit The immediate area Yates is talk ing about is the BulverdeSpring Branch area The study will promote more sur face water use over ground water use and the use of both of those in a con junctive Yates said Teenagers to fast for 30 hours to raise awareness of fight against hunger By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer MICHAEL OARNALU Tha Jason Lanlng shows his stick handling skills as Travis Buchanan gives chase during a game of street hockey at Landa Park Comal County teens will go hungry this weekend Theyll go without food for 30 hours Friday and Sat urday to bring attention to the fight against hunger About 26 kids will participate middle school and high school said organizer Susan Reynolds of Oakwood Baptist Church All the kids can do is she said Participants are asking family friends and neigh bors to sponsor them as they go without food to identify with those who are hungry Fifteen dollars feeds a child for a Reynolds said Thats really not a lot of money on our part to see that someone can eat for a The kids had to be convinced at first she said but it didnt take long The first impression was oh When they got to thinking about it thats really not a long time to help someone The teens have prepared for the fast They gath ered food door to door for World Hunger Day They played games and watched videos relating to world hunger At Thanksgiving and Christmas they were real When they got to thinking about it thats really not a long time to help someone Susan Reynolds ly instrumental in putting together food baskets and delivering them to families in Reynolds said The teens gave their effort a slogan Its about saving kids The fast will be as fun as organizers can make it Reynolds said Well have a food scavenger hunt and then give it to SOS Food Oakwood Baptist has challenged another church youth group to a volleyball game At seven Satur day night theyll have a meal to break the Reynolds said This is Oakwood Baptists first year to participate in the 30 Hour Famine Program Reynolds said The international event has been sponsored for sev eral years by World Vision a Christian relief and development organization Anyone wishing to participate in the 30Hour Famine or in sponsoring participants can contact Susan Reynolds at 6093010 or World Vision at 1 8007FAMDME Police warning Take care of old warrants now or else By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Its now or else if you have an out standing traffic ticket or fine to deal with A grace period is in effect right now for outstanding warrants but it wont last long said Municipal Court Warrant Offi cer Tim Schlichting This is a grace period and its impor tant that people take advantage of he said City and county law enforcement will join forces soon to sweep the area and arrest people whose warrants are still outstanding We hope to clear several hundred warrants in the Schlichting said If youve forgotten to pay a traffic ticket or take care of another charge in Municipal Court Comal County Court at Law or a Justice of the Peace court you should contact one of those courts imme diately he said Even if youve lost the paperwork but think you may have an outstanding war rant call the Municipal Court or the Sheriffs Department and ask for the warrants division to make sure Checking with the courts in the next few days and taking care of your warrants will avoid the embarrassment of being Schlichting said Outstanding warrants pose a constant problem for law enforcement officials Schlichting said They try to take care of as many as possible during their dayto day operations but that doesnt make a dent in the backlog A lot of these people are out of Schlichting said They move around and its hard to keep track of some of Schlichting has been working for sev eral months to get ready for the upcom ing warrant roundup We have made significant progress in reducing our war rant load in recent he said League of Women Voters guide to the upcoming primary election inside this issue