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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 6, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas WEDNESDAY Unicorns pound Boerne 90 in soccer See Sports Page 6 The Plaza Bandstand 18 pages in one section Wednesday March New Braunfels Herald 50 CENTS cjVlE3T E Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years Home of JANET HUMMEL Vol 144 No 82 Inside Market Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Susan Humphries Cynthia Lee Sharita Mercer Diana Perez Yvette Rodriguez Janet Hummel and Dorothy Proske Happy anniversary to Debo rah and Skylar Koepp Arnold Don and Sharon Feltner belat and Arthuro and Maria Guerrero 30 Pollen Count Mold Elm Ash 68 Mulberry Hackberry 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 same as yesterday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level up 04 Alzheimers Support Group to meet The Alzheimers Support Group meets at 6 Thurs day March 7 at Colonial Manor Care Center Comal Garden Club to meet The Comal Garden Club will meet Thursday March 7 at at the home of Shirley Flowers at 1 Royal Crest Sandy Schroeder of San Marcos will present a program on floral design for casual occasions She is a Master Design Consultant and Master Flower Judge Cohostesses for the meeting will be Chan Otis Natalie Shackelford and Edie Gregory Circus is heading to Seguin The Guadalupe County Republicans will sponsor per formances by the King Royal Brothers Circus Friday March 8 in Seguin across from the Department of Public Safety Office at the Highway 123 Bypass and Kingsbury Street Advance discounted tickets can be obtained by calling 3Q37371 Tickets at the door will cost more and seating may be subject to ticket avail ability Lioness Club to meet Monday The New Braunfels Lioness club will hold its monthly meeting Monday March 11 at 11 at Ryans Steakhouse Restaurant Joyce Billingsley will provide an entertaining book review Members should bring their completed ques tionnaires Lake Dunlap Property Owners annual meeting March 15 The Lake Dunlap Property Owners Association annual general membership meeting and election of officers will be held at Riverbend Park at 7 Friday March 15 Friends of the Library to sort books The Friends of the Library will meet to sort books Tues day March 12 at 9 The new address is 1375 Wald Road at AAA Storage This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint CISD approves tough 4Safe Schools policy By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer The board of trustees for the Comal Independent School District approved a safe schools policy last week in an effort to show the boards support for teachers and staff and its commitment to learning Superintendent Jerry Major said the policy which was approved at the board meeting last week was designed to show the boards support for safe and orderly schools He said the district already has a zerotolerance policy and the new policy simply enhances it Its a statement to be certain of the districts stance ft was not prompted by any one incident or an increase in inci said Major It was just simply that the board wanted a clear policy on The policy states district will remove from class any student who is interfering with teaching learn ing It also states that the strictest action possible will be taken against students carrying a weapon of any type Students will also be removed from school for possessing using or selling drugs or alcohol at school or a school related event The policy goes on to say that district employees are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times and parents and guardians are expected to teach their children manners and common decency and support the district The Board of Trustees of the Comal Independent School District strongly believes that a primary mission of the Comal ISO is to teach students that there is a structure in society that estab lishes boundaries within which we Students must understand that there are conse quences to be had if they choose to go outside of those From the new CISD Safe and Orderly Schools policy must all the policy states Students must understand that there are consequences to be had if they choose to go outside of those bound Major said the policy is not a new concept for the district He said it is in line with current district policies as well as laws He said the policy is just an attempt to reiterate the districts stance Its hopefully just a little more clear how the board feels on these partic ular said Major The policy went into effect imme diately upon its approval Early voting ends Friday More than ballots cast in primaries so far By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Voters wishing to cast their ballots early have just a few days left Early voting continues through Friday in room 306 of the Comal County Cour thouse Annex Two early voting temporary branches will be open before the Fri day deadline Canyon Lake voters can go to the Canyon Lake Action Center FM 2673 in Sattler today from 11 to 7 The temporary branch at the Bul verde Community Center at the corner of Bulverde and Ammann roads will be open tomorrow from 2 to 7 As of yesterday afternoon Comal County voters had cast early primary ballots according to Comal County Clerk records Voting in person were Repub licans and 162 Democrats The county clerks office received back 24 Repub lican mailout ballots and two Demo cratic mailouts The regular primary election will be held Tuesday March 12 Police seek tips in robbery case j HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Sid Ridgeway principal of Frasier Elementary School and students Zach Koe Shannon Kohlenberg and Josephine Halm empty paper Into a bin The school has started a recycling program Schools jump on recycling bandwagon By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Several campuses in the Comal Independent School District are taking part in a program to protect the envi ronment and theyre hoping to make money in the process CISD Purchasing Agent Rusty Brockman said the districts campuses in town are all participating He said the Champion Recycling Corporation has provided the campuses with blue and yellow bins for reusable paper including copy paper and newspapers Brockman said the bins are in very visible places and anyone wanting to participate is free to do so It can be anyone in the community and not just students The bins are there seven days a week 24 hours a said Brockman The company then regularly picks up the contents in the bin Angela McFadin San Antonio Procurement Manager for Champion said the pro gram is free to the district and the campuses are paid by the ton for every thing over two tons that they collect Brockman said the program first start ed in the district in midDecember and none of the campuses have met their goals yet However Brockman said the inter est in the program is high He said the company sent letters to the principals and placed two bins in the district He said additional campuses requested it so it was expanded McFadin said the current CISD program is a pilot pro gram and will expand when the district is ready as well as when it is cost effective for Champion She said the same program is currently being offered in all of the New Braunfels ISD schools Brockman said the district will be ready to expand the program as soon as the company has the man power to offer it which should be soon He said the interest is definitely there already It seemed like every principal in the district received a letter because I got showered with requests from prin cipals wanting to take part in he said Brockman said the reason for the program should be quite obvious He said it helps the environment by saving trees provides a place for it other than in the landfills and it rewards various schools for their participation in it Its a great program and Im sure glad were participating in said Brockman New Comal County Crime Stoppers is asking for your help in locating the person or persons responsible for an aggravated robbery that occurred on Feb 24 1996 in the Mill Store Plaza parking lot At approximately on Feb 24 1996 a male victim was assaulted while entering his vehicle in the Mill Store parking lot by two unknown sus pects Suspects beat the victim with a tire tool took a bank bag and left run ning toward the entrance to the Mill Store Plaza Suspect 1 Five feet nine inches tall 190 pounds 19 to 20 years of age wearing blue jeans black work boots navy knit cap and navy long sleeved shirt Suspect 2 Five feet nine inches tall 190 pounds 19 to 20 years of age wearing blue jeans and black work boots Call 620TIPS if you have informa tion about this case Calls are confi dential You will not have to give your name and you may receive a reward up to Music and more planned to mark citys new transit system The entire community is encour aged to come to the Plaza Friday March 8 at 2 A ribbon cutting recognizing the beginning of the New Braunfels Transit System NBus will feature music by Oma and the Oom pahs German Band and Ecos of Amer ica Mariachi Band Both state and local dignitaries have been invited to attend the event A short program emceed by new KGNB announcer Eileen Pace will include presentations by Mayor Paul Fraser Anice Read of the Texas Historical Commission and Main Street State Office as well as Luis Ramirez ofthe Community Council of South Center al Texas Monday March 11 NBus will be online for service Four routes will run Monday through Friday from 7 to 7 On Saturdays five routes will run from 9 to 7 escorting locals and tourists throughout the community For more information call 6082100 THE BUSINESS WORLD Shadow Program gives students a look at the working day By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer An Idea worth having Gladys Bartling director of the Senior Citizens Center and SOS thanks Lion Dick Martin at a recent Breakfast Jons Club meeting Because of an Idea Martin had local churches and service clubs raised more than for the SOS food bank Martin sent letters to churches and clubs challenging them to donate a dollar per member to the food bank Donations are still coming in Bartling said and the total collected is already more than Eighth graders from Smithson Valley Middle School will get a peek at the real world when they participate in the Shadow Program being sponsored by the Canyon Lake Chamber of Com merce on March 27 The Shadow Program lets students see how a business is run during the course ofthe day What we are doing is locating busi nesses who will sponsor the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce Executive Secretary Wanda Truchsess said We will suggest to those busi nesses that they give a mini tour of their business to those students who express interest in their Truchsess said the experience will not just let kids out for a few hours from school it will be a learning expe rience they will use as they prepare for their future careers We want the business owners to impress upon the students that the skills usexi at work are the same skills used by The reason we are doing this is for Comal County youth We want to help instill in their minds how important it is to have skills in school and in the business Wanda Truchsess Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce them to stay in Truchsess said So far Truchsess said 10 business es in the Canyon Lake area have signed up to participate in the Shadow Pro gram and that she is looking for more businesses to sign up Any businesses interested in participating can call Truchsess at the chamber office at 210 9642223 no later than March 15 The students will be treated to break fast at the middle school at 8 and be picked up by their sponsors After they have gotten the taste of the Canyon Lake business world the eighth graders will be treated to lunch at the Dam Red Barn restaurant The Canyon Lake Shadow Program is being held in conjunction with the New Braunfels Chamber of Com merce The reason we are doing this is for Comal County Truchsess said We want to help instill in their minds how important it is to have skills in school and in the business world We are glad to be a part of Truchsess praised Phyllis Foerster of the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce for her help in making the Shadow Program better in Canyon Lake The New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce has been very supportive of us and helped fine tune our Truchsess said Phyllis has been very beneficial to us and has done a super For subscription or advertising information call the HeraldZeitung at 6259144
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