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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 27, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                WEDNESDAY Canyon girl powerlifters win at state tournament See Page 6 Salute to the dough boy 16 pages in one section Wednesday March New Braunfels Herald 50 CENTS 4 E EL PASO TX Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years Home of ZACHARY WARREN ELBEL Vol 144 No 97 Inside Market Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Zachery Warren Elbel Cody Shane and Dillon Hoffman eightyearold Stephanie Medina 18 Christine Kovalcik Theora Mondin Clayton Noble Hillary Hull To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count Mold Ash Mulberry 20 Sycamore Pollen measured In parts per cubic meter of air Readings taken yesterday Information provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal River 234 cubic feet per sec ond up 8 from yesterday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level up 05 Get your kids fingerprinted Parents can get their chil dren photographed and fin gerprinted at KMart this Sat urday from 9 to 5 This information can be critical in the event a child is abduct ed The service is free of charge All children are required to submit a parent permission slip in order to be fingerprinted The event is sjponsored by Kfvlart and the Independent Order of Foresters Protectors of the power plant to get organized An organizational meeting of the LCRA Power Plant Pro tectors will be held at on Thursday March 28 at the Senior Citizens Center 655 Landa Street Everyone interested in preserving the LCRA building is invited For information call Betty Lou Rushing at 6256362 Conservation Society to meet The New Braunfels Conser vation Societys March meet ing will be held Thursday March 28 at in the Forke Store Chester Rosson associate editor of Texas Monthly will speak to the group on Digging Up For information call 6292943 Youth ArtBeat 96 this weekend Celebrating young artists is the focus of Youth Artbeat 96 the celebration itself is Satur day March 30 from 10 to 2 in downtown New Braunfels Singers dancers musicians performers and artists demonstrating their skills on the sidewalks around the Plaza At 1 the Kids as Art parade will lead the crowd to the main Plaza where art show awards will be presented Youth ArtBeat 96 a Main Street project for the City of New Braunfels is sponsored by Texas Commerce Bank and Target The Choice1 to be performed Sunday First Baptist Church invites the public to an Easter drama and musical presentation The Sunday March 31 and April 2 and 3 at 7 each night Admission free This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint NBISD gets technology grant By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer The New Braunfels Independent School District has received a grant to help bring technology into the classroom and bring all students up to the same level by the end of the fourth grade Director of Curriculum Dr Ellen Bell said NBISD applied for an Acedemics 2000 grant which is federal funds that flows through the The district was selected as a recipient of a grant totaling That is the maximum amount of the grants and the district will have to apply each year Theres potential there for five years of funding at each said Bell The program will then progress with the grant and each year it will Bell said the money will be used tc expand on the first grant the district received for That grant was used at Memorial Elementary and Carl Schurz Elementary for technology and training aimed at bringing all children to the same level by the fourth grade She said this grant will be used to expand it to six campuses in the district and adds a strong planning component Academics 2000 is specifical ly a prograrfi for kindergarten through the fourth said Bell In our case well involve six campuses because they all have the fourth Bell said the expansion will include a planning committee computers and hard ware in specific classrooms and teacher training She said the actual planning will begin shortly and teachers will receive exten sive training in June with the help of Dr David Caverly and Dr Cindy Peter son from Southwest Texas State Uni versity Bell said the teachers will work with Caverly throughout the year She said new ones will be trained as the dis trict receives the next grant Basically they have to work around the clock for that time in June Dr Caver ly and Dr Peterson are key to that and really deserve recognition for all theyve done for the said Bell Joe Parra NBISD coordinator of spe cial programs said a similar component is the various grants the district has received including this one is the mon ey is being spent on training employees rather than purchasing hardware Super intendent Charles Bradberry said this is a good approach to implementing the technology Theres no use in having computers if theres no one trained to use he said Bell said the district has also applied for a similar grant for for one year to implement the program at the secondary level to grades six through 12 However she said only six to 10 are approved and the district will not know for about another month if it will be among those approved aim of Academics 2000 is to enhance programs how to reach all stu dents and bring them to the same level Its also to expand our technology and implement it in the classroom with prop er said Bell Now that we have the grant thats where the real work Horizons 30 The Places We Call Some A Supplement to the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung New Braunfeis Solms Hunter Fischer Canyon Lake Spring Branch Cranes Mill Bracken Garden Ridge Northcliffe Bulverde Jlake McQueeney Geronimo Marion Hake T3uniap Gruene Freiheit Zorn Clear Springs Barbarossa Qtizen of the Year Unsung Heroes Need for public relations person at WORD questioned JUST LIKE OLD TIMES Senior Prom for Senior Citizens lets the older set recapture their youth By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Its time to pull the gowns and tuxe dos back out of storage and dust off the dancing shoes because the senior prom is this Week Of course thats the Senior Prom for Senior Citizens On Thursday the Comal and New Braunfels independent school districts will sponsor the Uth Annual Senior from for Senjor will cafeteria at Oakftu wheel The prom k free of charge NBISD students will assist with Serving and will be on hand to act as dance partners for the senior citizens Its a good way for people in the community to see our kids and vice said NBISD Public Informa tion Officer Leslie Kriewaldt public information officer for CISD said the prom is a chance for senior citizens from both districts to spend time together He said it is also a chance for them to see the school terns during Texas Public Schools Week We have very good participation from senior citizens in both districts said Clark This is an opportunity for them to see our schools when they may not get a chance to the rest of the Clark said admission to the prom is tree Once in promgoers will get a chance to enjoy cake and punch dance and have their photo taken Entertain A New Braunfels High School student enjoys a moment with a couple at last years prom citizens from either district and there is no definition of who is a senior citizen We dont check identification at the said Clark We dont try to define senior We leave that This is an opportu nity for them to see our Don Clark up to the This year will be the eleventh year for the prom Clark said the location pivjui saiu luc luudiiuil ment Will provided by the New Braun and responsibilities rotate between dis fels High School Jazz Band and the tricts each year However he said Canyon High School Balladiders He regardless of where it is held all senior said the photo booth which allows citizens are invited prom dates to get a souvenir photo certainly encourage senior di graph is also free of charge izens to said the It s usually apopular feature at the districts way of saying thank you to satd them for all your support of us during Clark said the prom is open to senior the By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer River outfitters expressed strong reservations at a public hearing Tuesday night about the possibility of the Water Oriented Recreation District hiring a public relations per son 1 like for WORD to stick to two projects patrolling the river and doing river a river out fitter said at the hearing held at the Canyon Lake Action Center WORD was invented for those two reasons I dont know were you are going off with these other The hearing was held to get input from the public on the public rela tions position For 1996 WORD has earmarked for the posi tion The WORD board will decide at its regular monthly meeting whether or not to create the posi tion and whether or not to hire a person or a firm The meeting will start at with a closed exec utive session The workshop agenda will start at with the action agenda to follow The meeting will be held at Guadalupe Valley Tele phone Cooperative Auditorium In additibn to WORD funds trea surer Bill Mayo said the board would look into getting some cor porate grants to help pay for the position Mayo reiterated the need to have someone promoting the Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake for tourism year around Board member Charles Stephens II said the role of WORD is to go beyond patrolling or cleaning up the river 1 remember in our discussions with our attorney Holly Oilman that we are in charge of promoting the district not just the river but the lake Stephens said Jim Dunman general manager of Jerrys Rentals said he did not believe a public relations person would benefit the river outfitters We have our own public rela tions and advertising Dun man said When you hire this per son you then have to talk about pro viding health insurance and work mans compensation Give WORD manager Jim Inman a raise and give him the responsibility of doing it If he doesnt want to answer ques tions for the press then refer those questions to Sam Trail of Rainbow Camp questioned how much in the bud get would be needed to help the PR person do his or her job WORD President Guy Anderson said it is hard to exactly know how much that will Anderson said the board would do assessments on those costs Friends of the River President Tom Talcott supported the idea of a publicjelarions person I know if you get more staff you could do Talcott told the WORD board I feel we need this public relations Giving Inman the responsibility of doing public relations work besides his other duties as WORD manager is too much for any man to do Anderson said WORD vicepresident Paul Rich said WORD should not get involved in promoting tourism WORD is responsible for tak ing care of the Rich said I would hate for WORD to be respon sible for bringing them in I think businesses can do a better job of Bulverde publisher indicted by grand jury on drug charge By MELANIE GERIK Staff Writer A Bulverde publisher was indicted by the Grand Jury March 13 in connection with a September drug delivery Doyle Leroy Patton III owner of the Bulverde Standard was indicted last week on charges of delivery of a controlled sub stance stemming from a Sept 23 1995 arrest The drug alprozalom is the generic form of the prescription drug xanax said Don Yost a pharmacist at Eckerd Drug Alprozalom is along the same lines of valium but is flushed out of the body more quickly and you dont have a hangover the next Yost said Yost said the drug available only through a doctors prescription can be used to treat sleeplessness at night and anxiety attacks during the day Because delivery of a controlled sub stance is classified as a state jail felony Pat ton cannot be sentenced to serve jail time When contacted by telephone Tuesday Patton said he was unaware of the indict ment but had no further comment on the case No court date has been set HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL On the set The National Weather Service office in New Braunfels was transformed into a movie set yesterday for the filming of Tornado scheduled to be shown on the FOX network The crew also worked in Barbershop on Landa Street Monday Blood drive set for CISD employee There will be a blood drive for Beth Wallace CISD food service coordinator April 2 from 2 to 5 at the Bulverde Primary School 1781 East Ammann Road in Bulverde Just before last Christmas Wallace was diagnosed with leukemia and lymphoma cancer Since that time she has received a lot of meical attention including spending her 35th birthday in the hospital part of almost two weeks of hospitalization due to high tem peratures She is undergoing chemotherapy treat ments and requires several blood transfusions each month Although the drive is scheduled to end at 5 personnel from the South Texas Blood Center will stay as long as there are donors available For more information call Don Clark at 6258081 or Yolanda Boyd at 4382800 Correction The front page article on the golf course fees in Tuesdays HeraldZeitung reported that outoftown husband and wife golfers the majority being winter Texans would be charged for annual green fees hi fact the ordinance approved by a 5to2 vote on its second reading would create a new category of golfers A annual fee would be charged for golfers using the course for six months or less per year For subscription or advertising information call the at   

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