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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 28, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas Sports h Birthday wishes from the The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes tp Jaaon Tttomm Torpi LMc Virginia Fuontos Carton Stopper and Bon nie Allan Happy 18th annivorsaiy to Dan and Carol Ward Disabled American Veterans meet Wednesday Comal County Chapter 163 of the Disabled American Vet erans meets at May 1 at the VFW Post Home on Peace of officers will be held VFW Post to celebrate Loyalty Day VFW Post 71 10 and Ladies Auxiliary will celebrate Loyalty Day May 1 with a flag raising ceremony at noon at the Post Home Public invited VFW pancake supper to be held Thursday Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 71 will hold a pancake supper Thursday May 2 from 5 to at the Post Home on Peace Avenue Cost will be per plate and tick Post Horne For information call Ski Hanieiwich at 620 0223 or the Post Home at American Legion Post to meet American Legion Comal Post meets Thursday executive committee meets at 7 and the regular meet ing starts at 8 Unit meets at Hermann Sons Lodge to meet Members of Hermann Sons Albert Kypfer Lodge meet Friday May 3 at 7 Members are asked to bring a Men are to serve the ice cream furnished by the lodge Youth soccer fund raising dinner The New Braunfels Blitz Youth Soccer Club is having its spring fundraising dinner Friday May 3 at Seele Ele mentary School Plates are each for a taco dinner with all the trimmings Serving will be from with plates to go avail able Purchase tickets from a player or call 6259348 days or 6256715 Project Graduation meeting Canyon High School Project Graduation committee will meet Monday April 29 at 7 in the Commons area of Canyon High School All senior parents are especially encouraged to attend The winning numbers I nTTrnU jackpot LUIltnT This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint rty values rise in 20 of 23 locations surve around town See Pacje 2A and by implication bis GOP Republicans today it Would be fl terrible mis Republ are Bob politics not partisanship not presidential a balanced budget siiiiplyto nothing should be allowed to stop Clinton said dur ing his weekly radio address see through thatwith tiieir eyes Clinton said u1 i See Sports Page 6A New Braunfels 20332 ELL DR TX SUNDAY 56 Pages in three sections B Sunday April 1996 Serving Comal County for more than 144 years Home of JASON MOORE Vol 144 No 120 residents to stay away from Klan rally By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer City Manager Mike Shands has a message for those people who want to attend the planned Ku Klux Klan rally on June 1 dont come If you want to show unity for New Braunfels dont come to the Shands said If nobody shows up that eliminates concerns for safety The citys concerns about the rally are about traffic control crowd control security and the safety of Friday morning Shands and Police Chief Ray Douglas talked Kindermasken tradition continues Saturday By MELANIE GERIK Staff Writer More than children are expected to march through New Braunfels Saturday dressed in their tutus feather boas and anything else they can imagine The Kindermasken parade dates back to New Braunfels earliest days Rosemary Gregory who coauthored the book The Kindermasken Ball Past and Present with Myra Lee is credited with bringing from Gerinany In its heyday schoolchildren would march from the old academy down to the Plaza then to the destina tion of the afternoons and nights dances Gregory said Landa Park and the old Echo Hall were popular destinations The parade and dance were the social events of the season It was never who was your boyfriend It was who your grand march partner Gregory said Sine added the parade itself drew as many onlookers as the Comal County Fair Parade does today sidewalks were just Gre gory said Preparing the elaborate costumes for the march and dance took a lot of advanced r Thisrwas the kmd of tiling that the grandmother mother and favorite aunt would start planning say as early as Jan uary or Gregory said She added no one outside the family was privy to the secrets of the childrens costumes until the grand march in May Costume themes ranged from pretty to patriotic of the cutest things I ever saw was a little Gregory said During World War II sailors officers and pilots were among the favorites Gre gory added a young Bob Krueger now an ambassador dressed one year as George Washington Cynthia Temple director for this years event most children now wear ballet recital costumes although some look toward fairy tales for inspiration We had one year a wagon made into a float and kidsdress up like the Peter Pan Temple said Children wanting to march this year should line up at the New Braunfels Inde pendent School District Administration Building at 9 Costume judging begins 15 minutes later and the parade begins at 10 At the end of the parade instead of a dance children and their parents can cel ebrate Folkfest after the parade wanted to hold the rally Lowe has asked permission to hold the rally either at the court house steps or the Plaza band stand On Thursday Shands said the area between the Comal County Courthouse and the Hummel Museum would probably be the best place for the KKK to hold its rally since the area provides better security and crowd control However Lowe told Shands and Douglas that he intended to hold the rally on the courthouse steps It courthouse steps was my choice because we have a big ban ner and people will be able to see it Lowe said People can see the banner and watch the rally from under the trees on the Lowe said the event which will be held from 630 to on a Saturday evening will be a recruiting I have been assured by the city manager and the police chief that they will have adequate secu Lowe said County Judge Carter Casteel said the county cant stop the KKK from holding the rally on the courthouse steps The courthouse building and grounds are a public Cas teel said At the Thursday com missioners court meeting I informed the commissioners about the right of free speech and public Casteel echoed Shands senti ments by saying the best state ment citizens can make against the Klan is to not show up at I want him Lowe to come here and go Casteel saidi bestargument we have isto say we abhor his stand and that we will not acknowledge his presence in the Shands said the city is working on a security plan which will be put into action if it is needed We have started making plans with the the Sheriffs Office and the Shands said We will have a coordinated plan between law enforcement agen cies which will work in any situ ation We will also be working within city departments such the fire department and the street maintenance department because we may need barricades close to the Plaza And we have firemen who are also certified peace offi Shands said New Braunfels res idents should not change their nor mal routine on the evening of the rally Our hope is that citizens will do what they will normally do on that day which is to stay with their families and friends and not come downtown to the Plaza or the Shands said CISD school board gets good news on district dropout rates By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer The preliminary dropout rates for the Comal Independent School District are in and the news looks good One subgroup saw an increase while all other groups had a significant decrease The impact of some pf the things the board has let us do has been so great we wanted to share some of that good news with said Carol Hall Assistant Superintendent of Hall explained to the board at its meeting Thursday night that these were figures sent to the district by the board However she said the district still has time to amend them Curricu lum Coordinator Alicia Parra said the district still has an opportunity to reduce those numbers even further We still have between now and their next reporting period in the fall to recover more of those she said According to the numbers used in the 1996 Accountability System districtwide dropouts for all students was percent for the 199495 schoql year down from percent in 199394 The Hispanic rate dropped from percent to 090 percent the rates for whites went from percent to percent and economically disad vantaged went from percent to per cent African American and Islander remained at zero percent Parra said there is no concern that any of the schools wil receive a Low Performing accred itation from the Texas Education Agency as New Braunfels High School did last year Parra said the success in being able to reduce the dropout rate was due to several factors arid programs implemented in the district She said a full time attendance officer the alternative school Community in Schools atrisk programs and evening classes have all been beneficial in reduc ing the rate She also added that there is a great deal of team effort goes into tracking their aca demic success to get them back on course because sometimes the lack of success effects them wanting to be in Its been a big team effort A lot of these stu dents arent just dropping out because they dont want to be in said Parra Hearing on plant emissions postponed By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer A public hearing planned for this Tuesday in Buda concerning stack emissions from the burn ing of tires at the Texas Lehigh cement plant in Buda will be rescheduled Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission spokesman Patrick Shaughnessy said We haye postponed the hearing be9ause is conflicted with another agency Shaugh nessy said We have postponed it for The public hearing was originally scheduled to be held at 7 at the Barton Junior High School Cafeteria in Buda Texas Lehigh conducted TNRCC mandated stack emission sampling tests for carbon monox ide on March 22 My Understanding is that we will be releas ing the mobile air monitoring tests we did and the stack emissjons test of the tirederived fuel done by the company at the rescheduled pub lic Shaughnessy said The public will be abl to ask questions and make corn merits at the It just hurts for a minute Chloe McGinn squints from the shot she just received at Schlitterbahn during the Shots Across Texas drive where Kids not only got free Immu nizations but free entry to the waterpark find out what frivolous lawsuits from jail inmates costs the county See Page IB
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