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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 23, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                1 VfrW tW 5 Retama Park prepares fo start live See Sports Page 1 H fj Tai H J fSalufe to the dough boy 12 pages In one section ft Thursday May NewBraunfels Herald 79903 Swvlno Carol CountyandsuroundlnjareMfWmoreWn 144yearsiHornsol MtVMMMM Inside Market Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeKung The NewBraunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Ray Farias Bert Lin nartz Shaurke Heard 27 Jon Michael Armendariz four Andrew Dominguez Becky Guerrero and Tammy Crumrine Happy anniversary to Pearl and Carl Marion 59 To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259J44 Pollen Count Mold780 Grass10 Potan measured to parts per cubic meter ol Rowings taken yesterday Information provided by Dr Frank Hampei River Information Coma cubic feet per sec ond same as yesterday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level down OB from yesterday Canyon Dam discharge cfs Canyon Lake ds Canyon Lake level feet above sea level Below conservation Guadalupe to flow at 130 cfs all cyrrent reijiBjase Df 130 cubic feet per second from Canyon Reservoir will be main tained through Memorial Day Monday May 27 said Bill West general manager of the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority West said reservoir inflow determines the release rate The May 23 inflow into Canyon Reservoir measured 36 cfs and the reservoir level was feet above mean sea level GBRA monitors this data on a daily basis We willreview conditions immediately following the holi day weekend to determine if changes need to be made to the release at that West said West encouraged everyone using the river to practice water safety Wear a life jacket protect your feet use sun screen and drink plenty of water or other nonalcoholic drink but remember no glass or foam containers are allowed on the river Public Safety Fair planned Saturday New Braunfels Emergency Services will present a Public Safety Fair from 10 to 4 Saturday on the Main Plaza in front of New Braunfels Utilities Fun and games for the kids Learn about water safety Free blood pressure checks dunk ing booth face painting food and refreshments Barbecue chicken fundraiser The Texas Army National Guard is holding a barbecue chicken plate fundraiser Sat urday at the New Braunfels Armory The plate with trim mings is serving is from noon to 3 Tickets are sold by Guard members and may be purchased on the premis es Proceeds go to the Armory Facility Fund This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint Frontage road work winds down police urge caution By DAVID OEKUNDER Staff Writer Highway crews are close to finishing the conversion of New Braunfels frontage roads into a oneway system and local police are urging the public to use caution on the access roads until everyone gets used to the change We have gotten everything north of this Guadalupe river Texas Department of transportation Assistant Area Engineer Greg Malatek said Today we will concentrate on get ting Walnut Avenue and everything south of the river and up to Loop 337 on the south side of town done On Walnut we will turn the signals over to a oneway Wednesday work crews finished the road work between FM 725 and Walnut Malatek said the oneway frontage roads should be finished tonight with touch up work left to complete Friday This would accom have to realize this has been In place for 20 years and this Is something new that will have to be dealt Sgt John McEachem plish the departments goal of con verting all frontage roads from Busi ness 35 and 1H35 south to Loop 337 into one way before the Memorial Day weekend The striping crews have tentatively been planned to start painting next Malatek said Sgt John McEachem of the New Breurifels Police Department said his department is anticipating problems related to the switch from twoway to oneway frontage roads I suspect there will be problems with it there always McEachem said You have to realize this two way frontage roads his been in place for 20 yean and this is something new that will have to be dealt McEachem said city police officers will give people time to adjust to the new oneway system lines we try to be lenient unlesi it ty particularly hazardous until people get used to McEachem said fi So far McEachem said the police have not seen any problems or acci dents related to the construction HeraldZeituhg photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Canyon Lake emergency personnel use the of Ufe to free a man from a wreck on FM 306 Wednesday area sees By ABE LEVY and DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writers CANYON LAKE In just two hours Wednesday three car wrecks ripped the area leaving two people seriously injured a tragic beginning to the approaching Memorial Day week end An unidentified man suffered apparent leg injuries after his Nissan 240 SX swerved into oncoming traf fic and then about 150 feet into a tele phone pole on the northeast side of FM 306 at the West Sorrel Creek Bridge witnesses said The Department of Public Safety report was not turned in at press time The man was driving south at about when he tried to pass Lawrence Maleks vehicle said Malek who works for Guadalupe Valley Telephone Coop Malek said the man did not see a northbound van which he avoided by veering across the oncoming lane into a ditch The man was taken by helicopter to University Hospital in San Antonio The man who breathed from oxy gen tanks during the rescue was trapped inside the vehicle for more than an hour before firefighters and EMS could remove Canyon Lake Area EMS and the Canyon Lake Area Volunteer Fire Department used Jaws of Life to pry open the driverside door in 100 degree heat to gain access to the man The string of accidents continued with a twocar wreck in nearby Rolling Hills Estates at about A man broadsided a station wagon and skidded about 20 feet onto the shoulder witnesses said Bulverde EMS and Volunteer Fire Department were called to the scene since Canyon Lake rescuers were working at the first wreck The mans vehicle was a Chevy S 10 pickup which hit a 1994 green Subaru station wagon at the 300 block of Sir Winston Drive The Chevy truck was rounding the top of a hill and did not see the Sub aru which was following an over sized mobile home a witness said Rafael Rodriguez the driver 45 was treated and released from McKenna Hospital The passenger riding with Rodriguez Ingrid Hack 37 of Canyon Lake received no major injuries in the accident Department of Public Safety Trooper Scott Haag said Rodriguez was driving a 1995 red Chevrolet pickup northbound on Sir Winston Drive The station wagon driven by John Collins 58 of San Marcos was southbound on Sir Winston Drive Collins attempted a left turn onto Kings Row and did not see Rodriguez before it was too late Haag said Both of them hit left front to left Haag said Finally about and about one mile away from the second wreck a 1977 Chevy Suburban turned over after rounding a sharp curve near 905 Oblate Drive in Canyon Springs LeeMcCready 16 said he flipped the vehicle trying to catch up with a friend shortly after getting off of school McCready was uninjured and climbed out of the suburban without assistance from rescuers Al Bohne a captain in the Canyon Lake Fire Department who helped oversee rescue efforts for the last two wrecks said it is very rare for the area to have three wrecks in the same day Thats very unusual in Canyon Bohne said But then again it is summer Communities In Schools touts accomplishments From Staff Reports A network of Communities in Schools intervention programs and oneonone counseling is rescuing at risk students from hardship and helping to lower school dropout rates CIS president Carola McNeillDavis said The Greater New Braunfels CIS organization has implemented its holis tic management approach locally as part of a state and national program targeting students at risk And in three years here on New Braunfels campus es more than students have been helped Its all about working with chil dren who seem to fall in the McNeillDavis said Typically theyre atrisk children dad walks out the door or moms diagnosed with cancer It can happen to anyone in any economic or ethnic The GNBC1S is a nonprofit pro gram funded through federal and state grants as well as through monetary Figures tell the story Communities In Schools served students this year and more than students in the three years since it start ed The atrisk students enrolled in the program have a per cent attendance rate Ninetysix percent of the CIS students are promoted to the next grade donations and donations of goods and services locally That money has been well spent McNeillDavis said Attendance rates for CIS students soared to percent this year and 96 percent of those stu dents were promoted to the next grade level The cost is probably a year for incarcerating one she said which is much higher than the needed to service a CIS student That is a small dollar amount of she said Were in a very unique community of which were all yery proud But we can be lulled into thinking these things dont happen here But they To celebrate the organizations suc cess and to encourage more commu nity involvement with local students GNBCIS is holding its firstever Cel ebration Buffet Luncheon at Thursday May 30 at the New Braunfels High School cafeteria The free luncheon donations will be accepted will feature guest speakers State Rep Edmund Kuempel and State Sen Judith Zaffirini with a special message from State Sen Jeff Went worth To RS VP for the luncheon call 625 2385 Early figures showrising TAAS scores By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer The early numbers for Texas Assessment of Academic Skills tests show significant gains for 10th graders in the New Braunfels Independent School District The NBISD school board received the news at Tuesdays meeting Tenth grade test scores for reading mathe matics and writing went up for the fourth year in a row In reading 85 percent of 10th graders passed which is four percent above the state average of 81 percent This was a four percent increase from tant for Career and Technology Debbie Fitsko said We just applied for renewal for these Fitsko said in 199596 the school district received a Texas Education Agency grant of and that the state has approved that amount for 199697 The federal grant the Carl Perkins Career and Technology Fund for Single Parents and Displaced Homemakers could be possibly fund ed at a 1 520 percent decrease because of federal cutbacks Fitsko said The district received from the fed eral grant in 199596 All the grant The biggest increase was in mathe matics In 1995 62 percent of the stu dents tested mastered that section This year that figure rose to 71 percent a nine percent increase That figure was six percent above the state average The jump in the math scores was a significant NBISD Executive Director for Education Services Karen Simpson said The writing section of TAAS had the highest mastery at 89 percent which was four percent above the state average of 85 percent This was a two percent increase from 1995 The school board also approved the continuance of the State and Federal Pregnancy Education and Parenting Program Grant and the Single Parents and Displaced Homemakers Grant This is the third year we have had these Administrative Assis at New No local funds go toward the pro Fitsko said All of it is paid for by the v The board set the school board trustee elections for Saturday August 10 Two seats District 3 and District 5 are up for election Dick Robinett and John Seidel hold District 3 and District 5 respectively The first day to file for the election is Monday May 27 in the Superin tendents Office at the NBISD Edu cation Center on 430 W Mill Street Times to file are to MondayThursday and from 8 to 1 30 Friday For Friday arrangements need to be made to pick up filing forms The filing deadline is June 26 at Early voting will be at the Education Center from July 22August 6 New Super Center Coming soon Employees put up the sign for the new Wal Mart Super Center this week the new is set to open later this summer next to the existing etore at Walnut Avenue and Interstate 35 The existing store will be closed HevUZHtunnpttto by MICHAEL DARNAU Abstinencebased sex education programs work best See Opinion Page 44   

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