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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 22, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas WEDNESDAY Rangers girls lose Unicorn girls win See Page 1B 50 CENTS New Braunfels Herald 7M27 W EL PASO TX 16 pages in two sections Wednesday January Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 145 years Home of Sybil Tupa ng Vol 145 No 50 Inside Market front the TheNew liraunfelx Herald Zellung extends birthday wishes to Alcyne Fehl Lauri Sdirocd er Amy Ford Sybil Tupa Happy anniversary wishes go to Bobby and Jullsa Tristan 9 To have a hirlhday or anniver saiy listed here call 6259144 Polltn Count Mold unavailable Mountain unavailable Pollen measured In parta par cubic motor of air Information provided by Dr Frank Rlvtr Information Comal River 208 cubic feet per eoc orjd up four from Tuesday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well above sea level down Canyon Dam discharge 179 ds Canyon Lake Inflow cfs Canyon Lake level feet above sea level Above conservation NcwBraunMiUtllrtlm NBU reports pumping million gallons of surface water Tuesday and mil lion gallons of well water were used Texas Tomorrow Fund program The Comptrollers Office is offer ing brochures and applications for the Texas Tomorrow Fund The program allows Texas families to provide for their chil drens future college education at a current fixed cost The jcsurre nt eqrpllrnant for more information or art appli cation contact the Texas Tomor row Fund at 800 445GRAD or Rep Edmund Kuem pels office at 512 4630602 Qlri Scout Cookies oh sale through Feb 14 Its Girl Scout Cookie time The sale will run through Feb 14 Girls will be selling the ever popular thin mints and seven other at several local Businesses and door to door Proceeds support local Girl Scouts I For information call Karen McDonald at 6259548 or Tanya Caldw0llat6291901 Republican Women membership luncheon The New Braunfels Republi can Women Annual Member ship Luncheon will be Thursday at Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church 572 W San Antonio St Secretary of State Antonio Garza will be the guest speaker Texas Federation of Republi can Women President Dianne Thompson will install the newly elected officers Hospitality hour starts at 1 1 30 and the covered dish lunch will begin at noon Members are asked to bring a dish of their choice rlelp with tax returns for senior cltliens volunteers will pro vide tax preparation assistance to senior citizens and others on a first come basis beginning Feb 1 This Is a free service Please bring supporting paperwork W2 and 1099s and last years tax return Times and sites are 10 to 2 Wednesdays and Sat grclaya at the Dlttllnger Memori al Ubrary 1 9 5 Tuesdays and Thursdays end 9 to 1 Saturdays at the Senior Center and 1 to 4 Wednes days and 9 to noon Satur days fit the Cajiyon Uke Action be a container of IcsshaniO t B Ityie w0re unsuccessful ft Jji World Car buys Universal Motors By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer For Ihe second time in less than a year a local car dealership is under new management Almost a year after Red McCombs Universal Motors bought Milt Fergu son Motor World Cur Centers of San Antonio announced Tuesday that it has purchased Universal Motors Universal Motors is located on 699 W Sun Antonio St in downtown New Braunfels Art Kiolbassa World Cur director of operations said the change took place Tuesday We are under a management agree Kiolbassa said The owners of World Car Centers plan to pur chase Universal The management con tract is final We are still anticipating approval from General Motors We dont anticipate problems It will take a three to four month Kiolbassa said Charles Ehsono replaced Od Flieller as the new Uni versal Motors general manager He said for right now that would be the only change in management Basically we will keep all the peo ple Kiolbussu said This is the second cur dealership in the New Braunfels urea for World Cur Centers The company opened World Car on II135 south four years ago World Car Centers have seven loca tions in San Antonio all of them sell ing used cars World Car Centers is looking for ward to expanding its customer base in New Bruunlcls Kiolbassa said Basically we are excited to offer more brands under the World Car he said Universal Motors sells Buick Oldsinobjle Pontiac and CMC cars and trucks Kiolbassa said the potential growth Turn to World Page 2A Study shows parents want afterschool programs By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer A recent survey conducted by the New Braunfels Independent School District shows parents wmit programs to enroll their children in after school Debbie Fitsko administrative assis tant for career and technology and community and adult education said the surveys were sent home with stu dents in prckindergarten through ihe fifth grade She said the results from those surveys indicate needs and con cerns about an afterschool program Of the 636 surveys returned 80 pur cent said there is a need for a Her school programs Of that 80 percent 56 per cent said they would participate in the program Filsko said she was surprised that 32 percent said they currently do not use any type of child care after school However she said that per centage could Ixr slightly off depending on how households with a nonwork ing parent responded I dont know if this figure is real or not because sonic of the people that stay at home may have marked that they dont use after school snid PJtsko Fitsko said that in addition to the need for an afterschool program the survey also indicated parents concerns The top concern with 43 percent was that the program assist in academics The next two concerns were that the program involve qualified and rained supervision and planned activities A lot of the parents state thai they didnt want this to be a daycare pro Parents Top Concerns A survey conducted by NBlSp showed parents top concerns with an uflerKchool program to be B Program must assist in academics M Program must involve qualified trained supervision B Program must have planned activ ities said Fitsko They wanted an afterschool Filsko said the results will be given to district principals and of programs in other districts will give presentations to the principals Fitsko said Ihe presentation will detail Ihe slailup of a program including suc cessful activities and costs Fitsko said a recommendation will then Ixj made to the board Survey results indicate here is an interest in us providing an afterschool said Fitsko We already know Carl Schurx is doing one on a volunteer basis and its Carl principal Jane Mac Donald said staff members began a volunteer program called The Acade mic Club at her campus in Septem ber She said Ihe goal was to help stu dcnls improve grade and offer super vision We designed it because we were worried about the number of latchkey kids we have and the number of kids who consistently make poor grades Turn to Survey Page 2A NBISD seeks ways to keep pregnant teens in school By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Wrilor The New Uraunfels Independent School District is continuing lo work with pregnant teens to keep them in school and according lo a local report on the program the number of new teens enrolling is slaying steady The Pregnancy and Parenting lulu cation PHP program was imple mented in New Uraiinfels High School in 1993 and is open to Iconmothers and fathers The program which is funded by state and federal grants gives teen parents an opportunity lo stay in school participate in academic career and technology education and training programs II also provides weekly counseling services tutors dependent child care scivices at remote sites transportation services and a strong curriculum in parenting nutri tion and child development Hoard vice president arlos Campos said one in three children born in the United Slates is born out of wedlock We have a tremendous problem in this nation wilh teen said Campos Debbie Filsko administrative assis tant for career and technology com munity and adult education said 1J new pregnant lecns enrolled into Ihe program this semester and 31 returned lo Ihe program She said the number of new enrollments is two more than last year Joannie who teaches in the program said she is glad the number of new pregnancies in not increasing but she would like lo see it decrease Inter im superintendent Tom Moseley said the fact that Ihe number is remaining constant is actually good news con sidering the enrollment at the high school is growing So if Ihe number of new preg nancies are Ihe same were said Moseley Trustee Leo halin said he did not Turn to Teens Page 2A EM votes not to seek changes in aquifer legislation By ABE LEW Staff Writer The Edwards Aquifer Authority approved a resolution Tuesday not to seek any changes to the legislation that created the states first regional author ity in the current session of the Texas Legislature The Edwards Aquifer Authority Act of 1993 creates the BAA to oversee the aquifer and regulate withdrawals to a maximum of acre feet in the first year It ajso gives the authority the power to enact user fees as a way to ftind the states firstever regional agency gov erning the 175mile long aquifer The resolution passed by a voice vote with at least two BAA represen tatives Carol Patterson of Bexar Coun ty and Rogelio Mufioz of Uvalde County opposing the measure The resolution which was presented to the 15member board by BAA board member Weir tabbatt of Bexar Coun ty will protect the progress toward regional cooperation in maintaining the states largest underground reser voir BAA officials said Mbbatt chairman of the KAAb leg islative subcommittee said if the leg also known us Senate Bill 1477 were up tor consideration in Ihe current session many of its enemies would seek to destroy it Once you open up a bill its subject to attacks from any party throughout Texas in regards lo ground said Labball who along with local HAA representative Doug Miller serveil on the legislative committee that helped pass the legislation in 1993 Still Mufioz said the legislation pre sents a catch22 situation On one hand ihe HAA is required to cap withdrawals to acre feet of water while guaranteeing use for agricultural pur poses to two acrefeet of water acre Many of the board members said they did think the act needs revisions but Ihe liming should be Ihe next leg HAA lo select iimiiui JM Plan In pity lamicis mil ID i islalive session alter a peimil process has been implemented The HAA is in he process of review ing applications from aquifer well own ers lor permits lo pump from Ihe aquifer I he also plans to ask Ihe Leg islature forf I million to make up lot a budget shortfall it inherited from its predecessor the lidwards Underground Water District Stale should accept Honey Creek Proposal Page 44
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