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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 9, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas NEW PELS Witt RMtriotfone New Braunfela Utffltto out tocta UNG Vol 149 No 145 22 pages in 2 sections June 9 2000 FRIDAY Serving Comal County since 1852 50 cents Celebrating success Communities in Schools helps city county help schoolchildren BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Texas Supreme Court Justice Greg Abbott applauded Communities in Schools of Comal County at its fifth annual luncheon Thursday for helping to prevent juvenile crime before it occurs Abbott joined state legislators local edu cators and community members at New Braunfels High School to congratulate the CIS staff on another successful year educat ing Comal County youth As a judge Abbott said he often sees the faces of troubled youth after their lives already have taken a turn in the wrong direc tion My capacity as a judge is to focus on the rearview as opposed to the Abbott said The best way to deal with crime is to deal with it at the frontend We spend more money on someone in prison than we do on someone in school If we make sure kids stay in school well save miicfc more the tate Md that is exactly what Communities in Schools Communities in Schools the nations largest stayinschool network for atrisk students served more than students at 21 program sites during the 19992000 school year CIS also reported 99 percent of students K JESSIE Supreme Court Justice Greg Abbott congratulates Communities in Schools Thursday K JESSIE New Braunfels High School student Hariet May told the crowd at the Appreciation Luncheon of the many rewards and benefits she had seen through CIS programs the CIS program stayed in school and 100 percent of eli gible CIS Comal County seniors graduated CIS a nonprofit organiza tion that began six years ago provides atrisk students and their families with services and materials such as school supplies CIS staff and volun teers work oneonone with students through tutoring mentoring and enrichment programs Chris Douglas director of Communities in Schools said the organization set a goal at the beginning of the year to serve moire than stu dents Continuing into the sum mer Im happy to announce weve served students this year in casemanaged ser she said CIS is funded in part by monetary donations from local residents and businesses and also gets a share of state education funding Douglas said the program faced an uncertain future this past year because of looming budget cuts The states allo cation formulas threatened to decrease funding to Comal County she said Bulverde NW officials want another try Former mayor aldermen seek old seats BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer BULVERDE NORTHWEST The former mayor of the recently reincorporated Bulverde Northwest filed Thursday as a candidate for his old with three former city council members Mai McClinchie said he was seeking to be mayor of Bul verde North west again Former alder men Carolyn B enham Charlie Lebrecht and Harry Trappe all filed appli cations with McClinchie at the Comal Coun ty ihNew Brautofels McCLINCHIE The other two former council members Jim Winegar and Nan cy Wehrung said they would file as candidates before the dead line which is 5 Monday The only other candidate to file for an open office in Bul verde Northwest is Bill Utter bach who is running for mar shal If elected Utterbach will take the position formerly filled by Mai Kip McClinchie McClinchie s son who has moved to San Antonio If all goes well well have the same mayor and city council as McClinchie said I am pleased because we had some rocky times Theyve all agreed to reup and stay with it and see if we couldnt get it done right mis time They were really rocky times The city of Bulverde North west was incorporated for the first time about 13 months ago Afterward the slate of officers were elected on a platform that included regulating development in the city which sits astride Texas 46 to the north of the city of Bulverde and merging with the rest of Bulverde The fledgling city became embroiled in a dispute with Ingram Readymix that ended up in a lawsuit In an outofcourt settlement the city of Bulverde Northwest was dissolved before it could vote to merge On May 6 voters decided to reincorporate the city by a vote of 2915 On Aug 12 the city will elect its new government What I see as good news is that since this same group enact ed all the ordinances and regula tions of the former city we should be able to readopt those rather McClinchie said Theyre familiar with it and we intend to do the same kinds of things as High on McClinchies priority list is getting Bulverde North west merged into the test of the Bulverde community Wed like to pick up where we left off and continue and con clude the process of consolida he said Such a merger would require two votes one by Bulverde Northwest seeking to join Bul verde and the second by Bul verde which would have to decide whether to accept its neighbor McClinchie is working to determine how quickly the merg er process can begin Were talking with the state elections people and I havent yet run into any reason why we cant have the question of con solidation on the Aug 12 bal McClinchie said To do so hell have to have 100 signatures on a petition more than 45 days before the election which would be June 28 We had 116 signatures of peo ple who agreed on a petition in McClinchie said Hugged your lifeguard today NB guard saves kids mom grateful BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer A woman in Seguin says she would hug lifeguard Will Slaughter today if she saw him Fancy Bofanko brought her children Trey Dunsim and Nicole Bofanko bom 8 swimming in the Comal River Wednesday afternoon with her cousin Priscil la Mitchell 15 of San Antonio We decided to go to the tube chute Id been there when I was SLAUGHTER younger in my high school years but it had been a long Bofanko said Bofanko said the kids who she described as excellent swimmers took tubes down the Prince Solms tube chute a little after I remembered an undercurrent when I went through a long time ago so I decid ed to wait at the end where the undercur rent Bofanko said When they came out Hie water bounced them against the cement wall and their tubes all flipped over in water several feet deep Bofanko said Bofanko was across the river from the concrete far away to help Slaughter 20 of New Braunfels is working for his third summer as a city Department of Parks and Recreation life guard He was sitting above the concrete wall saw what happened and tossed a rescue tube to Nicole but she failed to grab it he said INSIDE tit I HIMHf M Croetword Water district seeks comment on well regs Southeast Trin board of directors has invited well drillers and interested residents to conv vpn construction standards at a 6 pub lic bearing Monday at Bulverde City Hall Suite 236 US 281 and MaAet Road J 863 of rules ffijrt would PUtHni standards for wll to prevent coma well casing to be used by The proposed rules designed to reg ulate and protect the Trinity Aquifer were discussed at a May 10 public hear ing However board membera decid ed to postpone adopting the rulw until several gray areas clarified and amended Tfatetf of the proposed rules is avail able on tbt webjite Submit continents shout the i FM 3009 wreck Three men were Injured Thursday afternoon in a rollover accident that demol lahadthJa truck and flatbed trailer Texas Department of Public Servtoe Trooper Max Sink said the truck was aouth boutxi In a rainstorm juat after when Ita driver loet control and ran the vehtela off the aide of the road Juat south of the enfranoe to Natural Bridge Cavema
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