New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 21, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
Playhouse drawing to benefit CASA
Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce
By MELANIE GERIK
Two days art left to purchase tickets to win small casas to help a bigger CASA.
The raffle drawing for playhouses to benefit the Court Appointed Special Advocates has been used for years as a fund-raiser nationally, but this year, “all we’re doing is bringing it local,’’ said Lany Kunkel, chairman of the fundraiser.
The prizes include a traditionally-styled playhouse built by Steve Golden, a hunter’s cabin built by Live Oak Homes and a gazebo by Mission Homes.
Proceeds of the raffle will benefit the training of court advocates to represent the interests of abused and neglected children.
Cindy Stauffer, executive director for CASA of Central Texas, said the organization has to spend $1,500 per year to recruit, train and keep one advocate.
CASA receives money from federal grants, the United Way and other sources, but “in order to meet match requirements, we have to raise $18,000 a year.”
In die Central Texas chapter, 58 advocates work with
more than 150 children in Comal, Hays and Caldwell counties. CASA will begin to form an advisory council and train advocates in Guadalupe County within die next year, Stauffer said.
CASA has experienced an increase in the number of requests, Stauffer said.
“I’ve had requests for advocates six times this week,” she said.
Most of the requests are assigned advocates, Stauffer said But the number of requests is naming close to the number of available advocates, who handle no mote than two cases at a time.
In January, 18 advocates completed the training, and “every last one was assigned to a case,” she said
Advocates train for 40 hours. Then they talk to all parties involved in the cases and study all documents to represent children most effectively.
Tickets to help the training and support of advocates are $2 each or three for $5, and available on the milk aisle at H.E.B. The drawing for the playhouses will be at noon Monday at H.E.B.
For more information on becoming an advocate, call Deborah Wolford, advocate coordinator, at 620-5536.Membership MVG rn success
“The two-day membership drive of die Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce ended Thursday and the results brought the total membership of the chamber to a new record high,” said Carter Casteel, chair of the Blue Coats and immediate past chair of the chamber’s board. Total chamber membership is now 1,581, which exceeds any year in the chamber’s history.
Casteel said, “We have had a number of business owners and operators
join over the last three months and also we had some individuals working to earn their Blue Coat before the drive. This made the challenge of reaching the goal of IOO new members during the two-day drive even more difficult, but it was achieved.”
The membership drive netted 102 new members and approximately $20,700 in new dues income, according to Casted. Kathleen Devine, Kenny Franklin, Jackie Heitkamp, David Sensing and Cora Jane Welsch earned membership in the chamber’s Blue
Coat organization by recanting mde than 15 membership units. Devine apd Heitkamp also earned their individual life membership in the chamber by selling a total of 30 membership units. Devine and Heitkamp also earned their individual life memberships in the chamber by selling a total of 30 membership units. According to Casteel there are many Blue Coats who are in the process of closing additional sales and it is anticipated there will be several more members within die next week or tai days.
Titortoni Bill Also Cracks Down on Undocumented Allens
WASHINGTON (AP) — Anti-terrorism legislation awaiting President Clinton’s signature would make deporting illegal aliens much easier, and potentially affect hundreds of thousands of foreigners here without authorization.
Immigrants-rights and civil-rights groups were unaware of the little-noticed provisions nestled in an antiterrorism bill that Congress approved this week. On Friday, they said they denounced the provisions as an unwarranted attack on individuals' due
The bill sharply curtails die sometimes cumbersome immigration hearings process, making it fur speedier to deport illegal aliens. It also reduces die rights of federal courts to review deportation and exclusion decisions.
And immigration officials would receive new authority to deny entry to asylum-seekers arriving without valid travel documents. Immigration officers at airports and other ports of entry would decide on the spot, bypassing the current asylum hearings process before an immigration judge.
“This has nothing to do with terrorism. It’s about accomplishing a pretty
ugly immigration agenda by stealth,” fumed Cecilia Munoz of the National Council of La Raza, a leading Hispanic advocacy group.
People Gather to Remember Those Who Died In Waco Disaster
WACO, Texas (AP)—Clive Doyle stood on a patch of Texas prairie, the sun beating down and the wind whipping his face, and cried.
Doyle, a survivor of the Waco inferno, stood amid the ruins with more than IOO other people Friday to remember die 81 Branch Davidians who died three years ago in the fiery end to a 51-day standoff with federal agents.
“We are not here to worship those who died, but we do want to remember them,” he said, his voice trailing off as he wiped away tears.
The siege unfolded after agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms tried to arrest cult leader David Koresh on weapons charges. It climaxed April 19,1993, when federal authorities stormed the complex and it erupted in flames.
Lieutenant Governor Bullock’s Role Questioned In Solicitations
AUSTIN (AP) — Lobbyists and
others who do business with the state and Legislature say they have been solicited to sign up with a telephone company owned in part by Lt. Gov. Bob Bullock, The Dallas Morning News reported.
Bullock, presiding officer of the Texas Senate, is one of the most powerful officials in state government.
Some of the lobbyists who were solicited said they were given sales pitches during which Bullock was mentioned as an investor in the fledgling firm, the newspaper said in a copyright story in Saturday’s editions.
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