New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 26, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Fire checkBest wishes
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung wishes “happy birthday” today to Raul Lagunas, Elizabeth Espinosa, Paul Norwood, Jenny Barranco, Lee Alanis, Clarice Brand, Van Michael Anderson, Ramon Chapa Sr., Cody Erben and Steve Pittman. Best wishes Satur- • day to Don R. Moore, Heather Mannix, Jerry Hempel, Frank Villanueva III and Erie James Villanueva.
"Happy birthday” Saturday to Amy DeStefano.
Belated birthday greetings to Penny Vargas, Lillian Caddell Robert Van Horn and Steve Pittman.
“Happy anniversary” Saturday to Oscar and Elizabeth Bar boza. Belated anniversary greetings to Rufus and Sara Hudgins.
Know of a birthday or anniversary? Give our receptionist a call the day before at 625-9144 — we’d like to share in the greetings.Street closings
Closed from 7 a.m. to IO a.m. today was Clearfield from Wood Road to the dead end. Gosed from IO a.m. to 5 p.m. will be Seidel Street from Live Oak Avenue to the dead end. Closed from 7 a .rn. to 5 p.m. Saturday will be Hackberry Avenue from Katy to W. San Antonio streets. Reopened is Jackson Street. Gosed until further notice is Univcom from U.S. Highway 81 to the Interstate 35 access road. All closings are for street construction.Arbor Day
In celebration of Arbor Day, a tree planting ceremony is slated for 3 p.m. today at Lancia Park. A tree giveway also is scheduled; approximately 125 bald cypress seedlings will be distributed. The public is invited to attend.Scout car wash
Boy Scouts from troops 119, 757 and 133 will wash cars from IO a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the H-E-B parking lot. Funds raised by Scouts and their adult leaders will be used to send qualified boys to Philmont High Adventure Camp in New Mexico in August.Outdoor movie
To benefit Project Graduation, and outdoor movie is scheduled at the New Braunfels High School football field at 8 p.m. Thursday. Admission will be $1 and a coupon priced at $1 entitles the bearer to a soft drink and popcorn. Project Graduation provides substance-free graduation night parties at each of the county’s three high schools.Giant garage sale
Wal-Mart Distribution Center will host its third annual garage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Wal-Mart store parking lot.
A car wash, food booths and pony rides for children will be included. Proceeds will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network Telethon.Family reunions
The Kretzmeier Family Reunion will be Sunday at the Summit! on River Road Included will be a catered meal, outdoor activities and an afternoon of renewing family ties. All descendants of August and Katherine Kretzmeier are invited. Call Pam Murphy at 512/488-2546 or Nathan Kheinlan-der at 625^683 to RS VP.
The Kneupper Reunion will be held May 5 at Kendalia School House. Panicipants should bnng a covered dish; coffee, lean and utensils will be provided. For more
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Highs in the 90s, lows in the 6fh» and continued chances for rain are forecast. High in New Braunfels Thursday was 87 and the overnight low was 70. For more weather information, please see Page 2.
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By JOE BELK Staff Writer
In its Thursday meeting, Comal County Commissioners Court approved a temporary amma] control assistant to relieve animal control officer David Young during his busiest season.
The commissioners voted to approved $5,000 for 20 weeks of salary and benefits, along with an extra $ I .OOO for a uniform and equipment
When Young hires an assistant, that person will work 40 hours a week until the budgeted funds run out. The assistant will be stationed at Canyon Lake, using space at the sheriffs department substation on Farm-to-Market Road 2673. Most if not all of the assistant's tune will be spend working in the lake area.
Because the lake presents most of
the county’s animal problems. Young has said that he will continue to patrol that area much of the time He will maintain his office in New Braunfels Young said the help was arriving just in time, as the summer season generates more problems with dogs.
"Right now, it’s almost imperative,” he said. “I think this will help out IOO percent.’*
Young said the addition should cut down on the response ume. allowing someone to arrive at a complaint scene the same day.
He said he believes the position could evolve to a two-person ital? since the demand is (here but added he wasn't disappointed that a year round full-ume assistant wasn't approved at this time.
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Fire Marshal! Elroy Fnesennan ooKS over some fire safety equipment supplied by Bill Toney of Saner Fire Equipment in preparation for upcoming seminars. The seminars will joaress me fire inspection process ana describe proper safety equipment during Small Business Wee*. The seminars will be May 6 from i loon to 2 p.m. arid May 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. Cost is $1 5 any $10 respectively. To legistei call . the Chamoer of Commeice office oy May 3. ^FYkmq ay Erik Kanssonj
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Maws Editor
Allowing citizens an open forum at New Braunfels Independent School District board meetings is still on the drawing board, though a majority of teachers and administrators are against it.
“I do respect the need for citizen input, but I also believe that there needs to be some degree of control over comments ... People do become very emotional over their children,” said Trustee Arlon Hermes.
While the issue of open forum has been discussed among members of the NBISD Board of Trustees since last year, teachers and administrators have continually expressed concern that an open forum will give a platform to “teacher bashing.”
Citizens say they want the opportunity to speak out on a number of different issues to give the board of trustees some ideas.
“This community is filled with people with good ideas that run businesses ... that understand both sicks of the issue,” said Gil Lindsey. “If you are going to come to the people and ask for money and ask for input then give them a vehicle by which to make a trip and not an obstacle course ”
The board has discussed the open forum issue at an Oct. 2, 1990 meeting and again Tuesday night.
Currently, citizens can request in writing to address the NBISD Board of Trustees if done so at least five working days before the regularly scheduled meeting. The night of the meeting citizens are permitted to address agenda action items if they fill out a visitor registration card stating the action they wish to address But some citizens still want an open forum to talk to the board about a number of issues.
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District Resource Center opens doors
Program called intensive, safe, educational
By LEHMAN BUZZ SAWYER
What is the District Resource Center? It is an innovative program which offers the judicial system and the community a safe, intensive, rehabilitative and educational alternative to prison/jail overcrowding. This program entails daily contact of the probationer and is the most intensive of all the programs offered by the probation department.
The District Resource Center (DRQ is the resource colter for Hays, Comal and Caldwell counties Our three-phase program consists of alcohol/drug education and intervention; V.I.D A./Crossroads, which entails building
self-esteem and motivation; G.E.D. instruction and literacy tutoring; employment and job search assistance. Surveillance and transportauon of clients to treatment is also provided.
The center came into existance through special community correcuons program funding from the community justice assistance division and began taking in clients on October 29, 1990. Since thai date, we have iud 04 clients who have participated in the center's program. Fony-stx clients have been referred to the G.E.D. program and 3 have completed and obtained their G.EJ3. certif!cauon.
The staff of the District Resource Center of the 22nd, 207th, & 274th Judicial District Community Supervision and Correction Department recently held it’s first open house to local and state officials. The Center serves Comal, Hays, and Caldwell counties by providing intensive programming to high need adult probationers. The Center’s program includes personal development and life skills education; alcohol and drug education; G.E.D. instruction/literacy tutoring; and employment enhancement counseling arid job search assistance through a Three-Phase System.
The Center is located at 401 E. Market Street in Lockhart in the previous minimum security jail barracks of the Caldwell County Jail. Through special Community Corrections Program funding from the Community Justice Assistance Division, the Cen
ter purchased two 15-possenger vans to transport clients to and from Com a1, Hays St Caldwell counues. The probationers arrive by 9:00 am. each morning of the week and receive seven hours of intense programs. The clients are then transported back to
each county at 4:00 pm. each day. In addition to personal development counsel mg, the Center participants also participate in large Community Service Resutuuon (CSR) Projects for non-profit and local government agencies.
The center director is Leman "Buzz” Sawyer of New Brauniels. The other staif nerabers ore Art Cordova of San Marcos, Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor; Sherri Humphrey a! Sal Marcos, Employment Coordinator; Surveillance
Officers Mannv Rodriguez and Greg Mitchell of San Marcos; Yomi Calderon of Buda. Aumimstrauve/G.E.D. Assistant and Literacy Tutor, .md Henry Guuerrez of Seguin, rn alarge of ransportauon/G.E.D. Assistant and Literacy Tutor.
The Community Supervision St Correcuons Department is headed by Leo A. Ri/zuto. Jr. of Lockhart and is aider me authority of State Distnct Judges Robert T. Pfeuifer of New Brauniels. Charles R. Ramsey ut San Marcos, aid Fred. A. Moore ot Lockhart
The center began lull -perauon on • Jctober 29, 1990. Special I muling tor his ntensive commuiuiy orrecuons urogram is on an annual basis, lins is one of many imuauves lo netp reduce me over-crowding of the Ins muumuu Division of the Texas Department ot Criminal Jusuce.
Commissioners temporarily fund animal control assistantStammtisch
Open forum a good idea for NBISD?
More voting absentee
as deadline approaches
Vol. 139, No. 115
707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (USPS 377-880) 512-625-9144
April 26, 1991 25 Cents One Section, 14 Pages
Ranger Craig Hall coaches Amy Deftafano in the art of the perfect cast as other participants in “Gone Fishing” at Landa Park wait for their nibble. Thursday’s class on fishing was a segment of “Nature s Way," an outdoor educational program offered by the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department (Photo by Erik Karlsson)
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor
Extended voting ballots cast for city and school board elections are picking up as the deadline to vote early approaches.
The last day for registered voters to vote early for the May 4 elections is Tuesday. Extended voting began April 15 and runs through April 30.
As of 8 a m. today 115 ballots had been cast in the Comal Independent School District Board of Trustees election. Four slots are open on the board and 13 people are on the ballot.
As of 8 a m today 175 votes had been cast in the District 3 New Braunfels City Council race. And 89 votes had been cast in the District 4 City Council race.
Registered voters rn GSD can cast early voting ballots at the GSD Central Office Building, 1421 U.S. 81 East from 8 ami. to 4:30 pan. Monday through Friday; Smithson Valley Middle School, Comal Elementary School and Mountain Valley Elementary Schools from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 pm Monday through Friday.
Persons voting in the city council election can cast ballots at New Braunfels Municipal Building. 424 S. Casten Ave. between 8 am. and 5 p m Monday through Friday.
TTie city of New Braunfels also will provide extended voting hours tomorrow (April 27) at the Municipal Building from IO am. to 3 p.m. GSD is not offering the extended voting hours on Saturday.