New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 21, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
August 21, 1991
Vol. 139. No. 197Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY. nome of Dylan Palmer
Two Sections, 18 Pages
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung wishes “happy birthday” today to Pat Stolinski, Martha Hoffmann, Leroy Faust, Douglas French, Dawn Denise Cordova and Clark Smith.
Belated birthday greetings to Don Craighead.
“Happy anniversary” today to Mike and Diana Aguirre and Rudy and Ann Juarez.
Belated anniversary wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Trinidad R. Perez.
Know of a birthday or anniversary? Oive our receptionist a call the day before at 625-9144 — we’d like to share in the greetings.
New Braunfels Historic Museums Association will sponsor a rummage sale Thursday, Aug. 22 from 9 ain. to 6 p.m. at the Civic Center, 380 S. Seguin Ave. The sale will benefit the Association’s members.
The New Braunfels Mexican-Amcrican Heritage Society’s sixth annual Fiesta Mcxicana Histories this Saturday aud Sunday will feature a coronation dance Saturday night and a day full of events on Sunday. St.nday’s events, I .gin ning at noon, will include a heritage exhibit, mariachis, food and drink booths, a folkloric ballet, and a second dance later that afternoon. Admission is free. For more information, contact Guadalupe or Josie Castillo at 625-4156.
CIMA Club is sponsoring a free dance for die public Sept. I in celebration of die club’s 25th anniversary.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary of Post KMG will sponsor its annual Block Party at Fire Station 2, Oblate l>rivc in Suirtzvillc Sept. 21 from 7 p.m. to midnight. Entrance fee is S3. Bar bccue sandwiches and refreshments will be provided. Music by LII’ Bit of Country. Proceeds will go lo the Canyon l.akc Volunteer Department arid Emergency Medical Service.
The Cap!. James Jack Chapter of the NSDAR will sponsor a gcncal ogy workshop at the Dittlinger Memorial Library lhuisday, Aug 22 at I p m. Speaker will he Ruth Hubbard, DAR registrar. All members, prospective members and anyone interested ut die Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) are invited lo attend Queen contest
Final preparations are being made for die 1991 Fair Queen Contest. Any junior girl enrolled at a high school in Comal County is eligible to participate, lf you arc interested in being a candidate, please call Peggy Meckel at 629 3953 or 625 8942. or Shirley Kivlin at 625^4279 or 629 3554. Your immediate response is needed to be included in all publicity
The Small Business Develop mcnt Center counselor will be available Tuesday, Aug. 27 at die Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce. The counselor from
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NBISD may need to hire instructors
Digging up the dirt on Comal County ,. 3 noon-hour ceremony on New Braunfels’ Main Plaza Tuesday is an interesting cast of characters including, from left, Grosse Opa Fritz Welsch, Wurstfest Association; Major James Goodbread; Manard Ivy, Chamber of Commerce chairman; County Judge Carter Casteel; City Manager Paul Grohrran; actor John Trinidad as "Gregorio Esparza;" and Drew Speier, kneeling, as “Davy Crockett." The Alamo age characters were in town as part of the Great Fiesta Texas Dirt Round up. In which the San Antonio musical showpark made Comal County the first stop on its tour of Texas counties, collecting a soil sample from each (Photo by Annexes Schlickenrieder)
CISD considers such changes as year-round class schedule
By ROBERTSt EW ART SMN Writer
Today may have been die last lime that si ode i as in the Comal I ride pen dent School District will go hack to school aller a long summer vacation.
Faced with rapidly rising school enrollments and limned financial resources, CISD officials are looking at innovative ways to teach more children for less money. Members of die adnunisuatrvc staff plan to tecum mend sweeping changes iii tile sc bool calendar for die 1992 9 J school year and open schools cm a year round basts, according lo district spokesper • son Sandy Jackson
Under tile plan, students and leach rn will still attend IMO days pre year with more frequent breaks, or “inter sessions “
CISD may he the first district in Texas hi go to a year round system Extended school years already are in place in other states, such as Utah and California.
Advantages of the plan include
more el I ic tent utilization of facilities and the ability of students to retain mote ut what they learn, officials said.
Superintendent Joe Rogers has expressed the need to think about year round schooling as a response to lightening budgets.
“We can cither consider year round schools cir build more buildings,' Rogers said
The plan places students into different groups, or tracks, where one group is on vacation while the ochers are in school. Instead of one long summer vacation, each group has several shorter vacations during the different seasons of (he year.
Figures show that capital outlay expenditures in Utah were reduced from $142.9 million in 1985-86 lo $69.6 million in 1988 89 despite con ttnuing enrollment growth
Comal ISD Assistant Supcnnicn dent Carol Hall is spearheading the plan and has already conducted the first meeting of the CISD year round
school committee. Mcmbcis of the committee include teachers, acinuni suitors and icprcxcmaiivc* cd the FTA, booster clubs and the community.
Hall and the committee arc consid eimg a transitional single track year for 1992 91 with a multi track system lo follow.
“The advantage of the single track schedule will be sum.tty academic gams.” Hall said Students will go to school for 60 days with 20 day intervals, she saul
During the off umc. students can attend inter sessions for remediation, enrichment, or to make up attendance, What a multi track system is imple menial. the school district wtll guarantee that all children in the same family wtll attend school un the same track, unless parents request in ha arrangements, she said
The committee plan* to present the proposal u> the CISD board of ousters in February 1992
Smith sees Soviet coup as ‘tragedy’
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON CB# Editor
Human rights and democratic reform in the Soviet Union will tuffa a dr am* ic setback as a result of a three day military coop that appears to be disintegrating, says US. Congressman I amar Smith.
“I think this is a uagedy. I thuik this is a major setback for human rights and democratic reforms in the Soviet Union, ‘ said Represen (alive Smith,
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Snit iii said the challenge now Tor the United States is lo continue its commitment toward protecting the human rights of the Soviet people and to nurture their demo critic yearnings
“Hopefully we can lecstabliih the momentum.' he said
The ii tun ta it un i toward demo cr atle reform was stalled Monday when Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev was overthrown by an eight man committee Russian President Borts Yeltsin reported today Ute committee was heading
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Talks don’t imply pact between firm, officials
Two recent meetings between Lafarge officials and two city and two county officials does not imply that either emily approves of the com pany's application for interim status with the U S Environmental Fiutec lion Agency, a New Braunfels City Council member says.
City Council Member Rail Fraser, a mamba of Sec unrip a Future Environment and a leader ai the opposition to the Lafarge Corporation s plan to bum hazardous waste as fuel ai a local cement plait, said Lafarge asked lo meet with only selec ted officials
“I know that they have aul met with everybody un the council- And I can lei! tte world that they didn't meet with me,** hi aaa said “lf they feel like they have ma with everyone and have received a blessing on this thing.
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Cay Malaga Paul Gruhman and Mayor Janes Goodbread met with Lafarge officials Munday, and Coon ly Judge Cana Casteel and County Commissioner Nett CMgpdeWMI
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By ROBERT STEWART SMN Writer
More teachers may have to be hired for the New Braunfels Independent School District if as many students as expected show up for school this year. Superintendent Charles R. Brad berry said.
“The Middle School may be light,’’ Rradbcnry said. “We may have to hire additional staff we just made it last
The NBISD Board of Trustees approved several items at their meeting Tuesday in preparation for the beginning of school Wednesday.
Trustees awarded the district health insurance contract to Blue Cross/Blue Shield, staying with the current carrier. A hid from Traveler’s Insurance was the only other one received by the district. Representatives of that company wac present, expressing unhappiness with the decision and a desire to work with the district in the future.
“.Several other awnpanics expressed interest in bidding but backed out due to pending expensive cases,” Assistant Superintendent for Finance 14Wtnic Curtis said.
The district testing schedule, board meeting calender, and the appraisal and carcer sequence calender were amoved by the board.
Additions lo the board calenda included a vote on the sunset provi sion of the open I of urn policy at the October action meeting and a review of the SetvRemaster contract review al the September aition meeting Iheie was some discussion regarding the appraisal and carcer sequence calender
“When these days are sa. the appraisal (should) stick as close to this doe as close lo this date as they possibly can.” T rustee Leo Chal in said **1101 can he stressful for teach as aid results should get reported back as soon as possible **
“We have seven working days to ga icpi mis back to the leacher and I believe our principals arc doing a good job,” said Mu. bael Fitsko. assis taut superuttendait fur curriculum and instinct Kin
“Mi Chafin, if delays happat. I’d like lo know about it.“ Hr ad hen y said “In thisdisURl we’re very clear on the scheduled tune
The program is for appraisal of classroom teachers by appointed appraisal, usually principals They report results back lo the umber,
“We can't obsavc during the first two weeks of school a the day before a holiday.” Fitako said “Students tend to get excited the day before a holiday “
The hoard also approved out-of-d i sir ic i transfer students Chafin asked how many that were and if this was a normal year
“We will have 67 or 64 this year arid we have had up to 150 ut the past. ’ Birdberry said “We louk at the number of tfudmts transferring out alai transferring in and a’s usually a wash ‘
the July usa office report showed a re»o balance as legislative actions regarding the new school financing system have delayed collections “Normally at this tune of year we have a teal big juicy balance at this pomt but nothing yet. Carleton Dunup, usa collector said
A policy update wa approved by the board with exception of Leo Cha fin, who abstained, saying he needed Iurdw« lune to study the material
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Newly selected NBISD board president Jean Ward greets Stacey Pogues, a junior chosen to represent students to the board
Survey looks ‘favorable’
By ROBERT STEWART Ste N Writer
At their meeting Tuesday, the New Braunfels Indcpotdent School District Board of Trustees was presented with results of a districiwide survey conducted at the end of the 1990-1991 school year.
“At the end of the school year we send surveys to the household of each student,“ Superintendent Charles Bradbcrry said. “The results were very favorable "
Just under 3000 surveys were vent out and around HOO were returned, he said
The survey results showed thai 83 percent of par ems felt thai NBISD should emphasize skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening Ova 85 percent said they felt welcome to visit their child's classroom md 73 percent felt there is an adult at school with whom their child cot talk freely.
As fur information received. 79 percent felt they received adequate information about the schools, citing their children and the newspaper aa their main information sources. Seventy- nine percent of respondent* listed the New Braunfels Hasid Zeitung as the newspaper they read the most
in the financial area. 68 patent felt that NBISD used money wisely and effectively or as well ai cart be expected
On discipline, 75 percent said thai the district handled the problem “about nght **
“These are big. big mambas." Bradbcrry said “Anytime you ga ova 50 percent, it's good "
Trustee Leo Chafin asked bow the information ta the survey was used and if (bac was a campus breakdown
“We’re going to use it in planning.'* Bradbcrry md. He said the district anda out forma for all students ten ollcn the household has mure JMP one campus involved and just tends rn one for the enure family.
“My only surprise was the low
interest in den tx rat u. dew* and ideals." Board Ft evident Jean Ward and Figures ai that area showed only 12 pavan of parents thought emphasis was needed there.
Tuesday • meeting was aln) the first fur nuknt representative Stacey Hogue to jots the school board fogue ta a junior et New Braunfels High School who was elected as student representative last May To be eligible to run. a student must have served un the student council for at lean a yea. Hog ur said
Suicide ruled in death of man whose car, body found in lake
By ROBERT STEW ART
The death of a 6V yea old Canyon Lake man whoa bud) was found ai his ca ta Canyon Leks Tuesday ha been ruled a suicide by Travis County Medical Examiner Robot Bayards ays Chief Deputy Wayne Hoherr of the Conte! County She# iff ’I Office Lloyd Blaine Holden wa last assn Feb 28 Hts
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county wide teach by family mem bets end friends Nu body wa found sud recovered by divest Tuesday
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lbs cairns of i to bs a shotgun wound rn Ute head. aha which Rte 1977 Ford LTD SU tam wagon apparently tolled too the lake si the boa rang qui fa hum his bums, Huhci i sad
A 12 gttege shotgun and a pistol were recovered from the vehicle, sod Detective David Uu of the Cunts! County Stari/Tsuffice.
A 1977 Ford ITO giebon wagon wee recovered ne* a Canyon LUM buat ramp Tuesday Found m 8 wort 9w oody of a miaamg man and loo gun# — one Behaved id ba na weapon mod rn Bm suicide (Photo by Robert Stewart}