New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 2, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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10 Pages in one section ■ Dec. 2,1993
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Serving Comal County for more then 142 years ■ Home of ADA HAMEL
Vol. 142, No. 15
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The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extend* the following birthday wishes to; Florence Schriever, Ada Hamel, Florence Boerdg, Ruby Brown, MIL Ared Graton, Arlene Sedgwick, Loyct Thomas, Judy Tumor, Todd Mitchell.
Herald-Zeitung Cheer fund donations sought
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung's Cheer fond campaign to provide food for local needy families is continuing with much success, according to Circulation Director Carol Ann Avery.
Avery said that any type of non-perishable food item can be donated, as well as money. The Cheer fond goal is to assist 200 local families this year. To donate, call the Herald-Zeitung at 625-9144.
Today's donations were from:
■ Quality Paint Co. - SSO ■ Anonymous-$25 ■ Arnold J.
A Jean D. Paulen-S50 ■ Bruce
Bobbie & Patrick Walker-SMM ■ Todagr'i Total-H23&Q2
Friends of Library * to moot Saturday
The friends of Dittlinger Memorial Library will hold their next regular meeting on Saturday, Dec. 4 at IO am. at the library, 373 Magazine St
The agenda will include a presentation to the library of a check from the proceeds of the October book sale. December starts membership renewal and the friends will conclude the meeting by decorating the library Christmas tree. All continuing and new members are . encouraged to attend.
CKC Lutheran to host special dinner
Chris the King Confessional Lutheran Church of New Braunfels in conjunction with the local Aid Association for Lutherans (ALL) Branch 2382 will be holding a spaghetti dinner on Dec. 12 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. a the New Braunfels Senior Citizens Center, 659 Lands St
A free offering will be taken a the door with the proceeds going to benefit the New Braunfels Senior Citizens Center. Funds raised by this dinner will be matched by ALL. The public is welcome.
Aggie Moms have cookies ready
Comal County Aggie Moms request the those who are to ga cookies do so on Sunday, Dec. 5 from ll un. to2pm. a Canyon High School cafeteria, i on the northbound 1-35 access i road, north of Hwy. 46.
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One on One
Herald-Zeitung photo by KARLA WENZEL
Myrt Ott, (standing left) watches as Justin Willis (left) of Frazier Bementary receives tutoring help from Marla Castro (right) from Canyon Middle School.
Unique Mentoring and tutoring program helping students feel positive about school
By HOSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer
The One on One Club is a new peer mentoring and tutoring program which connects students a Canyon Middle School with Frazier Elementary School students *11118 is something we have been wanting to do for three yeas,** said Rusty Blockman, Principal of CMS. “At that time we started the Center for Successful Learners Lab. The students who are helping kids st Frazier are all participants in this lab who have shown increases in ability level.
“Alison Beton of Communities in Schools narrowed down the list at Frazier to a manageable point to begin this project. We have a group of lads from CMS who are excited about learning and excited about helping younger kids catch that same excitement. This cooperative effort between the schools will lead to students from Frazier coming to the middle school for a ROPES
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Others involved in the planning and implementation of the One to One Club are Margie Kendrick, At-Risk Coocdiruttor, Cindy Rotter, Counselor and Myrt Ort, Lab Teacher.
“The One to One Club will help students feel positive about school," said Sid Ridgway, Principal of Frazier Elementary. “For many of them, this experience will lead to the first time they actually enjoy and feel good about what they do in school. I expect this project to generate positive feelings from both our students and from the peer mentors from Canyon Middle School."
“We now have a growing waiting list of children at Frazier who want to be a part of the Communities in Schools program in general and the One to One Club, in particular."
For more information on the program, call Diane Fanning, Director of Communities in Schools at 629-6200.
EUWD to keep status quo for now
Board will continue to function until EAA issue is resolved
By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer
It’s the “status quo** for the Edwards Underground Water District until “someone” decides what the effect of the Justice Department’s objection to the Edwards Aquifer Authority's appointed board.
“There was a lot of talk about different options, but we’re concerned about litigation so the decision was to maintain the status quo until we hear more definite statements from someone,’’ said Kenneth Heels, Comal County EUWD board member. “At the present time nobody seems to know if Senate Bill 1477 has been partially affected or if it blows the whole thing."
The EUWD met Wednesday in special Kenneth Heels session to discuss the Justice Department objection to the EAA-appointed board.
The Justice Department has stated that the appointed board is regressive relative to minority voting rights.
The appointed board was 9een by many as a solution to the problem of domination of the EAA by Bexar County because of their population density if an elected process was used.
“I understand your concern, but I think there's ways of dealing with th*," Mid f*014® Milter Rosa Rosales, LULAC’i State Director. “But there's no way we could ever agree to an appointed bored over an elected board.
LULAC and MALDEF have voiced concerns over replacing the elected EUWHboaod with in appointed EAA board. We need to take the politics out of this. It it an lame fore is voy crucial, not oriy to the Latinos, this is an iaue th* people need to become more aware of what's happening because its very complex."
After a brief discussion of the Jiutice Department objection, the EUWD board acy'oumed to a closed session for approximately an hour and reconvened only to report that the district would continue to operate as it has until die EAA iaue was resolved.
According to Doug Miller, who had been appointed lo the EAA board as Comal County’s representative, the situation is now in the hands of the governor and the attorney general.
Federal District Judge Lucius Bunton DI his given all parties a Dec. 7 deadline for any motions to institute a "water monitor," but has set no date to act on the recent EAA luting.
Parks board to ask council to okay grant application
Board seeking improvements at Landa Park
By JENNIFER ROMP EL
The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will be going before the city council this month to gain approval to apply for a grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
The board is hoping to get a matching grant from the department to make improvements to Landa Park. The possible uses of the grant would include pool improvements, establishing trails and playground improvements, according to Paries and Recreation Director David Whatley.
Whatley said the city council established a capital improvements fond for the park seven
years ago. The funds for this account came from additional fees for the use of park facilities. These fees have raised 5160,000.
“We have now generated enough fonds to go out and solicit a matching grant,” said Whatley.
“We will seek a grant for $160,000, so 5320,000 should be the total scope of the project,” he said.
The application for the grant will follow the guidelines of the Texas Outdoor Recreation Plan. Whatley said the areas identified as priorities for this area are trails for walking, biking and hiking, fresh water swimming and playground areas.
In order to apply for the grant, the city must pass a resolution authorizing the city manager to allow staff to submit an application.
The application is due by Jan. 31,1994. Whatley read it it common for the first grant application from t city to be rejected, lf it it rejected, a new application will be sent during the second cycle which ends July 31,1994.
“If we are successful, we are hoping to have some of these activities started by 1995. This will coincide with cur Sesquicentennial,” he said.
Whatley said at least IOO other entities are expected to apply for the grant.
“It is a competitive grant I think we hero the criteria to write a successful grant," he said.
“b’s extremely competitive. If we get a match we may not get a filii match," he said.
The grant can only be used for capital inxxove-menta, according to Hat Hcfbetin, chairman cf the packs board. He said improvements could be made to the Panther Canyon Nature Trail, the spring fed pools or the funds could be used to improve handicap accessibility.
“I feel like we have a real good chance to get some monies on this deal," he said.
Herbelin said the parks board is hoping to use a professional grant writing firm in Dallas. The suggested firm is Duncan and Associates.
Officials say request for business cards is bogus
By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer
If you have received a letter requesting a business card be sent to Craig Shergold, a seven year old with a brain tumor who's supposedly trying to make it into the Guineas Book of World Records, you probably ought to know the following before you continue this “chain letter effort."
Firat, the letter was cot originated by the Make a Wish Foundation. The request fix business cards is not a legitimate request according to them. However, Craig Shergold is a real child who lives in London, England.
News reports stated in 1989 that he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Because of the number of greeting cards he received, he decided to go for the Guineas Book of World Records fix receiving the most greeting cards.
Shergold earned a place in Guineas Book of World Records in May 1990 for his efforts. He was operated on successfully fix the removal of his brain tumor in March of 1991 and the now 14-year old boy is expected to live a long and foil life.
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Plaza Island replanted
The dowtown Plaza Islands recently received a seasonal replanting, coordinated by the Main Street Project Landscaping committee, Tobin Hoffmann, and assisted by the Plant Naut. The replanting Ie conducted each spring and fall. From tan ara Anselmo Hernandez, Ramon Ba lazar, Jaaaa Guerrero, Weston Pacharzlna (the Plant Heus), Rita Keufmann (Texas Commerce Bank, sponsor), Randy Hyden (Don MaxweH Chevy, sponsor), Terr! Adams (SohUtterbahn, sponsor), Gene Cholla!! (Chouette, sponsor), Tobin Hoffman (Hoffmann Agendas, sponsor).Today’s Texas Lottery numbers are 4- 16-31 -43-45 Jackpot $3 million