New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 1, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
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George Thomas Reaves Jr.
George Thomas Reaves Jr., of Schertz, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 30, 1996 at Northeast Methodist Hospital in San Antonio at the age of 64. A funeral service will be held Friday, Feb. 2, 1996 at 2 p.m. at New Braunfels Christian Church with interment following at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Rev. Rick Bartlett will officiate the services. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.
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Wesley James Handsel III
Wesley James Handsel III, son of Wesley James and Sandra Jacqueline (Ulcak) Handsel Jr., of New Braunfels, died at birth on Monday, Jan. 29, 1996 at Women’s and Children’s Hospital in San Antonio. He is survived by his parents; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley James Handsel Sr., of Florence, and Mrs. Leo Ulcak, of New Braunfels; and his sisters, Shelby Lynn Handsel and Kristin Nicole Handsel.
A graveside service will be held Friday, Feb. 2, 1996 at 11:30 a.m. at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery, officiated by Msgr. Eugene O’Callaghan.
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home
Lawyer Makes Astronomy Hobby Pay Off With Big Discovery
HOUSTON (AP) — Edward £zczepanski spends his days working Tor one of Texas’ most prestigious law firms and his spare time at night gazing into the sky.
The nighttime gazing has earned him the distinction of becoming the first amateur astronomer in Texas to discover a comet in nearly 30 years.
Szczepanski, who specializes in photographing faint objects in the sky, noticed the object earlier this week on film taken of a distant galaxy near the Big Dipper.
His discovery quickly was confirmed and the comet has been named C/1996 Bl Szczepanski. It is the second comet found this year.
Szczepanski, an attorney with Ful-bright & Jaworski, has enjoyed his astronomy hobby for 14 years.
Charges To Be Dropped Because of Missing Marijuana Evidence
KINGSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A possession of marijuana charge against a Tennessee mao will be dismissed •Because 374 pounds of marijuana that Ivas seized at thelime of the arrest cannot be found, a Kleberg County prosecutor says.
’ Assistant District Attorney Vincent Gonzalez said Wednesday that charges 'will be dropped against James Bass, 49, of Tennessee, currently serving a prison sentence for kidnapping in his home state. ,
This is the second time in the past several months that a criminal case has been dismissed because evidence stored at the sheriffs department disappeared, according to Sheriff Winston Kelly.
Gonzalez said the loss of the evidence is frustrating, but that he does not have evidence that it was improperly destroyed.
Sabine County Judge Accused of Bilking Dying Man, Charity of $64,000
HEMPHILL, Texas (AP) — Sabine County Judge Larry Hyden has stepped down pending resolution of two indictments alleging he bilked a 76-year-old dying man and the Shnners Children’s hospitals out of $64,000.
Hyden, 53, left his office Wednesday morning after telling the county commissioners court that he is suspended until the cases are disposed of. He is free on SI .OOO bond on each charge.
Hyden persuaded retired chemical plant worker Nolton J. LeJune to buy IO percent of Hyden’s company, 'Production Analysts Inc., on Feb. 4,1991.
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Bush announces reading initiative
By PEGGY FIKAC
Associated Press Writer
AUSTIN (AP) — Gov. George W. Bush says he’ll lead the charge to combat a “crisis” in Texas education: hun dreds of thousands of school children who cannot read.
The governor Wednesday called on educators, parents and businesses to join in the effort, saying he’ll work to boost support around the state and to funnel millions of dollars toward improving reading through such initiatives as reading academies.
“It is a catastrophe when 350,000 students cannot read. ... We must do something about it right now, and that’s what we intend to do,” Bush said. “The crisis is obvious in the numbers.”
One in four of the school children
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who took the state-required reading skills test last year failed it, he said. Of those 350,000 who didn’t pass, 90,000 were third- and fourth-graders.
Bush delivered his message at the Administrators’ Midwinter Conference on Education, sponsored by the Texas Education Agency.
He also challenged parents to read with their children a half-hour a day, at least three times a week.
His goal, Bush said, is for Texas students to read on grade level by the end of third grade, “and then we must keep them reading on grade level throughout their entire public school careers.”
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— Ask the Legislature in the next session to set aside $35 million for reading academies, intensive reading
skills programs in schools. Schools might set aside half the day for reading, for example, he said.
— Rally volunteers from the private sector and corporations. He said he has already met with business leaders to urge them to give time and money to help teach reading.
— Join his wife, Laura, and his mother, former first lady Barbara Bush, today to announce a Barbara Bush Foundation literacy initiative for school children and their families. This will involve about $100,000 in “seed money” the first year.
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he family of Arnold G. Reek wishes to express their sincere thanks to all the family, friends and neighbors for many cards, memorials, flowers and kindnesses.
Fond memories of our loved on, because of your comfort and concern. A special thanks to Dr. Loddie Roeder, Jr., Dr. Thomas Kepczyk, nurses Sharon Parrish & Ann Kennedy, Rev. Daryl C. Higgins, Rev. Richard A. Carse, First Protestant Church, and Zoeller Funeral Home.
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