New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 19, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
Unicorns trip Canyon, face Boerne Tuesday
New Braunfels’ boys basketball team defeated Canyon 63-57 Friday night to finish the District 28-4A race in a second-place tie with Boerne. The two teams will meet Tuesday to decide who will advance to the
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New Braunfels will crown new Junior Miss
The 1989 New Braunfels Junior Miss program is under way with the 27 high school girls beginning a week of rehearsals and fun tonight. Preliminary competition is Friday with the finals on Saturday. Learn, who they are in today’s Kaleidoscope
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without Dear Abby
Dear Abby and other wedding experts tell brides-to-be and their families how to make the process of planning a wedding — and having it come off smoothly — a little bit easier.
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Vol. 137, No. 71
707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (USPS 377-880) 512-625-9144
February 19, 1989
Five Sections, 62 Pages
The Americanism chairman of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7110 pays tribute to Washington’s 200th anniversary Feb. 22, 1989: George Washington was the nation’s first president; he was inaugurated April 30, 1789. Washington was a statesman, soldier and a tobacco farmer. He served as commander in chief of the Continental Army and eventually led the American Revolutionary troops to victory in their drive for independence from British rule....
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ditions arc expected to begin By STEPHANIE DAVIS
Tuesday afternoon. Staff Writer
Inside: Regulating sexually oriented
BRIDES ‘89............................1-16E businesses could get easier for county
BUSINESS...............................8-9A governments once and for all if a bill
CLASSIFIED..........................6-1 OB recently filed in the Texas Senate
COMICS. ..........................4b,1-8D passes.
DEAR ABBY.............................10A “If (the legislature) can get some-
EDUCATION................................6A thing through that will allow us to
ENTERTAINMENT.....................10A satisfy the intent, protect the citizens
HOROSCOPE 4B fr°m this type of business ... I would
KALEIDOSCOPE:::::::::^ certainly welcome it,” said Clyde OPINIONS 4A Jacobs, Precinct 4 Comal County
State Sen. Frank Tejeda, D-San Antonio, filed a bill Tuesday in light of Bexar County’s crackdown on massage parlors. Under the bill, the parlors, which have been reopening as so-called fitness centers, could still be declared sexually oriented businesses and be forced to close.
The bill would give cities and counties authority to regulate more than just location of the businesses.
Precinct 2 Commissioner Neil Craigmilc made a proposal Jan. 27 in commissioners court to enact an ordi-
nance regulating the location of the businesses. A public hearing is scheduled Feb. 27 at I p.m. in the commissioners’ courtroom on the third floor of the Comal County Courthouse Annex.
Comal County wants to be ready to protect itself against the businesses from San Antonio if they move this way, Craigmile said.
Craigmilc said there currently arc no massage parlors in Comal County.
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On the move
Comal Appraisal District will meet Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the appraisal district office at 430 W. Mill St. Adion will be taken on 1989 budget amendment for transferring funds for chief appraiser’s salary increase and selection of health insurance carrier...
The New Braunfels Safe City Commission continues its series of neighborhood crime prevention meetings Tuesday night with a meeting for residents of the Santa Clara/Coll Street nei ^'borbood.
The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Comal Post at 401 W. Coll St....
A representative from the Social Security Administration will be at the Comal County Courthouse Annex, room 215, Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon. Call 1-800-234-5772 (toll-free) to set up the appointment and to find out what paperwork to take with you. Most Social Security business can now be handled over the telephone by calling the same number. You can call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to report a change of address, get card information, discuss direct deposit or file a claim.
For specific information about Medicare claims, call 1-800-442-2620. To ask questions about Medicare catastrophic insurance premiums, deductibles, medical and hospital coverage, call 1-800-888-1770. If you have questions about tax liability because of Medicare catastrophic coverage, call the IRS at 1-800-424-1040...,
The Senior’s Strategist Group is a non-profit organization formed to provide seniors with timely information about financial planning. The group consists of area professionals who donate their time to speak on issues they believe should be of importance to senior citizens. The format of their programs allow for a question-and-answer period with the speakers. •
Next Saturday, the group will host a free seminar at the Faust Hotel from IO a.m. to 12:30 p.m. New Braunfels accountant C. Ray Schoch will discuss income taxes and exemptions, while insurance agent Dick Kocgle will speak on the catastrophic health bill and Medicare. Broker Ned McDaniel will discuss income maximization and lawyer Gary Mathis will talk about estate taxes, trust, wills and probate. Contact any of the speakers to make your reservations....
Special Olympics heads to San Marcos
AUSTIN (AP) — The Texas Special Olympics, which have been held on the University of Tcxas-Austin campus for 15 years, will be at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos this year.
Organizers of the annual competition, the largest athletic competition in the country for people with mental retardation, ruled out UT’s Memorial Stadium because of construction planned to begin a week before the games start May 23.
UT plans a SI million renovation to replace the track at Memorial Stadium.
Officials with the Texas Special Olympics said they were concerned about the safety of the games amid a con
struction area, and asked UT to push back the start of construction.
But university officials said they could not because they faced a tight schedule to complete the project in time for UT football practices.
UT President William Cunningham cxpessed regrets over losing the games.
“The university has been privileged to host the Special Olympics for many years, and we have enjoyed this relationship. We regret that due to renovations of our facilities the Special Olympics has decided to relocate this year,”
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Tourism boosts the pocketbooks of Comal County business owners, but with the good comes the bad — litter, law breakers, and the need for more safety regulations.
And for that reason, the Water Oriented Recreation District plans to create harmony between residents and
tourists as it moves into its second year of operation.
‘‘I know it’s within our grasp that we can coexist — the environmentalist, die user and the landowner,” said WORD administrator Betty Walls.
“I saw the Guadalupe River before tourism was a big factor,” she said.
“I’ve seen improvements on river areas throughout die United States that have stopped and addressed (litter) problems and gotten them into control. We do have to stop and take care of it and manage it properly so it
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Alfredo Varela and Victor Guerrero, nrst grader^ in Linda Reim^r’s class at Goodwin Primary lead the troops in a dragon parade through the school. Students in Reimer's, Denise Holster's and Diane Winkelman^ classes celebrated Chinese New Year with a parade featuring dragons, puppets, kites, and hats designed by the youngsters who are studying the Chinese culture. They also enjoyed some Chinese food. (Photo by Deryl Clark)
Boriack’s class teaches middle schoolers valuable lesson
By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer
When one New Braunfels Middle School teacher talks about the importance of a good education and a diploma to her students, it doesn’t go in one ear and out the other — these students are staying in school.
Twenty-four years of teaching experience have taught Celia Bonack that students learn through relevancy. And her after-school program does just that.
She takes interested students on field trips to businesses in which they are interested and whets their appetites for school by helping them learn to write, read and communicate better.
‘‘We have to show what we are talking about does, in fact, exist. If it’s
relevant, (students) will mist you. It grows to a tremendous trust,” she said.
The students have toured Bluebonnet Motors and the local humane society. They will be touring the Herald-Zeijung newspaper, hospital, Camp Wamccke, a taxidermist, NBISD central office and even a farm soon.
Guadalupe Moreno, 14, already wants to be a nurse. “I want to help people, children —everybody.”
Boriack beams at that answer and says, ‘‘If these are the thoughts that develop at this age ... it would be so much easier."
Boriack, who teaches English as a second language classes, encourages students to make goals and gets them excited about learning and staying in school.
Nv,* Braunfels Middle School students, standing from left, Uriseida Carrera, Daisy Mata, Guadalupe Moreno, Maricela Moreno and Connie Vital are learning the importance of staying in school from teacher Celia Boriack, center. (Photo by Deryl Clark)
“Without a goal, it’s just not there,” she said ‘if a child has a goal he is happier.”
A number of students in Boriack’s program arc conquering another goal — learning English. Some are only in their fifth month of English lessons and are doing well.
As the girls talk about their lours of Bluebonnet Motors and the local humane society, they express die importance of the program.
Eleven-year-old Griselda Carrera said she recommends the program to everybody. “You learn more things about jobs and (become) more interested in it,” she said.
“It’s important,” said Daisy Mala.
Boriack, who has taught in New Braunfels for three years, said she
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Tennis, golf, cards, ‘40s dance on AHA slate of fundraiser fun
The annual Heart Telepledge for the Comal division of the American Heart Association will be conducted Monday beginning at 7 p.m.
Volunteers will be using phones and facilities provided by First Federal Savings and Loan Association of New Braunfels.
Drive chairman Mike Doherty said volunteer callers will assemble at the First Federal building at 6:30 p.m. to receive final instructions for the fundraising effort. Calling will continue until 7 p.m. Telepledge is the first of several fundraisers scheduled during February, which has been designated Heart Month.
Fwo local men who have had heart surgery in the past year or so will appear on Herb Skoog’s “Comment” program on KGNB Saturday at 9:05 a.m. Dr. T.C. Brever and W.W. Amachcr, who had heart by-pass surgery, will appear with Mary Lou Erbcn, president of the local heart association chapter. They will discuss “Living With and After Heart Surgery."
The following day, a mixed doubles tennis tournament will be sponsored by the New Braunfels Tennis Club and I’-Bar-M Tennis Ranch. The tournament will start at I
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County Line road was officially opened Friday afternoon by City of New Braunfels officials, including Chamber of Commerce Blue Coats and, from left Council members James Goodbread, Ramon Chapa Jr., Loraine Kraft and Mayor Doug Miller with City Manager Paul Grohman. The road, costing approximately $1.2 million, was built with funds from the 1985 bond issue. “I appreciate the citizens who voted for this project and took a progressive aittude," Miller said. “I know it will be beneficial. When we get Walnut Avenue (extension) open, this will open up this area.” (Photo by Deryl Clark)
CISD trustees reviewing contracts
Trustees of the Comal Independent School District will review performance evaluations and consider contract renewals for all of the district’s directors and principals at a regular meeting Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Smithson Valley High School.
Action regarding contract renewals will follow an executive session.
After taking a survey of staff mem
bers, CISD Superintendent Bill Brown will ask the board to change bad-weather make-up days from March 20 and June 2 to June 2 and June 5.
The district recently cancelled classes for two days because of freezing conditions. The Texas Education Agency is not exempting any school districts from making up bad weather
days until two scheduled bad weather days have been used.
Trustees also will consider approval of a calendar for the 1989-90 school year. The same calendar adopted by CISD will be adopted by New Braunfels Independent School District.
Administration is recommending
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