New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 20, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas
Religious Focus, Page 6,7A / Unicorns do or die, Page 10A
New Braunfels, Texas
Vol. 134, NO. 35
Two Sections, 20 Pages
February 20, 1987
NBISD expels three students for marijuana
By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer
The New Braunfels ISD board of trustees expelled three middle school students Thursday for possession of marijuana. That action brings the number of NBISD expulsions this school year to 12
‘it was a situation where two were buying and one was selling.” said Bob Self. NBISD board president. Two girls and one boy, all eighth grade students at New Braunfels Middle School, were expelled for the remainder of the school year. The students, along with others that have been expelled this year, are eligible to attend summer school at NBISD, but educators indicate it is nearly impossible for the students to enter the ninth grade.
Self said the school board wants to fight the growing problem of middle school students abusing drugs and alcohol He said the school district is making every effort to prevent elementary school students from joining the “drug culture.”
“It concerns us all because this is something that's been happening just over the past few years in the middle schools. ’* he said We never had this kind of problem in the past in the middle school as far as with drugs and alcohol abuse.
“We’ve had some cases (of drugs and alcohol > bat not this many in the middle school." Self said He added that in the 12 years he has served on the school board, he has never seen as many drug cases in the middle school.
Self said the school district will
continue using trained dogs to sniff out drugs in the middle schools, but the students are learning how to avoid the dogs. “The youngsters are becoming so streetwise that they hide the material,” he said.
"We can't have those youngsters alerted, we can’t have the dogs actually sniff the youngsters as they walk down the hall, that's against the law. We can sniff the lockers and that's about it.” he said
Self said New Braunfels students are getting caught up in wave of drug abuse that is sweeping across Central Texas He said the district was warned that younger students would become involved in drugs, but he never believed it would be to this extent
“We're trying to develop different ways to get the parents involved,” he said Self added that most parents don’t seem to realize until it’s too late that their children are becoming involved with drugs In other cases, parents are the root of the drug problem. he said
“The drug culture is something we're not going to cure in the school. It’s being brought in from the homes. Ifs impossible to teach kids not to use drugs when they see it every day at home." Self said
The school board president said most of the parents of expelled students have been very supportive of the children “They’re upset and concerned that their children are involved They want their children to stay in school, but have we to be concerned about the balance of the children." he said
More abused cats found at rural site
By SARAH D’JKE Staff Writer
As two more abandoned cats were found at a rural homesite near Bulverde late Thursday, county animal control officials said Friday some of the animals found earlier may survive only to be destroyed later
Veterinarian Michael Doherty said the eight cats discovered Thursday caged in an abandon house will survive the ordeal but, because of a lack of county facilities, they may be destroyed Saturday.
“As far as our instructions from the county go, they are to be kept on a stray basis,” he said. That means the animals will be kept for
two days and then may be destroyed “They’re doing fine They’re still very subdued and scared looking They have been fed within three weeks. I would say. They certainly weren't given any care for the past few months.” Doherty said “They weren't kept as pets, not in any way that we would think of. There's something strange going on in that person's mind.” Doherty said about Robert Giese. who is wanted by authorities for cruelty to animals The animals were found in cages inside the home amid piles of newspapers and debris County
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County offices move into temporary opaoo
Comal County Sanitarian David Litke advised that his office, along with Veterans Service Officer Wally Stahl, will be moving into temporary quarters in the county courthouse annex today.
The county sanitarian has operated his office at the City-County Health Department until today. The move into the annex is temporary pending relocation in their new offices within
the old courthouse, currently under renovation.
“We plan to be in our temporary offices for about nine months until the renovations at the old courthouse is complete.” Litke said The sanitarian's temporary address will be Courthouse Annex. ISO N. Seguin, Suite 306, New Braunfels, Texas 78130 The new phone number is 620-SMS Stahl’s phone number is 620-SM9
As of 10:30 a.m. Friday:
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Canyon Lake Forest (south side).......................70
Winners of the Night of 1,000 Stars competition at the Canyon High School talent show were Melissa Cocke, Christina Rodded, Natalie Carrigan, Cindy Rosser, Carol Lawson and Amy Stuckey. The torsos of the three of the girls (in black) performed
"Hooked on Swing** with legs "borrowed"
from the other three girls (in white). Second place winner was the Sweet Sixteen Band and third place winner Christina Papa sang "Ail At Once."
LSSLIS KR IS WALDT/Staff
Cheerleaders and cheerleader hopefuls — get your pom poms ready. New Braunfels High School cheerleaders are sponsoring an “I Love to Cheer” clinic from 9 a.m. to noon tomorrow at the NBHS gym.
The clinic is open to students in kindergarten through eighth grade, who will be grouped according to age. Participants will learn dances, cheers and chants.
The clinic will cost $5, which does not include a t shirt; or $8, which includes a t shirt.
For more information, call sponsor Debbie Lancaster at 625-6271 or ask one of the NBHS cheerleaders....
It’s getting to be that time, yes, reunion time is upon us The 1967 graduating class of New Braunfels High School has scheduled plans for its 20th reunion Activities will Include a family picnic on July 24 at Landa Park and a graduate and spouse-date dance on July 25 The next planning meeting will be March 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Jim Bredewater.
Any interested persons are invited to attend or call for futher information
Tuesday, make plans to attend the Homebuying Basics Seminar for prospective homebuyers sponsored by Coldwell Banker Tillman and Tillman Realty and the Texas Agricultural Extension Service Admission is free Call 629-5959 or 625-9178 The seminar is from 7 to 9 p m at Chamber of Commerce Honor's Hall....
All you gardeners in the east, this is for you. There will be a meeting of those interested in participating in the Guadalupe County Farmers Market on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Savings and Loan Association.
205 E Center, Seguin. For more information, contact Gus Person at 379-1972 or Renee Watson at 656-2315
The South Texas Organization ot Polio Survivors will meet Sunday at 2 p m at the Encino Park Community Center at 1923 Encino Rio, two miles north of Loop 1604 on US 281.
For more information, call Martha Clayton at 225-6833 ...
Cheers to our young lawyers A team from New Braunfels High School was among the top four in the finals of the Austin Young Lawyers Association's third annual regional mock trial competition.
The team from St Stephen's Episcopal High School won the competition. edging out NBHS. Crockett High School, and Westlake High School for the honor This is St. Stephens’ third year to win the contest.
Samuel Clemens High School in Schertz also had a team in the Feb 7 double elimination rounds.
The mock trial competition is part of a statewide program sponsored by the Dallas Bar Association and the Dallas Bar Foundation St. Stephen's will compete in the state finals in Dallas March 13 and 14 against 19 other Texas teams. The state winner will go to Washington.
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Final performances are being held for the areic Aru Theatre’s production of “And a Nightingale Sang ” The humorous and poignant portrait of an English family during World War ll will have its final showing (here) tonight and Saturday at 8:15 p.m. TickeU and reservations at Krause Books. 625-0251 By the way. Elizabeth Elliott is taking this play and IU actors and actresses to contest Feb. 27 to compete with other community theaters for the chance to go on to the state competition. Head over to San Antonio Little Theatre next week and cheer on our own hometown actors....
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Zaffirini, Kuempel agree state needs budget outs
By OAVIOMAY Staff Writer
As a member of New Braunfels City Council. Guadalupe Castillo said his youthful, progressive outlook and business background would prove to be a plus
Castillo, 37, is one of nine candidates vying for three at-large seaU on council to be decided in April 4 general elections
“It's always been a dream of mine to be a public servant,’’ said the Lockhart native, who has more than 16 years of accounting and auditing experience. “Being younger. I have a more progressive attitude and feel I have something to offer,” Castillo said.
Castillo is a supervising auditor with the Texas Department of Human Services. A 1967 graduate of Lockhart High School and 1971 graduate of Southwest Texas State University, Castillo holds a bachelors degree In business administration and accounting.
A resident of New Braunfels for five years. Castillo is married with four children. His wife, Josie, who is also employed by TDHS, la a native New Braunfeiaer
”1 really love this community. Ifs a great place to live,” the council hopeful said. "With carefully planned growth and development throuNi selective recruitment, I eat a lot of opportunities (or New Braunfels.”
Ciittlfe is presently on the advisory board of New Braunfels Parks
The Segum-Guadalupe County Chamber of Commerce sponsored the breakfast in Seguin Zaffirini cited figures indicating most prison inmates gave up on education at an early age More than an percent of those now in prison dropped out of high school, she said Kuempel said he took a tour of a Texas Department of Corrections prison last week i came back with a very firm belief that I will support a tax increase that is dedicated to building new prisons just so we can keep them off the streets,” he said The 1986 prison population in Texas was 36,500 prisoners Of that number. 31.000 prisoners were released, he said. “That means 31.000 went through the TDC system, went through and came out the back door,” Kuempel said The representative said he feels strongly that education funding should not be cut unless absolutely essential Gov Bill Clements has said he wants to keep education funding at 51 percent of the state budget.
Kuempel said he supports that stand and knows it means reducing education spending “Some of (the governor's) plans do not correspond with some of my plans.” he said pointing to the governor’s plan to cut vocational education funding. “I will fight that tooth and toe nail because that's very dear to me.”
Zaffirini said she thinks the first step for the state in facing budget problems should be to make the government more cost effective.
“We can either cut back or increase taxes, that’s easy. I truly think there are areas we need to cut back on, “she said “The people in my district share the belief that the moat fair and the least painful tax is the sales tax,” Zaffirini said, adding that she continues her opposition to a state income tax.
Kuempel said he shared Zaffirini’s belief that Texas is not the place for a state income tax He added that many of the problems in the public
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and Recreation Department and is a board member of Memorial Primary School PTA. Also active in the Comal Independent Men's Association, Castillo belongs to the Holy Family Catholic Church where is Involved with youth as a CYO moderator and as a high school COD teacher, as well as being the parish accountant.
Castillo is also a part-time disc jockey at local KGNB radio for hispanic programming. The seats tip tor voter decision April 4 all are at-large
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BY SARAH OUKE expense of education or the state
Staff Writer prison system
“We cannot address the prison State Sen Judith Zaffirini and Rep system without addressing the Edmund Kuempel agree the state educational system.’’Zaffirini told a budget needs trimming but not at the crowd of more than 400 Thursday
Castillo says crime, growth, tax revenue are campaign issues