New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 20, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Herald-Zf/tong, New Braunfels, Texas
Wednesday, February 20, 1991
Comal River.................................270 cfs (down 4)
Canyon Lake Inflow..........................328 (down 4)
Canyon Lake outflow...........................530 (up 71)
Canyon Lake level.....................908.51 (down .10)
Edwards Aquifer........................624.65 (down .01)
Forecasts Grande valley and plains. Highs in
SOUTH TEXAS - A chance of the 70s to near 80. Lows in the 50s rain most sections tonight and to near 60. Partly cloudy Friday, Thursday. Otherwise mostly Saturday southeast and the upper
cloudy to cloudy. Highs Thursday Gulf coast. Mostly cloudy and a
in the upper 50s to mid 60s. Lows little cooler Sunday. A slight
tonight mid 30s Hill Country, chance of rain. Highs near 70 Fri-
othcrwisc near 40 north to near 50 day and Saturday, in the 60s Sun-
south. day. Lows in the 40s inland to theExtended Forecasts sos coast.Frlday-Sunday The state
SOUTH TEXAS - Partly cloudy ^. f f South Texas Friday and Saturday most secuons. . . . ~t .au ... .
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Sunday with a slight chance of re“ ofJhe1 wl11 hlve d“r rain. Highs Hill Country and south “ *nd Ple>sam temperatures.
central around 70 Friday and The rain will be triggered by an
Saturday, in the 60s Sunday. Lows upper level low pressure area that in the 40s. Highs Coastal Bend in triggered rain in North Texas ear-the 70s Friday and Saturday, near lier in the week. It had moved 70 Sunday. Lows in the 50s. Partly southward into Mexico by early cloudy, mild lower Texas Rio today.GED program may limit dropouts
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Nsws Editor
A new pilot program being instituted in New Braunfels Independent School District is expected to lower next year’s dropout rate, says the director of adult education.
“I think you’re going to see a significant difference next year in our dropout rate," said Dr. Leland Cox.
The GED pilot program for NBISD was presented to die board of trustees Tuesday during a regular meeting. The program is being instituted per state law that requires certain districts to participate in an EquivalencyCalendar_
Examination Pilot Program based on previous year's dropout rates. Any district with a dropout rate for 1989-90 that exceeded 4.74 percent would be required to implement the program. NBISD has a dropout rate for that period of 5.08 percent.
“Ifs really going to be a blessing for these students in high school,” Cox said. "It will allow these students to stay in school and still be tested for
"The problem that we’ve had in the past with students who were 17 years old is that in our GED program we
.annot test them while they are in school. The law said that they would have to quit school before we could deal with them," he said.
Students who are unhappy with school can apply for the pilot program and an at-risk committee will review the student’s records, interview the student, parents and teachers. Students will be chosen for the program based od their potential to succeed in the program as well as the applicant’s exhibited interest.
"If they are unhappy with school, but the counselor (believes) that they can pass the GED exam, we’re going
to have a class at the high school one hour a day and that’s the only class that particular student will have to attend. They have the option of taking other classes," Cox said.
The school district currently has between 70 and 95 dropouts per year, according to school records. The district expects to enroll between 15 and 20 students in the pilot.
Cox said an effort also will be made to enroll students who pass the GED into a nearby community college, adding the district currently has agreements with St. Philip's, San Antonio College and Palo Alto.
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by a number of veterans who are upset the holidays weren’t included in the calendar.
Board member Robert Clarke, also a veteran, said though he would prefer that the veteran’s holidays be included in the calendar, the veterans had plenty of time to contact CISD while they were creating the schedule.
“I just feel like it was an oversight,” Robinctt said.Obituaries
CISD Acting Superintendent Dr. Arlen Ticken said today no veterans contacted the district about including the holidays.
"We did talk about Memorial Day as a possibility and because it’s so near the end of school we decided against it," Tieken said. "We do have observances at our schools on Veterans Day and we traditionally have invited veterans’ organizations to participate in one way or the other at several of our schools."
Veterans Day is a legal holiday in the United States honoring all veterans of the armed forces. The day is celebrated on Armistice Day, the
anniversary of the armistice of World War I in 1918 in November. Memorial Day is a legal holiday, usually celebrated the last Monday in May, in memory of the dead servicemen of all wars.
"I’m referring to the veterans of all wars — Vietnam, Korea, World War I and n and the present people over in Saudi Arabia ... and (we're) putting up yellow ribbons all over every where and when we come up with these school calendars we just obliterate Veterans Day,” Robinett said.
NBISD Board President Bob Self said: “I think the kids have too much
The board adopted the calendar in a 6 to I vote, voting not to send the calendar back for review. Board members Jean Ward, Nayo Zamora, Arlon Hermes, Margie Rabom and President Bob Self voted for the calendar. Robinett voted against it.
The calendar dictates school begins Aug. 26, 1991, and ends May 29, 1992. Christmas holidays will run from Dec. 20 to Jan. 3, 1992. Spring Break will begin March 23,1992, and end March 27. Students also will get a day off for Labor Day, Fair Day, Good Friday and Easter.
Lawrence J. Burgmeler Sr.
Memorial services for Lawrence J. (Larry) Burgmeier Sr. of New Braunfels will be at IO a.m. Friday at Lakeside Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Singletary, the Rev. Elmer Gumpcr and Msgr. Edward F. Biley officiating.
Mr. Burgmeier, 44, died Feb. 18, 1991, at McKenna Memorial Hospital. The son of Lawrence Leo and Rose Marie (nee Broker) Burgmeier, he was bom Oct. 2, 1946, in Minneapolis, Minn. He married Debra Miles March 3,1988, in Nashville, Tcnn.
A resident of the city since July 1990, he was a self-employed lineman and a member of the Catholic church. He was a member of the Naval Choir, Wildlife Preservation Society and the National Skeet Shoot organization. He served with the United States Navy.
He is survived by his wife, Debra Miles-Burgmeier of New Braunfels, his mother, Rose Marie Burgmeier of St. Cloud, Minn.; three sons, Jason Burgmeier of New Hampshire, Lawrence John Burgmeier Jr. of New Hampshire, and Shawn Michael Burgmeier of New Windsor, III.; four sisters, Carolyn Hoefer of Sartell, Minn., Ann Marie Korpi of Tempe, Ariz., Patti Paugh of Tempe, Ariz., and Margaret Haugen of St. Cloud, Minn.; three brothers, Tom Burgmeier of Kansas City, Kan., Carl Burgmeier of Desert Hot Springs, Calif., and Mike Burgmeier of St. Cloud, Minn.
Memorials may be made to the Special Olympics. Arrangements arc umicr the direction of Toe 11 cr Funeral Home.
Edna A. Daehne
Funeral services of Edna Albrecht Daehne, 82, of Bay City, mother of a New Braunfels woman, were Feb. 12 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Bay
City. Officiating at those rites and at burial, which followed at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck, was Monsignor James Brunner.
Mrs. Daehne died Feb. 7, 1991, at West Georgia Medical Center in La Grange, Ga.
She was bom June I, 1908, in Flatonia to Antone and Justine Mar-tinchek Albrecht.
Mrs. Daehne was preceded in death by her husband, F.W. Daehne Sr., in 1987.
She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, where she served as an organist for 20 years. She also was a member of the Bay City Garden Cub. She and her husband has been owners of Daehne Drug Store in Bay City.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Frank W. and Terri Daehne Jr. of Sumner, three daughters and sons-in-law, Doris and Roycc Reinhart of New Braunfels, Kitty and Tommy Cashion of Woodbury, Ga., and Karen and Bob Letsch of Racine, Wis.; ll grandchildren, six greatgrandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers were John Daehne, Jeff Reinhart, Chris Jour-neay, Lonnie G. Garbade Jr., Mike Ottis and Edward Ottis. Honorary pallbearers were Allen Daehne Jr., S.M. Landry, Bill Ottis and George DeReese.
Services were under the direction of Dick R. Elkins, Bay City Funeral Home.
Services for Isabel Zamarripa of New Braunfels will be at IO arn. Thursday at Holy Family Catholic Church with Father Francis Maas officiating. Burial will be at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery.
Mrs. Zamarripa died Feb. 18,1991, at McKenna Memorial Hospital. The daughter of Marcos and Victorian (nee Parra) Avizo, she was bom Nov. 20,1925, in New Braunfels.
A lifetime resident of the city, she was a housewife and a member of Holy Family Catholic Church.
She is survived by her husband, Domingo Zamarripa; two sons, Martin Zamarripa of New Braunfels and Mario Zanwripa of Florida; five sisters. Librada Tristan of New Braunfels, Manuela Gutierrez of San Antonio, Benita Rios of San Antonio, Rosa Perez of California, Maria Mercies of Florida; a brother, Marcos Avizo; and one grandchild.
A rosary will be recited tonight at 7:30 pm. at Morales Funeral Home Chapel.
Pallbearers will be Julio Tristan, Marcos Avizo, Mario Avizo, Harry
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Services for Edgar Meckel of New Braunfels will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Docppcnschmidt Funeral Home. Burial will be at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. A Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday at Doep-penschmidt Funeral Home.
Mr. Mcckel, 84, died Feb. 19,1991, at McKenna Memorial Hospital. The son of Hugo and Lena (nee Holz-mann) Mcckel, he was‘bom Oct. 20, 1906, in New Braunfels.
Mr. Mcckel married Viola Frericks Jan. 18, 1930, in Seguin. Viola Meckel died in May 1973. Mr. Meckel married Ixjrinc Burrell Nov. 18, 1978, in New Braunfels. Lorine Meckel died in April 1990.
A lifetime resident of Comal County, Mr. Mcckel had been a weaver at Mission Valley Mills and had owned a trucking company from the late 1920s until the late 1950s. He was a member of St. Thomas Chapel at Canyon Lake, Knights of Columbus, and Mission Valley Bowling Club.
He is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Marilyn and John Weber of New Braunfels, and Betty Jane and Walter Dette of San Antonio; two step-daughters and their husbands, Vivian and Joe Scott of New Braunfels, and Beverly and Roger Schcel of McQueeney; a step-son and his wife, Dorwin and Gerry Abr of New Braunfels; a brother, Weldon Meckel of New Braunfels; five grandchildren; seven stcp-grandchildren; and lOstcp-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. today until service lime Friday al Doep-penschmidt Funeral Horne. Memorials may be made to the St. Thomas Building Fund.
Arrangements arc pending at Zocll-cr Funeral Home for Frank Douma, who died Feb. 20,1991, at his home at the age of 67.
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about the suggestion to postpone the AM/FM project.
“(That system) accounts for everything Utilities owns and does,” he said. AM/FM would operate financial accounts in such a “tight controlled way that it would have to be efficient.
In four or five years the AM/FM project could save the city IO times the amount of expenses, but “we need to stay with the stuff we do today.
“We don't have the dollars to be realistic" for the future, Sohn said.
E.C. Momhinwcg, president of New Braunfels Utilities Board of Trustees, said he was concerned about
the board of trustees lack of future planning. “We had been planning two and three years ahead. Now we’re just planning for today. We have not been a good effective utility system," he said.
Biggers agreed with Momhinwcg,
adding that “delaying future problems could come back to haunt us."
Other members of the New Braunfels Utilities Board of Trustees include: Jesse Gomez, vice president; O.A. Stratemann Jr., trustee; and Robert Orr, trustee.
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lion to $2.4 million.
Thompson said Im is concerned about the proposed budget. Revenue changes were adopted with the first budget proposal and now NBU officials need to make more changes, he said.
“It shows a shortfall" and we need to make additional budget cuts that are more concrete, he said.
Thompson said it is difficult to know what effect budget cuts will have on NBU customers. “I don’t think there will be an immediate change, but the cost takes a certain level of service (away from the customer) with a long-term effect."
NBU’s board of trustees will review the budget again at its regular meeting Feb. 28.
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Switzerland on bicycle. Among his mementos that now belong to the Ripley’s Believe It or Not museum are his medical records, a photograph of him in prison camp and the bike’s wooden handlebar in which he stored his papers. After the war, Mr. Coffee farmed and ranched until he retired in 1960. He moved his family to New . in 1963. Mr. Coffee died
in 1979. Patricia said her dad’s belongings will be exhibited in one of the Ripley museums this summer.
Organizers of Project Graduation for Canyon High School will hold a planning meeting for all the committees Thursday night at 7 pjn. in the CHS Commons. All senior parents are encouraged to attend.
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