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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 22, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Schneider wants parents involved Cats By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer Saytng parents need greater representation on the New Braunfels ISD board, Jacquelyn “Jackie" K. Schneider has filed for the District 5 school board seat. Schneider said she believes that because there is only one parent on the NB1SD board of trustess, the school board is lacking in parent par ttcipation. “I have children In two New Braunfels schools and am actively involved In their classrooms and at all school activities’ she said Schneider has been PTA president and vice president at Lone Star School and npw serves as treasurer of the City Council PTA Schneider faces incumbent Rudy Reimer in the District 5 school board race. Reimer has served on tile board for 13 years. “I feel that by being an involved parent, I can contribute my knowledge and representation of the schools I am ready to dedicate my time to learning and listening and then approach our district’s problems with an open mind," she said Schneider said the drug problem in the schools cannot be tolerated “Our school district has a strong discipline code and I wouldn't have it any other way. I believe there may be a better way to deal with < drugs > besides just kicking students out to roam on the streets “ she said “They’re likely to just get into more trouble and when you kick them out, there s a good chance they just won t come back There are other ways of dealing with (drugs) and they have merit,” she said. So far in the 1966-87 school year, NBISD board members have expelled 12 students, a majority of those for possession of drugs. Schneider said she considers herself a full-time mother and she wants to find ways to get other parents more involved in their children's educations. She said she thinks NBISD has done a good job of keeping up with growth, but she is concerned about overreacting to predictions of growth and mishandling the school district's funds. “With the economy fluctuating as it is at present, I do not think our school district should commit itself to tremendous thought and planning,” Schneider said Robinett seeking Lloyd's position Continued from Page IA his two daughters within the past tew weeks, but officials have been unable to locate the man. “Those two girls, they’re still living there,” said Virginia Giles, who described the middle-aged women as hermits. A new mobile home borders the rat-infested house where the cats were found. The Gileses said they believe the women are living in that house. “You know how a stray cat acts, that’s how those girls are. They act almost wild, like they’re afraid of you. They almost run off at the sight of people,” Virginia Giles said. Gene Giles said he thinks the women and their father kept cats caged in a twisted attempt to protect the animals. “I don’t really think they tried to hurt them. I think they thought they were taking care of them. They seemed to spend a lot of By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer Dick Robinett believes that now is the time for him to lend his vast legal and financial experience to efforts to improve the New Braunfels ISD Robinett has filed for the District 3 school board seat. Garland Uoyd announced earlier this week that after nine years on the board, he will not seek re-election to the position No other candidates have filed for that position. "We want to have the schools a safe place for children so that they can stand on their own two feet and make their own decisions after they graduate," Robinett said Robinett said he believes the district should maintain a tough Rhoads_ discipline plan “There is no place in the education system for crime, criminals, drugs or any other illegal activity The school campus must always be a safe place for our students and they must stay free of drugs." he said The candidate said discipline has to be administered for the benefit of the student involved as well as the other students and the administration of the schools Robinett is a 30-year New Braunfels resident He works as a claim law associate for Travelers In surance Company in San Antonio In that capacity he has seen a lot of what he calls “devastation and catastrophe” He helped Corpus Christi residents rebuild their homes after they were hit by a hurricane in Continued from Page IA member of the Evening Lions (Tub. where he serves various positions and is a past president Also a member of the Wurstfest Assoria tkm, he is a former director of Circle Arts Theatre and has been active in the Boy Scouts, serving as a Scout master for 15 years, and has headed up various other youth organizations “I have very strong feelings con cerning what city government should do, especially in these times." Rhoads said in his call for better fire and police protection “New Braunfels must be a safe place to live for all our families We need to rid our community of drug pushers and people who sell illegal alcohol to our children.” Uhoads also calls for the improvement of essential city services such as sanitation sewer and drainage • These needs must be met Roads have to be maintained and cannot be allowed to become major repair liabilities from neglect These are high priority items .’’ On the subject of city operating revenues. Kiioads said The city needs to have a balance of industry, tourism and retail business Tourism brings jobs and outside money to the community Industry brings jobs and a higher tax base Retail business supplies jobs. a tax base and collects the I percent city sales tax that comes back when commerce and trade is done When you depend on just one of these entities and that par- 03'Ue/a/    3'euh(/ {rebuilt Wednesday, February 2"> Doors Open 7 p.m. style show at 7:30 p m Seguin-C.uadalupe County Coliseum Brought to you again by: Gift and Gourmet • Seguin Bridal and Formal • Al's Formal Wear Also available will be experts to help with details... Including exhibitors from Clenewinkel Photography. Hdndy Routs Preoous Moments (avenery Station, The Art and Craft Shop, Sandy s Hair Designs I ravel Vistas Int Vordenbdum s Hallmark Shop, Ko I be Plower Situp. Hill s Jewelers, (att and Gourmet and Photograph)! sin Many exciting door prizes to be given away! Including a round trip airfare to At apuli o plus I days hotel ac t ommodations tor two at the At apulto Ritz THE F URNITURE UUTLET748 W. San Antonio 629-9377 Broyhill Bedroom Sets 4399«« Broyhill Dining Sets 459900 La-Z-Boy Recliners s199°° Sofas 8199 Chests $39 °° Ottomans s1995 Bunk Beds $9900 I Last 6 Days money on food for the cats, ” he said. Virginia Giles said she tried to make friends with the women, Janice and Cheryl Giese, but said they were introverted and spoke rarely, choosing instead to stay at home. She said the women were hard to get to know. “It’s like they would come out so far and then run off again,” she said. The woman said she had seen a cat trapped in a station wagon at the house “When I asked them why they had the cat locked up, they said it was so he wouldn’t get hurt fighting with the other cats. One of the women told me once, ‘All the strays know they have a home here.’,’’ Virginia Giles said. David Litke, Comal County sanitarian, said he has no answer for the lack of response to the neighbors’ complaints. “There may have been some response, but not to the satisfaction of the complainants. Generally, we go out and look at the property, then we can give (the owners) some length of time to clean up,” he said. “Then you can go through the justice of the peace to force them to clean up. Going through normal channels can take several months. “It’s pretty strong in Texas — a man’s home is his castle — so you have to have a pretty good (health) threat that there is a clear danger it may have been that whoever took the complaint didn’t think it was that important. It may be that nothing got done,’’ Litke said. Litke has been the county sanitarian for one year He said that before he took the position, the department lacked organization and Texas law is unclear on just what constitutes a health hazard and who has authority to enforce those laws “Texas law isn’t as strict as you would think, that’s the catch,” he said. the 1970s and he handled insurance claims in Wichita Falls after that city was struck by a tornado. He is a past president of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church where he has been a Sunday School teacher. His wife, JoAnn Robinett, is a graduate of New Braunfels High School, as are their two sons “I believe that a strong educational system depends on strong community involvement,” he said. Robinett holds degrees in business, law and public administration “I think the school board has handled growth very well,’’ he said, adding that the school district faces many problems, but he prefers to look at them as “challenges” instead Ocular area has a slump the city will suffer New Braunfels will never be the little town' it once was It is a beautiful town to live in and raise a family or retire and can continue to be with orderly growth When growth is stopped, the town will die Stopping growth will cause business and industry to go elsewhere, lowering the tax base and placing a burden on the property owners and homeowners to pick up the needed tax dollars “ Rhoads contends that he will represent the wishes of the citizens as a whole with no allegiance to any special interest groups “I am placing my name on the ballot so that there will be a moderate voice on the council I have no hones to pick and am independent ” tie said City - LORA lease to be signed Tuesday Interested New Braunfels citizens are invited to attend Tuesday’s signing of the agreement between the city and Lower Colorado River Authority, leasing additional acreage to the city adjacent to the old LORA plant at luanda Park The ceremony begins at 2:30 pm in the IX RA plant parking lot located on North Seguin. 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