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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 12, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas Senate gets ready to begin debating unfunde^mandates -^SeeP,3L^^ THURSDAY COUNTDOWN: 63 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March 21, 1845 New Braunfels Herald 4 J. 0    N 016 10/22/99    J    8 5 0 - w E: S T ii x C R 0 P u B LIS HIN G 2627 E VANDELL DR TX 799H — 10 pages in one section ■ Thursday, Jan. 12,1995 Serving Comal County for more than 143 years ■ Home of BEN GOMEZ I Vol, 143, No. 43 Inside Obituaries.......................................2 Weather..........................................3 Opinion...........................................4 Comics............................................6 The Marketplace..................8,9,10 SLimmlisch Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung! The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to, Sara Espinosa, Gary Pittman, Jamie Schendd, Sarah Elizabeth HUI (5 years!), Farris Grier, Charlie Lackey, Joe Saari, Ben Gomez, Jr. (50!), Ellen Barsch, Ruth Johnston, Joe Stodge, Jeanie Leland (belated), Margaret landmark (Tuesday). Rehearsals set for Mid-Texas Symphony Rehearsal for the Mid-Texas Symphony Chorus will be Sunday, Jan. 15 at 2 p.m. in the Ayres Recital Hall at Texas Lutheran College. For more information, call Dr. Fred Frucholz at 625-6420. Canyon Lake COP women to meet The Canyon Lake Republican Women will meet at Canyon Lake Action Center at IO a m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 for their regular meeting. New officers will begin their terms and the guest speaker will be Robbie Bombers, county Republican Party chair. Interested persons arc invited to anend. Vlolst Society to present show and sale Members of the Magic Knight African Violet Society will present a show and sale at Schulz Nursery in Marion from IO a m through 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14. Educational exhibits and demonstrations will be presented. A $100 gif) certificate door pnze w ill be given away. Admission is free and the public is invited. AARP to moot Jan. 17 at Senior Center The local chapter of AARP will hold a meeting Jan. 17 at the C omal County Senior Citizens ( enter, 655 Landa in New Braunfels. The meeting will begin at 9 30 Coffee and cookies from 9 am. to 9:30 am. New members and friends are invited. Junior Mise workshop scheduled All participants in the Junior Miss New Braunfels will have a workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. at Memorial Primary. NBHS class of '42 to have dinner mooting All members of the 1942 class of New Braunfels High School will have a monthly dinner meeting on Fnday, Jan. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Krause’s. For more information, call Jim Rheinlaendcr at 625-5445, The wimim<| numbers Lotto Texas 16, 27 14 million jackpot Thus news* papor ta printed on recycled newsprint CDAC to hear input at meeting Community Development Advisory Committee member* will hear comment regarding the compilation of a new community planning document to analyze urn! address the needs of the New Braunfeli for the next five year*, tonight at 7 p.m. at city council chambers, The public is encouraged to attend. Target still on target to open new store in July By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer T he arca around Wulnut St. cast utul west of Interstate 35 continues to grow, This area will become just u little more busy this summer when another large department store opens Target, a national department store chain, plans to open a large facility hen? in July, according to District Manager Kudy Colmenero, The Target store is already uniter construction in the Walnut Square shopping arca along Walnut St, The store, which will cover I OO,(HK) square feet, compares to other stores going up in Killeen, Victoria and McKinney, "We do as much volume iii those as we do in the bigger markets," said Colmenero. With the addition of the T arget store urn! projector for a new Wal-Mart Superstore and sn already-completed I ILB, this area of town could become one of, if not the busiest "We hope so," said Colmcnoro. Local city school officials arc pleased at the prospective taxes large stoics such as these will pay, City officials also hope these stores will provide jobs for city residents, a point Colmenero said his company plans to stress, "We plan on moving in all the executives, hut the majority of employees we will hire from there (in New Braunfels' area)," he said "Some of these people hopefully will move up in the rank* or position," Colmenero Simi Target also hopes to get involved in community activities, such as Christmas fund drives, etc They plan to meet with city officials to sec what programs are available "We want to he an active part of the community," he said Aquifer slated for Legislature’s agenda By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer The 74th version of the Texas Legislature convened Tuesday in Austin, amid several new changes to the Capitol Building and several recurring issues to be debated. Rep. Edmund Kuempel, (R-Seguin) mentioned three issues, education, juvenile crime and water, as hot topics on his agenda going into the session. Kuempel said he hoped the Legislature could "resolve the continuing problem in public education," especially regarding the funding issue. As the Supreme Court debates how schools should be funded in this state, both legislators and school Rep. Kuempel says education, juvenile crime, water are hot issues facing 74th Legislature districts will observe with anticipation. Kuempel said he voted against the last funding measure, passed two years ago. He said the legislature will have to look at how schools can operate regarding their maintenance and operations budgets and their debt service. The legislator, whose district includes Comal County, echoes governor-elect George Bush in his preference for more local control of schools. "We need to return a lot more power back to the local level, get it out of the TEA (Texas Education Agency), out of Austin,” said Kuempel. Reducing the age at which juvenile criminals can be tried as adults is one thing Kuempel would like to see, in order to "impress that it’s got to stop...that if they commit the crime, they pay the price and penalty. Water issues, including those involving the Edwards Aquifer, always take an imporant role in Edmund Kuamptl local govememcntal affairs. Kuempel said the Legislature would “go back and revist" Senate Bill 1477 which created controls and an authority to oversee the aquifer. The Legislature could change by-laws allowing for elected rather than appointed directors of the authority to allow it to function. Kuempel said his main objective was to keep the springs above the 200 cubic feet per second flow required by a federal Recycling is reality Registration for SAC set for today Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Joe Gonzales (left) and Juan Rangal (right) load up recyclabla Items left out by New Braunfels residents this week as the first days of communitywide recycling began. CISD officials see immediate need for more space, teachers By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Officials in the Comal Indencndcnt School District are once again speaking of the immediate need for more space and teachers as they look at the 1995-96 budget. CISD officials told the school board Monday night of the need, which they say this year will concentrate on the secondary level. Projections indicate 20 additional teachers will be needed at the two high schools and two middle schools, based on current enrollment only. This docs not include growth in the district. Superintendent Jerry Major said most of the distnct’s new teachers last year went to the elementary grades, Last year, Dr Major said he told the secondary principals to make do. This year, it is the elementary levels that must adjust. Officials said IO classes in the elementary levels arc above the 22:1 studcnt-teacher ratio mandated by law. "We can make do, get by for a year," he said. "...The question is, are we ready to put 30 to 32 kids in a kinder garten class?" District voters last September approved a bond package for new intermediate schools which will help meet future space needs. Dr. Caroline Wemli, director of personnel. said class space currently exists at the secondary schools hut will cause problems. Because the (TSI) this year instituted block scheduling, the district now requires more credits for graduation, creating a need for more classes, teachers, and buildings officials say. Dr. Wemli said constant use of all classrooms will displace teachers dur ing conference periods and mainly affect honors courses such as calculus because space or teachers arc needed for the core classes. "Some courses you can offer only one period a day," she said. "...It doesn’t allow you to shift teachers like you want to." Staffing needs could reach higher levels during the spring as officials study the amount of growth and project for that growth next year. Staffing needs also do not project needs for elective courses, Special Education, or English as a second language. Registration for San Antonio classes held in New Braunfels is this afternoon at Frazier Elementary from 4-7 p.m. "Most of the courses offered are applicable to college degrees," said Ray Lewis, in charge of off-campus offerings at San Antonio College. Tuition is $270 per course plus books. A bookmobile will be at Frazier for one-stop registration and book purchase. First-time college students should arrive near 4 p.m. to complete registration, said Lewis. Those not able to attend today’s registration session can still register for the New Braunfels courses through Saturday at the San Antonio campus. Classes begin Jan 17. Financial aid is available to students who qualify. To better serve the New Braunfels arca San Antonio College will conduct needs assessment in the coming months, said Lewis. "We’re going to ask nine different groups in New Braunfels ‘What would you want from San Antonio College?”’ he said. San Antonio College w ants to plan cooperatively with area school districts. "We will work in concert with Leland Cox of NBISD and Wesley O’Neal of CISD in order not to duplicate services already offered by the shcools," he said. The following courses will he offered: ■ Canyon High School — Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. ENGL 0301 Basic English ll; CRU 1301 Intro to Criminal Justice; MATH 1314 College Algebra; SOO 1301 Intro to Sociology ■ New Braunfels Middle School — Mondays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. CHD 1310 Techniques of Child Guidance; ENGL 1301 Freshman Composition I; HIST 1301 U.S. History I; MATH 0301 Intro to Algebra and Geometry; PS VC 2301 Intro to Psychology ■ Smithson Valley High School Wednesdays 6:30-9:30 p.m. ACCT 2301 Principles of Accounting I; GOVT 2301 AM TX: National and State For more information call Ray Lew is or Cheryl Dickerson at I-800-944-7575 ext. 2430 or the Extended Services Department at I-800-944-7575 ext. 2476,The Marketplace Classifieds - One-stop shopping five days a week! ;