New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 22, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
WEDNESDAY iii ii ii m so CENTS
16 pages in two sections ■ Wednesday, January 22, 1997 Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more man 145 years ■ Home of Sybil Tups Vol 145, No 50
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Birthday wlshas from tho HorakkZolttaial
Hie New Braunfels Herald-Zj’itunfi extends birthday wishes to: A Icy ne Fehl, Ijnirl Scil roader, Amy Ford, Sybil Tupti.
Happy anniversary wishes go to: Bobby and Julbut Tristan (9 years).
Tit have a birthday or anniversary listed here, call 625-VI44.
By DENISE DZIUK
A recent survey conducted by the New Braunfels Independent School District shows parents want programs to enroll their children in after school Debbie Fitsko, administrative assistant for career and technology and community and adult education, said the surveys were sent home with students iii pre-kindergarten through the fifth grade She said the results from those surveys indicate needs and concerns about an after-school program.
Of the 6.16 surveys returned, KH |k*i-ccnt said there is a need for after school programs. Of that KO percent, 56 percent said they would participate iii the program Fitsko said she w as surprised that 12 percent said they currently do not use any type of child care after school However, she said that percentage could I*- slightly oft depending on him households with a non-working parent responded.
"I don’t know if this figure is real or not because some of the people that stay at home may have mutked that they don’t ui*e aftct school daycare," said Fitsko Fitsko said that in addition to the need for an after-school program, the survey also indicated parents concerns I he top concern, with 41 percent, was that the program assist iii academics. The next two concerns were that the program involve qualified and trained supervision and planned activities “A lot of the parents stale that they didn’t want this to be a day-care pro-
Parf?nt’s Top Concerns
A survey conducted by NBISD allowed parent’s top concerns with an after-school program to be:
■ Program must assist in academic!
■ Program must involve qualified, trained supervision
■ Program must have planned activities
gram,” said Fitsko. “ I hey wanted an after-school program ”
htsko said the results will be given lo district principals and organizers of programs iii other districts will give presentations to the principals. Fitsko san! the presentation will detail the startup ot a program, including successful activities and costs fitsko said a recommendation will tlien be made to the board "Survey results indicate there is an interest iii us providing an after-school program," said I iisko “We already know ( ail Schurz is doing one on a volunteer basis, anti it s working " Carl Schurz principal Jane MacDonald said stall mcmbci* began a volunteer program called The Academic < lith at her campus in September She said the goal was to help students improve grade and ofter supervision.
"We designed it because we were worried about the number of latchkey kids we have and the number of kids wln> consistently make poor grades
Turn to Survey, Page 2A
NBISD seeks ways to keep pregnant teens in school
By DENISE DZIUK
The New Braunfels Independent School District is continuing lo wink with pregnant teens to keep them iii school, and according lo a local report on (lie program, the number of new teens enrolling is staying steady Die Pregnancy and Parenting I do cation (PI P) program was implemented iii New Braunfels High School in I‘>*11, and is open to teen mothers and fathers. The program, which is funded by state and federal grants, gives teen parents an opportunity to stay iii school, participate in academic, carcel and technology education, and training programs It also provides weekly counseling services, tutors, dependent child care services at remote sites, transportation services and a strong curriculum in parenting, nutri-tion and child development
lh sud vice president < ados ( audios said one iii three children bum iii the
United States is bom out of wedlock "We have a tieincndous problem iii lins nation with teen pregnancy," said ( ampos.
Debbie fitsko, administrative assistant for career and technology, community and adult education, said Id new pregnant teens enrolled into the program this semester, and ll returned to the program She said the number of new enrollments is two more than last year
Joannie (»arza, who teaches in the program, said site is gkui the number of new pregnancies iii not increasing, bul she would like i«* see ii decrease Interim superintendent lorn Moseley said the fact that the number is remaining constant is actually good news, considering the enrollment at the high school is growing "Sit, it (the number of new pregnancies) are the same, we’re gaining," said Moseley
I rustee Leo < Ii.lim said he did not
Turn to Teens Page 2 A
EAA MootingState should accept Honey Creek Proposal. Page 4A.
The Edwards Aquifer Authority plans to meet st 9 a m, Saturday st its offices in San Antonio, 1615 N St. Mary's St. The board is scheduled to discuss aud take action on hiring an interim general manager and discuss a proposed study into the hydrology of the aquifer near Comal Springs.
■ I AA lo select interim < i.M / 2\
■ Plan in pay I .inners nut lo irrigate meeting expectations / 2A
Study shows parents want after-school programs
EAA votes not to seek changes in aquifer legistlation
By ABE LEVY
The Edwards Aquifer Authority approved a resolution Tuesday not to neck any changes to the legislation that created the state's first regional authority in the current session of the Texas legislature The Edwards Aquifer Authority Act of 1993 creates the EAA to overtax the aquifer and regulate withdrawals to a maximum of 450,CXM) acre feet in the first year.
It also gives the authority the power to enact user fees as a way to fund the
state’s first-ever, regional agency governing the 175-mtlc long aquifer The resolution passed by a voice vote with at least two EAA representatives, I arni Patterson of Bexar ( ch inly and Kogclio Murtoz of Uvalde C ounty, opposing (lie measure.
The resolution, which was presented to the 15-member bourd by EAA board member, Weir Labbutt of Bexar County, will protect the progress toward regional cooperation in maintaining the state’s largest underground reservoir, EAA officials said.
Labbutt, chairman of the EAA's legislative subcommittee, said if the leg
islation, also known as Senate Bill 1477, were up tor consideration in the current session, many of its enemies would seek to destroy it,
"< bice you <»pcn up a bill, it’s subject to attacks from any patly throughout texas iii regards to ground waler,” said l.abbalt, who along with local FAA representative Dong Miller, served on the legislative committee that helped pass (lie legislation in 199.1,
Still, Muftoz said the legislation pre semis a catch-22 situation. < bi one hand die F AA is required to cap withdrawals to 450,(KH) acre feet of water, while guaranteeing use for agricultural purposes to two acre-lect of water |x*r acre Many of the board members said they did think the act needs revisions bul the tuning should he the next leg
islate e session, after a permit process has been implemented
Hie F AA is iii il»e process ol reviewing abdications from aquila well owners for penults to pump from the aquifer
I he F AA also plans to ask the I eg-islature tor $1 million to make up tor a budget shortfall it inherited from its predecessor, tile Edwards Underground Walei District
Pollen Count Mold-—unavailable Mountain Cedar — unavailable
(Pollen measured to parts per cubic meter ol air Wormetton provided by Dr Frank Hampel)
Coma) River — 206 cube feet per second, up four from Tuesday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Wall — 623 61 feet above see level, down 0 I. Canyon Dom discharge —179 cfs Canyon Lake inflow —230 cfs Canyon Lake level — 909 19 feel above sea lava) (Abova conservation pool )
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NBL) reports pumping 2 924 mShon gallons of surface waler Tuesday, and 2 095 mS-kon gallons of well water were used.
Hmm Tomorrow Fund program
The Comptroller s Office is offering brochures and applications for the Texas Tomorrow Fund The program allows Texas families to provide for their children's future college education at a current fixed cost.
The current enrollment period end* Fab 18, 1997.
For more information or an application, contact the Texas Tomorrow Fund at (800) 445-GRAD (4723), or Rep. Edmund Kuem-pel's office at (512) 463-0602
Cookies Mu 14
Scout Cookie time The sale will run through Feb 14 Girls will be selling the ever popular thin mints and seven other varieties at several local businesses and door to door Proceeds support local Girl Scouts
For information call Karen McDonald at 625-9548 or Tanya Caldwell at 629 1901.
Republican Women membership It sic boon
The New Braunfels Republican Women Annual Membership Luncheon will be Thursday-at Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church, 572 W Sari Antonio St Secretary of State Antonio Garza will be the guest speaker Texas Federation of Republican Women President Dianne Thompson will install the newly elected officers.
Hospitality hour starts at 11 30. and the covered dish lunch will begin at noon Members are asked to bring a dish of their choice.
Help with tax returns for senior citizens
AARP/IRS volunteers will provide tax preparation assistance to senior citizens and others on a first come basis beginning Feb 1
This is a free service Please bring supporting paperwork (W2 and 1099s) and last year's tax return.
Times and sites are 10 a m to 2 p m Wednesdays and Sat urdays at the Dittlingor Memorial Library, 1 lo 5 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9 a m to 1 p m Saturdays at the Senior Center, and 1 to 4 pm, Wednesdays and 9 a m. to noon Saturdays at the Canyon Lake Action Center.
World Car buys Universal Motors
By DAVID DEKUNOER
Fur the second tune in Ic** than a year a local car dealership is under new management Almost a year after Red McCombs Universal Motors bought Milt Ferguson Motor Co., World Car Center* of San Antonio announced I uexday that ll lias purchased Universal Motors.
Universal Motor* in located on 699 W San Antonio St. in downtown New Braunfel*.
Art KiolhuMta, World Car director of operations, said the change took place Tuesday.
"We arc under a management agreement," Kiolhassa said The owner* (of World Car Center*) plan to purchase Universal The management contract I* final We are still anticipating approval from (lateral Motors We don’t anticipate problem* It will take a three to four month process."
Kiolhassa said Charles El/.ooo replaced Ext I heller a* the new I im-versal Motor* general manager He said for right now that would be die only change in management "Basically we will keep all die people there," Kiolhassa said Till* is the second car dealership in tile New Brauntcls area Ii* World ( ar
( enters. The company opened World Car Mazda on 111-35 south four years ago
World ( ar ( enters liave seven locations in San Antonio, all of them selling used cars World Car Centers is looking forward to expanding its customer bust- in New Braunfels, Kiolhassa said "Basically, we arc excited to offer more brands under the World < ar name," he said Universal Motors sells Buick, Oldsmobile, Pontiac and OMI cars and trucks Kiolhassa said the potential growth
Turn to World, Page 2A
By AM LEVY
sun, of an unknown address en River Road, on a cierge Comunity Mints! HssHh Came Savkw of Comal
County, 180W. Mill St al about 12:15 pm on Tuesday holding wha! was believed to be a container of gasoline.
Police said Anderson allegedly demanded that a doctor sea bun immediately Clinic personnel informed him that a doctor wots unable to see him. An employee called police atar Anderson allegedly threatened to biga the piece doss, police lid.
Patrol officer J. Broussard responded to the cell and reportedly was able to secure the ignited lighter from Anderson1# possession. The incident (ooh less durn IO meanie ie bring under control, police said.
Comal County Jail officials Mid Anderson is being bddns$kO bond.
Attempts lo leach clink personnel woe unsuccessf ul Tuesday.