New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 14, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
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Vol. 139, No. 170
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Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL b1 «0* .e of Joseph A.
July 14, 1991
Three Sections, 42 Pages
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The New Braunfels llerald-Ztilun% wishes “happy birthday” today to Raymond Caballaro, Hogan Couch, Augic Villanueva, Dong Miller, Carol Chaffe, Crystal M. Zavala, Christine Guerrero and Paulina Guiltcrcz.
Happy birthday Monday to Louis Heath, Betty Halbardier, Stephany Goodbrcad and Kelley Christian.
Belated birthday wishes to Wilton Wamecke Sr., Cheryl Grier, Debbie Kocian, Kyle Kraft, Arturo Arncndari/. and Jason Zech.
Celebrating an anniversary today arc Haul and Odd ta Espino-sa and Nell and Harold Weems.
Belated anniversary wishes to Joe and Vivian Scott.
Know of a birthday or anniversary? Give our receptionist a call the day before at 625-9144 — we’d like to share in tire greetings.
Jane Felts Mauldin will demonstrate in watercolor at Ute next New Braunfels Art League meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Ans Center, 646 Walnut Square. She also plans to discuss the evolution of the influences and techniques an arust uses over a period of time. Her paintings may be seen af J R Moo ncy Galleries and locally al Lade .It Artworks and die Framcshop. The jHiblic is invited to attend the meeting.
Seniors of the New Braunfels High School Class of 1992 are invited to join the Senior Mexican American Club. The next meeting will be ii 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Cypress Bend Park.
City of New Braunfels Parks Sc Recreation Department is accepting applications for park ranger, These are seasonal part time posi > lions To be eligible persons must be IM years of age. able to obtain CFR and first aid certifications, experience rn parks and recreation, public relations, biology and related fields Applications may he puked up at lite parks office in I anda Park
St Paul Lutheran Day School is taking registration for 2-, 3- and 4 year olds in its fail program Call 625 2044 fur more tnfurmalmn
the Community Council of South Central texas will he usa mg USHA commodities ui income eligible households from lim to noun I outlay al (fie Manorial Guard Armory on litter stair 15 rn Mew Braunfels tinder the guide lines of the texas Department of Human Services, ail leciprmi* will be required to complete an appl wa non in cadet to determine cligibdi ly and must bruig proof of tdemifi canon and proof of income. Defensive driving
A defensive dt ivmg wlass will be offered fit an 6 IO pm Tuesday and Wednesday at die Schertz Goud Shepherd Catholic Church Hail For mure mf ut mat ion call 512/655 5467 before 2 pm tuesday
C omal Independent School Dis met Community Fd neat ton is offer mg defensive dr iv mg classes fur alay and thursday evrnmgs Cad625 MUH.
Mew Braurdels liulcpendent School tit to tci C 'ummuniiy fdu
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By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer
An 18-wheeler and a small Plymouth collided at alxmt 2:30 p.m. Fn day afternoon on northbound Inter state 35 at the Spur 3 overpass, leaving the automobile overturned and facing south in die left lane of the interstate.
Both occupants of the cai were transported to McKenna Memorial Hospital by New Braunfels Emcrgcn-cy Medical Service units, said Officer Gayle Dugger of die New Braunfels Police Department.
Dale Smith of Madill, Okla., was the driver of the Dal worth Trucking Co. truck involved in the mishap "They were riding in my blind spot," Madill said. "People don’t .realize that truckers can’t sec there.” "Apparently, die truck's cab and die car came into contact and the car . pun and rolled in lion! iii die truck," Dugger said.
The truck driver said lie was iii tile left lane when tho acc ident occurred. Damage to die truck included some missing lug nut covers and bent chrome (Mi die* front right mudflap. The ear was estimated al a tout loss.
A small Plymouth came to rest overturned and tacit g south after a collision Friday on Interstate Highway 35 with a large truck Both were north bound at the time of the mishap Details at the scene were sketchy and unavailable later. (Photo by Robert Stewart)
City takes preventive approach to gangs
By MARK WARNKEN Staff Writer
New Braunfels police and city off icials say although a few gangs do exist in the cay, steps are being taken to prevent serious problems Officials discussed the situation at a recent City Council meeting in response to a letter from a resident asking council members to establish a curfew to curb gang activity "We’ve gut several young males who are running gangs rn the city.** 154 ice Chiel Dick Deaden caid I don’t think thru a curfew, particularly. is Boing to be the solution lo that I do think better emphasis on (he family at home may very well be what we nerd to achieve "It s a growing cuts em, but I don’t know thai I would label it out of con trot," he laid Gangs I arte arc inure of a nuisance than a problem, Hr aden said on Friday Members mostly range between 12 and 17 years in age, but numbers haven't been estimated he said Activities involve ritually theft and joyriding, he said
I he poller thief cud he ret etaly met faue-to fate with several gang leaders to open a dialogue
"Basically. I asked these young guys to use their u ti turfs, t to get a dialogue stalled * itti ti ten ti tends so we can co nit nut*, ak: aial come up w th iuntru ag that I .an live with and
City Council praises DARE program’s success
By MARK WARNKEN Staff Writer
The county-wide Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DAKE) program for fifth graders received high marks foe its first year in New Braunfels City Council
DARE is a cooperative anti-drug education effort Joint* ly funded by the New Braunfels Falice Department, the Comal Independent School District and the New Biaun fcls Independent School District.
DAKE Officer Robert Owens, reporting to the City Council Monday on the program s initial school year, said about 850 fifth graders from public schools throughout Our county graduated from the DARE progioitt.
At Ute end ol the 17 week prugiotn. the students’ basic knowledge of drugs and their dangers * teased ll per tent, from 79 to 90 percent, in the New Huunfels tndrprti drill School District and ilk leased IM pricent, from *7 7 to 95 percent, in the* Comal Independent School District, according to the DARE School pretest and post lest results. I >wcit» said
More than 99 percent of the graduated students said, in a written appraisal of the program, licit they thought thry would be able lo say no to th ugs as a a suit ol DARI*
"Hut means the students not only ujvie*stand liar dan gets ol drugs, they know why they need to say no Hut s
tilt emphasis of the program, giving them the skills to say no,’’ Owens said.
"It’s a very effective, positive program. It’s very prevention oriented It helps the police department's image, it helps the city image, and it’s helping the schools' •mage,” he sa*d One of lite most rewarding experiences for Owens was being able to work with all the students, kindergarten through fifth, ai Mountain Valley Elementary School *i .tea I of only the fifth graders as at bigger schools.
* I* I get flied tomorrow, the greatest reward was being there with the kindergartners and having them stand there xhJ look at you and say.' I hank you.' " Owens said NHISD Super intel idem Charles Rradbcrry said the joint eflort has taken a WM of work, hut Juts worked so well that be hopes the (Migrant can soon be extended to sixth arui «cvcull. gf j*h *
lo- Roger* I ISO superintendent, said if the program keep J even one child off drugs it will have been worthwhile
"I rdon ut lately, we have a drug problem right bere in Mea Braunfels. and we have I tad one for a long tune.** Kogc’v said "I don't think that's going to go away very soon, but I personalty think this is one of the best things started in our community “
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Dorwi Alan Vkalkri of lU2U Kau bow Drive was mowing bis bass ta*ii with a riding mower when he was muck hum behind with a sn tail calib ei bullet of unknown origin around ll 20 a rn , Davis said He wax transported by Aul tie heil copier to Medial Center Hosprui ut San Antutuo wtiere be wax ucatrd and released
Doctors did not remove tbs projxx tile ax a was iii a nun hic threaten.ag position ui a tasty arca of die left shoulder, Davis said "X rays iitdiY ole dial (be piojevule may be a 22 caliber bullet,' be said Their were no wanes*** aud two idles mr the nome were taken by pollee ax pan al the invest!genoa, Deputy Dermis lh cc pp said
Vkaixer > wife, Becky, ta taken lo (hr ibm lf x of Ike for farther ques uurnng Davis said
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He aden said. "I want to keep them out of trouble and keep them from mess mg up their lives "
Imposing a youth curfew simitar to
the one the city of Sari Antonio has bren considering would sunpfy be treating a symptom of die problem,
City Manager Paul Grohman said.
New Braunfels has taken a more proactive approach to Ute gang situation and the closely related drug problem. he said.
Youths who undergo training through the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program — a cooperative ann-drug education program sponsored by the police department and the Comal and New Braunfels school districts — today are less likely to be the gang members of tomorrow, Grohman void,
The police department also has an active drug-intersention program that includes the new canine unit conducting campus and vehicle drug searches during the school year, he said
Also. Header! has encouraged officers to have a visible, p^iiive profile in the community, especially among youths. Grohman said
“Sure we have a problem, just like everyone else But I think we re doing a much better job rn dealing with that problem than just sitting bark and say mg a curfew is going to solve all our problems, Grohrtian said
Mike Grist, director of the Sale City Comnussion, said the or gam/a lion's bourd of directors a couple years ago briefly studied a curfew that would have closely involved parous but decided agama the plan before proposing an animalier lo the city.
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