New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 4, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
FRIDAYTri-County baseball results listed - see sports, page 8
14 Pages in one section ■ June 4,1993
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Wasserfest begins tonight
Tubing, barbeque, running and children's games on tap
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung sends birthday wishes to Blanca Villareal, (Saturday) Mrs. Hugo E. "Johnnie" Cren-welge, Kenneth Roy Seidel, Jr. Happy Anniversary to Dora and Lorenzo Herrera.
Old Timers Rodeo set for weekend
The Comal County Sheriff a Posse is hosting the Old Timers Rodeo this weekend at the Sheriffs arena located at 1-35 South at the Solms Road exit Members of the Sheriff s Posse Drill Team will perform Friday and Saturday nights, with a Salute to Texas.
Junior Auxillary applications
Students, age 14 to 18, who are interested in joining McKenna's Junior Auxillary program should call 625-9111, ext. 355 for more information and should leave an address where an application can be mailed.
Publicity seminar set for June 14
The Greater New Braunfels Arts Council will sponsor a publicity seminar for local non-profit organizations with the Herald-Zeitung on Monday, June 14 at 5:30 p.m. at the Dit-tlinger Memorial Library, H located at 373 Magazine.
Managing Editor Mark Lyon and news editor Gary Carroll will be on hand to talk and field questions concerning procedures in getting information into the Herald-Zeitung.
For more information, contact Sharon Neuhaus at 625-6570.
Rhythm on Parade
This year's extravaganza is nearing curtain time and features more than 150 dancers from around the area including dancers from the New Braunfels Dance Studio.
The performance will take place in the New Braunfels High School Auditorium on Saturday, June 5 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $4 each and can be reserved over the phone by calling 625-9892 or 629-4697.
The Lake Dunlap Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor a pet vaccine on Saturday, June 5 at the fire station, 915 Potthast Drive from I p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Shots will be given by Dr. Kent Fischer and will cost $5 each.
(The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch. According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community,
“Stammtisch" represents a sitting place reserved far members of a community to gather and share the day's happenings. We invite you to share with us.)
By MARK LYON Herald-Zeltung
The Sixth Annual Wasserfest celebration will get underway tonight at Landa Park with Mogan David & the Grapes of Wrath.
According to Wasserfest Executive Director Suzanne Herbelin, this could be the biggest event ever.
'We've had lots and lots of calls and inquiries,'' she said yesterday. "There will be 36 cooking teams in the barbeque cook-off, there will be approximately 200 runners in our race • thats almost twice as many as we had last year. We see the interest is there, so we're expecting a big crowd."
Herbelin said she and other
Wasserfest officials are expecting between 3,000 and 5,000 to attend during the one and one-half day celebration.
Herbelin said the event would culminate with its largest crowd Saturday night at a dance with Ro-tel and the Red Hot Tomatoes.
Water races, featuring a celebrity tube race, will highlight events on Saturday. Included will be a race for children age 12 and under as well as races that anyone can enter.
Over 30 arts and crafts vendors have signed up for the arts and crafts display, she said.
New this year will be a chance for Wasserfest goers to participate in the barbeque cook-off by entering the "People's Choice"
■ WHAT - Sixth Annual Wasserfest Celebration
■ WHEN - Friday (8 p.m.-on), Saturday (10 a.m. -on), Sunday
■ WHERE - Landa Park,
judging which allows a barbeque lover to judge an entry for only 25 cents. "For only $5, someone could judge 20 entries," she said.
Wasserfest's concert tonight begins at 8 p.m. and will be followed with concerts tomorrow at IO a.m. (Kent and Jenny Finlay with Solid Sterling), Mariachi Cardenas (Noon), Comal County Community Band (2 p.m.), Fire-On-The-Mountain doggers (5:30 p.m.) and The Craze (6 p.m.) Ro-tel and the Red Hot Tomatoes.
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Herald-Zeitung photo by John Huseth
Dr. Joe Kuehler, right, Wasserfest General Chairman, and Ore Mae Tausch, a winner In the Herald-Zeltung's Count the Tubers contest. She and other winners won tickets to Wasserfest as well as the T-shirt shown here. Winners not pictured are Melba Stout, John M. Partaln, Cheryl Rothe. These winners may claim their prize packet at the Herald-Zeltung office.
CISD suit charges racial bias
By ROSE MARIE EASH Herald-Zeltung
In the federal suit filed last Friday against the Comal Independent School District, some of its administrators and board members, the plaintiffs are alleging discrimination on the basis of race by the district.
The suit, Bled in the San Antonio in U. S. District Court states that the discrimination took varying forms but included:
■ Racial slurs by CISD teachers and administrators directed toward Hispanic children.
■ Excessive and discriminatory discipline of Hispanic children and deprivations Of due process in the discipline of Hispanic children.
■ Unfair grading and inferior education generally of Hispanic children.
■ Racially discriminatory searches of Hispanic students undertaken without individualized suspicion or reasonable cause.
■ Repeated statements to Hispanic children that they were not going to make it in the system and should “drop out” of school or get their GED.
■ A near-total lack of Hispanic teachers, counselors and administrators in CISD.
■ Numerous incidents in which, after parents complained of discrimination and violations of policy, they were treated arrogantly and rudely, and even threatened by the District with the use of the police against them.
Under a section labeled “background" the suit says that one of the accused, Thomas Cannon, gave false and confidential information about a student, Lupe Cohos, to the father of Lupe’s Anglo girlfiend.
“Cannon produced Lupe’s file and insinuated that drug dogs had sniffed Lupe’s locker and found drugs," the suit says. “He stated that Lupe had been in transitional school and made a number of other disparaging and false remarks about Lupe to the girl’s father. (To Lupe himself
Cannon had made remarks such as, ‘It's your Mexican attitude."*
The suit says such disclosure is a violation of the confidentiality provisions of the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act.
The suit also says that another of the accused administrators, Robert Rambo, “removed Edna Cohos ... from class and loudly accused her, before others, of having drugs in her purse "
“Edna Cohos became hysterical, protesting that the purse in question was not hers, which it was not," says the suit. “(In fact, the purse had been found in a locker to which a number of students had access.) Nevertheless, without ever calling Mrs. Ter-pening, Rambo told Edna that he would report the matter to the police and she could go to jail.
“He then confiscated the lunch she had brought from home, ordered her to an empty room where she remained alone for over two hours, traumatized, and without access to restroom facilities or outside contact," the suit says. “Subsequently, Rambo was informed that the purse did not in fact belong to Edna Cohos. When questioned as to why he allowed her to remain alone for over two hours, he replied that he forgot her."*
“I consider the portion of the suit involving me to be frivolous and unworthy of the court’s time said Rambo. “During the past investigation, after nine hours of scrutinous attorney interviews on numerous student discipline cases I had handled, not one discriminatory action was found. My contract was renewed with no corrective action.
“It is a shame that the parties that are filing the suit are not as concerned about the education of CISD children as much as they are with their own agendas," he said. “I can’t specifically comment on this student’s file. I was questioned on this file by both investigators and as far as I know satisfied any concern they had on the fairness with which I dealt with this. The account in the suit is grossly exagerated and full of blantant untruths."
Herald-Zeitung photo by John Huseth
Concert in the Park
Residents who attended Thursday night's concert In the park at Landa Park were entertained by the country and western sounds of "Bounty Hunters". The concert was sponsored by Miller Brewers, the Herald-Zeltung, KGNB-KNBT radio, Bug-a-Metster and the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department.
From staff reports
Comal County voters who have not participated in early voting will go to the polls tomorrow to decide the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Lloyd Bentsen.
Native son, Democrat Bob Krueger and Republican candidate Kay Bailey Hutchison were forced into the runoff election after the May I election resulted in a neck-and-neck decision.
According to the Comal County elections office, the polls will open Saturday at 7 a m. and close at 7 p.m. You must vote in your assigned precinct which is noted on your blue voter registration card.
If you do not have your voter registration card with you, you may still vote if you are a registered voter. Having voted in the May I election is not a prerequisite to vote on Saturday. Any registered voter may vote on Saturday.
If you don’t know what precinct you should vote in, you may call the Elections line at 620-5538.
Precincts Voting Locations
■ 4, 18. 19 - Canyon City Fire
■ 16. 20. 22. 24 - Canyon High School * New Gym
■ 1, 2, 3, 9, 23 New Braunfels Presbyterian Church
■ 6. 10, 21 - Emergency Services Building
■ 11- Garden Ridge Municipal Complex
■ 5 -StartzCafe
■ 8,13 - Lone Star School
■ 7,12,17 - Fire Station #5
■ 14,15 - Eagle s Hall
CISD officials expect to lose $1 million under new finance plan
By ROSE MARIE EASH Herald-Zsltung
According to Comal Independent School District Finance Director, Abel Campos, CISD stands to lose about $1 million as a result of the school finance bill passed by the Texas Legislature.
“Well lose about $1 million," said Campos. “What we’re going to have to do is look at our budget The number one concern for us is staffing — additional teachers for our growth.”
Campos said that the district would not really know what it had to work with in state funding until fairly late in the summer. He also said that the
total impact of Senate Bill 7 was yet to be determined, but overall it appears that the district will lose funds.
“Since we're going down in state aid and we have to stay with the 22 to one teacher/student ratio, we’re going to have to decide how to proceed,” Cam pos said. “We’re going to have several budgets ready to accommodate whatever might happen. It’s no way to run a business, but it’* reality."
Campos said a presentation on the impact of SB7 will be made at the June 14 workshop meeting of the board of trustees. He said CISD administrators will be asking the board for priorities and guidance on how to proceed under the current legislation.For news, subscription or advertising information, call 625-9144