New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 24, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
Brent Green tosses no-hitter against Seguin, see Sports, page
New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March 21,1845 March 21,1995
18 pages in two sections ■ Friday, June 24,
1994 Serving Comal County for more than 142 years ■ Home of JOHN EDWARD SANCHEZ
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I Vol. 142, No. 181
Guadalupe River..............313 cfs
Comal River.......................345 cfs
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Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; John Edward Sanchez, Juanna Matomores, Lawrence Weidner and Ryan Petrie (happy 8th birthday).
Build a flag, help a child
CASA of Central Texas, Inc. is building a flag on Seguin Avenue through donations to their program. Each $10 donation buys a piece of a stripe, while each $25 donation buys a star. The goal is to have the flag built in time for the July 4 holiday. Johnson Furniture Innerworks is donating the space for the flag. CASA volunteers help children who become involved in the court system because of abuse or neglect. For more information on how to donate or volunteer call (210) 620-5536.
Woodmen camp sot for July 18-22
Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society will have its summer camp on July 18 through July 22, for all the Woodmen youth members age eight through 15.
Members of Woodmen of the World are invited to attend our annual youth camp for five days of fun and excitement
The camp is free except for a $10 registration fee, and each camper will receive a T-shirt and a cap
Please call J. F Felger, Woodmen field representative, at (210) 609-1255 for more information.
In search of baby armadillos
A BBC television crew is producing a 30-minute nature documentary on the Texas nine-banded armadillo.
The production crew recently filmed in New Braunfels and plans to return to film more from June 26 to July 4.
They are looking for very young or baby armadillos
Anyone with information about the location of baby armadillos should contact Jim Schmidt at 629-4980.
The production company will acknowledge the help by making a donation to a charity of the finder’s choice
Volunteers needed for parks projects
Volunteers are wanted at Guadalupe River State Park and Honey Creek State Natural Area Volunteers will meet at Park Headquarters every Saturday at 11:30 a m, except July 2.
Call Penny Solis at 438-2656 for information
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Puppets drafted to fight juvenile crime
Puppet shows are just one of many ways the county is trying to keep kids on the right path
By Craig Hammett
The Comal County Juvenile Probation department is taking new approaches to tackling the problem of juvenile crime, namely through prevention.
Carol Robison told Commissioner’s Court Thursday her office has initiated programs where they visit schools and talk to students of all ages. She said they use puppet shows and coloring books for the younger, elementary-age children and show videos to the older ones.
“Each puppet has committed a crime and they show what will happen to them,” she said. “It primarily a prevention tool, to keep kids from ever getting involved in criminal behavior.” The approach is one method to deal with the problem of juvenile crime before they must go through a probation program. The probation office administers a variety of programs for
juveniles who are classified from ages IO through 16. The programs range from counseling to high-tech monitoring.
“We have placement, referrals, counseling needs, whatever the problem is,” said Robison.
The office will begin a new program for first offenders that involves four months of counseling, meetings with
parents, and a variety of video presentations.
The office also uses technology such as ankle bracelets to keep track of juveniles if they should leave home or not be at home when they should be. Robison said new technology would eventually require juveniles to report via a TV-type monitor placed in the home and connected to telephone lines.
Robison told the court the number of juvenile referrals had remained the same so far this year but that the number of delquint or criminal-mischief related cases had risen.
Although Comal County does not have a detention center, juveniles can be placed in residential placement, detained elsewhere according to the judge.
Hays County does not have juvenile detention center either while Guadalupe County has talked of putting in a 36-bed facility, but that project would be at least two years away, said probation officials.
Council forms IDC to entice industry to city
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
Herald Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH
Noel!* Cortez, her 11-month-old son Juan Jose Cortez, four-month-old Dulce Maria Esquivel and her mother Maria Esquivel, all New Braunfels residents, enjoy a dip in the wading pool at Lands Park Thursday.
CISD adopts block scheduling for Bulverde sixth graders
By CRAIG HAMMETT
The Comal Independent School District Board of Trustees Thursday voted to adopt block scheduling for sixth-graders at Bulverde Elementary School, and decided not to allow the best Canyon High School juniors to skip semester exams..
Juniors at Canyon High School will rn* he exempt from semester exams. The board voted 4-3 against a motion to allow juniors with high grade-point averages and few absences in classes to be exempted from semester exams
Principal Will Kncg previously reported that the intent was to increase attendance anti thus improve both grade average and TA AS mastery. Seniors currently are exempted under this type of policy.
Assistant Superintendent Carol Hall said Smithson Valley High did not allow the exemptions because they felt it was more advantageous for students to expcnencc taking exams, especially in preparation for college
The board did vote 7-0 for a Texas Education Agency waiver to allow extended time blocks of instruction in Math and Language Arts for the sixth grade at Bulverde
Elementary. The experimental program would increase instruction time in subjects from 45 minutes to I hour, 20 minutes anti alternate days of instruction One parent, Elizabeth Boehm, voiced concern from several parents who questioned teaching Math and Language Arts only two days each week and for an extended time period (I hr., 20 min )
Principal Linda Swanson said the program will start the first six weeks after which time it will be evaluated and either continued or discontinued “It seems like we ought to give this a sht« How this is implemented will depend on the people (teachers), how they make it work,” said Board President Jim Middleton The board also approved a TEA waiver for using a checklist of skills in lieu of the standard report card in the first and second grade classrooms at Bill Brown Elementary
Bill Brown teachers presented a program last week that would change the reporting methods from the traditional number-based grades to a more detailed checklist of certain requirements or learning areas Nine-week reporting periods would be used with the more-detailed checklist on student progress in different areas
Herald /vining photo By JOHN HUSf TH
A group of rafters passes the first crossing on River Road. The Army Corps of Engineers reduced the outflow from Canyon Dam earlier this week, but there is still plenty of flow In the Guadalupe River for a good ride.
City Council members voted unanimously to develop an industrial development corporation to help entice businesses to New Braunfels.
The corporation will allow the city to act as a financing vehicle, and it will allow the city to give industries the opportunity to use tax-free municipal bonds The issue was brought to the council in reference to Knytex, an industry that is considering moving into the Iselin plant in New Braunfels.
New Braunfels resident Ted Alexander serves as a consultant for Knytex He said Knytex has considered movmg to other cities in the arca It currently has one plant in Seguin and one on the East Coast.
“They want to bring the large facility from the East Cost and merge it with the operations from Seguin,” said Alexander Other cities are attempting to entice Knytex to their areas, according to Alexander He said the only thing making a difference now is the financing “The impact to the community could be vital,” said Alexander "They are interested in looking at the employment base that used to be at West-Point.”
If Knytex chooses to move to New Braunfels it will bring 125 jobs and a S3 million payroll, according to Alexander Of the 125 jobs 90 are employees who arc already working in Seguin Alexander said the company plaas to double in si/e in the future In addition to the increased tax base and the jobs, Alexander said the company would also consider using 75 acres of the property as an endow ment for a technical college Some city council members questioned the need to form a industrial development corporation since the Comal County Industrial Development Corporation is already in place Alexander said the need for a second corporation is a matter of relationships arui officials from Knytex have alread> met with some city officials He also said he did not know the CCIDC existed Greater New' Braunfels Chamber of Commerce President Tom Purdum said the formation of the city’s industrial development corporation may be beneficial if it gives the city a sense of confidence He said the chamber will continue to work with the city on bring mg new' businesses to town Chamber officials were not asked to be a part of attracting Knytex to New Braunfels An industrial development corpora tion allows the city to extend its tax-free status to industries The city will not i*sue bonds, arui no taxpayer money will be used The industries will be required to find a third party to back the bonds st) the city will not be liable for the debt The city council will act as members of the BX' board at this time