New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 27, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas
JUNE 27, 2004
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to bolster city river patrols
By Scott Mahon
To crack down on disorderly behavior on New Braunfels’ rivers, die Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission offered to help out local law enforcement during the July 4 weekend.
TABC officials met Friday with Mayor Adam Cork and State Rep. Carter Casteel and said they would allocate IO officers to help patrol the Comal and Guadalupe rivers during one of the busiest weekends of the summer.
Casteel, R-New Braunfels, said she thanked TABC for the help.
“New Braunfels is a popular tourist destination, and its our responsibility to provide a safe and secure environment for our citizens and our visitors," she said. “I commend the TABC for its offer and courtesy.”
Cork said TABC’s presence next weekend would send a strong message.
“We need adequate law enforcement to address the inappropriate use of alcohol and other issues on the rivers,” he said. “We also need to send a strong message that says come and have a good time on
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Lady Cruz works on her parenting skills with 14-month-old Jack White Friday morning at the Crisis Pregnancy Center. Cruz is expecting her first child in September.
Classes aimed at young parents hope to stop abuse before it happens
By Leigh Jones
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Many young mothers who gather around Suzan Eubank are too young to drive themselves to her weekly parenting classes at the Crisis Pregnancy Center.
Eubank tries to teach her young students how to deal with the unique pressures of being teen parents.
“When a 16-year-old has a baby, she doesn’t have the experience and wisdom for child raising,” she said. “When you can't drive, it makes it harder to care for a child."
Parenting classes are important, said Christian counselor Steve Leavitt, because young mothers tend to see their children in one of two ways.
“From a psychological perspective,
teenage girls either see the child as a nuisance or a responsibility,” he said. “Depending on which view is taken, it makes a world of difference to the quality of the baby’s life.”
Recent child abuse cases underscore the need for young parents to learn to control their anger. Mandy Ann Gonzales, 17, was sentenced to IO years of probation June 18 for beating her then-5-month-old son so severely his colon was severed and IO inches of his intestines had to be surgically removed. Gonzales is currently pregnant again. Her boyfriend, Salvador Pineda Leon, also 17, was arrested in connection with the case but has not been indicted.
“Maybe one in IOO teenagers are at a high enough maturity level to raise a
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County urges people to get tested for HIV
From Staff Reports
Monday is national IIIV testing day. File Comal County I lealth Department will provide tests for $ IO.
Results ttre ready in IO days, and tests can be taken anonymously.
County Nurse Karon Preiss said at least hall the people infected with HIV today are under age 25.
“T here are large numbers of young jxx)-ple who have not been tested and are unaware of their HIV status,” she said. “The earlier someone Kikes the test, the sooner treatment can begin, if the lest is positive.”
Although young people are in a higher risk category, Preiss said her department wanted to reach everyone.
Call 608-2015 for an appointment.
When babies who have babies can’t control their temper, ifs time for a lesson of their own
PARENTING PRIMERCISD cutting classrooms at new high school
AT A GLANCE
I What: Canyon Lake High School groundbreaking
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By Leigh Jones
Carnal Independent School District will finally break ground on recently christened Canyon Lake High School Tuesday.
The district expects the school will be ready to accept students in August 2006. The project has been plagued with
delays since it was approved by taxpayers in the 1999 bond issue.
Last Tuesday, trustees approved a maximum price of $41.5 million for a 1,500 student capacity campus.
The problem is administrators are not sure what exactly will be included at that price.
Initial bids for the school came in at $47.7 million.
By last Tuesday, Superintendent Nancy Fuller had worked with general contractor Gary Joeris to reduce the base bid down to $44.89 million, but that cost did not include an auto technology shop, an industrial technology building, a green house or an agriculture building, among other things.
Fuller said those exclusions
“We have asked (the architects) to go through that project and pull out everything that is atypical for a high school. By doing that, (we should be able to) add back into the plan the facilities that support instruction,’' she said.
Although the campus was
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