New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 28, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
Herald-Zettung O Friday, June 28,1996 OSA
Comal County Commissioners Court Actions
The following actions were taken by the Comal County Commissioners Court at the June 27,1996 meeting:
■ Approved claims.
■ Approved an amendment to plat for Spring Oaks Estates, Unit 2, Block 14, combining Lots 10 and 11 into Lot 10R and for Crystal Heights SubdM-sion, combining Lots 10F and 10G into Lot 10FR.
■ Approved a request for a variance to the minimum lot size requirement for on-site sewerage faculties for Stauffer Parkway.
■ Approved the final approval of Schuetz Subdivision, No. 2 and Stauffer Parkway.
■ Considered the status of a drainage easement within Rebecca Creek Estates, Lots 1, 2, and 3, and direct County Engineer to take the appropriate letter, including drafting a letter regarding the necessity of the easement.
■ Accepted the roads within Rocky
Creek Ranch, Phase 13 into tie Comal County Unit Road System, and released the cash deposit They also accepted the roads within Rocky Creek Ranch, Phase 14 into the Comal County Unit Road System, and released the Letter of CrecRt No. 130.
■ Received a presentaion from Lau-rfn Jiminaz of tie Social Securfty Administration regarding the Memorandum of Understandkig between tie Social Security Administration and Comal County for dfedoeing inmate/resident data The memo is an effort to prevent felony convicts from legaly ejecting Social Security benefits.
■ Received reports from elected officials.
■ Held a public hearing, and approved, street name the street name assignments of Ohlrich Ranch and Big Wampum in Comal County.
■ Tabled a pubic hearing pursuant to Section 232.008 of the Texas Local Government Code to consider an Appfi-cation for Cancelation of Pubic Road
Dedtoation in tongs Cove Subdivision within Comal County.
■ Approved acknowledging new tikes and autwrtaed tie county judge to sign the new hire checklist and job description.
■ No action was taken to ratify the county fire marshal's designation of tem adrftfonal safe areas tor Comal County in relation to Vie order to profit* certain aerial fireworks. Only one sate area will be named, and that area is the Jumbo Evans Sports Complex on U.S. Highway 281.
■ Approved re-appointing Roger Reininger and Janeta Cox to the Comal County Housing Authority Board for 2 year terms to expire April 20,1998.
■ Left tabled an item from June 20, 1996, regardkig changes to the Personnel Potcy ManuaVEnployee Handbook.
■ Approved Comal County Affirmative Actions Plan for the period of July 1, 1996, to June 30, 1997, and authorized the county judge to sign the con-
■ Accepted the National Association of Counties 1996 Achievement Award for the Rural Recycfeng Program.
■ Authorized an increase in hourly wage for mal clerk position, from $4.25 per hour to $4.70 per hour, effective July 1,1996, due to an Increase In minimum wage.
■Tabled authorising the purchase of a Risograph machine for printing purposes for the Purchasing Department and designate tenting source until next week to give tile purchasing agent time to get information on a bigger machine.
■ Authorized the District Clerk to hire temporary help, maximum of 320 hours for the remainder of the year, approved
un© Rem iransrer tor utstnct merx nom Commissioners Court Contingency to District Clerics Accounts and approved a request for budget amendment
■Went into executive session to dto-CU88 personnel matters, inducting conducting performance evaluations.
NBISD registration starts next month
Although it might be too soon to buy Big Chief tablets and No. 2 pencils, it is time to take note of registration dates for schools in the New Braunfels Independent School District. After all, school begins Thursday, Aug. 15.
July 24 and 25 are days set aside for all New Braunfels High School students to pick up their registration packets. Packets will be available at the high school from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.
Registration will be held the following week from July 29-31. Freshmen register Monday, July 29 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-3 p.m., with sophomores registering Tuesday, July 30 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and from I-3 p.m. Juniors register Wednesday, July 31 in the morning, from 8:30-11:30 arn., while semens register die same day in the afternoon.
Freshmen and other students new to the high school must provide a social sen’"*' card and birth certificate for copying.... the time oi n0i aration.
Orientations for new students and freshmen are scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 13. Held at New Braunfels High school, the orientation for new students in grades 10-12 will begin at 6 p.m. in Room E-29. The session for freshmen will be held at 7 p.m. in the
NBHS Gym. The administration strongly encourages parents to attend die orientations.
New Braunfels Middle School youngsters pick up their registration packets Friday, August 2 from 8 a.m-4 p.m. Middle school students who are new to NBISD are encouraged to register Aug. 2. Registration will be held Aug. 5 & 7 from 8 a.m-4 p.m at the middle school cafeteria. Eighth graders register on the 5th, followed by seventh graders on the 7th.
An orientation for new students is Tuesday, Aug. 13. at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Orientation tours will be conducted throughout registration for students new to the middle school.
Dental screening, conducted by a dental hygienist, hearing screening, tested by Lion's Club members, and vision screening, tested by members of the service league, will be held both days. Additionally, seventh graders will be checked for scoliosis. Information will be included in the registration packets regarding dressing properly for scoliosis screening.
Also, both seventh and eighth graders may be immunized on the 2nd from 8:30-11 am and 1-4 pm A parent or legal guardian must accompany the student. The shots are administered by the department of health for a
fee. Screenings and immunizations will be carried out at the middle school from 8 a.m-4 pm
Sixth graders at OakRun School pick up packets on Monday, Aug. 5 from 8:30 am-3:30 pm They return their registration materials on Tuesday, Aug. 6. On that day, students will be able to tour the building, familiarize themselves with their lockers and have a school photograph taken.
Registration for all prekindergart-ners is Thursday, Aug. I at Lamar Primary School and Memorial Primary School from 8 a.m-4 pm Parents are asked to bring their child’s birth certificate, proof of residency (such as a utility bill), immunization record and social security card. If your child does not yet have a social security card, application forms will be available.
The same day, Aug. I, marks the day for elementary registration. From 8 am-4 pm, elementary and primary campus staffs will register kindergarten through fifth-grade youngsters who are new to NBISD or have moved within foe district to a different attendance area. Kindergartners who preregistered in the spring need not register again.
Students advancing from one school to another within the same will have their records
automatically transferred to their new campus and do not need to register.
Students return to school on Thursday, August 15.
Their first holiday is Monday, September 2 to observe Labor Day, followed by a holiday Friday, Sept 27 for Comal County Fair Day.
Elementary students have an early release on Friday, Oct. 4 for parent conferences.
Families free to go on vacations, thanks to Arboretum elderly care
As America's aging population increases, a greater number of families are assuming responsibility for the care of an elderly relative. In many of these families, both spouses work outside of die home. To provide care during the work day or a break for care givers from what can be a stressful job, The Arboretum offers an Adult Day Care Program.
There is a tremendous need in our community for supervised day-time nursing care," said Jon Miller, administrator at the Arboretum. “National studies show that the number of people 85 and older is growing four times as fast as foe population at large.”
Two other independent studies show that approximately 25 percent of the nation's work force spends at least IO hours per week caring for a an elderly relative. “Put these facts together, and you get a large population of overextended people who desperately need day services for a parent or relative to break from their care-giving responsibilities,” Miller said.
The Adult Day Services Program offers day-long care and diverse activ
ities for guests from 8 am to 6 pm; Monday through Friday, or other times; to meet special circumstances. “We have a pleasant, clean, safe and secure environment where elderly people can; have positive social interaction, nutri-:
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with medical needs,” Miller said. ;
There's no reason to spend time; worrying ifyourrdativet remembered: to turn off the stove, took die right: medicine, or ate a nutritious meal. Adult Day Services can ensure safely, make sure nutritional needs are mg, and provide social interaction with people their own age. Moat of all, this type of program allows the elderly to become familiar with nursing homes in a very positive way,” he said
For more information about the Adult Day Services Program at The Arboretum, call Jon Miller at'(210) 625-2941. The Arboretum of NeW Braunfels, a 129-bed, licensed and certified nursing Agility, is operated hy the Arboretum Group of Victoria, Texas, the only locally owned facility in New Braunfels.
(Submitted by The Arboretum)
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A New Braunfels High School ssnior who plans to bscomt a surgeon won a $6,000 scholarship from the Lower Colorado Rlvsr Authority.
Marins Martinez, dsughtsr of Mary Arm Chsmvt of Now Braunfels, accepted tbs scholarship recently at an •wards tranquil st LCRAa headquarters In Austin. Martinez Is Otis of 18 studanta socsptsd to tbs Madtcsl Scholars Program at Rica University. Upon successful competition of hor undergraduate dsgrss, ahs will attend Baylor Medical School. Martinez said she will bathe first In her family to attend collage.
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