New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 6, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
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18 pages in one section ■ Wednesday, March 6,1996
Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years ■ Home of JANET HUMMEL
Vol. 144, No. 82Inside
Market Place...........................14-17Siam m ti sc hBirthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to: Susan Humphries, Cynthia Lee, Sharita Mercer, Diana Perez, Yvette Rodriguez, Janet Hummel and Dorothy Proske Happy anniversary to Deborah and Skylar Koepp, Arnold Don and Sharon Feltner (belated), and Arthuro and Maria Guerrero (30 years).
Mold — 2,040 Elm —10 Cedar — trace Ash — 68 Mulberry — 6 Hackberry — 24 (Pollen measured in parts per cubic meter of air. Readings taken yesterday. Information provided by Dr. Frank Hampel.)
Comal River — 246 cubic feet per second, same as yesterday.
Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well — 624.29 feet above sea level, up .04Alzheimer’s Support Group to meet
The Alzheimer's Support Group meets at 6 p.m., Thursday, March 7 at Colonial Manor Care Center.Comal Garden Club to meet
The Comal Garden Club will meet Thursday, March 7, at 9:30 a m. at the home of Shirley Flowers at 1 Royal Crest.
Sandy Schroeder of San Marcos will present a program on floral design for casual occasions. She is a Master Design Consultant and Master Flower Judge. Co-hostesses for the meeting will be Chan Otis, Natalie Shackelford and Edie Gregory.Circus is heading to Seguin
The Guadalupe County Republicans will sponsor performances by the King Royal Brothers Circus Friday, March 8 in Seguin, across from the Department of Public Safety Office at the Highway 123 Bypass and Kingsbury Street.
Advance discounted tickets can be obtained by calling 303-7371. Tickets at the door will cost more, and seating may be subject to ticket availability.Lioness Club to moot Monday
The New Braunfels Lioness club will hold its monthly meeting Monday, March 11 at 11 a m. at Ryan's Steakhouse Restaurant. Joyce Billingsley will provide an entertaining-book review. Members should bring their completed questionnaires.Lake Dunlap Property Owners annual meeting March IS
The Lake Dunlap Property Owners Association annual general membership meeting and election of officers will be held at Riverbend Park at 7 p.m. Friday, March 15.Friends of the Library to sort books
The Friends of the Library will meet to sort books Tuesday, March 12 at 9 a.m.
The new address is 1375 Wald Road, at AAA Storage.
This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint
CISD approves tough ‘Safe Schools9 policy
By DENISE DZIUK
The board of trustees for the Comal Independent School District approved a safe schools policy last week in an effort to show the board’s support for teachers and staff and its commitment to learning.
Superintendent Jerry Major said the policy, which was approved at the board meeting last week, was designed to show the board’s support for safe and orderly schools. He said the district already has a zero-tolerance policy,
and the new policy simply enhances it.
“It’s a statement to be certain of the district’s stance. It was not prompted by any one incident or an increase in incidents,” said Major. “It was just simply that the board wanted a clear policy on it.”
The policy states that the district will remove from class any student who is interfering with teaching and/or learning. It also states that the strictest action possible will be taken against students carrying a weapon of any type.
Students will also be removed from school for possessing, using, or selling
drugs or alcohol at school or a school related event.
The policy goes on to say that district employees are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times, and parents and guardians are expected to teach their children manners and “common decency” and support the district.
“The Board of Trustees of the Comal Independent School District strongly believes that a primary mission of the Comal ISD is to teach students that there is a structure in society that establishes boundaries within which we
‘Students must understand that there are consequences to be had if they choose to go outside of those boundaries.’
— From the new CISD Safe and Orderly Schools policy
must all function,” the policy states. “Students must understand that there
are consequences to be had if they choose to go outside of those boundaries.”
Major said the policy is not a new concept for the district. He said it is in line with current district policies as well as laws. He said the policy is just an attempt to reiterate the district’s stance.
“It’s hopefully just a little more clear how (the board) feels on these particular issues,” said Major.
The policy went into effect immediately upon its approval.
Early voting ends Friday
More than 1,200 ballots cast in primaries so far
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
Voters wishing to cast their ballots early have just a few days left. Early voting continues through 4:30 Friday in room 306 of the Comal County Courthouse Annex.
Two early voting “temporary branches" will be open before the Friday deadline.
Canyon Lake voters can go to the Canyon Lake Action Center, FM 2673 in Sattler today from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The temporary branch at the Bul
verde Community Center at the comer of Bulverde and Ammann roads will be open tomorrow from 2 to 7 p.m.
As of yesterday afternoon, 1,250 Comal County voters had cast early primary ballots, according to Comal County Clerk records.
Voting in person were 1,062 Republicans and 162 Democrats. The county clerk’s office received back 24 Republican mail-out ballots and two Democratic mail-outs.
The regular primary election will be held Tuesday, March 12.
Police seek tips in robbery case
Heraki-Zmturtgotvno by MICHAEL DARNALL
Sid Ridgeway, principal of Frasier Elementary School, and students Zach Koe, Shannon Kohlenberg and Josephine Halm, empty paper into a bin. The school has started a recycling program.
Schools jump on recycling bandwagon
By DENISE DZIUK
Several campuses in the Comal Independent School District are taking part in a program to protect the environment, and they’re hoping to make money in the process.
CISD Purchasing Agent Rusty Brockman said the district’s campuses in town are all participating. He said the Champion Recycling Corporation has provided the campuses with blue and yellow bins for reusable paper, including copy paper and newspapers. Brockman said the bins are in very visible places, and anyone wanting to participate is free to do so.
“It can be anyone in the community, and not just students. The bins are there seven days a week, 24 hours a day,” said Brockman.
The company then regularly picks up the contents in the bin. Angela McFadin, San Antonio Procurement Manager for Champion, said the program is free to the district, and the campuses are paid by the ton for everything over two tons that they collect. Brockman said the program first started in the district in mid-December, and none of the campuses have met their goals yet.
However, Brockman said the interest in the program is high. He said the company sent letters to the principals and placed two bins in the district. He said additional campuses requested it, so it was expanded. McFadin said the current CISD program is a pilot program, and will expand when the district is ready, as well as when it is cost effective for Champion. She said the same program is currently being
offered in all of the New Braunfels ISD schools. Brockman said the distnct will be ready to expand the program as soon as the company has the manpower to offer it, which should be soon. He said the interest is definitely there already.
“It seemed like every principal in the distnct received a letter because I got showered with requests from pnn-cipals wanting to take part in it,” he said.
Brockman said the reason for the program should be quite obvious. He said it helps the environment by saving trees, provides a place for it other than in the landfills, and it rewards vanous schools for their participation in it.
“It’s a great program, and I’m sure glad we’re participating in it,” said Brockman.
New Braunfels/ Comal County Cnme Stoppers is asking for your help in locating the person or persons responsible for an aggravated robbery that occurred on Feb. 24, 1996, in the Mill Store Plaza parking lot.
At approximately 10:30 p.m. on Feb. 24, 1996, a male victim was assaulted while entering his vehicle in the Mill Store parking lot by two unknown suspects. Suspects beat the victim with a tire tool, took a bank bag, and left running toward the entrance to the Mill Store Plaza.
Suspect I — Five feet nine inches tall, 190 pounds, 19 to 20 years of age, wearing blue jeans, black work boots, navy knit cap and navy long sleeved shirt.
Suspect 2 — Five feet nine inches tall, 190 pounds, 19 to 20 years of age, wearing blue jeans and black work
Call 620-TIPS if you have information about this case. Calls are confidential. You will not have to give your name, and. you may receive a reward up to $ 1,000.
Music and more planned to mark city’s new transit system
The entire community is encouraged to come to the Plaza Friday, March 8, at 2 p.m. A ribbon cutting, recognizing the beginning of the New Braunfels Transit System N-Bus, will feature music by Oma and the Oom-pahs German Band and Ecos of America Manachi Band.
Both state and local dignitaries have been invited to attend the event. A short program, emceed by new KGNB announcer, Eileen Pace, will include presentations by Mayor Paul Fraser,
Arnee Read of the Texas Historical Commission and Main Street State Office, as well as Luis Rarrurez ofthe Community Council of South Center-al Texas.
Monday, March ll, N-Bus will be online for service.
Four routes will run Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Saturdays, five routes will run from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., escorting locals and tourists throughout the community. For more information, call 608-2100.
The Business World
Shadow Program gives students a look at the working day
By DAVID DEKUNDER
An Idea worth having
Gladys Barding, director of the Senior Citizens Center and SOS Inc., thanks Lion Dick Martin at a recent Breakfast Lions Club meeting. Because of an idea Martin had, local churches and service clubs raised more than $4,000 for the SOS food bank. Marlin sent letters to churches and dubs challenging them to donate a dollar per member to the food bank. Donations are still coming in, Battling said, and the total collected la already more than $4,000.
Eighth graders from Smithson Valley Middle School will get a peek at the real world when they participate in the Shadow Program being sponsored by the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce on March 27.
The Shadow Program lets students see how a business is run dunng the course of the day.
“What we are doing is locating businesses who will sponsor the students,” C anyon Lake Chamber of Commerce Executive Secretary Wanda Truchsess said. “We will suggest to those businesses that they give a mini tour of their business to those students who express interest in their business.” Truchsess said the experience will not just let kids out for a few hours from school, it will be a learning experience they will use as they prepare for their future careers.
“We want the business owners to inpress upon the students that the skills used at work are the same skills used by
‘The reason we are doing this is for Comal County youth. We want to help instill in their minds how important it is to have skills in school and in the business world.’
— Wanda Truchsess Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce
them to stay in school,” Truchsess said.
So far, Truchsess said, IO businesses in the Canyon Lake area have signed up to participate in the Shadow Program and that she is looking for more businesses to sign up. Any businesses interested in participating can call Truchsess at the chamber office at (210) 964-2223 no later than March 15.
The students will be treated to breakfast at the middle school at 8 a m. and be picked up by their sponsors. After they have gotten the taste of the Canyon Lake business world, the eighth graders will be treated to lunch at the Dam Red Bam restaurant.
The Canyon Lake Shadow Program is being held in conjunction with the
New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce.
“The reason we are doing this is for Comal County youth,” Truchsess said. “We want to help instill in their minds how important it is to have skills in school and in the business world. We are glad to be a part of it.”
Truchsess praised Phyllis Foerster of the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce for her help in making the Shadow Program better in Canyon Lake.
“The New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce has been very supportive of us and helped fine tune our program,” Truchsess said. “Phyllis has been very beneficial to us and has done a super job.”For subscription or advertising information, call the Herald-Zeitung at 625-9144