New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 10, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
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Participants in last year's New Braunfels) Breakfast Lions Summer Job Fair listen during a seminar on job interview techniques.
Lions job fair to attract employers
Students looking for summer jobs, and employers/organizations looking for summer workers, can get together Saturday, March 11 at the New Braunfels Breakfast Lions 2nd Annual Summer Youth Job Fair.
The Summer Youth Job Fair will be held in Wesley Hall, First United Methodist Church, 572 W. San Antonio St. in New Braunfels, from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon. The entrance is on Mill Street. The Job Fair is free and
open to all high school and college-age students, age 15 and above. It will include a presentation at 10:00 a.m. providing advice on job application and interview techniques.
Some of the organizations which have already agreed to participate include New Braunfels Park and Recreation Dept., Schlitterbahn. Texas Rehabilitation Commission. Texas Employment Commission, Olsten Staffing Serv ices, and Wal-Mart.
Survey to track habits of downtown shoppers
This week. 2.500 shoppers’ questionnaires will be distributed to area residents.
The survey, sponsored by Southwest Texas State University and the New Braunfels Main Street Program. will profile shoppers’ habits, preferences. and tastes regarding the downtown area.
Survey participants are eligible to win one of the follow ing: a dinner for two at Huisache Grill, a dinner for two at Plaza Diner, a gift basket from Gifts and Glitter, a gift certificate from Henne Hardware, and a free movie rental pass from Blockbuster Video
House CowwlttM Approves Welfare Reform Bill
AUSTIN (AP) — A House committee has unanimously approved legislation to overhaul the state’s welfare system, acting on one of Gov. George W. Bush's top priorities.
The Health and Human Services Committee voted 9-0 Thursday to send the bill to the full House.
Rep. Harvey Hildcrbran, a co-author of the bill. said the legislation encourages welfare recipients to become self-sufficient by setting time limits for benefits.
“There arc certain reasonable requirements that we should expect... and if you don't comply with those, then there will be consequences,’’ said Hildcrbran. R-Kerrvillc.
Karen Hughes, a spokeswoman for Gov. George W. Bush, said the bill includes many of Bush’s ideas to change the system
Strate Commute* Approves Bill To Abolish Helmet Law
AUSTIN (AP) A Senate com-
Older workers in city recognized this week
In early Oct. 1994. the Main Street Program and SWTSU’s Small Business Institute formed a partnership to better understand retail shopping in New Braunfels. Questions concerning convenience, variety of stores and consumer tastes will benefit the overall marketing approach for downtown.
“By understanding the desires and preferences of consumers, the downtown area can offer a variety of goods and services necessary to promote improved customers’ satisfaction and retail growth," said Karen Crandall, New Braunfels Main Street Program Director.
mince has approved legislation that would allow adults to nde motorcycles without helmets.
The Senate State Affairs Committee voted 8-5 Thursday to repeal the 1989 state law requiring motorcyclists to wear head protection. It now goes to the full Senate for consideration.
Sen Jerry Patterson, the bill’s author, said there is no proof that weanng helmets saves lives.
“I’m a believer in taking away individual liberties if there’s a benefit denvcd,” said Patterson, R-Pasadena. "I think frankly that with a helmet on, you may end up with a better-looking corpse, but you’re not necessary saving lives."
Sen Mano Gallegos disagreed. Gallegos, who worked as a paramedic at Ben Taub Hospital in Houston, said the legislation could cost lives.
Berate Approves Trucking Deregulation Bill
AUSTIN (AP) — Texas trucking reform is rolling through the Legislature
By IDA SING
Special to the Herald-Zeitung
Keeping busy, feeling useful and being with others has proved to be beneficial to people 55 cm- more years of age—and older workers have proved to be beneficial to the workplace as well. One of the programs that helps these good things to happen is the Senior Texans Employment Program (STEP). Authorized by the Texas State Legislature and the Governor’s Committee on Aging in 1973, STEP pays minimum wage to experienced workers (overage 55) for sponsors that are public entities and certain nonprofit agencies. Comal County is fortunate to be allotted 12 openings for enrollees who work 20 hours per week in 7 different sponsoring agencies.
As Aging Program Coordinator for Community Council of South Central Texas and director of the old Senior Center on Comal Street Lanita Ross has had more experience with STEP enrollees than anyone in the community. She says that sometimes STEP people have been her only help, and she retired this month with many happy memories of the days that their assistance made better for her. Delores Serda is probably die most experienced enrollee, having been Lanita’s “good right arm" for more than 12 years. doing everything from driving a van to passing out surplus commodities, and she’s not through yet. She will continue with CCSCT, assisting Site Manager Mary Gomez with the Congregate Meals program. Mary. too. has found STEP enrollees to be lifesavers
Vincente Rodriguez is available to lifr the food containers and help with the serving site at Laurel Plaza Apartments. Whatever needs doing, Vincente does. The “team" is hoping for the return of Helen Malin, one of their working group who is out on health leave. Mary says that Helen knew every person coming for meals and was always friendly and uplifting to deal with. She is sorely missed.
The city of New Braunfels has two
The state Senate on Thursday, without objection, approved a bill to overhaul trucking laws to follow a federal mandate for deregulation and strengthen safety enforcement.
“I think hopefully what the average Texan will see is more competition in the trucking industry, whether it’s household goods or shipping loads of widgets,” said Sen. Ted Bivins, R-Amanllo, sponsor of the measure.
“We’re going to let the marketplace determine rates, routes (and) who can end up in business, as opposed to ... three politicians in Austin," he said, referring to the three-member Railroad Commission, which has regulated trucking.
A 1994 federal law pre-empts states from regulating in-statc trucking rates routes and service.
Minorities, Klarairan' Protest Proposed Preference
AUSTIN (AP) — With tempers flaring over a proposal to make racial and gender preferences unconstitutional, a
Drug lord said to cast long shadow over Texas
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP)
It started with floating a few bundles of marijuana across the Rio Grande a nsky business with many and pcnlous competitors
Juan Garcia Abrcgo, says a former employee, seemed destined to ascend to the top “It was a goal that he had to get into this, and he was going lo be ’Numero Uno,”’ Oscar Lopez Olivares said "He was going get in and nobody was going to take away his honor ”
In making Garcia Abrcgo the first international drug dealer on the FBI’s list of IO most-wanted fugitives Thursday, the Justice Department acknowledged that the 50-year-old nicknamed "El Senor" has indeed reached lofty heights of wealth and influence Garcia Abrege is the reputed head of a northeastern Mexico gang accused of
importing tons of cocaine each month into the United States, much of it through Texas’ Rio Grande Valley to markets such as Houston and New York.
"He’s an individual responsible for a significant amount of the Colombian cocaine transshipped into the United States," said James Conway, an FBI spokesman in Houston.
In a 5 1/2 year investigation, U.S. prosecutors have seized more than 14 tons of cocaine and convicted more than 70 gang members in Texas, Florida and New York Mexican agents have jailed several top Garcia Abrcgo lieutenants in the past two years.
"lf you don’t get the head of the organization, it just continues to grow arms." said Melissa Anniv, the assistant U.S. attorney in charge of prosecuting the gang
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STEP enrollees: Marguerite McClelland and Bernard Sanchez. Marguerite is a receptionist who finds her work varied and interesting and enjoys meeting all the people who come to City Hall. Bernard is a custodian, so busy that I could not find him to speak to. City Manager Mike Shands is enthusiastic about STEP and wishes more spaces were available.
Have a problem with Social Security? Go see STEP enrollee Shirley Butler. She’s at the Seniors Center from 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m. every day and will help you get it all ironed out. Shirley tells me she loves her work, “...meeting people, helping; I like it all."
“I don’t know what we’d do without her,” is Supervisor Janet Hahn’s response at Texas Department of Human Services. Domingo Coronado has been there 5 years, supervising a volunteer, performing clerical duties, and enjoying it all. “It’s a wonderful experience," she said. “It keeps me busy and helps me pay the bills.”
Two STEP ladies make one fulltime receptionist at Family Outreach of Comal County, Inc. Marie Dever works the first two and a half days and Ida Sing comes in for the second half of the week. Never in the office at the same time, the two confer by phone or leave notes for each other. It’s a satisfactory arrangement for everyone. Office Manager Chm Browns says, “Their dedication and dependability, their whole life experience, give us confidence.”
One of the responsibilities of the New Braunfels Housing Authority is Laurel Plaza Apartments for the elderly and handicapped. That means a lot of doors to be locked and unlocked and many things to be checked on daily. Ethel Dupos is the dependable, reliable. and helpful STEP enrollee who takes care of all this for the entire 5-story building.
Another 2-person receptionist is at Texas Employment Commission. Esther Armstrong and Marie Ann Stubbs each work half of each day.
black legislator dressed in the hood and sheet of the Ku Klux Klan.
“I was rummaging around in Sen. Sibley’s closet and dredged this up,” said Rep. Ron Wilson, D-Houston, donning Klan garb for a Thursday news conference.
Opponents said the proposal by David Sibley, R-Waco, threatens to undermine minority gains in education and jobs.
Sibley defended his constitutional amendment as something that would help make Texas “colorblind."
“It was a big deal in the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s when privileges were afforded to people on account of their race, and certain groups in this state were shut out. I think it was wrong then. I think it’s wrong now to do the reverse." Sibley said.
The Mexican Attorney General’s office accuses former Deputy Attorney General Mano Ruiz Massicu, who headed drug prosecutions most of last year, of amassing millions of dollars in Texas banks accounts. Mexican prosecutors believe that money included payoffs from Garcia Abrego’s cartel, The Washington Post reported Thursday.
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Manager Robert Bluhm says they are both “mentally alert, definitely in tune with today’s needs,” and that they are very good at handling clients. These ladies are so much appreciated that their employers recently gave them a party honoring their 100% attendance and recognizing their value, dedication and dependability.
All in all, the Senior Texans Employment Program provides good things for the community. We can all be grateful for the older workers and for the help they get and give.
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