New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 19, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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By DAVID SULLENS HsraM-Mung
Kids have a rishi to know who
Jesus Christ is. They have a right to know what He's done for them They have a right to know him personally.
“Furthermore, they have a right to make their own chaos for Him «. That's not Just what Young lifts all about, that’s all that Young Life’s about"
The words are thoee of Jim Rayburn, the founder of an orgvuza-tion dedicated to presenting a relevant God to today’s Mph school age young people. Ken White, the man chosen by a local committee to bring Young Lift to New Braunfols, says ha would be hard praised toReligion
White said the effort to bring Young Ufo to Comal County actually began about IR months ago when attorney Tom Bhantaar and
hie fondly wem invited to a Young Life family camp In Colorado.
The New Braunfels attorney sot about creating a Young Life organisation hare and soon was working with a loosely knit “oommitr tee" of city residents.
The committee eventually inter-viewed and hired White who moved with hie wife, Shawna, to New Braunfols tarty this year.
The Whites, native Houstonians, are both graduates of Texas AfoM University.
White worked in tho law field after leaving AfoM. He planned to later seek Ms law degree, but soon turned to investment banking.
He was working as a Young Ufo vokmlssr in Houston when he and Shawna decided Ms true calling
Young Ufo was founded when the minister of tho Presbyterian Church where Jim Rayburn was the youth minister in IMO asked him why, though the church was "right across the street from the high school, there are only six kids in our youth group.”
Rayburn found, according to Whits;"that kids have a lot of mio-tffwtptiont shout adult Christians ... or about God through adult Christiana."
The answer, White said, ie IgfoW
where the kids are at What we’re about is relationship*..
"Just as God came here as Jesus Christ* we by to go where kids are to present God in a relevant way.” Tb do that, White said he liaiqp oui? at Ntw Braunfols High School a lot He hopes soon to reach the county’s other high schools, but says ’just the one is keeping me
Young Ufo Chib meetings ars held every Monday evening et the Tree Tops Restaurant and involve nnisic aim! a variety of other activities. About 30 young peopls attended this week’s Club, White said.
WMte said Young Ufo has been very well received in New Braun-fols both by young people and fay the community as a whole.
That acceptance, he said, is well illustrated by the fact that a fond raising dinnar for Young Lift recently announced has already drawn S3 tabla sponsors at $160 tach.
"And each of those sponsors commits not only to the money, but to bringing seven other people to the dinner "Whits said.
Th# dinnar is set for April 29 in th# Civie Cantar. For more information, call $26-1212.
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Th# Now Braunfels Herald-Zeitung lands Birthday wishes to Marie Jarisch, Leticia Crux, Josephine Sanches, Lamy Zavala Jr., DJ. Behrend! and Frmnciseo Urine Jr.
Saturday Birthday wishae goto AMn Bertram and Leticia Crus. Belated Birthday greetings go to Kelly Brinkkoatsr.Antiqua show
The 40th Semi Annual Antiqua Show and Sale will ba held from IO a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 19 and 20, and from noon to $ p.m. Sunday, March 21 at the Civie Cantar in New Braunfols.
Admission la 13-BO, which is (god tar all thraa day,.
Jarty M. Johnson may ba contacted for more information at 836-0612 or 630-4934.
• *Book signing
Authors of the 160-year history of Kindermaskenball will bo available for a book sigdng 1-6 p.m. Saturday, March 20 at the Beele Parish House, located at the eomar of Castell and Coll Streets in New Braunfols. Pries of th# bock is $34.96.Cooking demonstration
Ruth Abel, area herb expert, will demonstrate cooking with barbs 10-11 a.m. Saturday, March 20 at 8chula Nursery in Marion. Admission is foes.Cougars enter playoff race
Ths Canyon Cougsis embark on lh* 1993 stats soccer playoff raca tonight
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‘THE BEST ORBS’
Coming home to make things better
EDITOR* NOTE: Th* Rut af Ut* futon* individual* in th* community providing a positive role model fbr today'* youth. Read-ert art invited to nominate individual* far th* aeries. For mort intimation, call QregUef-ford at 626-9144.
By GARY P. CARROLL Herald 7eSuno
There’s a saying,” Dr. Carlos Campos said. Tift is not the candle, nor the wick—ifs the burning.' I want to be remembered as a parson whose light burned brightly.”
He was bom in 1956 in New Braunfols as the fifth of six siblings in Ms fondly.
Nearly 38 years later, Campos still lives in the community in wMdi he was bom, practicing medicine and giving back to tho community that has given him so mud!.
“I always wanted to go into, not only medical school, but into medicine, to become a family doctor,” Campoo said, "and I always wanted to come bade home.”
Campos attended Lamar Elementary School, New Braunfols Middle School and was a 1973 graduate of New Braunfels High School before heading off to Schreiner College After two years at Strainer, Campos transferred to Baylor University in Warn vrtiere he graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in biology before attending foe Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
Campos became board certified in fondly medicine and returned boma in 1983 to the hospital where he ones waked as an orderly. He saw Ms Ant patient in September of that tntpvt year and absee then has kept himself involved with the community. •
In 1986, the County Commissioners asked Campos to be the local health authority. The appointment spurred Mm to return to echool to earn Me master’s degree kl pdbHe health in 199a
Campos said being away from New Braun-fols made Mm want to be hers all the mom and that a lot of people may not maliie just what they have by living here.
"You really don’t appreciate this community until you move out," Campos said. "People don’t realise how clean it is, what kind of good people it has. The duality of life in this community surpasses most communities this rise.”
However, Campos said that with all of the good New Braunfols has to offer, there are also negatives.
What was true when he was growing up is true now: New Braunfols has an extremely high Hispanic drop-out rata.
Campos is active in the Help One Student To Succeed program, providing laadersMp, guidance ami experiences to students and showing Hispanic students that success is possfole through hard work and dedication.
Theyll see that this is someone who is one of us, who has come back, and he walked the same streets and went to the same schools...
and ifht did it we can do it too,” Campos said.
Practicing medkane in his hometown is not without its down side. Campos has been sued twice by former schoolmates and firmly believes that being a doctor is not for everyone.
But thoee experiences have not diminished his feelings of loyalty and dedication to New Braunfols.
Campos buss in the aly with his wife Isabel andtheirthreecMldrsn Juan-Carioe, ^Benjamin, 8, and Victoria Isabel, 4.
The doctor plans to continue Ms practice in New Braunfols and said bg has no plans to leave his home.
Friday, March 19.1993
Education concerns voiced at town meeting
By GARY P. CARROLL Herald-Zeltung
Stronger efforts need to be made by the community to ensure that school children receive the quality education they deserve, said County Commissioner Cristina Zamora during a special meeting Thursday night
Zamora and Now Braunfols City Councilman Ambrosio Bonitos held the town meeting at Lone Star School to addrest education.
Zamora said it is her intention to take some of the stress off of athletic ability and popularity and place it back in academics.
Several city officials, including Mayor Clinton Brandt, and Councilmen James Goodbread and Paul Fraser were on hand to hear citizens voice their concerns over such topics as gang activity, education and programs to offer cMl-dren alternatives to crime.
Several citisena voiced their
concerns ovtr gang activity in New Braunfols, and LL Felix Roque of the New Braunfols Police Department said that steps ara being taken to combat the problem.
"We were able to identify thoee kids who were doing the drive-fay shootings, ths burglaries, the thefts •» and wa wave able to send about four or five of theta Mila •wiy lo amoral icnoon*
Roque said currant programs, including tho Communities In Schools program and th# Pride program are reaching out to children before they get involved in gangs and crime.
Anita Hemandes, a casa management counselor fbr the Job Training Partnership Aet, said bar agency provide* youth with vocational or job-related education.
Hernandos said that the JTP A. will ba offering its services to workers who will bo out of work when tho Iselin Plant doses.Couple comes to New Braunfels to spread message of ‘Young Life’
One charged in Rhoads burglary
By GARY P. CARROLL ' "
A 24-year-old Now Braunfols man was arrested Thursday in connection with tho Fob. 6 burglary of Rhoads Interiors, according to city police officials.
Raul Martinas Jr. of Now Braunfols is being held in ths Comal County jail in liou of $60,000 bond.
Polict Chief Dick Headen said a warrant was issued by Judge David Parkins for Mar-tines’s arrsst following an anonymous tip from Crime Stoppers identifying the man as a suspect in the burglary of Rhoads Interiors.
Martines is being investigated in connection with the burglary of Braun tex Movie Theater.
“Right now we're SVN in the investigative stage-*
Ponce Chief Dlcfc Headon
Martinas was arrested by New Braunfols Detective Mika Rutherford in connection with tho Rhoads burglary, in whish dotoctivss datsrminad between $300 and $400 in cash was stolen, in addition to office supplies and other items.
Headen said the fires could havs bosn sat to cover the crime, or just as an act of defiance. But burglary was tha original intent, he said.
"Right now we're still in the investigative stage,” Headen said.
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