New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 20, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
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Vol. 139, NO. 261Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY I Home of Ubble Burr
Two Sections, 22 Pages
Stammtisch 1 Board adopts drug, alcohol policy
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung wishes “happy birthday” today to Michael Braize, Mary Ayala, Felice Martinez, Tim Seige, Angela Beene, Aleida Lira, Julia Scholler, Libbie Burr, Wanda Renner, Randy Gann, Timothy Brink-koeter and Bobby Flores.
Anniversary wishes to Armando and Gloria Ramirez.
Belated birthday wishes to Leroy Braize.
Friedens United Church of Christ in Geronimo will sponsor its fall festival Saturday on the church grounds. A fajita dinner begins at 5 pjn. Large plates are $5 and small plates are $4. Arts and crafts, an auction and plenty of games for the children will be set up. The public is invited to attend.
Amerlcsn Smoke Out
The Comal County Unit of the American Cancer Society has asked all smokers to kick the habit for at least one day — Thursday, Nov. 21, the Great American Smoke Out.
To aid in the effort, antismoking kits containing gum, headless matches and brochures arc available through Wednesday at McKenna Memorial Hospital, the New Braunfels Municipal Building on Caste!! and the County Health Department.
Costumed superhero Mr. SOS has been presenting a rap song about the dangers of smoking in conjunction with the Smoke Out.
A student film crew has been selected to videotape New Braunfels High School activities for a video yearbook.
The 45-minute tape, which will include everything from fall football to graduation, will sell for $29.95 until Nov. 27 and will be delivered in the summer of 1992 The professionally edited video will have special effects, popular music, narration and even a network news capsule.
Orders am be placed through Gloria Kolacck, broadcast journalism teacher, by calling the school at 625-6271.
The New Braunfels-Canyon Lake Area Association of Realtors is scheduled to meet for its monthly membership meeting al 11:3(1 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25 at Garrett's Sleakhouse on Interstate 35. 1992 officers will be elected, and an auction will benefit the Office Maintenance Fund.
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By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer
The New Braunfels Independent School District board of trustees adopted Tuesday a strict substance abuse policy for students participating in extracurricular activities caught using alcohol and other drugs.
The new “Student Leadership and Responsibility Policy" had been discussed at several previous board meetings and had been approved by attorneys, said Superintendent Charles R.
The proposed policy imposes a more severe punishment for students caught using alcohol or other drugs when those students are considered to be elected leaders such as club presidents or cheerleaders.
Two New Braunfels High School students spoke out in favor of the policy.
“I feel that the proposal could help us fight the drug and alcohol problem that is plaguing our schools," said Elizabeth Ivy, a senior and drum major of the NBHS band. “Not only will this help us now but I feel it could definitely help the future children of our town."
Kourtncy Goerges, New Braunfels High School student body president.
also spoke out in favor of the policy.
“Set a high standard for us to meet up to," she said.
Parent Oil Lindsey expressed concerns that there had been amendments and alterations to the original version of the policy. He said he feels it is unfair that the policy is harsher on students serving in an elected position than regular members of an organization.
“I would like to see a level playing field for everybody up there when it comes to this," Lindsey said. “If you have a cheerleader and a football player who are dating one another and they go to a party and the cheerleader drinks a beer, and the football player drinks a beer and the cheerleader has
Cheer Fund total rising
The New Braunfels Herald-Aeitung kicked off its 1991 Cheer Fund Sunday md already $1,721,74 has been raised.
The goal of the drive is to raise money to provide Christmas dinners to local residents who are less fortunate
Daily updates of how much money has been contributed will appear on the from page of the Herald unut die delivery date, Dec. 21.
Latest contributors are:
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Partly cloudy and windy conditions are in the forecast today as the temperature heads to a high around 65. The high temperature in New Braunfels Tuesday was 75 and the low was SI. For more weather information see page 2.
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everything jerked out from under her and the football player is back on the field in two weeks, I guarantee you that you’re sending a message that maybe she shouldn’t have been so 14) front if she happened to turn herself in."
Bradbury said that certain cases cm be questioned continually but that the board should enact the policy as requested by New Braunfels High School Principal John Turman and as supported by the high school students attending the meeting.
“Our attorneys have determined that participation in an extracurricular activity is a privilege, not a right," Baldberry said. “We’ve asked John Turman lo run a high school and he
and his kids say this is the best way to do it. I don't see how you can’t support that."
Birdberry added that on an emotional level it is hard to explain to a parent why their child was removed from an organization unless the policy is well-stated in advance. The district plans to distribute copies of the policy to parents with cards for them to sign saying they understand the policy.
Trustee Margie Rabom made a motion to table the policy which was seconded by Trustee Arion Hermes. Rabom said the felt that parents wanted a more level policy while Hermes felt the policy was unclear about a student’s right to have a drink at home with parents. The motion to table was defeated 5-2.
Recall effort gets criticism
By LARRY ROWE Staff Writer
Responding to a movement to remove the New Braunfels mayor and a City Council member from office, other council members expressed anxiety Tuesday, some trying lo persuade citizens not lo participate.
David Wallace, organizer of the effort to recall Mayor Clinton Brandt and Council Member Bill Arnold, declined lo comment until the group puts forth a public statement this week.
Council Member Paul Fraser said about die recall petition drive, “I think that anything in the democratic process is something that ciu/ens have a right to do, as long as it's authorized by law, otherwise we wouldn't have it in our aly charter.
“Considering that I might be the subject of a recall loo, I don't know why in the world I would come forth and say I favor it,” be said.
Council Member l^orame Kraft said a recall would hurt Ute city’s bond rating and chances for outside investment by projecting an image of
“I think every time we disagree, surely the answer is not recall," she said. “I think it’s trying to compromise and just make it a workable situation."
Before a recall election can take place, 875 registered voters must sign a petition currently being circulated. The petition lists as grounds for recalling Brandt and Arnold, “misconduct, malfeasance and incompetence (lack of intellectual or moral fitness) in failure to investigate allegations of voter misconduct of former City Manager Paul Grohman” Wallace said last Friday that the council had not attempted to study proof of the allegations, which came from city employees, before Oroh-man’s resignation.
“Mr. Grohman was never mvcsu gated" Wallace said. “Instead, he received a $25,000 check within 72 hours and IO monthly payments of $6,250, plus health insurance and retirement insurance.”
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Texas band sweeps music competition
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Jody Jenkins Band from Texas. that performed last month at Gruene Music Fan, bu woo a national music competition in Nashville and will receive cash and studio | recording time.
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day of my JsnWns life,” Jody Jenkins said dim hia band won the Marlboro Music Talent Roundup in Nashville over
While performing at Gruene Music Fest in October, Jenkins told the New BrmufeU Herald* lettung the competition was going to be tough st the Roundup, but lls was hoping for the best.
The San Antonio-baaed group, led by Jenkins and his father Bobby Jenkins, made it lo the finals by beating Texas contestants then advancing in the semifinals las Wednesday in Nashville.
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Downtown’s future focused on change
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By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Managing Editor
Since die Downtown Project was organized in New Braunfels in 1989, more than a million dollars lias been reinvested in dun part of town
"That’s sn incredible amount," said Main Street Director Penelope Church “That results in a net gain of 30 jobs"
Church, who! assumed th duties of Main Sued director in September, spoke
about (he cluuiges and upumiina pro joe ut in Downtown New Braunfels to members of the New Braunfels Even dig Rotary Club Tuesday at Oma'* Haul Restaurant A landscaping project is being developed which will include planting
trees and (rulting up benches and light posts in downtown by next year.
“lf we I lave dial it's really going to turn it into a nice place to go on Sunday afternoon, a nice place to bring visitors," site said
'Hic New Braunfels Downtown Project began in 1989 upon recommendation of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce. This year the project received Main Street designation, s nationwide program, organized in Texas by the Taxes His Uirical Commission.
Church said dtere are 41 Main Strrri programs in Texas and 33 are in cities comparable in size to New Iii aul dels.
“We are very lucky in New Braunfels dial we have a great foundation lot din progi ain," she said.
“I think (he biggest part is making downtown • nice place lo hub of the community."
Mark Morrison, c#nt#r, and Mayor Pro Tem Ramon Chapa Jr hold a reproduction of a chack Mormon pre •ented to th# city Tuaaday at Elk*! Park Mot neon, manager of the New Braunfeie TCI office, said the dona don ta from fundi dedicated from cadie television installations Pictured arith Morrison and Chapa ara from be... it's the lad, David Whatley, perk* and recreation director; Hector Tamayo, acting city manager end Mayor Clinton Brandt. The money will be ueed for general improvements et Eikel Perk (Photo by Bill Enrin)