New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 16, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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42 Pages in three sections ■ Sunday, Oct. 16,1994 Serving Comal County for more than 142 years ■ Home of TIM SISAK
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Birthday wish** from th* Harald-ZaKungl
The New Braurtfels Herald-Zeimg extends the following birthday wishes to; Dorothy Cash, Rachel Roberts, Adeline Schmidt (Monday), Sarah Lopez (Monday), Jessica Carver (Monday), Shaye Adams, Becky Jean Crabill (12 years!), Tracey Lan-gendorff, Alina Marie Padilla (1st!), Petra Acevedo, Tim Sisak, Brune Guerrero (belated), Socorro Veld; Mary Lou Hernandez, Marion Stewart, Flo Davila, Clay Zientek (Saturday), Marie Garza, Francisco Ortiz (Monday), Woodroe E. Jones, Charles Miller, Dan Sedgwick, Frank Weyrich, John M. Reynolds (Monday), Theodore H. Sandberg (Monday), Bernice Eberhardt (Saturday), Wilber Hall (Saturday), Betty Kearns (Saturday), Helen Kreld (Saturday), Theresa Ludani (Saturday), Bobbie Moore (Saturday), Jeanette Prell (Saturday), Dorothy Summers (Saturday), George Bracks, Louise Calvert, Carol Midweek, Lena Marcum, Robert McPherson, Esther Post, Viola Coco (Monday), Helen Hightower (Monday), Muriel Mooney (Monday), Gale Summerville (Monday). Happy Anniversary to Michelle & Scott Voges (2nd!), Randy & Sue Taylor, Mr. & Mrs. Johnnie Mood in (44 years!), Mr. & Mrs. Fernando Gomez.
Interact Chih plans Hallo wean food drive
The Interact Club of New Braunfels High School is planning a food drive to take place Halloween evening Oct. 31. Collected items will be delivered to needy families for Thanksgiving according to Dora Lisa Alvarado, club president.
Residents are urged to welcome Interact students at their doors Halloween evening with donations of canned goods and other applicable food items for the needy. “We hope this gives an alternative meaning to Trick-or-Treat in New Braunfels by helping our fellow neighbors who have not been as fortunate, especially ai the Thanksgiving season,” said Alvarado.
■•publican Women to moot tomorrow
The New Braunfels Republican Women will meet at Molly Joe's Restaurant Monday, Oct. 17 at noon. Local candidates will be present.
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By TECLO J. GARCIA
The federal election code expert, whom the city council agreed to pay for, will address the 1994 Charter Review Committee Monday at 7
David Guinn, a Baylor School of Law professor, will brief the committee on several ways the mayor of New Braunfels can be elected.
“I really don’t know what he will tell us,” said
Committee eyes federal, state compliance
Committee Chairman David Wallace. “But he will probably say that our current system does not comply with federal guidelines."
The committee is attempting to rewrite the city charter in an effort to comply with existing state and federal election codes and keep the city out of the courtroom Currently the mayor is chosen from the city
council members by the members. The seven city council members are elected from 4 single-member districts and three at large contests.
In addition to consulting Guinn, Mexican American Legal Defense Fund attorneys are also being briefed on action considered by the committee.
At its last meeting, the city council voted to
acquire the services of Waco law firm Guinn and Morrison for $1,000.
The committee also received a letter from the Mayor Paul Fraser explaining the mayor's duties and responsibilities.
“We are doing everything we can so there won't be any more legal maneuvers,’' Wallace said.
Wallace said he expected city council members to be present at the meeting.
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CISD adopts measure to help combat growing problem with truancy
By CRAIG HAMMETT
The Comal Independent School District adopted a measure this week to combat a problem growing among the nation’s schools- dropouts and truancy.
The GSD board voted to hire a fulltime truant officer to keep up with the growing number of kids who tend to miss school on a regular basis.
“On a good day, we have about 300 kids absent. I doubt if all of them are really sick,’’ said Dr. Jerry Major, CISD
Board member Lee Heels said that most school districts have some type of truant officer and that the CISD needed to do the same “The day and time has come where we need to do this," he said.
The CISD’s Alicia Parra presented figures that showed while dropout rates at the high school level remained below state averages from 1990-92, the number of Hispanic and white student dropout rates hovered near state levels at about six and 2.7 percent respec
“We seen with the numbers we’ve had, and there are a lot of miles to cover, we needed a full-time person,” said Alicia Parra of the CISD.
Parra said laws are becoming increasingly tougher on not only students but parents of students who have a consistent record of non-attendance. Juveniles and parents can be sent before a court if the point is pursued. For those 17 and under, it has become increasingly difficult to obtain a driver’s license without going to school.
Allergy sufferers feel brunt of ragweed season
By MARK LYON
The loud rumble echoing through the hills of Comal County for the last three to four weeks is the result of an annual ritual of nature, known to most allergy sufferers as ragweed season “It happens to me every year,” said Gwendolyn Devil, a resident of New Braunfels who said she moved here two years ago from California. “Down here, it gets a little worse for me because I live in a city that is not ss developed as where I lived in California. We had the winds coming off the ocean that kept the air fairly clear.
Also, I get hit by the cedars pretty hard in the winter. I am miserable in Janu-ary.
Davis’ comments are typical of the average allergy sufferer, according to local allergist, Dr. Frank C. Hampel, Jr. who noted that ragweed season is already three to four weeks old here.
“It’s the weeds that arc doing it,” he said. “Ragweed is the number one problem here right now. They have a real potent antigen which we have an ideal climate for Other weeds causing problems right now are pigweed and careless weed. In a couple of months, it will be the cedars. They are the biggest problem we have in this
Dr. Hampel said the ragweed problems would probably end in three more weeks, or when the first freeze hits. He said that this weekend's rain would help keep the pollen from circulating.
Dr. Hampel said allergy problems start with symptoms similar to colds but that allergy problems are most noticed by increased itching in the eyes and nose,
Histamines, antihistamines, deco-gestants and prescription nasal sprays are what Dr. Hampel recommends for treating allergy symptoms. He said allergy shots would do little if started in the middle of a season.
Period begins Wednesday and ends Nov. 4
By CRAIG HAMMETT
New Braunfels Independent School District Superintendent said they have had a Attendance Liaison about eight years, Irma Perez. He said she mainly works with not only students but the families, where often the heart of the problem lies.
“That really doesn't do any good, just picking up a kid and sending him back,” he said.
Bradbury said organizations such as Communities in Schools are now working with students and families, especially at the younger grade levels.
Early voting for the November election begins Wednesday, Oct. 19, as county voters will have fee opportunity to decide local, state and congressional positions.
The early-voting period runs from Oct. 19 until Friday, Nov. 4. Room 306 on the third floor of the Courthouse Annex will be open from 8 a m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, during the period.
The county this year has decided to push the move toward helping make the voting process easier. During early voting, the county will provide mobile voting polls at five separate dates and times.
■ Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 2 to 7 p m. at the Lone Star school.
■ Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9 am. to 7 p.m. at the HEB on San Antonio St.
■ Tuesday, Nov. I from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Garden Ridge Municipal Complex
■ Wednesday, Nev. 2 from noon to 7 p.m. at the Canyon Lake Action Center
■ Thursday, Nov. 3 from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Bulverde Community Center.
Registered voters can vote et either the Courthouse Annex or any of the mobile polls regardless of precinct. During the Nov. 8 election, the polls will be open from 7 a m. to 7 p.m. but voters must vote in their respective precincts.
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