New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 17, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Going through the motionsBest wishes
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung wishes “happy birthday” today to Mrs. Audrey Weber, Jimmy aud Jcannic Lagunas, Terry Villarreal, Ruben Michael Rosales, Lccanna Boodcc and Hector C. Gonzales.
Belated birthday wishes to Elena Moreno.
Wishes for a happy anniversary today to Mr. and Mrs. Pablo and Teresa Lopez, Jesus and Maria Luisa Hernandez and Gisbcrt and Joyce Schaefer.
Know of a birthday or anniversary? Give our receptionist a call the day before at 625-9144 — we’d like to share in the greetings.Lions fish fry
The Garden Ridgc-Brackcn Lions Club arc planning their 19th annual fish fry and auction for Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Bracken Fire Station. The Islandic cod-fish dinner will be served beginning at 3 p.m. The auction will begin at 4:30 p.m. More than 150 items will be auctioned. All proceeds will support Lions charities.Fair rabbit show
Entries arc now being accepted for the rabbit division of the 1991 Comal County Fair. Entry deadline I is Sept. 23 and the entry fee is $2 per animal. Additional information, rules and entry forms can be obtained by calling 625-6511 or writing 376-A Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas, 78130.SAFE meeting
The monthly meeting of Securing a Future Environment will be 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 al Victoria Bank abd Trust North Building, 1414 N. Walnut Ave.Theatre production
The Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 7110 will be attending the Sunday, Sept. 22 production of Noises Off, presented by Circle Arts Theatre. All members wishing to attend the 3 p.m. performance should make reservations with Janice Quem by tonight. Call 629-9014 or 625-6143.Art League presentation-
The New Brauncls Art League will meet tonight at 7 at the art gallery, 646 Walnut Square. Artist Vie Dunn-har will demonstrate oil painting.Items needed
The Heritage Exhibit Committee is looking for a number of items to borrow for this year’s exhibit, “The Home Front During World War II.” Items needed include: a “V” mail letter, window service flag with a gold star or with several stars, photographs of Comal County service men or women killed during World War ll, photos of unusual but typical events (victory garden, children collecting scrap metal, USO dance) the local newspaper (especially the one announcing the onset of the war), memorabilia, local, German, Japanese, French, North African, Indian), military uniforms of the World War II era, especially Navy officers, ladies WAC. WAVE, nurse or Marine. Many uniforms arc needed for the exhibit. For additional information or to loan
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Partly cloudy conditions and a continuing chance for rain are forecast today, with a high near 91 and an overnight low near 74 anticipated. Similar conditions are due the next several days, with a cold front expected Thursday lowering that day’s high to only 82 and Friday’s high to near 80. Overnight lows Thursday and Friday likely won’t surpass the high 50s. In New Braunfels Monday, the high was 89 and the overnight low was 69. In the 24-hour period ending at 7 a.m. today, 1.21 inches of rain was recorded. For weather details, sec Page 2.-
ly MARK WARNKEN
The Comal Appraisal District board of directors on Monday approved a $13,350 contract for outside appraisal of commercial and industrial properties.
The move in effect lowers CAD personnel expenses by about $10,000 in the 1992 budget, said Chief Appraiser Lynn Rodgers. Rodgers recommended the board contract with an outside appraiser
— ami hire an entry-level appraiser at the middle of the fiscal year
— to avoid having to fill the deputy chief appraiser position he formerly held before being appointed chief appraiser in mid-August.
The $13,350 contract with Austin-based Capital Appraisals Group Inc. includes a tentative $730 for appraisal of minerals, pending the outcome of a landmark court case involving an appraisal district elsewhere in the state attempting to appraise for taxation the minerals mined by a commercial enterprise, Rodgers said. The only taxable mineral in Comal County would be limestone, he said.
The board unanimously approved the contract. Voting were Chairman S D. David Jr., Vice Chai mum Raymond Soecht-tng, Secretary Neil Graigmile.
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Canyon Middle School sixth graders, from left, Stacy Kuhn, Samie Davidson and Melissa Gallagher make the motions of a leadership game during recent "Super Saturday” activities at the school. The special emphasis, which concentrated on avoiding drug and alcohol abuse, featured an appearance by actress Carol Mitchell, a picnic and a dance. The Canyon High School Student Council helped sponsor the event. (Photo by Annelies Schlickenrieder)
Vol. 139, No. 215StammtischGood Daybest available copy- -Tuesday
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Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY I. »ne of Larry Doeppenschmldt one Section, 12 Pages
By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer
A New Braunfels man remains in the Comal County Jail on drug charges after his arrest Monday in a combined operation between the Comal County Sheriff’s Department and the New Braunfels Police Department, said Sheriff Jack Bremer.
"We ran a narcotics search warrant at 5:12 p.m. Monday at (the house on Stonewall),” Bremer said.
Mario Alanis Aleman, 21, of the 2300 block of W. San Antonio was arrested in the 1400 block of Stonewall Street and charged with possession of a controlled substance, cocaine, under 28 grams. A juvenile subject, a 15- year-old male, also was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, marijuana, under four ounces, Bremer said.
Aleman had not been magistratcd by prcsstime, according to jail officials.
“There was paraphernalia all over the house," Brcmcr said. “We must have taken a truckload of syringes, some burnt spoons, corner bags that had been cut open, and plates used for cutting it (cocaine) up.”
Powdered drugs like cocaine arc “cut” by adding other powders to the drug, to make more of it, thereby increasing profits. Plates or mirrors also arc used for cutting or chopping rocks or chunks of cocaine to enable it to be inhaled through a straw into nasal passages.
HOSTS seeking more volunteer tutors
By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer
Amid the negative news on public schools these days, there is a way for people lo get directly involved and have a positive impact on the education of children in New Braunfels.
The New Braunfels Independent School District’s HOSTS program (Helping One Student To Succeed) gives members of the community the chance to help a student by tutoring.
HOSTS is a volunteer tutorial reading program designed to assist students who need additional help in mastering reading or math skills. The tutor works with one student on activities provided by the teacher.
“It’s really a program that works,” said Sandra Beckett, a teacher at New Braunfels Middle School. “The best
pan is it addresses the social program of few families today having extended families."
Many children don’t benefit from the support of grandparents and other relatives as they did in the past, Beckett said. Reasons include modem mobility and the fact that many students are from divorced families or families where both parents work.
"HOSTS can take a little guilt off parents for not being able to spend time with their children,” said Linda Bingham, a teacher at Carl Schurz Elementary School. “Some children have to deal with outside factors like having lived in a car. The gains made with the HOSTS program are incredible. It’s good to see students later (after they were in HOSTS) and see how they’ve progressed.”
The program began at Carl Schurz two years ago and was expanded to New Braunfels Middle School last year. This year the program will also be used at the soon-to-be-opcned Oak Run School and may get started at Memorial Primary.
Volunteers include senior citizens, retirees, business people and college students. Some are some ^snowbirds," people who live here only during the winter.
“It’s not as great a commitment as some people think.” Beckett said. “Volunteers get satisfaction from tutoring through friendships (with kids and other tutors), positive feedback, enthusiasm of the kids and the sense of being needed.”
‘Test scores have come up," Krejci said. “This kids don’t typically make
a year’s gain (without HOSTS). Now they make a one year or more gain — a direct result of time with the tutor."
Volunteers get about an hour of training/orientation and are given specific assignments as tasks to do with the student. Objectives are well-guided and the teacher tells the tutor what is to be done. There are also opportunities for substitute and parttime tutors.
"People think they have to be teachers — that is not the case,” Krejci said. “And just because school has started, it’s not too late."
NBISD is hoping to sign up about another IOO tutors for this year. Beckett said.
"I don’t think tutors realize what a
vital link they are to these children’s futures.” Beckett said.
Other benefits to the students, besides academics, are more regular attendance, improved behavior, punctuality, improved communication skills and learning to be a productive pan of the community. The tutors serve as networking contacts, helping students get a sense of community.
“Do it just once or twice (to try it),’’ Bingham said. “Do it on a trial basis.”
lf you would like to contribute to the New Braunfels tradition of community support, call Carl Schurz School at 625-7361 or New Braunfels Middle School at 625-2611 and ask about the HOSTS program.
Chamber updated on latest ‘successes’
By JANINE GREEN Managing Editor
Two recent “successes” were the obvious focus of discussion at Tuesday's meeting of the board of directors of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce.
Leading off the agenda at the noon meeting at Holiday Inn, Cash Hermes, general chair of the Small Business
Council, joined Bob Schima, chair of the Business Trade Show Committee, in praising the success of last week’s Business Trade Show.
Noting that attendance was up by several hundred. Schima said about 450 attended Tuesday evening’s Sneak Preview and more than 1000 attended Wednesday's show.
"Exhibitors and staff received
many positive comments on the show regarding the professionalism of the exhibits, entertainment, food and special events," Schima said. “The newest addition ... was the Business Apparel Fashion Show presented at noon on Wednesday. ... Most of the local industries volunteered personnel as models who, by the way, gave an extremely professional program. And
all retailers approached to furnish clothing responded positively.
"The finale of the show included working people who wear uniforms and gave us the opportunity to include some of our local services such as police and sheriff’s departments, firefighters, utilities, hospital and city
3m CHAMBER. Rag# 2Mishap fills restaurant with smoke
By ROBERT STEWART Blaff Writer
A fire alarm Monday morning sent units of the New Braunfels Fire
Department to Reimer’s Bar-B-Q at 1551 N. Walnut Ave. in the Oaks Shopping Center.
Firefighters arrived around 9:30 a.m. to find the building filled with smoke. They were forced to remove the doors of the building to gain entry as the owner was not present.
“Apparently the (barbecue) pit
smoke is backing up into the restaur
ant,” said Elroy Friescnhahn, city of New Braunfels Fire Marshal The operator of the restaurant had been there that morning to put meat on the grill and left. He apparently forgot to open dampers for the pit allowing smoke to enter the interior of the building, according to NBFD
Firefighter* take steps to clear a local barbecue restaurant of smoke when closed dampers allowed It to build *’?£,* were uwd lo clew ihc »mokc
up inside the structure (Photo by Robert Stewart) out of the building