New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 29, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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14 pages in one section ■ Thursday, Sept. 29,1994
Serving Comal County for more than 142 years ■ Home of MARTIN FRANZ
I Vol. 142, No. 230
_ Sunbelt plants down-sizing workforce
Opinion...........................................4 I By TECLO J. GARCIA purchased the asphalt finn earlier thif* 'The reduction in work force came Another former employee, Richard Lafarge for some 25 years.
Archive Annonymous...................5 I Staff Writer_ month in a deal worth $100 million, about because of our reorganization Hammond, said he was let go without Bdle did not say whether there
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ilia off m f mfd n mhe of plant and four storage sights. amount of employees that Parker- with several others, but Hammond said Sunbelt Asphalt currently employs
employees in whit company officials ^ant Mana®cr ®°^e employed," Bdle said. he has no ill feeling toward Sunbelt. 40, Bdle said,
call a simple reduction in labor force. C0UM not confirm the number of One laid off employee, who spoke "I was let go, as were others, and I The Sunbelt Asphalt plant and the
I Sunbelt Asphalt, formerly Parker- employees let go by Sunbelt, but he only under the condition of anonymity, was treated fair in regard to severance,” Sunbelt Cement plant arc both located
Comal River ^..............304 cfs I L*ftrge, is now part of the Cemex said there was a down-sizing of work- said there were between 32-35 employ- he said. on Wald Road, just southwest of New
* cfs - cubic feet per second I company. The Mexican cement giant force at his plant. ees let go. Hammond had worked for Parker- Braunfels.
Birthday wish** from the Haraltf-ZaHunfll
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Gary Baker, Amanda Molina (8 years!), Blanca Farias, Lincoln Baylor (1st birthday!), Darlene Aguirre (belated), Arlon Baese, Boyd Brugmann, Walton Campbell, Robert Smith, Norma Stoats, Barbara Webb, Phillip Cobb. Happy Anniversary to Lionel & Sarah Lopez (4th year!).
Spc. Martin Franz
New Braunfels native part of Haiti operation
New Braunfels native and U.S. Army Spc. Martin E. Franz is now in Haiti, according to his parents,
Carol Franz of New Braunfels.
Franz is working with the U.S. military effort to restore democracy to Hat country. He is a mem ber of the U S. Army Rangers and is involved in long-range surveillance He has been stationed in Fort Drum, N Y.
Communications between Franz and his parents is sporadic, they said Franz is a 25-ycar old graduate of Canyon High School Herald-Zeitung readers may remember Franz from the Friday, July 29 edition where he proposed to his wife, Ute former Dodie Martinez, on Page IA Site said "yes."
Children’s Shelf sr in need of pantry foods
The Children’s Shelter is in need of pantry foods such as canned soups, vegetables, fruits and juices, dry items of macaroni, spaghetti, noodles, jello, rice and assorted baby foods Individuals or organizations wishing to make food donations are welcome at the shelter, 2797 1H-35 West, Monday to Friday from 8 a m to 5 p.m..
For more information, call 629-0659
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Two injured In accident
Speeders make residents angry
Residents say neighborhood is dangerous
TECLO J. GARCIA
(Top photo) Flrsmedle Lloyd Porrln and firefighter Rogor Brinkkootor fro# Virginia Btookhorat from hor cart shortly attar a two-oar aooMant at th# InteraoctIon of FSS and Hwy. 46. (Right photo) Flramodloa tao Lana (loft), Craig Van Ryowyk and firefighter Rogor Brtnkkooter aaatet MarooMno Qonzalao after yaatar-day*a aecktent. Th# mishap took ptaea at approximately 2:30 p.m. Both drtvora ware transported to McKenna Memorial Hospital where they ware treated and released. Stoekhorat, driving a Subaru, collided with Gonzales, driving a Pontiac Grand Prix.
Herald-Zeiiung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
Angry residents of Northwest New Braunfels say that hurried, hasty drivers are making their neighborhood a dangerous place to live.
Homeowners living along Fredericksburg, Moonglow and Rosemary streets have voiced their concerns to the New Braunfels City Council at September meetings The residents said that drivers on Fredericksburg on going so fast that residents will not let their children visit their friends across the street because it is just too dangerous for the kids to cross.
They cited Mind spots, a disregarded speed limit and New Braunfels High School traffic How as primary
contributors making the street hazardous. —
At the city council meetings they have called for New Braunfels Police to take action and for the council to develop a plan to relieve the heavy traffic flow. However, Police Chief Dick Headen said his department is doing all it can to stop speeders "They have a legitimate complaint, but we’re up there,” Headen said ‘‘We have done all we can do with the resources we have.”
Headen said the department has hxu officers that focus on 30-35 speeding hot spots in New Braunfels He said the vehicles used by the officers are equipped with mobile radar so they
The Bible Tells Me So
NBCA students learn subjects with Biblical twist
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(Editor's note - The following is a another installment of a continuing series called "Class of the Week." This week - Scott TjemageTs history class at New Braunfels Christian Academy.)
By ROGER CROTEAU
The dozen students listen attentively and take notes as Scott Tjer-nagel tells them the story of how the Quakers came to settle in Pennsylvania to escape the religious persecution they faced in England.
The instruction includes in-depth discussions of the beliefs and practices of the Quakers. Religious messages and the IO Commandments hang on the wall
Tfiis is the eighth grade history date at the New Braunfels Christian Academy.
‘Teaching here gives me the freedom to refer to the Christian foundation our nation has," Tjemagel, pastor at Mission Valley Bible Church, said.
He said that beihg able to discuss issues of religion and faith more
freely than at a public school helps instill strong values and morals in the students.
Andrew Couch was a public school student before coining to the Christian Academy last year.
"In the sixth grade in public school they told us we wouldn’t learn about Christianity, but they didn’t mind teaching us about other relipons,” he said.
The students said they appreciate the religious context of their education
"There is a lot of emphasis on religion and the Bible, especially in this class... and we also have a Bible Study class," said student Stacy Smith. "It is really important to me to have a religious background at a school like this. I like it."
The New Braunfels Christian Academy has 273 students from Prole to grade 8.
The largest class has just 21 students, another advantage in the eyes of the students.
“Since classes are smaller, there is a whole lot more attention from teachers to individual students,” said Sarah Rogers
Patrick Pope said smaller classes mean the students get closer and do not divide into social cliques like
Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
Scott TJernagel teaches history to students at NBCA.
they tend to do at larger schools.
“All of us are tight," he said.
"New Braunfels Christian Academy is established to teach Christian Values to our students, Biblically, and we encourage excellence in academics,” dates the school handbook.
New Braunfels Christian Academy is a non-profit, interdenominational Chridian School located on three acres at the comer of Keriick Lane and Mission Hills Drive. The campus features 16,000 square feet of building space, and a major expansion is underway.
Tuition for full-time students ranges from $200 to $225 a month. Half-day kindergarten, five days a week is $95.
do not have to stand on the street and point a radar gun at vehicles.
He said the department attempts to monitor each area “It sounds idealistic for us to assign an officer to one spot, but that is not realistic,” Headen said “There arc certain rules and regulations the courts give us that we have to follow,” he said
‘Technically, I axtld issue a ticket to someone who is going one mile over the speed limit, but usually the court will throw dial out because its tux fail But that is not our policy, its what the courts give us "
Headon also stressed that the department did not work on a ticket quota system and officers arc not paid by the amount of citations they issue.
WiJlMun Koksduie, win* tie* tomti on Kentucky since 1955 suggested that the city make Ohio a ti u augh street over Panther Creek to relieve traffic on Fredencksburg lie said die newly treated Transportation and I rathe Advisory Board should meet as soon as possible to discuss options for the .irea Mayor Paul Fraser said he hopes the citizens who are complaining are the ones that apply to Ie named to the board He said the board will work more efficiently with neighborhood residents on the boatel "The council can not keep acting as a judicative body," he said
Fraser also suit! citizens must be willing to burden the cost of construction and street projects.
Hereld-Zeeung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Andrew Couch takes notes during class this weak.
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