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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 21, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 4A New Braunfels Sunday April Mailbag New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Box 361 New Texas 78131 Op inions HermldZeitung Dave General Manager Robert Editor Andy Rooney s this a touch of humanity Last evening I was driving out of New York over one of the 20 or so bridges that siphon half the daytime population out of the city when I saw a nondescript brown puppy about 8 months old cowering along the rail as cars whizzed by very close to One wrong move and hed be So often when you see something when youre youre past it before you have time to make the decision to Last night several cars in front of me had and I spotted the little dog while he was at the side of the car in front of The dog was There was no directin he could go in without being Several years under similar I passed a dog lying on the center divider of a He had been hit and I assumed he was dead but as I his forlorn eyes looked up and caught I did not Last night I put on my brakes and half expected the driver behind me to start honking his horn Leaving the car was out of the question so I leaned across and opened the door on the passengers side and called to the There was no honking behind The dog hesitated a looked at looked around briefly at his desperate situation and jumped He came right for me and I barely got my arm up in time to fend off a lick he planned for my It was one of the warmest gestures of thanks Ive ever That was The dog turned and sat on his haunches on top of the a a pair of gloves and a grocery list Id left on the He faced the windshield with a look of anticipation on his face that Lets When our muchloved English bulldog died 10 years ago it was so sad we didnt consider getting Besides with the kids away from a dog would be alone in the house too much of the It seemed unfair to ask a dog to live with But here I on my way home at six oclock on a working day with a dog who likes At the instant I opened the car door and saved him from being crushed under one of the wheels crossing the bridge that I was his best friend in the He had no collar suggesting anyone else cared about The bridge leads into the a section of New York not noted for its charm or The man in the car that had been behind me passed me on my He honked for my at tention and gave me a thumbs up It made me feel In the three or four minutes it took me to get to the other side of the a hundred possibilities went through my head about the future of my new friend sitting next to Last Saturday I found a piece of foam rubber three feet square that Id covered with cloth to protect some furniture I carried in the He could sleep on I next to the stove in the I wondered what he liked to as I he was a street he probably wouldnt like the gourmet dogfood they sell in the grocery stores in our Before Id traveled another 100 yards I brought myself up We just cant have a I The terrible idea of taking him to the vet to have him humanely destroyed flashed and immediately of my I thought of turning around and going back into New York and leaving the dog with daughter Ellen Mailbag Residents deplore pigeon poisoning To the Editor Were writing this letter to the mailbag in regard to the senseless poisoning of pigeons under 35 bridge Sunday April We would not have known about this had it not been for a young couple who brought two young pigeons to our house thinking they were only As soon as I saw them I felt sure they had been poisoned by their glazed eyes and horrible jerking and When I told the young couple they went back to the bridge and they witnessed this horrible Pigeons falling from their perches by the hundreds and a man from BugAMeister picking them up and throwing them in plastic garbage bags before they were even How cruel can a person be Have the people responsible for this terrible act ever given any thought to the consequences that might that a child might get hold of some of the deadly poison We ask everyone please do not bring us any more pigeons we know you mean well but the chances are that 99 to 1 they have been poisoned and we just cant stand to see any more die in our hands while were holding them trying to give them what little comfort we It tears our heart out to see them shaking and jerking while they are Also our burial plot is full of poisoned pigeons that have been brought to us by caring people because we cant just throw them in the garbage like BugAMeister is Yes BugAMeister is once again responsible for this terrible because as far as were concerned it is a crime to destroy a beautiful part of Our Federal Government spends millions of dollars each year maintaining refuges for our to preserve our beautiful The senseless poisoning of these beautiful pigeons is indeed a black mark on New Surely there is someone in our town who can put a stop to this senseless To the people of New Braunfels we beg of you please watch your children and grandchildren very carefully because theres no telling where all this deadly poison has been put Our children and grand children could very well be in A child might get a hold of some of this poison whi playing under the 35 bridge on a family Everyone knows that a small child will put almost anything in its Must we live in constant fear of our loved ones being poisoned because a few people want to destroy all the pigeons in New and a few people will do anything for money Citizens of New Braunfels beware your pets might be Because theres no telling where all this deadly poison has been Citizens of New Braunfels please come forward and help us fight against this senseless poisoning of the beautiful pigeons that have never done anything to Norman and Agnes Kraft Your JohnTraeger Texas Senate Capitol Station 78711 Mark White Governors Office Room 200 State Capitol Texas Lloyd Bentsen United States Senate Room 240 Russell Bldg Edmund Kuempel Texas House of Representatives Box 2910 Texas Mac Sweeney Guadalupe County House of Representatives Tom Loeffler House of Representatives 1212 Longworth House Office Bldg 20515 r d o o a IM inznjum i THE MAlfe CAKT OUT HELP YOU XNT9RJN6 UP THEHCAA WFINAL5THATS ABOUT THE CHICK IN THS7UB who lives One the far side of the bridge I found a place to stop out of the flow of It wasnt a good neigh borhood keep in this was no French The dog was so friendly that it occurred to me that someone must have been good to him in his Maybe he was near I I opened the door He looked first at me then he stared straight ahead through the windshield He was ready to keep You have to get I said The little dog looked at me once looked out at the street and hopped Remember when 10 years ago An expanding docket of misdemeanor cases and a recent order to begin prosecutionof delinquent property tax suits were the reasons given Monday for hiring an assistant county Paul county said his work has been piling up due to changes last year in the Texas Criminal For the first time in its the Canyon High Cougar Band took sweepstakes at the University In terscholastic League contest after winning first division ratings in concert and sightreading contest in Taylor on The band is directed by Mickey and band officers include Lisa secretary Russell manager Debbie vice president and Tom Itinerant septic tank also known as who allegedly have been defrauding Comal have led the county commissioners to establish a pumper permit The action was taken during Mondays Com missioners Court and in cludes a permit Because of a donation from the Wurstfest the New Brauufels Conservation Society was this week able to begin the ground work on a pet project which has been delayed almost 10 Society president Barren Schlameus said that the foundation was being readied at Conservation Plaza on Church Hill Drive for reconstruction of the 1852 Frederick Batege CAPTION Welded into Place Signs warning potential traspassers not to jump or dive on or from Clemens Dam or risk a fine of up to were welded into place by Raul This was done to prevent individuals who have used the damsite while swimming and diving from tearing them In a meet marked by a streakers run through the longjump area at Unicorn both the Unicorn boys and girls track teams won the district title The Unicorns held off Sam Houston thanks to the firstplace finish of the sprint relay team of David Bubba Robert Gooden and Jerry The girls team took a lead it never relinquished when Carol Ebert passed two other runners on the final leg of the 880 25 years ago A multimillion dollar twin ribbon of concrete is oozing its way through the southeast portion of New the final link of a fourlane divided expressway of Interstate 35 in Comal The entire project is expected to be completed by late Bob Long was authorized as the new viceprincipal of New Braunfels Senior High School last week by the school Superintendent Cecil Willis announced for five years a mathematics teacher at Junior High will also teach that subject at Senior Letters from an unknown the Teachers Defense were mailed to a large segment of New Braunfels 1SD faculty and to a number of other citizens among other a clause in teachers contracts which was recently The letter voiced concern over a paragraph governing termination of contract for lack of need of ser An election on a million bond issue for schdol construction in the New Braunfels ISO was called for May 14 by the districts board of trustees at a meeting The election will follow by six weeks the one on April in which a proposed million issue was defeated by a slim majority of 308 votes out of Valedictorian of Canyon Highs first graudating class will be Charlene who attained a scholastic average of Salutatorian is Barbara whose average is 50 years ago Jos Abrahams and Frank members of the Comal County Relief Friday ten dered their resigniations to take effect Charlton was chairman of the frank Voigt was named acting chairman pending the appointment of two new Other members include Ernst Gruene and Bailey county precinct was elected to a place recently vacated by Edgar Kirmse on the Comal County School Board in an election held April Oscar and Herman of precincts 1 and were returned to office on the defeated Albert Steiubring and Otto who received one vote Eismann received 8 Knibbe 36 and Luckett was elected president of the Lions Club for the ensuing at a luncheon meeting held Thursday He replaces George who was elected to the office of lion Other officers chosen are vice president treasurer and Ernst tail Closely following one of the worst dust storms ever experienced a light frost Saturday morning damaged grain and feed crops in the hill country northwest of New While the lowest tem perature registered within the city was 41 young corn and other crops such as potatoes were frozen to the level of toe
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