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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 20, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Opening gifts New Texas February Garden Ridge Spring preparations in a town named for its natural beauty A gift shop with everything from flowers and balloons to teddy bears and calen dars opened last week at McKenna Memorial Above Elliot president of the hospital board of helps shop manager Kelly and Beatrice Knox cut the Above Knox makes one of the first Members of the advisory board for the shop are Cindy Linda Mary Maria Norton and Penny DERYL Photographer The shop is run on a conces sionary basis in cooperation with Sherri Marrow of Sherris Floral Creations and The shop is open Monday through Saturday from 9 to 6 and Sun day from 2 to 6 BYEDDABUCHNER Correspondent primavera spring in any language speaks of longing and nesting and hat sprouting and In February the air already carries that certain something that stirs the human soul to find new One of these irresistible im pulses urges us to broadcast seeds upon the earth crust and nurture the growing There are different methods of quenching the desire to sow and Some people do it with meticulous scientific care and stake out rows as straight as an others inspired by the season buy plants and seeds heedless of soil and climate Nurseries offer countless different but beware not everything is suitable for our temperamental corner of Therefore the right mixture of enthusiasm and common sense are the necessary in gredients for a luscious garden fill ed with sweet fragrant tomatoes and tender Malcolm organic gardener since 1957 and owner of Garden Ville Soil and Fertilizing Company on Evans advises the novice gardener For specialized garden ing information for Central Texas contact Bill county agent in New He has free Bill would abolish literacy test ing of teachers AUSTIN AP A Senate commit tee has approved a bill removing the requirement that teachers be tested on how much they know about the subjects they June assistant to the presi dent of the Texas Federation of said the bill removes the specter of TECAT and we ap preciate or Texas Examination of Current Administrators and was a literacy exam ad ministered to teachers last year over the objection of most teacher The bill abolishing the subject matter test was sent to the full Senate on an 80 vote after representatves of teacher organiza tions testified that getting rid of the test would boost teacher Carl Education Com mittee chairman and bill of fered two reasons for abolishing the test it is costly and fails to insure quality Administering the test would cost the state nearly million in 1988 according to an estimate by the Legislative Budget DPort estimated the cost at million to and We will in our have enough money to afford he Im satisfied that it is not a practical way to insure quality in the Wed do bet ter to stick with The bill was supported by representatives of the Texas State Teachers Texas Classroom Teachers Association of Texas Professional Educators and the Texas Speech LanguageHearing TSTA President Charles Beard said Parkers proposal is probably one of the biggest morale boosters in a long and lord knows they teachers are entitled to Eva Jo an Abilene teacher and president of said the bill comes at a time when teachers certainly need a The way to remove a teacher who is not competent is through the appraisal she Kasinger was asked if she agreed that deleting subjectmatter testing from the law would improve teacher and she Its a yoke around teachers and getting it off will make them much The House Committee on Public Education approved its version of the bill 61 on On the Texas Supreme Court said the original pass ed by approximately 99 percent of the was government publications depicting plants suitable for this talk with neighbours to find out which plants were most successful in their The old farmers and ranchers around Garden like Martin who have been growing vegetables for decades or the local garden expert and fre quent contributor to GGrace are excellent sources of The newest book on Texas garden ing came off the press in 1985 and was written by San Antonian Sam He is one of the coun trys leading vegetable authorities at Texas His Vegetable Book covers 47 crops in ad dressing problems and The well organized chapters are in large print and emphasized with photographs and The best thing is to keep this book on hand in the garden shed and refer to it in times of Another source of qualified advice and inspiration is the publication printed by the Texas Agricultural Extension Service in College Sta tion write directly or obtain copies at garden established nurseries carry plants and seeds that will do well in our One of these is Ot to the oldest nursery in Texas located in New is worth a visit the grounds are permeated by a junglelike where everything grows with abundance and white peacocks roost in vine covered Native Design Nursery in also carries trees and shrubs for the hill country and Womacks nursery in is an outstanding source for fruit New Braunfels feed stores sell bulk seeds in quantities as little as a quarter ounce and and the New York based Harris seed com pany surprisingly carries stock very adaptable to Texas growing condi Classifieds 6259144 High blood pressure is serious Thats ono way of looking at Another wny is to ignore it and hope it goes Or tell yourself its hopeless And thats called playing with Because theres one thing we know for And that is that high blood pressure can usual ly be By follow ing your doctors By exercising regularly to control By cutting down on salt in your And by sticking to your prescribed Because if you dont take it seriously it could take you by surprise WERE FIGHTING FOR YOUR LIFE American Heart Association BROOKS is pleased to announce the relocation of his offices to 908 Court TX 3796821 Specializing in Nose Throat Head Neck Surgery Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery YOU ARE WELCOME TO THIS FREE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE LECTURE REWARD 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