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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 31, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfe hinting Sunday January Serving Comal Home of Dorothy Mueller 52 Dally 50 Sunday 75 cents BOWL XXVII COWBOYS BILLS er Bowl makes for record betting Over billion bet on 1992s game By GARY CARROLL Staff Wrlttr The biggest sports day of the year is also the biggest betting day of the year as according to a report released by the Texas Council on Problem and Compulsive Larry president of the Texas said the amount of money wagered on the Super Bowl is More money is bet on the Super Bowl than most Fortune 500 companies earn in a whole North Last more than billion was wagered on the Super Bowl million was wagered Although 95 percent of the people who wager on the Super Bowl are not problem to the five percent that the results can be Sue executive director of the Texas said the results of compulsive gambling can be devastating for the their family and their Compulsive gamblers often destroy their lives and the lives of their because of an obsession with Cox When they are out of control on everything in their life is out of In the state legislature recognized the problem of gambling and contracted the Texas Council on Problem and Compulsive Gambling to operate a hotline and provide information about gambling and where to get the inclusion of the hotline number was required to be placed on all lottery Gamblers a support group designed to help problem has devised a list of questions it asks new Questions like Do you ever borrow money to finance your gambling and After you win do you have a The following statistics are based upon the activity of the Gamblers Help Line from May 1992 Number ot calls Gender of caller Age of caller Under 18 to 26 to 34 35 to over 652 Ethnicity of caller African Caucaslan Aslan strong urge to return and win more are included in the questionnaire which is considered a reliable tool used in identifying a possible The Texas Council released statistics on the national and state hotline There were callsto the 1800 line nationwide and in the state of Of those 66 had a pre existing gambling problem prior to the beginning of the Texas and most participated in more than one type of North said gambling will be the most serious addiction in the nation within 10 years due in part to the pervasiveness of gambling Activities such as casino horse and dog racing are springing up everywhere including Texas and the problem will grow If think you may have a gambling call the toll free help line at The counselors will assist you in locating help in your Cowboy Fever Krlsti front left and Glenda instructor front right lead the Jazzercise class at The Athletic Club with many exercisers decked out in their favorite Dallas Cowboys Photo by John Huseth Domestic violence increases following football games By GARY CARROLL Staff Writer For millions offansthroughout the nation and around the the Super Bowl represents the pinnacle of athletic achievement but for thousands of women the Super Bowl can be a Cindy executive director of the Comal County Womens the violence inherent in football mixed with pervades the home and can lead to increased incidents of domestic violence such as spousal unfortunate that a man gets angry at 11 men who arent doing their job right and has to take it out on his Stauffer In towns with professional football womens shelters fill up following a home team This according to Stauffer is a result of men hot being able to properly deal with their men need to be learning to direct their anger where it Stauffer and learn how to deal with their anger other than resorting to physical Although the Super Bowl sparks increases in Stauffer said it is likely that the abuse to some extent was there already although there may be isolated events of abuse caused by the Super In my its not likely that someone who has never perpetrated abuse before is going to be stirred up by the Super Stauffer The incidents of domestic violence are learned according to acted fout by people who may have grown up in a violent The Stauffer are not responsible for the actions of men and should be able to feel safe in their own If they are not safe in their homes then they need to call 620HELP Todays Super Bowl matches the Buffalo Bills against the Dallas and Stauffer said Texans should hope Dallas wins for sake of the state and the women living in Instances of abuse are less but still in households located in cities which are not represented by a team in the Super If Dallas womens shelters around the state will be Stauffer Mefford assumes managing editor post on Monday Greg Mefford has been named managing editor of the New Braunfels Herald Publisher David Sullens has who will begin work in New Braunfels succeeds Stephanie Ferguson who resigned at the end of last year to pursue a teaching The former managing editor of the Canyon Lake Times returns to Comal County after working as a copy editor at the Galveston Daily News since early Gregs was the first name that came to mind when I learned that Stephanie was Sullens announcing Meffords Hes one of those people who really loves newspapering and who is dedicated to producing an absolutely top notch Hes a recognized authority on layout and design and other papers throughout the country call on his computer most he understands the concept of community I cant imagine anyone Id be happier to have at the helm of our the HeraldZeitung publisher Returning to the New Braunfels area and renewing old friendships is something Im looking forward Mefford And theres no place better to practice smalltown journalism than in the Texas Hill I look forward to telling the stories of the people in Comal County and to keeping them informed on the issues affecting their I the new managing editor the newspapers readers will take the time to call me with their suggestions for improving their Mefford worked previously for the Granbury Gazette and the Stephenville where he was a general assignments reporter for two He also has served as a production consultant for newspaper groups in several He attended The Art Institute of Dallas and Tarleton State University in where he studied commercial art and Mefford is married to the former Tracey who currently works as an office assistant for a dental practice in Clear The couple will make their home in New Mefford Commissioners approve water conservation district By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer Commissioners approved a resolution to support the creation of the Comal County Underground Water Conservation District Thursday in the regular session of Comal County Commissioners Weve been talking about the Trinity Aquifer now for at least the two years Ive been on the court and I know that it was discussed maybe about 10 years prior to said County Judge Carter We know that this is a critical area and it has been identified by the Texas Water we dont do theyre going to do The proposed district would address a critical problem identified by the Texas Water Commission in The Trinity Aquifer which provides water to the western half Comal County is in danger of being unable to support the population it The state identified the problem and Comal County that action must be taken to solve the problem locally or state control may be The resolution passed by the commissioners Thursday allows a temporary board of directors to file with the Texas Water Commission and the Texas Legislature for the creation of a water conservation district to protect the water interests in the western part of the The Trinity Aquifer does not recharge as quickly as the Edwards Aquifer and therefore is more sensitive to population growth and The proposed water conservation district would have the authority to See Page 9A Index 2 24 Pages DEAR EDUCATION 8A WATER Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung sends Birthday wishes to Dorothy Sylvia David Angie Marie Vallejo and Susie Monday birthday greetings go to Abby Abernathyand Ivy Belated birthday greetings go to Herbert Fey and Leotie HalrCutAThon Due to unforseen Makin1 Waves Hair Salon will not hold a HairCutA Thon fundraiser to benefit the Comal County 4 H Council today from 1 3 The salon apologizes if this inconveniences Talent Show Canyon High School will have a Talent Show at 7 Admission is per Essay Contest Just in time for Black History and Our Texas magazine have announced a scholarship essay contest will help three Texas high school seniors attend the Lone Star college or university of their Essays must be no longer than 500 words and must pertain to the African American heritage of Submission deadline is March and the contest is open to any Texas high school For more information call 800 7667710 or 800 Parenting classes All interest parents are invited to Parent to a video based workshop to help young people avoid drug problems by training their The program will in four sessions on Wednesday nights from 7 9 beginning 17 in the Extension meeting For more information call 30 Seconds Lottery Numbers AUSTIN AP Here are the results of the Lotto Texas winning numbers drawn Saturday by the Texas Lottery 41320223041 twenty fortyone The estimated Lotto Texas jackpot is For Home Delivery Call 6259144
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