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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 2, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas                                New Braunfels IlOU A suUEsr 262 l TX MAVA April I Serving Comal County Home of Ben Ferguson 50 Cents 75 Cents Sunday 96 Africanized Honey Bee Killer bee activity due to increase By MANUEL ALVEAR HeraldZeitung Africanized honey bee activity in already quaran tined Comal County is expect ed to increase this year due to general movement of the killer bees through the according to county extension Comal County Extension Agent Joe Taylor said the number of Africanized hives found in the area has been but because the bees become more active in the that number may increase over the next few Since the county entered the Taylor about 300 swarms have been only three hives being found in the So in our thats not too Taylor So weve only encountered them in about one percent of the Taylor said the Africanized bees could not be distin guished from the common European bee except by labo ratory examination of speci The only difference easily perceived in a natural envi ronment is the more sive behavior in the African ized he According to the Africanized bee will sting 70 percent more quickly and 30 percent more Taylor said the venom of the Africanized bees was actually less potent than their local but that their aggressive nature and the increased number of stings likely to be received made them a greater Taylor said swarms of bees on private property could only be destroyed by the property owner or by professional By Taylor said bee keepers can only come onto a persons property to collect active They can then collect samples to determine if the hive is Africanized or The specimens are sent to the entomology laboratory at Texas University for A reference list of beekeep ers is available with the County Extension located at 132 Extension Taylor Taylor recommended that people scout an area before outdoor activities to check for the more aggressive Rail Authority pushes deadline for bullet train By GARY CARROLL HeraldZeftung The Texas HighSpeed Rail Authority wants route plans for the bullet train project earlier to give residents fair warn Executive Director Marc Burns said Current legislation mandating changes in the structure of the THSRA will also set a deadline for routing plans for the proposed bullet which will pass through Comal If passed as Senate Bill 787 will set a 31 deadline for Texas the franchisee of the bullet to sub mit preferred routing plans to the a date Burns said he wouldnt mind seeing moved Burns said current plans are not spe cific enough to warn people who may be affected by the path of the It is certainly a problem that can be and it is certainly a problem that needs to be Burns Its simply not fair to leave people who may or may not be affected by the route not and Im not sure that it cant be fixed faster than by the end of this Current route plans show the rail turn ing south at Lockhart and passing near It will then cross over High way 46 between New Braunfels and McQueeney and continue to nearby Schertz and Cibolo before making its way into San City and county including County Engineer Tom said they will not be sure what kind of effect the project will have on Guadalupe and Comal counties until the final route is The bullet train would pass through the area in excess of 180 miles per officials No local stops are Since the preliminary maps are Burns said TGV is making some modi fications on the proposed and is continuing to study the trains environ mental and economic According to TGV Director of Finance James an environmental impact study has been put on but a rider ship study is With the envi ronmental study on preferred rout ing cannot be finalized for the But Gerber said ridership studies indi cate strong support for highspeed rail in The TGV ridership study has revealed that more than three million people trav el the HoustonDallas and more than three million travel the Houston AustinSan Antonio TGV has been given until December to raise million in equity financing before the project gets under To only million been Gerber said he feels confident they will meet their Commissioner Christina Zamora is held behind bars Thursday to benefit Muscular The group held Its lock up at Blue Bonnet Motors all day and raised about in donations and Zamora was arrested by Comal County Sheriffs Reserve Deputies Howard Ludwig and Preston Officials said 19 residents were Robert Konkel of Molly Joes was the top fund raiser of the bVinglnfipn Photo by Tejano music stars performance a gift from heaven By ROSE MARIE EASH HeraldZeitung Tejano musics biggest Emilio will perform from 8 to mid night tonight at the The performance will benefit New Braunfels High Schools Senior Mexican American a fundraising organiza tion that provides money for senior trips and donates funds for community Prances the groups said Navairas managers called her a few months ago and asked if he could do a ben efit performance for It was like a gift from said I dont know how they found but one of Navairas promoters called me and asked if he could do a benefit for Hes like an angel from heaven espe cially now that hes so Castilleja said the students didnt believe her when she told them Navaira was com I told them I have a surprise for Castillsja They were all excited they couldnt believe it They all came up to hugging me and asking how it hap Navairas general Johnny Casi said Navaira is interested in doing what he can to give back to the communi ty that has supported Hes got a kids its from the said Instead of joining a he wants to say join the Tejano music go to the enjoy the Navaira won a record five awards at Wednesdays Pura Vida Hispanic Music He was also a big winner at the Tejano Music Awards and was named their enter tainer of the year earlier this His latest Unsung is 16 on the Billboard charts after 57 He was also nominated for a Gram my and as male artist of the year for ihe Latin Music Thirtytwo seniors will be participating this years senior trip which will be to Puer to Were expecting to said The kids have really been work ing Weve sold tickets already sold out of advance Therell be tickets at the Were expecting a lot of Elderhostel to draw 39 seniors Clyde Blackman of the Sophlenburg Museum and Mary Ann director of the local Elderhostel program prepare name badges for the annual By GARY CARROLL HeraldZtltung Thirtynine visitors between the ages of 62 and 86 will visit New Braunfels for one week dur ing the third annual Elderhostel According to Clyde Blackman of the Sophienburg which is sponsored by the New Braunfels Historic Museum is an eco nomic way for senior citizens to see the world and learn about the different regions they Hostel organizations are involved in continuing educa tion in a relaxed and the New Braunfels curricu lum focuses directly on regional German We do our lessons pragmati cally in that we take them to the places where the history oc Blackman Hostelers will arrive at 3 Sunday and check into the Faust Hotel before beginning their week The groups activities will include trips to the Sophienburg Museum and Conser vation Plaza and a miniWurst fest in Landa before wrap ping up with a trip to the Hum mel Museum on Friday morn Another event scheduled is the New Braunfels Treasures during which long time citizens of New Braunfels hold s special front porch meeting and share their experi ences and history with the These according tp are important because they relate personal experiences and allow the hostelers to better understand local Blackman said the two Elder one held in the early spring and the other in the early allow visitors favorable tim ing and weather for a and bring approximately to the areas The hostel program also is designed in accordance with the mission statement of an historical society to the state of Inside Stammtisch Time change AUTO WATER Vf 1 The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung invites its readers to sub mit items to According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German Stammtiach repre sents a sitting place reserved for a group of special a time set aside for members of a community to gather and share the days For more seepage Best wishes The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung sends Birthday wishes to Tencha Clarissa Renee Blanca Char lie Maria Rodriguez and Anna Saturday Birth days go to Dan and Beth James Sam Richard Reiz and Karin Anniversary wishes go to Phyllis and Jewel Murrow and Jerry and Mary Ester Easter bunnies Sunlight Photography will take pictures of children with live Easter bunnies at The Childrens Museum today from 6 to 9 Sitting fee includes one 4x6 photo proof back the next Picture packages in by Call Proceeds will benefit The Childrens Tejano concert EmiHo Entertainer of the Year at this years Tejano Music will perform at Wursthalle Friday night from 8 to midnight Doors open at 7 Proceeds will benefit the New Braunfels High School Senior MexicanAmerican Tickets are available at the Spring The natfoin spring hour daylightsavjg tlnifiis April In post of the clocks 1 should shifted ahead one local at 2 j That means losing an will be 31 jales hold mwmmmmmmm j   

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