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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 16, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                Dist A volleyball New Braunfels defeats Canyon Smilhson Valley ease COUNTOOWNi 157 DAYS New Braunfels Sesqulcentennlal March March Inside Hobby Lobby Letters to the Family Owned The River conditions Guadalupe cfs Comal cfs da cubic feet per second S la m m I i sch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeltungl The New Braurtfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Dorothy Cash Rachel Roberts Adeline Schmidt Sarah Lopez Jessica Carver Mon Shaye Adams Becky Jean Crabill 12 Tracey Lan gendorff Alissa Marie Padilla Petra Acevedo Tim Sisak Bruna Guerrero Socorro Mary Lou Her nandez Marion Stewart Flo Davila Clay Zientek Marie Garza Francisco Ortiz Woodroe E Jonas Charles Miller Dan Sedgwick Frank Weyrich John M Reynolds Theodore H Sandberg Bernice Eberhardt Wilber Hall Betty Kearns Helen Kreid Satur Theresa Luciani Satur Bobbie Moore Jeanette Prell Dorothy Summers George Bracks Louise Calvert Carol Machacek Lena Marcum Robert McPherson Esther Post Viola Coco Helen Hightower Muriel Mooney Gale Sum merviHe Happy Anniversary to Michelle Scott Voges Randy Sue Tay lor Mr Mrs Johnnie Mondin 44 Mr Mrs Fernan do Gomez Interact Club plans Halloween food drive The Interact Club of New Braunfels High School is plan ning a food drive to take place Halloween evening Oct 31 Col lected items will be delivered to needy families for Thanksgiving according to Dora Lisa Alvarado club president Residents are urged to welcome Interact students at their doors evening with dona tions of canned goods arid other applicable food items for the needy We hope this gives an alternative meaning to Trickor Treat in New Braunfels by help ing our fellow neighbors who have not been as fortunate espe cially at the Thanksgiving sea said Alvarado Republican Women to meet tomorrow The New Braunfels Republican Women will meet at Molly Joes Restaurant Monday Oct 17 at noon Local candidates will be Stomintisch 1 The New Braunfeli HeraldZtLtung invites its reader to submit items to Stammtisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and memberj cfthe German coaimuntty Stammlisch repratnli a sitting place for members cfthe community to gather and share the days happenings We invite you to share with The winning numbers LottO Texas 913 2324 million I nf jacKpot liUl This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint New Braunfels nips Canyon 97 Page13A Rangers remain unbeaten 1812 i m See Page 13A New Braunfels Herald SUNDAY 75 CENTS Vol 142 No 242 Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of TIM SI8AK 42 Pages in three sections Sunday Oct Election expert to address charter review committee By TECLOJ GARCIA Staff Writer The federal election code expert whom the city council agreed to pay for will address the 1994 Charter Review Committee Monday at 7 David Guinn a Baylor School of Law profes sor will brief the committee on several ways the mayor of New Braunfels can be elected I really dont know what he will tell said Committee eyes federal state compliance Committee Chairman David Wallace But he will probably say that our current system does not comply with federal The committee is attempting to rewrite the city charter in an effort to comply with existing state and federal election codes and keep the city out of the courtroom Currently the mayor is chosen from the city council members by the members The seven city council members are elected from 4 single member districts and three at large contests In addition to consulting Guinn Mexican American Legal Defense Fund attorneys are also being briefed on action considered by the com mittee At its last meeting the city council voted to acquire the services of Waco law firm Guinn and Morrison for The committee also received a letter from the Mayor Paul Fraser explaining the mayors duties and responsibilities We are doing everything we can so there wont be any more legal Wallace said Wallace said he expected city council members to be present at the meeting Umbrellaville Early voting nears Period begins Wednesday and By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Braunfels Unicorns fans braved the cold and wet weather Friday night as their team went on to defeat crosstown rivals canyon Cougars 97 In the 17th Wurst Bowl See game story Page 13A CISD adopts measure to help combat growing problem with truancy By CRAIG HAMMETT superintendent lively New Braunfels Independent School T HA Tlrsiln nniA tVvof naatt ft Ql IfUart CQlH tVlAW By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer The Comal Independent School Dis trict adopted a measure this week to combat a problem growing among the nations schoolsdropouts and truancy The CISD board voted to hire a full time truant officer to keep up with the growing number of kids who tend to miss school on a regular basis On a good day we have about 300 kids absent I doubt if all of them are really said Dr Jerry Major CISD superintendent Board member Lee Ikels said that most school districts have some type of truant officer and that the CISD need ed to do the same The day and time has come where we need to do he said The CISDs Alicia Parra presented figures that showed while dropout rates at the high school level remained below state averages from 199092 the num ber of Hispanic and white student dropout rates hovered near state levels at about six and percent respec tively We seen with the numbers weve had and there are a lot of miles to cov er we needed a fulltime said Alicia Parra of the CISD Parra said laws are becoming increasingly tougher on not only stu dents but parents of students who have a consistent record of nonattendance Juveniles and parents can be sent before a court if the point is pursued For those 17 and under it has become increasingly difficult to obtain a dri vers license without going to school New Braunfels Independent School District Superintendent said they have had a Attendance Liaison about eight years Irma Perez He said she mainly works with not only students but the families where often the heart of the problem lies That really doesnt do any good just picking up a kid and sending him he said Bradberry said organizations such as Communities in Schools are now working with students and families especially at the younger grade levels Early voting for the November elec tion begins Wednesday Oct 19 as county voters will have the opportunity to decide local state and congression al positions The earlyvoting period runs from Oct 19 until Friday Nov 4 Room 306 on the third floor of the Court house Annex will be open from 8 to Monday through Friday during the period The county this year has decided to push the move toward helping make the voting process easier During ear ly voting the county will provide mobile voting polls at five separate dates and times Wednesday Oct 26 from 2 to 7 at the Lone Star school Saturday Oct 29 from 9 to 7 at the HEB on San Antonio St Tuesday Nov 1 from 2 to 7 at the Garden Ridge Municipal Com plex Wednesday Nov 2 from noon to 7 at the Canyon Lake Action Center Thursday Nov 3 from 2 to 7 at the Bulverde Community Cen Registered voters can vote at either the Courthouse Annex or any of the mobile polls regardless of precinct During the Nov 8 election the polls will be open from 7 to 7 but voters must vote in their respective precincts Allergy sufferers feel brunt of ragweed season ByMARKLYON Managing Editor The loud rumble echoing through the hills pf Comal County for the last three to four weeks is the result of an annual ritual of nature known to most allergy sufferers as ragweed season It happens to me every said Gwendolyn Davis a resident of New Braunfels who said she moved here two years ago fjom California Down here it gets a little worse for me because I live in a city that is not as developed as where I lived in Califor nia We had the winds coming off the ocean that kept the m ftiriy clear Also I get hit by the cedars pretty hard in the winter I am miserable in Janu Davis comments are typical of the average allergy sufferer according to local allergist Dr Frank C Hampel Jr who noted that ragweed season is already three to four weeks old here Its the weeds that are doing he said Ragweed is the number one problem here right now They have a real potent antigen which we have an ideal climate for Other weeds caus ing problems right now are pigweed and careless weed In a couple of months it will be the cedars They are the biggest problem we have in this Dr Hampel said the ragweed prob lems would probably end in three more weeks or when the first freeze hits He said that this weekends rain would help keep the pollen from circulating Dr Hampel said allergy problems start with symptoms similar to colds but that allergy problems are most noticed by increased itching in the eyes and nose Histamines antihistamines deco gestants and prescription nasal sprays are what Dr Hampel recommends for treating allergy symptoms He said allergy shots wouid do little if started in the middle of a season Dr Frank Humptl examines rtgwMg pkints pods with pollen For newssubscription or advertising information 6259f 44 Metro   

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