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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 18, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas WEDNESDAY Unicorns defeat Hays Consolidated for first district win See 9A COUNTDOWN 57 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March New Braunfels Her a IdZeitun 18 pages in two sections Wednesday Jan Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of THELMA LEE Vol 143 No 47 Inside Letters to the The Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Antonio Med na Dorothy Brinkkoeter Jesus Luna Thelma Lee 83 Heather Fest Jose D arcia Martha Mitchan 82 Janet Suzanne Ward Judy A Perez Tyler Reviea Elsa Boughton Gail Dolle Lucille McDavidNeuse Jerry Scheel Ashley Bird 11 Happy Anniversary to Ronald Sandra Schneider Rudy Gloria Castro 26 years Quilt guild to meet Saturday The New Braunfels Area Quilt Guild meets the 3rd Saturday of every month at at the New Braunfels Christian Church Fellowship Hall on Loop 337 Membership is open to everyone The Wednesday Quilting Bee meets every Wednesday after noon from to 4 Visi tors are welcome Book Review Club to meet Tuesday The Book Review Club will meet at the Senior Citizens Cen ter 655 Landa Street Tuesday Jan 24 1995 from Coffee will be served at Howard Schulz will review Those Who Love by Irving Stone Plan to bring a friend with you Guests will be asked for a donation of Newcomers sponsor International Night The New Braunfels Newcom ers Club will host an Internation al Night at the Comal County Senior Citizens Center begin ning at on Jan 19 Guests are asked to bring a covered dish from the favorite countries Project Graduation pep rally set A Project Graduation pep rally will be held Saturday morning at at Lubys Cafeteria Judge Carter Casteel will serve as emcee for the fundrais ing event and will be joined by both school district superinten dents as well as principals of all three high schools All area students as well as the general public are invited to attend HEB celebrates 90th anniversary today An unprecedented statewide event will be held today as each of the 227 HEB grocery stores in Texas will simultaneously hold a cakecutting ceremony to mark the 90th anniversary of the com pany The ceremony will be held today at 10 locally at the New Braunfels HEB The company is planning a yearlong series of events in cel ebration of the anniversary City and county officials as well as the general public are invited to participate in the cere mony This news paper is printed on recycled newsprint Rabies scare causing little change in local policy tactics By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Caution not alarm is the message authorities are sending to county res idents regarding the rabies epidemic felt in South Texas The state recently declared a state quarantine for those transporting animals across state lines County Animal Control Officer David Young said the only change regarding county policy would be that dog owners can no longer institute a 10day home quarantine after their dog has bitten someone Instead authorities will confine the animal Rabies is a common disease among animals but strains have now spread in large numbers across South Texas prompting the quarantine It would take five or more cases here in Comal County to call for a local quarantine said Young and that has not occurred Those wild animals who have been hit hardest by the current strain include coyotes foxes and raccoons which are nocturnal creatures If it is during daytime animal acts chances are the animal has got some type of said Young Property owners outside city limits on 10 acres or more and not in a plat ted subdivision could shoot a wild animal that appears sick Because there is only one testing facility in the entire slate these animals would not be sent to Austin unless they bit someone or a pet such as a dog Young said residents should call his office if this occurs City officers deal mainly with dogs and cats although critters such as opossums raccoons and foxes often show up within city limits Sgt John Mac McEachem said the city has no need to change any guidelines because of the quarantine and will continue to operate under set regulations Certain types of attacks on ani mals or humans results in the animal being quarantined for 10 said McEachem If an animal is infected it will show signs of the rabies infection and die within that 10day period he said Tests must then be conducted in Austin City code prohibits stray dogs and cats from roaming the neighborhood and fines owners for such If the ani mal has a tag officers will try to iden tify the animal and capture it The same goes for unowned ani mals Officers will try to capture it but will shoot the animal if required We will catch it if we can but well shoot if we have said McEachem Three main rules usually apply when fines are involved atlarge ani mals no license and no rabies shots Seguin man injured HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL New Braunfels emergency personnel carefully put Daniel Cox of Seguin on a stretcher after he was injured in an accident on the 135 access road west side between Seguin Ave and Walnut St yesterday at approximately Cox vehicle collided with another after he slowed to yield the entrance ramp to 135 He was taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released There were no other injuries Earlier start gets approval at NBISD School year to begin three days sooner in 95 By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Local Red Cross chapter collecting donations to assist earthquake victims in Japan By SUSAN FLYNTENGLAND Staff Writer New Braunfels residents wishing to help the victims of the earthquake in Japan have several options according to the Red Cross office in San Antonio Monetary donations earmarked for Japanese relief can be sent to the New Braunfels Red Cross or the American Red Cross at Box 37243 Washington 20013 Donations can also be charged on Visa Mas terCard Discover and American Express by call ing 18008422200 for English or 7575 for Spanish The Red Cross will take inquiries about the safe ty of Japanese relatives who are immediate family and have been in contact within the last six months For inquiries about military in Japan call the Red Cross in New Braunfels at 6252473 The Navy has reported no injuries of Navy officers in Osaka Inquiries about citizens in Japan should be directed to the State Department Citizen Emer gency Service at 202 6477310 or 202 647 7311 As of yesterday the Japanese Red Cross had evacuated approximately Japanese people from their homes and is now lodging them in tem porary shelters such as schools Food water and blankets are being provided to evacuees The Japanese Red Cross reports that build ings have collapsed most of them homes Fifteen medical teams have been sent out by the Japanese Red Cross to treat the injured on site Trustees of the New Braunfels Independent School District approved the 199596 school calendar Tuesday night at their regular meeting The calendar had caused some concern ness people in the community because the start of school continues a trend toward the earlier date The 199596 year will begin on Aug 14 three days earlier than this year Never have we had as much imput on our calendar as this said Superintendent Charles meets the needs of most people not all but School traditionally has started after Labor Day or the first weekend in September which is also the last big weekend of the summer tourist season Most schools have now pushed their starting date earlier each year causing concern among those who employ many stu dents A lot of the business people would like to see school start as late as said Bradberry The problem comes with having the appropriate number of days in the In order for midyear exams to be taken by the Christmas break school must start earlier he said or students would have to take exams immediately fol lowing the break which runs Dec 20Jan 3 The spring semester has 92 days compared to the falls 88 Spring break will be March 1522 School Board President Dick Robinett said the dis trict would have to be even more flexible with its scheduling during the next few years due to building projects throughout the district The NBISD needed 90 days for summer construction this year School will end May 23 in 199596 three days earlier than this year In other action The board extended the contract of Superintendent Bradberry one year making his contract good through 1998 Bradberry has been with the NBISD 12 years His term includes the passage of several bond packages including the massive million project recently approved by voters and covering almost every campus in the district The only thing we worry about is losing you to a higher said Robinett would have to be a real high said Bradberry who said he hopes to finish out his educa tional career in New Braunfels Speaking of bond packages the board upon rec ommendation by the administration approved the architectural firm of Jessen Inc to design work on the first part of the million project The first part includes four classroom additions to Memorial and Carl Schurz Elementaries and the 11 classrooms at the high school Herb Crume of the has worked on several projects within the district through the years including the Memorial schools and current work at Seele He told the board Tuesday night he expects bids to go out no later than the first week in May Tough questions creative ideas fielded at meeting By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Speakers fielded tough questions and heard some creative ideas from the sparse crowd at the Dist 1 Town Meeting held last night at Lone Star School How come were looking to fill positions like the chief of police from outside the city City Manager Mike Shands was asked by one city resi dent Shands replied that the city only searches outside New Braunfels limits to fill positions when no qualified applicants have come forward from New Braunfels Recycling Committee Chairperson Susan Curtis addressed concerns about recycling Well its another charge to said a resident you ask people to participate but give them a reason Why cant the money coming back from recycling be designated for a pro ject to benefit the people like library improvements or parks Curtis liked the idea and encour aged the resident to attend upcoming recycling meetings and approach Shands regarding use of recycling rev enues City council member Ambrosio Benitez several times urged Dist 1 residents to make their voices heard at council meetings We need to go and be at the city council meetings and be he said The great importance of education was stressed by several of the speakers including County Commissioner Cristi na Zamora who along with Benitez set up the town meeting Local businessman Ted Alexander noted that bringing more job opportu nities to New Braunfels was depen dent on an educated work force Its not the chicken or the egg Education is first he said Alexander outlined the new San Antonio College classes in New Braun fels and heralded their success This is the very first time these classes have been offered and already enrollment is at 150 We would have been happy with he said Safe City Commission Chairperson Cheryl Scott urged Dist 1 citizens to organize neighborhood watches Neighborhood Watch is the single most effective weapon against she said A resident youth was con cerned that New Braunfels might insti tute curfews for youths as San Antonio has My mother trusts me to take my sister out to run an errand at night why cant others she said Scott agreed saying the Safe City Commission along with the city still preferred to trust the youth of New Braunfels and that was why no cur fews arc in effect here Luis Ramirez of the Community Council of South Central Texas Inc outlined the many services available for local residents through the community council He noted that New Braunfels Head Start was one of the first ten in the nation to purchase its own building He described services such as ACT Alamo Consortium Transit a free pub lic transportation system available to residents the Laurel Senior Citizens Center Women Infants Children the family planning center USDA food commodities assistance and energy assistance where state funds are available to help residents make their homes more energy effi cient and thus cheaper to own Ramirez urged residents to call the community council at 6256268 for information on available services Were everywhere in the he and were here to help David Whatley outlined the plans for further improvements to Eikel Field while Charter Review Committee member Gloria Sasser fielded ques tions A major concern among residents was having safe walkways to Eikel Field The Marketplace Classifieds Onestop shopping five days a week
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