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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 26, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas COUNTDOWN 22 DAYS New Braunfels Sesqulcentennial March March Inside Spring Fashions Sports The Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeltung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Dr Joe Kuehler Maria Samudio Anita Hanz belated Greg Campbell James Wade The Big Sara Tyler Neal Self John Lopez Crys tal Wehe Clayton Saur Jonathan Her nandez 1 Erlcka Chelsea Vlllanueva Monday 6 JanellaBalmos Melis sa Scharnhorst 16 years Michael Godl Den nis Wuest Gene E Harris Joe R Neeley Courtrlght Maletla Klnq Elolsa Adams Happy Anniversary to Den nis Molly Koepp Oran Nel rose Koepp Good morning Todays weather Cloudy with a 30 percent chance for showers or thunderstorms in the middle 70s Southeast wind near 10mph Lotto Texas Saturday nights Est million Jackpot rTEXflSTi LOTTERV Parenting With Intimacy set for March 11 at FPC New Braunfels area churches cooperation with the Center for Marriage Family Intimacy in Austin will present Parenting With at First Protestant Church located at 172 W Coll Street in New Braunfels The semi nar is set for Saturday March 11 The seminar will be led by Dr Paul Warren and Terri Ferguson of the Center for Marriage Fami ly Intimacy Subjects to be explored include making good families better preparation for parenting challenges and provid ing hope and healing to hurting relationships Registration is per person and can be done at the FPC office Call 18008818008 for more information Aquatic program set at McKenna Memorial Hospital March 7 The Arthritis Foundation in con junction with McKenna Memorial Hospital will present an aquatic with a recreational pro gram done in a heated pool The next program will begin March 7 Program participants are led by trained personnel through a series of specially designed exer cises which with the aid of waters buoyancy and resistance can help improve joint flexibility The warm water and gentle move ments can also help to relieve pain and stiffness It is not necessary to know how to swim and any adult with arthri tis can participate Participants are encouraged to check with their doctors about the need for possible special precautions before joining the class The course will last 610 weeks For more information call McKen na Memorial Hospital Rehab Ser vices at 6069111 ext 154 This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint Special pictorial feature Youth ArtBeat I Plaza comes alive with art from local youth See 3A 410 18 miCROPUBLISHING E Y A hi DEL DR EL PASO IX 79903 Pine wood Derby Scouts put projects to the test See 1B New Braunfels Herald 42 Pages in three sections Sunday Feb Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of CRYSTAL WEHE AirLife called to wreck on FM 1863 HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Branch Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to a traffic accident which took place Friday afternoon at approximately on FarmToMarket Road 1863 near Smithson Valley Road approximately 17 miles west of New Braunfels where a 1986 Ford pickup driven by Brad Field collided with a 1995 Nissan Minivan driven by a Mrs Bass first name not available from Texas Department of Public Safety According to witnesses fresh grav el caused one of the vehicles to lose traction and slide into the oncoming lane causing the collision San Antonio AirLife was called in to transport both to San Antonio hospitals Their condition was unknown at press time Top photo L Kern of the Branch EMS calls for oxygen for one of the Injured patients Left photo AirLife personnel load one of the injured patients onto the awaiting helicopter AFC Karagiannis honored as Airman of the Year Friday By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Airman First Class Kerry A Kara giannis is nothing short of astounding At age 20 she her list of achievements is only surpassed by her leadership qualities The New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce awarded Karagiannis Air man of the Year Friday evening and awarded Airman of the Quarter to Senior Airman Lindell D Fite Karagiannis is a computer pro grammer for the Air Force Her tech nical skills and unparalleled initiative as a software development programmer have proved critical to the squadron and the Air said supervisor SSgt Jeffery Kuwik While serving fulltime Air Force duties Karagiannis has maintained a grade point average at the Com munity College of the Air Force She credits her achievements her excellent Air Force education Being in the Air Force you get the very best in handson field she said They try to give you the very best in Karagiannis also serves as a recruiter As well she should She is quick to point out the educational opportunities the Air Force has to offer The Gl Bill offers considerable finan cial opportunities she said and the Air Force career guidance far outstrips those at colleges and universities Coming out of high she said not only do you leam technical skills but managerial time management and people The Chamber has assembled a sumptuous weekend New Braunfels getaway for Karagiannis Mayor Paul Fraser awarded her the key to the city The entertainment package can serve as a mini honeymoon Karagiannis married Demetrios Karagiannis Jan 14 1995 Senior Airman Lindell D Fite has distinguished himself in Desert Storm in Alconbury United Kingdom and now here at Randolph Air Force Base The Chamber of Commerce named SUNDAY CISD still growing at rapid rate in 95 District looks for ways to accomodate growth By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer If residents of the Comal Independent School District think theyve have heard about growth in the district the past few years they can surely expect to hear more in the near future In the last two board meetings officials have talkd of the need to prepare for the next school year The school board has already approved the creation of 20 new teaching positions on the elementary level with addi tional staff in other areas likely to be requested by the administration soon In 1993 the district created 36 new positions 40 in 1994 and 20 already this year based on no growth If we grow four or five or six hundred more stu dents you can see the delimna were Major said at the last board meeting Last week he reported the district had grown from at the beginning of the year to currently three to four hundred above projections Were way ahead of what we had he said With that in mind the administration discussed the possibility of adding more temporary portable buildings for next year mostly on the elementary level Although district voters passed a multimillion dollar bond pack age to build three new schools those schools wont be ready until December of 1996 at best Major said there are three options do nothing build temporary portables or lease the portables Of the 50 portables now in the district almost half will be avail able once the schools are completed Increasing population has brought increased property values and wealth to the district The tax rate of has not wavered in three years because growth has brought additional income Although trends say property values will likely con tinue to increase experts say it is not wise to base rev enue projections on these increases 1 dont think the raise in appraisal value if it rises again will have an Dr Major said HeraldZeitung photo by SUSAN FLYNTENGLAND Eddie Temple Chamber Airman of the Quarter chair Senior Airman Lindell D Fite Airman of the Airman 1st Class Kerry A Karagiannis Airman of the Year and Mayor Paul Fraser him the Airman of the Quarter for means that when he maintains and OctoberDecember 1994 Randolph Airman Fite has main tained a 30yearold fleet of aircraft at 90 percent readiness made difficult by todays staff and budget said Senior Master Sergeant Doyle Brown Fite has earned certified techni cian status This rare achievement inspects an aircraft no one has to inspect his work in any way Fites aspirations include finishing his Bachelors degree and being sta tioned in Germany He has no goals outside the military at present Right now the civilian sectors just too unsta he said The militarys compet itive but much photo by MICHAEL From left Heather Buesehe Judy BenderScruggs and Janice Hardeman Spring Fashions 95 Dont miss Spring Fashions 95 in todays edition See Pages cornjng spring season owners For subscription advertising or news information call 6259144
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