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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 19, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas Wednesday,^ April 19,1995 ■ Herald-Zeitung ■ 9 AArts Council poetry contest receives 629 entries The desk in Patty Pope’s house is groaning under the weight of poetry these days, and very little of it is “heavy.” Sorry, couldn’t resist the pun. But seriously, folks, our esteemed Coordinator of the Arts Council’s Coun- tywide Poetry Contest is walking around dazed by the unequaled response of would-be poets. And, every now and then, she throws a “God’ll-get-you-for-this!” look in my direp- Elizabeth Elliott tion, since I’m the one who told her the project would be “easy.” Actually, I think I said something about it being “a piece of cake," but that was before I knew the cake would have so many layers! Like entrants deciding they didn’t need to identify themselves as adults, like sending in pieces of paper no bigger than candy wrappers, like “decorating” their entries with so much artwork, it’s hard to find the poem...and the list goes on. Aside from the glitches, though, the awesome fact is that 629 entries represents almost DOUBLE the number of poems submitted in any previous year! That’s what you call PARTICIPATION! That’s what you call...BlMrylytd Judges! Sue England, John O'Keefe and I will protiably be very happy if we don’t see another poem—for at least another year! It will take that long to recuperate from our reading marathon. And we’re talking about people who are fools for poetry! John and I are old hands at this, but that’s when the number was 330 at the max! After we picked poor Sue up off the floor, we collaborated on some pretty intense judging. John and Sue are excellent writers within their own rights, and that fact alone set the standards quite high. In other words, we were three picky persons last night! No, I can’t tell you what the results were, because the winners themselves don’t know yet.The Down Side As excited as we all were about such enthusiastic involvement of the community in the contest, the judges found sad evidence that the vast majority of our local students are poor spellers, have barely a nodding acquaintance with grammar and pronunciation, and use many words they don’t understand (and we’re not talking about ten-dollar, multi-syllabic ones, either!). Oh, I know this sounds negative, but the insistence upon “positive” can (and often does) obscure REALITY., You can’t fix a problem if you pretend it doesn’t exist. And what’s the answer to this one? There was only one Solomon. But, somehow, I don’t think it requires that much wisdom. Just honesty and pragmatism. Let me explain: The Poetry Contest has been going on for 13 years now. About 3 or 4 years ago, we noticed a decline in quality, which has now become more the rule than the exception. There used to be so many excellent poems, the decision-making required a lot of Maalox. The choices will be easier this year, the ones of quality clearly standing alone. And this result, when there are TWICE as many poems!TIM Up Mete It's fixable! Of course, it would take parents (in general) having faith in the intent of teachers who demand excellence, knowing they’re NOT trying to demean students. It also requires faith in one’s own children, faith that they’re * strong enough to meet the challenge, to glory in the struggle and GAIN from it. Ultimately, the reach for excellence makes everybody winners. Our children get a better education, and learn to communicate well (a skill that impacts every aspect of their lives!). And judges of poetry contests smile a lot. (Elizabeth Elliott is a guest columnist for the Herald-Zeitung, writing on the arts and humanities.)Comal County Records Deaths • Pauline Etta Ruth, 89, of New Braunfels. Died March 12,1995. • Carmen M. Salazar, 72, of New Braunfels. Died March IO, 1995. • Jean Kammaker of Gruene. Died March 13,1995. • William “Bill” Slimpin, 68, of Kerrville. Died March 13,1995. • Otis Homar Walker, 58, of Bergheim. Died March IO, 1995. • Orville Feder, 78, of New Braunfels. Died March 18,1995. • Emma Ott, 83, of New Braunfels. Died March 17,1995. • Edgar “Tiny” Arnold, 61, of Uhland. Died March 16,1995. • Maud Meneley, 90, of New Braunfels. Died March 19,1995. • Bennie James Belk, 91. of New Braunfels. Died March 20,1995. • Wilburta L. Nicholson, 72, of New Braunfels. Died March 20,1995. • Dr. Van Mitchell Smith Jr., 78, of New Braunfels. Died March 18,1995. • Marguerite E. Wittkop, 86, of San Antonio. Died March 19,1995. • Leslie Schaefer, 69, of Bulverde. Died March 19,1995. • Roland Tieken, 95, of San Marcos. Died March 19, 1995. • Phillip L. Engle, 42, of New Braunfels. Died March 19,1995. • Wilburta “Burt” Nicholson, 72, of New Braunfels. Died March 20,1995. • Randy Paul Whitmire, 37, of New Braunfels. Died March 21,1995. • Lydia Anna Engel, 94, of New Braunfels. Died March 19,1995. • Leona Hemme Henze, 96, of New Braunfels. Died March 23,1995. • Miriam R. Kalmans, 74, of San Antonio. Died March 22,1995. • Milton E. Montgomery, 74, of New Braunfels. Died March 24,1995. • Wanda O. Stark, 80, of New Braunfels. Died March 25,1995. • George A. Pyland, 89, of Garden Ridge. Died March 23,1995. Marriages The following people were married with licenses from Comal County: • John Gonzales Jr. and Michelle Mauri Bustos of Universal City. • Douglas Brian O’Grady and Kathryn Louise Shoulders of Cibolo. • Erie Wayne Walker and Jennifer Camarillo of New Braunfels. • Gregorio Garza Perez and Katy Griselda Carrion Gomez of New Braunfels. • Sergio Escobar Herrera and Bertha Alicia Marungo of New Braunfels. • Russell Scott Travis and Cynthia Susan Vore of Austin. • Kerry Wayne Carson and De Dee Ann Lents of San Marcos. • David P. Appel and Paula D. Tolle of Spring Branch. • Juan Roel Gutierrez and Elizabeth H. Valdez of New Braunfels. • Fred Horton Skinner 111 and Christy Justine Crawford of Blanco. • Christopher Collin Roque and Leticia Perez of New Braunfels. • Christopher Martinez and Jennifer Renae Noble of New Braunfels. • William Bruce Williamson and Rosalia Stepanski of San Antonio. • Andrew Preston Cotten and Candace Jean Reeves of Cibolo. • David Anthony Perrcra and Leanne Kimberly Love of San Antonio. • Charles Robert Garrett and Susan Catherine Vitols of Spring Branch. • David Lee Wilson and Melissa Kay Kerns of Canyon Lake. • Jack Lawless Jr. and Shirley Jones Choate of San Antonio. • Wayne Allen Wygle and Tammy Renee Sullivan of Bath, Maine. • Jesse Landeras Flores Jr. and San Juanita Villarreal of Universal City. • Charles Motz V and Teryn Denise O’Brien of New Braunfels. County Court-At-Law The following are criminal reports of the Comal-County-Court-At-Law: • Florentine R. Gonzales of Canyon Lake; DWI $55000 fine, $249 court cost, 90 days in jail, two years probation, 24 hours community service. • Roy H. Smith, of New Braunfels; DWI second offense; $550.00 fine, $249 court cost, 90 days in jail, two years probation, 24 hours community service. • Jose A Requejo, of San Antonio; DWI second offense; $400 fine, $279 court cost, 45 days in jail. • Eloy G. Garcia, of San Antonio; Motion to revoke probation: Driving while license suspended; 15 days in jail. • Charles Luna, of San Antonio; Theft ($20-200); $100 fine, $209 court cost, 45 days in jail. RE-ELECT "BUTCH" BENITEZ CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 1 A VOICE, NOT AN ECHO • Mario A. Ybarra, of New Braunfels; Assault (bodily injury); $100 fine, $169 court cost, 72 days in jail. • Jesus Jose Torres, of Bay City, Texas; Possession of Marijuana; $450 fine, $179 court cost, 60 days in jail, one year probation, 24 hours community service restitution. • Morris Craig Timmerman, of New Braunfels; fleeing from a police officer, $100 fine, $179 court cost, 28 days in jail. • Tony J. Fitzsimmons, of New Braunfels; Theft by check; $250 fine, $209 court cost, $150 attorney, $108 restitution, 90 days in jail, one year probation. • Gregory Bradford, of Dallas; Theft ($20-200); 250 fine, $209 court cost, 60 days in jail, one year probation, 24 hours community service restitution. • Jeffrey B. Smith, of Austin; Possession of marijuana; $450 fine, $179 court cost, 50 days in jail, one year probation, 24 hours community service restitution. • Rodney G. Brandt, of New Braunfels; DWI; $550 fine, $250 court cost, $44.72 restitution, 90 day in jail, two years probation, 24 hours community service restitution. • Ivy F. Berthot, of New Braunfels; *3 budgets, 0 tax increases * Environmental Protection •Tough on Crime •Organized Gang Task Force •Park Improvements •Drainage and Street Repairs •Experienced Leadership Early voting April 17 - May 2 Courthouse Annex Room 306 Vote May 6, Lone Star School Pd. Pol. Ad. AmbroMo Benitez, Treasurer resisting arrest; $184 court cost, $ I SO attorney, 30 days in jail. • John A. Reed, of Houston; Resisting arrest; $500 fine, $179 court cost, 120 days in jail, one year probation, 80 hours community service restitution. • Christopher L. Saenz, of New Braunfels; motion to revoke probation: criminal mischief; $1560 court cost, 45 days in jail. • Rene F. Flores, of New Braunfels; motion to revoke probation: DWI; $ 150 court cost, 30 days in jail. • Gary E. Nims. Sr., of Austin; motion to revoke probation: sale of alcohol without license; $2150 attorney, 30 days in jail. • Francisco E Lopez, of Austin; DWI second offense; $750 fine, $259 court cost, 180 days in jail, two years probation, 15 days jail shock, 80 hours community service. • Alfredo T. Martinez, New Braunfels; Escape; $100 fine, $169 court cost, $150 attorney, 30 days in jail. • Ruben M. Nunez, of San Antonio; motion to revoke probation (DWI), $150 attorney, IO days in jail, one year probation. • Daniel D. Ranly, of Bulverde; DWI; $650 fine, $284 court cost, 90 days in jail, two years probation. • Richard K. Olne, of San Antonio; DWI; $650 fine, $254 court cost, 15 days in jail. • Billy Joe Vaushan, of Mesquite; possession of marijuana; $450 fine; $179 court cost, 60 days in jail, one year probation, 24 house community service restitution. • Nell M. Grabs, of New Braunfels; failure to stop and give information; $300 fine, $164 court cost, 90 days in jail, one year probation, 80 hours community service restitution. • Karen M. New, of Wimberley; motion to revoke probation forging probation; 75 days in jail. • Tomas M. Barboze, of New Braunfels; motion to revoke probation: DWI; $ 150 attorney, 45 days in jail. • Lesa L. Ridgeway, of Pflugerville, Tx; possession of marijuana; $300 fine, $209 court cost, 30 days in jail, one year probation. • Juan Manuel Hernandez, of New Braunfels; possession of marijuana; $300 fine, $ 176 court cost, $ 150 attorney, 30 days in jail, 24 hours community service restitution. • Jason B. Mears, of San Antonio; Theft by check; $250 fine, $209 court cost, $60.77 restitution, 90 days in jail, one year probation. • Patrick E Castilla of San Antonio; unlawfully carrying a weapon; $250 fine, $179 court cost, 180 day in jail, one year probation, 80 hours community service restitution. • Gilbert Martinez, of Austin; DWI; $800 fine, $249 court cost, $100 restitution, 180 days in jail, 18 months probation, 60 days jail shock, 24 hours community service restitution. • Maria M. Pineda, of San Antonio; ; driving while license suspended; $200 fine, $ 179 court cost, 60 days in jail, one year probation, 24 hours commu-. nity service restitution. • Francisco G. Corona, of New Braunfels, motion to revoke probation, • resisting arrest; $ 175 attorney, 75 days in jail. • Michael P. Murphy, of New Braunfels; motion to adjudicate: evading arrest’ 30 days in jail. • William R. Rumfelt, of New Braunfels; DWI; $650 fine, $25344 ] court cost, $49.93 restitution, 90 days! • in jail, 18 months, probation, 24 hours’* community service • Gregory Graham, of Bulverde; unlawfully carrying a weapon; $550-, fine, $ 184 court cost, 90 days in jail, six!.; months probation, 80 hours community” • service restitution. Time is running out to buy "Unlimited Rides" wristbands for The Mighty Thomas Carnival. The Carnival starts April 19th. You can still buy wristbands for only $8 at H.E.B., Wuest Supermarkets, Sac'n-Pac Stores, and Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School. The Swap Meet and Car Show will also be at the Fairgrounds. See details below. Tile Mighty TROWS NEW BRftUNF^ 19-23 Wed.-Fri. 4-10pm Sat.-Sun. Noon-10pm UNLIMITED RIDESI With wristband-only $6 when purchased in advance at: H.E.B., Wuest Supermarkets, Sac-n-Pac Stores, and Sts. Peter and Paul School Save money by buying In advanceI FOOD e CONCESSIONS MIDWAY GAMES OF CHANCE "The cleanest and safest carnival in the United States!" Sponsored by Sit. Peter and Paul Carnose School April 21-23 SWAP MEET & CAR CORRAL! Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Car Parts and Related Items CAR ft TRUCK SHOW! .Sunday only FOOD e CONCESSIONS m _ CONfisq "lf you love cars, this Homa By Th* New Braunfels Rotary Club Ajvdm* New Braunfels Area Car Club SSS? 'foist Pi No Sun ckup As Warranty Apr. 23. 2 Pm CMLKBRATM TMK SKSQUICKNTKNNIAU-COMK TO BOTH THIM IVVNTI AT THI COMAL CO. FAIRGROUNDS FREE ADMISSION! ;

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