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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 19, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas April HeraldZeitung 9 A Arts Council poetry contest receives 629 entries The desk in Patty Popes house is groaning under the weight of poetry these days and very lit tle of it is Sorry couldnt resist the pun But serious ly folks our esteemed Coordi nator of the Arts Councils Coun tywide Poetry Contest is walking around dazed by the unequaled response of wouldbe poets And every now and then she throws a Qodll getyouforthis look in my direc Elizabeth Elliott tion since Im the one who told her the project woula be Actually 1 think I said something about it being a piece of but that was before I knew the cake would have so many layers Like entrants deciding they didnt need to identify themselves as adults like sending in pieces of paper no big ger than candy wrappers like deco rating their entries with so much art work its hard to find the the list goes on Aside from the glitches though the awesome fact is that 629 entries rep resents almost DOUBLE the number of poems submitted in any previous year Thats what you call PARTICI PATION Thats what you BlearyEyed Judges Sue England John OKeefe and I will probably be very happy if we dont see another at least anoth er year It will take that long to recuperate from our reading marathon And were talking about people who are fools for poetry John and I are old hands at this but thats 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 cant tell you what the results were because the winners themselves dont know yet The Down Side As excited as we all were about such enthusiastic involvement of the com munity 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 dont understand and were not talking about tendollar multisyllabic ones Oh I know this sounds negative but the insistence upon positive can and often does obscure REALITY y You cant fix a problem if you pre tend it doesnt exist And whats the answer to this one There was only one Solomon But somehow I dont 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 qual ity which has now become more the rule than the exception There used to be so many excellent poems the deci sionmaking 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 The Up Side Its fixable Of course it would take parents in general having faith in the intent of teachers who demand excel lence knowing theyre NOT trying to demean students It also requires faith igj in ones own children faith that theyre strong enough to meet the challenge to glory in the struggle and GAIN from it Ultimately the reach for excellence makes everybody winners Our chil dren get a better education and leam to communicate well a skill that impacts every aspect of their And judges of poetry contests smile a lot Elizabeth Elliott is a guest columnist for the HeraldZeitung writing on the arts and Comal County Records Deaths Pauline Etta Kuth 89 of New Braunfels Died March Carmen M Salazar 72 of New Braunfels Died March Jean Kammaker of Gruene Died March William Bill Slimpin 68 of Ker rville Died March Otis Homar Walker 58 of Bergheim Died March Orville Feder 78 of New Braun fels Died March 18 1995 Emma Ott 83 of New Braunfels Died March Edgar Tiny Arnold 61 of Uhland Died March 16 1995 Maud Meneley 90 of New Braun fels Died March Bennie James Belk 91 of New Braunfels Died March 20 1995 Wilburta L Nicholson 72 of New Braunfels Died March Dr Van Mitchell Smith 78 of New Braunfels Died March Marguerite E Wittkop 86 of San Antonio Died March Leslie Schaefer 69 of Bulverde Died March 19 1995 Roland Tieken 95 of San Marcos Died March Phillip L Engle 42 of New Braunfels Died March 19 1995 Wilburta Burt Nicholson 72 of New Braunfels Died March Randy Paul Whitmire 37 of New Braunfels Died March 21 1995 Lydia Anna Engel 94 of New Braunfels Died March Hernrne Henze 96 of New Braunfels Died March23 1995 Miriam R Kalmans 74 of San Antonio Died Milton E Montgomery 74 of New Braunfels Died March Wanda O Stark 80 of New Braunfels Died March George A Pyland 89 of Garden Ridge Died March Marriages The following people were married with licenses from Comal County John Gonzales Jr and Michelle Mauri Bustos of Universal City Douglas Brian OGrady and Kathryn Louise Shoulders of Cibolo Eric 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 DeDee 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 III and Christy Justine Crawford of Blanco Christopher Collin Roque and Leti cia Perez of New Braunfels Christopher Martinez and Jennifer Renae Noble of New Braunfels William Bruce Williamson and Rosalia Stepanski of San Antonio Andrew Preston Gotten and Can dace Jean Reeves of Cibolo David Anthony Perrera 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 OBrien of New Braunfels County CourtAtLaw The following are criminal reports of the ComalCountyCourtAtLaw Florentine R Gonzales of Canyon Lake DWI fine court cost 90 days in jail two years proba tion 24 hours community service Roy H Smith of New Braunfels DWI second offense fine court cost 90 days in jail two years probation 24 hours community service Jose A Requejo of San Antonio DWI second offense fine 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 fine court cost 45 days in jail REELECT BUTCH BENITEZ CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 1 A VOICE NOT AN ECHO Mario A Ybarra of New Braun fels Assault bodily 100 fine court cost 72 days in jail Jesus Jose Torres of Bay City Texas Possession of Marijuana fine court cost 60 days in jail one year probation 24 hours commu nity service restitution Morris Craig Timmerman of New Braunfels fleeing from a police officer fine court cost 28 days in jail Tony J Fitzsimmons of New Braunfels Theft by check fine court cost attorney restitution 90 days in jail one year probation Gregory Bradford of Dallas Theft 250 fine court cost 60 days in jail one year probation 24 hours community service restitution Jeffrey B Smith of Austin Pos session of marijuana fine court cost 50 days in jail one year probation 24 hours community ser vice restitution Rodney G Brandt of New Braun fels DWI fine court cost restitution 90 day in jail two years probation 24 hours community service restitution Ivy F Berthot of New Braunfels budgets 0 tax increases Environmental Protection on Crime Organized Gang Task Force Improvements and Street Repairs Experienced Leadership Early voting April 17 May 2 Courthouse Annex Room 306 Vote May 6 Lone Star School Pd Pol Ad Ambrosio Treasure 1051IH35E 6258017 of Now Braunfels FeaturinP Continental Dining Daily Lunch Specials 3 fipril Entertainment 7th 8th Terry Hcndrix 14th 15th Jules Glicsche 21st 22nd Rob Watluns 28th 29th Jim Volk Every Thursday 8 11 PM Ballroom Dancing Lessons 6258017 arrest court cost attorney 30 days in jail John A Reed of Houston Resist ing arrest fine court cost 120 dayi in jail one year probation 80 hours community service restitution Christopher L Saenz of New Braunfels motion to revoke proba tion criminal mischief court cost 45 days in jail Rene F Flores of New Braunfels motion to revoke probation DWI court cost 30 days in jail Gary E Nims of Austin motion to revoke probation sale of alcohol without license attor ney 30 days in jail Francisco E Lopez of Austin DWI second offense fine court cost 180 days in jail two years pro bation 15 days jail shock 80 hours community service Alfredo T Martinez New Braun fels Escape fine court cost attorney 30 days in jail Ruben M Nunez of San Anto nio motion to revoke probation attorney 10 days in jail one year probation Daniel D Ranly of Bulverde DWI fine court cost 90 days in jail two years probation Richard K Olne of San Antonio DWI fine court cost 15 days in jail Billy Joe Vaushan of Mesquite possession of marijuana fine 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 fine court cost 90 days in jail one year probation 80 hours com munity service restitution Karen M New of Wimberley motion to revoke probation forging probation 75 days in jail Tomas M Barboze of New Braun fels motion to revoke probation DWI 150 attorney 45 days in jail Lesa L Ridgeway of Pflugerville Tx possession of marijuana fine court cost 30 days in jail one year probation Juan Manuel Hernandez of New Braunfels possession of marijuana fine 176 court cost 150 attor ney 30 days in jail 24 hours commu nity service restitution Jason B Mears of San Antonio Theft by check fine court cost restitution 90 days in jail one year probation Patrick E Castilla of San Antonio unlawfully carrying a weapon fine court cost 180 day in jail one year probation 80 hours commu nity service restitution Gilbert Martinez of Austin DWI fine court cost 100 tution 180 days in jail 18 months pro bation 60 days jail shock 24 hours community service restitution Maria M Pineda of San Antonio driving while license suspended fine 179 court cost 60 days in 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 evad ing arrest 30 days in jail William R Rumfelt of New Braunfels DWI fine court cost restitution 90 in jail 18 months probation 24 hours community service Gregory Graham of Bulverde unlawfully carrying a weapon fine court cost 90 days in jail sixj months probation 80 hours 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 at Wuest Supermarkets SacnPac Stores and Sts Peter and Paul Catholic School The Swap Meet and Car Show will also be at the Fairgrounds See details below 1O IT 410pm NoonlOpm UNLIMITED RIDES With wristbandonly when purchased in advance at Wuest Supermarkets SacnPac Stores and Sts Peter and Paul School Save money by buying in advance FOOD CONCESSIONS MIDWAY GAMES OF CHANCE The cleanest and safest carnival in the United States Sponsored by Peter and Paul Catholic School April 2123 SWAP MEET CAR CORRAL Friday Saturday and Sunday Car Parts and Related Items CAR TRUCK SHOW Sunday only FOOD CONCESSIONS If you love cars this Hosted By The New Braunfels Rotary Club And me New Braunfels Area Car Club CELEBRATE THE SESQUICENTENNIAL1COME TO BOTH THESE EVENTS AT THE COMAL CO FAIRGROUNDS FREE ADMISSION
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