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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 19, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas                                FRIDAY Triathlon comes to New Braunfels this weekend Page 8 50 CENTS New Braunfels The Landa Park gazebo Her a IdZ 410 MO 16 SOWEST MICROPUBLI8HINQ 2627 E YANDELL DR EL PASO TX 79903 16 Pages in one section Friday May Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of NICHOLAS ALEXANDER ZUNIGA Vol 143 No 135 Inside Sports Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Michael Games Nicholas Alexander Zuniga one Christopher Usey six Farmers Market starts today The Comal County Farmers Market will open Friday May 19 beginning at 5 at the Comal County fairgrounds Fresh homegrown produce will be available for customers Mrs Teresa Doege says the quality will be excellent due to our mild spring weather Veg etables to expect at the market include green beans cab bage squash onions garlic red and white potatoes Swiss chard green tomatoes and maybe a few red tomatoes This years Farmers Market is opening one week earlier than last year and the quality of fresh vegetables should be excellent DRT to meet at Forke store The Daughters of the Republic of Texas Ferdinand Lindheimer Chapter will meet May 20 at at Forke Store in Conservation Plaza A luncheon will precede the meeting and members are asked to bring a salad casse role for 12 or more Stepparents get a class Being a stepparent is not an easy being a good one requires some special skills andknowledge Now there is help Free classes are being offered by Family Out reach The first of five sessions will be held at Tues day May 23 Call 6201299 to register Space is limited Democrats to hold picnic The Comal County Democ rats will hold their annual pic nic in the park at Landa Park Site 15 located by the Chil drens Playground The picnic will be held Tuesday May 23 at 6 Public invited Bring a covered dish and a lawn chair For information call Gloria at 6060864 Car wash Saturday A Car Wash will be held from 11 to 5 Saturday May 20 at Daves Exxon 920 Interstate 35 West behind KFC All donations go toward Canyon High School FCA Mis sion Trip Canyon Lake Chamber hosts events The Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce monthly lun cheon will be held at noon Wednesday May 24 at Rio Blanco Cafe Segundo in Han cock Guest speaker will be Don Avery of Lets Organize a City at the Lake speaking on the Canyon Lake incorporation effort Everyone is invited Call for reservations at 9642223 The monthly mixer will be at 6 Thursday May 25 at Country Village Center for chamber members Child injured at park County to start rural recycling A u L HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL A threeyearold girl is hospitalized after a onecar accident in Landa Park at about yester day New Braunfels Police Patrol Officer Brian Scheele reported The girl was allegedly buckled into the front seat of a sport utility vehicle driven by Andelia Nelson The vehicle was pulling out of the parking area near the Panther Canyon entrance when Nelson attempted to make the child sit down Scheele said The vehicle hit a utility pole at low speed but with no brakes applied he said The street light mounted on the pole shattered and fell to the ground Baptist AirLife flew the 3yearold to Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio with head injuries At press time her condition was unknown and police had not released her name Nelson was taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital for treatement of leg injuries She was treated and released A 6 yearold and 11yearold in the back seat were unhurt Scheele said By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Individuals living in rural areas in Comal County will now be able to recycle thanks to a grant accepted by the Commissioners Court on Thurs day The court accepted a grant from the Alamo Area Council of Gov ernments for a rural recycling pro gram The funds will be used to pur chase a pickup for the program I dont want to take money from the tax payers so Im relying on grants to pay for said Commis sioner Moe Schwab The county will set up several dropoff stations where residents can bring ihcir recyclables Schwab said he will spend about three and a half hours at each location The locations will be announced at next weeks meeting He said individuals can bring their recyclable products and the truck will take it to a large bin at the road department The items will then be sold Schwab said people will be able to recycle two types of plastic soft and two types of glass brown and aluminum newspapers office papers and rinsed out tin cans I get paid whether I sit here visit with people or go out and collect recy clable items I dont mind doing it until we can find more he said Schwab said Comal County Fire Marshal Milton Willmann and Admin istrative Assistant Sherry Clarkson were instrumental in obtaining the grant The court also authorized the Vetr erans Service Officer to operate on fulltime basis The position began as parttime However demand for ser vices exceeded the time available The extra time should allow more individ uals to receive services Thats what you get for hiring good people Success breeds increased said Commissioner Jumbo Evans In other court business the court received an audit report from Holt man and Company Certified Public Accountants for 1994 stating county finances have been reconciled Leaders say Hispanic Chamber can boost city economy By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer A crowd packed the Lone Star Ele mentary Cafeteria with energy and optimism last night as therComal County Greater Hispanic Chamber of Commerce held its first public meeting We are here to help the communi ty grow and temporary chair Ron Gonzales said The New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce does an out standing job he said One of the most important things is avoiding duplication of services in the he said Thats why we want to work hand in hand with the other Gonzales is past president of the Seguin Hispanic chamber You in iNew Braunfels are lucky to have a leader like Ron Gonzales in your Seguin Hispanic Chamber ViceChair Michael Cruz said Hispanic Charnber plans tpsponsor cultural such as Diez y Sies and Ginco de festivals but the organization is apt about race Gon Last nights attendees were a racial and culturalmix Close to 50 percent of our mem bership are white anglo Seguin Hispanic Chamber Vice Chair Luis Ramirez said Money is in every The Hispanic chamber Whats it all about Benefits of Membership free business counseling from trained Small Business Development Center counselors business seminars tailored to meet individual needs membership in the Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce the leading Hispanic business organization in the state international trade assistance networking and advocacy monthly newsletter bimonthly computer training new members ribbon cutting social mixers Programs monthly keynote speakers Diez y Sies and Cinco de Mayo Festivals student internship program the downtown project Services manpower training convention tourism promotion youth oriented programs housing development marketing research retail trade promotion Fees individual couple Business 110 employees 1125 employees 2650 employees 50plus employees The Hispanic chambers nominating committee will be seeking members to fill the following board member positions Chairman ViceChairman Vice Chairman of Finance Vice Chairman of Economic Development and Design Vice Chairman of Cultural Awareness and International Trade Vice Chairman of Education Vice Chairman of Networking and ViceChairman of Technical Training ViceChairman of Womens Issues Executive Director Secretary and Treasurer Area residents interested in these positions and those wanting infor mation on the Hispanic chamber should call 6257523 bodys he said Who joins People who want to make a differ said Texas Association of Mex ican American Chambers of Com merce TAMACC President Joe Morin Helping small business owners with the basics will be one major thrust of the Hispanic chamber It will offer con sulting on such subjects as computer use getting bank loans and designing printed materials AguilarFriar said The Hispanic chamber will be in a unique position to boost New Braun fels international trade A study done by North Star Mall showed that million Mexicans shop at that mall annually AguilarFriar said It indicates that some are trickling to San Marcos but very few to New Braunfels she said the Hispanic chamber can give you the expertise in how to market to that target she said Our TAMACCs contacts run all over the Western Hemisphere build ing as we Morin said This world is getting The 80year old San Antonio Hispanic Chamber is an international trade leader not only in Texas but across the nation Morin said Gonzales himself worked with con gressional representatives on building the North American Free Trade Agree ment I am a walking book on NAFTA by he said The Hispanic chamber will lend its energies to downtown development Theres a wealth Aguilar Friar said a wealth of history and The Hispanic chambers first move will be to select board members A nominating committee was fonned last night The Comal County Greater Hispan ic Chamber of Commerce founding members are Ron Gonzales Yolanda Longoria Nora Morales Cristina AguilarFriar Lee Osburn Joe Longoria Mario H Castaneda Nathan Millett Chris Gomez Aurelio Ayala Atanacio pos Diana GuerreroCampos Aguinal do Zamora Juan Luis Martinez Mon ica Valdez Domingo F Herrera Gloria Herrera and Ramon R Chapa This is a selfhelp organization Its about helping each Morin said CISD puts drivers on notice Test positve for drugs and face termination By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Bus drivers in the Comal Independent School Dis trict testing positive for drug or alcohol use will face possible termination following a board of trustees decision Thursday night The Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991 requires school districts to test drivers who operate a vehicle designed to carry 16 or more people The CISD board approved the Board Policy DBBA which states that an individual testing positive can be suspended or terminated Kenny Franklin Director of Transportation for CISD said a person test ing positive may have an opportunity to be retested with a second laboratory When they test positive a medical review officer will call them Ive told them that they need to tell the MRO everything theyve taken or eaten because theyre the one that makes the final Franklin said Franklin said the school already has a contract with a laboratory to do the testing and the random tests will begin at the contractors discrimination In other board business two high school seniors who failed the TAAS tests and a citizen addressed the board asking them to reconsider the policy on not allowing seniors who failed the test to participate in commencement exercises Dr Jerry Major Superintendent of Schools for CISD said a special meeting could be called to discuss the policy if two or more board members requested one He asked members to let him know on Friday if a special meeting was desired Jail birds HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Spot the News Hound helped bail out HeraldZeitung Circulation Director Carol Ann Avery Thursday during the Muscular Dystrophy Associations jailathon fund raiser at Bluebonnet Motors Hummel fast 1995 starts today Complete schedule of events Page 16   

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