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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 19, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas                                Friday May HeraldZeitung 3 Canyon Lake Writers9 Guild to host authors The Canyon Lake Writers Guild will be present ing a workshop on Saturday May beginning at at the GVTC meeting room at Canyon Lake The title is Back to Basics The Mechanics of Get ting and will feature seasoned writers James W Apfelbaum and Fred Bean Both writers are based in Austin and will each present an hourlong speech in the morning fol lowed by a combined 2hour handson workshop in the afternoon Apfelbaum is a freelance writer and editor spe cializing in nonfiction writing and publishing Bean is a fiction western and historical writer with 27 novels to his credit 23 of which have been pub lished by Fawcett Bantam Doubleday Bell Zebra and other publishers The seminar costs at the door or free to guild members who have paid the annual Donuts coffee and sodas will be served and par ticipants are encouraged to bring their own brownbag lunches j These two writers are going to be just what the beginner said guild president Douglas Kirk Bean is straight out of the pages of history and Im told that Apfelbaum is an extremely talented young The Canyon Lake Writers Guild is in its 9th year and is a group of writers interested in sharing career information as well as writing or selling techniques For further information about the guild or the semi nar telephone vice president Margaret Lee at 899 3399 Reservations are not necessary but are appre ciated Everyone is invited regardless of publishing experience Our members range in age from 18 to said Kirk and we are always learning from each other Thats one of the treasures of our Canyon Lake com Texas Festival set in San Marcos this weekend Texas Western Swing entertainment Texas food Texas crafts and one of the largest fullcostume Native American dance competitions in this part of the country will create an unforgettable experience for all who attend A Texas Natural Festival Weekend to be cele brated May 19 20 and 21 1995 in San Marcos The most exciting new event added this year is the Official Return of the Texas Native Americans Representa tives of more than 20 tribes will con verge on the headwaters of the San Marcos River considered sacred in Indian lore They will share the color and beauty of their culture with spec tators through dance song and cere mony Visitors can walk through an authentic Indian village at Aquarena Springs Indian arts will be on display Opening Ceremony for the Pow Wow is set for 11 Saturday at Bobcat Stadium Competition contin ues Sunday at 1 Saturday night beginning at 6 the legends of Western Swing take the stage at the Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame Show and Dance at Strahan Coliseum with performances by Jim my Day Johnny Bush Don Dolan Floyd Domino and others Among the alltime greats scheduled arc the Sons of the Pioneers performing from 8 They will be followed by the Texas Tornadoes Inductees into the 1995 Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame are former Texas Playboy Tiny Moore songwriter Ted Daffan west ern swing greats Dean and Evelyn McKinney and fiddler Chatwcll A chili cookoff and Dutch oven cookoff will be held The Texas Natural Festival Week end is a family event with cowboy poets strolling musicians and a trick roper Other scheduled activities include carriage rides the explosive street drama of the Gunfighting Tcxi ans and much more More informa tion is available by calling 1800782 7653 NBISD sets election date By DEN1SE DZIUK Staff Writer New Braunfels Independent Scfiool District officials have set the date for Board of School Trustees election and accepted changes to this years election The board approved a motion at Tuedsay nights meeting to post notices for the election of a district 2 trustee and a district 4 trustee The election will be held on August 12 1995 However a new election law has brought about two major changes The first change is that writein can didates must declare themselves by July 13 1995 Any writein candidate that has not declared him self must be thrown out The second change is due to the change in the Texas Constitution All elected officials of the state or its subdivisions must file a statement with the Secretary of State before the oath of office can be taken This statement must be filed after the canvassing of the ballots and before the oath can be taken With fax this can be done and the candidate can come back and take the oath later in the same said Charles Brad berry Superintendent of Schools In other business the board accepted the request from NBHS Athletic Director and head football coach Lew Simmonds to be reas signed to head track coach and teacher Simmonds will leave his position as head coach effective June 30 The board also commended Irma Perez for her work with the truancy report This year 26 attendance cases have been filed with Judge Campos We want people to know that if you dont go to school were going to go to court with said Karer Simpson Executive Director of Education Services Tejeda blasts proposed cuts in yets benefits WASHINGTON Con gressman Frank Tejeda condemned as unconscionable the House Budget Committees recent proposal to reduce funding for veterans benefits and health care by more than billion during the next 7 years when com pared to funding necessaiy to main tain the current level of medical care and benefits The Budget Resolution for Fiscal Years 1996 through 2002 approved last week by the House Bud get Committee would freeze VA med ical care funding at fiscal year 1995 levels for 7 years forcing the VA to close as many as 41 medical facilities lay off up to medical care employees eliminate major medical construction funding reduce VA med ical research funding and deny treat ment to veterans In addi tion the 7year freeze would increase delays by the Veterans Benefit Admin istration in the processing of benefits claims which currently takes a mini mum of 160 days Such wholesale reductions in VA funding will devastate the VAs abili ty to provide quality health said Now is the not the time to retreat from our sacred covenant with Americas veterans Currently 8 mil lion veterans are 65 years old or older and that number will peak at 9 mil lion by 1999 The budget freeze would reduce the medical services available to these aging veterans in their time of greatest need South Texas will bear the brunt of these budget cuts The freeze will prevent the VA from expanding medical care to south Texas veterans who currently must drive considerable distances to wait hours in crowded V A facilities to receive necessary outpa tient medical care The mittee proposal to freeze veterans health care spending while other federal health care programs will increase between 5 and 7 percent annually is plainly unconscionable It is hypocritical to see some mem bers of Congress propose wholesale reductions in veterans benefits and services shortly after singing praises for veterans during celebrations of the 50th anniversary of VE Day and the 20th anniversary of the end of the Viet nam said Tejeda Veterans ben efits do not enrich veterans but instead make them whole When we needed them our veterans were there for us and we shouldbe therevfor4hem in their time of The Budget Committees FY96 Budget Resolution proposes to elimi nate federal veterans employment and homeless services deny disability com pensation benefits to veterans who are physically dependent on health care providers for medical services increase prescription drug copayments by continue to round down to the nearest dollar disability compensation COLAs permanently maintain the Montgomery GI Bill COLA at 50 percent and per manently extend several expiring reduction provisions The resolution also proposes to reduce the Consumer Price Index CPI in 1999 and there after which will reduce COLAs for veterans disability compensation and pensions as well as for all other federal benefits such as Social Security The full House of Representatives was scheduled to consider the Budget Res olution on May 18 Our nations veterans are painfully aware of said Tejeda Since 1900 veterans have foregone billions of dollars in benefits and medical care for the sake of deficit reduction even though VA benefits and services are not the cause of our current budget deficit In constant dollars spending on veterans benefits and services has increased only 62 percent in 27 years from 1967 to 1994 while spending on all other mandatory human resources programs has increased nearly 400 per cent during the same time period We should be expanding the availability of quality veterans health care not reducing its availability we should make the wait for benefits shorter not longer Before there was a Contract with we made a sacred contract with our veterans and their widows that we would take care of them for bearing the burden of said Teje da With that promise in mind I strongly oppose 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