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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 24, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas                                THURSDAY Bodyboarders converge on New Braunfels See Sports Page SO CENTS The Landa Park Gazebo New Braunfels Herald PASO TX 79903 10 Pages in one section Thursday August Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of EDWARD MILLER II Vol 143 No 20t Inside Sports Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Edward Miller II Evan Schmidt Shirley Smith Patricia Krauel belated and Robert John Aleman Happy anniversary to Junior and Sonia Sauccda River and aquifer information Comal River258 cubicfeetper down 8 from yesterday Edwards Aquifer feet above sea level up 05 Guadalupe River Al Barlow and Friends play free Al Barlow and Friends will per form the free Concert in the Park Thursday Aug 24 The concert starts at at the dance slab in Landa Park Bring lawn chairs but no glass containers allowed Model train show New Braunfels Summer Model Train Show will be held from 9 to Aug 26 at the New Braunfels Civic Center 380 S Seguin Admission is for adults and for under 18 Under five free Railroad art date nails model trains operating layouts building kits and sup plies memorabilia books tools Call 9352517 for infor mation Rec center meeting Organizers are calling for a large show of support at a public meeting Thursday Aug 24 at 7 at the Canyon Lake Action Center to discuss concerns for the Canyon Lake Community Youth Recreation Center Representatives from the county parks committee Army Corps of Engineers and coun ty officials have been invited to discuss recent actions taken on the proposed site below Canyon Dam Cancer support group to meet The Coma County Cancer Support Dialogue Group sponsored by the American Cancer Society will meet at Thursday Aug 24 in the North Building of Victoria Bank and Trust 1000N Walnut Anyone with cancer and their significant others are invited to attend If you have any questions call the ACS at 6295717 or Marian Hicks at 6291763 Tobys School of Dance registration continues Tobys School of Dance has expanded its registration until September For more informa tion call 6297924 The winning numbers Lotto Texas 35 38 Est million jackpot LOTTERY This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint A SUMMER WELL SPENT u Gruene General Store workers give something back By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Habitat for Humanity has a way of bringing out the best in everyone and it brought out the best in Gruene General Store workers and customers this summer Employees at the store pledged to donate all of their tips to the Comal County Habitat for Human ity We had a meeting at the beginning of the summer with all the Gruene General Store owner Gordon Hughes said We agreed that wed like to put something back into the l think it brings out the best in all of John Peters Visitors saw the sign posted by the tip jar on the soda fountain and they dug deeper into their pock ets Hughes said Well probably donate by the end of the he said Donating together for the bene fit of others was a privilege said employee John Peters a 1994 graduate of New Braunfels High School When people realized what we were they said Heres some more because it was apparently moving to Peters said Giving up tips was no big said employee Eric Lewis a Texas Lutheran College junior They need it more than I Comal County Habitat will break ground on its third area home at 3 Sept 10 The newest home will be located at 2040 West Mill Street Also slated for September are a Popeyes fundraiser and the Inter HeraldZeitungpbolo by SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Tammy Hunter Elizabeth Barry Eric Lewis Sally Kennedy Cynthia Nealeigh Jo Marie Seibert and John Peters turned their summer at Gruene General Store into a windfall for Habitat For Humanity national Day of Prayer and Action for Human Habitat Area churches wishing to participate should con tact Donna Coveys Comal County Habitat church relations coordina tor at 6254031 Corrial County Habitat for Humanity asks area residents to join the 600 members of the Car penters Club The pen is a hammer for Car penters Club members who join by making a onetime contribution or pledging con tributions each Thoseinterested in donating time or other resources to Comal Coun ty Habitat for Humanity can call the office at 6257005 Habitat has a wonderful repu tation and most people know about Hughes said I think it brings out the best in all of Peters said Study pinpoints higher education needs in city By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer First in a series NEED FOR HIGHER EDUCATION IN NEW BRAUNFELS The question was what does New Braunfels want and need in higher education San Antonio College and the New Braunfels Committee on Higher Education set out to answer that question They came up with a report that includes the results of the separate groups and compiled results This story focuses on high school seniors The committee surveyed 368 high school seniors from Canyon High School Smithson Valley High School and New Braunfels High School Half the students sur veyed said that college level courses in New Braunfels wouldnt make it easier for them to pursue their educa tional goals But 39 per cent said courses offered here in New Braunfels would help them achieve their goals Course availability was most important for onethird of the stu dents polled Cost came in a close second with 26 percent of students 140 No 38 Mike i no difference 181 listing cost as their main reason for enrolling in college classes in New Braunfels Quality of instruction was most important to about 20 percent of the high school stu dents surveyed Most students said they wanted to go to college in Texas 74 percent Almost 40 per cent said they would go to school in Bexar Hays or Guadalupe County Fiftyeight percent of the students polled had parttime jobs and 21 percent were looking for work Health care was the most popular field of study followed by business and educa tion By far the most students said they wanted to earn fouryear degrees and about two thirds of the students wanted to go to college to get a job or a better job Math English and history topped the list of subjects the high school students would like to see offered locally The series on higher education survey continues tomorrow with results from the college students New family violence law seen as a positive step By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer The Texas legislature has beefed up the legal arsenal protecting battered women The new bill strengthens the protective the most often used legal measure to protect victims of vio lent abuse from further violence The new laws which go into effect Sept 1 add teeth to protective order law in three main ways 1 a new magistrates order A judge can issue a magistrates order right after a family violence or stalking arrest The order is good for 31 days and is immediately criminally enforce able 2 elimination of fees Accord ing to the new laws a clerk or public official may not charge a fee cost or expense to a woman seeking a protec tive order A married woman seeking a divorce however may still be subject to attorney fees 3 statewide protective order reg istry A database of all protective orders statewide will be kept at the State Department of Public Safety Officials can more easily track the sub jects pf protective orders This should further protect women fleeing abuse from county to county or from state to state The statewide protective order reg istry is going to be said Amy Thompson legal advocate for the Comal County Womens Center Many women who come to the womens center dont want to stay in the same town she said Studies have shown that men who abuse their wives are likely to do it again said Debby Tucker executive director of the Texas Council on Fam ily Violence Protective orders are used to try and prevent abusers from repeat ing violent behavior The Comal County Womens Cen ter has a good rapport with the county attorneys office Thompson said We go through our county attorneys office for all these protective she said When I talk to legal advocates for other shelters 1 realize how lucky we The new laws cant do any harm but they do limited good Comal Coun ty District Attorney Bill Reimer said The problem is that the protective orders are only good with rational peo he said Sometimes in family violence where theres alcohol or drugs involved theres not rationality About 25 percent of family violence The statewide protective order registry is going to be Thompson cases involve people who have become obsessed with the their victims Reimer said No amount of protective order is going to stop that type of he said Victims of family violence should use the legal protection at their dis posal Reimer said but they shouldnt stop there This is a problem that some people dont he said They think that because they have this protective order they have a mag ic girdle around their The district attorneys office has a Domestic Violence Safety Plan a list of steps women can take to safe guard themselves against further fam ily violence I recommend that victims of family violence come to our office and pick a copy up from Maria Coro Reimer said The Comal County district attor neys office is located in the Comal County Courthouse Annex 150 N Seguin Avenue Women experiencing family vio lence can call the Comal County Womens Center office at 6207520 or the crisis line at 6204357 Look for the complete Domestic Violence Safety Plan in tomorrows edition of the Garden Ridge loses two city secretaries in a month BY DAVID DE KUNDER Staff Writer The final installation of a turbine pump in a city water well and the hiring of a new city secretary are two issues facing the Garden Ridge City Council for the upcoming month Garden Ridge Mayor Jay P Mil likin said today that Well Services of Tomball will take a camera shot of water well number two to deter mine whether or not a turbine pump can be placed in the well The pump was supposed to be placed 340 feet into the well However the con tractor Cude Drilling could only drill to 260 feet because of 34 inch ridges that prevented the drill from going any further After that prob lem occurred a camera with a VCR was placed into the well on Aug 1 where it discovered the ridges John son Drilling Company of Hondo then reamed out the ridges Millikin said that he hopes that Well Ser vices will determine whether or not the pump can be placed into the well at 340 feet It is much cheaper to send anoth er VCR tape and camera than it is to have juries Company of San Antonjo pull the pump out and find out that they cant place in in Millikin said If the camera determines that the pump can be placed at 340 feet Millflon said that Peerless will come out in a couple of days and put the pump into place Millikin said the well should be operational in 10 days In the past month the city has had two city secretaries leave At the end of July Jim Jeffers notified the council of his resignation as city secretary His replacement Tracy Franklin was only on the job for a few days before he announced his resigna tion Millikin said the city is adver tising the position in the local papers and interested candidates should submit their resumes qualifications and salary requirements to his office no later than 3 on Tuesday Sept 5 I will review the applications and probably make a recommen dation to the council at the Sep tember 6 Millikin said The council has the choice of hir ing the individual I recommend or going ahead with job interviews for the Hay Show entries will be taken next week Entries for the Comal County Hay Show will be received at the Extension office during the week of Aug 28Sept 1 Last year we had 30 entries and three of them qualified for the State Hay Show and received blue ribbons The actual hay show will take place on Sept 29 during the Comal County Fair All entrants will receive a free gate pass to thefrir To enter the hay show the sample should be from a regular bale of hay and only a leaf 68 inches thick is nec essary or a similar sample from a round bale can be used Be sure the sample is tied with string The hay must be put up in the normal cutting curing and baling fashion No curing additives Hay show classes include 1 Coastal and other hybrid Bermuda 2 AH other perennial grasses and perennial grass mixtures such as Bluestem Kleingrass Lovegrass etc 3 All summer sorghums such as for age sorghum Sudan Sudan hybrids Johnson grass hegari red top cane etc 4 Oats ryegrass and mixtures of these and other winter forages 5 Alfalfa 6 Other legumes and legumegrass mixtures We will display all the entries at the Comal County Fair and plaques will be given to the winners There is np fee to enter the show Your sample will be analyzed for protein content total digestible nutrients and judged for the show If you have hay plan to enter the hay show by dropping ofta sample at the Extension office Aug 28 through Sept 1 For advertising or subscription information call the HeraldZeitung at 44   

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