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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 29, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas                                ESDAY Unicorns stun Alamo Heights in basketball See Sports Page 7 50 CENTS New Braunfels Habernianh House 543 W Mill Historic landmark 20 Pages in two sections Wednesday November mijjjjjjm HeraldZeit Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than years Home of GERARD AGUIRRE Inside Slammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung THe New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Gerard Aguirre 30 Alice Robbins Belinda Soliz 17 Blake Haas 16 Tina Marie Perales Elida Orte ga Beatrice Ramirez Richard Daniel and Armend Dariz five years Happy aniversary wishes to Julio and Maggie Soliz 28 years Raymond and Rosemary Sanchez 16 Mr and Mrs Felix Esquibel 45 and Raymond and Alicia Ybarra 25 years River and aquifer information Comal cubicfeetper as yesterday Edwards Atfuiferi feet jaboyl sea level down iGuafljalupe 200 cfs Aggie moms selling German cookies Orders are now being accepted for the 41st annual Comal County Aggie Mom Cookie Bake Thefreshbaked selections are Pfaffenbrot Mandel Kranze Weiner Zolleh Molases Platzchen and Zimmet Sterne at a cost of dozen To place your brder call Karon Haas at 6296304 Wallie Haas at 625 2832 AnciKuehler at 625 61 6066376 Sharon Sharp at 8857602 or Gaylynn Smith at 6259609 The deadline for placing orders is Dec 3 The proceeds are used for Texas University scholarships for Qomal County students i Optimists selling trees The New Braunfels Optimist Club is operating its Christ mas tree lot at the same loca tion as last year The lot is on Seguin St across from the post office Hours of operation are 9 to 9 Come early for the best choice of trees Proceeds are used to sponsor youth activities Cancer group meets The Comal County Cancer Support Dialogue group Thursday Nov 30 in the North Building of Victoria Bank 1000 N Wal nut Vol 144 No 12 Cheer Fund donations continue The HeraldZeitung spon sors the Cheer Fund every holiday season to provide food for the needy New donations include Geo and Cheryl Guidroz And an anonymous donor from the Landa Park Estates area gave in the name of her HeraldZeitung carriers Pat Matt and Mark Hansbauer bring the fund total to To donate come by the HeraldZeitung at 707 Landa or call Fund Chairman Carol Ann Avery at 6259144 This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint Hays rep quits EUWD board From Staff Reports Edwards Underground Water District Chair Jerri Martin has announced her resignation from the board of directors effective December 1 1995 Martin said she is resigning to run for have never i is proper Precinct 3 position Or a PCfSOn tO in the March DemoHold OHG Office Sumf7elec while seeking Jerri Martin tions She is a resi dent of San Marcos In announcing her resignation Martin said Although state laws would allow me to remain as a mem ber of the Edwards board while serving as Com missioner I have never felt it is proper for a person to hold office while seeking Perhaps some elected officials feel they can do their job while running for another position but I do not I like to give one hundred ten per cent of my efforts to everything I she said The Edwards Underground Water District boundaries include portions of Bexar Comal and Hays counties and its affairs are governed by a 12member board elected from single member districts Injuries in Monday crash were minor By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Two New Braunfels residents were treated and released from McKenna Memorial Hospi tal after an auto accident Monday afternoon Neither Mary Condon of New Braunfels nor a fiveyearold passenger in Jodi Lells car were seriously injured Condons white Dodge van was turning left onto the Interstate 35 entrance ramp from the north frontage road near the IH35 Inn accord ing to New Braunfels Police records Lells teal green Pontiac Bonneville failed to yield rightofway and the two vehicles col lided Lell of New Braunfels and a second passenger in her car a toddler were unhurt New Braunfels Utilities plans a dozen major projects By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Nothing is written in stone but New Braunfels Utilities officials have a wish list for 12 major improvements in NBU facil ities over the next five years The growth is all over and the projects are all said Roger Biggers NBU assistant general manager for technical operations 1 Hortontown substation would increase capacity for electric distribution in an area of industrial growth estimated 2 Highway 46 North water extension from Oak Run School to Mission Val ley Road to provide water for Newks and TBarM subdivisions esti mated 3 Highway 46 North elevated storage tank gives enough water pressure and better fire protection to same area as estimated 4 North Interstate 35 water extension would take service to burg Road exit estimated 5 Solms upgrade phases 1 2 water booster station bigger mains and elevated storage tank for phase 1 and for phase 2 estimated 6 Solms upgrade phase 3 more lines for fire protection esti mated 7 Crosstown 12 inch main direct water route to serve Solms area estimated 8 FM 1044 water extension provide water to FM 1044 and tie water mains together making a loop that delivers water better to whole system esti mated 9 Rio Lift Station and Force Main Sewer needed repair on old part of the sewer system estimated 10 Interstate 35 sewer extension from Log Cabin restaurant to Engel Road Developers are waiting for sewer service in that area estimated 11 Solms sewer main toward Schertz estimate 12 Wald Road sewer extension would take service to mobile home paries and new development in the area estimated Classes prove its never too late to learn By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer For Sandy Erlanson a tutor for the Bulverde Adult Literacy Pro gram the biggest challenge is get ting her students to believe they can accomplish their goals The toughest thing for me to do is to convince them that they can earn their Erlanson said But 1 am real good at encouraging them If you can convince some one to do something they will do Erlanson is one of two volunteer tutors who helps 26 students who are either in GED or ESL classes held at the Bulverde Public Library The GED classes are held on Tues day nights at 6 while the ESL classes are held on Wednesdays Erlanson a senior administrative clerk for the Institute of Texan Cul tures gives her free time to the stu dents each Tuesday night after she comes in from work But Erlanson loves being around the students so much that she does not mind help ing the students after a hard days work It is very hard to work and give up your time at the same Erlanson said But 1 believe this a real worthwhile thing for me to do because the rewards are tremen dous It makes you feel good when the students accomplish something because you had a part in The adult literacy program in Bulverde is funded by the County Adult Literacy Council based in Schertz and is supported by the Comal Independent School Dis trict The literacy program in Bul verde has been in existence for five years The ESL classes are taught under the direction of Frances Allbright who Erlanson calls a wonderful Erlanson said in her GED classes she starts her students from the very beginning whether vhe subjects are in math writing reading math sci ence or social studies The GED classes are designed to prepare the students to take and pass their GED tests which tests students in five different subject areas literature and arts science or social studies reading writing and math Most of the students who walk into her classes are people who dropped out of school and can read from a fifth grade to tenth grade level Erlanson said All of these students are bright Erlanson said When they first come in most of these students do not have a good feeling about school because they dropped out of it They feel they have forgotten everything But once they start get ting into it everything starts coming back to During her service as a tutor Erlanson said she has seen many remarkable stories There was one student who proved that it was never too late to accomplish their Erlanson said She was 65 when she earned her GED and she was able to grad uate with her daughter I thought that moment was very neat Then there was another student who could not read or write but held a job for a long time because he had such good memorization skills This shows the amazing survival skills these people have when they need If anyone is interested in becom ing a tutor or needs help in literacy skills Erlanson can be contacted at her work number at 210 5582205 CIA runs up a bill with its psychic friends hotline and you pay the tab See Opinion Page 44   

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