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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 7, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                anc V 1 wi i f Ik Market Plaza 8 pages in one section Tuesday May JHiL PASO TX 79903 Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 year Vbt i44Nd Inside Stammtiscli Birthday from tto The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Robin Suchy Bob Kiesling Marilyn Buckner Marilyn Buffin gton and Bob Templeton Happy anniversary wishes to Daniel and Connie Martinez Rudy and Virginia Morales and Gilbert and Margaret Persohn 51 To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count Grass Crepe Myrtle Ash Pollen measured In parts per cubic meter of air Readings taken yesterday Information provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal cubic feet per sec ond down 3 from yesterday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level down 04 from yesterday Restaurants help Cancer Society All day today Mr Gattis in Walnut Square Shopping Center will donate for every regularlypriced adult buffet purchased to the New Braunfels Chapter of the American Cancer Society The Plaza Diner is showing its support for the ACS by matching theoost of each dessert dCir ing the week of May 6 to May 12 with a donation of the same value to the ACS Starlight Gala The fourth annual Gala is set for Saturday June 15 at the Civic Center and is the only fundraiser of the year for the local unit of the ACS For more information call 629 6153 Downtown Association meets today The Downtown Association meets today on the patio of Wolfgangs next to the Prince Solms Inn Social hour at Mission Valley Community Center meets today The annual meeting of the Mission Valley Community Center will be held May 7 at at the Community Center American Gl Forum to meet The American Gl Forum Chapter 1014 holds its monthly meeting Thursday May 9 at 7 at the Ameri can Legion Hall on Coll Street Young Farmers awards picnic tomorrow Comal County Young Farm ers annual awards picnic will be held Wednesday May 8 at in Landa Park near the playground at 6 Bar becue and drinks provided Bring a covered dish and dessert Corrections A story on Page 1 of the Sunday May 5 Herald Zeitung should have listed city council candidate Juliet Watsons campaign manager as Bill Morgan Also a column by Cristina AguilarFriar on Page 3A of the May 5 HeraldZeitung should have listed the birth place of Ignacio Zaragoza as Goliad Oil pursues grant to help teenagers By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer The board of trustees for the Comal Independent School District approved submitting a grant that would allow the district to enhance the services being offered to teenage parents Carol Hall assistant superintendent for instruction said the application is for She said the districts financial obligations under the grant would be paid from money that is already being spent on various personnel costs The grant would be used primarily to hire a coor for the Pregnancy Related Services Pro gram as well as enhance child care and parenting class es The additional employee would also help coordinate other services to ensure the needs of pregnant students and students with children are being met Weve been trying to enhance our programs for those girls who are pregnant as well as those who already have said Hall Bee Morgan a counselor at the Comal Leadership Institute said figures show 25 girls in the district either are pregnant or already have a child She said that num ber is growing She said the district already provides some child care but additional funds are needed to pro vide more effective services Were just hoping to get the money I think it would take care of a lot of the kids that have problems with absences because of child care of a sick said Morgan Hall said the additional employee will not be hired until the grant is approved She said if it is not approved we just wont do Barn burner HeraldZeltung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Cibolo firemen use a pole to break up the collapsed roof of a barn that burned yesterday No injuries were reported in the fire which engulfed a barn in Cibolo Cibolo Fire Chief Roger Nlemiete said About 20 firefighters from Cibolo and Shertz who arrived at 1 controlled the blaze in about 3 hours Niemletz said The cause is unknown and under investigation by the Guadalupe County fire The barn is owned by Ernie Schlather who owns Schlather Feed and Seed Lavms feeling the heat Drought leaves yards vulnerable to disease By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Many lawns throughout the area are feeling the stress of the prolonged dry spell and falling victim to fungus How ever there are steps homeowners can take to treat their grass before they lose their lawns Bert Linnartz owner of Linnartz Ser vices said brownpatch and takeall patch are becoming very prevalent in lawns in the area St Augustine grass is being hit especially hard He said the warm dry winter has left grass He said this has lowered its disease resistance Its primarily St Augustine because its not as drought tolerant so its even more said Linnartz You can drive all over town and see it ItV very Both brownpatch and takeall patch are characterized by brown dying grass He said both fungi can be tracked or spread to various lawns by people walk ing on them or even by pets and it will often start in one spot and then spread Everyone thinks its a lack of water and dead said Linnartz They could be saving it instead of letting it get to the point where renovations are Linnartz said homeowners who think a fungus may be present in their lawns can call the extension office to have them verify it He said once the type of fungus is determined a fungicide can be applied to treat it He said the treat ment is expensive but renovations are even more expensive Id really like to see people save their lawns rather than get to the point where they need the treatment or he said To prevent the appearance of the fun gus homeowners should know the cor rect way to water During the summer grass needs one inch of water per week The watering should also be done during the early morning hours instead of during the night because the cool evening tem peratures with prolonged moisture are a catalyst for the fungus He also added that the ground needs a good saturation level of about two inches now so water ing during the hotter part of the sum mer will be more effective Healthy grass is the best preventive to the said Linnartz Proper watering goes a long Area lawns are hot the only casualty of the drought So far this year the San Antonio area has only received inches of rain compared to the norm of inches Both the Comal and San Marcos Springs are reflecting the low rainfall On Sunday spring flow at Comal Springs was 191 cubic feet per second the low est level since August 1991 and 96 cfs at Sau Marcos Stage in of the Edwards Underground Water District Demand Management Plan will go into effect when the Comal Springs reach 175 cfs and according to the National Weather Service there is lit tle relief in sight There is only a 20 percent chance of rain for today Anything we get wont be anything to talk said one meteorologist Safe sitter courses scheduled McKenna Memorial Hospital is offer ing several summer Safe Sitter courses to educate and train area babysitters The twoday Safe Sitter classes for girls and boys age 11 to 13 will begin May 28 at McKenna Memorial Hospital The Safe Sitter program is a medical ly acjcurate instructional series that teach es youngsters how to handle emergen cies when caring for younger children The program fee is To register your son daughter or babysitter call 606 9111 ext 441 The goal of Safe Sitter is to reduce the number of accidental and preventable deaths among children being cared for by babysitters Thousands of young adolescents across the country have been trained by Safe Sitter to handle life threatening emergencies Repeal of cent gasoline tax looks certain See Opinion Page 44   

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