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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 11, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                6A n HeraldZeituna n Wednesday December Republican Women set for tour The New Braunfels Republican Women will present a Christmas Tour of Homes from I to 5 Saturday There are four delightful and festive homes on this years tour with refreshments served at each home The tour is open to the public The Gruene Country Homestead Inn at 832 Gruene Road features several buildings that have been beautifully restored on 8 farmland acres two minutes from historic Gruene The Faust House was built by the Joseph Faust family in the early 1990s The Farmhouse in the traditional German style known as was built in the 1860s by Wilhelm Eickenroht The Texas House was built in the late 1800s as part of Comal Town The Country House was originally part of the Landa Ranch This wonderful bed and breakfast is literally a treasure trove of antiques where Christmas memories abound The home of Dona Bruns at 422 Saddletree is a charming and elegant example of a traditional Christmas with festive garlands poinsettias and Stay in school Genln tells students Photo submitted by the Republican Women of New Braunfels This 1845 German farm at 716 Wood Road which Is owned by Carol and Gerry BeNon Is one of four houses on the Christmas Tour of Homes sponsored by the Republican Women of New Braunfels and set for Saturday collections throughout Exquisite decorations celebrate the warmth and splendor of Christmas The home of Warren and Cheryl Williams 2339 Normandy Grace is a wonderland of Christmas fantasy Visitors will be delighted by the beautiful 10foot tree coordinated by Gruene Marketplatz a mystical 10 foot tree done in jewel tones a toy tree decorated with dolls bears and stuffed animals nativity collections from around the world and nutcracker and Santa collections The home of Carol and Gerry Belton at 716 Wood Road built in 1845 was a German farm home built on part of the original Veramendi land grant Beautifully decorated for Christmas this historical home is a wonderful tradition on the annual Christmas Tour of Homes Tickets for the event are which includes admission to all four homes Maps to the homes are on the back of the tickets The homes may be visited in any order Tickets are on sale at The Collection ChinanThings or The Cottage in Tickets also are available at all of the homes after the tour begins The tour is a fundraiser for the New Braunfels Republican Women For more information caJl the Republican Party of Comal County at 6296442 Submitted by Genny Hensz Despite his towering statue former San Antonio Spur George Icemart Oervin didnt talk down to thfe students when recently spoke fo the freshman class at Canyon High School He relayed information about his childhood struggles and said staying in school was the best gift a student can give to themselves as well as their parents During his teen years Gervin and his many brothers and sisters watched their mother work several jobs to care for her family Despite the childrens offer to quit school and earn money their mother insisted they remain in school Ill do rny job and work for our family if you will all do your jobs and stay in Gervin recalled his mother telling him and his siblings on many occasions Students and staff alike listened attentively as they heard the story of how an average boy beat the odds and went on to become one of the greatest basketball players in NBA history Gervin attributed his success to several things his mothers Photo submitted by Lily Barucky and CHS Study Skills George Iceman Gervin talks to Canyon High School freshmen about the longterm advantages of staying In school persistence to keep him in school preparation for an event which leads to enhanced selfesteem and a desire to excel Gervin and his sister operate an alternative school for students in the San Antonio area Jamie Winborn of Communities In Schools of Comal County Inc brought Gervin to Canyon High School CIS is a nonprofit organization housed at school campuses and exists solely to help students and their families by connecting them with communitybased resources and volunteers Typical services include tutoring mentoring counseling health services parental involvement community service programs and recreational activities Call 6206200 or 6204CIS for more information Submitted by Communities in Schools of Comal County Use of propane heaters demands caution by owner Farm Bureau delegates back changes in tax system SAN ANTONIO School funding represented only a portion of the issues handled by 994 voting delegates at the Texas Farm Bureaus 63rd annual meeting Dec 3 In their first day of policy consideration delegates supported alternative sources of revenue to fund public school operations that would be more equitable than property taxes and that would spread the tax load across the entire state economy That resolution capped an eight month effort by the states largest general farm organization to publicize the inequity of ad valorem taxes to fund public schools and to seek alternative methods of financing To that end delegates recommended replacing school property taxes with a business activity a standard However if that approach is not workable delegates said they would support a multiple solution that could include a business activity tax as long as agricultural use valuation and sales tax exemptions for all agricultural inputs including feed seed fertilizer and farm machinery are protected Resolutions adopted at the state level become policy for the organization to follow in 1997 Resolutions adopted at the national level will be forwarded to the American Farm Bureau Federation meeting in January Recognizing that statewide water GIFT BOOKS WALNUT 6 62964OO IH 35 and Walnut Ave use will be an issue during the next legislative session delegates urged the Texas Legislature to repeal the 1993 law establishing the Edwards Aquifer Authority If the law is not repealed then delegates said the Texas Farm Bureau should work for changes in the Edwards Aquifer law to better reflect agricultural needs In another waterrelated issue delegates opposed interbasin transfers However realizing that Texas is more urban than rural delegates said they would support the creation of statewide river monitoring or a marketing system for surface water to accomplish the following monitor reservoir capacities create new reservoirs monitor shortages and pending shortages statewide allow interbasin provided if does not take water from a deficit area and allow no denial of existing future water permits from the basin of origin In other action delegates favored repeal of the state inheritance tax opposed any effort by the State of Texas or the Property Tax Division to require mandatory reevaluation in a county appraisal district and said local school boards should retain authority in determining curriculum textbook selection financing discipline dress code and other matters Submitted by the Texas Farm Bureau Colder winter weather means Texans again will be relying on propane gasfueled space heaters to provide warmth to specific areas of the home In recent years propane gasfueled space heaters have grown in popularity because they offer high energy efficiency and fuel savings The Texas Railroad Commission says its always a good idea to review safety guidelines for such heaters at the outset of cold weather A directvent heater requires outside air to support combustion and is typically installed on an outside wall Be sure to check the location of the outside vent to ensure that it is free of debris A space heater requires clear space above and around the unit to be free from any combustible materials such as curtains or plastics Keep the unit running in top shape by scheduling a periodic checkup with a local propane delivery company A trained technician will inspect the unit and clean the control compartments burner and circulating air passageways Homeowners should also become familiar with the odor of propane gas An odor that smells like rotten eggs has been added to propane gas for easy identification If you do smell gas whether the heater is operating or not follow these steps Do not touch any electric switches light matches or use the phone 2 Exit the structure immediately 3 If there is an outside tank turn off the gas valve 4 Telephone your propane supplier or fire department from a neighbors phone For more information on how to stay warm safely with propane this winter look under in the Yellow Pages for your nearest dealer or call the Commissions Alternative Fuels Division at 1800 64CLEAR Submitted by the Railroad Commission of Texas Daylight lPG131 Fr Sots Sun1 mi Dilmations Monlfhl UcUmations Soil Ransom Mon4ur R I Space Jam Monlr gJSo The Mirror frt n meiviirror Has Two Faces n a ftl Sol I Sun Romeo Mon4ur Juliet W5 BRAUNTEX 6254411 290 W San Antonio Choice of Our 6 Burgers Including Fries Tea Tax ChickenFried Steak In Beer Batter Cheese Enchilada Ptote Howe Salad Baked Potato ALL INCLUDING TEA TAX Warm Up With A STEAMING BOWL OF v V lot tilld 01 Pobiitno Son pi CARAT of diamonds Sfieep 5fiop CHRISTIAN DISCOUNT BOOKSTORE WOOLY great deals on books music giits and more located at The New Braunfels Factory Stores Star Trek Sail Sun First Contact w Jingle AH Way I PC I FUN MKNU gabys First Christmas Attention Moms Dads irandmas irandpas Aunts g in a favoritephoto of your bundleof joy for our Babys I irst Christmas paje u hk h will run on Christmas Day Wednesday December 25th r EnTiy 1 I I give permission to publish the enclosed picture and information in the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung 1996 Babys 1st Signature I Babys Name I I I Birth Date Parents name Bring your photo and entry form to the front desk MondayFriday between 8 and 5 or pick up and entry form and mail with photo and entry fee toNew Braunfels Herald Babys First Christmas Box 311328 New Braunfels Tx may pick up your babys picture anytime during office hours AFTER Wednesday December 25th   

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