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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 15, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                Donations so tar To contribute to the United Way call 6207760 UMMMM Inside Sports Birthday wishes from the HeraldZertung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Jonathan Hull David Kiser Lindsey Neslon Lenora Kennemer Kathy Faulkner Tom Kies ling 52 years old on Rae Lynn Lunsford Norman Belcik Margaret Roets Alice Herring Lois Grain Dudley Blakeney Patti Westbrook Timmy Schriewer Cynthia Susong 9 years Charles Tarlton Saturday and Leslie Moffett Happy anniversary wishes go to Barbara and Bill Strickland To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Cheer Fund donations sought by newspaper The New Braunfels Herald Zeitungs 15th annual Cheer Fund campaign will provide food for local needy families on Saturday The fund last year provided Christmas food and gifts to 200 families in New Braunfels and Comal County Anonymous Christine Barclay Mr and Mrs Leo Maiers v Mr arid Mrs Jim Bartsch Todays total New total Cheerleaders offer parents night off Children ages 2 to 12 are invited to spend the evening with the Canyon High School cheerleaders from 5 to 9 Thursday at the Childrens Museum of New Braunfels Parents can shop or relax while their children have a safe and fabulous time at the muse um Activities will include Christ mas stories skits and crafts The museum is located near Ernestos at the West Point Pep perell Factory Store Mall The fee which includes din ner and snacks is for the first child and for each addi tional sibling Proceeds from the evening willhelp fund the cheerleaders trip to Orlando to compete in a national competition For more information or to reserve a call 6256251 or 6255555 Reach for a Star needs toys cash Reach for a Star is looking for donations for toys cash and time to help give a Christmas to local children The organization will be wrap ping presents on Saturday start ing at 10 and Sunday beginning at noon at Red McCombs Universal Motors For more information call 629 9387 or 6089406 Youth fishing tourney set for Jan 11 A youth fishing tournament to be held in conjunction with Troutfest 97 is set for 8 to 10 Jan 11 at the Landa Park springfed pool in New Braun fels The tournament is for chil dren 10 and younger Partici pants must purchase a youth fishing pass For more information call the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department at 608 2160 New Braunfels Herakl GOWEST MICROPUBLISHING 7 Y AND ELL DR PASO TX ung SUNDAY 46 pages in three sections Sunday December Serving the Comal County area for more than 144 years Home of Jonathan Hull Vol 144 No 285 NBISD trustees interview candidate for top administrator By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer A candidate for interim superintendent for the New Braunfels Independent School District inter viewed with the Board of Trustees on Saturday and met with four members of the public Thomas Moseley was one of two candidates who met with the board on Monday to discuss the vacancy that will open Jan 1 when Superintendent Charles Bradberry becomes the top administrator of the Keller Independent School District near Fort Worth Moseley who retired in June after 41 years in education had his second interview Saturday morn ing and then talked informally with citizens who attended Dr Gonzalo Garza who also met with the board on Monday will have a second interview and meet ing with the public on Tuesday Thomas Moseley Board President Jaime Padilla said the talks with Moseley went very We continued to interview the Padilla said There werent any real con cerns on the part of Mose He mainly wants the board to be open minded and work Moseley who agreed that Saturdays meeting went well said his concern is a general one that he has when he is considering a job with any district He said he wants the board and administration to work together to provide stability and support for the employees Moseley said board members showed signs that they also want this I think the board wants to change the perception Turn to NBISD Page 2A WALTER LAW CNFORCEMBHT IUF NTY S i i other New Braunfels sees million boost in revenue City reaps results one year after halfcent sales tax increase By ABE LEVY Staff Writer Tax revenue The city of New Braunfels made almost million more this year after implementing the halfcent sales tax increase in October of last year city officials said Voters approved the increase by a 2tol margin in May 1995 and desig nated the new revenue for separate funds to reduce property taxes eco nomic development street and drainage repairs and capital improvements Each fund received oneeighth of the sales tax revenue or after the oneyear period which is about more than the original pro jections for each fund Sales tax is the largest source of rev enue for the city which generated a total of since the halfcent sales tax took effect in October 1995 Without the halfcent increase the sales tax showed a 9 percent increase an indicator that the citys overall econ omy is healthy despite the drought con ditions of this past summer Shands said He pointed growth in population and the visitor industry as reasons for the strong showing in the first year of the halfcent sales tax It tells that while certainly many people had a disappointing summer the economy of the city is diversified and Shands said It shows the wisdom of the voters A vast amount of sales tax revenue was paid for by the visitor Turn to Tax Page 2A Tis the season to wheeze and gasp Mountain cedar season launches first severe strike on areas allergy victims By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer Hachoo and gesundheit Mountain cedar pollen season is here Dr Frank Hampel a New Braunfels allergist said aller gy season is here with us again It is always dependent upon the weather because of the cold Hampel said It is a normal time for it to pol The mountain cedar pollen count reached a season high of parts per cubic meter of air on Friday The symptoms of mountain cedar allergies are sneez ing running noses and itchy eyes The allergies also can affect people who have asthma and coughing The amount of pollen per cubic meter is much higher than all the other the Hampel said When we get counts in the high thousands people can become sympto matic or they can have symptoms when the count is less than The worst is yet to come Hampel said The major part of it is in Hampel said That Keep your windows closed even though it is beautiful weather outside If the win dows are open the pollen will come Dr Frank Hampel allergist is when it will peak and can extend into the first couple of weeks of February The mountain cedar is through pollinating in For those people who are allergic to mountain cedar pollen Hampel has a few suggestions Keep your windows closed even though it is beautiful weather he said If the windows are open the pollen will come inside Use environmental control keep the doors closed and change the Medication such as anlihistamines and prescription nasal sprays can be effective in fighting the mountain cedar allergies Hampel said For those people with severe cases allergy shots can be an effective treatment Consumers can make entertainment Industry efean up Its act See Opinion 4A   

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