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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 25, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                TUESDAY Canyon girls win Cougar Invitational See Page 5 50 CENTS 10 pages in one section Tuesday February Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 145 years Home of Shi and Hwwlwteh Vol 145 No 74 Inside Deaf Sttimmtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZottung The New llraunfels Herald Zeltung extends birthday wishes to Marc Pinson Linda Allison Blake Walker Michael Stephens Jennifer Dolte Monday bdat Justin Ryan Ortiz 1 year Cesario Bccerra Henri Fanner Kathy Smith Anita Hanz Benlta Domlngucz Mary 28 years Happy anniversary wishes go to Oran and Nelrme Koepp Ski and Midge Haneiwich 36 Johnie and Ann Patter son Monday belated 46 To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pdltn Count 1280 Mountain 14 Pollen measured In parts per cubic moter of air Information provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal River 219 cubic feet per sec ond down 3 from Monday Edwards Aqulfor Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level same Canyon Dam discharge cfs Canyon Lake inflow 1 73 cfs Canyon Lake level feet above sea level Above conservation NBU reports pumping million gallons of surface water Monday and gallons of well water were used Community Thrift Shop seeks donations tH6 immunity Service Thrift Shop is now soliciting donations All Items are welcomed Bring donations to 132 Caddell Lane or contact Pete at 6253439 for pick ups on Tuesday and Wednes day Thrift shop hours are 9 to noon and 1 to 4 Museum cltywide garage salo on tap The Childrens Museum in New Braunfels will hold its annu al Citywide Garage Sale from 10 to 4 Sunday at the Civic Center Booth rental is for one for each additional Admission is for adults max imum per family Donations are now being accepted Call 6200939 for information Substance abuse classes offered The GuadaComa Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse has begun registration for the agencys upcoming Chemical Dependency Counseling classes Classes are limited so sign up early For Infor mation call 6089032 Free homo repairs available Applications are being accept ed for this years World Changers project running from June 14 to 21 Need home repairs Call 210 3723750 Priority will be given to the greatest need To donate money or materials to World Changers call Eric Walk er at the above number Lioness garage sale on tap Donations for the Lioness garage sale to be held Satur day can be taken to the Krueger Building after 8 Wedne day through Friday All proceeds are given to local charities Call 6205866 for information Republican Mens Club meets today The Republican Mens Club Of Comal County will meet at today at the Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative on FM 3159 in Smlthson Valley Tom Hornseth county engineer will be the Hall Martin named National Merit finalists By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer Seniors Sara Martin and Kimbcrly Hall were among roughly stu dents from around the nation named as finalists in the 1997 National Merit Scrwlarship competition Elaine Detwcilcr public informa tion officer for the National Merit Scholarship corporation said more million students entered this years competition by taking the 1995 preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test or National Merit Scholarship Qualify KlmbwIyHaH StraMartln ing Test PSAT or Detwcil cr said the test was used as an initial screening tool and students were named as finalists As you can see these students arc skilled test takers and arc able to per form well on entrance Detwcilcr said The semifinalists were required to fulfill a number of requirements Dctweilcr said these students had to meet high academic standards submit SAT scores to confirm the earlier test score and submit an endorsement or recommendation from their principals Detwcilcr said the contestants also had to fill out detailed applications listing achievements interests contributions to community and personal goals Based on this information finalists were chosen to compete for scholarships They hove to submit a detailed Detwcilcr said All of that information is taken into consid eration when determining scholarship Hall a Canyon High School senior said she was honored to be among u group of the nations top students com peting for scholarships I took the test the day after I got out of the hospital I am just Hall said when she was named a semifinal ist To be recognized with such an elite group is really an honor This will open a lot of Martin said advancing past the initial screening stage was a positive reflec tion of the education she has received This is he biggest validation of my high school academic talents so Im pretty Martin said in Sep tember I lull is the daughter of Truman and Patricia Hall of Garden Ridge and Martin is the daughter of Marsha Bolles of Spring Branch City picks bond financial firms First of two new McKenna clinics opens Wednesday By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer After months of waiting and delays two McKenna Heath Care clinics in Garden Ridge and Smithson Valley will finally open their Gwenn Scott senior vicepresident of clinical services said McKenna Health Center Garden Ridge will open Wednesday We will have a grand opening and open house on Wednesday Feb 26 from 3 to Scott said The clinic in Garden Ridge will be located on 18965 FM 2252 in the Gar den Executive Center which formerly housed tlvo I Care Hotline for teenagers Scott said clinic employees were get ting everything ready for the grand open ing The McKenna Health Center Smithson Valley will be located on FM 311 across from Smithson Valley Mid dle School We hope to open that by the first or second week of Scott said The Smithson Valley clinic is the for mer Clear Springs Medical Clinic which was purchased by McKenna last year Scott said the clinic building was sepa rated and transported in two trips this past week to its new site They are putting the building togeth er out there and then the parking lot will be put Scott said The clinics opening was delayed from a preliminary date in January because of the long process involved in getting permits for a well and septic sys tem The Garden Ridge stallwill be led by supervising physician Dr Ronald Cohle of New Braunfels Karen Witherly will be the nurse practitioner She will be assisted by Genell McGralh medical assistant and Tina Ortega oflice man ager Dr Gary Hird will be the supervising physician for the Smithson Valley clin Turn to Clinics Page 2 By ABE LEVY Staff Writer After an unprecedented bidding process the New Braunfels City Coun cil selected a financial consulting firm and bond counsel Monday night in a move designed to improve the citys contractual relationships when issu ing bonds The decision followed a twomonth review of requests for proposals from nine bond counsel firms and seven financial advisors I City Council selects Master Plan consultant 2 The council selected Public Finan cial Management Inc of Austin as its financial advisor and Fulbright Jaworski of San Antonio as bond counsel Both PFM Managing Director William Newman and Fulbright attor ney Michael Spain said they were pleased with the citys selections and are looking forward to working with its staff Were very pleased with the deci sion and consider it an New man said You cannot doubt our commitment to this town and the goals of this said Spain who is u New Braunfels resident and whose wife Belle serves on the New Braunfels Independent School District Board of Trustees We are very pleased and do not take it for City officials were concerned about iheir previous contract with their for mer financial advisor Southwest Secu rities Inc of San Antonio who hired its own bond counsel and then billed the city Southwest Securities who was one of the final applicants for financial advisor contracted with Fulbright for the past 50 years in an agreement that ended in January Monday nights decision marked the first time that the city sought bids for these services a new process that city officials said is needed to ensure lax money is spent wisely The councils action Monday allows its staff to contract separately with IFM and Fulbright in two direct agrec Turn to Financial Page 2 v ft Amendment not the answer to budget woes Page 4   

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