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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 13, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                I t THURSDAY i f Unicorns drop district haseball opener See Page 7 50 CENTS Herald NOOV 1 so wrrr VW I Y AND I I I n v 14 pages In one section Thursday March Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for mora than 145 yoara Homo of frank KnlfM Vol 145 No 86 Inside Birthday wlstot from ttorakkZrttmg The New Braunfels Herald Zeilung extends birthday wishes to Kim Braun Frank Knight Mary Ann Torres Doris Tasto Thomas W Cotenum Doris Kay Sharp Vernon Gregory Joanne Eftfrimfta Marjd Handrick ton nie Locktear 16 yeara old belat Junlta C Gutierrez 69 yean Happy anniversary wishes go to Ben and Gloria Gomez To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count Mold 835 6 Ash 10 30 trace Hachbcrry4 6 PoHtn mMMired In parts per cubic molar of air Information provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal River 236 cubic feet per sec ond same Wednesday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level up 02 Canyon Dam discharge 699 cfs Canyon Lake Inflow 2861 cfs Canyon Lake level 01 1 1 3 feet above sea level Above conservation New BraunMs Utilities NBU reports pumping million gal lons of surface waterwednesday and gallons of wen water were used MM Art Fair on tap Friday t f Youth Homemaklngand Art Fair will begin at noon Friday at the Comal County Fairgrounds Agri culture Building Sale of judged entries except for grand and reserve champion winners will take from 3 to 5 The grand champion and reserve champlibn auction will begin at 6 In the food mall This is an excellent opportu nity for the business communi ty to support the youth of Comal County Boy Scouts available for odd Jobs Boy Scouts will clean out your garage room closet to earn funds to attend summer camp They will haul off unwant ed items Call American Forum moots today Chapter 1014 American Forum will meet at 7 today at the American Legion Hall on Coll Street Members and non members are welcome Club moots for happy hour The Texas Aggie Club will hold a happy hour at today It will be at The Old Ice House 1407 W Highway 81 in New Braunfels Everyone Is welcome Slnglos Ministry at First UnttodMothodlst The First United Methodist Singles Ministry will meet at today in the churchs assembly room 572 W San Antonio St Child care will be provided Call 3254513 for information Ho w to buy a homo mwwiwwimpir A free seminar How to Buy Your First will be offered at 7 today at the Sunshine Ftoom of the Holiday Inn Reser vations are required seating is limited For reservations call 210 9790555 or 800 798 1003 Tiny critter big nuisance J i By DEMISE DZ1UK Staff Writer HOW TO CONQUER FIRE ANTS A foreign enemy invaded the port of Mobile in the 1930s and by the 1950s it had made its way into Texas Since then most people in Texas have been battling this dreaded enemy the imported fire ant According to Texas Univer sity fire ant colonies have infested twothirds of the state and the red imported fire ant causes an estimated million in losses in Texas each year Comal County Assistant Extension Agent Roger llavlak said Comal County and South Texas were not immune to the problem Me said Tire ants had been a big problem throughout Texas threatening livestock and veg etation You get everything from I luvlak said Theres a nuisance plus the fire ants can get a hold of young Apply a hormone bait to the Infested area at least every other month The bait should be applied when the ground Is dry and it can sit there for several days The bait Is available in various brands at most stores that carry farm and garden supplies One pound of bait will typi cally treat one acre of land if applied lightly and evenly Depending on the brand and size of container prices range from for a small container of a generic brand to for a three pound container of Logic bait wildlife and livestock and kill them before they even have a A lot of times you dont have a lot of the different wildlife species because of the fire Steve Mueckc owner of Gold Star exterminators said fire ants are very prevalent in the area and if left untreat ed can infest electrical equipment caus ing costly repairs Ants can also threat en the survival of plant and animal life He said the prime season for ants is quickly approaching You usually sec them in spring and summer especially Mueckc said AHcr a good rain theyll start popping up all over the place also because they moved Mueckc said however that the fight against fire ants whether imported or native Texas mite is not lost Me said people just need to learn to manage Turn to Critters Page 2 Fire ant wars Native fire ants left are decreasing because imported ire ants right are winning the fight over food Preserving native ant species may be one way to help control the Invading ants Note the larger ratio of one of the native Texas species native Texas fire ant Imported Texas fire ant Source Rra Ant RMtarch and Management Advisory Committee Graphic Agricultural The AAM University System Life in the fast lane Karen Rosen and Guy Bohannon will to married this weekend at the Kruse HeraldZoltung photo by Mlchnol Darnoll Car Show and Auction held at the Wurstnalle ManMove affair with cars leads to lifelong part ner By ABE LEVY IF YOURE GOING Cars and beautiful women are more than a clas sic Combination for Gary Bohannon theyve been u ticket to the love of his life An antique car collector from Norcross Gary bought a 1961 Chevy Impala in March 1995 during a Kruse car auction and showin New Braunfcls About one month later he was washing the Impala outside his shop when an attractive lady caught his eye as she walked into her insurance agents office across the street The car was one of many but tlie woman Karen Rosen turned out to be one in a million The two will recite wedding vows Saturday during the Greater San Collector Cur Auction this weekend at Wursthalle in Landa Park Its a fitting site for the couple whose paths The Greater San Collec tor Car Auction and Show will open at 10 Saturday and Sunday at Wursthalle in Lahda Park The event Is open to the public Admission is for adults and for children over 5 Bidder registration is and includes weekend passes for two The cars will be designated as reserve which sets a minimum for bidding or non reserve which sets no limit to bids For more information call or for Internet information The premiere collector car for this years auction and show is Herbie the Love a 1968 Volkswagen featuredin Herbie movie series There will be 300 collector cars that range from 1924 to 1994 and include 1939 Cadillac V16 Limousine Owned by casino magnate Bill Harrah 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible 1960 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 1968 Chevrolet Camaro 1969 Ferrari 365 GT 1957 Ford Thundorbird Roadster 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible 1965 Rolls Royco Silver Cloud III Drop head Coupe crossed because of the 1961 Impala feels Gary said I live arid breathe old cars 1 go to 25 or more classic car auc tions so its totally appropriate If I hadnt bought that car I wouldnt have been washing it hat Turn to Cars Page 2 Decision hinges on ovein date Which pupils will attend Memorial Intermediate School undetermined By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer All files for District 4 City Council seat By ABE LEVY Staff Writer Sandra Ali a local business owner and homemaker filed Wednesday for the District 4 City Council position slated for election May 3 March 19 the final day to apply for the two open spots on the council which include districts 3 and 4 Ali is the first candidate to file for the District 4 seat that will be vacated by twoterm council member and farmer mayor Pwlfraser The District 3 race Includes date Randy Vanstory who presently is run ning unopposed for the position Ali 25 is the mother of a 3 yearold boy and owner of NC Food Mart on Union Avenue Ali said she grew up in Seguin and is a 1990 grad uate of Seguin High School She said she decided to run for the Sandra All council position to become a voice for the people and become more involved in politics 1 want to get people more involved in tlw she said The main reason I ran is because no one else did I wanted to gut involved in the com munity after spending time raising my Ali who lives at 122 Dallas said she is Muslim and attends u mosque in San Antonio She said current Seguin councilman Rocky Rodriguez suggested the idea of running for council She Niiid she studied office education in high school placed first in the Htute and was named in the top six nation wide for parliamentary procedure com petition I was nervous and inn still nervous but Im a last learner and will do my Ali said She named her husband Noonuldin Ali as her campaign treasurer District 4 includes u norlheast section of New Hraunfcls including iruenc Summerwood Rivcrcrest the listatcs and tiie industrial park area What levels of students will fill the new Memorial Intermediate School when it is completed later this year will depend on enrollment numbers at that time The New Braunfels Independent School District JH currently building a new Memorial Intermediate School on Walnut Avenue across from the existing Memorial Elementary School Assistant superintendent of finance Lonnie Curtis said the construction is progressing and the project is 40 per cent into the total cost Me said the slabs have been poured the rough plumbing and door frames are in and the brick is being sent Its n little bit behind schedule where it should be by Curtis Kiiid Theyve lost several days in the last month because of the inclement weather and Curiis said he architect had moved the August completion date back to mid September but he thinks it will be completed after that time I think it will be mid Curtis said I could be wrong but I dont think it will be ready before Interim superintendent Tom Mose ley said the actual completion date would be a major factor in when stu dents are moved in and what grade levels it will initially house He said if the building was com pleted aller the IW7 school year had begun it would not automatically open as an intermediate school We wouldnt be opening it as an intermediate school in the middle of the Moseley said That would be loo confusing to the children par ents and Moseley said what grade levels are housed in the school when it opens had not been determined yet and would depend on the date of comple tion and enrollment figures Theres so many unknowns well have to wait and see when and how it tits Moseley said We have to look at the numbers at that time and decide the best way to make use of the Curtis said the cost of the project was estimated at approximately million and was being funded by bond proceeds athy threatens DisL 28 election Page 4   

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