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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 24, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas 8A o HerardZelturtg Q Thursday July State briefs ranchers restocking effort could beef HOUSTON AP Cattle ranchers are restocking their herds now that meadows are lush again after a wet spring and summer broke the 1996 drought That has sent beef prices skyrocketing Beef calves are selling for more per hundredweight than they were a year ago That worries some economists the Texas Journal of The Wall Street Journal reported today Some say the rebuilt herds could cause a meat glut that could bring on a collapse in beef prices If we dont have a liquidation of well have tremendous increases in prices in 1997 and in 1998 the first half will be said Ernest Davis a livestock economist at Texas University But then those prices will really collapse in the last half of 1998 because of oversupply Davis estimated the size of the nations beef herd this year will total million head million more than what is needed to support currently strong prices Two more perjury counts lodged against educator in wifes death CALDWELL Texas AP A second perjury indictment has been returned against a small town school superintendent for statements he gave after the August 1996 death of his wife Frank Cook who is on paid leave from his job as school superintendent in the Brazos Valley town of Snook was indicted on two counts of aggravated perjury Monday by the Burleson County grand jury The charges accuse Cook of lying twice to the grand jury about a relationship with another woman Investigators said Janet Cook 38 shot herself in the chest with a shotgun last summer Charles Sebesta district attorney for Burleson and Washington counties contends that her husband drove her to suicide Even though it is formally ruled a suicide at this point in time the investigation into her death he told the Associated Press on Tuesday Texas Lottery scratches Scratchman SAN ANTONIO AP The Texas Lottery has scratched the superhero like character used since 1994 in instant lottery commercials after complaints that the caped pitchman appealed too much to youngsters Scratchman is Hying off into the Austinbased lottery spokeswoman Leticia Vasquez told the San Antonio ExpressNews Hes The advertising campaign for scratchoff tickets began in January 1994 It was only this year that House Appropriations Committee Chairman Robert Junell DSan Angelo likened the masked character in red tights to Joe Camel the hip cartoon animal used by Reynolds Tobacco Co to sell cigarettes 1 think the same correlation can be made between Joe Camel and enticing young people to smoke as can be made with Scratchman unduly influencing young kids to become Junell said JunelPs committee in a unanimous vote ordered the Texas Lottery Commission to spend less money on advertising Committee members were particularly critical of Scratchman Lawmaker running for Railroad Commission AUSTIN AP State Rep Steve Holzheauser a sixterm Republican from Victoria entered the race for Railroad Commission with a blast at the federal government and a pledge to promote the states energy industry Holzheauser will seek the seat being vacated by Commissioner Barry Williamson who is running for attorney general next year Archives Anonymous AA97051 By Michelle Oatman and John Moler photo editor Special to the HeraldZeitung We did pretty well last week with our translation AA97050 the baseball photo did very well only a couple of unnamed players now Walter Sippel Jr and Wallace Oberkampf both helped us get all of the following names Row I Leroy Pantermuehl Harry Pantermuehl Gilbert Katt James Jonas Spider row 2 Weldon Bynum Kenneth Ikels Walter Sippel George Geoph Gilbert Lay Tommy Ortiz Gale Harper Nelson row 3 Kiesling Jerome Biendsiel Dan Preiss Harvey Vogel Roland Tausch Alfred Muchow Aldolf Castlleja row 4 Oetken Arnulfo Villela Billy Highsmith Ellis Winglield James Willis Martn Dean Jimmy Froelich row 5 Clarence Alfrey Robert AA97049 Billins George Miller The Cookware Shower Honors from last week was also identified AA97049 is the bridal shower for Julie Ortiz and Jeff Ball From left the women are Virginia Ortiz mother of the Janis Wohlfahrt Wommack Julie Ortiz the Pat Ortiz Maranda and Betty Ball mother of the Thank you to Debbie Bartels Lain and Virginia Ortiz for making sure we got these names AA97050 This week we found some FUN pictures We found three men that seemed to be clowning around for a good cause AA97051 is the Lions Club Shoplifting Committee and from the age of the cars it probably was taken in the 1950s or 60s We would like the clowns identifications and when they did this great deed for the Lions Club The second fun photo is a picture from one of our Landa Park river parades AA97052 is the Public Service Co float and there are two pretty young ladies riding and a gentleman who probably is the driver of the boat Who are these people and what year do you think this parade took place The Archives has had redecorating this week Stop in and see what is new in all the old history As always KEEP READING KEEP REMEMBERING KEEP CALLING 6291900 or come by Poll finds one in four call selves Texans first By MICHAEL HOLMES Associated Press Writer AP Nearly one fourth of the states residents consider themselves first a Texan and second an American a new poll finds Thats a stunningly high rate of identity with a state and its probably unmatched in any of the other 49 pollster Frank Luntz said Wednesday I would argue that theres no state in the country that would have a higher state personal identification than Texas said Luntz who operates a Washingtonbased consulting firm In his survey 500 Texans were asked If you had to choose one or the other would you consider yourself a Texan first or an American first joMt Tweritytfiree percent saiafexan 73 percent said American and 3 percent said both Others said they either didnt know or declined to answer Luntz said he was startled by the response That almost one out of four see themselves first as Texans is he said There is something special about this state There is a community here that doesnt exist in other states Even though its so large even though the population is so Luntz said hes never scientifically polled on such a question in other states but he has asked it of participants in smaller jttjficwesions what Im he He attributed the Texas loyalty in part to the states unique history After rebelling against Mexico Texas was an independent nation before joining the United States in 1845 I think it began with how Texas became a state how it left Mexico and became a state And it has not changed A lot of people who were born here stay here And people who move into the state tend not to move out Thats why youre growing so An unexpected finding he said is that the Texas identity isnt esnfined to the ctowboy legend ttoat there was tijat people Who lived in this state for generations had this identity to the flag to the ranch And its not there It doesnt exist that Luntz said According to his analysis the four demographic groups most likely to see themselves as Texans first are individuals earning under a year 34 blacks and Hispanics 28 those with incomes between and 28 and women between 18 and 39 27 The telephone poll was conducted July 1920 for the public relations firm Temerlin McClain The margin of error was plus or minus percentage points Insects give voice to Texas summer By RICHARD STEWART Houston Chronicle HOUSTON They are like a symphony of tiny tambourines the snare drum soldiers of the insect world They are cicadas and this time of year it seems they are in every Texas tree beating their own drums to the frantic tune of insect lust sending their screeching messages on waves of heat giving voice to the savage Texas summer Yet for all their noise and annoyance they are fairly benign beasts biting neither people nor pets All they ask of life is a tall tree to sing from and to live under For cicadas spend most of their lives not in trees but in the ground under them drinking sweet sap from the roots and slowly growing and waiting for their brief noisy days in the sun Theyre a lot better than the fire ants you have down there in said Donald Lewis an entomology professor at Iowa State University Earlier this summer Iowa and several other Midwestern states hosted the strange and wonderful 17 year cicadas With as many as million popping up per acre it may be a good thing that such a cacophony of cicadas comes around so rarely The 17year cicada is found only in North America east of the Rocky Mountains A close cousin does much the same thing only in 13year cycles Of the 12 known broods of 17year cicadas five are considered extinct the biggest stretches from Tennessee to Massachusetts and is next due to emerge in the summer of 2008 Lewis said For once it seems there is an insect that is not at its most numerous worststinging and biggestbiting in Texas In the world of cicadas Texas fares fairly well Texans rarely see or hear these Methuselahs Although the longest living of all insects these cicadas spend an amazing 17 years as tiny juveniles burrowed 1 to 2 feet underground before warm weather tells them to dig to the surface and climb onto trees posts poles anything thats handy Once there the nymphs outer shell splits along the back and an adult emerges to unfurl its wings and prepare for the most active and last five or six weeks of its life The 40 or so species most common to Texas do the same thing but spend only a year or two sometimes more underground You have the annual Lewis said We call them dog days cicadas because they show up in the dog days of In all species its the male that makes the noise with a tiny drum like membrane on its abdomen that it vibrates The male abdomen is largely hollow and serves as a sort of sound chamber amplifying the noise It makes noise for the same reason all males make Lewis said To be noticed These are woodland he noted On the Iowa State campus on the prairie in Ames he said he may hear one or two cicadas in a tree Ten miles east in the ancient woodlands along the Des Moines River there may be as many as in each of the many trees SELECT HOMES Well Locate Your Land for Your New Home Enjoy Lunch For Less Great selection Money saving values Try our Luncheon Specials Monday Friday 11 3 OM AS H AUS RESTAURANT Es Schmeckt Gut 210 6253280 JUST OFF ffl35 CBxrr 189 ON HWY 46 CANT KELP WE CAN HELP For the latest listings Real Estate See the HeraldZeitung Classifieds on Friday and Sunday Child Support Medical Bills Past Due Auto Loans Back House Payments Back Taxes Credit Card Debts All Can Be Included BILL CONSOLIDATION Also known as Debt Consolidation or Wage Earner Plan Chapter 13 Bankruptcy STOP CREDITOR HARASSMENT NO CREDIT NEEDED CaH Local 3416303 244UIUR RECORDED INFORMATION Clarkson Volkman Attorneys San Antonio
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