Sunday, August 31, 1997

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 31, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas 8A g HeraldZeltung O Sunday Auoust Business To talk with Managing EditorMargaret Edmonson about Business call 625 9144 ext 220 Business Ronnie Wunderlich Business Briefs WunderlichtapiMd for FFA honor Ronnie Wunderlich agricultural education instructor and Future Farmers of America advisor at New Braunfels High School has been nominated to receive the National FFA Organizations Honorary American FFA Degree Wunderlich was nominated for the degree by the Texas FFA Association and the nomination was approved by the National FFA Board of Directors at its recent meeting in Alexandria Va The Honorary American FFA Degree the highest honorary award presented by the FFA recognizes those who are helping advance agricultural education and the FFA and who have rendered outstanding service This year 56 teachers of agricultural education were nominated to receive the degree during the 70th National FFA Convention in Kansas City Nov 13 to 15 During Wunderlichs 25 years at New Braunfels High School four students have earned the American FFA degree 65 students have received the State FFA degree five students have earned state proficiency awards 13 gold seven silver and 10 bronze emblems were awarded for accomplishments in state career development events Friedmans Jewelers opens store Friedmans Jewelers will host the grand opening of its 387th store in New Braunfels on Saturday Friedmans Jewelers opened in Savannah more than 75 years ago Friedmans employs more than people in 2 1 states and has been publicly traded on the V NASDAQ Stock Exchange as Friedmans FROM since October Melody Worley The grand opening will take place Saturday at 1 0 in New Braunfels Walnut Square Shopping Center Wortey graduates from beauty school The Seguin Beauty School is proud to announce that Melody Worley recently graduated She enrolled in the Cosmetology program at Seguin Beauty School in June 1996 She completed clock hours of cutting perming coloring and styling Worley also studied manicuring facials iron curling and blow waving in the program She will be scheduled to take her state final exam in September After passing the exam she will be licensed by the Texas Cosmetology Commission Worley is the mother of three children Todd age 8 Lloyd age 5 and Sean age 2 She is the daughter of Constance and Eddie Smith of New Braunfels Fidias joins hematology group Panos M Fidias has joined Hematology Onocolgy Associates of South Texas Dr Fidias specializes in the care of patients with cancer and diseases of the blood Fidias and his wife Elizabeth live in New Braunfels and his office is located at 193 W Austin He also will have an office in Seguiu Panos Fidias Burger King Big Mac attack NEW YORK AP Burger King is planning its own Big Mac attack even as consumers are being bombarded by the latest beef safety scare The nations second biggest hamburger chain is adding the Big King sandwich to its regular menu across the country in direct competition with the Big Mac from industry leader McDonalds Allstate refunding million to customers By MICHAEL HOLMES Associated Press Writer AUSTIN AP An estimated consumers will receive million from three Allstate insurance companies in the largest refund ever ordered by the Texas Department of Insurance against an automobile insurer Insurance Commissioner Elton Bomer signed the agreement Friday ordering refunds for consumers allegedly overcharged for auto liability policies Im pleased that Allstate agreed to end this controversy by reducing its rates and refunding the amounts its policyholders were Bomer said I want the Industry to understand clearly that the Texas Department of Insurance will be challenging rate filings which are not accurate or in compliance with the law Insurance Commissioner Elton Bomer I want the industry to understand clearly that the Texas Department of Insurance will be challenging rate filings which are not accurate or in compliance with the he said The refunds will range from to depending on the amount of premiums paid and duration of the coverage Customers will receive refunds either as checks or as credits against premiums for current or renewal policies Former policyholders will receive checks Allstate is the states thirdlargest personal auto insurance company with approximately 14 percent of the market The action affects customers of Allstate Insurance Company Allstate Indemnity and Allstate Property Casualty purchasing auto insurance policies between June 30 1995 and Sept 8 1997 In agreeing to the order Allstate denied any violation of state insurance laws Allstate believes this settlement is in the best interest of our customers employees and said company spokeswoman Sharon Cooper in Dallas Jt is a clear example of why differences between insurance companies and regulators should be resolved within the insurance department and not through costly unnecessary litigation The settlement represents Allstates strong commitment to work with TDI on issues that arise in the normal course of she said Fridays order ended a case that began when the department found discrepancies in auto liability rates filed by Allstate in 1995 and 1996 SERVPRO owners get honor Darby and Tamara Wright owners of SERVPRO of San Braunfels were honored with the Directors Gold award while attending the SERVPRO National Convention in San Antonio SERVPRO is a national cleaning and restoration cleaning company with more than 930 franchises nationwide The National Convention celebrating its 28th anniversary is the premier event of the companys year and honors the achievements of SERVPRO franchises while sharing new advancements in the industry Darby and Tamara Wright have been SERVPRO franchise owners for 13 and onehalf years The Directors Gold award recognizes their franchise for volume and sales performance This recognition is one of the biggest rewards of being a SERVPRO franchise Tamara said SERVPRO offers cleaning services including carpet and upholstery cleaning inhome dry cleaning of draperies an application of stain and soil protectants Specialized emergency services such as restoration of fire smoke and water damages are also available Mortage rate increases again WASHINGTON AP Average interest rates on 30year fixedrate mortgages rose to percent this week 4he third increase since the end df July when the average hit a 17 low The average increased from percent a week earlier Freddie Mac said Thursday Rates have moved up and down this year depending on the degree of nervousness in financial markets about inflation This years peak in mortgage rates was percent during the week ended April 3 after the Federal Reserve tightened monetary policy The low was percent during the week ended July 31 Fifteenyear mortgages a popular option for those refinancing averaged percent this week up from percent a week earlier On oneyear adjustable rate mortgages lenders were asking an average initial rate of percent this week up from percent last week The fates do not include addon fees known as points Sue Hahn CRUISEONE t r In Cruising Nationwide nacoa New Braunfels TX Metro 6069433 Tol Free 8886807245 Hard Water Problems We Can Solve 4 Water Softeners 4 Salt or Salt Free 4 Reverse Osmosis 4 Free Water Testing 4 Free Estimates We Service What We Sett WaterDoctor Toll Free 18883919955 ROLLER HOCKEY RANCH Opens Sept 6 Leagues Start Oct 1 The Areas Finest Inline Hockey Facility Is Now Under Construction Here In New Braunfels NOW ACCEPTING REGISTRATION FOR FALL LEAGUES LEARN TO PLAY HOCKEYII Skating and hockey clinics every weekend Call now for current schedule Youth Mult Leagues Pickup Hockey Open Rink Sessions Hockey Clinics Tournaments Private Group Lessons 6097788 Redeem this coupon for off any HOLLER HOCKEY RANCH membership Coupon must be presented at time of registration Coupon cannot be combined with any other offer and has no cash value Expires Sept Ribbon cutting Photo submitted TCBY 263 Loop 337 Suite 100 celebrated its grand opening on Aug 15 Chamber of Commerce Blue Coats and owners John and Carrie Mathls attended the opening This is no i This is 1 I IU U Real Life Monday Night Football Spectaculars For all the live football action this season stay tuned wih us Come see the Game on our 2 Big Screen Courtesy of RentMart Action RentToOwn and Indulge with our specials for the evening AIIU Can Eat Fajitas Pitches of Beer 99 Drafts Commemorative Take Home 16 Qz Glasses with Refills DOOR PRIZES GIVEN AWAY AT HALF TIME Some Restrictions Apply Does Football Like Molly foes 11 53 Oasis New Braunfels