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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 9, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas HeraldZeitung o Tuesday December Q 7 Club Notes MB Music Study Club The NB Music Study Club sponsored an evening of choral music at its November meeting The focus of the program revolved around the theme Rejoice and Give Thanks for the Gift of This theme carried the listeners musically from kindergarten age through adulthood with the impact of music and its treasures stressed at each age level St Paul Lutheran Church shared its Sunbeams Choir and Good News Choir as the youngest of the singers with Becky Voges directing Boys and girls ended their presentations with a song of budding faith Im Gonna Hope in Jesus by C Crawshaw Next in the chain of musical life and growth were the Seele Elementary fourth and fifth graders directed by Cathy Clark These students shared not only singing but the skill of playing musical instruments as well one of their selections being the Tiki Chant by C Miller Moving into teen years and realizing the tremendous importance of music during these joyous and yet tumultuous years the NBHS Treble Choirs directed by Jody Bagley sang Cantate Domino Alleluia by C Miller In contrast they shared an arrangement of a Czech folk song Waters Ripple and Flow arrangement by Deems Taylor Finally moving into the years of adulthood the NB Music Club Ensemble sang Thanks Be to God by Handel a fitting closure to an evening of what the gift of music means to us all Beta Sprint award Photo submitted Sprint PCS recently recognized Myra Zunker left and Lisa Whltehouse the Communication Source as The Top Select Retailer In the San Antonio market for the month of October Presenting the award center is LJanna Garcia indirect account executive with Sprint PCS Holidays at the lake Businesses receive annual awards parade set Saturday Members of the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce and members of the Canyon Lake Women in Business celebrated the holiday season Saturday night The Canyon Lake Country Club was the place for sequins and Christmas neckties galore Congratulations to Karen and Greg Payne owners of Hilltex Construction which won the Business of the Year award Winner of the big raffle prize a trip to Las Vegas donated by Escapade Cruise and Travel was Etoyle McKee The Member of the Year awarded by the Canyon Lake Women in Business went to Mary Clark owner of Dairy Queen in Startzville The new CLCofC board takes over for 1998 New president is Barbara J Thomas of Coldwell Banker DAnn Harper Realtor Outgoing president for 1997 is Ed Wetzel Welcome to and congratulations to both of them On Saturday the 19th annual Christmas Parade floats down Farm Dana Jones toMarket 2673 at 11 Staging begins behind Norwest Bank and proceeds through Sattler It will be an honor once again to welcome Santa to Canyon Lake as he has promised to appear in the parade Santas Workshop offered by Project will be at the North Pole next to Tye Preston Memorial Library Children will have an opportunity to have their faces painted see the Elves Workshop shop and see the Reindeer Barn Meanwhile local merchants will open their doors after the for the 4th Annual Country Christmas On Friday Friends of the Library will be at Franks Supermarket to raffle chances on one of two charming Christmas music boxes and a Santa The 19th Annual Christmas Parade floats down Farntto Market 2673 at 11 keepsake box These are on display at the library Tickets are each or six for Proceeds from the raffle benefit the Tye Preston Library Friday will be the last chance to purchase tickets as the drawing will be Saturday The winning number will be posted on the reindeer in the parade on Saturday If tradition holds out it will be a cold day for the parade Gather your family take a pot of hot chocolate pack some snacks and get there early Line up anywhere between Norwest Bank and Dam Access Road for a glance of Santa reindeer and floats decked out with boughs of holly Tis the season Dana Jones is a HeraldZeitung correspondent at Canyon Government bean counters issue annual statistics measuring life in Sigma Phi The Preceptor Rho Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Nov 10 at the home of Carolyn Williams with Nadya Lehmann as cohostess Fifteen members and one guest Elaine Goettsch attended the meeting A program on problems and solutions in dealing with junk mail and telephone solicitation was presented by Linda Pinson and LaVeme Johnson By MICHELLE MITTELSTADT Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON AP The governments bean counters are at it again releasing statistics that measure the American way of life in details great and small from the number of births and deaths per year to the amount of ice cream and broccoli consumed annually Each year since 1878 the federal government has issued its weighty Statistical Abstract of the United States pulling together an array of statistics from dozens of government agencies and trade associations Drysounding in name and in fact the 1997 edition issued a few days ago nonetheless offers some interesting nuggets of news to those willing to pore through its pages Take the Lone Star State In its square miles of space a territory second only to Alaskas square Texas packs Texas tidbits Some million Tekans drive alone to work while another million carpool I Texans spent nearly billion on public elementary and secondary schools last year an average of per student The national average is per pupil The 1995 median household income in Texas was slightly below the national average of Of tie 26 miljion people who serfidentify as being of Latino origin just overs million livelh Texas The state took in pinion from Washington last year an average of for each Texan home of Kathy Fischer The hospitality committee shared a holiday dinner and members shared a Beta Buddy Christmas Gift Exchange behind California stores pumping their gasoline at service stations Overall the state has of the nations shopping centers Texas was one of the 10 fastest growing states between 1990 and 1996 its population rising by percent During that rime span Texas nudged New York aside to become the secondlargest state in the nation million registered vehicles on miles of urban and rural highways Those Texans eat at restaurants and shop at food As of last year the Texas population stood at million a 71 percent increase over the million people living in the state in 1970 The state boasts one of the countrys youngest populations with only 10 percent of its citizens 65 and older compared with a national average of nearly 13 percent Only four other states have a lower percentage ot senior citizens Among the other Texasrelated tidbits million Texans drive alone to work while another million carpool Just over 2 percent of Texans use public transportation to get to work half the national average The typical travel time to work in Texas is minutes almost exactly on par with the national average of minutes spent nearly billion on public elementary and secondary schools last year an average of per student The national average is per pupil 1995 median household income in Texas was slightly below the national average of Seventeen percent of Texans had incomes below the poverty level that year compared with 14 percent nationally the 26 million people who selfidentify as being of Latino origin just over 5 million live in Texas Only California with a Latino population of nearly 9 million has more residents of Hispanic origin state took in billion from Washington last year an average of for each Texan The bulk of that money nearly billion was in direct payments to individualsin the form of Social Security welfare and other benefits payments Census Bureau projects that the states population will top 28 million by 2025 second only to Californias 41 million estimate were live births in Texas in 1994 the most recent year for which statistics are available Drapery Cleaning Area Rug Cleaning Carpet Cleaning Upholstery Cleaning FOR LOCAL SERVICE CALL 1800FORCOIT 18003672648 Experience You Can Trust Call For Free Estimates GBRA gets financial reporting recognition For the 22nd consecutive year the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority has been awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada According to Bill West GBRA general manager the award is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting Its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a governmental body and its In order to receive the award GBRAs 1996 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report was judged by a panel of accounting professionals According to GFOA award information entries must meet the high standards of the program including demonstrating a constructive spirit of full disclosure to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the comprehensive annual financial Walker GBRA board chairman expressed appreciation to the staff members who compiled and produced the awardwinning report We have an excellent accounting and production said Walker Thank you for an outstanding job and we are delighted that your skills and accomplishments have been recognized again this UN l 1 11 Blood drives taking place today Give the precious gift of life this holiday season at one of two New Braunfels Community Blood Drives scheduled today at Kirkwood Manor from 9 to 2590 Loop 337 in the parking lot and at Colonial Manor from to 821 Highway 81 West in the parking lot Anyone between 17 and 72 years of age who weighs at least 110 pounds and is in good general health is encouraged to give For more information about these blood drives call Sue Hodges at 6200509 for Kirkwood Manor or Iris Bowden at 6257526 for Colonial Manor The BOXCAR REDSAND I MKRRY CHRISTMAS 1259 LOOP 337 M0 MMM MMM 4Hfe I Valid on purchase of or more Save Construction 842 Lakeview New Braunfels TX 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