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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 30, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas                                Page Sunday January Health radio show host to visit SPECIAL TO THE HERALD ZEITUNQ peborah Ray host of the nationally syndicated radio pro gram Heres To Your Health wjjll broadcast live from the New EWaunfels Civic Center from 8 to Tuesday Ray along with Dr Ronald Currow one of the nations lead ing alternative health practition ers will broadcast live to more than 115 affiliates nationally from KGNB Health and Wellness Expo Tuesday at the New Braunfels Civic Center Heres To Your can be Heard on KGNB AM 1420 week days from 9 to 11 and Sunday afternoon from 3 to 6 Ray lias been voted one of the 100 Most Important Radio Talk Show Hosts in America by Talkers Magazine and her pro gram Heres To Your is the most listenedto alternative health radio show in the nation The program focuses on alter natives to traditional medicine a field that continues to grow in popularity Heres To Your Health has more than one mil lion listeners nationally and nat ural products and services such astherapies vitamins nutritional supplements herbal remedies and more are a billion a year industry According to the Journal of the American Medical Association there were 200 million more vis its to alternative practitioners last year and now more than 75 per cent of all medical schools teach courses in alternative medicine Ugly Miss 2000 K JESSIE Ugly Miss 2000 contestants field questions from emcees Garrett Sullivan and Cody Werth during the pageant Thursday at New Braunfels High School Mark Richards Sam Burr Michael DiFonzo Chris Moos Jeff McQuiry Joel Gonzales Eric Sultemeier Matt Sievers and Precious Peaches donned formal attire to raise money for the high schools drama department Bulverde looks to county for law enforcement Schools state talk traffic concerns HEALTH EXPO f he Wealth Wellness Expo will take place from 8 to 11 Tuesday at the New Braunfels Civic Center BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer State legislators and officials with the Texas Department of Transportation introduced a new program Tuesday night designed to improve traffic safety in and around local school zones John P Kelly district engineer with the TxDOT office in San Antonio said the initiative called Precious Cargo would enhance school traffic safety through better planning and communication between TxDOT and local com munities Kelly said the goal was to encourage local school districts and transportation officials to work together in the early stages of school design and construction Its more effective and less expensive to prevent traffic safety problems rather than f ix them after the he said Kelly introduced the program to a handful of San Antonio area gov ernment and school district leaders Tuesday night including Comal County Judge Danny Scheel Comal County Commissioner Jay Millikin and Comal Independent School District Superintendent Jerry Major Tuesdays meeting cohosted by State Sen Jeff Wentworth and State Rep Edmund Kuempel was the third in a series of meeting this month in the South Texas area Kelly said the new program was developed in response to dramatic growth in the San Antonio area especially in rural and suburban areas Statistics provided by TxDOT indicate the population of Comal County has grown from in 1990 to in 1998 or a 40 percent increase The number of students enrolled in schools in Comal County increased from in 199091 to in 199798 or a 42 per cent increase Rapid growth has forced com munities to build more schools especially in rural areas and has increased the amount of traffic on local highways Kelly said This creates more traffic on highways that were once remote rural1 antf cYeates great potential for more crashes he said Kelly also said schools built in rural areas often created dangerous situations because nearby high speed roadways were not designed to carry the higher volumes of traf fic associated with schools Kelly said the solution to traffic problems near schools was to get transportation officials involved in the school planning process as early as possible The program works in three Kelly said By TxDOT and each community doing the best that they can then combining our efforts to do what we cant do As part of TxDOTs role in the Precious Cargo program Kelly said transportation officials would offer their expertise to local school districts Kelly also said TxDOT would provide designs for coordinating traffic flow near schools The community can help enhance traffic safety by reinforc ing the communitys presence and posting civic pride or highway signs he said TxDOT officials also said con sistent enforcement of traffic laws by local law enforcement was a necessary part of traffic safety By working together TxDOT and local communities could share construction materials labor and materials for projects Kelly said Council approves contracting with Comal County BY RON MALONEY HeraldZeitung Correspondent BULVERDE City council members voted unanimously to authorize Mayor Bob Barton to negotiate interlocal agreements with Comal County for law enforcement and animal control Council also authorized Barton to explore the possibility of creat ing the position of health officer for the city An effort to increase law enforcement coverage with the county began about three months ago The need for increased animal control protection became part of the debate earlier this month after a womans dog was attacked by two Rottweilers As in other communities county sheriffs deputies only provide enforcement of state laws in the unincorporated areas of Bulverde Barton told aldermen at the Jan 11 council meeting that Comal County Sheriff Bob Holder had told him it would cost about per hour to have a deputy and patrol car dedicated to Bulverde We could get a patrolman assigned to Bulverde if we want to go that Barton said at the council meeting Monday We dont have too many ordi nances to said Barton Sheriff Holder seemed to think that if all we needed was traffic enforcement we probably did not need much more But concerns raised by Bulverde residents and aldermen concerning loose animals and vandalism means that the city probably will need to enter an interlocal agree ment to hire the services of the sheriffs department Alderman Rick Gravens made a motion that Barton enter into an agreement with the county at his discretion and bring it before aldermen for review at their next LACKS Super Savings SALE asst Entire stock of Broyhill Sale Priced Casual Sofa by Broyhill Covered in a beautiful blue plaid fabric with two solid blue accent pillows and two floral accent pillows List Price 900620 Loveseat Fontana by Broyhill Distressed wash pine finish on pine solids and veneers Includes queen headboard with footboard List Price Queen Headboard with Footboard 5 Drawer Chest Night Stand Queen Metal Rails King Hdbd Ftbd King Metal Rails Dresser Mirror Fontana Dining Room by Broyhill Distressed washpine finish on pine solids and veneers Set includes 40 x 60 ext to farm table and four side chairs with upholstered seats AO99 List Price jf jf 5 PC Extra Ladderback Side Chair Ladderback Arm Chair China VFA IXU Money Down IMU Payments til April TNU lnterest til Lacb Furnishing Homes for over 60 Years 971 West San Antonio 6257324 MondayFriday 97 Saturday 96 Sunday 15 Any insurance charges will be earned from date of sate Interest charges wlbe assessed at a maximum APR may vaiy Credn offer good January through February Usl prices are offering prices only Sates may or may not have occurred Throughout the year advertised merchandise may be available ai these or similar sale prices These prices do not reflect possiblei rnarkdowns r WHIRLPOOL LAZBOY SEALY POSTUREPEDIC RCA STANLEY BROOKW00D SI EARNS FOSTER BROYHILL SONY BASSETT ACTION LANE BERKLINE EUREKA PALLISER ZENITH PULASKI SHARP KINCAID SONY BASSE IT HIOEABEL PANASONIC ORMAN GRUBB MAGNAVOX CHROIVICRAFT VIEWPOINT WEBB IN OTHER BUSINESS In other business Tuesday night aldermen Discussed buying two lots south of the library on Cougar Drive as a possible site for city hall Accepted with regret the resignation effective Friday of City Secretary Florence Upton who accepted a position in the San Antonio City Attorneys Office Agreed to set a special meeting Jan 31 to consid er a replacement for Alderman Wallace Berkholtz who will resign because he is leaving the community The replacement alder man will fill out the Berkholtzs term which ends in the spring According to a meeting agenda Barton will recom mend Warren Alston for the position council meeting in two weeks It passed unanimously After the council meeting Barton said he would speak with the sheriff and the animal control officials to see if an agreement could be reached I would hope to have an arrangement for animal control in about 30 days and hopefully 45 days for law Barton said We dont want to let it Patricia Arena a Bulverde resi dent who is a health inspector and registered nurse discussed the ser vices she could provide the city Arena has contracted to provide health inspections for other cities for 23 years She said she was qualified to inspect businesses restaurants and perform other health related ser vices I thought I retired a couple of weeks ago but I just cant stay away from my Arena told the council I love it here in Bulverde and I live here I would be happy to help She said she could charge less for her services here than in other cities because she would not incur the same travel expenses Aldermen made no commit ments but directed Barton to explore the possibility of creating a position for a public health offi cer CISD board filing starts on Feb 21 The annual board of trustee elec tion in Comal Independent School District is May 6 Candidates interested in filing for one of the three seats up for election can do so from Feb 21 through March 22 The school district is divided into seven singlemember districts each represented by a member of the board of trustees For 2000 only patrons in singlemember dis tricts 1 2 and 5 will vote in the CISD school board election Dora Gonzales currently repre sents district 1 Dan Krueger school board president currently represents district 2 and Lester Jonas school board secretary cur rently represents district 5 People interested in filing for the election must be registered voters live in the singlemember districts for which they are filing and have been a resident of the district for six months Applications for a place on the ballot or additional information are available from the CJSD Central Office 1421 North Business 35 New Braunfels TX 78130   

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