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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 8, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas Page 4A February COUNTY LOCAL STATE FROM THE DISPATCH Criminal mischief A 72year old white female contacted police about someone throwing a rock into a front picture window at a residence in the 800 block of W Coll St around 4 February 5 There are no suspects in the case The broken win dow and blinds were val ued at A 22year old New Braunfels man was involved in a onevehicle accident around in the 200 block of east bound Interstate 35 February 5 The man was driving a 1991 Nissan four door when he ran off the road and hit a guard rail There were no injuries and no charges have been filed mischief A 54year old white female resident of New Braunfels contacted police about hearing someone shoot out the flood lights on her garage in the 400 block of Seele around 11 January 30 1999 The flood light was shot out with an unknown weapon There are no suspects in the case The light was val ued at UPCOMING MEETINGS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE 6 today citys municipal building confer ence room 424 S Castell Ave CITY OF NEW BRAUNFELS TRANSPORTATION PLANNING WORKSHOP today citys municipal building council chambers 424 S Castell Ave NEW BRAUNFELS DRAINAGE ADVISORY COMMITTEE today citys munici pal building meeting room b 424 S Castell Ave CITY OF NEW BRAUNFELS HISTORIC LANDMARK COMMISSION Thursday citys municipal building confer ence room 424 S Castell Ave NEW BRAUNFELS CITY COUNCIL Feb 14 municipal building 424 S Castell Ave PEC sponsoring meetings to explain business practices SPECIAL TO THE HERALDZEITUNU To better serve its membership and help cope with the accelerating growth in its territory Pedernales Electric Cooperative has revised its services and business prac tices PEC will be holding a series of open houses in midFebruary to explain these changes to its members The first hearing will be Feb 15 at the Williamson County Annex 350 Discovery Blvd in Cedar Park Hearings will then follow on Feb 16 at the Canyon Lake Country Club 405 Watts Ln in Startzville Feb 17 at the Kyle Church of Christ 3650 Jack C Hays Trail in Kyle and Feb 19 at the PEC Headquarters Auditorium 201 S Avenue F in Johnson City With the exception of the Johnson City gathering all events will run from 4 tp 8 the Johnson City hearing run from to At these meetings PEC staff will pro vide information on new service and tariff revisions that will go into effect after March 1 These revisions include new payment options via bank draft or credit card The cooperative also is unveiling the Level Payment Pan which allows residen tial members to make monthly payments based on annual estimated billing This will allow members to budget their month ly utility bills without the normal fluctua tions following months of high electrical use While signup for new services will not be available at open houses members can ask to be contacted by PEC representatives when the services become available These new payment options have been among the most frequently requested ser vices that members have discussed with PEC PEC general manag er Bennie Fuelberg said We are excited to be offering them to our The February open houses also will give the cooperative an opportunity to explain revisions in PECs fees The new structure will have little impact on customers already on the PEC Fuelbeig said but it will allow the new membership to finance more of the uprising costs placed on the Additionally PEC will develop an annu al Power Cost Recovery Factor PCRF based on the Lower Colorado River Authoritys projected costs for wholesale power This will replace the monthly PCRF which is the formula used to calcu late fluctuations in the cost of wholesale power The good news for members is that this will reduce fluctuations in billing even for those members who do not elect to partici pate in the Level Payment Plan Meet Flat Stanley World traveler makes stop in New Braunfels BY BETTY TAYLOR Staff Writer A famous snowbird recently visited the New Braunfels area and he was not your ordinary tourist In fact one sixthgrade class in Slayton was hoping Flat Stanley would become a worldrenowned traveler They were hoping he would return to their class with souvenirs stores adventures and maybe even some new outfits If you dont know who Flat Stanley is dont worry Most people know him when they see him He is short on words but big on character At first glance you might judge him to be a little one dimensional but as the saying goes dont judge a book by its A book is exactly where Flat Stanley came from The book Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown is about a boy who is crushed by a bulletin board but goes on to lead an active life full of many adventures Sixth graders in Ardis Anderts class at Murray County Central Elementary School in Minnesota each made a Flat Stanley to send on a road trip via the Postal Service We are sending them into the world to live Flat Stanley adventures of their said Andert when the students were preparing to send out the card board dolls in late 1999 Those who received Flat Stanley were encouraged to spend a little time with him before sending him back to MCC Elementary School in Slayton Minn We hoped that Stanley would return with a souvenir postcard picture new outfit letter or something that would help us better understand your city community country or Andert said Dolls have returned from all around the world including from Switzerland France Michigan and Boston I have really been she said People have sent back wonderful Photo submitted Sixth graders in Ardis Anderts class at Murray County Central Elementary School in Minnesota made Flat Stanleys to send around the world This Flat Stanley is now in New Braunfels Andert encourages families to participate by sending out their own Flat Stanleys characters based on a book Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown elaborate information We have photos of Flat Stanley at the base of a dinosaur display at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington and Flat Stanley also came back with a new flight suit after visiting a Air Force Base Flat Stanley also returned from California with a new girlfriend who was wearing a Andert said her class still was waiting on some dolls to return including one coming back from Japan She highly recommended that families and students experience the Flat Stanley adventure by either responding when Flat Stanley visits or by sending their own Flat Stanleys out into the world What better way to send Flat Stanley back to Minnesota or into the world than with a pair ofLederhosen Or perhaps a postcard of Landa Park or the Main Plaza The opportunities are endless Flat Stanley also might be interested to know more about the person that could be his twin the gingerbread man And if he is feeling a little what better way to cheer him up than with good old gemuetlichkeit experienced right here in New Braunfels This is our opportunity to let him know that in New Braunfels ist das Leben Regents approve Rivers Center SAN MARCOS The pro posed Texas Rivers Center at San Marcos Springs received a strong boost Friday from the Texas State University System Board of Regents Meeting on the campus of Southwest Texas State University the regents approved a proposed master plan for the center and also authorized SWT to enter into a contract with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for the cen ters maintenance and operation The Texas Rivers Center at San Marcos Springs will be located at SWTs Aquarena Center Its mis sion is tb feducate about aquatic ecology serve as a research center and to protect and restore the ecology archaeology and history of the property According to the master plan the center will be developed in three phases Phase I will renovate the Aquarena Springs Inn and begin restoration of the peninsula at Aquarena The renovated inn will provide office space for all SWT func tions and programs now housed at Aquarena Center including the Office of Continuing Education Additional office space will be established for the Center for Freshwater Policy and Research and the Center for Nature and Heritage Tourism TPWD func tions housed in the renovated inn will include the Rivers Study Program and the Aquatic Education Program Construction on Phase I could begin in August LUXURY MATTRESS SETS Have ministorage unit full of brand new furniture and mattress sets Still sealed In plastic from the factory Name brand sets Including frame Worth Twin Full Queen King Luxury Pillow Top Super Thick Sets Full Queen King New California King InnerSpring Mattress for that Stupid Water Bed White Canopy Bed for a pretty girl Loverly French ProventlalWhlte Bdrm set for a young lady 6plece Oak Bdrm Set Super Thick Poster Bdrm set 7pleces worth will take New Fancy All Wood Bunk Beds Black Iron Canopy Bed Nlghtstand Vanity San Call Hector 21O54391QO or Toll Free 18003984402 BRIEFS Winter visitors party on Thursday The New Braunfels Winter Visitors Reception is scheduled for to Thursday at the New Braunfels Civic Center 380 S Seguin St Door prizes hors doeuvres complimentary beer and wine and soft drinks will be available Music will be provided by Rennie Guenthers Village Band The Happy This event is free for New Braunfels winter visitors and is sponsored by The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Inc LWV hosts Wentworth for campaign finance talk The League of Women Voters Comal Area will host a discussion on campaign finance reform at 7 on Thursday in the Herb Schneider Room Norwest Bank 1000 North Walnut Aye Money in Politics and Campaign Reform will be addressed by Senator Jeff Wentworth and the LWVTw Campaign Finance WENTWORTH Reform chair Maxine Barkan If The Flu Bug Visits You Visit Usl If you have COPD or Asthma and are currently experiencing flulike symptoms you may qualify to partici pate in a research study of an investigational drug for influenza You must be twelve years of age or older and be seen within 36 hours of the onset of symptoms Doctors visit lab work physical exams and the study drug will be provided at no extra cost to you while participating in the study Qualified patients will be compensated up to CENTRAL TEXAS HEALTH RESEARCH Frank 1Q2RC1C V
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