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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 27, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS SATURDAY January 2001 PaScs in 2 sections HERALDZEITUNG 66 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents JESSIE Artist Fernando DaSilva displays his painting of the bandstand in downtown New Local artists talents known worldwide DaSilva works in variety of styles BY DANA JONES HeraldZeitung Correspondent You know Fernando DaSilva is wellknown among art connois seurs when he tells of the art gallery that was robbed many years ago in Illinois and his paintings were Someone told DaSilva the rob bers had good of New makes great and he has the awards to prove His subject might be a a still wildlife or perhaps a historical His treat ment might be in watercolor or pen and It might be humorous or even an abstract His list of commercial works includes posters for the Chicago World Book Playboy magazine and comic strips Rex and the Fun Facts strip for seven He traveled from his native Brazil where he worked for McCannErickson and as con sulting art director to Colgate to the United States 40 years An art gallery in Florida had discovered his works in Rio de One year ago he came to New Braunfels via Chicago where he was an art director for a large corporation and a freelance com mercial He won his first contest at 17 with a comic strip A year DaSilvas oil painting of shins in a Brazilian harbor cover of The Dutch a book about the 16th century Dutch invasion of The authenticity of the painting came from extensive research of his My best subject in school was world DaSilva I research to get as close as possi His love for the art masters has taken him to museums throughout North and South America and he reflects the best of that cul ture and talent and has influ enced his work in some DaSilva is comfortable work See Chamber honors active volunteer BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Everybody loves a person who loves a good and Linden Anderson loves a good But Friday the joke was on her at the 82nd annual meeting and banquet of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of thought she was going to the dinner for recognition of a bit of her volunteer work at First Protestant she was and she Anderson received the 2000 Besserung Award ha front of more than 700 of her friends and neigh I crossed my fingers and told her a First Protestant Senior Min ister Daryl Higgins I told her they were going to honor her for her work with the Heritage rooms at the church because it connects with the Heritage Exhibit at the Civic Anderson bought the Of course I was she said at the base of the stage in the New Braunfels Civic They dont announce this in In brief she talked about what the community means to her of told a couple of RON Dennis presents the Besserung Award to Linden on Safety seat checkup Extension service offering free inspections Tuesday BY BETTY TAYLOR Features Editor When it comes to frustrating afternoons for assem bling toys is usually a front But finding and installing the proper car seat can prove even more challeng Help is on the way in the form of a safety seat checkupv from 10 to Tuesday at the Comal County The event is being conducted by the Texas Agricultural Extension Service Parents are invited to bring their children and learn how to choose the right safety how to properly secure safety seats in how to properly secure children in safety seats and how to gradu ate children to booster Kathleen Comal County Extension Agent Health said its no worider parents have a tough time choosing the proper car seats because more than 300 different types are on the mar And not every seat is com patible with every she According to the Texas Agricultural Extension four out of five safety seats are used Used child safety seats are 71 percent effective in preventing fatalities and 67 percent effective in preventing serious This is the first time the extension service is offering a safety seat checkup in Comal Greer said bookings for extension agents to con duct safety seat checkups already were being taken for next year because of high On 11 certified safety seat four senior checkers and 12 volun teers will be on hand to check safety Greer went through 32 hours of training to become a certified You have to know about seatbelt restraint systems and look at airbag You have to look at the safety seat itself and make sure the child is within the weight lim You also have to look at the harness system and the way the seat is JESSIE Ninemonthbid Clancy Forlano sits in a rearfacing safety seat that converts to a forwardfacing safety seat and a booster His 2yearold sits in a forwardfacing safety she Kyle the mother of a 9monthold and a 2yearold and coordinator of Mothers of said she got many inquiries from parents of young children about where can go to get safety seats They obviously care about their children and how they are buckled she Forlano said she hoped more safety seat checks would be conducted during evening and weekend hours so the check ups would be available to a wider group of Technicians look for some warning signs that might indi cate a safety seat is not up to If the safety seat moves when you stop or turn a cor seems too small for your Whats Up A safety seat checkup will be offered from 10 to Tuesday at the Comal County The event is being conduct ed by the Texas Agricultural Extension allows your child to out or just does not fit it probably needs to be inspect Greer said any parent who could not make it to the Tuesday checkup could call the Comal County Extension office at 6203440 to schedule a checkup Questions about car seat safety also can be addressed to the Department of Health at 800 MAJOR Trustees get search help from consultants BY JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ Staff Writer Comal Independent School Districts search for a new superintendent continued at a fast clip Thursday when trustees hired a consultant group to guide them through the Trustees voted 70 to hire the Texas Association of School Boards to help them search for a new The current superin Jerry resigned earlier this month after accepting the position in the Waco Independent School None of the trustees were on the board eight years ago when it conducted the search that landed They could have conducted a search on their own but opted to tap TASB for We want to do it the right Board President John Clay The average search process takes about three TASB Director of Superin tendent Searches Don Killough are better times to do a search than Killough Now is really a good time to do a During his 10 years with the his office has steered more than 300 school boards through the Killough If we work with you as a you make all the Killough We just take you through the TASB is a nonprofit educational associa tion that serves school districts in All school districts in Texas are TASB as well as 45 junior 46 appraisal districts and other edu cation The TASB has a system for finding can didates that begins with interviewing the staff and community to find out what is wanted in the next By giving patrons and staff a place to voice their the district will have an easier time selling the process and a new superintendent to the Killough The meetings also help TASB get a feel for the districts personality and a starting point for the he TASB compiles that information into a profile of 10 to 12 Your profile is your Killough Thats what were looking for in your From the applicant TASB recom mends narrowing the field to no less than Man dies in rollover wreck BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer One man was killed and another seri ously injured Friday night in a rollover accident on Common At 930 firefighters and police were sent to Ridgecrest and East Com mon Street for a fatal traffic They arrived to find a late model red Ford with Pennsylvania license plates on its roof in a Police John Wommack said late Friday that a 40yearold New Braunfels inan djed hi the His name was not released pending notification of his He was a pas senger in a car driven by Harold of New The which had been westbound on Common struck a curb and flipped up onto its It then slammed into another curb and catapulted into the The car came to rest in William Har risons driveway in the 600 block of All of a sudden we heard a sound like we hear when the big trucks gq by JESSIE Rescue workers remove a victim from an overturned car Friday and hit tree much loud Harrison Chilson was taken by hehcpoter to a San Antonio area INSIDE American Profile traces a small towns black roots in Sundays Key Code 76 Coming Sunday
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