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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 30, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Page 8A November 2005 Officials look for ways to fund superhighway WESLACO fed eral funding for the 169 superhighway ftom the Texas Mexico border to Canada dead for Texas and other states are looking for another route to fund the a state official said Mario Jorge of the Texas Department of Transportation sought to allay the concerns of the Rio Grande Valley Mobili ty Task a group of elect ed officials and business lead ers who lobby for funding for the highway raised when Texas Transportation Com missioner Ted Houghton said recently that 169 is dead in the state of The road fairy has been we do not have the federal dollars to build the 69 corridor in its Jorge From the Texas stand were proceeding as we have Jorge said that Rick Per rys 2002 proposal for a mile network of tollroads whose billion price tag would be covered by private money was one Other states along the route would have to flnd funding for their portions as Some have protested the idea of the transTexas corri fearing farmers and ranchers along the route would be forced to sell their RRE CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Departments have been ousy countywide stay Brinkkoeter Weather conditions are ripe for a serious Brinkkoeter with low humidity and moderate to strong winds forecast over the next several Fuel for fires will be he as grass killed in recent freezes browns off and dries The public must be aware of the fire dan he and exercise extreme care Even though outdoor burn ing is not allowed except for the smallest Brinkkoeter said people should be careful about things that can cause I would even be very care ful with discarded Brinkkoeter As unlikely as it there are many times weve seen them start Another place to be he is with We dont see it too but careless discharge of fire place or barbecue coals have caused he People think the embers are but theyre not Construction Brinkkoeter should remember to have the means close by to extinguish a Welders already know that if theyre working around high they need a container of water Brinkkoeter Comal County Fire Marshal Lin Manford said firecrackers have caused at least one recent fire in Comal Were preparing so if we havent had sufficient rainfall to lift the drought by Ill be going to commissioners court seeking an order like we had in July restricting rockets with sticks and missiles with fins for the New Years holi he Last weekends Man ford was not enough to offer much It was Manford I got less than a tenth of an At Wayne Elling tons he got three quarters of an Some oth er they didnt get Those places that got the most Manford did nt benefit that The KeetchByram Drought Index which local and state officials use to assess fire runs on a scale of 0 Manford said the mean or average KBDI for Comal County Tuesday was A reading between 600 and 800 is typical of severe drought and a major risk of National Weather Service meteorologist Marianne Sut ton said there was a chance of drizzle Thursday but no one should expect sig nificant rainfall anytime Theres nothing else in the forecast through at least the beginning of next Sut The closest historic rainfall information to New Braunfels is in San where rain fall for this Sutton is inches below the which would have been inches from 1 to State officials report fire danger across Texas and the danger has been exacer bated by Mike a fire behav ior analyst with the Texas For est Service in Bill Bob Gerlyn announce the addition of Deborah to NEUROLOGY CLINIC OF CENTRAL TEXAS Specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of Carpal Tunnel Peripheral Neuropathy Numbness Back Pain Botox Clinic Parkinsons Disease Tremor Epilepsy Alzheimers Disease Headaches ADULT NEUROLOGY ELECTROMYOCRAPHY ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY Now accepting patients at their office at 19B Gruene Park New TX For an appointment or information call 830 6069142 or 830 6092040 Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema 1 always knew smoking was bad for But it wasnt until years later that 1 saw the toll it had taken on First it was the occasional shortness of Then it became harder to walk up the and I was coughing all the Finally my wife convinced me to see a He said I have chronic a condition that affects many even people who have already You may qualify for a research study of two marketed medications for chronic bronchitis and must Be at least 40 years old Experience symptoms of chronic bronchitis or emphysema Be a current or past smoker Qualified participants will receive all studyrelated care at no charge and be compensated up to Please Call 830 6090900 Central Texas Health Research 705 Suite B New TX 78130 THINK SAFETY FIRST Comal County and the incorpo rated cities within the county are all under burn bans until further county and state offi cials recommend extreme cau tion with flammable or burnable Campfires less than 3 feet in diameter are not covered by county Hunters are encour aged to build campfires or warming fires in open level spots away from overhanging branch Smokers need to dispose of smoking materials either by using vehicle ashtrays or crushing cigarettes and ashes out in mineral soil with no roots or other Be sure spark arresters and mufflers on all outdoor equip ment are in good working Park only in areas where cat alytic converters and other vehi cle equipment will not come in contact with grass or other veg etation beneath using grills over flamma ble vegetation and leaf Make sure coals and ashes are cold to the then dispose of them Never transport a grill or mobile barbecue pit with live said vegetation is critically dry in the western part of the state a line drawn from Dallas to Corpus He urged those who hunt or are outside to be aware of the higher risk of wild fires posed by dry Most of the state is far behind in and fuels such as grasses and weeds are largely cured and he said in a news Even if we get some rain the beneficial effects of the rain on wildfire danger will likely be very CTTC CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Registration is scheduled today Because its tied to a course at one of the four ACCD even if theres only one student here signed they can still take the Morphew Enrollment for spring classes is from 4 to 8 Wednesday at 2189 FM 758 in New Representatives from all four ACCD campuses will be on location to answer questions and aid in Financial aid questions can be addressed to Daniel Bar rito at CTTC Student Ser Using this teleconference CTTC eventual ly will expand to offer full associates degree the college offers several certifications and credits that transfer to ACCD A number of new nontele conference courses are offered as Morphew Students can study criminal welding and basic comput eraided Students also can take all prerequi sites to the registered nurse or certified nurses aid pro grams at Guadalupe Region al Medical Center in Automotive and technical certifications are also avail New hybrid classes in avi ation will be offered at CTTC in Though the courses will be conducted primarily on the students will meet occasionally for tests or About 800 students are expected to enroll in the centers classes next semes We have a lot of people who are unable to drive into San Antonio for Morphew The num bers alone speak to the Friends of the library celebrate 20th anniversary The Friends of the New Braun fels Public Library will celebrate the organizations 20th anniver sary The which now has almost 250 will meet at at the library to look back on successes and discuss ways to promote the public library in the The group raises funds for the library by collecting running special programs and holding It also oper ates the Friends Book which has raised more than for the library during the last three AT A GLANCE What Friends of the New Braunfels Public Librarys 20th anniver sary celebration When Fri day Where New Braun fels Public 700 Common Speciaizing In Luitfh Time Racelift Titan Nonsurgical tightening of lax and redundant skin on the face and 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