New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 24, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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Meek completes economic development course
Michael Meek, president of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce, recently completed Session I of the Economic Development Institute conducted by the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla.
The institute is a three-session program that provides a spectrum of education for the economic development professional. Session I’s Michael Meek theme “Creating a Marketable Product,” which included courses in such subjects as “Understanding Change,” “Consensus Building,” “Understanding the Land Development Process,” “Strengthening Your Human Resource Base,” “Telecommunications" and “Environmental Issues.”
Also required for graduation was the wnting of a research paper.
Meek chose the subject “The Relationship of a Committee Comprehensive Plan and Processes on Economic Development Strategies” as his area of analysis.
Begun more than 30 years ago,
EDI now has more than 2,100 graduates. Meek’s Session I class included 193 economic development professionals from across the United States.
Kneuper joins hsalth science center staff
Dr. Mark Kneuper has been appointed to the clinical faculty at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio w ith a title of clinical assistant professor.
He participates in the teaching programs of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio with the physician assistants program and with the general surgery residency program.
Kneuper is a New Braunfels native who has been practicing general surgery in New Braunfels for five years.
He is a diplomat of the American Board of Surgery since 1993 and recently was elected as a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons. He also is active as a Fellow in the Texas Surgical Society as well as the San Antonio Surgical Society.
IRS offers tax workshops
IRS is offering free seminars for tax practitioners in South Texas.
The first seminar is Sept. 4 from I p.m. to 4 p.m., at UTSA Downtown, Room 250, 1222 N. Main, in San Antonio. The second seminar is Sept. 5 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Echelon I Office Building, Classroom 2, 9430 Research Blvd., in Austin.
IRS invites interested parties to learn how to become electronic filers of individual tax returns and how TeleFile and the on-line programs work. Also, there will be an overv iew of the 941 ELF and EFTPS programs.
Up to three hours of continuing professional education credit will be available to attendees. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses.
No reservations are required but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis for both sessions.
For more information, contact Electronic Filing Coordinator Linda Donatio at (512)499-5181
Chamber selects Leadership New Braunfels class
The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce selected its Leadership New Braunfels class of 1998.
Ray Schoch, chairman of the Chamber's Leadership New Braunfels committee, said, “It was difficult to make the selection with so many well qualified individuals applying, but after much deliberation 25 men and women were chosen to participate.
“The class represents a diverse group of people, including a mix of gender, ethnicity, age and professions or businesses.”
The program kicks-off with a community leaders’ reception on Sept. 11 and continues that weekend with a two-day, overnight retreat.
Monthly class sessions will take place through May with a graduation program and dinner after completion of the course.
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Listed below are the names of those selected to participate in the Leadership New Braunfels Class of 1996:
Kyle Barrington, Teen Connection
Larry Brumbelow, Central Texas Bank
Ricardo Castaneda, Texas Department of Transportation
Ruby CastMleja, Comal County Commissioners Court
Mary Cunningham, Edward Jones
Leigh Ann Dees, Comal ISD
Christine Douglas, CIS
Rodney Fischer, Midtex Oil, Inc.
Elroy Friesenhahn, City of New Braunfels
David Holland, ServiceMaster by Holland
Christopher Johnson, The Coleman Company
Leslie Kriewaldt, NBISD
Dan Krueger, Hobart Corporation
Michael Lee, New Braunfels Utilities
Marty Lindley, Schlitterbahn Waterpark
Gregory Matatek, Texas Department of Transportation
Mark Morton, Mission Valley Textiles, Inc.
Kristen Quinney, Bob R. Kiesling, PC Ronald Reaves, NBISD Usa Repka, Tobacco Haus David Smith
Rob Smith, Checks in the Mail Fred Stockwell, KGNB/KNBT Doug Toney, New Braunfels Herakj-Zeitung Judy Young, Greater New Braunfels Chamber
Hay advancements might help pastures beat heat
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Another hot summer is drying up pastures and ranges, but advancements in hay and forage production may help some producers beat the heat, the Texas Agricultural Extension Service reported Wednesday.
Extremely dry conditions have scorched pastures in South Texas, according to Terry Lockamy, Cameron County extension agent.
"Dryland pastures are not experiencing any growth at this point, but irrigated pastures are still being cut,” Lockamy said
Southwest Texas also reported hot, dry weather with temperatures up to IOO degrees.
Pastures in Southwest Texas are suffering from hot southerly winds, according to extension range specialist Robert Lyons of Uvalde.
Lyons said forage availability is still slightly above average for this time of year, but the quality is beginning to drop without rainfall.
‘‘Unless we receive above average rainfall in September, standing forage availability this fall and winter will drop significantly and it may be difficult to winter livestock after this dry, hot summer,” Lyons said
According to extension director Galen Chandler of Vernon, rains have helped soil moisture and range conditions in the Rolling Plains.
He said warm season tall grass species such as little bluestem and switchgrass have begun to develop rapidly, improving forage in many counties.
In East Texas, all counties received abundant rain, according to extension director Tony Douglas of Overton.
He said the region has an excellent supply of hay and producers are making the third cut.
Extension forage specialist David Bade of College Station said Southeast Texas received ample rain recently.
Chamber of Commerce developed this program in 1993 and has
graduated five classes for a total of 108 alumni.
Thompson joins NB Surgical Associates
Dr. Judith Thompson has joined New Braunfels Surgical Associates in New Braunfels Thompson completed her surgical residency at East Tennessee State University where she trained in general, thoracic and vascular surgery.
Since her arrival to New Judith Thompson
has developed a special interest in the management of breast diseases and this fall will attend seminars to enable her to bring state-of- the-art surgical techniques to McKenna Memorial Hospital Thompson also is chairman of the American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Awareness Committee for this region.
She has spent 20 years of her life
GM recalls nearly half million vehicles for seat belts
WASHINGTON (AP) — General Motors Corp. is recalling 475,000 pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles because seat belts were cut during government crash tests by sharp metal in the seats.
GM will install a plastic cover over a sharp metal edge in the seat to prevent the seat belts from being cut during crashes, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said .
The vehicles affected by the recall are model year 1994-97 Chevrolet S/T-10 and GMC Sonoma extended-cab pickups and model year 1996-97 2-door Chevrolet Blazer sport utility vehicles, 2-door GMC Jimmy sport utilities and the lsuzu Extended Cab Hombre pickup, made by GM.
in Texas. She completed high school in El Paso, went to St. Philips to become an X-ray technician and then went on to Texas A&M University to obtain her degree in biochemistry.
In 1986 she returned to San Antonio where she attended medical school at University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. In medical school she was class president for two years and in 1987 she was elected to “Outstanding Women of America.”
Thompson is married to Rittler Strachan, R. N. who has retired from a 15 year career in organ recovery and translation to raise their 4-year-old and 6-month-old sons Collin and Brian.
The New Braunfels Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Nev* Braunfels Surgical Associates are hosting a “Rising Star Celebration’’
in Thompson’s honor on Thursday, Aug. 28, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. with a ribbon cutting at 6 p.m. at New Braunfels Surgical Associates, 625 N. Houston, Suite 3. An informal discussion of women’s breast care issues is also planned.
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