New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 3, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
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Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeltuiig!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following )irthday wishes to; Patricia loc, Cassandra Elizabeth England, and Daniel B. Hernandez. Happy 19th anniversary to Darrel and Lenora Konnomer and happy first anniversary to Michael and Chastty Sax tar.
Tree of Lights raises funds for Hospice
The Hospice Tree of Lights is up atop the New Braunfels Utilities building. Throughout the season, a light will be lit on that tree for every donation made to Hospice New Braunfels. Another tree in McKenna Memorial Hospital’s lobby features a white dove for every donation to Hospice. Donations may be made in person or mailed to 613 N. Walnut Ave., New Braunfels 78130.
For information, call 625-7500.
Food drive helps Children's Shelter
The Lone Star Booster Club is holding a canned food drive to help the Children’s Shelter for the holidays. The community is invited to drop off donations at Lone Star Soryu Karate School located at 982 . _L9Pp 33.7 near Brauntex Rentals between the hours of 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, ending Dec. 21. Anyone who brings 10 cans will get a free week of karate lessons, lf there are any questions, call 620-1319.
Train to bs a child’s voles in court
CASA of Central Texas will conduct a 40-hour course to train advocates in January 1996. lf you believe that abused, neglected or abandoned children need someone to speak for them in court, you may be just the right person to train as an advocate.
Court Appointed Special Advocates are appointed by a judge to give the court an objective view of what is in the best interest of a child involved in the legal system. Call Deborah at 620-5536 for information.
Glivs ts tbs Chssr Fund
The Herald-Zeitung sponsors the Cheer Fund every holiday season, to provide food baskets to the needy.
New donations include: Rotan Enterprises - $100, and an anonymous $10 gift. The Cheer Fund now stands at $2,663 11.
To donate, come by the Herald-Zeitung at 707 Landa St., or call Fund Chairman Carol Ann Avery at 625-9144
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Clinton brings message of peace to Ireland
DUBLIN, Ireland (AP)—President Clinton came to the seat of Irish government today to appeal for full peace between north and south, saying Irish on both sides of the border “want to go forward, not backward.”
After a triumphant celebration the day before in Northern Ireland, Clinton told Ireland’s Par
liament the fragile peace process should be given a chance to succeed.
He said that peace and the ending of ancient rivalries is “the tide of history. We must make sure that the tide runs strong here, for no people deserve the brightest future more than the Irish.”
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Vol 144, No 15
By DENISE DZIUK
The ride is over
Herald-Zertung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
Th* Canyon Cougars’ teat on cams to an and Friday night in Corpus Christi, whan the number one-ranked Calahan Wildcats handed them a 55-30 toss. The Cougars ended their season with 11 wins and just two (oases. Sea Page 7A for full coverage.
enters stretch ran of drive
“In the firtt 12 days of December, we are going to make every effort to reach the goal of $310,000 for United Way of Comal County. Bul, we need evwyone’s help to do to,” declared Frances Huff, campaign chair.
She reported the drive has now exceeded 75% pf in god. jyfflfte volunteer* me eggb follow-up calls in order to meet the challenge of teaching the goal hy Dec. 13, according to Huff.
The United Way of Comal County, formerly the Comal County Community Fund, has been in existence since 1954. Ito mission has always been to combine fund-raising efforts for charitable organizations tala
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Huff. This year, then ars 29 agencies represented by the United Way effort
Huff urged businesses to complete their solicitation of employees. She also urged those citizens who have not pledged to do so by Dec. 13.
The employees of the Target store in New Braunfels raised $6,849.60 for the Comal County United Way during their annual United Way exceeding their original goal by $200.
“We are part of this community —>4 fee Target team is committed to helping our neighbors,” said Dion Davis, Target representative. “The United Wily campaign is one of the hex ways we can help make a "rn ,*»
County likely to expand animal control services
By MELANIE GERIK
Comal County Animal Control officers next year will bring stray dogs caught in the western part of the county to a veterinarian in Bulverde instead of driving to New Braunfels.
County Commissioners are expected to vote Thursday to approve bids to add an additional clinic in the Bulverde area to board stray animals in the county.
The county will be rezoned at the beginning of the year, breaking up the large zone in the western part of the county.
Steve McKin, department head for the animal control, said one zone covered the large western part of the county many years ago because no veterinarians practiced in the Bulverde area.
The rezoning and expanding services are in response to the rapid growth of the county, McKin said.
“As the years go on, we’re going to get more and more calls because the county is growing,” McKin said.
The county has two New Braunfels and one Canyon Lake clinic. Animals also are taken to the New Braunfels Humane Society.
The new veterinary services will decrease the response
times to calls significantly, said Julie Hubertus, secretary for the animal control office. The 45-minute drive from New Braunfels to Bulverde will be shortened.
“lf we’re already in Bulverde and get a call in Bulverde, it’s going to be a five-minute drive,” Hubertus said.
McKin said the new boarding services also will be more convenient for the owners of the animals. Theressa Kothmann, office manager for the Bulverde Animal Hospital, which submitted a bid, said a boarding facility in the Bulverde area could reunite more lost dogs with their owners.
“They don’t think about calling animal control in New Braunfels,” Kothmann said. “If they call hear about a lost animal, then we might have it.”
The animal control department’s budget was increased this year to $15,000 from $10,000 to fund the fourth clinic and to allow for additional spending, McKin said.
McKin said the two-officer animal control department picks up about 30 dogs per officer per month.
McKin said he would like another officer in the department.
The Commissioners must fund such an expansion through the budget. “I tried this year, but they said no but they’ll look into it,” he said.
The expansion of IH-35 through New Braunfels received an extra push Thursday, when a group from San Antonio appeared before the Texas Department of Transportation Commission, and asked for funding to complete the expansion through Comal County.
Comal County Judge Carter Casteel, who attended the meeting, said the San Antonio Transportation Alliance appeared before the commission to request 1999 discretionary funding for three projects. The three projects included the 1H-10 and Loop 410 interchange, the Airport and Loop 410 interchange, both in San Antonio, and the expansion of IH-35 through Comal County-
“They included 1-35 because we’re the bottleneck. For San Antonio to be requesting funding
for a project in Comal County says something about the importance of the project,” Casteel
The San Antonio representatives said the expansion of IH-35 is important to the flow of traffic between Austin and San Antonio. They said NAFTA will increase traffic, and make the expansion even more critical. Casteel said that a piece of kinked water hose was handed out to illustrate the impact the section has on the smooth flow of traffic.
Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce President Michael Meek said the alliance requested 1999 funding because the funds through 1998 have already been allocated. He said there were about 160 people from San Antonio, and about 15 from New Braunfels and Comal County present to show support for the project.
“We were quite pleased to see they had 1-35 on their list of projects. Now we have to just wait and see, but we’ll continue the fight,” he said.
Meek said there is no way to tell when a decision may be made. However, he said that New Braunfels has already requested to be placed on the agenda in the first quarter of 1996, “in case things don’t go the way we want them to.”
Meek said he was impressed by the presentation, and the support shown. He said there is no way to predict w hat the commission will decide. However, he said projects in Houston and Dallas have already been funded, and San Antonio stands a good chance.
“I was encouraged by what I heard, and I was encouraged by the commissioners’ remarks that they understand the size of the problem. Now, we just wait,” she said.
Symphony concert set for next Sunday
The Mid-Texas Symphony will present its holiday concert on Sunday, Dec. IO, at 4 p.m. in Jackson Auditorium in Seguin.
David Mairs, resident conductor of the San Antonio Symphony, will be in Seguin that day to conduct the orchestra in a program of holiday favontes.
The concert will be highlighted by a performance of Handel’s “Messiah” by the Mid-Texas Symphony Chorus and three featured soloists.
Other music on the program includes “Amahl and the Night Visitors” by Gian Carlo Menotti, “Fantasia on Greensleeves” by Ralph Vaughan Williams and selections from Tschaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker.” Tickets are $9 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and college students, and $3 for other students. They are available at the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce and Accents and at the door the day of the concert.
Two treats in store at Children’s Museum
The Downtown Rotary Club is the sponsor of December’s Free Tuesday P.M. at the Children’s Museum in New Braunfels. The day features two treats: "Christmas Around the World,” a temporary exhibit of Christmas traditions from Sweden, England and Germany; and Drawing for Adults,
an introduction to a new class for adults, which begins in January. The class is designed to help adults learn to draw and to teach their children to draw. Admission is free for the afternoon of Dec. 5. Presentations on the Drawing for Adults class will be at I p.m. and 4 p.m. Call 620-0939.
HarakJ-Zaitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
Truck rolls over
Two man ware injured when a tractor-trailer flipped over on the Interstate 35 access road near the Conrads-Kohlenberg exit at about 4 p.m. Saturday. Treated and released from McKenna Memorail Hospital ware Omar Garbler of New Mexico and Jesus Miranda of El Paso. Tbs causa la under investigation.Do you support sending U.S. troops to Bosnia? See the Readers9 , Page