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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 22, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Photo submitted Nancy McBeth. McBeth receives masters in urban administration SCHERTZ — City Planner Nancy McBeth broke new ground at the University of the Incarnate Word when she completed requirements for her Master of Arts in Administration, Urban Administration Degree. McBeth, with the city since May, accepted her diploma during a Dec. IO commencement ceremony at the university. She is the first person in UIW history to matriculate with the Urban Administration degree, working closing with professors and the School of Graduate Research and Studies to develop appropriate programs and coursework for the specialty. McBeth brings 27 years of urban policy, planning, design, landscape architecture, project management, and public and private sector administration to the city of Schertz. Previous positions have included planning and development for various Texas and U.S. cities and private businesses, including Denton, Austin, Galveston; Las Vegas, Nev.; and Boston, Mass. She was nominated as 1995 member of “Who's Who,” and a 1995 and 2000 member of “Who's Who: Most Notable Women.” She has earned numerous awards, including the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association Comprehensive Planning Award and the Texas Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects Outstanding Professional Achievement Award. She also has a consulting business called Metaphoric Design. Birthdays/Anniversaries HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO: ■ Johnny Aguirre Jr. ■ Shanna Schneider HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO: ■ Harvey and Krista Wetz ■ Haul and Mary Alvarado, 37 years ■ Nancy and Robert Castro, 27 years, Dec. 18 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2005 DAILY PLANNER American Profile American Profile received letters from readers describing generous acts of people who help others TODAY S EVENTS CLUBS Noon Lions Club Time: 11:30 a.m. Location: Senior citizens center Eagles Auxiliary Time: 8:30 to 1:30 p.m. You should know: Quilting session. Information: Marsha Kiesling, 625-2734 Kiwanis Club Time: Noon Location: Live Oak Grill You should know: Individuals interested in joining are encouraged to attend. Information: Al Beckley, 830- 899-4737 COMMUNITY Alcoholics Anonymous — Smoke-Free Time: 7 p.m. Location: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 138 W. Austin St. Smoke-free bingo Time: 7 to 9:30 p.m.; doors open at 5 p.m. Location: Fraternal Order of Eagles, 257 E. South St. You should know: No reservations required; adults only. Cost: $6 per person minimum COMMUNITY Jazzercise Location: Landa Recreation Center You should know: Jazzercise offers a complete one-hour workout that includes cardio, strength training and stretching. Low-impact options are shown in each class. First week is free. Please bring a mat and weights. Information: 632-9085 REMINDERS DON'T FORGET 'A Very Berry Holiday Show' Date: Through Dec. 31 Location: New Braunfels Art League Gallery, 239 W. San Antonio. You should know: Special ongoing show. Paintings, pottery, fine crafts, birdhouses, fabric art and more are available for gift-giving. Open Monday through 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Information: Pat Deltz 624-8936 Christmas Tree Recycling Date:Through Jan. 15 Location: Parking lot near Landa Park Aquatic Complex You should know: Bring your tree and cardboard boxes for recycling to the specially marked area; or leave your tree at the curb for recycling the week of Jan. 9 through 13 on your regular recycling day. Remove all decorations and lights from trees, remove all paper and trash from boxes. All trees collected will be recycled into mulch, which will be available free on a first come, first served basis at the drop-off point in the park, information: Heather Harrison, 608-2100, ext. 263 Christmas Eve Service Date: Saturday Time: 7 p.m. Location: The Good Shepherd Evangelical Church, 910 Timmermann Road, Geronimo You should know: Candle lighting and carols.The public is invited. Information: 625-0442 Holiday Camp Date: Monday through Dec. 30 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: The McKenna Club You should know: Ages 5 through 11. Please bring swim suit, towel, change of clothes, sack lunch, and snack each day. Cost: Based on membership Information: 606-2829 New Year's Eve Dance Date: Dec. 31 Time: 8 p.m. to midnight Location: American Legion, Seguin. You should know: Music by Swingin' Country. Cost: $12 Information: Basil Karm, 830-379-6709 New Year's Eve Dance Date: Dec. 31 Time: 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Location: New Braunfels Civic Center You should know: Music by The Little Fishermen Orchestra. Tickets available at China-n-Things, Johnson's Furniture. Cost: $20 per person Information: 625-6802 New Year's Eve Country Dance Date: Dec. 31 Time: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Location: Country Cabaret, 839 Section Herald-Zeitung To have your event publicized, contact Melissa McCaghren at 625-9144, ext. 222, or by e-mail at [email protected] com File photo DON'T MISS BLOOD DRIVES There will be several blood drives coming up in January. There will be a blood drive for for Doug Dunlap from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 3. The drive will be for Dunlap, a Smithson Valley High School teacher severely injured in an accident earlier this school year. For information, call Cricket Ingraham at 830-885-7064. A second blood drive will be offered from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 5 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 181 S. Santa Clara. For information, call Gayle Prettyman at 210-731-5568. There will be two drives on Jan. IO. The first one will be offered from 9 to 11 a.m. at Kirkwood Manor, 2590 Loop 337 N. The second drive will be from 2 to 4 p.m. at Colonial Manor Nursing Home, 821 Hwy 81 W. For information, call Prettyman at 210-731-5568. FM 467, Seguin You should know: BYOB and party snacks. Cost: $12; $10 advance Information: 830-379-2995 Cotton Bowl Game Watching Party Date: Jan. 2 Time: 10 a.m. Location: Scores Sports Bar, 223 W. San Antonio St. Newcomers Club Date: Jan. 3 Time: 9:30 a.m. Location: Senior center You should know: Gene Eike will speak on "The Veterans Special 2005, 60th Anniversary of Pilsen Liberation." Polka Dancing Date: Jan. 5 Time: 7 to 9 p.m. Location: Windcrest Civic Center, Windcrest. You should know: Sponsored by Texas Chapter III of the Polka Loves Klub of America. Classes are taught by Willie and Joyce Bohuslav of Austin. Cost: Free Information: Melroy Brandt, 655-5528 SmokeStoppers Date: Jan. 10 Location: McKenna Sports Fitness and Rehabilitation Center You should know: Registration will be taken through Jan. 9. A complete schedule will be provided during first class.This is a 21-day multi-dimensional program. Instructors are ex-smok-ers. Cost: $69. Information: 606-2829 AARP Driver Safety Program Date: Jan. 11 and 12 Time: 1 to 5 p.m. Location: Peace Lutheran Church, 1147S. Walnut Ave. You should know: For licensed drivers who want to refresh/ improve their defensive driving skills and qualify for a multiple-year auto insurance discount. Information: Bob Karabinus, 620-0675 Claremont Colleges Reception Date: Jan. 13 Time: 6 to 8 p.m. Location: Marriott Riverwalk Hotel, 889 East Market St., San Antonio You should know: Kick off the new year with a reception for alumni, parents, faculty and friends ofThe Claremont Colleges. RSVP by Jan. 9. Information: 1-888-SAGEHEN or [email protected] Updated forecasts: Type "city, state" or zip code into space provided and click "go" button. CLICK o TEXAS FORECAST TODAY Mostly sunny Hi: 66 Low: 44 Forecast for Thursday, Oso. aa City/Region High | Low temps Amarillo * 68° | 28° wichita Falla 84° | 28° Midland 68° | 30c • El Paso 65° I 34° O • Dallas 83* I 37a Ban Antonio • 89° I 36a SUN and MOON Sunrise today 7:20 a.m. Sunset today 5:36 p.m. MOON PHASES I Last qtr. 12/23 New 12/31 I 1st qtr. 01/06 Full 1/14 POLLEN COUNTS Mold COASTAL FORECAST Mountain Cader Trace Ragweed  Absent Low    Port Aransas: Mostly sunny with light southeast winds. Absent    ^'9^ 'n m'd-60s. It will be mostly clear tonight with light south winds. Lows in upper 40s. Friday Mostly sunny Hi: 74 Low: 50 f ■■ ------------ Saturday F*artly doudy Hi: 73 Low: 40 BY THE I IN COMAL COUNTY Highs/lows 12/19 Canyon Dam NA/NA New Braunfels Airport 55/38 Rainfall 12/19 Month Canyon Dam New Braunfels Water Flows Trace 0.09 0.05 0.16 12/20 Change Edwards Aquifer 679.3 -0.01 J-17 Well 678.3 0 Comal River Canyon Dem 371 -1.0 cubic ft/second 12/20 Change Inflow 185 +5.0 cubic ft/second Outflow 128 +4.0 cubic ft/second Lake level 906.84 -0.01 feet above mean sea level NBU Pumping Report 12/20 Surface water 6.753 million gallons Well level 1.332 million gallons JU# Sunday Mostly sunny Hi: 70 Low: 37 Monday Mostly sunny Hi: 73 Low: 45 I ACROSS TEXAS as of 8 a m. Tuesday City/ HI/ Lo/ Pre/ Otlk Amarillo743OTCTr- Austin/54/33//PCIdy Dallas-R Worth/42/41/.25/PCIdy El Paso/62/32//Clr Houston/49/39//PCIdy Lubbock/47/25//Clr San Antonio/56/38//PCIdy ACROSS THE NATION as of 8 a.m. Tuesday City/HI/Lo/Pre/Otlk Albuquerque/53/32//Clr Anchorage/24/16//Cldy At I a nta/47/26//CI r _ Baltimore/37/19//Clr Buffalo/25/16/.02/Snow Cheyenne/43/35//PCIdy Chicago/21/5//Clr Cincinnati/30/13//PCIdy Cleveland/21/21 //Cldy Denver/46/31//PCIdy Detroit/28/22//Cldy Flagstaff/53/32//PCIdy Honolulu/78/67//Clr lndianapolis/27/15//PCIdy Kansas City/31 /20//Cldy Las Vegas/64/45//PCIdy Los Angeles/77/60//PCIdy Mpls-St Paul/19/12/.01/Clr New Orleans/53/43//PCIdy New York City/37/27//Clr 0rlando/69/48//PCIdy Philadelphia.36,23 Clr Phoenix/71 /47//CI r Pittsburgh/23/20//Snow St Louis/35/20//PCIdy San Diego/7Q/57//PCIdy San Francisco/63/54/.51/Rain Tampa-St Ptrsbg/68/46//PCIdy Topeka/32/19//Cldy Washington,D.CJ39/25//Clr WEATHER EXTREMES High 83 at Ramona, Calif. Low -19 at Saranac Lake, N.Y. DAVID INQRAM/Herald Zeitung South Guenther Avenue was narrowed to one lane at West San Antonio Street Wednesday so that New Braunfels Utilities crews could add electrical service to a building. For Local Drivers: ■ Cloture: The right (outside) lane of the southbound Interstate 35 frontage road from FM 306 to Business 35 will be dosed in short stretches through Dec. 23. B Reopens: Dec. 23. ■ Detour None; expect delays. ■ Work: Contractor will be lowering curb inlets. ■ Closure: The inside lane of southbound Interstate 35 from a half-mile north of FM 1103 to a quarter-mile south of FM 1103 will be dosed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Thursday. ■ Reopens: When work is completed. ■ Detour None, expect delays. ■Work: Contractor will be pouring concrete in center median barrier. ;