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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 31, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Page 6A — Herald-Zehung — Saturday, December 31, 2005_ DROUGHT CONTINUED FROM Page 1ALosses could top $1 billion next year drought conditions could mean $1 billion in lost livestock by next spring, Texas Cooperative Extension officials said. The region is as much as 15 inches behind its normal annual rainfall, said Travis Miller, an agricultural agent with the cooperative extension office. “Even if we get rain soon, there will be little winter pasture,” Miller said. East Texas ranchers usually plant as many as I million acres of winter pasture to supplement diets for cows and calves, which helps reduce winter feed bills, Miller said. Spring planting for summer crops in Central and South Texas also could take a hit if winter rain needed for soil moisture doesn’t come, he said. “With the increased price of fuel, fertilizer and seeds, the risk will be greater than in past years,” Miller said. Far West Texas, most of which endured a drought from the mid- 1990s through 2003, had good rains last year and fared well up until a dry spell in October. In Fort Stockton, 20 inches of rain has fallen for the year, about 33 percent above average. The High Plains started the year above normal and got good rains through August. Since then, though, rainfall has dipped below normal. “Now you’re being back to being dry as a bone,” Murphy said. In the South Plains area, cotton producers remain busy bringing in their portion of what is expected to be another record crop. But without rainfall this winter, cotton yields will probably go back to normal in 2006, said Carl Anderson, professor emeritus with Texas Cooperative Extension. Last year, Texas producers broke a 55-year record, bringing in 7.78 million bales. They are projected to break that record again this year, with projections showing a harvest of 7.84 million bales. Looking ahead to 2006, the concern is whether rainfall in the next three months will be enough to get the state through dry spring months, said John Nielsen-Gammon, the state’s climatologist at Texas A&M University. “It’s going to be critical if we don’t have those storms come along,” he said. If the drought persists, control measures could be implemented, including mandatory restrictions on outside watering. “The answer to drought is a change in the jet stream, move it south,” Miller said. “As long as it stays where it is we’re in trouble."MAJOR DROUGHTS IN TEXAS ■ 1909-1918: Severe drought across the state. 1917 is the doest year on record.____ ■1931-39: Dust Bowl days when drought choked most of the Great Plains._ ■ 1950-1957: The worst drought since the beginning of detailed record-keeping. It was uninterrupted by a single "wet" year. By the end of 1956, 244 of Texas' 254 counties were classified as disaster areas. ■ 1970s: Several less severe and short droughts occurred in the 1970s.  __ ■ 1980s: A massive heat wave started a severe drought that blistered most ofTexas during the early 1980s. It reached extreme proportions in the Pecos River Valley in 1983. ■ 1996-2000: Drought led to agriculture losses of more than $5 billion statewide. ■ 2002: Drought in Trans Pecos, West Texas, Lower Rio Grande Valley. ■ 2003: Drought in Rio Grande Valley, Trans Pecos. ■ 2005: Drought conditions in South, Central and Northeast Texas. Judge grants Reagan assailant overnight visits Sources: State Historical Association, Water Foundation, Department of Agriculture, Texas A&M University. WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge Friday loosened the restrictions on John W. Hinckley Jr., allowing the hos-pitalized presidential assailant to spend seven overnight visits with his parents in Williamsburg, Va. Hinckley, who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981, had been permitted to leave St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington for outings around the nation’s capital. He wanted to make longer trips and travel outside the area to his parents' community in southeastern Virginia. U.S. District Judge Paul L. Friedman ruled Hinckley could be allowed three, three-night visits and another four, four-night visits. “He is not permitted to leave one or both parents’ supervision at any time during the course of the condi tional release” except when the hospital deems it necessary, Friedman ruled. The government had opposed Hinckley’s requests to visit Williamsburg, a three-hour drive from the forensic hospital. When Hinckley shot Reagan and three other people in 1981 as the president emerged from a downtown hotel, he was suffering from major depression and a psychotic disorder that led to an obsession with actress Jodie Foster. Hinckley, found not guilty by reason of insanity in 1982, said he shot Reagan to impress Foster. Since last year, Hinckley has been allowed occasional local overnight visits with his parents within a 50-mile radius of St. Elizabeths Hospital. J' Devotional Page B&C Service Center Automotive Repairs 211 North Business 3S 629-1072 ASI BAUMANN CHIROPRACTIC “The 'Pcnver that made the 'Body, Meats the Body.” 1135 W. Mill St. 830.625.9255 A Rea I Eyes Vision Center 218 f Austin St. New Braunfels, TX 78)30 830/625-6905 (office) 830/620-4822 (fox) Michael D. Tsdtoepe, M.D. Ophthalmology Surgery & Diseases of the lye LASIX • LASEK • PKELEX ■ Heart & Vascular institute of Texas Specializing rn Cardiology A Vascular Stephen C. Carey M.D., PHD., F.AC.C. Main 1583 E. Common. Suite 105 New Braunfels TX 78130 (830)609-9058 • Fax: (830)608-0512 Satellite 1395 Sadler Rd. *6 Canyon Lake, TX 78133 (830)964-3340 Randy Adams Inc. / Ramco Motors We are proud of our 39 year history of service to New Braunfels. BUYING AND SELLING CARS AND TRUCKS (830) 625-7159 • 1687 S Bus. IH35 Andjf Your Neighborhood Store CON VINISMCI • SBR VICI » QUALITY ‘Fresh Meal & Fresh Produce Ala Refreshing CHICK CASHING • MON BY ORDERS • WESTERN UNION LOTTO • WK APPROVED • LONI STAR CAMP • POSTAGE STAMPS tm t XmtMwy Seen* JU Latta Pita Kl PM Blithe MMM. MMS wia-mi    oo j?»n»    minyan    roMMtn QUALIFIED INSURANCE BILLED Don’t let getting up get you down. Lift Chair prices start at $550°° The leading Provider ot Home Health Equipment in Texas Professional Medical 608-9577 386 A Landa • New Braunfels, Texas www protessionalmedical com 4t / VI NG Waters Worship Cente 3325 Hwy 46 N • Seguin • 7.5 Miles South of IH 35 (830) 303-7515 • Now on the radio! [email protected] AM 1580 KWEE) Sunday* 9 a.m. Sunday School fail ages) 10 a.m. Worship Service & Kids' Church 6:30 p.m. Evening Worship Service Wednesdays 7 p.m. U-Turn Youth Church Comey just as you are to worship! Come, join us tor a vibrant celebration •X. inspiring message even Sunday, services at 8:00 & 10:30 a.m. ■ Sunday school for ages, 9:30 a.m. in the Parish I loll ■ \sk about Wonderful Wednesdays, Min's & Women's bible Studies \ Home Ministries ST. J OHS ’S EpiscopalChurch Drawn bv Tri th • Driven by Faith • Devoted in Love '12 S. (. i ut 111 Kl • Nim Hi.mnliK • X.Ml-625-25.'. Unity Church of Practical Christianity 408 Gruene Rd. • 830-608-9515 • [email protected] Weddings - Funeral/Memorial Services Spiritual Counseling Rev. Karen Tudor, Minister lEANNE EDWARDS • Twenty HMY years experience in real estate and mortgage hanking * A multi-million dollar top producer. ■Sr- (830) 708-0003 jota    1~i    ■' TUI GIDEONS A HOTEL TOOM... WHAT DO THESE DIFFERENT PLACES ALL HAVE IN COMMON P Ti bi ii/tilt im ....WHYA GIDEON SIBLE/ OF COURSE/ IN 1908/AT THE SUPERIOR HOTEL, IRON MOUNTAIN, MONTANA,THE FIRST GIDEON BIBLE WAS GIVEN AWAY. SINCE THEN , GIDEONS INTERNATIONAL HAS PLACED THROUGHOUT THE WORLD 211 MILLION BIBLES FOR THE TRAVELER TO READ / WHY DO THESE DEDICATED MEN, ALL VOLUNTEERS, CALL THEMSELVES GIDEONS? IN JUDGES 602, THE BIBLICAL GIDEON WAS CALLEO UPON BY AN ANGEL OF THE LORD. TDDAV'S GIDEONS BELIEVE THEY HAVE BEEN CALLED TO DISTRIBUTE THE WORD OF THE LORD AS IT IS FOUND IN THE BIBLE / SAVE THIS FOR YOUR SUNDAY SCHOOL SCRAPBOOK Copyright© John A lehti National Representative Dad Advertising Service PO Box 10278. Goldsooro. NC 27532 Allen Chatcl A.MX. Church 255 Commerce St., 830-624-7869 Res. Rev. Bobby Lewis, Pastor, Sun. School IO am, Morning service 11 a.m. Anglican St. Joseph Church Anglican frovmcl or america 10:00 am Sunday School, 11 KH) a.m. Eucharist or Morning Prayer, 12 noon Healing Service on I stSunoay 446 N. Seguin in New Braunfels 1928 BGP ic 1940 Hymal, NB 830-899-6723, a 830-899-6723, The Rev. Cannon Dr. Will Griffin Assembly or Yahweh, Central Texas Meeting at Unity Church 408 Gruene Rd., 625-4963; Service: Sat. -12 to 5 p.m. Beacon Light Covenant Mnstrks Pastor Byron Hollis, 3854 Cherokee Blvd., New Braunfels, TX 78132, Bible Study @ 7:00 p.m. every Sunday (830)629-0567 Baha’i Faith Working for world peace ic the oneness of humanity. Call (830) 620-9937 Bejuan Boll Church 888 Landa St., 620-5102; Sun. services, IO am. and 7:30 p.m., Wed. 7:30 p.m., Mens class at 8 am Sat. Btl* VERS QUISTIAN FELLOWS* Sun Bible Study 9:15 am, Worship Service 10:30 am ic 6 p.m., Prayer Set Wed. 7 p.m Friday Extreme Worship 7:30 p.m. All Spanish Scrv. 7 p.m. Sat. 830-885-2224 Bt that Methodist Church Or Buvejux 19886 Hwy 46 West (Located on the northeast side of Hwy 46 &281, behind the ~    ,    Pastor iSunday! (830) 237-4395 An Independent Methodist Denomination Bracken Umiid Methodist Ouch 20377 FM 2252. (I mil. NE of FM 3009) 9:30 am Sun. School, Nursery -Adult Worship Services: 8:26 ic 10:45 am. Calvary Baptist Church 117 W. Klein Road, 629-0049; S.S. IO am, Worship 11 am, Eve 5 p.m. Youth - 6 p.m., Worship Wed. Bible study ic Player 6:30 pm Calv ary Outreach 424 Comal, Thursday 7:30 p.m. Sun. 9:30 a.m. - 830-627-8105 [email protected] or Canyon Lake United Methodist Church 206 Flinstone -Tel. (830)899-7104 Sun. school/Bible study 9:15 am, Worship Services 8:15,9:30 ic 10:30 am. Northside W.S. 10:30 Bunkhaus Lodging. Canyon Lake PRESRYIERIAN Ciuch 230 Shepherd Hill, off 2673 (Canyon Lake) (830)9o4-2427Pastor, Rev. Doug Dalglish Sun. School 9:30 arn, Worship 11 a.m. Castu his Unhid Pentecostal Church 209 Lemonwood Dr. San Antonio, (210) 342-7171 Pastor Paul M. Chance.; Sun. Morning 10:30 am, Wed. evening 7:30 pm Crust International Takrnacu, NB Carolyn Stovall Gilbert, Pastor (830) 822-6988; Sun. Service IO am -12 p.m. LaQuinta Inn ic Suites Blue Bonnet Conference Room • 375 Highway 46 South, NB, TX (see our ad on mas page for more info.) Crust Presbyterian Cleuch (PCA) 1620 Common. 629-0405 Sun. school, 9:30 arn, Worship service, 10:40 am; Pioneer Club, Wed. 6:30 p.m. Crust the Kmc Anglican Church 1928 Book of Common Prayer 889 Landa St New Braunfels, Ph. o26-0080; Sun. School 9 un. Sun. Services IO am; Rev. Ronald D. Zipp Church Or Crust FM 3159 and 2673.899-7077. Bible class IO am, Sun. worship 11 am & 6 p.m., Wed. service 7 p.m. Hwy.725 Church of Crust 134 Meadow Crest, 620-0055. Douglas Hill; 643-0028; Sun.: Chases 9:30 am, Worship 10:30 am ic 6 p.m., Wed. 7 pm New Braunfels Church of Crust 1665 Highway 81 • 1st Assembly 9 am, Bible Class 10:15 am, Sun. service 6 pm, Wed. service 7 pm Tic Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Bishop jerry Fernandes 624-7890 1390 Ham Rd. Sacrament Meeung 9 am., Sun. School 10:15, Pnesthood, Relief Society 11:10 Church of the Nazarene 1465135 North.; Sun. school 9:30 am.,Sun. service 10:45 am, Evening worship at 6 pm ic Wed. worship at 7p.m. Nursery provided Community Crustian Church 1750 Old McQueeney Road 620-7174; Sun. School, 9:30 am Worship, 10:30 am, Coffee Fellowship 9:00 am.; Nursery provided. Community of Crust 1138 Dun|ap Dnve, N.B., TX; Worship: 11 am Sun., Sun. School 9:30 am, Prayer Service: 7:30 p.m. Wed. Comal Country Church 9380 FM 306, New Braunfels, TX 78132; Pastor Neil Kibbc, (830) 914-2177; Bible Study 9:30 am, Worship 10:30 am, Childrens Church 10:30 am Cranes Mel Baptist Church 10215 FM 2673, Canyon lake Pastor Gerry Becloud, Sunday School 9:30 am. Sun. worship 10:45 am ic 6:00 p.m. Wed. 6:30 pm Prayer Meeting Cross Community Church 176 S. Hickory; 627-7006; Worship, 10:45 am Cross Lutheran Orach &. School (Missouri Synod)2171 E. Common St., 625-3666; Pastor Don Fraker, Sun. Worship, 8:30 am ic 11:00 am ic Bible Study ic Sun. School 10:00 a.m. Dayspring Christian Fellows!* 1895 S. Walnut; Sunday Service 9:00 ic 10:45, Sunday School 9:30 Wesleyan denomination. Easts** Baptist Church 983 Holly at comer of Ridgewood, 625-0718; Sun. school 9:45 am, Sun. services 10:50 am ic 6 p.m., Wed. 7 p.m.; Pastor Wdbum Taylor TO ADD YOUR LISTING TO THE CHURCH DIRECTOY OR HELP SPONSOR THE CHURCH DIRECTORY, CONTACT TABATHA AT (830)625-91 44 X2 I 3 “Ti/t Guild Theuma Oh $0 Deux* 'pcuuHciuf ~ Land Home Financing 830-620-1141 •800-993-1141 “Don’t underestimate your credit” we finance ourselves 1402 IH-35 North • New Braunfels, TX 78130 Christian Science Ary*** ream imp RUBUR Reading Room Weekdays 10am - 2pm center \ fjfP Open To The Public 137 E. Mill St. • (830) 625-1781 books, magazines, Visit and CD's on spirituality. PLANT HALS NURSERIES 956 North Walnut Ave. New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 629-2401 FAX: (830) 629-0962 1-800-887-3013 Treifieit (Country §>tore "Where friends come together. ” ^ GREAT Bl RGI RS, COLD DRINKS & MORI I • mhI viu’il I uc Silas S,ilunla\ hum I !<*►.» iii tn'i’iKipm 2157 EM HOI. NEM BRAUNFELS • 625 9400 Gold Star EXTERMINATORS GUARANTEED PENE ELIMINATOR (830) 608-1318 790 ROCK STREET NEW BRAUNFELS, TX 78130 (830) 609-7700 (metro) 1-800-688-1318 V    suMil    ii    ti inn J. jy-V 1830-606-3451 WAYMART* SUPER CENTER 1209 IH-35 • New Braunfels, TX 40 MILLION DRIVERS TRUST STATE FARM. Goldsmith Insurance Agcy Inc Jim Goldsmith, Agent 30 Gruene Park Drive New Braunfels, TX 78130 Bus: 830-609-7775 Toll: 888-421-4543 f  S WATI I AIM ii LIKE A GOOD NEIGH BOR,STATE FARM IS THERE.* KW87 StoaFemMAMAutgnutaU    Cwipany Ina n HJI • aiaomqan.I •Mmcalf HAH Imagine A Religion Where People With Different Beliefs Worship As OneI COMAL COUNTY UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISTS SOCIETY No Sunday Service, Jan. 1, 2006 Wednesday Forum, Jan. 4, 7:30 p.m. “The Year of Crossing the Rainbow Bridge of Forgiveness” Faith United Church of Christ, 970 N. Loop 337 New Braunfels ;