New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 8, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
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By DANA STELL Staff writer
Once again Wednesday night, Garden Ridge City Council members reviewed sites offered to the city for a permanent city hall building.
The matter probably will come up again at the March meeting.
‘‘We're still being given a few options we’re exploring," said Councilmember Bobbie Landrum. ‘‘At this point, we have four offers."
Landrum said that some offers have come in the form of donated land, while others have offered to sell land to the city.
Currently, Council meets in a portable metal
building in Paul Davis Park. Councilmember David Hencshel reminded the Council last October that the park was donated to the city as a public facility, and not as a permanent home for city hall.
Also at the Wednesday meeting, Council reviewed the city's decade-old leash law and updated the penalties to match those of other Texas cities.
‘‘We’ve been getting a lot of complaints about people letting their dogs run loose,” Landrum said. ‘‘It (the ordinance) still says the same thing, ‘Dogs have to be in a controlled area or on a leash."’
If a dog is found loose after someone complains to the police, the owner could be fined up to $200.
The group also talked about a problem with area teenagers defacing or removing street signs and. stop signs in Garden Ridge. “The kids think it’s fun, but it really is expensive," said Landrum, pointing out that it costs about $75 to replace one sign.
"Some of the signs are taken, some of them are written on with paint, and some of them are driven over and bent down to the ground," Landrum said.
Garden Ridge residents are asked to watch for suspicious activity in their city, Landrum said, but the vandalism often occurs at night when residents are asleep and when “the kids should be home in bed."
New Braunfels to host Military Skill Meet
New Braunfels High School will host the third annual Texas Hill Country Military Skill meet Saturday at the Wursthalle in Landa Park.
The school’s Marine Corps Junior ROTC chapter will hpst the meet, which begins at8 a.m. Awards will be given out between 4 and 5 p.m.
"We’ve got color guard, drill and marksmanship (competition)," said Col. Owen Renfro, NBHS ROTC instructor.
New Braunfels’ cadets will not be entered in the competition, but will serve as hosts. “This teaches them how to plan and organize," Renfro explained.
Schools participating include San Antonio Lee, Clark, Lanier, Wheatley, John Jay, Burbank, Marshall, Holmes, Highlands, MacArthur, Roosevelt, McCollum, Jefferson and Central Catholic, along with Round Rock, Baytown Lee and Sterling, Galveston Ball, Corpus Christi Moody and Amarillo Caprock..
Renfro said 117 trophies will be awardedm including grand champion for the meet and individual service champion.
Judging will be by Marine and Army recruiters from the area and by 16 members of the Texas AAM Corps of Cadets.
Parents Raise a Stink Over Boy’s Foul Mouth
LORA, district ink Stacy Dam agreement
The Lower Colorado River Authority and the Colorado River Municipal Water District have signed a letter of agreement which will allow the water district to build Stacy Dam and reservoir.
Terms of the agreement provide, in general, that LORA will share sufficient water to satisfy anticipated demands of the Stacy project, which will be built near the confluence of the Concho and Colorado Rivers near Ballinger. In return, the district will, under certain conditions, release water to LORA.
“We consider this to be a fair resolution of the issue," said John Jones, chairman of LCRA’s board of directors. “We believe it will contribute to the further development of the water resources of Texas."
“This agreement not only resolves past differences,” said district President John L. Taylor, “but also indicates a desire of both groups to move cooperatively forward with other agencies on the Colorado River to develop, utilize and conserve the most precious of our natural resources — water.
“We are grateful for the concern of others who have shared our interest, and we want to move as steadily as possible through the remaining steps to accomplish this project," Taylor said.
LCRA supplies electric power to Comal County through its wholesale customers, New Braunfels Utilities and Pedernales Electric Cooperative.
Seizures take many forms
When a dog has a seizure, it is a symptom that something is wrong. Dogs may suffer seizures from too much sun, excessive exercise, lack of water, improper feeding or fright. Seizures can also be a symptom of more serious disorders, such as distemper, injury, epilepsy, or poisoning.
Seizures can take different forms. Some dogs stiffen all over and chomp at the jaws. Some fall over and kick the air with their feet. Some have running fits and rush blindly into doors or chairs. Others stand still and bark hysterically. Some combine these reactions.
Yet in all these types of convulsions, there is the unmistakable wild expression in the eyes and, in nearly all cases, frothing at the mouth and emptying of the bowels and bladder.
The thing to do is to stay calm and make sure the dog doesn’t hurt himself or inadvertantly bite you. Afterwards, let him rest in a cool, dark place, and phone your veterinarian to determine a recommendation.
(This weekly column is provided as a public service by the Comal County Veterinary Medical Association).
DEAR ABBY: Several of us mothers have a common problem. It concerns a boy (ITI call him Billy) who is a bad influence on our children. They are all in the third grade, but this Billy is wise beyond his years. He gets his information (about sex) from hanging around his older brother, then spreads around what he has heard to the boys in his class. He tells them things about sex that most adults have never experienced, and his language is pure filth!
Our sons want to invite Billy to stay overnight, but we’re afraid of what Billy might teach them. Besides, most of us have younger children at home, and we don’t want Billy here talking about Lord knows what.
I understand Billy’s parents are very liberal-minded, so don’t suggest we talk to them. Maybe if they read this, they will understand why their son is shunned by his peers.
DEAR STUMPED: If your son and his classmates want Billy to stay overnight, then obviously Billy isn’t "shunned by his peers"—it’s their parents who don’t want him around.
Liberal-minded parents love their children as much as you love yours, so please share your concerns with Billy’s parents.
Ifs not unusual for a child to entertain his peers with X-rated information in a bid for popularity. Don’t panic; it’s neither contagious nor fatal.
DEAR ABBY: I am the owner of a profitable retail hardware store with a good number of employees. There’s one woman who has been with me for 22 years. I have to admit she’s loyal, honest and efficient. She started as a bookkeeper, but now she’s a self-appointed “office manager.” She used to call me “Mr.” but now she calls me by my first name. She’s very bossy, acts like she owns the place and, to tell you the truth, she’s beginning to get on my nerves.
We don’t have a retirement age around here, but I wish she’d retire (she’s old enough) so I could replace her with a younger woman who isn’t so bossy. They say a new broom sweeps clean. What do you say?
DEAR BOBS: A new broom may sweep clean, hut the old broom knows where the dirt is.
Lone Star teacher named to SWT committee
Lone Star Primary physical education teacher Barbara Cobb will serve on a Southwest Texas State University advisory committee an undergraduate teacher education.
The committee will help SWTSU’s department of health and physical education in the area of un
dergraduate teacher education curriculum, requirements and programs.
Cobb was selected due to her teaching ability and work with student teachers. She has taught for six years, all of which have been spent in the New Braunfels ISD.
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DEAR ABBY: Our beautiful college sophomore came home for the Christmas holidays, and her father and I were thrilled to see her. We live in the Midwest, and she goes to an Eastern college where she’s a top student.
Now for the bombshell. She told me that she had had an abortion two months ago! I nearly dropped dead. I didn't even know she wasn’t still a virgin. She said she had been intimate with two boys—both college students. Worse yet, she wasn’t sure which one got her pregnant. (I am shaking so hard as I write this, I can hardly hold the pen.)
Of course I forgave her, and I told her to go to confession. She said she had already gone. She begged me not to tell her father.
Why, oh why did she tell me? There is nothing I can do about it except feel rotten. How I wish she hadn’t told me! Should I tell my husband? He would be crushed. I feel very guilty keeping this from him because we've always been so close.
Please tell me what to do. I don’t think I can handle this alone.
SICK AT HEART
DEAR SICK: Tell your priest, tell your God, and if that doesn’t lighten your burden, talk to a counselor, but please don’t tell your husband. It would be a kindness to spare him the heartache you are experiencing.
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NBHS band wins honors at contest
New Braunfels High School band members came away with a truckload of first division honors at the solo and ensemble contest hosted by the school Saturday.
Flute players receiving a first division rating on solo performances include Michele Simmonds, Debra Blackwell, Sonya Campos, Karyna Mendoza and Elizabeth Rodriguez. Kingsley Kahler received a first disivion rating on her oboe solo.
Clarinet players receiving a first division rating are David Houde, Camarie Skarovsky, Alice Kraft, Pam Lard, Robert Bourquin, Melissa Farias and Grace Salazar. Melissa Bading received a first division rating for her bass clarinet solo.
Four saxaphone players — Yvette Garcia, Stephanie I^yh, Craig Morrison and Chuck Weisbrich — received first division ratings, as did seven
trumpet players — Jason Crawford, Robin Shropshire, Audra Zabava, Robert Bacon, Evan Hocker, Brian Borgfeld and Lori Gansky.
David Orr received a first division on piano and French horn solo. Cara Nowotny and Stephanie Leyh rated first division honors for piano solos. Scott Eddy and Rodney Brooks rated a first division on tuba and percussion solos, respectively
Ensembles receiving first divisions include Stephanie Leyh, Carole Deltz, Carolyn Fey and Chad Watson, saxophone quarter; David Houde, Alice Kraft and Camarie Skarovsky, clarinet trio; Robert Bacon, Evan Hocker, Jason Crawford and Danny Dietert, trumpet quartet; and Brian Borgfeld, Robin Shropshire, Cheri Bueche, Jason Geistweidt and Scott Eddy, brass ensemble.
Area gets more snow; meetings scheduled
By MRS ALVIN GASS Correspondent
Well, February walked in with more icy weather. Saturday morning the temperature dipped to IO degrees, and we had ice, snow and sleet.
The groundhog saw his shadow Saturday, so we know we’ll have six more weeks of winter.
Spring Branch Hermann Sons Ixxige meeting had to be postponed from January. It will be held Sunday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m.
Also, the Junior Chapter (Bluebonnet) will have its meeting at Spring Branch meeting room. All
members, do try to attend. I hope it will not bt1 as cold again.
Spring Branch Extension Homemakers Club will have its regular meeting Thursday at Audry Townsend’s home at Canyon l,ake. We hope all members will come.
Bulverde Community Center
This is a notice to all the members of Bulverde Community Center. They will have the annual membership meeting March 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Community Center. We have lots of members in the Spring Branch area.
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