New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 15, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
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16 pages in one section I Wednesday, Feb. 15,1995
Serving Comal County for more than 143 years ■ Home of MONICA CAMARENO
I Vol. 143, No. 68
Letters to the editor
Arts & Entertainment
Birthday wishes from the Harakl-Zaltung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Becky Lombardo, Hope Pfannsttel, Monica Camareno (21 irs!), Teresa Urtas, Clayton W. Shoff, Prank J. Slugs, Thelma Hopper, James Hp-pK, Carmen Valdez, Jose Ricardo, Lemuel Smlthey, Esther Frank.AARP tax halp continuas
AARP tax aid continues through April 15 at the Dittlinger Memorial Library each Tuesday from noon to 3:30 pm, Thursday from IO am to I pm, and Saturday from IO am to I pm AARP assistance can also be obtained at the Comal County Senior Citizens Center Monday from 8 am to noon, Wednesday from I pm to S pm and Saturday from 9 am to I pm AARP assistance can also be obtained at the Canyon Lake Action Center in Settler on Wednesdays from I pm to 4 pm and Saturday from 9 am to noon.
All who are iaseiwated are asked to bring returns from 1993 and 1994.
Dalhart Windbag coming to Hummol
The Hummel Museum will host the celebrated "Artist of Texas," Dalhart Windberg, at a special exhibit and print signing on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 11 am to 4 pm to coincide with the New Braunfels Youth Acheat *95 Festival.
Many collectors have discovered Windberg through the reproductions published from hts originals. Collectors now own more than 100,000 prints from his 86 sold-out limited editions.Saaqutoantannlal Historic) Norm Tour lohtdultd
The Knights of Columbus Council #4183 is ^onsoring a Historic Home Tour April I and 2 from I pm to 3 p.m.
Advance tickets art $8 and SIO on both days of the event through Lee Bailey (606-0637) or China-N-Things.
Proceeds benefit the Children's Center and Comal County Habitat For Humanity.Hlotortoo! Masquerade Dance
The German-American Society will sponsor a danoe at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Fab. 24 starting at I pm
The Seven Dutchmen will play and Prince Solms, knights, princesses, the court jester and settlers dressed in beautiful regional costumes from the Old World invite everyone to come Join the activities. Costumes are not required, but prizes will be swarded to the beet five costumes.
Tickets are $6 and can be bought at Centex Office Center, chamber of commerce, Henna Hardware, Old Town Inn and Lapp Juwclier. Tickets at the door will be $7.30
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Slick street causes accident
Herakt-Zettung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL IAI approximately 140 pm yeeterttey, John Kracht, 17, of New Braunfels, was driving east down Purgatory Road. A Comal County makilananoa truck woo otoppad whHa rood repairs ware being made. According to reports, Kracht noticed the truck but was unable lo llop and Me vhtoteelld Into the truck because of the rain-slick street. Kracht was treatod fur minor Injuries at th# scone. No other Injuries were reported.
SAC to host ‘Women’s Town Meeting’
By 8U8AN FLYNT ENGLAND
San Arnatto College officials will seek to discover what New Braunfels women want in continuing eduction at a “Women’s Education Town Meeting’’ on Feb. 27.
“I would like to invite the women of our community to join me at the Lone Star School Cafeteria on the 27th of February at 7 pm,” said Commissioner Cristina Zamora.
All area women are urged to attend, especially those of low and moderate income, said Judy Kovacs-Long of the SAC Women’s Center. San Antonio College President Ruth Burgoo Sasscer will be a guest at the town meeting.
“We don't want to do the talking — we want to listen," said Kovacs-Long.
SAC wants to listen and learn what New Braunfels women need before it plans women's courses here.
“San Antonio College has a great interest in providing expanded education to our com-triunity," said Zamora.
More and more hoamakMS need to return to work outaida tbs home, said Kovacs-Long. Homemakers entering the work force have a special set of burdlee to overcome.
SAC wants to include women who want to upgrade their jobs — women who are working in minimum wags or low skill jobs, said Kovacs-Long.
“Education has always ben a vary important issue to me," said Zamora. "I know well the benefits of and the success education can bring.”
SAC officials realms how varied the neads of womm returning to sohod can be, aid Kovaoa-
SAC’ summer schedule finalized
SyGUGAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer
The San Antonio College summer schedule is here.
SAC wants to make it easy for New Brain-
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latest innovation is telephone registration.
Students who have already taken courses with SAC can register for the summer classes by phone. Phone registration is from 8 am to 8 pm on April 5-6, and on April 10-13.
To register, call (210) 554-1900. Students must have ready their social security number and their pencmal ID number, which is the month and year of birth.
Tuition for the summer is $274 for coe or for two classes. "I don’t recommend more than two classes in the summer,” mid R^y Lewis of SAC, “foe workload would be too heavy.”
Th> time endplate of oo-rita Mkadop in New Braunfels has not bern determined. Summer classes start Monday, June 5.
Local SAC students may be able to get a leg-up on their education with financial aid, said Lewis. “Students have to be taking at least two classes to be eligible for financial aid," he said. Eligible foll-time students can get from $400 to $1,200 in aid.
The aid available comes in the form of Pell grants, said Lewis. “This is a grant, not a loan,” he said, “There’s not a pay-back.” A student earning a grant can use the money for tuition, books, living expenses—whatever^ needed to further the education.
The first step to getting financial aid it filling out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Three yflifitiwu — instructions for filling them out will be available
at NB1SD Administration, C1SD Administration, the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce, and City Hall.
FAFSAs in ipiMiWh are tit** available.
For more information call Ray Lewis at 1-800-944-7575. Lewis will have an office it the Taxis National Guard Armory from 4-7 pm on Tuesdays beginning March 28.
Long Thore special needs might include child care, financial aid, transportation, academic counseling or study skills.
Claires for women can take on unconventional forms — forms that would fit the needs of women.
Possibilities are weekend classes, evening classes, short-term intensive courses, even ear
ly morning classes.
Zamora urges women who have any interest in improving their education to strand the workshop.
If we take the time and effort to invest in education,” the said, “we will be able to experience economic growth and success for the future through a better quality of Ufo.”
Total cost for repair of water problems at Bill Brown school reach S41K
By CRAIG HAMMETT
The toed bdl for ooSi at Bill Brown Elementary'! water problems amounted to $41,277.11 Maintenance Director Roy Unmold tbs school board this weak.
The cost included $13,890.72 for bottled water ore during the months drinking fountains wars cutoff. Although they had tested clear, the school out them off as they did several restroom burets were Ired levels ware over the limit.
Other rests included construction reprices, testing and consultants.
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now remains who will pay, the district, original construction company, Spaw-Glass, or both.
Trustee Douglas Kirk has called for a total review of the process.
“Wa read to look at background, havt a charting of what took place," he said.
“Wa are going to have to make a decision whether or not to get legal bete,” said trustee Norman Oingrich.
Officials would like to avoid a courtroom, which could run expenses •bove the current rest.
“We are probably going to and up paying some amount and maybe end up in court,” said trustee Lee Owls.King and Queen of Valentines Day
Alma Rankin and I.N. Grifting ware crowned King and Quaen at Kirkwood Manors annual Vaiatinaa Day King and Quean oontaat haw yesterday. Host and hoataaaaa ware 9th, 7th and 8th grade atudanta from New iraunfeia Christian Academy. Entertainment waa provided by the popular iooai piano player Blit
Officials hope to end rabiesthreat hereSaturday clinic designed to help prevent disease
By CRAIG HAMMETT
Rabies has been around this state for years. Mason County’s Fred Gipson told the tale of man’s best friend stricken with the disease in his classic story, “Old Yeller.”
Rabies has plagued many counties in south Texas in recent months, enough to warrant action by state authorities.
The Comal County Veterinary Medical Association is trying to prevent the disease from striking here rn large numbers and avoid the fate of Old Yeller.
Saturday, Feb. 18, a rabies clinic will be held form 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Comal County Fairgrounds, Fire Station No. I in Canyon City, and Fire Station No. 2 on Oblate Drive.
Cost is $6 for vaccination and $5 for the license. Proof of a lifetime license is needed for renewal of the license. All cats should be brought in a carrier and dogs should be restrained on a leash.
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”There’s never been a real lull in rabies," he said. “There’s always been cases here in bats, skunks.’’
The coyote strain poses a real problem because unlike other wild animals, coyotes show less fear of civilization. Coyotes infect foe dog or canine population which then poses a serious threat to humans.
“If dogs get it, people usually get it,” Doherty said. “And cats are just as bad if not worse. . .there are more cats than dogs in the domestic population."
Unfortunately, Dr. Doherty estimates up to 60 percent of pets in tile county are not vaccinated. These clinics have been held for the past IO or 12 years but have declined in participation the past few years.
Because of widespread vaccination, the threat bf canine rabies was almost unheard of during the 1950s and 60s but has begun to reappear. The current coyote threat from foe south causes apprehension.
Rabies is a final viral disease that can ba cured if treated early. Painful shots in foe stomach are no longer required, but the new shot treatment can be painful to foe pocketbook, around $ 1,000.
The city and county require licensing yearly for nonneutered dogs and cats and yearly vaccinations for all animals. Owners of animals found unlicensed or unvaccinated are subject to fines.
The State of Texas recently enacted a quarantine against transporting animals state lines without proof of vaccination.For news, advertising or subscription information, call 625-9144