New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 16, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
Herald-Zeitung a Friday, February 16, 199&1 3Texas Briefs250 Attend Auction to Raise Funds for Troubled Trail Boss
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — An Oklahoma man was among those at a fund-raiser for the trail boss of last year’s Great American Cattle Drive — even though he says James “Bud” McCasland still owes him $600 in back pay and a $3,000 bonus he promised him.
Will Miltimore, who was hired as a cowboy to help drive a herd of 250 longhorn steers from Fort Worth to Miles City, Mont., drove in from Ardmore, Okla., to attend the benefit Thursday night in the Stockyards’ Cowtown Coliseum.
“I want him to make enough to pay what he owes me,” Miltimore told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
So it was that admirers and sworn enemies alike made up the 250 people who paid $5 apiece and then participated in an auction whose proceeds were for a fund to help keep McCasland out of jail.
Organizers had said it would take $12,000 to cover bad checks written by McCasland, the drive’s boss.1-69 Group Plans Public Relations Campaign
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana group backing the proposed extension of Interstate 69 to the Mexico border thinks the project needs a little good press.Stammtisch
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New Braunfels area electronic dart league is starting. If you are interested in playing, call Kelli or John at 606-3423 or Ron Gonzalez at Solms City Limits, 606-0277.
Attention winter Texans
McKenna Memorial Hospital Auxiliary welcomes winter Texans to New Braunfels and invites them to volunteer at McKenna Memorial Hospital. Call Tim Brierty at 606-9111, ext. 440.
Looking for a hall to enjoy all those line dances that you learned in the past couple of years? The Hill Country Line Dancers has the Place, starting March 3, at the Senior Citizens Center every Sunday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $1.
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TIm city of New Braunfels ie offering free mulch to residents. Just go to Cypress Bend Park between 8 a.m. and dusk and pick up the free mulch. Mulch provides a nice aesthetic cover for flower beds and hedges and holds more moisture in the ground. Mulch also decomposes into an excellent fertilizer. For information, call 608-2160.
Youth ArtBeat committee is looking for a logo to symbolize the event. The winning entry will be used on T-shirts, programs, and posters. Students may use up to three colors in their designs; for printing purposes, black is considered a color. The theme this year is “Alive with Ait.”
Designs should be submitted through school art teachers or to the Main Street
The Voices of 1-69 announced Thursday that it will launch a yearlong public relations campaign to win popular backing for the project, which faces strong opposition from environmentalists.
“Our main concern in life presently is to make sure the extension of this highway is finally completed,” Jim Newland, executive director of the Interstate Highway Coalition, said at a Statehouse news conference.
The campaign will include television and radio advertising, town meetings, and mailings to businesses and organizations.
Organizers said once people learn all of the facts about the extension, there should be little opposition to the project, which is still in the planning stages.Panhandle Cattle Industry Pins Hopes on New Committee
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — Feed yard operators in the Texas Panhandle are hoping that a new committee can clarify how the nation’s mega-meat-packers do business.
The committee’s 21 members include Amarillo grain merchant Ed Laur and Phil Weaver of Fort Worth, vice president for agricultural commodities for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad.
The chairman is Dan Padberg, who retired last year from the department of
Office, Municipal Building. 424 S. Casten, New Braunfels. Deadline is Friday, March I. For information, call 608-2100.
Program guids available
The City of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department now has available, free copes of the 1996 Program Guide. The guide contains information about the city’s recreational facilities and upcoming programs and events. Stop by the City Municipal Building at 424 S. Caste!! Ave. the Parks Office at I IO Golf Course Road, or the Landa Recreation Center in luanda Park to pick up a copy.
Tickets are now on sale for the Black heritage Society and Greater Hispanic Chamber of Commerce barbecue dinner to be held Saturday, Feb. 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 pjn. at 594 S. Academy. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at Bayseas or by calling Sylvia Sanchez at 625-9213, Margaret Adams at 625-6402 or Nathan Millett at 625-4150. This is a Black Heritage Month activity and all proceeds will go toward scholarships.
The Black Heritage Society of Comal County will host its second annual art contest in observance of Black Heritage Month. The contest is open to all students of NBISD Pre-K to grade 12. Drawings may include any famous blacks such as Barbara Jordan, Martin Luther King Jr., Michael Jackson, Malcolm X, Clarence Thomas, and Harriet Tubman.
Students may use 22x22 poster board, paint, colors, water colors and
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agriculture economics at Texas A&M University and now lives in Florida.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman on Wednesday announced that the panel will look at whether the dwindling number of companies that buy and slaughter livestock poses a threat to the livelihood of ranchers and independent farmers.
“It is an issue of tremendous concern to all producers in the cattle business,” said Burt Rutherford, spokesman for the Texas Cattle Feeders Association in Amarillo. “Getting your arms around it is not an easy task.”Bush Urges Board to Approve, Not Second-Guess, Charters
AUSTIN (AP) — Gov. George W. Bush is pushing the State Board of Education to approve the first applications it has received for charter schools, a key part of the education overhaul he championed to loosen state control.
“Now is not the time to second-guess. Now is the time to be bold, to encourage creativity we fought so hard for,” Bush, who had not reviewed the eight applications from around Texas, told the board Thursday.
“We may not always agree with what communities are trying to do. But Senate Bill I (the education overhaul) said they could try new ways. And ladies and gentlemen, we must let them,” he said.
The education board is scheduled
manioulatives of anv kind. For more information, call Margaret Adams at 620-6204 or Nathan Millett at 625-4150. All art work is due Feb. 16. Please send all projects to Texas Commerce Bank, Mrs. Taylor.
AARP/1RS volunteers provide tax preparation assistance to senior citizens and others on a first come, first served basis. This is a free service. Bring your W2 and 1099 forms, work and last year’s tax return.
Works sites are: the Dittlinger Library Wednesday from IO a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday from IO a.m. to 2 p.m. and at the Senior Citizens Center Tuesday and Thursday from I p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to I p.m.
Mardi Gras celebration
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celebration and dance Friday, Feb. 16 from 8 p.m. to midnight. There will be merry revelers in costumes from around the world amid balloons, glitter and colorful streamers. There will be five prizes for best costumes, although costumes are not required to attend. Music for dancing by the Seven Dutchmen. Proceeds benefit the German American Scholarship Fund. Tickets are on sale for $6 at the Chamber of Commerce, Henne Hardware, New Braunfels Juwelier, Centex Office Center and Old Town Inn. Tickets will be $7.50 at the door. Bring your own bottle. Beer and set-ups for sale. For information, call Helgard Suhr at 625-6330 or Pearly Sowell at 625-5288.
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to vote today on the so-called open enrollment charter schools, which would operate independently of school districts and may enroll students regardless of district lines.
The open-enrollment charters are separate from campus charters, which may be granted by school boards.Immigration Agencies’ Long-Term Plans to Focus on Deterrence
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Deterrence will be the unifying rule for future strategies to counter illegal immigration, even though actual tactics may differ greatly, the nation’s top immigration official says.
The tone has already been set by the Border Patrol’s Rio Grande blockade — formally dubbed Operation Hold The Line — although that approach isn’t necessarily expected to be duplicated elsewhere, said Immigration and Naturalization Service Commissioner Doris Meissner.
“The long-term trends are very much exemplified by the Hold The Line operation,” she said. “What we’re looking for across the border is prevention.”
Meissner made her comments Thursday during the Texas leg of a five-day tour of the border. She attended a morning briefing in El Paso and held a news conference in Austin. She was scheduled to be in Brownsville today.
All you can eat
The Fischer Store School Community Center offers all you can eat chili, tamales, beans, drink and dessert from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 17. Adults $5, Children under 12, $2.50. For more information, call 935-2625.
The American Legion in Seguin will have a country-western dance open to the public Feb. 17 from 8 p.m. to midnight, featuring Carl Jaks. Reservations, call 379-1079.
Cub Pack 380 will hold a garage sale Feb. 17 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the comer of FM 306 and Cadillac Canyon in Canyon Lake. Those wishing to donate items for the sale may contact Rusty Smith at 964-3262 or Greg Walters at 905-2124.
Lunch and bridge
A luncheon and bridge benefit open to ladies in and around San Marcos will be held on the 11th floor of the J C. Kellam Building Feb. 17. This event was scheduled for Feb. 3, but was postponed due to bad weather. The $25 donation includes a social hour at 11 a.m., lunch at noon and bridge beginning at 1:30 p.m. (three rounds of six hands). Those who want may bring their own partner. The event benefits scholarships for SWT students. Call
Bush says Gramm 1 still a winner despite campaign’s failure
AUSTIN (AP) — Phil Gramm has work to do in Texas, Gov. George W. Bush says. But the GOP governor, who had backed Gramm’s failed presidential bid. said he’s confident Gramm will win re-election to the U.S. Senate.
“He’s going to come back ready to win,and he’s going to work hard,” Bush said Thursday. “He understands that he’s got work to do in Texas, and he’ll do it.
“People want you to ask for the vote. Phil Gramm knows that better than anybody. He’s a great campaigner. He loves to ask for the vote.... He is a ferocious candidate, and he will win,” Bush said.
Texas Democrats hoping to wrest away the Senate seat suggest Gramm is vulnerable.
Among other arguments, they say people didn’t like him miming simultaneously for president and re-election. They also point to Senate votes he missed during his presidential campaign and note that he spent millions on his failed bid for higher office.
Gramm quit the GOP presidential race Wednesday, after coming in fifth in the Iowa caucuses Monday and losing to rival Pat Buchanan in Louisiana
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Heart month event
February is National Heart Month and Kirkwood Manor is sponsoring a program put on by the American Heart Association. Guest speaker will be Andy Davis, director of patient education at McKenna Hospital. Program will be held in the living room at Kirkwood Manor Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 2:30 p.m.
American history and tea
The Captain James Jack Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. will hold its annual Tea Honoring American History students and Good Citizens, at the Education Building, 430 W. Mill St., Feb. 21 at 3:45 p.m. Prior to the meeting, there will be a social. Hostesses: Nancy Krueger, Natalie Shakelford, Mary Zimmerman,
the week before.
Bush said he didn’t think Gramm’s drubbing in the presidential race will hurt his Senate effort.
As for whether he’ll pick another presidential favorite, Bush said he hasn’t decided.
“I’m holding my powder dry. I'm waiting ’til I see the whites of their eyes,” he quipped. “I want to hear what they have to say to our state, and I’ll make up my mind then.”
Delegate-rich Texas is expected to become a political battleground for the GOP now that Gramm is out of the presidential picture. Bush said he eagerly anticipates the campaigning.
“People are going to come to our state, and I look forward to it. ... It's one thing to campaign in Iowa and New Hampshire. I look forward to what they have to say in Texas,” he said.
Texas’ other U.S. senator. Kay Bailey Hutchison, hasn’t endorsed another candidate, although indications w ere that Mrs. Hutchison would endorse front-runner Bob Dole, with whom she has a good working relationship in the Senate.
Bayonne Gowan, Vicki Gann. Florence Carey, and Carmen Butts. Prospective members and guests invited.
The Canyon Lake Republican Women will celebrate their annual membership brunch at Guadalupe Valley Telephone Co-op at 11 a.m.. Feb. 21. Jan Kennady will be the gueVt speaker. A meal will be served. For information, call Vi Duncan at 364-4044.
The public is invited to the primary candidates’ forum, sponsored by the New Braunfels Republican Women on Feb. 22 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the board room at the NBISD Adminstration Building. All Republican candidates will be invited to speak and answer questions. Call 629-0388.
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February 17th and 18th
You won't believe the savings at New Braunfels Factory Stores this Saturday and Sunday, February 17th and 18th. There's over 46 true manufacturer's outlets and racks and tables L:::J merchandise at clearance prices! And while you're here, check out great stores, like LaCrausat, Famous Footwear and Rocky Mountain Chocolato Factory. Don't miss this incredible Sidewalk Sale at New Braunfels Factory Stores this weekend. There's something for everyone!
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