New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 20, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas
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government publications depicting plants suitable for this area.Also talk with neighbours to find out which plants were most successful in their gardens.
The old farmers and ranchers around Garden Ridge, like Martin Krueger, who have been growing vegetables for decades or Norman, the local garden expert and frequent contributor to G-Grace Newsletter, are excellent sources of information.
The newest book on Texas gardening came off the press in 1985 and was written by San Antonian Dr.
Sam Coiner. He is one of the country's leading vegetable authorities at Texas A&M. His ‘Vegetable Book' covers 47 crops in detail, addressing problems and solutions.
The well organized chapters are in large print and emphasized with photographs and drawings. The best thing is to keep this book on hand in the garden shed and refer to it in times of crisis.
Another source of qualified advice and inspiration is the publication printed by the Texas Agricultural Extension Service in College Station; write directly or obtain copies at garden centers.
Reliable, established nurseries carry plants and seeds that will do well in our area. One of these is Otto Locke, the oldest nursery in Texas located in New Braunfels.Locke’s is worth a visit; the grounds are permeated by a jungle-1 ike aura, where everything grows with abundance and white peacocks roost in vine covered cages.The ’Native Design' Nursery in S A. also carries trees and shrubs for the hill country and Womack’s nursery in DeLeon, Texas, is an outstanding source for fruit trees. New Braunfels feed stores sell bulk seeds in quantities as little as a quarter ounce and more, and the New York based Harris seed company surprisingly carries stock very adaptable to Texas growing conditions.
Bill would abolish literacy testing of teachers
AUSTIN (AP > A Senate committee has approved a bill removing the requirement that teachers be tested on how much they know about the subjects they teach June Karp, assistant to the president of the Texas Federation of Teachers, said the bill ‘ removes the specter of TECAT II, and we appreciated.”
TECAT, or Texas Examination of Current Administrators and Teachers, was a literacy exam administered to teachers last year over the objection of most teacher organizations.
The bill abolishing the “subject-matter” test was sent to the full Senate on an 8-0 vote Thursday, after representatves of teacher organizations testified that getting rid of the test would boost teacher morale.
Sen. Carl Parker. Education Committee chairman and bill sponsor, offered two reasons for abolishing the test — it is costly and fails to insure quality education.
Administering the test would cost the state nearly 814.4 million in 1988-89, according to an estimate by the
Legislative Budget Board.
Parker, D-Port Arthur, estimated the cost at $10 million to $20 million, and said, “We will not, in our time, have enough money to afford it.”
Also, he said, “I'm satisfied ... that it is not a practical way to insure quality in the classroom. We’d do better to stick with evaluators.”
The bill was supported by representatives of the Texas State Teachers Association, Texas Classroom Teachers Association, Association of Texas Professional
Educators and the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
TSTA President Charles Beard said Parker's proposal “is probably one of the biggest morale boosters in a long time, and lord knows they (teachers) are entitled to it.”
Eva Jo Kasinger, an Abilene teacher and president of TOTA. said the bill “comes at a time when teachers certainly need a boost.” “The way to remove a teacher” who is not competent “is through the appraisal system.” she said.
Kasinger was asked if she agreed that deleting subject-matter testing from the law would improve teacher morale, and she responded. “It’s a yoke around teachers’ necks, and getting it off will make them much happier.”
The House Committee on Public Education approved its version of the bill 6-ion Feb. ll.
On Wednesday, the Texas Supreme Court said the original TECAT, passed by approximately 99 percent of the teachers, was constitutional.
By EDDA BUCHNER Correspondent
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Fruehling, printemps, primavera; spring in any language speaks of longing and loving, nesting and hatching, sprouting and flowering. In February the air already carries that certain something that stirs the human soul to find new beginnings. One of these new, irresistible impulses urges us to broadcast seeds upon the earth crust and nurture the growing plants.
There are different methods of quenching the desire to sow and plant. Some people do it with meticulous scientific care and stake out rows as straight as an arrow, others , inspired by the season buy plants and seeds heedless of soil and climate conditions. Nurseries offer countless different varieties, but beware not everything is suitable for our temperamental comer of Texas. Therefore the right mixture of information, enthusiasm and common sense are the necessary ingredients for a luscious garden filled with sweet com, fragrant tomatoes and tender asparagus.
Malcolm Beck, organic gardener since 1957 and owner of Garden Ville Soil and Fertilizing Company on Evans Rd., S.A., advises the novice gardener: For specialized gardening information for Central Texas contact Bill Schumann, county agent in New Braunfels. He has free
A gift shop with everything from flowers and balloons to teddy bears and calendars opened last week at McKenna Memorial Hospital. Above left, Elliot Knox, president of the hospital board of directors, helps shop manager Kelly
Nicholson, center, and Beatrice Knox cut the ribbon. Above right, Mrs. Knox makes one of the first purchases. Members of the advisory board for the shop are Cindy Blue, Linda Cody, Mary Faria, Maria Norton and Penny