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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 26, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas Special pictorial feature s..*    vTf u.. V..' I I I .1.    \    k..'    I    w    A.'    L.    4.    v./    I    I    4.    t    I    V./ r>    * 1627 E YANDELL DE EL PASO, TX 79903- Pinewood Derby ■ Scouts put projects to the test, See 1B I COUNTDOWN! 22 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial x March 21,1845 March 21,1995 a iJrto it raun trio SlipupInside Obituaries.....................................2A Opinion.........................................4A Spring Fashions '95...............5A-8A Letters..........................................9A Sports Day..........................10A-12A People..........................................1B Milestones....................................2B The Marketplace..................9B-12B Stammtisch Birthday wishes from Ilia Harald-Zaltung! The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Dr. Jo* Kuehler, Maria Samudio, Anita Hanz (belated, Saturday), Greg Campbell, James Wade (The Big 4-01), Sara Tyler, Neal Self (Saturday), John Lopez, Crystal Webs (Saturday), Clayton Saur (Monday), Jonathan Hernandez (1 year!), Erlcka Chelsea Villanueva (Monday, 6 years!), Janella Balmos, Melissa Schamhorst (16 years, Monday), Michael God!, Dennis Wuest (Monday), Gene E. Harris, Joe R. Neeley, BJ. Courtright (Monday), Malefic Kina (Monday), Eloisa Adams. Happy Anniversary to Dennis A Molly Koepp, Oran A Melrose Koepp (Saturday). Good morning! Today's weather Cloudy with a 30 percent chance for showers or thunderstorms. High in the middle 70s Southeast wind near 10 mph Lotto Texas 19,22 27,36 44,49 Est $11 million jackpot —TEXflS-r Lottery Parenting With Intimacy set for March 11 at FPO New Braunfels area churches. in cooperation with the Center for .Marriage & Family Intimacy in Austin, will present "Parenting With Intimacy.' at First Protestant Church, located at 172 W Coll Street in New Braunfels The 8 30 a m - 4:30 p rn seminar is set for Saturday. March 11 The seminar will be led by Dr Paul Warren and Terri Ferguson of the Center for Marriage & Family Intimacy. Subjects to be explored include making good families better, preparation for parenting challenges, and providing hope and healing to hurting relationships. Registration is $30 per person and can be done at the FPC office Call 1-800-881-8008 for more information. Aquatic program sot at McKenna Memorial Hospital March 7 The Arthritis Foundation, in conjunction with McKenna Memorial Hospital will present an aquatic program with a recreational program done in a heated pool. The next program will begin March 7 Program participants are led by trained personnel through a series of specially designed exercises which, with the aid of water’s buoyancy and resistance, can help improve joint flexibility The warm water and gentle movements can also help to relieve pain and stiffness. It is not necessary to know how to swim and any adult with arthritis can participate Participants are encouraged to check with their doctors about the need for possible special precautions before joining the class. The course will last 6-10 weeks For more information, call McKenna Memorial Hospital Rehab Services at 606-9111, ext 154 This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint HtmfrZHtung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL From left, Heether Buesche, Judy Bender-Scrugge end Janice Hardeman. Spring Fashions *99 Don’t miss Spring Fashions '95 in today’s edition (See Pages 5A-8A). Find out what’s hot and what’s not for the coming spring and summer season. Local apparel store owners and managers tell what they know about what will be in style this year. New Braunfels Herald -Zeitung 42 Pages in three sections ■ Sunday, Feb. 26,1995    Serving    Comal    County    for    more    than    143    years    B    Home    of    CRYSTAL    WEHE_ SUNDAY $14)0 AirLife called to wreck on FM 1863 CISD still growing at rapid rate in ^95 District looks for ways to accomodate growth By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Herakj-Zwtung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Bulverde/Spring Branch Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to a traffic accident which took place Friday afternoon at approximately 3:15 p.m. on Farm-To-Market Road 1863 near Smithson Valley Road (approximately 17 miles west of New Braunfels) where a 1986 Ford pickup driven by Brad Field collided with a 1995 Nissan Minivan, driven by a Mrs. Bass (first name not available from Texas Department of Public Safety officials). According to witnesses, fresh gravel caused one of the vehicles to lose traction and slide into the oncoming lane, causing the collision. San Antonio AirLife was called in to transport both to San Antonio hospitals. Their condition was unknown at press time. (Top photo) L. Kern of the Bulverde/Spring Branch EMS ceile for oxygen for one of the injured patients. (Left photo) AirLife personnel load one of the injured patients onto the awaiting helicopter. ■■■■•■ ■    .    .    ■:    .    ■■■■-    ■■ $■!. V •• - \ V r-:. ------...      -•    OO    .------..    *--m,    See Page JOA .; : : : ;xx::        '' lf residents of the Comal Independent School District think they’ve have heard about growth in the distnct the past few years, they can surely expect to hear more in the near future. In the last two board meetings, officials have talkd of the need to prepare for the next school year. The school board has already approved the creation of 20 new teaching positions on the elementary level, with additional staff in other areas likely to be requested by the administration soon. In 1993 the district created 36 new positions, 40 in 1994 and 20 already this year based on no growth “lf we grow four or five or six hundred more students, you can see the delnnna we’re in,” Major said at the last board meeting. Last week, he reported the district had grown from 7,300 at the beginning of the year to 8,100 currently, three to four hundred above projections. “We’re way ahead of what we had planned," he said. With that in mind, the administration discussed the possibility of adding more temporary portable buildings for next year, mostly on the elementary level. Although district voters passed a multi-million dollar bond package to build three new schools, those schools won’t be ready until December of 19% at best. Major said there are three options; do nothing, build temporary portables, or lease the portables. Of the 50 portables now in the district, almost half will be available once the schools are completed. Increasing population has brought increased property values and w ealth to the distnct. The tax rate of $ 1.58 has not wavered in three years because growth has brought additional income. Although trends say property values will likely continue to increase, experts say it is not wise to base revenue projections on these increases. “I don’t think the raise in appraisal value (if it nses again) will have an impact,” Dr. Major said. AFC Karagiannis honored as Airman of the Year Friday By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Airman First Class Kerry A. Karagiannis is nothing short of astounding. At age 20 she her list of achievements is only surpassed by her leadership qualities. The New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce awarded Karagiannis Airman of the Year Fnday evening and awarded Airman of the Quarter to Senior Airman Linden D. Fite. Karagiannis is a computer programmer for the Air Force. “Her technical skills and unparalleled initiative as a software development programmer have proved cntical to the squadron and the Air Force,” said supervisor SSgt. Jeffery Kuwik. While serving full-time Air Force duties, Karagiannis has maintained a 4.0 grade point average at the Community College of the Air Force. She credits her achievements her excellent Air Force education Being in the Air Force you get the very best in hands-on field work," she said. “They try to give you the very best in equipment.” Karagiannis also serves as a recruiter. As well she should. She is quick to point out the educational opportunities the Au Force has to offer. The GI Bill offers considerable financial opportunities, she said, and the Air Force career guidance far outstrips those at colleges and universities. “Coming out of high school,” she said, “not only do you learn technical skills, but managerial, time management, and people skills.” The Chamber has assembled a sumptuous weekend New Braunfels getaway for Karagiannis. Mayor Paul Fraser awarded her the key to the city. The entertainment package can serve as a mini honeymoon; Karagiannis married Demetnos Karagiannis Jan. 14, 1995. Senior Airman Linden D. Fite has distinguished himself in Desert Storm, in Alconbury, United Kingdom, and now here at Randolph Air Force Base. The Chamber of Commerce named Herald Zeitung photo by SUSAN FIYNT-ENGLAND Eddie Temple, Chamber Airman of the Quarter chair, Senior Airman Linden D. Fite (Airman of the Quarter), Airman let Claes Kerry A. Karagiannis (Airman of the Year) and Mayor Paul Fraser. him the Airman of the Quarter for Octobcr-December 1994. "Randolph Airman File has maintained a 30-year-old fleet of aircraft at 90 percent readiness, made difficult by today’s staff and budget restraints," said Senior Master Sergeant Doyle Brown. Fite has earned “certified technician” status. This rare achievement means that when he maintains and inspects an aircraft, no one has to inspect his work in any way. Fite’s aspirations include finishing his Bachelor’s degree and being stationed in Germany He has no goals outside the military at present. "Right now the civilian sector’s just too unstable,” he said, “The military’s competitive but much better ” Youth Anneal ■ Plaza comes alive with art from local youth, See 3A For subscription, advertising or news information, call 625-9144 A ;