New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 5, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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Everyone is encouraged to ako a Now year's resolution to irlicipate regularly in blood ' _ j to assure that blood is ways available the first opportunity to "keep _ .J resolution is at the Com munity Blood Drive sponsored by the First Protestant Church
The South Texas Blood and &»uc Center will be accept I donors from B 30 a rn until p m at the Seelo Parish House located on Coll Street The drive win be conducted in in the Bormann For further information, arterin Molto at 629 1000
Texas Symphony Chorus will start Sunday in the chapel at Texas Lutheran University at J p m Scores will be provided
lf you have any questions, please call Dr Fred Fruehol/
at (PIO) 625 6420
A pancake breakfast sponsored by the McDonald's al Interstate 35 and Highway 46
j set for 6 to 10 30 a rn Monday to help the Canyon High School diner leaders money to go to a national competition in Orlando, Fla All the pancakes you can will be available for $3 Prizes will be awarded on hour between 7 and IO _ ,m.
First United Methodist Church/Mother'j of Preschool I • is having a huge rum mage/craft sale
The sale will be held at FUMO'* Wesley Hall from 8 a rn to 1 p rn on Jan 18
Tables will bo available to fellow cr after s/rummagers for $10 each Tor more mtormeUon, please call Tracy Link at 629 1706
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Vol 145, No 38Bills biggest shock of post-holiday season
Help available for those who overspent
By DENISE DZIUK
Fen many, the biggest surprise horn the (Tiristma* holiday* remain* to be seen: the credit card hill*,
Pat Hamler*, a consumer education specialist with the Consumer Credit Counseling Service, *aid holiday spending »* a problem for many people because they tem! to *pcnd more than
anticipated (Hiring f 'hnxtma*, attempting to make the holiday special or perfect
"I think we get swept up rn the sea son/* Hander* Mid "A foe of u* translate fa special Christmas; into increased spending "
Handers said the hest way to avoid getting too deep into debt (Hiring the holidays is to develop a budget However, she said credit cards can make sticking to that budget difficult, especially when names accidentally left off the gift list arc discovered IX the last minute
"That’s the problem with credit cards,” Handers said ‘’Credit cards
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City will bid out rabies services
The stair’s roads and highway* claimed 14 live* nine more than anta ipiitrd during the holiday sea *<a», according to the Texas Depart-mcnt of Dansportafion
Projection* had been based on the M) hour period starting at 6 p rn Ok* day before each of the lniliday*, and ending at midnight on the day of the holiday.
fen traffic-related death* were expected during die ( hrntma* period, but IO actually occurred Fifteen were expected for the New Year * Day period, hut Ik people were killed, HK hiding a lh year old I ive ( >ak girl. iii a one car trash iii file /<X» bloc k of Aminann Fowl near flulverde Ilf'S official* sum! the miM»f*c-r of falalitic* indicate* more people than antu Ipatcd did not refrain from drink mg while driving, using their seat belts or driving tile |>mted speed limit*. despite warnings issued before the holiday season “lf* the same thing every year.” DPS trooper Davis Hall said “We find that if we could gel die people to (prat hee safety measures while trav fling), it would he a whole Uh latter I hat'* it I hat'* it iii a nutshell We find that quite a hit of these people were ma belted ill A lot of die wreck* were people ejected after running oft tile road ”
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A proposal requesting tad* Ha rabies control service* for die first tune will he considered by the New Braunfels C ity ((sineii af it* next regular meeting fan 11
( My official* said flu' move is con Blatant with an effort to allow more competition for city services and ensure that city rabies service* arc effective
(Tty Attorney Jacqueline Cullom wrote the draft proposal, which requires alipin ant* to provide (kiails (ai qualifications, including their profi cienty ami ccrtific adon with (Im- I cxux Department of Health and ability to quarantine the animals
( Tty officials estimate that IOC; ca* es of animal bites occur each year in
Hie lexa* Rabic* ( ontrol Act require* the city to observe and quarantine any animal dial bite* a (mu son
Hie city ha* contracted for table* services since IdHK with the < onuil ( minty Veterinary Medical Assoc ta hon, whose members said they r<4atc three clum:* to perform the animal sci vice.
(he group had requested that the tee* f.u rabies servici Im’ increased last year, which prompted city of ti i tai* to c (ate Ila Ie dial (lie entire contract should he rewritten and opened up for bidding,
Ratues control services includes a 10-day Quarantine at a certified lac iii ty, and observation by a veterinarian or the local health authority, winch would be ( Tty Sanitarian Jim* Lara in New Braunfels In nome cases, the animal’s
head is removed and sent to die texas Department of Health tor inspection
lh Mike Doherty, who operates ( reekview Veterinarian t lime and serves as the group'* chairman tor the laities services committee, said mein her* were proposing da' (lead removal fee Im1 increased from IDI lo Vt / IO, observation fee from SIO (M*r day lo $17 and paperwork fee from $10 to $17
Many c tty conn* ii members agreed that the fee hic reave s were needed. hit dec lik'd rtiar they sfioukl issue a request for proposal in keeping with an oprn-hukluig policy
I hey also said they did n« »♦ want to exclude any potential providers who W(Mild Im- interested in conto* ting with the city brr the service*
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