New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 10, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas
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Vol. 153, No. 50 14 pages, 2 sections
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By Scott Mahon
Grande Communications officials say the lackluster economic recovery will delay the company’s plans for a fiberoptic cable televi- . sion network in I AT A glance New Braunfels. I a New Braunfels The company, j City Council
which signed a I a 6 30 p.m. nonexclusive agree- I Monday ment with the city I * Municipalin lune 2000, will I building 424 s.
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eventually compete •
However, in a request to city council, the company asked its agreement be amended because “the availability of debt and equity capital has failed to recover as anticipated.”
"As a result, we must adjust the schedule on which we extend our network to the New Braunfels area,” the company reported. “Grande remains committed to delivering the benefits of competition and choice to the city of New Braunfels and its citizens.”
Grande is based in San Marcos, and serves Austin, San Antonio, San Marcos, Waco, Corpus Christi and the Midland/Odessa area.
See CABLE. Page 3Acompany requests more time
Lauren Krock, assistant manager of For Goodness Sake, discusses the benefits of one of the more popular alternative flu medicines available with sales clerk Gina Castilleja.
Other herbs that are beneficial
in fighting off cold and flu
■ Andrographis — functions like Echinacea
■ Ginseng — preventative
■ Ginger — pain and fever reduction
■ Anise — expectorant
■ Marsh Mallow — soothes throat
■ Seneca Snakeroot — expectorant
Slippery Elm — throat soother and cough suppressant
■ Watercress — relieves runny nose
Information from Holistic-
People turn to alternative remedies for cold, flu
By Leigh Jones
Boxes of Kleenex are hard to keep on the shelves at this time of year.
Between cold and flu sea-p son and cedar fever, many New Braunfels residents are miserable. Not everyone, however, automatically turns to the “so you can rest" medicine for help.
"People are looking for an alternative to traditional remedies,” said Lauren Krock, whose mother owns For Goodness Sake, a local health food store. Every day she talks to people who cite the undesirable
side effects of the flu shot and the standard anti histamines as their reasons for turning to alternative cures.
While this trend lias become more popular in the last IO years, the reliance on nature to provide healing is nothing new. One of New Braunfels’ most famous settlers. Ferdinand Lindheimer, spent much of his time collecting native Texas plants and assessing their medicinal value. The Ixine Star State is, in fact, prime habitat for what might be the most popular herb available today.
Echinacea, which grows in regions of the Panhandle, was commonly used by Native Americans to treat infections, including colds, sore throats and snakebites. Early 1’exas settlers were amazed by its healing properties. Today, it is promoted as
an immune-system stimulant, perfect for use during the sickly winter months.
"For years I have had sinus infections,” said local resident David Will. "They just got worse after I moved to Central Texas."
T hey were so bad. in fact, he resorted to surgery to help him breathe clearly again. While immediately successful, the effects of the procedure began to wear off after only six years.
In desperation, he began to study ancient Native American remedies and ran across one provided by the American I lerbal Society. It recommends boiling one cup of cedar leaves in three cups of water and taking one drop of the resulting liquid in an eight-ounce glass of water daily. Unfortunately for current sufferers,
See REMEDIES. Page 3A
College students return to alma mater to give high schoolers tips
Local soldier Sarah Rogers returns for a couple weeks on leave from deployment in Kuwait.
By Dylan Jimdnez
Smithson Valley High School graduates came back to the school this week to help reassure students about the great unknown — college.
T hey told SVHS juniors Wednesday that the high schoolers should he prepared.
I Ugh school juniors should already have taken the pre-SAi and be planning to take the either the SAT or ACT.
But they shouldn’t stress over the tests too much, said Chase Zachary, a Southern Methodist University freshman.
“Nowadays, they aren’t as important as they were before," Zachary said.
They become a factor only if they are significantly high or low, he said.
They look at your overall transcript, including the difficulty of courses that you took,” Zachary said. “T hey look at extracurricular activities.”
See STUDENTS. Page 3A
Financial Aid Program — Learn about the Free Application For Student Aid from financial aid professionals, 7 pm. Jan 22, at Smithson Valley High School Open to all
College Preparation Seminar — Get tips on how to make the transr-tion from high school to college. 7 pm, Feb 12. at New Braunfels High School Open to all
Marin runs for Precinct 4 Constable
By Ron Maloney
SPRING BRANCH — A 27-year veteran police officer and 14-year county resident has thrown his hat into the ring as a candidate for Precinct 4 (Constable.
Al Marin, owner of Marin Security and Investigations located at the Bulverde Airport, said he has tiled notice he will run for the seat vacated by Ben Scroggin, who has been redistricted into Precinct I and is running unopposed.
Marin said the open seat in Precinct 4 presented a good opportunity for him and his wife, Monica, to seek a first elective office.
“One, we felt we d have a better chance, and two, we wouldn’t be running against someone who’s doing a good job already," Marin said.
A former military policeman, detective and San Antonio police officer, Marin is also a licensed pilot who served as a pilot on the Texas Narcotics Control
See MARIN. Page 3A
■ Al Marin can be readied by email, amarin«0gvtc com
IS The primary election is Tuesday, March 9
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