New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 10, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas
J r Page 2B - Herald-Zeitung - Wednesday, January 10, 2007 crib notes Life on the front lines of nwtlwtlioocl WINTER prosapio Cold snaps followed by kids-growing-old snaps This season's cold snap had us scrambling for our coats and layers of warm clothes. They were all the clothes we had pulled out of drawers in November, only to have the temperatures rise back up to the eighties, making us look for T-shirts and shorts again. Now, as I wrestle with Mireya to convince her that short-sleeved summer dresses simply are not an option, I'm struck by another snap. They're growing up on me. This is despite my efforts to freeze them in place, to dip them in amber and keep everything exactly as it is right now. One day we're working our way through the alphabet song then SNAP, she's writing a note to Grammy. One day I'm coaching my daughter on handling the school yard conflicts and SNAR she's telling me about standing up to the bossy kid. One day I'm trying to explain why we have to take clothes that don't fit out of the drawer then SNAR she doesn't sneak over and pull them all back out of the bag. She accepts my explanation like a reasonable person, making me wonder if she's been switched with another child. One day I'm lifting her on the counter and SNAR she's figured out how to use the drawers as a ladder, requiring me to find a new hiding spot for the cookies. We're walking through this new season, a change of season I know will come over and over again, and so many things will never happen again. They'll blow away in the cold front, disappearing in the bright blue sky of memory. Memories like my daughter painting her entire arm red when 1 was on the phone for five seconds. Like hearing a crash upstairs, followed quickly by the shout "I didn't do it!" raster than I'm prepared for, they're dashing out the door, scarves fluttering in the cold, taller than I remembered. I can put on my coat for the change in weather, but what do I do to get ready for their next SNAP? 1 take a hundred digital pictures and million mental ones, pictures to keep me warm for the day they SNAP into adulthood before 1 can find their mittens. Mittens they won't wear because they have their driving gloves on instead. Birthdays/Anniversaries HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO: Wayne Gallion Lisa Ann Brucks HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO: Ken and Debbie Lain, 25 years, Jan. 9 STAMMTISCH 1 - _ t h -. .h a j CLASSIFIEDSTODAY t Carsb ijij i nig Get great deals on new and used vehicles in the Classifieds. If r r- m TODAY'S EVENTS C L U B New Braunfels Rotary Club Time: Noon Location: Seekatz Opera House, 265 San Antonio St. Information: 629-9139 Hill Country Democratic Women Time: Noon You should know: Democratic women from Comal, northern Bexar, Blanco, Hays and Guadalupe counties are invited to join. Call for details and location. Information: 830-980-7776 f Tri-County Business Builders Time: 8 to 9:30 a.m. Location: New Braunfels Smokehouse, 140Texas 46 S. You should know: Speaker is Greg Crouch of Atwood Printing and Trophy Co, Cost: $10/buffet breakfast Information: Susan Tate, 629-1300 COMMUNITY Narcotics Anonymous Date: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays Time: 6:45 p.m. Wednesday; 8:30 p.m. Monday and Friday Location: 24-hour Club, 1142 Eikel St. Information: 210-710-7359 Alcoholic Anonymous (Non-smoking) Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: 408 Gruene Road You should know: Gruene Road Group, open meeting Information: 830-832-3071 Bilingual Family Program Time: 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Location: New Braunfels Public Library You should know: (n the meeting room, adults will learn how the library can help them keep their New Year's resolutions, while in the children's room, kids can take part in bilingual storytime. Door prizes and refreshments provided courtesy of the Friends of the Library. Information: For English, call 221-4300; for Spanish, call 221-2024. Comal County Golden Oldies Band Rehearsals Time: 1:30 p.m. Location: Senior center, 655 Landa St. You should know: Instrumental, vocai and other fun features. 11007 Our 39* Season m. SBAION I'AUfcS NOW AVAILABLE Art 4'**4 *** tt4*9**f QIAnQ 4 ******* ft tf�*Qt ******** .4 ���**' * 1 + . V3* ************ y- % ' ***** ,ilt ** IS Photo submitted DON'T MISS CIRCLE ARTS THEATRE PASSES Circle Arts board member Carol Bissett shows passes for the Circle Arts Theatre's 2007 season, which are available now at China-n-Things in Landa Plaza Shopping Center. Designed for holiday giving, the pass offers flexible use and provides a 25 percent savings off box office prices. Passes regularly cost $55, and the Silver Fox (60+) will Information: Billy Barnes, 609-3320 Bible Study Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Location: New Braunfels Public Library You should know: Sponsored by Beacon Light Covenant Ministries and led by Pastor Byron Hollis. Kaffeeklatsch Time: 3:30 p.m. Location: Friesenhaus Restaurant, 148 S. Castell Ave. You should know: Everyone is welcome.The language will be both Deutsch and English, and there will be information about Germany and German habits. Information: 625-1040 Focus on Fitness Time: 9 to 10 a.m. Location: River City Advocacy Center, 158 N. Union Ave. You should know: Free. All adults welcome. Information: 643-0200 Prayer Guided Meditation Time: 6:30 p.m. Location: Unity Church of Practical Christianity, 408 Gruene Road You should know: Christ-centered helping to heal the mind, spirit and body led by the Rev. KarenTudor. Information: 608-9515 Diabetes Walking Group Time: 6 to 7 p.m. Location: McKenna Gym, 801 W. San Antonio St. You should know: Annual gym membership, including access to the McKenna Gym during regular business hours, of $12 will be assessed. Information: 606-2160 or mckennahealthlink.org Visitor's Morning at My Friend's Haus Time: 10 a.m. to noon Location: My Friend's Haus, Adult Day Care, 790 Landa St. You should know: Visit the facility to see the activities, menus, medical assistance and care offered for adults in need of supervision and assistance. This is a program of the Comal County Senior Citizens Foundation. Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Information: 626-8611 Herald-Zeitung To have your event publicized, contact Beth Bond at 625-9144, ext. 222, or by e-mail at [email protected]
� a 1 j 1 Blood Drive Time: 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Marion High School, 506 Bulldog Drive, Marion Information: Jessica Glassco 800-292-5534, ext. 1320 Roots and Shoots Local Chapter Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Faith United Church of Christ, Loop 337 You should know; Informational � program about primatologist Jane Goodall's environmental and humanitarian program for young people pre-K to university level. A local chapter is forming. Information: Paula Pebsworth, 214-7050 WORKSHOPS Self-Expression through Creative Arts Time: 9 a.m. to noon Location: River City Advocacy Center, 158 N. Union Ave. You should know: Support group sponsored by the River . City Mental Health Consumers; a relaxing time working on various art projects. Cost: Free Information: Lana Harrell, 830-643-0200 Tai Chi m Time: 9:30 to 10:30 a,m. Location: Senior Center, 655 Landa St. Cost: Free with membership to Senior Center and gym. Non-members pay $5. Information: 629-4547 Yoga/Pilates Classes Time: Noon to 12:50 p.m. Location: The Scooter Store, 1650 Independence Drive You should know: Open to the public. First class is free. New teacher leading class, information: Bonnie Pronsky, [email protected]
or 625-6414 PL A AHEAD IMBAL Artist of the Year Announcement and Reception Date: Thursday Time: 5 to 8 p.m. Location: New Braunfels Art League Gallery, 239 West San Antonio St, You should know: Show features all 2006 Artists of the Month continues through Jan. 30.The gallery is open daily. Information: Pat Deltz, 624-8936 Updated forecasts: www.srh.noaa.gov Type "city, state" or zip code into space provided and click "go" button. TEXAS FORECAST Forecast for Wednesday, Jan. 10 C LIC K TODAY Mostly sunny Hi: 61 Low: 53 City/Region High | Low temps Amarifto Wichita Falls 63� I 32� Midland 61� | 31� El Paso 62,; I 31� San Antonio 63� | 38 SUN and MOON Sunrise today 7:29 a.m. Sunset today 5:52 p.m. MOON PHASES Last qtr. POLLEN COUNTS Molds Low (755) Mt. Cedar High (124) Pollen counts courtesy of Dr. Frank Hampel COASTAL FORECAST - h- Port Aransas: Partly cloudy with highs in the mid-60s. Partly cloudy at night, then becoming mostly cloudy. Warmer with lows in the mid-50s inland and in the upper 50s along the coast. Thursday Partly cloudy Hi: 70 Low: 61 Friday 30% chance of showers Hi: 72 Low: 64 Saturday 50% chance of showers Hi: 71 Low: 51 Sunday 30% chance of showers Hi: 56 Low: 31 BY THE NUMBERS IN COMAL COUNTY Highs/lows 01/08 Canyon Dam * -_ l New Braunfels Airport Rainfall 01/08 62/34 66/35 Month Anchorage/-5/-17/.06fCir Atfanta/52/35//Cir Birmingham/54/36//Clr Boston/43/35//Snow Charlotte,N.CY54/28//Clr Chicago/33/27//PCidy Cincinnati/40/36//PCIdy Cleveland/34/31/.02/Cldy Denver/30/11//Clr Des Moines/35/33tfClr Detroit/31/28//C!dy Ciinyon Dam 01/09 Change Honolulu/79/m/.20/PCIdy 1,00 1.10 Canyon Dam 0.00 New Braunfels 0.00 Water Flows 01/09 Change t ... Edwards Aquifer 667.7 -0.2 276 -3 cubic ft/second �p r - - � " Comal Springs low . \ ...... Outflow Lake level \ - 4 82 -12 cubic ft/second 101 +4 cubic ft/second 901.83 +0.03 feet above mean sea level i NBU Pumping Report01/09 Surface water 6,444 million gallons We I level 0.836 million gallons I YESTERDAY ACROSS TEXAS City/ HV Lot Pre/ Otlk AmLrillo/52/26//Clr Aus|in/64/30//Clr Dallas-FtWorth/61/36//PCldy El Piso/59/32//PCIdy m - ----r- -� � � � - n r � n- �- - tr S -x-r --H M "j^ Hou|ton/70/39//Clr Ubboj^3/28/TOdy Midbnd'qdessa/58/26//PCIdy ACROSS THE NATION citN*fiS uSPrci otik --- _t J h .- Albubuerque/40/21//PCIdy i ��" ^� ^ �� - -- * ^>--�- -L' � -i-"" -m- i -M r-k--" -r- -T- - �'- * ~" lndianapolis/37/33//PCIdy Kansas City/40/34//Clr KeyWest/69/67//Clr LasVegas/65/41//Clr LosAngeles/85/59//PCldy Miami BeachW64//PC(dy Mpls-St Paul/24/19//PCIdy Nashvi!le/49/42//Cir New Orleans/68/40//Clr New York City/45/37//PCIdy Philadelphia/46/33//Clr Phoenix/78/52//PCIdy Pittsburgh/37/31//Cldy St Louis/42^7/.01/PCIdy Salt Lake City/38/22//PC(dy San Diego/75/51//PCidy San Francisco/58/43//PCIdy Seattle/51/46/.15/Snow Washington,D.C747/32//Clr WEATHER EXTREMES High 87 at San Gabriel, Calif. - ^ - _- ax -h _xLr -i w ^ r - : lt - t - - _ * - _� fc _ La Low 10 below Zero at Alamosa, Colo. 4 DAVID INGRAM/Heratd-Zeitung West Coll Street was closed between Clemens and South Academy avenues onTuesday while New ~raunfeis Utilities crews work to finish up a project For Local Drivers: Delay. Alternating lanes of Texas 46 between E and FM 1101 will be closed at 10 p.m.Thursday. Complet Delay: Lanes have been changed onTexas 46 from its intersection with Interstate 35 to its intersection with Business 35 in New Braunfels. Completion: Possibly by March. Detour:Traffic is not being rerouted, but the left turn lanes onTexas 46 through the construction zone have been eliminated. Work: The Texas Department ofTransportation is reconstructing that stretch of Texas 46.