New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 14, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas
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► Parole violation
A 38-year-old Canyon Lake man was arrested Wednesday by New Braunfels Police Department officers for violating the conditions of his probation. He was booked into Comal County Jail on no bond.
► Drug possession
A 26-year-old New Braunfels man was arrested Wednesday by New Braunfels Police Department officers for drug possession, violating the conditions of his probation and driving while intoxicated. He was booked into Comal County Jail on $5,000 bond and no bond.
A 19-year-old Spring Branch man was arrested Wednesday by Comal County Sheriff's officers for unlawfully carrying a weapon. He was booked into county jail on $1,000 bond.
NEW BRAUNFELS PLANNING COMMISSION
— workshop, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, municipal building, 424 S. Casten Ave.
NEW BRAUNFELS DRAINAGE ADVISORY COMMITTEE — 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, municipal building, 424 S. Casten Ave.
NEW BRAUNFELS CITY COUNCIL WORKSHOP — convention center study, 6 p.m. Jan. 20, municipal building, 424 S. Casten Ave.
NEW BRAUNFELS CITY COUNCIL WORKSHOP —
bond package, noon, Jan. 22, municipal building, 424 S. Casten Ave.
NEW BRAUNFELS CITY COUNCIL — 6:30 p m Jan. 24, municipal building, 424 S. Casten Ave.
COMAL INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT —
board of trustees meeting,
6 p.m. Jan. 27 at Bill Brown Elementary School, 20410 W. Highway 46.
Because of dry conditions, Comal County has instituted a ban on all outdoor burning in Comal County. A person is considered in violation if he/she burns any combustible material outside an enclosure that contains all sparks and flames. Violation of the bum ban is a class C misdemeanor punishable by up to a $500 fine.
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TLU to 'Hold Fast to Dreams’ for HILK
SEGUIN — Texas Lutheran University will host a celebration in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in Jackson Auditorium.
The program, which w ill feature readings and music by area music groups, is part of the continuing tradition of MLR Jr. Day celebrations on the TLU campus.
The event is free and open to the public. This years theme is “Hold Fast to Dreams."
A highlight of this year’s celebration is a
performance by the Seguin Freedom Choir, led by the Rev. W.C. McIntyre.
The TLU Juba Euphonium Ensemble and the Christian fraternity Gamma Phi Delta from the University of Texas at Aust in also will perform.
“(This event is important) because of Dr. King’s whole philosophy, his dreams for us all,” said Nikki Bittings, sponsor of the TLU Black Student Union. “We have a mixture of performers up on stage, and it all relates to the dreams of Dr. King."
Members of TLU’s Black Student Union will lead the ceremony and also read quotations from Martin Luther King Jr. between musical performances.
The community is encouraged to attend the Sunday night event, which is part of a number of celebrations around the city of Seguin for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A march will begin at the Seguin Courthouse at I p.m. Monday and end at TLU’s Jackson Auditorium, where the Rev. Frankie Rivers will speak.
The event is sponsored by the Guadalupe County Community Symposium and a number of Texas Lutheran University groups, including the Black Student Union, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Student Government Association, Department of Music, and Department of Theology and Philosophy. It was organized by the Seguin Martin Luther King Jr. Committee, the TLU Black Student Union and the TLU Department of Music.
Voters in Bulverde and the Canyon Lake area will cast their ballots Saturday on creation of rural library districts in their areas.
The proposed districts will raise the sales tax 1/2 cent on purchases within the geographical boundaries of the districts. The sales tax does not include purchases of groceries or prescription medications.
Library supporters have been pushing to create the districts to meet the demands of the growing communities they serve.
lf passed, the sales tax at the Canyon Lake area will go from 6.75 cents to 7.25 cents, and sales tax in Bulverde will increase from 7.75 cents to 8.25 cents.
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
lf heading to the polls, check your voting precinct number and cast your ballots at these polling sites:
COMMUNITY LIBRARY DISTRICT:
Startz Cafe, 10350 Startz Road, at Farm-to-Market Road 2673 and FM 3159 in Starkville
Precincts 4,18 and 19:
Canyon Lake Action Center, 1941 FM 2673 in Sattler
BULVERDE AREA RURAL LIBRARY DISTRICT Precincts 6,10 and 21:
Bulverde-Spring Branch Emergency Medical Services Building, 4201 U.S. 281 at
Former San Antonio Spurs player Johnny Moore talks to the Noon Rotary Club on Wednesday at the Comal County Senior Citizen Center. Rotary member Vanessa Carpenter, of Body Werks, is Moore's therapist and organized the speaking engagement.
Jose, Emily favorite names for Texas babies
Special to the Herald-Zeitung
Texas residents had more babies in 1998 than in any other year since births were first recorded in the state in 1903, according to the Bureau of Vital Statistics at the Texas Department of Health.
And those 342,199 infants were more likely to be called Jose if a
boy and Emily if a girl than by any other names.
These two names lead the list of the IO most popular names for all Texas children born in 1998, the last year for which complete statistics are available.
And those names w ill likely be around for awhile.
Overall life expectancy for a baby born in Texas in 1998 was 76.5 years. A male infant born that year could expect to live 73.5 years while a female infant’s life expectancy was 79.5 years.
Also, females had a higher life expectancy than male infants in all racial and ethnic groups.
Silent auction will benefit students
Marion middle and high school PTSA will host its second annual silent auction. This auction will be take place in conjunction with the opening of the new middle school on Jan. 28.
Proceeds from this fund-raiser will go toward the mini-grant and incentive programs for students.
MMS open house slated Jan. 28
The new Marion Middle School is having an open house from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 28. A tamale dinner will be served, and
a bake sale is planned. Donations are being accepted. Call (830) 914-2803.
MVFD serves up chili supper
Marion Volunteer Fire Department is having an “All You Can Eat” Chili Supper at the Marion Fire Station No. I on Jan. 22. Serving starts at 4 p.m.
Adult plates are $5, children’s (under 12) plates are $3.50.
Beef or pork chili, ranging from mild to extra hot, stew and cornbread will be served, and food will be available to go. For information, call (830) 914-2141, or on the day of the event, (830) 420-2950.
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Ride, first U.S. woman in space, to speak at SWT
Special to the Herald-Zeitung
SAN MARCOS — Former astronaut Sally K. Ride, the first U.S. woman in space, will lecture Feb. 7 at Southwest Texas State University.
Ride will deliver the second annual James Lovell Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at SWT’s Evans Auditorium. The event is sponsored by the James and Marilyn Lovell Center for Environmental Geography and Hazards Research, located in the university’s Department of Geography.
Lovell, a former astronaut and commander of Apollo 13, inaugurated the lecture series a year ago. He will be present to introduce Ride.
Advance ticket sales will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. on Feb. I in the Evans Auditorium lobby. Advance tickets are $5 for the general public and $2 for college students.
Tickets the day of the event will go on sale at 6:30 p.m. in the Evans Auditorium box office. The cost at the door is $7 for general admission and $3 for college students. Students in grades K-12 will be admitted free.
Ride’s speech will be preceded at 5 p.m. by a fund-raising dinner in SWT’s LBJ Student Center ballroom. Tickets for the dinner are $ I OO per person, $ 175 per couple or $750 for a table for eight. Reservations are required by Feb. I and can be made by calling Angelika Lester at (512) 245-2170.
Ride became the first American woman in space on the shuttle Challenger’s 1983 mission. Her next Hight was an eight-day mission in 1984, again
on Challenger. She has more than 343 hours of space Hight.
Ride served on the presidential commission charged with investigating the Challenger explosion. She then became a NASA administrator, creating that agency’s Office of Exploration and producing a report on the future of the space program.
She currently is director of the California Space Institute and a professor of physics at the University of California-San Diego.
For information, contact the Geography Department at (512) 245-2170.
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