New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 20, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas
County hires engineer to inspect annex
By DORIAN MARTIN Staff writer
Comal County Commissioners unanimously voted Thursday to hire structural engineer Edmund Seidel to review complaints about the courthouse annex.
“I don’t think we have a choice in the matter,” said County Judge Fred Clark.
Seidel, who was contacted by County Auditor H. Bate Bond, estimated the cost of the analysis will be $3,500-14,000, based on an hourly wage.
That fee, Bond told the commissioners, is in line with other engineers’ estimates and will be payed out of the county’s fund for courthouse maintenance.
Seidel will be aided by county employees in reaching inaccessible areas in the ceilings.
“He indicated he could start pretty quickly,” Bond said.
In other action, County Road Administrator Bodo
Dietert asked commissioners to consider hiring a part-time secretary and authorizing bids for work clothes for road department workers. Both items passed unanimously.
Dietert also recommended designating Sechoentahl Road to receive $23,000 of surplus funds given by the state. Commissioners approved this recommendation.
Commissioners also authorized Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Curly Smith’s move to the James Smith Building. The new location, which has two offices and two bathrooms, will cost $200 a month, which includes utilities. The old rent was $155.81 a month, which did not include utilities.
Commissioners accepted roads in Inland Estates and some of Sattler Village into the unit road system. The court also approved York Creek Ranchettes, Hunter Oaks, Twin Creeks Unit II and Woodlands Unit 8.
Calendar of Events
Chamber of Commerce: 7 tonight, annual banquet, Civic Center.
Full-Gospel Business Men's Fellowship: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Schyma’s Cafeteria.
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Kosser, Morgan honored by CISD
Winners listed at CHS show
Winners in the Canyon High School Future Farmers of America Livestock Show braved cold temperatures and lots of clouds at the Comal County Fairgrounds last weekend.
Swine winners were Kyla Goodson, grand champion, and Scott Syamken, reserve champion. Cole Reinarz won the grand champion award for his lamb, while Ryan Richter took reserve champion.
Steer winner was T. Dudley Soechting, who captured both grand and reserve champion titles. Don Wenzel won the grand champion award for his heifer, and Mike Wallech won reserve.
Showmanship awards went to Jay Moeller, swine; Reinarz, lambs; and Laura Soloman, beef.
Judging was done by David Kempen, vocational agriculture teacher at Somerset High School in San Antonio.
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SVHS speech students fourth at Boerne
Smithson Valley High School students won two firsts and placed fourth overall in the Boerne Invitational Speech Tournament last weekend.
Kay Walling’s speech students took the top four places in the poetry interpretation contest. They
were Amy Hudson, first; Cheri Gubser, second; Patti Evans, third; and Jennifer White, fourth.
Roxy Veit won first in the prose interpretation contest, while Gubser was fourth and Evans seventh.
Nancy Kosser, kindergarten-first grade teacher at Comal Elementary School, and Gay Morgan, Bulverde Middle School secretary, will receive Comal ISD’s Teacher and Employee of the Month awards for January.
“It’s neat to see students begin to learn in school,” Kosser said in her ninth year at Comal. “I find it very rewarding to know I am helping set the foundation of their future education.”
A native of Arizona, Kosser graduated from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos and taught three yeas at Gonzales. She began her CISD stint as a teacher aide at Frazier Elementary School before taking her present position at Comal. Her husband. Tom, is an assistant
football coach at Canyon High School. They have three daughters, ages ll to
As a middle school secretary, Morgan wears many hats. She’s receptionist, bookkeeper, and in her own words, “substitute mother.” She said her “substitute mother” credentials come through three of her own children who went through Bulverde schools and graduated from Smithson Valley High School.
Morgan also received a plaque last year for her “support and service to Bulverde and Canyon Lake area students,” during Alcohol and Drug Awareness Week. She is in her ninth year as Bulverde Middle School secretary.
Highs today and Saturday will be in the low 30s, but look out for a low tonight in the low 20s with a wind chill factor early Saturday morning of minus 5. This morning’s low was 27, and yesterday’s high was 39.
Canyon Lake stood at 904.28 this morning, compared to yesterday’s level of 904.30.
A low-pressure trough edging west across Texas early today brought mostly cloudy skies to the state, with snow and freezing drizzle in the Panhandle, prompting travelers' advisories to be issued.
A travelers’ advisory was issued for the Panhandle and West Texas east of the mountains, where southerly winds brought light snow and produced icy, slick and hazardous roadways.
Elsewhere, light drizzle dampened the lower Rio Grande Valley while a few breaks in the cloudiness occurred in far West and Southeast Texas, the weather service said.
Predawn temperatures were generally in the 20 and 30s, with a few readings in the teens in the northern Panhandle. Extreme readings at 4 a.m. ranged from a very cold 15 degrees at Amarillo to 39 at McAllen.
Winds were east to northeast across the eastern half of Texas, and southeast elsewhere at 5 to IO mph.
Friend's call saves life
Deaths I Horoscope
Frieda Klein Funeral services for Frieda Elizabeth Ebert Klein of Marion will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. John’s lutheran Church in Mahon. Burial will follow at the church's cemetery. The Rev. James Witschorke of Mahon will officate. Remains will lie in state at Doeppensehmidt Funeral Home until noon Saturday. Mrs. Klein, 88, died Thursday night at Colonial Manor Nursing Home. She had been in the nursing home since May, 1983. Bom Sept. 8, 1895 in Mahon, she was the daughter of Fritz and Sophie (nee Reininger) Ebert. The Eberts were a well known pioneer family in the Marion community. A lifetime resident of Marion, she married E P. Klein on June 6, 1916 in Mahon.
Survivors include a daughter, Ferdyne Rittimann of New Braunfels; a sister, Alma Ebert of San Antonio; a brother, Walter Ebert of Houston; two grand* childen and three greatgrandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Zoeller Funeral Home for Arthur A. Tausch of 66) Krueger Ave. Tausch died Friday morning at McKenna Memorial Hospital at the age of 77.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Zoeller Funeral Home for Mrs. Wanda Reimer of 631 Lakeview Blvd. Mrs. Reimer died Thursday evening at the age of 91.
By Stella Wilder FRIDAY. JANUARY 20
Bom today, you are given the great “highs,” but you are fortunate in escaping those equally great “lows” that usually alternate with periods of elation. You have been gifted with humor, intelligence and compassion. You know instinctively what others are going through when hard times are upon them; thus, you never add to the burden of the already overburdened. You are self-reliant to the point of considering it a fault when, on rare occasions, you do not perform as a self-starting, self-motivating, independent person.
Your life is destined to be cyclical in nature in terms of personal relationships. Times of rewarding friendship will be followed by times, however brief, of loneliness. It will be up to you to store enough memories from the former to take you through the latter.
Also bora on this date are George Burns and Arte Johnson, comedians.
To see what is in store for you tomorrow, find your birthday and read the corresponding paragraph. Let your birthday star be your daily guide
SATURDAY, JANUARY ti AQUARIUS (Jan. 28-Feb. IS) - Try to accomplish something useful today, something no one else in your particular position can manage.
PISCES (Fob. 19-March ti) • Take your time coming to terms with the new-morality aspects of another’s arguments. Know your own mind.
ARIES (March Zl-April lf) • When fate seems against you, lie low. Don’t take it upon yourself to fight another’s Rattles.
TAURUS (April 39-May 31) • Persevere with a family project. Begin early in the day to arrange schedule to accomodate a new discovery.
GEMINI (May 21-Jans 31) • Promises must be kept today. Fail to do so and you risk losing the regard of a long-time friend.
CANCER (Jane 21-Jaly 33) • Morning hours bring an opportunity to demonstrate family solidarity, even if all members are scattered.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 33) • Fight against objections you feel unfounded in fact. But accept those you know in your heart to be realistic.
VIRGO (Aug. 33-Sept. 23) -This is a day with more ups and downs than can be accomodated without genuine effort. Take another look at new goals.
LIBRA (8ept. 33-Cot. 33) • To transfer an idea to a plan and then to a genuine project will take some doing. Begin at once.
SCORPIO (et 33-Nov. 21) • Though your approach to a problem may appear outlandish, your solution pleases everyone involved.
SAGITTARIUS (Nev. 33-Dec. SI) - Your opinion may be sought this morning. If you are wise, however, you will not give it until later.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jaa. lf) - Rely on your memory of things past to guide your through a maze of minor difficulties today.
By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN
DEAR ABBY: Recently a problem occurred that I hope never occurs again, but in case it does, I want to know how to handle it.
A friend who lives 300 miles away started writing letters containing threats (rf suicide. She is divorced with a 6-year-old daughter. I became concerned, so I telephoned her. At first she seemed normal, then she became hysterical and started shouting things that made no sense at all. Among other things she threatened to kill her daughter and then commit suicide. Then she hung up.
I was terribly worried, so I called her back. She went into a rage again, vowing to kill her child and herself. Then she hung up again.
I tried frantically to reach her mother, her brothers and her ex-husband, who live near her, but I could reach no one. Finally I called my neighbor over who urged me to notify the police in my friend’s town, so that’s what I did.
The police picked her up ami she was subsequently hospitalized. She’s better now, but she has never forgiven me for “disrupting her life.”
My husband says I was wrong to have called the police, but what were my alternatives? I couldn’t take a chance on her carrying out her threat. If I had called a minister or psychiatrist, she wouldn’t have let them in. How would you have handled it?
DEAR GOOD: Just as you did. It’s sometimes necessary to “disrupt” a life la order to save IL I hope your friend comes to realize that you acted la ber best interests, la the meantime, don’t judge ber too harshly. She could still be far from well.
DEAR ABBY: I am the grandmother of a very smart, strong-willed, 29-month-old boy who resides in a state in which seat belts for children under 4
By Dr. Henry Hull
CHOOSING A CONTACT LENS PRACTITIONER
Q. How do you find a qualitied contact lens practitioner?
A: It is best to start by asking friends who wear contact lenses successfully about the optometrist who fit them. You can also telephone your local optometric association and ask for recommendations in your area Find out how experienced the practitioner is and whether or not he carries soft. hard, and gas permeable lenses manufactured by several different companies Your best fit may not be the brand that is advertised on television.
Very often the optometrist himself will teach you how to insert and remove your new contact lenses. Just as often,, that job may be left to an assistant The assistant should be cordial, clean, patient, and careful when working with you In addition to learning how to insert and remove your lenses, you should be instructed in how to care for your lenses and provided with a starter kit for doing so. Patient education is an integral part of a successful contact lens fitting practice
Be sure that your optometrist can be reached in emergencies, or makes provisions for emergency coverage. Be certain that he will see you at frequent intervals atter the initial fitting, and that he will try other lenses on you if the initial pair do not prove comfortable
Brought to yow as a public service by Dr. Henry Hill, 147 Fredericksburg Road. Tel. 625-5714.
years old became mandatory right after the first of the year.
No matter how tightly this child is strapped into his seat belt, he can pull a “Houdini act” and wiggle out of it. I have seen him do it twice, even while he was wearing a bulky winter coat!
He refuses to ride in a car unless he’s sitting (rn someone’s lap, and he absolutely will not stay buckled in any kind of seat belt. Spanking, bribing and reasoning have not worked. I am worried sick that his mother will have an accident wltile trying to force that child to stay buckled up. Please help.
DEAR GRANDMOTHER: There Is bb obvious power struggle going ob between your daughter sad ber young sob —and the boy Is winning. Advise ber to consult ber local safety council (motor vehicle division) for some helpful suggestions. And II this precocious 29-montb-old to already calling the signals, your daughter should trite a course In parenting, or the boy will have her jumping through the hoops before he’s 3.
DEAR ABBY: I recently celebrated an “important” birthday and received many lovely cards.
A friend casually mentioned (on seeing the stack of cards) that I would be very tired by the time I had written thank-you notes for all those cards.
Abby, does a person have to write thank-you notes for cards?
DEAR CRAMP: No one “bes to” acknowledge anything. But those with the best manners acknowledge everything — cards included.
(Every teennger should know the truth about drugs, sex and bow to be hnppy. For Abby’s booklet, send $3 and a long, stamped (37 cents), self-nddressed envelope to: Abby, Teen Booklet, P.O. Box 38933, Hollywood, Calif. 99938.)
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