New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 24, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
Cougars survive Unicorn rally in boys' basketball. See Page 7.
Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to: Lyndi Moon, Terry Burtos, Joe Villarreal, and Janice Gandy.
Cedar — 64,800 Mold —930
Pollen measured in parts per cubic meter of
air. Information provided by Dr. Frank Hampel.
Water Information Comal River — 286 Cubic Feet Per Second, down 4 from yesterday. Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well — 625.04 feet above sea level, down .03.
Annual Chamber Banquet Friday
The 77th Annual Meeting and Banquet of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce will be held this Friday, beginning at 7 p.m. in the New Braunfels Civic Center. The theme of the banquet is ’A Sesquicentennial Finale.' A drawing for one of the special Sesquicentennial quilts will be held as well as the ceremonial sealing of the time capsule.
For more information, call the Chamber at 625-2385.
Hispanic Chamber to meet
The Greater Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will meet Saturday, Jan. 27 from 9 a m. to 3 p.m. for a workshop at the Faust Hotel.
For more information, call Sylvia Sanchez at 625-9213.
Fire Department Auxiliary to meet
The New Braunfels Fire Department Auxiliary will hold a short business and social meeting at Fire Station #2 on Loop 337 at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 29 in place of the regular meeting Feb. 5.
Red Cross planning first aid course
The local Red Cross will be holding a First Aid/CPR course Jan. 27 at 8 a m. at 178 E. Mill in the Appraisal District Board Room. Course includes community first aid, and adult, infant and child CPR.
The cost is $27, and participants must pre-register and pre-pay to be assured of getting in the class. For more information, call 606-1999, or mail fee to: Red Cross, 178 E. Mill, Rm. 202, New Braunfels, TX 78130.
Youth Show registration
Registration for the Comal County Youth Show - Homemaking Art Department, is under way. Entry is open to current members of Comal County Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, FFA, FHA, 4-H or students taking a homemaking, photograhpy, art or craft class in conjuction with the class room curriculum from grade 3 to age 19.
Entry forms and rules are available at the County Extension Office.
Call 438-2772 for details. Deadline to enter is Feb. 1.
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Vol. 144, No. 51
gives kids a place to play
By DENISE DZIUK
No action taken on guns issue
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
A city council with divided opinions on carrying weapons in public places agreed on one thing Monday night — that they should let Texas Senate Bill 60 be the standard for regulating weapons carrying on city property.
An ordinance on Monday’s agenda dealing with carrying weapons on city premises died because there was no motion to approve it.
The state bill already in effect has specific points regarding guns on city premises, according to Karen Kennard, legislative counsel to the Texas Municipal League
■ “a city may prohibit alicensee from carrying a handgun on city premises, with ‘premises* being defined as a building or part of a building, BUT NOT A STREET, SIDEWALK, OR PARKING AREA.”
■ “a licensee may not carry a handgun at any meeting of a governmental entity”
■ “a city MAY NOT regulate the carrying of a firearm by licensee IN A PARK OR AT A POLITICAL RALLY OR PARADE.”
In other words, the state already dictates what the cities may do in these cases, so a city ordinance could be considered redundant.
Whether or not city employees such as sanitation collectors should be allowed to carry licensed weapons was debated, but no motion was made.
New clinic aims to be a good neighbor to people of Sattler
By DAVID DEKUNDER
Physician assistant Ken Nichols of the Sattler Medical Clinic says he wants his clinic to be more than a medical facility.
“We didn’t come here just to see patients, we want to be a part of the community,” Nichols, a 1994 graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch of Galveston, said. “When someone comes in, we want them to feel that they are our next door neighbor.”
The Sattler Medical Clinic, which is contracted through Practice Management Associates, Inc. of San Antonio, opened in December in the Country Village shopping center on FM 2673. The clinic is open from 9 a m. to noon and I p m. to 5 p.m. Monday — Friday.
The Sattler Medical Clinic offers services in general family medicine, minor house surgery (including laceration repairs and skin lesions), physicals, pediatrics, vaccinations, women’s health care, including family planning and annual pap exams and geriatric health care.
The clinic has a staff of three people: Nichols, medical assistant Deborah Wolfbrandt and office manager/recep-tiomst Betty Cipriano. Dr. Randy Bergman of Practice Management Associates serves as medical director of the clinic.
“Dr. Bergman is my consulting
physician," Nichols said. “He comes out here once a week to check on our charts and on the status of our patients.”
Nichols said the clinic has the up-to-date technology and references needed to handle people’s medical needs.
“We have the most complete medical software needed for the medical management of the patient,” Nichols said. “I can go into this program and it will do an analysis of any disease or ailment. The program can tell me what it is, the parts of the body it is in and the drugs needed to fight the ailment. We also have a number of specialists we can refer people to w hen it is necessary."
The facility houses three exam rooms, a biological lab and a doctor’s office. Before coming to the Canyon Lake area, Nichols, a Dallas native, worked at a clinic in Lubbock He said he certainly likes the work and the pace of life Canyon Lake has to offer “I like everything here," Nichols said "The people are outstanding, the scenery is nice and it is like a small town feeling "
The Sattler Medical Clinic accepts people whether or not they have insurance lf people cannot pay right aw ay. arrangements can be made for payment based on a plan that is suitable for the patient, Nichols said. Medicaid and Medicare patients are also accepted.
The clinic can be reached at (210) 964-3008.
The land deal providing youth in the western part of Comal County a place to place soccer and baseball has been completed, and work will soon get underway to prepare the fields for use.
Approximately 1,500 children were using land owned by the Bulverde Property Owners Association for soccer games. However, a senior citizen center is being built on the site, and the land will no longer be available, which created the possibility that the children would have no soccer fields this year.
The county spent months looking for land to build a park in the Bulverde area.
County Commissioner Danny Scheel said a land deal was completed Tuesday afternoon. Under the deal, the county will buy about 26 acres of land a mile-and-a-half north of Spring Branch on Highway 281.
“I just got a call out of the blue one day, and the man said he had some land he was looking to sell,” said Scheel. “We got a really good deal on it, and every inch of it is completely usable.”
Scheel said the land will be used for a park to serve between 500 and 800 children from the Bulverde, Spring Branch and Canyon Lake areas. The park will consist of nine soccer fields and three baseball fields, as well as parking space for 250 cars.
“Plus, we hope to have picnic areas put in eventually so people can have shaded areas to enjoy a day out,” he said.
Scheel said the land is ideal because it is fiat, does not have a lot of rocks or trees, and it is also very accessible. He said it is hopeful that the teams will be able to start using the fields within 90 days. He said the delay is because some work will need to be done in the area, including building a low water crossing, drilling wells, and hooking up electricity. He said agreements also need to be reached with the various associations that will be using the field.
“That’s what’s going to take time. Otherwise, we could have kids out there playing soccer next week,” he said.
WORD board faces long agenda
Board members of the Comal County Water Oriented Recreation District (WORD) will be burning the midnight oil tonight at the Canyon Lake Action Center as they will tackle 20 agenda items.
The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. with the workshop agenda beginning at 7:15 p.m. followed by the action agenda.
The major agenda items WORD will be tackling will be the election of one year terms for board officers. Standing committees will be appointed while ad-hoc committees will be re-appointed.
The WORD board will review and adopt the one-year plan for 1996 and the three year plan for 1999, both of which were made up by the board’s planning committee. The 1996 revenue and expense budget and the capital expenditures budget will be discussed for adoption and approval.
The board plans to authorize Howard McElroy and Associates to prepare the 1995 financial statement in accordance with the format required by the Comal County Auditors office. Board members will likely approve the 1995 financial report and send it to the county auditors office for its review and written opinion.
Jimmy Lasseter, Charlet Saur and Dick Jordon, all of Senior Flexonics, carry the Sesquicentennial Time Capsule to the Civic Center yesterday. The capsule will be sealed at the Chamber of Commerce Banquet Friday and later will be buried for 50 years.
Boy Scout training pays off for middle school student
By DENISE DZIUK
A 14-year-old New Braunfels Middle School student became a hero recently . when he realized a fellow student was choking during lunch, and performed the Heimlich Maneuver on him.
“It could have been a major crisis for us if Clay (Coleman) hadn’t realized what was happening and stepped up to do something without getting flighty,” said Principal Ken McGuire.
Coleman said that dunng lunch a couple of weeks ago, a Student sitting across from him stood up and put his hands to his throat. Coleman said his first thought was that it was a joke, but then realized how red the boy’s face was.
“At first, I thought he was playing. Then I looked at him again, andJ could tell it was real,” he said.
Coleman said he asked the other students sitting next to him if they knew how to do the Heimlich Maneuver. They told
'The fact that he realized what was happening and acted quickly made all the difference.’
— Ernesto Casas, assistant principal
him no, so he went around the table and did it himself. He said he did the procedure about four times. Assistant Principal Ernesto Casas said he realized something was going on, so he went over to the table. He said he gave the student the maneuver one more time, but believes it was Coleman who jarred the food loose so the boy could breath.
“The fact that he realized what was happening and acted quickly made all the difference,” said Casas.
Coleman said he learned the procedure in the Boy Scouts. He said when he
learned it, he thought he might need it on a camping trip “in an emergency, but not just eating lunch one day.” However, he said, he did not doubt his actions, and his only fears were about what would happen to the other student.
“I was scared about what would happen to Michael if it didn't work. I had confidence in myself," said Coleman. “I just reacted. I didn’t really think about what I was doing.”
“I’ve seen kids that have had this training, and at the time, couldn’t do it. The fact that Clay recognized the problem and was able to act is great,” said Casas.
Coleman sud his actions could possibly result in him receiving a merit badge from the Boy Scouts. McGuire said the school is proud of him and his actions, and he deserves it.
“We’re all very proud of Clay. This is the kind of thing that separates the men from the boys,” said McGuire. “We’re also very thankful that Michael is doing well.”
Clay Coleman and Assistant Principal Ernesto Casas stand In front of New Braunfels Middle School, where Clay saved a fellow student from choking.
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