New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 5, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
WEDNESDAYTwo Unicorns sign to play at Ranger Junior College. See Page 6.
The old LORA building.
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Vol. 143, No. 168
City celebrates The Fourth in style
River and aquifer information
Comal River — 304 cubic-feet-per-second, down 4 from yesterday. Edwards Aquifer — 625.88 feet above sea level, up .08 from yesterday.
Guadalupe River — 582 cfs
Hat Trick to rock in Landa Park
Rock band Hat Trick plays this week's Concert in the Park Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The show is at the dance slab in -anda Park. Admission is free. Bring a lawn chair, but no glass containers.
Parenting class starts tonight
Teen Connection offers a parenting class for parents of all ages. The six*week session will be held at the Teen Connection building located at 1414 W. San Antonio St. The first class is tonight from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cost is $5 per session per family. For information, call 629-6571.
Circle Arts performance to help music club
New Braunfels Music Club
members and other interested parties may pick up tickets for the Circle Arts Theatre's July 13 performance of Hello, Dolly, at Johnson's Furniture Store. Tickets are $10. Profits from this performance will benefit the club’s Music Scholarship Fund.
Public school reform to be topic of talk
Hispanic Organization for Public Education will hold a workshop with guest speaker Carol Robison, chief of the Juvenile Probation for the county. Topic will be the Public Schools Reform Act of 1995. Meeting will be held at the NBNB Center, next to Victoria Bank, Monday July 10 at 7 p.m. Public invited. Call Sylvia at 625-9213 or 606-6257 for information.
Dog training course starts next week
The city is offering a course in basic dog obedience taught by Stephanie Heinrich. The class will meet for eight weeks beginning July 11. Classes will meet Tuesday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Landa Recreation Center. Fee is $40. For information, call 608-2167
American Legion meets
American Legion Comal Post #179 meets Thursday,
July 6 at 410 W Coll St. The executive committee meets at 7 p.m., and the regular meeting begins at 8 p m Unit #179 auxiliary holds its meeting at 7:30 p m
Lioness Club to gather at Ryan’s
New Braunfels Lioness Club will meet at Ryan's on Monday, July 10 at 11 am.
Eagles Auxiliary meets Monday
The Past Presidents of the Eagles Auxiliary will meet at Ryan's Monday, July 10 at 6 p m. The members are requested to go to the party room upon arrival Evelyn Schwab, hostess
By DENISE DZIUK
Even the most cynical of people could not have helped feeling patriotic and privileged to be an American citizen at Tuesday’s Fourth of July celebration on the Plaza.
The plaza was filled with people wearing red, white, and blue colors and waving flags. Bells were played and that signaled the beginning of the Community Band concert at the bandstand.
After several patriotic tunes, the oldfashioned parade began and antique cars drove by to the sound of the band. People then marched behind the cars carrying flags and tossing out free prizes to the audience.
“You don’t see people getting involved much these days. Seeing people talcing part in the parade is just great,” said Colleen Rivas, of 153 Oklahoma.
Following the parade, remarks were given by Mayor Paul Fraser, Jr. and three citizens who spoke about what being American means to them. Many residents present said the speakers were the best part of this year’s program.
“The best part of today’s program was the Guatemalan speaker. She moved me and really made me aware of how lucky we are,” said Cindy Myers, of 11 Amber Arc.
Cristabell West was one of the speakers present. West was bom in Guatemala and received her citizenship in June. She said she feels privileged to be an American and said she was speaking on behalf of all the people she knew who died in Guatemala without having an opportunity to speak what they felt because the government “shut them up.”
“When I came to the United States, I had a dream and that dream was a freedom to speak,” said West.
She also said that parents need to teach their children the importance of the American flag. It is more than just a cloth. It represents what many individuals fought and died for and citizens should respect it, said West. She also quoted her father who said she should
love and respect her flag and be proud of her country.
“So, when you say the pledge and say God bless America, mean it with all your heart,” she told spectators.
Patrick Pope, who will be entering New Braunfels High School, said being an American meant many things to him. Among them was the right to travel throughout the United States without needing permission or a passport. He said this, like many other rights are taken for granted and people should be aware of them and, at the same time, thankful for them.
“I don’t think we realize that sometimes. We need to keep a look out for things that are American,” Pope said. “Things that no other country can claim.”
John Heberling, who became a citizen 25 years ago, also told about his decision to become an American, and what it meant to him.
Additional patriotic songs were sung and played by the band and a salute to the armed services were given.
Everyone present enjoyed themselves and credited the good time to various things. However, one thing that appeared to be similar among the group was their response to the question of what made them proud to be an American. Most answers included an appreciation for their freedom and part of that freedom was the ability to gather at the plaza.
“The idea that we get together as a community to mark the occasion is great. We have the freedom to do what we like as long as we don’t hurt our neighbors. That’s something to be proud of,” said Ken Triesch, of H60 Fox Run Circle.
Many of the individuals present said the remainder of the day would be spent having a barbecue or a picnic with family and friends. Tile day would then end with the fireworks display, which would be watched from the park or from home.
“Those fireworks are portraying the sights and sounds of liberty. Remember, liberty is never free, it’s earned,” said Fraser.
Rebecca Salsman, Zack Salsmann and the crowd on the Plaza.
Kirald-Zeitung photos by MICHAEL DARNALL
Loran Riedel recite the Pledge of Allegiance with the rest of
Christina Talcott helps hold up the flag during yesterday’s parade to the Plaza. The program at the Plaza featured the Junior ROTC, and patriotic songs and speeches. The celebration continued last night, with a fireworks display over Landa Lake.
Financial aid deadline for fall SAC classes looms
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
Prospective fall San Antonio College students who want financial aid need to get their applications in soon, SAC Off Campus Coordinator Ray Lewis said. “There is a lot of money out there to be had,” Lewis said, “more than last year at this time.”
The first step to getting financial aid is filling out a form for the federal Pell Grant, Lewis said. “The Pell Grant application is the basis for most other undergraduate financial aid distribution,” Lewis said.
Pell Grant applications are available at the following area locations: New Braunfels High School from 8 a m. to 3 p.m.; Canyon High School Monday through Thursday from 8 a m. to noon and I to 4 p.m.; Smithson Valley High School from 8 a m. to noon and I to 4 p.m. starting July 16.
It takes a minimum of four to six weeks for Pell Grants to be processed once they are sent, Lewis said.
July 25 is the crucial date for students to get counseling and course placement testing for SAC fall courses if they haven’t done so already. These are regularly available Tuesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. at SAC’s National Guard Armory office en IH-35 North.
The office will be closed, however, July 11 and 18.
Registration for fall classes will be Aug. 8, 15 and 22 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the National Guard Armory office. Classes begin Aug. 28 and run through Dec. 17,1995.
To have a schedule mailed to you call (800) 944-7575 ext. 2020. For more information contact Ray Lewis at (800) 944-7575 ext. 2430 or the Extended Services Department at (800) 944-7575 ext. 2476.
Saving wetlands turns a profit for Browning-Ferris
HOUSTON (AP) — Not everyone is cursing laws that restrict development of wetlands. Some groups see dollar signs in building ones.
Among them is the Houston trash-hauling company Brownmg-Fems Industries, which plans to scoop out shallow potholes in a former rice field as a future home for water-loving plants and animals.
The company plans to turn 236 acres of the Katy Prairie into a wetland mitigation bank and will sell wetland.1 credits to anyone who needs
them as compensation for destroying wetlands during the course of developments elsewhere on the prairie.
Meanwhile, the Harris County Flood Control Distnct will soon sign a memorandum of understanding with federal agencies that will allow it to proceed with wetlands creation on 1,400 acres.
The agency will use these credits to offset other areas from which it drains water. Any extra credits could be sold to other government units and the private sector.
San Antonio College Courses Offered in Comal County — Fall 1995
New Braunfels High School:
ACCT 2301 BUSI 1301 CHD 1339
Principles of Accounting Intro to Business
Intro to Child Devel. Assoc. Credentials
Wed. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mon. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mon. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
CIS 1301 CRU 1301 ENGL 1301
Computer Literacy Intro to Criminal Justice Freshman Comp I
Mon. 6 to 10 p.m.
Mon. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mon. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
ENGL 1302 HIST 1301 MA 1304
Freshman Comp ll History of the U.S. Part I Medical Terminology
Wed. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wed. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mon. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
MATH 0301 MATH 1314 OST 1300
Intro to Algebra & Geometry College Algebra Computer Keyboarding
Wed. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wed. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wed. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
SPEECH 1311 PSYC 2301
Fundamentals of Speech Intro to Psychology
Mon. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wed. 6:30 to 9:30 p m.
Canyon High School:
CHD 1310 CRU 2314 ECON 2301
Techniques of Child Guidance Criminal Investigation Principles of Macroeconomics
Thur. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tue. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thur. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
ENGL 0301 ENGL 0301 GERM 1300
Basic English ll Basic English ll Conversational German I
Tue. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tue. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thur. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
GOVT 2301 MATH 0300 MATH 0302
Intro to Sociology Basic Math Elementary Algebra
Tue. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thur. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tue. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
MATH 0303 MGT 1301 SOC11301 SPAN 1300
Intermediate Algebra Intro to Management Intro to Sociology Beginning Spanish I
Thur. 6:30 to 9:30 p m. Thur. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tue. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thur. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
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Smithson Valley High School
ENGL 1301 MATH 0301
Freshman Comp I
Intro to Algebra and Geometry
Thur. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thur. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Making your way through the health care maze. See Charles Allen, Page 4.