New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 21, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
War on fire ants being waged
AUSTIN I AP) — The war against fire ants has had a lot of attention, but the war between fire ants might be where the real action is.
University of Texas zoologists compare the conflict between two species of fire ants — one native to Texas and the other imported from South America — to a World War II ground assault.
So far the invaders have been winning the competition for territory and food, steadily pushing the native species westward into smaller and smaller enclaves.
But the UT scientists say a study of the natural warfare might aid man in his battle against the invading ants.
"Studying their behavior and getting a basic understanding of how the two species compete in nature could lead to ways of controlling the imported species/' said Bill Van Eimeren. a zoology student whose study of the ant competition in Austin has continued since he graduated this spring.
Van Eimeren has spent two years at the UT Brackenridge Field Laboratory in West Austin in the
study of competition between "Solenopsis geminata,” the native species known as the tropical fire ant. and "Solenopsis invicta.” the more prolific and more dangerous imported species known as the red fire ant.
"The question I wanted to answer was why the imported ant is doing so much better than the native species.” Van Eimeren said as he knelt beside a mound of the imported ants at the field lab.
He pushed the dirt aside with his hand to reveal thousands of the
Calendar of Events
New Braunfels City Council: 7:30 p.m. Monday. City Hall council chambers.
Arts and Cultural Commission:
7:30 p.m. Tuesday. City Hall council chambers.
HUI Country Lodge, SP JST 185: Polkafest. 1:30 p.m. Sundav, Eagles Hall.
Overeaters Anonymous: 6 p.rn
Monday. 511 North St.
Community Band: 7:30 p.m.
Monday, Canyon Middle School band hall.
Adult Children of Alcoholics: 8
p.m. Tuesday. 24 Hour Clu.
TOPS: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. laurel Plaza recreation room.
Narcotics Anonymous: 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Our I^ady of Perpetual Help Church.
New Braunfels Duplicate Bridge Club: I p.m. Tuesday. New Braunfels National Bank community room.
New Braunfels Evening Lions Club: 6:05 p.m. Wednesday, Eagles Hall.
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Pat Watkins of Star Erection Co. works on the NISD elementary school currently under construction on County Line Road. The school, officials said, should be completed around December. 1985.
Members of the Arts and Cultural Commission will decide Tuesday night which special projects will receive money from the Commission's contingency fund.
The 5 percent special projects fund will be distributed quarterly to arts group for such things as community-benefitting events and capital improvements projects.
This year, the Arts Commission will receive 20 percent of the local
share of hotel-rnotel room occupancy tax revenue.
City Council, when it approved the special fund, stipulated that the money must be spent within the contract year and not accumulated.
The total expected fromt he 5 percent is approximately $10,000. or about $2,500 per quarter
Because hotels give the tax money to the city at the end of the quarter, the special project money is not
available for distribution for another month after the quarter ends The Arts Commission expects to meet at the end of each quarter to decide w hich groups will receive the special project money.
Recipients of the money don’t have to be one of the seven arts groups already receiving 15 percent of the room tax revenue.
Tuesday’s meeting will begin at 7 30 p m in City Hall council chambers
Services for Ernesto Morales of Wassau, Mich., will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Holy Family Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church under the direction of Zoeller Funeral Home. Morales, a former resident of New Braunfels, died July 18 in Michigan. He was bom or. March 2, 1944 to the late Felipe Morales and Maria Morales of New Braunfels.
Survivors include his wife, Anita (nee Bustosi Morales; sons. Michael Morales and Andy Morales; and daughter, Mama Morales, all of Michigan; brother. Albert Morales of San Antonio; and sister, Maria Or-tuno of San Marcos.
Pallbearers will be Julian Flores, Domingo Bustos Jr., Doroteo Rodriguez, Jose Martinez, Sandy Morales and Richard Morales.
A rosary will be recited at 7 tonight at Zoeller Funeral Home.
Marie Erben Jonas Services for Marie Erben Jonas of 392 N. Mesquite will be at 2 p m. Monday at Grace Lutheran Church in San Antonio, with the Revs. Ernest Lantz and Virgil Ganz of San Antonio. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park in San Antonio, directed by Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home. Mrs. Jonas, 92, died July 18 at Colonial Manor Nursing Home. Born on May 26, 1893 in Anhalt. Tex., she was the daughter of Charles and Anna i nee Wehe i Erben On Sept 26. 1915 in Anhalt, she married Edgar William Jonas Sr., who died on June I, 1975. She was a housewife, and a member of Grace Lutheran Church in San Antomon.
She is survived by her daughters, Alice Gafford and Clara Landy, both of San Antonio, and Mary Lucille Johns of Houston; sons, Leonard Jonas of New Braunfels, and Leroy Jonas, Fred Jonas and George Jonas, all of San Antonio; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be offered today and until ll am. Monday at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Horne
Memorials may be given to the Grace Lutheran Church in San Antonio.
Ruth E. Tritle
Ruth E. Tritle, 85, died on June 28 in Brookings, S.D.. Funeral services were July 3 in Kansas City, Kan.
She is survived locally by her daughter, Mrs Betty Green, and grand-daughter, Susan Marsh. A son, Dr. J.L. Tritle of Brooklyn, also survives her, along with five grandchildren and seven greatgrandchildren.
Joe W. Alexander
Services will be at I p.m. Monday at the Wilkinson Hatch Funeral Home Chapel in Waco for Joe W. Alexander, 94, of the same city. The Revs. Tommy Potter and Kelly Boyle Peters will officiate, and burial will be in the Rose Mound Cemetery. Masonic graveside services will be directed by George N. Benton, l^dge 24 AF&AM. Alexander died July 20 in
Waco. He was born Sept. 26. 1890 in Temple. On Aug. 3, 1927 in Waco, he married Freda (nee Ricei Alexander, who preceded him in death in 1981. He retired in 1972 as the Mclennan County Tax Assessor-Collector after 40 years, and was past president of the Texas Association of Tax Assessor-Collectors. He was also a Mason for over 50 years, serving as past Worthy Patron of OES No. 693. He also belonged to the Central Christian Church in Waco.
Survivors include his daughter. Joy Alexander of New Braunfels: sons, Bob Alexander and Jim Alexander, both of Waco; five grandchildren, and five greatgrandchildren.
Memorials may be given to the charity of one’s choice
Services for Robert Clyde Patterson of New Branufels will be held at 9:30
a m. Monday at the Deoppenschmidt Funeral Home. Burial will be in Comal Cemetery, tile Rev. Gordon Graham officiating.
Patterson died July 20 at Humana Hospital.
Patterson was born Jan. 21, 1911 in Blanco to Robert Walter Patterson and Elsie Patterson nee Henson i He had been a resident of the county for 60 years and was a kiln foreman at U S Gypsum He w as a member of
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Shower and thunderstorms con tmued to pound much of northern Texas Saturday while skies across the rest of the state were fair to partly cloudy.
The ram clouds were scattered from the Louisiana border across parts of North and Central Texas the National Weather Service said and the storms stretched into the Edwards Plateau and the Trans Pecos
A few isolated thunderstorms were reported in the Panhandle South Plains, Southeast Texas and along the upper coast Most of the storm activity
stemmed from an upper level d«stur Dance moving across the state along with warm, moist air, the weather service said
Afternoon temperatures were mostly in the 80s and 90s with some 70s reported in the north and southeast The 4 p m extremes were 78 degrees at Abilene and 99 at both Houston and Laredo
In the forecast. North Texas should be warm and humid through Monday with scattered thunderstorms Highs should be in the 90s and the lows in the low to middle 70s
West Texas should be partly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms through
furious and frenzied creatures that have become as much the subject of folklore as of science since 1940 when they entered the United States from a Brazilian ship that had docked in Alabama.
The invaders occupy nine Southern states, and have chewed and stung their way through 113 Texas counties.
"I’m still not sure why the native ant is losing,” Van Eimeren said. • But the imported species has a much stronger reproductive ability. That may be partly because the imported ants have nests with multiple queens, so the nest has a better chance of surviving. ”
Arts Commission to decide on funding
the Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife Ruby Patterson • nee Haas i of New Braunfels; a daughter. Patsy Wingfield and her husband Perry of New Braunfels; a son. Bob Patterson and his wife Patsy of Conroe; a sister Mrs John Krause of Ne Braunfels; a brother. George Patterson of New Braunfels and five grandchildren
Memorials may be sent to a chanty of choice.
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