New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 5, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
rivers, they should put a ten-cent deposit on cans statewide and have all stores stop selling glass and styrofoam.
Sincerely, C. Smith
Too hard on Clinton? No way!
This is my response to Elmo L. Fischer’s letter of Feb. 22:
Too hard on President Clinton? How can anyone be too hard on a president who has done nothing of REAL BENEFIT to the American people, but has tried very hard to create socialism on every hand, especially the health care system. We have the best health care in the world; besides, socialized medicine has been shown to fail everywhere it has been tried—let’s learn from others’ mistakes. He has made great strides toward taking away our constitutional rights in many areas, from gun ownership to use of private property, especially farmers’ and ranchers’. His environmental policies are disastrous for landowners; at the same time, he is attempting to strangle small business to death with regulations and requirements they cannot support financially and stay in business giving people employment. He is reducing our national defense preparedness to an extremely dangerous level; daring third-world countries to attack us as well as Russia, which still has nuclear weaponry aimed at us and DOES NOT intend to remove it, by their own statement.
Many people who voted for him (43 per cent of voters, not 43 million) have since rejected his policies as evidenced by the sweep of his colleagues from Congress in November. This landslide victory for Republicans should tell him something, but he refuses to listen— and his own party continues to distance itself from him.
He should bring our troops home and place them along the southern borders and coastlines, not put them in bread lines seeking employment from industries which he has hamstrung!
Too hard on him? No Way! His election was a terrible mistake and every effort must be made to nullify it...
Frances Shannon Spring Branch
A not* to tho porson who picked up rn wallot
This i^gpi personal letter—to whom. I’m not sure-—but if they read this column they’ll know it’s meant for them. You see, I dropped my wallet in the Wal-Mart parking lot on Friday, Feb.
17 and 5 minutes later I went back to get it but someone had picked it up. I still keep thinking every day that someone will call, but they haven’t.
I just want whoever got it to know what the $2200 in cash was intended for and maybe they’ll think twice if they find someone else’s wallet. That money was for bills that haven’t been paid in a couple of months and bills that are clouding over our credit report and keeping us from refinancing our home. If we are unable to refinance our home (and now we are because we don’t have any way to get that much money again), we will lose it.
I don’t think you could have thought at all about how much it would devastate the person who lost the money or surely you would have returned it. My husband and I try so hard to make a
good life for ourselves and our 19-month-old daughter and treat other people the way you would want to be treated. When something like this happens, you really lose all trust and faith in everybody.
Please don’t do this to anyone else even if the wallet only has $5 or $ 10 in it...you never know what that money may mean to someone else.
Paula DufTy Canyon Lake
Horakl-Zoitung staff is doing groat
Congratulations on the good work the staff at the Herald-Zeitung has done this week. What a delight to have two consecutive days with front page pictures that were not car crashes. Both “Twice as Nice” on March I, and “Three of a Kind” of March 2 were very refreshing. Let’s hope Michael Damall will continue with these types of front page photos. I don’t know of anyone who enjoys day after day of tragic car crash photos.
Thank you to Craig Hammett for such a well-written article about the Region 8 HIV Education and Prevention Coalition visiting Hospice New Braunfels. This front page story on March I was very informative and thought-provoking.
Kudos to Roger Croteau and the other staff for the “God Should Not Be Used to Divide Us” article on the opinion page of the March 2 paper. How nice of them to remind us of the importance of respect for one another.
Thanks to all of you for your inspirational work. Keep it up!
Cheerfully, Christina Smith
How about rn tax break for tho retirod elderly?
I have not heard much discussion by the President or the legislators regarding tax breaks for fully retired or aged disabled persons. The government has permitted working persons to buy IRA’s, 301-K plans, etc., but nothing has been proposed for the elderly, retired citizens.
Why not allow retired and disabled elderly citizens, over 65 years of age, to invest $2500 tax-free annually before April 15 of each year—retroactive to 1994? When they decide to “cash in” these investments, or a portion thereof.
taxes will be due on the interest. Some of those folks may leave such funds in for the next generation or future generations to “cash in.” These funds would boost the economy tremendously. True, at the moment, the government would be giving some of the elderly a tax break, temporarily, but they are now giving younger generations huge tax breaks, especially those with children. And the huge elderly population is still paying school taxes to educate THEIR CHILDREN. So, Congress and the President are DISCRIMINATING against the older citizens.
When such a program goes into effect, the constituents will be pleased, and the economy will get a boost. This would encourage many other persons who have been considering retirement to go ahead and retire; thus, opening up many jobs for the younger generations. It is time we encourage investing instead of welfare in this nation!
lf you agree with this, please write the President, your Congressmen, and your Senators today!
Katharine C. Blackford New Braunfels
Control needed at San Antonio Street railroad crossing
Dear Mark Lyon,
You were right on target with your
article about traffic hazards in New area. Braunfels.
May I add—Please why don’t they put up arms on San Antonio Street at the railroad track? How someone has not been killed there is beyond me!
Also, the hill from Landa Park going up California St.—children coming or going to school, walking, riding bikes, also joggers, need a path. That’s a bad
Keep it up, Shirley Heard'
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Now Braunfels’ caring citizens helped make a miracle
I am writing to share a special experience which involved hundreds of very special people in New Braunfels.
On Nov. 16, our sweet new baby girl was bom. Olivia Grace was healthy and pink, and ready to change our lives forever, although we didn’t know to what extent at the time. On the day we were preparing to leave McKenna Hospital, Olivia’s health began to deteriorate very quickly and before we knew what was happening, her tiny body was attacked by a very aggressive bacteria (strep B) and her lung collapsed. She was treated here for several hours and then was rushed to the neonatal 1CU at Santa Rosa. This was followed by the setting in of pneumonia, as well as meningitis, edema, infections in her blood, encephalitis, and the malfunctioning of several of her body systems and organs. Needless to say, her doctors had very little hope of her surviving as they tried to prepare us for the worst case, death, and the best case, a severely handicapped child. Our hearts reluctantly started on an emotional roller coaster ride that lasted several very long days. We could only put our trust in the Lord and pray He would perform a miracle.
After about a week, we began to see incredible changes in her condition and the doctors and nurses even dared to utter that “rn” word. Her neurologist came in to meet with us after examining her and said simply, “Olivia is nothing short of a miracle!" Hundreds of people in this town, as well as from all over the country and world, were praying for Olivia. We have received letters, cards and gifts from people in New Braunfels that we didn't even .know. We were brought fabulous I meals for weeks. Friends cleaned our ; house and took care of our two little •boys. We were given money for gas,
I meals, and bills. The list goes on and Ion. We felt deeply loved and cared I for.
; There are so many horrifying things ‘that happen in our country and that
• seems to be the focus of much of the ‘media. Yet people drew together in lour town and we are so grateful.
J We hope you will print this letter to [encourage others in trying situations •that God is alive and well, and people istill reach out in love and sacrifice.
I We can never, ever begin to thank I eycryone enough. We appreciate everything done by our families, our church,
• friends, and friends of friends We are
• so grateful for the gift and finesse of I Dr. Carlos Campos, Dr. Mark Statler, [the fine nurses, lab techs and thera-Jpjsts at McKenna, as well as the wonderful nurses and doctors at Santa i Rosa.
May the Lord bless each person who offered a prayer for our Olivia, who. by the way, is doing beautifully.
Megg and Anthony Chalupa New Braunfels
Benning cene on river ie a terrible Mae
I am writing this letter in regard to WORD’S proposed container restrictions on the rivers of New Braunfels. This has to be a joke. They’re talking about losing more than half the tourist trade in and around the city.
If they want to stop the litter on the
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