New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 10, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
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Cris Jonson judges an American Curl cat at the Civic Center Saturday. The American Curl is a new breed of cat which has recently been accepted at cat shows. The Mission Valley Cat
Club show continues today at the Civic Center from 9 a.rn.-4 p.m. Admission is $2 for adults and 50 cents for children under 12.
Cl SD officials hope for good attendance
Comal ISD administrators are hoping 98 to 99 percent of the district’s students will attend school the last three weeks in March and the first week in April.
That's when district officials will make their attendance count for the state, and funding for the next school year will partly depend on that count.
“It’s imperative for kids to attend school during this time,” CISD business manager Abel Campos said. Parents are also being urged against taking their children out of school for any reason other than a serious emergency during this four-week
Attendance accounting procedures will be reported at the classroom level, then accumulated by campus and reported to the Texas Education Agency in Austin.
CISD had a 96 9 percent average daily attendance during a similar reporting period last fall. But Gay Watson, assistant superintendent, indicated CISD can do better this time.
"Barring any severe illness, like the flu epidemic we experienced earlier this year, we can make the 98 or 99 percent mark," Watson said.
Teen Connection plans July auction
One of the largest fund-raising undertakings Teen Connection has ever had is a July auction at the Civic Center, with plans for live bands, celebrity athletes, and food booths sponsored by local service organizations.
A professional auctioneer has volunteered his time and service to auction such items as tools, services, trips and, thinking big, an automobile and possibly a canoe - all new merchandise.
Teen Connection has been open for a little more than one year and already supporters say, the generosity and support of the community has enabled Teen Connection to affect the lives of more than 150 youth and their families in the New Braunfels, as well as in surrounding areas.
The community has been generous since Teen Connection’s doors opened on Sept. 6, 1984; however, more independent and local support will be needed this and in future years, because of recent legislation.
Within the next few days, volunteers from the Teen Connection fundraising committee will be contacting local businesses asking for contributions of whatever merchandise or services they can donate toward this project.
Leaders from local organizations and clubs who would like to have someone from Teen Connection visit a meeting to explain the work of the Alternative School and Foster Home and the fund-raising project, call 629-6571. Business people with merchandise to donate, all tax deductible, can call the Teen Connection at the same number.
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McAlister also believes though that the pollution risk from a pipeline oil spill is minimal.
"Pipelines have proved to be the least environmentally dangerous way to move crude oil That is not the problem. TTie real environmental impact of this project is not the pipeline itself but once they get to refining this stuff. It is an insult to Texans for these people to think that they are going to dump their environmental problem on our backs and we are just too dumb to see what is happening," the businessman said.
Highly-sulfured crude oil is called sour and is cheaper because the more sulfur in it, the more corrosive it is to the refinery equipment. The towers holding the crude during refining have to be made of stainless steel. This oil is 4.9 percent sulfur, West Texas sour is between 1.7-2.4 percent sulfur.
When sulfured oil is refined, sulfur oxides get in the atmospher and when it rains, the compound becomes sulfuric acid, causing the much-heard-about "Acid Rain.”
"We haven’t needed the environmental laws that California has because we haven’t handled this type of crude,” McAlister said.
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Shade trees seldom need fertilization although fertilizer is sometimes needed when tree roots are confined by a street, curb or other structure.
Tree fertilization isn’t needed more than once even' three years (except In extremely sandy soils).
Fertilize trees during the winter months. But when trees have a restricted root system, another application may be needed in early summer. Broadcast fertilizer evenly beneath the branch spread of the tree and water thoroughly because roots can’t use the nutrients without moisture.
Fertilizer recommendations are often based on a tree’s trunk diameter without allowing for a confined or limited root zone. Following such recommendations can lead to over-fertilization.
Over-fertilizing forces excessive top growth and makes the tree mroe vulnerable to storm damage.
The safest method of deciding the amount of fertilizer needed is to determine the number of square feet Included in the branch spread of the tree and use 2 pounds of nitrogen for each 1,000 square feet covered.
For instance, a tree with a 36-foot branch spread covers about 1,000 feet. Twenty-four pounds of a complete fertilizer with an analysis of 8-8-8 supplies the 2 pound of nitrogen needed.
If the root zone of this tree is confined to a 22 feet by 20 feet area, fertilizer application depends on the actual root zone — 240 square feet. This is one-fourth of the area in the above example, so only 6 pounds of 8-8-8 fertilizer should be applied.
Farmers as well as gardeners get the urge to plant spring crops just as soon as there are a few days of warm weather.
But there’s still plenty of time for freezing temperatures over much of Texas, according to data compiled by the National Weather Service’s Southwest Agricultural Weather Service Center at Texas A&M University.
The tables below show the last freeze dates for various districts of the Texas Agricultural Extension Service. "Early” represents a 90
percent chance for a freeze (32 degrees F.) later than the date Indicated. "Average” represents a 50-50 chance of a freeze after the date indicated while "late” indicates only a IO percent chance of a freeze occurring after the date shown.
The latest National Weather Service 90-day outlook indicates no strong trend from normal temperatures over the state through April. So, the last freeze of the season may well occur close to the "average” date this year.
The movement of poultry Is on the increase in Texas due to trade days and flea markets held across the State. Along with this movement comes the spread of infectious and contagious diseases. Backyard flock owners should be aware that poultry purchased from unknown sources can bring diseases into an otherwise healthy non-immune flock.
Flock owners should take precautions to protect their flocks. Some of these preventive disease methods are:
— Keep out ail wild birds. Free flying birds carry disease in their dropping and in their feathers thus contaminating buildings, pens, feedbins, and bedding stored in open sheds.
— Don’t buy trouble. Diseased poultry at bargain prices are expensive. Purchase poultry only from the most reputable sources.
— Ban visits between flocks. Clothing and shoes are easily contaminated with virus-laden dust and debris.
— When possible, practice an all in-all out flock placement and depopulation system. Gean buildings and equipment between flocks.
— Obtain veterinary assistance lf your flock shows signs of difficulty breathing i gasping), increased death losses, egg production drops, poor shell quality, or swollen or darkened heads. (Excellent diagnostic service is available from the state poultry diagnostic laboratories.)
For further information contact your local veterinarian or county agent.
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