New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 13, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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14 pages in one section ■ Thursday, March 13, 1997
Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 145 years ■ Home of Frank Knight
Vol 145, No 06
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Birthday wishes from tho Harald-Zattung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to: Kin) Braun, Frank Knight, Wary Ann Torres, Doris Taste, Thomas VV. Coleman, Doris Kay Sharp, Vernon Gregory, Joanne Espinoza, Ma rid Hand rick, Lonnie Locklear (16 years old, belated), Junita C. Gutierrez (W years old).
Happy anniversary wishes go to: Ben and Gk>ria ( hhth*/..
To have a birthday or anniversary listed here, call 625-9144.
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Homemaking and Ait
Th# Comal County Youth Homemaking and Art Fair will begin at noon Friday at the Comal County Fairgrounds Agriculture Building Sale of judged entries, except for grand and reserve champion winners will take place from 3 to 5 p m. The grand champion and reserve champion auction, will begin at 6 p.m. in the food mall,
This is an excellent opportunity for the business community to support the youth of Comal County
Boy Spouts available for odd Jobs
Boy Scouts will clean out your garage, room, closet, etc , to earn funds to attend summer camp They will haul off unwanted items Call 629-3811.
Aimftoan Q J. Porum moots today
Chapter 1014 American G I Forum will meet at 7 p m today ! at the American Legion Hall on Coll Street Members arid nonmembers are welcome.
Awl* Club moots for happy hour
The Texas AAM Aggie Club will hold a happy hour at 5 30 p m today It will be at The Old Ice House, 1407 W Highway 81 in New Braunfels Everyone is welcome,
Bingos Ministry at First United Methodist
The First United Methodist Singles Ministry will meet at 6:30 p m. today in the church's assembly room, 572 W San Antonio St Child care will be provided. Call 625-4513 for information.
How to buy a homo
A free seminar, “How to Buy Your First Home," will be offered at 7 p m. today at the Sunshine Room of the Holiday Im. Reservations are required; seating is limited. For reservations call (210) 979-0655 or (800) 798-1003.
Tiny critter, big nuisance
By DENISE DZIUK
HOW TO CONQUER FIRE ANTS
A foreign enemy invaded the port of Mobile, Ala., in the 1930s, and by the 1950s, it had made its way into Texas. Since then, most people in Texas have been battling this dreaded enemy the imported fire ant.
According to Texas A&M University, fire ant colonics have infested two-thirds of the state, and the red imported fire ant causes an estimated $300 million in losses in Texas each year.
Comal County Assistant Extension Agent Roger Havlak said Comal County and South Texas were not immune to the problem. He said fire ants had been a big problem throughout Texas, threatening livestock and vegetation.
“You get everything from it,” Havlak said. ‘There’s a nuisance plus the fire ants can get a hold of (young
B Apply a hormone bait to the infested area at least every other month.
■ The bait should be applied when the ground is dry and it can sit there for several days.
■ The bait is available in various brands at most stores that carry farm and garden supplies,
B One pound of bait will typically treat one acre of land if applied lightly and evenly ■ Depending on the brand and size of container, prices range from $5 for a small container of a generic brand to $36 for a three pound container of Logic bait.
wildlife and livestock) and kill them before they even have a chance.... A lot of times you don't have a lot of the different wildlife species because of the fire ants.”
Steve Mueckc, owner of Gold Star exterminators, said fire ants arc very prevalent in the area, and if left untreated can infest electrical equipment causing costly repairs Ants can also threaten the survival of plant and animal life. He said the pome season for ants
is quickly approaching.
“You usually sec them in spring anti summer, especially spring,” Mueckc said. “Atter a good rain they’ll start popping up all over the place also because they moved around.”
Mucckc said, however, that the fight against fire ants, whether imported or native Texas ants, is not lost. He said people just need to learn to manage
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Firs ant wars
Native fire ante (left) are decreasing because Imported) fire ants (right) are winning the fight over food. Preserving native ant species may be one way to help control the Invading ants. Note th# larger head/body ratio of one of the native Texas species.
native Texas fire ant
Source: Fire Ant Research and Management Advisory Committee Graphic: Agricultural Communication*, The Taxes AAM University
Life in the fast lane
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Keren Rosen end Qty Bohannon wH be married this weekend et the Kruse Ctssslr Car Show end Auction held at the
Man’s love affair with cars leads to life-long partner
By ABE LEVY
lf YOU RE GOING
Carli and beautiful women arc more than a classic combination for Gary Bohannon they've been a ticket to the love of his life.
An antique car collector from Norcross, Ga., Gary bought a 1961 C hevy Impala in March 1995 during u Kruse car auction and show*in New Braunfels.
About one month later, he was washing the Impala outside his shop when an attractive lady caught his eye as she walked into her insurance agent's office across the street.
The car was one of many but the woman, Karen Rosen, turned out to be one in a million.
The two will recite wedding vows Saturday during the Greater San Antonio/Austin Collector t ar Auction this weekend at Wursthalle in Lamia Park
It's a fitting site for the couple whose paths
The Greater San Antonio/Austin Collector Car Auction and Show will open at 10 a rn. Saturday and Sunday at Wursthalle in Landa Park The event is open to tile public. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children over 5. Bidder registration is $40 and includes weekend passes for two The cars will be designated as reserve, which sets a minimum for bidding, or rion-reserve, which sets no limit to bids For more information, call 210/4% 4777 (x for Internet information www dkccp com The premiere collector car for this year’s auction and show is "Herbie ttie Love Bug,"
a 1968 Volkswagen featured in U ie Herbie movie senos Utero will bo 300 collector cars that range from 1924 to 1994 and include
1939 Cadillac V-16 Limousine (Owned by casino magnate Bill Harrah)
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible 1960 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
1968 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS
1969 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2
1957 Ford Thunderbird Roadster 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible 1965 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III Drop I lead Coupe
crossed because of the 1961 Impala.
“(It fed*) exhilarating,” Gary Haiti. “I live anti breathe old carn I go to 25 or mt>re classic car auctions no it’s totally appropriate. IIT hadn't bought
that car, I wouldn’t have been washing it that day”
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All files for District 4 City Council seat
By ABE LEVY
Sandra All, a local buxines* owner and homemaker, filed Wednesday for the District 4 City Council position slated for election May 3.
March 19 is the final day to apply fur the two open spots on the council, which include distncts 3 and 4.
All is the first candidate to file for the Distnct 4 seat that will he vacated by two-term council member and former mayor, Paul Frailer.
The District 3 race includes candi
date Randy Vanstory who presently is running unojiposcd for the position All, 25, is the mother of a 3-year-old boy and owner of NC Food Mart on Union Avenue All said she grew up in Seguin and is a 1990 graduate of Seguin High School.
She said she decided to run for tile
council position to become a voice tor the people and become more involved in polities.
“I want to get people more involved in the community,” nile said. “The main reason I ran is because no one else did. I wanted to get involved in the community arter spending time raising my son ”
Ail, who lives al 122 Dallas St., said she is Muslim and attends a mosque in San Antonio.
She said current Seguin councilman Rocky Rodrigue/ suggested (lie idea ol running for council.
She Simi she st mi ted office education iii high school, placed first iii the state and was named iii the top six nationwide tor parliamentary procedure competition.
“I was nervous and am still nervous but I'm a last learner and will do my best,” All said
• She named lier husband, Nooruddin All as her campaign treasurer District 4 includes a nortlicasl section of New Braunfels including (»rue ne. Summerwood, Rivercrcst, the Estates and the industrial park area
^hinges on rmove-in date
Which pupils will attend Memorial Intermediate School undetermined
By DENISE DZIUK
What levels of Students will fill the new Memorial Intermediate School when it is completed later this year will depend on enrollment numbers at that time.
The New Braunfels Independent School District is currently building a new Memorial Intermediate School on Walnut Avenue, across from the existing Memorial Llementary School. Assistant superintendent of finance Lonnie Curtis said the construction is progressing, and the project is 40 percent into (lie total cost.
He said tile slabs liave been poured, the rough plumbing and door frames are iii, and the brick is being sent “It's a little bit behind schedule where ii should be by now," Curtis said. "They’ve lost several days in the last month because of the inclement weather and ram.”
( uilis said the architect had moved the August completion dale hack to mid September, but he thinks it will he completed alter dial time
“I dunk ii will Ik mid October,”
( urns said "I could be wrong, but I don’t think ii will be ready before thai “
Interim superintendent I oui Moseley said the actual completion date would Ik a major factor iii when stu-* dents are moved in, and what grade levels it will initially house.
Ile said if the building was completed after the 1997 school year had begun, it would not automatically open as an intermediate school.
“We wouldn’t be1 opening it as an intermediate school in die middle of the year,” Moseley said "That would Ik loo confusing to the children, parents and staff”
Moseley said what grade levels ure housed iii die school when it opens had not been determined yet, and would depend on the date of completion and enrollment figures.
"There’s so many unknowns we’ll have lo wail and see when and how it lits together,” Moseley said “We have to look al the numbers at thai time and decide the bes! way to make use of the space.”
( urns said the cost of the project was estimated at approximately $4.5 million, and was being funded by bond proceedsApathy threatens Dist. 28 election. Page 4.