New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 12, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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The New Braunfels Herald' Zeitung extends the following urthday wishes to; Rick Rhoads, Daa Back, Rumaldo Aguirre Jr., Regina MBK, Roland Espinoza and John Wommack. Happy anniversary to Michael and Loda God! (IO years).
Seminar for parents off piano students
A free summer Saturday seminar will be held for parents of beginning piano students. The seminar is for the parents, not the students.
The two-hour seminar will give you a basic keyboard knowledge to help your child learn faster.
Hie Ivory League Piano Studio is making this available lo all parents in the community. Dates will be June 18, July 16 and August 13 from IO un. lo noon.
Call Cheerily Koehler at 629-0498 lo register
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The New Braunfels Optimist Club will meet Monday, May 16 at Filters Salad Bar A Grill at 6:30 pm. The guest quaker will be Keith Warren, The Texas Angler," outdoors columnist for the Herald-Zeittmg who has a program on KMOL channel four.
NS Letter Cantors seek food donations
The New Braunfels chapter of the National Association of Letter Carriers will host a food drive on Saturday, May 14 to help stock food banks in New Braunfels.
Donations will be asked for in the form of non-perishable food in a sack near their mailboxes before mail is delivered on Saturday, May 14 so that respective letter carien may pick up donations on their routes.
City mayor Rudy Seidel proclaimed Saturday a "Food Drive Day" in New Braunfels.
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New Braunfels Community Education offers Blast Off With Piano for children ages seven to 12, to see how much fun piano can be. The course allows students to try piano to see if they are interested in music.
Three different five-day sessions in June and July will be offered. Fee is $35 plus $4.50 for music. To register, or find out mote, call 620-6200.
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The final concert of the Plan Niles series will be held Thursday. May 19 at 7 pm. on the Plaza featuring "Rosie y Los Muchachos."
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Cnyon Lake Republican Women's Club will hold its annual Founders Day celebration al the Woodlands Country Club May 18. Hippy hour at 6 pm, dinner at 7 pm Cal Palsy Newton at 964-3585 for information.
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Coyote rabies in South Texas adds urgency to local rabies vaccination program for pets
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
Area residents will have no excuses for not having their pets vaccinated for rabies since the Comal County Veterinary Medical Association is holding a rabies clinic this weekend.
The annual clinic will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. May 14 at the Comal County Fairgrounds. Coat is $6 for a vaccination and $5 for a license.
Those pet owners who have lifetime licenses will not be required to pay the $5 fee, according to association President Dr. Mike Doherty of Creek View Veterinary Clinic. He said proof of the lifetime vaccination must be provided. Animals that have been spayed or neutered and who have had a rabies vaccination are eligible for lifetime licenses.
The rabies clinic is available only for cats and dogs Doherty said no other pets, such as ferrets, will be given vaccinations.
Each animal is provided with a tag showing the animal has been vaccinated. There is no limit to the number of pets a person can bring to the clinic.
Dogs and cats brought to the clinic should be restrained. Cats should be in a cat carrier and dogs should be on a leash Doherty said a rabies vaccination will usually cost $8 to $12 at a veterinarian’s office He said this event features reduced prices because it is a public service.
’’We had 200 animals last year. That was a little down We would like to see 300 to 400 animals be vaccinated," he said.
Doherty explained that pet owners should always being concerned about rabies, especially now that rabies has been found in coyotes.
’’In south San Antonio, a wild strain was detected in coyotes. The means we have a third source of endemic rabies People should always be concerned. People seem to get a little laid back until there is a rabies outbreak,” he said.
Rabies is a inflammation of the central nervous system that is usually fatal The disease is caused by a virus that infects warm-blooded animals, including people, livestock, dogs and cats
Rabies is transmitted through bites The clinical signs of rabies are related to inflammation of the brain, which produces stages of excitement, paralysis or both Signs include s personality change, such as an aggressive pet becoming affectionate and vice versa. A stage of excited, agisted behavior may follow. The animal may wander without direction. lf the muscles of the throat are affected, the animal is unable to swallow and salivtfes profusely.
No recommended treatment exists for pets suspected of having rabies. Yearly vaccination of dogs and cats is required by state law. The disease can also be controlled by avoiding contact with wild animal such as skunks, bats and raccoons
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Volunteers needed for river clean-up
By CRAIG HAMMETT
Saturday’s Upper Guadalupe River Clean-Up is expanding. For the first time, the cleanup will include the Upper River, Canyon Lake and the Lower River down to Greene Crossing.
Jim Inman, director of the Comal County Water Oriented Recreation Diana, said the Texas Parks and Wildlife, working through programs of the General Land Office and Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission has organized the event along with s host of co-apon-son.
Tt had always been oo the Upper River. The Friends For Rivers have theirs in the fell. This is the first try at this,” he said.
Divers and other helpers will be combing the lower sections of the river, retrieving trash that piles up in the deeper holes.
“We are trying to schedule divers into the deeper holes,” said Inman.
He said diving dubs from larger cities such as Dallas or Houston are scheduled to take part in the cleanup. Canoe clubs will also help as will anyone who wants to assist the divers or had trash along the bank. Inman said divers stilt downriver and work upriver in order to lessen the amount of silt that douds their view.
Huge dumpsters will be daocd at the gfte house on River Road and the intersection of Old Saltier Road
Persons with pickup trucks are needed to haul trash to these dumpsters.
The activities will start at 9:30 arn Saturday. Those participating
must pre-register for the section they want to work. Interested parties can contact Deirdrc Hider at (210) 438-2656.
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Commissioners debate plans to preserve historic bridge
By CRAIG HAMMETT
George Washington wasn't bom when people started crossing the Guadalupe River using a road called Camino Real, or King’s Highway. In 1887, German settlers erected a brigde along the path of that famous Spanish roadway.
Some 300 years after the Spaniards first spanned the Guadalupe, local officials are wondering what to do with the structure now known as the Faust Street Bridge, cr the MOI Town Bridge.
Comal County recently received state approval for hinds to preserve the bridge and make it part of a hike and bike trail. The estimated cost of the project is $450,0000. The state would provide all but $90,000 of that total which the county would have to
’’Before the county makes that decision, we want to talk with various people who can help us make a decision,” County Judge Carter Casteel told a group gathered at the county courthouse annex.
What the county must decide is whether to auction the bridge and release the bridge to private ownership, or accept the state grant, pay the
remainder, and open the bridge to public access.
An apartment complex has been proposed on land just south and west of the bridge. Some 90 units of the proposed “Mill Bridge Apartments” would house three-story structures, each with river views.
A developer for the project said the complex would buy the bridge, refurbish it, and use it as a jogging or walking trail for apartment residents only. Faust St would close from Sanger St. to the bridge.
“If we acquire the bridge, it will be private property,” said Hugh Caraway with International Reality, Inc. “If we didn't own the bridge, if it was renovated as talked about, it would still be a benefit to our apartment complex...We would be very above board on what we want to do.”
The grant is from Texas Transportation Enhancement Program.
‘This could be a positive thing for the city, not necessarily now but down the road," said Mayor Pro Tem Butch Benitez.
The city owns land on both sides of the bridge while the county owns the bridge. Although the city has not been brought into formal discussions, City Manager Mike Shantis said the county
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could simply donate the bridge to the city. The city would then own rights to both the bridge and land. The commissioner’s court and city council would have to approve the deal.
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Kahlig claims fraud, demands recount
City Secretary Sarkozi says council election was fair
Kahlig claims his sister observed the alleged actions and photographed the presiding judge
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
Qty council candidate Gary Kahlig has asked city officials for a recount of the ballots cast in last Saturday's election.
Kahlig was defeated in the election by incumbent city councilman Paul Fraser. Fraser won the election by 22 votes. The election was held May 7.
Kahlig is filing for the recount based on alleged actions by the presiding judge at the polling place and alleged harassment by election workers at the early voting location.
“Alleged questionable actions by the presiding judge at Frazier elementary en route to foe courthouse have arisen," Kahlig claimed. "Apparently, foe presiding judge allegedly stopped his car for approximately five minutes, got out of foe automobile, opened the back door and allegedly moved boxes around where foe ballots were located, according to an eye witness.”
outside his automobile in front of Becker Motor Company.
City Secretary Bonnie Sarkozi said she is the only person who has a key to foe ballot boxes. She said a papa seal attached to the boxes was signed by poll watchers for both sides and foe 9eal was in taa when the box arrived at the courthouse.
Sarkozi said the election judge did stop his car in front of Becker motor company.
“He said his wife thought she had left her coat at the school. He said he stopped to make sure it was in the car,” said Sarkozi.
Kahlig claims the city secretary was involved in a complaint prior to election day. He said the
incident centered around the alleged verbal harassment of an illiterate elderly Hispanic woman.
Kahlig said several eye witnesses have said an election clerk allegedly told foe woman, who wanted to vote, that she should have studied more. He said the woman was allegedly put in the CISD line to vote instead of foe city line.
“A complaint was lodged with the city manager by myself foe day it occurred,” Kahlig said Sarkozi said there was a la of people voting at the courthouse and there might have been some confusion. Sarkozi was na at the courthouse when the alleged incident occurred. She said there was na much she could do since it was the last day of early voting; however, she said she has written a letter of apology to the woman involved
Kahlig said he has requested th* a representative ofthe Texas Secretary of State's office be present during foe recount which is scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday. However, he sud foe secretary of state requires five days notice and no representative will be available unless foe recount is delayed until next week.
According to Sartari, a manual recount cut be conducted if there is less than IO percent difference in the votes for candidates, if less than 1,000 people vote a if an electronic voting system is used. Both candidates and their delegates will be allowed to watch the recount.
Fraser said he intends to watch the recount, and he is confident he will still be foe winner. He said he is na surprised Kahlig requested a recount.
“It is his privilege. Manual counts do take time and consume the city staff's time. If he wants to do that, it is his right,” said Fraser.
Kahlig is claiming his pre-election statistics showed him to be ahead of his opponent two to one.For news, advertising or subscription information, call 625-9144 or Metro 6