New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 19, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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Comal County Commissioners Court will meet at 8:IS a.m. Thursday in commissioners courtroom on the third floor of the county courthouse annex, ISO N. Seguin Avenue.
Commissioners will tackle the issue of the county's maintenance of roads within the newly incorporated cities of Bulverde East, Bulverde North and Bulverde Smith.
KATHERINE R. SWEARINGEN Katherine R. Swearengen passed away on Sunday, Nov. 16, 1997, in New Braunfels, at the age of 92 years. No services are scheduled. The remains were cremated.
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The Edwards Aquifer Authority will conduct a public hearing at 6 p.m. today at the Comal County Courthouse on the . EAA’s proposed 1998 budget and fees.
A group of concerned Comal Independent School District taxpayers will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative auditorium/meeting room on Farm-to-Market 3159. *
The group seeks to learn what CISD patrons see as the district's most pressing concerns.
OPHELIA SIMMONS Ophelia Simmons passed away on Nov. 18, 1997, in New Braunfels at the age of 74 years. Visitation will begin at 3 pm Thursday, Nov. 20, and continue until IO am Friday at the ZoeUer Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 11 am. Friday at the Comal Cemetery.
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Health officials respond to hepatitis A outbreak
Medical officer warns schools,day cares
By DAVD OEKUNOER
Due to a recent outbreak of hepatitis A in Comal County, health officials have sent out notices to day cares, public and private schools urging people to take precautions against the illness.
Comal County Health Department nurse Shel McWilliams said Dr. Dorothy Overman, city and county medical officer, sent the notices last Wednesday “It has been going on since the middle of October,” McWilliams said. "There have been IO cases we have heard about "
The cases have involved both children and adults, she satd^ 6 f McWilliams said five of the caser* were children from the same day care center She refused to identify the (fay care center affected citing confidentiality
I "he number of hepatitis A cases are rare for Comal County "I would not call this an epidemic but an i nit break," she said
McWilliams said Overman’s order applied to all schools and day cares within the county
I he order issued by (Kerman urges no sharing of foods or drinks between children, whether the food is brought to the school or day care or comes from a cafeteria or vending machine No foods
Hm —last way not to gat hepatitis A is ta wash with soap and water, sspscialty attar you usa tho restroom and bafaro sating.’
— County Health Department nurse Shel McWilliams
prepared at home or beverages will be allowed for classroom parties or any school, day care or teacher sponsored function, on or off campus.
In her order. Overman said food brought to parties, school or teacher sponsored events must be purchased from stores, bakeries or commercial establishments, and must be individually wrapped or sealed or served by the employees of the commercial establishment
Finally, the notice states that hygiene and cleanliness should be
Adults and children should adhere to Overman's notice so that they will not get the illness, McWilliams said.
'The nan nit way not to get hepatitis A it to wash with soap and water, especially after you use the restroom and before eating,” she said. “The other factor involved is that you should not share food and drink with anyone ” Before they were given the notices by Overman, day care centers have been taking precautions.
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■ New Braunfels Police investigated a report of burglary between midnight and 7 30 a rn Monday in the I 500 block of Business 35
A New Braunfels man reported someone stole a CD player, speakers, amplifier, 40 CDs and a cellular phone, valued at $1,900 Police said entry was gained to the trunk of the vehicle through the back seat. There are no suspects or witnesses
■ New Braunfels Police investigated a report of burglary this past weekend in an unknown location A New Braunfels man reported someone stole tools valued at $1,540 from his pickup toolbox Police said there were no suspects or
abdominal pain in the upper right section of the abdomen, nausea, vomiting, bad appetite, fever, fatigue, diarrhea, dark urine, light bowel movements and skin becoming yellow.
The hepatitis A organism enters the
body through the mouth
“We carry the vaccine for adults,’’ she said “We got the Immune Globulin (for kids) we can give as temporary protection for 90 days This will be given out to the day care involved through the health department ”
■ New Braunfels Police investigated a report of criminal mischief this past weekend in the 600 block of West San Antonio Street
World Car Motors reported someone scratched several vehicles on its lot, causing $750 worth of damage.
Police said there were no suspects or witnesses.
■ New Braunfels Police investigated a report of burglary between 4 and 9 pm Monday in the 400 block of Business 35.
A Seguin woman reported someone broke into her car by unlocking the driver’s side door and stole her purse, make-up and U S currency, valued at $321. Police said there were no suspects or witnesses
their hands, and we make sure they are always clean. The mats are cleaned everyday before and after each diaper change .m4 Kim Nash, assistant director for Around The Clock Child Care, said her day care center is taking health precautions as well “We have good anti-bacterul procedures,’’ she said. “We sanitize our toys twice a day and we have good hand washing procedures for both the children and the adults ”
Overman’s order will be in effect until further notice.
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DID YOU KNOW NEW BRAUNFELS
HAS ANOTHER GASOLINE STATION BEING PLANNED ABOVE THE AQUIFER RECHARGE ZONE?
Location: Corner of Hwy 46 ft Loop 337
Subject: 50,000 Gallons of Gasoline above ground storage
• Contaminated air was a concern, now what about contaminated drinking water?
• We have 5 filling stations with under* ground tanks in this area, do we need to risk contamination of water with one more?
• San Antonio has passed control ordinances for their Aquifer. We are concerned about quantity rights of water what about quality standards?
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