New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 6, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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12 pages in one section ■ Thursday, Oct. 6,1994
Serving Comal County for more than 142 years ■ Home of MELISSA MARIE MUNOZ
I Vol. 142, No. 236
Lake woman rams
Opinion ...........................4 I 'M t IWi I I
SS: sheriffs car, leads
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authorities on chase
Guadalupe River 101 cfs r % en
Comal River ..................299 cfs Woman arrested for evading arrest, other offenses
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Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Melissa Marie Munoz, Veronica Vasguez (belated), George Shillig, Gracia Perez, Paul Aiwohi, Allen Bloom, Jewell Moore, Lillie Raymond,
Pat Thomas, Richard Fey (belated), Marie Boss (belated). Happy Anniversary to Dorothy & Louie Vollbrecht (56th!).
Laura Welch Bush to speak in NB Monday
Laura Welch Bush, wife of George W. Bush, will be the guest speaker at a Monday Oct. IO, IO a.m. reception hosted by the Republican Women of Comal County.
The meeting will be at the Guadalupe Valley Telephone Co., IOO FM 3159 at Hwy. 46 in New Braunfels. Everyone is invited to attend to hear her speak about her husband’s campaign for governor of Texas.
For information call. Lea Beth Jones at (210) 899-4997.
Sheriff’s Posse hosting Old Timer’s Rodeo
The Comal County Sheriffs Posse is sponsoring an Old Timer’s Rodeo Cowboy Association Rodeo on Saturday Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Posse Arena, IH-35/Solms Road. Adults S3, children SI. Look for free tickets in the Sunday Oct. 9,1994, edition.
Lake Dunlap Area VFD hosts BBQ and auction
The Lake Dunlap Area Volunteer Fire Department annual Barbecue and Mini Auction will be Oct. 15 from 3-7 p.m. at the River Bend Clubhouse. Auction will start at 5 p.m. and raffle drawing will be at 7 p m. Good prizes, arts 8c crafts, general store tables
51st Guadalupe Farm Bureau roundup set
The 51 st Annual Guadalupe County Farm Bureau Roundup/Convention will be Sunday Oct. 16 at the Seguin Guadalupe County Coliseum Social at 4 p.m.; dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets S5 each purchased at Seguin Farm Bureau office, 205 E. Center. Keynote speaker Ned Meister, Texas Farm Bureau Commodity and Regulatory activities Director.
The winning numbers
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A Canyon Lake woman rammed a Comal County Sheriffs car with her truck Wednesday while she led local law enforcement authorities on a chase that ended with her arrest.
Pamela Myers, 46, who has a record of altercations with police, was jailed and charged with disorderly conduct, criminal mischief over $500 but under $1500, unlawfully carrying weapons, evading arrest and resisting arrest.
Bond was set at S2,200 and Myers is still in jail.
The ordeal began about 10:30 a m. when Myers appeared before Precinct 4 Judge Howard Smith Wednesday. Smith said after Myers asked for a copy of a citation she was given by police, she accused him of breaking the law by smoking in the building.
She then picked up an empty ashtray and began yelling “citizen’s arrest” before going to
her 1991 Ford pickup and locking herself in it.
Smith said after a Sheriffs deputy arrived and walked into his office, the woman took the opportunity to make a get away.
“I really don’t know what you would call something like that,” Smith said. “It’s hard to define.”
Myers took FM 2673 before heading south on FM 2722.
Sheriff cars had her surrounded, but Myers would not stop, said Chief Deputy Elwood Hohertz. Myers was not speeding, but after being surrounded by police, she hit a sheriffs vehicle, causing close to $1400 worth of damage.
Police finally stopped the woman and took her into custody near the intersection of FM2722 and state Highway 46.
No injuries were reported.
Hohertz said New Braunfels Police and the Department of Public Safety assisted in the arrest.
Jesse Evins was the arresting officer.
Hwy. 46 to be widened to 8 lanes
By TECLO J. GARCIA
A Texas Department of Transportation official said Wednesday that expansion on state Highway 46 wall widen the road to eight lanes at it’s intersection with Common Street.
The highway will be broadened from Industrial Drive, just north of the railroad overpass, to Hanz Drive, just south of the Guadalupe River, David Kopp said, TxDOT Area Engineer.
Kopp said construction on the project is scheduled to begin in late June or early July 1995.
“We have certain hurdles to clear concerning environmental clearances and public involvement," said Kopp. “We will afford the public a hearing.”
If the public asks for a hearing on the road expansion, the department will hold a forum on the matter, Kopp said.
At the intersection of Common and Highway 46, two north-bound lanes will be added to Highway 46, one through lane and one right
turning lane. South bound, one through lane will be added along with an acceleration lane for vehicles turning right from east-bound Common.
The majority of widening will add just two lanes to the highway, however, two northbound lanes, a middle left turning land and two southbound lanes
Kopp said the job will cost close to $1.1 million It will include shoulders on the highway and a new signal light system at the Common intersection.
Other construction projects slated for 1995 include expanding the 1-35 bridges over Schwab and Engel roads from two to three lanes each way.
“If we do this now when we have a little money,” he said.
“The Austin district has done this, build bridges before the road construction.”
Kopp said when the time comes to expand I-35, the budget will not be burdened with some of the bridges the would have already completed
Photo by MARIE OFFERMAN
The Historic Museums Assn. sponsors the Elderhostel Program. Mary Ann Hollmig and Clyde Blackman are the coordinators for the museums. Members of the group are from LA, CA, FL, MO, OR, OK, MN and many places in TX. Left to right front row: Don Caskey, Jo McLean, Ruth Hope; center row: Don Goodman, Pat Goodman, Lorraine Caskey, Chuck St. Laurent and Judy St Laurent; top row: Virginia Oberg, Edna Toeneboehn, Don Gray, Mardelle Coulter and Walter Toeneboehn.
Members of the Elderhostel group toured Conservation Plaza and the Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture last Tuesday. Lunch was served at the Forke Store by members of the Conservation Society. Left to right front row: John Chappelear, Josie Songy and Del Sullins; center row: Jeanne Sloan, Pat Chappelear, Ellis Songy, Joanne Sullins and Grace Blelmeyer; top row: Woody Woodhouse, Margie Woodlouse, Dick Bartol, Beverly Bartol and Art Blelmeyer.
English or Spanish, Memorial Primary students understand
By CRAIG HAMMETT
Herald-Zeitung photo by CRAIG HAMMETT Memorial students In Ginny Brooke’s class paint art.
HeraldZeitung photo by CRAIG HAMMETT Students painted with a slide show featuring the works of Claude Monet and Mary Cassatt. The students must idenify horizontal and vertical lines.
With that phrase the students of Ginny Brooke’s first grade class at Memorial Primary respond. What may be different from many classes is that the students respond in English, or Spanish. More importantly, they understand.
This class is one of several at Memorial that features bilingual education.
These are not language classes. Students learn all the subjects, reading, mathematics, and in doing st) learn different languages at the same time.
“There is such a misconception about the bilingual class,” said Ms. Brooke who has been in the NB1SD since 1980. “People think it something terrible when they first hear of it, that their children will be behind . It is so pleasing to me. When children leave here, they can read in two languages for the rest of their life.”
This particular class has two students who speak mostly Spanish, about eight who are truly bilingual and eight more who speak mainly English By the end of year, the goal is to progress in the basic subjects, and learn two languages along the way.
Ms. Brooke shuffles between two languages so easily it is hard to notice after awhile. The children follow on all commands.
On this day, they use the example of Columbus crossing the ocean for mathematics.
Each child arc given fish-shapdfj crackers. Columbus catches five fish and eats one, which the children do as well.
“Five take away one is?”
“Four,” respond the children.
“Cinco menos uno es cuatro ”
Echo mc “Cinco mcnos uno es cuatro ”
The children shift to painting with a slide show featuring the works of Claude Monet and Mary Cassan The children must identify horizontal ara! vertical lines and other shapes in the paintings before they can begin masterpieces of their own with water colors.
“How do these paintings make you feel?” sajd Ms Brooke.
“Exhilarated!” says Telma Rodnguez, who can speak both languages even though she comes from a mainly Spanish-speaking home. Ms. Brooke prefers the students use words other than a simple “good.”
The children must “emphasize” their paintings and give a title to each, just like the masters, and the must explain so to their teacher.
“Is drawing ydur favorite thing?” asked the visitor while children painted to the music of composer Franz Schubert.
“No,” said April Asher who portrayed helping her sister, Kelsey, as the emphasis of her work "Then what isV
“Painting,” she said, as the visitor stood corrected During classtimc, children constantly take their books into the hall where volunteers help monitor the progress of their reading skills. Ms. Brooke said one child taught himself to read in two languages before he entered school and now is a grade-level above in both.
The visitor leaves the classroom as the children say ’Thank you ”
Echo mc “Gracias.”
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