New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 21, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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Constitutional amsndmsnt and Bulvsrds Incorporation elections:
• Election day is Nov. 4.
• Early voting hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Oct. 31, Monday through Friday at the Comal County courthouse annex, third floor, Room 306.
• Special early voting will take place from 2 to i p.m. Tuesday and Oct. 29 at the Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3 office, Bulverde Road.
• Applications can be accepted through Oct. 28 and ballots can be mailed through Oct. 28.
• Applications may be delivered in person until the day before the voting starts (Oct.
17). After that, applications must be mailed. Only the voter may hand deliver his/her application
looters may apply on an offeial application form can write the county clerk’s
office with the following information: name, address, precinct number and voter registration number, address to which ballot should mailed. Ballots can be mailed for the following reasons: 65 or older, disability and out of town (ballot must be mailed to an out-of-county address).
Comal Independent School District bond issue election
• Election day is Nov. 8.
• Six early voting locations are open during the norrrtal business day from Wednesday through Nov. 4.: CISD Central Administration Offices in New Braunfels, Comal Elementary School, Bulverde Elementary School, Bulverde United Methodist Church, Bill Brown Elementary School and Mountain Valley Elementary
The following are special ‘ "Wt&SiytJfMhch voting
locations and times of operation
— Goodwin Elementary School, Wednesday and Thursday, 1-6 p.m.
— Frazier Elementary School, Wednesday and Thursday, 1-6 p.m.
— Rahe Primary School, Wednesday, 1-8 p.m; Thursday, 1-6 p.m.; Oct. 29, 6-8 p.m.
— Adon Seay Intermediate, Wednesday and Thursday, 1-6 p.m.
— Canyon Intermediate School, Wednesday and Thursday, 1-6 p.m.
— Canyon Middle School, Thursday, 4-8 p.m.; Oct. 27, 4-8 p.m.; Oct. 29, 4-8 p.m.; and Oct.
30, 4-8 p.m.
— Smithson Valley Middle School, Oct. 27-29, 4-8 p.m.
— Canyon High School. Oct.
31, 6-10 p.m.; Nov. 4, 5-8 p.m.
— Smithson Valley High School, Thursday, 4-9 p.m.; Oct. 31, 6-10 p.m.; Nov. 4, 6-9 p.m.
• For information about eariy voting m the CISD bond Section, call fob office of public information at 625-8081.
Mom Makes Too Much Room for Boy Close to Girl’s Heart
Dear Abby: My 18-year-old son, “Josh,” has been dating a 20-Vear-old girl, “Jessica,” for about IO months. Josh graduated from high school in June and left for the Army three weeks later. Just before he left, Jessica’s mother gave him the family engagement ring, in case he “wanted to use it,” before he went.
Josh’s father and I were very upset. We talked and talked, and finally convinced our son that he doesn’t know Jessica well enough to marry her, and he has no idea where his commitment to the Army will lead him. Besides, he is simply too young to marry. Finally, after four days of emotional turmoil, Josh returned the ring to Jessica’s mother. ,
My son now informs us that Jessica and her mother are fixing up the basement of their home for him when he comes home on leave.
There is no end to this woman’s presumptuousness. The extent to which she is going in order to snag my son for her daughter is making me ill. I have written to Josh
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ous strains of influenza, Type A-Wuhan, to hit the United States this year.
Residents should roll up their sleeves now to arm themselves against the virus; McWilliams said. The prime time to get a flu shot is between Oct. I and Nov. 15, before the flu season begins. McWilliams said vaccines were given early because they must be given before exposure to the virus, and the body could take several weeks to build up the proper antibodies to fight the virus.
“Getting a shot now, for most people, will provide adequate immunity,” McWilliams said. “The closer to the flu season you get the shot, the higher the risk of exposure ”
Although the flu itself is not deadly, said McWilliams, the complications that can accompany it, such as pneumonia, can be. She said that is why high-risk groups are urged to get a flu shot.
According to Jim Schuermann, public health technician in the TDH Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Surveillance Division, the elderly are hardest hit by influenza and its complications.
“Fewer than 30 percent of elderly Americans and others in high-risk groups heed our regular warnings to have yearly influenza vaccinations,” he said. *We knftV fluff some older people fail to be
vaccinated is because of a persistent, unfounded fear that the vaccine can actually cause influenza. The truth is that a vaccinated person may still contract some strains of influenza, but not from,the vaccine. If they do become ill with flu, the vaccine usually helps lessen the severity of the case.”
The local health department is trying to make sire the elderly in the community are prepared for the fight against the flu. McWilliams said the health department would offer two clinics later this month for senior citizens in the county. She said the clinics-would not only help the elderly segment of the population.
“We can do more people that way, and the more we immunize the healthier our whole community will be,” she said.
In addition to flu vaccinations, McWilliams said good hygiene practices, such as washing hands and not sharing food, go a long way in battling the spread of influenza.
expressing my feelings, but it hasn’t helped. He plans to stay at their home , \ when he returns. My husband says to. ,1 let him go, but I am hurt and** frightened. What can I do? cB
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Parents and friends of New Braunfels Middle School and OakRun are invited to the NBMS and OakRun schools Fall Choir Concert.
The concert will be performed at 7 p.m. tonight in the OakRun School cafeteria.
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Fire Marshal Milton Willmann said the fire was accidental, possibly caused by an overloaded electrical circuit.
Koepp said the county would need evidence that the loss of the equipment affected the outcome of the fire before it filed charges
“To have a shot at this, we would have to determine what the nature of the fire is and what equipment was needed,” Koepp said. “And if they didn’t have access at the time, would that have made a difference?"
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Voters to ponder weighty choices
By DENSE DZIUK KMGHT
Voters in the Comal Independent School District will begin heading to the polls Wednesday to decide whether the district will get $92,185 million in bonds to improve existing schools and build three new schools.
Last month, the CISD board of trustees approved a bond election asking for a total of $92,185 million to deal with anticipated growth in the district
Voters will get to show support or opposition for four different pieces of
• Proposition I asks for $38,485,00 for the construction and equipment of school buildings in the district and purchase of the necessary sites. This would include renovations to comply with health and safety code requirements and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
• Proposition 2 would be for $42,390,000 for the construction and equipment of a new 1,500'ftudent high school and two elementary schools. The price would include technology for the new schools. Site selection committees
have already begun looking for possible locations of the new schools. The committee handling the new high school has found four possible sites, and most are in Bexar County.
• Proposition 3 calls for $9,825,000 for technology upgrades at existing campuses.
• Proposition 4, for $1,485,000, included additional renovations and expansions of existing schools, including band halls for elementary Mid intermediate schools, exterior lighting and road and parking improvements for campuses.Charges!
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$200,000. Elbel allegedly tried to steal a Are truck and a tanker from the Canyon Lake Volunteer Fire Department station at 12:30 a.m. Thursday.
His bond was set at $65,000.
Sheriffs office records say Elbel drove the new fire tanker through the doors of the fire station, ran a stop sign and turned left onto Farm-to-Market 2673 before flipping over the 1996 truck valued at $250,000.
Elbel had apparently tried to steal a fire truck in the station but abandoned that idea when he overheated the clutch, sheriffs investigators said.
On Thursday afternoon, a house Are on Canyon Lake Shores Drive claimed the life of 88-year-old Lots May Pallone. Harrel T. Scott, deputy fire chief of the Canyon Lake Volunteer Fire Department, said on Friday the response time of the fire was delayed by four to seven minutes because of the loss of the damaged truck and tanker.
Comal County Sheriffs Office Lt. Dennis Koepp said detectives are still looking to see if they can file criminal charges against Elbel relating to the fire.
“We are still waiting for the fire marshal’s report and we would then have to sit down with the district attorney’s office,” Koepp said. “They (fire marshal) will give us a complete report and determine the exact cause of the fire, and we will go from there.”
Sunday October 26th and advertise it in “The Parade Of Homes” page that will appear Sunday October 26th in the
New Braunfels Herald Zeitung’s ClassifiedContact: Lee Ann, Melinda or Karen at 625-9144.
Deadline is Wednesday, October 22, at 5 p.m..
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung will be devoting a special page called “Parade of Homes9* just for OPEN HOUSES held on Sunday October 26th. The page will consist of 3 col. x 3 in. (actual size 4 1/4’* x 3“ ) ads. Each ad should consist of a picture (optional), a description of the house, the address of the house, and the times of your open house. The cost of the ad will be $30. To participate in the “PARADE OF HOMES99, bring by or mail in a photo and description of your open house with $30 to 707 Landa St., New Braunfels or