New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 27, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
THURSDAYSee Sample Ballot for Nov. 8 election in today’s edition - See P. 6
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Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Sue Ward, Lisa Marie Torres, Lucy Hart* fiel, Julia Saefge, Irene Bartels, Roy Borchers, Margaret Burley, Evelyn Dorman, Inez Har-away, Martha Lavin, Lillian Mittendorf, Joseph Vajdos, Lisa Gonzales, Laura Morales Martinez (belated), Dorothy Rhein-laender (belated).
Alabama resident gets bill from IRS for 1 cent
According to the Alexander City Outlook, a daily newspaper in Alexander City, Alabama, a resident there recently received a bill in the mail from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the amount of one cent.
The resident, Patricia Winslett, said that it cost her 75 cents to purchase the money order of one cent which she mailed back to the IRS, and also paid 29 cents for the stamp on the envelope, bringing the cost of the one cent bill to more than one dollar.
An IRS public affairs spokesman said the whole thing was a mistake and confirmed that it cost much more to process the bill.
"Naturally, there was some type of error because we do have a cutoff, and it is a dollar either way. If you have a refund for less than a dollar, you have to write us. If you owe less than a dollar, you don’t have to pay it. Obviously, it took much, much more than the one cent to process the bill. But if the taxpayer should comply, it will take even more to process it. It had to be a mistake "
Winslett's husband advised her to send in the bill, citing possible interest accumulation if she did not.
’ i was just glad it wasn't for a rot more," Mrs. Winseltt said "Imagine my shock when I saw it was for one penny. I couldn't believe it."
Canyon Lake GOP women to meet
The Canyon Lake Republican Women's Club will meet Nov. 16 at IO a m at Canyon Lake Action Center for their regular meeting Officers for the 1995 ternb will be elected and Lucille Biegle will bring information on legislative matters.
Interested people may call Patsy Newton at 964-3585.
Mid-Texas Symphony rehearsals scheduled
The Mid-Texas Symphony Chorus rehearsals will start on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. in the Ayers Recital Hall at Texas Lutheran College in Seguin.
For further information, call Dr. Fred Frueholz at 625-6420.
Caution advised to local trick-or-treaters during Halloween activities
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While New Braunfels is a fairly safe city, local officials warn Halloween revelers that caution should be exercised if they are heading out to trick-or-treat on the year’s spookiest night.
Ghosts and goblins are not the only things residents should watch out for. Halloween is one of the only American holidays that requires its participants to
get out in the streets at night and normally travel from house to house
Police realize that most will wear darker clothing to keep in the spirit of Halloween also.
Lt. John Wommack of the New Braunfels Police Department said one of the first things residents should consider is using reflective tape on kid’s costumes so they can be seen more easily if they are walking along the street in the twilight or dark.
Other trick-or-treating tips from Wommack include having an adult with the children who are trick-or-treating He said it would help for kids to carry a flashlight, go in your own neighborhood, do not go to unlighted houses, know where you are going in advance and have parents check candy to make sure it is suitable for children to eat.
Wommack also encourages those who want to trick-or-treat to do it
before it gets dark. He said this would minimize the potential for accidents
McKenna Memorial Hospital will not x-ray goodies this year. Hospital spokesman Tim Brierty said the hospital stopped offering that service to the public some years ago because of a liability issue.
“Some people would go get more candy after x-raying and would forget, then would find something in their candy,” he said. “They then might say
‘The hospital missed it.’”
Brierty encouraged those who go out to be careful before they consume (anything.
Tips from the Safe City Commission include: wear light colored or florescent clothing, remove masks when crossing streets, do not eat anything until your treats have been inspected, do not go inside any home, and use sidewalks.
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Chamber studying 1-35 visitor center
Capturing north/southbound traffic could give local businesses boost
By TECLO J. GARCIA In its most recent attempt to put
Staff Writer down roots, the chamber is currently
negotiating with the New Braunfels A Greater New Braunfels Chamber Factory Stores to locate a building on of Commerce official said Wednes- their property, day that putting a visitors center on Scheele said there had been no def-Interstatc 35 would ultimately bring initc response from the corporate man-more business into New Braunfels. agement to the idea, but hopes to get The visitors center has been pro- an answer soon as negotiations con-posed to be built somewhere along I- tinue.
35 in order for the city to gain more The chamber included a 575,000 visibility. allowance in next year’s budget to
‘The main goal is to catch north and fund the center, southbound traffic and capture it.” said San Marcos’ visitors center on 1-35
Jim Scheele, director of the chamber’s was built in 1988 and officials there are convention and visitors bureau. convinced the location has meant
Scheele said by attracting 1-35 trav- increased tourism by immeasurable elers and making them aware of what amounts.
New Braunfels has to offer, city busi- “it is amazing the amount of people
nesses would ultimately profit with that come in here,” said Jan Hardin, of increased tourist traffic. the San Marcos Chamber of Com-
Sue Hahn, chair of the bureau’s mCrce. “It has kindled interest in the 1995 budget committee, has helped city and a lot of people come back spearhead the effort to make the center and say it was the initial sell they a realization. She said the idea to have received that brought them back to a Visitor center on the interstate was an San Marcos.” idea that came up several years ago. Hardin said the center has averaged
The committee chair said they have close to 70,000 visitors annually over several looked at several sights along the last four years and believes it’s 1-35 as potential locations for the cen- successful because it is convenient and ter, but nothing has materialized. visible.
San Antonio College to host registration in December for spring
By TECLO J. GARCIA
San Antonio College will hold a registration session in New Braunfels in December for the Spring Semester, a spokesman announced Wednesday.
The college will bring testing personnel, financial aid experts and counselors among others to help students register for the classes it will offer in Comal County, said Ray Lewis of the college
“Really if things work out, there is no need to come down to SAC,” he said “We will also be able to print out your bill and we will also have the bookmobile there ”
Lewis, who announced SAC’s Comal County schedule last month, said teaching positions for English, Math and History classes still lay vacant. He encouraged local residents with Master’s degrees in those subject areas to apply for the openings.
“I think there is a tremendous need for this (classes),’’ Lewis said. “I really want to make this work. I feel this will work even better after the needs assessment study. That will be the steering wheel that drives this thing.” * The Off-Campus Education Steering Committee, which met Tuesday,
approved SAC’s needs study for $4800. The surveying will begin Nov.
I, according to Committee Chairman Bob Ristau
“We thought the proposal given by SAC was great by the guidelines we set for them,” said Ristau. “It is cost effective. The study is directed at firming the fall ‘95 schedule that will meet the needs of the community. The survey will help meet those needs.’’
Ristau said the committee will go before the council at its next meeting for approval of the needs assessment study.
The Chairman also said that all the committee members will be involved in the study and will volunteer time to ensure the study is completed in a timely fashion. He said it was important for people to know that the committee did not decide to pay SAC and then just sit back and let the work be done. Ristau said committee members are dedicated to making the survey work for minimal costs.
A possibility for the funding would be if the city and county would go into a interlocal agreement to pay for the survey, he said.
Those interested in registration or tcching information can call (210) 733-2430.
Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Jom Pacheco of New Braunfels Middle School helps seslstant manager Cathy Galvan of Bonworth Woman's Apparel during yesterday's annual Shadow Program day, sponsored by the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce' Business and Education committee. During the day, Pacheco learned merchandising, stocking, freight and other areas of running a retail business.
Middle school students invade local businesses during chamber’s annual Shadow Program
By CRAIG HAMMETT
Several hundred shadows appeared around New Braunfels Wcdcnsday, not bocsuesof the sun but through a program with arca schools and the ^New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce.
The program, called the Shadow Program, introduces youngsters to area businesses. The 8th-gradc students “shadow” different members of a business or an organization and learn first hand the experiences of day-to-day business. About 50 to 60 businesses and organizations participated.
“This has been going on for over 20 years,” said Michael Meek of the Chamber. “It’s almost become a New Braunfels tradition. We’re now incuding Smithson Valley Middle
School through the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce ”
Many of the students arc in vocational classes such as the Carcer Investigation class and Life Management Skills said Myrt Ott of Canyon Middle School The students can take one semester of these elective classes each fall and spring Nic Hill, a CMS student, said about 20 people arc enrolled in his Career Investigations class. He said his mother encouraged him to take the class, which teaches among other things, how' to find a carcer, apply for a job, etc.
“She wanted mc to start thinking about what I should be,” he said Janie Schendel takes a Life Management Skills class she said is something like home economics. She said she would like to be a vctcrnanan someday, at least at this point she
thinks she would Tim Tippit of Southwestern Bell has been involved with the program about four semesters As Chairman of the Board for Communities in Schools. Tippit said he applauds programs that can bring people in the community and students together.
Tippit said the Shadow Program allows students to actually experience the workings of a business.
Tippit said he showed his “shadow,” Shannon Schmidt, such things as the switching office and different types of fiber optics.
He said they often have a different perspective once they see how things operate.
“It’s an extension of what the chamber docs between business anc education,” he said "It lets them (stu dents) sec if the interest is there "
Resident gives ‘Wheel of Fortune’ a spin
New Braunfels resident Erin Reagan Wilton (right) was a big winner on Tuesday night’s "Wheel of Fortune,” even though she did not win the right to go further In the game. Wilson, whose friends say ordinarily has good luck, saw bad kick during har visit aa aha spun th# whasl for “bankruptcy" ones and than spun a "lose a turn.” However, har luck was not aN bad aa aha andad tbs evening with $3,300. Show host Pat Sajak la shown to har (aft.
Shadow students get real world experiencePlan to visit Wurstfest '94, Nov. 4 —13 at the Wurstfest grounds in Landa Park