New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 30, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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Typo Count Condition MoMs ... 780.... moderate Grasses... 217 .. light
Cocklebur ..561 moderate
Ragweed....9,818.. heavy Careless weed.. 77... light Cedareim .. .140... .light
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Texas economy on a roll, report shows
‘The latest ‘Index of Leading Texas Economic Indicators’ show a very solid gain, led by a surge in consumer confidence,” State Comptroller John Sharp said.
“Tile ‘Index’ is currently 122.3, up 3 .6 percent from a year ago.
‘‘Consumer confidence soared by more than 60 percent in July compared to one year ago. Consumers are encouraged by continuing growth in the state and national economies. Fear of inflation is low and spending is up. July retail sales jumped by S.8 percent compared to the same period last year,” Sharp said.
“The ‘Index’ forecasts a strong year-end for the Texas economy. I’ll even go out cm a limb and be the first to predict that it's going to be a good Christmas season for most Texas retailers. I think that’s a pretty safe prediction, unless there is an unforseeable economic catastrophe,” Sharp said.
New housing permits and the Help Wanted Index are also strong components of the “Index of Leading Texas Economic Indicators.”
The Help Waned Index, a tabulation of job listings in Texas newspapers, rose 17 percent in July, compared to the same period last year. Texas employment has grown by more than 226,000 jobs, or 3 percent, since July 1993. Unemployment claims are down by 14.3 percent. The Texas unem-
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ployment rate dropped by 0.2 percent.
Demand for Texas housing is still on the rise. The number of housing permits issued in July jumped 14.9 per-cent compared to one year ago. Rising mortgage interest rates have slowed home building only slightly.
Texas crude oil prices continue to climb out of the doldrums. Prices have risen by 2.8 percent since last month, and are up 13.1 percent from levels of a year ago. Oil production, however, has not increased New business incorporations increased by 9.3 percent in July com-paaadtotte same month last year. The average number of manufacturing hours per work week crept upward by 0.9 percent to 43.3 hours.
The ‘Texas Stock Index” is the only negative component of the “Index of Leading Texas Economic Indicators ”
Overall, the stock value of Texas companies declined 9.7 percent in July to 162.9.
The Comptroller’s Office compiles the “Index of Leading Texas Economic Indicators” monthly to help forecast future upturns and downturns in the Texas economy. It is similar to the U.S. Leading Economic Indicator Index, which is currently 101.5.
The U.S. index is up by 3.7 percent compared to one year ago, a sign that the U.S. economy is maintaining momentum and should experience moderately strong growth through the end of the year
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Drug grants head to town
Three grants totaling $1,914,513 for Comal County youth and adult community-based chemical dependency treatment services were announced by Sen. Judith Zaffirini recently.
Part of a $45.9 million package of public funds awarded by the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, the grants will be used for substance abuse treatment during Fiscal Year 1995.
The Inman Christian Center will use its grant of $527,500 to provide residential services to youths in Bell, Bexar, Comal and Frio counties.
The Mexican American Unity
Council will provide intensive residential and residential services to women in 30 South Texas counties, including Comal, with its grant of $128,769.
A grant of $ 1,258,244 will be used by the Patrician Movement to provide intensive residential, intensive outpatient and supportive outpatient services for Atasco, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Kames, Kendall, Kerr, Medina and Wilson counties.
“One out of every five adult Texans abused alcohol or drugs last year,” said Sen. Zaffirini. “Community-based
treatment services give these individuals a second chance to turn their lives around and become productive citizens. Substance abuse affects business productivity, creates soaring health care costs, splits families, contributes to crime, adds to the welfare rolls and plays a significant role in family violence. We cannot afford to look the other way. Left untreated, substance abuse is a disease that can be passed down for generations.”
The funds for the grants were made available through the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant and State General Revenue.
Smithson Valley cheerleaders take prizes
This summer the Smithson Valley Middle School Blue Cheerleading Squad attended National Cheerleader Association’s camp at Incarnate Word College in San Antonio. Approximately 500 cheerleaders and mascots from around the state attended the four day camp. The first evening each squad presented a cheer they had rehearsed at school. The squad earned a Superior Ribbon that evening. Little did the girls know that this would be the first of many to come. By the end of camp, the ten member squad earned seven Superior Ribbons and the Tuesday night Spirit Stick Award. Sponsor Dana Cole stated, “As a relatively new group, I was amazed at t he s peed in which the girls pulled together to present a united squad. Their teamwork and enthusiasm is evident in their performances ” While at Incarnate Word College*. Vir-aH cfv'/'rloadcr Pam Naim was one of ten cheerleaders selected to the NCA’s All-American Cheerleading Team. As a member of this team, Pam has the option of participating in several events including the Aloha Bowl in Honolulu, Hawaii, and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin, Ireland. Members of the Blue Squad are. Cami Cunningham, Ruth Huber, Robyn Kyrish, Apryl Metcalf, Pam Naim, Brodie Parrott, Lauren Ramsey, Amy Redclift, Nicole Stout, and Julie Wagner.
This year the Mustangs arc excited about the addition of a Red Cheerleading Squad who will join the Blue Squad in cheering our teams to victory. The members of the Red Squad arc: Head
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Lauren Ramsey, Pam Nairn, Robyn Kyrish, Nicole Stout, Apryl Metcalf, Bradie Parrott, Amy Redclift, Julie Wagner, Ruth Huber and Caml Cunningham.
Cheerleader Cristin Sullivan, Jane Butcher, Zinnia Durns, Devon Ginn,
Briana Henderson, Sara Mathis, Ellen Moore, Stacy Mueller, Karen Roberts, and Alisa Van Kleef. Miss Cole says
that the girls have been working hard since early Aug. learning material and perfecting skills. “They arc fired up and ready to kick off the 1994-95 season ”
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