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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 21, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas                                Opinions DAVID Editor and Publisher JANINE Managing Editor Page 4A New Texas HvraldZritung Published Sunday Thursday and Friday after noons by New Braunfels 707 Landa or Drawer New Texas Second Class postage paid by New Braunfels HeraldZeitung at New DAVID SULLENS Editor and Publisher JANINE GREEN Managing Editor CHERYL DUVALL Business Manager KAREN REININGER Classified Manager LONE BEASLEY Advertising Director CAROL ANN AVERY Circulation Manager GUS ELBEL Pressroom Foreman Carrier delivered in Coma and Guadaiupe counties three six JO one Senior Citizens Discount carrier delivery six one Mail delivery outside Comal in Texas three JO six one Mail out side Texas six JO one If you have not received your newspaper by Tuesday through or by call 6259144 or 6581900 by 7 and 11 Postmaster Send address changes to Drawer New Texas 781311328 EDITORIALS Aggies display enviable spirit The the esprit de that goes with being an Aggie is something to be envied by those of us who are And in few places is that camaraderie and esprit de corps as evi dent as it is in New A couple of As the last school year drew to a the New Braunfels Rot ary Club honored the top graduating seniors at each of the coun tys three high A representative of each of those schools spoke of each of those students as he or she came to the front of the auditorium where the civic group One of the elements of the description of each student was where he or she planned to go to many of them planned to attend And every time that was made a chorus of whoops came from the Aggies in the making it obvious that a very high percentage of the Rotary Clubs membership attended and that they are pretty darn proud of Local Aggies will gather for an Aggie Fish Fry here on Former basketball coach Shelby Metcalf will be the fea tured speaker at that which also will see the sale of some specially designed Tshirts that in and of themselves are an indica tor of that special But the purpose of the fish fry is perhaps the best Aggies will bring with them to the event Comal Countians who will be aiicnding next And they will be sharing their reminiscences of their own time at Their pride runs so deep that they will devote a goodly portion of a day to sharing it with those soontobe Aggies as they wel come them into their informal Theres something very American about Its something we all should pause and whether or not we attended It makes us marketable The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce is to be commended for the innovation of its plan to market our area as a tourism stop for Mexican That effort will focus on Monterrey and Mexico Members of the committee that studied the plan learned that 74 percent of Mexican traffic in Texas is by car and that Mexican travelers rank Texas high because it offers good reliable different cultures and outstanding The also learned that the majority of those tourists are affluent and that their prime travel times are before and around May 16 and Your Representatives George Bush President of the United States The White House 1600 Pennsylvania 20500 Lloyd Bentsen United States Senate 703 Hart 20510 Phil Qramm United States Senate 370 Russell 20510 Lamar Smith House of Representatives District 21 Comal County 422 Cannon Office 20510 Greg Laughlin House of Representatives District 14 Guadaiupe County 1713 Longworth Office 20510 Texas Ann Richards Governors Office State Capitol Texas 78711 State Judith Zafflrini District 21 Capitol Station Box 12068 Texas 78711 State William Sims District 25 Capitol Station Box 12068 Texas 78711 State Edmund Kuempel District 46 Capitol Station Box 2910 Texas 78769 My dream drag just too late It was just too About 25 years too Not long I was offered an opportunity to step back in 1 jumped at the but I was The thrill I expected wasnt It was just too My first wifes brother shes my current but Ivo used that line so often down through the past 20orso years that Id feel remiss if I missed the opportunity cajne to visit us not long Hes one of those people about whom television series are His degree is in aeronautical engi He flew Cobras Vietnam and went down once after taking a heavy caliber round through the diffe rential that made his taill rotor go Today he makes a living as the fellow who does the final signoff on flight simulator installatiocns for one of the worlds foremost aerospace And he gets his kicks rac ing his own sailboat or crowing on a larger racing boat in larger Carrol thats his name owns three A Porsche he drives most of the David Sullens a Ferrari Dino hes restoring and a Jaguar I remember when the Etype was I first learned about it in an issue of Road and Track It was a beautiful It is a beautiful But at it was a total impossibility for me or anyone I In it was barely on the edges of But on the edges it And as I made the drag up and down the fourlane highway through the little town of Jacksboro where I lived at the time in my fathers sixcylinder Biscayne Chevrolet with its Powerglide trans I sometimes could imagine I faintly heard the powerful burble of that V12 Jags though Dads cars were always fourdoor I could ima gine the wind ruffling my hair as I loafed the imaginary British sports car along with the top down at about 90 Road and Track said the Jag would do an honest When Carrol came to visit he came in his We spent the evening doing all the standard visit with the relatives Con my first wife had bar becued a brisket and after trekking out to watch the kids wed just kind of driven around taking in the Forum Connallys logic Editor Former Governor John Connally was hand picked by Governor Ann Richards to head a task force to over haul the Texas state tax The forming of a committee and their del egated objective is a noble diced how to the committoes brain storming appears to be following the philosophy of Bob Bulloclc and Bill Hobby which is to increase Is it possible Connallys logic was auctioned off along with the ranch When he campaigned for the pres Connally vowed to reduce the national debt by cutting one nickel out of every doll ar of gov ernment Not a bad idea when you recognize that most citi zens and business people have had to and been able to do just This alternative has not yet been men tioned in the list of brainstonning sol What we have seen is While President Bush is puslhing more and better education our governors task force proposed doubling college tuition and increasing gas tax 20 cents a gallon to get we have said for Where will i t stop It wont unless we the people act rather than Please write yow leaders in Austin and respectfully demand a moratorium on additional Paul Nosenbury New Braunfels spirited piece Editor David Sullens1 July column was magnificent Congratulations for wriliing a snap spirited piece that must have taken at least a bit of The ideas in your column arc prob ably not in line with those olF many of your as you indicated but being politically incorrect iis not such a bad idea these I have no In the most dangerous instrument I own is a small knife about two inches long engraved with my I use it occasionally to open chip si that are scaled tightly in plastic I think my aversion to guns goet back to when I was about ten years old and decided to go hunting with my uncles Letter policy The correspondence concerning topics of gen eral All letters must be signed and include an address and telephone number for verification purposes only the name and community of resi dence will accompany the letter in No anonymous letters will be Length is limited to 300 words and letterwriters to acceptance for publication only once per The newspaper reserves the right to refuse any letter as well as edit all The letters become the property of the Letters should be sent to New Braunfels Drawer New Texas or brought to our offices at 707 22calibcr I shot a Then I stood over the bird and cried because I thought he or she probably had a mate that would be lonely now that I snuffed out or her Notice my inept attempt to be politically cor rect with pronouns But Id dont mind reasonable peo ple like you having guns around especially because you try never to point at anyone or anything you I have much more fear of people who would rob of us of our as you wrote on another send ing money to places like Iran just isnt right because those just arent good folks over I suspect youll get flak from some But I hope you get many more positive Keep writing great Herbert New Braunfels Similar response Editor David Sullens column on July was excellent I agree with you 100 Your writing reminded me of Mike whose columns previously were pub lished in the After reading Roykos there was no doubt about his position and the same goes for Keep it upl There is another editor who likes Its Don James in Wichita Fax your column to him at the Wichita Falls Times and Record One suggestion change your The current photo just docs not fit the mental image of your Add a hat or cap of your choice and dont say checze for the Art Wolff Canyon Lake Parade of thanks Editor On behalf of the Guadaiupe Valley American Legion Post and Auxil we would like to thank everyone responsible for organizing the recent 4th of July Parade in New Special thanks go to Pam Cheryl Wilton Warneckc and Margi A great big thanks also to the peo ple of New Your participa whether in the parade or as a spectator was The out pouring of patriotism and support that you gave all our veterans was out We arc looking forward to next year when we know the parade will be even bigger and Leon Helmke Joan Helmke New Braunfels A beautiful sign Editor An open letter to Waclti Congratulations on completing the remodeling of your New Braunfels It is a beautiful improvement to the Scguin You were courageous in your design and building of the Welcome to New Braunfels Jack In The Box Your project brought real class to the marketing and food services Congratulations again Barf Bartholomew County Treasurer About 10 we were just stand ing outside the house remembering the good old The conversation rolled around to cruising the a practice prevalent in both the towns where we spent our teen though those towns were three hours apart back when the speed limit was Cruising the Sonic meant circling through the drivein restaurant to say hi to everybody and let the world know you had access to a evenif it was only your fathers About halfway through that remi Carrols eyes lit up arid mine were an instant You wanna do it he Why I So we put the top down on that yel low Jag and did But we were badly It was a lot like a trip to the grocery store for The thrill just wasnt We drove around the Sonic once and then we went home and watched Johnny It was just too David Sullens is editor and publisher of the Neb Braunfels Emotions Lets li Walker forever I By JOHN INGRAM In our Sunday school class before beginning our Bible study the mem bers discuss a miracle that occurred to them the preceding week or they review something that happened to them that fulfilled John 1 came that you may have and have it The point of this of is to make all of us more aware of Gods daily action in our God does manifest Him self to each of us in one way or another through events or an inner awareness of God is with us we just need Dp tune into his In the June 1991 edition of Guideposts sci ence fiction writer Ray Bradberry tells of an en counter that gal vanized his writ ing He points out how God often touches our lives through other When Bradberry was 12 years oldjj the Dill Brothers Combined Travel ing Shows came to his hometown oh Lake Michigans Arriving the side show the impressionable Bradberry encountered a magicaj man known as assistant threw a switch proclaiming that ten million volts of were passing into the flesh of making his white hair bilr low and his body glow with cent Of course the electricity wasfe a harmless low amperage but Electrico touched the young on both shoulders with a silver sword and shouted Live sensation made a The next day Bradberry visited Electrico again to discover what hoS meant by Live Forever Elcclj trico the importance being true to what we had been RivenJ to do in The admonishment forever emphasized that life wasfc sacred and must be lived to the each As Bradberry listened to EIccv trico he realized that his gift God was the excited imagination had for distant He had fully collected Buck Rogers strips from the newspaper but when j his classmates learned about his cst in science fiction they mocked him and Bradberry tore up the comic J strips in ElecK trico gave Bradberry the courage enjoy those things that fired his From that day on BradS berry wrote science fiction He began celebrating the gift God had Jj given Some of us ignore our talents others of us let our companions talk us out of them as being impractical still other reject our God given gifts in the mindless pursuit of Rec ognizing our unique talent and having the courage to cultivate that talent enable us to fill each day with joy and we become aware of daily clcs and the abundance of each days i S   

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