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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 23, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas                                New Braunfels April Serving Comal County Home of Kate Mathls 50 Cents 75 Cents Sunday 111 Doug Miller Miller receives NFISB kudos Doug Miller of Witting Miller Insurance received the National Federation of Inde pendent Business Small Busi ness Achievement Award on The divisional director of the National Federation of Independent John Miller with the The small business com munity comprises the very backbone of the American business Ger hart NFIB is dedicated to sup porting American entrepre neurs who pursue opportu nity and create jobs by their willingness to invest in an idea and who also make their community a better place to Senator Phil Gramms regional Ed was also in town for the pre He read a letter from Gramm congratulating Mil ler for his contribution to the city of New Braunfels and the state of Doug Miller epitomizes the heart and soul of Ameri cas free enterprise Gramm said in the So I want to commend NFIB for recognizing Doug Millers willingness to invest his talent and resources in creating jobs which bene fit the citizens of New Braun The NFIB award is given to a small business leader in a community who best de monstrates a commitment as a good corporate citizen for the economic and overall wellbeing of the communi Miller has been very active in the New Braunfels com He now acts as the repre sentative for Comal the city of New Braunfels and New Braunfels Utilities on issues relating to the Edwards is active in the New Braunfels Chamber of was a former mayor of New Braunfels and has been an active member of the Fiesta Mexicana kicks off at Wursthalle By ROSE MARIE EASH HeraldZeltung Fiesta Mexicana kicks off at Landa Parks Wursthalle grounds Sat urday and prepared to give Fies ta San Antonio a run for its Wed like for the community to help us by because the for said Claude president and founder of the Comal Inde pendent Mens We will give thirteen scholarships this The event is a cultural effort to bring a tast of the MexicanAmerican heritage and its contribution to American and Texan society to the residents of New Braunfels and its surrounding The CIMA fundraising event will start Friday night at 6 In addition to the food Rosie Y Los Muchachos mariachis will perform on the grounds and the queen candidates will be intro duced on the stage food booth Admission to the grounds is At 8 Jaime De Anda Y Los Chamacos will take the stage at the Wursthalle for a Tickets for the dance may be purchased now for per person or at the door for per At 10 the queen will be crowned in On Saturday the grounds open at noon and you can enjoy a fajita cookoff from 2 to 7 along with all the other food The Campania De Danza Folklorica and the Ballet Folklorico Infantil will perform Mexican folk dances and the Ecos De America mariachis will be on hand for traditional Mexican The fajita cookoff judging will be announced at and Music by Lupe Vasquez will serenade festival attendees in the food bootfrarea from 7 to 9 At the queen and her court will be The dance will start at 9 in the Wursthalle featuring two bands Esmeralda and Tickets are available now for or can be purchased at the door for On the Fiesta the grounds open at Lupe Vasquez Music will entertain until 3 and you can enjoy encore performances by Compania De Danza Ecos De Ballet Folklorico and Rosie Y Los The last Good Times will perform from 7 to 11 in Admission is and a drawing for a trip to Las Vegas will be held at 9 Fiesta County boasts low jobless rate By GARY CARROLL HeraldZeltung Comal County continues to boast one of the lowest unem ployment rates in the state as the number of jnblpss in the coun ty decreased for the third time in according to reports released by the Texas Employ ment Labor market reports showed Comal County with a total civil ian labor force of for the month of increase of 106 from Of those resi dents were employed and were unemployed for an unem ployment rate of percent down percent from Febru arys rate Alfred a labor mar ket analyst for the Texas Employment said March is the month which employment rates are least affected by the and favorable employment condi tions should continue through March is probably the least seasonal month of the DeBarros May and June are when the seasonality really kicks in and we will probably see a slight increase in the areas unemployment According to Comal County will feel the affects of the end of the school year when noncontract employees of the area school districts are out of work for the Comal and New Braunfels Independent School Districts employ a total of employ ees 835 are contracted and 575 are Should the noncontracted workers not find he said the county unemployment rate would increase by approximate ly 2 San Antonios unemployment rate declined by percent to and San Antonios civilian labor force stands at an increase of form Both New Braunfels and San Antonio are enjoying unem ployment rates well below the state average of percent and the national average of per and DeBarros said the relationship between San Anto nio and New Braunfels is mutu ally Schlitterbahn celebrates its opening weekend Friday and Saturday with a Comal Springs competition and exhibit and a charity duck The a collection of essay written by local elementary school students about What the Comal Springs Mean To Our will be on display at the main entrance to the The duck held on the Congo River at will benefit the Amer ican Cancer The park will open at 10 every Saturday and Sunday until May when it begins daily City now eligible for block grants By GARY CARROLL HeraldZeltung New Braunfels was recently granted Metropolitan City Sta tus by the United States Depart ment of Housing and Urban according to May or Clinton The designation means New Braunfels is entitled to automat ically receive a maximum of in Community Devel opment Block Grants beginning in October of 1993 for the 1994 fiscal year without competing with other cities for the Brandt said he was not quite sure how New Braunfels fell into the metropolitan category since a population of is a requi site for the City Manager Hector Tamayo said the 1990 census reveaJed New Braunfels automatically qualified for but he still has not seen the The block grants must be used to benefit lowto moderate income and must address slum and blight or some other urgent community Tamayo said the council and the commu nity would determine the use for the Officials said the grant money could be used to offset the costs incurred during federal and state mandated Although block grant funds cannot be used as reimburse ments for government mandat ed Brandt said the grants could allow the city to undertake more community ori ented Victims rights group calls for truth in sentencing By GARY CARROLL HeraldZeltung Members of the newly formed organization People Against Vio lent Crimes said Thursday night that victims rights should include the security of knowing that crim inals will serve their entire prison The topic of the meeting was truth in sentencing and the members discussed ways in which to ensure people convicted of crimes serve full and complete jail Ideas such as capital punish ment or life without parole for convicted stricter sen tencing for sex and informing jurors of a convicted criminals past record prior to sentencing would help ensure more attention to the rights of victims and tougher in addition to tougher group mem ber Gladys Bartling said law enforcement officials should be more attuned to what is hap The question is what can we do to make our legal system Bartling We have to put pressure on our legal system to make sure victims are One member said law enforce ment officials in Comal County need to be aware that incidents of violent crime are prevalent in the and they must know how to deal not only with the but the victims as One member said she to assist a friend who was the victim of a violent crime at a crime scene and police would not allow her access to her After repeated the woman alleged that an officer said she would have to wait because they were not prepared to handle such I told him that they better get the group member They better wake up and realize that stufflike this happens Group members agreed the legal system must be better informed about problems associ ated with being a victim and more attention should be paid to the PAVC members will be involved in writing legislators and law makers concerning victims rights including House Bill which drastically increases the sentences of violent criminals and repeat Although the group is new and still Bartling said they are prepared to carry out the task of fighting for victims Inside Stammtisch Sports AUTO WATER The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung invites its readers to submit items to According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German Stammtisch represents a sit ting place reserved for a gniup of special people time set aside for members of a community to gather and share the days happen See more Stammtisch on page Best Wishes The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung sends Birthday wishes to Ricardo Michael Gary Hanno Hoff Bob Rosa Estella Joe Cortez Emily Belated Birthdays go to Kaylin Schmidt Saturday Birthdays go to Johnny Rodriguez and Robert VanHorn Anniversary wishes go to Othmar and Marilyn Early voting Early voting will be open from 11 to 3 Saturday and from to Sunday in Room 106 at the County Court Fiesta Mexicans The CIMA Club will holds its 1993 Fiesta Mexicana at the Wursthalle in Landa Park Friday through The event is On food booths open at 6 A Mariachi queen candidates and a dance will be On Saturday and the grounds open at AllDistict list Twentyfive Comal County soccer players are named on Distict52s 1993 All District including eight on the For a pictorial look at the Countys First and Second Teams see Page 12A and for the complete list see Page 11   

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