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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 30, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas SUNDAY A look ahead at New Braunfels sutnmei New Braunfels Herald 410 6 S 0 W E 3 T M10 K10 F11J B ISIIIM 0 2627 E Y AND UK IX 79903 75 CENTS 30 Pages in two sections May 1993 Serving Comal County Home of Brenda Bean I 137 STAMMTISCH Best Wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeiiung sends birthday wishes to Tabatha Casey Dodi Lilly Guerrero May Marian Christina Augus tine Flavio Joe Angie Happy Anniversary to John and Adlelita Memorial Day service set The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7110 will observe Memorial Day with a flag raising ceremony at the post 600 Peace at 8 The particularly are invited to attend the Monday ceremo Coffee and donuts will be served following the cermo ny City offices to close Monday The New Braunfels city offices will be closed Mon day in observance of Memo rial The citys sanitation department will continue theirsctiedules according to city For further call Callers can leave messages on a recorder during the week Benefit dance set for Monday The New Braunfels Police and Parks Departments are sponsoring a summer recre ation program kickoff dance and The event will be held May 31 at 7 at the New Braunfels Civic Krueger fundraiser set The Comal County Democrats will be sponsor ing a rally and fundraiser for Senator Bob Krueger on June 1 at Comal Bowl from 5 to 8 State representatives will be on hand to field questions on state For more contact Corbie at 6256263 or Gloria at Flyers to meet The San Marcos Radio Control Association will host a swap meet today beginning at 8 at the clubs flying field located just east ofI35 at McCarty according to club president Mike Sullivan of New For more contact Jim Johnson at 512 The New Braunfsls Herald Zeitung invites its readers to submit items to According to the Sophienburg Archives of the represents a sit ting place reserved for members of a community to gather and share the days We invite you to share with Legislature hits last minute agreement Aquifer plan still needs okay from Judge Bunton By ROSE MARIE EASH HeraldZeltung According to Doug Comal County water representa a compromise bill on the Edwards pumping limitations reached Friday morning at about 4 goes a long way towards managing the The Texas Legislature joint con ference committee came to an agreement on the Edwards Aquifer bill which Miller said basically dissolves the Edwards Underground Water District and established a new aquifer author Miller said the new agree ment will call for a reduction in pumping to acre feet per year by and also requires permits with maximum rate and volume of most aquifer users as well as a drought management There is a reduction in pump but it only assures spring flow 9293 percent of the said That will be a ques tion for the judge to The new authority needs to come up with a drought management plan and hopefully it will be strong enough to assure us spring flow all the District Judge Lucius Buntons order calls for the Leg islature to have a plan to protect the Edwards Aquifer by Monday or face federal intervention to pro ject endangered species in the Comal and San Marcos Miller expressed his concern about the sunsetting of the Guadalupe Blanco River Author ity board in He said the action would allow the Legisla ture to be punitive towards those supporting environmental pro Last day of school HeraldZoitUilfl photo by John HUfeeth Students at Lone Star Primary School In New Braunfels wasted no time In starting their summer vacations Friday as the last bell the 199293 school s GBRA has been a strong leader in protecting the said The message is a negative message towards the environment thats a bad mes sage to send out across Miller means that all the board mem bers would be up for review and possible dismissal in Miller also voiced concern over the makeup of the new authority He said there are three representatives from Uvalde and Atascosa three from Bexar one from Comal one from and one from the South Central Texas Water Council which includes representatives from San Corpus and Nueces Many of the 20 counties and cities on the South Central Texas Council are not necessarily con cerned about spring Miller The House was expected to vote on the bill the last day to vote on Senate bills and the Senate was scheduled to vote on the issue he Time is taking its toll on historic New Braunfels Cemetery EDITORS NOTE Rose Marie Staff writer for theHerald recently toured the New Braunfels Cemetery with Antonette Malmstead and Marie Offerman and describes with them the current state of the Several pas sages from Terry Jordans Texas Graveyards are used for By ROSE MARIE EASH HeraldZeltung The original New Braunfels Cemetery is on Highway 81 between Grape and Pecan It was dedicated in 1845 just a few months after the found ing of the according to a his torical marker in the The marker indicates during the first year there were 20 fatal but the following year cholera increased the number of burials to Many of the cholera victims are buried in a mass grave in the southwestern portion of the cemetery an area devoid of There are now 753 marked and unmarked No burials are made there anymore unless the lot was purchased before The New Braunfels Cemetery is a melding of typically southern and German Gravel topped graves and the lack of old trees is reminiscent of the scraped southern tradition where it was disrespectful for grass to grow on See related page 13A But the Germans left clear and distinctive reminders of their cul ture and heritage The work manship on many of the stones is according to Terry author of Texas Grave Jordans book indicates there are beautiful ornate iron fences surrounding many of the The unique shell decorations of a New Braunsfel craftsman adorn many of the There are even some stones with the witch es foot sixpointed star an ancient hex sign to ward off evil Some of New Braunfels found ing such as Eikels The father of the founder of the Dittlinger Mills lies surrounded by beautiful iron It really would be good if the city could do some restoration said Marie Offerman who has some ancestors in the ceme My greatgrandfa thers grave was vandalized and we restored it as best we but some of the broken ball trim was gone and we didnt replace it in fear of it happening I wish all the old fences could be restored because they add a lot of character and were meant to last she Cradles surround many of the HeraldZeitung photo by Karla Wenze One of the damaged structures at New Braunfels graves curbing that is either very plain or surprisingly These are examples of the crafts manship found among the grave Hovering over one childs an angel with a bouquet of daisies drops them one by one over the small The old dates from the hex the traditional willow trees and shaking the German epitaphs and the angel statuettes will make you pause and Jordan says in his Death is the only milepost we mark with The myths and tradi tions that we observe in funeral ceremonies are strong and change if at We are most careful in how we mark the graves of loved ones and in many no expense is spared in making sure precious memories of them or intimate feelings for them are represented in their here lies a community of our ancestors with all those mes sages directly from them to and we are letting it pass The iron fences are the stones are covered with moss and the soft limestone is cracking and breaking Some of the metal markers are gone already leaving nameless graves They need to do some grave stone cleaning and straightening maybe some club could do said Antonette who initiated this If they dont destroy some of those theyre going to destroy the mon The ornamental fences could be painted and taken care of those ornamental theyre According to the ironwork and craftsmanship in the Fredericksburg cemeteries is being care for in a much better way than those in New Braun Re Texas A Cul tural Legacy University of Texas Available at the Dit tlinger Memorial Suit filed against CISD Racial discrimination charge aimed at district By ROSE MARIE EASH HeraWZettung According to Dora a parent of a former student in the Comal Independent School Dis a classaction suit has been filed on her behalf and other par ties which charge racial discrim ination in the Our lawyer has advised us not to comment on said I didnt realize it had been Jim president of the Comal Independent School Dis said he did not know the particulars of the suit but was aware that it was I heard about it Friday said It wasnt clear what it was about and I havent seen anything I wish we could resolve our own problems without but I under stand in some cases that is the only way to solve The suit was filed by Sabrina a San Antonio lawyer representing Gonzales and oth Arelleno was not available for comment as of press Todays Texas Lottery Numbers 3 10 29 32 37 40
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