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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 30, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas Opinion Page 4A May QUOTABLE What is beautiful is that is all there is to Gustavo Flaubert French 1880 E D I T O R I A Remember our veterans True meaning of Memorial Day should not Mlost fii celebration Tomorrow will mark the observance of Memorial a day to look back and respectfully remember all those who have fought and died for the preserva tion of liberty and the American way of life those who gave their life for their country In many or rather too many the obser vance of this holiday began the preceding Friday afternoon as citizens all over the country started car rying out their plans for Memorial Day Throughout this the act of partying it up is quite particularly right here in New Braunfels where thousands of tourists have descend ed upon the area to celebrate the It leaves one wondering if this was what they had in mind when the holiday was It leaves one wondering just how many out there are truly think ing of what this day means at Though there are many their and other respectful citizens who they are over shadowed by those who do Those who include themselves among the latter often take the stand that they have the right to do as they wish at anytime they regardless of the It is exclusively to those people that we say if it were not for the very souls we mark this day you might not have a right at Todays editorial was written by Mark man aging editor for the Write us The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung welcomes letters on any public letters are condensed with the objective of printing as many of them as space We also correct punc tuation and known factual We publish only original mail addressed to The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung bearing the writers an address and a telephone which are not for must be Please cite the page number and date of any article that is Preference is given to writers who have not been published in the previous 30 Mail letters to Letters to the Editor The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Drawer 311328 New Texas 781311328 Fax 210 6251224 New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Editor and Sullens General DuVall Managing Lyon Marketing Dee Crockett Classified Reininger Circulation Ann Avery Pressroom Brandt Published on Sunday mornings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Friday by the New Braunfels 707 Landa or Drawer New Sec ond class postage paid by the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung in New USPS 377880 Carrier delivered in Coma and Guadalupe counties three six one Senior Citizen Dis counts by carrier delivery only six one Mail delivery outside Conial County in Texas three six one Mail outside Texas six one Subscribers who have not received a newspaper by Tues day through Friday or by on Sunday may call 210 625 9144 or 210 6581900 by 7 weekdays or by 11 on Postmaster Send address changes to the New Braunfels Herald Drawer Todays kids understand real values The request was very like a multitude I and anyone else who runs a business receive week after week after Or at least that was the way I heard Gary Steeno called to ask if I had a few minutes to visit with his son one afternoon last Gary and I know each so I and then wondered aloud what it was we were to Gary explained that his will be going this summer to the National Scout Jamboree at Fort Hill in West He wanted to talk to me about finding a way to publicly say thank you to the folks who were helping to sponsor that and to tobe onfe of I was quick on the When you run a you pretty quickly learn to I explained that I budget a certain amount each fiscal year to contribute to such things thafs true and that Ive seriously exceeded that amount for FY 9293 and thats very my explanation I would not be able to help Tim pay for the but Id be happy to visit with him and to help on the other part of his We set a time for Tims visit and parted About halfwav through the that appointed time arrived and the newspapers receptionist called me to announce Tims I was immediately Tim was all He was clean well spoken and obvi ously I invited him to have a prepared to go through the motions of listening to He spoke succinctly and without pauses or He was focused and he wasnt there to waste my Thirty seconds I asked him to wait David Sullens y hile I went to my desk for a legal pad so I could take In that 30 Tim had earned not only my complete but my Heres what I wrote The planned trip will last two The first four days will be given to a tour of The balance of the trip will be devoted to stuff like rapelling down a scuba and Tim went on and on with a list of equally striking but he outran Three other New Braunfels Scouts will attend the National Tim told They are Devin and Derek Koehler and Trey We talked a little bit about the Hes done some of that rapelling down a 32foot wooden mountain at an area Scout summer But this is a real he said of the coming and well be rapelling down 60 Theres a lot of Tim explained that he will be doing a ser vice project at the botanical gardens in San Hell work six hours to help offset the expense of his he is asking people to make pledges tied to that The folks at tine Rivercrest DriveIn have pledged an Tim explaining that thats minimum and have offered him a summer That an hour impressed him big Tim listed a number of other but he was on his way to seek so Ill I not try to list them Hes going to write a letter to the editor later and do that him self that was the other half of our converse1 I asked Tim what he would do with the money he He explained that just the trip itself will cost about Im going to use some to buy some shirts as and Im going to pay my mom and dad back for some of what theyve spent because thats a lot of he told In those last five I heard not only a realization of the value of a but an appreciation of his folks and the things theyve done for Tim Steeno is 12 years Hes in the sev enth grade at Canyon Middle Hell turn 13 a week before the Tims been a Scout two years and hes already attained Life Scout status and is working toward his Im a tough but Tim sold I dont think he ever actually asked me but Connie and I contributed shell find out she did at the same time you do to Tims We didnt contribute but were And weve already gotten our moneys Just meeting and talking with Tim Steeno made that day a great The next time you hear someone putting down kids have them give me a call and HI show them a kid who will single handedly change their whole If you dont think I can do bet And make your check payable to Tim David Sullens is editor and publisher of the New Braunfels Goodbread should be seated Dear I guess my age makes me a senior I have lived in the New Braunfels area for fifteen Prior to my moving here I lived in two other cities in In each of these cities the Chamber of Com merce worked with the city They did not try to run the I have noted during my stay here that at least some members of the Chamber of Com merce have been through their friendly the city Goodbread did receive the second high est votes in the recent I wonder if there is a reason known only to them why cer tain members of the Chamber of Commerce do not want Goodbread to take his seat on the city I am hoping that Goodbread is permanently seated and that the bad publicity which is hurting our area If the courts decide that Goodbread should notbe seated another election will undoubtedly be called to elect a successor for the vacant council I urge the younger who have much more to lose than we get out to vote and vote for a council person who will not be a lackey of the disrupting members of the Chamber of Province Winkler New Braunfels Kids playing Dear Editor Re City Council Reminds me of kids playing you dont let me Ill take my marbles and go Davis New Braunfels Thanks to businesses Dear Editor I would like to publicly thank all the busi nesses that donated supplies and money to Goodwin Primary for our field day Each year you come through for us and we all sincerely thank you very These busi nesses are Eberhard Clear Springs and New Braunfels Smoke I also want to thank all the parents and other volunteers that come out and help us run the As always you do a super with out your help the day would not be To all of you have a wonderful sum see ya in Sincerely Jamie Trant Physical Education Teacher LETTERS Thanks for material DearEditor Friends Helping Friends Center would like to thank these people and patrons for donating their time and materials specially to John Bowling for his Also and Bob and Ruth Rayburn for donating some Westpoint Pepperell for basketballs and Ortiz Recreation Center for a punching Also thanks to Brauntex Material for the gravel they deliv And to Bill McDonald who gave his time and equipment Bobcat to spread out the gravel and Also an extra thanks to Juan Caballero owner of New Braunfels Tire Center for donating four brand new tires for my personal Suburban to transport the box ers to boxing tournaments out of Many i Armando Leonard Perhaps they should just stay home Dear Editor Jan Kennedy was recently to serve to city Dan Bremer was elected last year to rep resent the people of District and Butch Benitez was elected last year to represent the folks of District They were not elected to serve some self or another entity or shadow gov ernment within the At the city council 24 May all three councilpersons failed miserably in fulfilling their by absenting them selves from the regular meeting of They just got up and left because as a voiced a vote of confidence and seated James Goodbread as a hold over council Bremer and Ben itez each voted against permitting Good bread to be Having their feathers they abdi cated their duty and responsibility and leaving an insufficient number of coun cilpersons to conduct the business of the All three despite the opinion of city Barry that the seating of a holdover council member would present no and was If these three councilpersons are going to take their hurt feeling home everytime a vote goes against their perhaps they should just stay and let the people of New Braunfels elect people who will act as responsible adults and fulfill the obligations of the office to which Sincerely Martin Marty Norton New Braunfels Did not expect retroactive The three city council V and should resign if they Q do not desire to serve and conduct city busi I voted for Jan Kennady and bread and expect them to perform their duty until Goodbreads status is determined by vZ the I also voted for Term Limits and did not expect it to be Lets get on with conducting the citys business and stop this petty Sincerely K New Braunfels Why no shorts Dear Editor v High School Administrators I am a fed up student at Canyon High This coming year will be my final year at I am writing concerning the SHORTS One time last school year the student was notified that in the upcoming school year there would be no shorts at all This was stated in the daily one Nothing else was said about the new Did they ever think about the students who were absent that day These students missed the information Even at registration in early August when the Student Handbook was given there was no new information about the new like many proceeded to buy my new school I bought four pairs of not knowing on the first day of school a new addendum was added to the Student stating no shorts would be That addendum should have be given to us at along with the Student Hand All of that money was wasted I Many students and parents were faced with a similar I know and understand that students have taken advantage of the If they feel they have a problem with shorts getting too then why dont they just set a like down to your for Any make them wear some thing like gym anything embarrassing so they wont do it Come shorts are not the most distracting thing in the There are other serious problems at high school that demand more What about the nasty shirts some stu dents wear What about the violent fights What about the too too short skirts There are so many things that are more dis tracting at school than shorts Please recon sider your decision on the NO SHORTS RULE please concentrate on other areas of the school that are in need of Sincerely Rachel Kinman CHS Student t
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