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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 18, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas WEDNESDAY Presbyterian Women share recipes See Cuisine 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN 480 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March March New Braunfels 11 178 18 Pages in two sections Aug Serving Comal County Home of HILMAR REMMLER NO 193 PASO INSIDE 12B Birthday wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes HUmarRemm ler Carolyn Wagner Arnujfo Rodriguez Rafael Garcia Emilia Caballero Karen Pomeroy Hap py Anniversary to Jesse Lin da Dominguez 22 Ker mit Shirley Vetter Johnny Mary Esther Rodriguez 1993 Rodeo Queen contestants Comal County high school freshmen sophomores and juniors are invited to compete in the 1993 Comal County Rodeo Queens Contest Contestants must be single and enrolled in either Comal County school dis trict as of Aug 16 Posters and information sheets will be available at the local high schools Blood drive for Tom Bluntzer scheduled A blood drive for New Braun fels resident Tom Bluntzer has been scheduled for Aug 23 from 10 to 6 at the law offices of Reagan Burrus Dierksen Lamon and Bluntzer located at 205 N Seguin Two blood mobiles will be on hand in the back parking lot to take donations Walkins are welcome or appointments can be made by calling Debbie at 625 8026 Cross Lutheran celebrating 65 years Cross Lutheran Church of New Braunfels will be celebrating its 65th anniversary on with formal ceremonies and events scheduled for Aug 29 beginning at 3 McKenna seeking historical info McKenna Memorial Hospital needs your help in acquiring any information pertaining to the his tory of the hospital McKenna is celebrating its 40year anniver sary in October of this year The hospital was built in 1953 A brief submission consisting of a short written summary of something unique that happened in a particular year trivia pho tographs of any items of interest in relation to the hospital through Liu ears would be beneficial Please submit your items to McKenna Memorial Hospital attn Tim Brierty Hospital Development 143 E Garza New Braunfels 78130 CAD changing locations Sept 1 Effective Sept 1 the Comal Appraisal District will be at their new location in Suite 101 of the Landa Offices at 178 E Mill Street The mailing address and phone number will remain the same however It is Box 311222 New Braunfels Texas 781311222 and 2106258597 Stammtisch The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung invites its readers to submit item to Stammtisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community Stammtisch represents a sit ting place for members of the community to gather and share the days happenings We invite you to share with CISD students begin school City residents discuss forming CHAS program Letlcla Evyest of New Braunfels walks with her children to Frazler Elementary Wednesday morning for the first day of classes at Comal Independent School District schools From left Alma Ricky Ashley and Michael Mrs Evyest children ended their summer vacations with the start of todays classes Students In the New Braunfels ISO began their new school year yesterday New Braunfels Police encourage all area motorists to begin observing school zone speed limits and to not pass school buses loading or unloading By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Members of the New Braunfels City Council and concerned residents met Tuesday night to discuss the develop ment of a Comprehenseive Housing Affordability Strategy to be submitted to the Department of Housing and Urban Development The is being developed as result of New Braunfels being named an entitlement city by HUD New Braunfels is set to receive from HUD after the AS is completed and reviewed Craig Nickerson of ICF Incorpo rated spoke to the group about how the is developed ICF has been hired as a consultant by the city to aid in developing the According to Nickerson the Com munity Development Block Grant pro gram was started by the federal gov ernment in 1975 and is now funded in as high of a level as it ever has He said cities were required to do the for the first time in 1990 He said most communities complet ed a two years ago but since New Braunfels just became an entitle ment city this year this will be the first developed by the city According to Nickerson the is divided into three sections a community profile a fiveyear plan and an annual plan After it is completed the will be available for public review for 30 days at the library and city secre tarys office The City of New Braunfels has already sent questionnaires to more than 31 agencies to gather information on the housing situation Those receiving questionnaires included the housing authority school districts nonprofit groups assistance programs developers and lending insti tutions More questionnaires may be sent at a later date The purpose of the questionnaire is to gather information that cannot be found in the Census data The must cover only hous ing issues However the funds received from HUD can be used for other prograrrjs that benefit lowincome residents Jan Walter manager of Eden Heights an apartment complex for the elderly suggested the include provisions for elderly housing She said that assisted living should be included in the New Braunfels resident Linda Zavala suggested the include provisions for an empty field on the west side of town Id like to see something done on that side of town for a she said Nickerson also told the group that by developing a the city can now be considered for other grant monies However the city will be required to compete for these funds with other cities Other suggestions for the included flood control drainage gang and crime control security child care and energy efficiency Penelope Church director of eco nomic and community development for the city is in charge of overseeing the development of the NBISD board members sworn in Tuesday night By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer The newlyelected New Braunfels Independent School District Board Trustees Dick Robinett John Seidel and Sylvia Sanchez were sworn in at Tuesdays board meeting The board then reorganized with no changes in the officers Dick Robinett will continue as president Leo Chapin as vice president Arlon Hermes as secretary and Jaime Padilla as treasur er The board approved participation in the Enhancing Diversity in Teaching program which is under the direction of Dr Grant W Simpson of the LBJ Insti tute for Improvement of Teaching and Learning at Southwest Texas State University The program is designed to increase the number of in the teaching profession by providing sup port and assistance to promising minor ity teacher education students and teacher to enable them to successfully complete a teacher education program Four teacher in NBISD will be selected to partici pate in the 199394 school year They are expected to enroll in 36 credit hours per semester at S WTSU work a full 40hour week and attend project seminars and meetings as required by the university In return tuition fees and books will be paid for by Tomas Rivera Cen ter grant funds Waldrip ready to take over new post Sept 1 By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Former New Braunfels resident Dibrell Dib Waldrip said he is up to the task of serving as assistant dis trict attorney for Comal County Waldrip will be taking over as assistant district attorney Sept 1 He said he chose to take the job because it was an opportunity he couldnt turn down at this in his career Waldrips past experience in law includes working as a briefing attor ney at the Seventh Court of Appeals in Amarillo for one year working as staff council for the Eighth Court of Appeals for one year and the 81st Judicial District Narcotics Task for the past eight months He said his past experience will be helpful in his duties as assistant district attorney My appellate experience will be particularly beneficial This is a small office and it will be necessary to do a lot of our own appeals Ive written several hundred draft opinions on criminal and civil he said On appeals I am as proficient as one can be in that area I am able to see from a hindsight perspective I feel like I can use this to not make similar mistakes and take advantage of mistakes of defense he said Dibrell Waldrip Waldrips current duties at the task force include advising law enforce ment agencies in the area on legal matters serving as a liaison to the district attorneys office and dealing with litigation on civil forfeitures He said he also filled in at the district attorneys office when needed A pioneer newcomer Lanelle Peavy becomes first female funeral director at local funeral home By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer A newcomer to New Braunfels busi ness is breaking in a new path for her self and other professional women Lanelle Peavy 51 currently a resi dent of Schertz has been named the first female funeral director at Zoeller Funeral Home in New Braunfels Peavy began serving as director in July Peavy became a licensed mortician in December She attended school at San Antonio College and finished in 1991 In 1992 she served her apprenticeship at Loring Mortuary in San Antonio She has been employed at Mission Park Funer al Chapel North Peavy said she decided to become a funeral director after her son was killed in a car wreck in 1987 I thought the funeral business might be a way of helping other people who lose someone Its a hard she said Peavy said she had been looking for a new job and was pleased when she was offered the position at Zoeller At a small funeral home you can have a more personal oneonone rela tionship with the people who youre she said She said she was also pleased that Zoeller was open to hiring a woman I think this is one of those situations where Ive entered into a mans she said There is a lot of hard work A lot of She said she has been challenged in her efforts to become a funeral director I feel like I am a success for my age I felt like I might have had a hard time of it because I am older I feel very fortunate because of the places Ive worked and the people Ive worked she said Peavy said recent statistics show more women are going into this type of work because some people find it eas ier to talk to a woman about funeral arrangements than a man As far as future goals Peavy said she is happy where she is now If I can help somebody get through their grieving period thats reward enough Its a very trying time I will do anything I can do to help and make it easier That is the height of my ambi tion right she said Peavys duties include making funer al arrangements preneed arrange ments making first calls embalming cosmetizing casketing and setting up state rooms Lanelle Peavy For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144
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