New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, September 12, 1993

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

September 12, 1993

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 12, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas SPORTS DAY SUNDAY COUNTDOWN: 455 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March 21, 1845 March 21, 1995 INSIDE Weather... ...........2A Opinion... ...........4A Letters..... ............5A Sports Day. ........11.12A People____ ...........IP Milestones. ..........2.3B Classifieds. .........4-8B Montage .. .........1-16C I Little Ceasar’s advertisement. .16C | STAMMTISCH | River cleanup draws more than 700 Birthday wishes! The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes; Elaine Wells, Lucille Pehl, Othmar Hartman, Edgar Westbrooks, Javier J. Hernandez, Roxanne Gutierrez, Mondays birthdays - Luis Angel Torres, Roseman M. teal, Alyssandra Gomez, Saturday birthdays - Cathy Crist Tulcott, Joe ray Saldana, James Ryan Sauceda, Fabian teal. Happy Anniversary to Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Weidner (47th), Myrtle & Nelson Nolle (50th). Publicity seminar set for Sept. 13 A community-wide publicity seminar, geared for publicity chairpersons of local non-profit organizations, has been scheduled for Monday, Sept 13 at 5:30 p.m. at Dittlinger Memorial Library. The seminar will be sponsored by the Greater New Braunfels Arts Council and will feature publicity tips from New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Managing Editor Mark Lyon. For more information, call Sharon Neuhaus at 625-6570. Local realtor group to host course The New Braunfels/Canyon Lake Area Association of Realtors will host a 30-hour real estate course starting Sept. 13. The class will be "Successful Agency Relationships" and is approved for prelicense credit and first three renewals. For more information, contact Si. ira Riggle at 625-6954 or Bernie Boamet at 629-5700. For information and to register, contact Faith Palacios at the San Antonio Board of Realtors at (210)-593-1200. Parents Without Partners meeting There will be a Parents Without Partners combo meeting Wednesday, Sept. 15, at the Longhorn Grill on Hwy. 81 near the factory mall. Members should plan to eat out, and also for general orientation and board meetings. A speaker will address the new laws of 1993. Call (210) 620-5018 for more information. Stammtisch (The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung invites its readers to submit items to Statnmtisch. According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community, "Stammtisch" represents a sitting place for members of the community to gather and share the day's happenings. We invite you to share with us.) Herald-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Jim Seeburger, Dottle Biagg and Diana Koehler held New Braunfels Boy Scout Troop 163 sort river trash for recycling. Pictured are Steven Ruttan, Robert Hoot (and his brother, Ben), Derek Koehler, Jason Scranton, Dustin Hurgerford, Georgia Bailey and David Seeburger. Herald-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Michael Murphy of Friends For Rivers presents an appreciation plaque to Comal County Judge Carter Casteel at Guadalupe River Day celebration after the river clean up. Heraki-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Just a few of the cans picked up during the day Saturday by volunteers for the Friends For Rivers Guadalupe River Clean Up. By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Wr tor_ It was everything it was previously billed to be and more. Friends For Rivers annual volunteer river clean-up saw 700 volunteers, including river outfitters, government officials, local civic organizations, San Antonio neighbors, volunteers from across the state and even late vacationers working together to clean up the Guadalupe River after the summer season. The project was climaxed by a special ceremony held at the end of the day at Rockin R river outfitters where several local and state officials spoke. “The volunteerism and esprit de corps that many of us had today as we trounced around the river picking up cans (was wonderful),” said State Rep. Edmund Kuempel. “It was an enlightening day. We were out for about three and halfhours this morning and it was an experience. “We have what should be a very pristine part of the river and a very pristine part of Texas here on the Guadalupe River flowing through Comal County, but people tend to forget and we hope this will help educate them about the ecology and about keeping the river clean for the future. It was a very enjoyable day because a lot of good people that put in a lot of hard hours of work today.” The cleanup was from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rockin-R River Outfitters in Gruene donated their place of business for an evening celebration and many other river outfitters provided boots and equipment for the cleanup. “I was at the site at Rockin R and we got 248 plus people, not including the people who just showed up and didn’t know anything about the river clean-up but saw our booth, came over and asked questions and went out with their tubes and a WORD net trash bag and wanted to be a pan of it,” said Dierdre Hisler, Guadalupe State Park Ranger. “It wasn’t just community organizations and environmentally correct organizations, these were people who play on this river. I want to say that Donna Murphy has been incredible. She is so devoted to cleaning up the river. I think she deserves some recognition for pulling all these people together — the outfitters, Friends for Rivers, WORD, the General Land Office. We had a group of nurses from Brooks, we had d vers from San Antonio, we had scouts and we had families. That’s so important until we educate everyone. Hotel/Motel taxes up by 11% From staff reports Figures released by the City of New Braunfels indicated that the hotel/motel occupancy tax figures for the second quarter of 1993 are significantly up 11.2 percent over 1992 figures. This marks the 19th consecutive quarter of increases. “We are extremely pleased with this double-digit increase, when you consider the highest occupancy levels in our hotels and motels occur during the second and third quarters. Therefore they are the most difficult periods in which to show an increase after a record-setting year,” said Jim Scheele, Jr. Director of the Convention & Visitors Bureau of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce. A recent study compiled by PFK Consulting Hospitality Advisory Services, showed that New Braunfels had the highest occupancy levels in the month of July compared to all Texas markets. In fact, the New Braunfels/San Marcos area had a 96.6 percent occupancy compared to second place San Antonio which had 88.4 percent and third place Arlington with 84.7 percent. “New Braunfels has always been a strong market during the summer months and this survey {Moves that fact,” stated Scheele. The New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitors Bureau ran a Spring and Summer Ad Campaign for 26 weeks, starting in February which brought 39,531 inquiries. “This is a 39 percent increase over 1992 Spring Ad Campaign figures,” stated Scheele. “Of course, there are many other factors that have helped the tourist season, such as good weather and strong advertising campaigns by the visitor industry ” To date, the Chamber has received a total of 118,907 contacts, which represent a 26 percent increase over 1992 figures. “We are still reaching strong markets in the Dallas/Fort Worth area as well as the Houston market and increasing our presence in the international markets of Mexico,” said Scheele. AT A GLANCE Top July Hotel Occupancies Texas cities with average July hotel occupancies of 80% or more. City/Area 1993 1992 Change 1. New Braunfels-San Marcos 96.6% 96.2% «0.4% 2. San Antonio 88.4% 90.4% 2.2% 3. Arlington 84.7% 85.0% -0.4% 4. Galveston 84.6% 77.8% 4-8.7% 5. Victoria 84.6% 86 4% -2.1% 6. Amarillo 84.3% 89.9% -6 2% 7. El Paso 84.0% 83.6% ♦0.5% 8. South Padre Island 83.5% 80.5% ♦3.7% 9. Lubbock 82.6% 82.9% -0.4% 10. Texarkana 82.5% 80.0% ♦3.1% 11. Laredo 824% 84.9% -2.9% 12. Corpus Christi 82.0% 81.7% ♦0.4% 13. Austin 80.2% 77.3% ♦3.8% Source: PKF Consulting/Hospitality Advisory Services Today's Texas Lottery numbers are 47-22-6-40-24-33 Jackpot $3 million mi Colorado 45, Baylor 21 Wisconsin 24, SMU 16 Tulsa 38, Houston 24 Oklahoma 44, Texas A&M 14 TOU 35, New Mexico 34 Nebraska 50, Texas Tech 27 Rice 34, Tulane 0 New Braunfels    ^    CENTSHerald -Zeil 4.1.0 HO 16 10/22/99 S0-UE9T n ' GROF UBL. I SH I IG 2627 E YANDELL DR E: I. F’ASO, TX 7vv i38 Pages in three section ■ Sept. 12,1993    Serving    Comal    County    ■    Home    of    CATHY    CRIST    TALCOTT    -    vol.    141,    No.    211 Jordan Walters and the New Braunfels defense keep the Unicorns alive in a 6-3 squeaker over Seguin. New Braunfels 6, Seguin 3 Canyon 50, Del Valle 0 Floresville 19, Smithson Valley 14 Boerne 13, Fredericksburg 12 I Lockhart 21, Clemens 0 Alamo Heights 34, San Marcos 12 Del Rio 21, Uvalde 7 Bastrop 22, Kerrville-Tivy 0 Defensive Maneuvers ;

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