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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 17, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas                                IN SPORTS DAY SUNDAY COUNTDOWN 426 DAYS New Braunfels Sesqulcentennlal March March INSIDE Weather Texas Commerce Bank 116C STAMMIISCH Birthday wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes Mildred Neil Sarah Lopez Jessica Carver Adline Schmidt Socorro E Vela Mary Esther Ramos Sedgwick Walter Brunn Viola Coco Hirem Har ris Helen Hightower Muriel Mooney Elsie Carpenter Warren Elbel Clint Olson Thelma Rank Melba Roth June Wiese Happy Anniversary to Cliff Gloria Boding Ramon Mary Caballero 13 Symphony Guild raffle Members of the New Braun fels chapter of the MidTexas Symphony Guild will begin sell ing raffle tickets to benefit the symphony First prize is a round trip for two anywhere in the contiguous United States donated by Ameri can Airlines and Rennerts Trav el Second prize is a gift certifi cate for in merchandise from the merchants of Landmark Square are a night for two at the River Haus Bed and Breakfast and a Thanksgiving floral arrangement from Weid ners Flowers Tickets are or six for and are available from Guild members or at First Choice at Landmark Square the Childrens Museum Henne Hardware China N1 Things and the Retreat Salon The drawing will be held Nov 14 following the symphony con cert at the Civic Center A Taste of Theater to be presented A Taste of Theater from The Dining Room of Gumey will be presented by retiring offi cers of the Book Review Club at its last regular meeting of the year Tuesday Oct 26 Those presenting excerpts from ten play are Lucille Douma Joyce Billingsley Sue Luttrell Nancy and Howard Schultz and Marty and Dick Weicker The slate of officers for 1994 includes Doris Amacher president Linden Anderson vice president Shirley Brooks trea surer and Isabel Magel secre tary The program is at 10 in the ballroom of the Senior Citi zens Center with coffee at and short business meeting to follow the program The pub lic is welcome with a dona tion per person Houston Lutheran Chorale to perform The Houston Lutheran Chorale will be presenting a concert Mighty Warrior in New Braun fels on Sunday Oct 24 at 3 at Cross Lutheran Church For more information call 6253666 or go by the church office 169 S Hickory Stammtisch Tht NtwBrmitftlt HtraldZiUwg invitti in rtodtrt to submit iltmi to Stammtisch According to thi Sopkunburg Archtvtt and mtmbin of tht Qtrman community Stammliich rtprutnls a fitting plact for numbtrt of tht community to gathtr and thart tht dayt happtniiigi invili you to thart with CANYON OVERCOMES TIVY NB SHUTS DOWN RANGERS Friday Night Canyon Canyons fodd Mitchell Kefrvllle the states leading rusher New gained a personal best 314 Smlthson yardt rushing and three M touchdowns against tivy UNICORNS DEFEAT WNGEnETTES 16 New 15 Kerrvllle v 10 Smlthuon 13 Stt gamt ttorlii photos fdgil 11 A HA urn Left Smlthson Valleys Lance Btchdttt chases New BraunfelsMike Sierra during win See game story photos Page HA New Braunfels 75 CENTS SOWEST in uiiw ldZeitung Serving Comal County Home of JOANNA LEWIS I Vol 141 No 233 PlazaTCB transition running smooth By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer The transfer of business from the Plaza Bank to the Texas Commerce Bank is smoother than expected according to TCB President Bob Smith Were very pleased with the way things are Very little customer migration taking place according to local banking offi tomers whether they could continue using their and some transfers of business but not a lot checks and continue banking at the same locatioa He said some customers had changed banks said Smith Its business as usual The Other banks in town also received calls from earlier when the holding company lawsuit became Plaza Bank customers known T L Walker Regional Director for Victoria He said there may be some additional migration Bank Trust said they had received some calls when customers receive notice of new interest Plaza Bank employees are doing a great Smith said the bank had received many calls on Friday asking what the closing meant to cus rates but probably not a lot Of course we hope we get a said Walker Tell everyone our doors are According to Smith there will be no change in daily business at the Plaza Bank for several weeks until computer systems are converted and the transfer is completed The Plaza Bank downtown facility will be closed and merged with the TCB facility but the Plaza motor bank has been purchased by TCB and will continue to be available Delicate operation Effort under way to find use for LCRA building By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Officials of the Lower Colorado Riv er Authority and New Braunfels Util ities are discussing possible future uses for the LCRA building on Landa Street An overall strategy will be devel oped over the course of the year according to Bill West executive direc natural resources at said it make take a peri od of years before any type of transition can be made to renovate or allow someone else to lease the building It may take several years to imple he said We are trying to come up with a use for that tract of property that will fit in with the said West West added that ideas suggested have been a museum restaurant or a dance hall Were simply looking at what will fit in best for the he said The building is currently being leased by NBU and some of the land around it is leased by the city of New Braunfels City Manager Hector Tamayo said he has told officials that something needs to be done with the building However he stressed the lease of the building belongs to West said LCRA has had active dis cussions about the use of the building for the last three to four months He said he hopes an overall strategy will be developed within six months to one year This sort of thing will take awhile to get the consensus of all the he said West stressed that whatever officials decide area citizens will be informed Both sides remain confident as Bremer recall vote draws near HaraldZeltung photo by JOHN HUSETH Dr Ray Elbel dressed In full surgical uniform concentrates hard as he carves his way through a pumpkin In front of McKenna Memorial Hospital Friday as his niece Andy Jo Elbel looks on Elbel and other doctors participated In McKenna Memorial Hospitals Pumpkin Carving which was In conjunction with McKennas Pumpkin Patch Festival where arts and crafts were on dls she manx play By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Both sides in the upcoming election to recall District 2 Council Member Dan Bremer are stating they have strong support from area residents Bremer said he has been attending meetings and talking to people in his district Ive been getting the facts to people who want to he said The key to this recall election will be the people getting out and voting I think I have a clear margin of support Whether peo ple get out and vote or not is the ques The recall petition was presented to the council in July The petition con tained more than 200 signatures from residents in District 2 The move to recall Bremer has been spearheaded by District 2 resident Mary Serold We have wonderful sup upset about the right to vote being challenged They are upset he would support such an initiative as the Lingamfelter Serold said the campaign to recall Bremer should pick up steam at the end of this week There will be some new things by this time next she said Friday Current efforts in the campaign to recall Bremer have included phone calls and regular campaigning From the feedback Ive gotten there will be no other choice but to recall she said I am very optimistic that truth and the right to vote will said Serold Bremer said he did not know what to expect in the upcoming election I think that getting the facts out there was the big thing A lot of people have already made up their minds one way or the he said I just hope people will not pay attention to rumors and the misinformation that has been put out and they will look at the City officials want full presentation on future of two fire stations By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer City officials are hoping to provide a full presentation concerning studies of Fire Stations No 4 and No 5 to city council members sometime after the first of next year according to New Braunfels City Manager Hector Tamayo We anticipate after the first of the year to make a good presentation We will have something for council at that he said The issue of future uses of these sta tions has recently been brought before the council Council members request ed a study into the feasibility of open ing the stations be conducted Last week the council tabled a deci sion on whether or not to authorize the city manager to solicit bids for the sale of fire station No 4 on Kerlick Lane Tamayo said no plans are being made to open either stations He said they were closed many years ago because the New Braunfels Fire Department did not have the man power to utilize the building We dont have manpower Its a simple matter of having more he said Tamayo also said Fire Station No 4 has only one access route which is out Kerlick Lane and onto a busy Other than that they would have to stay in the he said Normally the state doesnt want a fire station in the middle of a neigh borhood They dont want a con glomeration of New Braunfels Fire Chief Phil Bak er said his primary concern is to have adequate fire protection for all of the city The location of Station No 4 when it was first opened may have been an adequate place to put a As the city has grown and things have changed the station has become inad equate as far as I would like to see another station go up in that area More likely it would be further out on Highway he said Baker cited the growth in the north and west areas of the dry as the reaspn a station would be needed in that area He said he did not have any prefer ence one way or the other about selling Station No 4 Concerning Station No 5 Baker said it is in an adequate location Its got good access The only thing were lacking is manpower for the sta tion Weve been talking for several years about reopening it All it would take is the men to do it Personnel cost he said Mayor Pro Tern Butch Benitez has expressed concern over the future of the two stations He said he would like to the study to explore how the city can come up with the manpower to open the stations Todays Texas Lottery numbers are 4 6 17 30 38 45 Jackpot million   

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