Friday, November 26, 1993

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 26, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas FRIDAY CENTS COUNTDOWN 480 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March 21 1845 March 21 1995 New Braunfels Herald 16 Pages in one section Nov Serving Corhal County for more than 142 years Home of JOSHUA REININGER I Vol 142 No 11 INSIDE 5 Sports WmnVwKiSK Birthday wishes The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Joshua Reininger 1 year on Walter Beckett Jackie R Nolte Lindsey Brucks Happy Anniversary to Barney Irene Bartels Cindy John Moos 16 HeraldZeitung Cheer fund donations sought The New Braunfels Herald Zeitungs Cheer fund campaign to provide food for local needy fam ilies is continuing with much suc cess according to Circulation Director Carol Ann Avery Avery said that any type of nonperishable food item can be donated as well as money The Cheer fund goal is to assist 200 local families this year To donate call the HeraldZeitung at 6259144 Todays donations were from Anonymous Glenn Ruth Jackson Dorothy Friedrich Rest Dorothy Kenneth Henrietta Frisbie Mary Patricia Keyes Anonymous and two bags of groceries Dan Becky Todays Total Hill Country Kart Club hosts races The Hill Country Kart Club will be holding a Celebrity Championship Kan Race on Sunday Nov 28 at 1 Proceeds from the event will be directed to Elf Louise and New Braunfels Food Bank Action starts at 1 with the celebrity practice and race including HeraldZeitung Sports Editor Richard Tijerina At 2 the annual Seniors Enduro Race starts at the Junior Enduro Race begins at the Shifter Enduro will be held and at the Junior Rookie Race will start Hill Country Kart Club is locat ed mile west of IH35 on Ruekle Road in New Braunfels Toys For Tots drive begins today The New Braunfels Jaycees Toys for Tots campaign begins today For Thanksgiving week end Comal Bowl is participating by offering special deals with new toy submissions Irwin will appear at Tree of Life Dec 1 Don Irwin internationally known composer performer and recording artist will bring his unique sound to Tree of Life Fellowship Church on Wedne say Dec 1 at 7 His musical ministry will be a familyoriented concert which should not be missed by any one He will also play many of his songs off his new album Stammtlsch The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung invites iu readers to submit items to Stammtisch Accenting to the Sophitnturg Archives and numbers of the German community Stammtisch represents a sitting place for members of the community to gather and short the days happenings We invite you to short with MMpH Local unemployment rate up by 1 By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer The unemployment rate in Comal County increased by slightly more than 1 percent in October 1993 according to statistics from the Texas Employment Commission The rate grew from percent in September to percent in October However officials from the TEC said this increase is not significant since the labor force also increased The labor force as of October was This is up from in September Labor force number of employed saw increase during period also report says The total number of people unemployed was in October up from in September Also the number of people employed has increased from in September to in October The unemployment rate is up percent but this is not due to job loss From September to October the unemployed and the employed numbers are going up at the same said Richard Domwell labor market analyst for the TEC Over the rest of the year basically the same thing has he said The rate is up There is no question about that but it is not due to job loss just an increase in the labor he said This is a case where the unemployment rate is probably not the best said Domwell The employment figures are still a good sign despite the increase in the number of unemployed residents according to Michael Meek execu tive vice president of the New Braunfels Cham ber of Commerce We have employed more than more people than last year The labor force has grown and people have found he said We are still below the state and national In October 1992 the unemployment rate was 5 percent However since at that time the combined labor force was and the number of people employed was Community feast HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH City of New Braunfels Finance Director Darrel Sollberger left helps serve up some of the fixins at the Community Thanksgiving held earlier this week The event was sponsored by The Adobe Cafe once again and drew a large number of people out to join in the feast Community Builder Award Local attorney Thomas N Bluntzer left was presented with the first New Braunfels Masonic Lodge Community Builders Award by the Worshipful Master Earl Heaton Tuesday night at the Masonic Lodge The award was given to Bluntzer because of his multiple involvements In service to the community local govern ment and local youth and civic programs HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Masons honor Tom Bluntzer From staff reports New Braunfels Masonic Lodge has designated a local civic leader as the recipient of the Community Builder Award for 1993 The winner local attorney Tom Bluntzer was awarded with the hon or in a ceremony held on Tuesday The Community Builder Award recognizes outstanding nonMasons who distinguish themselves through their service to the community to local and state government to their church and to humanity Masons pre sent the awards to nonMasons who represent the same ideals and precepts established for Masonic members Bluntzer has been involved in numerous activites and civic duties NB Jaycees Toys for Tots now under way By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer The New Braunfels Jaycees Toys for Tots campaign gets underway this week with Comal Bowl offering special incentives to anyone who brings a new toy to the bowling alley over this Thanksgiving weekend The Toys for Tots program spon sored by the Jaycees and Milt Ferguson Motors provides toys for to children in Comal County The 250 families are selected through the Community Service Center and Toys for Tots provides a Christmas dinner and toys for the children The dinners include a ten pound fully cooked turkey five pounds of pounds of flour two cans of corn two cans green beans a loaf of bread and a gallon of milk In addition to receptacles for the donated toys throughout the commu nity the following special events will benefit the Toys for Tots campaign Dec 3 11 to 4 The Mill Store Plaza Office Lunch will serve homemade food for a or more donation or a new The food will be provided and served by Mill Store Plaza employees Dec 3 7 to 10 Comal Bowl will sponsor a bowling tourna ment whose entry fee or S8 and a new toy will benefit the Toys for Tots campaign The tournament will be a four person mixed teams event with three games and trophies provided for individual high score male and female individual low score male and female and individual trophies for high score team Dec 9 8 to 12 A 50s Dance and Auction featuring of San Antonio will be held at the Watering Hole to benefit Toys for Tots A twist contest Hoola Hoop con test door prizes and beer specials are part of the fun The cover of S3 plus a new toy or S7 will benefit Toys for Tots The New Braunfels Jaycees Toys for Tots program is in its tenth year This year the headquarters is Milt Fer guson Motors and those wishing to donate cash or a toy can do so there Toys may be dropped off at various businesses in the community Youth groups who want to earn com munity service hours can help wrap the toys on Saturday Dec 18 at Milt Ferguson Motors or help deliver to families Sunday Dec 19 Those who want to help deliver should meet at Milt Ferguson Motors at 10 Dec 19 Common sense is key to safety during holiday season police chief says By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Common sense is the key to holiday safety according to New Braunfels Police Chief Dick Headen Unfortunately the holidays can sometimes bring with them an increase in crimes especially in mall or shop ping center parking lots Headen is urging people to use caution when shopping in both New Braunfels and surrounding cities Concerning possible car burglaries Headen said people should remember to make things difficult for a criminal Dont leave keys in the car Dont leave things that attract attention such as packages and he said The main thing to learn is to not leave anything in the car that would be he said People walking in parking lots should also exercise caution according to Headen People should survey the area They should anticipate if they park some where at daylight and dont come back to their car after dark what the area is going to look like he said They should have their keys ready and look in the back seat and floor board before getting in the car After getting in the car people should lock their he said People should keep one hand free carry all packages with one hand and get their keys ready when in a parking he said Headen also urges women to not park near vans and to be cognizant of where they park and what types of vehicles are around He also said shop pers should be careful while in stores and should try not to shop alone Women need to be careful they dont leave their purses on shopping carts They should keep their purses closed and not gaped open with their billfolds credit cards and money lying there said Headen As much as possible people in New Braunfels should shop in New Braun said Headen San Antonio is a big city and shopping places are big areas There are lots of cars and lots of people and a lot of carjackcrs There are people who will look for people shop ping alone and people in vulnerable We have a smaller city There is more of a chance for people to be able to watch out for other people he said Headen urges people to call the police if they see someone suspicious He also said people should not be afraid to fight back He suggested people carry whistles mace or stun guns and not be afraid to use them He also said everyday items such as keys and ballpoint pens can be used as weapons Nothing says you have to play he said