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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 15, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas Local family seeing hard times at Christmas See Page 2A 461 DAYS New Braunfeli Seiquteen March March New Braunfels MJUHH Herald 18 Pages In two sections Dec 410 Servina County for more than 142 years Home of EMMA JEAN CRABILL I Vol 142 No 24 INSIDE Opinion 4A Letters 5A Looking Back 6A Sports Day 911A Cuisine 12B STAMM riSCII Ei LI SUING Birthday wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birth day wishes to Emma Jean CrabM Tammy Schriewer Ashley Lahela Frietenhahn Mary Jane Cathcart Durward Peterson Leonard PreO Edmund Proske Regina Wenebe Gary White Vicente CHoOos HeraldZeltung Cheer donations continue The New Braunfels Herald Zettungs Cheer fund campaign donations continue to pour in according to Circulation Director Carol Ann Avery The funds proceeds assist local needy families To donate call the HeraldZeitung at 6259144 Todays donation was from Jackie Brinkkoeters third grade class at Memorial Elemen tary two boxes of groceries John Mr MB Jim ft Myrtle Todays Put on Your Armor1 hosts holiday program Put on Your Armor invites you to a Country Christmas Dec 18 from to 9 at the Forke Store in Conservation Plaza behind Goodwin Elemen tary School on Church Hill Dri ve Dinner and music games and fellowship RSVP at 629 3485 Services for Kroger workers available The Alamo Area Counciul of Governments in cooperation with the Texas Department of Com merce is providing services for Kroger Food Store employees affected by the store closures If you are interested in employ ment or training services call 629 2949 and ask for Anita Hernan dez Services are free Homestead hosts open house event Homestead Bed and Breakfast in Bulverde will host an open house on Saturday Dec 18 from to The open house is part of the Christmas 93 Lighting Tour throughout the Texas Hill Country Homestead Is located at Bulverde Road between Highways 281 and 46 Refreshments will be served Call 2109802571 for information Stage will also Join other house on Dec 18 from to Stage in located in Krause House at 1300 Bulverde Road big Unsung Heroes The HeraldZeitung is seeking nominations for Citizen of the Year and Unsung Heroes to be featured in the 1994 Horizoni edition Submit nominations to HeraidZfitung 3 1 1328 New Braunfels Texu 7813 11328 Stemmttoch The Ntw Braunftli invttet Iti readtri to lubmtt tttmi to Stammtlteh According to tin Sopklinburg ArcUvei and mtmbtrt of On German community Stammtltck nprtttHts a fitting for mtmbtrt of the community to gather and ihare the dayi hapfeningt We Invite you to than with 1 1 EL PASO TX 79903 dentify body found Woman was here to visit officials say Wednesday By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Comal County sheriffs deputies have identified the body of a female that was found in Canyon Lake Sat urday as Colleen Kay Tallant 38 of Odessa According to Chief Deputy Wayne Hoherz the body was identified by two friends of the woman from West Texas Hoherz said deputies believe the woman had come to Comal Coun ty to visit and was planning to camp at the lake The womans vehicle a 1986 Ford Escort was found behind the VFW Hall in Schertz by officers from the Schertz Police Department Hoherz said officers in Schertz were aware that CCSO investigators were looking for her car Tallants purse had earlier been found by Schertz police officers Comal County Sheriffs office investigators are continuing to follow leads in the case Hoherz said the department does have some strong leads Tallants body was found in the late Saturday The body wasTdundIori the south side of the lake near Cranes Mill Park Accord ing to reports a fisherman on the lake was the first to find the body An autopsy was conducted on Sun day by officials from the Travis Coun ty Medical Examiners office Offi Courthouse bells ringing Fausts tune Walter Faust wanted bells in the local court house so he put them there himself By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer The bells at the Comal County Courthouse will never stop ringing if New Braunfels resident Walter Faust Jr has his way Faust 88 has been ringing the bells at the courthouse since Jan when bells pealed to celebrate the Bicentennial celebration The bells were placed in the courthouse just a few days before Jan 1 1976 thanks to the gen erosity of Faust The dedication ceremony of the bells began at Dec 31 and at precisely mid night the bells rang for 76 seconds This was fol lowed by the ringing of bells from several area churches for 76 seconds We had a party on the Plaza where we played the bells for the first It was their bells first time in town It was so cold people were shivering on the he said v The bells are operated by a mechanism that causes them to play a West Minster Chime every quarter of an hour but on special occa sions the bells are played manually by Faust At this years Christmas Tree Lighting cere mony Faust once again delighted visitors to the Plaza by playing the bells He said he has tried to teach the art of playing the bells to sev eral youngsters I had some students from the school There were four boys who were always tickled to go up and ring the he said Faust dedicated the bells to his mother Lot tie Pfeufler Faust The largest bell which weighs 583 pounds carries the inscription In honor of Lottie Pfeuffcr Faust on one side and the In God We Trust and Let Freedom Walter Faust who lo VM to hear the bills ring on Ring on the other side The smallest bell wtpighs 154 pounds There are four bells which play ftjur tones C F 0 and A The bells are played by pushing buttons Faust also donated the lights at the base of the bell tower which shine on the bells even when they are silent Faust said he got the idea to have a bell put in the Comal County Courthouse while he was stationed at Victoria Air Force Baaci in Victoria The courthouse in Victoria had a bell arid a clock in the tower HanldZeltung photo by JOHN HUSETH the Plaza alao playing tha organ I said someday were going to have a bell in the courthouse in New he said And so it came to Ive always loved bells both abroad and he said In 1974 Faust saw an article in an organists mag azine and he wrote the company for more informa tion The which are made of cast bronze were cus tom made in Holland and were purchased from the Verdin Bell Company in Cincinnati WORD board appointments on tap Thursday From staff reports Comal County Commissioners Court will appoint members to the Water Oriented Recreation District board the Comal County Rural Fire Prevention Districts and the Emer gency Service Districts Also on the agenda is the designa tion of Lone Star School as a tempo rary branch polling place for the March 8 Primary Election The action agenda includes Setting county holidays for 1994 Setting Commissioners Court meeting days time and place 1994 Awarding bids for road indigent health care Pharmaceuticals and services related to animal control Police involved in accident yesterday From staff reports A New Braunfels police officer was involved in an accident Tuesday that occurred at the intersection of Union and Torrey Streets According to reports the accident occurred at Tuesday The officer involved was Corp Russell Bell Wommack said Bells police vehi cle was damaged when Alma Guer crro of New Braunfels pulled away from a stop sign it the intersection He said Guerrero said she did not see the police car before she began to cross the intersection Wommack said Guerrero claimed to have injuries but refused medical treatment Bell was not injured in the accident For news subscription or advertising information call 6259144
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