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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 30, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels clashes with Canyon in boys district o 11 f ISO CENTS X COUNTDOWN 447 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennlal March March New Braunfels Herald II 14 Pages in one section Dec Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of ELIZABETH RODRIGUEZ I Vol 142 No 35 INSIDE Looking Sports Stammtisch Birthday wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Elizabeth Rodriguez Richard Conrey Paul Hudson AJ Kirkendall Irma Ikels Linda Pfeil Joe L Espinoza NB Optimist Club meeting Monday The New Braunfels Optimist Club will hold its first meeting of the new year on Monday Jan 3 at The meeting will be at Finkels Salad Bar and Grill and the speaker will be Comal County Agent Bob Taylor Board members will meet at 7 Friday morning Beginner piano program slated New Braunfels Community Education will offer a beginning piano program for students ages 712 Students will be learning the fundamentals of music using the latest computer and keyboard technology in a funfilled stress free environment This course allows students to try piano to see if they are interested in music To register call 6206200 New Years Eve dance planned A New Years Eve dance has been set for Holy Family Home from to on Dec 31 The dance will feature the sounds of the Texana Band Tick ets will be For more informa tion call 6255320 Republican kickoff set Monday The Comal County Republican Campaign KickOff will be held at Molly Joes restaurant on Mon day Jan 3 from 5 to Candidates who have filed on the Republican ticket for local offices will be on hand Refresh ments will be served Call 629 0388 for more information 13th Bridal Fair scheduled for Jan 4 On Tuesday Jan 4 the New Braunfels Bridal Fair Association will host its 13th annual Bridal Fair at the New Braunfels Civic Center located at 380 S Seguin St Admission is Doors open at All facets of planning a wed ding from engagement to honey moon to moving into a first home are represented by the bridal con sultants jewelry hair styling and nail care flowers and other special tions catering photography wed ding dresses hotels reception rooms honeymoon travels chi naware and more A bridal gown fashion show will be interrupted only by the awarding of exquisite prizes given by participating businesses This years prizes will include grooms gifts as well Youre invited to vis it the booths of each participating business to see what services and items they have to offer and to register to win each consultants giveaway Stfunintlsch The Ntw Braunfels HeraUZeltung invites Its readers to submit items to Stammtisch 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 days hap penings We Invite you to share with Retama spinoff effects expected here Local tourism could get big shot in the arm By ROGER CROTEAU City Editor This weeks announcement that construction is ready to begin on the Retama Horse Racing Track in nearby Selma is great news for that city offi cials said But they also expect New Braunfels and other neighboring cities to reap economic benefits from the track I dont see anything but good com ing from said New Braunfels City Manager Hector Tamayo For exam ple our airport I see more activity there as a result of horses trainers and just people coming in It is just as easy to get there from New Braunfels as San Antonio easier really I would much rather come into New Braun He said he also expects businesses along Interstate 35 to see more busi ness as people head to and from the track Michael Meeks executive vice president of the New Braunfels Cham ber of Commerce also noted the potential benefit to the airport which will be the closest airport to the new track And from a tourism standpoint this will be a much needed help to our off season visitations People familiar with New Braunfels will stay here It will help our room nights and restaurants Anything of that major importance in our state will only aid in giving us more he said The impact on the economy will be for our town of AirLife cameras come to New Braunfels said Selma Mayor Kenneth Fleenor But the impact will be felt in New Braunfels and all of Comal and Guadalupe counties as well I think there will be spinoff ecomonic impacts This race track will be a cat alyst for Fleenor said the tourism industry of the entire area will see a shot in the arm This is just one more thing for people to do in the Austin to San Anto HeraldZeitungphoto by JOHN HUSETH safety vWeo with the help of thjtNew Bwunfels Department ThelUrruwW be shown to fire departments EMS units and law enforcement agencies thoughout Alrtlfes service area the video outlines procedures for set ting up remote landing zones and for the safe loading and unloading of patients from the helicopter filght coordinator Sondle Shellabargerl the New Braunfels Fire Department was chosen for this video because of their location In relation to the hos pital In San Antonio and for their excellent performance while working with AlrLlfe In the past nio corridor Fiesta Texas the Alam odome Sea World Schlitterbahn Reta ma they all make the area attractive to people planning a he said The track will be located on about 200 acres of land on Interstate 35 nar Loop 1604 in Selma midway between New Braunfels and San Antonio The grandstand will have a capacity of people The racing schedule calls for 135 days of live racing per year featuring 17 weeks of thoroughbred racing and 10 weeks of quarterhorse racing begin ning in April of 1995 Races are planned five days a week during the season with purses averaging per day About jobs will be cre ated All the paperwork for the financing was completed Dec 21 with the bonds sold and the money for construction in the bank Fleenor said construction should begin next week We started planning this the day horse racing was legalized in Texas in he said It took a long time and there were glitches along the way but I am very optimistic about it The revenue projections are conservative We will probably beat those Lafarge preparing br winter turnaround By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer The Lafarge Balcones Cement Plant will shut down for their annual winter a major maintenance effort on Jan 30 and will upgrade the cement kiln burner during that time We plan on being shut down for 17 said Rick Toedtman Plant Engineer We near ly quadruple our workforce with outside work ers during this time Our objective with the new combustion system is to improve system reliability and reduce downtime while reducing our fuel costs This will be accomplished with improved flame control and with an air to fuel mixture at optimum efficiency We will also be able to improve the pro duction of our ClassH clinker which is the cement product coming directly from the kiln prioi to being finish ground in the cement said Toedtman The new burner was designed by Lafarge Coppee in France and modified to US stan City moves closer to block grant funding By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer File photo by JOHN HUSETH The Lafarge cement kilns will be shut down during the miltemnce ttfort starting Jan 30 dards for the Balcones Cement Plant The installation of the new burner will require the removal of an existing 13 inch diameter burn er pipe that is 25 feet long The new multi channel burner will be 17 inches in diameter and 35 feet long providing channels for the fuel and the air required for an optimum mix ture Currently the Balcones Cement Plant burns 40 percent coke and 60 percent coal With the new burner the ratio will be 80 percent coke and 20 percent coal Coal is three times more expen sive than coke so the change will provide a financial savings The new burner system will be controlled by a computer system that will monitor and automatically adjust the air to fuel ratios to insure maximum efficiency Solms water rates to be topic of discussion at NBU meeting today By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff WrKtr The New Braunfels Utilities Board of Trustees will discuss whether or not to approve a conversion of water rates in the Solms area to standard city of New Braunfels ordinance rates at a meeting today in the NBU board meeting room Some residents of the Solms area could see a decrease in their water rates if the conversion is approved and some will see an increase in rates According to NBU General Manager Bob Sohn the Solms water supply corporation was purchased approximately eight years ago Sohn said NBU invested money in purchasing the corporation and in installing some water mains We promised to keep their rates in place other than the New Braunfels rate until the capital improvements program was he said Solms is located south of New Braun fels near the Stripling and Blake Lumber Yard Part of the area is in the city limits of New Braunfels The City of New Braunfels may be one step closer to accessing federal funds after the Community Devel opment Advisory Committee meets tonight The committee will meet at 6 at the New Braun fels Municipal Building to discuss submission of rec ommendations to the city council for uses for the Com munity Development Block Grant ftmds The city was notified earlier this year that it had been named an entitlement city and would receive The funds are distributed through the Department of Housing and Urban Development According to Main Street Director Penelope applications for funds were received from the city engU neering department for drainage projects the parks and police departments for the summer youth Habitat for Humanity and the Comal County Womans Shelter An application was also received from the Housing Authority however the committee is awaiting a ruling from HUD to see if the project is eligible said Church said the request for the largest amount of funds came from the city projects She said the com mittee can decide to partially fund certain projects The requests for funds exceeds the amount of fundi available said Church The amount requested is estK mated at million That is why we have committee to delve into she said They can partially fund things if they want to Some things codd be might decide to do one phase of a drainage project That is what will be discussing at the she said Recommendations on projects to be funded will be made to the city council Public hearings will also be held to allow input from citizens Todays Texas Lottery numbers are 15 2428 34 4749 Jackpot million f
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