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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 11, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAY 6 Why is Susan Bienek in jail See Opinion page 4 438 DAYS March March New Braunfels 410 SOWEST E YANriEU HI TX 7990 4 IfM HeraldZeit INSIDE 2 Stammtiseh Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeftungl The New Bra unfels Heraid Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Charlie Lack ey Witttom Robert Feltner two and David Gonzalez Canyon Lake Democrats meet Canyon Lake Democrats will meet Jan 13 at at Carols next to the Hitching Post in Sat tler Candidates for the upcoming election will be present Public invited True Women1 author to sign books Jan 15 A book signing by Janice Woods Windle author of True Women a dramatic novel of Texas and the dynamic women who influenced her history will be held at The Book Trader 185 Seguin St in New Braunfels on Saturday Jan IS from 1 to 3 Windles book tells vivid stories of the women in her family which were passed down from mother to daughter to tonice and father todaught These women were at the heart of the events and lives that shaped Texas Windles greatgreat grand mother Euphermia Texas Ashby King me Sam Houston before die battle of the Alamo and her descendants lived and worked in the New Braunfels area For more information call 629 5044 Great American Antiquefest set Many local antique dealers will be at the Great American Antique fest to be held Saturday Jan 15 from 10 to 6 in the New Braunfels Civic Center on Seguin St The show formerly held in May will continue through Sun day Jan 16 from 10 ajn to 5 The admission is good for return visits Music Study Club meets The New Braunfels Music Study Club meets Thursday Jan 13 at the at the borne Ann Kleeman 1435 Flaming Oak Members will hold a Fjounders Day observance Careglvers Support Group meets A Caregivers Support Group will meet Wednesday Jan 12 at 2 at the Comal County Senior Center There is no charge if you would like to leave your loved one at the Colonial Manor Nursing Home while you attend the meet ing Call 6298181 MHMR directors to meet The board of directors of the Comal County MHMR will meet Thursday Jan 13 at p on at the Comal Developmental Center 511 North St Stainmtisch Imku Hi rtadtrttovtmit Htmi to Stamniiteh to On Arehlvtt wd WiAtn tf commity to and than tin fey Wt bvbt you to than with City seeks funds to spruce up the Plaza HeraldZelnmg photo by JOHN HUSETH Heads will roll In a showing of team unity the members of the Smlthson Valley Rangers basketball team shaved their heads last week Pictured are back row Kirk Golsch Mike Telfer James Bohner Anthony Simpson and front row Brandon Parrott Charlie Wood Jeff Maynard and Mike Fleming See story on page 8 Threeyearold killed Saturday in Guadalupe County mobile home fire By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer The New Braunfels City Council approved a resolution authorizing city officials to make an application to compete for a grant from the Texas Capital Fund Main Street Improve ments Program monies since the city will no longer be eligible for the money since it has been named an entitlement city and will receive Community Development Block Grant funds from the Depart ment of Housing and Urban Devel By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Officials are still investigating a fire in Guadalupe Coun tythatciused the death of a threeyearold boy Saturday morning The fire occurred between and 9 Saturday in the Cypress Grove Mobile Home Park between McQueeney and New Braunfels The home belonged to Jesse and Lori Floras who are the parents of the child killed in the blaze The fire is being investigated by Guadalupe County Fire Marshal Don McFarland and state officials The McQueeney Fire Department and the Lake Dunlap Fire Department responded to the call An account has been set up at Victoria Bank and Trust to help the family Donations can be made at any branch office torig at A collection site has also been formed at TriCounty Office Equipment at 645 North Walnut for donations Any cash donations food housewares furniture linen etc will be accepted For more information contact Chris Faulk at 6206266 The Red Cross is currently helping the family with food clothing and lodging as well as the costs of the funeral The couple also has a fiveyearold daughter who wears a size six in clothing and a size eight in shoes Lori Flores wears a size 13 and Jesse Flores wears a medium shirt and a size pant mum award available is and requires a local match of one to New Braunfels officials are plani ning to apply for funds to replace dete riorating sidewalks in the area Local matches can be made from items such as NBUs commitment for pedestrian lighting the Main Street budget the removal by utility companies of over head wires to uixlerground or offstreet locations and other infrastructure relat ed contributions The deadline for the application is In other business the council also was informed that Finance Director Darrell Sollberger will be leaving the The city is still eligible for the Main New Braunfels to take a job in Street program funds because money a Pnvate businessSoUberger will con set aside for this program in 1993 has tinue working for the city for three not yet been awarded weeks Marian Benson chairman of the council also appointed mem Main Street Program board spoke to bers to several city committees the council about the need to apply Ramirez Stuart Hansmann the resolution requiring the city to des ed to trie Community ignate a blight in the downtown Committee Andres Cam sounds disparaging considering all Delgado Eleanor Morales and Anna Lee Hicks were named to the Main Street Advisory Board Jerry Tillman was named to the Impact Fee Advisory Committee Joft D Eikel was appointed to the Landa Park Municipal Golf Course Adviso the efforts going into the Main Street We are not finished yet and every possible source for funds should be considered since dollars are said Benson This is the pilot year for the Main Street Improvements Program and ry Board Robert Lohr Diana Guerrero and Lucille Garcia were appointed to only two cities out of 12 eligible cities the Housing Authority Board of Com will receive the awards The maxi missioners Support pays off Food By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Officials at the Food Bank Inc opened the doors of their new facility last month and were proud to announce the note on the building has been completely paid off The new building is located at 248 West Merriweather The official grand opening ceremony was held Dec 20 The food bank was formerly located at the First Protestant Church Howev er because of expansions at the church the food bank was forced to look for a new location We searched all over town but everything was so expensive A board member came across this particular said Gladys Battling direc tor of the food bank The cost of purchasing the property and building the warehouse was Thanks to a generous dona tion of from the Dallasbased Meadows Foundation and several donations from area churches and local contributors the building is complete ly paid for Many of the churches are coming across with special said Battling Its fantastic to be able to have a ribbon cutting and be able to say weve paid the note she said We had been talking to the Mead ows Foundation for many months and had applied for she said They had to have proof it was com munity supported If we couldnt have shown the rest of the community was willing to help I dont think they would have given it to said Battling Bartling said 71 families have been helped by since the first of Jan uary Also contributing to the move was Lacks Furniture which helped move the freezers and refrigerators Nevitts Moving and Storage helped the food bank move to their temporary loca tion which was on Faust Street The land for the new building was purchased from Garland Nolaa The builder of the new facility is Wing field Construction Company Bartling said Habitat for Humanity temporarily had its offices at the new building and its crew also helped in the move and construction has been in existence since 1988 Volunteers keep the food bank open from 1 to 4 Monday through Friday Approximately onethird of the food distributed at the shelter is donated Donations of bread and other food items are made daily by HEB Texans Warehouse Foods Handy Andy Mrs Bauds Thrift Store and Wuests Indi viduals schools churches civic groups and Boy and Girl Scout troops also make donations Bartling said the food bank is always in nr of meats fruits diapers cloth and toilet paper and face soap Those receiving help from are first certified by officials at the Community Service Center In order to receive help individuals must also attend a budget planning session with the county extension agent Referrals for emergency help are made by pastors The basic package for each group includes bean rice flour or commeal tomato sauce meat peanut butter macaroni lard stewed tomatoes bread and grapefruit Extra items include vegetables buns rolls and cakes fruit and soup Candidates criticize trash mailings in District 2 race By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer District 2 City Council candidate Dan Bremer is telling local voters that he was not involved in the mailing of newsletter last weekend that allegedly makes dis paraging remarks about his opponent Mary Mafi 1 I ti council members Bremer said he did not put the newslet ter out and the fact people are saying he did is typical of his opponents campaign Its typical of their tactics They are looking for he said I was also called about a letter that went out about Ted Alexander that I under stand went out to all cfty candidates Time are just to discredit he said However Serold said ihc believes the was designed to sway the opin ion of the votwa She said in her corner Wtiooi with local voteri she has learned that they are appalled that the trash was in their mailboxes They are extremely insulted and offended if the people sendingit thought it was going to sway the she said Serold said she believes the newsletter shows the differences in the two candi dates She explained that she believes electing her opponent would be putting that type of mentality back on the It is strictly negative Tterp is not one that comes out of this kind of she said In addition to the newsletter letters con cerning Serolds family and Ted Alexan der were also mailed to local voters last week No were listed on the newsletter as Authors However at least one portion of the newsletter was also submitted as a let Locals worked on top Rose Parade float By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer Kyra Brandt of Comal Flower Shop on the Plaza returned from the Tournament of Roses Parade with the satisfaction of working on the best float there I never dreamed Id work on a Sweepstakeswin ning said Brandt We found out at 6 that morning It was the thrill of a The float had help from another New Braunfels citizen Dottic Bagley According to Brandt Bagleya son arranged for her to realize a lifelong dream of working on the Tournament of Roses Parade Many family members joined her and worked on what turned out to be the Sweepstakes winner The toppriaewinutog flog was called Us ultimate adventure caring for It was 28 feet lota 18 feet wide and 55 feet long The float featured niflcent huge macawi and toucans perched on lofty branches overlooking a lush tropical forest claiming lost Mayan ruins of civilizations past All the birds were animated with lifeUke movc menti and real cascading water and highpressure parade Brandt said she had spent a lot of time on the win ning float and was especially thrilled with the Sweep stakes prize Fiesta Parade Floats the float builder Brandt worked for had six of the ten prizewinning the rain forest seem real His float was the 40tb consecutive FTO entry and Kyra Brandt on the winning float For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144
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