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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 11, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas FRIDAY COUNTDOWNi 379 DAYS Braunfels Sesqulcentennlal March March New Braunfels 16 Pages in one section Friday March 410 no 16 1V SO T MJCKOIIJBI IbHJMO 2677 YAhllif I I El PASO IX Serving Comal County tor more than 142 years Home of MARY E PHILUPSCUELUfi Inside Church Sports Stnmmtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Courtney Parks Mary E PhilUpsCuellar Lisa Perez Betty Henderson Egon Jarisch Charlotte John son Lois Medders Julius Meyer Dorothy Schmoldt Lioness Club hosting garage bake sale The New Braunfels Lioness Club will have its annual garage and bake sale at 8 Saturday March 26 at the former World of Fabrics 650 S Walnut Donations will be accepted Wednesday through Friday March 23 through March 25 Proceeds from the sale go toward sight conservation and the Texas Lions Camp for special children American League ladies to meet The American League Ladies Auxiliary will meet Thursday March 17 at Victoria Bank Trust at Fun Day and other upcoming events will be dis cussed Tutoring improving skills on agenda Tutoring and improving skills will be among the topics discussed by guest speaker Eleanor May field of the Successful Learning Centers at the next meeting of the Canyon High School Friends of Education Monday March 14 at 7 in the school library Nursing program on tap at NBISD Your Patient and Drug Reac tions will be held on March 17 at New Braunfels Independent School District Education Center located at 430 West Mill St The informational meeting will last from to The class has been approved by the Texas Nurses Association for 24 contact hours Registration deadline is March 15 and cost is Call 6206200 for more infor mation and to register SOS members marking St Patricks Day Supporting Other Singles members are celebrating St Patricks Day on March 13 at A pot luck dinner will be served For more information call 3035669 The business meeting will be held at the El Ranchito Restaurant on March 18 at Parks Rec swim class now enrolling The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department is accept ing enrollment for summer swim lessons Classes fill up very fast so early registration is recom mended There will be five sessions to choose from beginning June 6 he other sessions start June 20 5 July 18 and Aug 1 For more information call 608 2160 StammtUcb THt New Braunfels HeraldZeitung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch According to the SophUnburg Archives and members of the German community Stommtisch represents a sit ting place for members of the community to gather and share the days happenings We unite you to short with Canyon splits tourney games HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Canyons Chip Parrlsh blasts a base hit during the Cougars 118 win over Lockhart In the New Braunfels Baseball Tournament held at New Braunfels High School The Cougars lost to Pflugerville later In the day 84 The Cougars were ranked No 6 In the state In class 4A by the Associated Press this week See rank Ings story page 7A TRA head encourages involvement By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Texas Restaurant Association President David Cortez encouraged members of the New Braunfels chapter to be involved in localjstate and national politics Cortez spoke to a group of approximately 20 people at KJaOSFS restaurant Thursday night Cortez encouraged members of the group to get con nected Cortez said he got involved in TRA in 1971 and has served as a officer and state director Ive seen a lot of improvement and progress in the association We probably have one of the best and largest associations in the United he said We are trying to focus on involvement getting members involved in different things We want them to be involved inthelocal chapter involved in education involved in the state association involved in their community and involved in politics and he said Cortez encouraged members to meet with the centers of influence in their community and to join and volunteer organizations By getting involved you will start to deal with people who are the movers and shakers and leaders in the com said Cortez It is always important to get members involved in different areas of the Cortez also encouraged members to support TRAs polit ical action works tofaise mon ey to support candidates in their campaigns We support candidates who support small he said Cortez said the group does not get involved in county or city races but instead deals with state and national races Some of the issues to be faced on those levels include workers compensation health care reform and minimum wage Whether we win or lose if we dont play the game and we dont get involved were not going to he said Cortez discussed the associations Education First program which helps raise scholarship money for students wishing to attend college We want to maintain communication with the schools and the parents of our employees who are going to he said We want to make sure the kids out there worlahg in the restaurant industry maintain their Former space center director explains decline of space program at Downtown Rotary Club By ROGER CROTEAU City Editor Members of the Downtown Rotary Club got a quick lesson on the history of NASA at their meeting Thursday at Krauses Gerald Griffin former director of the Johnson Space Center in Houston discussed what he considers to be the causes of the decline in NASAs for tunes in recent years A lot things this country has done in space lately havent gone too Griffin said He said that when asked a large majority of Americans will say they are proud of the accomplishments in space and they support a strong and robust space program Yet what we have today is public apathy and waning support in he said Griffin said he saw four reasons for the falling support of NASA First there is no longer the apparent threat of the Soviet Union to drive us second a lack of supportive charismatic leader ship for the space program third the space program has no effective lobby in Washington and finally there were three unrelated historical events caused problems for the space pro gram Vietnam was the first Grif fin said The war ran from the early 60s to 1973 Those were the glory years of the space program We had Gemini Mercury and Apollo They were all covered OK by the media but they were overshadowed by Viet nam and campus unrest We were lost in the mire of the Vietnam War So I really think the Vietnam War took a lot of luster off the space Next as NASA prepared for its next big step after Apollo the Watergate story broke and again NASAs plans got lost in the shuffle Third was the Challenger disaster I left NASA a few weeks before it happened but that was NASAs dark est Griffin said So those three isolated events have had a big effect on the future of the pro County dealing with subdivision road problems Residents are f concerned with 5 road deterioration By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer Two agenda items dealing with the growing problems in older subdivi sions in the unincorporated areas of the county took up most of the Comal County Commissioners time at Thursers for road construction Property day mornings meeting owners in the subdivision had recent There have been through the years ly appealed to Commissioners Court some illegal subdivisions where a for help in getting the roads in the sub division up to county standards so that they could be maintained by the coun ty The catalyst for the request was the denial of mortgage money tp prospective buyers in the subdivision because the roads were not being maintained by any legal entity This type of problem is being faced more frequently as property owners property owner with a large tract of land just went out and divided up his property in absolute disregard of the subdivision said Casteel Now the rules that were in place in the late 60s were some different than they are today but there were According to Casteel the countys dilemma is that if they attempt to fr enforce subdivision rules that were who wish to resell or subdivide prop disregarded the cost of roads can be so erty in the various subdivisions in the prohibitive that a developer would county are faced with the quences of illegally subdivided prop erty private roads without mainte nance entities and new water and sep tic system requirements The Commissioners have recently asked the County Engineer and Coun ty Environmental Health Officer to review county subdivision regulations and growth in the county and mend desirable changes to the court When you go out into a subdivision and there are not streets with access to public roads there are to be an alarm go off said CasteeL When you buy in a Subdivision without properly cpn t strutted roads you pay to development within the area an acre When you buy in a monly referred to as the Brehm Sub subdivision with good roads you pay You pay up front when you buy the lot for county maintenance If you dont we are not willing to pay for your streets with taxpayer money from people who did pay for their streets There are provisions for subr divisions to elect to bring their roads up tp county standards so they can be maintained but the property owners will be assessed the cost of that They must elect to do that The hearing at most likely declare bankruptcy and the roads would still not be done New developers who now own pieces of those illegal subdivisions are asking the court for variances to comply with present county subdivision rules Should the court deny any variances and enforce the rules as they stand no one can further subdivide because many of these developments have no public access A public hearing was held to discuss issues relating to proposed the Karan Subdivision including property divi County ulations road improvements and division Some Brehm property owners do not want commissioners to approve the further subdivision of parts of the subdivision and are asking that the commissioners disallow any variances to subdivision or increase the mini mum lot size Residents are concerned about further deterioration of the dirt roads due to the increased traffic and the quality and quantity of water The commissioners also set a public hearing date to consider calling an election in Tom Creek Estates Subdi vision for assessment of property own Tom Creek will assess whether those property owners want to have an elec tion to see if everyone wants to do Gerald Griffin Griffin said Griffin said the space program was lucky to get the leadership of Presi dents Dwight Eisenhower and John Kennedy and NASA Director James Webb during its infancy HeraldZeitung awarded contract to publish Randolph Air Force Base newspaper From staff reports The HeraldZeitung has been awarded a con tract to publish the Wingspread the official news paper of Randolph Air Force Base The Wingspread is a commercial enterprise newspaper published to provide news and com mand information to personnel of Randolph Air Force Base The HeraldZettung sells advertising in the Wingspread and through those sales offsets the costs involved in the printing and delivery of the Air Force newspaper both of which are handled by the HeraldZettungs sister newspaper the Seguin GazetteEnterprise Its an honor to have been awarded the Wing spread HeraldZeitung Publisher David Sullens said this week The bid process was an arduous one The Air Force is very thorough and the focus of the whole process was Sullens said the having won the contract will strengthen the already strong ties between New Braunfels and the personnel both military and civilian at Randolph Ive been a little surprised as Ive begun to get acquainted with people on the base at how many of the people who work on the base live in New Braunfels and Comal the Herald Zeitung publisher said Sullens said the new role as the publisher of the only newspaper permitted total distribution to all the bases personnel offers New Braunfels advertisers a golden opportuni ty to reach those people both those who already live here and those who dont and bring them to New Braunfels to shop The circulation is some It is published weekly The HeraldZeitung will open an office in Uni versal City before the end of the month Sullens said Currently under construction that office is at 934 Coronado in the Coronado Square shop ping center That office will be staffed with sales and administrative personnel to handle the advertising needs both classified and the Ran dolph area community Sales representatives based in Universal City for the Wingspread are Linda Hardin and Laura Cooper Michelle Ander son will handle Wingspread classifieds from the Universal City office as well as retail advertising composition Editorial copy for the Wingspread is produced on base as a function of the Public Affairs office The HeraldZeitung provides two writers to assist active duty military staff members in production of that copy The two writers are Steven Vw Wert and Pale Eckroth both of whom have Ajr Force public affairs backgrounds For more information about the Wingspread New Braunfels business people should contact their HeraldZeitung advertising representative Advertising Director Paul Davis or Sullens at 6259144 Dont miss Horizons 94 Coming March 27 in the HeraldZeitung
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