Tuesday, March 22, 1994

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 22, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAY Local soccer teams prepare for area round See Page 6 COUNTDOWN 364 DAYS New Sraunfels Semicentennial March March New Braunfels Herald 10 Pages in one section MarcMaTl994 Serving Cbmal County for more than 142 years Home of MARGARET MATTHEWS Vol 142 No 92 Inside Sports The Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeftung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Margaret Matthews 90 Opal Bar ganier Dona Bruns Vance Braune Ronald Schwab 16 Delia Buck Sandra Ann Schneider Verlin Kuecker Patrick Desfosses Carmettta Horan Earline Baker Raymond Dierksen Bill Hack ney Helen Holcomb Charlotte Reed Betty Shoemake Mildred Williams Brierty to speak to NB Conservation Society The New Braunfels Conserva tion Societys general meeting will be held on Thursday March 24 in the Forke Store at Mr Tim Brierty will speak to the group about McKenna Memo rial Hospitals 40th Anniversary The public is welcome Comal Democrats to meet tonight The Comal County Democrats will meet tonight at the Comal Bowl Meeting Room at The meeting will focus on the upcoming runoff and general elec tion The county convention to be held on March 26 will also be discussed Anyone interested is invited to attend and a social hour will fol low the meeting For more information please contact Gloria Sasser at 6200864 Demo women to meet tonight at Comal Bowl The Comal Chapter of the Texas Democratic Women will meet tonight at the Comal Bowl Meeting Room at Susan Zinn with the Health Care Arm of the Texas Legal Aid will give a presentation on health care issues Anyone interested is invited to attend For more information pleases contact Kristie Hayduk at 608 1947 WIC immunizations set to begin The Local WIC Women Infants Children program located at 166 Comal have begun immunizations The immunizations will be free to WIC participants Monday thru Thursday 8 to 12 and 1 to 5 Call 6251441 for more information New Instructor hired for New Braunfels The MidTexas Symphony has hired a new strings instructor for the New Braunfels area Students interested in taking violin lessons are asked to contact the MidTexas Symphony office at 6290336 or the new instructor Jeanne Rogers at 6293734 Rogers is a graduate of the East man School of Music and the San F ncisco Conservatory of Music Suunmtlsch The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung invites its readers to sub mit items to Stammtisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community Stammtisch represents a sitting place for mem bers of the community to gather and share the days happenings We invite you to share with Twocar collision Four taken to hospital after twocar wreck By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Four people were taken to McKen na Memorial Hospital Monday after an accident that occurred on State Highway 46 west approximately two miles west of Farm to Market Road 2722 According to reports the accident occurred at It involved a 1989 gray Isuzu pick up driven by Virginia Gootee 30 of New Braunfels and a 1988 brown and gold Bronco II driven by Howard Ivan Haecker 42 of Canyon Lake Both Gootee and Haecker were taken to the hospital by New Braun fels EMS Haecker was treated and released Gootee is listed in stable condition Also transported were Kalee Cor HeraldZeitung photos by JOHN HUSETH Top photo Kahlee Corner is lifted from the 1989 Isuzu pick up which collided with a Bronco II about two miles west of FM 2722 on State Hwy 46 yesterday Bottom photo New Braunfels emergency per sonnel work to free Virginia Gootee from her vehicle yesterday ner 23 a passenger in Gootees vehicle and Pat Haecker 42 a pas senger in Howard Haeckers vehicle Corner is listed in stable condi tion and Pat Haecker was treated and released According to reports both vehi cles were west bound on Highway 46 when Gootie attempted to make a urum Haeckers vehicle skidded 65 feet before stopping The accident was investigated by Highway Patrol Trooper Scott Haag Mission Valley cashes in on NAFTA treaty By ROGER CROTEAU City Editor The North American Free Trade Agreement appears ready to start pay ing major dividends for the local econ omy Officials at the Mission Valley Tex tile Plant have reached an agreement with a Mexican company to market Mission Valley textile products in Mexico Mission Valley has a target of exporting million worth of fabric to Mexico this year and million next year said Bill Morton Mission Valley president and chief executive officer NAFTA opened the door but the most important thing was finding the right combination there of someone to represent us In effect they are in a partnership with us to sell our Morton said Mexico has a textile industry of its own but it is not ade quate to serve the entire market They already import textiles mostly from the Far East With NAFTA our tariffs will decrease making our products more competitive compared to prod ucts from the Far East which will still have the same tariffs The tariffs on textiles will drop each year for Bill Morton five Mission Valley as about mil Ijlion in sales per I year so Morton said he does not expect Mexican sales to be a major I part of Mission I Valleys business right away But it is certainly a he said I think it could be 10 percent of our sales in five years We are really excited to get the market cracked open Only time will tell over the next two or three years how big a market it will be but I feel it will be good for Morton said Morton was in Mexico last week working out the deal with the Corpo ration Textil Azteca He said the legal wording of the contract is being final ized and he is confident contracts will be signed quickly Mission Valley Textile employs close to 800 people at its New Braun fels plant Those workers produce a wide variety of fabrics for clothing and furniture upholstery Mayor Rudy Seidel decides against Mayor cites health problems as basis for decision By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer NewBraunfels Mayor Rudy Seidel has announced he will not seek reelec tion to the office of District 3 city council member Seidel who has served one term on city council said he is not running for reelection because of some medical problems So many people have begged me to run again which I appreciate but I have some medical problems that I have ignored for a year and half I feel like I cannot ignore them any said Seidel In my three years on the council I have not missed a single meeting I may not have perfect record for the next three years so I feel it is best for the city and for me not to run he said I feel like we have accom plished a lot in th elast three years and I am sure that the council will work just as well without me Seidel said he would have liked to serve as mayor during the Sesquicen tennial celebration in 1995 He said he I would have liked to make speeches in German while the people from JBraunfels Ger jmany were in I town He added he would have liked Rudy Seidel to see several things that were started on the council finished We are on the right track now We have kept our tax rate at 41 cents for last six years and we still have all of tbe services we had before and at the same quality of services as before It can be done I wish our state and federal gov ernments would do the same I want to thank everyone for being so nice to me especially this last year while being your he said New Braunfels Attorney Brenda I Freeman is running unopposed for the District 3 seat The deadling for filing for council is 5 Wednesday Three stars Langston House Restaurant joins elite group by earning coveted rating from travel guide AAA From staff reports The Langston House Restaurant of New Braun fels has been awarded the coveted 3star rating by the Mobil 1994 Travel Guide The Langston House is one of the only two Texas restaurants outside of the large cities of Houston Dallas San Antonio and Austin to be awarded the 3 star rating The presentation of the Mobil rating cities the Langston House as an excellent restaurant in seven rooms of an old mansion circa 1854 near the center of old New There are four restaurants in San Antonio with the 3star rating four in Austin 14 in Dallas 16 in Houston and one in Jefferson Since 1991 the Langston House has been awarded the 3Diamond rating by the American Automobile Association The AAA a nonprofit organization has been rating lodgings throughout the United States and Canada for 31 years Establishments carrying the 3diamond rating are considered to have extensive or specialized menus and a more complex cuisine preparation They can offer a formal dining experience or provide a special family occasion They have an inviting decor and skilled staff with a wine list representative of the best domestic and foreign wineproducing regions The AAAs listing of the Langston House as a restored 2story 1854 mansion with various selections of wellprepared has caused many travelers to seek it out For example Hal Bruno political director of ABC coming to Hous ton for the 1992 Republican Convention spotted it in the AAA Guidebook before leaving Wash ington and planned a trip to the Hill Coun try around it The Langton House was the first place winner of the 1994 KLRN Wjnf Food Tasting Con tinental Division in San Antonio on Feb 20 1994 Bill Knight accepted the first place plaque for the Langston House at the Awards Ceremony in San Antonio on Monday March Bill Knight and Dariene Tantzen owners of the Langston House were especially surprised and pleased to win the event this year because they were repeating their first place win for the second consecutive year The winning dish was Chicken Roulades in Lemon Basil Cream The flattened whole chick en breasts were filled with a stuffing of baby garden spinach Roma tomatoes shallots garlic basil white wine sunflower seeds and lemon basil cream and tolled tightly wrapped in plas tic wrap and foil and poached gently Langston House chef Ron Horecka and Dariene Tantzen collaborated on the recipe for several weeks Ron who was assisted by his wife Carol and Nicole Heiman sliced the Roulades on the bias into pinwheels which emphasized the color ful green and red filling spooned on lemon basil cream made with fresh and served them to around attendees Langston House chef Nigel Ridler and the entire Langston House Kitchen staff joined Ron in the efforts to prepare for the event working overtime hours to prepare enough Chicken Roulades for the expected large crowd New Braunfels Blumen Meisters donated extravagant flowers and decorations for both the 1993 and 1994 Langston House tables which Dariene credits as contributing greatly to the overall winning presentation After its first place win in the 1993 KLRN Wine Food Tasting the Langston House was also invited to be a participant in the 1993 Hill County Wine Food Festival in Austin It was the only nonAustin or San Antonio restaurant invitee Look for Horizons 1994 coming March 27 in the 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