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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 27, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                IN SPORTS DAY Unicorns down Canyon to remain undefeated in District SOWEST MTCROKIBI TSHTHo 2627 F Y A Jifc TX 79903 COUNTDOWNl 339 DAYS New Brauntela Sesqulcentennlal March March Inside Letters to the Unsung Sports Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following jirthday wishes to JMae Voss Braunberger Angela Pittmann Debra Diane Garcia Elizabeth Polly Seibert Jesus Hernandez 48 Megan Gonzales Isabel Luna Mallory Minor Elearnor Bol lard DJI Buchanan Lois Lee Doris Lewis Mary Mabry Elvira Russell Gladys Crabill LaViena Higgins Rodina Law son Bill Leslie Debra Murphy Garland Powers Betty Worl Martha Cltft Thomas Hurst Valerie Meyer Doris Waterman Mavis Wolf Elizabeth Chichester Realtor group to meet tomorrow The New Lake AreaAssociation of Realtors will hold their monthly meeting on Monday March 28 at at Dragon Place Restaurant 983 N Loop 337 Cost for admission is A tape from the Texas Associa tion of Realtors on Sellers Dis closure Notice will be featured at the meeting Canyon Lake Writers Guild announces club project for 1994 The Canyon Lake Writers Guild announces its 1994 club project which is the production of a 96 page paperback book to con tain original short stories The book is the idea of Guild members who want to stimulate writing and experience the various phases of book production from manuscript solicitation to editori al activity typesetting layout printing sales and distribution The Guild has teamed up with Morton Falls Publishing Co to produce the book which is expected to be released in Decem ber 1994 Any writer published or unpub lished may submit a short story fiction manuscript of up to words for consideration Specific guidelines maybe obtained by sending a stamped selfaddressed envelope to The Canyon Lake Writers Guild 1850 Old Saltier Road Canyon Lake Texas 78132 The deadline for submissions is June 1994 The Canyon Lake Writers Guild is in its 8th year and offers seminars workshops and fellow ship for area writers Stammtisch 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 members of the commu nity to gather and share the days happenings We invite you to share with The winning numbers LottQ Texas 1240 HORIZONS94 Our Community Citizen of the Year Unsung Heroes Coma County Lei Jfthlp Business Enterprise Medicine Unicorns advance to Region IV quarterfinals by beating Austin Reaganseepage IOA Sid Gdsa left aftd Ryan Rogers celebrate Friday nights victory New Braunfels HeraldZeitung D4 Pages in ten sections Sunday March Servina Comal County for more than 142 vearsB Home of JESUS HERNANDEZ SUNDAY 75 CENTS I Vol 142 No 95 Kunkel named Citizen of the Year HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH The New Braunfels HeraldZeltungs Citizen of the Year Larry Kunkel left was presented with the award at a reception held Friday at the New Braunfels Civic Center Making the presentation was HeraldZeitung Managing Editor Mark lyon and Editor and Publisher David Sullens 4 V Kunkel nine Unsung Heroes honored by HeraldZeitung By ROGER CROTEAU City Editor More than 100 people gathered at the New Braunfels Civic Center Friday after noon for the annual Horizons Reception sponsored by the HeraldZeitung to celebrate completion of the 1994 Horizons edition The highlight of the reception was the pre sentation of the Heralds 1993 Citizen of the Year and Unsung Hero Awards Insurance agent Larry Kunkel was named Citizen of the Year by the HeraldZeitung SeeCitizen of the Heroes section inside Reader Advisory Board for his impressive efforts in civic endeavors Its a little bewildering because 9 lot of people do a lot of things in New Braunfels It is humbling and Kunkel said after receiving his award Nine other local residents were named Unsung Heroes by the Reader Advisory Board I think the reception went said HeraldZeitung publisher David Sul lens This is one of the more exciting things the paper does It creates an opportunity to recognize people in our community who in most cases have no other arena to be rec Among those in attendance at the recep tion were County Judge Carter Casteel Mayor Rudy Police Chief Dick Headen Sheriff Jack Bremer Council woman Jan Kennady City Manager Mike Shands and two previous Man of the Year recipients Elliott Knox and Rusty Brock man Citizens Bank purchase By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer The board of shareholders for Citizens Bank gave approval Tuesday to initiate the sale of the bank to Intercontinental Bankshares Corporation of San Antonio Bank President Bill Cone said the boardof New Braunfels Bancshares Ihc which owns all the Citizens stock autho rized a nonbinding letter of beginningthe process for me purpose of selling up to one hundred percent of the banks stock The bank will not officially transfer title until shareholders approve the sale and federal regulatory guide lines are met an agreement towork towarfrthat said Cone It is subject to shareholder approval and regu latory approval What we have now is a purchase agreement Our board has only authorized us to enter this Citizens Bank is the only independent locallyowned bank in New Braunfels Smaller banks are having a hard time competing jn a market with large regional banks However Cone said some might have misconceptions that Citizens is being bought by a large regional bank This company is similar in size to New Braunfels Banc shares he said They stated they do not plan on changing the name or staff at this Cone did not state the bank was in financial trouble but rather said the shareholders basically received a better deal The primary reason for shareholders to sell is that they receive a good he said They Intercontinental made a very attractive Cone stressed the motion only gives authorization to ini tiate the contract of purchase process Shareholders will have to vote for the sale May 15 If approved the sale could not happen until the Federal Reserve and the State Banking Dept approve it which Cone said would take sev eral more months Cal Thomas to speak here July 14 From staff reports Cal Thomas a wellknown conservative columnist is debuting the first of several columns today on the HeraldZeitungs Opinion page Thomas has also agreed to a speaking engage ment in New Braunfels on July 14 at 7 at the New Braunfels Civic Center Tickets will cost each with proceeds benefiting the Crisis Pregnancy Center A catered dinner will be included at the event More ticket information will be available soon Thomas is popular for his hardhitting com mentary on politics society issues and more The 30year veteran journalist appears regularly in about 250 newspapers across the nation through the Los Angeles Times Syndicate Thomas openly admits to being a staunch con servative pn many issues and doesnt hesitate to explain why In the past the religious right was particularly guilty of trying to impose a nar row religiously based world view on an unwilling popu he said noting that he believes the left is now Cal Thomas trying to do the same thing They are trying to impose a narrow antireli gious world view on an unwilling population and using the powers of the government academia and much of the media to do it If liberals say the First Amendment means we have to tolerate 2 Live Crew and Madonna why cant some con servative and religiouslybased views to be heard in the marketplace Thomas has written eight books and is a fre quent lecturer He was a broadcast journalist for 21 years covering the space program civil rights and Watergate Two youths arrested near Spring Branch for possession of a bomb By JENNIFER ROMPEL After approaching the juveniles the Comal County Sheriffs deputies took into custody a juvenile and one 17yearold male Saturday morning for allegedly possessing and manufacturing a homemade According to Deputy Tim Nowell who responded to the scene the deputies answered a call of shots fired on Highway 281 two miles south of State Highway 46 near Spring Branch Nowell said the officers responded to the call and saw several juveniles on the side of the road The juveniles were shooting off fireworks he said After approaching the juveniles the pfficere found three homemade bombs wrapped in duct tape with fuses attached Nowell said all three items combined would have equaled the power of one stick of dynamite Nowell said the 137th EOD Bomb Squad from Camp Bullis was also called to the scene The officers arrested a 17yeaHlcl male from San Antonio and a 15yearold male was detained The 17yearold is being held in the Comal County Jail His bond is set at The 15 yearold is being detained until a hearing can be held next week The charge is possession of a prohibited weapon which is a second degree felony Second Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day scheduled By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer The second Household Hazardous Waste Col lection will be held April 23 at the citycounty facility for household hazardous wastes located on Loop 337 near New Braunfels Fire Station No 2 The event is sponsored by the city of New Braunfels and Comal County It will be con ducted by Laidlaw Environmental Services Inc The collection day will be partially funded by a grant from the Texas Natural Resource Con servation Commission and from funds left from the last collection day according to Elroy Friesen hahn project manager and Assistant Fire Chief for the city of New Braunfels He said is available for the event The same products will be taken on April 23 as were taken during the first collection This includes leftover household cleaners paints pes ticides used motor oil and batteries Tires have been added to the list of items that will be collected according to Friesenhahn He said there will be no charge for bringing the items to the collection We want everyone in the city and county to start now saving up old cleaners paints and pes ticides Box them up and bring them in on April 23 to our newly constructed hazmat building behind Fire Station No 2 on Loop 337 south of New said Frisenhahn We tend to think of hazardous waste as just something industry produces but we have it in our homes too A lot of household cleaners pesticides and paints contain chemicals that can be haz ardous to people or the environment if they are not handled and disposed of properly We prefer these substances not go into our county land he said The event is open strictly to residents and is not open to businesses Laidlaw will assist the city and county in mak ing sure all wastes collected are disposed of safe ly Laidlaw conducted the first col lection and has conducted more than col lection days in Texas and across North America The effort is being coordinated by a board which includes New Braunfels Mayor Rudy Sei del Precinct 4 Comal County Commissioner Moe Schwab Comal County Fire Marshal Mil ton Willmann and New Braunfels Fire Chief Phil Baker 1 For subscription news or advertising information call 6259144 Metro 6060846   

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