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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 20, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                FRIDAY Local golf enthusiasts enjoy weekly golf tournaments at Lancia See P 94 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN 30 DAYS New Braunfels Sesqu centennial March March New Braunfels Herald Irl016 S 0 W E B T NI0 R 0 P U B LIS HIN G 2627 E DR PASO TX 79903 18 Pages in two sections Friday May Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of HYLMAR SCHAEIDER Vol 142 No 136 Inside Church Sports Looking Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeftung TheNew Brauttfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Matthew Ryan Hennessey Jessica Hugh es Hylmar Schaeider Satur Susan England Satur Elton J Resales Theo Bading Al Bickham Joan Helmke Glenn Johnson Gladys Kearney Jana Swisher TNT sale scheduled by MBArt League The New Braunfels Art League is organizing its Trash and Treasure Sale Scheduled for June 17 and 18 at 239 W San Antonio proceeds will go toward helping renovate the building To find out more about vendor spaces or to donate items for the sale call Sharon Neuhaus at 625 6570 or Dottie Bagley at 6255736 Downtown Discovery Days to be held The next Dowtown Discovery Days will be held May 20 and 21 Downtown New Braunfels mer chants will offer specials and dis counts to shoppers during those two days They will also encourage visitors to discover the Hummel Museum and attend some of the mahyHummelFest activities that will be taking place For information on Downtown Discovery Days call 6251624 German dancing lessons scheduled Learn dances of the German cul ture like Das Fenster Drei Ledeme Strumpf the Garden Waltz and others at German dance classes Instructors will be members of the New Braunfels German Folk Dance Club Cost will be Thursday evenings from 7 pjn to Minimum age is 14 and a partner is required Call 6060844 to sign up One ticket matches all six lotto numbers AUSTIN AP One ticket cor rectly matched all six numbers drawn Wednesday night for the twiceweekly Lotto Texas game state lottery officials said The ticket is worth million The numbers drawn Wednesday night from a field of 50 were 10 and 50 In addition to the jackpot winner there were 116 tickets sold with five of the six numbers with each ticket worth There were tickets with four of six numbers with each win ning And there were tickets sold with three of six num bers with each worth an automatic Lottery officials estimate the jackpot for Saturday nights game will be million Black tie optional for Summer Starlight Gala Members of the American Can cer Society want to remind those wishing to attend the Summer Starlight Gala that a black tie is optional Stammtisch The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung invites itt readers to submit items to Stammtisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community Stammtuch represents a sitting place for members of the community to gather and share the days happenings We invite you to share with Mock disaster drill HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH A mock disaster drill was conducted by the city of New Braunfels and McKenna Memorial Hospital yesterday In the hospitals parking lot The disaster was a mock helicopter crash where an Incoming helicopter had struck a portion of the hospital building Rescue crews from the flre department and police department responded white McKenna personnel played the role of patients Lafarge employees worried about their jobs By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Employees at Lafarges Balcones Plant in New Braunfels say they are concerned about whether or not they wiU be able to keep their jobs after the plant is sold to Cemex There are people like myself who have worked here 14 said Ernesto Rodriguez maintenance mechanic and Chief Steward for the Teamsters Union at Lafarge We dont know whats going to happen We dont know too much about Cemex We have built wages up as well as benefits and insurance That might go down the drain and we will have to start all over said Rodriguez Most of us are primary wage earners and make good said Rodriguez Employ ees may make between to per hour If wages are cut it will hurt a lot of Ramiro Sotelo who works in the shipping department at Lafarge said he was surprised by the announcement to sell the plant Sotelo has worked at Lafarge for 13 years There had been rumors but we were sur prised Right now a lot of people are asking questions They Cemex never said for sure that our jobs are said Sotelo There are quite a few of us who have just bought new vehicles We dont know whats going on right he said Rocky Callender a maintenance mechanic said he is not nervous about the possibility of the plant being sold Ive been there 13 years and I have gone through this before We heard rumors they were trying to make a deal It wasnt a real surprise to he said We will just wait and see what said Callender Most of the hourlypaid employees at Lafarge belong to the Teamsters Union Representatives from the union are expected to contact Cemex officials A meeting of union members will be held today to answer questions about the tran sition Lafarges letter of intent to sell their New Braunfels plant to Cemex calls for all current employees to remain in their position through out the transition Cemex officials say no to burning hazwas By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer A public information officer for Cemex the company which recently signed a letter of intent to chase the Lafarge Corporations Balcones Plant said the company has no plans at this time to burn haz ardous waste at the New Braunfels site None of Cemexs plants currently use hazardous waste as a fuel according to Sergio Camerena vice president of communications for Cemex We have some consumption of shredded tires in our Ensenada plant which is on the border of Mexi co and he said We have operations in Mexico Spain and Venezuela and none of them bum hazardous waste We use petroleum chemicals natural gas and fuels with oils and said Camarena Cemex has worked with Gibraltar a company which disposes hazardous waste as a consultant according to Camare We have operations in Mexico Spain and Venezuela and none of them bum hazardous Sergio Camerena Cemex na Officials with the Texas Natural Resource Conserva tion Commission said Gibraltar disposes of hazardous waste by either selling it as fuel for cement plants or injecting it in an underground well Camarena said there are no plans to burn hazardous waste and he was not aware of the controversy that arose when Lafarge applied for a permit to bum hazardous waste Lafarge Corporation announced Wednesday its intent to sell the Balcones Plant and four related cement terminals Also included in the deal is 52 per cent interest in Parker Lafarge Inc and cement storage silos in Fort Worth Tyler Katy and Houston Camarena said the decision was made to purchase the Balcones Plan because the company has wanted to have a production facility in the United States Cemex has distribution facilities and ready mix operations in California New Mexico Arizona Texas and Florida It makes sense for us to also have cement produc tion in the United said Camarena We have a mill in Houston All we get out of that kiln is clink er which has to be mixed with gypsum to make HummelFest 94 kick off official with last nights annual membership meeting By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer HummelFest 1994 was officially kicked off last night with the Hummel Museums Annual Mem bership Meeting This second annual event celebrates the birthday of Sister Hummel the German nun whose drawings and sketches of children inspired the creation of the Hummel porcelain figurines Bom in 1909 Sister Hummel would have been 85 on May 21 Organizers are expecting a large crowd that will include both local collectors and visitors from all over the United States and other countries A good portion of the visitors are from out of state We have people attending from Switzer land Germany and said Sherri Ruben chairman of HummelFest Special HummelFest events will begin today and will continue until Sunday Events to be held today include the HummelMarkt and a barbecue and dance HummelMarkt will feature dealers of secondary market Hummels and other collectibles Local artisans will also display their work Free threeminute long distance phone calls will be available and door prizes will be given away hourly The market will be held from 10 to 5 May 20 and 21st and from 11 to 4 May 22 Cost of tickets is The barbecue dinner and dance will be held at the Comal Corral at the Comal County Fair Grounds at Music will be provided by the Grapes of Wrath Reservations are required to attend this event This afternoon Hummel collectors will have the opportunity to visit with Alfred Hummel the nephew of Sister Hummel and resident of Massing Germany Alfred Hummel will begin signing autographs at 2 today at the Hummel Museum Alfred Hummel will be visiting the Hummel Museum for the first time He is president and executive director of a company which controls all preconvent art by Sister Hummel At 8 Saturday the New Braunfels Marsch and Wandergruppe will be sponsoring a historic Volksmarch Walkers will travel through the his toric downtown area and through Landa Park Sister Hummels birthday celebration will be held from to Saturday Cost of tickets is It will feature refreshments birthday cake and entertainment Music dance food and fun begins atFiesta Mexicana By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Music and dance aswell as rides games and food will highlight this weekends 22nd Annu al Fiesta Mexicana held by the Comal hide pendent Mens Association Fridays entertainment at the Wurstgrounds includes La Fabrica and La pistancia pre sale at the performing at 8 in the Wursthalle Free entertainment outside both Friday and Saturday will include Grupo Alegria The Fiesta Queen will be crowned at 10 Friday Entertainment continues Saturday with Joe Lopez Jimmy Gonzales y MAZZ pre at door from 8 to midnight Armando Hernandez president of CIMA said folklorico dancers mariachi bands a car nival and many food booths will all be part of the Fiesta He said entry to events outside the Wursthalle Is free Another big event Saturday will be the Faji ta Cookpff Eleven teams are already entered in the contest beef only Also on Saturday a raffle drawing fora Las Vegas trip will take place The money we derive from all this goes into said Hernandez We want to give them something to get them CIMA gave out 13 scholarships this year to seniors from the three area high schools The CIMA started almost around 25 years ago The Fiesta Mexicana is almost as old Hernandez said the size of the celebration has varied over the years but has risen greatly in the last several years He said this years Fiesta is dedicated to the late Rpgelio R Rodriguez who Hernandez said was very active with us for many Officers of CIMA include Ray Mendez treasurer Ramon Chapa chairman Armando Hernandez president Johnnie Rodriguez vicepresident Lee Alaniz sergeantatarms and Domingo Vela sec retary Tickets for the event are available at City Pharmacy Focus 3 Hair Design Hernandez Service Center and New City Bakery For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144 or Metro 6060846   

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