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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 22, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                410 no 16 S 0 U E S T M I C R 0 P U IB I S I I I M G 2627 E YANDELL DR EL PASO TX 79903 COUNTDOWN 305 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicenfennial March March inside Letters to the Archives 6A Sports The Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Cheryl Koepp Margaret Seibert Mon Amber Duncan Lyla Cor nelius Shaurice Heard Mon Myrtle Cartels Diana Rodriguez Johann Seyferth Alan Anderson Joy Boland Frances Shannon Mary White Annabelle Ban ton James Brown Peggy Cohvell Irene Emery Shirley Heard Mon Helen Leone Curtis Lewis Ken Nelson Myrte Parke Blanche Gotthardt Else Gras Satur Jean Hasse Clifford Homeyer Walling Cipri ano Luna Kenneth Will William G Shreve Happy Anniversary to Lyla Fonnie Cornelius 60 Weldon Dolly Nance 49 Mr Mrs Manuel Camareno Sr Leadership NB class to graduate on May 24 Robert Orr Chair of the Chambers Leadership New Braunfels commit tee announced that graduation for the class of 94 has been scheduled for on Tuesday May 24 in the New Braunfels Civic Center The 20 participants will be honored with a social hour dinner and a pre sentation ceremony featuring Dr Jim Kern nationallyknown inspirational leader The Leadership New Braunfels program kickedoff in October with a VIP reception and overnight retreat and continued monthly with fullday sessions through May Topics includ and county government deal ing with the media parks and recre ation economic development and others The program was organized last year by the chamber of commerce in order to identify and bring together men and women who desire to improve their leadership skills and to learn more about our community Within the next few weeks applica tions will be accepted for the class of 95 The graduation program is open to public and tickets may be pur chased at the chamber of commerce office Summer volleyball league registrations Registrations are now being accepted for the New Braunfels Sum mer Volleyball League The league will be open only to girls entering the sixth and seventh grades League play will begin on Thurs day June 2 and continue each Thurs day evening through July 1 For more information contact Misty Brever at 9073214 Stammtisch fhe New Braunfels HeraldZeitung invites its readers to submit items to Stammlisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community Stammlisch represents a sit ting place for members of the community to gather and share the days happenings We invite you to share with The winning numbers Lotto Texas 4148 4022 3343 Est million jackpot LOTTERV Fiesta Royalty Julie Castilleja crowned new Fiesta Mexicana queen See Page 1B Fair on Unfair HZ survey asks readers if they think their property value appraisals are fair or unfair See Page 4A New Braunfels HeraldZeitung SUNDAY 75 CENTS 38 Pages in three sections Sunday May Serving Comal County for mon ar more than 142 years Home of AMBER DUNCAN I Vol 142 No 137 Cemex building fuels blending plants in Mexico By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Although a public information officer for Cemex said the Mexicanbased company currently does not burn waste derived fuels at any of its cement plants reports from Moblcy Environmental Services show the Cemex is involvcc joint venture with Mobley to con struct two aiels blending plants in Mexico The joint venture called Pro Ambiente dc was announced in the spring of 1993 according to a release distributed by Moblcy Environmental Services Officials with Mobley confirmed the joint ven ture exists and that plans call for the companies to construct the fuels blending plants in Mexico only The release which was distributed last spring states that two fuel blending plants will be con structed The release states Pro Ambicntcs fuels blend ing plants will provide alternative fuels for Ccmcxs cement kilns in Mexico Fuel is the single largest cost item ir manufacture of cement These alternative arc of particular value to Cemex given the high cost of fuels avail able to cement kilns in Mexico which ranks among the highest in North Cemex recently signed a letter of intent to purchase the Lafarge Corporations Balcones Plant in New Braunfels No plans have been made to burn waste at the New Braunfels site according to Sergio Camarena vice president of communi cations forCcmcx Camarena explained in a past interview that he did not know of Ccmcx burning hazardous waste in its plants at this time We have some coasumption of shredded tires in our Enscnada plant which is on the border Mexico and he said We have operations in Mexico Spain and Vcncxucla and none of them burn waste We use nctrolcum chemicals natural gas and fuels with oils and said Camarena Efforts to contact Camarena to discuss Pro Ambiente were unsuccessful as of press time In a past interview Camarena said Ccmcx had worked with Gibraltar a company which sells waste derived fuels however he did not know the extent of the involvement Gibraltar is a branch of Mobley Environmental Services Lafarge Corporation announced Wednesday its intent to sell the Balcones Plant and four relat ed cement terminals Also included in the deal is 52 percent interest in Parker Lafarge and cement storage silos in Fort Worth Tyler Katy and Houston Cemex in a scpcratc deal has announced intentions to sell a plant facility to Lafarge for approximately SI 1 million Smith speaks out against crime bill for ethics reform By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Health care crime and congressional reform were the main topics discussed during a public meeting held by Representative Lamar Smith on Sat urday Approximately 100 people attended the meeting which was held at the Comal County Senior Citizens Center in New Braunfels Smith began the discussion with a short speech and then answered ques tions from the audience On the issue of crime Smith explained his views on the crime bill He said the current bill allows for new police officers but only of those officers will be fund ed by the federal government and those will be only partially funded Smith also said the crime bill did not go far enough in many aspects such as rehabilitation more prison con struction truth in sentencing and increased penalties for individuals using guns to commit crimes and for repeat offenders Six percent of the criminals com mit 70 percent of crimes to target the 6 percent who are repeat offenders and put them away he said He also supports the expedited deportation of criminal aliens Texas leads the nation in the num ber in criminals who are criminal he said Smith said 42 percent of the pris oners in Texas jails are criminal aliens On the issue of congressional reform Smith supports a gift ban that stops congressmen from accepting gifts from lobbyists and taking trips supported and funded by lobbying groups It Is Fantastic HummelFest 94 highlighted by visit from Alfred Hummel By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Ifred Hummel never knew Sister Mana Innocentia Hummel the German nun whose draw ings have inspired the cre ation of Hummel figurines but he is helping her memory live on in the minds of her many admirers Alfred Hummel the nephew of Sister Hummel visited New Braun fels this weekend and took his first look at the museum that bears his aunts name I can only speak very shortly It the museum is said Hummel Hummels comments were translated by local resident Sieglinde Smith Hummel toured the museum on Friday and said he was impressed with the building and the art I am very pleased with what has been created he said Alfred Hummel never knew Sis ter Hummel however he has a great love for his aunts work Sis ter Hummel died in 1941 and Alfred was born in 1942 I have a great love for her paint ings with watercolors There was a collection created for the family She was an allaround artist She had many talents and worked in all media from pencils to said Alfred His favorite work is The Lady in a preconvent work by Sister Hummel I love this piece because she started with a simple pencil sketch HesVZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Alfred Humme grids an autographed Hummel figurine back to a visitor at HurmelFest 94 and went over it with he said Alfred Hummel is president and executive director of Berta Hummel Kunst a company which controls all preconvent art by Sister Hum mel He announced on Friday that he is planning to open a museum in Massing Germany that will feature the preconvent work On July 22 we will open a museum in the birth house of Sister he said Smith who works for the Hum mel Museum in New Braunfels said she and Alfred Hummel have discussed exchanging artwork with the German museum Earlier we had talked about when the museum is opened start ing an exchange Then we would sometimes have preconvent art on display That is one of the main rea sons we are so excited about Mr Hummel said Smith The preconvent art differs from the work shown in the Hummel Museum because of the works style according to Smith Sister Hummel was very gifted as a student She did many studies and did landscapes She loved to paint with she said Alfred Hummel visited New Braunfels as part of HummelFest which was held this weekend The event held Thursday Friday and Saturday celebrated the birthday of Sister Hummel the German nun whose drawings and sketches of children inspired the creation of the Hummel porcelain figurines Born in 1909 Sister Hummel would have been 85 on May 21 Effort under way to establish Tom Bluntzer Memorial Fund By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Friends of Tom Bluntzer and his family are honoring the name of their cherished friend by organizing a to establish a Tom Bluntzer Memorial Fund Bluntzer a wellknown local attorney died May 14 after a nearly fouryear battle with lymph cancer He was best known for starting the New Braun fels chapter of Young Life a Christian club for students Blunteer was also involved in the Noon Lions Club the Downtown Rotary Club Little League Friends family organizing baseball and basketball the WurstFest Association and Young Life He was the Jaycees Out standing Man of the Year and received the Community Builder Award from the Masonic Lodge The will be held at 10 Saturday May 28 at New Braunfels High School Proceeds from the will be donated to Tom Bluntzer the memorial fund and used to give scholarships to area students and to continue to support the many worthwhile community organizations and activities Bluntzer supported said the idea is to get the community together and to share a celebration of Bluntzers life and work The idea is that all folks can participate and everyone can conic out there and think about how much a good guy can mean to this com said one organizer People interested in participating can get spon sorship forms at the New Braunfels High School Forms will also be distributed at several area churches Participants are asked to collect their spon sors donations and turn in the donations before the If people are unable to get a spon sor they arc still encouraged to participate Arrangements have been made for the grounds in front of the high school to be available for a postrun picnic for runners sponsors and family and friends Citizens Bank has set up an account for the memorial fund Direct donations to the fund can be made at the bank For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144 or Metro 6060846   

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