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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 31, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAY 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN 296 DAYS New Braunfels Sesqulcentennla March March New Braunfels Herald 410 on Mr 16 i 70 MICROPUBLISHIWB b YAMDFU HP PASO rx 79903 10 Pages in one section Monday May Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of PAULA HOWARD I Vol 142 No 143 Inside Statnmtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Stephanie Kivlin Jack Christensen Don ald Flick Evelyn Ohlricb Annie Price Beulah Sexton Paula Howard Musicians needed to play at Eden Home Joseph Tippins needs help from musicians who will give their time to play at Eden Home Nursing Home Lets keep it said Tip pins Tippins can be contacted at 300 Laurel Lane No 505 in New Braun fels Messages can be given to the apartment manager Brenda Habitat for Humanity shirts to be unveiled The monthly General Meeting of the Comal County Habitat for Humanity which is open to the public will be held at at the Dittlinger Library Thursday June 2 At this time the grand prize win ner of the Poster Project Miss Rachel Shipley will be presented and will be awarded the first official Tshirt of this affiliate using the winning poster The other posters also will be on display and winners in each catego ry introduced if present Additional Tshirts and hats with the Comal County affiliate logo will be for sale at that time At 7 June 2 all those who desire to work on the building pro gram who have not had a HFH Safety Briefing are asked to be pre sent Opportunity will be given for individuals or groups to sign up for specific jobs or phases of construc tion Reports will be given on the pre sent status of the project Creative Clay Workshop in Gruene A Magical Child Creative Clay Workshop will be held from 10 to 4 June 6 at Buck Pottery in Gruene The workshop is a benefit for the Childrens Museum No preregistra tion is required Remember to wear old clothes For more information call 6200939 Presentation to explore Todays Woman McKenna Healthlink Wellness program presents Juggling Multiple Roles Challenges Facing Todays Woman1 at 7 today May 31 at the LVN classroom Call 6259111 ext 341 for reservations Red Stocking Revue cast members needed People interested in being a part of the Red Stocking Revue should attend the Directors Party at Tree tops on San Antonio Street at 7 today The director will give a general overview of the show and a preview of entertainment Call Jim and Melaney Beath at 6293016 or Car ol Bisset at 6290262 for more information Stfuiuntisch The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung invites Us readers to submit items to Stammtisck According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community Stammiisch represents a silling place for members of the community to gather and share the days happenings We invite you o share with us keep on their toes Three HeraldZeltung photo by JOHN HUSETH 5K Run which was held Saturday In New Braunfels Perrone finished tes 17 seconds Winning first place was Randy Relna of San Antonio Reina had a time of The race By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Local law enforcement officials have described the Memorial Day weekend as hectic but all agreethe large crowds were expected New Braunfels police officers used the departments boat to patrol the ComaJ and Guadalupe rivers accord ing to Sgt Mac McEachern of the New Braunfels Police Department We had a close callSunday on the Gruene Bridge but it never got to the point where we had to shut it down We managed to keep pedestrian and vehicle traffic said McEaCh ern It was a typical fullblown holi day weekend It was what we expected and Nine custody arrests were made by New Braunfels police officers and 100 tickets were Holiday traffic kept Highway Patrol troopers busy during the weekend There was a lot of people and a lot of traffic The troopers stayed said Sgt John Ritter of Department of Public Safety office in New Braunfels Arrests in the county decreased this year according to Comal County Shet iff Jack Bremen We had only half the arrests as last year The large majority of the arrests were alcohol or he said The biggest problem was traffic con trol There was too many people There were people on River It took in excess of one hour to get from one end of River Road to he said Bremer said approximately 100 waterrelated arrests were will see what happens next weekend Thatwill set the tone for the summer and will help us tell if families will be here and if people will be taking their vacations he said Woman dies in accident By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Highway Patrol troopers respond ed to an accident Monday evening that resulted in the death of a Wim berley woman Faye Robinson 47 died following an accident on Highway 281 at the Guadalupe River bridge near Spring Branch Robinsons sister Raena Hoskins was a passenger in the vehicle She was taken to University Hospital in San Antonio where she was treated and released The accident occurred at May 30 The vehicle involved was a 1986 Ford Bronco II According to reports Robinson was driving north on 281 when a small deer jumped in front of her vehicle The brakes of the Bronco locked and Robinson attempted to take eva sive action The vehicle struck a guard rail and flipped over before landing on its top Robinson was pronounced dead at the scene The accident is being investigated by Trooper Scott Haag River outfitters see busy weekend By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer One longtime outfitter said the opening Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend was his best in 15 years Were as busy as weve ever said Zero Rivers of Rockin R as people pressed against the counter cash in hand Its better than last year the best As rafters and toobers exited the Guadalupe River at Gruene Crossing most were exhilarated by the water or perhaps exhausted by sun and in many cases alcohol Emergency personnel reported numerous calls for injuries but no fatal ities Tourists drive hundreds of miles to use the river most stay somewhere in the vicinity and spend thousands of dollars as businesses were packed Weve been coming down here a few said Daren Phillips of Dal las who with a group of friends had been ratting It river was a perfect as it could River veterans had said earlier in the week that the flow at 550 cubic feet per second would create perfect con ditions for rafters and a swift pace for the more leisurely toobers We stay here at least a weekend every said Ben Williams of Luflcin who said he had been coming for the last 10 years Its been a perfect river so Thousands floated the Guadalupe through packed campgrounds as floaters yells echoed off canyon walls Most outfitters and even recreation ists were still waiting for the rest of the weekend Saturday The Corps of Engineers has said they will keep the river flow at 550 cfs through weekends During the week the flow will increase to cfs as Corps officials try to level higher water levels at Canyon Lake A TRIBUTE TO THE PAST Local author Everett Fey winding down 5year project By MARK LYON Managing Editor Everett Fey a former resident of New Braunfels who now lives in San Antonio has always been interested in genealogy Several years ago Fey joined a genealogical society to satisfy his interest He saw his fellow members documenting births deaths land deeds and marriages and thought there was something he could do too Five years later Fey is on the brink of releasing a twovolume book on the founding fathers of New Braunfels quite possibly the mostdetailed account of the emigration of Germans to New Braunfels ever produced Feys book New Braunfels The First is the result of five years of research The gathering of information led Fey to the state archives in Austin the state land office there the Comal County Court house and the Sophienburg Archives What he found was a story not often told about the trip to Comal Springs led by Prince Solms of Everett Fey Braunfels I was said Fey The most unique thing Ive learned through this process has been understanding their emigrants feelings They wanted their 320 acres They were some what disappointed when they got to New Braun fels It was a Fey whose ancestors were among the first to arrive at Comal Springs includes some 239 biographies in his book Financial records of the times are recorded also and are explained in detail he said Fey said the most difficult part of his pro ject has been balancing fact and and keeping up with the liberal use of name spellings during the time It was really difficult trying to keep up with their he said They didnt spell their names the same very much And the family accounts of the journey differ greatly from the records They couldnt all cross the Guadalupe side by side with Prince The second volume of New First consists of the birth of children and marriages of the first 239 set tlers the same group which he listed biogra phies for in the FeV printed In his book New The first volume are throughout the book to help explain the ond group led by Hermann Seele experi enced a lot of tod weather on their trip from the Texas coast Soon after New Braunfels became the fourthlargest city in Texas behind Houston Galveston and San Antonio The first three months of the settling of New Braunfels is documented in this book a period spanning 18441845 For every ship that calhe over 1 have a Fey said Feys book to be released on Dec 1 of this year has already been declared an official New Braunfels Sesquicentennial souvenir There will be approximately copies printed with ISO of those having a special insert in them Fey a native of Solms said he expects to reture from the Veterans Hospital within two to five years and will move back to New Braunfels He said his next project will probably be a documentation of the early history of the Catholic Church in New Braunfels For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144 0646
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