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Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung May 31, 1994

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 31, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAYWriter encourages citizens to find ways to recycle - See Opinion, PA 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN: 296 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March 21,1845 March 21,1995 New Braunfels Herald 4.1 0 M 0-I. 6 I 0 /22 / 9 9    I    /    a SO-UEST niCROPUBLISHING 2627 E' YANDEL I.. DR EL PASO, tx 79S 9 0 3 • 10 Pages in one section ■ Monday, May 31,1994 Serving Comal County for more than 142 years M Home of PAULA HOWARD I Vol. 142, No. 143 inside i Rivers keep local officials on their toes Weather.................... .......................2 Obituaries................. .......................2 Editorial..................... .......................4 Sports........................ .......................5 Education.................. .......................6 Classified.................. ..................7-10 Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung! The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Stephanie Kivlin, Jack Christensen, Donald Flick, Evelyn Ohtrich, Annie Price, Beulah Sexton, Paula Howard (Monday). 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. "Let's keep it country,” said Tippins. Tippins can be contacted at 300 Laurel Lane No. 505 in New Braunfels. Messages can be given to the apartment manager, Brenda. Habitat for Humanity shirts to bo unvollod The monthly “General Meeting” of the Comal County Habitat for Humanity, which is open to the public, will be held at 7:30 P.M. at the Dittlinger Library Thursday, June 2. At this time the grand prize winner of the Poster Project, Miss Rachel Shipley, will be presented and will be awarded the first official T-shiit of this affiliate using the winning poster. The other posters also will be on display and winners in each category introduced, if present. Additional T-shirts and hats with the Comal County affiliate logo will be for sale at that time. At 7 p.m. June 2, all those who desire to work on the building program who have not had a HFH Safety Briefing are asked to be present. Opportunity will be given for individuals or groups to sign up for specific jobs or phases of construction. Reports will be given on the present status of the project. Creative Clay Workshop in Cinene A Magical Child Creative Clay Workshop will be held from IO a.m. to 4 p.m. June 6 at Buck Pottery in Gruene. The workshop is a benefit for the Children's Museum. No preregistration is required. Remember to wear old clothes. For more information, call 620-0939. Presentation to explore 'Today's Woman’ McKenna Healthlink Wellness program presents 'Juggling Multiple Roles - Challenges Facing Today's Woman' at 7 p.m. today, May 31, at theLVNclassroom. Call 625-91 ll, ext. 341 for reservations. Red Stocking Revue east members needed People interested in being a part of the Red Stocking Revue should attend the Director's Party at Treetops on San Antonio Street at 7 p m. today. The director will give a general overview of the show and a preview of entertainment. Call Jim and Melaney Beath at 629-3016 or Carol Bisset at 629-0262 for more information. SUmmtisch_ (lh* New Braudels Herald faming invites its readers to submit items lo Stammtisch. According lo the Sophienburg Archives and members of lh* German community, "Stammtisch" represents a silling place for members of the community lo gather and share lh* day's happenings We invite you to share t days ne with us ) Three Parks Run *7 ‘sp*    • _] Herald-Zeitung photo bv JOHN HUSETH Paul Parront of San Antonio laada tho pock early in tho Three Park Memorial S-K Run which wee hold Saturday In New Braunfels. Perrons finished the race second with a lima of 15 minutes 17 seconds. Winning first place was Randy Reins of San Antonio. Reins had a time of 15:04. The race began In Lands Park. By JENNIFER ROM PEL Staff Writer Local law enforcement officials have described the Memorial Day weekend as “hectic” but all agree the large crowds were expected. New Braunfels police officers used the department’s boat to patrol the Comal and Guadalupe rivers, according to Sgt. Mac McEachcm of the New Braunfels Police Department. “We had a close call Sunday 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 flowing,” said McEach-em. “It was a typical full-blown holiday weekend. . . It was what we expected and anticipated.” Nine custody arrests were made by New Braunfels police officers and IOO tickets were served.. Holiday traffic kept Highway Patrol troopers busy during the weekend. “There was a lot of people and a lot of traffic. The troopers stayed busy,” said Sgt. John Ritter of the Department of Public Safety office in New Braunfels. Arrests in the county decreased this year, according to Comal County Sheriff Jack Bremer. “We had only half the arrests as last year. The large majority of the arrests were alcohol or drug-related,” he said “The biggest problem was traffic control There was too many people. There were 30,000 people on River Road .. It took in excess of one hour to get from one end of River Road to another,” he said Bremer said approximately IOO water-related arrests were made.‘‘Wc will see what happens next weekend. That will set the tone for the summer and will help us tell if families will be here and if people will be taking their vacations here,” he said. Woman dies in accident By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Highway Patrol troopers responded to an accident Monday evening that resulted in the death of a Wimberley woman. Faye Robinson, 47, died following an accident on U S. Highway 281 at the Guadalupe River bridge near Spring Branch. Robinson’s 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 9:45 p.m. May 30. The vehicle involved was a 1986 Ford Bronco II. According to reports Robinson was driving north on U.S. 281 when a small deer jumped in front of her vehicle. The brakes of the Bronco locked and Robinson attempted to take evasive 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 long-time outfitter said the opening Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend was his best in 15 years "We’re as busy as we’ve ever been,” said Zero Rivers of Rockin R as people pressed against the counter, cash in hand. "It’s better than last year, the best ever ” 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 fatalities- Tourists drive hundreds of miles to use the river, most stay somewhere in the vicinity and spend thousands of dollars as businesses were packed. “We’ve been coming down here a few times,” said Daren Phillips of Dallas, who with a group of friends had been rafting “It (river) was a perfect as it could be.” River veterans had said earlier in the week that the flow, at 550 cubic feet per second, would create perfect conditions for rafters and a swift pace for the more leisurely toobers. ’’We stay here at least a weekend every year,” said Ben Williams of Lufkin, who said he had been coming for the last IO years “It’s been a perfect river so far ” Thousands floated the Guadalupe through packed campgrounds as floaters' yells echoed off canyon walls. Most outfitters and even recrcation-ists were still waiting for the rest of the weekend Saturday. The U.S. Corps of Engineers has said they will keep the river flow at 550 cfs through weekends • During the week, the flow will increase to 1,000 cfs as Corps officials try to level higher water levels at Canyon Lake. A Tribute to the Past Local author Everett Fey winding down 5-year 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 two-volume book on the founding fathers of New Braunfels, quite possibly the most-detailed account of the emigration of Germans to New Braunfels ever produced Fey's book "New Ii taunt eh The FirsI Founders," 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 Courthouse 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 surprised," said Fey The most unique thing i’vc learned through this process has been understanding their (emigrants) feelings They wanted their 320 acres They were somewhat disappointed when they got to New Braunfels. It was a letdown.” Fey, whose ancestors were among the first to arrive at Comal Springs, includes some 239 biographies in his book Financial records of the times arc recorded also and are explained in detail, he said Fey said the most difficult part of his project has been "balancing fact and fiction," and keeping up with the liberal use of name spellings during the time "It was really difficult trying to keep up with their spellings," he said "They didn't spell their names the same very much. And the family accounts of the journey differ greatly from the records They couldn't all cross the Guadalupe side by side with Prince Carl” The second volume of"New Braunfels The First Founders," consists of the birth of children and marriages of the first 239 settlers, the same group which he listed biographies for in the first volume Fey said the sec Everett Fey ahowe the mepe printed In hie book Mow Braunfels. 7ne First Founders. Mepe are ueed throughout the book to help explain the many different stories documsntsd by Fsy. end group, led by Hermann Seele, experienced a lot of bftd weather on their trip from the Texas coast. Soon after, New Braunfels became the fourth-largest 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 1844-1845. "Forevery ship that cable over-1 have a dory,” Fey saki. Fey's book, to be released on Dec. I of this year, has already been declared an official New Braunfels Sesquicentennial souvenir. There will be approximately 1,000 copies printed, with 150 of those having a special insert in them Fey, a native of Solms, said he expects to return 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 625-9144 ;

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Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

Issue Date: May 31, 1994

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