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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 19, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas COUNTDOWN 277 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennlal March March Inside Letters to the Editor Sports The 1QA12A River conditions Quadalupe cfs Comal cfs cfeoublateetper second Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HoraldZeltung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Mary Ann Hummel Nicholas Ruhl Jason Feltner Juan Jose Alvarez Robert Cruz Jr Christina Hernadez Farmers Market at fair grounds Its that time of year again The New Braunfels Farmers Market will be held each Friday starting at 5 at the County Fairgrounds Call Herbert Doege at 6257488 or 6200438 for more information Sesquicentennlal calendars The New Braunfels Conserva tion Societys Limited Edition 1995 pictorial Sesquicentennial Calen dar is now available in the Forkc Store at Conservation Plaza for tax Formore informa tion call 6292943 Volunteers work on parks projects Volunteers gather at the Guadalupe River State Park head quarters every Saturday at to work on various projects Call 4382656 for information Meeting set on high voltage line A public meeting on the Schu mansville Transmission Line Pro ject will be held from 7 to 9 Tuesday June 21 at New Braunfels Memorial Elementary School 1900 S Walnut St A new highvoltage power line is planned between electric substa tions in the Schumansville and Sheriffs Posse areas The final route has not been determined If you have concerns about the route of this line it is important that you attend this meet ing Call 18007765272 Ext 3552 for more information Viejos Amigos reunion set Reunion plans have been final ized for the upcoming Third Viejos Amigos Reunion to be held at the New Braunfels Civic Center Sat urday July 2 Everyone who received an invi tation should contact any committee member if they are planning to attend It is still not to late to respond but if you are planning on attending the dance only the admis sion is S10 per person Call Ramon Luna at 6258487 for more infor mation Stammtisch The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community Stammtisch represents a sitting place for members of the community to gather and share the days happen ings We invite you to share with LOttO Texas 1743 1114 1037 Est million jackpot TEXflS LOTTERV This newspaper Is printed on recycled newsprint Country captivated by 0 J Simpsons tragic drama Televised car chase and surrender keep Americans on the edge of their seats See Page 6A Texas Ladies Aside a hit in Peru Local women create a sensation at show See Page B1 New Braunfels Herald SUNDAY 7S CENTS Home of JOHNNIE COOPER Behindthescenes workers help make magic at Revue Hermes to leave Residents of New Braunstone perform the Time Warp By SUSAN FLYNTENGLAND Staff Writer In the space of three weeks director Luedcman has combined local talehfwfthprofessional costumes and script and along with New Braun fels best and brightest has made the ater magic But not without the help of people like stage manager Rosa Linda De La Cerda of Circle Arts Theatre orches trating myriad back stage elements with seamless professionalism And Carl Nowotny whose sound and lighting always supported never detracted And scenery and props master Cindy Myers And veteran costume crew member Esmeralda Zavala And back stage helpers cheerleaders and hand holders Carly and Jill Mulhollan But months before the director came into the picture Melaney and Jim Beath were hard at work along with coordinator Joanna Lewis cotreasur er Ed Shackelford and treasurer Katie Sponenberg Theirs was the truly mon umental task organizing fundrais ing delegating motivating Then opening night finally comes The outcome of all those months of planning and work rests on the shoul ders of the cast After exhausting themselves in three weeks of grueling rehearsals cast members dredge up enough energy to give better than their best on opening night Chorus member Erica Cole says We rehearsed for three straight weeks five to eight hours a day We were THe Revue gets reviewed See Page 2A And no show is without its stories of backstage mishaps During a breather between songs cast member Marcia Keeling relates a hairraising anecdote of a nearly disastrous costume change The crisis is never evident to the audi ence though She says You dont think about it You just do it Doug the director made it easy for us He never yelled at us if we couldnt do the changes fast enough He was real ly easy to work The revue owes much of its success to those back stage who gave countless hours building sets altering costumes and running crew they avoid the limelight but no show could happen without them They create the magic of theater It is they whose work lets us suspend our This is the second Red Stocking Revue for Esmeralda Zavala parttime nurse for Dr M L Tilly She outlines the costume crews mindboggling task We unload the costumes dis pense them when the roles are cast alter them keep them in order then we clean them when all over Some times were here from 9 till noon then from till nine at She continues that this cast made the crews work easy This year there are no prima donnas they all help each Cathy Clark veteran of Circle Arts Theatre productions says this is her first Red Stocking Revue Sometimes doing a play is work But in this one Sharon Knlbbe performs In 01Ml Ol nea oroc Eawtifnh etjearsalPerformances began Friday and tickets be available at the door for the final performance at 3 today every rehearsal was run Youd think here that people in the theater are crazy to work so hard but were lucky to do this We need it It makes us so Asked is she would do it all a gain Melaney Beath replied Sure Its a lot of work were glad when its finally performance time But its like hav ing a baby in two years well be back The most seasoned theater goers are amazed at the wealth of local talent in the Red Stocking Revue Tickets are still available at the door for todays 3 performance Dont miss out on this chance for first class entertainment It will brighten your whole summer By CRAIG HAMMEH Staff Writer Arlon Her mes a member of the New Braunfels Inde pendentSchooL District Board of Trustees for the past six years will not seek reelec tion Hermes Hermes announced Friday that he will not run for one of the two atlarge seats open for the I went six with a two term com Hermes said in a state ment Serving on the board has been uniquely satisfying Not only have I had the opportunity to help guide our local education system but I made many new friends along the Hermes has the secondmost years of experience on the board next to president Dick Robinetts eight He said he wanted to urge persons to run for a seat on the board schools need individu als on the boards who have a broad range of experience both in edu cation and business I strongly urge anyone who feels they have a con tribution to make to seriously pur sue their The filing deadline for the elec tion is Wednesday June 29 Incumbent Leo Chafm and Bette Spain have filed for the atlarge seats District 1 is also open Incum bent Sylvia Sanchez has said she plans to run Hermes is a native of New Braunfels and the owner of Fer gusonHermes Insurance He has two daughters Courtney and Whit ney and is active in the Wurstfest Association incoming director of the New Braunfels Rotary Club and a director of the Comal Coun ty Fair Association Sales tax revenue reflects hot economy By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Sales tax rebates delivered to the City of New Braunfels in June jumped nearly 17 percent over the payment made during the same period last year The June 19 94 payment was Last year the payment was City Finance Director Sharon Day said the increase was more than what was budgeted The rebate is more than over what we budgeted This is just collections in April We expect the same in May and June This still isnt the busy tourist said Day We are seeing an increase in the number of people coming to New Braunfels and the econ omy is looking she said The money collected through sales tax that is not included in the budget will be placed in the fund balance account which is used for emer gencies The sales tax payments to date have increased 12 percent over what was collected last year This year has been collected com pared to last year The collections in June wont be returned until August That will be much more since there has not been as much rain this month as in May The tourism has picked up said Day In Comal County sales tax rebates received in June increased nearly 16 percent The rebate is up from in June last year to in June 1994 Year to date the county has received in1994 compared to last year This is an increase of nearly 15 percent State Comptroller John Sharp delivered a total of million in June sales tax rebates 899 cities and 111 counties a percent increase over payments of one year ago The upswing in the Texas economy continues to outpace national said Sharp In addition new construction and growth of the service sector in all major metro areas has statewide employment at an alltime he said i Countys safety record saves taxpayers money By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Comal County will save approximately in workers compensation costs due to a good safety record among county employ ees The Texas Association of Counties recent ly gave Comal County their 1993 Safety Award for maintaining an excellent record of controlling their workers compensation claims County Auditor H Bate Bond said Comal County ranks among the states top counties in lack of jobrelated injuries and workers com pensation which he said transfers into savings on insurance costs Were probably in the top throe counties as far as lack of injuries and workers com said Bond Bond said the state sets rates for each occu pation which change based on experience of employees or how often they are injured on the job The rates are set by experience Our expe rience is good so were paying half the manual he said If we have a good safety record our rates are Bond said the county currently pays around on insurance costs If the safety record was poor the county would see a rise in rate payments Safety records were calculated on a three year basis from 19901992 Bond said the county had another good year in 1993 the first of another threeyear cycle so savings should continue Little League AllStar tournaments start tomorrow in New Braunfels page 6A
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