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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 3, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas FRIDAY Smithson Valley and Canyon square off in battle of elite teams Page 9 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN 44 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennlal March March NewBraunfels Herald MO 16 187 SOWEST Ill ING 2627 E Y AND EL DR EL PASO IX 79903 16 Pages in one section Friday Feb 3 1995 Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of MICHAEL CORDOVA Vol 143 No 59 Inside Church Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Michael Cor dova April Rheinlander Flo rentina Partida Ben Triesch and Erica Alvarez nine Happy belated birthday to Teresa Supulver and Michael Green Happy 47th anniversary to Jimmy and Dorothy Rhein laender AARP offers help with taxes AARP Tax Aid will begin Feb 1 and continue through April 15 except for Feb 20 Help is available at the public library Tuesday noon to Thursday from 10 to 1 and Saturday 10 to 1 Senior Citizens Center Monday from 8 to noon Wednesday from 1 to 5 and Saturday from 9 to 1 and the Canyon Lake Action Center Wednesday from 1 to 4 and Saturday from 9 to noon tering your 1993 return and 1994 information A Winter Garden ball set for Feb 18 A Winter the Mid Texas Symphony Ball and debu tante presentation will be held Feb 18 in the New Braunfels Civic Cen ter A cocktail buffet will be provid ed by Molly Joes Catering with dancing to the Ked Parrock Orches tra A limited number of tickets are available at Accents 173 S Seguin until Feb 15 Ticket price is For more information call Barbara Doep penschmidt at 8852286 Booths available for citywide garage sale The second annual CityWide Garage Sale sponsored by the Chil drens Museum in New Braunfels is sure to be bigger and better than last year Come to buy browse or rent a bgoth for yourself or your organi zation Booth rental is for one and for each additional on a first come first served basis The sale date is March 5 from 10 to 4 at the Civic Center Sign up for a booth at The Childrens Muse um If you would like to donate goods or volunteer to work cull 6200939 Signing group to meet at QattPt The Were Signing group meets Friday ut 7 at Mr Gartis in Wulnut Square Anyone interested in sign language is invited Call Linda or Sarah at 6094053 for information Water Supply Corpo ration meeting Canyon Lake Water Supply Corporation will hold its annual meeting of membership at Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative headquarters 100 FM 3159 Comal County Feb 25 at 1 Stammtisch The New Braunfels HeraldXfltunn invites Its readers lu submit items to Stanuiiiisch Amirdiny to lite Archives and oftlie let man community Stammlisiii represents u sitting place for members of the t immunity in xulher and share the days huppeniiixs We Invite wu loshurtwlthus Recall hearing turns into rally Erasers political future still faces challenge at May 6 election By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer One part hearing two parts political rally with a dash of revival meeting thats what supporters of Mayor Paul Fraser attended last night at city council chambers Two San Antonio television stations had cam eras there to catch the opening salvo in Erasers fight to keep his seat Audience members waved Paul Fraser signs Flyers supporting the mayor published by the Campaign to Elect Paul Fraser were passed out at the door Every member of the city council was present except council member Jan Kennady Fraser opened by reminding the audience of the hearings official function No matter what I say here tonight the council is obligated they must call for a recall he said The petition presented by William Kotylo might be linked to cement industry interests said Fraser and a push to burn hazardous wastes But first of course theyd have to have Paul Fraser out of he said Several residents echoed Frasers theory and remembered the fight to keep Lafarge from burn ing toxic fuel We do not have toxic waste in this community and thats a debt I owe Paul said Gruene resident Jim Holster I think some of this tracks back to the original Lafarge David Wallace Charter Review Committee chair related an anecdote from the Lafarge fight in Austin quoting Fraser as telling Lafarge offi cials I will never compromise on the future and people of the city of New Wallace called those who brought and signed the peti tion Fraser answered charges in the petition and also what he called vicious the charge that he had been dishonorably dis HeraldZeitungpMos by MICHAEL DARNALL Supporters of Mayor Paul Fraser packed a hearing Thursday nlqht charged from the Marine Corps On display were his three honorable discharge certificates and his honorable retirement from the Marine Corps in 1976 Fraser admitted to misspeaking in answer to a media question about polling council members regarding city attorney Barry Moore But I looked him right in the eye and asked for his he said then I called the members of city Council member Tim Walker the first speak er after the mayor got the audience involved He enumerated Frasers accomplishments in office each answered by applause He called bringing the petition to recall a vindictive Walker invoked the Sesquicentennial saying the recall campaign would give tourists a bad impression when they visited New Braunfels When he finished speaking Walker embraced Tina Fraser the mayors wife before he left the room The audience gave a standing ovation Fraser even related an incident when in the middle of the night his wife had talked a person attempting suicide down from the top of a build ing using sign language The audience ate it up Former mayor Rudy Seidel stood up on behalf of Fraser saying he works harder than anyone for the city of New Braunfels He works every day Mayor Paul Fraser defended his record In a 35mlnute speech If we elected the mayor at large right now in this room he would win the Leonard Meyer District 4 resident from early in the morning till late at Sei del said He sits at his word processor and writes writes letters to anybody he thinks can do some good for this city He works on this seven days a If we elected the mayor at large right now in this room he would win the said Leonard Meyer Dist 4 resident Fraser encouraged Dist 4 voters to vote against the recall If you are a resident voter of another district please call your friends and neighbors in Dist 4 and set the record straight encourage them to vote no to my he said Regardless of the impression left on those who attended last nights meeting the mayors future lies in the hands of Dist 4 voters on May 6 SESQUICENTENNIAL KEEPSAKES There are lots of ways toTemefnber the year HeraldZeltuna photo by MICHAEL DARNALL The Comal County Commissioners Court heard arguments on both sides of the Issue at a hearing to consider ending alcohol sales at midnight Drinking hours hearing draws crowd By CRAIO HAMMETT Staff Writer A packed Commissioners Court Thursday saw law enforcement offi cials preachers bar owners and oth er citizens discuss both the pros and cons of repealing latenight drinking hours in this county Commissioners will now have a week before the item comes before the court on the action agenda Should they vote the hours would be cut back to midnight Sun day through Friday 1 on Sat urday It is currently 2 in the county outside New Braunfols Law enforcement officials were the first to speak They say prob lems are occurring because of late night traffic from neighboring coun ties and the city taking advantage of later drinking hours Law enforcement officials and bar owners debated statistics related to alcoholrelated accidents and oth er violations related to alcohol in the county While alcoholrelated accidents increased the last few years so did accidents overall along with the population of the county It was unclear whether incidents were related to the several operated in the county Im convinced these late hours endanger people on the road in this county and Im very much in favor of cutting the hours back to mid Hold the Individuals responsible rather than penalizing large groups of Jules Gllescha said Sheriff Jack Bremer One of several preachers to speak said the rules would not prohibit drinking only drinking during cer tain hours Bar owners say the repeal of lute night hours would hurt business ami reduce thousands of tax dollars for the county A lawyer for the Comal County Restaurant and Bur Own ers Association Nacho Campos claimed latenight accidents could not be traced directly to the burs He also argued that the decision should be left to the State Legisla ture Owners asked for more enforce ment and stated the repeal would only shift business to Austin and San Antonio They cited financial commitments such as band contracts and building improvements Look at 95 At least give us some time Dont just pull it out from us now six weeks before the season starts Monitor us enforce the laws a little suid Sheree Guinn of OAces on River Road The same arguments made ut that time arc being made said District Attorney Bill Reimcr Were going to close down busi nesses were going to put people out on II135 were going to cause problems Folks that was changed in the city limits of New Braunfels our problems Some residents such as musicians said it would hurt the live music industry here One New Braunfels resident Dec Martin said some peo ple got off work late ut night and like to have u drink If Im not breaking uny of your laws theres no reason why 1 cant go to a legal establishment and have a beer when 1 get off The bottom line is individuals make decisions individuals com mit crimes Inanimate objects like ulcohol ure suid resident Jules Gliesche u professor at UTSA Hold the individuals responsible rather than penalizing lurge groups of people who may be perfectly peaceful in their pursuits of relaxing or having u good County Judge Carter Castcel who is director of the board for the Chamber of Commerce suid this wus not moral issue Im looking at it not only from a business standpoint but what is in the best interests of the she suid but uddcd morality can ulwuys pluy a purt I suppose all of us ure governed by our By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Were one month into 1995 And the Sesquicentennial spirit is definitely start ing to build Children of the first founders and newcomers alike are walking a little taller looking around with pride at this town in which they live Many of us may be thinking of buying a little something we can keep to com memorate this year and Sesquicenten nial souvenirs can be had to suit every taste These are for everybody we are all founding said Iris Schumann who coordinated the effort to amass this selection of keepsakes Ten percent of the proceeds from the sale of Sesquicentennial souvenirs con tribute to the Sesquicentennial fund Any other profits benefit the organization sell ing the souvenir Some of the most popular items have been the Tshirts caps with visors base ball Cookie Cookbooks and coins The coins have already sold out and theyve suid Schumann Gocpf Jewelers even has available a mount for the coins called a coin bezel Its a precious metal frame with a rope shaped edge so the coin can be worn as a pendant Tshirts come in two stylos black with a largo Sesquicentennial logo on the front and white with a picture of the fountain The caps have an embroidered Sesqui centennial logo The Childrens Museum offering is the product of many creative minds Mem bers of the Childrens Museum New Braunfols Art League and Sesquicenten nial Committee were in on the initial con cept of a coloring book said Susan Williams museum director The work books are full of ways kids can put themselves in the said Williams Children arc asked to find an implement in a picture that does the same job as another modem tool she said The books also include word find and cross word puzzles Available now are drawings from the work book printed on parchment paper The art for the books and prints was done by Charlotte Lyon of the Childrens Muse um The books will be available in March The Cookie Cookbooks are selling out of their first printing And for good reason They have a wealth of local lore as well as See Page 2 for a complete list of Sesquicentennial souvenirs and where to find them pen and ink drawings of New Braunfels by John Turner We thought we were being very cautious in having of them said Chris Pfefferkorn of the Sesquicentennial Souvenir Committee Were just about out of The cookbook has contributions from all over New Braunfels said Pfefferkorn Some are really old recipes using out dated ingredients like lard and bacon she said Many recipes include explanatory notes the notes make interesting reading Mama Priesmeyers Oatmeal Cookies have therapeutic value in the care and handling of whiny grandkids often effect ing an instant and spectacular personality change for the One recipe was contributed by an Aus tralian Michelle Pepper who was visiting Robert Tays in New Braunfels A Zimt Btemnc Cinnamon Stars recipe comes all the way from Hattcnhcim Nassau Germany via one of the 200 original founders of New Braunfels A handcrafted series is among Schu manns favorite souvenirs das Kleino The first in the series is a small painted wood replica of the gazebo said Schumann More little houses will fol low based on other historic New Braunfels buildings Were hoping it will be an ongoing flindraiser for historic muse she said Plates and mugs are popular collectibles these days The Sesquicentennial versions arc glass with a Sesquicentennial motif etched on each The Sesquicentennial calendar can be wellused for a year then become a keep sake to be treasured Full of photographs of historic New Braunfels buildings the calendar has the dates of Sesquicenten nial events marked It could even be used as a Sesquicentennial journal making it a unique family heirloom Other Sesquicentennial souvenirs avail able include a Family Desccndent Pin Logo Patch Note Paper First Founders book A Journey of Faith book Paper weight Dccals Plastic Lapel Pins Cloi sonne Pins Logo Flags and Aprons Something for every New Bruunfclser For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144
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