Tuesday, March 21, 1995

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 21, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAY Dallas Cowboys hoop it up at NBHS basketball See Page 5 CENTS COUNTDOWN 0 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March NewBraunfels ruciuiueis 8 pages in one section Tuesday March Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of MILDRED KOCH Vol 143 Inside Sports The Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung New Braunfels Herald ZeltUhg extends the following Dirthday wishes to Troy Jones 25 Erma Brown Pablo Caeallero Mildred koch Leroy Zavara Jr 7 and Melchor L Gomez NewBraunfels Good afternoon Todays weather Today partly cloudy and warm high 88 low 58 Welch to give landscap ing seminar tonight Renowned author and horti culturist Dr Bill Welch will present a workshop at 6 Tuesday March 21 in the Comal County Extension Office The workshop on landscaping is free and open to the public Register now for Discovery Camp Park Rangers will lead children ages six to 10 in enjoying wildlife nature studies hiking crafts out door games and environmental projects during the Spring Break Discovery Camp in Landa Park The camp will be held March 2829 from 8 to 5 Pre registration is required and is being taken at the parks office until March 24 Fee is each day or for both days For information call 6082160 Dancefest planned at Eagles Hall Sesquicentennial Dance Fest Saturday March 25 at Eagles Hall Old fashioned Heimat Abend begins promptly at with a Parade of Flags and German Sponsored by Deutscher Volkstanzverband Texas arid Ger German style music by the Seven Dtitchman Orchestra band breaks exhibition Clarices will be presented by member groups of the German Folkdance Association of Texas Descendants of founding families attending are invited to join in a special dance ceremony to hon or the early settlers of the area Advance tickets at the door Tickets may be purchased from club members at ChinaN Things Cholletts Fashions John sons Furniture or by calling 606 0844 Dog obedience class to be held The City of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Depart ment is offering a course in basic dog obedience taught by Stephanie Heinrich The class will meet for eight weeks begin ning March 28 Classes will meet Tuesday evenings from to at the Landa Recreation Center The fee for this course is For more information call 6082167 Century singers coming Universitys Cen tury Singers present Friday March 31 at at the Oak Run School 415 Tim ber Hollow Free admission Sponsored by the Comal Coun ty Mothers Club and Aggie Club This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint Pedestrian injured S MICHAEL DARNALL Isidro Gutierrez 86 was struck by a white GMC van driven by Stephen Merriam while he was walking across Walnut St in front of HEB yesterday afternoon Merriam was not cited in the case and Gutierrez was recovering from minor injuries at McKenn Memorial Hospital Citizens voice concerns over concrete plant Bulverde residents say plant would make intersection more dangerous By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Childrens Museum opens Take Yourself Back exhibit By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer The Childrens turned into a time machine The new Sesquicenfennial exhibit Take Your self opened last night It gives kids a chance to get their handson New Braunfels history in a whole host of ways The regular Grandmas Attic exhibit is now part his toric school part historic house Children can play school and play house the way it was for their New Braunfels ancestors They can play with a wood stove butter churn wash board and gather said Childrens Museum Director Susan Williams Some real New Braunfels artifacts are on loan from the Sophienburg Museum The sign says The items on this table may be touched but Williams said The children really do respect the sign and treat the items with The artifacts include a piece of old fachwerk carpentry no metal nails used and an old wash tub We have to keep that on the table otherwise children wind up in Williams said A corner becomes a big old tree like the very first New Braunfels school where Herman Seele taught Kids get to make and take their own chalk the way NewBraunfels settlers did They mold the chalk from the river demon strates Educa Coor HeraldZeitung photo by dinator Julie Swift SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND When it dries it Elizabeth Soechting teaches a his reallv writes on the toric New Braunfels classroom at SKH the Childrens Museums Take chalkboard Yourself Back exhibit A huge map of New Braunfels 100 years ago covers one wall Children can mark their school on the map and locate the school they might have attended 100 years ago Children can play in a log cabin then take it apart and put it back together Big enough to be a lifesize play house the cabin is made out of giant Lincoln logs The whole thing was made by museum volunteers The Sesquicentennial exhibit is designed in modules so school groups can come through without creating traf fic jams Williams said BULVERDE In County Judge Carter Casteels monthly town meet ing last night she opened with reports on the new JP Building an update on the Lewis Creek Project and other matters But within 15 minutes she came to the subject more than 50 peo ple came to talk about a proposed con crete batch nlant in Bulverde The residents came to ask questions and voice concerns with the judge Commissioner Danny Scheel and a representative of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission about Ingram Readymix pro posed site near the corner of FM 1863 and Hwy 281 Residents cited several concerns among them possible traffic hazards air pollution and overuse of water The intersection near the proposed site is one of the most dangerous in the coun ty according to accident reports from the Texas Department of Public Safe ty last year Construction of an over pass is scheduled to begin at the inter section in two years Our main problem is the said Mike Belto president of the Bul verde Estates Homeowners Associa tion We dont mind a company doing business just stay away from the homes the residential As yet trees and grass are all that appear at the site The company has applied for a Standard Exemption for air emissions through the TNRCC Jim Menke of the TNRCC Air Quality Division in San Antonio said an exemption was basically an approval for smaller operations anything from an air conditioner to this The batch plant would basically mix the concrete not burn any substances or hazardous waste Menke said the agency would monitor emissions made through the plant At least two residents one of them Luke Lindsey who lives within 140 yards of the site wrote a letter to the TNRCC requesting a hearing on the matter something Menke said was likely in Austin and that a meeting could be held in the county prior to the hearing Lindsey like many resi dents said emissions of certain prod ucts such as fly ash could affect people with breathing problems The area in the western portion of Comal County has no incorporated areas thus no zoning laws that could regulate business and residential areas The Oak Village North subdivision not too far from the site tried to incor porate last year but the vote failed The growth of a community often has to come to Menke If you dont have the mechanism in place you have to react rather than Judge Casteel told many of the peo ple she knew they moved to the area to get away from the zoning laws of cities like San Antonio She said how ever the county had limited power to do anything Youve got to know what buttons to push and the county button isnt the one on this she said The judge said a proposed under ground water district up for a vote in May could regulate water use to some extent however it was unknown if the plant could be regulated after the dis trict was approved Scheel said the company planned to pump about gallons of water a day in their opqra tion something that concerns residents who say the Trinity Aquifer yieldsan uncertain supply of water especially in the summer Concerns of this type are nothing new to Comal County where huge amounts of limestone draw various industrial operations New Braunfels residents in the past have voiced con cerns with the opening of plants such as the TXI Cement Plant near Hunter or when the Lafarge Plant now Sun belt proposed burning hazardous waste two years ago The company withdrew that pro posal New Braunfels man arrested for robbery attempt By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer A New Braunfels resident has confessed to several area bank robberies and could soon be charged say authorities Kevin C Robertson 28 was arrested Saturday in Uni versal City when Universal City police officer Ron Eberhardt interrupted an apparent robbery attempt at the Nations Bank on Pat Booker Road The police had been alerted on a suspicious person call Robertson is currently being held in the Bexar County Jail on bond and is under investigation by the Feder al Bureau of Investigation as a suspect in several robberies in the San Marcos and Austin areas He confessed to four robberies so said Lt Charles Dewey of the Universal City Police Department He could be charged for at least the four Lt Dewey said his office and other area law agencies such as the San Marcos Police Department had been investigat ing several robberies in the area Although they didnt have a name or definite suspect they did have a description We alerted the area he said They just had a description of the According Lt Dewey the suspect apparently lived in motels and trailers in New Braunfels but allegedly robbed banks in the other areas north and south During the apparent robbery attempt Saturday afternoon Robertson was apprehended with a BB pistol in his waist band Dr Larson addresses 600 at Founders Day Prayer Breakfast this morning By MARK LYON Managing Editor HeraldZeitung photo by MARK LYON Dr Bruce Larson addressed a crowd of about 600 at this mornings Founders Day Prayer Breakfast The 150th anniversary of the founding of New Braunfels was celebrated this morning with the Founders Day Prayer Breakfast held at the New Braunfels Civic Center f V Featured speaker for the occasion was Dr Bruce Larson a wellknown speaker and author and MinisteratLarge for the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove Cal Dr Larson told the crowd of about 600 that they were fortunate to live in a city which is a model for our He pointed to March when the first German settlers and their wagons pulled up near the banks of the Guadalupe River and gave thanks to God These people had an enormous amount of he said Your ancestors believed God had a vested interest in your city This is a city where the maker and founder is God God meant for our cities to be a place of refuge He wanted us to gather in num bers and share with one Dr Larson noted examples of cities where an renewed empha sis is being placed on God such as in the former Soviet Union and in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania where they were once known as a city of steel they are now known as a city of The greatness of New Braunfels is that you inherited a greaj he continued What you inherited is desperately need across America Descendants of ancestors who arrived with Price Solms and descendants of those who arrived within a year or two later were recognized during the breakfast Also the official Sesquicenten nial poster was unveiled before the crowd Happy 150th Birthday New Braunfels

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