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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 4, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas Tuesday April HeraldZeitung 8 Just Being Good Neighbors 5 With 130 Germans heading to town for the Sesquicentenhial local families open their homes By CYNTHIA CASON Special to the HeraldZeitung New Braunfels host families for visitors from our sister city Braunfels Germany are getting ready to roll out the red carpet and have a barrel of fun during the week of the Sesquicenten nial beginning April 13 Two groups of more than 130 people are scheduled to stay with families during the 10 day Sesquicentennial celebration Rus sell Brandt of New Braunfels Resorts is the Host Family coordinator We enjoy having these German vis itors who make a great effort to fit right into our family said Brandt who is also Presidentelect of Wurstfest 1995 I think we host fam ilies get great benefits for doing our job Most of the Germans speak Eng lish and appreciate our lifestyle We think we make lifelong friends Some of these visitors return year after year and they have invited us to visit them in Germany for Braunfels 750th anniver sary to be celebrated in 1996 Several of us want to go We know well have a pleasant place to stay with people most of us already more could you ask The visitor exchange between Braunfels and New Braunfels began more than 20 years ago when host fam ilies volunteered to invite into their homes the German band members who had come to New Braunfels to entertain during the Wurstfest celebrations Clifton Brandt former president of Wurstfest and father of Russell has been involved with hosting the visiting Germans since trav eled to Germany as an exchange stu dent in high school back in the 70s The Brandt family then invited the daughter of the German host family back to New Braunfels to visit the fol lowing year The exchange program has been going on for at least 20 said Karon Haas a nurse at McKenna Memorial Hospital My husband Har vey remembers coming back from Vietnam and finding two German ladies staying with his mother The The Mariachi Cardenas Ecos de Mexico were the recipients of German hospitality on a trip last year and liked it so much they are heading back again next year on a reciprocal visit we took Gilbert Cardenas and the Mariachi Cardenas to Braunfels The Mariachi band enter tained our German friends while wq prepared over 100 pounds of seasoned fajita meat beans guacamole cheese and tortillas served up as a TexMex supper for our friends Gilbert and the Mariachi Cardenas were so over whelmed by the German hospitality that Gilbert agreed to play a Mariachi Mass at the local church the following morning The Mariachi Cardenas were so popular they have been invited back to the Braunfels 750th anniversary cel ebration in To Icam more about the host families for Sesquiccntennial 1995 call Rus sell Brandt at 6295924 It took a while before they finally sampled the corn They stopped eating completely and explained carefully that in Germany corn is fed to the hogs We all had a good Karen Haas German guests praised Harvey for hav ing served his of flag waving and little presents you know He thought it ironic that they would be the ones to thank him for his military efforts He was pleasantly surprised by their Former New Braunfels Mayor Clifton Brandt and his wife Doris will host the present mayor of Braunfels a small German town of people located within 45 minutes of Frank furt Our experiences have been so good it really isnt any trouble to be a host said Mrs Brandt The Ger mans arent demanding at all and try to make every effort to fit into the host familys schedule The continental breakfast of toast and coffee seems to satisfy them and most of the other meals are eaten away from the house during the many activities scheduled especially for these visitors There are buses to take them around on arranged tours to Laredo San Antonio and Fredericksburg We help them see as much of the country as they want and the field trips and planned activities allow us to go on about our business while they can maximize their tourism Many of us join in the activities any way because the German visitors are so pleasant to be Mr Brandt agrees I remember it as a time of 10 days of no complaints and a lot of he said Karen Haas will tell you that the visitors are more fun than hindrance Were glad to see them because they Clifton and Doris Brandt share fond lies do make an effort to fit in and show they appreciate our efforts Just dont feed them she said We had a family visit several years ago who had never eaten roasted ears corn on the cob before They were speechless Their eyes got as big as saucers when I served what we explained was a starchy vegetable and that kids loved it It took a while before they finally sam pled the corn They stopped eating completely and explained carefully that in Germany corn is fed to the hogs the animal said Ms Haas We all had a good Benno Engel a local German lan guage teacher will host an old and treasured friend Gerhard Adam a Ger man who while visiting New Braun fels came up to the high school with his son to look around and there met Mr Engel who was teaching his German class That day 17 years ago marked the beginning of a long and remarkable said Engel Gerhard has Photo by CYNTHIA CASON memories of hosting German fami since returned to New Braunfels sev eral presenting slide shows for my class You make friends for life in this program and the benefits for the youngsters are Learning a foreign language is so important for all ages and these visits give youngsters an opportunity to prac tice their skills The language becomes alive real people speak it Some mem bers of host families speak German such as Mr Engel and Doris Brandt But it really isnt necessary because the Germans speak English so said Ms Brandt With the Deutschmark so strong the host families say the German visitors love to shop Were like a huge dis count mall to said Mr Engel They like to buy cowboy hats boots and blue jeans American blue jeans are very expensive in And what about our food Can they dig the picante Do they like TexMex food with all the trimmings Oh said Mr Engel Last year in 1995 Deal Jonnna Pleated Shades Buy One Get Second for Arrest Report The following people were arrested by the New Braunfels Police Depart ment from March 2 1995 through March 22 1995 Michael Birchfield 20 of 1070 Mary Preiss in New Braun fels was charged March 14 with alco hol violations Miguel Deleon 19 of 1312 San Pedro in San Antonio was charged March 14 with traffic violations ShawnMcCoy 40 of 610 Butch er in New Braunfels was arrested March 15 for other athorities Alex Resales 30 of 1554 Eichen in New Braunfels was arrested March 15 on unspecified charges Antonio Razo 33 of 337 Paradise Alley in New Braunfels was arrested March 15 on unspecified charges Michael Gomez 22 of 143 S West End in New Braunfels was charged March 15 with theft Lonnie Schwausch 36 of Rt 2 Box 671B35 in New Braunfels was charged March 15 with driving under the influence Reuben Johnson 38 of 550 Rt 6 in New Braunfels was arrested March 16 on unspecified charges Jose Gajza 20 of 1066 Linde in New Braunfels was arrested March 16 on unspecified charges Were Meeting Yvette Serna 18 of 1066 Linde in New Braunfels was arrested on unspecified charges Tracy Lorenz 22 of 650 Guadalupe in Kingsbury was charged March 17 with forgery Javier Nieto 27 of 378 Seele in New Braunfels was charged March 17 with aggravated assault Isabel Robles 45 of 106 Glen brook in New Braunfels was charged March 17 with public intoxication Leenard Aguirre 23 of 692 E South in New Braunfels was charged March 17 with aggravated assault JeronimoZacarias 21 of 415 N Hickory in New Braunfels was charged March 18 with public intoxi cation Hugo Castillo 21 of 2524 W Katy in New Braunfels was charged March 18 with public intoxication Jose Laeon 31 of 2524 W Katy in New Braunfels was arrested March 18 on unspecified charges Sharon Scott 31 of 5332 S Seguin in New Braunfels was arrested March 18 on unspecified charges Christoph Boyd 27 of 1833 Kuehler in New Braunfels was arrest ed March 18 on unspecified charges Terence Aguirre 25 of 460 E Common in New Braunfels was arrested March 19 onunspecified charges George Olivo 24 of 345 S Guen ther in New Braunfels was charged March 19 with public intoxication Jose Solano 26 of 305 Plum in New Braunfels was charged March 19 with public intoxication Jason Gonzales 19 of Rt 2 Box 823M in New Braunfels was arrested March 19 on unspecified charges David Torres 43 of 1835 W Katy in New Braunfels was arrested March 19 on unspecified charges Alma Cardenas 35 of 394 Basel in New Braunfels was charged March 19 with aggravated assault Jesse Sanchez 27 of 247 W Tor rey in New Braunfels was charged March 19 with public intoxication Jeremie Sanchez 23 of 427 E Dittlinger in New Braunfels was charged March 19 with disorderly con duct Rolando Medrano 20 of 1322 FM 1101 in New Braunfels was charged March 19 with disorderly con duct Eilleen Tristan 26 of 561 Schmidt in New Braunfels was charged March 20 with traffic violations Paul Sanchez 19 of 274 Napoleon in New Braunfels was charged March 20 with public intoxication Jose Medellin 19 of 506 E Dit tlinger in New Braunfels was charged March 20 with public intoxication Jose Torres 39 of 480 Schmidt in New Braunfels was arrested March 20 on unspecified charges Rachel Juarez 38 of 614 Bavari an in New Braunfals was arrested march 21 on unspecified charges Cory Thomas 2Q of 1013 Mission in New Braunfels was arrested March 21 for other athorities John Hernandez 23 of 175 Richter in New Braunfels was arrest ed March 21 on unspecified charges Clarence Hartenstine 19 of 908 Oasis in New was charged March 21 with alcohol violations Hugh Kincaid 30 of 169 Green wood in Startzville arrested March 21 on unspecified charges Robert Hinlfle 54 of 210 Parkview in New Braunfels was charged March 22 with public intoxi cation Terry May 40 of 609 S Union in New Braunfels charged March 22 with public intoxication Jeffery Wagner 18 of 2626 Bab cock in San Antonio was arrested March 22 for other authorities Eddie Gonzales 23 of 1820 Wald Rd in New Braunfels was arrested March 22 for other authorities Nn mi Cjiiiu VIM 1 N T li R 1 O R S Capparellis Italian Food Pizza Lunch Specials Starting at 99 including salad and bread Present this Coupon and receive FREE tea or coffee with lunch 1561 III 35N cannot be with any other coupon New Braunfels Tx J4 Downtown Association of New Braunfels will hold its next regular monthly meeting Tuesday April 4 A luncheon will be served at noon at TB M Economic Development is the sub ject of the program to be brought by Al Notzon Director of Alamo Area Coun cil of Government All members and prospective members are invited Those who wish to attend must make reservations by March 31 with Pam Brandt at 6295924 extension 173 or at 6290004 The Comal County Volunteers a unit of the Texas Constitutional Militia will hold a public meeting April 4 at 7 The meeting will be held at the Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooper ative 100 FM 3159 The speaker will Roy Liltey internationally famous advo cate of private property rights and com monsense environmentalism The pub lic is urged to attend The Eagle Auxiliary will meet Tues day April 4 at Officers to meet at 7 The GermanAmerican Society will meet at 7 Tuesday April 4 at the Bavarian Village Restaurant President Helgard Suhr will give a slide presen tation on Australia and New Zealand after the meeting Raffle tickets for the April 20th drawing for a trip to Ger many will be available for purchase New members always welcome The Comal County Genealogy Society will meet April 4 at the Victoria Bank and Trusts North building at 7 This will be a workshop meeting to plan for the Sesquicentennial Parade to be held April 22 Comal County Chapter Dis abled American Veterans will meet at on Wednesday April 5 at the VFW Post Home on Peace Ave Members are urged to attend because agenda items include election of officers and participation in the April 22 parade For information call Ski1 Haneiwich at 6200223 The New Braunfels Retired Teach ers Association will meet April 5 in the NBISD Education Center Board Room The business meeting and pro gram will start at 10 preceded by coffee and cookieis at All retired school personnel are invited to attend The Mens Garden Club will meet Thursday April 6 at 7 30 in the Comal County Extension Service build ing at 132 S Watejr lane Betty Triesch will present a program on Lindheimer flora Remember to bring plants for show and tell or trjadeaplant RAY SCHOCH NEW BRAUNFELS CUV COUNCIL DISTRICT 2 Clearly the Qualified Candidate Proven Community Leader I Proven Business Experience j Solid Dependable Trustworthy A Voice for Harmony on the City Council CPA Understands Budgets and Finances Concerned About the Envirqnment and Crime Vote Saturday May 6 Pd Pol Ad Cbarlene Soecbtlog Treas 146 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