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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 7, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas FRIDAY Unicorns stay undefeated in district play See Sports Day Page 9A 50 CENTS The Plaza bandstand 18 pages In two sections Friday April New Braunfels Herald 410 YAH DP kltUJL Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of KEVIN WUEST Vol 143 No 105 Inside Sports Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Shirley Ruppel Leonard Castro 19 Kevin Wuest 21 and Gloria Moreno Gonzales Happy anniversary to Paula and Inosentio Paredez 16 Good afternoon Todays weather Mostly sunny and mild high 83 low Barbecue supper The Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 771 will have its annu al barbecue supper and coun try store April 7 at the Eagles Hall from 5 to 8 Tick ets are for adults and for children under 12 Tickets can be purchased at the door or from any member Maternity classes offered McKenna Memorial Hospital Maternity Center is offering a free preadmission class to women planning to deliver their babies at McKenna You will get information about a typical stay breastand bot tlefeeding infant care and birthing options A maternity center tour and preadmission forms will be provided You are welcome to bring your husband or a guest Call 6069111 ext 252 to leave a message A nurse will return your call and talk about class times and sign up Descendants of First Founders sought The Comal County Genealo gy Society invites all descen dants of the First Founders to participate in the Sesquicen tennial parade You do not have to be a member of the Genealogy Society to do so Go to the Sophienburg Archives at 200 N Seguin St or call 6291900 to get a copy of the entry form as soon as possible Singers needed for Easter service A communitywide choir is requested to sing the Hallelu jah Chorus from the Messiah at the Sesquicentennial Easter Sunrise Service on the Plaa All interested singers please notify Melitta Fruen who will direct at 6256658 Only one rehearsal is sched uled at St Paul Lutheran Church on Sunday afternoon April 9 at 4 Moms and tots get together A moms and tots play group a place where moms and pre schoolers can interact together and meet new people has formed Meeting place is St Paul Lutheran Church 181 S Santa Clara second floor kindergarten room from 11 am to Bring lunch Group meets every Wednes day Call Jane at 6296325 This print ed on recycled newsprint County responds to need for lowincome housing By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer County Commissioners Court approved the idea of cre ating a county housing authority by proposing a resolution for the agenda next week The resolution would give the author ity to the county commissioners until they could appoint a board which would in rum contract with the current New Braunfels Housing Authority Mostdiscussion involved how to go about the process not if the need was there Nadine Mardock of the New Braunfels Housing Authori ty said many requests were being made for assistance in the county as the population continues to grow the past we didnt have a tremendous problem with rents being too just a crunch right she said By having a county housing authority Mardock said the opportunity for more funds and grants would double because the application process between city and county would be sep arate Commissioners wanted some kind of control over appoint ments to the board and decided they would like to consider their own board We could have our own board and contract with the oth et board New Braunfels said County Judge Carter Casteel all they would need to do is receive The county board could form an interlocal agreement with the city board the county board basically acting in a report ing capacity Commissioner Danny Scheel asked about liability regard ing tenants who damage property Mardock said the gov ernment would reimburse owners to an extent after an inspec tion had been made but said this happens only in roughly a dozen cases per year There is a little incentive there for she said long as it is legitimate we dont have any problem pay ing In other action the court accepted the revised budget for the Forfeiture Account from the Sheriffs Department As much as was collected last year through forfeiture where by items such as cash are collected upon arrests commonly in the case of drug arrests Sheriff Jack Bremer said the office can buy equipment through this account but did not plan a specific budget for the amount due to its sporadic nature Judge rules Kahlig suit against Fraser was not frivolous By SUSAN FLYNT ENOUNB District Judge Joe DibrelJ ruled suit against Paul Fraser was riot groundless and frivolous Erasers attorneys Ed Nolan and Atanacio Campos requested the Rule 13 WAS al Kahligs suit alleged that the May 1994 election had been invalid due to election irregularities Kahlig ran against Fraser in that election for the Dist 4 city council coutf amount has not yet been determined If Dibrell had found Kahligs suit to be frivolous Kahlig could have been made to pay Frasers attorney fees Nolan and Campos took Frasers case free of charge I just hope the result doesnt encourage more of this Jldnd of lawsuit or New to be Nolaja saM least they know tyy would bo vigorously contested and that would be W expensive process he said Daly officials Jike Mayor Fraser wno find tjbij eifction contested in might finditalittle attorney after f time HeraIdZaitungphotos by MICHAEL DARNALL Kitty Hufft Howard Hufft John Heberling Mary Ann Seidel and Wilma Heberling work on a piece for the Maytree that will stand at the Wurstfest grounds A LANDMARK IN THE MAKING Wurstfest grounds to be home of a 55foottall Maibaum By SUSAN FLYNTENGLAND Staff Writer Keep a look out for the Wurstfest entrance next week A new bitof German heritage will be joining the New Braunfels landscape a 55foot bit that is The German Amer ican Society will erect a Maibaum or May tree in honor of the Sesquicentennial said member Wilma Heberling Weve been working on it for almost a year It took about nine months to get the idea off the ground and find some one who would do the metal Rudy Seidel Many villages and towns in southern Ger many have these Heberling said Theyre usually erected for a festival of some The Maibaum is a huge metal pole with branches like a Christmas tree Each branch has metal painted figures depicting symbols of the town Heberling said such as church es wellknown industry or local crafts In our case it might be Seele teaching the children under the elm tree also build ings of importance for example our plaza the fountain the Schmitz Heberling said Rudy and Mary Ann Seidel saw the Maibaums during a trip to Germany in 1969 It was then that the idea of New Braunfels own Maibaum was bom The Sesquicenten nial was the perfect time to make the dream a reality Weve been working on it for almost a Rudy Seidel said It took about nine months to get the idea off the ground and find someone who would do the metal Building the Maibaum like most Sesqui Dorls Schreyer paints a piece that will be welded to the Maibaum centennial projects took the time creativity and generosity of many Weve had so many volunteers and so many good Rudy Seidel said The Lower Colorado River Authority donated the pole itself which began as a utility pole New Braunfels Utilities will erect the pole he said The decorative symbols were cut out by Koehler Metals Heberling said The local firm will also weld the symbols to the tree Once the metal shapes were cut out and treated we carried them to Rudy Seidels warehouse to be she said The members of the German American Society painted the symbols For a bunch of amateurs weve done all Mary Ann Seidel said Theres no bonafide artist in the The Maibaum would not have gotten off the ground without the perseverance of John and Wilma Heberling Rudy and Mary Ann Seidel Rudy and Doris Schreyer Kitty and Howard Hufft and Lucille Jett When we got the iron shapes they really seemed crude the silhouette was Mary Ann Seidel said Now that theyre all with features its as if they came to All of New Braunfels is invited to celebrate the dedication of the Maibaum Sunday April 23 at 3 It will be an enduring landmark to add to the citys German legacy Local woman to help shape national aging policy Hortensia B Hernandez of New Braunfels was named by Governor Ann Richards as a delegate to the 1995 White House Confer ence on Aging to be held May in Washington I am very excited to have this opportuni ty to represent the state of Texas at the 1995 Hernandez said Our work in Washington in May will help to define a national aging policy for out she said The 1995 WHCOA is the fourth such con ference in history More than dele gates from all 50 states will gather at the Washington Hilton Hotel in May to develop resolutions which will shape national policy on aging over the next decade The theme of the Conference is America Now and into the 21st Century Generations Aging Together with Independence Oppor tunity and The agenda includes four issues 1 Assur ing Comprehensive Health Care Including Long Term Care 2 Promoting Economic Security 3 Maximizing Housing and Sup port Service Options and 4 Maximizing Options for a Quality Life Two crosscutting concerns pervade the agenda and will influence discussions at the conference These are 1 interdependence among generations and among members of extended families and responsibility of indi viduals to plan for changes that will occur throughout their life span 2 unique contri butions and needs of special populations especially veterans caregivers including rural elderly women minori ties and individuals with disabilities Hortensia B Hernandez Hortense is a member of the following Comal County Senior Citizen Foundation Center Board of Directors for 10 years Comal County Senior Citizen Association immediate vicechair person Alamo Area Senior Advisory Com mittee on Aging Alamo Area Council of Government five years Com munity Council South Central Texas Board of Directors seven years Distributions Laurel Plaza Nutrition Site representative of the poor active member Holy Family Church Call for information about subscriptions to the HeraldZeitung
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