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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 13, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas                                THURSDAY Canyon Cougars stop Bastrop 83 See Sports Day Page 7 50 CENTS New Braunfels The Plazn bandstand 12Pagos Irionr socllon M Wednesday April W MMRHMH HHHM MMM MHHHMF II tt URi Snrvinn Cornnl Countv for more than 142 voarsl Home of Vol 143 No 109 Inside Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZelturtg The New lltwtnfels Herald extends birthday wishes to Jonathan Akers Adam J Custlllejn and happy hclnted birthdays to Christina Yburni and Martinez On the trail from Indianola Editors Note New Braunfels resident Werner is call ing the HeraldZeitung each morning during the Sesquicen tennial Trail Ride with a report on the events of the day before Thursdays Report Nc report today The Sesquicentennial Trail Ride left Cuero yesterday on a 34mile journey to Gonzales where they camped at Inde pendence Park for a dedication ceremony Today they begin the longest 35mile trip to the out skirts of Seguin and will camp at the Guadalupe County Sheriffs Posse The biggest day begins tomorrow when the Trail Ride parades through Seguin with a dedication ceremony scheduled for The riders will cross the Guadalupe River at about in New Braunfeis commemorating the original crossing by settlers City election forum today The Comal Area League of Women Voters will host a city election forum Thursday April 13 at 7 at the New Braun els ISO Education Center 430 Mill Street Mayor Paul Fraser and a rep esentative of the recall petition will address District 4 con stituents Presentations will be made tn city charter amend ments and the onehalf cent sales tax proposition and city ouncil candidates will give statements and answer audi ence questions City offices closed Friday All city offices will be closed April 14 in observance of Good Day However the Sanitation Department will provide regular trash pickup ser vice For information call 608 2140 during business hours Businesses help Cancer Society Throughout the month of April Landa Street Car Wash is spon soring two specials which will benefit the local unit of the Amer ican Cancer Society For every Spring Detailing Special tr Uni corn Wash Landa Street Car Wash will donate a portion of the cost to help underwrite the 1995 ACS Starlight in the Trop ics Gala Also Taco Cabana is sup porting the local unit of the ACS by pledging to donate a portion of the proceeds from all sales April 15 and 16 Taco Cabana is located on Highway 81 across the street from New Braunfels Factory Stores and is open 24 hours on weekends The winning numbers Lotto Texas 2228 3245 4748 million jackpot HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Bottoms up A crane operated by Crane Service tipped over yesterday afternoon around on Goodwin Road near Highway 306 The crane was lifting a large concrete wall at a construction site when the ground underneath its stabi lizers gave way The crane tipped dropping the concrete wall and demolishing it No one was hurt in the accident Area churches unite for Good Friday and Easter services By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer The first foundcis arri ul in the future New Braunfels on iood Friday and the first thiny they did was have a church service Their modernday counterparts can observe Good Friday and honor New Braunfels Sesquicentennial tomorrow at First Protestant Church 1 think its significant tmti the first thing that happened on that day March 21 1845 is that they observed Good First Protestant CoPastor Richard Carsc said Its also important to remember that this is an observance of Christs last hours first and a Sesquicentennial event second Carsc said A total of 17 clergy will take part from churches throughout New Braun he said The Rev Klaus Renfordt of Braunfels Germany will read the invocation first in English with the congregation then in German The last seven words or statements from the cross form the structure of tomorrows service Eacli statement in scripture will be read a relating prayer will be said and the congregation will respond The singing of hymns will answer each reading Carsc said Were bringing together people from all different congregations so we tried to pick music that would be familiar to he said The entire offering from the service will be divided between Habitat for Humanity and Hospice New Braunfels The Good Friday service is in the Main Sanctuary at First Protes tant giving residents an opportunity to attend during their lunch hours The New Braunfels Ministerial Alliance sponsors these ecumenical Good Friday services every year at rotat ing churches First Protestant requested to hold the service this year since it was one of founding churches in New Braun Collision on the Loop Yesterday morning at about 10 Adams 88 was making a left turn after leaving the radio station on Loop 337 heading toward Rock Street According to police reports he failed to see an 18wheeler driven by Daniel Hensley The truck and car collided sending Adams to McKenria Hospital with minor injuries HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Trail riders pull into town tomorrow Ceremony at Civic Center to start at 4 fels Area residents can celebrate Easter in grand Sesquicentennial fashibn with the Son Rise at Sunrise service on the Main Plaza Dr George H Muedeking will lead the interde nomenational service and provide the message and area ministers will partici pate A massed choir singing Handels Hallelujah Chorus will highlight the music The choir came about because of interest on the part of the singers in the said organizer Karon Haas Mclitta Fruch was contacted to con duct because she has directed the massed choirs at Christmas through the she said Those attending will be treated by music from a massed handbell choir coordinated by Linda Dietert and Jay Blanchard and a brass ensemble from New Braunfels High School will per form By CRAIQ HAMMETT Staff Writer New Braunfels celebration of the Sesquicentennial kicks into high gear tomorrow with the arrival of the trail riders and ceremonies at the New Braunfels Civic Center The festivities begin at around when the Trail Ride pulls into town After a parade in Scguin Friday morning the riders will move toward New Braunfels where they will cross the Guadalupe Riv er at the Business Interstate 35 Old Hwy 81 bridge The crossing symbolizes the crossing the first settlers made on Good Friday 1845 150 years ago Thus the Sesquicentennial cele bration The modernday travelers will make their way through town up Seguin Street toward the Civic Cen ter where the official ceremonies will last from about to New Braunfels Police will place barricades on Seguin St at the block of Coll and Garden rerouting traffic from around to Parking will not be permitted on the Civic Center side of Scguin St starting at noon Friday Officials suggest people do not try to park along the streets especially at the Business 135 Bridge where the Trail Ride makes its crossing We suggest people park in the rear of the Civic said Jim Scheelc Director of the Conven and Visitors Bureau ceremony will take place in front of the Civic Scheele said the ceremony begins at about 4 and will include a dedication of the Trail Ride Memo rial Herb Skoog chairman of the Sesquicentennial Commission will speak about the trail ride and its history and various other dignitaries will talk as well including the May or Paul hraser and the mayor of Braunfels Germany Dieter Schmidt Also Guenter Jakob of the Partnershoff s Committee and Gerhard Adam Secretary of Braun fels to New Braunfels will be on hand for the unveiling of a large pictorial plaque Before the Trail Ride arrives a band from Braunfels Germany Stadtkapelle conduct ed by Herbert Bender will enter tain Many citizens of Germany will be arriving Thursday and stay ing with host families next week The ceremonies officially begin the biggest week of the Sesquicen tennial celebration which includes various events next week culmi nating on Saturday April 22 with the Sesquicentennial Parade down town and various events at Landa Park HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL The special Sesquicentennial postmark Is available for just one week Sesquicentennial postmark expected to create a stir Early voting for election to create new water district in county will be April 18 By ROBERT STEWART Special to the HeraldZeitung LOTTERV Early voting for the Comal County Underground Water Conservation District election will be held at the Canyon Lake EMS building 1425 Saltier Road on Tuesday April 18 1995 from 8 to 4 Election day is May 6 1995 to create the proposed district or not The election was authorized by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission to form a governmental body to reg ulate aquifer resources in the pail of Comal County not covered by the Edwards Underground Water District The Republican Business Women of Comal County will host an informal discussion of the proposed CCUWCD on Thurs day April 27 1995 beginning at at the Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative auditorium Speakers will include Cameron Wiley and Comal County Agricultural Extension Agent Joe Taylor in favor of the proposal and Lee Roper and Ed Nolan against Each speaker will be allowed to make a fiveminute speech The public is invited The Comal Area Provisional League of Women Voters will host an informational presentation about the proposed district on Tuesday April 18 1995 at the GVTC auditorium At that event no opposition speakers are scheduled to appear Speak ers will include John Ashworth of the Texas Water Develop ment Board Extension Agent Joe Taylor and Lynn Rodgers chief appraiser of the Comal Appraisal District Candidates for the water board will also speak They will take office if the dis trict is enacted A temporary board is now in place to handle calling the election Wiley said revenue bonds will likely be issued to provide funds for the districts projects The lawfirm of Fullbright and Jaworski as well as bond consultant Floyd Westerman are currently donating their services to the dis trict Wiley said Other early voting dates may be scheduled at Canyon Lake For more information call election judge Harry Heimer at Daily early voting continues at the Spring Branch Fire Sta tion April 17May 2 By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Good Friday marks the start of a unique Sesquicentennial opportu nity For just seven days letters can be canceled with a special Sesqui centennial rubber stamp in the Post Office Lobby retired postal work er Carl Feltner said Retired postal workers will administer the cancellations from 10 to 4 on Good Friday April 1721 and April 24 Feltner said Hand cancellations will also be available Saturday April 22 in Wursthalle People all over the world collect these he said The New Braunfels post office will get letters from Russia China and everywhere during this Its important to remember that you must have an envelope with a postage stamp on it in order to get the special cancellation Feltner said A great way to get that stamped envelope is to buy a special Sesqui centennial envelope for letter size and for 9 by 12 inches These envelopes carry a bonus They can be put in the Sesquicen tennial time capsule The cost of the envelope is the only charge to con tribute to the time capsule said Jim Scheele of the Convention and Vis itors Bureau The cost goes to help fund Sesquicentennial activities he said Whatever can be stuffed in the envelopes will work even if the envelope has to be taped Scheele said Families and indi viduals can include photos letters whatever memorabilia they like Sesquicentennial envelopes are available at the Civic Center The Sesquicentennial Committee is collecting artifacts letters school rosters and other items to depict New Braunfels life in 1995 Sept 1 is the deadline to turn in time capsule Scheele said Then Senior Flexonics will build the box to fit the The capsule will be made of special stainless steel Perkins said The material expands to reinforce joints and protect from external Greg Perkins of Senior Flexonics said The official closing of the time capsule is in January 1996 at the Chamber Scheele said The Sesquicentennial Time Cap sule will be buried in front of the Civic Center For news advertising or subscription information call   

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