Sunday, April 23, 1995

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 23, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas The Plaza bandstand Inside Sports Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Jackie Brinkkoeter Rosa T Torres and happy belated birthdays to Adolpho Castro 17 Alan Bueche 15 Ella Haas Doothy Seidel and Kaylin Schmidt eight Folkfest Kinderchor Reunion set The New Braunfels Kinder chor is hosting a reunion of all past Kinderchor members to join in a singalong on May 6 at the Folkfest The Folkfest located on Churchill Drive will be a cele bration and exhibition of Ger man heritage The Kinderchor and past members will sing at Stage 2 by the Texas Hand made Furniture Museum Sat urday May 6 at 1 A practice will be held at the Comal County Senior citi zens Canter en Landa Street For information call David C Smith at 6291785 Auditions slated for touring youth company Auditions for the Inner Circle Circle Arts Theatres touring youth company will be held this Tuesday April 25 at 7 at the theatre located in Landa Park Boys and girls ages 13 to 18 are invited to try out for a position in the company If interested they should pre pare a oneminute monologue or perform a short duet scene with a partner If unable to attend auditions arrangements can be made for another time by calling 6294808 from 11 to 3 The Inner Circle brings theater to the schools of Central Texas May Pole dedication today Today at 3 the German American Society of New Braunfels will dedicate a Maibaum May Pole in front of the Wurstfest grounds on Landa Street The May Pole depicts the first 150 years of New Braunfels history Retired Eagles to meet Retired Eagles Activities Club meets April 23 from 2 to 6 at Eagles Hall Hamburg ers furnished by the club mem bers may bring chips Those with a birthday or anniversary this month bring cake or cook ies Retired teachers to meet The Canyon Lake Retired Teachers will have their regular meeting Monday April 24 at at the conference center at Rio Raft located one quarter mile east of Sattler on River Road All retired school personnel are invited The winning numbers Lotto Texas 40 49 LOTTERY This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint Unicorns pound Cougars 165 Jeremy Moeller pounds one out of the park in New Braunfels victory Friday night See Page 11A Terror close to home Does the terror bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma make you feel less safe See the Herald Zeitung question of the week Page 4A New Braunfels Her a A 42 Pages in three sections Sunday April Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of CATHERINE MARIE KNEUPER Parade highlights German heritage SUNDAY Vol 143 No 116 By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer There were balloons every where and flags The people young and old came with full gear lawn chairs coolers and more than a few video recorders all to watch an event that happens every 150 years The Sesquicentennial Parade wound through downtown New Braunfels Saturday as thousands watched and marched some doing both They marched with bands with clubs church groups businesses and even families just celebrating the fact that they were related to those founding fathers who walked the same soil those years ago This is a pretty said Jackie Nolle whose ancestor George Ullrich was Comal Coun tys first sheriff Half the people are in the Wearing a Founders pin like many in attendance Nolle said he met several people at the Prayer Breakfast last month many who had come from out of town He said he knew his familys his tory mainly through relatives sto ries Others found out through research Evelyn Reininger and her family drove from the Austin area to participate in the parade They along with many families carried signs naming their ances tors who were founding pioneers She said the Comal County Genealogy Society helped them with their participation in the event We did all the research and even Iraced our family back lo the she said While history may have been the theme Saturday just plain fun was what mosl wanled as they looked for friends and relatives or just watched Weve heard about it Sesqui centennial all said Joe Vela whose wife Sedelia was recording their son Joshua who marched with the New Braunfels High Band Its nice Saturday makes it a lot better because more people can come Several entrants from Germany including city dignilaries from Braunfels and a band marched al the fronl of Ihe parade They along with several hundred Ger mans have been in town this past week for the celebration The parade is said Gerald Friedrich in German who went on to explain that Braunfels Germany will soon be celebrat ing 750 years and is planning a huge festival also Local Kenneth Fiedler has been a host this week and said they even took the Ger HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Tony Leanos Jr and Victor Rose and Tony Leanos Sr listen to Rosie y los Muchachos in Landa Park Saturday Not just another day in the park HeratdZeitungpMos by MICHAEL DARNALL The Natural Bridge Caverns dinosaur gets hugged by kids Members of the New Braunfels Music Study Club acknowledge the crowd mans down to Indianola on the coast and retraced the original trail Friedrich was more interested Saturday in watching entrants he could not see in Germany like a mariachi band which especially grabbed his attention Many of the participants walked back down San Antonio Street just to get a glimpse of the rest of the parade Others were ready to call it a day Boy Scout Justin Parchman of New Braunfels helped carry the Sesquicentennial banner right at the front with the Sheriffs Posse Color Guard He said he knew some things about the Sesquicen tennial he had learned with his American History class and he was glad he had a chance to be in this parade I guess 50 years from now Ill be riding in a firetruck or he said By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Wunderbar A good time was had by all First founder families or outoftowners young or old worker or reveler the con sensus was that New Braunfels throws one wunderbar 150th birthday party Im keeping four German people two Maurice Fischer said Its early and the crowd in the Marketplatz is still sparse Fischer is manning the Sesqui centennial poster booth He is busy explain ing in German English the signifi cance of each image on the Thorn Ricks cre ation When Im out of this booth were going to the park drink some beer and have some he said Landa Park was alive with music and chil drens games From Tejano to country to German to high school bands some spec tators were comfortably lounged in lawn chairs others literally danced in the street Its just a beautiful party in the Tish Minica said Minica watched her two children enjoy the many childrens games For the kids the best part is the contests the seed spitting she said I enjoy the She like scores of other parents hopes the kids energy will hold out so the family can take in the fireworks and the outdoor dancing My favorite game is probably the sack races because Ive never done this one said young Phillip Tieman He sam pled much of celebrations offerings from German bands to childrens fare I liked the Alpenfest he said Thats the one with the huge alpenhom Whole families were involved in different aspects of the Sesquicentennial celebration My husbands in Wurstfest so were going to stay and do it mother Brenda DeSte fano said Ive been over here in the kids section so DeStefano said Later Im selling tick ets for the Sesquicentennial quilt Theyre raffling that she said 1 dont want to miss the fireworks Thats one of the things Im looking forward to the she said The Sesquicentennial day holds a special significance for descendants of the first founders Betty Jean and Mclvin Pankau both trace their roots to the settling of the New Braunfels area Im of the founding families Betty Jean said He came from across the river and his family probably got here around the same The Pankaus had been at the celebration since Were going to go back home and then well be back for the fireworks and the dance Betty Jean said Were taking advantage of the whole Melvin remembers the centennial celebra tion Now its 150 so that makes me 50 years he said That kind of stands Jan Heitkamp Sansom and her family arc connected to the first founders by the Jahn Heitkamp and Heidemeir families We marched in the parade this Sansom said Whenever wed start hearing people clapping really loud wed look and it would be somebody 1 knew as a kid and theyd be Sansom was in the centennial parade as a baby So this is kind of she said I dont remember it obviously but my moth er has all these pictures of me as a San som said The day holds a different significance for son Geoffrey Sansom 1 personally liked the swap meet with all the old antique care out at the he said The Sesquicentennial celebration owes its success to a virtual army of volunteers Our organization has about 220 members Wurstfest 1995 Executive Director Suzanne Herbelin said Of course today there are many many more volunteers taking part in the activities throughout the grounds and throughout the she said Many celebrants have discovered family and historical ties they never knew they had Herbelin said So its been a real learning experience for everybody whos taken part and fun she said Lots of people today have been asked to keep a record of what theyve done today to put in the time Herbelin said So theres lots for people to look forward to 50 years from Canyon Lake Water Supply Corp lands million loan By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer The Texas Water Development Board Thursday approved a million loan to the Canyon Lake Water Supply Corporation for continued development of a regional water system The CLWSC formed in 1991 purchased 26 independent water systems in 1994 They are linking the individual systems in the Canyon Lake area in hopes of providing bet ter water service to the area According to a release from the Texas Water Development Board the CLWSC intends to purchase more privatelyowned water supply sytems in the area and link them with others They are also constructing a new gallon surface water treatment plant at Canyon Lake and plan to extend that to million gallons per day Proceeds from this loan will be used to fund the purchase of existing facilities in the area to make water system improvements and to refinance the corporations currently outstanding bank notes which carry a mort gage lien on the systems property Downtown piarket study results Tuesday April 25 at market study results concerning shopper trends in New Braunfels will be presented ai the Plaza Diner The new study will point out the strengths and weaknesses of Historic Down town New Braunfels according lo shoppers in the New Braunfels and Canyon Lake area as well as point out shopper trends Breakfast will be available For reservations call Main Street at 6082100 For subscription advertising or news information call 6259144