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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 18, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas THURSDAY Canyon volleyball player signs with junior college Page 5 CENTS New Braunfels The Landa Park gazebo 12 Pages inone section Thursday May HeraldZeitung Serving Comat County for more than 143 years years Home of MARY WAHL Vol 134 Inside Sports Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Norroa Schneider Mary Wahl Phillip Stewart John Fernandez Jessica Fernandez Matthew Oakes 10 Travis Howard April Hoff mann Monica Jurez George Strait Maria Sylvia Mar tinez Martinez Sunnee Marie Schriewer 8 Happy anniversary to Alonzo and Florie Busch 60 years and George and Suzette Keoghan 15 Farmers Market starts Friday The Comal County Farmers Market will open Friday May 19 beginning at 5 at the Comal County fairgrounds Fresh homegrown produce will be available for customers Mrs Teresa Doege says the quality will be excellent due to our mild spring weather Veg etables to expect at the market include green beans cab bage squash onions garlic red and white potatoes Swiss chard green tomatoes and maybe a few red tomatoes This years Farmers Market is opening one week earlier than last year and the quality of fresh vegetables should be excellent DRT to meet at Forke store The Daughters of the Republic of Texas Ferdinand Lindheimer Chapter will meet May 20 at at Forke Store in Conservation Plaza A luncheon will precede the meeting and members are asked to bring a salad casse role fa 12 or more Stepparents get a class Being a stepparent is not an easy job and being a good one requires some special skills and knowledge Now there is help Free classes are being offered by Family Out reach The first of five sessions will be held at Tues day May 23 Call 6201299 to register Space is limited Democrats to hold picnic The Comal County Democ rats will hold their annual pic nic in the park at Landa Park Site 15 located by the Chil drens Playground The picnic will be held Tuesday May 23 at 6 Public invited Bring a covered dish and a lawn chair For information call Gloria at 6060864 Car wash Saturday A Car Wash will be held from 11 to 5 Saturday May 20 at Daves Exxon 920 Interstate 35 West behind KFC All donations go toward Canyon High School FCA Mis sion Trip The winning numbers Lotto Texas 27 30 million jackpot TEX US LOTTERY ON THEIR OWN MASAMARO owners blossom in role of entrepreneurs By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer A quiet revolution is hap pening at Comal County Community Services CCCS and Mission Valley Creative Textiles A group of enterprising developmentally disabled adults have formed their own company MASAMARO Inc Members of the corporation fold package and bar code fabric on contract for Creative Textiles CCCS formerly Comal County Mental Health and Mental Retardation discontinued vocational workshops at the center CCCS employment specialist Arhzie Miller said About a year or two ago we started integrating people into the she said Jobs that let CCCS clients do piece work at their own pace were ideal but impossible to find Miller said Miller and others at CCCS decided to try letting the clients form their own compa ny They could then work on contract for them selves MASAMARO Inc was bom MASAMAROs name is made from the first two letters of the companys first four employ They elected their own company officers with Mary Hickman as company presi dent MASAMARO owners include Hickman Tim Porter Elvia Camareno Luis Gil Donald Wilson Sandra Mareno Lynn Silvers Danny Mclntyre and others The then MHMR Board and Mission Valley Mills Creative Textiles gave MASAMARO a leg up at the start The MHMR Bpard proposed to purchase worth of shares in MASAMARO Miller said MHMR bought the stock giving MASAMARO needed startup funds Joe Hickman and Howard Beutler two fathers of MASAMARO owners lent much time and skill to the companys beginnings Miller said Hickman is a Miller said He did the initial paperwork took care of a lot of red Pam Sagebiel at Creative Textiles was instru mental in getting MASAMARO and Creative Textiles together Miller said Don Wilson concentrates on the job at MASAMARO Inc HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL sfcK airousekeeping or janitorial business started getting clients mtotteconwnu she said clients live and work not io the AMARO and projects like it are a hug d the sottaounitfc havetbe Smce weve made the changes yoa wouldnt we used koiritwastheiame Miller said jl Bungy jump drops out of sight By ROGER CROTEAU City Editor Convention and Visitors Bureau puts plans on hold By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer The Convention and Visitors Bureau will regroup and decide how to proceed since the city council declined to renew the fiveyear contract at its April 24 meeting Vice Chair David Hahn said at Mondays chamber board meeting The chamber contracts with the city for the use of tax revenues Past contracts have been good for five years and have been renewed without incident every three years Two years are left on the current contract which allocates about 74 percent of tax receipts to the Plans for buying property and build ing an information center on Interstate 35 will be put on hold for the time being Hahn said We will have to meet with the Board accommodations firms and the whole visitor industry and dis cuss what we need to Director Jim Scheele said Theres no way we can actively pursue a visi tors center at this time without a long term he said New Braunfels will fall behind in the fierce competition for tourist dollars if the fiveyear contract is not renewed Sheele said The steering committee feels it is doing a good job Scheele said Theres no way we can actively pursue a visitors center at this time without a long term Jim Scheele tax revenues and sales tax revenues to the city have increased in recent years he said Were puzzled over why we didnt get a he said So far the 1995 tourist year is going strong if tourist inquiries to the are any indication As of May 14 some people had written called or walked in for tourist information Scheele said The numbers are defi nitely above last he said The 1800 number attracts prospective tourists in this age of instant gratification Scheele said Peo ple like to call and get information right he said Its cheaper than using a The seventh annual Business Trade Show will be held on Sept 12 and 13 board member Larry Wenzel said at Mondays meeting Registration forms will be mailed to last years exhibitors May 25 offering them first choice of booths After years of controversy Bungy Over Texas has apparently dropped its last customer off its 120foot crane perched above the Guadalupe River at Preiss Heights The crane came down Saturday afternoon and the property has been for sale for two or three said neighbor Dan Moore Attempts to reach owners or employees of Bungy Over Texas were unsuccessful at press time The busi ness was located 1295 Edwards Blvd in the upscale Preiss Heights neigh borhood For a fee customers were brought to the top of a crane over the river where a bungy cord was attached to the customer who would then jump and plummet toward the river They opened July 4 said Moore who added that he and other neighbors quickly learned to dislike their new neighbor I owned that lot and 1 sold it to a friend of Moore said 1 had the right of first refusal when he sold it The new owners said it was going to be a bed and breakfast I didnt know what a bungy jump was 1 sure have found out since The problem was that people would scream and yell when they jumped And a crowd would gather on the river below and they would scream and yell when they jumped The noise was horrific It was deafening in our Besides the noise neighbors endured strings of cars parking on the street until the county put a stop to that Moore said there were also prob lems with litter in the neighborhood and trespassers Im tickled to death they arc he said Memorial Day weekend would have been their big County Attorney Nathan Rheinlan der said the business was obviously an irritant to neighbors but as long as it operated legally the county could do little about it Bungy Over Texas had sued the county the sheriffs department and the Preiss Heights Neighborhood Association for alleged harassment but that lawsuit was dropped last year He said business seemed to have dropped off the last couple of years as did the complaints from neighbors It kind of settled down to a dull he said They left as quietly as they came said another neighbor who asked that her name not be used Markers By DENSE DZIUK Staff Writer Individuals owning one of the origi nal lots from the founding of New Braunfels will have an opportunity to purchase a historical marker for the site This is a very unique venture in tiiat its one of a kind Historical markers usually mark buildings Were marking pieces of said Crandall Vice Chair of the Sesquicentennial Committee Crandall said the idea and the infor mation came from Everette Feys New Braunfels The First Founders Cran dall said that in his book Fey located Owners of 342 original city lots can purchase markers for ginal settlers the 342 original town lots and researched the history of the lots Cran dall said the committee is now using the book as a reference Crandall said individuals who own a lot now can purchase a historical mark er for it She said the 8inch x 8inch marker costs and will have the original lot number the Sesquicenten nial insignia and the name of the orig inal lot owner on it She said the owners will also be pro vided with a written history of the lot which they can put in a glass case near the marker or in a business These markers will then be included in walk ing tours through town She said the committee has already sold ten markers and it is just a matter of getting the word out before the remainder are sold dont think it will be a problem really to get them to buy the plaque because its a part of their history Its just a matter of getting to the public and letting them know about she said Crandall and Clyde Blackman display the plans Is your mortgage company taking too much of your money See Page 4A
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