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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 26, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas                                Friday Local runners fare well at Beach to Bay Relay Sports Da New Braunfels 410 2 6 p EL PASO 50 CENTS 185 TX 79903 The Landa Park Gazebo 16 pages in one section Friday May HeraldZeitung Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of ESMERALDA ZAVALA Vol 143 No 140 Inside Sports Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Esnrteralda Zavala and Lynn Pugh May Happy belated birthday wishes to Christina Maria Sotelo Happy anniversary wishes to James and Risa Culpepper 5 Diana and Joe Michael Espinoza Laura Goodwin and Martin Gar cia and Jarrod and Amanda Landa Park sponsoring Aqua Aerobics class Aqua Aerobics classes will be held at the Olympic pool in Landa Park beginning June 5 Classes are held Monday Wednesday and Friday from 8 to 9 The class is a self paced total fitness workout including aerobics stretching and strength training For regis tration and information call Nadya Lehmann at 6259295 Starlight in the Tropics theme for ACS event Reservations are now being taken for the American Cancer Societys third annual Starlight Gala Starlight in the Tropics is the theme for this years gala which benefits the local unit of ACS The gala will be held June 16 at the New Braunfels Civic Center The public is invited Doors will open at 7 with Gatelli Strings providing music for mingling and during the seat ed dinner catered by Blue Chip Catering which will be served at 8 Dancing to the music of Twilight will begin at 9 and last until midnight This years Master of Ceremonies is KENS TV Sportscaster Lisa Burkhardt The highlight of the evening will be the announcement of the winner of a one year or mile lease of a 1995 Chevrolet Suburban donated by Don Maxwells Chevy New Braun fels For more information or to make your reservation call 629 3338 FPC Youth holding rummage sale The Sell Your Stuff Rum mage Sale will be held at First Protestant Church located on the corner of Seguin Coll Street one block east of down town on Saturday June 10 from 9 to 3 in the Family Life Center Clean out your closets and purge the attic and garage donate your trea unwanted and unneed ed stuff to First Protestant All donations accepted and pro ceeds will benefit the FPC Youth Deliver to FPC Seele Parish or call to schedule pick up of large items Call Marty Lindley director of Family Life 6097729 ext 26 All proceeds are tax deductible Mens Garden Club to meet next week The Mens Garden Club will meet at on Thursday June 1 at the Comal County Extension Service Office at 132 S Water Lane Agent Pat Rasor will present a program on Preservation and Use of City to have locally owned bank From Staff Reports A new bank plans to set up shop in New Braun fels First Commercial Bank will file an applica tion with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency for National Banks in Dallas on Tues day May 30 1995 to establish a new bank branch at 654 Landa Street in New Braunfels The bank branch would operate as a tenant in the building owned by Stan Cunningham the Edward D Jones Company representative for nine to 12 months while its permanent home is under construction That permanent home will be at Walnut Street and Loop 337 Cunningham said he is pleased to have First Commercial as a tenant even for a short period as they will help expand the scope of the financial services we offer our neighbors in New Braunfels from 654 New Braunfels no longer has a locally owned bank since the sale of Citizens Bank to Min neapolisbased Norwest Corp First Commercial to file for NB branch In both 1993 and 1994 First Commercial Bank was recognized by the Independent Bankers We believe we can offer a community bank alter native to banks owned and managed from New York City San Francisco Minneapolis and Victoria Mark Williams chairman Association of Texas as offering the Best Com munity Banking Service by any Bank in said Williams Our Bank President Robert Orr and Cashier Joe Hartigan are residents of New Braunfels and between them have been active in the Wurstfest Association Lions Club Cham ber of Commerce City Planning and Zoning Board and New Braunfels Utilities Both of them have served as bankers in New Braunfels for 33 years during their banking careers which total 66 years And our Executive Vice President David Brucks was born and raised in this community We believe we can offer a community bank alter native to banks owned and managed from New York City San Francisco Minneapolis and Vic Bank Senior VicePresident and Cashier Joe Hartigan agreed and added Most of our 200 shareholders live in Central Texas and a number actually live in the New Braunfels area And to further build our local ownership we will be offering securities in our bank for sale this summer to New Braunfels and Comal County residents who want to invest in a local community bank In addition we will be setting up a Board of Advi sory Directors from New Braunfels Canyon Lake and the county to help us stay in touch with the needs of those First Commercial director and Realtor Mickey Ferrell said our slogan has been local ownership means local understanding and we believe we can make better decisions affecting local people and businesses than bankers who are far away in Min neapolis New York City and San First Commercials permanent bank building will be built on Walnut Street at Loop 337 in the Oak Run development We are excited about the opportunity to offer a community banking alternative to our friends and neighbors in New Braunfels We believe we can serve the residents out in the county off Bulverde Road Highway 46 Bear Creek Road and in the Canyon Lake area conveniently from the Oak Run said First Commercial President Robert Orr We are pleased to have First Commercial as the first tenant in a commercial development that we believe will eventually include New Braunfels other major grocery store as another major said Oak Run developer Rob Eversberg The payoff The years of studying taking exams and completing homework paid off for Smlthson Valley High Schools gradu ates Thursday night Commencement ceremonies were held at Ranger Stadium and diplomas handed out to the deserving students Graduate Christina Langenberg gave the salutatorian address followed by Valedictorian Wendalyn Pursch Superintendent Dr Jerry Major made the presentation of the Class of 1995 and principal Joe Rogers handed out the diplomas Perry Dean choir director led the graduates in their senior song My Wish For fol lowed by the SVHS Alma Mater Cancer patients get lift from ACS By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer This car is entered in the race against The driver of a car displaying that sign is making a unique contribu tion he is a part of the Road to a program where volun teers drive cancer survivors to and from treatment Becoming a driver is easy it main ly takes desire a good driving record and a healthy car with proper insur ance Comal County Road to Recovery Coordinator Robert Pete Peterson said Peterson provides drivers with com prehensive training Most of the train ing is common he said Providing the extras like a listening ear or simply caring companionship is what makes Road to Recovery volun teers invaluable Thats where the responsibility comes in and the rewards Peterson said Be a good listener never try to give medical advice or he said But if a patient doesnt feel like talking let them sit he said Volunteers usually make a personal visit with the patient before the driving appointment That way the driver can get acquainted with the patient as well as the location of the patients home Confidentiality is the watchword for Road to Recovery volunteers Patients may or may not know their diagnosis Breaking that confidentiality can have dire consequences for a patients state of mind Anything the patient tells a driver must be kept in the strictest confidence not even shared with a spouse Try not to take the patients prob lems home with you If so contact Peterson said Drivers are reimbursed for mileage although some donate it Peterson said Patients are responsible for parking fees and drivers are responsible for any meals they eat while waiting for 1995 ACS Starlight Gala Ticket Categories Champagne Club for a donor receives t 4 couple tickets 2 reserved seating with assigned 3 host gift 4 memento for each attendee 5 printed material acknowledg 6 recognition at event free putts at the Putting Green Top Hat for a donor receives couple tickets 2 reserved seating 3 printed material acknowledg 4 recognition at event free putts at Putting Green Evening Star for a donor receives couple tickets 2 reserved seating 3 printed material acknowledg General for a donor receives 1 couple ticket 2 general seating Acknowledgment included with commitment by May Call ACS at 6295717 for more details patients Road to Recovery has more patients in need than it currently has drivers Im building the pool up its slow ly being built up to a workable posi Peterson said A new driver could be ready to go within a couple of days of signing up he said For more infor mation about Road to Recovery call the Comal County American Cancer Society at 6295717 River levels low but still usable By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Tubers on the Comal River this Memorial Day weekend should have plenty of water to keep them afloat Yesterday the river was flow ing at 274 cubic feet per second Thats down a bit from the average of 311 cfs NBU engineer Bill Tepe said Yesterdays reading dropped from the same day last year which was 385 cps Its the low est reading weve had since he said The Comals current level will still be safe for swimmers and tubers Tepe said Those looking for a Guadalupe River adven ture this weekend will find the river flow a little slow but quite enough for a pleasant float David Welsch of the GBRA said There wont be any high white he said Be sure to take some Translated into numbers that means the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority will allow 212 cfs to be released from the Canyon Dam this weekend David Welsch of the GBRA said The Canyon Lake reservoir itself stands at feet above mean sea level Welsch said That is almost 909 feet the conservation Tepe said Above 909 feet is the lakes flood which is considered extra water If the level drops below 909 feet it is in the lakes conservation Jerry Brite of the Army Corps of Engineers said The pool in this reservoir has been almost flat it has not dropped or risen 12 inches this Brite said Were not going into the hol iday weekend with any excess County mulls lot size requirements By DEMISE DZiUK Staff Writer A public hearing was held Thursday to deter mine whether or not the Commissioners Coaii should approve rules concerning minimum lot size requirements In an attempt to prevent possible pollution and to protect public health an OnSite Sewerage Facility Order was developed to limit lot sizes and set maximum distances around water wells and septic systems According to the amendments presented to the court lots located over the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone and served by a public water sys tem must be at least one acre However no portion of a septic system may be within 150 feet of any public or private water well Lots not located over the recharge zone must be at least half an acre and the same guidelines for the septic system apply Individuals wanting a building permit or a license to operate on lots served by individual water wells must have a 150 feet radius around the septic sys tem and a 150 feet radius around the water well The two may partially overlap but the septic sys tem cannot be within 150 feet of the water well Judge Carter Casteel said this was an attempt by the county to prevent sewage from polluting drink ing water Several developers were present and raised issues such as definitions of terms the effect on property value and the limitations it will place on developers 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