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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 14, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas WEDNESDAY Senior League Rockies take city championship see Page 7 50 CENTS The Landa Park gazebo New Braunfels Herald 14 Pages in one section Wednesday June 14 1995 Serving Comal County for more than 143 years MONCIA VARGAS Vol 143 No 153 Inside Obituaries Sports Day Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes Pinson 50 William Max Wclborn Eliza beth L Martinez Ashley Micole Banding six and Moni ca Vargas River and aquifer information Comal River 308 cubic feet per second same as yesterday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon monitoring well feet up 03 Guadalupe River 581 cfs Concert in the Park Country band Texas Nights will perform at the dance slab in Landa Park Thursday at as the Concert in the Park Series continues The concert is free Bring lawn chairs contain ers allowed Farmers Market every Friday Cornal County farmers mar ket is held every Friday at 5 at the county fairgrounds Thrift shop sale all month Teen Connection Thrift Shop summer clearance sale all items are half off during June Hours are Monday through Saturday 10 to 3 Purchases support the pro grams of Teen Connection Boys Emergency Shelter Girls Emergency Shelter Educa tional Assessment Center and counseling services The thrift shop is at 1414 W San Antonio Street Register now for Business Trade Show The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce reminds trade show exhibitors that they must register and pay deposit by Thursday June 15 to be a part of the seventh annual Trade Show to be held at the Civic Center Sept 12 and 13 After that time regis tration will be opened to the public Starlight Gala coming 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 invit ed Doors will open at 7 with Gatelli Strings providing music for mingling and during the seated dinner which will be served at 8 Dancing to the music of Twilight will begin at 9 and last until mid night This years Master of Ceremonies is KENS Sports caster Lisa Burkhardt There will be a silent auction and games throughout the evening Gift boxes and hono rariums may be purchased before the Gala or during the event The highlight of the evening will be the announce ment of the winner of a one year or mile lease of a 1995 Chevrolet Suburban donated by Don Maxwells Chevy New Braunfels For information call 6293338 HeraldZeitung photos by MICHAEL DARN ALL Tom Talcott puts up screens to keep pigeons out of the building during renovations SCHMITZ HOTEL To BE REBORN Historic building being renovated into downtown apartments By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer Work is underway on the old Schmitz Hotel on the Plaza and it will soon be ready for people who love history and want to be surrounded by it The old hotel is being renovated into apart ments and retail spaces while still maintaining the majority of its history Theyve thought it out carefully so they can save as much of the history as Crandall Main Street Director A group of people formed a partnership and bought the old hotel with the intention of open ing it to the public The top two floors will con sist of five apartments The bottom floor will have two retail spaces The main owner is a woman from New York who buys historical property all over the country said Crandall Main Street Director Shes really big on history and fell in love with the history in New said Crandall The individuals renovating the building are Jim Jarreau of the Lower Colorado River Authority checks out heat pumps on the roof working hard to maintain as much of that histo ry as possible The building structure is being left pretty much the way it is and many original surfaces are remaining free to show the original bricks Some of the bricks that were removed are being used in other structures in the apartments such as fire place mantles One change however is that a staircase is being placed at the front entrance for tenants to use said Crandall Theyve thought it out carefully so they can save as much of the history as she said Crandall said the building required a lot of work because it was so old and because everyone involved was trying to save as much of the his toric aspect as possible Renovations should be completed by the end of August Tenants have not been found yet and Crandall said great consideration will go into who to lease to Theyre very keenly interested in maintaining the historic value and having people in there who will keep it because they know that in the long run it will benefit them and she said Perfect weather has farmers smiling By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND StaffWriter If fanners could make the weather they would make it just like it is now Were probably about as perfect as we could Comal County Exten sion Agent Joe Taylor said The rains came at just the right time last month Taylor corn pollination Well have an above average crop even if we have no more he said The harvest is running about two weeks behind Taylor said A normal harvest is on July 5 or 6 while this summer it should be July 15 before grain is harvested Most farmers also have Taylor said Harvested about three weeks ago the wheat yield was good It was 3035 bushels per acre excel lent for this he said The Melvin Kieusler family grows corn milo and wheat on the family acreage We believe that barring a catastrophe the crops are going to Timely rains have growers optimistic as harvest approaches fare very son Korvan Kreusler said They arent hurt for moisture right he said Insects have not posed a problem for the Kreusler farm this year Kreusler said We have noticed a little more Johnson grass and sun flowers he said Thats a tradeoff since we had so much Weeds will take a small amount away from a crops yield Kreusler said Farmers still might have to deal with hail this year Kreusler said but the crops are high and strong enough that it probably wouldnt do too much damage An experiment on a Cibolo farm could prove profitable for area farm ers if it works Taylor and a Cibolo farmer are trying out six varieties of soybeans The farmer wanted to try it and we got a hold of some test Taylor said Weve got a test plot up that looks awfully Farmers can rotate soybeans with other crops like com milo and wheat When you farm on corn for years you run into insect Taylor said If a farmer rotates a totally dif ferent crop with com the com pests dont have a good chance to take hold he said The nitrogen fixing properties of legumes such as soybeans also help enrich the soil Taylor said We have also found that jack rab bits and deer love he said Cotton fields used to checker area landscapes No more Taylor said We dont have a boll of cotton in the he said The problem with cotton is that its economically Taylor said Cotton fields need to be sprayed We believe that barring a catastrophe the crops are going to fare very Korvan Kreusler seven times a year with insecticides When its ready to harvest a cotton field has to be sprayed with a defo liant he said All that chemical spray ing doesnt go over well with nearby housing developments Taylor said Nowadays Comal County farmers plant feed corn milo and wheat Some corn stays right here in the county and is used for feed Taylor said Or it is shipped out of the coun he said A lot goes to Mexi I just hope the prices will be there when were ready to Kreusler said Neffendorf accepts job as parks director By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer New Braunfels has a new parks director City Manager Mike Shands offered the job to Park Ranger Superintendent Iris H Nef fendorf yesterday and she accepted the position this morning Iris has been with the parks department for eight Shands said She is a long time resident of the The search turned up quite a few candi dates all of whom were interested in the job Shands said Its especially nice that someone local would be in the top he said Neffendorf has a range of strengths to bring to the position Shands said Neffendorf is already familiar with park facilities programs and construction pro jects That would be a big plus Shands said Since the parks board is familiar that would be an easy transition he said The good thing is that she will hit the ground he said Angel Fair promises to put you in contact with your guardian angel By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer People searching for spiritual guidance will have an opportunity this weekend to leam how to open up to and communicate with their guardian angels according to organizers of the Angel Fair coming to town this weekend We use our angels to teach them how to find the answers for AnnFiala Inner Peace Movement Everyone has angels They dont care what you call them but theyll help if you want said Mike Curry El Jardin Move ment Manager The Inner Peace Movement is sponsoring an Angel Fair this weekend to help others get in touch with their guardian angels The 1PM is a nonprofit organization aimed at helping people leam more about them selves and the universe in which they live Its all about love loving others and loving said Curry There will be 10 to 17 sensitives pre sent to help provide messages for visitors Sensitives are individuals who have learned to contact their own angel and use their angel to speak to other angels organizers said These sensitives use various tech niques including reading auras crystal balls tarot cards and many others No two sensitives are alike said Curry People are really searching for answers We use our angels to teach them how to find the answers for said Ann Fiala Leader with the Inner Peace Move ment The fair is being held on June 17 from 1 to 5 and June 18 from 1 to 4 at the Inner Peace Movement National Angel Center El Jardin Real Ranch located at 1346 Huaco Springs Loop Road There is a admission fee which includes three messages and a viewing of the video How to Contact Your Guardian Those interested in learning more can attend a Man and The Universe Lecture The lecture will be given on Tuesday June 20 at 2 and again at 7 Trie lec ture will be held at the same location as the fair and will cost Television is harmless if the set is turned off See Cal Thomas Page 4
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