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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 6, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas o talk with Managing pinion page call 6259144 No man would set a word down on paper if he had the courage to live out what he believed Henry Miller author 1944 EDITORIAL Wheres the loyalty Spurs management says theyll move if a new stadium is not built for them The San Antonio Spurs have issued an ultimatum to the city Build us a new arena or we move to a new The Spurs owners say it is not a threat but city officials are taking it that way The Spurs are just two years into a 10year lease at the brand new Alamodome and the team turned a million profit last season So it may appear surprising that the team is talking about moving Surprising until you consider the way pro sports teams are act ing these days Consider in the National Hockey League the Stanley Cup champion New Jersey Devils appear headed for Tennessee lured by a package worth million even though the team has turned a profit every year in New Jersey even when it finished in last place several years in a row The Quebec Nordiques are heading to Denver and the Win nipeg Jets are looking at moving In the National Football League the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Raiders are moving to new cities and the Cincin nati Bengals are demanding a new stadium threatening to bolt In baseball the New York Mets are threatening to move if they do not get a new stadium Cities without major sports franchises are quite willing to offer incentives worth tens or even hundreds of millions of dollars to attract a team and you cant blame them A major sports fran chise adds a new dimension to a citys prestige and quality of life It generates economic activity and draws national attention But teams should remember who really pays their bills the fans Teams like the San Antonio Spurs should especially remem ber the loyalty given to the team year after year even though the team disappoints those fans every year Those teams that are willing to bolt for a quick buck may well ask themselves if they deserve the loyalty of a city full of peo ple when they offer the city no loyalty in return Todays editorial was written by City Editor Roger Write us The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung welcomes letters on any public issue The editor reserves the right to correct spelling style punctua tion and known factual errors Letters should be kept to 250 words We publish only original mail addressed to The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung bearing the writers signature Also an address and a telephone number which are not for publication must be included Please cite the page number and date of any article that is mentioned Preference is given to writers who have not been published in the previous 30 days Mail letters to Letters to the Editor The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Drawer 311328 New Braunfels Texas 781311328 Fax 210 6251224 New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Editor and Publisher David Sullens General Manager Cheryl DuVall Mariaging Editor Doug Loveday Advertising Director Tracy Stevens Circulation Director Carol Ann Avery Pressroom Foreman Douglas Brandt Classified Manager Laura Cooper City Editor Roger Croteau Published on Sunday mornings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Friday by the NewBiwifelsHeraldZeiiuns USPS 377880 707 Landa Si or Dwer31 1328 New Braunfels Comal County Tx 78 1 3 1 1328 Second class postage paid by the New Broun fels HeraldZeitung In New Braunfels Texas Carrier delivered In Comal and Ouedalupe counties three months 19 six months one year Senior Citizen Discounts by carrier delivery only six months one year Moil delivery outside Comal County in Texas three months six months one Mail outside Texas six months one year Subscribers who have not receives a newspaper by Tuesday ihrough Friday or by on Sunday may call 210 or by 7 weekdays or by 1 1 on Sunday Send address changes to the New BrawfcLt HeraldZeituns Draw er 31 1328 New Braunfels Tx 781311328 Opinion Online contact To submit letters and guest columns electronically by way of online services or Internet or to simply contact staff members the HeraldZeltungs address is HZeltung@AOL.com Support needed for local band The celebration of our nations independence was done in fine style Tuesday at the Town Plaza The Sophienburg Museum folks planned and executed the event nicely the New Braunfels High School Marine Corps Junior ROTC carried out their Color Guard duties with usual perfection Rev Rich Carses prayer was filled with nationalistic faith Mary Beth Smith was belllike in her vocals John Heberling and Cristabell West representing the naturalized citizens of our coun try reinspired our patriotism and Don Ferguson the Master of Ceremonies kept the program moving right along with his usu al fervor There was a goodsized crowd the largest seen in sever al years They all got into the spirit of celebration wishing one Paul E Fraser Jr another Happy Birthday America singing the Nation al Anthem and God Bless America along with Mary Beth Smith rendering appropriate honor to Old Glory and the Texas Flag and just enjoying the moment of being celebrating Americans Well done to all Next year lets all work harder to have an even bigger crowd Deserving special recognition is the Comal Com munity Band They entertained in concert from the Band Stand and this group is truly outstanding Their playing of the National Anthem caused the crowd to join in song and their musical salute to the Armed Forces in the playing of each Service song brought those who served and their family members to This is a wellrounded band of truly professional musicians It is obvious that they enjoy contributing to the community are wellpracticed and are a real asset to the City and Comal County This is a band that is worth the price of admission yet they usual ly perform free of charge Presently the band under the directorship of Ken McGuire principal of New Braunfels Middle School is working to get to Braunfels Germany in July of 1996 to officially represent our community as our sis ter city celebrates its 750th birthday anniversary We could ask for no better emissaries than the Comal Community Band These are good family people delighting themselves and others with their musical acumen and full of the good spirit of New Of course getting to Braunfels is an expensive mat ter So they are looking for funding This column is to alert the community whether as individuals as business persons or as corporate sponsors that the Comal Community Band is looking for MONEY to get to Germany At the conclusion of the ceremonies several peo pie stepped forward to place donations in the Com munity Band basket That is most appreciated much more is required Please if you can support this effort financially mail your contributions to Ken McGuire director the Comal Community the New Braunfels Middle School 659 S Guenl ther New Braunfels TX 78130 July 4th was a fine celebrating of our countrys birthday here in New Braunfels and was made all the more wonderful by those that came and participated in a festival of Freedom The Comal Community Band helped make it a fine tribute now lets show our appreciation by helping them in their quest to go to Braunfels and give our financial support to meet their expenses Paul Fraser Jr is mayor of the City of New One man able to change name of town Carl Saur wrote me a nice letter not long ago He liked the fact that I was interested in getting things spelled correctly around our town He was referring to my having pointed out back in April that BLEI DERS CREEK should be BLIEDERS CREEK But here it is three months later and BLIEDERS CREEK is still BLEIDERS CREEK and will remain so until the state can afford some adhesive letters or new signs Theyre looking at 3 years for the letters 5 for the signs These things take time And lots of committees Mr Saur another hopehss optimist pointed out that Clear Spring was accidentally renamed Clear Springs several years ago by the highway department when they went around putting up new road signs He wondered if the village couldnt also reestablish its proper designation Clear Spring has been Clear Spring since the 1840s It only took one man one day a few years ago to change that Some misan thrope printed a new sign added an s to the endof Spring gave it to the state who gave it to the highway department who gave it to a crew who dug a hole and set the post and tacked on the in a moment a towns name was changed Im not going to get involved I dont live there If the town was originally named Clear I think it should remain Clear Spring even if some people think Clear Springs rolls off the tongue more But if the people that live there decide to rename it Clear and it passes some kind of vote Ill call it that then Im not sure what I call it now except when Im going out there to eat catfish This town is all too full of weighty spelling and grammatical issues as it is There are a lot of things I would change if I could wont change if 1 I dont have what it takes to know the difference A large motel right on IH35 has a tall sign that reads New Braunfels So our town is actu ally New Braunfel One of my favorite barbecue spots had a sign on its window Have a graet Id have had one if I knew what it was but summer came and I lost my chance A good Mexican restaurant advertises on its win dow Chinken Enchiladas and Chinken I go for the chinken enchiladas every time since I like exotic foods Is it Seniors Center or Senior Center Two nice signs for the on the building one out by the street Which if either is correct Addresses for businesses on IH35 read IH35 W or IH35 S or IH35 N or IH35 It cant be all of them Two out of four is all theyre allowed They need to get together on this whether or not parallels meet Large engraved wood signs Allene Blaker on River Road read Tresspassing Is the exchange of hair a crime around there It gets even better here at the newspaper People send notices of personal or club events that need publication and its left to my discretion to type things as written or taste fully edit I always edit Im the one who will look bad if I dont One time a sentence arrived made up of 76 words that passed through 8 subjects 3 foreign countries two city council elections and one recall before arriving at a destination Strung out as it was I needed 18 feet of rope to get that sentence off the ground Even then the participles dangled for 20 minutes before they gave up and finally died Sometimes I have to read a sentence over a few times before I discover the thought concealed inside The sick and visiting committee reported that 8 members were I almost left that one alone but grudgingly changed it to The Sick and Visiting committee It looked a little better but it may have altered the facts Ive never been real big on committees foreign or not Members took turns reporting on their favorite houseplant and Why indeed Didnt they have refreshments to eat or something to vote on Because she sold the most tickets she was illeg ible for the title of Why you could read her like a book before the pageant The organization is working hard to eliminate infant Yes Get them while theyre young But not in our town Mr and Mrs George Stevens and his wife Marie They were all celebrating something but Im not sure what Big o me to notice that something needed altering or dealtaring I changed the phrase to Mr and Mrs George Stevens and Marie None of the criminals called in protest A congressman sent in a release about his opinion on the Endangered Species Act Onesentence left out the important word Act We will make the Endan gered Species work both for the people and for the We could maybe turn the golden cheeked warbler into a homing pigeon The foun tain darter could bring us our sunglasses we dropped in the lake I bet we cant train the snails to do anything productive though And finally a prospective CISD school board member discussing longterm goals suggested First and foremost is the goat to provide the very best edu cation Well lets be fair Once you get the right goat loan it to the NBISD and then pass it around to whichever city merchants need it Once theyve milked it for all its worth they can pass it on to the highway department Apparently its the goat we should all be seeking in our constant pursuit of perfection especially if it can help us out with our spelling and grammar and can spot typographical errors Allene Blaker a HeraldZeitung editorial assis Today In History By The Associated Press Today is Thursday July 6 the 187th day of 1995 There are 178 days left in the year Todays Highlight In History Fifty years ago on July President Truman signed an executive order establishing the Medal of Freedom On this date In 1483 Englands King Richard III was crowned In 1535 Sir Thomas More was executed in Eng land for treason In 1777 during the American Revolution British forces captured Port Ticondcroga In 1885 French scientist Louis Pasteur success fully tested an antirabies vaccine on a boy who had been bitten by an infected dog In J917 during World War 1 Arab forces Ipd by Lawrence captured the port of Aqaba from the Turks In 1933 the first AllStar baseball game was played at Chicagos Comiskey Park the Ameri can League defeated the National League 42 In people died when fire broke out in the main tent of the Ringling Bros and Burnum Bailey Circus in Hartford Conn In 1945 Nicaragua became the first nation to formally accept the United Nations Charter In 1957 Allhea Gibson became the lirsl black ten nis player to win a Wimbledon singles title defeat ing fellow American Darlcne Hard
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