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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 27, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas WEDNESDAY Canyon holds off Smithson Valley in three games See Pa New Braunfels The Plaza Bandstand HeraldZeitung 16 Pages in one section Wednesday September Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 143 years Home of KEITH VICKROY i than 143 years Home of KEITH VICKROY Vol 143 No 228 Inside Market Stammhsch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Keith Vickroy Rul Gutier rez Ramon Herrera Renee Murphy and Krystal Rae Farias Happy 10th anniversary to Kathy and Keith Vickroy If s time for the Comal County Fair Who loves a parade Everyone in this town River and aquifer information Comal River 270 cubicfeetper same as yesterday Edwards Aquifer feet above sea level same Guadalupe German choral groups to gather here More than 300 singers from around the state will gather for j the 1995 Saengerfest at 2 Sunday Oct 1 at the Saenger halle the Gemischter Chor Har monie of New Braunfels wel comes German choral groups from around the state to this Sesquicentennial event Hermann Sons Lodge to meet The New Braunfels Hermann Sons Lodge will have its meeting Oct 1 at 3 at the lodge hall Meat furnished Members bring a covered dish support group to meet The New Braunfels Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets at Ryans Thursday Sept 28 at noon New Orleans Night in Gruene The Gruene Mansion Restau rant and the American Cancer Society Gala Planning Commit tee are hosting New Orleans Night in Gruene Tuesday Oct 17 from until The Cajunstyle dinner buffet will include shrimp etouffee dirty rice with sausage black ened chicken complimentary beer and wine and more The event will benefit the ACS and help underwrite the 1996 Starlight Gala Seating is limited so reserve your tickets by call ing 6296153 or 6064115 Aggie Moms meet Comal County Aggie Moms will meet on Oct 2 at 7 in the New Braunfels High School Library Members are asked to bring items for the Goody Bags and sign up to work on the Cookie Bake Cancer support group meets The Comal County Cancer Support Dialogue Group spon sored by the American Cancer Society will meet at Thursday Sept 28 in the North Building of Victoria Bank and Trust 1000 N Walnut If you have any questions call the ACS at 6295717 Literacy tutor training Adult Literacy of Comal Coun ty will hold a tutor training work shop Oct 6 from to 9 and Oct 7 from 8 to for people interested in tutoring nonreaders or low level readers Registration deadline is Sept 29 For information call VerNell Martinez at 6259480 By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Its fair time again and that means thousands of peo ple will be on hand to enjoy the Comal County Fair Parade However officials said that slight changes in the organization of the parade many throw people off and want them to be aware of the changes before they arrive on Friday Danny Scheel cochair of the parade said the pet parade will begin at the Wuests parking lot on San Antonio Street at Friday and is open to any one who wants to participate He said entrants should be at the location by and tell Sharon Tate they would like to be in it This is a parade for kids They can put ribbons on their dogs or fill a wagon with a litter of kittens and put it in a he said The main parade will begin at West San Antonio and Santa Clara streets at 10 Scheel said people in the parade can arrive whenever they want but need to go to the information booth at the old HEB parking lot where the can gobbler used to be He said participants need to come to the booth to checkin and receive a number for their entries Scheel said the number corre lates to a roster that the cable television broadcasters have so they can tell what each entry is The number on your card doesnt mean thats the order youre in Its on a first come first serve basis They can come at as long as they dont mind being the hundredth person in line down the said Scheel As long as youre on the right street youre However there will be a slight change this year Scheel said that because they have access to the complete old HEB parking lot the entries will be a little more compressed and not spread over as many streets as in past years He said this will also make the parade go smoother because it will be easier to get people in the lineup Its going to be a little confusing Thats why we need UEM OKWnUTION CARS H Syeimra 0 OdtCKIH FURS AM VISITING X PI KlUTAFY FLOATS LOCAL OCWIUTICH FLOATS 5 Santa Clara COLOR owns Zl N Santa Clara PCRA Rodeo lineup of quality bands promise to attract big crowds By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer This map shows the lineup plans for the fair parade people to look at the map they receive and check with the informa tion booth to find out where theyre supposed to he said Scheel said residents are remind ed not to park private cars on San Antonio Santa Clara Sycamore and Willow streets because entries will be lining up on the streets Scheel said people will be on hand to watch the parking will not be aflowedoh San Antonio Street on the morning of the parade The police will be block ing it off The four categories being judged will be local organization floats school organizations visiting town festivals and fairs and best sesqui centennial float He said the parade is expected to last about two hours and entries should continue across the Comal River bridge before dis banding Easy Hall will be the parade Grand Marshall State Sen Jeff Wentworth and State Rep Judith Zaffirini will be in the parade as well ais local officials and dignitaries the flags will be put out courtesy of the American Legion Association and the Noon Lions Club is provid ing the volunteers to man the inter sections Scheel said there are about 200 entries in the parade which is slightly higher than usual This weekend should turn out to be ideal for the 1995 Comal County Fair which for the first time boasts a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo Doug Miller Comal County Fair Association president said he is expecting a large crowd this weekend He said the PRCA rodeo should draw a larger crowd than usual and improved access to drink and dance tickets should make things easier and allow people to enjoy the fair even more Miller said the weather is also expected to be working in favor of the fair Were placing our order ear ly for good and it looks like our order is going to be he said He said the fair is also a great event because it provides an opportunity for the community to gather and enjoy each others company Its like a big homecoming reunion for thousands of people in said Miller Its a chance to renew old acquain tances and create new the following is just a glimpse of what the fair has to offer to someone looking for a fun way to spend the weekend at the Comal County Fair Grounds on Com mon Street Wednesday Sept 27 Night in Old New Braun fels Dance Contest Bohemian Dutchmen 711 Thursday Sept 28 Rodeo 8 Southbound 8midnight Friday Sept 29 Pet Parade town Fair Parade 10 down town Local High School Bandsl Dan McCoy 46 Jay Eric and Blieders Creek 8midnight Rodeo 8 Saturday Sept 30 Chili Cookoff 9 Dan McCoy Wimberly Fire Ants 36 Kinder Tanzen Sue Schwab 67 Quarter Moon 9 Rodeo 8 Sunday Octl Childrens best western dress contest Jazz Cowboys 13 Ed Kadlecek the Village Band 35 Carlene Walker 711 Livestock poultry baked goods canning preserving cloth ing art and crafts aind photogra phy will also be on display and judged during the fair There will be a carnival games food and drinks available throughout the fair for everyone to drop by and enjoy Cleanup of derailed train continues By DAVID DE KUNDER Staff Writer Marion Volunteer Fire Department Chief Roger Scheffel said the cleanup 6f last Tuesdays train derail ment should be over with as soon as possible Joe Singer of Earth Worth Environmental of Albu querque New Mexico will be coming here on Wednesday and start supervising the Schef fel said The work crews will come in and get the products out of the cars and cut up the cars if they need to be Scheffel briefed the Marion City Council on Mon day on the progress of the train derailment cleanup The accident occurred at last Tuesday when 14 boxcars derailed There were no hazardous chem icals or materials on the train cars and no one was injured Silica sands plastic pellets fertilizer and dry goods were the products the train was carrying it derailed The train was traveling from Houston to California Scheffel described the cause of the accident to the council The car behind the engine jumped the tracks a mile out of Scheffel said When the train came into town the car hit the switch derailing the oth er Scheffel praised the efforts of Southern Pacific Railroad in getting the situation under control South ern Pacific worked all night and the early morning hours to get the tracks reopened by noon the next day The railroad was very responsible working on the Scheffel said The two of us had a very cooperative Scheffel was thankful that there were no serious injuries We are very fortunate that there were no injuries during the derailment or the Scheffel said There were no potential hazards to the Mayor Glenn Hild said good things about the fire and police departments handling of the situation I like to commend the volunteer fire departjnent and the officers for everything they jtild said When 1 arrived they had everything secured onthp scene The railroad was very cooperative Things went really well It could have been better if we could have detoured the traffic but we did not have the manpower to do that I saw a hell of a performance by dated their Centuriesold German tradition continues Sunday at Saengerhalle By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Lovers of choral music German cul ture mark Sunday Oct 1 on your calendar now Thats when the 1995 Saengerfest brings more than 300 singers from around the state to join the New Braunfels Gemischter Chor Har monie in a centuriesold German tradition Singing was always a part of the life of the early New Braunfels said Agnes Lehmann Gemischter Chor Harmonic presi dent They soon established singing soci eties as they knew them in The first ever Texas Saengerfest was held in New Braunfels on Oct 15 and 16 1853 H Seele F Moureau G Eisenlohr J Eggeling and F Muller organized that first event Lehmann said The current Gemischter Chor Harmonic has continued uninterrupted as a group since 1937 Lehmann said The Saengerfest has music ranging from folk songs to German composers like Beethoven and Schubert all sung in Ger man Each choir has its own Lehmann said And each time the choir sings in an event it is given a different color of silky rib bon to attach to the The choirs with their flags fluttering with In 1952 New Braunfels Gemischter Chor Harmonic was already 15 years old Photo courtesy of the Sophlenburq Archives colored ribbons recall European pageantry dating back centuries The Saengerfest ends with the ceremonial presentation of ribbons for this concert The Comal County Community Band joins the German choirs and opens the musical event Coffee and homemade cakes and oth er beverages will be available Participants in the Saengerfest are the Ari on Maennerchor of Fredericksburg the Austin Saengerrunde Maennerchor and Damenchor the Beethoven Gemischter Chor of San Anto nio the Hermannssohn Gemischter Chor of Fredericksburg the Heimatmelodie of Corpus Christi the Gemischter Chor Harmonic of New Braunfels the San Antonio Liederkranz and Chorgemeinschaft Texas a statewide group which includes singers from Houston and Dallas societies The Saengerfest begins at 2 Sunday Oct 1 at the Saengerhalle at 187 Sauer Lane Admission is Schmitz Hotel opens its doors again tomorrow By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer The Schmitz Hotel has been fully reclaimed from the pigeons and New Braunfels can see whats behind the newly renovated facade tomorrow The community is invited to an open house Thursday from 4 to 6 said Mary Elizabeth Sirianni of S and S Properties Visitors can tour the two upstairs apart ments which are yet to be rented said Main Street Director Karen K Crandali They each have one bedroom and one bath The other apartments were rented without having to advertise Sirianni said Two retail shops will occupy the streetlev el space at the Schmitz Designer Dawn Jack son will open The Front The other retail space will probably be filled by an appar el store Sirianni said Guests will be able to sample wine and cheese as they stroll through the renovated hotel Sirianni said The buildings history from the 1800s to the present will also be on display Restoration basically started in January but weve been working on putting this togeth er since August of last she said Among those who cooperated to make it all happen were Sirianni developer Jim Hardy and owner Constance Porter Sirianni said Shell be here from New York for the open she said Porter fell in love with the Schmitz Crandali said and is inter ested in the potential of downtown New Braunfels Now reinforced with steel beams the build ing is as strong as it is beautiful Sirianni said When we started on the project more than one of us wouldnt stand in the same area for fear of falling through the she said This is going to be a big step in the revi talization of Crandali said For subscription or advertising information call the HeraldZeitung at 6259144
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