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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 11, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                THURSDAY Local high school soccer teams take to the field See Sports Page 10 NewBraunfels Herald 50 CENTS 10 pages in one section Thursday January Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more thafr 144 years Home of LISA BRUCKS Vol 144 No 42 Inside Market Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Lisa Bracks Pollen Count Cedar Mold Pollen measured In pans per cubic meter of air Information provided by Dr Frank Hampet Water Information Comal River 290 Cubic Feet Per Second same as yesterday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level down 01 Chamber Banquet tickets on sale Tickets for the 77th annual New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Meeting and Ban quet on Friday Jan 26 at the Civic Center will remain on sale until Friday Jan 19 The banquet whose theme is A Sesquicentennial will include a drawing for the Sesquicentennial quilt The evening will also include the sealing of the time capsule and the presentation of the Besserung Award For more information call 6252385 Beef stew dinner at Masonic Lodge The Seguin Chapter Order of the Eastern Star is sponsoring a beef stew dinner on Jan 13 from 4 to 7 at the Masonic Lodge 1945 West Kingsbury Dona tions are for adults and for children under 12 Proceeds are to be used for scholarships and other pro jects Volunteers needed to help women move The Comal County Womens Center needs volunteers to help families moving from the shelter to safe homes in the area Usually all can be moved in one trip with a pick up truck and it takes less than an hour Volunteers with or without a truck are needed Call 6207520 if you can help Gang awareness presentation As part of a broad commu nity awareness effort about to gang member ship all area residents and students are invited to attend a public presentation on gang activities and alternatives to membership The presentation is free of and scheduled for 7 to 8 Thursday Jan 11 in the Canyon Middle School Commons The school is located at 2014 FM 1101 New Braunfels Troutfest continues About trout and pounds of catfish have been in the Olympic pool at jLanda Park for Troutfest which runs through Jan 14 jHours are 4 to 8 weekdays and 10 to 8 weekends Children can jtake home 10 fish for and adults can take 10 fish for The winning numbers Lotto Texas Est million jackpot TEXflSr LOTTERV Access road wreck Two men were treated and released after a wreck yesterday in front of the Ramada Limited on the IH35 frontage road Cleotilde mloen tumln t0 6ter he f reeway when his car was hit bV H Leon Epsteins Epstein of Wimbertey told Arrest made in Live Oak murders By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer A San Marcos man is in custody on capital murder charges following a double homicide in Live Oak yes terday afternoon Robert Lee Elliott III 22 years old man was charged with the murder of Lee Carroll II and William Jeffrey Pylant according to Live Oak Police reports Both victims were 19yearold Live Oak residents Their bodies were found in Carrolls living room in the 12400 block of Enchanted Oak Each had been shot once in the head Authorities caught up with Elliott in San Marcos He allegedly used Carrolls 1993 Ford Probe to flee the scene The car was found on the Southwest Texas State University campus Elliott is being held in the Bexar County Jail on mil lion bond Rogers to head United Way By DOUG LOVEDAY Managing Editor Retiring Smithson Valley Principal Joe Rogers will not be idle for long when he leaves his post in the Comal Independent School District next month Rogers has been named the new executive director of the United Way of Comal County according to UW President Doug Miller Miller replaces interim director Tom Purdum who took over the post after the resignation of Joe Worl last year Were very excited to have Joe Hes an enthusiastic person one who should help us in our fundraising Miller said this morning Hes also been in a longterm leadership position in the community and is known through out the county especially in Canyon Lake and Rogers should be able to increase participation in United Way campaigns among Canyon Lake and other Comal County residents Miller said Hell be working for United Way on a partrime basis until taking over fulltime Feb 15 Im delighted to have been selected at this time 1 wasnt expecting Rogers said Ive followed United Way with great interest all of these years I also sit sidebyside with Joe Worl in the church choir so when he left I thought that would be something that would keep me active in my retirement he said Rogers said he is looking forward to the chal lenge and also not working as many evenings There are some moments that are quite dif ficult as a school he said Habitat for Humanity to start work on third home in county By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Comal County Habitat for Humanity house number three is on the drawing board and Habi tat needs to find a family for the home February 1 is the deadline to rum in applications to the CCHFH office Applications and information sheets are avail able at the Dittlinger Memorial Library or at the CCHFH office 260 S Seguin Avenue Habitat will send applications if applicants send a selfaddressed stamped envelope to Application Request Comal County Habi tat for Humanity Box 310487 New Braun fels Texas 781310487 Anyone who has lived in Comal County or New Braunfels for the past two years can apply for a Habitat home Habitat chooses families who are living in substandard housing and can not afford safe decent housing Habitat homes have three bedrooms and sell for about The price includes a down payment The loan is financed through Habitat at no interest payments are about a month Applicants along with immediate family neighbors and friends must be willing to spend at least 300 hours working on their own home The homeowner family must put in 150 of those hours afford payments or income is not stable enough Once a family moves into a Habitat home it apply How to apply for the Habitat for Humanity home The family picks up or mails a stamped selfaddressed envelope to Habitat requesting an application Family mails in the application along with three 3 letters of recommendation and their 1994 IRS return The Family Selection Committee reviews the completed application for guide lines of residency need and willingness to participate Committee members interview the fam ilies inspect the current house and verify credit income rental history and references Committee interviews final group of prospective homeowners and tfyen presents its recommendations to the Board of Direc tors Board makes final selection of Partner families becomes part of the Habitat family Homeown ers are expected to continue to give of their time and talent to help other families become Habitat homeowners Families could be rejected or put on hold if additional information is not sent to Habi tat as requested the family misses an appointment for an interview income is too high the family could pur chase a house on the market income is not high enough to be able to both spouses of a married couple do not I credit history indicates a lack of effort family does not complete service hours within a reasonable time the Selection Committee or the Board of Directors does not recommend for approval Habitat encourages applicants to stay in touch and not get discouraged through the application process it can take time If applicants have questions about the status of their application or have any changes to report they are asked to call the CCHFH office x f jT y VI 0 K HeraldZeitung pMo by DAVID DEKUNDER Steve Spalten the new owner of Schulz Nursery wants his business to keep growing A BLOOMING TRADITION New owner has big plans for nursery founded in 1958 By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer MARION The new owner of Schulz Nurs ery in Marion promises that the quality of ser vice selection and courtesy for which the nurs ery has been known for nearly 40 years will not change under his direction I want to maintain the integrity of this nurs ery by maintaining the same staff and continu ing to have a quality retail owner Steve Spalten said Schulz Nursery has had an excellent reputation in the industry and with its customers There is a long established bond between the customers and the Spalten bought the nursery from Jim Schulz on Nov 1 and from that day on has made his mark on the nursery Spalten said the improve ments he wants to make at Schulz Nursery are to expand the landscaping design business and initiate an orchid growing program which he has already done There will be some capital improvements such as adding asphak adding a new cash register and filling the greenhouses with plants Other than that Spalten said not much will change at Schulz Nursery Schulz owned and operated the nursery for 21 years after his father Hugo Schulz died in 1974 Hugo founded the nursery in 1958 when it was originally a lumberyard That same year Hugo built his first greenhouse and over the years the nursery grew and has gained a repu tation with people coming in from around the country to buy from Schulz Nursery Jims mother Helna still works at the nursery on a parttime basis Schulz said he decided to sell his interest in the nursery because he wanted to take a break and relax for a while My immediate plans are to do some travel ing and work parttime with Steve in helping him run the Schulz said The nursery business is something I will not completely get away from I enjoy this business because it mainly deals with the outdoors which I like We have had a loyal customer base and it has been fun dealing with Spalten has many years in the nursery and flo ral businesses Spalten and his wife Amanda decided to move their two children Courtney 3 and one year old Jack from California to Spal tens hometown of San Antonio in the fall of 1995 Spalten went to MacArthur High School graduating in 1975 He has degrees from the University of Hawaii in floriculture and Texas University in landscape architecture Spalten has 12 years experience in the floral and nursery business having operated floral nursery shops in Hawaii and California He also worked in Atlanta as director of floral services for the Hotel Co When we sold our business in California and decided to move back to the San Antonio area we were looking for a nursery in which I could continue doing the things 1 did in Cali Spalten said Luckily Jim was willing to sell his nursery to me 1 absolutely love it the It is a great place to come to Schulz Spalten said has been giving him valuable advice on the dynamics of running the nursery He has been giving me advice on the people who work at the the customers the financial structure of the nursery and the newslet ter he produces which has a person mailing Spalten said He has me lots of advice on basically a lot of questions per taining to the operations of the nursery It has really been beneficial for me to ask him many Guntoting parishioner Archbishop says no guns at mass See Opinion Page 4   

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