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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 26, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas FRIDAY Unicorns and Rangers head for district clash tonight See Sports Page 5 New Braunfels Church Hill School Historic Landmark 16 pages in one section Friday January Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years Home of CHAD LAFFERY 50 CENTS Vol 144 No 53 Inside Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes E Pittman Chad Laf fery 21 Heidi Johnson one Samantha Rich three Keith Simmons Russell Offerman Leroy Savala Shiann Sanchez Glenora Bartels Gloria Mesa Rachel Mesa Nicole Cole and Tiffany Holder Happy anniversary wishes to Clyde and Katrina Scott 50 years and Glenn and Beverly Timmermann Pollen Count Cedar Mold Pollen measured in parts per cubic meter of air Information provided by Dr Frank Hampel Water Information Comal River 286 Cubic Feet Per Second same as yesterday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level down 02 Main Street puts on seminars The New Braunfels Main Street Design Committee will host a fourpart series of semi nars from Jan 30 through March 12 on selected Tues days The seminars include Design Affects the Bottom LineJan 30 Your Business Feb 13 Signage in Keeping with Concept and Building Feb 27 and Good Merchandising Great and Easy Window Displays March 12 Each of the free seminars begin at at City Hall in the Municipal Courtroom 424 S Castell Ave Bring a brown bag dinner Beverages and dessert will be provided Annual Chamber Banquet tonight The 77th Annual Meeting and Banquet of theGreater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce will be held tonight beginning at 7 in the New Braunfels Civic Cen ter The theme of the banquet is A Sesquicentennial A drawing for one of the spe cial Sesquicentennial quilts will be held as well as the cer emonial sealing of the time capsule For more informa tion call 6252385 Fire Department Auxiliary to meet The New Braunfels Fire Department Auxiliary will hold a short business and social meeting at Fire Station on Loop 337 at 7 on Mon day Jan 29 in place of the regular meeting Feb 5 Youth Show registration Registration for the Comal County Youth Show Home making Art Department is under way Entry is open to current members of Comal County Boy Scouts Girl Scouts FFA FHA 4H or stu dents taking a hornemaking photograhpy art or craft class in conjuction with the class room curriculum from grade 3 to age 19 Entry forms and rules are available at the County Extension Office Call 4382772 for details Deadline to enter is Feb 1 Twoway access roads on way out By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Bidding farewell Close to people fill the First Baptist Church yesterday to honor the memory of slain Deputy Constable Ben Kiesling according to New Braunfels Police estimates Led by Scott Webb and Dr Gordon Graham the funeral service ends with a tape recording of Kiesling singing Love Me Tender to his wife Above pallbearers carry the casket from the church At left scores of law enforcement officers join the funeral pro cession HeraldZeitung photos by MICHAEL DARNALL In Memory of Ben Kiesling He was a man of honor He was a man of great strengths He had a heart of gold and for those he met would go to such unselfish lengths known this man looked out for the ones he loved Arid never criticized our fallacies We will always remember the joys he brought to all of the lives he touched jjWe will always embrace him in our hearts And remember this man we all loved so much jMay God keep him in our hearts and souls forever more jAnd may he sleep in peace with the Angels up above jWe will always remember you Ben Kiesling JFor to each of us you brought peace hope and llove jMay God bless the family friends and loved iones of Ben Kiesling You will allbe in my ithoughts and prayers In a little over a week work will begin to widen ramps and change what was supposed to be tempo rary1 twoway frontage roads along Interstate Highway 35 to oneway Greg Malatek Assistant Area Engi neer with the Texas Department of Transportation said the signs that say temporary twoway traffic were put up years ago with the intention that the frontage roads would even tually be changed to oneway He said those signs will all be replaced Thats a running joke with us because theyve been there so he said However he said barricades will begin to go up on Feb 5 and the project which is estimated to cost about million will get underway He said the work will include chang ing all the signals and signs on the frontage roads as well as pavement markings He said a seal coat and an overlay will also be applied to the roads dur ing the process It will look like new pavement when theyre said Malatek That will not be the only changes residents will notice Malatek said the project also includes adding a turnaround at Highway 46 at the south side building four lanes on Walnut Street under Interstate 35 and improvements on some ramps Malatek said almost all the ramps will be widened some However he said about 17 will receive more work He said those that button hook will be widened and made into a straight Malatek said this will require closing the ramps However he said many of the closings will be at night and the crews will try to complete ramps within a couple of days There will be some ramp closures but were not going to have two closed at he said Well try to be in and out pretty fast The plan is to be completely finished before Memo rial Day For more information about road closings contact Malatek at the Texas Department of Transportation at 609 0707 Church finds way to honor its commitment to Luna family By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer A sizable donation to the Charles Luna Fund from a Sts Peter and Paul charity fund was announced Thursday night after a review of the Parent Teacher Club bylaws showed funds from the PTC festival qould not be donated to a specific person or fund Steve VanderVorste of New Braun fels told those present at last nights PTC meeting he wanted to clear up any questions people may have about the money being donated to a fund for Charles Luna a Sts Peter and Paul student with leukemia He said various rumors have been circulating regarding the donations and as a parent in the school and church he wanted to restore harmony among families I want to bring our family back together here at Sts Peter and be said I stand here before you with only Charles best jnterest in VanderVorste read a statement from a group of concerned parents He said it was earlier reported that a portion of the proceeds from the PTC festival would go to the Luna Fund However after reviewing he bylaws it was deter mined that this could not be done he said VanderVorste then explained since PTC funds could not be donated the church will donate from the St Vincent DePaul fund which is a charity fund He said this comes out to about 10 percent of the revenues from the festival This is one way we can still do what we said we were going to said VanderVorste Ten percent is a big portion of the Lets just say were giving 10 percent or up to and its just coming out of a different VanderVorste also explained the money raised from the sale of pins and angels as well as money donated specifically for the fund on the day of the festival will still go to the Charles Luna Fund He said the fund total was about before the dona tion from the church I would like to commend the group that got together and got all this figured said a parent Throughout this whole ordeal the people at the church and school have been very very said Mario Luna Charless father This comes as no surprise Were very appreciative and were also very pleased that the This is one way we can still do what we said we were going to VanderVorste festival was such a big The mother of Charles best friend said she spoke with the Luna family earlier in the day She said they want everyone to know they appreciate everything thats been done for She also said two possible bone mar row donors have been found and are undergoing more testing and the results from those tests should be available in about a week So keep them in your prayers that one or two of these donors are the pos itive results they she said Another parent also said she wanted to let people know a blood drive for bone marrow donors will be held on Feb 14 in San Marcos It is open to people 18 to 55 years old and His panics and AfricanAmericans are especially in need she said It will be held from 10 to 7 behind Blockbusters across from HEB I know how simple it is to do the test and how easy it is to be a said VanderVorste HeraldZeitung photo by SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Luke Speckman Sherrie Perry and Rusty Brandt Two local resort companies merge By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Two prominent resort rental com panies have joined to become the largest in New Braunfels Luke Speck man of RiverCities Resorts bought New Braunfels Resorts this week The new company is New Braunfels Resort Accommodations Speckman will head the new company There will be no big he said Well just be working closely with the prop erty RiverCities Resorts will move from its present home at RiverCi ues across the street to the New Braun fels Resorts building at 405 S Seguin Avenue Sherrie Perry longtime resort man ager for Speckman will be the resort manager for the new company Jatta Schlegal will remain as assistant man ager and Homeowner Association manager Rusty Brandt New Braunfels Resorts owner doesnt plan to slow down My wife and I have another business Tis the Season Were going to spend a little more time Brandt has new projects in the works he said New Braunfels Resort Accommo dations handles condos and individu ally owned waterfront properties Speckman hopes more riverfront prop erty owners will consider renting them through his firm Were booked every winter and every he said New legislation will help veterans become teachers See Opinion Page 4
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