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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 1, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                UII pufs New Braunfels in 54 district with Judson Roosevelt Page 5 Old New Braunfels Academy 10 pages in one section Thursday February New Brmmfels Heralc CEKTS W016 1B1 MICROPUBLI8HING 2627 E YftNDELL DR EL PASO TX 79903 Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years Home of TIM ENGLAND ung MD Vol 144 No 57 Inside Market Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Mark Cole David Alejos Gladys Stearns Rocky Molina Trent Wenzel 21 Lucy Ordana and Ginger Effenberger 50 Pollen Count Cedar Mold Pollen measured In pans per cubic meter of air Readings taken yesterday Information provided by Dr Frank Hampel Water Information Comal River 278 Cubic Feet Per Second down 4 from yesterday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level down 01 The Revolutionary Mrs Adams Celebrate Presidents Month at FreeTuesday at the Childrens Museum in New Braunfels 183 IH35 at 1 Feb 6 Abigail Adams was the wife of the second president of the United States the mother of the sixth a farmer merchant revolutionary and surprisingly witty and passionate woman Come meet her as the Chil drens Museum presents Rebecca Bloomfieid in The Revolutionary Mrs The 1 performance is free to families group rates are available for schools Mrs Adams will visitjn person with museum patrons between 2 and 4 Staying in character she will show items from her big bag and discuss the life and times of revolution ary America Call 6200939 for more information Goodbye Girl Circle Arts Theatre presents a benefit performance of Neil Simons The Goodbye Girl for the Comal Area League of Women Voters on Feb 4 Tickets are available at China NThings and from Fan Estes 6257004 Do you know an Unsung Hero Each spring the Herald Zeitung presents a Citizen of the Year award and several Unsung Hero awards at a reception celebrating the annual Horizons edition of the newspaper The HeraldZeitung needs the publics help in finding Unsung Heroes Do you know a person whose good deeds have gone unrecognized Let us know about him or her so they can receive the credit they deserve The HeraldZeitung also needs nominations for its Citi zen of the Year award Mail or drop off a letter telling us about your Unsung Hero candidate to HeraldZeitung Heroes 707 Landa St New Braunfels TX 78130 Nominations may also be faxed to 6251224 Make sure to include you own name and daytime telephone number The winning numbers Lotto Texas Est million jackpot Crunch Winter blast leaves drivers all over the road and off it By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer A mere sprinkling of ice on area roads wreaked havoc with commuters this morning Its a said New Braurffels Police Lieutenant John Wommack Law enforcement manpower was stretched to the limit to keep up with fender benders The Department of Public safety did not officially close any state roads but commuters faced long delays on their drive to San Antonio New Braunfels Police Department computers were too busy pro cessing calls to get an exact accident count by press time but a good dozen at Wommack said He said that none of the accidents involved major injuries as far as he knew River Roads in very bad said Larry Kearney assistant county engineer Theres a car in the river at the first Unfortunately for Canyon Lake area commuters once theyre on River Road and it turns treacherous there arent side roads leading to better routes Kearney said County road crews were spreading sand on trouble spots as commuters were making their way to work Kearney said We do have a sand spreader out and they also have crews putting up said C A Bolner New Braunfels city engineer The city also has a flatbed truck for workers to spread sand in areas like parking lots City road crews zeroed in on IH35 and Loop 337 bridges Bolner said Bolner said the roads didnt turn slick until about By that time traffic was already on the roads The tempera ture has been dropping he said Tomorrow should bring more of the same weather and worse according to the National Weather Service forecast It calls for a 60 percent chance of freezing rain with lows in the upper 20s to near 30 Friday should be cloudy windy and colder with a 40 percent chance of freezing rain changing to sleet or snow by afternoon Well be out again Bolner said Wommack said the rules are simple for negotiating the slick pavement DRIVE SLOWLY If you feel yourself starting to slide dont slam on the he said Leave early for work to give yourself extra time The best thing in this weather if you dont have to drive dont go Wommack said HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL A teenage New Braunfels High School student is carried from her car by an EMS worker after she slid off the bridge at the first crossing of River Road this morning Superstores provide a niche for little guys By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer The advent of grocery superstores hasnt hurt Wuests grocery stores a bit In fact business is so good that the Landa Street Wuests is expanding The store we have is square said owner Bobby Wuest Its going to be a lit tle less than The huge superstores have created a whole new market for locally owned serviceoriented stores like Wuests he said If you take a single parent that doesnt have time to shop in those big stores or a family where both parents work or the elderly some of the people are intimidated by those Wuest said The whole store will have a new look he said The frozen foods department at the new Landa Store will be much bigger Basically frozen food is a small department Wuest said Were putting in 49 doors of frozen The dry grocery section will grow as well as the beer and wine selection Wuest put off introducing scanning checkouts in the Landa Street store until the he had upgraded the checkouts in his other stores already Some of our customers were actually asking when we would expand the he said Wuest wouldnt guess on a completion date applying to the city for a variance to build a sprinkler system held up the start a month or so Weve found that our niche is as good as it has ever Wuest said and were pretty Hispanic Chamber members head to Mexico to drum up business By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer The Comal County Greater Hispan ic Chamber of Commerce wants to sell New Braunfels to a whole other Mexico Two local representatives GHCC Chair Ron Gonzalez and Promotions Chair Mario Castaneda will join a trade mission to Monterrey Mexico Feb 7 to 11 Monterrey is the industrial capital of Mexico along with Mexico Gonzalez said Theyre the two top cities to do business Gonzalez has several goals for the Monterrey meeting he said Ill be taking information about businesses on an individual basis into Mexico Im also going to be marketing the whole area of ComalCounty and New Braunfels and what the area has to The GHCC delegates will explore all possible facets of trade with Mexico said Cristina AguilarFriar GHCC chair for Cultural Awareness and Inter national Affairs Theres a misconception that Mex ico is she said but not every one is broke In Monterrey itself is a huge industry with beer and tequila to begin Mexico is made up of diverse states like the AguilarFriar said Each state has its own agenda its own mar Nuevo Leon is a state with its own needs for goods and services she said For example Tamalipos is another state Theyre into the ecosystem try ing to Each separate state has its own Many Mexican businesses are healthy enough to think about setting up plants in the and New Braun fels is ideally suited for such expansion she said New Braunfels has an ideal IH35 location for possible expansion AguilarFriar said Being in between San Antonio and Austin makes it a perfect location If they settle in New Braunfels they can do business in both The Monterrey mission is a prelim inary step to building future interna tional trade partnerships AguilarFri ar said With us speaking Spanish and understanding the culture it facilitates the she said We can get make contacts and maybe some of these industries will want to extend into our An estimated 50 major Mexican firms will represent Mexican business interests at the convention she said Mexican dignitaries attending include Socrates Rizzo Garcia governor of Nuevo Leon and Jesus Hinojosa mayor of Monterrey The Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce TAMACC organized the trade mis sion The Comal County GHCC is one of the newest and fastest growing TAMACC members The Greater New Braunfels Cham ber of Commerce has helped the GHCCs efforts by donating brochures and other literature to effectively show case the community Gonzalez said Ill also be cpllecting information from Main Street and afly ojher orga nization that can assist me in selling the community as a he said Whats really exciting about it is that weve done it on our own initiative were digging into our own pock AguilarFriar said Gonzalez and Castaneda will foot their own hotel bills for the trip TAMACC will provide air fare she said The international trade mission is a glimpse of the GHCCs potential AguilarFriar said Ive been on trade missions Gonzalez but this one is very special for me This time Im going to be trying to sell the whole Sansing seeks to provide continuity as head of county United Way By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer TEXBSr LOTTERV The United Way of Comal County has changed presidency but the goals of the orga nization have remained the same New Presi dent David Sansing said last year was a suc cessful year and the upcoming year should be the same Sansing said the key goal of the United Way of Comal County is to access critical needs for services in the county raise the funds to help support those needs and determine a way to dis pense those funds He said that is the same goal as the past but it remains critical Thats a pretty general answer but its been a goal every year We just keep refining it and trying to improve on said Sansing Sansing said another key point to a success ful year with United Way will be the emphasis put on outlying areas within Comal County He said the organization will be looking to support more programs in the outer parts of the county and increase community involvement in these areas He said members will play a big part in that He added that the recent naming of Joe Rogers as executive director will also be bene ficial because he has a lot of contacts in the Smithson Valley Area I think this next year were going to empha size a lot of the programs that have been imple said Sansing We want to develop more of a community spirit within the county Sansing This isnt United Way of New Braunfels Its United Way of Comal Sansing said last years fundraising dri ve raised which was above the previous year He said these funds helped 29 agen cies He said the year was very successful when you consider the fact that it was the citys Sesquicentennial He said United Way had to compete with other projects and efforts for funds and the goal was still surpassed However Sansing said it was the residents that made the past year a success and they will be the ones that make the upcom ing year a success also Myself as well as the board appreciates the generosity of residents from last years drive and are looking forward to working with them to offer more said Sansing Sansing became involved with the United Way of Comal County in 1990 as the company drive chair for TXI After doing this for sever al years he joined the board in 1992 and was treasurer in 1993 and 1994 and president elect in 1995 Sansing replaces Doug Miller as pres ident of the United Way of Comal County HeraldZeitung pMo by MICHAEL DARNALL Overture curtain lights A line of dancers practices for the Missoula Childrens Theatre production of Jack and the Beanstalk to be performed Saturday at 7 at the New Braunfels Civic Center Tickets are and are available at the Childrens Museum and at Sip N Sup at 611 W San Antonio Christmas trees make a comeback as mulch All those Christmas trees that residents letl at the Landa Park swimming pool parking lol have been ground into mulch by the Parks and Recreation Department Anyone who wants free mulch can pick it up at Cypress Bend Park between the hours of S and dusk The mulch provides a nice cover lor flower beds an holds more moisture in the ground It also decomposes over time serving as an excel lent For information call o082U0 Never hear your kids say Theres nothing to do9 again See Opinion Page 4   

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