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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 3, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                HeraldZeltung 0 Sunday March O 5 A Langston Mouse may be weeping Editor How could they do it Im refer ring to the turning of the stately old Langston House into an ugly red tomato If a building could weep and cringe Im sure the Langston House would If New Braunfels does not have some sort of architectural over sight we certainly should Freder icksburg is able to keep their Ger man ambiance we seem to be losing ours very rapidly Also I understand there is talk of painting a mural historic or not on a downtown building How dreadful that would be Have we lost our sense of historic integrity Surely the people of New Braunfels will not support such a thing It would be good to hear other opinions on this Aliens Wofford New Braunfels Republican Family Club holds first meeting March 5 Editor Have you ever wished that you could have something to say about the way politics is handled in this country Have you ever wanted to make an impact but didnt know how Heres your chance Learning how to participate in our political process will be the topic of speakers at the new Republican Family Club which will hold its first meeting on Tuesday March 5 The precinct con ventions held on March 12 after the polls close are critical to the political process and knowing how to be involved in those conventions is important for anyone wishing to make an impact on the political par ty of his or her choice The program will include Robbie Borchers chairman of the Comal County Republican Party discussing the precinct county state and nation al conventions and the process of becoming a delegate to each of them Genny Hensz president of the New Braunfels Republican Women dis cussing the party platform and prepa ration of resolutions to present at the precinct conventions and Jan Ken nady city council member and reg istered parliamentarian discussing parliamentary procedures to be used at the convention The Republican Family Club is a new club for men women and chil dren The meeting will be held on Tuesday March 5 at 7 at the New Braunfels Christian Church Fel lowship Hall The public is invited and urged to attend Don Hensz New Braunfels Same song and dance from TNRCC Editor I read the guest article in last weeks paper about the burning of tires at the TXI plant in Hunter and thought we have heard this song and dance before LaFarge Project Are You Owner Financing Sell your note for a lump ram of cash 6501067 Landmark Mortgage Investing Barry McBee from the Texas Nat ural Resource Commission TNR CC was quoted as saying the burn ing of tires would result in no sig nificant increase in These are carefully chosen words that we should try to understand What they really say is that emissions will increase the air is by any standard worse not better and he avoided the issue of how emissions will change in other words what is the chemical composition of the new Both of the answers to these ques tions result in negatives for the pro and TNRCC want to avoid discussing these questions at all costs because they know they represent a public relations problem From their perspective I am sure that public rela tions babble is preferable to straight answers Regardless of how you feel you have to wonder just what is in TXIs plans LaFarge first started with a plan to burn tires but they experi enced problems with this activity and then they moved on with proposals to burn chemical wastes Is TXI traveling the same road that LaFarge followed We all know how the community united against LaFarge I guess you might say how is the community from traveling the same road Jim Holster new Braunfels Compromise offered on school names Dear Editor I was puzzled about CISDs deci sion to name one of the new schools in the area Spring Branch Middle School Isnt it true that children from Spring Branch will not be attending this school Children from Bulverde will Spring Branch children attend Smithson Valley Middle School which is located near Spring Branch Im in favor of naming schools for where theyre located not for where theyre not It makes just as much sense to name a new school in Spring Branch Bulverde School and no students from Bulverde go there They also decided to name the intermediate school for Arlon Seay who was a wellrespected and long time 22 years in the Spring Branch area Sherwood School but who never taught in the Bulverde area I propose a compromise that would hopefully satisfy most people who participated in the nomination of names for these schools It would preserve the honor bestowed on the people nominated The South Texas Agency Pete Stocking Agent Life Group Disability Insurance Personal Business Financial Planning 7117 New Braunfels TX OU7011 REFINANCE YOUR HOME NOW 10 SAVINGS PER MONTH PER MONTH FOR FREE ANALYSIS WILLIAMS FINANCIAL 6206269 18009412707 1 Why not rename Sntithson Val ley Middle School to Spring Branch Middle School so that Spring Branch children can go to a Spring Branch school Smithson Valley is really located farther east near SVHS the school board has the power to rename schools Remember when Cape Kennedy was renamed back to its former name Cape Canaveral Or when Spring Branch Elementary was renamed Bill Brown or Bulverde Middle School renamed Bulverde Elementary it can be done and it is a common practice 2 I would also like to propose renaming Bulverde Primary School to Rahe Primary School to finally make visible that the school was ded icated to Emest Rahe at his retire ment in 1976 for his 25 years as prin cipal at Bulverde and also havirig lived in the teacherage on the school grounds all those years Of course Id like to include and honor the oth er Rahes who also taught in Bulverde at some point in their careers and for all their years of teaching in Comal County 3 Leave Bulverde Elementary and Bill Brown named as is 4 Leave the Arlon Seay name on the new intermediate school and now you could name the new middle school after Mrs Hanley Having a name on the school is much more visible and honorable than having an interior wing named after you as in the case of the Rahe family and Mrs Mr Ernest Rahe was already honored in this way 23 years ago at the Bulverde School dedication and today theres no trace of this honor ever having taken place You cant drive by the school and see your Naming wings in public buildings is for bene factors who have donated lots of money to build it Inside school buildings is normally off limits to the general public and not visible except to students and teachers I hope that the board reconsiders the decision they made Im sure in the future there will be more schools built in this area as it grows and the naming will become more difficult LaVerneR Welborn Support conservation efforts of SVHS students Editor Friends For Rivers is proudly host ing a presentation by the Smithson Valley Ecology Club on Thursday March 7 at 7 in the Banquet Roorn of 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findings of the trip they made along the Guadalupe River from Canyon Dam to Matagorda Bay The purpose of the trip was to leam the restrictions regulations use and water quality of the Guadalupe Riv er These student have been invited to present their findings at the Water shed 96 Symposium in Baltimore in June By your presence you will show the support that these young people need to emphasize the importance and guarantee the preservation of our natural resources The students would like to thank you in advance for your attendance on March 7 David J Davenport president Friends For Rivers Customers are mer chants bread and butter Editor We appreciate Mr James Fosters letter of Feb 18 regarding the impor tance of customer service from our local merchants The fact that he cared enough to sit down and take the time to write is well taken As president and vicepresident of the Downtown Association we can attest to the fact that our Downtown Association meetings are constantly abuzz with ideas of how to maintain our local customer base as opposed to totally losing our customers to the big We personally would much rather pay a little more to our local mer chants knowing were dealing direct ly with the owner knowing well be called by name and knowing our patronage will help that owner stay in business than we would with a huge operation where we have to deal with a different person every tirhe and knowing that our money will even tually end up in some bank account outofstate It saddens us to hear of the trouble youve had with merchants who were less than friendly and the jobs youve had performed which were less than quality the two items in which we local merchants pride ourselves These indeed are the items which help to separate us from the big Heres in hopes Mr Fosters letter will be read by merchants nation wide who need a little reminding that their customers are truly their bread andbutter Mr Foster we would like to invite you and anyone else who has an SEALY MATTRESS 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have roots based on ancient American civilizations since before Christopher Columbus discovered America Many of us have died for this country to defend basic American principles you now enjoy During the Vietnam war mbre Hispanics and Blacks came back in body bags than any other American groups During World War II Hispanics won more Congression al Medals of Honor than any other ethnic group in America Hispanics have been fighting for American rights and principles since the Revo lutionary War Yet we are not hon ored or recognized instead we are ridiculed and belittled because we happen to be a blend of ancient her itages that you dont understand We have had to fight for the same rights to participate in American in our own country our own land Remember please that Texas was at one time Mexico and Hispanics in this city and all around Texas and the Southwest have been here since the beginning of time We are Americans true Ameri cans we did not journey across an ocean to get here We have been here all the time in the AMERICAS Nevertheless we have to fight to get the same jobs you enjoy we have to fight to receive the same considerations in govern ment education business and soci ety Its obviously OK when our young people are sent off to fight for this country to die for this country But when we try to rise up to improve our condition in life here in our own country we then become the object of ridicule and worthy of your discrimination You mention that we take advan tage of the welfare system Of all ethnic groups in this country we take less in benefits than any other group less than We are hardworking We are familyoriented and we are proud to be Americans And when we are called up in the service of our country we will answer the call with pride Wise up Mrs Mourn open up your heart and mind and leam more about Hispanics before you start complaining about how little you get We Hispanic Americans have giv en a lot and we have a lot to offer and we will continue to offer ourselves and our lives to insure our children and your children live in this great land of freedom and opportunity My question to you Ms Mourn is what have you done for your country late ly Cristina AguilarFriar Persian Gulf War Veteran New Braunfels Letters Send letters to Herald Zeltung editor 707 Landa New Braunfels Texas 78130 Fax letters to Please limit letters to 250 words Arts Commission to discuss hotel tax allocations for arts organizations New Braunfels Arts Commission Meeting Wednesday March 6 7 New Braunfels Municipal Building Conference Room Meeting agenda election of chairman discuss and consider allocation to arts organizations of room tax for 1996 i action to allocate 1996 tax funds to arts organizations TODAYS CROSSWORD PUZZLE ACROSS 1 Airrifle ammo 4 Twistyhorned antelope 9 Strongman of myth 14 Oohand 15 Plains dwelling 16 Beauty and the 17 Healthfood item 19 Literary work 20 English princess 21 Safe places 23 Knitters need 24 Swoon 26 Threshold 29 Diminishes 31 32 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