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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 10, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                New Braunfels girls soccer team wins the district Turn to Sports Pacm 8A v Comal County Courthouse Inside Sports Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Ashley Bevil 7 Francine Bowling Oralia De Los Santos Cole Clayton 10 Andrew Timmer mann six Courtney Parks 15 Mary Phillips Kayla Childress Monday eight Egon A Jarisch 92 years and Peter and Paul Castilleja yester Happy anniversary to Micki and Scott Kuenstler and Mr and Mrs Balente Pineda 37 Community Chorale hosts spring concert The New Braunfels Commu nity Chorale will be presenting its spring concert on St Patricks Day Sunday March 17 The concert will be held at 3 at First Protestant Church Tickets may be purchased from any member of the Chorale They will also be sold at the door Chinan Things and at Johnson Furni ture Co Adult tickets are and tickets are Dont forget about your precinct convention A lot of people who vote in the primary elections Tuesday dont even know about an equallyimportant part of the political process that happens while they sit home watching the election returns on televi sion The part of the process is the precinct conventions I which will be held Tuesday at Democratic Party and Republican Party at the polling places Everyone who votes in the pri mary is eligible to take part in that partys precinct conven tion For more information call Robbie Borchers Republican Party at 6253170 or Gloria Sasser Democratic Party at 6060864 Thinking of starting a business If you want to start a busi ness or even are just thinking about it then a startup orien tation might just be what you need The session will provide you with basic start up infor mation including Small Busi ness Development Center checklist for going into busi ness startup financing and SBA loan application proce dures and an overview of the business plan outline To reg ister call the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce at 6252385 Gruene FACE meets The Gruene Family and Community Education Club meets at 2 March 13 at the County Extension Meeting Room Program will be on decorating flower pots The winning numbers Lotto Texas Est million jacKpot 11 P LOTTEBV BEVERLY HILLS Calif AP George Burns the wry cigarsmoking comic who played straight man to Gracie Allen for 35 years then found new popularity when he won an Academy Award at age 80 died Satur day just weeks after turning 100 Burns whose health had been declining in recent years died at 10 at his home said his manager Irving Fein e Burns dead at 100 years He was with his son Ronald Burns a nurse and a housekeeper Fein said Entertainers and politicians alike mourned his death All I can say is that Ive lost one of my dearest clos est friends who Ive known for over said Mil ton Berle Im going to miss him terribly I think the world is going to miss him because he gave us so much Three announce candidacies for city office Find out who they are Turn to Page 14A New Braunfels HeraldZc Ml CROPU XL IS HI NO E Y AND ELL DP 46 Pages in three sections Sunday March EL f X 7 9 9 i Serving Comal County for more than 144 years Home of ANDREW TIMMERMANN osh Pace AHce Mueller w uaviii nowieyr cueen race vosn race Alice Mueller Stetanle Powell Matthew Powell Elizabeth Powell Dennis Kraft Shirley Butler Sue Badlllo Christina Smith Helgard Shur and Minerva Castilleja try the the newest way to get around town Say Hello to New Braunfels ready to launch new public transit system By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer With a mariachi band playing and a big ribbon cutting ceremony New Braunfels entered the pub lic transit system era with the inauguration of NBus on Friday afternoon The dedication which took place Plaza was attended by officials from the Texas Depart ment of Transportation and Alamo Area Council of Governments Officials from the city county cham ber of commerce and State Representative Edmund Kuempel were also on hand Mayor Paul E Fraser Jr said the new transit sys tern to provide all citizens will acces sibletransportation As our city grows we will have to reach out to different areas of the city for those people with transportation Fraser said I hope this sys tern proves to be beneficial to our citizens so that they will ask us to continue i John Kelly TxDQT distal engineer for San Bus Schedule And More See Page 15A Antonio said the initiation of NBus was a result of cooperation workbetween TxDOT and the city V is an historic occasion for New Braunfels in the inauguration of this said I commerid the city for its efforts to bring public transportation to New this is a timely project which will a great benefit to the citizens I have to give credit to David Kopp engineer for the New Braunfels TxDOT office who has worked with city and county officials in providing good transportation for this In addition to this celebration we are bursting with some good Kelly We have just received word from the Federal Transit Adminis tration that New Braunfels has been awarded a grant for next year to assist in the opera tion of the NBus system This is really exciting especially in times of reduced federal funding The grant is half of the funding available to transit sys tems in Texas for next The NBus system will run from 7 to 7 and will consist of four routes through the city Red Green Golden and The transfer point will be at the Hummel Museum near the Plaza A fifth route will run Saturdays only A one way one route bus fare is 75 cents Trans fers are an additional 25 cents For those riders who got a sneak preview of the NBus by getting a short free ride the reviews for the NBus were great I enjoyed the ride very Anne Rowley said I think the buses are very beautiful If my car ever breaks down I will take one of these buses The fare which I think is 75 cents is Minerva Castilleja is certainly glad the NBus system has arrived in New Braunfels We really need Castilleja said The bus is just right it is much smoother than a VIA bus or a taxi Junior Livestock Show to attract more than 700 entries By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Young people around the county are preparing their prize animals for the 28th annual Comal County Junior Livestock Show and Sale set to begin Thursday Comal County Assistant Exten sion Agent Roger Havlak said peo ple have been at the grounds for the past week preparing for the show and will be ready when kids start showing up with their swine on Wednesday afternoon Havlak said this years show will consist of swine sheep cattle rabbits broilers turkeys and goats Havlak said this is the first year goats will be included in the show He said several area shows are now including goats I think its because the goat has become somewhat popular in some areas and a lot more are adding goats to the he said Havlak said there are a total of 86 steers 21 heifers 134 sheep 47 goats 318 hogs 25 turkeys 64 broilers and 101 rabbits in the show He said it is hard to say why there are so many more hogs compared to the other animals However he said it may be due to costs size or per sonal preference Havlak said this is his first show with Comal County but believes the numbers may be just slightly higher He said the addi tion of goats will also impact the size of the show I think everything is growing a little each he said Havlak said the Buyers Gala which is a dinner dance and silent auction for last years buyers is being held this weekend On Wednesday kids will begin bring ing in the swine The swine show is on Thursday at 4 and every thing else is shown on he said The auction will be held Sat urday at 1 The Comal County Youth Home making and Art Show will also be held on Friday Havlak said this show will include pies candy breads preserves gardening crafts photography needlework and much much more Tattoo you Look inside a local tattoo parlor PagelB SUNDAY Vol 144 No 85 Early voting heavy By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Early voting for the party primaries officially ended Friday at and both Comal and Guadalupe coun ties reported a good turnout and expect a sizable turnout on election day also Comal County Clerk Joy Streater said that as of 3 Friday people had voted and that number was expected to reach to by the closing of the polls She said 300 voters had turned out by 11 on Thursday alone and things were busy We had people running around helping out as much as she said Streater said a total of voters are expected to have partici pated in the primary elections by the close of polls on Tuesday She said this would represent a 25 percent turnout Streater said this will be pretty much in line with the pre vious presidential election when the race for sheriff and commissioner were She also added that she believes this will continue to be about seven to 10 percent above the statewide turnout We have a busy and active coun said Streater Thats Guadalupe Elections Administrator Perez said as of this morning Republicans and 303 Democrats had voted He said this is pretty close to what he expected He also added that a 30 percent turnout is expected for this election which will means a total of votes He said about votes were cast last year I feel the growth in the number of registered voters should bring out another said Perez In Comal County the Republican Primary has two people running for County Attorney four for County Commissioner in Precinct 1 and three for County Sheriff The Republican Primary in Guadalupe County has four candidates for County Sheriff two for County Commissioner in Precinct 3 two for County Commissioner in Precinct 1 three for Constable in Precinct 1 and two for Constable in Precinct 4 Pitching in to help Students from the New Braunfels Christian Academy took part in their annual WorkA Thon Friday Students cleaned up Landa Park and brought food to Hospice Patients Pictured are Morgan Cox and Emily Mine sweeping in Landa Park HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Take a look at sample ballots and polling places for Tuesdays primary elections See Page 34   

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