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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 24, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas DrJohn L Walkers Life Works column resumes in todays HZ See Page 3A Poetry in motion owner of dance school teaches skills to young and old See Page Bl for more details Inside Sports Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Hartmann Ruby Helen Kiesling Martin Salazar Ale man 30 Gabriela Velez Tomasa Morales Olga Diaz and Otto Zimmer mann 91 Happy anniversary to Mary line and Arlon Jonas 42 Irma and Freddy Fisch er 59 Mr and Mrs Paul Flores and Sandy CT and Tomasa Morales Good morning Lotto Texas Saturday nights winning numbers Est million jackpot rTEXflS LOTTERV Organizers to discuss 1996 Starlight Gala A general planning commit tee meeting for the 1996 Starlight Gala A Night in Casablanca will be held Tues day March 26 at 6 at Gruene Mansion Restaurant in the private party room This may be the only general planning committee meeting so committee members must attend Texas Monthly associate editor to speak at NBCS meeting The New Braunfels Conser vation Societys March meeting will be held on Thursday March 28 at in the Forke Store Chester Rosson associ ate editor of Texas Monthly will speak to the group on Digging up New members are welcome For more information call 6292943 Costume contest part of Youth ArtBeat The theme Alive with Art offers great possibilities for cos tumes of the second annual Youth ArtBeat set for Saturday March 30 in historic downtown New Braunfels Costume judging will be held at in the New Braun fels Utilites parking lot followed by a Mardi Grasstyle sidewalk parade at 1 Costume win ners will be announced during the Awards Ceremony at at the Plaza Bandstand For more information contact the Main Street Office at 608 2100 Womens Center needs high chair The Comal County Womens Center needs a high chair and medium and large size diapers Bring your donation to the Comal County Womens Center at 1547 Common Street or call 6207520 Comal County Democrats to meet The Comal County Democ rats will meet March 26 at 7 at Comal Bowl The guest speaker will be from the Womens Center This newspaper is print ed on recycled newsprint Unicorns blast McNeil Victory puts boys soccer team in regional matchup See Page 8A New Braunfels 410 A SOWEET MICROPUBLISHIN6 2627 E YAHDELL DR IX 79903 62 pages in five sections Sunday March Serving Comal County and the surrounding area Home of RUBY HELEN KIESLING Vol 144 No 95 ung El CM IflEOI IMr SUNDAY Horizons 96 Special stories photos take readers on tour of area communities By DOUG LOVEDAY Managing Editor Horizons 96 The Places We Call A fitting title we believe for our annual Horizons pro ject This years effort which begins today and continues through next Sunday is a written and visual Tour of the Towns in Gomal County and the surrounding area You will also be introduced to our annual Citizen of the Year honoree and Unsung Hero selections Horizons is the biggest most complex project the Her aldZeitung staff undertakes each year This years project is also unique in that it will feature special sections in six straight editions instead of several special sections in just one large Sunday newspaper When the theme The Places We Call was selected many months ago HZ department heads and Publisher David Sullens hoped to create a vehicle by which our readers could learn more about the many fascinating communities in our area We think weve done just that With an eye on the past well focus on New Braunfels recent Sesquicentennial celebration and the plans being made for participation in Braunfels Germanys 750th birthday celebration this summer But well also explore through the stories of its residents and the lens of our photographer the people and places that make this area one of the states biggest tourism draws From tiny Solms to Hunter north to Canyon Lake and Fischer west to Bulverde through the bat caves in Bracken and down the country roads of Freiheit and Barbarossa youll journey with us into truly unique Texas countryside Finally in the Sunday March 31 edition youll meet this years Citizen of the Year the person selected as having had the greatest impact on New Braunfels and the surrounding area in the past 12 months Horizons 96 The Places We Call Home is a massive undertaking for a staff our size All of our employees are proud of the effort they have put into this years project We hope you will be too Highway 46 mishap A San Antonio woman received only scratches on her left arm after her red Volkswagen Vangon flipped on its side and skidded Highway 46 Saturday afternoon Janice Gary 46 was driving south on the highway when a vehicle in front of her attempted to make a lefthand turn Startled by the car Gary swerved to avoid it but overcorrected and flipped her van on its side said Cpl Martin Mayer of the New Braunfels Police Department Garys scrapes may have been caused as she tried to climb out of her van Mayer said The dog also was not injured in the accident LCRA buildling topic of meeting By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Pundits politicians peer into future By MELANIE GERIK Staff Writer Political advisers and former politicians offered their predictions and suggestions for the November elections Friday morning at the Texas Legislative Conference George Shipley a Democratic adviser to many political campaigns said Sen Bob Dole was a weak general election candidate Karl Rowe who has been involved in many Republican campaigns said Dole will face a weaker general election opponent The election is going to come down to the ques tion Do you trust the guy whos in there and do want him running the country for another four years Rowe said In selecting a vice presidential candidate Rowe said a prochoice running mate such as Gen Colin Powell can work for the Republicans But he also said the GOP must consider the Catholic vote when selecting a vice presidential nominee Whether Victor Morales or John Bryant wins the Democratic primary for the senate Shipley said win ning against Sen Phil Gramm would take a Nobody likes him but he wins he said Should Congress change Three former representatives debated term limits and new issues facing those up for election Jake Pickle said he is from an era where incumbency was an advantage and not a He opposes term limits You have to have somebody there with experi ence to temper those who want to change the world he said Joe Kilgore a representative for the Rio Grande Valley more than 30 years ago said Congress should focus on problem solving rather than party politics They should also follow the model of Texas Kilgore along with many of the speakers at the con ference praised the work of Republican Gov George W Bush and Democrats Lt Gov Bob Bullock and Speaker of the House Pete Laney for ignoring party lines and working together to pass legislation Kent Hance lamented television and the immediacy of getting information to the con stituents If you cant explain it iijt 30 seconds or less then its not an Hance sajd Deregulating oil Carole Keeton Rylander one of the three Texas Railroad Commissioners sjaid she will start to work on the deregulation of the 91 industry She said current laws oil wells producing just a few gallons per day follow the same regula tions of wells producing thousands of gallons of oil per day VFW chief pays visit to New Braunfels post The national commanderinchief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will visit New Braunfels Monday morning Paul Spera who was elected to the post in August 1995 will speak at a breakfast pro gram at VFW Post Peace at During his weeklong visit to Texas Spera will update members on the VFWs posi tions on the involvement in Bosnia the federal budget impasse and the effect it is having on veterans affairs access to VA health care costofliving adjustments and means tests for VA compensation Spera served in Vietnam in the 39th Signal Battalion and later the Strategic Communi cations Command from 1964 to 67 He joined the VFW in 1996 while still overseas Spera has worked for the Department of Labors Jobs for Veterans program He has served in many local Massachusetts and national capacities for the VFW While in New Braunfels Spera will be accompanied by members of the VFW Department of Texas Individuals interested in looking at options for saving the old Lower Col orado River Authority building will have an opportunity to share ideas with others with the same concerns on Thursday Several weeks ago Betty Lou Rush ing wrote a column for the Herald Zeitung regarding saving the LCRA building The newspapers survey question for that week was based on this col umn Its a result of the column and sur vey question There were over 150 responses to the survey and over 45 people called me said Rushing I get stopped at the grocery store by people wanting to be added to the mailing The meeting is scheduled for March 28 at at the Senior Citizen Center Rushing said the group will discuss possible options for the building and will probably form committees and get ourselves However she said that is all up in the air right Rushing did say she has spoken with an LCRA representative and is expecting to receive a report from the LCRA prior to the Thursday night meeting Im very optimistic but with some thing like this you never she said The meeting has been set for to allow working people to attend She said that judging by the number of people she has heard from she is expecting a good turnout However she said many have probably not con tacted her yet If you want to preserve and protect the old LCRA building youre invit said Rushing If you want to blow it up youre not Got a favorite restaurant Cheek out this weeks survey question on Page 4A
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