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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 7, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                Bf The name Easter drives from the AngloSaxon goddess of spring and refers to the rising sun or the dawn This meaning for Easter long antedates the Christian era but goes up in As both rabbits and hares are pro lific breeders they symbolized ity and abundance of life Both became associated With the festival that celebrated spring and resurrec was adopted as appropriate to desig tioh of Christ The popularity of rabf Mte the Resurrection anil the Feast of btfe with cWldnih atsB helped to spread the New the tradition df theifoc Easter bun The variable dates of Easter are ny How the its name sometimes cpfc lias t6 do wifti itsi small tail Bun fusing The early originally was another wdfd for a tail Christians foland bUnriy is its diriiiiiutive so the lowing ancient practice declared that Easter should be observed on the first Sunday fol lowing the full moon that occurs on or fol lowing the spring equinox near or on March 21 The meeting of the astronomers of Alexandria under the direction of the archbishop resulted in the Council of Nicaea which set the method of calculating the date of East Thus Easter is spoken of as a moveable feast which may occur as early as March 22 or as late as April 25 It is interesting to note some of the rituals and symbols of Easter around the world For example the Easter egg is the universal emblem of renewed life after death and of resur rection It is a symbol of fertility and our first pancake breakfast was held and a bonfire built for the bumirig of the mortgage note We put that note to rest and now plan a rebirth and reno vation phase of development at the Senior Center New life is breathed into the activities at this time of year with the acquisition of the new van the pancake breakfast was a great success with At Biclcham at the helm doing a super job His loyal Helpers Marie Dawson Lr Al Blckham Bob Dlngeldein and Les Thorn were all smiles during the note burning at the Senior Center bunny In America the traditions of the Easter bunny and decorated eggs were introduced by the early German settlers immortality Christianity adopted the in the 17QOs particularly the Pennsyl ancient symbolism of the egg and vania Dutch It was more than a cen applied it to Christs resurrection The decorated and painted egg displays and dramatizes the joyousness ofthe Easter feast The Easter Egg tree is very popular in many countries Wearing new clothes for Easter is an oldestablished tradition It dates back to the time when the year started in March and was celebrated by the wearing of a new garment and car ried the message of rebirth In more modern times the practice of baptiz ing new adherents to Christianity and providing them with white robes prob ably brought about the custom of new clothes at Easter All the faithful would don new garments They were eager to show off their faith through their new clothes thus the Easter bonnet and the Easter parade were originated i Ive always wondered about the tury before some other religious sects adopted these customs In fact it is interesting how many of the Easter customs are from German origin I learned that many countries cele brate with bonfires and some with pancake suppers Bonfires on Easter Eve are particularly common in Ger many As for pancakes Shrove Tues day the Tuesday before Ash Wednes day is known as Pancake Day The bell that once called churchgoers to is to be shriven or to have ones sins forgiven became known as the Pancake Bell and Shrove Tuesday became Pancake Day In Liberal Kansas Pancake Day is a really big event with parades and races and festivities in which the whole community participates Sojt isjhat tte were Minnie Bickham Jim Cooney Frank Fleischmann Clifford Wilson Buzz Mann Peggy Mann Marie Dawson Joe Guzman Joe Barbour Paul Hammaker Larry Kellerman Arthur Wages Michelina Wages and Miriam Weiss Les Thorn and Bob Dingeldein struck the matches to the and all those attending applauded the burning of the note All in all it was a good day and we give many thanks to all those people who volunteered their help Also we owe tremendous thanks to the various businesses who donated supplies for this happy occasion Wuests Super Market Granzins Meat Market New Braunfels Smoke house Schwabs Sausage Kettle Restaurant Hill Country Inn Krauses Cafe Molly Joes Ryans Steakhouse International House of Pancakes Supermarket and Sysco Dis tribution Thanks also to the Herald Zeitung and KGNB 1420 for their fine advertisement of the breakfast hare It Was me ariimal sacred to the i goddess Eostre Bom with its round eyes open the animal was chosen as representing the full moon which was closely linked with the goddess feast uty MM MM AsIhavesaid numerous times the 21 without even knowing it Oh March 2 1 the Spring Style Show lun cheon was held at the Center New clothes for spring and a fabulous feast were presented Then on March 30 community its the best little town in Marie Dawson is a New Braun fels resident who writes on senior cit izen texto Kwns oditrtton turtkymommgsof April 13 and 20 we will have a closed trailer in the back parking lot of New Braunfels High School from 9 am till noon Each Saturday the trailer will be brought from a designated location to thd back parking lot and at noon Would be returned to this location Off school grounds until ribon we will take toxic items and separate them safely into storage bins We require that the items be in their original containers to ensure safety Items that we will take used motor oil used oil fil ters auto batteries tires paint antifreeze brake fluid herbicides pesticides rat poison solvents pool chemicals drain cleaners oven cleaners spot removers tile cleaners furniture polish kitchen cleaners bathroom cleaners paint thin ners paint strippers spray pans lac quer and wood preservatives Then on to dispose or recycle the items properly We hope with your help to make this project a big success One last note all items will be no charge Leslie Scott EcoEnergy Chairman NBHS Natural bait fishermen left out Editor The following was sent to Andy San soni executive director of Texas Parks andWildlife I wish to express my feelings to you and others relative to the proposed fish ing restrictions on the Guadalupe River as depicted on the enclosed public hear ing I will preface by stating that I ami a landowner who will be impacted by this proposed change in fishing regula tions having personally enjoyed fishing on this particular stretch of river since the early 1950s and have family ties j there back to the mid1840s I cannot comprehend how an adult fisherman could support a regulation that would exclude a young child from sitting on the river bank with a cane pole hauling in his first perch So how did something like this ever get to the proposal stage I believe that answer is simple All things like this are created twice with the first creation being a mental vision that establishes the path and means for the actual action and the second creation being the action I like members of Trout Unlimited have a vision of fishing on the river but unfortunately my group of natural their vision and in their minds removed from the river I ask why I am told that we are a threat to the trout because my fishing methods are more damaging to a trout which is des ignated for release My response is that I first have to catch a trout before I harm it In ill my years of fishing 1 have caught very few trout on my natural bait probably as much luck as the fly fisherman has catching a native yellow cat on his handtied fly All 1 ask is for you and others involved ihtfris processtfW ySJM to face the hundreds of small children plflgjifrfifI ofthe many voluntcert who participtte each Week at each dropoff location Their enthusiasm and commitment are to be highly commended Secondly the continue our lineage of fishing the nat ural way for the native fish which still abound in many areas along this stretch and drive materials for that neither party needs to be I see this as a winwin opportunity toward which I would work hard at developing all parties real ized that winwin is tough because you have to be nice courageous sensitive and empathetic You have to be willing to place yourself in your foes position and understand their logic It is the essence of mature rational thinking ments I would do this for the young fishermen I know I believe in the Cornmissionen Court administrative assistant has been very instrumentalin obtaining necessary funding of die pro support for the volunteers as well as Bob and Keith also rdceivjed a great deal of support from the Commissioners Court arid local businesses such as First Com mercial Bank Guadalupe Valley Tele phone and the Lower Colorado River Authority All the local commu nity newspaper organizations have also provided many news releases which have helped to make the public aware The program is a success due to all these ccnrlbfned and 1 sincerely thank all those involved who have giv en a lot pf team work jfodtjigain for to tell me their decision is already made I will attend the public hearing in New Braunfels and let them transform it into a public notice meeting If 1 worked for you I certainly would not ask you for your input but preface the meeting by saying 1 would not consider your ppin V Lastly I would say that the key to res olution is a twoway communication and compromise John Coverage of arts lacking Editor Last Sunday afternoon in Seguin the MidTexas Symphony orchestra pre sented an outstanding program with two young artists who had won honors in competitions While these were New Braunfels supporters it seems to me that local newspaper coverage has been lacking in recognition of the praise worthy arts giving expansive coverage ofthe athletic aid water sports Cant we be a more cultural We believe New Braunfels deserves it E Breckenridge Citizen of the Year Editor 1 would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to the cit izens of CprnalGountyvfer all their sup port related to the Citizen ofthe Year award that I have just received The response has been overwhelming I especially thank those who have per i sonally sent gifts on wrote letters The program has been a great success and I would be extremely remiss if I did not take the time to acknowledge some key people First of all the rural for the Citizen of tfie Hook forward to con servicei as your public official And remember COMAL COUNTY MoeSchivab County Commissioner wasted on many Editor Your editorial concerning the dan ger of drinking on the rivers was thoughtful timely and needed to be said However Im afraid ypur mes sage was wasted The people who would most benefit will ignore it as the carping of a sourpuss who wants to interfere with their having a good Many ofthe people who come to the countys rivers are here to get drunk and have a good They are not interested in whether their good time could cost therh their lives or that their misbehavior drives desirable tourists away They certainly are not concerned that their drunkenness and misbehavior are costing Comal County citizens thou sands of additional tax dollars for police and cleanup No less an authority than Sheriff Bremer has said that ofthe problems on the rivers are alcohol New Braunfels and Comal County need to consult with Galveston author ities and look closely at the good exani ple that they have set Theyve banned alcohol consumption By banning alcohol from Jheir beaches the desirable family tourists are back at Galveston and those Who drink are having a good time atsorheorie elses expense V New Braunfels WITH THIS COUPON 20 DISCOUNT OFF DINE IN MENU ITEMS ONLY GOOD ANYTIME THROUGH APRIL 15 1996 OMAS LM HAUS RESTAURANT Just off IH35 Exit 189 on Hwy 46 New Braunfeb 6253280 j O TRAIN TOURS Canadian Rockies By Rail May 25June 1 Alpine Rail Spectacular June 1225 Great Canadian Cities By 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Voyager SE 6 Tilt Cruise Stereo MeARed Miles 1992 Dodge Mark ffl Conversion Van V6 Cassette Tilt Cruise White Miles 1993 Dodge Ram D250LE Club Cab Cummings Diesel TiU Cruise Cassette Fog Lights Miles 1991 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 6 4 Door TiU Cassette Cruise White 75 JOO Miles Letter Fellow Citizens of Comal County I had originally intended to use this last open letter to you the voters of Comal County to compare my position ort the issues with that of my opponent I have chosen instead to write about something I believe in very strongly personal responsibility I have despite what you may have heard dealt only with the facts and the issues that relate to them We do have a serious crime problem in our county If identifying and clocuinenting this problem is negative I am sorry but that will not make it go away The character of a person or a community is defined by how it handles its problems It is essential that we together accept responsibility and work to solve these problems and to make where we live and our individual lives better We are the only ones that can accomplish this task I have worked hard professionally with the Texas Department of Public Safety and quietly with my various civic organizations to make this a better place to live I elected to run for the office of Sheriff of Comal County because I honestly and sincerely believed it was time for a change I want with your support and vote on April 9th mis Tuesday to begin the change We can make our county a safe place we can be proud to call home I am willing with your help to accept that responsibility BOB HOLDER REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR SHERIFF Paid political announcement Bob Holder 923 Hollyhock New Braunfels Tx 78130   

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