Sunday, April 21, 1996

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 21, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas OitllHt coHMot submit letters dnd guest columns electronically by way of online services or Internet or to simply contact staff members the managing editors address When the prett winte a quote from someone whos in the know too frequently a womin is not part of the inner Inner Woodruff journalist 1995 i Hummelfest Elderhostel both owe their success to support help of volunteers KUDOS is a regular feature of the HeraldZeitung in which readers may applaud arid thank those people and organizations who went the extra mile through volun teer work or sponsorship for them If you wish to rec ognize someone in this feature write to Herald Zeitung KUDOS 707 Landa New Braunfels TK78130 i k The Board of Directors and staff of the Hummel Museum would like to express their thanks to all indi clubs service and civic organizations that volunteered their time talents and resources in helping make the Hummelfest 96 celebration a wonderful success Everyone that assisted in this program deserves much of the credit for its success and you are very appreciated for your involvement with The Hummel Museum John Collins executive director t t V sw otVw uvaVtort nRnsCUHiloV qobvub tetU gqirtebnotil People in 14 New Braunfels because of these wonderful volun teers that made the recent Elderhostel a success Thanks to Jewel and Robert Blang Nan and Gene Ebert Marie Dawson Wayne Rahe Jane Isbell Martha Rehler Denna Rittaman Madelyn Harris Jack Krueger Marie Offermann and all the volunteers at the Archives First Protestant Church Conservation Plaza the Catholic Church and the Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture i Mary Anne Hollmig New Braunfels secret on die Net Write The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung welcomes letters on any public issue The editor reserves the right to correct spelling style puncttut tionand known factual errors Letters should be kept to 250 We publish only original mail addressed to the JVew Bmunfels Zeitung bearing the writers signature Also an address and a tefephooe number which are not for publication must be included Please cite the page number and date of any article that is mentioned Preference is given to writers who have not been published in the previous 30 days Mail letters to Letters to the Editor the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Drawer 311328 New Braunfels Texas 781311328 New Braunfels I f Editor and Sultens Managing Advertising Aepeynting Lee Hall Ann Avery Darnell tone tix raowta 133 one ywr NEW BRAUNFELS SECRET ON THE NET the time has said To talk of many things Of shoesand shipsand sealingwax Of cabbages and kings And why the sea is boiling hot And whether pigs have Liwis Carrolls the Looking Glass I In my past I haye mentioned the size of the Internet and described it as That tern real ly doesnt do it justice If you would multiply HUGE by your favorite large number that may be a closer approximation Many times I have looked for infor mation on the tatemetaixl found it rather quickly and easily These instances are nice but sometimes the ones that you really have to work hard for are more rewarding This week I found an absolutely astound ing amount Of information about New Braunfels on the World Wide Web This information is contained on the Web site for the Greater New Braunfels Cham ber of Commerce Lately I have been surfing the net looking for pub lished information about New Braunfels and I have been able to find many items of interest There is information on the Web about Schlitterbahn New Braunfels info from Texas Monthly area business advertising the Edwards Aquifer and even some information about the New Braunfels Little League Only recently have I found the Web address for the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce I am glad to report that finding this was well worth Waiting for Allow me to give you surfers out there one important suggestion Get comfortable before you view this because it is very graphic intensive The site starts with a bit of welcome information and links to additional pages that contain information about the history of New Braunfels area attractions accommodations available restaurants special events meet ing facilities community pro file economic development assistance demographics utili ties and transportation The pages are very well written and laid out As I reviewed the Reed Helmly pages there was one area I would like to see addressed I would like to see a listing of our local industries on one of the sections that would be sim ilar to the listing they already have for accommoda tions and river outfitters I would also like to see some more detailed information on our new NBus Now that I have told you a little about this great site you probably want to know where to find it I need to tell you about the current location of the page as well as where is will be moving to soon As of the writing of this article the New Braunfels Chamber of com merce Web Site can be found at Soon the Chamber will have their own Internet domain name When that is finished you will proba bly be able to find their information by tuning your web browser to Perhaps you are wondering why it was so difficult for me to find this information Let me explain Generally when one searches for information on the Internet one uses a search engine like Yahoo or Webcrawler When I searched for New Braunfels with these sites they were not able to point me toward the Chambers page These problems will be in the past soon When the Chamber locates their infor mation on a page that uses their own domain name it will be visible to more webcrawler search engines It will also be more practical to advise many of the search engines of the new location That will make it easier for visitors to our city to browse their many choices of things to do and places to stay in our wonderful city It is time for pigs to fly By the way the full text of Lewis Carrolls Through the Looking Glass can be found at Reed Helmly is a South Texas Computer Consul tant for CompuVision and the Webmaster for com Reed lives in New Braunfels and spe cializes in computer networks and Internet service Comments and suggestions for future articles can be mailed in care of this newspaper emailed to or by catting Congress is again debating an increase in the minimum wage of workers In this country This is an issue that always seems to appear in election years and many Republican legislators have joined Democrats in calling for an increase Many business leaders a minimum force to baplc on it by our office at 707 Landa TX 78130 or fax survey to 210 6251224 Copied forms are acceptable f Deadline for this survey is Saturday April Should the minimum wage for workers be Yes No Comments Address City Phone L 8 Write em GOVERNMENT OFFICES President of the Bill Clinton 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington 20500 20245671414 Vice President of the AlGore Old Executive Office Bldg 17di St and PehnsylvaniaNW Washington 20501 2024562326 Senators 402 E Ramsey Rd San 78216 Kay Bailey Hutchison 961 Federal Bldg Austin TX 78703 5124825834 Congressmen Lamar Smith 1 100 Loop 410 Ste 640 San Antonio TX 78209 2108215024 Today In History Frank Tejeda 1313 Military Ste 115 San Antonio TX 78214 2109247383 FAX 2109276222 TEXAS GOVERNMENT OFFICES Governor George W Bush Box 12428 Austin TX 78711 5124632000 Attorney General Dan Morales Box 12548 Austin TX 78711 5124632100 State Senator Jeff Wentworth 1250 Loop 410 San Antonio TX 78209 2108267800 FAX 2108260571 or Box 12068 Austin TX 787112068 5124630326 State Senator Judith Zaffirini Box 627 Laredo TX 78042 2107222293 or Box 12068 Austin TX 787112068 The Survey Six people responded to last weeks survey question Should the county commissioners pro ceed with the renovation of the Faust Street Bridge Forget the bridge Use the money for the LCRA Building it would serve more people No Use the money for places it is really heeded Fixing roads that are used every day I read in the paper that the state has agreed to pay all but of the county estimated budget cost of When this historical is restored to a safe condition it will be an asset to the city and a large tourist attraction This appears to be a typical example of over expenditure of public funds under the guise of the grant money is free money mentality I feel strongly that money for charming little projects should come from private funds or from fundrais ing projects When are we going to learn This project should be scrapped Who would benefit The bridge is located in a remote section of town Use the money to control the obnoxious rivergoers and ease the traffic conditions caused by the influx of tourists Give the local citizens a break for a change Not No We believe it would be ridiculous to spend taxpayers money What for Another tourist attraction Plus funds needed for upkeep and insurance How long before someone will take a dive from it Should have been sold when there was a buyer By The Associated Press Today is Sunday April 21 the 112th day of 1996 There are 254 days left in the year Todays Highlight in History On April Baton Manfred yon JUchthofen the German ace known as the Red Baron was killed in action during World War I Onthiidate In 1449 the Maryland Toleration Act which pro vided for freedom of worship for all Christians was question Take It or Leave premiered on CBS Radio In Brazil inaugurated its new capital Brasil ia transferring the seat of national government from Rio de Janeiro In 1972 Apollo 16 astronauts John Young and Charles Duke explored the surface of the moon In 1975 South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu resigned alter 10 years in office In 1977 the musical play based on the Little Orphan Annie comic strip opened on Broad to 1W John Adams was sworn in as the first vice president of die United States In an army of Texans led by Sara Houston defeated the Mexicans at San Jacinto assuring the independence of Texas In author Samuel Langhorne Cleinens bet tet known as Mark Twain died in Redding Conn to 194Q the quiz show that asked the In 1992 Robert Alton Harris became the first per son executed by the state of California in 25 years as he was put to death in the gas chamber for the 1978 murder of two teenage boys Ten ago The United States Britain and France vetoed a UN Security Council resolution condemning the air raid on Libya A vault in Chicagos Lexington Hotel that was linked to Al by QfraJgQ Rivera aside ftpjn a few bottles and a sign the vault was empty Five yeari ago Marines in northern Iraej began building the first safehaven settlement foij Kurdish refugees General H Norman Schwarzkopf arrived at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida to a heros welcome One year ago The FBI arrested former soldier Timothy McVeigh at an Oklahoma jail where hed spent two days on minor traffic and weapons charges he was charged in connection with the Oklahoma City bombing two days earlier Todays Birthdays Actor Anthony Quinn is 81 Britains Queen Elizabeth II Actresscomedian writer Elaine May is 64 Actortumedtalk show host Charles Grodin is 61 Former Sen David Boren 0 is 55 Singermusician Iggy Pop is 49 Actress Patti LuPone is 47 Actor Tony Danza is 45 Thought for Today Always do right This will gratify some people and astonish the Twain