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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 28, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                Outdoor Gallery of Art to pretove twflt history PMi U 1 f The air in New Braunfds is fitted with oh so encompasses mural art and sculpture Muni Art as a way or communication is as old as the human tace itself Evidence are the cave paintings aboriginal Braunfels is multifaceted We want to preserve and walk of life can then benefit from street art which Is not possible when art it displayed in private gal our earlier settlers and fowfathtrt leries corporate collections or even in private Homes The internationally renowned Mr Karl Schute The purpose of an Outdoor Gallery of Art in New the visionary and futurist of the Outdoor Art Gallery painting the pyramid decorations and probably the most spectacular of all those by Michaelangelo There ate many kinds of murals single ones community murals created ny several individuals who practice art as a hobby group art painted by stu dents as well as political and historical murals art Our project will concentrate on wall paintings and sculpture by Masters of the Craft Painting in the street is a totally different envi ronment and concept than painting in a studio The interaction with the public and the community and painting in front of an audience is a traumatic and highly educational experience for not only the artist but also the public exposed to watching the creation depict our early history in an artistic accurate and realistic way By so doing this project enhances the quality of life and the environment Of its citizens white at the same lime creates a brand new industry of Arts through the magic of an Out door Art Gallery This also cre ates the opportunity to expose to try created in Chemainus British Columbia will be in our community May 15 through Karl has been the driving force of Chemainus becoming an international tourist destination Karl was bom in Heidelberg and is described as a German romantic If you want to disrtel all previous rumors please come and hear this dynamic speaker tell us the amaz ing benefits of having our own Outdoor Art Gallery and help us create that special magic right now in New Braunfels Donations are being accepted to defray the expense of bringing Mr Schutz to town Mark your calendar now to be present on Saturday outdoor gallery also attracts a new element of tourism which is environmentally sensitive to our of a dream and reenactment of history Historic street beautiful land and rivers and community not art demands an enormous amount of discipline and dependent upon their use for enjoyment but the talent by way of realistically interpreting history in the appreciation of their beauty for natures sake And eyes of the artist and creator In this case the artists too we want to give something to the citizens living paint and create paintings to be seen and enjoyed by in the community their early history depicted in as many people as possible Everyone from every ART so that they can enjoy it daily and have a con excellent realistic museumquality art to as many people as possible and in so doing increases the awareness and appreciation of Art in general The May 18 at the Schumann Family Life Center at First Protestant Church 172 N Coll at Seguin Avenue It will be a dessert reception and free to all who attend If you have any comments or concerns please feel free to contact the steering committee Wayne Rahe Sandy Kelley Anna Margaret Alexander Clyde Blackman or Paul Tadlock We look forward to vis iting with you the evening of Saturday May 18 Wayne Rahe is a New Braunfels resident Folkfest A Celebration of Pioneer Traditions Fplkfest a celebration of the pioneer traditions in New Braunfels will once again be held on the grounds of Con servation Plaza and the Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture in early May The eleventh annual Folkfest will feature demonstrations of pioneer artistry and craftsmanship in and around this collection of New Braunfels most wellpreservedhomes and buildings on May 4 and 5 The event is held under the joint direction and for the benefit of the Her itage New Braunfels the Sophienburg Museum and Archives and the New Braunfels Conservation Society Together these organizations have a membership of almost 800 indi viduals who are dedicated to die preser vation of the heritage and history of this community American Airlines and Rennert World Travel will give two free tickets to anywhere American Airlines flies except Hawaii or Japan as the grand prize for the weekend Each Folkfest ticket purchased is a chance to win Folkfest 96 corporate sponsors Corporate sponsors for Folkfest 96 are seated from left Arno Becker of Becker Motor Diane Smith and Teri Simon of Rennert World Travel Bob Smith of Texas Commerce Bank standing from left Wayne Brotze of Pit Stop Food Marts and Clay Collins of New Braunfels Smokehouse Other corporate sponsors for the event Texas Commerce Bank are Becker Motor New Braunfels Visitors can enjoy learning about the Smokehouse Pit Stop Food Marts and lost arts of basket making black smithing candle making flintknap ping wine making and chair caning Nearly 100 different demonstrations will be offered during the weekend with many designed for special appeal to children Continuous entertainment will be ongoing throughout the grounds by such groups as the New Braunfels Ger man Folk Dancers Mariachi Carde nas the Comal Community Band and the New Braunfels Village Brass Band Food and drink will be in ample sup ply with homemade German soups sandwiches and desserts being served in the old Forke Store Pickers Paradise will feature a choice selection of antiques and col lectibles for sale This years Folkfest will be held from 10 am until 6 on Saturday May 4 and from 11 to 5 on Sunday May 5 Admission is and children under 17 are admitted free Parking is available at no charge For more information call the Sophienburg Museum at Speedup Editor I would like to commend Mr Bob Peterson for his informative article in die l April 17 Z station on Loop 337 late at night I was forced by a local woman into the oncoming lane of traffic when she failed to yield A speeding oncoming driver had just passed this intersection which is per acre according to Recycling can delay the need for additional landfill space Its so easy toss all your alu minum cans tin cans glass and plastic 1 and 2 in your blue bin then set it tics Change is inevitable the time for a more mature perspective is overdue Let us then pass through once again and not fight through protest but through like tqaadjjbitjof myjownadyjce jf I to her home Her husband and teenage daughter were in the driveway waiting for her I asked her what on earth she was thinking of when she turned her face toward me while I was in the oncoming lane trying to gain control of my car and laughed at me She admitted she saw me coming and then in front of her daughter remarked Whats the big deal So I made a sim ple When this daughter starts driving she will probably wonder why teenage auto insurance is higher than her parents Jim D Mooney New Braunfels Recycling efforts paying off Editor Here is some good news After 14 months of recycling we have diverted pounds or approximately tons of recyclable materials from the Comal County Landfill We did not have to pay this landfill per load for the equivalent of 181 truck loads you diverted by recycling Our most recycled commodity was newspaper weighing in at pounds The paper you are reading now is printed on recycled paper perhaps on paper you recycled How do we measure up to the rest of the nation The national average par ticipation rate for curbside recycling is between 30 and 40 percent Our neighborhoods are participating at a rate of almost 40 percent Your participation will help us reach our goal of 50 to 6 percent participation by the end of the second year of recycling Why should we increase our partici pation in recycling Startup costs for new landfills run a half million dollars may According to my research one of the leading causesofauto accidents in New Braunfels and surrounding areas is the incomprehension of traffic control sign on which is written YIELD RIGHT OF Some states signs such as this simply read I have a certificate for over 1 million miles of driving in 10 southern states The Texas DPS puts out a large manu al entitledTEXAS TRAFFIC LAWS over 500 page 228 Sect 73 VSC Art is a very clear legal definition of a YIELD RIGHT OF WAY traffic control sign Being as New Braunfels has more than its share of these signs I think it would behoove the drivers of New Braunfels to read this section Especially the local high school students who are supposed to have completed a taxsupported stu dent drivers course The law does not say to speed up when an approaching car has the through traffic rightofway and try to beat him to the intersection The law states you are supposed to STOP YIELD to approaching through traffic when you are entering the intersection at any angle to further clarify the law if you do or do not completely stop at the yield sign and are involved in a collision of any kind with another vehicle which IS the through you shall be faulted by law prima facie even if the other vehicle increases his speed in order to beat you The accident is still your fault This legally means if you do not or cannot pay a lien can be placed on you or your guardians prop erty Get real Recently in frorrfof the local radio on a blind curve I followed this oh the curb oh ywtfrecycling collectiori the right thing to do Susan Curtis Recycling Committee Member Meet participation encouraged Editor I am writing this letter to thank you for you kindness on the telephone con versation The meet will be held on May 18 1996 starting at 9 and coaches will have a meeting at 8 Please challenge your youth to rep resent Comal County and have good clean fun All youth will be receiving ribbons for participating Please ask sponsors to pay the and sponsors to purchase Tshirts so that they all have the same color Please call me at 3031000 if you have any questions Pamela Vann TriCounty Striders A response to the KKK Editor In consideration of the upcoming event of the KKK rally let us recognize and celebrate the rights we enjoy in this country to express our beliefs It is one of the rights that so many fought and died for one that we should not take for granted Our primary concern must be for the wellbeing of New Braunfels We have weathered every tumultuous challenge that growth has produced We have greeted and waved goodbye to every passing event New Braunfels has proven its worthiness its stability We have passed the torch from pioneers to settlers to men of commerce and poli credibility to this group Your duriosiry1 and protests only serve to provide a stage for the xenophobia and the atten tion that it seeks LeAnne Wright New Braunfels Lately it seems that we ire a great deal about traita t j t J new The Senior Center is one Of those tebttSrideworkVfbryouas If by think it has to do with r r f system in town and it may well have chance it will only work for you one to ck with fact that the Comal Court way aixl you need ty Senior Citizens Center has acquired other way please call the Center We N f a new 15passenger van which is already being kept pretty busy We were able to get this van through the help of Texas Department of Trans portation and the Alamo Area Coun cil of Governments Now with this emphasis on trans portation and cooperation and coor dination the week of May 13 to 17 has been proclaimed Try Tran sit In particular Thursday May 16 has been chosen as Try Transit Texas Department of Transporta tion Alamo Area Council of Governments AACOG and VTA Metropolitan Transit are pleased to announce they will coordinate to cel ebrate How to Ride the Bus from rural areas into San Antonio The purpose of this day is not only to celebrate mobility but also to share the experience of getting from rural communities into San Antonio by way of local rural public transporta tion which is available upon request You are cordially invited to partic ipate in this experience Pereons want ing to participate will need to be at the Comal County Senior Center early enough on the 16th to catch the van and be in San Antonio at the Alamo by 10 There they will ride the VIA bus along a scheduled scenic route to the Botanical Gardens Food and entertainment will be planned It will be a very festive occasion a fiesta The price is 10 per person all inclusive Return approximately 3 It is necessary to call the Senior Center 6294547 in order to make reservation for this special event All interested persons please call by May 1 1996 and reserve your place on the van and on the bus It is then hoped that the partici pants will share their experiences on the bus and at the celebration with others so they may see that a trip into San Antonio by our local vans can pair up with the metropolitan system there and allow persons to go almost any place in the city Bus schedules and routes will be furnished Now locally our makes numerous stops throughout New Braunfels Marie Dawson will arrange for your rransportatioVi But do try to ride new bus in town You may pick up schedule at die Senior Center III ipal Building Chamber of Commerce and most businesses It might be fun to ride it just to see where all it goes Now for the Centers van special May trips are planned Thurs day May 2 a wildflbwertour tfoFloresville and to the Promised Land Dairy is planned Depart tour Dairy Bam and Petting Barnyard lunch of hick ory smoked chicken a visit to the ice M cream parlor and return to Center 2 rvf The cost is including trans portation tour lunch and ice cream May 9 is a trip to the SAS Factory rut Shoe Store in downtown San 10 lunch and shop and return 3 cost round trip transporta tion only v bl May 22 a trip to the Shiner area is juo planned Leave Center at 10 lunch at Kloesel Steak House in Moulton tour brewery Casper Wirei Works a beautiful old Catholic mi Church and die Shiner Museum Cost for transportation tour and lunch May 29 San Antonio Tour 10 rw departure Witte Museum lunch and ad the Sunken Gardens Return 3 ft Cost is round trip transportation only These are all very popular trips and it is necessary to call the Center 6251800 for reservations as soon as possible Everyone has a good Now you know why there is so tionv senlotVas well as partic ipate in if they are aware of the oppor tunities Marie Dawson is a New Braunfels Sis Peter and Paul School brings THRILLING RIDES MIDWAY GAMES OF CHANCE Unlimited Rides with Wristband purchased in advance at SacNPac Stores Wuesl Supermarkets and Sts Peter and Paul School COMAL COUNTY FAIRGROUNDSMA Offer ends April 30M Quality and price are the reasons to choose Kraft Mobiletel NEW Motorola Piper and Starter Kit in pocket or purse hot keys Turbo Dial Key Answer Now only 1 Your walkout price thru 43096 In car charger Reg price Leather case 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