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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 23, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas Inside Sports WWIM8 IrOfH The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Maria Gomez Patty NevKt Bracle Munoz Joel Revard Dlann Allan Tom my Ackar Tylar Blakanay 12 years Emma Malaon Mlchaal Barkar Trlah Bourgeois Kelly Copalln Rlbacca Elaanman 2 yaara Daniel Aaron Mills 11 yaara JoanCayanaa Opal Barganler Adam Martinez Arion Saay 90 yaara Janle Garcia Vlllarraal Belat Gabriel J Diaz 2 yaara Sylvia Eaqulval 40 yeara old Benfta Martinez Rafael Martinez Jr 7 yaara Rafael Martinez Otto Zlmmarmann 92 yaara Brian Rkkjaway Marguerite Turner Jaime Aleman Mon Lawrence Krueger 95 yeara old Happy anniversary wishes go to Francea and Nolan Balrd 1 Katie and Michael Hen deraon 1 Irma and Freddy Fischer 60 To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 ConMiiuiilly Cnowite concert set for April 13 The New Braunfels Commu nity Chorale is holding its final rehearsals for an April 13 con cert of Broadway tunes Tick ets are on sale now at Chinan Things and Johnson Furniture The concert will be held at First United Methodist Church Visitor Center needs volunteers The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce needs for the new Highway Visitor Center planed 16 6pen in midMay The Chamber cur rently has a great volunteer core but new volunteers are needed to staff the new center Anyone interested can call Lyn di Moon at the Chamber office 6252385 SVHS class of87 seeks members The Smithson Valley High School Class of 1987 has planned its 10year reunion for duly 5 1997 Information was mailed out March 15 If you are a classmate or know of a class mate who has not received the information please call 904 4733 or 9044009 to update addresses Boy Scouts available for odd Jobs Boy Scouts will clean out your garage room closet to earn funds to attend summer camp They will haul off unwant ed items Call 6293811 CISD seeks planning volunteers The Comal Independent School district seeks volunteers to help with its Long Range Planning Committee Those interested can call 8857674 or 6258081 ext 203 LRPC meet ings are Tuesday at Mountain Valley Elementary April 8 at Comal Elementary April 22 at Smithson Valley Mid dle School and May 6 at Fra zier Elementary Arbor Day celebration on tap An Arbor Day celebration will be at 2 April 1 near the playground in Landa Park at the corner of Fredericksburg Road and Playground Drive It is sponsored by the New Braun fels Garden Cjub Advisory Board The public is invited to attend this planting of a new tree In the Lands Park Arbore tum te areas mmunity See Page 6A Braunfels Herald 36 pages in four sections Sunday March Serving the Comal County area for more than 145 years Home of lima and Freddy Fischer Garcia Park dedicated By ABE LEVY Staff Writer Herald Zoltung photo by Michael Darnell Tray Perez enjoys himself at the dedication of the park named after his grandfather Jesse Garcia Planned power outage on tap Nineteenmonthold Trey Perez romped about a West End park Sat urday afternoon under a sunny sky without a worry or care and without knowing the reason more than SO people from across the New Braun fels area also came to the acre plot of land Unknown to the frolicking tod dler the life of his grandfather the late Jesse Garcia and specifically his knack for touching the lives of countless youth attracted the sizable adult congregation The park was named after Jesse Garcia in 1984 but Saturday offi cials from the county city local youth agencies family and friends dedicated the park in honor of the man with a ground breaking cere mony Mariachi band Folklorica dance and an endless supply of hot dogs The event was also in celebration of the Community Development Block Grant Week CDBG funds of paid for two covered picnic tables several trees shrubs a fence and irrigation system at the park which city park officials installed with almost in labor costs Ironically the hot dogs were one of Garcias favorite items to sell dur ing numerous fundraisers that he sponsored for area youth to go on Boy Scout field trips Saturday the hot dogs were free and so were the compliments about the AfricanAmerican man who worked for 35 years at Mission Val ley Textiles Inc He made a good son out my said Mary Johnson whose son Larry was a Boy Scout under Gar cias care He was like a father to him Larry learned how to make a Turn to Garcia Page 2A From Staff Reports New Braunfels Utilities officials said they are scheduling a power outage from 1 to 3 Thursday for a small portion of east New Braunfels to tie underground conductors to two major circuits The effort will give them greater switching capabilities to move between circuits said NBU electrical engineer John Green NBU officials said they apologize for any inconvenience and ask that especially computer equipment be turned off to avoid loss of any stored information Green said that people should mini mize use of major appliances lights and equipment during the outage The outage will affect all customers on South Walnut Avenue from Tum bleweed Drive to County Line Road It will also affect customers in the Walnut Estates and Rolling Valley Subdivisions in the 1000 block of Rolling Path 1100 block Mahan Cir cle 1100 block of Woodall Circle 1000 and 1100 blocks of Camellia Lane and the following addresses on Gardenia Drive 1084 1088 1092 1096 and 1119 For more information call NBU between 7 and Monday through Friday at 6258178 Area of Power Out Egg hunter HeraldZeltungphoto by Michael Darnell Marllee Burdge gathers several candy eggs during Saturdays annual Evening Rotary Club Easter Egg Hunt at Landa Park The event drew more than 400 parents and children SUNDAY Vol 145 No 93 In todaysedition of New the HeraJdZettung takes a look at the areas Unsung Heroes and Citizen of the year Miller named Citizen of the Year By ABE LEVY Staff Writer Doug Miller commitment to the hiujiity and work this past year in pro tecting the areas water supply during times of drought the HeraldZeitung chose local insurance agent and water expert Doug Miller as itsCitizen ofthc Year during a Friday reception In presenting the award edi tor and er Doug Toney said Miller stood in the forefront of the water battle to protect the future of this community We know of few people who have ever contributed more to ensure a healthy and prosperous future for this he told Miller In the past year we believe there was no one who gave more of themselves to this community than you The presentation is the sixth Citizen of the Year award which is chosen each year by the HeraldZeitungs Editorial Board The newspaper also presented 10 Unsung Hero awards to families and individuals who were nominated by the community for their outstanding contributions and volunlecrism These awards ore given to those remarkable people among us who give of themselves not because they are paid to be compassionate and giv ing but because they are guided by their hearts to help and assist Toney said Recipients include Sebastian and Elodia Alvarado Dee and Jeane Brannan Charlie DeWilt Charles R Dilly Anna Lee Hicks Myrtle and Bob Peterson Judy Kraft John Payne Pamela Sandberg and Tom and Jean Watson Bush brings school reform plan to conference By ABE LEVY Staff Writer photo by Michael Dflmall Qov George W Bush confront a crowd of reporters Friday ft the New BraunWs Civic Center during the Legislative Conference where he fpofca about hie school finance reform plan Governorship has its privileges at least when it comes to slipping into a prime slot at the 31st Annual Texas Legislative Confer ence on Friday On a mission to push his school finance proposal before Texas residents and members of the state Legislature Gov George W Bush contacted conference organizers two weeks ago notifying them of his intentions In a flash the waters were parted to allow the top state executive to speak following the I Conference draws leaders from across the state 6A conference panel on financing Texas schools You have to be very accommodating especially when one of his bills is the topic of our said Michael Meek president of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce which sponsored the confer ence It added to the prestige of the confer In fact the conference bulletin contained a handy insert with he newandimproved sched ule that highlighted the governors time slot The conference already compressed Bushs speech with addresses from House Speaker Pete Laney and Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison that were sandwiched by four panel discussions on topics such as fed eral revenue policy and deregulation of the electricity industry Seizing the moment Hush told the more than 500 attendees at the Civic Center that the time to act on school finance reform is now and that he was confident some type of plan would emerge from the Legislature to reform Turn to Bush Page 2A From Palm Sunday to Paradise See Opinion 4A
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