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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 1, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas Inside Sports Dear Stamititisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Steve Meurln Nykole Preuss Javier Marez 9 years Andrew Dominguez 10 years belated and Sara Woelfel 12 years on May 30 Happy anniversary wishes to Harry and Marguerite Zoeller 50 Earl and Von Rae Thomas Darryl and Meredith Nowotny Mr and Mrs Michael Smetanka 40 Charles and Marjorie Plumey er 40 Ron and Brenda DeStefano Monday and Mague and Juan Armendariz 30 To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Expect good weather for today Monday Believe it or not no chance of rain in the forepast for today and Monday Friday nights forecast for rain never materialized leav ing the outlook for today full of sunny skies and moderate temperatures Todays forecast calls for highs in the 80s with a north wind of 10 mph Tonight should cool to the mid60s and then Monday is expect ed to be sunny with a chance of near 90degree highs River flow keeps Gruene Bridge closed Army Corps of Engi neers increased the flow of water from Canyon Lake to cubic feet per second Friday The increased flow will cause the Gruene Bridge to be closed City and GBRA officials were unable to esti mate when the bridge will be reopened However they expect the bridge to remain closed through the weekend Some Interstate 35 exits still closed Work crews are continuing construction of additional lanes to Interstate 35 between New Braunfels and Schertz That was the good news The notsogood news is that the only exits for southbound traffic are Solms Road in southeast New Braunfels and FarmtoMar ket Road 2252 in west Schertz Canyon Lake sets up Zink memorial fund The Tavis Zink Memorjal Fund has been established at Norwest Bank in Sattler Zink 16 died Monday in a onevehicle accident on Texas 46 He was a sopho more at Smithson Valley High School For those wishing to make donations the account num ber is 701449519 For more information contact Brenda Adair at Norwest Bank at 9642265 or Janis Davis at the Canyon Lake Times Guardian at 210 9073882 Grand Cypress taking donations for victims Grand Cypress Apartment Homes is taking donations for victims of the tornado that struck Jarrell Tuesday Grand Cypress is taking donations for clothes tpys and canned foods for the victims The apartment com plex is taking donations through Wednesday at its office at 453 Elliot Knox Boulevard Call Diane Grimm at 6436400 New Braunfels HeraldZeitung SUNDAY 26 pages in three sections Sunday June HeraldZeilung photo by Michael Darnall Andrew Taylor Skip Tosue and Sue Piel of American Graffiti look at the fin ished product of their work at the plaza American Graffiti refur bished the statue that commemo rates all of the lives lost in the American Civil War Serving the Comal County area for more than 145 years Home of Harry and Marguerite Zoeller New Braunfels rededicates monuments By ABE LEVY Staff Writer Members of two veterans groups stood as still as the Confederate and World War I sol dier statues on the Main Plaza Friday morn ing while up to 100 people gathered for a rededication ceremony there of more than 30 plaques and monuments within the city The monuments were restored for that came from surplus funds from the sesquicentennial celebration of the city of New Braunfels two years ago The money which was generated by sponsorships fundraising drives and dona tions was kept in the Braunfels Founda tion Trust by the Greater New Braunfels Inside See Doug Toneys column Page 4A Chamber of Commerce The 65yearold World War I soldier received a new musket and his Con federate partner received a new bayonet from the pro ject The New Braunfels Chamber formed a Sesquicentennial Steering Committee which decided to refurbish the memorials in a pro ject that began in January of 1996 County city and business leaders attend ed the short service that was held on the traditional Memorial Day Pastors gave ded ication prayers and leaders joined the audi ence in the singing of the National Anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance It was a somber moment audience mem bers said and a fitting use for the surplus money Its not just the monuments but what they stand said Herb Skoog chairman of the Steering Committee who was instru mental in starting the project The project included refurbishing and repairing of eight monuments 21 plaques and the creation of four new plaques in the plaza Landa Park and elsewhere within the city officials said The project also included encasing a Braunfels Castle flag donated by citizens of Braunfels Germany in 1970 The flag will be hung on a wall in the Civic Center orga nizers said Graduation elation HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall Several Graduates from Canyon High School show great emotion after the graduation ceremonies Friday night at Canyon Den For a look at the three area high school graduations see Page 6D Master plan brings volunteers to table Subcommittee members meet at Civic Center Monday By ABE LEVY Staff Writer Meeting A kickoff meeting of newly appoint ed subcommittee members will take place at Monday at the Civic Center 380 S Seguin Ave Most tubers heed warnings of high flows By ABE LEVY Staff Writer Emergency situations on the Guadalupe River this weekend remained at a minimum despite high flows released from Canyon Dam police and emergency med ical services personnel said Sat urday evening The Corps of Engineers increased the release rate from Canyon Dam to cubic feet per second Friday Officials reported no drown ings or major incidents despite the second highest release rate of this year just less than a week end release from one month ago Because of the potential for flooding the corps raised the release rate to cfs and then increased it to cfs Friday to allow for expected rains Rains didnt fell but corps offi cials still maintained the rate to drain the lake level from feet above mean sea to its target of 911 feet officials said Coips officials said they would reassess the release rate Monday Fridays increase caused city officials to block off Gruene Bridge and send out warnings to area media to avoid tubing on the Guadalupe River Outfitters said prior to this weekend that they would conduct guidedraft trips only and shuttled many of their customers to facili ties on the Comal River where flows were below 300 cfs Local law enforcement and emergency personnel were bracing for hazardous conditions as the weekend drew near but expressed relief that at least three incidents they responded to on Saturday did not escalate People still were riding tubes and taking unguided raft rides on Turn to Tubers Page 2A Living in Germany for one year Julia Carrano was able to get around town on cityowned hikeandbike trails that eliminated the need for automobiles The 17yearold junior at Canyon High School had a good life she said one that mixed recreation and the prac ticality of transportation Returning to New Braunfels narrowed her hiking ventures to Guadalupe River State Park in western Comal County Because of her desire to see more trails inside New Braun fels city limits Carrano signed up to serve on a subcommittee that will provide input on parks and recreation for the drafting of the citys Master Plan Most of the 35 members on the subcommittee have graduated from college worked in the business com munity gotten married and had children Despite her youth Carrano said she would add her comments about the way she would like New Braunfels to be when she reaches that age bracket I think theyll be happy to have younger said Carrano one of six high school students on Master Plan subcommittees Id like to tell them of things Im interested in My opinion is shared by many other stu Monday night at the Civic Center ought to look like a minisummit as nine subcommittees representing 337 people from all walks of life will gather officials said It marks the start of an 18month process to write the Master Plan that the citys Comprehensive Plan Steer ing Committee is overseeing The city hired a planning consulting firm Wilbur Smith Associates of Houston to provide logistical and technical assistance during the process The firms lead consultant Michael McAnelly will Turn to Master plan Page 3A Universalists explore religious topics Society members hear variety of views By ABE LEVY Staff Writer HeraldZeitung photo by Tom Erickson Shaman Ochaum Native American spirituality expert shows members of Comal County Unitarian Universalist Society a diagram of a medicine wheel that she later instructed them to make The soothing smell of burning sage wafted through the small sanctuary of Faith United Church of Christ in New Braunfels as about 25 people gathered to hear a muchanticipated speaker Most in the group had finished their evening meals and were making small talk as they sat in bright red chairs that formed an intimate circle A chalice with a lighted candle inside was placed in the middle of the circle a symbol of enlightenment for this regular meeting of the Comal County Unitarian Universalist Soci ety Peering across the gathering the faces of two teenagers several men and many women expressed enthusi asm for the weekly time together For more than a year and a half the assembly has invited eclectic and sometimes controversial speakers to offer their views on a variety of topics This night was dedicated to Native American spirituality expert Shaman Ochaum who traveled from Austin to teach members about the healing pow ers of a medicine wheel The next day they planned to have Ochaum teach them how to build a wheel on one of the members land Dressed in a turquoise top blue pants and blue outer shirt Ochaum donned multicolored beaded bracelets a neck lace resembling a white buffalo and a sterling silver eagle necklace The audience sat still with intense fixation on the speaker as she talked of her spiritual journey alternating between a hushed and raised voice throughout her presentation The medicine wheel she said was a symbol of the unity of human origin that provided healing to those who embarked on its journey This medicine wheel is more than a Turn to Universalists Page 10A Voters need to exewise Mielr in upcoplnf electJoa See Page4A
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