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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 11, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                TUESDAY Results from first Hummel Cup Page 7 50 GENTS 12 pages in one section Tuesday November 11 1997 20332 M009 82 SOWEST MICROPUBLISHINO 2627 E YANDELL DR EL PASO TX 79903 Serving Comal County and surrounding areasjor more than 145 years Home of Jeanle Meridez Vol 145 No 254 it TinVVliv K 2 Inside Stammtisdi Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Robert Brucks Ernestina Gonzales Russell Lackey Joshua Creasman 12 Jeahie Mendez Brooke Korbell Amanda Hope Gomez 10 Danielle Craft 5 Margaret Lage 80 Dorothy Fetters Michael Schaeffer 16 Julie Mudd Nicholas Miner and Robert Saenz Happy Anniversary wishes go out to Johnny and Susie Williams To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Molds 889 Ragweed 10 Pollen measured in parts per cubic meter of air Information provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal River 312 cubic feet per sec ond same as Monday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level same as Monday Canyon Dam discharge cfs Canyon Lake cfs Canyon Lake level feet above sea level Below conservation New Braunfels Utilities NBU reports pumping million gal lons of surface water Monday and gallons of well water Rain chances increase tonight Tonight Cloudy with rain and showers likely along with a few thunderstorms in the area Lows in the 40s to near 50 Wednesday Cloudy with a chance of rain or show ers High in the 50s to near 60 Wednesday night cloudy with a chance of rain Lows in the 50s Thursday Cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms Highs in the 60s Friday Clearing becom ing partly cloudy with rain and showers ending Turning cold er Lows in the 30s to 40s High in the 50s to near 60 Saturday Fair skies and cold Lows in the 20s to 30s Highs in the 50s Cal Thomas speaks at Civic Center Cal Thomas will be the fea tured speaker at the Comal County ProLife Foundations fundraiser banquet at 7 today For tickets and informa tion call a local church or Cri sis Pregnancy Center at 629 7565 Service League giving away New Braunfels Service League members plan to raise some through their Night ticket sales beginning at 7 today at Gruene Hall At the end of the evening one lucky winner will walk away richer Call 6091932 Let us meet your neighbors We want the rest of New Braunfels to meet your neigh bors whether its someone you work with or someone who lives down the street Mail your to us at 707 Landa New Braun fels Texas 78130 Wurstfest wraps up banner year HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall New Braunfels Utilities employee Joe Camareno pulls down the Wurstfest sign from above Landa Street on Monday Attendance reached nearly By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer Nearly people partied drank beer ate sausage and danced during the annual Wurstfest at Landa Park Wurstfest Association executive direc tor Suzanne Herbelin said her staff still was counting attendance figures Monday afternoon for the 10day event which ended Sunday At best we can give an educated Herbelin said We are still count ing Our attendance will be slightly less than Herbelin said the 1997 attendance fig ures should match the total for the 1996 event It is aboutin she said 1996 was the best year for us in the Within the next day or two the final attendance figures should be counted Herbelin said I think our crowds were good as we hoped Herbelin said We were pleased with the attendance We are for tunate we had nine days of perfect weath er Even the damp weather on Sunday didnt slow the crowds down Everything ran really Herbelin said preliminary figures showed the Wurstfest Association would receive more revenues than last years event Our cash receipts are up 3 percent from last Herbelin said Ourcon cessionaires are still reporting sales fig It looks like they had overall Turn to Wurstfest Page 2 Henne Hardware owner dies at age 83 By SUSAN JAKOBSEN Staff Writer From local shop keeper to avid golfer Clifford Henne left a many faceted mark on the community of New Braunfels Henne former owner of Henne Hardware and well known in many athletic cir cles died Sunday at the age of 83 Henne man aged the store for more than 20 tradition that began when the first Ger man immigrants began Comal County The original Henne Hardware Store was founded in 1857 by Louis Henne the son of immigrant Johann Henne from Hanover Germany Old hard wood floors and dated fixtures evi dence a rich history Henne Hardware is one of the oldest hardware stores in the state of Texas Son Adolph Henne followed in his father Louis footsteps managing the hardware store along with a lumber yard tinsmithing business and plumb ing shop nearby Adolphs youngest son Clifford married Dorothy Platz Oct 30 1937 then joined forces with eldest brother Eugene The two brothers took over the family business in 1945 and continued to operate the hardware store which offered an assortment of home improvement products and farm imple ments Clifford Henne became sole propri etor of Henne Hardware in 1962 Even tually the shop evolved into a general store and included a gift section china and crystal dinnerware sporting goods arid appliances As the shops product line grew so did its customer base Clifford would open up the store at any time of the day to help said niece Imogene Elliott of Hous ton Youngsters who came in the shop for gifts during the holidays were able to purchase items that just happened to be on sale that day and some res idents affording only the bare mini mum could make 50cent payments on a wringer washing machine every week until they paid off the purchase she said Clifford Henne retired in 1973 and sold the hardware store to local resident James Goodbread who with partner Don Stott operated the store until the mid 1980s Goodbread said he stopped by to visit Hennes nephew Cecil Henne Sunday and was present when a tele phone call from Eden Home notified the family that Clifford Henne had passed away He Henne gave rne a lot of good said Goodbread He was a good Paul and Joy Martinka of New Braunfels bought Henne Hardware assets from Goodbread in 96 with plans to incorporate a brewery pub and deli in the store Joy Martinka said Henne was aware of their conversion Turn to Henne Page 2 Strung out HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall Fredrick Smith puts up some Christmas lights in the trees around the plaza bandstand Monday afternoon Downtown conference draws 250 participants this week By SUSAN JAKOBSEN Staff Writer More than 250 visitors from around the state are expected to attend the Texas Downtown Association Conference in New Braunfels beginning Wednesday and continuing through Friday The 15th annual conference is presented by the Texas Down town Association and the Texas Historical Commission Confer ence leaders will focus on how to improve downtown areas through a series of workshops and exhibits scheduled at the Center It looks like were going to have a good said Lynn Fountain New Braunfels main street manager During the con ference city representatives will compete for awards and discuss issues such as landscaping and making city hubs greener and friendlier New Braunfels is the smallest city to win the main street con ference destination said Foun tain Last years conference was in Tyler So far New Braunfels has been able to accommodate the influx of conference registrants thanks to hotels motels and more than 23 area bed and breakfasts Those attending the threeday affair will benefit from the expe rience said Fountain This will bring people from all pver the state to see how this city with main street she said Hope fully theyll pick up new ideas to wrestle with old Officials at the Convention and Visitors Bureau helped attract participants to the con ference by attending preliminary meetings around the state Room tax funds totaling approximately were used to send out information about the confer ence via mail according to Michael Meek president of the Greater New Braunfels Cham ber of Commerce This convention will be bring ing in new dollars to the said Meek Its a piece of the big economic puzzle in New Chamber of commerce employees will be assisting the New Braunfels Downtown Asso ciation with registration for the event at the Civic Center starting Wednesday GBRA parks department slate meeting Gathering set at 6 today in Seguin The GuadajupeBlanco River Authority and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will have a town meeting at 6 today at the Seguin Inde pendent School District administrative offices in Oak Park Mall 1221 East Kingsbury St in Seguin The meeting will deal with TPWD1 s manage ment plan for aquatic plant management in the hydroelectric lakes Health Awareness and Water Knowledge a group that favors alternatives to chemicals in treating aquatic plant life such as hydrilla also will be at the meetingto present its side i CISD looks at facility options Trustees seek answers after bond issue fails By DENISE DZIUK KNIGHT Staff Writer Trustees now will have to decide what to do with the students who will continue to come to Cpmal Inde periderit SchoolDistrict after voters rejected all four propositions in Saturdays million bond election The bond package would have paid for major expan sions and renovations to existing campuses construction of three new schools and an upgrade in technology Trustees had said passage of the bond package would have addressed growth in the student population for the next five to seven years The last bond package to fail was in May 1993 That package was for million including million for a new elementary school in Startzville With Saturdays defeat of the bond package trustees now must go back to the drawing board to determine another approach to handle the influx of students The people are going to keep coming and by state law we have to educate said board president Dan Krueger In October the board approved a list of options it would consider if the bond proposal failed That list included reconfiguration of attendance lines another bond proposal calling for the expansion of both high schools the purchase of additional portable buildings leased space or the implementation of yearround mul titracked or split schedules I cant say which way well go at this point because we dont know trustee Dora Gonzales said Krueger said that without new facilities approaches used could be just temporary fixes He added that unless another bond issue was presented to voters the cost for the alternative options would have to come out of the operating budget This will end up costing the taxpayers in the long said Krueger Thats the sad Gonzales said that before a decision was made she would like to get additional input from the many voters who turned out for Saturdays election She said finding out why so many residents rejected the plan would be vital I think thats the question What would it take to get you to vote yes in the she said Getting that feedback might be easier than expected John Bertelsen who was active in the committee that formed the longrange plan said a taxpayers group was being formed as a result of some of the issues that came up during the election We think there are enough people out there that are upset and were just going to discuss said Ber telsen It was a spin off of this long range planning thing Some people were already upset and this was just a spark that ignited The group which will have its first meeting from 7 to 9 Nov 19 at the Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative will riot be an angry tax Bertelsen said Instead the group will attempt to give positive feedback to the board Its a group that is trying to give input to the board and give them he said Basically we want to change the direction CISD is Kipeger said the next step for the board will be to can vass election returns at Thursdays meeting He said the board would probably direct the administration at that time to schedule a future agenda item calling for dis cussion of the bond package and where to go from here Today is Veterans see cohimns on Page 4 stories on Page 5   

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