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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 13, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas                                NEW PELS HERALDZEITUNG Vol 148 No 234 20 pages in 2 sections October WEDNESDAY Serving Comal County since 1852 50 cents A final farewell Funeral Mass for Farnsworth Diaz begins at 2 today The marquee at New Braunfels High School 2551 N Loop 337 pays homage to Shelby Farnsworth and Fernando Diaz who were killed in an automobile accident in front of the school this past Saturday Funeral Mass for Farnsworth 16 and Diaz 15 will begin at 2 today at the New Braunfels Civic Center 380 S Seguin Ave WAI Friends family members invited to remember NBHS teens at civic center FROM STAFF REPORTS Friends and family of New Braunfels High School students Shelby Farnsworth and Fer nando Diaz are invited to attend a funeral Mass 2 today at the New Braunfels Civic Center 380 S Seguin Ave Farnsworth 16 and Diaz 15 lost their lives this past Saturday afternoon when their car collided with a pickup truck in front of the high school 2551 N Loop 337 Both students were cadets in the New Braun fels Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps Farnsworth also was active in athletic activities including varsity soccer and junior varsity softball A reception will take place after the Mass at the civic center and last until 5 New Braunfels High School will be released at 1 allowing staff and students to attend the service Other schools in the district will not be released Bus transportation from the high school will be provided to the civic center returning imme diately after the Mass Interment for Farnsworth will be immedi ately after the service at the Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery Interment for Diaz will be in Mexico at a later date MEMORIAL FUND A memorial fund for Shelby Famsworth and Fernando Diaz to help defray funeral expenses has been established at First State Bank 401 Main Plaza in New Braunfels New Braunfels High School assistant principal Mike Reimer said families of both teenagers requested donations be made in lieu of flowers The account number is 500029552 For more information call 6080233 Funding for speed humps still undetermined BY PERI STONEPALMQUIST Staff Writer New Braunfels City Council approved Monday a program intend ed to curb neighborhood traffic speeding with humps in the road although it didnt decide exactly how the humps will be funded The Transportation and Traffic Advisory Board wanted to leave it up to said Don Ferguson assistant to the city manager Ferguson suggested the city look at taking money from the general fund or 4B sales tax revenue The seven member 4B board recommends how council should spend of 1 percent of the percent sales tax This money is spent on both drainage and street projects and cap ital improvements and purchases In fiscal year 1999 the city spent about of the 4B revenue on street and drainage projects and on capital improvements and purchases Typically speed hump installation costs to in material and labor a price the city would cover completely only in extreme sit uations Ferguson said At Mondays meeting Ferguson said he didnt know of any streets that would qualify for 100 percent city funding Under the proposed policy the cost of installing speed humps would be shared between the city and residents The city would not participate in See SPEED Metal building moratorium faces council at next meeting BY PERI STONEPALMQUIST Staff Writer New Braunfels City Council will decide at its next meeting whether to approve a temporary halt on construction of new met al buildings If approved the moratorium could last six months the time council gave the planning commission to come up with a revised metal building ordinance Council debated Monday whether to pursue an ordinance that would require facades on certain metal buildings and limit their locations But council wants the planning commission to broaden the scope of the ordinance and limit the area affected to the downtown region If were going to regulate aesthetics lets regulate aesthetics and not pick on metal District 3 councilman Randy vanstory said if limited to metal buildings the ordinance will not accomplish what we say its going to accomplish and thats to beautify our he said Vanstory who owns a metal building on Walnut Avenue said the city also had aesthetic problems with other structures such as cinderblock buildings District 4 councilwoman Jan Kotylo who put the item on the agenda said she wanted to protect neighbor hoods Were not trying to keep businesses away with some strict KOTYLO have a special Id like to keep it that New Braunfels resident Luke Speckman said several metal buildings were next door to houses in town And it kills the value of the surrounding he said As fast as were growing I think we want planned growth And this is one piece of Michael Meek president of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce said he agreed certain areas needed to be protected specifically downtown But the ordinance as written was too far he said The ordinance draft prohibits new construction of metal See Wurstfest waltz WAI VerNell Martinez left learns a German folk dance with her husband Ray and other new members of the Wurstfest Association on Tuesday About 30 peo ple attended the orientation in preparation for the 10 day festival which begins later this month INSIDE Key Code 76 Locals can get a Taste of the Town on Thursday evening BY HEATHER Tooo Staff Writer New Braunfels residents wont have to ask Whats for dinner Thursday night when they can have anything from Jambal aya pasta to babyback pork ribs at the 11th annual Taste of the The annual event benefiting the Chil drens Museum of New Braunfels will fea ture specialty dishes and desserts from 27 local restaurants and bakeries Residents can sample dishes from 6 to 9 at the National Guard Armory 2253 Interstate 35 West Admission is for advance tickets and at the door The restaurants go all out for this said Julie Swift executive director of the Childrens Museum They either do one of their specialty items or try something Quests can sample beef tender kabobs creme brulee stuffed quail chicken fried steak pumpkin soup and for dessert rasp berry white chocolate cheesecake Taste of the Town is one of the largest fundraising events for the Childrens Muse um This past year nearly 800 people attended the event which raised for the muse ums operating expenses exhibits educa tional programs and community outreach Swift said the goal was to sell tick ets this year This is a good way to link with the com munity and the restaurants have been very supportive over the years The community helps to make this event a she said Southwest Texas State Universitys Stage Band will perform and the TriCounty Bal loon Association will offer for balloon glow demonstrations Residents also will have a chance to bid on more than 80 items including Schlitter bahn passes Spurs tickets and a guitar auto graphed by Brooks and Dunn during a silent auction TASTE OF THE TOWN WHAT Fundraiser for the Chil drens Museum of New Braunfels WHEN 6 to 9 Thursday WHERE National Guard Armory 2253 Interstate 35 West Swift also said Pizza and a babysitting service for museum members would be offered during the event at the Childrens Museum 651 N Business 35 The Childrens Museum opened in New See A   

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