Tuesday, November 16, 1999

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 16, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas NEW PELS HERALDZEITUNG Vol 148 No 258 14 pages in 2 sections November 16 1999 TT npv A Serving Comal County since 1852 New Braunfels celebrates Texas Recycles Day BY ERIN MAGRUDER Staff Writer Local students and environmental ly aware community members braved the heat Monday afternoon to par ticipate in the sixth annual Texas Recycles Day activities The Home Depot 1360 N Inter state 35 hosted and sponsored the BAKER event that featured tips and informa tion about how recycling benefits not only the envi ronment but the economy and the community as well The environmentallyconscious choice to recycle creates jobs and saves natural resources energy clean air and water landfill space and mon ey said Chance Lowry store manager of Home Depot a national sponsor of America Recycles Day New Braunfels High School envi ronmental science students provid ed a display with information on composting and also conducted a newspaper recycling drive About 40 Canyon Intermediate School students also participated by competing in a cancrushing relay race which produced four winners of Tony Stewert model racecars given See 50 cents Canyon Intermediate School sixth grader Kyle Williams competes in the cancrushing contest at the recycling event at Home Depot on Monday WAI Kitchen queen WAI Home economist Margaret McCutcheon demonstrates how to prepare CaramelGlazed Flan at the Taste of Home Cooking School sponsored by the HeraldZeitung at the New Braunfels Civic Center on Monday night Taste of Home teaches cooks how to feed families like royalty BY ERIN MAGRUDER Staff Writer More than 800 homemakers chefs amateur gourmets and just plain hungry folks from across Texas attended the fourth annual Taste of Home Cooking School Monday evening at the New Braunfels Civic Center 380 S Seguin Ave The line for the soldout event extend ed out the door leaving passersby curious about what all of the buzz was for To explain the draw one only has to list a few of the heavenly concoctions that were created before the night was over The aromas of the CaramelGlazed Flan Maple Pumpkin Cheesecake Fiesta Pork Chops with Couscous Sweet Potato Chicken Salad and other tasty morsels were enough to shame Betty Crocker and convince even the most undomestic of persons to throw away their microwave ovens The program sponsored by the Herald Zeitung featured professional home economist Margaret McCutcheon who prepared 10 userfriendly and completely scrumptious dishes in about two hours with the help of assistants Julie Shepherd Cookie Barboza Gwen Kiel and Nancy Kraft The cooking school is associated with three national cooking magazines Taste of Home Quick Cooking and Country Woman McCutcheon said part of the schools success was the variety of quick and easy recipes it provided for chefs who want to prepare a good homecooked meal in a short period of time All of the ingredients for our can be found in your local grocery she said In addition to the cooking demonstra tion more than 20 door prizes including a mattress set gift certificate from Gage Furniture Store two adult season passes to Schlitterbahn 20 bags of gro ceries and 11 prepared dishes from Taste of Home were given away Campbells cookbooks also were awarded to 250 lucky attendants San Antonio resident Jo Wagner who won a cookbook said she had several good reasons to attend the event and so did her husband William My husband will take me anywhere where I can learn how to cook she said City prepares million bond package Council List of projects not complete yet BY PERI STONEPALMQUIST Staff writer New Braunfels City Council gave more than million worth of pos sible bond projects a tentative nod Monday Council is hoping to have a bond issue to present to voters by May 2000 A resident owning a piece of property could pay more in property taxes a year or a month if council and vot ers ultimately approve every measure for a bond repaid during 20 years I think we get a lot for the mon District 4 councilwoman Jan Kotylo said The bond revenue could fund a variety of street and drainage parks and recreation and police and fire projects including Widening Walnut Avenue from Katy Street to Business 35 making it four lanes with a continuous cen ter turn lane million not includ ing costs of land Recreational sports complex including an indoor pool activity center with gymnasium and other features four softball fields four Light show might be headed our way BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Local residents are urged to look to the stars late tonight or early Wednes day morning to see what could be the celestial light show of a lifetime The annual Leonid Meteor Show er is back and some experts say the meteoric display could turn into a fullfledged celestial firestorm with thousands of meteors trailing tails of flame across the earlymorning sky Scientists dont know for sure See ALEXANDER baseball fields two soccer fields and maintenance shop mil lion without cost of Improve ments to existing park rest rooms and equipment building new rest room mil Replace the police and fire departments communication sys tem with an annual and Various items for New Braunfels Fire and Rescue Look for a complete list of the items approved Monday in Wednes days HeraldZeitung The list is not final City staff will take councils rec ommendations and work on more accurate cost estimates as well as various design scenarios for a widened Walnut Avenue Staff also will work on estimates for some new projects Council asked that staff look into prices for land acquisition for a Loop 337 extension into the eastern part of town and an item funding road resur facing District 2 councilman Larry See INSIDE Key code 76 Boys choir brings heavenly voices to NB Photo submitted The Moscow Boys Choir will perform at 7 Thursday at Tree of Life Fellowship Auditorium 652 N Loop 337 BY ERIN MAGRUDER Staff Writer Residents will have a chance to experi ence Christmas Around the World Thursday when the Moscow Boys Choir performs at 7 in the Tree of Life Fel lowship Auditorium 652 N Loop 337 Thirty trained voices will perform holi day favorites such as We Wish You a Merry Silver excerpts from Handels Bernsteins Kyrie and Silent Night as well as musical tributes to the season from Russia Europe and North and South America The choir also will sing new pieces per formed in their language of origin in the stateofthe art auditorium that holds people The event is hosted by the Greater New Braunfels ARTS Council a local non profit organization celebrating its 20th anniversary said Janet Allen administra tive assistant for the council We are absolutely thrilled to have per formers of that caliber here in New Braun Allen said The Moscow Boys Choir not only has performed for members of the British Roy al family but has participated in operatic productions such as Bizets Carmen Puccinis La Boheme and Tchaikovskys Queen of The choral tribute to the seasons is spon sored by the Texas Commission on the Arts Chase Bank The Collection Rhoads Interiors and Norwest Bank Tickets can be bought today through Thursday at the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce ChinaNThings New Braunfels Art League Gallery The Chil drens Museum and the Tree of Life Fel lowship Church Tickets cost for adults and for students