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Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung May 28, 2000

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 28, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas Water Restrictions ■ New Braunfels Utilities customers with addresses ending in 5 can water today after 7p.m. Well users cannot water today. For information, call 60B-8925JA New Vol. 149, No. 136 50 pages in 5 sections May 28, 2000 Sunday— Comal County since 1852 $1.00 The san all here Comal County outfitters gre crowds for summer kick-off X XHeral rn -—..............................................———    "1 1 '.....>■    -•>....."■    ■ I .    ■     :...........................................................................................................................TUNG Honoring the fallen Veterans organizing Memorial Day events By Erin MAGRUDER Staff Writer Slow moving water and overcast skies did not put a damper on the annual Memorial Day Weekend party Saturday afternoon as thousands of tourists packed the Guadalupe River. Tailgating tubers had plenty of time to socialize as they puttered almost imperceptibly in some places down the winding thoroughfare. However, not many people seemed to notice or care, even when they had to periodically stand up and carry their tubes down the river. “Common sense and the drought told us there wouldn’t be much water,” said 29-year-old Austinite Travis Cash, who has made an annual Memorial Day holiday trek to the Guadalupe River for the past nine years. “But we’ve had just as much fun. We decided as slow as it is, not to fight the river in a tube, save the money and just sit here and watch people go by.” Much to the relief of outfitters, crowds at the river were reported to be comparable to this past year’s showing, and almost every inch of space along the banks was occupied by either a tent or camper. “There was some concern about the drought,” Huaco Springs Campground manager Eddie Gillespie said. “But it looks OK — pretty typical for this weekend.” And although it seemed a good time was had by all, the See RIVER/5A Inside ► Con-graduations! ERIN MAGRUDER and K. JESSIE SLATEN/Herald-Zeitung Top: Canyon Lake emergency services personnel prepare to transport a 24-year-old Baytown man by helicopter after he slipped out of a tree and fell head-first about 30 feet before hitting the river bank. Above: Slow goings down the river prompted hundreds of tourists to spend the afternoon sunning and partying at Huaco Falls. Below: Tubes, flags and people seem to inundate New Braunfels on Memorial Day weekend. Canyon and Smithson Valley seniors graduated Saturday. New Braunfels has one more week to go. See inside for a look back and ahead./4A, Special Section ► Summer movies Tom Cruise is not the only hot ticket on the silver screen this summer. Herald-Zeitung movie critic Roy Hargrove reviews Hollywood’s summer offerings in time for your vacation enjoyment./ 1C Weather Get ready for great weather for picnics and barbecues. Your Memorial Day is expected to be mostly clear and hot with lows in the 70s and highs in the 90s to near 100. NBU sets up watering hotline New Braunfels Utilities water system customers now can access the latest watering guidelines and restriction status by calling 608-8925. A prerecorded message provides information to the caller about landscape watering. New Braunfels is currently in Stage III restrictions, which allow for landscape watering two days a week. Sprinklers can be used between 7 p.m. and 9 a. rn. The use of a hand-held hose, bucket, soaker hose or properly installed drip irrigation system is allowed any time. Remembering the father of Texas botany New Braunfels Garden Club begins talks for Lindheimer monument in 2001 ► Race for Habitat Participants in Saturday’s Schlitterbahn’s Race for Habitat got the Memorial Day weekend off to a running start with plenty of exercise and fund-raising for a good cause. Find out who won in Sports./! BIndex Abby..................................... 2C Business................................5-6B Classified................................1-18D Crossword....................................2C Forum...........................................6A Local/Metro...................................4A Movies..........................................2C Obituaries.................................3A Sports....................................1-4B Today............................................2A Television...........................TV    Weekwww.herald-zeitung.com Key cod* 77 Photo submitted Ferdinand Lindheimer was bom May 21,1801, in Frankfurt, Germany. By Heather Todd and Erin Magruder Staff Writers Ferdinand Lindheimer’s mark on the local community and the state of Texas is as strong today as it was more than IOO years ago — from the newspaper still in print in New Braunfels to the more than 40 different plants named after him. And, one year from now, some local residents hope to have a lasting, visible reminder of the man who significantly shaped Texas botany and New Braunfels history. Dolores Schumann, events coordinator for the New Braunfels Garden Club, said the organization tentatively has discussed plans to build a monument or some other kind of memorial in honor of Lindheimer on the 200th anniversary of his birthday on May 21,2001. As of now, plans for the project are premature, but Schumann said she hoped local residents and historical associations throughout the state would recognize Lindheimer’s accomplishments and offer support. Many local organizations plan to commemorate Lindheimer’s 200th birthday with special events and memorials next year. See LINDHEIMER/5A K. JESSIE SLATEN/Herald-Zeitung Barney Canion works hard at keeping the plants that bear Ferdinand J. Lindheimer’s name. The Lindheimer home remains on its original grounds and is thought of as almost sacred ground to many New Braunfels residents. From Staff Reports Local veterans’ organizations invite the general public to join them in remembering their fallen comrades in arms this Memorial Day weekend. At 7 a.m. today, members of the Guadalupe Valley American Legion Post 35 and its auxiliary planned to place small American flags on veterans’ graves in Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. “There are no tombstones at the graves,” member Leon Helmke said. “We are placing about 700 flags on the graves. --It’s so nice when you look out Guest    and see all those flags.” COlumns/6A °n Monday. Post 35 and Holiday    members from Veterans of i    ia a Foreign Wars 11050 will place ClOSings/4A    jarge American flags around Main Plaza. After distributing the flags, members, in conjunction with the owners of the cemetery, will gather at 9 a.m. at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park for a memorial service. The public is invited. Cecil Konkel, who is coordinating the event, said, “We will raise the flag, then lower it to half staff. There also will be the laying of a wreath at the flagpole in the field of honor, where all the veterans are buried.” American Legion Comal Post 179 will place flags at Sis. Peter and Paul Cemetery then return to the post home for breakfast. Other Memorial Day activities include: • Veterans of Foreign Wars 7110 raising the American flag at the post home at 600 S. Peace Ave.; • St. Paul Lutheran Church, the veterans and members will lower the flag to half staff al St. Martin Church — Horton Cemetery; and • Veterans for Christ, the American GI Forum will raise the American flag at Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery with a member of the VFW 11050 Ladies Auxiliary. ;

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Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

Issue Date: May 28, 2000

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