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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 28, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas ELS Water Rflitrlctions New Braunfela wtth addresses endinaln 5 9ftn water after Well j not wafer today matloi TUNG Vol 149 No 136 50 pages in 5 sections May 28 2000 Canyon and Smithson Valley seniors graduated Saturday New Braunfels has one more week to go See inside for a look back and Special Section Race for Habitat Participants in Saturdays Schlitterbahns Race for Habitat pt Day weekend off to a running start with plenty of exercise and fundraising for a good cause Find out who won in Summer movies Tom Cruise is not the only hot ticket on the silver screen this summer Herald Zeitung movie critic Roy Hargrove reviews Hollywoods summer offer ings in time for your vacation 1C WEATHER Get ready for great weather for picnics and barbecues Your Memorial Day Is expect ed to be mostly clear and hot with lows in the 70s and highs in the 90s to near 100 INDEX 1180 Obituaries 3A Sports 14B TV WMK SUNDAY Serving Comal County since 1852 The gan all here Comal County outfitters greet crowds Kit summer kickoff Top Canyon Lake emergency services personnel prepare to transport a 24yearold Baytown man by heli copter after he slipped out of a tree and fell headJirst about 30 feet before hitting the river bank Above Slow goings down the river prompted hundreds of tourists to spend the afternoon sunning and party ing at Huaco Falls Below Tubes flags and people seem to inundate New Braunfels on Memorial Day week end BY ERIN MAGRUDER Staff Writer Slow moving water and overcast skies did not put a damper on the annual Memorial Day Weekend party Saturday after noon as thousands of tourists packed the Guadalupe River Tailgating tubers had plenty of time to socialize as they put tered 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 wouldnt be much said 29yearold Austinite Travis Cash who has made an annual Memorial Day holiday trek to the Guadalupe River for the past nine years But weve had just as much fiin 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 Much to the relief of outfitters crowds at the river were reported to be comparable to this past years showing and almost every inch of space along the banks was occupied by either a tent or camper There was some concern about the Huaco Springs Campground manager Eddie Gillespie said But it Ipoks OK pretty typical for this And although it seemed a good time was had by all the See Honoring the fallen Veterans organizing Memorial Day events FROM STAFF REPORTS Local veterans organizations invite the gen eral public to join them in remembering their fallen comrades in arms this Memorial Day weekend At 7 today members of the Guadalupe Valley American Legion Post 35 and its auxiliary planned to place small American flags on vet erans graves in Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park There are no tomb stones at the member Leon Helmke said We are placing about 700 flags on the graves Its so nice when you look out Guest and see all those On Monday Post 35 and Holidav members from Veterans of Hninn Foreign Wars wil1 PIace large American flags around Main Plaza After distributing the flags members in conjunction with the owners of the cemetery will gather at 9 at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park for a memori al service The public is invited Cecil Konkel who is coordinating the event said We will raise the flag then lower it to half start There also will be the laying of a wreath at the flagpole in the field of totror where all the veterans are American Legion Comal Post 179 will place flags at Sts 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 St Paul Lutheran Church the veterans and members will lower the flag to half staff at 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 NBU sets up watering hotline New Braunfels Utilities water system customers now can access the latest watering guidelines and restriction status by calling 6088925 A pre recorded message provides information to the caller about landscape watering New Braunfels is currently in Stage HI restric tions which allow for landscape watering two days a week Sprinklers can be used between 7 pm and 9 The use of a handheld 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 BY HEATHER Tooo AND ERIN MAORUDRR Staff Writers Ferdinand mark on the local immunity and the state oflexas is FereUnancrUndrwimerww bom I 1801 years the newspaper still in print in New BreunfeU to the more than 40 diflerent plants named after him And one year from now some local residents hope to have a lasting visible reminder of the man who significantly fthapdTtoas botany and New BrauafeJs Schumann said the organization tentatively has dis cussed plans to build a monument or some other kind of memorial in honor of Lindheimer on the 200th anniversary of his birthday on May As of now plans for the project are premature but Schumann said she hoped local residents and historical associa tions throughout the state would recog nize Undheimers accomplishments and offer support Many local organizations plan to com rnemorate Lindheimert 200th birthday with special events and next yew Barney Canlon works hard at keeping plants that bear name The Undheimer home remains on its original grounds to thouoht of almost sacred ground to many ifcl
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