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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 30, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas Page 4 A HERALDZEITUNG TUesday May COUNTY LOCAL STATE FROM THE DISPATCH Burglary A 47yearold New Braunfels man reported someone entered a stor age unit on his property in the 1300 block of Field Crest sometime between April 12 and ApriM 5 while he was out of town The individual stole a stereo two speakers a 19inch Sanyo color television and a videocassette recorder worth an estimated total of The items recently were discovered in a New Braunfels pawn shop A 20yearold New Braunfels woman was named as a suspect A 23yearold San Antonio man and a 23 yearold Laredo man were arrested for public intoxica tion about Friday in the 1000 block of South Interstate 35 New Braunfels Police Department officers con tacted the men when they were sitting in a 1997 Ford pickup in the parking lot The men were booked into the Comal County Jail Bond was set at each pv Assault A 12yearold male was taken into police custody Thursday at OakRun Middle School off Texas 46 after he allegedly struck a 12yearold male classmate several times in the face and head The classmate suffered slight bruising and swelling to his face The suspect was in the custody of juvenile authorities for the assault offense and then released into the custody of a rela tive UPCOMING MEETINGS NEW BRAUNFELS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT of I trustees meeting today in the board room of I the New Braunfels Education Center 430 W Mill St COMALCOUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT Thursday Comal County Courthouse Annex NEW BRAUNFELS CITY COUNCIL June 12 New Braunfels Municipal Building council chambers 424S CastellAve BULVERDECnY Tuesday May 23 Bulverde City Hall 30070 Highway 281 NB potter breaks mold Works emerge from drawings coffee grounds BY CHRISTINA MINOR Staff Writer New Braunfels resident Ron Boling gave up an athletic schol arship and quit college to be a painter Drafted by the Kansas City Art Institute Boling became an accomplished painter winning prizes in several competitions Then his life changed The school hired a new ceramics professor Ken Boling said He got me interested in pottery At first I was awful at it He told me he didnt think I would make it in the pottery world Now he brags about Boling took those bragging rights and several pieces of his work to the Texas State Arts and Crafts Fair this past weekend in Kerrville Boling makes bowls vases mugs and lamps Bolings pot tery sells from to Most of the pieces sold at the arts and crafts fair averaged about Boling specializes in Raku pottery a Japanese technique utilizing clay that is highly refractory and able to withstand sudden thermal shock The fir ing technique involves putting the vessel into a kiln and firing it quickly to about 1800 degrees or until the glaze melts I love the colors that the Raku makes when it comes out of the he said The colors are so unpredictable You never know what color going to He also saves his coffee grounds to mix with the clay It makes great he said Each piece is unique with Boling drawing the ideas before creating them The pottery is wheelthrown with solid extrud ed handles Some of the pieces have solid extruded legs to give them animated characters I describe my pottery as dec orative alluding to he said Between 4 and 6 each day I draw out my ideas in sketchbooks The ideas just come into my head I always say my hands are behind my He now is working on some new handshaped designs One of the main characteris K JESSIE New Braunfels potter Ron Boling shows off a piece of his work Boling returned from this past weekends Texas State Arts and Crafts Fair in Kerrville tics of Boling Pottery is each piece has a handle that is twisted or broken apart then put back together Boling said the handles gave the pieces an individual charac ter reminiscent of a landscape or hill Bolings style of pottery was influenced by Ferguson and New Braunfels resident Dee Buck Wanting to share his enthusi asm about pottery as well as help others learn about pottery Boling taught art classes at Tulane University in New Orleans and The University of Texas at Austin He currently serves as art gallery director at The University of Texas at San Antonio I have three more years with the university then Im going to do this full he said I love going to the fairs and meet ing people and Boling said he tried to make 10 to 11 shows a year including craft fairs in Albuquerque Houston San Antonio Salado and Kerrville At each fair liev exchanges a piece of his work with other crafters As you wander through his house its apparent pottery is his passion His works as well as other sculptors works sit on shelves in various rooms Three dining room shelves are reserved for mugs that Boling collects from the places he vis its He also displays his work in galleries throughout Texas and enters competitive shows He eventually would like to have a oneperson show Whether Boling is creating for a craft fair or a competitive show he follows the motto of Nick Casson Some and Create some for them and some for he said CISD to break ground for new elementary SPECIAL TO THE HERALDZEITUNQ The last elementary school to be built in the Comal Independent School District was Bill Brown Elementary in 1991 The new kid on the block will be an elementary school to be built at Farmto Market Road 306 and Hoffman Lane on the eastern side of Comal County Ground will be broken for the 800student capacity school on at 9 Thursday School board members and school administra tors will be present The commu nity is invited We are excited about the new elementary school and invite our taxpayers to come out and be a part of this new project CISD superintendent Jerry Major said The new school will alleviate overcrowding at Goodwin Primary and Frazier The million school will be built by JT Construction Inc of San Antonio and was designed by Pfluger Associates It will have 39 classrooms a library a cafeteria and a gym Projected opening is slated for August 2002 The elementary school is just BREAKING GROUND WHO Comal school dis trict WHAT Groundbreaking for new elementary school WHEN 9 Thursday WHERE FarmtoMarket Road 306 and Hoffman Lane one of three to be built with bond money approved by the voters in May 1999 The other two will be built at FM 306 and Cranes Mill Rd north of Canyon Lake and 281 and Cibolo Creek hi the western part of the district The million bond issue includes the new elementary schools a new high school major expansion on four campuses Canyon High Smithson Valley High Canyon Middle and Comal Elementary well as renova tions remodelings and other pro jects on Comal ISO campuses Independent senior information meetings Seniors of the area soon will have a choice of living facilities in the Independent Senior Living Seguin The facilities will appeal to active seniors who do not need assistance and desire quality liv ing A group has formed and has engaged Martin Luther Homes to conduct a feasibility study and work with a local group in devel oping this new facility Martin Luther Homes is known for pro viding housing for the develop mentally handicapped and has several such homes in Seguin In addition Martin Luther Homes develops independent living facil ities for seniors in several states The local group called Independent Senior Living Seguin has formed a board and elected officers Walter Fruehling is president Harold Bogisch is vice president Bernard Baumbach is secretary and Arnold Woede is treasurer To focus group meetings will take place at 3 and 7 June 6 at the Silver Center in Seguin The public is invited For information call Walt Fruehling at 3791998 Harold Bogisch at 3793824 or Bill Minor at 6290100 Want to sing act dance Red Stocking Revue might be for you Directors party scheduled June 6 BY BETTY TAYLOR Staff Writer Broadway lights will shine on New Braunfels come June 23 when the Red Stocking Revue conducted every two years kicks off its threeday run Local starlets and behindthe scenes crews interested in taking part in the Community Service Center fundraiser are being asked to attend the Directors Party at 7 June 6 at the New Braunfels Presbyterian Church 373 Howard St The unique show brings the New York stage to Texas when Jerome H Cargill Producing Organization brings in a director show costumes music and more The actors and crew however are local Melaney Beath who heads up the Directors Party said a cast of at least1100 was needed for the production She encouraged June 6 and lip up for their of interest Even those who pwfer to work off stage will have the opportunity to work on the pro duction We have a place for Beath said You can do sales be a part of the stage crew or help work on Participants must be available for three weeks of rehearsals prior to the shows run dates of June 23 25 Beath said the show was espe cially fun and challenging because of the element of surprise We dont know what the show is until he the director Beath said It is not a play but it con tains acts venues and JoannaLewis who chaired the event in 1998 said We have something for everybody If you want to sing or perform a solo or dance no one is turned down We usually have a chorus line like the Rockettes and some kind of mens drag such as Geisha girls The men have a wonderful Beath said the revue was in its 12th season and former mayor Jan Kennady brought the idea to New Braunfels In 1998 the revue brought in about Lewis event as a group by buying blocks of Hahn encouraged organizations to do the same this year Proceeds from the event benefit the Community Service Center which in turn supports a wide variety of programs All of the funds stay in Lewis said We provide assis tance on an individual basis such as helping out with the gas bill or See We are hoping to do much bet ter this year We would like to clear if she said Sue Hahn chairwoman for the event this year said We would love to see a sellout crowd Groups like the Lions Club and Rotary Club have supported the 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