Thursday, October 5, 2000

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 5, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas NEW Water Restrictions lew Braunfels Utilities customers with addresses ling in 6 7 8 or 9 can water today before 9 i after 7 For information call 6088925 HERALDZEITUNG Vol 149 No 243 14 pages in 2 sections October 5 2000 THURSDAY Serving Comal County since 1852 50 cents Fallen volunteer fireman honored BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer At on July 27 1999 David Hartwick a 15year volun teer with the New Braunfels Fire Department answered his final call It was a major house fire on Allison Drive Hartwick 35 reset the pager that alert ed him to the fire but he never left his house He died This week end Hartwick felled by a fatal heart attack more than a year ago will be among more than 100 firefight ers who died in the line of duty to be honored by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation in Emmits burg Md The NFFF will carve Hartwicks name into its memorial located at the National Firefighters Acade my He will be honored in a pair of memorial services which will be attended by New Braunfels fire fighters Darren Brinkkoeter and Paul Muth The pair will represent the New Braunfels Fire Department and Hartwicks family who were unable to attend this weekends ceremonies in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week Oct 814 They have spent their own mon ey to be there and took vacation time to do it David was from our own fire department a brother firefight Brinkkoeter said We decided we should go to represent the See HARTWICK Buy the book CHRIS Friends of The Library members had the first chance to search for bargains Wednesday evening at the annual book sale which runs until Friday at the New Braunfels Civic Center The center will be open from 9 to 7 today and from 9 to 5 Friday Also on Friday books will be for all that will fit into a paper bag from 4 to 5 A majority of the books are priced at 75 cents for hardbacks and 25 cents for paperbacks West Side center faces Dec deadline First Presbyterian must match grant funds by end of year BY JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ Staff Writer Along constructionmarred Inter state 35 a beauty abutting the First Presbyterian Church waits for its prince an foot community center even as an end of the year deadline looms to raise almost twice as much mon ey as they have The church has until the end of the year to raise or risk losing a grant they received last March for the con struction project The West Side Community Cen ter will cost million will go to construction and to support programs in the center Last spring a private funding group from San Antonio the Kron kosky Charitable Foundation of San Antonio surprised the church with a grant to build the facility In seven months the group has collected in donations which leaves more to gather by the foundationstipulated Dec 31 deadline Our grants dollars are going to be the last dollars put so they need to raise about by the end of this said Mark Carmona Kronkosky Foundation grants manager Obviously well need to see where they are at that point in time Weve had indica tions that they feel confident they can meet the deadline Like we do with all of our grants well assess the situation It is purposeful for us to go DONATIONS Donations can be mailed to the First Presbyterian Church 291OIH 35 New Braunfels 78130 ahead and put in a deadline because we want to see people meet their A music festival last May brought in more than and before this is all over WalMart will have contributed Those involved in the planning seem confident they will get the money in time Donations keep trickling in from the community and the group continually applies for other grant money This is very much a faith ven ture for us Weve seen the hand of God work in this thing we continue to walk in the Rev Thomas Martinez Jr said If they do not scrape together the Martinez believes com munity center supporters can make a good case to get more time I think they just have to see the community reaction to this and they will see how much were try Martinez said Faith has carried them far When the tiny church it has about 80 members started this journey all they knew was they wanted to help their neighbors in a predomi nantly Hispanic lowincome com munity There are few recreation options children struggle in school and cannot afford private tutors like some of their classmates there is little or no access to computer tech nology Weve kind of identified that See Trashfest promises Comal River fun File Photo The 25th annual Trashfest kicks off Saturday in New Braunfels Divers from clubs in Texas and surrounding states arrive to help clean up the Comal River a popular diving destination BY Jo LEE FERGUSON Staff Writer The winners of the 25th annual Trashfest Saturday will leave New Braunfels with nothing but the shirts on their backs But what prized shirts they are said Houston resident Chuck Boyd cochairman of Trashfest with Dr Dick Zingula The Texas Gulf Coast Council of Diving Clubs sponsors Trash fest Divers from Texas and sever al surrounding states will be in New Braunfels to clean up the Comal River between the Wurstfest grounds and the Comals conflu ence with the Guadalupe River Dive teams of eight people com pete to win in five categories based upon the trash they pull from the river the most weight the most unusual the most pop tops the most tennis shoes and sunglasses and the most bottles cans and cups The winners take home a silver anniversary Trashfest shirt The shirts are exactly like the shirts available for sale Saturday with one exception The winners shirts include the special label Super These are really prized things People hold onto Boyd said Registration costs and will take place from to 10 Saturday at Prince Solms Park The competition is from 11 to 3 and finishes with partici pants weighing in their trash at Prince Solms Park The registration fee includes a 5 barbecue dinner Saturday at the Comal County fairgrounds Door prizes including several inter national scuba diving trips will be awarded during the dinner Weve been doing this for a long Boyd said Lots and lots of people have come up to New Braunfels each year to keep the Comal River clear and The five contest categories have not changed in the events 25 years although Boyd said this was the last year that pop tops would be a category You dont find that many of those things lying around any he said The event has expanded every year growing as more and more See The Rev Buckner Fanning to grace Gruene Music Fest BY JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ Staff Writer The bands performing at the 14th annual Gruene Music Fest will have several fans in the crowd but none have the rock star fol lowing of Sundays Gospel Brunch speaker Dr Buckner Fanning has been pastor of the Trinity Baptist Church in San Antonio for 40 years His Texastwangkissed voice has delivered 30secondlong inspirational mes sages on San Antonio airwaves 28 times weekly for what seems like forever This Sunday at the Gospel Brunch with a Texas an event in the 14th annual Gruene Music Fest he will tell stories from his latest book God Drives a Pickup It is a collection of sto ries about how God reveals himself to us in unexpected ways through unexpected people if we pay Fanning said His message should strike a chord with many attendants because the music festival is about musicians performers and businesses coming together to raise money for the United Way of Comal County Unit ed Way funnels money to 25 organizations in the county and is trying to raise by TICKETS Get tickets for the 14th annual Gruene Music Fest at or call 6295077 FANNING December Generally people are becoming aware that its our responsibility to help other people the younger people and the less fortunate Fanning said Its part of a gen eral spiritual renewal throughout the Each Sunday he steers to atten dants through spiritual waters with inspira tional stories at his church in San Antonio His popularity prompted Music Fest orga nizers to add a second brunch for the first time this year Hes just so said Mary Jane Nalley coowner of Gruene Hall and a Music Fest coordinator Its going to be very casu al informal Hes a very casual friendly person Nalley heard Fanning talking about his book on the radio a few months ago God Drives a Pickup Truck It just sounds like Gruene she said Its kind of a big deal in Texas so hes going to See INSIDE Key Code 76