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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 17, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas Page 4 A HBRALDZEITUNO Tuesday October COUNTY LOCAL STATE FROM THE DISPATCH Investigators with the New Braunfels Police Department have determined that an advertising and marketing business which has been conducting business in the New Braunfels area is not involved in any illegal activity or deceptive practices DFW Marketing was one of the companies previously reported by the New Braunfels Police Department as being mentioned in infor mation obtained by the Texas Attorney Generals Office This inquiry was seeking information from anyone doing business with several listed companies DFW Marketing being one of the companies mentioned and requesting people doing business with these organi zations to contact an investi gator from the Attorney Generals Office On Friday officers from the NBPD responded to a busi ness in the 100 block of W San Antonio Street after the owner called and said that a representative from DFW Marketing was in her place of business and was seeking payment for previously con tracted advertising space in a Comal County map book Officers from the NBPD responded to the location and contacted the represen tative It was found at that time that no criminal activity had taken place and that the contracted advertising space and business agreement was in accordance with the law and no violations had taken place NBPD has determined that DFW Marketing based in Euless Texas did conduct business practices in accor dance with legal require ments while dealing with this local company NBPD would like to warn citizens and business owners that it is possible that another compa ny who does conduct unlaw ful business practices utilized the name DFW Marketing to solicit business Anyone with any doubts concerning a business deal with a company using the name DFW Marketing are encouraged to contact Detective Sean Gabbard of the New Braunfels Police Department at 6082185 who will put callers in contact with the owners of DFW Marketing UPCOMING MEETINGS GUADALUPEBLANCO RIVER AUTHORITY board of directors meeting Wednesday GBRA authority office 933 East Court Seguin COMAL COUNTY WATER ORIENTED RECREATION DISTRICT regular meeting Wednesday Canyon Lake Action Center 1941 FarmtoMarket Road 2673 Sattler COMAL COUNTY COM MISSIONERSCOURT regular meeting Thursday Commissioners Courtroom 3rd floor Comal County Courthouse Annex 150 N Seguin Ave SCHERTZCIBOLO UNIVER8AL CITY INDE PENDENT SCHOOL DIS TRICT regular meeting 7 Thursday Dobie Junior High School 396 W BorgfeW Road Ciboto Finding their marbles Collectors gather for annual meeting in NB BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Edna and Weldon Eaton of Waller Texas have lost their marbles So have John Tays who lives in New Braunfels and Bill OConnor of Stockton Calif And none of them care who knows it They were among 40 or so marble collectors or deal ers theres a subtle difference who attended the Texas Marble Collectors annual New Braunfels show Saturday The group met in a conference room at the Holiday Inn off Interstate 35 and Texas 46 to buy and sell swap or hornswaggle glass agate or porcelain spheres of sizes shades and varieties many of us remember winning losing and finding on the play grounds of our younger lives Thats how it was for Weldon Eaton When I was a boy I had about 20 quart jars of marbles under the he remem bered Saturday morning between taking queries from potential customers That ones dollars maam if you take The lady kept looking and Weldon finished his story We got into collecting 10 years ago Mother died and she had one of those quart jars of marbles I said The only thing I want from the house is that jar of Weldon had lost nearly two dozen jars of marbles through teenaged foolishness but his mother saved one for him for all those years Weldon and Edna went through the jar and began learn ing about marbles Then they started going to shows That ones a sir like Popeye the Sailor Weldons back to business while Edna supervises Those right there those are the ones every bodys interested Weldon K JESSIE Garrett Hollis himself at Saturdays marble collectors convention Hollis says he wins at marbles a lot but my dad beats me all the Edna said The shows are in the northeast and we dont go that far in the For eight years the Batons saved their bid marbles selling new ones to finance collecting old ones As they learned more about them anddiscovered the true values of some of the mar bles in the quart jar they moved them to boxes We dont have too many left in the Edna said As time went on the Batons learned more and they found they could make at least enough money to not take a bath in pur suit of their hobby How much money Weldon nodded that it was OK but Ednas the one with the sharp pencil She made a kind of shaky rocking gesture with her hand familiar to horse traders auto salesmen and marble col lectors everywhere that said sim ply so It depends on whether youre a collector or Weldon said That guy poking OConnor whose round busi ness card declares him to be a marble maniac now hes a dealer he makes some money Hell sell anything or every OConnor squeezing by to his table beside the Batons laughed We keep Edna said OConnor raises an eyebrow K JESSIE Robert Olsen and Fred Wilganowki are rare finds at a marble collectors convention Both are new marble makers with their own styles and designs said to someone Whats the price of one of these a kid asked Weldon saw the dime in the kids hand and smiled That one theres about but this one right here lets see Weldon makes the sale but forgets to get the dime We go all over the United he said In two weeks well be in Kansas Then well be in Missouri then well go to Januarys a down month for We got into collecting 10 years ago Mother died and she had one of those quart jars of mar bles I said The only thing I want from the house is that jar of mar Weldon Eaton Waller Texas Edna allowed that lately the last couple of years theyve started selling some of their old ones But there are many she said that will never be seen at any show even on the nights before the shows when marble collectors share their special private col lections with one another the stuff they do not display to the public Everybody said Youre going to reach a point where youre going to part with some old Edna said Wed just look at each other and say No But they were They looked at one another each nodded as though their heads were locked together And in some important ways they are in the way of two old friends who share a wonderful hobby Tays the New Braunfelser who is president of the Texas Marble Collectors knows all about it He has too many mar bles to count but he still goes to shows all around Texas to yard sales flea markets and antique stores He has been collecting them for 40 years The best place to go is sales like he said stopping between giving out door prizes and a meeting of the clubs board of directors to talk a little Marbles Tays said go all the way back to the days of the pyra mids but for purposes of play ing marbles at school or on play grounds they go back to the 1850s or so In terms of value they run from about a nickel to thousands of dollars and the entire range was represented at the Holiday Inn on Saturday he offered pointing to a nearby table are called with the little figures in them The cheapest one of them starts at about Another type crystal with gold flecks in them are called Lutz marbles They go for thousands There are the cats eyes the crystals the the Supermans Green Hornets Christmas Trees Cub Scouts the list is long Marbles are Tays said Thats what attracted me to them in the first Hundreds return for TLU homecoming Developer seeking bond funds for complex Apartments would replace Rosedale BY Jo LEE FERGUSON Staff Writer A San Antonio developer hopes to use lowinterest taxexempt bonds to build a lowincome hous ing complex to replace the Rosedale Apartments On Monday New Braunfels Housing Finance Corporation approved an application to the Texas Bond Review Board on behalf of MAGI Management in San Antonio The application requests an allocation of mil lion in the lowinterest tax exempt bonds to finance the Rosedale Community MAGI attorney David Dawson told the housing finance corpora tion that the application would be delivered to the bond review board today Then the bond review board will use a lottery system on Oct 27 to decide who gets reser vations to issue the bonds The bonds actually are not issued until next year when the fiscal year for the bond program begins We hope it goes through because I believe we really truly need it said Raul Muogram member of the housing finance corp board of directors If the Rosedale Community is built as planned it will replace the Rosedale Apartments at Rosedale Avenue and San Antonio Street The apartments were originally Army barracks and date back to the 1940s or 1950s The city ordered the immediate evacuation of all Rosedale resi dents earlier this year after city officials found more than 150 vio lations of building fire health and safety codes The Rosedale Community will consist of 80 units including 52 multifamily units and 28 town homes The townhomes will be said Ron Krape project manager and vice presi dent for MAGI Krape said the New Braunfels Housing Authority had not had a great deal of renttoown proper ties with which to work This certainly helps their situa Krape said The apartments will consist of eight onebedroom 20 twobed room and 24 threebedroom units according to information from MAGI The townhomes will include 14 threebedroom and 14 fourbedroom units The apartments also will include laundry facilities picnic areas and possibly a pool area I think its going to help the said Lucille Garcia president of the housing finance corporation There will be new apartments and new buildings and the place will be cleaned Garcia said the housing authori See Texas Lutheran University campus 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