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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 20, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas BEST AVAILABLE COPY NEW BRAUNFELS SATURDAY January 2001 IMr pigcs in 2 sections HERALDZEITUNG 60 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Guy Benavides works in his fami lys shoe repair RON Herald Zeitung Shoe repair a family business Family takes pride in operating local shop BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer If you stand in front of the reg ister at the New Braunfels Shoe Repair on Landa Street and look out into the back of the shop where Guy and Maria Benavides you can see almost to the The place is full of the antique machines still very much in use that tools of the shoe repair trade crimpers and There are racks shoe polishes and spools of You can smell the Young children probably will be in the as there have always been in Benavides family shoe repair Late in the Guy or Maria meets their three daugh ters when they get out of and until the end of the their children stay with them on the job just like Guy used to when he was a and like his father did before him and like his grandfather did before Guy and Maria operate New Braunfels Shoe Repair at 392 Lan da Street for Martin Guys Martin Benavides opened his shop on San Antonio Street in 1975 and moved it to Landa Street sev eral years Guy and Marias oldest sometimes helps mom polish and has taken a bit of an interest in the patching machine her mother which is also just like her her grandfather and her greatgrandfather all did when they were I used to take my and I had a blanket in the back of my grandfathers shop on San Antonio Guy Benavides said of his early when his father and his uncle worked in the busi Everyone Its in the Benavides he said I see it as more than My grandfather has done my in did it many Theres Josh in Weve got so many kin fixing Its really in the Bena vides And its been there Guys grandfather started learn ing about shoes when he was nine years old before the Great Then he went in the Navy and served in World War See Inauguration celebration outrageously Texan WASHINGTON AP Barbecue was sliced and salsa was served at a Texas State imported along with a Longhorn steer for the Texas State Societys Black Tie Boots inaugural The gala was considered the place to be on Friday The smells of quesadillas and barbecue mixed with the odor of livestock at the hotel in the nations capital where the state of Texas has temporarily moved in and planted its flag actually many of Nine thousand tickets were sold to the Black Tie Boots almost more than originally The ball took on Texas sized proportions as state residents cheered the retaking of the White House by a fellow President elect Society president Kay Bailey said the ball conducted during each inaugura tion and organized by Texas expa triates living in Washington is a chance for ballgoers to be outra geously And they were liv ing up to Tuxes and ball gowns with boots were the standard for and hootin and hollerin was not just allowed but Along with a slate of country and western the party called for serving up pounds of pounds of smoked ham and pieces of jumbo A number of celebrities were on the guest including Dallas Cow boys quarterback Troy Aikman and former Cowboys quarterback Roger Others were actors Chuck Robert Bruce Willis and Arnold See Doing their homework Couples restoration project gets HGTVs attention CHRIS ZEITUNG Reba and Bill Kester stand outside their Seguin the Breustedt which will be featured on the television show Restore America the Kesters sit in their Breustedt House in Seguin spotlighted BY ANN COUSIN HeraldZeitung Correspondent Bill and Reba Kester do not get HGTV in so they will join friends in Schertz for dinner on Sunday to watch their now famous home on Restore The Breustedt House in Seguin is one of four homes to be featured on Home Garden Televisions Restore America at 9 The series focuses on the countrys architectural her itage and the people who strive to preserve The pro ducers and staff of Restore America visit hundreds of beautifully restored historic public neighborhoods and gardens across the The pro grams detail the stories of exciting and sometimes disap pointing events that come to light when undertaking large restoration The Breustedt built in 1910 by famous Texas architect Attle once was an imposing threestory Classic In a grease fire in the kitchen brought local fireman scurrying to its The fire was extinguished and the damage was later that same smoldering embers erupted wreak ing havoc on the stately This the entire third floor the second floor was 60 percent ruined and the first floor was 40 percent In the months after the the first exposed to the had more than four feet of water standing on the wooden To the rescue came retired Air Force pilot Bill Kester and his wife The Kesters fell in love with the remnants of the historic home its large posts and big porches and mas sive who practiced interior design for had restored and sold other homes and looked at this one with an eye for its potential rather than its We bought the home in February and immedi ately began she Our son is an and he worked on this project with He located the original which helped us restore both the interior and exterior of the home to its original They salvaged everything they reusing original elements of the even some crown molding and one kitchen We moved into the home in November and major restoration work continued for another year and a Bill Living in a home while restoring it can be very stress ful at Reba We have a large and the holidays meant setting up beds among the rubble of See Trustees appoint interim CISD boss BY JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ Staff Writer Comal Independent School District trustees stuck to a tight schedule Thurs day and picked an interim The board voted unanimously to name Tony the retiring head of the East Central Independent School District in San as CISDs interim superin Constanzo will fill in while trustees seek a permanent replacement for Superinten dent Jerry Major is resigning effec tive 9 to become Wacos school super Constanzo the East Central school district for more than 18 years an uncom mon feat for a school CISD officials I am certainly pleased that a man of Con stanzos stature is taking the time to help Comal Major CISD trustees had to move quickly after Major accepted the head admin istrative job in the Waco Independent School Dis trict on Were sorry to lose but were hap py for his new CISD Board President John Clay But were also facing things and we have to move On in the first of two special trustees met with Major in closed session to settle his They emerged to accept his resignation and launch their whirlwind interim superintendent At the 11 they agreed to release Major from his contract by but stipulated he had to work with his inter im replacement for at least five That left the board less than three weeks to find an interim They posted an interim superintendent opening 12 with applications due five days Then Thursday night they inter viewed three candidates and a few hours lat they chose The names of the other candidates were not immediately available It was a difficult decision for the Clay All the applicants were extremely But were We have so much going for us right that this timeline was very We had to appoint an interim Were hoping it sends a message to not only all the employees in the school but to all the Business has to go Weve got See CONSTANZO HZ adding American Profile to Sunday editions FROM STAFF REPORTS Nashville When American Profile has its debut as an insert in the New Braunfels much of the fullcolor national magazines content will look familiar to area readers because of the publications strong regional editorial Beginning American Profile will be a regular weekly insert in the From ClosetoHome calendars of events to profiles of Hometown American Profiles editorial content will celebrate the values and life in Americans specifically those in this A profile of one of those great American hometowns perhaps one in this or one just up the road will be a special regional editorial feature of each The regionalized component of this publication is very exciting to said publisher Doug because it will be a great addition to the local news and features we already provide our Unlike nonregional national with American Profile there is a strong likelihood that readers may have a personal knowledge of the people and places profiled in the maga American Profile completes the cover age picture by also including stories on health current issues and celebrities with hometown Daily newspapers in large markets are well served with the existing Sunday but there are many wonderful regional stories to be told in markets with weekly and small market said Dan American Profile publisher and INSIDE Key Code 76 IIIUTH Coming Sunday American Profile takes a look at the art of horse whispering in Sundays
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