Wednesday, February 14, 2001

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 14, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS WEDNESDAY February 2001 16 pages in 2 sections pages in 2 sectic HERALDZEITUNG 81 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Art a member of the Sons of Confederate explains how the missing rifle will be replaced on the Confederate soldier statue in Main JESSIE Zeltung Missing piece of history to be replaced BY JUSTIN BRASWELL Staff Reporter More than 135 years after the Civil War New Braunfels City Council voted unanimously Monday to rearm a Confederate The resolution to replace the rifle car ried by a Johnny Rebel statue in the Main Plaza passed without The statue is a memorial that stands to the memory of our fallen an inscription at the bottom of the statue The statues rifle has been missing in action for about five Seguin resi dent Leland a representative of the Sons of Confederate offered on behalf of the organization to replace the missing rifle at no cost to the city to preserve the history and her itage of this The organization has bought an orig inal Confederate Enfield rifle that will be raffled to pay for the repair of the Before the raffle winner takes possession of the it will be used to create a mold for a sculptor to use for casting the statues That way the winner will have a piece of history with two Potter The organization hopes to dedicate the repaired statue on April The Sons of Confederate Veterans is a national organization founded more than 100 hundred years Art another member of the We are dedicated to the preservation of our An historical marker at the site states that more than 300 men from the area volunteered to defend the newly formed See Romantic advice Romance author shares secrets to make women swoon KLEYPAS BY SUZANNE DEWALT HeraldZeitung Correspondent What do women want Its an ageold one that many have spent hours dwelling but never coming up with just the right Lisa New Braunfels resi dent and author of 16 romance nov els all of which are filled with men who women drool secretly dream about and fantasize about during their lunch breaks offers advice to men looking to be the roman tic heroes in their ladies Todays romance hero is different than it was 15 years Kleypas Theyre more sensitive and How can the average guy become a hero in his own womans eyes Kleypas said five things would make your girl start dreaming of you instead of those wellmuscled men in her Romance Heroes are Anyone can give flowers or candy on Valentines but a romance hero would give a more thoughtful Kleypas suggests giving her a scarf that perfectly matches her eyes if she has great an ankle bracelet that will allow her to accen tuate Make it something that you couldnt just give to any she Romance heroes dont have to be Women really appreciate the little and coming home from a hard day at work and unexpected ly finding dinner cooked or the laun dry done will score you major Dont make them and theyll really appreciate Kleypas Romance heroes Tell a woman that you love but make sure you tell her Surprise your lady by telling her exactly what it is about her that you and soon shell be looking at you with stars in her Romance heroes always Anytime a heroine in a romance novel has a or just needs JESSIE A single red rose is what Amy Collins right decided to give her firemanhus band Valentines Collins also chose a single pink rose for her daugh ter as part of the bouquet Rita Harrison left created at The Shop Around the Flower shops such as The Shop Around The Corner are working overtime to fill all the special orders for their busiest day of the to the hero always takes the time to In he wants to listen because hes interested in what she has to Take the time to really talk to your other and you just might learn something sur prising about Romance heroes do the little Women are obsessed with the passionate encounters in these and for good Heroes always pay attention to the little the areas that most men tend to Kleypaas new Suddenly which is about an older womans affair with a younger comes out in she has 15 others from which to And who knows you just might pick up a few more Council gives mural general fund dollars in bed tax requests receive OK BY JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ Staff Writer New Braunfels City Coun cil gave a second wind to a mural that slipped to the bot tom of a commit tees priori tized list of projects to receive bed tax At a meeting Monday nig h t Council accepted funding recommendations from the hotel occupancy tax committee the group charged with studying how to spend a portion of the citys hotel occupancy tax also known as bed tax money to a HOT tax money will be able to support 12 requests for funding totaling more than including sev en arts and five historic pro The 12 projects were from a group of 19 that had requested HOT Rodriguez Everybody has a wish and we cant meet all We were only going to go so Councilman Lee Rodriguez Council also voted to estab lish a standing Hotel Occu pancy Tax committee to review future HOT funding Thats one committee we really Councilwoman Debbie Flume Then Council voted to breath life back in to one funding request that finished on the priority list the HOT committee pre sented and would not have received bed tax Councilman Robert Kendrick was reported to have led efforts to give the Historic Art Gallery in general fund money for an outdoor The Historic Outdoor Gallery had asked for of HOT to pay the balance of an artist fee and for to bring New Braunfels its second See Signal failure stops traffic on Texas 46 FROM STAFF REPORTS State transportation offi cials hope theyve solved the problems that turned east bound Texas 46 into a park ing lot Tuesday Traffic was stalled by a sig nal light failure at Oak Run Greg New Braunfels district engineer for the Texas Department of A TxDOT crew worked on the problem Malatek they changed some parts went over the whole did a diagnos tic adjusted and hopefully we wont see what happened this Malatek said Tuesday after Its one of those things to where we dont anticipate a problem Wednesday morn Malatek Were going to monitor it and see if we can work out the Malatek said he didnt know if dense fog in the area contributed to the but he said that issue is being Todays weather forecast calls for only patchy To participate To participate in the Comal County Sheriffs Office provide The business name and physical nearest cross city or area and ZIP business phone telephone number and alternate telephone number of up to three contacts for the Alarm companys name and phone and fire and emergency medical service districts the business is Mail to Comal County Sheriffs 3005 San Antonio New TX or informa tion pan be faxed to 6088620 or hand delivered to the sheriff Sheriffs Office building business database FROM STAFF REPORTS Comal County public safety offi cials are building an emergency database to help them contact busi ness owners and operators in an emergency day or Denise communications supervisor for the Comal County Sheriff s said she was build ing a list of contact numbers and information for every business in Comal the be used to provide deputies with con tact information after hours or in case of an The information will not be pro vided to any other This information is confidential and will be used solely for law enforcement and emergency pur she We need to be able to contact an authorized party to secure the If suspicious circumstances are we need to have a point of In an time can be of the If a business has pro vided the sheriffs office with contact Cordova said the deputy or a dispatcher could call the business owner or hisor her designee in case of an offhours prob The problem for Cordova is how to collect all the We need to find a better avenue for getting this information without canvassing each and every business in the Cordova We just dont have the manpower available to INSIDE Abby 5A Classifieds 2B Crossword 5A Forum 6A 4A Movies 5A Obituaries 3A Sports 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