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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 22, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS TUESDAY May 2001 12 pages in 2 sections pages MI 6 SCCIK HERALDZEITUNG 164 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Americana music jams Gruene Hall BY DALE MARTIN HeraldZeitung Correspondent Every year on a warm summer music fans from across the state converge on New Braunfels to enjoy some of the finest music Texas has to This year was no The fifth annual Americana Music Jam got off to a rousing start Sunday at Gruene Hall with a moving a capella version of Amazing Grace by Nashville artist Jon It was a perfect start to an event that has become a near religious experience for those who The music presented by Radio New raised funds for Connections Individual and Family Sponsors included the The Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative and Great American After Clay Blaker and the Texas Honky Tonk Band got down to As soon as the opening chords of Living Everyday Like A Saturday Night drifted across the old hardwood the mood was Joined halfway through his set by friend Cory Blaker served up his including Wrapped Up In Your Love and Red the old Haggard See A birthday to remember NB marks Lindheimers 200th birthday BY RON MALONEY AND MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writers On the 200th anniversary of his New Braunfels honored its first prominent citizen and publisher Ferdinand Jakob Lindheimer was recognized in events through out the day in New Braunfels and in culminating more than a week of accolades for the man known throughout the world as the Father of Texas Lindheimer was an early superintendent of schools and was perhaps best known as the controversial first editor and publisher of the Neu Braunfelser one of the oldest newspa pers in Texas and once the most prestigious German language peri odical in the United His recognition on Monday opened at his gravesite in Comal where the Daughters of the Republic of Texas recognized him for his early contributions to going back to the days when the European and United States grip on this land was a ten uous at The Ferdinand Lindheimer Chapter of the DRT presented a marker plaque unveiled at the foot of the great mans grave by Lindheimer descendant Bob The event opened with invoca tions and presentations of the his toric flags of Texas and the United States in a brisk morning breeze that whipped the flags out straight and dried the grass left wet from overnight Cathy Talcott sang The Star Spangled Banner and Our Rosemarie Leissner president of the Ferdinand Lindheimer chapter of the offered the call to calling her chapters namesake a staunch citizen of the Let us call to remembrance the great and good of their genera she Marilyn Adams Thurman gave a brief biographical sketch of While best known international ly as a he was a loyal cit izen and soldier in the army of the Republic of she CHRIS Evelyn of smells flowers Monday with daughter Cheryl of at the Lindheimer house on Comal Bottom Lindheimer descendant Barbara of San reads excerpts from Lindheimers diary Monday during the dedication of the Lindheimer Bottom Lindheimer descen dant Bob Loudon unveils a marker presented by the Ferdinand Lindheimer Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of at Lindheimers photo by RON When the native of Frankfurt am Main came to the United he visited a number of uni versities and was offered the botany chair at He turned that When Lindheimer heard of the fight for independence in he came here to join the His unit arrived at San Jacinto the day after the great battle that decided the Thurman Lindheimer heard that a large contingent of Germans was settling and he met them at The as historians like to is From 11 to 1 about 200 people including 20 or more Lindheimer descendants attended a birthday party and reception at Conservation This is just said Martha Weve had a good turnout and everyone cooperated to make this a wonder ful Rehler thanked everyone for his or her In the State Capitol in a proclamation recognizing Lindheimers contributions to Texas was read at Most people spent the day cele brating Lindheimers birthday by touring his home on Comal People are showing more inter est than I Dena Rittimann See Robert Earl Keen sings The Road Goes On Forever during his encore at Sundays Americana Music Jam at Gruene JESSIE HeraldZeitung Legislators look for spending reductions BY CONNIE MABIN Associated Press Writer AUSTIN AP With days dwindling along with mon budget writers on Mon day were faced with tough decisions where to cut in the 20022003 spending plan now that the comptroller has lowered the revenue esti Comptroller Carole Keeton Rylander on Sunday said lawmakers would have million less than expected to spend in the next In the grand scheme of the billion mil lion might seem But with several highpro file expensive items compet ing for dollars and the econ omy it makes the tightest budget in a decade even This is obviously very said House Appropriations Chairman Rob DSan There will be some contin gency cuts and some contin gency That means lawmakers will have to move some yet tobedetermined items onto a list that only will be funded if the money is found some time in the The cuts would be fair and Junell While slashing will likely come in bits and pieces from littlenoticed areas of the some of the sessions top issues also could be in jeopardy of seeing funding cut or If I had my we would trim back the size of the ini tial state teachers insurance program and make sure we meet the obligations we have already said Senate Finance Chairman Rodney House Education Chair man Paul Sadler said the conference committee ham mering out a billion compromise insurance plan will continue working despite the budget Other potential victims of the red pen could be bil lion in increases to social ser including making it easier for children to enroll in INSIDE Abby 5A Classifieds Comics 3B Crossword 5A Forum 6A 4A Movies 5A Obituaries 3A Sports Toctey 2A Accidents claim two lives BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer STARTZVILLE A 68 yearold Canyon Lake woman was killed Monday afternoon in a headon colli sion on FarmtoMarket Road Mary Edmiston died instantly in the accident that occurred on FM Road 3159 about one mile South of FM Depart ment of Public Safety Troop er Bernice Gutierrez Edmiston was the second traffic fatality in less than 48 hours in Comal In the other fatal a 16 year old Judson High School student was killed early Sun day in a single vehicle acci dent on Krueger Canyon An official with the Department of Public Safety in San Arttonip gajd Alison of was dead at the scene of that acci dent outside New Braunfels at The victim of the Monday afternoon Edmis was pronounced dead at about at the scene of the accident on FM 3159 by 3 Justice of the Peace Fred Gutierrez said Edmistons Honda fourdoor was struck RON Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety inspect the scene of a twovehicle wreck Monday on Farm toMarket Road 3159 that left a 68yearold Canyon Lake woman
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