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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 1, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas                                Rangers headed to state semifinal6 See NEW BRAUNFE PURDAY 2001 pages in 2 sections pages in L sectn HERALDZEITUNG V 16 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Switching on the holidays Annual tree lighting signals start of Christmas season BY BILL FRISBIE Staff Writer Festtage holiday activities kicked off a week but the Christmas season did not formally arrive in New Braunfels until Santa Glaus appeared at the Main Plaza on Friday for the annual Downtown Christmas Tree The jolly old elf did not arrive in a miniature sleigh pulled by eight tiny Instead he came to town on a New Braunfels Fire Department fire truck escorted by 10 The local branch of a national motorcy cle club for firefighters and police led Santas entourage down West San Antonio Street to the delight of thousands gathered on sidewalks and blocked Nobody expected and the kids were Bubba Dragonslayer president and NBFD fire All kids are fascinated by firefighters and and we want to reach out to kids by combining the Festivities started with the light ing of the Hope Hospice Tree as of Lights The nonprofit organiza tion uses the funds to provide end oflife care for patients Then came the countdown pre ceding the switching on of nearly The transformation of downtown into a welllit winter wonderland made the season bright for 6year old Gabrielle The funnest part of the night was when all the lights went on because then it was all bright and we could see stuff she This is the sixth year the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce sponsored the Various donors helped offset the to price tag of lighting downtown by sponsoring a tree near the Main Jean Wilson donated proceeds from her facepainting booth to the Brauntex Performing Arts Santa Glaus is a pretty popular item because thats why the kids JESSIE Residents gather at the New Braunfels Main Plaza as the town turns on its holiday Thousands got in the Christmas spirit Friday night with singing and and children got to share their Christmas lists with Santa JESSIE the Hope Hospice Tree of Lights adds some color to the white night Friday at the annual Christmas Tree Lighting in downtown New Kamerin and Will Smith tell Santa what they want for Santa made his grand entrance to the ceremony riding on a New Braunfels Fire Department truck escorted by are Wilson So are Christmas trees and most of these kids have never seen let alone a Along line of youngsters waiting for pictures with Santa curved around Main Plaza toward West San Antonio The Cotnal Community Band provided holiday tunes while the Alamti Area Square and Round Dancers swung their partners round and Other entertainment includ ed Rennie Guenther and the Happy The onlyiglitch might have occured when concession stands sold out of hot choco late in an This is a very large and we have perfect weather this Marilyn Downtown Association conces said as she sold the last cup of hot This is a wonderful and this is always a successful Smithsonian brings exhibit to New Braunfels BY BILL FRISBIE Staff Writer The Smithsonian Institute displays just 2 percent of its collection of more than 143 million historically significant objects in its muse Michael Smithsonian affiliations But that is not the only reason why the New Braunfels Museum of Art and 199 Main now has access to its vast One year after applying for a new Smithsonian program that lends part of its collection to local the muse um formalized the relationship with Fridays flagraising ceremony and the inaugural Women of Taste which starts We wanted to create an opportunity to get some of our objects outside of the Carrigan We add up to oneandahalf million additional objects each and we couldnt stand the idea of all of that sitting there col lecting This is one of the most exciting things Ive ever seen the Smith sonian try because weve never had a vehicle before to display our objects The Smithsonian Affiliations program stems from favorable public response to the 1996 traveling national exhibit that was part of the Institutes 150th birth day More than muse ums have applied for affiliate status in the past four Carrigan The museum is the 75th museum to receive the director Charles See Beatles Harrison dies at 58 BY ROBERT BARR Associated Press Writer LONDON Paul McCartney anid Friday that he was devastated by the death of George his baby brother in The and the Union Jack was lowered at city hall in Liverpool where the band was He was a lovely guy and a veiy brave man and had a won derful sense of Mc Cartney told reporters out side his London He is really just my baby HARRISON Harrison was 13 when he befriended McCartney at their school in in McCartney introduced Harrison to John and their friendship was the nucleus of the band that was finally completed with the addi tion of drummer Ringo At Liverpools town the flag was lowered to halfstaff Friday morning in died Thursday in Los Angeles after a long battle with can Alan The Beatles first man said Harrison was an essential part of the bands I would say he was the major cog in The Beatles at that He kept them together probably because of the calming effect he Williams Harrison commented wryly on The Beatles acrimonious breakup in his Sue Sue You Blues from his postBeatles solo Living in the Material But old grudges faded with and McCartney and Starr joined in recording All Those Years Harrisons 1981 tribute to the slain He was a great full of love for humanity but he didnt suffer fools glad Hes a great Hell be sorely missed by said who at times appeared emotional as he talked with He said he had seen Harrison a few weeks before his See County Nurse urges residents to get f all u shots FROM STAFF REPORTS County Nurse Karon Preiss has just received another shipment of this years flu and she wants to put all of it to This the county health department so far has inocu lated about residents against At Thurs days Commissioners Court meeting she urged county employees who hadnt already done so to get flu shots and she wants to extend that invitation to county residents as Its not too late to get flu Preiss Weve just gotten another The county has received a See The HeraldZeitung would like to thank the following cheer fund contributors Gerald and Rosalie Grover Alan and Betty Bartlett Send Cheer Fund donations to the HeraldZeitung at 707 Landa INSIDE Key Code 76 JESSIE Visitors to the New Braunfels Museum of Art and Music admire the Women of Taste part of the Smithsonian Institute affiliation Program promotes wellness at no expense to employees BY RON MAUQNEY Staff Writer Comal County ie prepar ing a program to help any interested improve his or her health for Kathleen Comal Countys Extension Service agent for intrp duced a weUnesB program at Commissioners Court on Thursday aimed at help ing employees interested in improving their The program will be funded through grants and at minimal cost to the county the expense of having health department   

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