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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 23, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas THE SUNDAY MAY 23 2004 COUPONS SAVE OVER Find special offers from Smart j Source Cottman Transmission Oakwood Tire New Braunfels j Stone Supply and more Inside 1 SECTION CLASS OF 04 Supplement pays homage to high school graduates and profiles those at the top of the class Inside om Vol 153 No 167 30 pages 4 sections CLICK WWW i DEARABBY 6C CLASSIFIEDS 10 COMICS 4C CROSSWORD 4C Cloudy FORUM High Low i OBITUARIES 3A 39 72 i SPORTS 1B Details3B Bongs and thongs only in NB Sticker pokes fun at river behavior Scott Mahon Staff Writer DAVID Charles Rogers and Chris Woods Charles Rogers shows off the prototype thought a decal that reads Bongs Bongs and Thongs bumper sticker and Thongs Only No Families would be a tongueincheek way to make their point I read Charles letter to the editor in the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Thursday and thought it was funny and Woods said So I made a decal using Charles words and took it over to his house He put it on the back of his The two said they wanted to make a point with the New Braun fels City Council Ive experienced the problems on the rivers that have been talked he said And I dont like the way theyve been handled by city council So I hope to generate some response from the council with the decal so theyll do In his letter to the editor Thursday See DECAL Page 8A Last public hearing on budget Monday By Leigh Jones Staff Writer New Braunfels citizens have one last opportunity to speak to New Braunfels Independent School District Board of Trustees before they vote to adopt next years budget The meeting will begin Monday with a public hearing at If the last meeting is any indication citizen comments will lean heavily toward support for dedicated art teach ers at aUgtodeleveils Superintendent Ron Reaves pro posed budget includes saving by moving three art teachers to regular classrooms in Lone Star Elementary Carl Schurz Elementary and Memorial Primary In those schools art would be incor porated into the curriculum of other subjects Trustee Ed Clark said the proposal was to have an art teacher from the fourth grade up which did not sit well with him Were finding the best solution for art is to cover it with a dedicated single subject he said I think its vital in second and third grade because thats when classroom teachers have to focus heavily on the core Clark said he planned on fighting to keep the art program for secondand thirdgraders See BUDGET Page 3A Ron Reaves AT A GLANCE WhatrNBISD Public Hearing and Board Meeting I When I Where The Education Center Board Room 430 W Mill St I Trustees also will Approval of Automated External Defibrillator AED Program Report on Employee Health and Dental Insurance for 200405 Report on plans for concessions at Unicom Stadium Approval of pur chase of crumb rubber for NBISD athletic fields COMING TUESDAY A time Photos by DAVID Photos by DAVID Carmen Rittimann left and Edie Hanz share stories about times past while holding onto the quilt discovered by local historian John Rightmire at an estate sale The two women stitched their names onto the quilt in the 1930s Pair reminisce over 70yearold friendship quilt By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Sitting together with a worn bedspread draped across their laps Edie Hanz and Carmen Ritti mann swapped 70year old remembrances The womens reunion came courtesy of historian John Rightmires discovery of the quilt they worked on in 1934 Its Rittimann said Everybody on here is dead and gone except Edie and me as far as I can The friendship quilt was made by Rittimanns cousin Alice Startz for her hope chest Startz stitched together the squares that make up the quilt and gave one to each of her friends Each girl men embroidered her name and the date on die square and returned it to Startz Hanz completed her handiwork on May 23 1934 when she was 15 years old That was so long she said Everybody knew everybody Rittimann said Startz married Monroe Nuhn in 1937 or 1938 Seventeen of the 20 squares that make up the quilt were dated in 1934 The other three were dated in 1937 See QUILT Page 3A Wein and Saengerfest grape success Scott Mehon Staff Writer After reading about this weekends Wein and Saengerfest in their local paper Will and Paula Hoskins of Katy decided to spend their weekend in New Braunfels We read about it last the couple said So we thought itd be great fun and decided to drive up and spend the If the Hoskins interest in the Wein and Saengerfest is any indication Main Street Manager Jan Soechting and Luke Speckman should be thrilled with the first annual Wein and Saengerfest festi val Jan came up with the idea said Speckman chairman of this years Main Street Wein and Saengerfest festival Weve been work ing on the plans for a year and a half and Im thrilled with the crowd that showed Speckman said Germans who settled in the area in the 1850s started the tradition of competing in singing with nearby communities We wanted to revive the he said Saturdays daylong festi val along San Antonio Street was preceded Friday night by a gala on the old Faust Street bridge It was really Soechting said it was a first class event Marty Undley who was the chairman of the gala really outdid Soechting said 250 people dined on the bridge Friday night It was very she said Saturdays festivities included an Ethnic Pet Parade near the Brauntex Theater Speckman said first place went to two Blue Heelers dressed in cowboy and cow girls OUtfitS DAVID Saturdays festivities Chihuahua Rudy waits for the start of the Ethnic Pet Parade with a handful of other dogs at the opening of the Wein and PMfHMIu Page 8A Saengerfest Saturday morning MILLER ft MILLER Check us out on the web at 6253000 188 ft CastellAve Downtown Hew Braunfels
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