Saturday, May 14, 2005

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 14, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Tf V MAY H 2005 HERALD SPORTS The Smithson Valley Softball team opens a secondround playoff series with an easy Page 5A COURTHOUSE ALMOST DONE The Comal County commis sioners award contract to architect to oversee court house Page 2A Bounty since 152 16 2 sections CLICK Cloudy High Low 62 8 DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 41 COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 21 FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 5A TV GRIDS 3i National Guard armory on BRAG hit list By Scott Matron Staff Writer New Braunfels Army National Guard which is home to the 4th Bat 133rd Field Artillery is on the Defense Departments list of military bases and installations rec ommended for the Defense Depart ment released its list of base realignment and closure BRAG that Defense Secre tary Donald Rumsfeld project ed would save billion over the next 20 Included on the list were seven Army National Guard Reserve including the National Guard armory in New A spokesman for the Texas Army National Guard said Fri day officials were still reviewing the supporting information included with the BRAG The information on the list was so were try ing to interpret what it said John Stan public affairs officer for the Texas Army National Guard in There are about pages of support ing documentation that were trying to sort Stanford said the armory in New Braunfels was not classi fied as a reserve A reserve center and armory are two different he so it was Stanford said the local armory has three to four full time staff members who over see about 100 guardsmen who train once a month at the In there are approx imately Army National Guard soldiers and Air National he About of those have been deployed to the Middle The potential economic impact from BRAG closures and realignments would be greater for San where there are four military installa tions and two hospitals that employ military and civilian people and pump billion a year into the San Antonio area Under the proposed Randolph Air Force Base COUld lose 182 DAVID TheTexas National Guard Armory in New Braunfels is See BRAG Page 3A on the Defense Departments BRAC list to be RIDING THE WAVES Schlitterbahn turns water park into science lesson By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Rachael Muschalek looked like a professional surfer Friday as she shot out of Schlitterbahris Boogie Bahn starting gate and fought the surging wave to stay afloat as long as Although she might not have been able to hear her friends Kalie Landon and Emma cheered her on with all their Muschaleks ride did not last very despite the assistance of sci The OakRun Sixth Grade Center 12yearold was one of middle schoolers who descended on Schlit terbahn for Aqua a day dedicat ed to learning the scientific and mathematical equations behind the parks most technical Using curriculum provided by the students studied hydrology and mechanics and came armed with a list of ques tions to Why is the Black Knight black and how did it get that way Is one slide on the ride faster than the other How much water pours through the Boogie Bahn every minute The idea is to focus on fun in science and said Schlitter bahn Communications Director Sherrie The activities Photos by DAVID Landon tries to stay afloat at Schlitterbahns Boogie Bahn during Aqua Lab Shianne Deason takes a break while floating at the are designed to make them think about how the rides While Muschalek and the rest of the OakRun student body ran from ride to ride enjoying their day out of the Principal Bob Rodriguez and his staff held down the picnic tables beside the Squirt n Sliden childrens Rodriguez said the outing was more than just a fun This day provides a great con nection to classroom he The students have been working on this material for about two weeks Theyre really fired up about See AQUA Page 8A Police looking for suspect in armed robbery By Ron Maloney Staff Writer A popular Mexican restaurant was robbed at gunpoint late Thursday as the owner left the facility with the nights New Braunfels police detective Scott Renken said the owner of El locat ed in the 1100 block of Loop was unin jured in the which took place at about 10 Police responding to a robbery report found the owner had just locked up the restaurant and was leaving by the back door when he was confronted by a man with a The suspect demanded the bank deposit bag and ordered the victim to lie on the According to the police he then took some jewelry and the keys to the owners 2005 Dodge 2500 pickup and fled in the See SUSPECT Page 3A Wine party The Wine and Saengerfest celebration will provide hours of fun for Ballroom dance club brings back big band memories By Leigh StaffWriter Mary Schmoldt scoffs at claims by todays young people they have nothing to do after dark on a small Saturday All Schmoldt and her friends needed for entertainment in the late 1940s and early 1950s was an empty parking lot and a car We would go to the park and circle our cars with the headlights pointing she They would tune the radios to the same sta and we would Schmoldt dances almost as much as she did as a young but the quality of the venue has Accompanied by the soft sounds of a live big band Schmoldt and her spend special Saturday nights gliding around the New Braunfels Civic The Schmoldts are one of about 30 couples who make up the Top Hat Dance New Braunfels newest ballroom dancing Its great that we can still do this Schmoldt Our generation just loves to ballroom The named for a famous old Atlanta hot holds dances every other The events are elegant with men in tuxedos and women in glittering Marie Moore makes her own a skill she learned as a young woman growing up in knew if I wanted to have nice I would have to make them she like learned to dance as a spinning around the dance studio where her brother gave Dancing gives me a hap py she its good Club which held their See DANCE Page 3A Austin City Limits museum exhibit opens in Gruene By Leigh Jones StaffWriter amazing lineup of musi cal talent has walked across the Austin City Limits stage in the last 30 Ray Roy Orbison and Lyle Lovett are just a few of the artists who have stood behind the famous Texas microphone since Willie Nelson performed the shows PBS debut in the magic of Studio 6A comes to Gruene when the New Braunfels Museum of Art and Music opens its newest Austin City Limits Making Music Mak ing The interactive experience was the brainchild of museum curators Charlie Gallagher and Craig As ACL approached its 30th See MUSEUM Page 2A With Taste Matters Good