New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 2, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
Erie Polanski of Austin wins the 11th annual Gruene 10,000 with a time of 30:04, See Page 8A |
The Plaza bandstand
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Birthday wishes from tho HorakUoltungl
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to; Lacey Jackson (nine years), Bruce Andrew Garcia (two years), Santiago * Sanchez, Caste Woods, Loren Woods, Janls Neff, Blanca Sanchez, Carroll Schacht, Angel Garza Jr. (15 years), Mary Miller and Anna Lane. Happy belated birthday to Adolfo Ortega Jr. and Angela and Diane Ortega. Happy 55th wedding anniversary to Mary and Leo Miller.
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First Protestant to host Creation ?.
The First i -Hfestant Church will host a fou?-jy4rt series entitled “A Creation Seminar." The series will begin Sunday afternoon, April 2, at 5:30.
The remaining three sessions will be presented Monday through Wednesday, beginning at 7 p.m. Mr. Steve Grohman will provide listeners with a better understanding of the evidence of how the world was created, the flood, and many other aspects of God's creation. The sessions encourage questions from the audience and examination of numerous displays.
Parents are especially encouraged to bring their school-age children. Child care will be provided for toddlers and infants. The seminar is highly recommended. Registration is preferred, but not required.
No fee is charged but donations are requested. Mr. Grohman will also give a presentation at the "Friends & Family Feast" noon luncheon at First Protestant Church on Sunday, April 2.
All are welcome to attend. Call 609-7729 for more information.
Easter tingere needed* for Sunrin Service
A community-wide choir is requested to sing the ‘Hallelujah Chorus’ from the Messiah at the Sesquicentennial Easter Sunrise Service on the Plaza. All interested singers, please notify Melitta Frueh, who will direct, at 625-6658. Only one rehearsal is scheduled at St. Paul Lutheran Church on Sunday afternoon, April 9 at 4 p.m.
Man's Gordon Club to
The Men s Garden Club will meet Thursday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Comal County Extension Service building at 132 S. Water Lane.
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11 th Annual amene 10,000
Gruene 10,000 attracts hundreds of runners, see Sports Day, Page 8A.
Little League season begins
District Judge Jack Robison helps out at the Little League opening ceremonies Saturday. Boo Pago GA
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Clear Springs crash leaves man critical
An accident Friday night in Clear Springs has left a Seguin man in critical condition at Brooke Army Medical Center.
Police reports state Alfred Boeck was driving his utility truck south on Highway 46, near the Clear Springs Catfish Parlor, when Christopher Williams, 24, who was driving north, turned left, try-■ ing to enter a private dri-* veway. The collision pushed Williams11994 Dodge Dakota truck 133 feat down the road and into a telephone pole. Williams was taken by a San Antonio AlrLlfe helicopter to Brooke Army Medical Center. Boeck was not injured.
Herald-Zeitung photos by MICHAEL DARNALL
Sesquicentennial celebration ready to kick into high gear this month
Seuss on the Loose today in Landa Park
The Inner Circle, the youth company of Circle Arts Theatre, will present ’Seuss on the Loose,’ at 3 p.m. today at the band shell in Landa Park.
The production will mark the theatre’s fifth annual performance in the park, offered free to the public. The show will last for about 45 minutes.
Roberta Elliott, who directs the show, recommends tliat people bring their own folding chairs and come early to get a place as close to the stage area as possible. "The only cost to the audience is an enthusiastic response," said Elliott. "In exchange, they will receive 45 minutes of fun and music from a dedicated troupe of talented young people.
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
It’s really here. New Braunfels has been counting down to the Sesquicentennial for a year, and the history making celebrations will happen this month.
“Things are certainly gearing up,” said Sesquicentennial Committee Chairman Herb Skoog.
Good Friday, April 14, will be a momentous day. The first founders arrived at what would become New Braunfels on Good Friday in 1845. The Sesquicentennial Trail Riders are scheduled to cross the Guadalupe River early in the afternoon, Skoog said. Then they’ll parade down Seguin Street to the front of the Civic Center
Dedicating a foftr foot by 12 foot memorial plaque will be one of the highlights of the day’s ceremonies. The center of the plaque depicts the landing at Indianola, the trek through Texas, and New Btaunfels of today, Skoog said. Around the edges of the plaque are a series of etchings of historic photos of 150 years of New Braunfels history, he said.
Several citizens of Braunfels, Germany will add to the festivities. Dieter Schmidt, the mayor of Braunfels, is one.
“They have in Braunfels the same thing we have here,” Skoog said, “mayor, city council — and then the partnerschaftsring.” The partner-schaftsring is a committee that deals with Braunfels’ six sister cities, including New Braunfels. “Gerhardt Adam is secretary for New Braunfels,” Skoog said. “He’s the one we’ve done most of the work with.” Adam will be here, along with other Braunfels visitors.
The other day to mark on the calendar is April 22. “That’ll be the really big day,” Skoog said. A parade that day will include an “old timey street
See Page 3A for a complete list of upcoming Sesquicentennial events.
organ from Germany,” Skoog said. Its owner is actually bnnging it over on the plane. “It’ll be in the parade and he’ll present a concert with it out at the park,” he said.
Landa Park will be full from morning into the night with what is proba bly the biggest entertainment extravaganza New Braunfels has ever seen. “Darlene Cook, who is out at the radio station, is the chairman of the entertainment for the day," Skoog said, “and she has done a fine job.”
The day will feature what promises to be the biggest barbecue m city history, and a fireworks display three "times bigger than last year's impressive Fourth of July show.
There are still plenty of opportunities to buy a small piece of Sesquicentennial history to pass down through your own family. A whole range of souvenirs are available, from T-shirts to gold coins. To find out more about them, call the Chamber of Commerce at 625-2385.
The official Sesquicentennial poster is available at Pit Stop stores. Artist Thom Ricks will be at Landa Park signing posters. "Watch cable Channel IO Sunday at 5 p.m.,”’Skoog said “Thorn will be the guest "
Sesquicentennial Quilt raffle tickets are still to be had at the Chamber of Commerce and at each Sesquicentennial event. Four quilts will be raffled throughout the year. “When the quilt people got together they said they’d make a quilt,” Skoog said, “and they did four of them.”
For more information on any Sesquicentennial events, call the Chamber of Commerce at 625-2385.
Who shaved . the cat?
Nobody shaved him, he's Goliath the hairless cat, owned by Cindy Montgomery. Goliath is iust one of the many exotic cats at the Mission City Cat Show, which started Saturday, and continues from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the New Braunfels Civic Center. See more photos on Page 12A.
German folk dance club thrilled with response to dance
HamM-Zttung photo by MICHAEL DARNAU,
As the Sesquicentennial celebrations around town are “heating up” so to speak, many organizations are putting on the special touches.
Recently, the New Braunfels German Folk-dancers hosted the Lehrgang VI, a weekend-long workshop and dance festival.
Several hundred locals, as well dance organizations from around Texas and the U.S., participated.
Beulah Dicus of New Braunfels, also this past year’s president of the Goman Folk Dance Association of Texas, said the state group liked the idea of this year’s event being in New Braunfels.
“With the Sesquicentennial going on, we asked to have it this year,” she said.
She and Klaus Muller, a folk dance instructor from Gladenbach, Germany, led approximately 200 people through the Polonaise, or Grand March, at Eagles Hall last Saturday. In the Sesquicentennial spirit, John Kaderli, descendant of a founding family, directed the Seven Dutchmen Orchestra while Leonard Voges, another founder's descendant, raised the Sesquicentennial flag.
Honor dances were presented by the Alpine Dancers G.T.E.V. of Garland, the Rathkamp Deutsche Volkstanzgruppe of Houston, Der Deutsche Volkstanzverein of San Antonio, and the German-American Society of Tulsa (Okla.) Folkdancers, as well as the New Braunfels club.
Muller gave instruction on German folk dancing during the workshop. Many participants wore traditional outfits, including two “Trachts” worn by Allyson Sweeney of Millican, Texas, and Muller, valued at about $2,000.
The state association elected Dicus to the post of Secretary-Treasurer and after congratulating the New Braunfels effort, decided next year’s fest would be held in Dallas. Dicus said several hundred local people attended the gala Saturday night. Tickets,sold at Cholletfs Fashions, Johnson Furniture and China 'n Things, ran out several days in advance.
But local folks will have another opportunity to view traditional German dancing at the Civic Center on April 20 during “An Evening of German Entertainment,” sponsored by the German-American Society. Also, on May 6, the local folk group will dance at “Folkfest” at Conservation Plaza.A complete list of Sesquicentennial events, inside this issue