New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 13, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
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Ceremony at Civic Center to start at 4 p.m.
Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
A crane operated by H&H Crane Service tipped over yesterday afternoon around 2:30 p.m. on Goodwin Road near Highway 306 The crane was lifting a large concrete wall at a construction site, when the ground underneath its stabilizers gave way. The crane tipped, dropping the concrete wall and demolishing it. No one was hurt in the accident.
Area churches unite for Good Friday and Easter services
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
The fust founders arri ct! in the future Ne v Braunfels on Good friday - and the first thing they did was have a church service Their modern-day counterparts can observe Coot! Friday and honor New Braunfels’ Sesquicentennial tomorrow at First Protestant Church.
"I think it s significant tnai the first thing that happened on that day March 21, 1845, is that they observed Good Ftiday,” I irst Protestant Co-Pastor Richard Carse said.
It’s also important to remember that this is an observance of C hrist’s last hours first and a Sesquicentennial event second, Carse said.
“A total of 17 clergy will take part from churches throughout New Braunfels,” he said The Rev. Klaus Renfordt of Braunfels, Germany, will read the invocation first in Fnglish with the congregation, then in German.
“The last seven words (or statements) from the cross” form the structure of tomorrow’s service Each statement in scripture will be read, a relating prayer will be said, and the congregation will respond. The singing of hymns will answer each reading, Carse said.
“We’re bringing together people from all different congregations, so we tried to pick music that would be familiar to many,” he said.
The entire offering from the service will be divided between Habitat for Humanity and Hospice New Braunfels.
Tile Good Friday service is 12:15 p.m. in the Main Sanctuary at First Protestant, giving residents an opportunity to attend during their lunch hours.
The New Braunfels Ministerial Alliance sponsors these ecumenical Good Friday services every year at rotating churches. First Protestant requested to hold the service this year since it was one of founding churches in New Braun
Area residents can celebrate Easter in grand Sesquicentennial fashion with the “Son Rise at Sunrise” service 6:30 a.m-7:30 a m. on the Main Plaza. Dr. George ll Muedeking will lead the interde-nomenational service and provide the message and area ministers will participate.
A massed choir singing Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus” will highlight the music. ‘‘The choir came about because of interest on the part of the singers in the community,” said organizer Karon Haas. ‘‘Melitta Fruch was contacted to conduct because she has directed the massed choirs at Christmas through the years,” she said.
Those attending will be treated by music from a massed handbell choir coordinated by Linda Dietert and Jay Blanchard and a brass ensemble from New Braunfels High School will perform.
By CRAIG HAMMETT
New Braunfels celebration of the Sesquicentennial kicks into high gear tomorrow with the arrival of the trail riders and ceremonies at the New Braunfels Civic Center.
The festivities begin at around 3:30 p.m. when the Trail Ride pulls into town. After a parade in Seguin Friday morning, the riders will move toward New Braunfels where they will cross the Guadalupe River at the Business Interstate 35 (Old Hwy. 81) bridge.
The crossing symbolizes the crossing the first settlers made on Good Friday, 1845, 150 years ago. Thus, the Sesquicentennial celebration.
The modern-day travelers will make their way through town, up Seguin Street toward the Civic Center where the official ceremonies will last from about 4:00 to 4:45 p.m.
New Braunfels Police will place barricades on Seguin St. at the block of Coll and Garden St., rerouting traffic from around 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Parking will not be permitted on the Civic Center side of Seguin St. starting at noon Fnday. Officials suggest people do not try to park along the streets, especially at the Business 1-35 Bridge where the Trail Ride makes
“We suggest people park in the rear of the Civic Center," said Jim Scheele, Director of the Convention and Visitors Bureau. "...The ceremony will take place in front of the Civic Center."
Scheele said the ceremony begins at about 4 p.m. and will include a dedication of the Trail Ride Memorial. Herb Skoog, chairman of the Sesquicentennial Commission, will speak about the trail ride and its history and various other dignitaries will talk as well, including the Mayor Paul Fraser and the mayor of Braunfels, Germany, Dieter Schmidt. Also, Guenter Jakob of the PartnershofTs Committee and Gerhard Adam, Secretary of Braunfels to New Braunfels will be on hand for the unveiling of a large pictorial plaque.
Before the Trail Ride arrives, a band from Braunfels, Germany, ‘‘Stadtkapelle Braunfels,” conducted by Herbert Bender will entertain. Many citizens of Germany will be arriving Thursday and staying with host families next week.
The ceremonies officially begin the biggest week of the Sesquicentennial celebration which includes vanous events next week, culminating on Saturday, Apili 22 with the Sesquicentennial Parade downtown and vanous events at Landa Park.
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(Editor's Note: New Braunfels resident Werner Kiesling is calling the Herald-Zeitung each morning during the Sesquicentennial Trail Ride with a report on the events of the day before. Thursday's Report: Ne report today.
The Sesquicentennial Trail Ride left Cuero yesterday on a 34-mile journey to Gonzales, where they camped at Independence Park for a dedication ceremony.
Today, they begin the longest stretch,’a 35:mile trip to the outskirts of Seguin and will camp at the Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Posse. The biggest day begins tomorrow when the Trail Ride parades through Seguin with a dedication ceremony scheduled for 9:30 a m. The riders will cross the Guadalupe River at about 3:30 p.m. in New Braunfels, commemorating the original crossing by settlers.
City election forum today
The Comal Area League of Women Voters will host a city election forum Thursday, April 13, at 7 p.m., at the New Braunfels ISD Education Center, 430 Mill Street.
Mayor Paul Fraser and a representative of the recall petition will address District 4 constituents. Presentations will be made tin city charter amendments and the one-half cent sales tax proposition, and city council candidates will give statements and answer audience questions.
City offices closed Friday
All city offices will be closed April 14 in observance of Good Friday/Founders Day. However, the Sanitation Department will provide regular trash pickup service. For information, call 608-2140 during business hours.
Businesses help Cancer Society
Throughout the month of April, Landa Street Car Wash is sponsoring two specials which will benefit the local unit of the American Cancer Society. For every Spring Detailing Special, br Unicorn Wash, Landa Street Car Wash will donate a portion of the cost to help underwrite the 1995 ACS Starlight in the Tropics Gala.
Also, Taco Cabana is supporting the local unit of the ACS by pledging to donate a portion of the proceeds from all sales April 15 and 16. Taco Cabana is located on Highway 81 across the street from New Braunfels Factory Stores and is open 24 hours on weekends.
Collision on the Loop
Yesterday morning at about 10 a.m., Terry Adams, 88, was making a left turn after leaving the radio station on Loop 337, heading toward Rock Street. According to police reports, he failed to see an 18-wheeler driven by Daniel Hensley. The truck and car collided, sending Adams to McKenna Hospital with minor injuries.
Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
Early voting for election to create new water district in county will be April 18
By ROBERT STEWART
Special to the Herald-Zeitung
Early voting for the Comal County Underground Water Conservation District election will be held at the Canyon Lake EMS building, 1425 Saltier Road, on Tuesday, April 18, 1995 from 8 a m. to 4 p.m.
Election day is May 6, 1995 to create the proposed district or not. The election was authorized by tile Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission to form a governmental body to regulate aquifer resources in the part of Comal County not covered by the Edwards Underground Water Distnct.
The Republican Business Women of Comal County will host an informal discussion of the proposed CCU WCD on Thursday, April 27, 1995, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative auditorium. Speakers will include: Cameron Wiley and Comal County Agricultural Extension Agent Joe Taylor in favor of the proposal and Lee Roper and Ed Nolan against. Each speaker will be allowed to make a five-minute speech The public is invited.
The Comal Area Provisional League of Women Voters will host an informational presentation about the proposed district on Tuesday, April 18, 1995 at the GVTC auditorium. At that event, no opposition speakers are scheduled to appear. Speakers will include: John Ashworth of the Texas Water Development Board, Extension Agent Joe Taylor, and Lynn Rodgers, chief appraiser of the Comal Appraisal District. Candidates for the water board will also speak. They will take office if the distnct is enacted. A temporary board is now in place to handle calling the election. Wiley said revenue bonds will likely be issued to provide funds for the distnct’s projects. The lawfirm of Fullbright and Jaworski as well as bond consultant Floyd Westemian are currently donating their services to the district, Wiley said.
Other early voting dates may be scheduled at Canyon Lake. For more information call election judge Harry Heimer at (210) 904-7115.
Daily early voting continues at the Spnng Branch Fire Station, April 17-May 2.
Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALl
The special Sesquicentennial postmark Is available for Just one week.
Sesquicentennial postmark expected to create a stir
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
Good Fnday marks the start of a unique Sesquicentennial opportunity. For just seven days letters can be canceled with a special Sesquicentennial rubber stamp in the Post Office Lobby, retired postal worker Carl Feltner said.
Retired postal workers will administer the cancellations from IO a.m. to 4 p.m. on Good Friday, Apnl 17-21, and Apnl 24, Feltner said. Hand cancellations will also be available Saturday April 22 in Wursthalle.
‘‘People all over the world collect these postmarks,” he said. "The New Braunfels post office will get letters from Russia, China and everywhere dunng this week.”
It’s important to remember that you must have an envelope with a postage stamp on it in order to get the special cancellation, Feltner said.
A great way to get that stamped envelope is to buy a special Sesquicentennial envelope — $5 for letter size and SIO for 9 by 12 inches. These envelopes carry a bonus. They can be put in the Sesquicentennial time capsule. The cost of the
envelope is the only charge to con-tnbute to the time capsule, said Jim 'Scheele of the Convention and Visitors Bureau. The cost goes to help fund Sesquicentennial activities, he said.
“Whatever can be stuffed in the envelopes will work, even if the envelope has to be taped shut,” Scheele said. Families and individuals can include photos, letters, whatever memorabilia they like.
Sesquicentennial envelopes are available at the Civic Center.
The Sesquicentennial Committee is collecting artifacts, letters, school rosters and other items to depict New Braunfels life in 1995.
“Sept. I is the deadline to turn in time capsule submissions,” Scheele said. “Then Senior Flexonics will build the box to fit the contents.”
The capsule will be made of special stainless steel, Perkins said. “The matcnal expands to reinforce joints and protect from external pressures,” Greg Perkins of Senior Flexonics said.
“The official closing of the time capsule is in January 1996 at the Chamber banquet,” Scheele said.
The Sesquicentennial Time Capsule will be buned in front of the Civic Center.For news, advertising or subscription information, call 625-9144