New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 21, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
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The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to; Diana Pineda Espinoza, Teresa Werner, Angie Alants, Amelia Molina, Adolpho Pastro Jr. (7). Happy belated birthday to Andrea Schmidt
Cancer Support Dialogue Group moots
The Comal County Cancer Support Dialogue Group, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in the north building of Victoria Bank and Trust, 1000 N. Walnut.
Anyone with cancer, and their significant others are invited to attend, lf you have any questions, call 629-5717 or Marian Hicks at 629-1763.
Tho Mighty Thomas Carnival Is hora
The Mighty Thomas Carnival is running at the Comal County Fairgrounds through April 23, sponsored by Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School.
The carnival features rides, games, food, concessions and more. You may buy unlimited ride wristbands in advance for only $8 at HEB, Wuests, Sac N Pac stores or the Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School.
May polo to bo dodlootod
On April 23, the German-American Society of New Braun fels will erect a Maibaum (May Pole) in front of the Wurstfest grounds on Landa Street, depicting the first 150 years of New Braunfels’ history.
Busin*** counseling at the chamber
The business counselor from UTSA’s School of Business is in the Chamber of Commerce office every Tuesday to offer counseling in topics of interest to anyone in business or consid ering starting a business.
Topics cover financing, personnel, business planning, tax es, expansion and many others Also, the Business Start-Up’ ori entation was well received and will be offered the first Tuesday of each month.
Appointments may be made for individual counseling and for the orientation by calling 625 2385. The service is free and confidential. ‘ **
T#rH Hendrix en the Plesa
The Plaza will come alive with New Braunfels music each Thursday night in April. The concerts run from 7 p.m. to 8 .p.m. Bring lawn chairs and picnics. The final concert of the .series is Terri Hendrix April 27.
Downtown market study
Tuesday, April 25 at 7:30 a m market study results concern ing shopper trends in New Braunfels will be presented at the Plaza Diner. The new study will point out the strengths and weaknesses of Historic Down town New Braunfels according to shoppers in the New Braun fels and Canyon Lake area as well as point out shopper trends For reservations, call Main Street at 608-2100.
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A day full of special events for the Sesquicentennial is planned for Landa Park
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
Landa Park explodes with Sesquicentennial fever Saturday. Celebrations of New Braunfels’ heritage will be offered throughout the day and evening for every age, every taste.
It all starts with the parade at 9 a.m. “The route will run from the old H.E.B. and finish across the Comal River at Prince Solms Park,’’ Jim Scheele of the Chamber of Commerce said. "It should last about two-and-a-half to three hours,” he said.
Scheele recommends that parade watchers come early to get a good vantage point. “Park on the streets near San Antonio,” he said, lf lawn chairs or drinks are wanted, bring your own. Restroom facilities will be provided for the parade area.
The barbecue of truly Texas proportions will happen at the Wurstfest grounds horn 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. About 4,300 tickets have been sold, Scheele said.
The Wurst Cook-Off and Barbecue offers another way to savor Texas cuisine Saturday. It will be at I p.m. on the Wurstfest grounds. Tasters buy 25 cent tickets for tastes of food and drinks at the cook-off.
A kaleidoscope of free entertainment will fill the park from
11:30 until the fireworks start at dusk. Several German singing groups will come together as a last minute attraction. Performing at noon on the Wurstfest grounds will be groups from New Braunfels, San Antonio, Austin, Fredericksburg, Houston and Dallas
“There should be around 200 singers in all,” Seidel said.
A fireworks display three times the size of previous Landa Park displays will begin at dusk. This is the only event of the day that will be postponed in case of rain. If it does rain, the fireworks will be shown on July 4, Scheele said.
Following the evening fireworks McBride and the Ride will provide music for a dance in the Wursthalle. Advance tickets for the dance are $10, or $12 at the door.
Parking for the barbecue, cookoff and all the day’s attractions is available at the Olympic Pool parking lot, Little League Fields, Knights of Columbus, Lions Club, and areas around Wursthalle, Scheele said.
Revelers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and picnic baskets. Alcoholic beverages are allowed, but no glass containers, please. Additional restroom facilities will be provided in the park. Concessions will be sold.
Saturday’s schedule of events is: SESQUICENTENNIAL
PARADE — Starting at 9:00 a.m., the parade route will wind through downtown New Braunfels and conclude in Prince Solms Park.
BARBECUE LUNCH IN LANDA PARK — A huge barbecue lunch will be served from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Wurstfest grounds in Landa Park following the parade.
WURST COOK-OFF — BBQ cook-off and tasting on the Wurstfest grounds along the Comal River in Landa Park at 1:00 p.m.
ENTERTAINMENT IN THE PARK — A variety of musical entertainment and games will take place during the afternoon in Landa Park. The schedule is as follows:
Wurstfest grounds, Market Platz:
1 1:30-12:30—Village Brass Band
noon-12:45—massed German choirs
12:30-1:30— 49th Armored Band
1:30-2:30—Village Brass Band Wurstfest Grounds, River Stage: 12:00-12:45—Saengerfest 1:00-2:00—Alpenfest 2:00-3:00—Stadt Cappeller 3:00-4:00—Alpenfest 4:00-5:00—Community Band 5:00-6:00—The Seven Dutchmen
6:00-7:00—Alpenfest Roaming Entertainment: Mari
achis Cardenas 2:30—Paddle Boat Races on the Uke (NBHS, CHS, SVH)
Dance Slab on Landa Lake: 12:30-1:30—New Braunfels High School Band 1:30-2:00—Canyon High
School Band 2:00-4:00—Cross Country Band 4:00-7:00—Quarter Moon Band 7:00-8:00—Street Organ from Germany 8:00-9:30—San Antonio Youth Orchestra (will play through fireworks)
Area IO—Tejano Entertainment: 12:00-12:30—Manachis Cardenas - Echo de Mexico 12:30-2:00—Pure Vida 2:00-3:00—Ballet Folkloric 3:00-7:00—Rio Band Playground—Children’s Section: Commander KO and Ace Armadillo, Horseshoes, Maypole, Musical Chairs, Yo-Yo Competition, The Stick and Ring Game, Face painting, Sack Races, Make a Sailboat MAJOR FIREWORKS DISPLAY — A huge fireworks display will take place over Landa Uke in Unda Park at dusk.
WURST DANCE — Starting at 8:00 p.m., outdoor entertainment on the Wurstfest grounds along the Comal River in Landa Park. Dance in the Evening in the Wursthalle following the fireworks.
Red Cross calls for help iii wake of bombing
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
New Braunfels residents can lend a helping hand to the victims of the Oklahoma City bombing, Red Cross spokeswoman Debi Pfitzenmaier
“The first thing people can do is remember those involved and their loved ones in their prayers,” she said.
More tangible help is always needed and welcome. “The Red Cross is at any given time involved in many disasters just like this in many sizes and scales,” Pfitzenmaier said. Needs are constantly changing, so the most useful kind of help is a financial donation.
The Red Cross is currently giving relief for five disasters in the Texas area as well as the Oklahoma disaster, Pfitzenmaier said. They are being less emphasized in the media but they are no less devastating to their victims.
• Flooding in south central Louisiana last week caused up to $2 million in damage and affected 400 families.
• An earthquake hit Brewster County, Texas, last week and affected 135 families.
• Storms on Monday of this week in Parker and Wise Counties in north Texas affected 27 families.
• A tornado yesterday in Tarrant County affected two apartment complexes.
• The Red Cross is still estimating damage caused by a wind storm yesterday in Dallas.
To contribute to Red Cross disaster relief, send a check to American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, 178 E. Mill Street, New Braunfels, Texas 78130; or call 1-800-HELP NOW.
Gerhard Adam, the secretary to New Braunfels from Braunfels, Germany, and Regina Lehrmund tied the knot in a ceremony at the Plaza bandstand yesterday. The couple is in town for the Sesquicentennial. The wedding was only supposed to receive around 10 guests but when the word got out, more than 100 people showed up, including a band, and a German Choir. Above, some of the spectators watch. At right, the couple during the ceremony, and at far right, spectators throw rice as the couple make their way to their car.
Herald-Zeitung photos by MICHAEL DARNALL
Water pollution abatement program is a paper tiger, officials say
By CRAIG HAMMETT
lf someone is dumping debris or polluting water or land near you, can they be held responsible?
That is what county officials wanted to know Thursday as they listened to officials from the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission.
The officials from the TNRCC were explaining the aspects of a Water Pollution Abatement Plan, something people wlio are planning to build on a site over the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone must present to the state to show their building project will not pollute things.
The problem often is, however, that people don’t bother to fill out the form (which carries a fee) and said it in. And the state, with limited staff
is often handicapped in their enforcement efforts.
“If you’re not going to enforce a rule, why have one?” asked Commissioner Danny Scheel.
“People tell me if we have the rule, enforce it,” added County Judge Carter Casteel.
Scheel said he has lived in this county all his life, has bought and sold property, built things and had never even heard of a WPAP. State officials say that is part of the problem.
“We are trying to get the word out what the rule is,” said Richard Garcia, regional manager of the San Antonio office, “lf you (as a resident) don’t know what the rule is, how are you going to violate it.”
The TNRCC can fine people who build on a site of five acres or less as much as $ 10,000 a day if they choose to pursue action. But they rarely do in the case of individual home owners.
“The course now is to proactively work with
folks,” Garcia said, “...we try to let the local jurisdictions handle what they can handle.”
County officials say they have had problems with dumpsites in the county and pollution control. Judge Casteel singled out one case in the form of a Bulverde resident whom she says the county has been trying to stop for four years.
The TNRCC can fine people for violating pollution control but say the small cases often become entangled in the courts, as this particular case has.
Although the county cannot regulate the spacing of wells, they can with septic tanks, and the county does have rules against junked vehicles. Pollution also can be monitored under solid waste codes.
The problem has been enforcement.
The county has hired an environmental attorney to help in that area, something that is expected to
“When we get that going, it’s really going to help,” said Environmental Health Officer Monica Wallace.
The TNRCC said in the area of water pollution, they can more easily enforce rules that have been around longer, regardless if they are over the Edwards.'Bobby Caldwell, TNRCC water program manager, said companies, for instance, that are going to build must receive a permit explaining what they are going to do if they use water or if groundwater could be affected.
“You have to tell us what you are going to do with the water, Edwards or not,” he said.
Some residents in Bulverde were recently concerned when a company planned to build a concrete batch plant in the area.