New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 26, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March 21,1845 March 21,1995
10 Pages in one section ■ Tuesday, April 26,
1,1994 Serving Comal County for more than 142 years ■ Home of JESSICA RICHTER
I Vol. 142, No. 118Inside
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The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; David Flu-grath, Lauren Brucia, Vanessa Caballo, Jessica Richter (Monday), Clementine Kohn (Monday), Joseph Blats, Clarice Brand, Glenda Chilton, Mary Ellen Doyle, Florence Rledel,
Ballroom dane# oat for Sanlor Citizens Cantar
The Senior Citizens Center will have its regular ballroom dance on Sunday, May I from 6 p.m. to IO pjn. with the Jubilee Dance Band providing the music. Admission is $5 per person.
Ioe, soft drinks and snacks will be provided at a snack bar.
The public is invited.
Mammography, prostata tasting sat
Persons age 60 through 64 are invited to participate in the mammography and prostate testing to be held at McKenna Memorial Hospital and the Senior Center.
The tenting is free for the first 44 women and 27 men to call for an appointment with the senior center. Call 625-1800.
The event is again sponsored by the Alamo Area Council of Governments and the Texas Department of Aging.
The Senior Center will schedule appointments beginning today for May 16-20 to be done at McKenna between 8 a m. and 3:30 p.m. for mammograms. Appointments for prostate testin-ng to be done at the senior center on May 18 beginningt at IO a.m. can be scheduled by calling the senior center at 625-1800.
Plaza Nitss continues Thursday night
Rosie Y Los Muchachos plays the final concert in the Plaza Nites series at 7 p.m. Thursday on the Plaza. The popular Mariachi band promises an evening of rim and festivity.
The free concert series is produced by the Main Street Prefect. For information, call the Main Street Project at 608-2100.
OBRA to promote drinking water week
In observance of National Drinking Water Week, May 1-7 Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) vehicles will display colorful blue and purple bumper stickers with the slogan "Give Drinking Water A Hand."
Vietnam veterans to host fundraiser
The Vietnam Veterans of the Outreach program will host a fundraiser, selling fsyita tacos with all the trimmings and cold drinks. The fajitas will be prepared by two fajita cook champions
The event will be held at 974 K Loop 337, across from the L .-agon Place Restaurant on Saturday, April 30 from IO a m. on.Stammtisch
(The New Braunfeb Herald Ataunt invites Us readers to submit items lo Stammtisch. According to the Sophisnburg Archives and members of the German community, “Stammtisch" represents a sitting place for members of the community to gather and share the day's happenings. We invite you to share with us.)
Council eyes new services, same tax rate
A nam sign was aractad in front of tha Now Braunfels Factory Stores, formerly the Mill Store Plaza, during coronion lee held at the sign's location In front of the facilities. Pictured, the former name Is teen on the old sign aa It was taken down, and the new name on the sign being erected.
Raises, additional police officers are among council’s added items
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
New Braunfels City Council members are hoping to be able to add several new items and personnel in the 1994-95 budget without affecting the current tax rate of 41 cents.
If adopted, the $11.6 million budget will include new carpet for the library, a new roof for the library, a 3.2 percent cost of living increase for employees and replacing the copier in the city secretary's office.
Other additions will include doubling the amount of money to be spent on road repairs, hiring two police patrolmen, one dispatcher, a warrant officer and a municipal court clerk.
One of the most significant additions to the budget will be the funds to open the County Line Fire Station in the south side of New Braunfels. According to city manager Mike Shands, six men would need to be hired to open the station. The cost of hiring the additional firemen will be $197,000.
He said there is already a fire truck at the station and that no renovations to the building would be needed. If the expenditures are approved, the station could be operational by late summer.
Mayor Rudy Seidel was pleased to announce to the citizens at the city
council meeting that the tax rate would remain the same.
‘I want to say how proud I am of the city council. TTiey have done a lot of work on this budget,” said Seidel.
The council voted 5 to I last night to accept the official submission of the budget. Council members set a public hearing to receive citizen comment on the budget for May 9. They also voted to set an agenda item to adopt the budget on the same date.
Council member Jan Kennady voted against adopting the budget on May 9. She said she would like to wait until after the new city council members are seated.
“Last year we let the new city council members participate... I appreciate the fact that I was able to have a part in it,” she said. “The new people have to work with the budget next year."
In other business, the council also received a petition from citizens asking that a 25 mile per hour speed limit be placed on Comal Street and that a 4-way stop be placed at the intersection of Coll and Comal streets.
The petition also asked that a school zone be placed from Jahn to Garden street in order to protea the children attending the New Braunfels Child Development Center.
The council is expeaed to address this issue at its next meeting on May 9.
NBHS drama students to put on state-qualifying play locally
From staff reports
The New Braunfels High School one-aa play cast of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," will put on a performance locally on May 3 at New Braunfels High School.
The NBHS players just earned a trip to the University Interscholastic Lcauge’s state competition at Austin,
set for May 6 at the Bass Concert Hall. New Braunfels was one of two schools at Friday's regional competition in San Antonio to advance to the state round. Before that, the play had advanced through distria, zone, and area competitions.
For ticket or site and time information, call New Braunfels High School at 625-6271.
More than 70 activities planned for Ninth Annual Folkfest
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
There will be absolutely no chance to get bored while visiting New Braunfels* Ninth Annual Folkfest this weekend.
More than 70 activities are planned for the event, which will be held from IO a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 12 p m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Conservation Plaza and the Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture.
Activities Co-Chairmen Jackie and Dennis Heitkamp have planned a variety of exhibits arui demonstrations for
both children and adults.
Children's aaivities are scheduled for Saturday only.
Some of them include bull roping, candlemaking, clothes washing, face painting, fluting, grinding com, house building, log sawing, pinch pots, rag weaving, sand painting, school house, spinning, tortilla making, yucca weaving and quilting. The children’s aaivities were coordinated by Keva Boardman.
“We see this as youth-oriented,” said Dennis. ‘This is the kind of place grandparents would love to take their grandchildren to."
“In the aaivities, people will demonstrate the skills our founding fathers used when they first came here. There will be handmade furniture all the way to rugs,” said Dennis.
Jackie said there will be many interesting adult activities, such as making Ukrainian eggs, dyeing eggs with onion skins, sausage making and pottery.
“We will be reliving the past. It’s great for grandparents to show their grandads,” said Dennis.
Some of the adult aaivities include touring the museums and historical buildings, basket making, basket weaving, bee keeping, bobbin lacers, broom
making, candle making, fiintknapping, hoise hair rope braiding, nine pin bowling, pottery making, rawhide braiding, sauerkraut making. Skat, soap making, stained glass, tatting, weaving and spinning, chair caning and many more
Some unusual activities will include a Picker’s Paradise which will feature many collectables. The items will be for sale.
Another unusual activity will be listening to the town gossiper and a story teller.
Visitors can also watch demonstrations on wine making and see a lightning rod exhibit.
There will also be an old-fashioned beer garden saloon and entertainment areas
The event is free to people under 18 years old.
Anyone older than 18 will pay a $3 entry fee,
This is the ninth annual Folkfest. It is sponsored by The New Braunfels Conservation Society, Sophienburg Museum and Archives and The Heritage Society of New Braunfels.
Conservation Plaza and the Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture are located off Loop 337 on Church Hill Drive.Extravaganza!Crowd of more than 400 insures successful first epicurean event for New Braunfels Restaurant Association
By MARK LYON
The New Braunfels Restaurant Association's first Epicurean Extravaganza, held at the Greene Mansion Inn, was a huge success, according to the organization's president, Robert Konkel.
Approximately 400 people attended the four-hour event, which featured some of the more unique dishes and appetizers from four local restaurants and two catering services at the scenic grounds behind Greene Mansion Inn.
Those four restaurants, Molly Joe's, The Grist Mill, Pat’s Place and Adobe Cafe, as well as Rafter's Catering and Molly Joe's Catering, helped generate $3,700 for the Comal County Women's Center.
"Turnout far exceeded my expeaations," said Konkel. "We've tallied everything up and we exceeded our goal We had set out to match a community donation of $3,500. We had to raise that much with tnis fundraiser or else go knocking door to door. We met that total, plus we have a little left over to start us on our next projea."
The $3,700 in proceeds are being directed to the sexual assault program at the Comal County Women's Center. A small portion of the proceeds will be given back to the NBRA to help pay for costs.
"We've been asked to make this an annual event," he said "We're going to look into doing it again. We’re just grateful for everyone who came out and helped make it the success it was. Everyone had a great time."
Those attending were treated to dishes such as Polio Verde from the Grist Mill, a combination of spicy refried beans, guacamole and fajita chicken.
Pat's Place featured a unique "ranchero sauce," a combination of picante sauce and ranch dressing. Molly Joe's and Adobe Cafe served beef and chicken tacos and nachos to the large crowd.
Helen Mala of Molly Joe's said that they began serving beef and chicken tacos at 5 p.m., but were later forced to serve nachos when they began running out of supplies.
"Turnout has just been tremendous," she said. "We ran out of tacos and had to start serving nachos. But no one seems to mind. Its been great."
Harmtd-Zattung photo by MARK LYON Carrie Bunton of Th# Grist Mill restaurant, serves up "Polio Verde" at Sunday's Epicurean Extravaganza.
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