New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 27, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
Texas native grasses are ‘hair of the earth’
Whereas flowers are the divine artist’s expression of color, the grasses are the graceful hatching strokes of the master’s pen. ‘Grass is the hair of the earth’ wrote an naturalist,
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Texans to remember ‘First Thanksgiving’
EL PASO (AP) — Folks in Massachusetts might consider it an infringement when Texans claim the Thanksgiving tradition as a Lone Star invention, but a group of El Pasoans says it has history on its side.
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The New Braunfels Unicorns are in second place after the first round of the Class 4A Region IV golf tournament in San Antonio. Play concludes today with the top two teams advancing to the state tournament in Austin. _ _
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the mid 80s and lows in themid Great Exhibit is currently on display
60s. Sunday should clear up a bit. at Texas Commerce Bank through
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SPORTS...............................10-11A New Braunfels Arts Council and the
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consists of a cabinet display and a vertical exhibit. In the cabinet one will
__________find reproductions of a bust of Queen
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Nofertiti, the Scribe Ncbmcroutf
Post 7110, New Braunfels, is reading, Horns Falcon, Stele of Ram-
planning a flag ceremony at the ^ ^s a child, Anubis, collar, three
Post Home, 600 Peace Ave., at 9 scarabs, ewer of of King Ahmos and
a.m. Monday, the day proclaimed more.
as Loyalty Day. The Ladies Many scholars believe Ramses II to
Auxiliary also will attend and par- be the Pharaoh of Egypt who had a
ticipate. The public is invited.... plague-filled confrontation with
Moses. During his 66-year reign, he The American Little League built colossal statues which glorified
will hold its annual Fun Day the gods and reminded Egyptians of
Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. Pea- the pharaohs power. He also covered
lured at this year’s event will be other Kings’ faces on statues with his
a Soda Ring Toss game, water own visage. As a builder of these
balloons, dart balloons, fishing great monuments, Ramses outstripped
game and much more. Special every other pharaoh in Egyptian his-
evcnts will include a Home Run lory More than half the Egyptian
Derby and Radar Pitch Contest temples and monuments still standing
with trophies awarded to the top today arc works arc additions made by
winners in four age groups. Fun Ramses II.
Day is the major fundraiser for Ramses ll died in the 67th year of
the American Little League. A reminder to parents and team members, team pictures will be taken Saturday beginning at 9 am....
Holy Family Catholic Church's annual rummage sale is today and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the church activity center, 245 Hidalgo. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the church, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year....
Smithson Valley Middle School FTA hosted a teacher and staff appreciation for all employees of SVMS April 21. Many SVMS parents provided salads and desserts for more than 65 employees attending the luncheon. “This was our way of thanking the staff for caring about our children,” said Cynthia Champlin, FTA vice president. “We want to thank the parents for helping provide the luncheon.”...
Southwest Texas State University’s Speech-Hearing-Language Clinic is offering free speech and hearing testing to the public from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The clinic is located in the Education Building on the SWT5U campus in San Marcos. To set up an appointment for screening or to receive directions to the clinic or further general information on speech-language diagnostic and rehabilitation services available, call 245-2330.
May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, lf you or someone you know has a speech, language or hearing problem, the screenings offer an ideal time to seek the help of a qualified professional.
The earlier the problem is diagnosed, the better the chances for improvement....
Friday is the deadline to sign up your toodling toddler for the 1989 Toddler Run sponsored by McKenna Memorial Hospital and the New Braunfels Runners Club.
The 10-yard race will be at McKenna May 13 and participants must be at the site by 8 a.m. to sign up, get a T-shirt, and be assigned a number. The race starts at 9 a.m. Toddlers will be divided into three age groups — IO to 14 months, 15 to 19 months and 20 to 24 months.
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A display case at Texas Commerce Bank contains a 1350 B.C. copy of the original bust of Queen Nefertiti, along with protective amulets, from bottom left, an ushabti figurine, an ankh, and scarab beetle, along with hieroglyphics on a reed sheet of paper. (Photo by Deryl Clark)
Bush talks of cowboys, capitols
AUSTIN (AP) — While admitting that he once didn’t know what a chicken-fried steak was, President Bush talked like a Texan when he addressed the Texas Legislature.
He spoke of cowboys and outlaws, cattle and oil. He praised the 101-year-old Capitol building in which he spoke. He even became an honorary Texas Ranger.
“From the Pecos to the Pcdemales, from the Rio Grande to the Red River, there is no place on Earth like Texas,’ ’ said Bush, who calls Houston home.
Bush’s speech Wednesday, which
amateur historian Gov. Bill Clements says was the first to the Legislature by a sitting president, touched on serious subjects. He endorsed construction of the super collider, urged increased domestic oil production and called on Congress to pass a savings and loan bill.
But he devoted much of his address to reminiscences about his 1948 move toTcxas and his deep affection for the state.
Raised in Connecticut and owner of a home in Kennebunkport, Maine, Bush look some ribbing from Demo-
Body search heads into third week
The search for a San Antonio man, presumed drowned in Canyon Lake, continues after almost three weeks of diving, dragging and looking by local authorities.
Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife rangers are doing “what they call surface searches by going along the beaches, driving the boat around the area to sec if they can locale him,” said detective Sgt. Dennis Koepp of die Comal County sheriff’s office.
Ray Henry Dykes, 29, was seen falling from a personal water craft April 6 at The Point in Comal Park. Witnesses say Dykes went under and never surfaced.
“He should have” come up, Koepp said. ‘There’s probably either branches or some of that fishing suing ... maybe he got tangled into that stuff and that’s why he hasn’t come up."
City to try again for airport grant
crats during the 1988 campaign over his claim to Texas, where his address now is a Houston hotel.
“Let mc just say a few words about what it means to be a Texan. My credentials,’’ Bush said. “I have my driver’s license here. I have my Texas hunting license here. And somewhere, my voter regisuation slip.
“And it is uue, I like Kennebunkport. But I am a Texan. I just want to clear the air and say a few words about that.”
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By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer
The Federal Aviation Administra-tion rejected funding a $4.6 million improvements grant and master plan update for New Braunfels Municipal Airport in September, but the City of New Braunfels is giving it another uy.
“I feel relatively sure” the grant will be approved this time, said New Braunfels City Manager Paul Groh-man. “Nothing is guaranteed, but it’s one of those things that we really feel confident it will be.”
After the grant was rejected in September, the FAA asked the city to resubmit to ask for a master plan only, Grohman said. “Which I felt was unusual because the reason you itemize a grant like that is, that way, if they want to fund one item or another they have that choice.”
City Council set aside $18,(XX) Monday night from airport funds to cover out-of-pocket expenses for the engineering company preparing the pre-application for the master plan and also the city’s matching funds for the grant.
“The reason that we’re going through this process is the FAA suggested that we do an out-of-housc study rather than in-house study,” Grohman said. “We did receive five proposals. We felt that the Walker Engineering proposal was the best .”
Five firms submitting proposals to work on the pre-application and master plan include: Archie Walker Engineering Inc. of Corpus Christi; Freese and Nichols Inc. of Austin; Mendoza and Muller Associated Architects of San Antonio; Arizpe Carter and Associates Inc. of Austin; and Edminstcr, Hinshaw, Russ and Associated, Inc. of Houston.
“Walker is going to do a preapplication and turn in an application to FAA for a master plan only,” Grohman said. “If that is awarded, Walker will continue doing the master plan. What they are working on now is the
Hometown heroes honored for help
Dressed in their Sunday best, students of the Valley View Christian Home in Spring Branch recently accepted certificates and thanks from Comal County Sheriff Jack Bremer for their help in finding a missing toddler in March.
The boys helped authorities search March 3 in Garden Ridge for Justin Jerome Lopez, 2, who had wandered from his home the night before. The boys found the toddler in an open field, unharmed.
Nearly IOO people from area law enforcement agencies searched for the boy.
School director Bill Cooley said the boys’ heads got a little big after all the attention, but that is flately denied by them.
“I think it gave them a lot of self esteem,” Cooley said.
Group plans 1st air show
Stunt pilots, wing walkers, skydivers, antique aircraft and lots of good food will fill the New Braunfels Municipal Airport July 8 as New Braunfels Aviation gears up for its first air show.
“We’re just doing it for the community and to let people know the airfield is here and try to generate some enthusiasm,” said Bernie Coleman, air show director. “If we get the story out, I would imagine to see anywhere from 2,000 on up to 5,000 people attend. We have a lot of space to park.”
Show plans include a static display of various types of aircraft including the Confederate Air Force, military, World War II, experimental, antique and new craft. Performers will provide the stunt displays.
The San Antonio Air National Guard also will fly by in F-16 jets, Coleman said.
“The way the airport is laid out, it’s very conducive to an airshow,” he said. “The airshow is far enough away where there’s no danger of people and everybody can see the airshow the way the airfield is laid out.”
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grant to make sure the money does come through.”
The grant is expected to be about SKX),(XX).
“If we did not get the grant, we could not afford to proceed with the master plan,” Grohman said. “We would probably be out — depending how much the pre-application costs
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He said the search will continue until the body is found. “(Dykes) was attempting to go to the Jct Ski, he did not each it, he was heard calling for help twice, loudly,” said Canyon Lake Reservoir Manager Jerry Brite April 6. “He was then seen to go down. He was not sec again.”
Two friends of the victim were on the shore when the accident occurred, he said. One friend swam out to help. Dykes wasn’t wearing a personal flotation device.
Divers from Pleasure Divers of New Braunfels and Bexar County Fire Department Rescue Team dived for the body several days, but were hindered by the murky waters.
“We’ve got statements from some people that had nothing to do with that group of people (friends of Dykes)
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Accepting their honor are, front row from left, Bill Cooley, Charles Curtis, Edward Nandin and Comal County sheriffs deputies Rene Vasquez and Milton Wittmann. On the back row, from left, Perry Rusk, Chad Birch, Brandon Wallace and Sheriff Jack Bremer.
Ashley Davis of the Cibolo-Schertz-Universal City Girl Scout Troop plays make-believe in the Grandma's Attic exhibit at the New Braunfels Children’s Museum in Courtyard Shopping Center. Through May, the museum is hosting the exhibit, along with a Kindermasken exhibit, in anticipation of the annual Kindermasken Parade May 6. “Wonder World of Water” is the theme of this year’s parade, sponsored by the local Beta Sigma Phi sororities. The museum is offering another workshop Saturday to help parents and youngsters prepare costumes for the parade. Some fabric will be available, but parents are asked to bring whatever they think they'll need to work with. For more information, call the museum at 620-0939. (Photo by Deryl Clark)
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