New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 6, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas
Tom Hill, left, president of the Southwest Division of Vulcan Materials Company, accepts an award from Ray Schoch, IP President of the Schweers Historical Foundation.
Vulcan Materials Company recognized for service
Vulcan Materials Company recently received a plaque from the Schweers Historical Foundation for their efforts to preserve several historical homes.
In 2001, members of the Schweers family approached Vulcan about the possibility of purchasing the Henry Schweers home with some acreage, even though they had no idea how they could raise the money. The VMC representatives said they not only would be interested in the idea, but that they help and support such community efforts.
Since that time, Vulcan Materials Company has assisted in the formation of the Schweers Historical Foundation, Inc. They donated the historic William Schweers Home with 2.3 acres, and committed to donating the historic Henry Schweers Home with additional acreage in the near future.
Schweer and Zeda Balzen set sail for Texas in 1855 with six children. The two youngest children perished before reaching our Texas shore. The family Finally arrived in Quihi in Medina County in early 1856 with their four remaining children. Henry was 23, Heyo was 19, their daughter THentje was 17, and William was 13 years old. The three sons changed their last name to Schweers, their father s first name.
Trientje fell in love with Mimke Saathoff, who lived just across the Quihi Creek with his parents. They were married on Aug. 19,1856, and immediately built their home. Henry married Johanna Muennink on May 8,1858, and built a new home that same year. Heyo married Margaretha Schlentz on Sept. 2,1865. They built their home shortly thereafter. William married Elizabeth Muennink on Feb. 5,1865 and they built their home in 1872. The Saathoff home burned down in 1973, and the roof was blown off the Heyo home sometime in the 20th century, but the rock walls are still standing.
The Henry and William historic homes are still intact and located on land which Vulcan purchased in November 2000 for a railroad track right-of-way leading to a quarry they plan to develop, which is located several miles to the northeast.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:
■ Roy Rodriguez
■ Alice Monsivais
■ Ramon Chapa
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2005
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Post 35 bingo
Time: 1:30 p.m. early bird, 2 p.m. regular bingo
Location: 4210 FM 482, Old Solms Road
You should know: Smoke-free Information: 625-5535
Longhorn Corvette Club
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Fiesta Lanes, 1202 Huisache
You should know: See the cool rides and vote on your favorite. Information: Call JoAnn West at 625-6263
Freiheit Bowling Club 95th Anniversary
Time: 3 to 8 p.m.
You should know: Barbecue plates, $6.
Bulverde Market Days
Time: 3 to 6 p.m.
Location: 2295 Bulverde Road, Bulverde
You should know: Organic fruits and vegetables, grass-fed beef and hormone-free poultry, homemade candles, quilts and other treats.
Information: (830) 980-8801.
Honey Creek Guided Tours
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: Meet at Rust House inside park.
You should know: Wear comfortable shoes and dress for weather Information: (210) 520-6412, or (830) 438-2656.
Women's AA Meeting
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 138 W. Austin St.
You should know: Nonsmoking meeting
Marion Volunteer Fire Department Sausage Supper
Time: 4 to 11 p.m.
Location: 301 S. Center St., Marion You should know: Auction, raffle, games, food, beer, silent auction, bingo, carnival and music.
Cost: Sausage plates, $6
Elks Lodge Rummage Sale
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: Elks Lodge, 353 S. Seguin St.
• New Braunfels Middle School —Monday - incoming eighth
DAVID INGRAM Herald-Zeitung
MODEL TRAIN SHOW
A passing Lionel train fascinates 3-year-old Cody Hite. The Summer Model Train Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 20 at the New Braunfels Civic Center. The event will feature model trains, operating layouts, building kits, memorabilia, books, tools, T-shirts and pins. Cost is $5 adults and $1 youth 17 and under. For information, call (830) 935-2517.
graders will return packets 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
—Tuesday - incoming seventh graders will returns registration packets 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
— Wednesday - students not currently enrolled in NBISD will pick up packets 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. At that time, appointments will be made to speak with a counselor. Completed packets will be returned at the time of the appointment.
• OakRun Sixth Grade Center
— Wednesday - incoming students will pick up registration packets 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
— Friday - students will return registration packets and have pictures taken 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. •The Learning Center
— Monday - registration for school of choice students, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
— Tuesday - registration for DAEP students, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Comal ISD Registration
• Bill Brown Elementary
— Wednesday and Thursday -8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
• Frazier Elementary Tuesday and Wednesday - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• Goodwin Primary
— Tuesday and Wednesday -8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 3 p.m.
• Hoffmann Lane Elementary
— Monday - 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m.
— Tuesday - 9 a.m. to noon and
I to 6 p.m.
— Wednesday - 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m.
• Mountain Valley
— Tuesday - 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
— Wednesday - noon to 7 p.m.
• Canyon Intermediate
— Monday - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
— Tuesday - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
— Wednesday - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Canyon Middle
— Tuesday - eighth grade: 8 to
II a.m. and 4 to 7 p.m.
— Thursday - seventh grade: 8 to 11 a.m. and 4 to 7 p.m.
• Smithson Valley Middle
— Tuesday and Wednesday -noon and 2 to 7 p.m.
— Wednesday - 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 5 p.m.
• Spring Branch Middle
— Tuesday - new students from 9 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 6 p.m.
— Wednesday - returning students from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 2 to 6 p.m.
•Canyon High School — Returning student registration
— Monday - seniors from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.
— Tuesday - juniors from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.
— Wednesday - sophomores from 1 to 6:30 p.m.
— Thursday - freshmen from 1 to 6:30 p.m.
• Make-up for all grade levels:
Friday — 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.
• Smithson Valley High — Returning student registration
— Monday - Seniors from 8 a.m. to noon
— Monday - Juniors from 1:30 to 4 p.m.
— Tuesday - Sophomores from 8 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m.
— Wednesday - Freshmen A-L from 8 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m.
— Thursday — Freshmen M-Z from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m.
• Make-up for all grades: Thursday - 5 to 7 p.m.
Viennese Vocal Ensemble
Date: Sunday Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: St. Paul's Lutheran Church
You should know: The Wiener Vokalensemble is an adult choir of 40 voices that has performed in more than 14 countries. A dessert reception will follow performance.
Date: Sunday Time: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Location: First Spanish Assembly of God, 1944 Business 35 South You should know: Second birthday of Christ International Tabernacle Church. Dress casual.The public is invited. Refreshments after service. Information: 822-6988
MCJROTC Drill Team Tryouts
Date: Monday through
Time: 8 to 11 a.m.
Location: NBHS ROTC Building You should know: All incoming freshmen females and sophomore males are encouraged to try out.
Information: Call Master Sgt. Medrano at 627-6115
Blue Bell and Brass Concert
Date: Monday Time: 7 p.m.
Location: First United Methodist Church, Wesley Hall You should know: Hill Country Brass Quintet from this area will perform.
Information: Call Bonnie Elder at 627-8558
Hill Country Orchid Society
Date: Tuesday Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
Location: Elks Lodge, 353 S. Seguin St.
You should know: Fall Show plans plus orchids for sale. Information: Call Laurie White at (830 379-7230
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Partly doudy Rain: 20% Hi: 92 Low: 73
Partly doudy Rain: 40% Hi: 93 Low: 74
Partly doudy Rain: 20% Hi: 97 Low: 74
Partly doudy Hi: 98 Low: 73
IN COMAL COUNTY Highs/lows_8/04
Canyon Dam 94/71
New Braunfels Airport 98/73 Rainfall 8/04 Month
Canyon Dam 0.17 3.78
New Braunfels 0.06 3.07
Water Flows 8/05 Change
Edwards Aquifer 680.0 -0.4
J-17 Well 680.0 -0.4
Comal River 361 -1.0
Canyon Dam 8/05 Change
fort Aransas: Partly doudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Light southeast winds increasing to around 10 mph in afternoon.
High in mid 90s inland, lower 90s coast It will be partly cloudy tonight with southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph becoming south at 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Low in mid 70s inland, lower 80s coast.
BY THE NUMBERS
Atlanta/91/71//Cldy Baltimore/95/75/Clr Boston/80/71//Cldy Chicago/88/69//PCIdy Cincinnati/96/73//Rain Cleveland/91/75//PCIdy Denver/61/56/.35/PCIdy Detroit/85/68//PCIdy Honolulu/89/77//Clr lndianapolis/91/73/.01/Cldy Kansas City/96/65//PCIdy Las Vegas/102/86//PCIdy Los Angeles/81 /65//PCIdy Miami Beach/95/76/.06/Rain M i I wa ukee/86/67//CI r Mpls-St Paul/81/6(V/Clr Nashville/96/72'TPCIdy New Orleans/86/73//PCIdy New York City/93/81/.20/PCIdy Philadelphia/96/78//Rain Phoenix/101/82/.02/PCIdy Pittsburgh/96/m//mm Sacramento/99/65//Clr St Louis/87/70/.26/Rain San Diego/75/68//Clr San Francisco/71/54//Clr Seattle/87/61//Clr Washington, D.C./97/76//Clr WEATHER EXTREMES High 120 at Joshua Tree, Calif. Low 34 at Stanley, Idaho
Lake level 908.99 -0.02
feet above mean sea level NBU Pumping Report 8/05
Surface water 7.767
Well level 4.634
as of 8 a m. Friday
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Amarillo/84/62/. 13/Cldy Austin/98/74/.96/Rain Dallas-R Worth/98/77//Rain El Paso/93/72//PCIdy Houston/93/75//PCIdy LubtAXk/93/65/. 16/Rain San Antonio/97/74//Rain ACROSS THE NATION
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MANDY REARY Herald-Zeitung
The 500 block of Beverly Lane is closed due to the road construction currently in process.
Fdr Local Dues
■ Detour The east (northbound side) Interstate 35 frontage road has been converted to one-way northbound traffic from FM 306 to Kohlenberg Road. Southbound traffic will be direct ed north to Kohlenberg Road, then southbound on the west side frontage road.
■ Reopens: In three months.
■Work: This section of the road will be reduced to one-way traffic for installation of drainage and roadway construction.