New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 18, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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18 Pages in two sections ■ Aug. 18,1993
Serving Comal County ■ Home of HILMAR REMMLER
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes; Hilmar Remm-ler, Carolyn Wagner, Arnulfo Rodriguez, Sr., Rafael Garcia, Jr., Emilio Caballero (belated), Karen Pomeroy (belated). Happy Anniversary to Jesse & Linda Dominguez (22 years), Kermit & Shirley Vetter, Johnny & Mary Esther Rodriguez.
1993 Rodeo Queen contestants
Comal County high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors arc invited to compete in the 1993 Comal County Rodeo Queen’s Contest. Contestants must be single and enrolled in cither Comal County school district as of Aug. 16.
Posters and information sheets will be available at the local high schools.
Blood drive for Tom Bluntzer scheduled
A blood drive for New Braunfels resident Tom Bluntzer has been scheduled for Aug. 23 from IO a.m. to 6 p.m. at the law offices of Reagan, Burrus, Dicrkscn, Lamon and Bluntzer, located at 205 N. Seguin.
Two blood mobiles will be on hand in the back parking lot to take donations. Walk-ins are welcome or appointments can be made by calling Debbie at 625-8026.
Cross Lutheran celebrating 65 years
Cross Lutheran Church of New Braunfels will be celebrating its 65th anniversary on with formal ceremonies and events scheduled
for Aug. 29, beginning at 3 p.m.
McKenna seeking historical info
McKenna Memorial Hospital needs your help in acquiring any information pertaining to the history of the hospital. McKenna is celebrating its 40-year anniversary in October of this year. The hospital was built in 1953.
A brief submission consisting of a short written summary of something unique that happened in a particular year, trivia, photographs of any items of interest in relation to the hospital through Jk ears would be beneficial.
Please submit your items to McKenna Memorial Hospital, atm. Tim Brieriy, Hospital Development, 143 E. Garza, New Braunfels, 78130.
CAD changing locations Sept. 1
Effective Sept. I, the Comal Appraisal District will be at their new location in Suite IGI of the Landa Offices at 178 E. Mill Street.
The mailing address and phone number will remain the same, however. It is P O. Box 311222, New Braunfels, Texas, 78131-1222 and 210-625-8597.
(The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch. According to the Sophienburg 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.)
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CISD students begin school
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
Herald-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Leticia Evyest of New Braunfels walks with her children to Frazier Elementary Wednesday morning for the first day of classes at Comal Independent School District schools. From left, Alma, Ricky, Ashley and Michael, Mrs. Evyest' children, ended their summer vacations with the start of today's classes. Students In the New Braunfels (SD began their new school year yesterday. New Braunfels Police encourage all area motorists to begin observing school zone speed limits and to not pass school buses loading or unloading.
Members of the New Braunfels City Council and concerned residents met Tuesday night to discuss the development of a Comprehenscive Housing Affordability Strategy to be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The C.H.A.S. is being developed as result of New Braunfels being named an entitlement city by HUD.
New Braunfels is set to receive $421,000 from HUD after the C.H.A.S. is completed and reviewed.
Craig Nickerson, of ICF Incorporated, spoke to the group about how the C.H.A.S. is developed.
ICF has been hired as a consultant by the city to aid in developing the C.H.A.S.
According to Nickerson, the Community Development Block Grant program was started by the federal government in 1975 and is now funded in as high of a level as it ever has.
He said cities were required to do the C.H.A.S. for the first time in 1990.
He said most communities completed a C.H.A.S. two years ago but since New Braunfels just became an entitlement city this year, this will be the first C.H.A.S. developed by the city.
According to Nickerson, the C.H.A.S. is divided into three sections — a community profile, a five-year plan and an annual plan.
After it is completed, the C.H.A.S. will be available for public review for 30 days at the library and city secretary’s office.
The City of New Braunfels has already sent questionnaires to more than 31 agencies to gather information
on the housing situation.
Those receiving questionnaires included the housing authority, school districts, non-profit groups, assistance programs, developers and lending institutions. More questionnaires may be sent at a later date.
The purpose of the questionnaire is to gather information that cannot be found in the Census data.
The C.H.A.S. must cover only housing issues.
However, the funds received from HUD can be used for other prog ranis that benefit low-income residents. ’ Jan Walter, manager of Eden Heights, an apartment complex for the elderly, suggested the C.H.A.S. include provisions for elderly housing. She said that assisted living should be included in the C.H.A.S.
New Braunfels resident Linda Zavala suggested the C.H.A.S. include provisions for an empty field on the west side of town.
“I’d like to see something done on that side of town for a change,” she said.
Nickerson also told the group that by developing a C.H.A.S. the city can now be considered for other grant monies. However, the city will be required to compete for these funds with other cities.
Other suggestions for the C.H.A.S. included flood control, drainage, gang and crime control, security, child care and energy efficiency.
Penelope Church, director of economic and community development for the city, is in charge of overseeing the development of the C.H.A.S.
NBISD board members sworn in Tuesday night
By ROSEMARIE EASH Staff Writer
The newly-elected New Braunfels Independent School District Board Trustees, Dick Robinett, John Seidel and Sylvia Sanchez were sworn in at Tuesday’s board meeting.
The board then reorganized with no changes in the officers. Dick Robinett will continue as president, Leo Chapin as vice president, Arlon Hermes as secretary and Jaime Padilla as treasurer.
The board approved participation in the Enhancing Diversity in Teaching program which is under the direction of Dr. Grant W. Simpson of the LBJ Institute for Improvement of Teaching and Learning at Southwest Texas State
The program is designed to increase the number of Chicanos/Latinos in the teaching profession by providing support and assistance to promising minority teacher education students and teacher aides/paraprofessionals to enable them to successfully complete a teacher education program.
Four teacher aide/paraprofessionals in NBISD will be selected to participate in the 1993-94 school year. They are expected to enroll in 3-6 credit hours per semester at SWTSU, work a full 40-hour week and attend project seminars and meetings as required by the university.
In return, tuition, fees and books will be paid for by Tomas Rivera Center gram funds.
Waldrip ready to take over new post Sept. I
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Wrltar
Former New Braunfels resident Dibrell “Dib” Waldrip said he is up to the task of serving as assistant district attorney for Comal County.
Waldrip will be taking over as assistant district attorney Sept. I. He said he chose to take the job because it was an opportunity he couldn’t “turn down at this point,” in his career.
Waldrip’s past experience in law includes working as a briefing attorney at the Seventh Court of Appeals in Amarillo for one year, working as staff council for the Eighth Court of Appeals for one year and the 81st
Judicial District Narcotics Task for the past eight months.
He said his past experience will be helpful in his duties as assistant district attorney.
“My appellate experience will be particularly beneficial. This is a small office and it will be necessary to do a lot of our own appeals. I’ve written several hundred draft opinions on criminal and civil cases,” he said. “On appeals, I am as proficient as one can be in that area
“I am able to see from a hindsight perspective. I feel like I can use this to not make similar mistakes and take advantage of mistakes of defense council,” he said.
Waldrip’s current duties at the task force include advising law enforcement agencies in the area on legal matters, serving as a liaison to the district attorney’s office and dealing with litigation on civil forfeitures. He said he also filled in at the district attorney’s office when needed
A pioneer newcomer
Lanelle Peavy becomes first female funeral director at local funeral home
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
A newcomer to New Braunfels business is breaking in a new path for herself and other professional women.
Lanelle Peavy, 51, currently a resident of Schertz, has been named the first female funeral director at Zoeller Funeral Home in New Braunfels. Peavy began serving as director in July.
Peavy became a licensed mortician in December.
She attended school at San Antonio College and finished in 1991. In 1992, she served her apprenticeship at Loring
Mortuary in San Antonio. She has been employed at Mission Park Funeral Chapel North.
Peavy said she decided to become a funeral director after her son was killed in a car wreck in 1987.
“I thought the funeral business might be a way of helping other people who lose someone. It’s a hard time,” she said.
Peavy said she had been looking for a new job and was pleased when she was offered the position at Zoeller.
“At a small funeral home, you can have a more personal oneon-onc relationship with the people who you’re serving,” she said.
She said she was also pleased that Zoeller was open to hiring a woman.
“I think this is one of those situations where I’ve entered into a man’s world,” she said. ‘There is a lot of hard work. A lot of lifting ”
She said she has been challenged in her efforts to become a funeral director.
“I feel like I am a success for my age I felt like I might have had a hard time of it because I am older I feel very fortunate because of the places I’ve worked and the people I’ve worked with,” she said.
Peavy said recent statistics show more women are going into this type of work because some people find it eas
ier to talk to a woman about funeral arrangements than a man.
As far as future goals, Peavy said she is happy where she is now “lf I can help somebody get through their grieving period that’s reward enough. It’s a very trying time. I will do anything I can do to help and make it easier That is the height of my ambition right now,” she said.
Peavy's duties include making funeral arrangements, pre-need arrangements, making first calls, embalming, cosmetizing, casketing and setting up state rooms.
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