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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 26, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas Page 10A — Hkrald-Zkitung — Saturday, August 26, 2000 THESPIAN/From 1ASHOOTING/From 1A “I kind of let it go for a few years until I finished high school,” she said. That’s not to say, however, that she wasn’t successful in high school drama. She appeared in her school's one-act play of “Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The play advanced to the statewide one-act play competition, she said. After she graduated, her parents asked if she wanted to go to college. “I said ‘No, I want to act’,” Schamhorst said. While Scharnhorst said she respected stage actors, she preferred film and commercial acting. “Its a completely different method of acting,” she said. “On stage you're very' big, you’re very dramatic. “On films and TV, its more emotional. The emotions have to come from inside you .... If you’re not feeling the character, you can’t be the character. In film, its more about being the person rather than acting to be the person.” Scharnhorst started training with Cliff Osmond from Los Angeles, who flew to Texas each week to conduct workshops. Osmond    introduced Scharnhorst to her agent, Kristy Martin with Calliope Talent and Modeling Agency in San Antonio. “Through Kristy, I started training with many other people,” she COUNTY/From 1A said. One of those people was Dee Wallace Stone, who played the mother in the 1980s hit move “E.T.” Her first acting job came soon after she ventured into the drama world. She landed a Taco Cabana commercial. “That one came really quickly,” Schamhorst said. “There wasn’t a whole lot to it. It was more of a look that they were looking for. So that was really exciting for me because I really didn’t expect it to happen so quickly.” Since that time she’s been in about seven or eight films, including “The Newton Boys,” and 14 or 15 commercials. Her credits appear under her maiden name, Mozeley. She’s now considered an “A-list” talent in Texas, she said. That means she’s hired or called-back after a large percentage of her auditions. Schamhorst had an opportunity to go to Los Angeles several years ago but decided to stay in Texas. She stands by the decision and hopes eventually to make a living acting in Texas. Many movies are filmed in Texas because it is a right-to-work state, Scharnhorst said. Actors and actresses don’t have to belong to a union here to be hired. “I would much prefer to be a bigger fish in a smaller pond than a little fish in the huge gigantic, ocean out there in Los Angeles,” Schamhorst said. “I’d much prefer to be here and work than be out there and not work.” Schamhorst also always wanted to open an acting school. “I felt there’s a lot of kids here in town that have that dream, and I had spoken with my agent in San Antonio, and she knew about several children in her agency that also require ongoing training.” Her school teaches audition techniques, reading and public speaking skills. The students also practice scene studies, improvisation and other skills. The school focuses on the children having fun and enjoying themselves, Schamhorst said. Some students want to be professional actors or actresses while some do not. Acting school has value even for children who aren’t pursuing an acting career, Schamhorst said. “The reasons I would send a child that is not career-oriented is for self-esteem, for encouragement, for opening up and expressing themselves, and education,” she said. Acting teaches “life,” she said. “Acting you use in everyday life,” Schamhorst said. “You have to learn about life and learn about other people’s lives to be able to become a good actor. If you can’t understand why people do things, you’ll never be able to portray them or portray someone like them.” available, they just have to expand their plant,” Hubble said. Another option would be the Canyon Lake Water System. “They will have a line coming down U.S. 281. They’ve definitely got enough water,” Hubble said. Minikin said “Canyon Lake is making a lot of commitments to a lot of subdivisions to get water to them.” “You have an agreement with the Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority?” Commissioner Jack Dawson asked. “We’re pumping water now,” Hubble said. Minikin also expressed reserva tions about a proposed 9-hole golf course. “I fully support golf courses personally but not if they aren't irrigated with gray water,” Minikin said. Hubble assured commissioners he was looking into systems for recycling water, and after the meeting he went one step further. “If something happens that we can't have gray water for the golf course, we won't have the golf course,” Hubble said. The land then would be added to the nori-improved natural open space and parkland in the subdivision, Hubble said. Minikin said “My bottom line concern is we have another 750 lots we’re talking about bringing into the inventory. That’s fine — if we have enough water for them. My primary concern is how you irrigate that golf course.” Minikin said the Texas Legislature had not granted county commissioners the authority to regulate water usage of the golf course. However, he urged Hubble to consider the neighbors. “We just need to be sensitive to the residents of this county when we’re talking about golf courses and we have a river that’s going dry and two aquifers in trouble. “My personal opinion is we just can’t be talking about golf courses when people are wondering where their next drop of water is coming from,” Minikin said. idence. His parents were present. I’ll interview him further in a more appropriate setting,” the detective said. Villarreal said the weapon used in the shooting was a small caliber, semi-automatic pistol. Neighbors said there had been some ongoing problems between the alleged shooter and the victim, who was reported listening to a “boom box” in his car when the incident happened. BAN/From 1A Villarreal said he had heard that, but had not confirmed it. Dr. John Flanagan M.D. treated Esparza at McKenna Memorial Hospital shortly after the incident, which occurred a little after 5 p.m. “He’s fine,” Flanagan said. “He’s in stable condition.” Flanagan said Esparza’s wound required further evaluation because of “swelling complications,” so he was being sent to Guadalupe Valley Hospital in Seguin, which had an orthopedist on duty. “The orthopedist will take a look at him. “There’s some chance he’ll need surgery,” Flanagan said. An official at the Comal County Jail booking desk confirmed that Barsch had been lodged there Friday evening in connection with the aggravated assault with a deadly weapon allegation. He had not been arraigned and no bond had been set, the official said. of the kissing buttons.” Beer was still available. However, pitchers were only available in Wursthalle, where an extra admission was charged to enter. The increased police presence made a difference, Purdum said. “We made it just a little more difficult for those that didn’t respect authority to stay around,” he said. Wurstfest’s efforts paid off after a couple of years, he said. Now, Purdum says he believes enforcing an alcohol ban on the local rivers would be difficult. “You can increase security like they have on the Guadalupe and make it difficult for people to be rowdy without being arrested” Purdum said. The ordinance the council will consider Monday would establish an alcohol ban in a central river business district. The district would encompass portions of the Comal and Guadalupe rivers inside the city limits. Stace Vercher. director of retail operations for Mid-Tex Oil, agreed w ith Breads and Wilkes. It’s a matter of law' enforcement, he said. If funding is the main concern about more law enforcement, Vercher said the business community, chamber of commerce and council should sit down to discuss what could be done to provide that funding. “We understand the concerns of both sides,” Vercher said. “The residents have legitimate concerns. We feel those concerns can be met with those existing laws on the books.” The problems on the river should be considered as a community, he said. “We need to take care of everyone,” Vercher said. “We need to make sure those residents are not negatively affected by the tourism on the river. On the other hand, we need to manage this resource.” Some people have pointed to an alcohol ban on Galveston beaches as evidence that a ban could be successful here. But Vercher said that compares two different situations. “The problem that lies in this argument is that a beach and a river are two totally opposite recreation facilities,” he said. Floating a river has certain physical requirements that a certain age group meets. That age group, Vercher said, is more inclined to consume alcoholic beverages. “Anyone can go to the beach,” he said. But Vercher said he couldn't take his 2-year old daughter to the river — not because of the behavior problems on the river but because she’s too young. Tourists who come to the river because of the ban would not replace one-for-one tourists New Braunfels would lose through an alcohol ban, he said. “I think that you would see a very large impact on the tourist industry,” Vercher said. New Braunfels is a “complete destination,” he said. People come here because of the activities that go hand-in-hand. 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