New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 1, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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Letters to the editor..
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The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Bitts Sanchez, Nancy bad-shaw, Nina Gordo, Robert Madia. Happy Anniversary to Cruz A Rachel Soso (20th!), Felix A Thomasa Esquivel (43rd!),
Herald-Zeltung Cheer fund donations sought
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung's Cheer hind campaign to provide food for local needy families is continuing with much success, according to Ciirulation Director Carol Ann Avery.
Avery said that any type of non-perishable food item can be donated, as well as money. The Cheer hind goal is to assist 200 local families this year. To donate, call the Herald-Zeitung at 625-9144.
Today's donations were from:
■ Quality Paint Co. - $50 ■ Antonymous - $25 ■ Arnold J. & Jean D. Paulen - $50 ■ Bruce A Harold Boettcher-$20 Wt ~ Bobbie A Patrick Walker- $100 ■ Today's Total - $4,238.02 *
Local man to beno-fit from blood drivo
A blood drive to benefit Vernon Taylor of New Braunfels will be held tomorrow from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the New Braunfels Elks Lodge, located at 353 S. Seguin.
Mid-Texas Symphony to host concert Doc. 12
The Mid-Texas Symphony will present a concert of holiday music on Sunday, Dec. 12 at 4 p.m. in Jackson Auditorium in Seguin.
The concert will feature traditional holiday music, a performance of Pergolesi's "Magnificat" by die Mid-Texas Symphony Chorus. Special guest artists will be Chasid, a flute and harp duet which features Adrienne Inglis, the principal flutist of the Mid-Texas Symphony; and Shana Norton, the Mid-Texas Symphony's harpist.
Tickets are $9 for adults, $8 for college students and senior citizens, and $3 for students through high school age. They are available at the door or at First Choice and the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce.
Call 629-0336 for more information.
Amateur gardeners sought for teaching
Amateur gardeners who can Iwlp teach children in planting on Dec. 4 are asked to call Karen Holz-Heuser at 629*4253 before Dec. 4.
(The New Braunite 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 hap penings. We invite you to share with us.)
Santa arrives in New Braunfels!
Herald-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH
Santa Claus, who arrived In New Braunfels last night at the Plaza Tree Lighting ceremony, saw mixed reactions from (from left) Justin Pattee, James Cook and Marques Pattee. See Page 6A for more photos of the events on the Plaza last night.
Fountain ready for journey back home
Historic local landmark expected to be back in place on the Plaza by Friday, officials say
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
NBU Water 2,000 committee __
to serve as sounding board AcoonfingtoCh
-By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
The New Braunfels Utilities Board cf Trustees approved appointing a committee to aid in the NBU Water 2,000 study.
The board met in its regular meeting Tuesday evening at the NBU Building.
The committee’s purpose will be to aid the consultants in the water study by reviewing the historical and projected population and water demands for the New Braunfels region, serving as community sounding board for the study team and to provide responses to the study program as it progresses, and assisting in information and soliciting views from the citizenry about the Water 2000 Project.
Other duties will be to assist the board in identifying community priorities, reviewing and evaluating interim and final recommendations and participating as appropriate with the study team in presentations to the board of trustees.
However the board will still be responsible for the overall prefect, with the assistance of consultants John Specht and Belt Hooper.
‘The board of trustees will still be the one responsible for establishing the objectives of the Water 2000 committee,” said Bob Sohn, NBU general manager.
The board approved the following committee members: Kenneth Heels, Jack Ohlrich, Curtis Bremer, Atanaao Campos, Herbert R. Schneider, Olga L ara, Jeff Henry, Doug Miller, Bob Smith, Roger Biggers, Rudy Seidel, Carter Casteel, Bob Krueger, O.A. Stratemann Jr, Bill Morton, Craig Holmig, Kenneth Fiedler, Guadalupe
Suarez and Don Compton. Suggested members
for the executive committee ait E.C. Momhin-wcg, Sohn and John Dierkson.
The board also rejected a bid by Eden Home Inc. to purchase 8.4 acres of property on Lakeview Boulevard.
The property was put up for bid earlier this year ami Eden Home was the only interested buyer. The bid was for $51,000.
NBU Trustee Robert Orr made the motion to reject the bids. He said he felt the bids were insufficient and also thought the original appraisal was too low
“I can’t think of any organization that would make better use of it... I do believe the property is worth considerably more than the bid and what it was appraised at,” he said.
The board will discuss the matter further at its meeting in January.
In other business the board approved the following items:
■ Approved naming new officers. The new president is Momhinweg and the vice president is Stratcmann. The new secretary is Kari Zipp, assistant general manager of NBU.
■ Delayed the presentation of the financial report until the December meeting. The report will be presented by fi. Keith Moore, certified' public accountant.
■ Approved a rate ordinance variance recommendation to the city council for ratchet condition removal for WcstPoint Pepperell-Iselin Plant
■ Approved an interlocal agreement for cooperative purchasing with the Houston-Gal veston Area Council of Governments.
The Plaza Fountain is beginning its journey home this week and is expected to be put in place by Friday.
The fountain has been undergoing restorations at Robinson Iron in Alexander City, Ala. The restorations are the result of a fund drive by New Braunfels residents.
The fountain was taken to the foundry on Aug. 31. Main Street Director Penelope Church said the return of the fountain is earlier than what was expected.
“They told us when they were here that they might be able to have it back in December but we really did not expect it before January,” said Church.
The fountain is expected to be brought to town Thursday. Further work will be conducted on the basin and cast iron surrounds. The fountain is expected to be reset by Friday and if all goes as planned, the finishing touches will be made on Saturday.
“They have been doing a complete restoration. Portions were restored by way of repairing metals. If part were beyond restoration, they would require recasting. They had to recast the entire statue on top,” said Church.
The cost of the restoration was $48,200. The cost of repairing the basin has not been determined at this time.
“The base had to be completely rebuilt to be said Church.
According to Church, a re-dedication ceremony will be held when the plaque for the fountain arrives.
The ceremony is expected to be held in early spring.
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Th« restored top of the New Braunfels Pleza Fountain Ie displayed In this photo from hod in •on iron m AiiDcmi wnoro $48,200 In restoration hee Just been completed.
Detex Corp. announces the acquisition of F Systems
Bastrop security equipment manufacturer becomes part of local security company
From staff reports
John Blodgett, Desex vice president and general manager, receitly announced the acquisition of F Systems, a security equipment and systems manufacturer located in Boxtop.
This respected designer, manufacturer and marketer is well-known throughout the security hardware industry for its optical turnstiles, security zone and graphic annunciators, and access control alarm products.
Blodgett advises that the marriage of the tradi-tonal Detex security hardware product lines and those of F Systems will result in Detex being able to offer complete access control and monitoring
systems to industrial security systems spedlim, architects and systems integrators.
Detex Corporation is a manufacturer and worldwide marketer of industrial security hardware, access control, safety equipment and watchtour systems with support facilities in Europe and general offices and manufacturing facilities in New Braunfels.
Recent cold wave has left many people with flu-like symptoms
By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer
Despite a noticeable increase in the absentee rate at schools, the flu-like .symptoms and stuffy heads are probably due to normal viruses and allergies for this time of year—but there may be something new in the air.
Dr. Donald S. Kennedy said he has noticed a lot of people coming in to his office with those kinds of symptoms.
“We have experienced a lot of this — it’s that time of year and the recent cold wave has caused a lot of people to get sick,” said Kennedy. “I don't know that it's worse than in the past. However, the prolonged warmth may have something to do with it."
“There are some who theorize that when our bodies don't have time to ac\just to changing weather, it may affect out immune systems — like our mothers used to say ‘if you get chilled, you’ll get sick.' It’s difficult to prove scientifi
cally, but people consistently say that they’ve gotten chilled and then got sick.”
What might be a little different this year is a new strain of‘‘strep ”
According to Kennady, at a recent seminar on the use of antibiotics for infections, doctors were advised that last year this part of the U.S. had experienced a new variety that was resistant to regular antibiotic treatment The new strain made it hard for people to get over infections like bronchitis last year. Kennady said it was possible that the same strain may show up again this year and everyone should be alert to infections that don’t respond to regular antibiotic treatment.
New Biaunfels High school repotted about IO more absences this week than last week and the Ne w Braunfela Middle School principal, Karen Simpson, said their absentee rate wu “about twice as bad” but she said the school reuse was attributing most of it to sinus problems due to allergies.
Herald Zeilung photo by'
Closed for tho first tim#
Tho Brauntox Theater In downtown Now Br aunt* Ie closed for the Brat lima aver Tuesday In honor of tho late Wetter Brauna, th# theater*# projectionist slnoa the day It fir at opened. Brauna died Saturday. Ba# obituary, papa TAFor news, advertising or subscription information, call 625-9144