New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 3, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to: Chock Fakes, Side Gonzales, Cassie England (12 years), Water Odder and Rey Roeales . lr. (7 yean).
Happy Anniversary wishes go to Tina and Jimmy Quinn (15 yean).
To how a birthday or anniversary listed here, call 625-9144.
Going postal: Holiday rush has begun
Time to mail is now, officials say
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Canyon Dam dbcharge — 244 cfs Canyon Lake inflow —183 cfs Canyon Lake level — 909.03 feet above
A New Braunfels resident reported a fantastic light display at 503 Magazine Ave lf you have a really nice holiday light display or know of one others would like to see, call and let us know at 625-9144.
BY SUSAN JAKOBSEN
If you need to mail Christmas cards and gifts, we have some bad news for you— the holiday rush at the post office has started already.
‘The closer it gets to Christmas, the worse the
crowds get,” said Mike Kneuppcr, who has worked at die New Braunfels Post Office for about 13 years. “People need to get packages in the system now.”
This applies to residents who want to mail gifts regular parcel post, he said. Many waited until die last minute to mail their gifts, but “spent $30 instead of $5” to express mail a package so it would arrive on time, Kneuppcr said.
His advice: Mail early.
If packages abd cards make timely connections, they can travel long distances in short periods of
time, according to Kneuppcr. But it all depends on the space that is available on trucks and planes carrying these items, space that quickly disappears as the holiday season approaches.
Most mail outgoing from New Braunfels would go to San Antonio, where machines would scan the zip code on each card or package and route it appropriately from there, said Kneupper. If an item was mailed at die post office before noon, chances are that card or package would leave New Braunfels Turn to Postal, Page 2A
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Postal customers wait In Nne st the New Braunfels post office Tuesday.
NBU reports pimping 5.626 muon galore of surface water Tuesday, and 604,000 galore of we! water was used.
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Today — Becoming partly cloudy Highs in the BDS to
around 70. Wednesday night, partly cloudy. Lows in the 30s to around 40.
Thursday — Partly cloudy. Highs in this mid 60s to around 60 Thursday night, clear. Lows in the 30s to around 40.
Friday through Sunday — Mostly clear and cold. Highs in the 50s to near 60. Lows in the 20s to near 30.
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The Holiday River of Lights Sharing the Spirit organization chosen for today was the Friends for Rivers.
This non-profit organization will supply two workers to staff the display from 6 to 9:30 p.m. today and hand out information.
In return, the organization will receive 50 cents per vehicle that passes through Cypress Bend Park tonight.
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The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung continues to accept donations for its annual Christmas Cheer Fund to purchase food baskets for the needy.
Donations will be accepted at the Herald-Zeitung office, 707 Landa St. Checks can also be mailed to the Herald-Zeitung Arrangements for pickup of donated items can be made by contacting circulation director Carol Ann Avery at 625-9144, ext 228
Recent contributions include:
■ Anonymous — $25
■ Mr and Mrs. Jefe H. Dial Jr. — $25
■ Anonymous — $25
■ James and Alma Wilder — $50
■ New total-$3,180.52
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Residents not thankful for work of vandals
BY SUSAN JAKOBSEN
New Braunfels police continue to search for vandals after a number of local residents awoke last week to find their car windows smashed.
The vandalism occurred during the late evening hours of Nov. 26 and early morning hours of Thanksgiving. according to local officials.
Nine broken windows were repeated throughout New Braunfels, includ-* ing those in automobiles parked on West Bridge Street and West Mill Street and in Landa Park Estates, according to police reports.
Nothing was taken die vehicles, but a blunt object was used to break various windows on them, said Libby Rinehart, coordinator of New Braunfels Comal County Cnmestoppers.
Basel Boatright of the New Braunfels Police Department said, “Initially, we thought there was a pattern because there were many Dodge vehicles with their windows broken out.” However, other brands of vehicles, including foreign-made cars such as Hondas, had broken windows too, he said.
Rear door windows, driver’s side windows, panel windows and passenger side windows were broken in various cars, according to Rinehart. Even the front windshield of one car was smashed, she said.
“It doesn’t appear that anything has been left behind," such as a rock or other object used to smash the glass on the cars, Rinehart said.
Currently, none of the vehicle owners has reported finding any such object in or near their respective vehicles, she said.
However, one automobile owner did observe a white Buick four-door automobile occupied by three white males driving by as she heard the glass on her vehicle shatter, according to police reports.
One local resident recently moved to New Braunfels and said she was under the impression the area in which she lived was safe, until Thursday.
Charlaine Smith, who lives in Landa Park Estates and owns an Amen-can-made car, said her neighbors were the first to notice the damage on her vehicle.
“My neighbors came up and said, ‘What happened to your car’?”’ said Smith. “iris needs to be stopped. It’s (the vandalism) expensive as well as traumatizing."
Anyone with information about the incidents is encouraged to contact Cnmestoppers at 620-8477.
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Team moms, students boost spirit this week
BY BUBAN JAKOBSEN
Parents, friends and local Unicom fans are getting behind the New Braunfels Unicom Football team this week in preparation for the Region IV-5A finals Saturday.
The Unicorns will face the MacArthur Brahmas at I p.m. Saturday in the Alamo Stadium in San Antonio. Meanwhile, big blue fans throughout New Braunfels are finding many ways to show their support for the team.
Unicom moms met Monday night at New Braunfels High School to plan a send-off meal for the team at 6 p.m. Friday in the cafeteria. The featured dish will be store bought lasagne—and lots of it.
“We figure each lasagne will be worth six servings," said Sally Kingsbury Monday.
The Unicom moms will provide enough lasagne, bread, salad and tea to feed approximately IOO people including varsity and junior varsity players and coaches. In return,
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New Braunfels High School cheerleaders will decorate the field house this week to boost the players’ spirit, according to school officials. A pep rally is scheduled for 2:15 Friday in the New Braunfels High School gym.
“The whole school’s into it,” senior Brooklynn Chandler said Tuesday, “b’s the whole school, not just the football team."
Before the team begins its journey to San Antonio, Unicom moms will gather Saturday to tie ribbons on cars and provide support from the road.
“We’ll drive ahead and take sections of the highway and jump out with signs,” said Kingsbury.
The group will rally along Loop 337, she said
“Everyone who wants to join us is welcome,” said Kingsbury.
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Greene residents oppose RV resort
More than 50 turn out for hearing at NB city hall
BY SUSAN JAKOBSEN
More than 50 residents living near Sleepy Hollow Road in Greene gathered Tuesday at a New Braunfels planning and zoning commission meeting to voice their opposition to a proposed recreational vehicle resort.
The residents said rezoning for the RV resort would invite unwelcome tubers onto their property and increase already existing traffic problems on a narrow road.
Other homeowners in the area said they opposed the development because of possible noise pollution and potentially hundreds of R.V. visitors and tubers walking along Greene Road during peak vacation season in the summer.
Zero Rivers, owner of Rock’n R River Rides, and Bill Lowman of Lowman and Associates presented sketches of development plans to anxious onlookers.
Rivers plans to buy approximately 35 acres of land, known as Ingram Acres, adjacent to Sleepy Hollow Road and Greene Road for development of a $1.5 million R.V. park.
Rivers was jovial in his presentation but emphasized to homeowners that his RV resort would invite upscale and amicable visitors.
“Big, expensive motor home (owners) is what we’re going for," he said, explaining the resort would include a center, sites, docks for a lake inclusive to the property and vacation cottages. Rivers said a 6-foot fence would act as a barrier between Sleepy Hollow homeowners and the resort property.
“It’s really a nice complex if it gets off the ground," said Rivers.
Carol Branham, a homeowner on Sleepy Hollow Road, said she was concerned about the traffic flow in the area and about the influx of visitors the proposed resort might bring.
“I can’t see 150 motor homes leaving and entering the park on Greene Road,” she said.
Summer visitors tubing along the Guadalupe often have approached her to borrow her phone or money and ask for rides to a destination, she said.
Other Sleepy Hollow Road residents said tubers have scaled their fences in attempt to go back and catch the rapids again
Wassailers flock to downtown
By BUBAN FLYNT MOLAND
New Braunfelsers can oiler a Currier and Ives print and live a picture-book Christmas for an evening from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
That’s when downtown New Braunfels heats up die wassail, hauls out the holly and invites one and all to the holiday extravaganza called Wassailfest.
Downtown streets will become a gigantic party hall as 45 businesses throw their doors wide open and offer holiday cheer in the form of w—iii, holiday punch.
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better than the last one, and that is saying something “We served I, IOO cups of wassail in three botas," said Comal Flower Shop owner Kyra Brandt.
At Wassailfest, wassailers partake of as many varieties of wassail as they please, having their programs stamped at each wassailstop they visit, said Main Street director Lynn Fountain. The evening culminate* with votes being counted and one wassailstop awarded the coveted title of moat popular wassail. Wassailers who collect at least eight Nampa from Turn to WggnaBtegt, Pap 2AWant to make your own wassail? See Page 9A for recipes