New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 4, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
DAVID SULLENS, Editor and Publisher STEPHANIE FERGUSON, Managing Editor
Herald-Ze/fung, New Braunfels, Texas
Wednesday, December 4, 1991
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STEPHANIE FERGUSON Managing Editor
CHERYL DUVALL Business Manager
DAVID SULLENS Editor and Publisher
JIM HORNBECK Advertising Director
CAROL ANN AVERY Circulation Manager
KAREN REININGER Classified Manager
GUS ELBEL Pressroom Foreman
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The Herald salutes residents who make our world better
Every week residents of our area do many, many things that deserve special recognition. Often those things find their way into the pages of this newspaper, but sometimes they don’t.
This space is devoted each week to providing that recognition. Some of what appears in it will be taken from the pages of the Herald-Zeitung. Some will be provided by our readers.
If you know of someone who deserves special recognition, let us know. Call either Managing Editor Stephanie Ferguson or Editor and Publisher David Sullens and we ’ll take it from there. Our telephone number is 625-9144.
Kudos this week go to:
•City of New Braunfels sanitation crews who made their regular collections even on Thanksgiving Day while most of us were with family and friends.
•The ownership, management and employees of the Adobe Cafe on serving a free meal to hundreds of New Braunfels area residents at the New Braunfels Civic Center in celebration of Thanksgiving.
•New Braunfels resident Charlie Walker on his service on the New Braunfels Charter Review Committee. Walker stepped down from that committee last week, saying his battle with cancer might impact his ability to attend meetings.
•Bulverde Elementary School nurse Dana Culpepper, and Smithson Valley Middle School attendance clerk Nancy Talley on being named the Comal Independent School District’s Employees of the Month for November.
•Bulverde Primary School teacher Louise Golden on being named the Comal Independent School District’s Teacher of the Month for November.
•The 15-member Canyon Middle School cheerleading squad on being invited to compete in the National High School Cheerleading Championship contest in January in Orlando, Fla.
•Darryl Nowotny of Sattlcr on his recent receipt of the highest degree of membership awarded by the National FFA Organization, the American FFA Degree. Signifying the honor, Nowotny was presented a certificate and a gold key at the national FFA convention recently.
•Gloria Lagunas on being the first of four weekly winners of Downtown Dollars awarded as a pan of a New Braunfels Downtown Association promotion to encourage Christmas shopping in the city’s downtown area.
•The new officers of the New Braunfels/Canyon Lake Area Association of Realtors. Those officers include: Olin C. “Pat” Patton, president; Richard “Dick” McDonald, vice president; Bobble Landrum, secretaryAreasurer, and Jack Mazy and Betty Brown, directors.
•Canyon High School Student Council sponsor Betty Kyle on recently being honored as the Student Council Advisor of the Year for District 18 of the Texas Association of Student Councils.
Do you know of someone else who deserves mention in this weekly feature? lf so, call Stephanie Ferguson or David Sullens at 625-9144.
President of the United States The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W Washington, D C. 20500
U.S. Sen. Lloyd Bentsen United States Senate 703 Hart Bldg Washington, D.C. 20510
U.S. Sen Phil Gramm United States Senate 370 Russell Bldg.
Washington, D.C. 20510
U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith U.S. House of Representatives District 21 (Comal County)
422 Cannon Office Bldg. Washington, D C. 20510
Risks that are worth taking
The first thing I heard this morning when I turned on the television was music to my ears, ‘Terry Anderson was coming home.”
After 6 'A years of speculation, uncertainty, fear and sometimes hopelessness, Anderson was going to be a freeman.
It had been such a long time.
Anderson had been the longest held and the last American hostage released in Lebanon. He was a journalist and his story was one that I have followed closely with admiration.
The 44-year-old chief Middle East correspondent for The Associated Press, was kidnapped March 16, 1985. And the news out of Damascus, Syria today was that he was going to beafreeman.
I was a senior at Sam Houston State University and working part time at
The Huntsville Item when Anderson's story of capture became a daily reality.
I was young and naive to the fact that someone doing their job — and doing it well — could be taken away from his life of family, friends and work.
It’s a risk journalists take.
Later that year in 1985 a colleague of Anderson’s came to speak to an
assembly at the university.
She was concerned about Anderson’s safety and well-being. She warned us of the dangers of reporting and the risk you sometimes take for the job. She said that Terry had known the risks.
Were those the risks I would someday face as a journalist? Did Anderson really know the risks? The questions have to be asked.
While the answers to some of my questions were seeming clearer today, more than six years later, the cloud of confusion once again moved in around 8:30 this morning when the Associated Press updated the wire.
“The whereabouts of Terry Anderson, the last American hostage held in Lebanon, were clouded in confusion today despite earlier reports from Arab and U.S. officials that he was safely in Syrian army hands,” I read.;
I had a sinking feeling. I thought about Terry’s family members who were rejoicing earlier in the morning. And I thought about risks taken.
Terry's story is a story of hope and inspiration journalists will always remember, no matter the outcome.
It’s a story about risks taken and determination. Two attributes good journalists are proud to say they have.
Stephanie Ferguson is the managing editor of the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung.
U.S. Rep. Greg Laughlin U.S. House of Representatives District 14 (Guadalupe County) 1713 Longworth Office Bldg. Washington, D C. 20510
Texas Gov. Ann Richards Governors Office State Capitol Austin, Texas 78711
Lieutenant Gov. Bob Bullock Lt. Governor’s Office State Capitol Austin, Texas 78711
Speaker of the House Gibson D. (Gib) Lewis P.O. Box 2910 Austin, Texas 78769
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The first toy store in town was operated by Spinster Aunt Amalie Henne for approximately 40 years. (Photo courtesy of Sophienburg Museum and Archives).
Boy Scouts sponsor waste paper drive
By ROSEMARIE LEISSNER GREGORY, Editor Soph ton burg Mu mu rn and Archival Comal County Hlatorlc Commlaalon
125 YEARS AGO (1866)
A $20 award is offered for the return of Christian Meyer’s horse, which was stolen from Conrad Meyer’s pasture on Sunday. Christian rode the horse while in service in Wood’s Regiment, Company H, during the Civil War.
Th. Podewills and Th. Dieselhorst announce the opening of a new store where they will have available for sale groceries, tobacco, liquor, coal oil, etc.
A. Galle just received Irish potatoes. Limburger and Stilton cheese, sauerkraut, fresh Carolina rice, sardines and pickles.
Wilgrefife and Bernhard have received a new shipment of dry goods and cloth from New York.
Johanne Braun has knitting yard in various shades, as well as tapestry work canvas, to sell.
IOO YEARS AGO (1891)
Christmas Bazaar — The largest selection of toys, dolls and other Christmas gifts will be found at Louis Henne.
Big Band Dance will be given by the Stringtown Band Sunday, Dec. 6 at Nowotny's Hall in Hunter. •••
Otto Heilig has 40,000 cigars on hand and will sell them at cost until Christmas.
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