New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 6, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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Birthday withal from Bw Haririd>Zaltungl
The New Braudels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Larry Summerfield, Jennifer Bowman,
Noel Hansen, Raymond Goll, Lucille Hanson, Martha Huffman, Sammle Mendel, Dan O'Neill, Leroy Pantermuehl,
Ray Sterling, Nolen Thibodaux, Mike Taylor (21 years!)
Dwayne Koepp, Nancy Schmidt (Monday). Happy Anniversary to Bill & Ruby Ulbrkht (50 years!), Jerry St Helen Darnell (25 years!), Ramon & Enrlqueta O. Diaz, Sr. (26 years!), Laura & Johnnie Cooper (3 years!).
Donations to HZ Chow Fund continua
Ares citizens have begun to submit donations to the Herald-Zeitung's annual Cheer Fund campaign, which provides food to needy local families for the Christmas holidays.
Anyone wishing to donate can do so in person by coming by the Heraid-Zeitung office at 707 Landa St., or call Cheer Fund Director Carol Ann Avery at 625-9144.
Volunteers for food delivery are needed, Avery said Anyone wishing to sign up for delivery can do so by calling Avery.
Today's donations include:
■ David & Chartine Johnson -$100
■ Paul St Liz Davis - $25
■ Anonymous - $10
' ■ Fro! JL fit Mary Chatham -$25
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A special benefit for the Comal County Women's Shelter will be held Dec. 20 from 8 p.m. to 12 pjn. at Gary's Landa Station on Landa St.
A special jam night will be hosted by The Stingrays which will include several other local musical performers.
Cost of admission will be one can of food. An auction will be held during the evening with proceeds going to the women's shelter.
No tlekote match winning number*
No tickets correctly matched all six numbers drawn Saturday night for the twice-weekly Lotto Texas game, state lottery officials said. The jackpot was worth $18 million.
The numbers drawn Saturday night ftom a field of 50 were:
14,15,42,43,48, and 50.
There were 132 tickets sold with five of the six numbers, with each ticket worth $2,357. .here were 7,680 tickets with ’our of six numbers, with each winning $146. And there were 163,328 tickets sold with three of six numbers, with each worth an automatic $3.
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jackpot for Wednesday night’s game will bs $30 million.
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Advent Vespers sing Christmas
hbnkf-Zmtuog photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Tbs 35th Annual Advent Veepees Choir Conoert wee held Sunday at First Baptist Church In New Braunfels. The choir (top photo), which Ie made up of members from ohurohes and orgentasUons, Indudins Chital Presbyterian, Cross Lutheran Church, Emanuel Luther*! Church of Seguin, Faith United Churoh of Christ, First Baptist Church, First frotastant Church, * First United Methodist Church, Friedens UCC of Geronimo, Harmonic Gomlachteroholr, Mid-Texas Symphony Chorus, New Braunfels Christian Churoh, New Braunfels Community Chorale, New Braunfels Music Study Club, Now Braunfels Presbyterian Church, Oakwood Baptist Church, Peace Lutheran Church, 9L Paul Lutheran Church, Saints Peter A Paul Cat ho He Church, S PEB SOSA, and Tres of I
Ufa Fellowship Church. (Middle photos) The many faces of choir director Mrs.
NB Ducks Unlimited chapter sends in $29,000 donation
By MARK LYON
The New Braunfels chapter of Ducks Unlimited this week announced their annual contribution to the national organization was more than doubled that of any previous year, according to chapter president Jim Cook.
The donation, which was derived from proceeds from the Rides* annual banquet/auction held Nov. 15, raised $28,889 which will be directed toward the preservation of duck habitats and wetlands through the Ducks Unlimited organization.
The chapter's goal this year was $25,000, Cook said.
“It was a lot of hard work by everyone on the committee," said Cook. "It was a real team effort. It took some organization and follow through - that is what made it all happen. Also, the businesses and members of the community who donated and contributed items for the auction and to putting on the auction itself was jurt as important We had some really fine items that were auctioned off. It was a very successful event for us."
Approximately 231 local Ducks Unlimited members attended the November
banquet/auction, which was held at the Knights of Columbus Hall for the first time this year.
The evening was highlighted by a special presentation from the local chapter of a set of hunting knives made by local craftsman Johnny Stout.
The knives were later presented to the sons af the late Tom Bluntzer, Samuell and Nolan. Bluntzer had been a member of the local chapter since it began and had served as emcee of the banquet and auction each year. The knives had the names of Samuell and Nolan inscribed on them.
Council to speed up
By TECLO J. GARCIA
In a move to streamline city council meeting*—even though it meets only twice a month for a few houri at a time—tie council bu put into place a special procedure to help expedite meetings that begin at 7:30 p.m.
Actually, council members say utilizing a consent agenda will give citizens more time for comment during council meetings.
The consent agenda, used at Monday's meeting, consolidates several items together for one vote.
The items are generally considered to be routine and non controversial. The items put on the consent agenda are matters in which the council feels need no further explanation.
Typically items up for a third vote will also be put on the list should there be
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items out quicker then I'm
- Mary Serow council member
enough items to form a consent agenda.
One or two items would not constitute enough for a consent agenda and would each get individual votes.
The merger of all for Its9 several items into one vote should help expedite the meeting, Veronica ____________
Sarkozi, city secretary, said.
“h (tost kind of the meeting along by not bringing
up voting for every hem," she said. The don't have to take
a motion or call a vole."
Sarkoa, who takes the minutes for each council meeting, said the city had discussed the consent agenda for several yean, but jus never implemented the procedure.
For several area cities like San Antonio and Seguin, the consent agenda it something they have been using for years.
"I think it is a real good idea," said City Manager Mike Shands. “It will give them (council members) more time to have more discussion about other ideal."
One stipulation in the consent agenda will allow a council member to pull an item off the merged list if they believe the item demands more discussion or revision.
“One of the things it don is if they take something off the consent agenda, it draws immediate attention to the item," Strands said.
Council members seemed to have accepted the new procedure without any nuyor reservations.
"lf this is a way we can get some items out quicker then I'm all for it," Council member Mary Serold said.
The most important thing about the consent agenda was that items could be pulled off said the District two council woman.
Traditional Christmas is focus of 2nd annual Wassailfest Thursday evening
Comal Flower Shop (2) and t b a agal of VoU-brecbrt, Girt* A Glitter and
What is wassail?
Wassail, according to Wassailfest publicity chair Kyra Brandt, it a traditional drink in Germany.
It it mads from a mixture of cider, fruit juices, spices and mulled wine. Waaseilmakert can add nuts or fruit to make their wassail more unique. Wassail is served hot
The secood annual Wassailfest, sponsored by tis New Braunfels Main Street Project, will once again focus on traditional Christmas activities, according to publicity chair Kyra Brandt
"Drinking Wassail at Christman time kl something cf i tradition itself in Germany,*
Brandt said. "People there would go from bm to home, neighbor to neighbor trying Goepfs the different wassails." Jewelers (3).
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Totals for NBISD’s early voting are up as period enters final day
By CRAIG HAMMETT
Early voting totals for the $15 million bond package in the New Braunfels Independent School District are high according to school officials, but all must wait to see if this is an indicator for a heavy turnout Saturday.
“We had our highest day by for ytrtetday," sud Assistant Superintendent Lonnie Curtis, who said 362 votes had already been cast, approaching a goal of400. “We should exceed that by today."
Today marks the final day of voting as polls are open from 8 am to 5 pm et the Education Censer.
Because T**u voting laws have been loosened, many now take * I. image of early voting, where they do not have to adhere to precinct or district restrictions as they do on election day. Predicting total election turnout thus become! more difficult
“We'd be lucky to get around 20 percent (totalX" said Curtis. “It would be a big total for ut."
In the August school trustee yMyHrmy, early voting produced about 400 ballots but total voter turnout amoumed to about eight percent af the district's voters.
Curtis said what actually happens is that a small percentage of voters decide the outcome of elections.
In this case, the election would include new facilities and repairs in the district and a .05 cert per $100 increase the first year in taxes. School taxes generally account fix the bulk of property tax bills.
♦Tho 15 are mf*H"g derifkxts fix 85 per* cent that don't come out," he said. “It’s sort of like we take it (voting) for granted."
Election-day polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 pin. Voters mum cart halloa in their respective precinct or dirtrict
PEC’s “customer charge” reflected this month
Pedemales Electric Cooperative’s December billing — the first reflecting the rata increase approved this Ality the Public Utility Commistion (PUC) of Texas — includes in increase In the “customer charge" ftom $6 to $1 monthly.
As s part of la flirt tm increase in ll yean, the PUC Is requiring Pedemales to list the customer charge (the minimum fee ssseased to each maar) re
I separate line item on residential billing menu. It was previously incorporated into the "energy used” portion on the bill.
"Wa apologia lf our mambas customer chirp to bestraw fee on thrtrbillCPBC General Manager Bennie Fuelberg said. "As a nsuk of fee cha iqs in our Nuiqg tfe cue
tpawf chirp line ham represents • $2 increase."
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