New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 7, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas
DECEMBER 7, 2003
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Lions give gift of giving
By Scott Mahon
Consultants will meet with New Braunfels Infrastructure Improvement Corporation (4B) directors in a joint meeting with the New Braunfels Utilities board Tuesday to present a progress report for a plan to attract Toyota suppliers to New Braunfels.
"This will be just a progress report for a master plan for a business park. It’s just a proposal,” said board member Matt Harrison.
Consultants with Theory Into Practices (TIP) Strategies Inc. will meet with both boards to present a master plan for an industrial park.
The San Antonio Toyota plant has generated interest in companies looking to locate storage, air cargo and maintenance operations at the local airport.
“We’re looking at what we can do to attract Toyota suppliers to New Braunfels,” Harrison said. “A previous study indicated that suppliers are ready to occupy existing buildings and so the inference is we need a business park at the airport."
See TOYOTA. Page 3A
Schools ready for holiday performances
By Dylan Jimdnoz
It wouldn’t be Christmas without student holiday programs.
* New Braunfels-area students and instructors are polishing performances for a string of Christmas programs over the next few Weeki.
From caroling concerts io theatrical musicals, the many local school programs are sure to be both moving and memorable.
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of activities. High School honors choir members were still reading from their songbooks, and choir director Ryan Van Antwerp was still tweaking production.
They will perform Dec. 11.
“We’ll be ready,” he said.
NBHS choir students will be singing alongside Memorial Primary kindergartners.
"We haven’t tried to do something like this
See CONCERTS, Page 3A
Pony Express rider Sandy Self delivers a proclamation from Gov. Rick Perry to Mayor Adam Cork Saturday. Self is participating in a historical holiday Pony Express program and carried holiday mail postmarked in Gruene. She left Gruene en route for Bracken.
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Junior ROTO cadet Ruby Garza helps Yaridia Wal-Mart. The Breakfast Lions Club sponsored chil-Corona pick the perfect teddy bear Saturday at dren who wanted to buy gifts for family members.
Pony Express stops in Gruene
By Dylan Jim6nez
Desirae Rivera. 8, bought her family Christmas presents Saturday for the First time.
The Breakfast Lions Club of New Braunfels gives about 30 children the chance to participate in Christmas each year. They give the gift of giving.
Desirae was one of the children sponsored by the Lions for a $40 shopping spree at Wal-Mart.
For many of the children, the event is the first time they are able to buy gifts for their families.
“For a kid, that’s a lot of money, said Bill Moreno, a I Jons Club member.
They are allowed to buy one small gift for themselves, but the rest must be spent on their family.
The children are given breaklist to energize them for the shopping. And when they’ve worked up an appetite running through the aisles, they are fed lunch.
The Lions were able to sponsor more children than usual this year because of a $1,000 grant from Wal-Mart.
"Most of them really do want to buy something for their family,” Moreno said. Still, he admits, most children have to be taught to give, and participating in Christmas helps them learn.
“It gets the kids to thinking of someone other than themselves,” Moreno said “It gets them in the spirit of giving."
JROTC cadets from MacArthur I iigh School in San Antonio and New Braunfels I Ugli School escorted the children around the store.
Most of the kids spent most of their time in the toy aisles.
Moreno’s daughter, Alia
See GIVING. Page 3A
By Dylan Jimenez
Some special folks will receive spe elal greetings from Gruene.
Folks gathered Saturday and got their Christmas cards postmarked with the official Gruene, Texas, Pony Express stamp at a temporary Gruene post office.
The stop was part of a Pony Express commemorative ride that has been traveling the San Antonio area annually since 1989. Gruene has been a part of the ride for three years.
About 40 visitors watched Sandy Self arrive on horseback, delivering greet
ings from Gov. Rick Perry’s office.
Winter Texans and other visitors love the event, said organizer Fredee Carr.
‘ They love Gruene, and they want to send something from Gruene,” (Jut said.
John Rightmire, a New Braunfels resident and Gruene buff, had three stamped envelopes postmarked.
“It ll go into my Gruene collection,” Rightmire said.
The Gruene community is living history, he said, and that’s why he jumped at the chance to participate.
“It's tun, it's free and its history,” Rightmire said.
David Rupkalvis will offer 8 final look at and analysis of the Canyon Cougars’ football season, which ended Friday night
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