New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 11, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
DAVID SULLENS, Editor and Publisher STEPHANIE FERGUSON, Managing Editor
Page 4AHerald-Zeitung New Braunfels, Texas
Wednesday, December 11,1991
Published on Sunday morning, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons by the New Braunfels Herald-Zettung, 707 Landa St., or P.O. Drawer 311328, New Braunfels, Texas 78131-1328. Second Class postage paid by New Braunfels Herald Twitting at New Braunfels, Texas
DAVID SULLENS Editor and Publisher
STEPHANIE FERGUSON Managing Editor
CHERYL DUVALL Business Manager
KAREN REININGER Classified Manager
JIM HORNBECK Advertising Director
CAROL ANN AVERY Circulation 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.
Tins space is devoted each week to providing that recogniuon. Some of what appears in it will be taken from the pages of the Hcrald-Zeitung, Some will be provided by our readers.
lf 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 625-91
Kudos this week go to:
All those involved in bringing Casco Plastics Inc., a major supplier to the Coleman Co., to New Braunfels. Not only will the new firm’s loc anon here create 45 jobs, but it will enable Coleman I to add two new lines to its New Braunfels facility.
All those involved in the opening of the new tourist information enter at the Mill Store Plaza.
The cadets of the New Braunfels High School Marine Corps
Reserve Officer Training Unit on being named the best : unit ai a drill meet at Southwest High School in San
Jeanette Preli on being named Woman of die Year by the New
Braunfels Business and Professional Women’s Club She has served the club during die past year as newsletter editor and corresponding
The In ion Pacific Railroad cm the improvements being made to
j die crossing on Walnut Street near Landa
# The Din linger Memorial Library in New Braunfels on its iJccmvcrsioT to a computer catalog system Thai conversion is to be
^complete b> this umc next year
• The VNurstfest Association on its S5.ODO contribution to the
‘ ^United Way of Comal County.
; Conia County 4-H Club members karen Engel and Mystee 3*underlie*) cm receiving Gold Star Awards at a recent banquet in TUvaide Tnt Gold Star Award is the highest recognition of 4-H I ^achievement a 4 -H member may receive at the county level, i* Doug Buchanan on being named the new manager of the ! ’Balcones Cement Plan ii New Braunfels Buchanan will replace I 'Michel Lamoni, who has beat promoted within the LaFarge Corp. which owns dm New Braunfels facility Edrnont will return to his ^native France
j J Consueki Escobedo the second of four weekly winners in the
' ^Downtown Association s Downtown Dollars promotion. She ^received $250.
I Coma County Precinct 4 Commissioner Morris **Moe” Schwab ! arri his appointment to the Legislative Committee of the South Texas ^County Judges anc Commissioners Association *. Inc Comal Independent School District on the implementation lo! its innovative “Wan batcher*’ program to make students aware yl anc involved in energy conservation The program secs teams of 9>Lude'»' walking each of die district’s buildings three times each
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luanda Station, Phillip Stevens & The I Anise Cannons.
everyone wi*u panicipaied in the recent Toys for lots Auction Ji»et*, true raised $676
leu you know of someone else who deserves mention in this /*c^kiy feature ' lf so. call Stephanie Ferguson or David Sullens at
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Finding the inspiration for shopping
There’s only 14 days left until Christmas and I haven’t started shopping yet.
It's not that I'm procrastinating. I just don’t like Christmas shopping.
Something about elbowing myself through a crowded store just to fight with another shopper over a cotton turtleneck for my mother-in-law is not my idea of fun.
Plus, I never know what to give.
I always leave for shopping excursions with a glazed-over idea of what I will buy for family and friends.
I don’t write a list and check it twice. I wait for inspiration.
And then my inspiration never comes at the right time.
Take two years ago for instance.
I was inspired by an electronic
Battleship for my nephew as I walked through the game aisle at a toy store.
In my mind I saw my nephew’s face light up when he saw this electronic game.
I bought it.
But, on Christmas Day the Nintendo video game my nephew’s other aunt bought him, of course, outshadowed my special find.
“Cameron really hasn’t liked board games for a while,” my
nephew’s mother said.
I thought to myself, the child is only 6 years old. How could he be old enough to now be bored with board games? Plus, mine just wasn't a board game it was an “electronic” board game.
I blamed my blunder of a gift on not being inspired by the wants of a 6-year-old.
Then last year I ended up in a nice boutique and was inspired by a knit sweater for my sister-in-law.
When I thought of her in the sweater I pictured a perfect fit and match.
But when she opened it Christmas morning she didn’t seem inspired. She said she liked it, but I knew better.
Those are just two examples of Christmas gift blunders. And the list goes on.
Maybe I need a new dose of inspiration.
Maybe that inspiration will come if I buy something I want and then keep it and make my husband do the Christmas shopping.
I think I’ll call my husband for lunch and tell him there’s only 14 shopping days left until Christmas.
Stephanie Ferguson ii the managing editor of the New Braunfela Herald-Zeiiung.
TUE REM. VpM OF THE WILLIAM KENNEDY SMITH TOIAL WILL NOT BE IDENTIFIED
Mrs. Louise Mittendorf Benner, al left, widow of Adolphus Benner, in 1859 became the first woman postmaster in the United States. Mrs. Brenner kept the office until after the Civil War. (History of New Braunfels and Cornal County, Texas 1844-1946, Oscar Haas, Page 131.) Above, Comal Hotel is now known as Prince Solms Inn. (Photos courtesy of Sophienburg Museum and Archives)
New Braunfels man killed by Indians
By ROSEMA Rib LEISSNER GREGORY, F>dilor Sophienburg Museum and Archives Comal County Historic Commission
125 YEARS AGO 0866)
Theodor Got third was killed and scalped by indians last week Tuesday. Gouhard was a fainer. His far was 20 miles north of New Braunfels He leaves a widow and seven children.
Louise Benner ukes subscriptions for New York newspapers and other publications.
Mad. AC. Torey, Mill Street, across from Wm. Ludwig’s Our) Shop has a fashionable fancy goods and dress-making shop sells goods for women arid
IOO YEARS AGO (UMH)
A Christmas Eve Sunday School program is being planned here for 9 p m. on Dec 24 Arid on the first day of Christmas a church service with communion and a collection will be held
Beautiful blankets and quills arc priced at $1 to $10 ai Deutsch and Weber.
Buy your Christmas apples, candies, raisins, oranges, and all other things at P. Waldschmidt.
75 YEARS AGO (1916)
The Victoria Recital given ai the Ojiera House. Tuesday by Victor Roth of the Music Siorc in connection with a Paramount Picture "The Smugglers’’ proved a great success. The well arranged program on the Victroia received compliments from all sides for its life-like rendition of music by great singers and mill umemal isis
Otto and Ernst Mueller of Twin Sisters and Olio Kaderli of Cranes Mill were in town this week doing their Christmas shopping
One of the greatest and most joyful festivals the City of Austin even had was on Thanksgiving.
There was die homecoming and reunion of
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