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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 1, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas Pennies for software TUESDAY Action Center serving Canyon Lake for 12 years - P.3 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN! 417 DAYS |J«UI Pymi I filfil * WWw En all vii VIS Sesquicentennial March 21,1845 March 21,1096 New Braunfels■scald 10 Pages in one section ■ Tuesday, Feb. 1.1994 Serving Comal County for more than 142 years ■ Home of MARK COLE ■ Vol. 142, No. 55 INSIDE Obituaries................2 Crossword...............3 Opinion..................4 Sports Day..........11-14A Classifieds............8-10 the HeraliMeitung! The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Andrew Lowke Closen (two years!), IM. Abernathy, Mark Cole, Nancy Spence, Marla Ortiz, James Atkins, John Gibson, Karen Hohhenser, R. Metzke, Ruby Moore, UL Smith, Tom Spicer. Quads Coma Garden Club to meet Feb. 8 Guada Coma Garden Club will meet Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. in the Park Conference Room. Immediately after the meeting, Arbor Day will be observed by planting a tree in Landa Park Arboretum. NB Retired Teachers to meet Feb. 2 The New Braunfels Retired Teachers Association will meet tomorrow, Feb. 2 in the NBISD Education Center Board Room. The business meeting and program will begin at IO a.m. proceeded by coffee Sc cookies at 9:30 a.m. The program will consist of a discussion and slide presentation on wildflowers presented by Dick Henderson. The Hummel Museum Volunteer Recognition Dinner will be held Monday, Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m, at the China Kitchen. Spouses are welcome. Attendees can order a la carte and pay as they go. RSVP no later than 12 p.m., Feb. S to Ursula at 625-5636 or Ernestine at 629-3955. Eagles Hall hosting Cist. II convention Eagles Hall will be holding the District in convention on Friday, Feb. 4 through Sunday, Feb. 6. For more information, call 625-7243. N«w support group forming tor teaming disabled Anyone with a family member who has a learning disability can call and find out about a new support group. Call Shay at 620-4316 or Leigh at 629-2232 after 5:30 p.m. NBISD hosting Tri-County textbook hearing Thursday The Tri-County textbook hearing will be held at New Braunfels High School from 5:30 p.m. to 9*30 pm in the NBN wing (in the new part of the school, on the right side of the building when being it.) Textbook publishers will be on hand to describe the various fixtures of their texts and accompanying materials and answer ques-ttons. For more information, call Mike Fits!® at 620-6200. New Braunfels remains in 4 A prairies with SV* Canyon gta«mtbch (The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch. According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community, "Stammtisch" represents a sitting place for men ders of the community to gather and share the day's happenings. We invite you to share with us.) Burrr! Cold front pushes snow, sleet and cold temperature across Hill Country By JENIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Hentd-Zokung photo by JOHN HUSETH Temperatures In New Braunfels dipped below 32 degrees during the day Monday and Into tha 20a leat night. Snow and alaat ware aaan MI ovaf tho area laat night, but no accumulatlona ware reportad. Officials reports from the National Weather Service show there was no snow in the Comal County area on Monday night; however, several areas of the city are believed to have been hit by snow flurries. Officials from the National Weather Service said they did not receive any reports of snow from weather reporters in the Comal County area. However they said there was light snow in San Antonio and heavier snow in Austin. This is an indication that were probably some flurries in Comal County, officials said. No accumulation of snow was reported. Western parts of the county saw some light sleet and freezing rain. The temperature got as low as 33 degrees last night, according to official reports. Tonight's temperatures are reported to be much lower. Officiate are predicting temperatures in the tow 20s and pos-sibly in the teens this evening. Today's forecast predicts high temperatures in the tower 40s, a northeast wind at IO miles per hour and cloudy skies. Officials said snow may be likely again this afternoon. Ctouds will dear out iMer tomght and tomorrow is expected to be sunny with highs in the 50a. Winds are expected to be out of the north east. The chance of snow will be gone by tomorrow. OfiBdatelKMU the Texas Deptrtmert of Transportation are providing several tips for (hiving in winter weather. If roads become icy, drivers should reduce their speed and increase their distance thorn the vehicle ahead. They should also avoid abrupt stopping or locking of brakes, watch fix ice on bridges and in shady areas; avoid unnecessary travel and avoid sharp turns. Elsewhere in Texas, snow accumulations of up to IO inches were reported in the panhandle and two inches as fix south as San Angelo and the Permian Basin. Clarendon reported IO inches of snow while eight inches were reported at Matador, seven inches at Borger and six inches at Dalhart High temperatures reported yesterday ranged from 19 at Amarillo to 60 at Port Isabel with winds mostly northerly at five to 15 miles per hour. Light snow or sleet was expected through Tuesday in South Texas with light snow in the north, Guadalupe Mountains and Big Bend, and more flurries in the west. Approximately 15 inches of snow was reported in Silverton, a community located about 70 miles southeast of Amarillo with snow drifts of up to five feet Schools were closed in Amarillo due to bad road conditions. A chance of rain will exist into Friday for the Hill Country area, according to the weather service. However, clear skies will be possible Thursday and a slight warming trend could keep temperatures in the 40s through the end of the week. Several vehicle accidents were reported along 1-40 in the panhandle due to the bad conditions. However, no injuries were reported from those accidents. From staff reports The speculation is over. The University Interscholastic League, the governing body of high school athletics, announced this morning that New Braunfels High School would remain in District 28-4A with Canyon and Smithson Valley. Early speculation indicated that New Braunfels would be propelled into class 5A in a district with San Antonio 5A schools. However, the UIL expanded class 4A by raising the maximum enrollment requirements which enabled New Braunfels High to remain in 4A by only eight students. The 4A cut off had been 1,509 when the last reshuffling was done two years ago. This year, that mark was raised to 1,599 with New Braunfels being counted for 1,591. District 28-4 A was revamped with newcomers Bastrop, Hays (Buda) and Lockhart being welcomed aboard while Alamo Heights, Boerne, Schertz Clemens and Kerrville Tivy being casted into district 27-4A with Fredericksburg, Burbank, Fox Tech, Sam Houston. Uvalde was placed in district 29-4A with Floresville, Pleasanton and San Antonio Edgewood. nerwo-zenunQ photo by JOHN HUSETH Bobbl Rucker, a toller at Citlzena Bank, counts pennies for Lone Star Primary students Shelley Turpin, Sarah Brandt and Marina Hansen. Lone Star students have bean collecting tha pennies aa part of a fundraiser to purchase software for tha school. Tha students have also used tha perm lea for math problems and games. According to attent Bank toner Pat Tbnmsrmann, tha students collected 59,151 pennies ($69151.) Preparations for Sesquicentennial underway with focus on raising funds By MARIE DAWSON Spacial to tha Herald-Zeitung Preparations for the Sesquicentennial celebration in New Braunfels, 1995, are under way with great enthusiasm and fervor. Plans have been made for everything from a trail ride from Indianola, the site of the first landing of German immigrants to Texas, to a time capsule. A large embossed bronze plaque with engraved pictures of New Braunfels’ past will be created and placed as a mural on one of the city’* buildings. Parades, fireworks, historical home tours, antique cars, visitors from Germany, concerts, Vaster celebrations, and theatrical productions are planned with many other things in between. Clinton Brandt is building replicas of New Braunfels in various stages of its history. Just for openers, the steering committee is composed of Herb Skoog, General Chair, Dennii Heitkamp, Finance; David Lamon, Club! and Organizations; Doyle Krueger, Hod; Bobbie Put-durn, Historical Advisory; Carroll Hoffman, Events; Berino Engel, Germany Exchange; Joe Worl, Publicity; Benno Engel, Germany Exchange Visit; and Jim Scheele, Jr., Staff And that’s just the beginning. The community has already heard about the commemorative quilt, and, in general, about some of the festivities planned There will be much publicity to cover all the individual events as time goes oa Everyone will be informed of the progress being made with each endeavor. Now, in order to cany all this off you know what that means: Money. Granted, the Sesquicentennial opening events will not begin until 1995, but in order to get everything moving right now, and it takea a lot of time to organize, implement, and complete the tasks being taken on l^fUnd-raising for this historical 150th Anniversary must take place. Following a meeting on Feb. 7, Finance Divi sion Vioe Chairman Dennis M. Heitkamp and his committee of very influential citizens will be sending out letters to clubs, organizations, businesses and individuals in a conceited effort to raise funds for this important event. By way of introduction, and in order for the community to know who la involved in the fundraising, and who might be contacting them, members of the fund-raising committee are lead by Herb Skoog as general chairman and Dennis Heitkamp as Finance Division vioe chairman, Dr. Carlos Campos will be at the helm of the fund-raising "Project 150." The entire project consists of the following chairpersons: Larry Brumbetow - Sponsorships in New Braunfels; Bennie Bock, D - Sponsorships out of town; Francis Huff - Souvenirs and Programs with Iris Schumann on Souvenirs rod Pim Brandt on Programs; Dennis Heitkamp, Speakers Bureau and Brochure aa well aa Budget; Barry Williams - Industrial; Melvin Jochec, Chiba and Oigjuaztfiom; Charlene Fischer, Individual Memberships; Mary Ann Hollmig - Memorials; Gene Chollett - Small Business; and Arm Kuehler -Professional Business; What a roster! And that’s only the ftind-rmising committee. Joe Worl and Dennis Heitkamp said that con-, sidering what has already been done and what is currently being done (the Fountain, planting of trees, tree lighting, and the fomration of committees and sub-committees) tbs over 1,000 people are involved in the preparation, presentation and production of the “150.” All can see the need for money, and the need for money soon. Three projects cannot be accomplished on credit fix the most part, so a deadline of Ally, hm been set to accomplish the budget goal of $150,000. Of course, money will be accepted after tbs time, but essentially moat of it needs to be with the Braunfels Foundation Thist by July, 1994, in older to proceed with the events which will be taking considerable time to prepare.Looking for a bargain? See the Herald-Zeitung Classifieds! ;