New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 11, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung sends Birthday wishes to Fred Ortii Jr., Chris Wommack, Jack Schoettle and Shanell Simmons. Belated birthday wishes go to Bisie Lehmann, Pam Lehmann, Lillian Jacoby and Allison Miranda. ..Community Band featured
The New Braunfels Musk Study Club will hold its monthly meeting tonight st 7:80 p.m. at the Seels Perish Hall Auditorium. Featured at the meeting are the Community Band and Southwest Sounds, a barbershop group. The publie is invited.Section Eight
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Comal County Road Department will be reconstructing two drainage tfrustures along Watson Lane Bast This pnjjeet is scheduled to be completed by March 8. During the construction of these drainage structures Watson Lane will be intermittently dosed. Traffic will be detoured to Kdanbuig Lane and York Crook Road. For more information osU 926-5719.
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Rotary lighting project presented to city
By GARY P. CARROLL Herald-ZeHung
Randy Haugh, president of the New Braunfels Rotary Chib, presented the illumination prefect of the Main Plaza to Mayor Clinton Brandt in a twilight ceremony Wednesday night “I think that New Braunfels Rotary has set an example in the job Bist they have done here,” Brandt said, “and I think that all of us are looking forward to seeing how beautiful these lights are going to look here in the nighttime hours.”
Bill Biggadike, district manager of John Watson Landscape Illumination in New Braunfels, said the prefect was designed so an illuminated plaza would attract people and entice them to return during the day to explore the downtown area — a process he called “nighttime marketing.”
“We think ifs a good way to highlight the plaza and we wanted the lights in place for the rejuvenation of the fountain,” Haugh said.
The lights were positioned to give definition and diameter to the area, and to create a three-dimensional look. Warm colors highlighted the statues and the fountain was lit from lights hung in the surrounding trees.
The trees were up-lit to create a defined border for the plaza.
Haugh said the project, designed to illuminate the fountain, would not only benefit the merchants but would also play I special role in the approaching sesquicentennial celebrations.
“We felt like it was the right time to do it,” Haugh said. • ... •
The fountain has been ovation, and the prqject is scheduled to be completed in time for the sesquicentennial celebrations in 1995 at an ettfrnated coit of $50,000, according to Main Street Director Penelope Church.
residents tour the city's main plaza during an (Rumination ceremony fhe event was made possible by the New Braunfels Rotary Club. Photo by
“Watch the fountain in the months to come, because we're going to do our best to ge^it restored as part of sesquicentennial "Church
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•vent this evening, I think ifs fitting that it is the first official event of our sesquicentennial celebration,” Purdum said. "The Rotaiy Club is to be congratulated for taldhg the lead as they always
have and making this event possible.”
Haugh said the dub spent more than $7,000 on tho project, which he called a fitting gesture for furthering renovations to the plaza.
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accepted the gifted project on behalf of the City Council, the city staff and the db-sens of New Braunfels.
The dub has been involved with the plaza*! development since taking on the project in 1975 ae a bicentennial project
Fountain next on list of renovations
By GARY P. CARROLL Herald-Zeltung
Now that the fountain in the plaza park is illuminated, it’s time to innovate it, Penelope Church, New Braunfels Main Street Director said.
The fountain, originally purchased in 1896 for approximately $3,000 with left over funds from a community 50— year celebration. But according to Church, that $3,000 fountain now needs in upwards of $50,000 in repairs. The goal ie to have the fountain completely restored for the sesquicentennial celebration in 1995, she said.
According to Church, the Mayor’s Committe to Restore the Fountain was formed to take care of the restoration, and will be embarking on a local fond-raising effort to raise at least half cf the money neeessaxy for the project “lf we can come up with approx!-motley $25,000 from the community, that will enable us to approach private foundations that require you to have matching fiinds before you talk to See FOUNTAS!, page IRadio station to sponsor fireworks on July 4th
By GARY P. CARROLL HeraW-ZeRung
Hal Widsten, general manager of radio stations KGNB-AM and KNBT-FM, announced at Monday *e dty council meeting that the radio station will co-qxxisor an Independence Day firewoiks display with the city of New Braunfels.
Widsten called this "an opportunity to build on what*• been done in the past," and said he was excited to work with the city.
One of Wideten’s goals is to include as
many New Braunfels reridenta as parable and make the event a hometown celebration of the nation's independence, as well as ona of the largest fireworks displays ever seen locally.
The July 4 celebration is scheduled this year for Prince Sohns Park.
In previous years, the show has been limited due to a tight budget However, Shands said that with corporate sponsorship that budget could Increase substantially.
Shands said that past shows have operated with budgets of $6,000410,000, but
“this year we could be looking at a $20,000 budget”
Widsten said the station would coordinate the event and the city would provide rapport services for the event as it has in the past including police and fire services.
“We're also proposing that we make some additions to the celebration this year," Widsten said, “and we're looking forward to bringing in, perhaps, a musical organization*
Mike Shande, assistant city manager, •aid the fireworks proposed bv Widsten is quite a departure from past shows.
According to Shands, the city is usually responsible for $2,500-$3,500 of the coot of the show in indirect costs to the city which allow for the police and fire protection, ae well at a stand-by EMS unit, traffic control, sanitation and clean-up efforts.
Numerous activities are in the works and a strong turnout is expected, he said.
Widsten laid he bae talked with a representative of the Mid-Texas Symphony about the possibility of the group's involvement in the celebration, ami that the station will be looking for corporate involvement in the event
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By GARY P. CARROLL Herald-Zeltung
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Mayor Clinton Brandt will not be seeking re-election in the upcoming May election, saying he discovered that he isq't a polit dan.
“I have a tendency to want to do all things for all people, and I found out that fife an impoeeibili-ty in the political arena," Brandt said.
Brandt said he feels that as a private orison he could volunteer his time and efforts to numerous
causes without the controversy that would accompany any polit leal participation.
Brandt believes that politics ie good when run correctly, but said ne was raiha$py with things he could not get accomplished.
'Tiara aril some people and tome groups that have very strong feelings and not necessarily for the community as a whole butforse£eatidactio(i,endlhave a hard tfana dealing with that,” Brandt said. “We should be trying to do whatfc beet for the entire community.
Brandt retired in 1987 and decided he wanted to give back to the community through public aerides. After salving es mayor he feels ready to retire and entoy the community he has worked so hard for.
“I feel like I’ve put back into the community what I feel I’ve gotten out of it,” Brandt said, land I hops the dtiaene are satisfied with what Tve been able to do.” Brandt said another reason for not running in May ie that ho ie ready for some “frill-time” retirement, and ha plane on spending
more time with his family. Brandt laid lie* was quite thankful to his wife, Done, to whom he said he is very grateful for her support
“She has been a real support for me,” Brandt said. “A lot af people dont think that the wife has a whole lot to do for someone who does this type of work, but she's been very busy and I really appreciated it”
Mrs. Brandt said she was relieved, but the did have some mixed emotions.
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director joins Herald staff
Dee Dee Crockett has been named marketing director for the New Braunfels Herald-Zeittmg.
T am very excited about being able to make someone of Dee Dee’s caliber a member of the Herald-Zeitung*s management team,” said Publisher David Sultans.
“She is an advertising professional who could easily have chosen to join newspaper many times our size, and who. in feet passed up at
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Tf a difficult not Ie be pretty impressed with someone who insists on starting a new job under these circum-stances,” Suttons said.
"It is an incredible opportunity to come to New Braun-felt ss the marketing director of the Herald-Zeltung,” Crockett said this week. “I am thrilled about becoming an active member of tho New Braunfels community.
Tem especially looking forward to working closely with the local businesses and get-
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She holds a bachelor's degree from Southwest Texas 8tate University in San Mar-coe and she began her career with the McAllen Monitor, where she was responsible for that newspapers “Business and Industry Review.” 8he left McAttwi to arapt a poteen as a retail amount executive ^far the SeaJiforcos
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