New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 14, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
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In the bag
Several thousand Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts will ask you to put it in the bag Feb. 16 as they distribute plastic sacks for you to fill with non-perishable food items. Local Scouts will be knocking on Comal County doors that day to present residents with bags to be Filled for collection on Feb. 23. The food will then be taken to the SOS, Inc. Food Pantry in New Braunfels or the food pantry at Canyon Lake. Residents who do not receive a Scouting for Food bag arc invited to drop ofT food items at HEB, Kroger’s, Buy For Less, Handy Andy, the Stop-n-Go on FM 725, and Sun City Fashions, 940 W. San Antonio, in New Braunfels, where collection boxes will be available all that week. Food collected here goes to our food pantry and the food collected at Canyon Lake stays at Canyon Lake. Scout troops throughout the Alamo Arca Council (13 counties) of Boy Scouts of America are participating in the drive.
Austin puppeteer Natasha LaGi-tana will present a Mid-Eastern tale, "The Legend of Mushkil Gus-ha,” with her puppets at the New Braunfels Children’s Museum in Courtyard shopping center Sunday at 3 p.m. Using hand puppers, LaGi tana will demonstrate the value of sharing to youngsters. Admission to the puppet show is included in the regular museum admission, which is free to members and $1 for non-member children and $2 for non-member adults. For more information, call 620-0939.
Famed children's entertainer Joe Scruggs will be in concert Feb. 24 at 4 p an. at the Civic Center in a benefit for the New Braunfels Children's Museum. Tickets are $5 and are available at the museum in Courtyard shopping center, Broussard Teacher and School Supply, 362 Landa, and at all Handy Andy stores (in New Braunfels, Kerrville and San Antonio). Scruggs is a favorite for youngsters and their parents alike with his witty, entertaining lyrics about real-life situations, such as songs teaching children to say 'please' and ‘thank-you’ and for songs such as "Even Trolls Have Moms.” Museum members will have reserved seating near the stage.
The youngsters at Happy Days Day Care Center, 115 N. Union, invite the public to their patriotic assembly Friday at 5 p.m. The children will stand together in a “flag” formation to sing patriotic songs and conduct a flag-raising and balloon-releasing ceremony. Among the songs planned are
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Fully involved in flames
Sunny and warm today, with a high near 76 and an overnight low near 42. North winds at IO to 12 mph and clear skies complete die picture. Conditions Friday likely will keep the high near 61 and the low near 35. Highs could reach 68 Saturday and 65 Sunday, with overnight lows near 40 forecast each day.
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This barn, located on Hueco Springs Loop Road and owned by O H. Hatfield, burned to the ground in a Wednesday evening fire. (Photo by Erik Karlsson)
Fire destroys barn
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON New* Editor
New Braunfels firefighters arc investigating the cause of a Wednesday night fire that burned a bam — formerly used as a worm farm — to the ground on Hueco Springs Loop Road.
“There is nothing to indicate there is anything suspicious" about the cause of the fire, said Ll. Robert Reed of the New Braunfels Fire Department.
The fire began around 5:30 p m. in the 900 block of Hueco Springs Loop Rout!.
Seidel seeks seat on council
By KATHRYN SCHOEMER Staff Writer
Kudy Seidel ha* lived in New Braunfels long enough to contemplate how residents should be represented in city government.
As a lifelong resident and owner of several businesses in the city, Seidel wants to represent citizens by running for Counci 1-mcmber District 3 in the upcoming May 4 elections.
“I owe a debt of Seidel gratitude to all the citizens who have helped me be successful in business. Serving on city council and working hard to protect the best interest of local citizens is one way I can return the favor," Seidel stated in a press release.
Some of the issues Seidel will fight for include taxes, unnecessary spending and recycling.
One way the city could save waste is by investing in recycling bins. “I don’t sec why we have to bury ourselves in our own garbage (because) they could place containers in different paris of the city where people would voluntarily bring their containers,” he said.
Seidel said the city also could prevent waste by refusing to fund needless projects.
“Because of my many years in business, I know how to live within my means and our city government needs lo operate in that fashion," he slated.
Even though he has no complaints
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Owner of the bam, O.H. Hatfield, said while the structure was formerly used to raise worms he had been using it for storage and a work arca. His
house is located beside the bam.
The 50-by-100-foot structure was full) involved in flames when firefighters armed. Since the area was outside city limits, firefighters also
fought a lack of water.
‘There were residences on both sides of the building and due to the lack of water, the emphasis was on protecting the exposures on either side of the building,” Reed said. "There was significant damage to one
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of the houses which had all of the siding destroyed. It melted it.”
Reed said the Bracken Volunteer Fire Department sent two water tankers.
“We had in excess of 1,500 gallons on the engines that we sent out there and Bracken brought two tankers with at least twice that much,’’ he said.
Water also was shuttled lo the fire from a water hydrant located on Texas 46.
Efforts were concentrated on protecting the residences and cooling nearby gasoline and butane tanks, he said.
The bam was destroyed.
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON N*w* Editor
Appointments lo the newly created Rural Fire Prevention District #4 and Emergency Services District #1 board of commissioners were made today by Comal County Commissioners Coun.
"There is not any pay involved so it’s strictly because of their dedication to public service and to Comal County,” said County Judge Carter Casteel, who administered the oath of office lo the appointees.
“The district is represented very well." said Precinct I Commissioner J.L. “Jumbo” Evans, who made the motion to appoint members to the emergency services district that represents the Bulverde-Spring Branch area.
Appointed was Beverly J. McNamara, Gordon W. Crossland, Matinee B. Clark Jr., Katherine M. Sultenfuss and Thomas W. Warren.
Precinct 4 Commissioner Morris “Moc” Schwab made the motion to appoint the five members to represent the fire prevention district which represents the Canyon Lake-Starizvillc area. Appointed was George W. O’Donnell, Joseph M. Colwell. Thomas M. Edwards, Lou Lcn/ arid Thomas D. Crow.
In a controversial election in January, voters in the Canyon Lakc-Staruvillc arca voted to establish Rural Fire Prevention District #4. The board of commissioners will levy and enforce the collection of taxes not to exceed 3 cents per $100 valuation to
"There is not any pay involved so it's strictly because of their dedication to public service and to Comal County," said County Judge Carter Casteel.
taxpayers living in the fire district. The monies will be used for fire equipment and other efforts of the Canyon Lake Volunteer Fire Department.
Also in January, voters in the Bulvcrdc-Sprmg Branch area overwhelmingly approved the creation of an emergency services district to serve areas already serviced by rural fire prevention districts #1 and #2. The board of commissioners will levy and enforce the collection of taxes not to exceed 2 cents per SKX) valuation to persons in the emergency services district.
"These arc very significant jobs as far as the public is concerned because they arc being responsible for the collection of tax dollars," Casteel said.
Precinct 3 Commissioner Patricio “Pit" Hernandez, Precinct 2 Commissioner Neil Craigmile along with Judge Casteel, Evans and Schwab all voted in favor of the appointees recommended by Evans and Schwab Hic fire and emergency services district fall in the precincts of Evans arui Schwab.
Did I do that?
Marvin Pustka, pictured at left, was among members of the New Braunfels Rotary Club who staged a “style show" to entertain other members and their spouses attending the civic group s Valentine-themed meeting on Wednesday. Pustka’s reaction to seeing his photo Thursday morning was, “Did I do that?" Among other Rotarians participating in the entertainment were, from left, Barry Moore, John Dierksen, Bob Dingetdein, Mike Shands, Ed Shackelford and Bart Bartholomew. (Photo by David Sullens)
Valentine’s Day honored with floral flair
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON N*w* Editor
Romance is in the New Braunfels air this Valentine’s Day as fresh, sweet-smelling flowers are delivered to sweethearts all over town.
“Everybody is kind of in a romantic mood," said Diana Claybume, owner of Weidner’s Flowers.
The tradition of sending red roses and red and white carnations is a popular way of saying, ‘I Love you’ as florists around town experience one of their busiest days of the year.
"It’s the number one seller of the year," said Tercy Voges of Fancie Flowers. "The traditional (gift) is your red roses — that’s the seller of them all — it’s the true love of all things."
Voges said the stuffed animals and animals stuffed inside balloons also are popular items this year.
Claybume said while spring flower bouquets were popular Valentine’s Day items last year, people are sending more traditional flowers such as roses and carnations this year.
"Anything in red or white” is popular this year, said Dale Moeller, manager of Flowers by Sharon.
The sale of roses is down slightly this year, he said, mainly because of price.
"The freeze is San Diego (California) cut the price way up high," he said.
Florists say while some people do wait to the last minute to order flowers, most people are learning to order ahead.
“Most of them aie pretty good about ordering early especially the ones that do it every year — they’ve learned,” Claybume said.
Arnwines have triple reason to celebrate this special day
By KATHRYN SCHOEMER SUN Writer
For Betty Amwine, Valentine’s Day is more than just a day to appreciate loled ones.
On this day, Amwine has more to remember than just who to send cards, flowers and candy.
Celebrating her bu Unlay and wedding anniversary on Valentine's Day keeps her busy, bul she doesn’t seem to mind the extra attention,
“I love it because it’s a very special day that is all rolled into one. I get lots of cards and nobody forgets me on my birthday, my wedding anniversary or Valentine’s Day,” she said in a tele
Everybody remembers her and lavishes her with thought fulness, she said
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meaningful, the Arnwines have taken various trips in the past. “We went on a Carribcan cruise for one week and went Uirough ilk* Panama Canal in 1S)8*> which was someUnng to remember," san! Dick Am* me.
Wlicn asked if there were any disadvantages to having three celebrations on one day, Amwine said she couldn’t think of any. There have
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UTEP completes top ^priority: signing Holly Erben.
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County judge hears concerns of Canyon Lake residents.
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