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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 17, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas FRIDAY Canyon dominates list of District 28 girls all-district team, See P. 9 50 CENTS Inside Opinion............... Church Life......... Comics................ Sports Day.......... The Marketplace Birthday wishes from tho Horald-Zoltung! The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Qllbsrt Ward, Laura Scarbrough, Jannl Brlatzka, Linda Dominquez, Lamora Nichole Hernandez, Dorothy Lehr (Sat.), Ray Same, Jr., Paul Borsch III. Happy Anniversary to Edward A Sofia Campos (5 years!). Lako Dunlap yard aal# sohodulod for Saturday, Fob. 25 The Lake Dunlap Property Owners' Association will hold a yard sale on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Southbank Club House. Funds raised from the sale will used to treat the hydrilla in the lake in the spring. Users of the lake and property owners are asked to contribute items for the sale. Items can be dropped off at the Southbank Club House on Thursday, Feb. 23 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Friday, Feb. 24 from 9 a m. to 4 p.m. Anyone having large items to donate can call Jack Burked at 829*3237 to arrange for a pickup The Southbank Club House is located off FM 725 in the Southbank subdivision on Southbank Boulevard. City offices to close for President’s Day City offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 20, in observance of President's Day. However, there will be regular garbage service. For further information, call 608-2140 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on any business day. Historical Masquerade Dance set for Fob. 24 The German-Amencan Society will sponsor a dance at the fought* of Columbus Hall on Feb. 24 starting at 8 p.m. The Seven Dutchmen will play and Pnnce Solms, knights, princesses, the court jester and settlers dressed in beautiful regional costumes from the Old World invite everyone to cpme join the festivities. Costumes are not required, but prizes will be awarded to the best five costumes. Tickets are $6 and can be bought at Centex Office Center, chamber of commerce, Henne Hardware, Old Town Inn and Lepp Juwelier. Tickets at the door will be $7.50 Business After Hours scheduled Fob. 23 The monthly Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce’ "Business After Hours" membership mixer will be held at Kraft Mobilctel, 679 S. Seguin St. on Thursday, Feb 23 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The mixer is an opportunity for chamber members to make new contacts and exchange ideas with other members of the business community. This newspaper it printed on recycled newsprint Commissioners okay new JP building By CRAIB HAMMETT Staff Writers County Commissioners’ Court is beginning to make good on its promise to build a new Justice of the Peace building for Pct. 2 Commissioners approved a site Thursday near the Comal County Jail, facing W. San Antonio St. The current Pct. 2 JP building is located just off Interstate-35 near Solms. “This will be five times the size of the one located in Solms,” said Pct. 2 County Commis- New building to house constable as well sioner Danny Scheel. The planned 2,300 square-foot building will house not only JP offices but a constable as well. The court had budgeted $136,000 last summer for this year’s budget to include a new JP building. Because the new office will be located on county land, Scheel said the county will not have to purchase land. He said the building should be completed some time this year. Officials must first realign the precinct boundaries because the site lies within Pct. 3, not Pct. 2. “We applied to the (U.S.) Justice Department. They don’t see any problem with it,” Scheel said. "No people live there, and it’s in a commercially zoned area.” Scheel said he hoped the building would be completed by the middle of this year, depending on the Justice Department approval of redistricting. If it is not completed by the summer, Scheel said Jan. 1, 1996 would replace that date. Also, the court appointed Charles Stephens to the board of directors for the Comal County Water Oriented Recreation District (WORD). Stephens replaces Peter Newhouse who resigned. Stephens, an attorney, lives in Startzville but is building a house in Bulverde. His office is located in Sattler and he is a past president of the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce. Mid-Texas Symphony to host guest conductor Sunday Tire Dttc Qhtt Tire From staff reports The Mid-Texas Symphony will welcome guest conductor Franz Anton Krager for its next performance, on Sunday, Feb. 19, at 4:00 p.m. at the New Braunfels Civic Center. Krager will conduct the orchestra for the performance which will feature the Mid-Texas Symphony Choi us. The chorus will present Rutter’s “Requiem” in the second half of the program. The chorus is u .der the direction of Daniel Long. The first hah' will feature Beethoven’s “Leon* >re Overture No. 3* and Mendelssoh t’s “Symphony No. 4." Krager is music direct*. - of the Brazos Valley Symphony Orch*,?*** director of orchestras at the University of Houston School of Music, and director of orchestral studies for the Texas Music Festival. Hailing from Detroit, Krager received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Michigan. In 1970, he joined Musical Youth International and in 1978, made his European debut as conductor of MYI, winning first prize at the International Festival of Music in Copenhagen. Krager was then appointed assistant professor of music at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and engaged as a faculty instructor and conductor at the Interlochen National Music Camp during the summers from 1979 to 1987. The year 1984 marked his am val in Texas with appointments to the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra and to the music faculty at Texas AAM University. Krager has toured extensively in many of the countries of Europe, the former Soviet Union, Japan, Africa, Australia, South and Central America, Mexico and Canada. In 1982, he led the Symphony Orchestra of Berlin rn the Herbal von Karagan International Conducting Competition, and in 1990, at the invitation of the Soviet authorities, distinguished himself as the first American conductor to lead the Kazan National Philharmonic in the former USSR. Conducting engagements have included appearances with many Texas-based orchestras, including the Mid-Texas Symphony, as well as orchestras in Hawaii, California, Michigan and Missouri. Tickets for the concert are $9 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and college students, and $3 for students through high school age. They are available in New Braunfels at the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce and at Accents, 173 S. Seguin. They will also be available at the door. For more information, call 629-0336. He raid-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL From loft ara Basal Boatright, Christine Durbin, Jerry Way, Chria Buck, Bill Hay, Russel Page!. Taking risks paying off for local small business By CRAIB HAMMETT Staff Writer New Braunfels and Comal County have seen several large companies move into the area during this past year, much to the pleasure of local officials because these large companies bring a good tax base and a heavy number of new jobs. But often overlooked in among the large businesses are the smaller businesses, long called the backbone of American business. Diamond-Rite Products, Inc. is one example. The local company began in the 1960s with the Wersterpher family. Basel and Suzi Boatright bought it about five years ago. What first started as a retail and wholesale cleaning supply service has now expanded into repair and commercial cleaning. “We used to sell everything that provided the service,” said Jerry Hay, who runs the commercial cleaning aspect of the business. His brother, Bill Allen Hay also works for the family business. “We’ve always had the knowledge of how to do it.” The company is expanding into the commercial cleaning field, a growing opportunity given the expanding business climate in this area. So much opportunity, in fact, that Hay left his 10-year job as an accountant in Houston to run this part of the family business. “For a young businessman like myself, I like the progress in this area,” said Hay, who grew up in New Braunfels. “Some people tell me, they want to move because New Braunfels is losing that small-town environment. But I like it, I’ve got a family to support.” Hay said 90 percent of the new jobs in this country are created by small business. When he started last February, the commercial cleaning department had about seven people, full and part-time. That number is now 20. On the other hand, new businesses have a failure rate of more than 80 percent. For small businessmen like Hay, there comes a risk with the challenge, “the greater the risk, the greater the return,” and also the greater risk. Diamond-Rite cleans everything from carpets to upholstery in residential places, but the prospects in the commercial cleaning jobs are numerous. Hay said he could focus his business solely on the city of New Braunfels but decided to take advantage of the good business climate in the area. “The prospects here have always been good. San Antonio has had tremendous growth,” he said. “...It depends cm the chance you are willing to take.” Over easy? Rocky and Raymond Davila, owners of Thrss-Rlng Farm In Comal County, display an ostrich egg from Sally, Ona of their ostriches. On the left Is a normal chicken egg to show the size comparison. The ostrich egg Is as big as at least 12 chicken eggs. New ‘Put on Your Armor’ campaign debuts on TV By MARK LYON Managing Editor NASHVILLE - Local anti-drug program director Jim Schmidt, better known as “Armadillo Jim,” this week was the featured guest on The Nashville Network’s “Music City Tonight,” starring Lonanne Crook and Charlie Chase. Schmidt is President of the “Put on Your Armor” Against Drugs program, headquartered in New Braunfels. The show was aired Monday night at 8 p.m. (CDT) and jim Schmidt included a live “Armadillo Jim" “armadillo derby,” and the national debut of the "Real Cowboys Don’t Do Drugs” campaign. The segment also featured other local Armadillo Rangers, including Jeff Schmidt, Pastor Paul Buntyn, and others from different communities in Texas. “Music City Tonight” is the top-rated show aired by TNN. The "Real Cowboys Don’t Do Drugs” campaign was debuted on the program because of that show’s rating and public appeal. “While there it looked like Lori-anne and Charlie were practically endorsing it,” Schmidt said. “This was a perfect way for them to say ‘ya’ll do it’ and we were given free public air time. They selected a 9-year-old girl out of the audience to compete in the armadillo derby and the audience cheered for her and she won. “It was good,” he continued. “We left one Ranger team in the arca to continue to present our program to schools in and around Nashville. We’re excited about the opportunity we were given Now the telephone is ringing every day. We’re getting busier every day. We’re training new Armadillo Rangers. Local businesses are beginning to support us enthusiastically. The support is beginning to pay off " The program’s focus is teaching kids how to “put on their armor" against drugs, violence and crime by using a armadillos as examples of how that works. The Rangers have reached more than one million kids since the program began in I989. The Texas Armadillo Association, which is also part of the program, began in 1982. “Put on Your Armor" reaches more than 200,000 each year, Schmidt said. "Right now we’re really needing some volunteer help from members of the community to help field telephone calls from those who want us to come to their community and schools to present our program," he said. “We are seeing every day how this is making a difference in kids’ lives.” To contact Schmidt and the "Put on Your Armor” program, call 629-4980 Monday through Friday. OOUNTDOWNi 32 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March 21,1845 New Braunfels Herald -Zeitu 41.0 N01.6 10/22/99 S 0 - Ll E S T NIC R 0 F* U B LIS HIN G 2627 E YANDELL DR EL PASO, TX 79903™ 16 pages In one section ■ Friday, Feb. 17,1995 Serving Comal County for more than 143 years ■ Home of BUBERT WARD ■ Vol. 143, No. 70For news, advertising or subscription information, call 625-9144 ;