New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 18, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas
Porter Company's Company
About 3 months ago, the Porter Company on FM 725 adopted three cats from the New Braunfels Area Humane Society Animal Shelter to live at the Porter
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Company and control rodents. They also help head off employee strees The cats have food, water and litter boxes and plenty of laps to sit on Dallas, a huge
cat, has full run of the plant and to keep track of him, Kathy and Allen Porter rig his litter box occasionally to trigger a door to close so they can make sure he's
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still around. At left, Porter employee Lisa Old does her work with a little help from Candy At right, Kathy Porter and Fluffy do their thing.Hometown
Garden Council panel tonight promises to enlighten
BV ROSE MARIE GREGORY
For all interested in the scenic beauty of the New Braunfels area, tonight’s panel discussion .sponsored by the New Braunfels Garden (Tub Council is a must.
Maintaining our quality of life would mean maintaining Beauty with Growth,” the evening’s topic challenge for a panel of leading community leaders They are Joe Michie, cit) manager; Tom Purdum, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce; David Whatley, parks director; Bernie Boarnet, representative of the Board of Realtors and Bill Schumann, Citizens Advisory Board and Edwards Aquifer.
The gathering begins at 7:30 p.rn rn the Senior Citizen Center on Comal Street.
The place to be Sunday between 4 pm and 7 p.m. is the MBank lobby where the Comal County Medical Auxiliary and MBank are sponsoring a champagne reception and show mg of sculpture by Ann Armstrong to benefit the Emergency Children’s Shelter.
Those interested in supporting the Children’s Shelter are asked to call Mary Anne Hollnug. 625-6740.
Armstrong, a Houstonian and a graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute, has presented one-woman shows throughout the United States. A well known artist, she is recognized for her ability to express human emotion through her art. The majority of her work ls by commission.
February 22 thru 27, Armstrong will present her third workshop in New Bruanfels at the Art Center from 9 a m. to 3 p.m. Her workshops were introduced to our community by the late Margaret Naeglin.
The Teen Connection is the benefit Feb 20, 7:30 p m at the New Braunfels High School Auditorium. The Toby School of Dance has planned an evening of fun with the production entitled Way Off Broadway. To add to the laughter, there will be a comedian. The $5 ticket includes refreshments.
Pink and white ballons showed the w,iy when the Mid-Texas Symphony Debutantes were entertained with a Saturday morning brunch at the spacious country home of Rosemary Bankston b> Marian Benson of The Collection and Sami Lee of Sami’s at Denson’s.
The debs, their mothers and sy mphany ball co-chairmen, Dorthy Mercer and Jean Rogers; deb chairman, Kathy Cook and her committee, Cindy Wicker. Lynda Bnxit-man. Jan Kotylo and Barbara Houde; and ticket chairmen, Jan Kennedy and Mary Ellen Landry enjoyed informal modeling by Tara Kohlenburg , Brigitte Suhr, Kim Wersterfer, Amy Clark, Susan Martindale and Michelle King
The models clothing selections wi re from The Collection at landmark Square and accessorized by jewelry from Sami’s.
There is some good news for those wishing to attend the Mid-Texas Symphony Ball Saturday evening There are a few tickets available on a first come basis
The theme for the elegant evening which includes the first Mid-Texas Symphony Debutante Presentation, is “My Fair Lady”. Janice Hardeman, chairman of decorations, promises exciting transformations of the Civic Center, site of the Ball. Music is by Moonlight Express.
Jan Kennedy, 625-6739. is ticket ehair-
The Downtown Rotary entertained their
ladies with a Valentine dinner party Thursday evening at Schwamkrug’s party room.
Each guest was greeted by Donny and Nancy Seay and presented with a corsage.
A classical guitarist played during cocktails and dinner Flowers donated by the Plant Haus centered the tables These were later auctioned rn a rousing fund raising event with Carroll Hoffmann as the prancing, encouraging auctioneer Dan Sedgwick is club president of this lively group
You either really admire him or despise him,” states Steve Beck. Alamo curator referring to Pancho Villa, the subject of the presentation he made to the Ferdinand ijndheuner Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas on Saturday morning at the home of Don and Marie Offerman Prior to his time at the Alamo. Beck carne across the death mask of Poncho Villa and took steps to preserve it This experience led to much research on Villa who is looked upon simultaneously as a revolutionary. a hero and a bandit.
Mane entertained the group with a seated breakfast Heart-shaped candies and uunature Texas flags decorated the tables.
Mattie Howard and Jeanette Felger were co-hostesses Interestingly, another hero of the Alarno is announced He is Damacio < Ximenezi Jimenez His discovery was made by Paul Casso, a lawyer Going through some old land grants, Casso found papers signed by Juan Seguin stating that Jimeniz died at the Alamo under Travis.
Sunday evening, for those attending the Mid-Texas Symphony Concert, was a time of sharing in the listening of beautiful music.
The orchestra under the direction of George C. Adams presented “Overture to Coriolanus, Op. 62” by Beethoven; “Concerto for Violoncello in D minor” by lalo; “Introduction to Khovantchina” by Mussorgsky; and “Symphony No. 38 in D major, K 504 < Prague >” by Mozart
There was an obvious delight and pride that the evening’s outstanding guest artist. David Garrett, is principal cellist of the Mid-Texas Symphony.
The next stop is Nationals for Michael Garrett, son of Arlene and Miles Garrett, grandson of Millie Holland and Senior Aggie who is the proud recepient of an engraved silver tray as a winning participant on the 3-man indoor polo team.
The Intercolligiate Indoor Polo Regional Tournament was held at the Rose Palace. San Antonio, Feb. 6,7 and 8.
Vying for the regional title against A&M were Texas Tech. University of Texas, Tulane and Colorado State
Presenting the highly prized silver trays to the winners was Tommy l^ee Jones, wellknown movie star and polo player.
The team is sponsored by the Intermural Sports Department with A&M competing in 20 matches each year Due to the hefts expense, the team relies heavily on private donations.
The Intercollegiate Indoor Polo National Tournament is scheduled for the end of April. Place is to be announced
There is a particular delight in knowing of someone who has a dream, holds it.
works hard toward it and has it materialize. This is the situation with someone many of us do know , Robert Allen Nowotny.
Robert’s dream to be involved in the film industry has come about through the nationwide opening of his movie “Billy Galvin" on Feb. 20. (San Antonio and Austin openings will soon be announced.)
Robert is the son of Margaret and George Nowotny and grew up in the house that his parents still call home on Willow Street
Robert has had a fascination with film making for as long as he can remember He made films in high school with one entitled “Crickets” appearing on KENS-TV prior to his graduation in 1966.
Then there was a stint with Jimmy Brietzke and a production on flying saucers filmed on Rompers ranch.
And he put Jerome Novotny’s extensive bottle collection on celluhod.
Even though his initial degree from the University of Texas in 1970 was in business, the dream continued.
With money he and his wife Unda saved, he returned to the University and achieved his Masters in Film and TV in 1979.
In 1980 he took an executive post with Region Four Education Service Center in Houston making educational films and raising funds.
Next he formed his own company,
Cinema Ventures, and has his first feature film producing/fund raising project "Billy Galvin" starring Karl Malden and Lenny Von Dohlen receiving excellent reviews upon its critic’s opening in Ixjs Angeles Dec. 31.
On March 23 and 24, he is invited to speak at the University of Texas on film making.
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