New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 23, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas
Page 4A Herald-Zeitung — Wednesday, February 23, 2000County Local
From the Dispatch
A 22-year-old Canyon Lake area man was arrested Saturday by Comal County Sheriff’s Office deputies for possession of less than 20 ounces of marijuana and driving with an expired license. He was booked into the Comal County Jail on $700 bond.
A 30-year-old New Braunfels man was arrested Friday by Comal County Sheriff’s Office deputies for driving while intoxicated. He was booked into the Comal County Jail on $3,000 bond.
A 42-year-old New Braunfels man was arrested Friday by New Braunfels Police Department officers for public intoxication. He was booked into the Comal County Jail on no bond.
A 37-year-old New Braunfels woman was arrested Sunday by Comal County Sheriff’s Office deputies for welfare fraud. She was booked into the Comal County Jail on no bond.
NEW BRAUNFELS UTILITIES board of trustees — 4:30 p.m. Thursday, NBL) board room, 263 Main Plaza.
ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, New Braunfels Municipal Building, council chambers, 424 S. Casten Ave.
COMAL INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT —
board of trustees meeting,
6 p.m. Thursday, at Canyon Intermediate School, 1275 N. Business 35.
NEW BRAUNFELS CITY COUNCIL — 6:30 p.m. Monday, municipal building, 424 S. Casten Ave.
Because of extremely dry conditions, Comal County has instituted a ban on outdoor burning in the unincorporated areas. Violation of the burn ban could result in up to a $500 fine.
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Log cabin makes long trip from Tennessee
By J.L. MCMICHAEL Staff Writer
On the comer of Elizabeth and Edgewater streets sits the oldest new house in New Braunfels, a log cabin made from hand-hewn logs set down in a quiet neighborhood of bnck and clapboard sided homes.
Recently brought here from near Greenville, Tenn., by Rustic Log Homes, the log cabin, presently without roof or window-panes, was built before 1815, over 180 years ago.
The log cabin’s owners, who live down the street, are planning to turn the one-and-a-half-story cabin into a game room with a pool table downstairs and a guest bedroom upstairs.
After staying at a historic bed & breakfast in Fredericksburg, the owners were inspired to follow that feel in building their game room.
“We just enjoyed it so much and loved the feel of it ... we had planned to do a separate guest area,” the couple said. The couple
requested their identity not be published.
The couple decided to research the possibility of purchasing a log cabin to restore. They contacted Steve Rice, owner of Rustic Log Homes, and the project was on its way.
“We took our men to the field, took it apart, took it to the warehouse, replaced the bad logs, brought it down here and reassembled it,” said building superintendent Jeff Martin.
Leaning against the side of the cabin are the original windows waiting to be reinstalled.
The only new material will be the window and door frames and the roof, which will be made of 3/4-inch plywood and tin for a rustic look.
Made primarily of oak and poplar, the cabin’s walls of roughly hewn logs stacked with gaping air spaces in between are crisscrossed with worm-burrowed tunnels and nicks from the ax that shaped them. The owners are not planning to cover this with sheet
rock. The inside will be the same as the outside — logs and chinking.
“What you see is what you get,” Martin said. “People pay good money to put in worm holes these days ... they’re going for the rustic look.”
The crew has almost completed its job of setting the walls and roughing in the windows. After it is finished, another crew will start the chinking, or the filling in of air spaces in between the logs, which involves filling cracks with polyfiber, a concrete-type mix that dries a grayish color.
Though only reconstructing the cabin, the job was still a tough one. Near the ends of the logs are small metal tags scrawled with codes to help the crew remember what goes where.
“It makes life a lot easier — it’s like a puzzle,” Martin said.
The house is a curiosity. Cars slow as they pass, and some stop to talk.
“We’ve had lots of traffic, walkers, bikers, and there’s been just a
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This log cabin in progress can be seen on the comer of Elizabeth and Edgewater Streets. Originally built before 1815, it was recently delivered in pieces from Tennessee.
wonderful response from every
body,” said one of the owners. “They’ve watched it go up and think it’s a very interesting pro
The owners hope to have the log cabin completely restored in six
Texas Landscapes’ on display at Hummel
From Staff Reports
Brigitte Tuttle’s “Texas Landscapes” is on display at the Hummel Museum, 199 Main Plaza, until Feb. 29.
Tuttle began drawing and painting at the age of 12. She is a realist painter and enjoys painting many different subjects, including the time of day, the seasons and the pattern of light and dark.
The mood of her paintings are determined by the color and interplay of light and dark.
Tuttle’s favorite media is oil painting with a painting knife or a brush. She is also skilled in watercolor, pen and ink drawing,
mixed media collage and monotype.
Tuttle’s paintings are in many private and business collections. One of her Hill Country bluebonnet paintings was accepted into the Texana Art Collection at San Jacinto College in Houston. Her Hill Country scenes have found homes in the United States, Mexico, Europe and Japan.
Tuttle has won awards, performed in one-artist exhibitions and taught with the San Antonio Institute of Lifetime Learning.
She is affiliated with the Randolph Art League, River Art Group, New Braunfels Art League, City League, Copini
Written bomb threat found at Head Start
About 40 students and several staff members were evacuated from the Head Start school at 1023 W. Bridge St. after a teacher found a written bomb threat near the front door.
Staff members immediately evacuated students and called law enforcement officials.
Brigitte Schaefer, Head Start program director for Community Council of South Central Texas, Inc., said no explosive devices
Schaefer said the children, who are primarily 3- and 4-year olds, were getting ready for a field trip, which went on as scheduled.
Schaefer said the written note appeared to be beyond a 4-year old’s level.
Parents were alerted to the bomb threat when they picked up their children and were directed to call Schaefer with any questions.
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