New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 1, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
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Letters to the Editor.
Birthday wishes from th* HtnkUdtungl
The New Braudels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Yvonne Robledo* Isabel Annette Saenz* Bryana CastOkJa (2 years)* Angle Rae Ybarra* Francfeco Castro, and Betsy McKean. Happy belated birthday to Blanca Juarez and Gilbert Per-
Offices closed for holiday
Most government offices will be closed Monday, in observance of the New Year's holiday.
It will be business as usual for trash pidcups, however. City residents who normally have Monday
trash pickup will nill bvt Monday traah pickup.
The Post Office will be closed Monday. There will be no window service or mail delivery, except for express mail.
All county officea will be dosed Monday.
Monday is also a bank holiday. All New Braunfels dry offices will be closed Monday. The Humane Society animal sheller will be open Dec. 31 from 8 a.m. to noon. The animal shelter will then close until Jan. 3. New Braunfels Animal Control will be on duty Dec. 31 and Jan. I from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m, and Jan. 2 from 7 un. until ll Un.
The New Braunfels Herald-Zdtung office will be dosed Monday.
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The Sesquicentennial Commission is planning a barbecue for Saturday, April 22 in the Wursthalle. The commission hopes this event will be the largest barbecue this community has ever seen.
All organizations in the area are invited to become involved in idling tickets to this event. The organization will receive SI for each ticket that it sells.
This could be a great way for organizations to raise funds and serve the community. Call Jim Scheele at the Chamber of Commerce, 625-2385, or Nancy Hargrove at 608-4264.
ArtBMt *95 sponsors logo contos!
Young artists, design a logo to be used for Youth ArtBeat '95, t festival of the aits to be held Feb. 18-25 in New Braunfels.
This logo will be used for T-shirts, programs tnd posteriffiyeri promoting Youth ArtBeat "95. Students pro-K to grade 12 are invited to enter their designs. Designs should be submitted to school ait teaches or the Main Street office, 424 S. Caste ll. Deadline for submission is Jan. 18.
The themes for Youth ArtBeat '95 are: I) Historic downtown New Braunfels 'Heart of the City', 2) Sesquicentennial Year - 1995, 3) Cultural Heritage and 4) Texas Public Schools Week • Landscape for Learning.
Call 608-2100 for information.
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Hospice New Braunfels invites you to Light Up • Life in honor of someone speciil. Your gift will illuminate a light on the Hoqrice Tfee of Lights, located on top of the New Braunfels Utilities Building from now through Jan. 3. Honorees names will also be placed on the Hospice Tree in the McKenna Memorial Hospital lobby. Call 625-7500.
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City leaves a turbulent year behind
By TECLO J. GARCIA
Q: Why did the cowboy sit on his horse backwards while riding it through the West?
A: To see where he has been.
Finishing out the year in New Braunfels City Hall seems relatively quiet compared to the turmoil it has been through the last 12 months.
The riddle? It will come into play later.
A group of District 4 citizens, are attempting to recall city Mayor Paul Fraser, who was elected from that district
Several months before that, the Mayor was sued by the man he defeated for that District 4 council spot in May. Gary Kahlig, who contends he should have won foe election, sued Fraser on
foe grounds that there were "irregularities” in foe election, and accused City Secretary Bonnie Salted of "lurking” around his campaign party the night of the election.
The latest in this continuing saga is that Fraser has told the District court judge he believes the suit is a nuisance suit. Fraser believes Kahlig is trying to spend him into submission.
Alto taking place in 1994: Police Chief Dick Headen resigned amid reports that he had plagiarized a research paper in college. City Manager Mike Shands asked Headen to resign or take an administrative position with the city. Headen said foe resignation was due to controversy stemming from three officers he suspended over the summer Two of the officers
resigned, and foe other appealed his suspension and it Brill on the force.
* Still in *94, the city asked Hz attorney Barry Moore to resign. Fraser said Moore was not aggressive enough. County Judge Carter Caiteel, also Moore's office mate, came to his defense and deplored the firing of Moore.
The city also bask any fired then rehired insurance ag.nt Dtug Miller as its water negotiate r. Fraser said Miller was not trained In water matters and could not properly do the job. Miller and Fraser r adod barbs in t ie local media, yet were seen sitting next to each othek at the latest IomI water meeting aha ing a carvery Jon. Miller gets paid $55 an hour.
NBU wu w*-**£ by the county attorney na to gather at its monthly dinner meetings anymore if they were
na going to make them public. NBU board members portended even though all of them were together in one place, at the same table, no official busine* wu ever discussed.
NBU continues to lose more than a $1 million dollars a year on foe GBRA Canyon Hydro-Electric dam it built several years ago. The dam wu estimated to cost about $4 million to build, but ended up in the $15 million range.
On the positive side, the city's midyear budget review will show the city's coffers to be overflowing. Poet Road and Toney St. will be paved. The city council approved curbside recycling, which will begin on Jan. 9. New Braunfels’ residents ga a new H.E.B. store to go shopping in (along with a floor plan.)
San Antonio College, without foe help af one key local entity, announced
it would begin offering claves here in Comal County. The Chamber of Commerce announced several key additions to the local economy, including the snagging of Knytex from Seguin to the Iselin building.
As the city looks to the new year it feces another dty council election, a possible recall election concerning the Maya, a stringent look at the way foe maya is elected by the charter review committee, a possible sties tax increase and probably several more stop signs for residents who want traffic to alow down.
Leaving 1994 in its rear view ming; the city of New Braunfels may want to look bick to what its been through to seek going through a leu turbulent year u it rides into 1995.
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Two unrelated acdderu st the intersection of Walnut and MOI St. Friday afternoon* one happening just niter foe first wu cleared, kept city emergency crews busy.
The first collision, st 12:30 p.m., took place after foe driver of a blue Oldsmobile traveling west on MHI allegedly san a stop sign and collided with a Canyon Lake driver's Ford Tempo, which raveled north os Walnut.
Only mina Usuries were reported.
The second collision involved a three car chain reaction type wreck Apparently the first car, a 1978 Pontiac Vcrture wu retreaded by 2992 Dodge Spirit* which was hit from behind by an cady 80’i Poo* rise Booneville. AU the cars mm traveling south foil Walnut when the took placeattbeMiUSLlnrenectioA.
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The ale of the Plaza Bank building on Main Pisa wu dosed and recorded Thursday, Dec. 29, according to David Limon of local law firm Reagan, Burros, Dierksen, Limon and Blunter. That law firm and First State Bank cf Smithville, New Braunfels branch, are joint purchasers of the building.
The ale bu been in negotiation for four moithn said Limon. Firs State Bank will occupy the first flog of the building, while the offices of Reagan, Burros, Dierksen, Lamon and Blunter will be housed on foe second and third floors. The law finn hopes to move into the building in three months.
“We are most pleased to remain downtown," said Limon. "We view this u a terrific opportunity to support the downtown area.”
Michael Meek, executive vice president of the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce, said Friday that he is enthusiastic shout the sale. "I just heard about it today myself. Glad to hear it” Having the Plaza Bank occupied by two well-established firma will be a boon to the downtown aret. "They will be very nice anchor tenants for downtown," Meek said.
Asked whether the sale would hurt prospects of a new locale for the public library, Meek wu optimistic. "I think it will all work out fine for everybody in the end,” he said.
Bridal Showcase set for Wednesday
On Wednesday, Jan. 4,1995, foe New Braunfels Bridal Association will host its 14th annual Bridal Showcase at the New Braunfels Civic Center, 380 South Seguin Avenue. Admission ii $3. Doon open at 6:30 p.m.
All facets of planning a wedding from engagement to honeymoon to moving ink) a fir* home an represented by the bridal consultants participating — including hair styling and nail care, flowen and other special decorations, catering, photography, wedding dresses, hotels, reception rooms* honeymoon travels, chinaware, etc.
Free hon d'oeuvres and wedding cake will be served to start the evening.
Many dog prizes will be given sway.
All area bridea-to-be are invited to visit the booths of each participating business to see what services and items they have to offer and to register to win each consultant'! giveaway.
Herb Skoog will serve as foe master of ceremonies.TroutFest '95 starts at the Landa Park swimming pool Jan. 5, don't miss it