New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 1, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas
A SEASON TO REMEMBER
Local stars shine in sports at the collegiate level. Page 5A
THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 2004
COUPON KIDS EAT FREE
Children 12 and younger get a free buffet with an adult buffet purchase at regular price at Mr. Gattis. Page 2A
FRONTand Center WHAT'S YOUR NEW YEAR'S RESOLD
Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852.
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"...To live more simply; to stop and smell the roses." ANN HANNAN
"...To be more assertive." LISA ENGLISH
Tuition, abortion among legislation
* Photos by REBECCA S ROGERS/Herald-Zeitung
Bringing in the New Year with champange kisses and party hats are (from left) Ann Hannan, Bruce and Jo-Anne Gunn, Barb and Larry Taylor, Julie and Bob Tillema, Bill Law. Jack and Usa English. The group enjoyed dinner and dancing at a 1920s-style party at The Faust Hotel.
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‘‘It’s our first time here,” said Millie I homasson. “But we love to dance.”
The faust I lotel served a sit-down dinner to its guests, including I undo ii broiled beef, shrimp pasta alfred!) and fried cattish on dil sauce.
“We had 72 reservations, innkeeper Richard Boite said. “After the entree, we served New York cheesecake and German apple strudel.”
(Guests also enjoyed a champagne toast at midnight and the music of Stephen Vees hour ofa Kind hand that played ja/z, blues and swing.
“We had a ‘Roaring ’20s’ theme, and everyone was dressed for the occasion,” Boite said.
Meanwhile, Saenget Italic was sold out New Year’s Bvt* as 1,200 people danced to the music of Wade Bowen, Stoney Larue and (doss Canadian Ragweed.
Bevelers were treated to a champagne toast at midnight.
“We had a smaller crowd last year, but we sold out this year,” said co-owner Terril* (Jiase.
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From Staff and Wire Reports
New Texas laws loosening tuition regulation and tightening abortion rights go into effect today.
Now that institutions can set their own rates, public university tuition is expected to increase dramatically.
Opponents say it will make it more difficult for middle-class families to send high school graduates to college.
Carter Casteel * hey worried about the middle class because grants would help poorer students, and more affluent families could afford the tuition jump.
District 73 Rep. Carter Casteel, R-New Braunfels, supported the bill after “a lot of thought,’’ she said.
“At first I was concerned about those in the middle class,” she said.
But after speaking with bills authors and the University of Texas System chancellor, Casteel changed her mind.
The bill allows universities to charge less for under-attended early morning and late friday night classes to encourage more efficient use of facilities and professors.
Supporters say universities have no choice but to raise rates to off set $558 million in state cuts to higher education.
The bill will be reviewed in two years in case universities take unnecessary advantage of the law.
“I ani expecting universities to he very careful about their tuition,” Casteel said. ‘ lhe concept is good and ought to work.”
lo off set tuition hikes, the state allotted money for financial aul anti a reward system that encourages students to complete college in four years with a “B’’ aver age.
With crazy hats, toasts in hand New Braunfelsers
By Scott Mahon
Even though fewer people chose to dance the night away at this year’s annual (Candlelight Dance, the misty weather didn’t slow down New Year’s Eve revelers at the faust I lotel, Saengerhalle or the Uptown Piano Bar at the Print e Solms Inn.
Jay and Marie Moore, who started the Candlelight Dance (Club, said the annual event drew about IOO people last night at the civic center.
“We had about 200 last year,” Marie Moore said. “But I think there were a lot of oilier New Year’s events going on in the area this year.”
Boy Haag’s IO-piece band, the Litt’l f ishermen, played 1930s, ’40s and '50s music until midnight as couples like lim and Millie I homasson danced the ti iglu away.
unite to celebrate.
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Why black-eyed peas? No one knows; just eat
• 1 cup picante sauce
m 1 (15-1/2 ounce) can black-eyed peas, drained
■ 1 (15-1/2 ounce) can yellow or white hominy, drained
ii 2 medium tomatoes, chopped fine
9 1 green pepper, chopped fine
9 1 bunch green onions, chopped
9 1/2 cup chopped white onions
« 1 clove garlic, finely chopped or mashed
9 3 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
Mix ingredients and chill Serve with corn chips or use as a side dish
by Marie Offerman as printed in the Weihnach tsmarkt Cookbook 2002
By Dylan Jimenez
Maybe no one knows exactly why some traditions arc protected through the generations, hut that doesn’t mean they aren’t adhered to.
Southern hospitality almost demands black-eyed peas be shared. They bring good luck, of course.
Marie Offerman, New Braunfels resident and descendent of the city’s founders, remembers New Year’s celebrations in the 1930s and ’40s when black-eyed peas were already a part of
the southern tradition.
“There were always many dances in town,” she said.
The dances were important since there wasn’t much to do or reason to get together with friends and neighbors, site said.
“It was always tradition at midnight to have some kind of coffee and sandwiches or some kind of food, which was typical of the dances around here,” Offerman said.
Although she remembers blat keyed
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Former B-24 Liberator bomber pilot and New Braunfels resident Bob lays recounts experiences flying over Germany in World War ll.