New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 3, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
Nearly one million visited NB in 1992
NEW BkAUNFELS — During 1992 the Convention and Visitor Bureau of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce provided information about the New Braunfels area and its attractions to nearly I million prospective visitors, according to Sue Hahn, C&VB chairman.
853,000 of those contacts were made through the C&VB’s Travel Trade Subcommittee and involved such markets as winter Texans, travel counselors, motorcoach tour operators, travel agents and direct consumers.
In addition, the C&VB's advertising campaign drew more than 52,240 direct inquiries to the Chamber office.
According to Hahn, that number is a 36 percent increase over the previous year.
Hahn said the C&VB’s New Braunfels brochure has been translated into Spanish and was used to respond to inquiries received as a result of the bureau's successful Mexico ad campaign.
An emphasis has been year-round tourism, Hahn said, jutd as a part of that emphasis the C&VB was involved in a variety of special events, including the Central Texas Golf Fest which attracted more than 1,064 player; and their families.
Hahn said more than two-thirds of those people stayed an average of four nights or longer during the tournament.
An example of the successes of the C&VB's ongoing effort to attract meetings and conventions to New Braunfels was its successful bid for the 1994 Texas Elks State Convention which is expected to bring at least $600,000 to the local economy.
The C&VB also hosted the Annual Endangered Species State Conference in 1992, an event which put about $150,000 into the New Braunfels economy, Hahn said.
Rusty Brandt, who chairs the C&VB's Visitor Services and Media Relations Sub
committee, said hospitality shown media writers resulted in publicity that, could it be purchased, would have cost more than $250,000. A highlight of that publicity, Brandt said, was a 12-page feature in the August edition of Texas Highways magazine.
According to Hahn, "More than 1.5 million people visited New Braunfels during 1992, depositing $150 million into the local economy. Once again, hard work by all the subcommittees has paid off."MIIIX
Sunday Morning, January 3.1993Serving Comal County/ Home of Gus Preusser
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Running for Colp Water
Newly elected Comal County officials sworn in Jan. I
Comal County veterans monument will be here Jan. 4
A 24,000-pound delivery is expected January 4. It’s not the child from “Honey, I Blew Up the Kid,** but it is a pretty special delivery for veterans in Comal County.
The monument honoring Comal County veterans who served from World War ll through Desert Storm should arrive tomorrow.
Delays have plagued efforts to honor the veterans — a new site had to be found when the original location was excavated and historical artifacts were found. Although there had been some hope that the monument would arrive in time to have dedication ceremonies on the anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day last year, another delay forced cancellation, lf the monument does make it here on January 4, dedication ceremonies will be held January 16.
“(Now) we can concentrate (on) the Veterans Brick Walk of Honor,” said retired Major Fred Lingner, Chairman of the Veterans Memorial Committee.
Lingner says plans are to dedicate the walk at Memorial Day ceremonies in May of this year. The “Walk of Honor” will be made of bricks inscribed with the name, rank, service and conflicts for each veteran. Lingner hopes the walk will be fully subscribed by April 15 so the bricks can be installed by May 15, in time for the Memorial Day ceremonies.
Although donations for the walk can be made after April 15, those bricks will have to be installed later and the expense of engraving may be more. Citizens who want to memorialize loved ones in the “Walk of Honor” should call the American Legion Comal Post 179 at 625-0179 or Linger at 629-2140.
Donations may also be made for bricks honoring veterans from outside of Comal County or any famous military person. A special section of the walk will be reserved for corporate donations where the bricks will honor the donator.
Museum shows increased visitation
Executive Director Cathy Crist Talcott at the Hummel Museum says attendance has quadrupled over the Christmas holidays.
“Beginning Christmas Eve ... (we’ve been) having as many as IOO patrons (a day),” she said. “I’m very excited about the economic potential these visitors bring to businesses and other attractions in New Braunfels. Each of these folks must eat and sleep somewhere, buy gas for their car, and, of course, they all like to shop.”
lite museum had experienced an
expected slowdown in attendance following Wurstfest. Talcott said she was “delighted” with the recent increase in turnout. The holiday season and some good publicity are credited with the improvement.
A Houston television show segment that featured the museum and a small article in Texas Highways have brought several visitors to the museum. Others have come from Houston as a result of an article referencing the museum that appeared in the Houston Chronicle on Christmas Day.
New Year’s Day run includes cool swim in Comal River
DAVID SULLENS Editor and PubNshor
NEW BRAUNFELS — It was a little after 10:30 a.m. on New Year's Day.
The temperature under gray, overcast skies hovered at 36 degrees with the wind chill about IO degrees lower, as the group of about 20 runners turned off of Edge Water Terrace and, laughing and joking, loped the last 75 yards or so to "The
Island" in the center of the Comal River.
Still laughing and kidding each other, the group's members then casually doffed their running clothes to reveal swimming attire...
...And then they jumped into the river.
The plunge into the river is a New Year’s Day tradition for the group.
It starts at the home of Dr. Loddie Roeder on Amber Arc.
As the group gathered Friday morning, Roeder explained the run.
“The philosophy is to start the year off right,” the orthopedic surgeon said.
The informal event — there are no formal arrangements, no public announcement, no entry fee — is patterned, Roeder said, after an event called Marty's Run in New
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“I'm very happy and excited and I'm looking forward to working with the commissioners,” said Cristina Zamora, newly-elected precinct 3 county commissioner. “I know that I have a lot of work to do (and) a lot to learn, but I’m ready to get out there to do the job to serve the people.”
Zamora is the first Hispanic woman elected to tht Comal County commissioners court. She won 57 percent of the vote in precinct 3. Her comments echoed District Judge Robert Pfeuffer's speech at yesterday's swearing-in ceremonies for the new Comal County officials.
"In the spirit of getting the job done for the people cif Comal County we want to lay aside our petty issues,
our political issues,” said Pfeuffer. “Each and every one of us was elected to serve the entire community — the entire community. I want to say to you that in discharging the responsibilities of your office, I hope you never forget that you were elected to represent each and every person in Comal County and not just some particular group. Never knuckle under to those who might bring pressure on you to do a certain thing — always vote your conscience and you'll never have anything to hang your head about.”
County Judge Carter Casteel then introduced retiring County Clerk Rosie Bosenbury. As Bosenbury prepared to swear in the new officials, she acknowledged the honor of being asked by the county
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Run participants take a dive in the cold Comal River on New Year’s Day. (Photo by John Huseth)
to remain in office long enough to swear in the new officials.
Bosenbury said, “It's an extreme honor to swear these people in and it's going to be the highlight of my career.”
In addition to Zamora, District Attorney Bill Reimer, County Attorney Nathan Rheinlander, Sheriff Jack Bremer, County Tax Assessor-Collector Gloria Clennan, County Surveyor Woody Cash, County Commissioner Precinct I J. L. “Jumbo” Evans, Constable Precinct I Joe Gomez, Constable Precinct 2 Daniel R. Scheel, Constable Precinct 3 Moe Eoff, Jr., and Constable Precinct 4 Ed Mullins also took the oath of office from
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Joy Streator is sworn in as the Comal County Clerk by the outgoing clerk Rosie Bosenbury Friday during swearing ceremonies. (Photo by John Huseth)
Christopher and Cynthia Castilleja are the proud parents of Bryans Nicole, New Braunfels’ first baby bom in 1993. Bryana, who weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces, was bom at 3:54 a.m. on Jan. 1 in McKenna Hospital. Her maternal grandparents are Arthur and Odelia Caballero and the paternal grandparents are Julian and Rachel Castillija. (Photo by John Huseth)
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The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung sends Birthday wishes to Gus Preusser and Janie Leyba Gonzales. Monday birthday wishes go to Colette Van Horn, Henry Schmidt and Ralph Neugebauer. Belated birthday wishes go to Danny Aguirre.Hummol Museum Gift Shop
Today the Gift Shop of the Hummel Museum will feature Sieglinde Smith, child model of Sister MI Hummel. Sieglinde will be available to sign any Hummel prints, lithographs, postcards, and 1993 Hummel Calendars that are purchased.
She will be at the museum from 2 • 4 p.m. For more information, call 625-5636.Free GED classes
The Alamo Area Council of Government is sponsoring free GED Classes starting Jan. 5. The instruction is given in small groups, using instructors and computers. The classes are limited in size, and the participants must meet eligibility requirements. Limited funds are available for tests. For more information, contact AACOG-JTPA, 358 Landa St., Suite A, or call 629-2949.McKtnna Memorial Hospital free lectures
Free lectures on a variety of subjects have been scheduled by McKenna Memorial Hospital. The following lectures will be given on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. in the Garza Street classroom: Jan. 12 - Stroke: Preventing the Big One by Bill Davis, M. D., and Jan. 26 - Breast Cancer Screening by Linda Ebling, Director of Radiology. In addition, the following lectures will be presented on Mondays at 5:30 p.m. in the first floor conference room at the hospital: Jan. 4 - How to Understand the New Nutrition Labels and Jan. ll • Maintaining the Diabetic Exchanges. Registered, licensed dietitians, Belinda Bezan and Barbra Swanson, give these lectures.Lottery Numbers
Here are the winning numbers picked Saturday night for the Texas Lottery: 5-14-19-20-42-45 (five, fourteen, nineteen, twenty, forty-two and forty-five). The estimated jackpot is $5 million.
The next drawing will be held Wednesday. If no one matches all six of Saturday night's winning numbers and if sales continue as expected, the estimated jackpot for the next drawing will be $10 million.For Home Delivcn ( all 025-0144