New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 3, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
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New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March 21,1845
8 pages in one section I Tuesday, Jan. 3,1995
Serving Cornol County for mote than 143 years ■ Horne ol ED LANGHAM ^9
■ Vol. 143, No. 37
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Birthday wishes from th# Horald-Zortungl
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Ed Langham, Lolita Wagner (Sunday), John Tajchman (Monday), Jamie Coll, Sam Blanchard, Jon! Wood, Randy Myers, Kip Wright, Marjorie Meckel (belated).
City’s Christmas tree recycling underway
The city of New Braunfels and New Braunfels Utilities began their annual Christmas tree recycling program in Lands Park, yesterday.
An area in the swimming pool parking lot has been designated as the site to receive the trees. Approximately 1,491 trees were converted to mulch last Christmas. Approximately 7,448 trees have been mulched during the last seven years.
Nails and other metal fasteners should be removed from the trees, officials said. The mulch is available free to residents.
Bridal Showcase set for Jan. 4
On Wednesday, Jan. 4, the New Braunfels Bridal Association will host its 14th annual Bridal Showcase at the New Braunfels Civic Center, 380 S. Seguin Ave.
Admission is S3. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.
Anyone planning a wedding or are helping someone else who is, this will provide an excellent opportunity to gather information and guidance.
Time capsule planned for Sesquicentennial
As New Braunfels' 150th anniversary approaches, members of the community are encouraged to begin selecting items to be included in a time capsule, which will be buried in comemoration of the Sesquicentennial year.
Submissions must be of paper origin, ie.. photographs, letters, documents. Submissions must either fit in a 9X12 or #10 envelope. Costs for submitting em elopes for inclusion in the time capsule are S10 and $5, respectively.
Deadline is Sept. 1,1995.
Submissions and payments can be made at the Greater New Braunfels Chamber oi Commerce office, 390 S. Seguin. The capsule will be buried at the civic center for 50 years.
Spring gardening workshop aet
A spring gardening workshop is set for Thursday, Jan. 5 at the Comal County Extension Meeting Room. Dr. Jerry Parsons will present the workshop, t jinning at 6 p.m., discussing p anting dates, varieties, weed a. d insect control, irrigation and harvest.
For more information, call 620-3440.
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Shooting claims local man’s life
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
According to police, Johnny Moreno, age 18, of New Braunfels was killed Saturday night, during an apparent attempted break-in.
According to police reports, Mr. Moreno and another man, whom police could not identify, had bmken into a vehicle on the 800 block of I ll 35W.
They were in the process of kicking in the
Attempted bin glary apparently foiled by armed homeowner Saturday night
door of a building in that same block, according to Detective Sgt. Basel Boatright of the New Braunfels Police Department.
TTk* two men apparently thought the building was a business, but it was a residence, and the owner was home at the time.
Clay Blaker plays for United Way
Herald Zeitung photo by MARK LYON Country & Western artlet Clay Blaker rang In the New Year with ab ut 1,000 fans Saturday night at Wursthalla. Blaker donated a portion of the proceeds from the show to the United Way of Comal County. Blaker said It wan his way of giving something back to tha community. Tabulations for the total amount of donation was not available at press time.
Second blast of cold, arctic air expected to arrive here tonight
By ROGER CROTEAU
With temperatures already hovering around 40 degrees, Comal County is set to be hit by another blast of cold air late this afternoon or this evening, according to the National Weather Service in New Braunfels
The forecast today calls for a reinforcing cold ftort to drop temperatures into the mid-3()s tonight, with cloudy skies.
The high tomorrow will only reach about 40 degrees, with a 20 percent chance of showers, with a possibility of sleet mixed with the rain T he chance of showers will he highest late Wednesday.
“We had brief showers mixed with snow pellets Monday,” said Bruce Thoren, meteorologist at the New Braunfels NWS office “It was too light and too warn] at the surface for it to stick It pretty much melted right away.
Thoren said sleet is clear anti forms by freezing on the way down after starting out as rain drops Snow pellets, which fell in town Monday, start out
■ Tonight, mostly cloudy and turning colder Low in mid 30s. Southeast wind near 10 mph becoming northwest near 20 mph and gusty Wednesday, mostly cloudy and cold with a 30 percent chance of strewers possibly mixed with sleet I ligh in the mid 40s North wind 10-15 mph.
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frozen and make it lo die ground without thawing I hey crunch easily and are opaque adored.
Hie extended forecast < alls fix higlis in tile 40s and lows in the 10s Thursday, with rain likely. I dday will have highs iu the 50s and Taws in the 30s, with more rain likely.
North and central Texas could receive as much as six inches of snow and sleet However, it was uncertain how far south the precipitation would extend.
When the resident woke up “he confronted them inside the building, in the dark. He felt that some harm would come to him and he fired several rounds," said Boatright.
Police officials would not reveal the exact location of the shooting or the name of the resi
dent who fired the shots which killed Moreno.
Mr. Moreno was pronounced dead at the scene by R.G. “Doc” Blanchard, who was performing his last day of office as Comal County Justice of the Peace #2 on Dec. 31.
An autopsy was performed Saturday morning. Police await a written report from the Bexar County Medical Examiner, at which time they will submit their full report to the Comal County District Attorney. He will then decided what action, if any, will be taken in the case.
Agreement signed for purchase of Citizens Bank
Last independently-owned bank lures interest of Minnesota-based bank firm
By CRAIG HAMMETT
The last independently owned bank in New Br iinfels, Citizens Bank, has been purchased by an large banking asperation.
Nonvest Corporation, based in Minneapolis, Minn has signed a definitive agreement with New Braunfels Bancshares, Inc. the holding aw , any for Citizens Bank, which has assets of $45 million.
Bill Cone, president of Citizens Bank, said he believed changes in ownership and name would not effect the operation of the bank.
Wha! we hope is that people come in and see the s mc faces,” he said “...they will find it acceptable.”
Cone said Norwest is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and has beamie a major play-e in the U S banking industry. The $56.6 billion company provides banking, insurance, investments and other financial services through 2,806 stores in all 50 states, all IO Canadian provinces and internationally.
Cone said they recently purchased the First National Bank in Kerrville. Negotiations have been taking place for the last several months involving tile Citizens Bank purchase.
“That's one of die things we like about them,” he said, “.. they view themselves as more of a network of aimmunity banks.”
“Citizens Bank is known for its high level of customer service and it’s strong ties to the aim-munity,” said John Stumpf, regional president of Norwest’s banking stores in Texas in a released
‘Citizens Bank is known for its high level of customer service and it’s strong tics to tho community. It will fit well with out philosophy of local marketplace decision making and Norwest’s commitment to serve our customers and communities to tho Nth degree.’
- John Stumpf regional president of Norwest's Texas division
statement. "It will fit well with our philosophy of local marketplace decision making and Norwest’s commitment to serve our customers and communities to the Nth degree ”
According to the release, Norwest has 136 stores in Texas, including 28 Norwest backs, 49 Norwest Financial Services, Inc. and 45 Norwest Mortgage Inc. stores Both Citizens Bank in New Braunfels and the bank in Kerrville are examples of indepe-dently owned banks in smaller communities being purchased by larger corporations. Cone said around 1,000 smaller independently-owned banks still exist in the state.
‘babies’ of 1995
Proud mother Victoria Sauced* la shown with her band new twin daughters, Monica Lynn (left) and Domlnqule Lynn, tha first babies born In Comal County In 1995 at McKenna Memorial Hospital. Monica, five pounds and 10 ounces, was born at 10:10 a.m. while her slater, six pound-three ounce Domlnqule, was born at 10:16 arn Tha pair marked tha second aet of twine born to Victoria, who hat a aet of two-year-old twins at home.The Marketplace Classifieds - One-stop shopping five days a week!