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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 10, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels IndexStammtisch 30 Seconds 2 Section, 20 Pig** CLASSIFIED........... COMICS ................SB DEAR ABBY ..................3B EDUCATION .................4B ENTERTAINMENT .................SA FORUM ..................SA HOROSCOPE ..................SB INSIGHT...................... .................IB LIFESTYLES 2-3B RECORDS ..................SA ..................4A SPORTS ., IDA WATER WATCH ..................SA WEATHER ..................3A Best wishes The New Braunfels Herald-Zcitung sends Birthday wishes to Lisa F. Brucks Margaret Landmark, Werner Rahe, Leon Helmke, Alice Morales and Bob Miller. Monday birthday wishes go to Ronald Batey, Nile Riedel and Amelia Langkford. Belated birthday wishes go to April Morales, Raul Morales, Linda Campos, Flora Hoi*, Patrick C. Hoffman and Tiffany Snow.Blood drive The First United Methodist Church is sponsoring a Blood Drive Sunday, Jan. 17, from 8:30 a.m. to I p.m. in Wesley Hall. No appointments are necessary; please walk in. Free cholesterol testing will be provided for donors. Call Can Gray at 620-4272.Pereone memorial Friends of the late Etna Parsons are invited to attend the annual Arbor Day Tree Planting of the Guada-Coma Garden Club. A tree will be planted at 11:13 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, in Landa Park's children's playground area in honor of Mrs. Parsons, a former member of the garden club and long-time educator in the New Braunfels Schools.Frlanda for Rlvora Friends for Rivers will meet Thursday, Jan. 28, al Victoria Bank and Trust, to discuss plans for 1993. Suggested topics include curbside recycling, the Guadalupe.River problems and the Texas Watch Program. Everyone is encouraged to attend and become involved. Call 629-2066.TAAS scores In the moll Parents of Canyon High School I lib graders will receive their child’s scores from the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills test in the mail. CHS Counselor Jackie Jenkins said her office will mail test scores to parents of all CHS juniors on Monday, Jan. ll. Call 625-6251. Lottery Numbers AUSTIN - (AP) Here are the results of die Unto Texas winning numbers drawn Saturday by the Texas Lottery: 2-16-24-37-39-47 (two, sixteen, tweruy-four. ihmy-seven, thirty-rune and forty-seven). The estimated Lotto Texas jackpot is $2 million. Marbles collectors gather in New Braunfels By Gary P. Carroll Staff Writer Marble collectors from around Texas gathered at the Holiday Inn Saturday to exhibit, trade and sell their marbles at New Braunfels' First ever marble collectors show. Heading up the meeting was New Braunfels resident John Tays who said the turnout was much better than he had anticipated. “I didn't think it would be this big,** Tays said, "but I hoped it would." People of all ages were on hand to display their marbles of clay. agate, glass and marble, and enjoy a little piece of Americana. Although the sport of marbles isn't the rage it .once was, the collectors are perpetuating the pastime, and marble collecting is quickly increasing in popularity. Tays said that more than likely the decrease in the popularity of playing marbles can be attributed not so much to technological advances of children’s games, but to the decrease in available marble playing arenas; "You need the dirt yards and there don't seem to be many of those left," Tays said. That's alright with Tays, he said he enjoys collecting and even though he has more marbles than he knows what to do with, he loves collecting and is happy to see that more and more people are getting involved. "The first marble collectors meeting was in Connecticut 1977 and there was only one meeting that year," Tays said. The 1993 schedule lists 15 collectors meetings, and the New Braunfels meeting brings that total to 16. Along with the increase marble collecting, there is also a marble making evolution in progress. Artists are now involved in creating new and innovative marble designs which increases the types and styles of marbles, broadens the spectrum of collecting, and helps bring more notoriety to the art. During the Saturday meeting, Tays was nominated to head up the first ever New Braunfels marble collectors group; a position he said he will have a lot of fun with. "It looks like I’m it,” Tays said. "I think it’ll be a lot of fun." Chamber to kickoff new year with annual banquet Jan. 22 The New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce kicks off its new year at the Annual Meeting and Banquet Friday, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Civic Center. The theme "Students Today ... Leaders Tomorrow" highlights the Chamber's educational programs. A buffet dinner will be served. The Chairman of the Board’s gavel will officially change hands and Chamber awards for 1992 will be presented. Of special interest to the community is the presentation of the Besserung Award, whose recipient is kept secret until the awards ceremony. The coveted Besserung Award, which means community betterment, is the highest honor that the Chamber can give to any citizen. and it’s awarded to the person who has made a significant contribution toward the improvement of the community. Tickets may be purchased from any Blue Coal. Board Director, or at the Chamber office at 390 S. Seguin. Home and Garden Show According to the booth sales committee chair Eddie Temple, registration for exhibit space in the Chamber’s first Home and Garden Showcase is active and it appears that the show will fill up soon. "The Showcase is scheduled for Feb. 6 and 7 in the Civic Center and will feature businesses that will display products or services appropriate for a home, whether it be a large house or a small apartment," said Temple "The show’s concept was begun a few years ago by the Comal County Builder’s Association and was a very successful project until the Association disbanded this year. We have simply expanded the format to include more of our area businesses in order to better serve the entire community." The Showcase will be open Saturday, Feb. 6 from IO a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 7 from noon to 6 p.m. To register or for additional information call the Chamber ofFice at 625-2385. Paul Rhine of Webster, Texas, shows of his collection of marbles Inn Saturday afternoon. New Braunfels is one of 16 sites for at New Braunfels' first-ever marble collectors show at the Holiday shows in United States during 1993. (Photo by John Huseth) Sunday Morning, January 10,1993Serving Comal County/ Homa of Werner Rahe Vol. 141, No. 38- Daily 50 cents. Sunday 75 centsKrueger faces prospect of staunch Republican opposition in May By Qary P. Carroll Blaff Writer From 1845 to 1961, Texas was represented in the United States Senate by two Democrats; and now the state, due in part to a departing Democratic senator, faces the possibility of being represented by two Republicans. Democratic Texas Railroad Commissioner Bob Krueger, appointed by Gov. Ann Richards to replace Sen. Lloyd Bentsen, lost both of his previous attempts at the senate to the late John Tower* a Republican. The question is: Will the third time be a charm? If Krueger is to maintain his senate seat, he will need to win a statewide special election in May - his second election in six months. Should Krueger win in May, he will have to run again in November of 1994 * Three statewide elections in two years. A monumental task. A feat the Democrats call entirely possible and the Republicans are calling Herculean. A low voter turnout in May could very well benefit the Democrats. According to statistics from the office of the secretary of state, in the 1990 gubernatorial election, Richards defeated Republican Clayton Williams with only 50 percent of the 7.7 million registered voters voting. But according to Joe Barton, R*Ennis, the special election in May could very well be decided by the swing votes, or votes by those who are undecided or uncommitted to either political party, and a low turnout won't matter. "I feel I have an advantage with those voters who may be in the middle." Barton said. "It's difficult to predict with any accuracy the voting tendencies of those who are undecided, but I feel they will support a conservative candidate." To compound matters, Krueger will be campaigning against one of three formidable adversaries: Barton, Rep. Jack Fields, R-Humble, and State Treasurer Kay Bailey Hutchison. Barton was the first Republican to officially announce his intentions of challenging Krueger for the Senate seat, and announcements by Fields and Hutchison are expected early next week. Barton has served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1983, and feels because of his experience and conservative agenda he is the best choice to represent Texas in the Senate. "I know Bob (Krueger) and he is a decent man - I respect him," Barton said. "But the times are against him. Texas is a conservative state and Texans want a change? I represent the future." Barton, who has worked with Krueger many times, said he has the utmost respect for Krueger, but doesn’t think Krueger’s ideas are what are best for Texas. "He will carry the Democrats' banner proudly," Barton said, "but I think Texans want a conservative senator and not someone with a liberal Democrat record like Mr. Krueger’s." Barton said conservative Republican messages, especially his messages of pro-economic growth, a balanced budget amendment, and anti-spending, will be better received by Texas voters. "I’m high-tech and economic growth," 8m Kruogor, Raga BA School financing comes up first for Legislature By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writar The state legislature convenes on Tuesday, January 12, and first on their agenda is likely to be school financing. The School Finance Working Group’s proposed school finance settlement would put an end to the Edgewood and Alvarado lawsuit, eliminate the county education districts, and increase state funding for public schools over the next two years by S650 million. "It looks good to mc," said Comal Independent School District Superintendent Joe Rogers. "I had the Guadalupe and Comal superintendents come together (to discuss school finance alternatives) and some of these recommendations we came up with, too. It won’t help us a lot. but it won’t hun us." The School Finance Working Group is made up of Budget Balanced Schools Association, Texas Association of Mid-Si/e Schools. Texas Association of School Boards, Texas Association of Community Schools, Texas Association of Suburban Schools, Equity Center, Small Rural School Finance Coalition. Texas Association of School Administrators, Texas Association of School Business Officials. Texas Association of Rural Schools, Texas School Alliance and the plaintiffs of the Alvarado and Edgewood Independent School Districts. "This was a group comprised basically of a working group composed of school associations and the Edgewood plaintiffs," said Dick Robineit, president of the New Braunfels Independent School SM School Finance, Rag# SA New Braunfels EMS personnel try to ascertain the condition of New Braunfels resident Walter Braune, 82, Saturday after he drove his vehicle (behind in the trees) through a utility pole at the corner of Casteel and Mill Streets and into the front yard of a house on the corner of Casteel and Bridge Streets Braune was transported lo McKenna Hospital and was transferred to Humana Memorial in San Antonio atter developing cardiac problems. (Photo by John Huseth) *For Home Delivery ("all 625-9144 A ;