New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 11, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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Birthday wishes from tha Harald-Zaltungl
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Charlie Loeb ey, William Robin Fenner (two yon), and David Gonzalez.
Canyon Laka Democrats mast
Canyon Lake Democrats will meet Jan. 13 at7 p.m. at Carol's, next to the Hitching Post in Saner. Candidates for the upcoming election will be present Public invited.
Tins Woman9 author to sign hooka Jan. IS
A book signing by Janice Woods Windle, author of 7h* Women, a dramatic novel of Texas and the dynamic women who influenced her history, will be held a Hie Book Trader, 183 Seguin St in New Braunfels, on Saturday, Jan. 15 from I pjn. to 3 p.m.
Windle's book tells vivid stories of the women in her family which were passed down from mother to daughter, grandmother to grand’ daughter, aunt to nice and fifth* to claught.
These women were a the heart of the events and lives that shaped Texas.
Windle's great-great grandmother, Eupbermia Texas Ashby King, me Sam Houston before the battle of the Alamo, and her descendants lived aid worked in
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City seeks funds to spruce up the Plaza
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the New Braunfels area.
For more information, call 629-3044.
Qraaft American Antiquates! aet
Many local antique dealers will be at the Great American Antique-fest, to be held Saturday, Jan. 15 from IO a.m. to 6 pm. in the New Braunfels Civic Center on Seguin St
The show, formerly held in May, will continue through Sunday, Jan. 16 from IO am. to 5 pm. The $3.30 admission is good for return visits.
Minto Study Club moot*
The New Braunfels Music Study Club meets Thursday, Jan. 13 at the 7:30 pm. at the home Ann Kleeman, 1435 Flaming Oak. Members will hold a Fjoundera Day observance.
Cwwglvgvs Support Group moots
A Caregivers'Support Group will meet Wednesday, Jan. 12 at 2 pm O the Comal County Senior Center. There is no charge if you would like to leave your loved one at the Colonial Manor Nursing Home while you attend the meetly. Call 629-8181.
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The board of directors of the Cwnai County MH-MR will meet Thursday, Jan. 13 at 4:30 pm. at the Comal Developmental Center, 511 North St
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Heads will roll
In ■ shooing of loom unity, tho members of tho Smithson Valley Rangers basketball team shaved their heads lest weak. Pictured ars: (back row) Kirk Golsch, Mika Tatter, James Bohner, Anthony Simpson; and (front row) Brandon Parrott, Chama Wood, Jeff Maynard and Mika Flaming. Sea story on page a.
Three-year-old killed Saturday in Guadalupe County mobile home fire
By JENNFER ROMPEL Skywriter
Officials ire still investigating a fire in Guadalupe Couth ' fy fhaTSauscd the death of a three-year-dd boy Saturday morning.
The foe occurred between 8:30 am. and 9 am. Saturday in the Cypress Grove Mobile Home Park between McQueeney and New Braunfels. The home belonged to Jesse and Lori Flores, who are the parents of the child killed in the blaze.
The fire is being investigated by Guadalupe County Fire Manhal Don McFarland and state officials. The McQueeney Fire Department and the Lake Dunlap Fire Department responded to the call.
An account has been set up at Victoria Bank and Trust to help the family. Donations can be made at any branch office of the bank: For more information, call Debbie Long at 609-0441.
A collection site has also been formed at Tri-County Office Equipment at 645 North Walnut for donations. Any cash donations, food, housewares, furniture, linen, etc. will be accepted. For more information contact, Chris Faulk at 620-6266.
The Red Cross is currently helping the family with food, clothing and lodging, as well as the costs of the funeral.
The couple also has a five-year-old daughter, who wears a size six in clothing and a size eight in shoes. Lori Flores wears a size 13 and Jesse Flores wears a medium shirt and a size 29/30 pant.
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
The New Braunfels City Council approved a resolution authorizing city officials to make an application to compete for a grant from the Texas Capital Fund Main Street Improvements Program.
This is the last time the city will be able to apply for Texas Capital Fund monies sinoe the city will no longer be eligible for the money since it hat been named an entitlement city and will receive Community Development Block Grant fonds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The city is still eligible for the Main Street program fonds because money set aside for this program in 1993 has not yet been awarded.
Marian Benton, chairman of the Main Street Program board, spoke to the council about the need to apply for the grant, She expressed the port of the resolution requiring the dty to designate a blight in the downtown area sounds “disparaging considering all the efforts going into the Main Street program."
“We are not finished yet and every possible source for fonds should be considered since dollars are scarce," said Benson.
This is the pilot year for the Main Street Improvements Program and only two cities out of 12 eligible cities will receive the awards. The maxi
mum award available is $300,000 and requires a local match of one to one.
New Braunfels officials are planning to apply for fonds to replace deteriorating sidewalks in the area. Local matches can be made from items such as NBU’s commitment for pedestrian lighting, the Main Street budget, the removal by utility companies of overhead wires to underground or off-street lections, and other infrastructure related contributions.
The deadline for the application is Feb. I.
In other business, the council also was informed that Finance Director Darrell Sollberger will be leaving the city of New Braunfels to take a job in a private business. Sollberger will continue working for the city for three weeks.
The council also appointed member! to several city committees.
Felipe Ramirez, Stuart Han&mann and Yolanda Longoria were appointed to the Community Development Advisory Committee. Andres Campos Delgado, Eleanor Morales and Anna Lee Hicks were named to the Main Street Advisory Board.
Jerry Tillman was named to the Impact Fee Advisory Committee. Jon D. Eikel was appointed to the Lands Park Municipal Golf Course Advisory Board. Robert Lohr, Diana Guerrero and Lucille Garcia were appointed to the Housing Authority Board of Commissioners.
Support pays off S.O.S. Food Bank’s new home
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Blaff Writer
Officials at the S.O.S. Food Bank Inc. opened the doors of their new facility last month and were proud to announce the note on the building has been completely paid off.
The new building is located at 248 West Merriweather. The official grand opening ceremony was held Dec. 20.
The food bank was formerly located at the First Protestant Church. However, because of expansions at the church, the food bank wu forced to look for a new location.
“We Marched all over town, but everything wu so expenrive. A board
member came across this particular property," said Gladys Barding, director of the food bank.
The cost of purchasing the property and building the warehouse was $42,000. Thanks to a generous donation of $37,000 from the Dallas-based Meadow'! Foundation and several donations from area churches and local contributors, the building is completely paid for.
“Many of the churches are coming across with special gifts," said Barding.
“It’s fantastic to be able to have a ribbon cutting and be able to ny we've paid the note off," she said.
“We had been talking to the Meadow’s Foundation fbr many months and
had applied for funds," she said.
‘They had to have proof it wu community supported. If we couldn't have shown the rest of the community wu willing to help, I don't think drey would have given it to us," said Barding.
Barding said 71 families have been helped by S.O.S. since the first of January.
Also contributing to the move wu Lack's Furniture which helped move the freezers and refrigerators. Nevitt’s Moving and Storage helped the food bank move to their temporary location, which wu on Fault Street.
The land for the new building wu purchased from Garland Nolan. The builder of the new facility is Wing
field Construction Company. Barding said Habitat for Humanity temporarily had its offices at the new building and its crew alto helped in the move and construction.
S.O.S. hu been in existence since 1988. Volunteers keep the food bank open from I p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Approximately one-third of the food distributed at the shelter is donated. Donations of bread and other food items are made daily by HEB, Texans Warehouse Foods, Handy Andy, Mrs. Baird's Thrift Store and Wueat't. Individuals, schools, churches, civic groups and Boy and Girl Scout troop’s also make donations.
Barding said the food bonk is always in tv ut of meats, fruits, diapers (cloth and disposable), toilet paper and face soap.
Those receiving help from S.O.S. are first certified by officials at the Community Service Center. In order to receive help, individuals must also attend a budget planning session with the county extension agent.
Referrals for emergency help are made by pastor!. The basic package for each group includes bean, rice, flour or cornmeal, tomato sauce, meat, peanut butter, macaroni, lard, stewed tomatoes, bread and grapefruit Extra items include vegetables, buns, rolls and cakes, fruit and soup.
Candidates criticize ‘trash’ mailings in District 2 race
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Blaff Writ*
District 2 Qty Council candidate Don Bremer ii telling local voters that he was not involved in the mailing of newsletter last weekend that allegedly makes disparaging remarks about his opponent Mary Serold and several current and former city council members.
Bremer said he did not put the newsletter out and the feet people are saying he did la typical of his opponent’s campaign.
“B's typical of their tactic!. They ara looking for eympathy," he laid.
“I wm also called about a letter that went out about Ted Alexander th* I underhand wens out to all dty candidate!. Hmm tactic! ara just to discredit mc," he said.
However, Serold laid aha believe* the newsletter wia designed to (way the opinions of the voters. She raid in her corvee tattoos with local voted, aha bra tanned
that they are appalled that the "trash" wm in their mailboxes.
“They ire extremely insulted end offended if the people sending it thought it wu going to sway the votes," she said.
Serold said she believes the newsletter shows the differences in the two canch-cmics.
She th* fhc believes electing
her opponent would be “putting that type of mentality hack on tire council."
"It is strictly negative. Hrere is not one poritivc thing tint oomea out of this kind of campaigning," she said
In addition to the newsletter, latten concerning Serold’i family and Ted Alexander were also mailed to local voters lait week.
No names were listed on the newsletter m authors. However, at lent one portion of the newsletter wm also submitted m a Intr let to the editor to the New Braunfth Her-ald-Ziintng.
Locals worked on top Rose Parade float
By ROBE MARIE EASH
Kyra Brandt of Comal Flower Shop on the Plaza returned from the Tournament of Roses Parade with the Mtisftction of working on the beat float there.
"I never dreamed I'd work on a Sweepstakes-winning float," Mid Brandt. We found out at 6 a.m. that morning. It wm the thrill of a lifetime."
The float had help from another New Braunfels citizen — Deltic Bagley. According to Brandt, Bagley’! eon arranged for her to realize a life-long dream of working on the Tournament of Roam Parade. Many filmily members joined her and worked on what turned out to be the Sweepstakes winner.
The top prize-winning flora wm called 'The ultimate adventure... caring for nature." It wm 28 feet king, IS feet wide and 55 feet long. The flora featured magnificent huge macaws and toucans parched on lofty branches overlooking a lush tropical forest claiming tora Mayan mins of dviliations past
AU the birds were animated with life-like movement! and real deciding water and high-preseute misting systems plus an on-board sound system made the tropical rain forest twin real.
Hie float wm the 40th consecutive PTD entry and the second time their entry hM one the top prize in the
Brandt said she had tpeat a tot of time on the winning flora and wm eqpdally thrilled with foe Sweepstakes prize. Fiesta Parade Floats, the "float builder" Brandt worked for, had six of the ten prize-winning entries.
Kyra Brandt works on trig winning Hoot.For news, advertising or subscription information, call 625-9144