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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 12, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas WEDNESDAYNew Braunfels sends Coyotes howling - See Page 10 50 CENTS INSIDE Obituaries...............2 Police Beat...............3 Opinion.................4 Archives Annonymous 5 Sports Day. .........10,11 Classifieds...........11-14 SLimmlisch Birthday wishes from th* HarakUMtung! Hie New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; GailR. Seib-ert, Dorti Hub, Sarah Espinosa, Bon It Goons, Jr., Margarita S. Alants, Jo* Sknltf*, Tracy Gaston, Coni Ann Amy, Nancy Call, Thomas Call, Polly Firtha, Betty Gorman, Ruth Johnston. Class off 1M2 to moot Friday The NBHS class of 1942 will hold their monthly supper Friday, Jan. 14 st Krause's Cafe at 6:30 p.m. For mote information, call Howard at 625-3837. Tins Women1 author to sign books Jan. IS The American Cancer Society's 1993 Summer Starlight Gala, held last August, raised over $8,0000 to benefit cancer patients in Comal County, and was an exciting, fun-filled evening of dining and dancing. Anyone interested in helping plan fids year's gala, you have the opportunity to get in on the eariy stages by attending a meeting to be held on Thursday, Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. at Molly Joe's restaurant , The 1994 Gala is scheduled for Friday, June 8, and some of the annmldnM in wffd OftjhSSW include Publicity, Fund Raising, Silent Auction, Decorations and more. Any amount of time volunteered (a little or a lot) is appreciated ACS members hope to double the amount of money raised last year. Anyone unable to attend the Jan. 13 meeting, but are inter-fttfd in helping, please porn* Laurie Heman at 629-1379. Great American Antiquates! sat Many local antique dealers will be at the Great American Antique-fest, to be held Saturday, Jan. 15 from IO tin. to 6 p.m. in the New Braunfels Civic Center on Seguin St The show, formerly held in May, will continue through Sunday, Jan. 16 from IO ain. to 5 p.m. The $3.50 admlaaion ie good for return visits. Muslo Study Ctub Should New Braunfels9 mayor be elected? Special committee still gathering information on city council district, mayoral elections By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Members of the Mayoral Election/Redistricting Committee are still gathering information to determine if the mayor of New Braunfels should be elected at large and if city council districts need to be changed. The committee met Tuesday night at the New Braunfels Municipal Building. "We are still collecting data. We are still deciding what direction we need to go to make an informed decision," said committee member Brenda Freeman. Freeman said committee members have contacted the city of Lockhart which currently has four city council districts, two at-large positions and a mayor elected at large. She said El Campo also has a minority population that is similar to New Braunfels. "Their mayor is Hispanic and they have two Hispanic council members selected by district. Their council seems to be fairly represented," she said. The committee has also contacted officials from the city of El Campo. El Campo recently tried to change to a 4-2-1 council but was turned down by the U.S. Justice Department. Freeman said committee members are trying to get more information about why the city's plan was rejected. Committee members have determined information can also be gathered from sue through the Red Apple computer system. This system has population and demographic information that can determine the age, race, number of registered voters, etc. of areas in various cities. The committee will continue to gather information during the next few months. If the decision is made to elect the mayor at large, New Braunfels voters will be required to go to the polls to decide if the city charter should be modified to change the method currently used to elect the mayor. The next possible year for a charter election is May 1995. Changes to the chatter can only be made every two years. New Braunfels residents voted to add some charter amendments in May 1993. Members of the committee include Freeman, Aguinaldo Zamora, Atanacio Campos, Stacy Goodbread, Betty Leu Rushing, Al Kosko, Bill Bentley, Cheryl Scott and Estella Rodriguez. Tbs New Braunfels Music Study Club meets Thursday, Jan. 13 it the 7:30 p.m. it the home Ann Rittman, 1435 Flaming Oak. Memben will hold a Founders Dayobsarvsnce. Pare glvre Support Group mute A Caregivers' Support Group will meetwednesday, Jan. 12 at 2 p.m. rn the CW County Senior Center. There ii no charge if you would Uke to leave your loved one at dm Colofiiil Manor Nursing Home while you attend the meeting. Call 629-1111 for more infor-matioti. Stmmmtisch (Tho Now Braunfels Harold* Zeltung Indus Its nadirs ta submit Items to StammHsch. I According ta tho Sophionburg | Archives and members cf the German community, ^Stammtisch'4 represents a sitting I place for members cf the com* inanity to gather and share the day's happenings. We Invite you I to share with us.) A Story of Success Local company benefitting from building boom By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer The Lower Colorado River Authority and New Braunfels Utilities Efficiency Rebate program has turned into a bonanza for Cell-U-Insul, Inc., a local insulation company now owned by Tom and Cathy Talcott of New Braunfels. The company will insulate homes qualifying for the program in Comal, Hays, Guadalupe, Caldwell and Kendall counties. "We're thrilled that our little local company has won this wonderful biti," said Cathy Talcott, president of CeU-U-"* Instil', Inc. “We moved here because we were able to purchase this business. We were ready to get out of the city. My whole family lives here in New Braunfels and Tom's mother lives in San Antonio. My mom saw the tittle two-line ad in the Herald-Zeitung saying Harvey and Jane Serold and Nelson Nolte were ready to sell their business which they’d had for about 15 years." After buying the business and moving to New Braunfels, Cathy was hired as the executive director of the Hummel Museum. That opportunity and the fact that Harvey Serold offered to work with them resulted in what the Talcotts term "a wonderful introduction to the community" "Harvey had already built up a lot of respect in the community and with him still involved we were welcomed with open arms," said Cathy. "We were really lucky. The museum wu a really good experience, but when we moved here our original intent wu that I would eventually by involved with our new business. The timing wu just right because now that the bneineu bu grown I'm really oOOQKL T1» LORA program is providing about five homes a week to insulate. Tom said bueineu wu especially good during December with up to 12 homes to insulate I week. LORA and NBU’i efficiency rebate pragma providu incentives for hotne-owMTi to replace old beefing or cooling systems with a new energy-efficient heat pump or air conditioner. In addition to a Horoki-ZeHung photo by JOHN HUSETH Tom Taloott, of Cell-U-lneul, Ina, of New Braunfels, hee eeen bushless boom einoe moving to New Breunfeta $175 -$275 cash rebate, homeowners may also qualify for free loose fill attic insulation. According to Glenn Leineweber, Consumer Programs Coordinator for NBU, the local utility and LCRA’s incentive is the minimization of demand for electricity when demand is at its highest. Minimizing peak demand helps to delay construction of additional costly power plants and efficient air conditioners and heat pumps reduoe plant operating and foci cost. "LORA sponsors the program and NBU administers it for our service area," said Leineweber. "The ultimate goal is to reduce our electrical consumption in the area, at the same time providing a benefit to the homeowners that decide to upgrade their systems to an energy-efficient unit by pasting the rovings on to them in the form of a monetary rebate u well u putting in the insulation. "Ultimately they’ll have a lower energy bill, too. The insulation plus the efficiency of the newer unite result in a lower bill. They could see anywhere from a IO to a 20 percent reduction in their energy bill. We can also go in and do an energy audit to identify other problems or opportunities they may have — leaking doors or windows, water heater blankets or more ventilation in the attic." Other utility companies in the area providing the incentives include San Marcos Electrical Company, Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative, Pedemales Electric Co-Op and Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative. Call-U-Ineul, loo. will be working with each of them to provide tbs Insu lation for homes in those areas, too. In addition to the LCRA and local utility companies program, the Talcotts also credit the local building boom for their suooess story. "We just got a call from Canyon Lake, ' said Cathy. "They're just building everywhere. We’re the only company locally right now so we’re working with a lot af the local oontmo-tocs, too." Leineweber credits the Talcotts and local air md hwritgi system mmptnitt with promoting the eneigy-effldenty program. "The ultimate goal of all these programs is to put off the construction af another power plant,** bs said. "All of ua—XjCRA, NBU and tits homeowner end we have to build od up paying mon every time another Ona." New restaurant opening today roan JENNIFER ROMPIL Visitors and rstideati in the area now have a new cholos when it comes to dining out in New Braunfels. According to Sherry Capparelli, her frther-tn-law Jim Capparelli also owns two Capparelli's restaurants in San Antonio and her brother-in-law owns two restaurants in San Antonio and Capparelli'a Italian Ffftiwin* will officially open Its doors at 5 p.m. today. Officials from the City of New Braunfels, OW County    md members of the Chamber of Commerce were on hand to celebrate the business' ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday. The restaurant is owned by Sherry and Guy Croparelli and Darrell and Cathy Hastings. The restaurant is located at 1561 Interstate Highway 35 North. Seguin. Theh > New Braunfels location is the first and only restaurant owned by Sherry and Guy Capparelli and the Hastings. "Everyone in New Braunfels has been so helpful," said Sherry. "They have really helped a lot It’s been exciting for us." The location of the restaurant has w—^ rotau- Sherry said she will be suo- City advisory boards meeting this week Several advisory boards for the dty of New Braunfels will be meeting this week. The New Braunfels Municipal Airport Advisory Board will hold its monthly meeting at 7 pm. tonight re the New Braunfels Municipal Building. Item to be discussed at the meeting include the results of the workshop meeting thre was conducted with the New Braunfels City Council on Jan. 3; airport leases status; and advisory board members' subjects. New busine* to be discussed include hiring a consultant for the airport and the expansion of public awareness concerning the airport. Reports will bs presented by Chairman Bd Goerges and by City Engineer William J. Dobrowoiski III. Dobrowoirid will discuss the work in progress on Runway 4-22. The Historic Landmark Commission will hold its regular meeting at 8:30 arn. Jan. 13 at the New Braunfels Municipal Building Conference Room C. Items to be discussed i^chnte an update on historic landmark articles, proas opportunities, an update on the mission statement, and a review of the Historic Landmark Commission ordinance. The Linda Park Golf Course Advisory Board will meet at 7:15 pm. Jan. 13 re the Linda Park Golf Course Pro Shop. Items to be discuesed »"<% old business the addition cf red flan information to Rule 7 of tbs resolution of the city council pertaining to rules and regulations for the Linda Park Golf Course; a response from is city manager to the letter requesting reimbursement to the capita! Improvements fond for half of dis fonds expended for tire feajhdlltv Euriv inBMME    ta    amma!    AMid    ani# course revenue and expenditures and current status of capital improvement fonds which were distributed at the December meeting of the board. DAYS New BraunfelsHerreid 14 Pages in one section ■ Wednesday, Jan. 12,1994 Serving Comal County for more than 142 years ■ Home of GAIL R. 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