New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 19, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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16 Pages in one section ■ Wednesday, Jan. 19,1994
Serving Comal County for more than 142 years ■ Home of ROSELYN LISK
Taxes in 1994........ .. 6
Texans' Supermarkets adver ti8ement.............11-1center planned for New Braunfels
Multi-service, retail center to be complete by end of 1994
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
Birthday wishes from tho Herald-Zeitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Rosslyn Lisk (60 yews!), Jest Garth (belaud), Nelda Burgess, Jama McUvaine, Amo Scholz, George Senesac, George SenesU, Cary Wltttford, Ruben W. Cage, AUston I. Craw-ford, Herman L. Evans, James S. Hays, Jr., Ida Bksenbach. Happy Anniversary to Norman Gas A Mark Ann Fischbeek (31 years!)
Community Chorale concert set Feb. 6
The New Braunfels Community Chorale will have a conceit Sunray, Feb. 6 a 3 p.m. st the New Braunfels Prebyterian Church. Tickets will be available at China-N-Things in Lauda Plaza.Change of command at ftahdolph AFB
A Houston businessman has announced his intention to build the New Braunfels Driver’s Center, a S12 million project, on Interstate Highway 35 North across from the Wal-Mart Distribution Center.
John Underwood, along with four other businessmen, expect to | have the project completed by the end of 1994.
The driver’s center will include a travel lodge, convention center, RV park, restaurant, gas station, shopping mall, general store, chapel and truck parking lot, in addition to several other facilities.
“It will be the biggest one in Texas,’’ said Underwood. “It will be right at second or thrid largest one I know of in the United States."
Underwood said the business would employ approximately 165 New Braunfels residents and would sit on 43 acres, part of which is in the city limits of New Braunfels.
The initial plans for the center have been approved by the New Braunfels Planning and Zoning Commission but have not gone before the city council.
According to New Braunfels City Manager Mike Shands, the idea for the driver's center was brought to the city three years ago.
In December 1993, one of the representatives came before the Planning and Zoning Commission to ask for plat approval.
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The restaurant will seat 250 to 300 people and will serve a variety of food. The general store will cater to drivers of all types, said Underwood.
The mall will include an arcade, asundries area and a fast food area. It will also hold a beauty and barber shop, a chiropractic center and a spa.
Services for drivers will include driver’s sleeping room, showers and restrooms, a washateria, television lounge and a quiet lounge. Also rooms with video cassette recorders will be provided.
Underwood said the showers will catered to both men and women drivers and husband and wife teams.
“We will also have a convention area that will hold 500 to 600 people," he said.
“We will be set up with a motel and convention area and will try to work with industry. There are 15 in a four-mile radius," he said
This area will also have offices and will have places for a subpost office, Western Union office, fax machine, copy machine, notary public, public stenographer and an insurance agent. Underwood said there will also be a person available to help truckers with their loads.
“We will also be tied in with the National Trucking Service,’’ he said.
A new idea included in the center are family restrooms.
"These will be set to where a man can take his daughter with him or a woman can take an older boy," he said
Underwood said these restrooms will also be useful for handicapped travelers who need help when in the restroom.
Diamond Shamrock will provide gas. Four islands will be built. Sixteen cars can be serviced at one time. There will also be an area behind the truck stop that will have 200 parking spaces for trucks.
Also available will be a truck service building where truckers can have minor work done on their vehicles or purchase tires.
"Most likely we will be working with a dealer in town for the installation of tires," said Underwood.
Track washers will also be available. Also, a CB radio tower will be installed and will be used to help stranded motorists on the highway.
"It's for anybody driving. From a motorcycle on up, we can handle it," said Underwood
Another 12 acres of tire center will be set aside for a RV park. This will include a recreation building, showers and tearoom, fueling station and washateria.
"We will have a large ares with I OO nice parking areas 30 feet wide with two trees to each one,” said Underwood.
Each RV area will have sewer, water, power, telephone and cable hookups
"We will be able to bold people who are staying a week or a month or winter Texans," he said.
The RV park, Huck stop and mall will all be separated from each other, according to Underwood
He also aid foe center will have added security to deal with any possible problems.
"We will have top security. We will not be selling beer or wine. We will have roving security," he said
The owners are working on the final plans for the center now. Underwood said he ha been working with the city's engineering department*
Chorus basins Jan. 30
The rehearsals of the Mid-Texas Symphony Chorus will begin on Sunday, Jan. 30 at 2 pm downstairs in foe friendship Rqom of the Eden Home. For further information, call fred Erae-holz at625-6420.
Book Review Club to mMt Jan. 29
Its Book Review Dub will meet at foe Senior Citizen's Center, 655 Lands St, Tuesday, Jan. 25 from IO am. to 11:30 am. Coffee will be served at 9:30 arn.
Dr. Kenneth Peters will review Generations, by William Strauss and Ned Howe, the History of America's Future from 1584 to 2069.
Quests are invited A $2 donation is requested
Projoct Graduation mooting planned
Seniors and parents are invited to attend a planning session for "Project Graduation" at 7 pm this everting (Wednesday) at Canyon High School. Students are encouraged to attend
NB/Canyon Late Atm Association of Realtors luncheon sot
The New Braunfels/Canyon Lake Area Association of Realtors will hold a membership luncheon on Jan. 24, 11:30 arn. at Molly Joe's Restaurant.
The guest speaker will be Cathey Vackar who will talk on "Juvenile Gang Activity."
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Members ofthe Greater San Antonio community and officials bled to SSSUme the Command Of
from Randolph Air Force Base were on hand T\iesday to witness nrnanlTnfinn ’
the changing of command at Randolph Air Forcc Basc. OTgBIlliailon.
Col. Thomas O. Fleming Jr., (Brigadier General selectee) * Col. (Brig. Gen. select) Thomas Fleming
now a brigadier general, assumed the duties of commander of the -
12th Flying Training Wing during a change of command cere- ing. The flag was passed first to Major Gen. Everett H. Pratt Jr.,
mony at the base. The outgoing commander is Brigadier Gener- commander of the 19th Air Force.
a1 Robert E. Gatliff, who was recently given an assignment at the Pratt explained to the audience that the change of command cer-
Pentagon. cmony shows that there has been a public and clear cut transfer
Fleming said it was an honor a privilege to be assigned to the of responsibility of authority and that the command of the wing
base, has not been broken.
‘Twenty-two years ago as a young lieutenant just back from Gatliff assumed command of the wing just 12 months ago.
Vietnam, I first arrived at Randolph Air Force Base for 12 weeks “We all agree he leaves Randolph a better place than he found
of training... Twenty-two years has passed, much has changed it," said Pratt.
and much has stayed the same," he said. “Everyone that looks at Randolph will see his footprints.
Fleming said he noticed during his first stay at Randolph that Those are the footprints of progress,” he said,
there was partnership between foe base and foe San Antonio Gatliff expressed his appreciation to foe wing,
community. “Randolph is a demonstration of what a wing commander’s tour
He said that partnership has never been stronger. ought to be,” he said
"I am proud, honored and humbled to assume the command of “There are great people on both the military side of foe house
this organization,’’ he said and the civilian side ofthe house," said Gatliff.
Fleming, 46, comes to Randolph from his position ss com- Fleming, 46, is s command pilot with 212 combat missions in
melder ofthe 354th Fighter Wing at Eidson AFB. He became the Southeast Ada and more than 3,400 hours flying the 0-2, OV-IO,
commander ofthe 354th Fighter Wing on Aug. 13,1993. T-38, C-12, F-4 and F-l 6. His military decorations indude the
He is a graduated of Central Michigan University and foe Oden* Superior Service Medal, the DMnguiahed Flying Croaa
U.S. Army Command and General Stiff College. He completed with three oak leaf dusters, Defenae Meritorious Service Medal,
Squadron Officer School and the Air Conutund Staff College, the Air Force Meritorious Medd, the Air Medal with nine oak leaf
During foe ceremony, a flag was paned from Gatliff to Flem- dusters, tho Air Force Commendation Medal with one dilator.
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