New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 24, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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Sunday Morning, January 24,1993Serving Comal County/ Home of Amy Harborth
Vol. 141, No. 48 - Daily 50 cents, Sunday 75 cents
S.D. David, Jr. presented with Chamber’s Besserung Award
S.D. David Jr. shakes hands with outgoing Chamber of Commerce chairman Dr. Charles Berger after being awarded with the Besserung Award during Friday night's annual banquet. (Photos by Karla Wenzel)
By Gary P. Carroll Staff WrHar
The New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce honored S.D. David, Jr. with the Besetting Award at its annual banquet Friday night.
The Beserung Award, or community betterment award, is the Chambers citizen of the year award, and was given to David for his more than 30 years of service and involvment in the community.
David, owner of Brauntex Realty, was honored for his past involvement in community groups. His past accomplishments include: President of New Braunfels Rotary, President of Wurstfest, Presidnt of the Board of City Development and President of Comal County Chamber of Commerce as well as involvment in numerous civic and church groups.
David, joined on stage by his family, said an emotional 'thank you* to the audience after a standing ovation and thanked his wife Nancy for all of her support.
“We're extremely proud to get this award and to be a part of this community," David said.
Outgoing Chairman of the Board Dr. Charles Berger said David's dedication to the community was “unequaled" and lauded his efforts toward bettering New Braunfels.
Chamber banquet honors city’s educators
By Gary P. Carroll Staff Writer
The theme for the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce’s 74th Annual Banquet was “Students today . . . Leaders Tomorrow," and was dedicated to the community leaders who have worked so hard to support excellence in education.
Chairman of the Board Dr. Charles Berger, told the audience that community involvement is the key to New Braunfels’ success.
“Each of us should play a part in our community’s well-being," Berger said. “What we accomplish as a Chamber causes other entities to grow."
Friday evening was designed to pay tribute to those community members and Chamber members who have given to the community, and worked hard to ensure that the children of Comal County receive the best opportunity for the highest quality education.
The Chairman of the Chamber's Education Committee, Ray Schoch, said the Chamber had made great strides in fostering a positive educational environment for the children of New Braunfels. The Chamber has designed a “Comal County 2000” program, a spin-off the “America 2000" program which sets educational goals for the students in the community.
“This new program represents our on-going effort to support education in New Braunfels and Comal County,"
The gavel was passed from outgoing chairman Dr. Charles Berger to Mike Dieted Friday night.
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Chamber receives national HOSTS award
By Gary P. Carroll Staff WrHar
The New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce was honored with a national award for iu involvment in supporting education within Comal County.
William E. Gibbons, chief executive officer and founder of the HOSTS (Help One Student To
Succeed) Program, traveled from the state of Washington to personally bestow the honer upon the Chamber.
Gibbons, himself a high school dropout, told the audience that individuals can make a diference in the future of their children by becoming actively involved in their education.
Gibbons reminisced about when
he quit school and went to work on a farm bailing hay. His history teacher drove out to the farm one day and stopped him while he was working and told him one thing that changed his life.
“He said, 'Bill Gibbons you have potential. Come back -1 will help
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Two New Braunfels firefighters battle the fire that destroyed River Rats, a sports campground structure on the Guadalupe River, early Saturday morning. (Photo by John Huseth)
Arson suspected in one of two weekend blazes
Herber rules River Rats fire as an accident
By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff WrHar
Fire Marshal John Herber said it appears that arsonists struck again this weekend as the New Braunfels Fire Department responded to two more structure fires.
“One was probably arson," said Herber, the investigator on both fires. “There was no electricity or gas on in the structure and I found evidence that an accelerator was used."
The structure was an empty house that was being used as a storage facility for the Rosedale Apartments complex. According to residents of the apartment complex juveniles and transients were frequently seen in the
house. Herber said he had no suspects at this time, but the investigation is ongoing.
Three engines and two EMS units responded to that call at 4:23 p.m. Friday afternoon. The structure was lost — no damage estimates are available at this time.
The second fire consumed River Rats, a Guadalupe River sports campgrounds structure, on the river front. Herber said that fire was an accident.
“I’m going to say it was misuse of a fireplace," said Herber. “It was accidental, the fireplace had not been used in like IO years and it was improperly used. Coals spilled out the clean-out on the outside of the
fireplace and ignited tubes that were stacked out there."
Herber said the tube storage and the dried leaves that had accumulated on the property caused the fire to quickly accelerate and intensify.
Three engines, two EMS units and a tanker responded to the blaze at 137 North River Terrace. River Rats offered camp sites, rafting and tubing rentals.
The structure was a total loss, but no monetary damage estimates are yet available.
Herber said there was no connection between these two latest structure fires and fires earlier this month.
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The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung sends Birthday wishes to Terry Burto, Joe Villarreal, Jr., Amy Harborth, Alana Fest, Randall Vetter, Laura Ann Rodriguez, Larry Lehr and Aimee Nicole Corona. Mqnday birthday wishes go to Opie Abernathy. Belated birthday wishes go to Amo Link, Jr., Erica Schmidt and Jared Moore.
Anniversary wishes go to John and Margaret Landmark.Business sdvlsory program
A Business Counselor from the University of Texas at San Antonio School of Business will be
in the Chamber of Commerce office all day Tuesday, Jan. 26. The counseling service, which is a part of the Business Advisory program of the chamber, is confidential and free of charge. Many area businesses have taken advantage of this service receiving valuable information on every aspect of running a business including the business plan, cash flow, personnel, taxes and many other. Call the chamber office at 625-2385 to make an appointment or receive additional information.Girl Scout Cookies
The 1993 Oirl Scout Cookie Sale in New
Braunfels, Canyon Lake, Spring Branch and Bulverde will continue through Feb. 25. Cookies can be bought from neighborhood Oirl Scouts and at Girl Scout Booth sales around the area. For many girls, this is-ihe first experience in business.
They learn responsibility, sales techniques, money management and goal setting. They gain self-respect in learning the importance of completing a project. Proceeds from the sale support girls in this community in a variety of activities—scholarships for camp and math and science projects. Call Carla at 980-4042 or Janelle 8854197.for Nome Deli\cr\ ( all 625-9144
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