New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 26, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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Birthday wishes from ha Horakl-Zaltungl
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to: Connie Sui-lens, Beverly Trolllnger, Judy Watson Young, PhllHp Neff (50 yeers old, Monday), Kevin Corpl (Monday), Libby Morrison, Sterling DeMasters (4 yeers old), Majors Murphy Monday), Martha Whitlock Monday), Tracey Kakowitz
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tariene Stephens and Aliene Foxx (twins, 50 yeers old), Sarah Rulbo, Nicole Cole (Saturday), Helen Pittman, Anna Margaret Alexander, Rebecca (ennedy, John Kennedy,
.eroy Zavala Sr., Ellas Keoghan, Samatha Anlssa Rodriguez (1 year old), Nether-ne Kaiser, Ardlth Mueller, (aren Peters, Keith Simmons, Raymond Camarano Happy anniversary wishes go to: Janice and Phillip Neff (30 ears), Beverly and Glenn Immermann, (24 years), Jose Erssto and Irene Lopez (25 fears), Clyde F. and Katrina Scott (51 years).
To have a birthday or anniversary listed here, call 625-9144.
Youths to tryout for Tho Wizard of Oz1
Young area actors can audition for the Missoula Children's Theatre production of The Wizard of Oz* from 5 to 7 Monday at the New Braunfels Civic Center. Students in grades K through 12 will be chosen to fill roles. Audition fee is $5 Performances are 10:30 a rn. Jan 31 for school groups and 7 p m Feb. 1 for the public For information call the Children's Museum in New Braunfels at 620-0939
County Domocrats to moot Tuosday
The Comal County Democrats will meet al 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Comal Bowl. New officers will be elected.
Proporo for tho TAAS toot at SVHS
Comal Independent School District will offer small-group instruction to prepare for the exit-level TAAS test. Four-session review will be from 8 a m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Feb 4 and 6 at Smithson Valley High School. Cost for all four sessions is $25 For more information call (210) 904-4612.
Woman's cantor Modo blankoto
The Women's Center needs pillows and blankets Call 620-7520 or bring donations to the shelter at 1547 Common Street.
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Life After Loss is a group support program of the American Cancer Society designed to help bereaved people better understand the grief process their emotions and how to cope Hospice New Braunfels is pleased to offer this special support group for community members who are living with grief The two-hour sessions will meet from 2 to 4 p m every Wednesday for five weeks from Jan 29 to Feb 26 There is no charge for these classes Please cal 625-7500 for more information
Economic forocast seminar Friday
New Braunfels Title Co wi sponsor a seminar on the New Braunfels area's economic forecast from 9 to 11 a rn. Jan 31 at the Holiday Inn Travis Tullos and Jon Hockenyos of Texas Perspectives Inc. wi give the presentation. For information or reservations ca New Braunfels Title Co. at 625-7553 or stop by any o their three Comal County offices in Canyon Lake and New Braunfels.
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Chamber honors county judge
By ABE LEVY
The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 78th annual banquet Friday at the Civic Center to honor many of its leading members, including Comal County Judge Carter Casteel who was awarded the Besserung Award.
The award is presented to the most outstanding citizen of the year.
The 1996 chair of the chamber’s board, O.A. “Skip” Stratemann, Jr., presented the award to Carter for outstanding civic leadership through the years as a local teacher, judge and attorney.
“Carter is a team player, accessible, competent, honest, independent, visible and most of all, straight-forward,” he said.
Casteel said she was honored to be chosen for the award and received a standing ovation from the more than 700 in attendance.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.” she said. “I’m only a youngster so I can continue to volunteer. I’m grateful to the kind of people in Comal County.” Chamber officials also recognized the efforts of members in attracting new industries to the area, including Blue Bell Creameries and Simpson Race Products this past year.
They also thanked members who helped in efforts such as lobbying state officials into approv
ing funds for the expansion of Interstate 35 this past year, managing the drought’s impact on local businesses and securing the contract with the city for the next five years to promote tourism in New Braunfels.
“This is what the chamber is about: going out to solve problems and not waiting for problems to arise," Doug Miller said, who received the traditional gavel from Stratemann us the 1997 chair of the board.
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Larvy Andaman doesn't gfckl people bow twisting for dam inndde^fonitiM long a* ifs a Mio distance from his house at the HOO block of Gruono Road
On two occasions, Mil science chairman for Canyon High School said hefc found the remnants of deer who wandered onto other People’s property and were not killed immediate fora the arrow of neaifcy bow hunters.
Three to Eve times a week during dew season, he said, he can spot niimrmn bow bunton near bkt house on two acne of land, which also borders a residential subdivision.
With the city having no prohibition from bow hunting inside dty linifti1. the county’s law iimaisis in Mfoet that Emile bow hmstbig on prapertios Ins th** IO acres.
Laws also restrict hunting lo 90 mint its* before warin and 90 minutes ofter unset said be seen hunters still looking for deer to kill past the 30-minute time frame.
“My problem with bow hunting is ifs reel
stealthy,” Anderson said, who also said he has enjoyed deer hunting with both a bow and a rifle. These guys shoot with a bow and arrow and we never know. There are a lot of people that wander over to places they shouldn't, especially children. If they (bow hwgU and then a hunter is hunting in the dark, you can guess what happens.”
Anderson, who has two children under IO years old, stud most of the hunting in his neighborhood occurs on his cousin's property, a 70-acre tract across the street from his house Blat borders a subdivision.
At Monday’s City Council meeting, the issue af bow hunting will be considered fir the third time in recent years.
City Manager Mike Shands said bow hunt-ing was taken out of a proposed ordinance in 19B8 that the City Council decided to approve. City officials said at the time that •faMe reckless conduct laws could be applied if bow hunting was found to be a safety prob-
In 1992, a proposed ordinance that would have restricted how hunting again was brought before the council, but died for lack
of a motion upon the first reading.
City Council has again decided to discuss the bow hunting issue after the past meeting during discussions on deer management
Anderson, who is a member of the city’s Deer Management Committee, said he wants an ordinance that would keep bow hunting farther away from subdivisions, such as a 50-yard distance.
He also called for better posting of signs and stricter penalties for violations.
The current laws, he said, are hard to enforce because they require a witness to see the actual arrow piercing the deer for an infraction to occur.
“My concern is that there needs to be scans law with teeth in it that keeps people from hunting alter the time,” Anderson said.
Council member Cathy Taicott said situation with bow hunting does merit consideration by council.
“I was flabbergasted to see that (bow hunting) was even allowed in the city limits,” Taicott said. “I would very much like to look at that, and see what our options are."
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Herald Zeitung photo by Michael Darnell
Carter Casteel accepts the 1997 Besserung award from Chair of the Board Skip Strateman.
to move into city
By ABE LEVY
Greater New Braunfels (’ham-ber of Commerce officials announced that Grout American Products of Broadview, III. was relocating its operations to New Braunfels, during the next 12 to 18 months, at the chamber's banquet Friday evening. y
The company manufactures pewter gift products and has exclusive rights with major professional sports leagues. The products art1 sold to sports, gift, religion, buckle, contract manufacturing and chain store markets.
Great American Products is the operating company for I >yna-Group International, which is a public company trading on NASDAQ under the symliol IIGIX.
Roger Tuttle, president and CEO who attend«*d the chandler banquet, said the company’s plant in Columbia, Mo., which handles assembly, packaging and distribution, will move to New Braunfels.
Tuttle said the reason for relocating to New Braunfels was “top of the list: quality of life."
“Economic advantages are certainly a consideration hut that
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To apply for one of the estimated 80 positions with Great American Products, call 620-4400 or visit the facility at 1661 S. Seguin Ave. The company is looking for personnel to help in mold making, creative sculpting, secretarial and clerk work and manufacturing.
No word yet on origin of strange object
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Todd frtsssnhihn dug this unidentified object out of e Quodelupe County rancher’s field.
By DAVID DEKUNDER
Air Force officials, Guadalupe County deputies and UFO experts alike are still trying to figure out the origins of a mysterious object found in the middle of a rancher’s field near York Creek on Friday afternoon.
Deputies Todd Friesenhahn and Stephen Moore responded to a call from rancher Ed Longscope who was feeding his cattle when he noticed the spherical object embedded in the middle of his field.
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Friesenhahn said he und Moore came upon the object and were not certain what it was.
“I didn’t know what to think until we saw it," he said. “It was something embedded. We were thinking how or what it amid lie."
As he came closer to the unknown object, Friesenhahn said his initial worries were assuaged.
“As I came upon it, I had a sense it wouldn’t harm us," Friesenhahn said.
Both deputies then pulled the
28-inch diameter metal sphere out of the depression in the middle of the field. The object was scorched and pitted on one side, and ap|x*anxi to have the remains of some kind of valve, the Guadalupe County Sheriffs Department reported.
The metal sphere weighs alxiut 80 pounds, and has screws attached to it on each side into a plate.
The deputies took the sphere to the National Weather Service office near New Braunfels, but
officials could not identify the object.
The Guadalupe County Sheriffs Department called NASA. According to the police report, NASA said “... that they would contact the proper authorities.”
Captain Him Clow, public affairs officer at Randolph Air Force Base, said the base got a call from Petersen Air Force Bast* in Colorado Springs headquarters of the U.S. Space Command.
“The U.S. Space Command called us since we were the closest
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