New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 30, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following >irthday wishes to; Brett forstmann, Teresa Chavarria, jeotte Stephens (80 years!), Tara 1ool, Chuck Waite, Dawn Mann, James Farmer, Orlando Vela, Jane Jackson, Barron Bright 'belated), Robert A, Magnuson, James Ragsdale, Darvin Altenhoff, Ruby Cooper, Leslie Stewart,
Nursing program set for Fob. 1 at NBISD
RNs and LVNs - Earn Contact hairs. "Nursing Law Sc You” will be held on Feb. 1,1994, at NBISD Education Center, 430 West MUI Street. Cost: $20. Tune: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
This has been approved by Texas Nurses Assoc, for 14 hours.
Call (210) 620-6200 for more information. Use backdoor entrance.
NB Retired Teachers to meet Fob. 2
The New Braunfels Retired Teachers Association will meet WSlhesday, Feb. 2 in the NBISD Education Center Board Room.
The business meeting and program will begin at IO a.m. proceeded by coffee St cookies at 9:30 ajn. The program will consist of a discussion and slide presentation on wildflowers presented by Dick Henderson.
Army band to perform free concert
The Herald-Zeitung will sponsor a performance by the Army Ground Forces Band of Fort ' McPherson, GA, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 12 at the New Braunfels High School Auditorium. Admission is free, but a ticket will be required. Pick up a ticket at the Herald-Zeitung office, 707 Landa St. during business hours, Monday to Friday.
Winter Texan dinner at Crees Lutheran
Cross Lutheran Church, 169 S. Hickory, will hold its annual Winter Texans Dinner, Sunday, Feb.
6. Dinner served from 3 pm. to 7:30 p.m. Spaghetti, salad, dessert, entrainment and fellowship will be served up. A free will offering will be accepted. Call 623-3666.
Clty-wlde garage gale
The New Braunfels Children's Museum will hod a city-wide garage sale at the Civic Caner Sunny, Feb. 27 from IO a.m. to 5 p.m. Booth foes an $23. Individu-
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Herakt-Zeilung photo by JOHN HUSETH New Braunfels firefighters work to extinguish e blaze which occured early Saturday morning at 1344 Stonewall In New Braunfels. The fire was the second fire at that address recently, fire officials said.
More than 700 help chamber celebrate 75th anniversary
American Legion Auxiliary and an honorary member of the Braunfels, Germany Volunteer Fire Department.
Suhr is Also t Docent for the Sophienburg Museum, Texts Handmade Furniture Museum and Conservation Plaza. She hts been a chamber board member and is currently a board member of the Greater New Braunfels Arts Council, Heritage
Hereld-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Mike Dieted Introduces the Reseeding Awerd whiner Helgerd Buhr et Friday night's annuel ohember banquet.
church, president of the New Braunfels Rotary Club and for his efforts for the Comal County Senior Cit-izen’s Center.
Hated waa pronged die Cheir of the Board award for the field of public service. Halert recently retired from the Texaa Highway Department's branch in New Braunfels.
Thorn siso received the awald
membership recruitment and retention for the chamber as well as serving as ambassadors and greeters. Blue Coats must be earned through membership
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
Mort than 700 community members were on hand to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce.
The chamber's annual banquet and meeting was held Friday at the New Braunfels Civic Center. The Diamond Jubilee not only celebrated 75 yean of the chamber but also 23 yean of the chamber’! involvement with Randolph Air Force Base.
The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Beaierung Award to New Braunfels resident Belgard Suhr. Beaierung is a German word meaning betterment. The award is given to recognize the outstanding citizen of the year.
Suhr said she was surprised and honored to receive the award
"I am very honored to receive the award. It's the highest sward in the chamber," sho said during an interview on Saturday.
"I have gotten awards from the Gen min Embassy and the chamber's president award, but I am sure this is the top award I have ever gotten,'' she said.
Suhr has lived in New Braunfels approximately 30 years. She is an active member of the New Braunfels Rotary Club, city of New Braunfels Heritage Commission, co-founder of the Marach and Wandcrgruppc, Chamber Music Society of San Antonio, Friends of the Dittlinger Library,
Society, New Braunfels Conservation Society and has been president for eight years of the German American Society and state vice president of the German Texan Heritage Society. She is currently in the New Braunfels Leadership Class of 1994, a life member of the chamber and Blue Coat.
luring the banquet last year's chairman of the chamber'! board of directors, Mike Dieters turned over the gavel to the incoming chairman Bill Morton, president and chief executive officer of Mission Valley Textiles.
Dietert encouraged the chamber to continue to work toward job creation so
that young people will want to make their homes here.
"If we build a wall around New Braunfels, we are telling our young people that we don't want them to live here," he said.
The chamber also recognized several other award winner! daring the event.
The Chamber'! Chair of the Board Award was given to Bob Dengelddn, Bob Hiscrt and Lea Thorn. This award is given to individual! who serve the community in a specific field of service.
Dcngeldcin was presented die award for community service. He was recognized for being a leader in his
for community service. Thom has served on the board of the American Red Cross and the Alamo Area Council of Governments. He is best known for his work with the Senior Citizens Center,
Hall of Honor awards were given to Charles B. Berger, Raymond B. Metal® and Hortensis Hernandez. The Hall of Honor award ii presented to those people who have spent many years doing voluntary civic work for the benefit of the community.
Blue Coat awaida were given to Jonathon Hull, Don Maxwell md Ban ry Williams. Theae awards are given to those people who are responsible for
sales and retained through mendmoa at ribbon cuttings.
Senior Blue Coms must have completed 15 yean of service as • member in good standing. Senior Blue Coati were awarded to Toys Lindsey, Jean Pfeufifer, Bobbie Purdum and Wilton WameoksJr.
Thorn Blue Coats who sold 30
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enameler memoersnipa room vco tneir Ufo membership in the Qiembof of Commerce. They ire Pam Bundt, Dr. Carlos Campos and Frances Huff.
During the banquet, the chamber honored visitors from Randolph Air Force Base. Tbs chamber bai traditionally honored the beat's simian of the quarter with a reception and a mini vacation. This is the 25th year of the chamber's involvement with tbs airman of the quarter program.
Brigadier Oen. Thomas Fleming, who recently came to Randolph Air Force Base from Fairbanks, Alaska, thanked the people of New Breunfela for making him and his wife feel welcome.
'The people of New Braunfels have made me feel welcome and have made each and every one of us In the Ran- • doiph community feel welcome. We rn Randolph Air Force Base are very proud and honored to be considered a part of your community," he laid.
Fire strikes Stonewall St. home
No injuries reported in Saturday morning house fire
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
Firefighters from the New Braunfels Fire Department were on the scene of a house fire on Stonewall Street that occured early Saturday morning.
The rail reporting the fire came into the department at 3:18
a.m. Saturday, according to Captain Wayne Rousseau, of the New Braunfels Fire Department.
The fire was located at 1344 Stonewall. No injuries were reported in the blaze.
According to Rousseau, three fire trucks and two ambulances were called to the scene. He said a fire was reported at the same residence more than a month ago.
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Number of unemployed decreased in December
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
Comal County's unemployment rate decreased slightly from November to December, according to statistics released from the Texas Employment Commission.
The unemployment rate for December is 6 percent. In November, the rate was 6.6 percent.
Cities across the state experienced lower unemployment rates in December, according to Michael Meek, executive vice president of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce.
"The whole state experienced a decline, especially in this area," he said.
Despite the decrease from month to month, the unemployment rate shows an increase of five-tenths compared to the previous year. In December 1992, the unemployment rate was 5.5 percent.
According to representatives from the Texas Employment Commission, both employment and the number of unemployed increased over the year. Total employment was up by 1,091 and stood at 26,507 while the nomber of unemployed was up by 201 and stood at 1,689.
The civilian labor force has also increased during the past year. In December 1992, the labor force numbered 26,904 and in December 1993, the labor force was 28,196.
"We have added more to our work force and that's a positive. The only negative is our unemployment is still higher than the surrounding the communities," said Meek.
"It’s something we need to be aware of. We must work hard in 1994 to create job opportunities in this area," he said
Meek said Century Paper should be completed in a few weeks and will begin hiring. He also said Jacobsen may be hiring employees soon and the new Days Inn will be hiring in May or April.
"There are things on the horizon," he said
"We need some more primary jobs to really impact the figures,"
Guadalupe County is showing an unemployment rate of 3.6 percent for December 1993. In December 1992, the Guadalupe County unemployment rate was 3.7 percent.
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