New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 1, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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In observance of the Fouith of July holiday, the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung will be closed Monday. Normal hours will resume Tuesday, July S.
Also, city, county and state government offices will be dosed Monday as wdl as the U.S. Post Office. All banks are scheduled to be closed, also.
City trash pickup will begin at 5 a. rn. Monday, due to the hot
tion for news are Friday at 5 p.m. No other changes are scheduled fir news deadlines.
The New Braunfels Conserve-turn Society's Limited Edition 1995 pictorial Sesquicentennial Calendar is now available in the Forke Store at Conservation Plaza for $8 (tax included). For more information, call 629-2943.
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Today is the 150th anniversary of Prince Cart of Solms' landing oo Texas soil st Galveston, according to the new book New Braunfels: The First Founders.
Prince Solms arrived here well in advance of the settlers to make arrangements.
Caregivers of elderly family members are invited to the caregivers support group meeting 3 p.m., July 13 at the Senior Center 655 Lands St
The bereavement support group will meet Thursday, July 14 at 3 p.m. at the Senior Censer, 655 Lands. Anyone geed with the loss of a dose relative or friend is incouraged to come share advice about how to cope and go on living.
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The New BraunfelaCanyon Lake Area Association of Realtors membership meeting is 11:30 a m. July 25. Board of directors meet 8:30 am July 22.
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.................Parades, fireworks Snh4 weekend
By JENMF1R ROMPCL
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C.w. Balter eeBa fireworks to 13-year-old Jacob Brown and 11-year-old James Brown at the Alamo Fireworks stand on Highway 725 Thursday,
Fireworks Sales Boom
But emergency officials warn folks against using them here
By CRAIG HAMMETT
Almost everyone likes fireworks. And the Fouith of July brings no bigger holiday for fireworking. Rockets red glare and bombs bursting in the air. Hotdogs, concerts, parades and all that patriotic stuff.
“Monday will be our biggest day," said Alva Baker wWwas working the Alamo Fireworks stand off “^M 725 •'Hie owner said 75 percent of the business WOlkLcome on the Fourth."
Smoke bombs and sparklers seemed robe the fast-moving merchandise said Alva and her husband, C W., but foe traditional firecrackers and bottle rockets were dill holding steady.
“We sell them from $60 down to a penny," said CW..
But not everyone likes fireworks. Officials at the
New Braunfels Fire Department said the department will be out in force this weekend.
“We will be enforcing the fireworks lawsaid Assistant Chief Elroy Friesenhahn.
Friesenhahn said the city will be paying extra money in overtime to put personnel on the streets.
The city prohibits fireworks inside the city limits. Ftieaeabata said tfcadbws dan at S200 and can build from there *• ■ ■ ■— •
He add they will be patrolling with the intent of handing out fines to those who wish to shoot the firework! illegally.
“I luge people to go down to Landa Park and watch the fireworks show," he said He added that several thousand fires are started each year in this country by fireworks, the majority happening on the Fourth of July
People who are in Comal County on the Fourth of Ally definitely won't be a a lore for things to do.
Several parades md a firework! display are just a few of the activities in which residents and visitors cm take part or just watch.
The New Braunfels July 4 parade will begin at 9 am. with refreshments being served at the parking lot of the Sophienbuig Archives.
The New Braunfels parade is not a typical float and band pend, but rather it is based on the parades that were held 150 years ago. A group of people will march from the Sophienburg Archives to the Downtown Plaza. The only requirement for participants in foe parade is that they must cany an American Flag.
The group will leave the Archives at 9:45 arn. A special Fourth of July program will be held at the Band Stand downtown. The bells at the courthouse will be played, and the Community Band will perform. .
Master of Ceremonies will be Don Ferguson, of KGNB-KNBT. A speech will be given by Mayor Pro Tem Chris Bowers, and a presentation of colors will be given by the Marine Corps Jr. ROTC Color Guard from New Braunfels High School.
Sesquicentennial Chairman Herb Skoog will update residents on the city's 150th
Immediately following the parade downtown, members of several Veterans of Foreign Wars posts, the American Legion posts, and the Daughters of the American Revolution will march from downtown to the Monument in Prince Solms Parte.
Groups participating are American Legion Post 179, American Legion Post 35, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 71 IO, Veterans
of Foreign Wars Post 11050, and the Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter 163.
The Canyon Lake Fourth of July Parade will also be held Monday. It will begin at 11 a m. in Statesville. Lineup for parade entrants begins at 9:30 a.m. near the Tom Creek CifF off.
The parade wilt include the Drum and Bugle Corps from Lackland Air Force Base, the Honor Guard from Randolph Air Force Base, and the 5th Army Band.
The parade will enter Starkville on FM 2673 and end at the VFW Post 8800 which is sponsoring the event. The reviewing stand will be located in front of the Startz Community Building.
The highlight of the day will come in the evening. The July 4 fireworks display will begin at sundown (between 9-9:15 p.m.) The display will be returning to its historic site in Landa Park.
“We are hoping that families throughout Comal County will join us for this special evening,” said Hal Widsten, general manager of KGNB-KNBT Radio and organizer of the display. “We are excited about ringing in Independence Day with this highly orchestrated fireworks display.”
Recommended viewing sites arc near Landa Lake in Landa Park, along Elizabeth Street, on or near the golf course, or in Prince Solms Park Viewers are asked not to bring glass containers into the park and not to walk erst* on the golf course greens The fireworks will be synchronized to patriotic music which will be playa! on 92 I FM-KNBT and 1420 AM-KGNB simultaneously. Sponsors of the fireworks display include: Becker Motor Company, Guada Coma Mechanical, Pit Stop Fool Marts, and KGNB-KNBT radio. In case of rain, the fireworks display is slated for July 5
Caution needed when partying under the Texas sun
By CRAIG HAMMETT
Using common sense is the best advice professionals give for dealing with rite heat. As the Fourth of July weekend approaches, people will participate in what traditionally is one the most outdoor-oriented holidays.
Dr. John Flanagan works the emergency room at McKenna Memorial Hrapital and bu seen enough to know what types of things to anticipate and recognize. He said he expects another busy weekend.
The two main type* of heat-related illnesses are heat exhaustion and heatstroke, the latter being the more deadly. Heat exhaustion is characterized by a weak feeling, elevated temperature and nausea. When people develop a headache or lose consciousness, they might have suffered a heatstroke.
“Some people don't recognize it (heat exhaustion),'' he said “It’s Uke when you’re running or jogging sad try to run through it, nm through the pain. You may not recognize that it is heat exhaustion”
A big foetor in both cause and reeog-
‘We’ll have plenty of people in here this weekend.’
— Dr. John Flanagan
ninon of the problem is alcohol. “Alcohol acts as a diuretic. You lose more fluids than you gain. And you’re not so cognizant of feeling dehydrated,” he said.
Dr. Flanagan also said alcohol tends to cause people to do things they
wouldn't normally do. He said local and area emergency personnel are well-accustomed to dealing with heat-related illness.
“We’ll have plenty of people in here this weekend,” he said.
The major injuries caused by alcohol concerns Dr. Flanagan, eqretially those spinal-related injuries caused by jumping into water that seems a little bit deeper due to the intake of more lethal fluid.
The doctor recommended a variety of so-called “sports drinks” now available on the market that contain the
sugars and salts needed to quickly replenish nutrients With the onset of heat exhaustion, Dr. Flanagan sud people should always be aware that pouring too much fluid into a person can be harmful as well The best way to cool people down is to pour cool water on them or use tee Wrapping people with a cool towel is not a good idea because the towel will warm up and trap the body heat.
Dr. Flanagan said if a person is experiencing a headache or is vomiting, they need to go to the hospital as soon as possible
Former City Manager Grohman awarded $14,200 raise in Pearland
Former New Braunfels City Manager Paul Grohman, now the city manager in Pearland, has been given a $14,200 nile and other concession! in a new contract hammered out after a year-long effort to fire him, according to the Houston Chronicle.
Grohman, 39, who has received $65,000 annually rincc he was hired in Pearland two years ago, will now be paid $79,200.
He also, according to the Chronicle gory, will be reimbursed up to $30,000 for legal expenses he incurred fighting for his job.
It feels wonderful,” Grohman is quoted by the Houston paper as having said “Now we can go on with the busine*! of being professional and gtt the job done I’m happy with the way it worked out.”
The term! of the contract were approved early this week by a council composed Botfly of Grohman roppomii.indiidina two new members who defeated anti-Grohman
incumbents in recent elections.
“lf you wait a good city manager, this what you'll have to pay, Pearland Mayor Vie Coppinger told the Houston paper. “Paul's contract is in keeping with industry tfandtfdi. You can't have a good person come into these political jobs without some stability.”
The contract was tpproved in open session without public input following a lengthy closed session.
Approval wu 4-1, with Councilman D A. Miller opposed. Miller said the contract gave Grohman too much.
“I didn't see where it protected the city adequately," he told the Houston paper. “I didn’t vote against it because of Paul Grohman. I just didn't think it's a good contract.” The open-ended contract allows the council to fire Grohman without cause only if the city pays him two year’s salary and benefit!, buys his house and pays moving expena-
Grohman can be fired for cause if his job performance is judged poor in two consecutive council evaluations, according to the Houston paper. He is evaluated every tfx months.
Tbs council alto (greed, the Houston paper Mid, to pay Grohman $6^00 for salary increases he might have received during the year-long controversy sparked by three council members* tftempt to have him fired.
Two of the three lost to pro-Grahman candidates in May. Miller is the sole voice of opposition remaining on the council, according to the Houston peper.
The agreement alin, according to the Chronicle, provides that the city will pay $7,000 in legal coats incurred by organizers of a recall petition drive against the three inti-Grohman council members. The dune sued the organizers of that drive teat year, fileting feat accusations on which they based their petitions were felts.
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Karla Ormond, Suit M. Garcia, and hapy belated birthday to Betty Hcaaig. Happy 4Sfb anatorsary to Dan and Bernice Castleberry, (July 2).