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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 9, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas Herald-Zeitung □ Sunday, July 9,1995 O 5 A t t e r s Injured walker gets helping hand from restaurant owner and manager Dear Editor, Just a few words to thank good neighbors and real “friends when in need.” » Last Friday, I was returning from my usual brisk morning walk, had just crossed the San Antonio Street bridge over the Comal River and was probably not paying very good attention. I suddenly stumbled, and just as quickly smashed down on my knees, hands and face on the extremely rough blacktop filled with sharp stones. • I just couldn’t believe what had happened and was trying to assess the damage when suddenly Gregg Weston and Casey Bohman, the owner and pew manager of Tree Tops Riverside Grill, respectively, were at my side offering assistance. • They helped me to get up, and into the restaurant washroom to clean up some as I was bleeding in several places. Mr. Bohman insisted on driving me home (or to the doctor or hospital or wherever I wished). My wife Lynn was rather shocked by my appearance and took me to our family doctor. Mr. Bohman even came back Friday afternoon to check and see how we were doing. This is just another example of how really great it is living in New Braunfels, where the owner and manager of a popular restaurant such as Tree Tops would come to the aid of one in need. • We thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Gregg and Casey. Gene and Lynn Burr, New Braunfels ; Community support for Hummelfest appreciated Dear Editor, On behalf of the Hummel Museum, Inc., and the board of directors, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for their support of Hum-melfcst ‘95. This is the museum’s annual fund-raising event and without the support of the community, this would not be possible. A special thanks to the many volunteers who devoted long hours to the success of this event. Without them none of this would have been possible. Sincerely, S. D. David Jr., president The Hummel Museum • Parenting classes a ' success because off help Dear Editor, We want to express our appreciation to the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung and the many community agencies who have given support to , promoting participation in our recent J parenting classes—in particular, the ; STEP parenting classes for children 1 ages 6-12, and the Strengthening Step- j • family classes-sponsored by Family ! Outreach of Comal County, Inc. ; More than 20 area families have' benefited from these programs aimed at improving the quality of family life and communications between parents and their children. Most parents have reported moderate success in using the strategies and techniques taught in j these classes. As families are strengthened. so too, the community becomes stronger. We want to thank the Comal County Women’s Shelter and the New Braunfels Presbyterian Church for providing meeting space. A special thankyou to Georgia Davis, Sherry and David McDonald, who served as facilitators for the classes. One of our goals is to continue offering parenting classes as a free service to members of the community. Sincerely, Barbara Effenherger, Parenting Coordinator, Family Outreach Young Lansfter mired in conjugation quagmire Dear Herald, I might nigh spent a lifetime trying to learn my son Lanster not to answer questions that would open up a can o’ worms. Like the time at the end of school, his English teacher asked the kids in her homeroom how many were going to the school picnic, Lanster was the first to raise his hand and said, “I ain’t a-goin’!” The teacher never lost a minute to set him straight. “Now just listen to that,” she said. “I’ve told you over and over how the verb BE is conjugated! It goes like this: I am not going; he is not going; she is not going; it is not going; we are not going; they are not going. Now do you understand?” Lanster said, “Yes’m. Ain’t none of us a-goin’!” Another time my husband Henry went to the school to see for hisself why Lanster wuz branging home F’s on his report card. They had been a-studyen’ Shake-a-speer and the teacher wuz givin’ a oral exam. She asked the class, “Who wrote the play called ‘As You Like It?”’ Lanster raised his hand and said, “I didn’t.” Well, Henry seen right away how mad that teacher wuz, so he taken up for Lanster and told her off. He said, “lf my boy said he didn’t write it, he didn’t! There’s one thing you can depend on, he’s no liar! You can put that in yore pipe and smoke it!” That wuz the last time Henry wuz allowed in one of Lanster’s classrooms. I wuz glad to learn that Miz Nancy Bingham got up that bunch of HOSTS, like they have now in that Carl Schurz School to hep out with the teaching. If they’da had them hosts in Hoggwaller, I think Lanster would’a got outa school a lot quicker. I told Miz Bingham if she ever got up a hostess bunch, I might put in fer one, because I’m all fer heppin’ out in the community whur I live. If you hear anything about that, would you put it in yore paper, ‘cause I know you can use all the news you can git hold of, besides them wrecks. As ever yore friend, uCornyn Greenhorn aka Daisy Phair Tax abatement raises more questions than it answers Dear Editor, Your June 7 edition indicated a $1.5 million budget hike by NBISD would keep the tax rate about the same. Your June 27 edition indicates an increase in the tax rate. The June 4 edition indicates NBISD was involved in wanting tax abatement to a company from California (a very high property tax rate state). Moving to New Braunfels would substantially reduce their tax bill without any further incentives. Why not make a news item about what they paid in Ingleside compared to New Braunfels taxes? Then in the same news, show what they will pay under the abatement plan. It appears we have been deluded again. We should also know what safeguards have been established to assure the 350 jobs. How many employees are at the Wal-Mart distribution center today? Incidentally, why were negotiations held in secret for 18 months by the Chamber of Commerce? Another news item would be Meek’s buildup of his $50 million economic impact figure. Thankyou, F.G. Wagner New Braunfels Emergency care on river exemplary Dear Sirs, I am writing this letter of appreciation for actions taken during my recent trip to the New Braunfels area. Along with my 18-year-old daughter and my girlfriend, I rode down the Guadalupe River. As we made our way down the river, we saw much partying and drinking going on. Unlike the majority of the people on the river, fortunately, we chose to remain sober. As we neared the end of our tube ride, we came across the last chute before our exit from the river and my daughter was thrown from her tube and became injured. After rejoining her on the bank, I was able to determine that she was in a great deal of pain. I managed to get her to the next place on the river with a telephone and called for help. Four EMS personnel arrived and stabilized her, called an ambulance and helped get her transported to McKenna Memorial Hospital. The personnel on the scene were very courteous, professional, and helpful in obtaining expedient and quality care for my daughter. These EMS personnel should be commended for their actions and dedication to the service. Only knowing one of their names, Linda Hughes, unit 306A, I would like to relate that she and her partners helped beyond that of EMS persons. During the above-related incident, we lost one of our tubes. Ms. Hughes and her partner transported me back to Jeny’s Rentals where our excursion had begun. These two people went beyond the scope of their duties in helping me. OLD STRINGS HURT YOUR SOUND? Bring in your guitar and we will restring it, cleans and set it up with a new set of ll Strings. Vtxi ll also to see our ie line of... nan GOW* String Christian from the start, Country from the heart.., of Texas 'The harmonies are smooth, the sound is country, and the message is positive1 Sunday, July 9, 1995 • 7:00 PM Tree of Life Fellowship 652 Loop 337 • New Braunfels 625 6375 My sincere thanks to the entire New Braunfels EMS organization. If there is ever anything I or my organization can do for you or your staff, please call on us. Sincerely, Walter Whitt, president Harris County Deputy Sheriff's Association Mayor praises fireworks show, HEB Dear Editor, WOW! Wasn’t the Fourth of July fireworks in Landa Park a spectacular show?!! Several thousand people were cheering, “ooohing,” and “aaahing” at the simulated “bombs bursting in air.” This event was “tri-sponsored” by the city of New Braunfels, KGNB/KNBT Radio, AND HEB! Special thanks should be given to Mr. Ray Parker, the hard-working manager of the New Braunfels HEB store. When he was first approached about the possibility of the food company helping to financially support the fireworks, his immediate response was positive! He said, “How much do you need?” With a dollar number “in hand,” he went to Mr. Eddie Garcia, Public Affairs, HEB, and several days later he contacted Mike Shands, our city manager, and within another few days HEB contributed $5,000 to help underwrite a “lion’s share” of the event. If you enjoyed the fireworks on the Fourth of July, the next time you’re in the HEB store, take a moment to give Ray Parker a special “THANK YOU” for this fine gift from HEB to New Braunfels. You know, even big corporations like to know their community contributions are appreciated. A “THANK YOU” to our city manager, Mike Shands, would also be appreciated. As for me, “Thank you, Ray Parker, Eddie Garcia, HEB, and Mike Shands!” Sincerely, Paul E. 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