New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 21, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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Vol. 141, No. 173
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Water supply not in jeopardy yet
Ordinance restricts daily lawn watering
By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer
Broadway Express gala sat Thursday
The Broadway Express din-ner-theatre'gala will be held tomorrow night at the NB Civic Center. Tickets are available at the Archives, 200 N. Seguin, 629-1900, and from Jean Wilson, Betone, 389 S. Seguin, 620-1114 or 625-7922.
Reserved tables are available (tables seat IO). Deadline for purchasing tickets is noon, July 19. This event is a benefit for the fountain restoration and is sponsored by the New Braunfels Historic Museums Association.
Herald-Zettung photo by JOHN HUSETH
Claudia and Jacques Nauer, of Switzerland, are the owners of the artwork collection on display at the Hummel Museum. They are currently visiting New Braunfels with their two sons.
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
Rep. Kuempel moves Austin office
State Representative Edmund Kuempel (R-Seguin) will move his office from the Capitol to the State Board of Insurance Building, room 203, effective immediately. The move, prompted by the State Capitol Renovation Project, will be temporary. Completion of the renovation is expected by December, 1994. Rep. Kuempel may be contacted by writing P.O. Box 2910, Austin, Texas 78768-2910 or by calling 512-463-0602.
The State Board of Insurance Building is located to the east of the Capitol at the comer of San Jacinto and 11th Streets.
The recently-opened Hummel Museum is expected to attract visitors from all over the world who collect the figurines based on the drawings of Sister M.I. Hummel.
Four recent visitors, who travelled across the ocean to see the display, have a particular interest in the drawings and figurines on display at the museum.
Claudia and Jacques Nauer, of Switzerland, are the owners of the artwork collection on display at the Hummel Museum. They are currently visiting New Braunfels with their two sons, not only to take a vacation, but also to help with efforts to complete the museum.
“Our purpose is to be with the museum and help it to get completed," said Jacques.
According to Jacques, he and his wife are working on the thematic walls in the museum. He said Claudia works on the historical side while he works with the commercial side.
The Nauer family owns the 350 original Hummel drawings. which are on loan to the Hummel Museum for the next 12 years. New Braunfels German heritage was one of the strongest reasons for locating the museum in this city, according to the Nauers.
“We chese to locate the museum here since New Braunfels has a strong German heritage. It is also dose to San Antonio and Austin. We thought it might draw many visitors to come here and draw some collectors here,” said Jacques.
According to Jacques, his family owns The Ars Edition, a publishing house in Munich. The house purchased the Hummel pieces from the convent where Sister Hummel was living from 1933 to 1946.
All of the drawings are in the museum, but only 75 to 80 are on display at one time. The rest are kept in a safe in darkness because they are sensitive to light. The exhibit is rotated three times per year to allow visitors to see new pieces
each time they visit
“We want to have something new for cd lectors to view,” said Jacques.
In addition to the paintings, the museum also holds a full collection of figurines which are on loan from the figurine manufacturer W. Goebel Porcelain Factory.
The museum will hold its grand opening ceremony Oct. 1-3. The Nauers plan to return to New Braunfels to help in this celebration.
During the grand opening, a figurine dedicated to the museum will be unveiled The figurine will be patterned after the painting The Little Artist. Jacques said the figurines will say Hummel Museum, New Braunfels, Texas and 500 will say grand opening. .
“It will be the first time you can purchase this figurine,” he said.
“This particular piece will alert all collectors in the United States to look at New Braunfels. It will have a major impact on what we are doing,” said Jacques.
During their spare time, the Nauer family is taking the opportunity to do some sight seeing and vacationing in the area. They have visited various social events, volunteer gatherings and board meetings. They have also had several visitors to their condominium at T Bar M Ranch.
Claudia said some of their favorite places to visit have been die Blue Bonnet Palace, Greene Historical District and Natural Bridge Caverns. She said she and her children especially enjoy the Guadalupe and Comal rivers.
“We enjoy the water because it (the temperature) is so hot,” she said.
After this visit, the Nauer family will head to California for eight days before going back to Switzerland. The Nauer’s have two sons Philip, 8, and Stefan, 6.
The Hummel Museum is located at 199 Main Plaza. The collection is the work of Sister M.I. Hummel who lived in Germany during World War II. Her drawings are the inspiration for the M.I. Hummel figurines.
Lawns are starting to turn brown as the summer heat intensifies and rainfall has become scarce over the last several weeks, but additional water conservation steps have not been implemented yet, city officials say.
The City of New Braunfels has a Qty ordinance that requires that citizens water their lawns with individual sprinklers or sprinkler systems only between 4 p.m. and IO a.m. on a year-round basis to conserve water. Citizens may use hand-held hoses, buckets or drip
irrigation systems during that time, however.
City ordinances also make it unlawful to fail to repair leaks or to allow water from any muniripftl waler system to run off into a gutter or ditch or onto any public impervious surface when the consumption of water as repotted by New Braunfels Utilities exceeds a monthly average of eight million gallons per day and the Aquifer level as" " measured in Well AY-68-37-203 (J-17) is below 630 feet above mean sea level. Currently the level in die well is at 682.6.
NBISD board approves new counselor at NBHS
By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer
The New Braunfels Independent School District board of trustees approved the addition of a counselor for the New Braunfels High School at Tuesday’s board meeting.
Forrest McBryde will be the new counselor at the high school effective Aug. I of this year. McBryde is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin and has a masters degree in education.
The new position had been budgeted for but not previously approved by the board.
In other business, the board:
■ Approved the Transportation Department Handbook.
■ Awarded a bid for office equipment maintenance to Tri-County Office Equipment of New Braunfels who submitted the lowest bid of $5,000 for maintaining 275 pieces of equipment.
■ Set the tuition rate for out-of-dis-trict transfers at $450 per student, a $10 increase over last year. No tuition
will be charged for children of NBISD employees, seniors who have been attending school in the district and MCJROTC students transferring from Comal Independent School District.
■ Approved election judges for the Trustee Election scheduled for Saturday, August 14. They are in district #1, Carolyn Matykiewics, in district #3, Clinton Ludwig, and in districts Larry Schwrb. Charles Bradberry, NBISD superintendent, said more help is needed to work the polls for school elections and anyone interested should
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The board also heard reports on the Academic Excellence Indicator System and the performance of the delinquent tax collector.
The AEIS report is available from the school district for the public. Copies are available at each campus, the Education Center at 430 W. Mill, and the Dittlinger Library. The report provides demographic, financial, testing and personnel information for the district
NB JayetM to moot tonight
The New Braunfels Jaycees will meet Wednesday, 7 p.m. at Mr. Gatti's. Guest speaker -Gwenn Scott, assistant administrator at McKenna Hospital.
WORD board to moot tonight in Batt lor
Comal County Water Oriented Recreation District (WORD) will meet Wednesday, 6:45 p.m. at Canyon Lake Action Center, 1941 FM Road 2673 in Saltier.
have public hearing set tonight
Comal County ACS planning big gala
The American Cancer Society is planning their Summer Starlight Gala, scheduled for Aug. 13 and reservations are now being accepted. Monies raised from the event will be used to assist cancer patients in Comal County.
For more information, call 629-5717.
The New Braunfels City Council will meet in a special meeting Wednesday night to discuss a resolution calling for a public hearing for District 2 Councilman Dan Bremer.
The council will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in Meeting Room - D.
The public hearing will give Bremer an opportunity to present his side of the story concerning a petition requesting Bremer be recalled from the council.
The petition was presented to the city secretary on July 12 and the city council on July 14.
After the public hearing, a date will be set for the recall election. The next regular election day is Nov. 2.
lf the recall election is successful, an election to name a new city council member will be held in January.
Council campaign expenditure reports reveal high, low spenders
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
Money may not be the answer when it comes to winning a campaign — at least not for one councilman in New Braunfels.
Final reports on campaign expenditures were turned in to the city secretary last week. City Council member James Goodbread, who won a seat on the council, is reported to have spent the third lowest amount of money.
Goodbread’s expenses total $1,074.20. Contributions to his campaign total $2,430 with $200 of this being in the formof a loan.
However, Goodbread’s campaign expenses are not final since he has not officially taken his seat on the council because of question about his eligibility to be a councilman.
On the flip side, another winner in
this year's campaign, Jan Kennady, spent the largest amount of money of any person running for election this year.
Kennady’s campaign expenditures were $6,172.75. Her contributions totaled $7,146.65. Kennady donated extra campaign funds to area charities.
The third winner in the election, Chris Bowers showed campaign expenditures of $4,876.44. His contributions were reported to be $4,876.44.
Bowers was third in the amount of expenditures and contributions repotted
Russell Wayne Brandt, who did not win a seat on the council, spent the second largest amount of money in the election. Brandt’s expenditures were reported to be $5,997.19 with
contributions totaling $8,005. Brandt’s campaign reported highest amount in contributions.
Christopher Mosel, who also did not win a seat on the council, showed the lowest amount in both expenditures and contributions. Mosel’s campaign showed contributions of $220.94 and expenditures of $296.66.
Candidate Felipe Ramirez reported the second lowest amount of expenditures. Ramirez’s campaign showed expenditures of $912.15 and contributions of $1,36920. Ramirez did not win a seat on the council.
Chere Stratemann’s campaign showed the fourth largest amount of expenditures and contributions.
Stratemann’s campaign reported expenditures of $3,81639 and contributions of $4,190. Strate mann did not win a seat on the council.
Jan Kennedy, who reoelved $7,146.66 In donations, give the difference to charity.
Christopher Mosel Felipe Ramirez James Goodbheed Chris Bowers Russel W. Brandt Jan Kennady Chere Stratemann
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Local retired military personnel
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff WriterPrintod on recycled paper
President Clinton’s order to allow gays and lesbians in the military if they don’t tell about their sexual preference has drawn mixed reactions from retired military personnel in the New Braunfels area.
Joe Hanes, who is retired from the Air Force, said he did not like the president’s idea.
“I don’t like the idea of what he's
■ See editorial, Page 4
■ See Gary P. Carroll's column, Page 4
■ See Mark Lyon's column
wanting to do. If they’re gay, they shouldn’t be allowed in there with the hard fighting American people,” he
Jim Pickett, who served in the Navy, said he did not think the issue should be a top priority.
“I don’t think it should be a top priority for the president. The economy should be first. Gays have always been in the military. Nothing is going to change,” he said
“It is a cop out for the president because he couldn’t get the joint chiefs of staff to go along with him,” said Pickett.
Loyd Krueger, who is retired from the military, said having gays in the military is nothing new.
“They were in there when I was in
the service. I guess it will be all right if we let them in now as long as they don’t mess with the regular men,” he said.
Leon Helmke, who is retired from the Air Force, said gays have always been in the military.
“They’ve always been there. They never bothered me. He (the president) compromised. Now we’re back to the same thing,” he said.
“I think it’s something the military can live with. The change is that we
can’t ask the question. I have no problem with it. Now they (gays ani lesbians) don’t have to lie,” said Helmke
The policy was announced Monday It allows gays and lesbians in the aer vice but states if they acknowledge their sexual orientation they could fiaa an investigation and if they act on it they could be expelled.
Applicants for military service wil not be asked or required to reveal thei sexual onemarian but will be informs that homosexual conduct is prohibited
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