New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 1, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas
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IFrom the Dispatch^Auto burglary
A 17-year-old New Braunfels male reported his 1994 Ford Ranger pickup was burglarized about 7:30 a.m. Friday in the 200 block of Rhine Road. Someone stole a portable compact disc player worth an estimated $80 and assorted compact discs worth an estimated $375.► Mischief
A 39-year-old New Braunfels man reported someone hit his 1994 Toyota pickup with a beer bottle sometime between Thursday and Tuesday in the 100 block of E. Nacogdoches. The bottle caused about $200 worth of damage to paint on the hood of the vehicle.^Auto burglary
A 77-year-old New Braunfels woman reported her 1991 Buick Regal four-door was burglarized between 10 a.m. and noon Monday in the 500 block of Frostwood. Someone stole a leather purse worth an estimated $50, $100 in cash, a checkbook and a safe deposit box key.^Head injury
An 18-year-old Austin woman was transported by ambulance to McKenna Memorial Hospital as a precautionary measure Wednesday after she suffered a minor head injury at Schlitterbahn. The injury, initially reported to New Braunfels Police dispatch about 6 p.m. as a possible drowning, occurred when the woman accidentally collided with a wall on one of the water rides and might have passed out briefly. The woman was treated at the scene by New Braunfels Fire and Rescue personnel after she was retrieved from the water by Schlitterbahn lifeguards.Upcoming Meetings
CITY OF NEW BRAUNFELS SAFE CITY COMMISSION — 7 p.m. today, New Braunfels Law Enforcement Center, Municipal Courtroom, 1488 S. Seguin St.
NEW BRAUNFELS CITY COUNCIL — 6:30 p.m. today, New Braunfels Municipal Building, conference room AJB, 424 S. Casten Avenue.
GARDEN RIDGE CITY
COUNCIL — meeting, 7
p.m. June 7, Council Chambers, 9357 Schoenthal Road, Garden
Participants in the Magical Child Clay Workshop get a “hands-on” experience with pottery making.
Pottery in their handsNew Braunfels trustees endorse CHIP program
From staff reports
New Braunfels school district trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to endorse the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
CHIP is designed to offer low-cost, subsidized health insurance for uninsured children whose families do not qualify for Medicaid help.
Medicaid is available to a family of four whose income is less than $ 17,000 per year.
CHIP is intended to fill the insurance gap for low-to-mederate income families that cannot afford to buy insurance. Premiums will range from $ 15 to $ 18 per family per month for the coverage.
An estimated 4,000 children in New Braunfels school district were without health insurance in in 1995.
Trustees also studied plans for an 18,000-square-foot renovated and new kitchen and maintenance facility to be built at the site of the district’s current central kitchen off Butcher Street, adjacent to New Braunfels Middle School.
The new maintenance, shop and warehouse facilities on the site will be housed in a metal building. Cost of the project will be $100 per square foot, or about $1.8 mil-lion.Funding will come out of this past year’s $75 million bond for district renovations and upgrades.Annual Children’s Museum benefit set for Monday
By Ron Maloney Staff Writer
Now that their three children are grown, Dee and Terry Buck don’t get to hang out with little kids much anymore. They kind of miss it.
So Monday, the Bucks are going to borrow a few kids — maybe 250 or so — and throw a party.
The Bucks will host kids, parents, uncles aunts under the old oak tree in the yard beside the Buck Pottery shop in Gruene — but they won’t be making mud pies.
What the Bucks will be doing is having their annual Magical Child Clay Workshop to benefit The Children’s Museum in New Braunfels.
Folks are invited to go out to the pottery shop, near Gruene and Hunter roads, anytime between IO a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday. Cost is $5 in advance for museum members or $7 at the door for members and non-members.
“Get a chunk of clay — mold it, sculpt it, roll it — make any- . thing!” says the placard advertising what the Bucks say they think is their 13th or 14th afinual clay workshop and maybe their 11th or 12th benefiting the Children’s Museum.
“We all have that child in us who likes to create, so we give people a chance to do that,” said Terry Buck. “We don’t do much instruction, we just give everybody a lump of clay and have fun. Pretty much anything goes after that.”
“Our concept wasn’t a ‘howto,’” Dee Buck said. “The reason we call it ‘the Magical Child’ is there is some link between cognitive development and free play. Free play helps develop young minds. We don’t show you how to do something.
“Children are kind of used to ‘OK kids, today we’re going to do... ’ The workshop volunteers don’t do that. We want folks to have fun, to be totally free and creative. Lots of times in art, I»\*» ChildrenJs .iff.
Sponsored by our friends, Buck Pottery
think we tend to structure things a little too much.”
“It’s a great event,” Terry said. “We’ll have a lot of kids come — little bitsy toddlers to moms, dads, aunts and uncles — you should see them...the looks on their faces, they’re so intent, they have so much fun.”
Terry said more than 1,000 items will be created Monday. Volunteers will catalog them, and they’ll be fired over the coming week so they can be picked up in time for Father’s Day gift giving.
“There’s no pre-registration, you don’t have to sign up ahead of time. Come anytime between IO and 3 and wear old clothes, because the clay stains,” Terry said. “Count on spending an hour, maybe an hour and a half. Kids and clay go together really, really well.”
Kids and Bucks go together really, really well, too.
“I think we enjoy the kids even more now that our kids are grown,” Dee said. “We miss the young kids. It’s been a few years since our kids were that young.” Terry said she and her husband, who have had the shop in Gruene for about 18 years now, got involved with the Children’s Museum because they have chil-dien.
As the pottery business -— and the children — grew, Terry found she had less and less time to devote to the museum.
“So we thought we’d do the workshop as a benefit for the museum,” she said. “Clay is inexpensive. We donate the clay, our labor, the electricity to fire the clay — it’s the least we can do for the folks at the museum. They’re doing an incredible educational service for our community. They’re phenomenal.” Julie Swift, executive director of the children’s museum says Terry and Dee Buck aren’t bad, themselves.
“The Bucks have been wonderful friends to the museum,” Swift said.
For Goodness Sake hosts open house
For Goodness Sake Natural Food Store, in the Courtyard Shopping Center near Beall’s, will host a Rising Star Open House for the New Braunfels Women’s Chamber of Commerce at 6 p.m. today.
Refreshments will be served, and door prizes and samples will be offered For Goodness Sake is owned
by Beverly Krock, a charter member of the New Braunfels Women’s Chamber. For Goodness Sake is a full service nutrition center featuring health foods, natural body care, vitamins and herbs, and a Massage Therapy room.
Krock’s daughter, Shannon, is a Registered Massage Therapist in the store. The public is invited.PREPARE TODAY FOR THE ONCERTAINTY OF TOMORROW.
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