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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 10, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas THURSDAYFour local participants fare well in karate tourney - 7 50 CENTS Plane crash New Braunfels 410    n (> J. 6 10 / 2 2 / 9 9 S 0 - W I:;. S T Pl IC R 0 P U B I.. I. S hi 2627 E YANDELL DR 10 Pages in one section ■ June 10,1993tieraid -m;i l ling 393    Serving    Comal    County    ■    Home    of    Gene    Hada Vol. 141, No. 145INSIDE WEATHER............ ........2 WATER WATCH... ..........2 CLASSIFIED......... ....9-10 COMICS................ ...6 OPINION............... ..........4 SPORTS............... .........7 OBITUARIES........ .........2 STAMMTISCHBest Wishes The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung sends birthday wishes to Gene Hada, Tracy Lynn Gonzales, Summer Velasco, Jennifer Guerrero and Monica Cardenas (belated.)Cub Scouts make challenge The Cub Scouts of Pack 119 are challenging other Cub Scout packs and Boy Scout Troops to march more people than they do in the 1993 March for Jesus. The non-denominational march for Christianity will start in the parking lot of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church at 8:30 a.m. with a praise rally followed by a march around downtown New Braunfels at IO a m. on Saturday, June 12. The pack will be carrying red heart-shaped signs during the event.Journey to Bible Times Bracken United Methodist Church’s Vacation Bible Camp “Journey to Bible Times” is scheduled for June 14 through June 18,9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the church located at 20377 s Farm to Market 2252. The Bible camp will offer children ages 4 through sixth grade the chance to share the experience of gaining an understanding of God’s plan. For more information call 625-1849 or 651-6928.Class of ’42 reunion The New Braunfels High School class of ’42 will hold its monthly get together at 6 p.m., June ll. Meet at the Oaks Shopping center by 6 p.m.. For more information call Jack Ohlrich 625-2495.AWARE needs volunteers Always Wanted A Riding Experience, Horses with handicapped riders, needs volunteers to help. Training classes are 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at AWARE Therapeutic Riding Center, 1708 Center POint Rd., San Marcos. For more information call 512-75-HORSE. (The New Braunfels Her-ald-Zeitung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtixh. According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community, mStammtischH represents a sitting place reserved for a group of special people — ora time set aside for members of a community to gather and share the day's happenings. We invite you to share with us.) Herald Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH This slngie-englne Cassina 172, flown by 73-year-old Thomas Beal of Canyon Lake, crashed yesterday at approximately 12 noon. Officials with the Department of Public Safety said the crash was caused when the driver's seat detached at take off. Mission Valley purchase is now complete Dallas firm, senior management team are new owners of local plant By ROSE MARIE EASH Herald-Ztltung Wednesday Bill Morton, President of Mission Valley Textiles, Inc. announced the completion of the purchase agreement between Mission Valley Textiles, Inc. and WestPoint Pepperell involving a Mission Valley plant in New Braunfels effective June 7. “With the completion of this purchase, Mission Valley has become a privately-owned corporation with ownership by The Lewis Company of Dallas and a group of Mission Valley's senior management,” said Morton in the press announcement. An announcement had been made earlier this spring by WestPoint Pepperell of its intent to sell the Mission Valley Woven Fabrics Operation to the group. That announcement had been overshadowed by an announcement a short time later that the WestPoint Pepperell Iselin plant would be closed. Morton said Wednesday, however, that the Mission Valley company would look at employing workers who may lose their jobs at the WestPoint Pepperell Iselin plan. “It’s a very positive thing for us,” said Morton of the change in ownership. “And over a period of time we anticipate employing as many of them (Iselin employees) as we can because they’re experienced people.” Mission Valley currently employs approximately 800 people. The Iselin plant employs approximately 300. According to the press announcement Wednesday, local management will include Bill D. Morton as President and Chief Executive Officer, Tim Cates as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer and Lupe Castaneda as Vice President of Bill Morton Manufacturing. Morton announced that marketing and sales will remain in New York City with Barry Grimm as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales and Elaine Patterson as Vice President of Sales coordinating all sales functions including the Los Angeles, San Francisco and Dallas offices. Mission Valley Textiles, Inc. has annual sales of $55-$60 million and is a leader in the supplying of yam dyed woven fabrics to the apparel manufacturing trade. Typical accounts include Levi Strauss, Warnaco’s Hathaway and OshKosh. Mission Valley also sells upholstery fabric to most major furniture manufacturers and its Creative Fabrics Division serves the craft and home sewing business at the retail level. The company is also a leader in providing environmentally safe production of fabric from certified organically grown cotton. Morton said in the announcement that over the next three years Mission Valley will spend $4 million for capital improvements that he hopes will increase productivity and improve quality.Rural county development on upswing, official says By ROSE MARIE EASH Hsrsld-Zsltung According to the Comal County Flood Plain Development Permit reports for this year, development in the unincorporated areas of the county is as vigorous as development in New Braunfels. So far, there have been 174 permits issued for single-family residences. The total approximate costs are $34.8 million. Subdivision plats in the works indicate development is centered in a specific area of the county. “What’s happening in the county with the large developments and subdivisions is that most of them are along 281 in the Bulverde area,” said Tom Hornseth, county engineer. There’s Persimmon Hills, Elm Valley — there’s talk of developing Beck Ranch, there’s a development going in along 281 — about 120 acres, a 2 or 3 acre lot subdivision, so there’ll be quite a few lots in there.” According to Hornseth most of the development centers around U.S. Highway 281 and Farm to Market 1863 with their easy access to San Antonio proving an attractive incentive for those who want to live outside the city. The growth is already causing concerns for safety in the road department. The recent objection to widening Bulverde Road by local residents is being considered according to Hornseth, but providing safe and efficient access to U.S. Highway 281 to accommodate the rapidly growing population is a major issue. There’s no better time to obtain the right of way than now — the longer you wait the harder it’s going to be,” said Hornseth. The second thing is it gives people who live along that road notice of what's going to happen so fences and buildings can be based on that." New Braunfels new Heritage Art Gallery features up and coming artists By ROSE MARIE EASH Herald-Zeltung You don’t have to go to New York or the West Coast to find some good art buys — now you can find them in your own back yard at the Heritage Art Gallery. And, “good buy” doesn’t refer just to a good price — Bennie Bock’s new Heritage Art Gallery at 340 N. Seguin Avenue offers some real value in up and coming artists. “I hope to have kind of a broad selection for people in a very broad price range," said Bock. “Everything from $200 up $8,000 and I think people in New Braunfels will be pleasantly surprised by the kind of quality art that’s here.” Local artists include sculpter Paul Tadlock, painters Ralph Wall, Grant Lathe and Dorothy Anderson from Canyon Lake. Bock represents several different artists and has many samples of their works in the gallery. “I represent a guy named Robert Peerman who's a Texas Hill Country landscape artist," said Bock. “And there’s a young lady from Washington state, Rim McElroy, who does equine art including race horses, polo ponies, and Arabians. “I also represent a painter by the name of Reynaldo Torres," Bock said. “He’s more famous for his bullfighter posters than anything else, but he’s very, very versatile.” A tour of the gallery revealed four or five paintings by Torres ranging from hunt horses jumping fences to lovely Spanish madonnas with beautiful faces. “Some of the more well-recognized painters I have include a fellow named Daniel Damiani who paints some really nice still lifes," Bock said. “He’s gotten quite a bit of recognition on the West Coast. “And there’s a charcoal in here of this deer," Bock explained leading me to a the picture that looked nothing like a charcoal — it was a lush green forest with a pensive doe tucked into the ferns under a tree. “David Sanders is a fairly well-known artist now and this is one of the first pieces he had done,” Bock said. This is all charcoal — look at how he makes this all come into focus right at the tree and the head. After that it goes 3-D and gets further and further back — I think the guy is really terrific. This guy here is Witold K.," said Bock. “His paintings demand a lot on the West Coast There are a lot of different stories — this painting here is by the guy who used to be vice president of Studebak-er. He painted as a hobby, he didn’t paint as a profession until he retired.” Bock enthusiastically explained how well that artist knew shadowing, dimming the lights on a Grand Canyon-like scene showing what seemed to be a gradual deepening of the shadows of the painting. And, there’s a piece that represents an artist who “really knew light," — Larry Vorhees. It’s displayed in a darken room and Bock talks about it in a way that makes it clear he savors the effect the artist accomplished — “the guy really knew what he was doing.”Today’s Texas Lottery numbers • 10 - 16 - 23 - 25 - 40 - 45 Jackpot - $10 million ;