New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 22, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas
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Vol. 149 No. 154 14 pages in 2 sections June 22, 2000
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Cowboys and girls mosey off to Parade of Homes’ cook-off
Photos by K. Jessie Slaten Staff Photographer
Aerial firework ban lifted for Fourth of July festivities
By Erin MAGRUDER
Sky rockets will soar and missiles with fins will illuminate the night this Fourth of July holiday thanks to a recent lift on the ban of aerial fireworks in Comal County.
For the past two summers, county commissioners have barred fireworks from the annual Independence Day festivities because of dangerous drought conditions.
But thanks to Mother Nature’s generosity, the parched earth has been saturated enough by recent rainfall to safely allow the use of the traditional fireworks within county lines, Comal County fire marshal Lm Manford said.
“The drought index is the lowest it has been in a long time,” he said. “With the rain we’ve had, I don’t think we’re going to have a problem with the fire danger.”
But Manford cautioned that residents still should use extreme care when launching fireworks during the holiday weekend.
“Residents need to follow safety rules and use good common sense,” Manford said. “If people aren’t careful, they could accidentally set a roof or brush on fire.”
Those planning on hitting the local fireworks stands also should remember it’s illegal to ignite or discharge fireworks within or from a motor vehicle, Manford said.
Placing ignited fireworks in, or throwing ignited fireworks at a motor vehicle, is also illegal
“We’ve had kids do that in the past, and it’s dangerous,” Manford said.
Anyone caught violating the law could be fined up to $2,000 and sentenced to 180 days in jail, Manford said.
The use of fireworks is banned within the New Braunfels city limits.
Safety Tips for Fireworks
• Always purchase high quality fireworks from reliable sources.
• Follow the printed instructions carefully.
• Use common sense.
• An adult should be present when fireworks are used and never give fireworks to small children.
• Never point or throw fireworks at another person.
• Use fireworks in a clear area away from houses and buildings.
• Never carry fireworks in your pocket or shoot them in metal or glass containers.
• Light only one item at a time and then move back quickly once the fuse is ignited.
• Don’t experiment with homemade fireworks. If you don’t understand the directions, consult a fireworks dealer.
Guada-coma Home Builders Association 2000 Parade of Homes
River Chase, 6 miles up Farm-to-Market Road 306 TICKETS $6 advance, $7 at the gate TODAY
Travel and Leisure Night: 5-9 p.m.
FRIDAY Block Party —Wine & Cheese: 5-9 p.m. SATURDAY Arts & Crafts: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. SUNDAY Car Show: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Above: Department of Public Safety trooper Rick Alvarez, alias Lobo, and Lightning Lehman (right) perform an old-fashioned shoot-out at the Parade of Homes’ chili cook-off Wednesday night. Officials at the event said more than 3,000 people have paraded through the homes since the official opening Saturday. The week’s events have included a home and garden show, family/sports day, health fair and a chef’s night.
Right: The television in the bathroom mirror may not have been a contributing factor to this home winning “best master suite,” but it was a stand-out feature for many who saw it this past week.
‘Opa’ Jo Faust, taken in August 1973. In this band photo, which ran in the Herald-Zeitung on Nov. 28,
1961, Faust, far left, plays the trumpet.
Photos courtesy of the Sophienburg Archive
Former mayor, civic leader dies at 75
By Ron Maloney
Hartmann went to see
David Hartmann sat in a living room full of family heirlooms Wednesday and remembered when the time came for his grandmother to receive nursing home care in the early 1980s. Money was scarce.
“We had to sell my grandmother’s things,” Hartmann said.
Hartmann needed $1,200 to enable his family, which has been in New Braunfels since 1845, to keep some of the things that meant the most to them.
“I know it doesn’t sound like very much, but it was a lot to me then,” he said.
“Jo” Faust, chairman of the board and president of the bank his family established in New Braunfels in 1881. The bank is now known as the Chase Bank of Texas, N.A.
“He got up,
came around the desk with a big smile — he always smiled — and said, ‘Hi, David, how are you?’ I said I had a money problem.”
Faust brought him to a teller, asked the teller to give Hartmann the money, and wrote out an IOU on the back of a blank deposit slip.
“Come back next week, David, and ITI have a simple interest note drawn up,” Hartmann remembered. “That was the
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First ever Saengerfest kicks off Friday
By Betty Taylor Staff Writer
The first Saengerfest at Saengerhalle Texas Dance Hall begins Friday with a full lineup of bands playing country to rock and everything in between.
Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door for the $ 15 premier party and dinner that begins at 5:30 p.m.
At 8:30, The Groobees and Macon Greyson take the stage. The $15 cover includes both the party and the performances.
A $10 cover is being chaiged for the performances alone.
The Musicfest Association is presenting Saengerfest. Shirley Saulle, who co-owns Saengerhalle with her husband,
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Robert, said she hoped the musical event would become annual.
“We had been planning to do Saengerfest and then the Musicfest Association approached us and said they would help us,” she said.
Proceeds from the event benefit the Comal and Guadalupe county women shelters.
“We would like to be able to, after expenses, be able to hand over at least a couple of thousand dollars to the shelters, which would be pretty good for a first year,” said Corbi Jones, events coordinator for the Musicfest Association.
Jones said Saengerfest promised to be fun for all ages and would include food booths, crafts and face painting for the kids.
“The Groobees are well-known and wrote ‘Wide Open Spaces’ for the Dixie Chicks,” Jones said. “Macon Greyson is good country. Any age will love them. Everyone knows the Whoosits Big Time Garbage Band and Danny Santos and the Bluegrass Vatos. Geronimo Trevino is country. Hazytrane (rock) is from San Angelo ... The Blues Crawlers are a jazz and blues band from Buda. Zion is a reggae-type band that is Carlton Pride Is, son of Charlie Pride, band. The Texas Belairs are from Lubbock.”
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