New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 1, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
WEDNESDAYUnicorns knock off Rangers to claim district title, See Page 10
New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March 21,1845
Twice as nice!
Herald-Zettung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Steve Meurin of New Braunfels proudly displays two largemouth bass which he caught Sunday on Lake Dunlap. One of the fish weighed a lofty 10 pounds and 13 ounces while the other weighed 9 pounds and 4 ounces. Most fishermen would be happy to catch one of the specimens in one day, much less two. Meurin said one was caught on a six-inch black neon chartruse tall lizard while the other was caught on a black and blue jig. Area fishermen will be happy to know Meurin released the two fish back into Lake Dunlap yesterday.
16 pages in one section I Wednesday, March 1,1995
Serving Comal County for more than 143 years ■ Home of RACHEL LEIGH SHIPLEY
■ Vol. 143, No. 78
Arts & Entertainment......................8
The Market Place....................12-16
Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Rachel Leigh Shipley, Max Marquis, Bradley Hill, Patrick Max Welbom, Todd Davis, Frances Dominguez, Rosendo Aguirre, Felix Velez, Jr., Dusty Krueger, Chrissy Hernandez, Jack Ehman (belated).
Happy Anniversary to Erie & Michelle Kennedy (4 years!), Dennis & Kathy Wuest (27 years).
Lions Club to host youth job fair
The New Braunfels Breakfast Uons Club will host its second annual summer youth job fair Saturday. March 11. The location will again be in Wesley Hall, First United Methodist Church, 527 West San Antonio St All area high school and college students, ages 15 and above, are invited.
Employers and organizations interested in participating can call Preston Kennedy at 620-0241 or Mac McDonald at 629-9109.
Tickets on solo for Founders’ Day Prayer Breakfast
As part of the 1995 New Braunfels Sesquicentennial Celebration, the Founders' Day Prayer Breakfast will be held at 1.7a.m. at the New Braunfels *lCivic Center on March 21 The event is sponsored by the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce and planned by the Founders' Day Religious Activities Committee The city-wide ecumenical event will commemorate the founding of New Braunfels on March 21, 1845 Internationally known author-pastor Dr Bruce Larson will be the keynote speaker. Founding fathers' descendants will be recognized, and Molly Joe s Catering will provide an early settlers breakfast'
. Tickets are $10 per person . and are on sale at the Chamber ; of Commerce, Saints Peter and ; -Paul Catholic Church, Saint ; Paul Lutheran Church. First Protestant Church, and New Braunfels Presbyterian Church Posters for the Founders' Day * Prayer Breakfast are available ; at the Chamber Businesses
* and churches are encouraged to display the posters to help publicize the event For more information, call the Chamber of Commerce at 625-2385
City-Wids Garage Gala to bonofH Children's Museum
The City-Wide Garage Sale benefitting The Children's Museum will be 10 a rn. to 4 p.m., Sunday, March 5 at the Civic Center.
* Admission is $ 1 per person
* ($2 maximum per family). Booths filled with all kinds of Goodies - TVs, furniture, games, toys, appliances, clothing, plants - many new items and arts and crafts booths will be there too
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County pondering recycling program
Commissioners hear presentation at meeting
By CRAIG HAMMETT
County Commissioners yesterday heard what could become one of several presentations on the possibility of recycling efforts in the county areas.
Gabe Garcia, of Browning-Fcms Industries (BF1), presented several options to the court but said the company as yet does not “have a rural recycling program in place in this area.” Residents may recognize BFI as the company that recently implemented the city’s recycling program. Garcia defended the program that has come under fire from some citizens.
"We can be flexible. I believe we have already shown that in the city,” he said. “...We have collected 87 tons (in New Braunfels), and the $2,300 share for the city exceeds the amount expected.”
As for the county, many questions remain because BFI has not implemented a rural program.
“We don’t even know what type of response we’re going to get,” he said.
A proposal would include two 30-yard containers located at some points in the county,
manned by a county staffer. Residents would have to bring products such as newspaper, plastics, aluminum cans, metal cans, and clear glass to the containers.
BFI would charge a rent fee of $50 per month plus $250 every time they emptied the dumpsters. They would find a market for the recycled products and split the proceeds with the county. Garcia said BFI would a request a minimum one-year contract.
The market often shifts as far as recycled products arc concerned. Another official with the
company said BFI is the largest processor of recycled material in the U.S. and can still scil goods when the market is low.
A question was asked whether a regular garbage bin should be placed at the recycle locations in case someone brought the wrong materials.
BFI officials warned against this saying a regular bin could lead to people dumping all their garbage there on a regular basis.
Commissioner Jumbo Evans said many county residents are already contracting for regular garbage service and asked that the possibility of sol id-waste transfer stations in the county be discussed.
Hospice NB pushing for more funds for HIV/AIDS
By CRAIG HAMMETT
Many people may not realize that HIV and AIDS occur in small towns such as New Braunfels. Officials at Hospice New Braunfels are trying to convince not only citizens hut government officials that people are affected here and that funds and education are needed.
Recently, officials from the local Hospice met with persons from the Region 8 BIV Education and Prevention Coalition. The coalition recommends needs to the state level, which allocates federal dollars from the Centers for Disease Control (CDG).
“lf your life hasn’t been touched by it (AIDS), it will be someday,” said Christina Smith of the local Hospice.
Why? Because more than one million Americans are believed to be infected with the HIV virus, which leads to the condition of AIDS.
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do not have any doctors trained in infectious dis-ease control.”
According the latest studies nationwide, AIDS is now the leading cause of death in men ages 18-44. While in the past, the disease was linked mainly to homosexual men and IV drug users and still is, there is a growing number of women infected. By the year 2000, AIDS is expected to be the second leading cause of death in women 18-44, while it is only sixth now.
Education and prevention are the key, Smith said. HIV is totally preventable, and Smith says ignorance must be fought.
“lf we don’t get the schools involved in HIV education, we’ll be in bad shape," said Smith. “...The curriculum is very limited.”
Often a controversial issue, textbooks dealing with health among other subjects are again up for district’s approval this year.
Smith thinks life-skills training should be added to the educational training regarding the disease.
Plaza paver project aims to preserve
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
Preserving our Past, Paving our Future — that’s the name of the Main Street Plaza paver project. And a perfect description it is.
The sidewalk around Main Street Plaza is getting a facelift, in the form of decorative pavers along the inside of the existing sidewalk. On these pavers, which are bocks made of concrete, are the names of any New Braunfels residents who choose to purchase one for only $25.
The display of pavers is called the “Prince Carl of zu-Solms-Braunfels “Court of Honor.”
“They’re affordable for anyone,” said Paver Committee Chair Joyce Hendricks, “and they’re a way to participate in the Sesquicentennial.” The personalized pavers will be a tribute for generations to come — for another 150 years and beyond, she said. That's because pavers are made to last much, much longer than bricks.
“I love the idea of a founding New Braunfels family using bricks for each branch or member of their family tree*’ she said.
The band of rose colored pavers will be further enhanced by four very special larger tablets. Each will have one of four carved and embossed historic crests — the original New Braunfels Coat of Arms, the Chamber of Commerce commemorative Sesquicentennial Coin pending approval, the official seal for the Society for the Protection of German Immigrants, and Court of Honor Crest. The tablets will be pnced based on bids received.
These tablets will be made of Hill Country granite, which has flecks of rose and grey. Patterns of grey and rose pavers will further adorn the display. The “In Memonum Honors List" is a section of the paving with ten panels with the names of the first wave of founders who came on March 21, 1845. Each panel, containing 24 names, can be purchased by a corporation, group of any kind, or individual. The cost for one panel is $600.
Hendricks stresses that construction on the paver project will begin after the Sesquicentennial celebration in April.
The three opportunities to commemorate your group, family, or yourself are:
Pavers — $25; see order form in Thursday's Herald-Zeitung.
Tablets — bids accepted; call Joyce Hendricks at 625-
Panels — $600; call Joyce Hendricks.
The deadline for paver orders is April 30.
Valeri* Gonzalez (right) and Michetla Slater (left) bundle up to protect themselves from the cold during leat night ! soccer match between New Braunfels and Smithson Valley. Temperatures dipped into th# low 40s around the area aa one of winter's last cold front made Its way Into South Texas. New Braunfels won the match, which earned them the district title. (Sea Sports Day,
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