New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 5, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
New Braunfels girls track team takes first at Smithson Valley’s Ranger Relays, See 8A
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New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March 21,1845 March 21,1995
Letters to the editor......................5A
Sports Day.............................8A, 9A
Birthday wishes from tho HorakkZoltung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Molly Koopp, Esther J. Cruz,
Frances Dominique (belated), Erie Stolinski (20 years), Cameron Dalton Tlmmermann (3 years!), Kimberly Greenlees (Saturday), Rosanna Lankford, Jamif Schindler (14 years), Gary Schlather (Saturday), Celia Boriack (Saturday),
Diana Campos, Susan Humphries (Monday), Sharifs Mercer (Monday), Diana Perez (Monday).
Happy Anniversary to Arnold & Sharon Fattier (20 years!).
Tonight, partly cloudy skies. Low in the mid to upper 40s East wind 5 to 10 mph Sunday, patchy morning fog. Partly cloudy High near 80. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east in the afternoon
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Parenting With Intimacy set for March 11 at FPO
New Braunfels area churches. in cooperation with the Center for Marriage & Family Intimacy in Austin, will present “Parenting With Intimacy." at First Protestant Church, located at 172 W Coll Street in New Braunfels The 8:30 a rn -430pm seminar is set for Saturday, March 11 The seminar will be led by Dr Paul Warren and Tern Ferguson of the Center for Marriage & Family Intimacy Subjects to be explored include making good families better, preparation for parenting challenges, and providing hope and healing to hurting relationships Registration is $30 per person and can be done at the PPC office
Call 1-800-881-8008 for more information
Aquatic program sat at McKenna Memorial Hospital March 7
The Arthritis Foundation, in conjunction with McKenna Memorial Hospital will present an aquatic program with a recreational program done in a heated pool The next program will begin March 7.
Program participants are led by trained personnel through a series of specially designed exercises which, with the aid of water's buoyancy and resistance, can help improve joint flexibility The warm water and gentle movements can also help to relieve pain and stiffness
It is not necessary to know how to swim and any adult with arthritis can participate Participants are encouraged to check with their doctors about the need for possible special precautions before joining the class.
The course will last 6-10 weeks For more information, call McKen na Memorial Hospital Rehab Services at 606-9111, ext 154
TNs newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint
A War of Attrition
■ Ranchers in western Comal County fight for fate of livestock, See Page 1B
Rabies vaccination drives working, veterinarian says
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
The recent rabies vaccination drives have been a success. Overall, IO percent more pets were immunized against rabies this year than last year, said Dr Kent Fischer of the Fischer Vetennary Clinic.
“A poll of local vetennary clinics today reflected an increase of vaccinations up 200 to 300 percent from 1904 to 1995,” said Fischer.
This shows that pet owners who rely on their vets for pet health are bringing the family animals in droves to be vaccinated.
It’s convenient to bring all the family pets at once for vaccinations and a check-up, said Fischer.
‘‘The added benefits of an office visit include checking the dog’s heartworm status, skin condition and catching up on other new developments in pet health care,” said Fischer.
Every year veterinarians are inundated with new pet care products, said Fischer ‘‘A few will turn out to be really good,” Fischer said.
All area pet owners are urged to vaccinate their pets against rabies, Fischer said The number of vaccinated pets in the county is up, but there are still thousands unvaccinated — and at nsk of catching rabies as the rabies scare continues throughout South Texas
Rabies cases had been discovered as close to Comal County as Boerne in recent months.
4-Star shooting for Gruene
The Restaurant at
to open this month
By MARK LYON
What is already being called a four-star restaurant will open it’s doors to the public later this month, according to Dennis Spinilli, owner of The Restaurant at Gruene Mansion.
The restaurant, located behind The Gruene Mansion Inn in Gruene, will be housed in what has been the Mansion's specialty use facility. Spinilli and San Antonio chef "Leo," will be the featured chefs.
Spinilli, who owns Alsation Restaurant in Castroville also, has been featured in Southern Living, Texas Monthly and Texas Homes magazines while Leo recently was awarded Best Mediterranean and European Cuisine in San Antonio.
"New Braunfels needs it," Spinilli said. "The area needs fine dining. This has been being planned for more than two years now. I want it to become the jewel of New Braunfels for fine dining.”
The restaurant will feature some 37 different wines and a menu containing dishes such as Jager-schnitzel and Schnitzel, classic Angus nb-eye steaks, pastas, marinated swordfish steaks. Can bean salad and chicken cacciatore.
Spinilli, who was trained in Madnd, Spain, notes that all items on the dinner menu will range from $ IO to $ 15, lower than most fine dining establishments of this type A lunch menu with light, lower-pnced items will be featured each day through the afternoon hours, he said.
"Our menu is complete," he said. "It is a real strong menu with pastas, beef, fish and even chicken. People can find whatever they want
Herald Zeitung photo by MARK LYON Dennis Spinilli, owner and operator of Tha Restaurant at Gruene Mansion, stands in front of one of the many paintings purchased for the main dining room.
in one restaurant It will be first-class, but at a moderate price and a relaxed atmosphere."
Some construction work is currently being done at the restaurant, including the completion of two 20-feet bookcases. Although no firm date has been set for opening, Spinilli plans to open later this month.
Spinilli said he sees Gruene as an
ideal location for this type of restaurant.
"Gruene is a great place, it is so unique," he said "The Gruene Mansion Inn, Gruene Hall and all the other businesses just work so well together to provide a place where people want to go. New Braunfels is booming. We're glad to be a part of that."
New Braunfels SUNDAY
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40 Pages in three sections ■ Sunday, March 5,1995 Serving Comal County for more than 143 years ■ Home of ESTHER J. CRUZ I Voi 143, No. 81
HerakJ-Zeitung photos by MICHAEL DARNALL
Cowboy-style fun at Texas Cookout
(Lait photo) Benjamin Tanguy and Dana Schwartzlose share a dance during First Protestant Church Day Care t "Texas Cookout," held Friday at tha church. (Top photo) Mitchell Palmer's smile gives good indication of tha good time had by many at tha avant.
41st semi-annual car show to feature car formerly owned by Elvis Presley
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
1930 Cadillac, 1947 Bcntly, 1967 Jaguar — these arc cars to dream about. New Braunfels car lovers will have a chance to own or at least get a good look at these and many more March 18 and 19.
That’s when the 41st Semi-Annual Greater San Antonio/Austin Collector Car Auction and Show comes to Wursthallc.
"We’re going to have something for everyone," said Bruce Knox, general manager of Dan Kruse Classic Car Productions.
"Cars of the stars, classic automobiles like the 16V Caddy. cars that arc priced from as low as possibly $1,000 up to close to a million." he said An Elvis car will be featured at the show — a 1973 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham,
Elvis fans will be glad to know that a concert jacket, original sheet music and an assortment of Elvis memorabilia will also be on display and up for auction.
A 1949 Chrysler Imperial limousine designed for billionaire Howard Hughes, one of only two in existence, will hit the auction block for the first
*C«rs of Hts •tars, classic automobiles like the 16V Caddy, cars that are priced from as low as possibly $1,000 up to doss to a million.’
- Bruce Knox, on what cars will be seen at the show
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A 1930 Cadillac V-16 Roadster will be one of the cars featured at the Greater San Antonio/Austin Collector Car Auction and Show, to be held at Wursthalle March 18 and 19.
time at Wursthallc. This car was fitted with a movie camera used in Hughes’s RKO productions, the first of the modem '‘camera micks.”
Car enthusiasts come in all types, said Knox.
"We’ve dealt with Reggie Jackson, Jay Leno, Burt Reynolds," he said. There’s an outside chance that a celebrity might show up at the auction.
"But with this sale we’ll have a lot of wealthy businessmen coming in that people don’t really recognize,” he added
It doesn’t take piles of money to own a classic car, said Knox. Many people buy a classic car for a thousand or so dollars and then spend $ 10,000 to $ 15,000 to fix it up
Car lovers from as far as California, Michigan, even Canada will converge on New Braunfels for the show and auction
"Car collecting is a world wide passion.” said Knox, "we’re really getting a world class event and it’s going to grow.”
Admission is $5 per day, with children under three free.For subscription, advertising or news information, call 625-9144