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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 10, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Elton Pace, Josh Pacs, Alto Mustier, Stefanie Powell,New Braunfels girls’ soccer team wins the district. Turn to Sports, Page 8A. Comal County Courthouse Inside Obituaries........................ .............2A Opinion............................ .............4A Letters............................. .............5A Sports Day....................... 8A-9A Marketplace.................... 6B-14B Stci iii iii tisch Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung! The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Ashley Bevil (7 years), Francine Bowling, Oralia De Los Santos, Cole Clayton (10 years), Andrew Tlmmer-mann (six years), Courtney Parks (15 years), Mary Phillips (Monday), Kayla Childress (Monday, eight years), Egon A. Jarisch (02 years young), and Peter and Paul Castilleja (yesterday.) Happy anniversary to Mick! and Scott Kuenstler and Mr. and Mrs. Ba lento Pineda (37 years). Community Chorale hosts spring concert The New Braunfels Community Chorale will be presenting its spring concert on St. Patrick's Day, Sunday, March 17. The concert will be held at 3 p.m. at First Protestant Church. Tickets may be purchased from any member of the Chorale. They will also be sold at the door, China-n-Things, and at Johnson Furniture Co. Adult tickets are $5 and senior/student tickets are $4. Don’t forgot about your precinct convention A lot of people who vote in the primary elections Tuesday don't even know about an equally-important part of the political process that happens while they sit home watching the election returns on television. , The part of the process is ! the precinct conventions, I which will be held Tuesday at 7:15 p.m. (Democratic Party) and 7:30 p.m. (Republican Party) at the polling places Everyone who votes in the primary is eligible to take part in that party's precinct convention. For more information, call Robbie Borchers (Republican Party) at 625-3170, or Gloria Sasser (Democratic Party) at 606-0864. Thinking of starling a business? lf you want to start a business or even are just thinking about it, then a start-up orientation might just be what you need. The session will provide you with basic start up information, including Small Business Development Center checklist for going into business, start-up financing and SBA loan application procedures, and an overview of the business plan outline. To register, call the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce at 625-2385. Qruono FACE moots The Gruene Family and Community Education Club meets at 2 p.m., March 13 at the County Extension Meeting Room. Program will be on decorating flower pots. Th«* winning number* Lotto Toyos 14,19, 25,29, 44,49, Est $18 million jackpot Comedian George Bums dead at IOO years BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — George Bums, the wry, cigar-smoking comic who played straight man to Grade Allen for 35 years, then found new popularity when he won an Academy Award at age 80, died Saturday just weeks after turning I OO. Bums, whose health had been declining in recent years, died at IO a.m. at his home, said his manager, Irv ing Fein. He was with his son, Ronald Bums, a nurse and a housekeeper, Fein said. Entertainers and politicians alike mourned his death. “All I can say is that I’ve lost one of my dearest, closest friends who I’ve known for over 75-years,” said Milton Berle. “I’m going to miss him terribly. I think the world is going to miss him because he gave us so much happiness.” Three announce candidacies • for city office Find out who they are. Turn to Page 14A. Tattoo you Look inside a local tattoo parlor. Page 1B New Braunfels Herald -Ta • rn 4JO    MOI6 10/22/99 SO-WE ST Pl I GROF’UBL I SH I NG '? A 2 7 F. Y A N I1 E L L. I* R SUNDAY $1.00 46 Pages in three sections ■ Sunday, March 10,1996 EL PASO, TX 79903-Serving Comal County for more than 144 years BHome of ANDREW TIMMERMANN Vol. 144, No. 85 Elizabeth Penwell, Dennis Kraft, Shirley Butler, Sue Badillo, Christina Smith, Hstgsrd Shur and Minerva Castilleja try the N-Bua, the newest way to get around town. Say Hello to N«Bus New Braunfels ready to launch new public transit system By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer With a mariachi band playing and a big ribbon cutting ceremony, New Braunfels entered the public transit system era with the inauguration of N«Bus on Friday afternoon. The dedication, which took place at the Plaza, was attended by officials from die Texas Department of Transportation and Alamo Aiea Council of Governments. Officials from the city, county, chamber of commerce and State Representative Edmund Kuempel were also on hand. Mayor Paul E. Fraser, Jr. said the new transit system will be able to provide all citizens will accessible transportation. “As our city grows, we will have to reach out to different areas of the city for those people with transportation needs,” Fraser said. “I hope this system proves to be beneficial to our citizens so that they will ask us to continue it.” John Kelly, TxDOT district engineer for San Bus Schedule And More See Page 1 GA. Antonio, said the initiation of N*Bus, was a result of cooperation and hard work between TxDOT and the city. “This is an historic occasion for New Braunfels in the inauguration of this system,” Kelly said. “I commend the city for its efforts (to bring public transportation to New Braunfels). This is a timely project which will be a great benefit to the citizens. I have to give credit to David Kopp (engineer for the New Braunfels TxDOT office) who has worked with city and county officials in providing good transportation for this area.” “In addition to this celebration, we are bursting with some good news,” Kelly said. “We have just received word from the Federal Transit Administration that New Braunfels has been awarded a $350,000 grant for next year to assist in the operation of the N*Bus system. This is really exciting, especially in times of reduced federal funding. The grant is half of the funding available to transit systems in Texas for next year.” The N»Bus system will run from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday—Saturday and will consist of four routes through the city (Red, Green, Golden and Purple). The start/stop transfer point will be at the Hummel Museum near the Plaza. A fifth route will run Saturdays only. A one way, one route bus fare is 75 cents. Transfers are an additional 25 cents. For those riders who got a sneak preview of the N«Bus by getting a short free ride, the reviews for the N*Bus were great. “I enjoyed the ride very much,” Anne Rowley said. “I think the buses are very beautiful, lf my car ever breaks down, I will take one of these buses. The fare, which I think is 75 cents, is great.” Minerva Castilleja is certainly glad the N*Bus system has arrived in New Braunfels. “We really need this,” Castilleja said. “The bus is just right, it is much smoother than a VIA bus or a taxi cab.” Junior Livestock Show to attract more than 700 entries By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Young people around the county arc preparing their prize animals for the 28th annual Comal County Junior Livestock Show and Sale set to begin Thursday. Comal County Assistant Extension Agent Roger Havlak said people have been at the grounds for the past week preparing for the show, and will be ready when kids start showing up with their swine on Wednesday afternoon. Havlak said this year’s show will consist of swine, sheep, cattle, rabbits, broilers, turkeys and goats. Havlak said this is the first year goats will be included in the show. He said several area shows are now including goats. “I think its because the goat has become somewhat popular in some areas and a lot more people' are adding goats (to the shows,)” he said. Havlak said there are a total of 86 steers, 21 heifers, 134 sheep, 47 goats, 318 hogs, 25 turkeys, 64 broilers, and 101 rabbits in the show. He said it is hard to say why there are so many more hogs compared to the other animals. However, he said, it may be due to costs, size or personal preference. Havlak said this is his first show with Comal County, but bel loves the numbers may be just slightly higher. He said the addition of goats will also impact the size of the show. “I think everything is growing a little each year,” he said. Havlak said the Buyers’ Gala, which is a dinner, dance, and silent auction for last year’s buyers, is being held this weekend. On Wednesday, kids will begin bringing in the swine. The swine show is on Thursday at 4 p.m., and “everything else is shown on Friday,” he said. The auction will be held Saturday at I p.m. The Comal County Youth Homemaking and Art Show will also be held on Friday. Havlak said this show will include pies, candy, breads, preserves, gardening, crafts, photography, needlework, and much, much more. Early Toting heavy By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Early voting for the party primaries officially ended Friday at 4:30 p.m., and both Comal and Guadalupe counties reported a good turnout and expect a sizable turnout on election day also. Comal County Clerk Joy Streater said that as of 3 p.m. Friday, 2,450 people had voted, and that number was expected to reach 2,500 to 2,600 by the closing of the polls. She said 300 voters had turned out by 11 a.m. on Thursday alone, and things were busy. “We had people running around helping out as much as possible.” she said. Streater said a total of 10,000-12,000 voters are expected to have participated in the primary elections by the close of polls on Tuesday. She said this w ould represent a 25 percent turnout. Streater said this will be “pretty much in line” with the previous presidential election when the race for sheriff and commissioner w ere “heated." She also added that she believes this will continue to be about seven to IO percent above the statewide turnout. “We have a busy and active county,” said Streater. “That's great." Guadalupe Elections Administrator J.R. Perez said as of this morning, 1,631 Republicans and 303 Democrats had voted. He said this is “pretty close” to w hat he expected. He also added that a 30 percent turnout is expected for this election, which will means a total of 7,500 votes. He said about 6,000 votes were east last year. “I feel the growth in the number of registered voters should bring out another 1,500.” said Perez. In Comal County, the Republican Primary has two people running for County Attorney, four for County Commissioner in Precinct I. and three for County Shen IT. The Republican Primary in Guadalupe County has four candidates for County Sheri IT, tw o for County Commissioner in Precinct 3, two for County Commissioner in Precinct I, three for Constable in Precinct I, and two for Constable in Precinct 4. Pitching in to help Students from the New Braunfels Christian Academy took part in their annual Work-A-Thon Friday. Students cleaned up Landa Park and brought food to Hospice Patients. Pictured are Morgan Cox and Emily Hine sweeping In Landa Park. Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALLTake a look at sample ballots and polling places for Tuesday s primary elections. See Page 3A, ;