New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 15, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
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20 pages in two sections ■ Wednesday, March 15,1995
Serving Comal County for more than 143 years ■ Home of B.A. SAUNDERS
Vol. 143, No 88
Letters to the editor......
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Birthday wishes from tho Horald-Zohung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; B.A. Saunders (86 years young!), Jesse Vargas, Katy Kelly, Kim Reviea, T. Dudley Zoeller (16 years), Kevin Kropp (16 years!), Carlos Molina, Sherry Schott, Jenevie Kohlenberg, David Hammerstein, Tonya Eaton, Carrie Bradwell.
Happy Anniversary to Frank & JoAnne Villanueva (15 years!).
Tonight, decreasing clouds and cool. Low in the upper 40s to near SO. Light northwest wind Thursday, mostly sunny and mild High in the mid 70s. Northwest wind near 10 mph
44th antique show on tsp this weekend
The 44th Semiannual Antique Show and Sale will be held at the New Braunfels Civic Center March 17, 18 and 19 The hours are: Friday, March 17. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, March 18 & 19, noon-6 p m. Quality dealers from all over the state and many out of state dealers will be exhibiting quality merchandise for sale.
Included for sale will be fine cut glass, art glass, carnival and pattern glass, furniture (oak. pine, walnut, etc ), primitives. silver, jewelry, coins, toys, linens, quilts, clocks, and many other antiques and collectibles. There will be a very larga and excellent variety of merchandise—always something for everyone.
Since this is my 44th semiannual antique show and sale here in New Braunfels, many great door prizes will be given away during the show. Mark your calendar. . .this is going to .be an outstanding weekend antique show and sale This is the only quality antique show and sale where the admission is still only $2.50 which is good for all three days For additional information, call Jerry Johnson, 210-625-0612 or 210-620-4934.
Founders' Day Pray ar Breakfast tickets on sale
As part of the 1995 New Braunfels Sesquicentennial Celebration, the Founders' Day Prayer Breakfast will be held at 7 a m at the New Braunfels Civic 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.
. Tickets are $10 per person and are on sale at the Chamber, Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church, St Paul Lutheran Church, First Protestant Church, and New Braunfels Presbyterian Church.
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Concerns over plant to be aired at meeting
By CRAIG HAMMETT
BULVERDE - Bulverde residents arc expected to heavily attend a regular “town meeting” of the county judge Monday night, 7 p.m. at the Bulverde Library on Cougar Drive.
Much of the discussion will probably center on the proposed concrete batch site at the comer of the intersection of U.S. Hwy. 281 and FM 1863. Ingram Readymix, Inc. of New Braunfels has applied to the Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission for an exemption to allow them to operate.
Precinct 2 County Commissioner Danny
Proposed concrete plant has some Bulverde residents concerned for traffic, water, dust
Scheel, who will also attend the meeting, said the public will as usual, be able to ask questions of both he and County Judge Carter Casteel.
Scheel did not know if any representatives from Ingram Readymix would be available at the meeting.
“I wrote a letter to the owners of the plant and suggested they have a meeting of their own (with concerned residents),” said Scheel.
The TNRCC regulates pollution controls on resources such as water and air. Ingram has applied for a “Standard Exemption” to the agency and would include the emission of “cement, fly-ash, aggregate and road dust” into the air.
A TNRCC official said standard exemption arc just that, standard, and that companies must meet 22 conditions to get one before they can begin construction.
The official pointed out that no kiln or burning would take place at this site.
As yet, no public TNRCC hearing has been scheduled.
The meeting is expected to draw a large crowd, said one Bulverde resident.
“It is important just so the people of Bulverde can express their feelings to elected officials,” said Carlos Cervantes, president of the Bulverde Landowners Association who himself wrote a letter to the TNRCC along with other residents.
The TNRCC official, Anne Spink, said residents with questions could call her at the Austin Central Office for Air Quality, (512)239-1000.
Local youth stand ready for livestock show
By CRAIG HAMMETT
y late Saturday afternoon, hundreds of Comal County youth will have brought even greater numbers of their animals to the 27th Annual 4-H and FFA County Junior Livestock Show, for most the end ofjftany months of work that can bring a great deal of satisfaction. ——
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pie will participate, just like Ryan McElroy and Angela Jenschke. The two will be showing their stock, hoping to sell and perhaps, even make a profit.
“Really, it’s a gamble,” said McElroy, a senior at Smithson Valley High as he prepared his steer and heifer (that’s cattle for city folks) for the show and sale, “...like my steer got pneumonia and I couldn’t take him to Houston.” Everything from cattle, hogs, sheep, and rabbits to broilers and turkeys will be moving through the pens at the County Fairgrounds this week, starting today. For many this will mark the end as the animals are sold off to auction. Some will keep theirs for breeding.
Programs like the county 4-H and the Future Farmers of America in the local schools help with the learning process. It is a process of learning a business that at times can be very frustrating and at others, very rewarding.
They learn to budget their time and their money, and they learn that there is more to raising livestock than putting feed in the trough.
“You have to keep records,” McElroy said. “There are vet bills, feed bills, and miscellaneous stuff, feed pans, halters, show halters..."
Heratd-Zodung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Smithson Vallsy student Megan Southard sheers s sheep In preparation for the Comal County Junior Livestock Show.
Jenschke raises hogs which she says is one of the more risky ventures. Many of the people showing their livestock this weekend cither buy their animals atter they are bom or raise them from birth.
“I think I have more responsibility, with both sows and boars, I have to breed them, make sure I breed them at the nght time ...and anything can happen with a pig,” said Jenschke, who said she had to get several of her animals through various ailments.
Jenscke, also a senior at SVHS and FFA member, took one hog to the Houston Livestock Show and won Champion Chester Boar, which she plans to keep for breeding. Others, the market animals, are
sold at the shows and can sometimes draw big dollars if bidding is good or the place is high.
But sometimes, the bidding can be biased and the judging inconsistent. Both say the Comal County show is good because of its system whereby points are awarded. The top place winners accumulate points that turn into dollars, but money from all the buyers, including the large bids, is distributed among all the contestants.
“I like the way the county (show) does it,” McElroy. “I think it’s more fair...The more money that comes in, the more everyone is going to get.”
For those selling animals, the goal is to turn a profit. But along the
way they are supposed to learn the ups and downs of agribusiness, which like any other, can be tricky.
“It not something you’re going to get neb in,” said Jenschke, based on her experience which she has enjoyed. “...When I first started about seven years ago, I really didn’t know that much, but now others come and ask me for advice.”
And sometimes, it’s hard to let some of the animals go, especially knowing their fate and taking into account the constant attention given the many months. Like that little sick piglet that stayed in the home and now has become a pet.
“Nothing’s going to happen to him,” she said.
Centennial capsule remains a mystery
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
The mystery of the missing time capsule - sounds like the title of a book or a TV show. But it’s real, and it’s a part of the New Braunfels Sesquicentennial.
The New Braunfels Centennial rolled around in 1945. “But they postponed the celebration till ‘46 when the boys came home from the war,” said Mary Ann Seidel.
As part of the festivities a nme capsule was buried, and was supposed to be opened 50 years later. What did the time capsule contain? And where is it? That's a mystery Mary Ann and Rudy Seidel hope to solve this bicentennial year.
There are theories. “Myra Lee Katt Fischer contacted us,” said Seidel, “she thinks it’s somewhere in Landa Park.” A flagpole was situated where the train now runs, and that’s where Katt remembers the time capsule was buried.
Jeanette Streuer Felger has a different memory • that the time capsule was buried where the courthouse annex now stands.
Even if the location were narrowed down to the courthouse annex or the park, how to figure out the exact spot? It certainly wouldn’t do to just start digging hole after hole.
There must be a clue in New Braunfels to help find that time capsule, Seidel said. In this town that preserves its history so well, surely an account or a photograph exists to unlock the mystery.
Maybe it’s in the photographs or documents in the Sophienburg Archives. Maybe it’s waiting to be translated from the 1946 newspapers. Maybe it’s in a personal diary or a letter carefully preserved.
The search would be a Sesquicentennial celebration in itself - seeing moments of New Braunfels’ past come to life with each page.
Anyone who has information about the time capsule or wants to help with the detective work should contact Mary Ann Seidel at 625- 8151.
More survivors of cancer counted today than ever before
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
Cancer. Such a grave illness that the word itself is chilling. But thanks to advances in medicine the majority of people stricken with cancer now survive. And now no one in New Braunfels has to feel like they’re fighting the disease alone - thanks to The Dialogue Group.
That’s the name of the new cancer support group sponsored by the American Cancer Society, said group facilitator Man an Hicks, a registered nurse at McKenna Memorial Hospital. Hicks and Hospice registered nurse Jan
Belew will hold the first Dialogue meeting March 23.
“When someone is told they have cancer it’s almost as if their life stops,” Hicks said. “It’s really good if you can go to a group and talk about the things that have happened.”
Hicks avoids calling herself and Belew leaders. “It’s the group that’s going to make the process; it’s they who are going to share,” she said. “The group actually runs itself. We are only there to guide.”
Cancer survivors are everyone who has had cancer and is still alive, Hicks said. They have special expenences,
special needs. Sometimes it takes another who has been through the same expenence to understand, she said.
The group is set up to empower cancer survivors to take care of each other, Hicks said. The beginning of each session will feature a speaker - on subjects like diet, drugs, education.
Dialogue serves those who care for cancer survivors too. “Sometimes it’s a parent, sometimes it’s a child, sometimes a boyfriend or girlfriend,” Hicks said. Care givers need to share with each other so they can cope, she said.
The support group is not just a cheerleading session, Hicks said. “It’s OK to
gneve. That’s a process that’s very human,” she said. “It’s OK to be angry. Those are very normal characteristics.”
Group members ride out the lows with each other, Hicks said. “Some get really down and we’ve sat and cried together,” she said.
“Then I’d see them in three or four weeks and they’d be really up, really happy.”
The American Cancer Society sponsors Dialogue groups around the state, Hicks said. “If someone’s in a cancer support group here and they go visit their kids in Dallas, they can look for “Dialogue” and find a group there,”
The first New Braunfels Dialogue group will meet March 23 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the north building of the Victoria Bank. Meetings will follow the fourth Thursday of each month. For information about The Dialogue Group, call the Comal County American Cancer Society at 629-5717.
“It used to be that when you had a diagnosis of cancer it was all over,” Hicks said.
“Now there are so many options for treatments And there are so many people who are walking around cancer free.”Call 625-9144 for subscription, news or advertising information