New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 17, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
Herald-Zeitung □ Sunday, March 17, 1996 □ 5 A
The Board of Directors of the Community Service Center honored Laura and Eugene Koenig
Wednesday morning with the center’s annual Good Samaritan Award for their diligent service and volunteer work for the center. Board President Ben Wehman is pictured presenting the plague to Laura Koenig.
Herald-Zeitung photo by Doug Loveday
What was motive behind naming of CISG schools?
I have read letters recently regarding the choice of names for the new schools in CISD. There were excellent proposals to name the schools for Annette Hanley and other locals, past and present, whose lives were dedicated to the education of children in this area. It has long been the custom in Texas to name schools for national, state and local heroes and people deeply involved in the educational process.
Why do the CISD trustees behave in such an obstinate and insensitive manner as to completely disregard this custom as well as the feelings of the local citizenry, and make haste to name the schools generically?
Do they feel it is not “politically correct” during the Clinton administration to honor people of sound and moral principles? If so, why do they wish to be involved in the school system, and if not, what is their reasoning? It is beyond comprehension.
Frances Shannon Spring Branch
Pat Buchanan first candidate to address immigration fiasco”
I question your judgment in publishing Jim Berry’s political letter just two days prior to our primary election. I have been a staunch supporter of Pat Buchanan and his sister Bay. I have contributed financially to both of their campaigns, ‘92 and ‘96, because Buchanan addressed our major national problem today, immigration.
In my 79 years on planet earth I have experienced •feast and famine. I have traveled to foreign lands. My ancestors, living or dead family members, fought and served in the War of 1812, our Civil War, World War I and II, Korean War, Cold War and Vietnam
War. I am a retired Air Force Officer and retired math teacher.
My education during the “roaring ‘20s” and Great Depression of the 1930s taught me why our Republican Party had virtually stopped immigration in 1924. My travels in the military took me to Asia, Philippines, Korea, Japan, Europe and North Africa.
I also served in New York, Ohio, Colorado, New Mexico, California and Texas. I was bom in the state of Michigan near Detroit and Canada. I have concluded that we don’t need foreign masses coming to our borders and shores.
I reasoned that since my ancestors killed Indians to secure 80-acre homesteads in the War of 1812, we have no right to give such lands to foreigners instead of our children.
Pat Buchanan is the first presidential contender to address this immigration fiasco fostered by a stupid group of Democrats in 1965. Our only GOP senator, John Tower, voted against this 1965 Act. I don’t know how Senator Dole voted but he was there for every immigration increase through 1990. President Bush put his approval for an increase to 900,000 annually.
Fortunately, we have Congressman Lamar Smith and Senator Allan Simpson offering legislation to stop this foolishness. Lamar Smith follows John Tower in being a true conservative in our state. I should remind Jim Berry that Bay Buchanan was President Reagan’s campaign treasurer when he was called an extremist by our media and the democrats. Pat Buchanan worked in President Reagan’s White House. The extremist label today against Mr. Buchanan is coming from the liberal media and fellow Republicans. Shame, shame!
Elwyn S. Baldwin New Braunfels
Renovation of old LCRA building worth the cost
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I worked in the old Comal plant for it’s last 11 years of existence. I was also bom and raised here in New Braunfels. I think that if we are going to save that old building, we should use it wisely.
Our Civic Center is too small. When it was built, it was a great asset to our city. It is OK for small meetings, wedding receptions, etc., but we need a convention center type facility. The old Comal plant is large enough for such a facility, and then some.
Having worked in it for 11 years, I know that it will outlast any new building. It is built like a fortress.
I would suggest a convention center on one floor, and possibly the library on another. Also, the rusty old pipes and bins on top of the building should be removed and could be replaced with non-functional, or fake, towers, turrets, and spires to give it the look of a castle.
This would be in keeping with our German tradition and a big tourist attraction.
Also, eventually through the years, an elevated cross-walk could be built between it and the Wurst-fest grounds. As for funding such a project, it will take the cooperation of all the citizens of New Braunfels and possibly the County of Comal. LCRA has already said they will cooperate, and they have the expertise and knowledge to help us acquire grants and financial advice. Having worked for LCRA for 31 years, I know you can count on their support.
As for who should take control of such a project, I think without a doubt, it should be the city of New Braunfels.
It will take a lot of effort and money to do this project, but I believe it can be done through long term financing. This is one financial burden future generations won’t mind inheriting, because this property is a heritage that will be used and enjoyed for many, many years to come.
Otis W. Mueller New Braunfels
High school students will compete in paver contest
Students from three area high schools can win money for school programs when they enter the “Court of Honor High School Contest.” Juniors and seniors classes from New Braunfels High School, Smithson Valley High School and Canyon High School will compete to sell the most pavers for the Court of Honor.
Students have until April 15 to sell the engraved four-by-eight inch squares to any person or group wanting to be immortalized on New Braunfels Main Plaza.
The individual student who sells the most pavers will win a gift certificate package valued at $206 for the junior-senior prom, including: tuxedo rental from Celebrations (NBHS and SVHS) and Tip Top Tuxedo (CHS), dinner for two at Tree
Tops Riverside Grille, engraved paver from the Main Street Paver Subcommittee, pedicure from the William Edge Salon, make-up design at The Retreat Salon, manicure by Simply Nails, and corsage by Comal Flower Shop.
The school that sells the largest dollar volume will have 15 percent of its total sales equally divided between its Senior Project Graduation and Junior Project Jr.-Sr. Prom.
The second-place school will have IO percent of its sales between the same two school projects, and the third-place school will have 5 percent of total sales donated.
. Jean Wilson heads up the Court of Honor High School Contest project. For more information, contact Joyce Hendricks at (210) 625-4975.
4-H contestants sucessful at show
The San Antonio Livestock Show was held from Feb. 3 to 18 at the Freeman Coliseum Fairgrounds. Many local 4-H members showed successfully against some very competitive show animals from across the state, and were able to place their animals for the auction sale.
Comal County was represented by 59 4-H exhibitors. Results are as follows:
STEERS - Jeff Eldridge, Breed Champion (MW) AOB; Kevyn Ivy, second place (HW) Polled Hereford; Ashley Kaufman, second pace (LW) Polled Hereford; Melissa Galloway, third place (LW) ABC; Justin Taylor, sixth place (MW) Charlois.
SWINE - Justin Taylor, third place
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Spring is almost on us, a time when everything is rejuvenated (maybe even seniors when the bones don’t creak and squeak as much), and life begins all over again. Spring is a festive season and I think it is fitting that St. Patrick’s Day precedes the opening of Spring by just a few days.
St. Patrick’s is a fun day with lots of festivities and wearing of the green. I feel that we, here at the Comal County Senior Center, have inherited the “luck of the Irish.” We have had the luck with us since the very beginnings of the Center back in 1991, and that luck continues today.
At the Comal County Senior Center, we celebrate the first day of Spring with our annual spring style show and luncheon, March 21, at 11:30 a.m., $ 10 per person for the lunch and show. The menu will start with wine, tea or coffee. Hot chicken salad, green beans, cranberry jello, and hot freshly baked rolls will be served. Dessert will be tri-flavored sherbet and sugar cookies. The Center’s cooks do a fabulous job and the food is delicious.
The really enthusiastic committee is chaired by Helen Nolen, with Polly Johnson as decorations chairman and Alia Deen Knadle in charge door prizes. Goldie Nowotny is the narrator and Margaret Clarke is the pianist. Other committee members are Miche-lina Wages, Jean Manes, Jewell Moore, Marcia Hofheintz, Resa Lagarde, Rachel Newsome, Teta Schooley and Marty Weicker.
Door prizes are being offered by the following merchants of New Braunfels: ‘Tis the Season Christmas Store, Mission Valley Textiles Inc., Pfaltzgraff, Fitz and Floyd, American Tounster, China-n-Things, McKenna Hospital Gift Shop, Willis Town ‘n Travel, Edelweis Moden, Senior Citizens Foundation, Fine Designs, Gruene General Store, The Cottage at Gruene, The Collection at Landmark Square, Merle Norman Cosmetics, Plaza Diner, Hair Station, Accents at Landmark Square, Texas Commerce Bank,
Beall’s, Luby’s Cafeteria, Target, Intl r-national House of Pancakes and App bee’s. Now that’s a fantastic list!
The list of models are Gladys Barding, Joyce Billingsley, Liz Cokfr, Jeannie Edwards, Lyla & Dafe Hochanadel, Marcie Hofheinz, PoBy Johnson, Elda Kieschnick, Resa Lagarde, Sue Luttrel, Lillie Raymond, Teta Schools and MicheliOa Wages. Merchants offering their spring selec-tions are Bon Worth, The Collection, The Cottage in Gruene, the two Dress Bams, Edelweis Moden, and there will be some custom designs. All of the models are delightful and the hair styling and clothes spectacular. The William Edge Salon will be doing the hair styling and makeup for the models.
The Senior Center lucks out again by having so many terrific volunteers doing so many different things. One of the ways we are especially lucky is that we have those cute leprechauns back with us again, like Dave Hochanadel, Al Bickham, Arthur Wages, Buzz Mann, E. J. Lagarde, Paul Hammaker, John Fahsl, Bill Johnson, Tom Tholen, Jim Cooney, Joe Guzman and Garland Nolen acting (and I do mean acting) as waiters for the style show luncheon. Those are the guys we are sure of now. Others will be added and announced later.
Yes, our luck does hold, but actually it -is the hard work of those older Americans and dedicated volunteers working for all seasons.
Have a Happy St. Patrick’s! Wear a shamrock and drink a green beer or whatever you like, but have some fun.
(Marie Dawson is a New Braunfels resident who writes on senior citizen issues for the Herald-Zeitung.)
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