New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 19, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
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New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March 21, 1845
Letters to the editor......................5A
Class of the Week........................6A
Birthday wishes from tha Harald-Zaitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Kelly Brinkkoeter (Saturday), Terry Hernandez, Linda Scheel, Nancy T. Haemar, Nancy Harris, Nancy Jackson, Joseph Mendoza, Leroy Zavala, Jr., Kelly Koksma (belated), Manuel Hernandez, Jr. (1 year), Beatrice GII (Monday), Ray N. Minear, Cecil L Strafer (Monday), Pat Baker, David Owens, Josephine Sanchez, Marilyn Kolacek (Monday).
Happy Anniversary to Dave & Peggy Supulver (18 years!), Bill A Sandy Kolthoff.
Mostly sunny. High in the mid 80s. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph.
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Nominations for Small Business Person of the Tost sought
The Greater New Braunfels ; Chamber of Commerce s ’ Small Business Council will again sponsor Small Business Week in New Braunfels during the week of May 1-7 The week, which is observed nationally during this time, is designated to highlight small business in the community and call attention to the importance of small business in New Braunfels As a major part of the weeklong observance, a Small Business Person of the Year will be selected and will be honored throughout the year, and specifically during the designated week. According to Chair of the Small Business Week committee Kenny Franklin, “This award has been given to many outstanding business people in our community and we look forward to presenting it again this year to another of New Braunfels’ small business people."
Honorees of this award in previous years are Mary Jane Nalley of Gruene, Marion Ben-; son of The Collection, Bob Schima of Henne Hardware, Cash and Dennis Hermes of • Centex Office Center; and Kyra Brandt of Comal Flower Shop on the Plaza Nomination forms are avail-; able at the Chamber office ; and nominations will be accepted through March 27
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‘The Morton Report’ to be featured at Tuesday meeting
By CRAIG HAMMETT
Results of a two-year population study of the Canyon Lake arca will be presented Tuesday, 7 p.m. at Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative meeting room.
The Morton Report, a new book developed by a volunteer study group under the direction of research psychologist Douglas Kirk, contains hundreds of facts about the Canyon Lake area with maps, charts and photographs.
‘ This is the first time our community has had such a complete population analysis.” said Kirk in a news release, “and thanks to hundreds of volunteer hours contributed by more than 60 people and 36 agencies, we now have a 100-page hound document that we can send to nationwide business who may be considcnng locating in the Canyon Lake area.”
kirk talked about the Knik recently. He said the study actually started about two years ago in an effort to attract a grocery store. It developed into a comprehensive study which includes topics from employment and income to traffic and taxes.
He said the area included in the study covered an eight-mile radius from the intersection of LM Roads 2673 and 3157.
Most of tile p*>puldtion was located in the subdivisions surrounding the lake.
The Morton Report concluded there were 16,035 people in the area, something that has been discussed and debated
“That's something that’s never been known before,” Kirk said. “...I think that’s a fairly accurate number because we approached it in different ways.”
The group used U.S. Census data plus postal delivcnes, telephone and meter connections (factonng out businesses in both cases) for some of their sources.
They found the majority of the area’s population was in the 22-54 age group (30 percent). For many years it was thought that Canyon Lake was mainly a retirement arca, but it was estimated those age 64-X4 comprise about 15 percent of the population.
“It was a surprise.” Kirk said "We had always thought this was a bedroom community.”
In one sense, it is The study also found that only 25% of the working population actually works in the lake area. It is estimated that 55% drive either to San Antonio, San Marcos or Austin, while 2()% work closer, in cither New Braunfels, Spnng Branch or Bulverde.
The Morton Report is for sale at $59.95, post paid. Proceeds of the sale of the book are to be used in an ongoing effort to update community data and to further the development of Canyon Lake. (Write Morton Falls Publishing Company, 1X50 Old Sattler Road, Canyon Lake, Texas 7X132.)
Sheriffs Dept, seeking help with Oak Village car burglaries
From staff reports
The Comal County Sheriffs Department benefitted from the assistance Herald-Zeitung readers have given recently with the gate controller thefts in the western section of the county. The department has identified a suspect in the cases because of an alert reader, said Lieutenant Sumner Bowen.
The Sheriffs Department is asking for help again. In the Oak Village area, there has been a series of late night, early morning car burglaries. Anyone having any information regarding these events or have observed any suspicious activity, contact the Comal County Sheriffs Office Criminal Investigation Division.
A public hearing of Comal County Commissioners’ Court concerning new rules for water recreation around county boat ramps at Canyon Lake will be rescheduled from Friday at the Canyon Lake Action Center. The item has been jwt on the commissioners’ agenda Thursday March 23, to set a new date.
Should you observe any suspicious activity, please contact the Sheriffs Office Dispatch immediately. To pass along any information, please call XX5-4XX3 in the Oak Village area, and ask for Detective Rick Cardenas.
Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
Leroy Goodson gives a hearty HYep!H during Saturday s Comal County 4-H and FFA Livestock Show and Auction. Hundreds of local youth showed their projects at the show. Look for results and photos of participants in this week s editions.
Hernandez to attend Austin conference
From staff reports
Hortense B. Hernandez was elected by the Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) to represent the Alamo Area Agency on Aging (ALAMO AAA) as state delegate to the Mini-White House Conference on Aging held in Austin in February. She was also elected to be the representative for the Region VI Conference to be held March 26-2X in Dallas w hich will be attended by 150 delegates from 5 states.
Mrs. Hernandez was further honored as a national delegate to the White House Conference on Aging to be held in Washington D C. in May, having been appointed in Dec 1994 bv then Governor Ann Richards.
Subjects covered by the conter-ences include elderly abuse, options for independent living, long-term care. health and wellness, the “Older American Act,” legislation for the elderly and other issues Mrs Hernandez will make a report to the AACOG as well as to the Board of Trustees at the Comal Count) Senior Citizens Center.
Tuesday's Founders' Day Prayer Breakfast will feature Dr Bruce Larson
From staff reports
As part of the 1995 Sesquicentennial celebration, the Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a citywide, ecumenical event, the Founders’ Day Prayer Breakfast.
The breakfast will be at the Civic Center on March 21 at 7 am. The breakfast program will include recognition of descendants of the founding fathers and table centerpiece displays will provide pictonal glimpses of the history of New Braunfels.
The internationally known author-pastor Rev. Dr. Bruce Larson will be
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the keynote speaker. His inspirational speech is entitled, “Your Future: Faith, Family and Focus.” Molly Joe’s Catering will provide a catered breakfast, featuring foods enjoyed by the first settlers.
The “Early Settlers’ Breakfast” menu will include apfelsatt, genuscht-es kompott, ruhreier, speck, bratwurst, pannas, bratkartoffel, hausbrot kook kiise, apfelkaffeekuchen, kaffee, and tee.
Tickets for the “Early Settlers’ Breakfast” are $ IO per person and can
be purchased at the Chamber, Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, St. Paul Lutheran Church, First Protestant Church, and New Braunfels Presbyterian Church (located on Howard Street).
The Chamber is encouraging group purchases by churches, clubs, businesses, friends, and families In consideration of the historical significance of the prayer breakfast, a sell-out crowd is expected; therefore, buy your tickets now.
In addition to the breakfast, a noontime “Book Signing Reception” for the Rev. Dr Bruce Larson, will be held in
the New Family Life Center at First Protestant Church. Dr. Larson has authored 23 books Some of his most recent titles are: Living Beyond Our Fears. The Presence. Faith For the Journey, and A Call to Holy Living. His newest book is entitled What God Wants to Know. June Pace, of the Book Trader bookstore, is assisting the committee in organizing the event and providing copies of several of the books authored by Dr. Larson for purchase at the book signing.
The complete the Founders’ Day celebration, an interdenominational “Founders’ Day Worship Service" will
be held in the sanctuary of the First Protestant Church beginning at 7:30 p.m. The service will be one of cele-bralion and thanksgiving for the role First Protestant Church played as “the first church” (established March 21, IX45), and the role “the entire church” has played throughout the history of New Braunfels.
There will be an emphasis on music, and a special memento will be given to all youth who participate in the Youth Sermon portion of the service The Rev. Dr Bruce Larson will deliver the sermon entitled “Invitation to Life." Child care will be providedCall 625-9144 for subscription, news or advertising information
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The classics roll into town
Canyon Lake population study to be presented
Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Bennie Mills makes some final checks on his 1947 Bentley before it was included in Saturday s collector car auction. The Greater San Antonio/Austin Collector Car Show drew more than a thousand car enthusiasts to New Braunfels' Wursthalle yesterday. Another auction will be held today from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. A Cadillac, once owned by Elvis Presley is one of the cars featured at the show.
Happy Birthday New Braunfels!
Date of city's anniversary comes Tuesday, 1B
Canyon boys defeat San Marcos in 0T, 4-3
Cougars advance in playoffs, See Page 9A