New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 19, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
Herald-Zeitung □ Wednesday, March 19,1997 Q 5A
By ROSEMAIRE LEISSNER GREGORY
Special to the Herald-Zeitung
125 years ago (1872) Translators: Cad and Ethel Saur The people have been waiting for a railroad for 20 years and now according to a telegraph the “narrow gauge” should extend 20 miles (Hit of Houston and by 1874 the train should be available in New Braunfels thanks to George PfeufTer.
Heinrich Huebenthal, guardian, has approval from the Comal County District Court to sell by public auction on April 3, 1872, at the Courthouse, Lots No. 2 and No. 3, fronting on Austin Street in Comaltown, belonging to Ernestine Lutz, a minor.
A play will be presented at the Saengerhalle on Easter Sunday, March 31, at 8 p.m. .. .Admission, 50 cents.... Dance follows.
IOO years ago (1897) Translator. Lottie Nebergall Miller The 1897 Mayfest is planned for Saturday, the first, and Sunday, the second of May. It will take place at Landa Park.
Running races will be held on both days at two o’clock, and an exhibit of flowers and plants is to be shown at the Landa Park pavilion near the Comal Springs. A concert and other entertainment is planned for each afternoon. A friendly welcome to all guests from near and far is extended by the Comal County Fair Association.
A carload of water pipes has arrived at Louis Henne, and are to be sold cheap.
Fresh Nick cheese and homemade molasses are for sale by B. Schulz & Co.
A Children Masquerade dance was held Saturday, March 13, at Matzdorf s Hall. The march by the young people to the hall started at one o’clock from the School. Coffee for children was free. Everybody made their own arrangements for lunch.
75 years ago (1922): Arlene Krueger Seales Friday, near noon the New Braunfels State bank was held up for a total of $104,102.00 in cash and securities, the cash amounting to $18,627.00 and the balance was in war savings stamps and county and Liberty bonds. This is fully covered by two insurance companies. There were bags of silver in the vault, and hundreds of dollars of the silver coin in bags near the cashiers window, none of which was taken.
Walter Sippel, the king bee in the Busy Bee Hive, is having that already attractive drink parlor repainted and otherwise beautified throughout. Walter and his good lady are just the ones to be in charge of a place of that kind.
One New Braunfels barber has posted his charges for work as follows: Shave, 15 cents, hair cut, 25 cents, and other work in proportion. These are about the prices that prevailed before the war. Will other shops follow?
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Seidemann, of San Antonio, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary at the Plaza Hotel on Tuesday evening when they entertained about 40 relatives and a few intimate friends with a seven o’clock dinner. The tables were prettily decorated with pink and white hyacinths. The color scheme of pink and white was also carried out in the ices. In the center of the table was a beautiful silver cake in the shape of a horse shoe with the figures of a bride and groom. Another beautiful white iced cake held 25 pink candles. ... It was the wish of Mr. and Mrs. Seidemann to arrange the gathering within the same walls where they enjoyed their wedding dinner a quarter of a century ago.... Ed. Seidemann was born in New Braunfels and later moved to Seguin with his parents. Shortly after his marriage in 1897 he moved to San Antonio where he became connected with the sales force of the Lone Star Brewing Company. Later he founded a successful wholesale business which now distributes in San Antonio the product of one of his hometown enterprises, “Busto,” manufactured by the New Braunfels Brewing Company.
50 years ago (1947): Betty PfeufTer Triesch An ordinance to enforce the use of parking meters in New Braunfels passed first reading before the City Council at a meeting Monday afternoon. Included in the ordinance are provisions outlining a parking meter zone, setting times the meters will be used, amounts of money to
be paid for parking time, providing penalties for violations and locating loading zones.
The Texas State Supreme Court Wednesday denied the City of San Antonio a rehearing on Comal Power Plant litigation in which San Antonio seeks to void a lease contract entered into with the Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority at the time it purchased the plant. The GBRA surrendered an option to purchase, leaving the way clear for the purchase by San Antonio, as a part of the lease agreement.
25 years ago (1972) Myra Lee Adams Goff
Former State Senator Martin Faust, chairman of the board of First National Bank and a prominent local attorney, died Feb. 28 at 84 while on his daily afternoon walk from his downtown office to Landa Park.
R.A. Bartram, local attorney and former state representative, was elevated to chairman of the board of First National Bank by the directors at a meeting Tuesday.
Bartram, 62, first became a director in 1961 and has served as vice-chairman since 1970. He was elected chairman to succeed the late Martin Faust. Other members of the board, all present at Tuesday’s meeting, are B.W. Nuhn, Alfred Liebscher, Walter Faust, Dan Reeh and Joseph Faust.
Gubernatorial candidate Dolph Briscoe spoke out on the involvement of state officials in the Sharpstown banking scandal during his visit to New Braunfels March 9. ... Briscoe said he shared the outrage of the people of Texas over the spectacle. ... Prefacing his reply to a specific question about a blast at a principal in the case, Briscoe said he did not feel it proper to inject
himself into the sideline conflict since the case still was before the courts.
New Braunfels Coca Cola Bottling Co. and the Coca Cola Bottling Co. of San Antonio merged March 8, according to A.M. Biederhom Jr., president of the San Antonio company, and Edwin and Preston Staats of the NB firm. Last day of bottling here was March 6.
Dr. Bedford of New Braunfels was elected to a three-year term on the Episcopal Church Diocese of West Texas Executive Board at the 68th Annual Council of the 60-county diocese in Corpus Christi Feb. IO to 12. Bedford is a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church.
Dr. and Mrs. Leroy G. Lehmann announce the engagement of their daughter, Jean Elizabeth, to Charles M. Wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie M. Wilson of Austin.... Miss Lehmann is employed by Austex Duplicators of Austin, and Mr. Wilson is assistant manager of Gage Furniture in Austin. The couple has chosen April 15 for the wedding date, with the ceremony to take place in Trinity United Church of Christ at Austin.
(Submitted by Comal County Historical Commission and
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The Community Development Advisory Committee of the city of New Braunfels is celebrating National Community Development Week from Monday to March 30.
The department is funding improvements to Jesse Garcia Park where a ground-breaking ceremony and picnic will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday.
Jesse Garcia was a legendary coach who worked with the Little League, Mission Valley Team and Babe Ruth Baseball.
He held fund-raisers for boys who could not afford to attend and was involved with Boy Scouts for 25 years, winning many awards.
Jesse and his wife Lucille were very active in area PT As and he received the Silver Unicom award from NBISD. District Attorney Dib Waldrip was a youngster whose life was touched by Jesse Garcia.
He and Atanacio Campos are donating a tree in memory of Garcia, which will be planted in the park at the ground-breaking.
The Community Development Block Grant funds of approximately $11,700 will be used to purchase equipment and supplies.
The city’s Parks and Recreation Department will fund the labor costs of approximately $14,435.
The park’s improvements will include two covered picnic tables,
several trees, shrubs and an irrigation system.
The public is invited to the ground-breaking and a family picnic from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at
Jesse Garcia Park.
The park is located at 2580 Kay and West End Avenue.
The ground-breaking will be at 3 p.m. followed by a game called “Yolf,” and horseshoes will provide fun for the kids.
A fire engine from the New Braunfels Fire Department may be on hand as well as the canine division of the Police Department.
If you have a project or idea that would benefit your neighborhood, call the city’s Community Development Office at 608-2100.
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