New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 24, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
Dr. John L. Walker’s Life Works column resumes in today’s H-Z. See Page 3A
Poetry in motion
New owner of dance school teaches skills to young and old.
See Page Bl for more details.
Unicorns Wast Mcftlei
Victory puts boys soccer team in regional matchup. See Page 8A
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StimmtischBirthday wishes from he MeraM-Zeitiiiig!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to: B.C. Hartmann, Ruby Helen Kiesling, Martin Salazar Aleman (30 years), Gabriela Velez, omasa Morales, Olga Diaz Monday), and Otto Zimmer-mann (91 years).
Happy anniversary to Maline and Adon Jonas (42 years), Irma and Freddy Fischer (59 years), Mr. and Mrs. Paul Flores, and (Sandy) CT and omasa Morales.
Good morning!Lotto Texas
Est $12 million jackpot
LOTTERVOrganisers to discuss 1996 Starlight Gala
A general planning committee meeting for the 1996 Starlight Gala "A Night in Casablanca" will be held Tuesday, March 26 at 6 p.m. at Gruene Mansion Restaurant in the private party room.
This may be the only general planning committee meeting, so committee members must attend.Texas Monthly associate editor to speak at NBCS meeting
The New Braunfels Conservation Society's March meeting will be held on Thursday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Forke Store. Chester Rosson, associate editor of Texas Monthly, will speak to the group on "Digging up Roots." New members are welcome.
For more information, call 629-2943.Costume contest part of Youth Art Beat
The theme "Alive with Art" offers great possibilities for costumes of the second annual Youth ArtBeat, set for Saturday, March 30 in historic downtown New Braunfels.
Costume judging will be held at 12:30 p.m. in the New Braunfels Utilites parking lot, followed by a Mardi Gras-style sidewalk parade at 1 p.m. Costume winners will be announced during the Awards Ceremony at 1 30 p.m. at the Plaza Bandstand.
For more information, contact the Main Street Office at 608-2100.Women’s Center needs high cheir
The Comal County Women’s Center needs a high chair and medium and large size diapers Bring your donation to the Comal County Women’s Center at 1547 Common Street, or call 620-7520.Cornel County Democ rets to meet
The Comal County Democ rats will meet March 26 at 7 p.m. at Comal Bowl. The guest speaker will be from the Women’s Center
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62 pages in five sections ■ Sunday, March 24,1996 Serving Comal County and the surrounding area ■Home of RUBY HELEN KIESLING
Vol. 144, No. 95
Special stories, photos take readers on tour of area communities
By DOUG LOVEDAY
“Horizons ‘96 — The Places We Call Home.”
A fitting title, we believe, for our annual Horizons project. This year’s effort, which begins today and continues through next Sunday, is a written and visual “Tour of the Towns” in Comal County and the surrounding area. You will also be introduced to our annual Citizen of the Year honoree and Unsung Hero selections Horizons is the biggest, most complex project the Her-ald-Zeitung staff undertakes each year. This year’s project is also unique in that it will feature special sections in six straight editions, instead of several special sections in just one large Sunday newspaper.
When the theme, “The Places We Call Home,” was selected many months ago, H-Z department heads and Publisher David Sui lens hoped to create a vehicle by which our readers could learn more about the many fascinating communities in our area.
We think we’ve done just that.
With an eye on the past, we’ll focus on New Braunfels' recent Sesquicentennial celebration and the plans being made for participation in Braunfels, Germany’s 750th birthday celebration this summer.
But we’ll also explore, through the stories of its residents and the lens of our photographer, the people and places that make this area one of the state’s biggest tourism draws.
From tiny Solms to Hunter, north to Canyon Lake and Fischer, west to Bulverde, through the bat caves in Bracken and down the country roads of Freiheit and Barbarossa, you’ll journey with us into truly unique Texas countryside.
Finally, in the Sunday, March 31 edition, you'll meet this year’s Citizen of the Year — the person selected as having had the greatest impact on New Braunfels and the surrounding area in the past 12 months.
“Horizons ‘96 — The Places We Call Home” is a massive undertaking for a staff our size. All of our employees are proud of the effort they have put into this year's project.
We hope you will be, too.
Tuesday— Fischer, Canyon Lake, Spring Branch, Crane’s AHII
Wednesday— Bracken, Garden Ridge, Northdiffe
Thursday— Lake McQueeney, Geronimo, Marion, Lake Dunlap
Today — Gruene, Freiheit, Zorn, Clear Springs, Barbarossa, Bulverde
Sunday— Citizen of the Year, Unsung Heroes
Highway 46 mishap
LCRAbundlingtopic of meeting
By DENISE DZIUK
Herakj-Zeitunaphoto by MICHAEL CARNAL
A San Antonio woman racaived only scratch** on bar left arm after her rad Volkswagen Vangon flipped on its aide and skidded off State Highway 46 Saturday afternoon. Janice Gary, 46, was driving south on the highway when a vehicle in front of her attempted to make a left-hand turn. Startled by the car, Gary swerved to avoid it, but overcorrected and flipped her van on its aide, said Cpl. Martin Mayer of the New Braunfels Police Department. Gary’s scrapes may have bean caused aa she tried to climb out of her van, Mayer said. The dog also was not injured in the accident.
Pundits, politicians peer into future
By MELANIE GERIK
Political advisers and former politicians offered their predictions and suggestions for the November elections Friday morning at the Texas Legislative Conference.
George Shipley, a Democratic adviser to many political campaigns, said U.S. Sen. Bob Dole was a weak general election candidate.
Karl Rowe, who has been involved in many Republican campaigns, said Dole will face a weaker general election opponent.
“The election is going to come down to the question, ‘IX) you trust the guy who’s in there and do want him running the country for another four years?”’ Rowe said.
In selecting a vice presidential candidate, Rowe said a pro-choice running mate such as Gen. Colin Powell can work for the Republicans.
But he also said the GOP must consider the Catholic vote when selecting a vice presidential nominee.
Whether Victor Morales or John Bryant wins the Democratic primary for the senate, Shipley said winning against U.S. Sen. Phil Gramm would take a “miracle.**
“Nobody likes him, but he wins elections,” he said.
Should Congress change?
Three former U.S. representatives debated term limits
and new issues facing those up for election
J.J. “Jake” Pickle said he is from an era where “incumbency was an advantage and not a liability.” He opposes term limits.
“You have to have somebody there with experience to temper those who want to change the world overnight,” he said.
Joe Kilgore, a representative for the Rio Grande Valley more than 30 years ago, said Congress should focus on problem solving rather than party politics.
They should also follow the model of Texas.
Kilgore, along with many of the speakers at the conference, praised the work of Republican Gov. George W. Bush and Democrats Lt. Gov. Bob Bullock and Speaker of the House Pete Laney for ignonng party lines and working together to pass legislation.
Kent Hance lamented about television and the immediacy of getting information to the constituents.
“lf you can’t explain it in 30 seconds or less, then it’s not an issue,” Hance said.
Carole Keeton Ry lander, one of the three Texas Railroad Commissioners, said she will start to work on the deregulation of the oil industry.
She said current laws make oil wells producing just a few gallons per day follow the same regulations of wells producing thousands of gallons of oil per day.
VFW chief pays visit to New Braunfels post
The national commander-in-chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will visit New Braunfels Monday morning.
Paul Spera, who was elected to the post in August 1995, will speak at a breakfast program at VFW Post 71 IO, 600 Peace Ave., at 7:30 a.m..
During his week-long visit to Texas, Spera will update members on the VFW’s positions on the U.S. involvement in Bosnia, the federal budget impasse and the effect it is having on veterans’ affairs, access to VA health care, cost-of-living adjustments and means tests for VA compensation.
Spera serv ed in Vietnam in the 39th Signal Battalion and later the Strategic Communications Command from 1964 to 67. He joined the VFW in 19% while still overseas.
Spera has worked for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Jobs for Veterans program. He has served in many local, Massachusetts and national capacities for the VFW.
While in New Braunfels, Spera will be accompanied by members of the VFW Department of Texas.
Individuals interested in looking at options for sav ing the old Lower Colorado River Authority building will have an opportunity to share ideas with others with the same concerns on Thursday.
Several weeks ago. Betty Lou Rushing wrote a column for the Herald-Zeitung regarding sav mg the LCRA building.
The newspaper's survey question for that week was based on this column.
“It’s a result of the column and survey question. There were over 150 responses to the surv ey, and over 45 people called me personally,” said Rushing.
“I get stopped at the grocery store by people wanting to be added to (the mailing) list.’’
The meeting is scheduled for March 28 at 5:30 p.m. at the Senior Citizen Center.
Rushing said the group w ill discuss possible options for the building, and will ‘‘probably form committees and get ourselves organized.” However, she said, that is “all up in the air right now.”
Rushing did say she has spoken with an LCRA representative, and is expecting to receive a report from the LCRA prior to the Thursday night meeting.
“I’m very optimistic, but w ith something like this you never know ,” she said.
The meeting has been set for 5:30 p.m. to allow working people to attend.
She said that judging by the number of people she has heard from, she is expecting a good turnout. However, she said many have probably not contacted her yet.
“if you want to preserv e and protect the old LCRA building, you’re invited,” said Rushing.
“lf you want to blow it up, you're not invited.”
Got a favorite restaurant? Check out this week’s survey question on Page 4A.