New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 3, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung wishes “happy birthday’* today to Cruz Carrillo Sr., Marcos Torres, Olga Stamps, Raymond Hernandez Jr. and Emily Sivers.
Best wishes Saturday to Jeff Gill.
“Happy anniversary’’ today to Herbert and Theresa Doege, who are celebrating their 38th. And Saturday to Gus and Laura Dugger.
Know of a birthday or anniversary? Give our receptionist a call the day before at 625-9144 — we’d like to share in the greetings.
American Association of University Women, New Braunfels chapter, is seeking applications from women in Comal County interested in applying for two $350 scholarships to be awarded in June. The scholarship is given to mature women interested in beginning, continuing and or furthering their education. Deadline for applying is May 31. For applications call Diane Bader at 629-0539 or any AAUW member.
Comal County Veterinary Medical Association and the New Braunfels Parks Department is sponsoring a “rabies vaccination clinic” Saturday from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Comal County Fairgrounds and Eikel Park, across from Holy Family Catholic Church. Cost is $10 which includes the city or county license fee. Persons with a lifetime license must bring proof. Dogs must be on leashes and cats in carriers.
Comal County Chapter of the Texas Tech Ex-Students Association will sponsor the Texas Exes Reunion and Scholarship Dinner at 5:30 p jn. Monday at Adobe Cafe in New Braunfels. Price is $12.50 per person, payable at the door for dinner and scholarship donation. RSVP due today to Colleen Greenlees at 620-9409 after 6 p.m. or Mike Doherty at 625-7551 or 629-2163.
Boy Scout barbecue
Members of the Boy Scout Troop #119 are planning a barbecue fundraiser slated for 11 a.m. to 2 pjn. Sunday at the First United Methodist Church Wesley Hall, 572 W. San Antonio St. Tickets are $4 each with food to go only. For more information call Larry Kunkel at 629-5881; Stephen Meuth at 629-7424 or Betty Wierth at 625-4513.
New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department is offering its second season of Camp Thunder-duck, a day camp program for area youth ages 6-12. The two-week program consists of outdoor games and activities, arts and crafts, swimming, active and passive games, movies and field trips. Fee is $45 per person. The first session is June 3-14. Other sessions have been planned for June 17-28; July 8-19; July 22-Aug. 2; and Aug. 5-16. For more information call Landa Recreation Center at 620-PLAY for registration information.
Although Saturday will be busy with local city and school board
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The chance for thunderstorms continues throughout the weekend, with highs in the mid-80s and lows near 70 anticipated. Thursday’s high in New Braunfels was 84 and the overnight low was 65. In the 24-hour period ending at 7 a.m. today, .68 inch of rain was recorded. For additional weather
information, see Page 2.
Cooperation key, GVTC seminar told
Achieving local economic success and development in the 21st Century will take a consortium of businesses, schools and government working hand-in-hand, according to experts.
New opportunities for economic development lie ahead for communities that work together, said Bob Gholson, an IBM consultant, who spoke at a half-day “Community Vision Building Session” Thursday at the Guadalupe Valley Telephoive Cooperative Inc.
“People working together is what economic development is all about. We’re hoping to form partnerships between education, business and government,” said Joy-leen Dodson, director of public relations for GVTC, which sponsored the session.
Gholson recently worked with
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Looking out over his new domain — Schlitterbahn’s “At the Rapids" development—is a playful firefighter aboard a children's feature designed by New Braunfels General Store.
A progress report on the water park's addition and a look at the construction site will be featured in Sunday's Herald. (Photo by Erik Karlsson)
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Vol. 139, No. 120
707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (LISPS 377-880) 512-625-9144
May 3, 1991 25 Cents
One Section, 16 Pages
German heritage district declared
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor
State legislators recognized Thursday what New Braunfclsers have known for decades — New Braunfels undoubtedly represents German culture, food, heritage and spirit.
Members of the Texas House of Representatives passed Senate Concurrent Resolution ll, sponsored by Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, naming New Braunfels "A German Heritage Center of Texas.”
Rep. Edmund Kucmpel, R-Seguin, co-sponsorcd the resolution in the House.
The resolution now will be sent to Gov. Ann Richards to be signed.
Word of the resolution is being greeted in New Braunfels with open arms.
“That’s just another indicator to the citizens of Texas and around the country that New Braunfels has a great German heritage and they have something to offer the visitor and the full-time resident,” said Michael Meek, executive vice president for the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce.
The resolution, which states New Braunfels delights visitors who come from all over the world to view its splendor, recognizes the work that has been done to preserve the heritage.
“The citizens of New Braunfels who cherish their German heritage and traditions are devoted to preserving the historic buildings and artifacts dcpecting the life and time of the fust German settler,” the resolution states.
“German influence and tradition, cul-
"That's just another indicator to the citizens of Texas and around the country that New Braunfels has a great German heritage and they have something to offer the visitor and the full-time resident/ said Michael Meek, executive vice president for the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce.
ture and language is still prominent in the town famous for its sausages, breads, and popular river resorts.”
The resolution also notes the annual event of Wurstfest and the Sophien-burg Museum and Archives, which houses “valuable, historical collections and perpetuates the spirit and memory of the early pioneers.”
Meek said the resolution is timely in that it can be incorporated with the 150th birthday of New Braunfels in 1995.
“We can now incorporate this into our logo and stationery and the whole community, hopefully, all businesses, civic groups, city, chamber will be promoting New Braunfels as a German heritage center of Texas in everything they do in the next five years,” he said.
GBR A opens xeriscape demonstration garden
CANYON LAKE — A “xeriscape” demonstration garden officially opened Thursday with a “ribbon cutting” at the Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority hydroelectric plant.
Joining in the ceremony to clip a water hose were Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce representatives Ruth Nevill, Wade Russell and Barbara Bell. GBRA board member Herb Schneider also attended along with GBRA Director of Planning and Dcvelopement David Welsch.
The xeriscape project is located
adjacent to the outfall chamlet of Canyon Lake. The project should familiarize the public with xeriscap-ing — a method of landscaping that reduces water use. The idea is to plant things native to the area in a design that will use water in the most efficient way.
The xeriscape project can be viewed during the Canyon Dam and Reservoir rededication on June 15.
Day of Prayer
New Braunfels' Main Plaza was alive Thursday with the sounds of praise as members of various church congregations dropped by from noon to 8 p.m. to pray and sing with religious leaders from throughout the community. Here, praise leader Trevor Adams of Tree of Life Fellowship leads singing for the National Day of Prayer event. A New Testament reading also was conducted. The day was decreed by Congress and proclaimed in New Braunfels by Mayor Amo Becker. While such days have been observed for more than 40 years, the date was recently fixed at the first Thursday in May. (Photo by Erik Karlsson)
Couple describes Saudi conditions
Other soldier relatives visit students at Goodwin Primary School
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor
“What ever happened to Saddam Hussein?”
“He’s still around,” according to a Marine.
“He’s still over there being a bad guy,” says a soldier.
Questions about die war in the Persian Gulf were endless Thursday when students ai Goodwin Primary School got a first-hand look at the conflict when three persons who served in Operation Desert Storm came to visit.
Kenny Hartley and Debra Hanley, both of the U.S. Army, answered questions from the students who last year took in their daughter Leanna, forced to live with her grandparents in New Braunfels when they were deployed. Lance Cpl. Juan Leyba, a relative of one of the students, also appeared Thursday.
Mrs. Hanley talked to the children about the conditions in Iraq.
Kenny Hartley and Debra Hartley, both recently returned from service in Operation Desert Storm, flank their daughter at a presentation at Goodwin Primary School Thursday. (Photo by Stephanie Ferguson)
“We had to live in holes in the hot food, my unit wasn’t fonunate to
ground the military calls foxholes, have. We didn’t even have showers
Some of the things you might have the whole time. It got kind of rough
seen on television like showers and but we all managed,” said Mrs. Hart
ley, who worked with a decontamination chemical unit.
“Everybody thinks the desert is really hot. Where I was at in January and February it was really cold. We couldn’t get enough heaters. We were throwing blankets on us. We were doing everything we could because we couldn’t light fires because we ... didn't want to give our positions away.”
Mr. Hanley talked about his duties in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, with a support aviation unit. He also showed the students a teddy bear his daughter Leanna had given him before he was deployed. He took it to the desert and brought it back.
After school ends for the summer Leanna will return to Fort Bragg, N.C., with her parents, where they are stationed.
“When we ... came across the Texas line I told the wife, ‘We're finally home.’ She goes, ‘No, not until we have Leanna back.' ”