New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 3, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
Unicorns honor players at All-Sports Banquet. See Sports, Page 6.
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Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years ■ Home of MERLENE CAMPBELL
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Birthday wishes from the Herakl-Zeltung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to: Willie Doege, Lily Barugky, Merlene Campbell, Cnizrosa Zavala and Marcos Torres.
Happy anniversary to Emil and Alzada Helmcamp (56 years, Saturday), and Gilbert and Eltha Ward (55 years).
To have a birthday or anniversary listed here, call 625-9144.
Mold—430 Grass —10 Oak —30 Pecan —0 Hackberry—0 Ash—0 (Polen measured in parts per cubic meter of air. Readings taken yesterday. Information provided by Dr. Frank Hampel.)
Comal River —201 cubic feet per second, down 3 from yesterday.
Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well — 623.46 feet above sea level, down .04 from yesterday.
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Carl Schurz May Fsts coming Friday
Family fun is on the agenda at Carl Schurz School Friday, May 3 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., featuring food, fun, games and prizes. Public invited.
Folkfaat fun tor
Try to win two free tickets anywhere American Airlines flies, except Japan or Hawaii, by buying a $3 ticket to Folk-fest ’96, which will be held on the grounds of Conservation Plaza and the Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture on Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday, May 5, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Folkfest participants will see how our early settlers lived, worked and played. For information, call 629-1572. Airline tickets donated by Rennert World Travel.
Ten kilometer walk goes through Cinene
The New Braunfels Marsch-und Wandergruppe will sponsor a 10K walk Saturday and Sunday in conjunction with the annual Folkfest celebration. Registration will be from 8 a m. to 1 p.m. at the Old Churchill School, across from Conservation Plaza. Walkers get free entry to Folkfest, and the scenic walk goes through Gruene. For information, call Don Hildebrand at 620-6522.
Hermann Sons Lodge to meet
Members of Hermann Sons Albert Kypfer Lodge #106 meet Friday, May 3 at 7 p m. Members are asked to bring a salad.
Free fingerprinting service
K-Mart and the Independent Order of Foresters are providing free fingerprinting services for your children’s identification in case of an emergency or abduction. This service will be extended to the community free of charge, at K-Mart this Saturday, May 4, from 9 arn to 2:30 p.m.
Peace Lutheran Church Youth Group and Service Committee are sponsoring a rummage sale, Saturday, May 4 in the Church Fellowship Hall. Sales benefit youth activities. Sale begins at 9 a.m. and lasts until 3 p.m. Peace Lutheran is located at 1147 South Walnut.
Ingram just won’t give up
Heratd-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
Don’t try this with a real bear
The KENS bear and weatherman Albert Flores came in Chopper 5 yesterday afternoon for a visit with Comal Elementary School students. Here, the KENS bear greets some of the students.
By DAVID DEKUNDER
Hoping to keep its plans for a concrete batch plant in Bulverde alive, Ingram Readymix has filed a petition against the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission in an Austin district court.
The petition was filed in die 201st District Court in Austin in April, Citizens League for Environmental Action Now President Kale Mathis said.
At its monthly meeting on Thursday night, die CLEAN board of directors decided what action to take next.
“We voted to enter as an intervener in the case,” Mathis said.
Ingram Readymix wants to build the plant on a 4.2-acre site at the intersection of FM 1863 and Highway 281 in Bulverde. To do that, Ingram filed for a standard exemption with the TNRCC.
But 1,600 citizens signed a petition protesting the plant location, claiming it would cause traffic and
air pollution problems and use too much water.
On Feb. 7, TNRCC commissioners voted 2 to I to reject Ingram’s application for the standard exemption.
Ingram went before the commissioners again on April IO and asked for a motion for a rehearing by the TNRCC. Again, Ingram lost.
CLEAN member Bob Barton said he has learned die state attorney general’s office will represent die TNRCC in the case.
From what Barton has heard from sources, it could be up to 18 months before the case goes before a judge.
Mathis said she believes it would be in CLEAN’s interest to be an intervener in the case.
“The batde is now Ingram versus the TNRCC,” Mathis said. “We want to be in court because we don’t want TNRCC not to fight for us. It has been shown scientifically that the site is a problem. We just want to make sure the TNRCC does that.”
Ingram could not be reached for comment.
Voters in city, CISD head to polls tomorrow
Voters in the city of New Braunfels and the Comal Independent School District will go to the polls tomorrow to elect new representatives.
This is the first election since the city redistricted. City Manager Mike Shands said that has caused some confusion among voters, so the Municipal Building , 424 S. Casten, will stay open from 7 am to 7 p.m. Saturday, so voters can get help in figuring out where they vote.
Voters may also call 608-2100 for assistance.
The mayor and two counci lmem-bers for districts 5 and 6 are up for election in the city. In the CISD, districts 3 and 4 will elect new school board members.
City off Now Braunfels IBM Polling Places
The mayor's race pits Jan Kennady against Cheryl Scott. Cathy Talcott faces Jim Hendricks in the District 5 race, and Mary Lou Erben faces Juliet Watson in District 6.
District I — Lone Star Elementary School, 2343 West San Antonio Street
District 2 — Memorial Elementary School, 1900 South Walnut Avenue
District 3 — Seele Elementary School, 540 Howard Street
District 4 — Faith United Church, 970 North Loop 337 District 5 — Lamar Primary School, 240 North Central Avenue District 6 — First United Methodist Church Wesley Hall, 500 block of West Mill Street -- *
Comal Independent Softool District Polling Ptacos Patrons in single-member Board of Trustee districts 3 and 4 will elect members to the Board on May 4,19%.
Voting registration cards identify CISD single-member Board of Trustee districts.
May 4 voting locations, open horn 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., are Mountain Valley Elementary and Bill Brown Elementary Schools.
On election day. District 3 patrons living West of Devil’s Hollow Creek MUST vote at Bill Brown Elementary. Patrons living east of Devil’s Hollow Creek MUST vote at Mountain Valley Elementary. All District 4 patrons must vote at Mountain Valley Elementary.
The following are the candidates: District 3: Scott Robert Watson, and Lois Marie Duggan.
District 4: Rex Doug Nail Jr., and Thomas L. Bruce.
New city of New Braunfels •taction districts. Voters In th* city will elect th* mayor for Brat tim# In more than 30 years. Under th* old system, tha city council voted on* of Its members to ba mayor. Thera ara also elections for counonmembers in districts 5 end 6.
Man’s salsa spreading across Texas
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Norms Garvey keeps chipping away at small busine** goals sod dipping them in her trade-
tsking k ern opportunity at a time and miring the beet of that opportunity,” Garvey laid.
la less than a year, Max’* Salsa Sabra**, named after her son, has expanded from one H.E.a stere to 30 across Texas.
Garvey, who the business to support herself end her son, ftiif more expansion is planned for the Alture.
Max’s has switched distributor? to Neumm Distributing Co, of San Antonio, which Garvey •aid could brtter serve Aw growing number of H.E.B. Com. She is arranging to have her product available at Wurst* s Supermarket as well aa other bigg* and smaller grocery store*.
hts moat of her success to the of New Braunfels residents. t*s net just on the product being good, but on locals helping locals out,” Garvey said.
But the product itself is becoming known throughout the small md large towns of Texas.
Garvey raid her Amity and fiends have taken an Moverproteotive interest* in the ta allness.
visiting stores, straightening shelves, reporting back to Garvey about how her salsa ii sell* **•.
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Braunfels H.E.B., she noticed a man put six jars into his basket.
“My mom was just so excited, so she struck up a conversation with him,” Garvey said.
The man was visiting from the west Texas town of Snyder. He said he was buying the salsa for a woman living in San Angelo, at least IOO miles south of his home.
“She eats it on white bread,” the man told her mother.
Garvey also is finding a niche for Max’s in serving larger groups.
“People are starting to call and want Max’s for benefits and special functions,” she said.
Garvey laid she is about to “hit the demo trail,” demonstrating her product in the stores.
Max will make some cameo appearances, to show his entrepreneurial spirit which he has eventually caught.
“Max wants to start setting up salsa stands like Kool-Aid stands,” she said. “When he hears people talking about the salsa, he asks them, ‘Do you like the hot or do you like the mild?’”
Although she would like to be a large contender in the business one day, Garvey said she also wants to be an inspiration to others.
“It’s more than making money,” she said. “We want to be a success story.”
“I want to be an example for single parents and others with dreams to follow that dream, stay focused and believe in it,” Garvey said.
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named National Merit Scholar
By DENISE DZIUK
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has announced the 2,000 outstanding high school students from across the nation to receive National Merit $2,000 Scholarships, and one of those merit scholars is New Braunfels Senior Tamarra Jenkin.
NMSC Public Information Director Elaine Detweiler said about Ll million students from across the United States took the 1994 PSAT/NMSQT. The top scorers in each state were then announced as the 15,000 semifinalists in the competition.
‘The semifinalists represent about one half of one percent of the nations high school seniors. That’s pretty good,” said Detweiler.
Jenkin was among the 6,900 students offered one of the Merit Scholarship awards totaling over $27 million.
‘The purpose is to focus attention on academic excellence and encourage students to pursue higher education,” Detweiler said.
Jenkin has received a full scholarship to Georgia Tech, where she will pursue a degree in computer engineering, so she will have to give the money back. Jenkin is the valedictorian of the 1996 graduating class. She was a presidential scholars program candidate, was ranked third in Girls'
16 doubles, was nationally ranked in singles, and was a state singles finalist among other honors. Jenkin also served as a volunteer tutor at the John Newcombe Tennis Academy and the high school.
“I would have hoped to be one,” she said. “I I almost expected it because my scores were good.’
Jenkin is the daughter of Deirdre and John| Jenkin of New Braunfels.
Friar remains hospitalized after Tuesday wreck
A New Braunfels resident remained in Brooke Army Medical Center Thursday afternoon after a car wreck two days earlier.
Larry Friar, 40, of the 1000 block of South Highway 46, was injured after his Volkswagen Beetle was hit by a Plymouth Voyager in front of
the Factory Stores Tuesday morning. Friar had| head injuries.
The driver of the minivan, Citlaliv HendrickJ 44, of the 200 block of Pennsylvania in Braunf els, planned to consult her doctor in to possible injuries, according to the police leportlFor subscription or advertising information, call the Herald-Zeitung at 625-9144,