New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 14, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
Tamarra Jenkin earns a silver medal at UIL state tennis tournament. Page 10A
The Plaza bandstand
Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Kris Mund (14 years), Julie Bella, Myra Padilla, Shannon Phayer, Nicholas Childers (nine years), Erie Schwind, Angela Daniel (37) and Antonia Garcia (13).
Happy belated birthdays to Scott Schwind, Justin Watson, Melinda Dominguez and Edward Espinoza.
Happy anniverary to Jackie and Kenneth Brinkkoeter and Javier and Blanca Leal and happy belated anniversary to Simmon and Francess Medina (16 years). •
Spring garden tour on tap Friday
The annual spring garden tour, sponsored by the Comal County Horticulture Committee and the Men's Garden Club, is scheduled for Friday morning, May 19. Participants will meet in he parking lot of the Oakwood Baptist Church and depart at 9 a.m.
The first stop will be a flower and succulent garden of Dave and Hies Daniels at 210 Elmwood. The second stop will be at Mark and Elsa Hickman's at 510 Oakwood, a waterfall garden that recycles rainwater and water from a hot tub for ferns, succulents and many different ground covers. The third stop will be at David and Robbie Will's garden at 324 Cardinal Drive, a xeriscape garden utilizing native plants.
For information, call 620-3440 during business hours.
Arf demonstration Tuesday night
Barry Shadrock of San Antonio will demonstrate several moods achieved in the painting of skies at the New Braunfels Art League meeting Tuesday, May 16, ak 7 p.m. in the New Braunfels Art League Building, 239 W. San Antonio St. Painting in oil, he captures rural charm and nostalgia through light, mood and color in his works.
Also on the agenda will be the judging of posters created by high school art students promoting the upcoming Spring Art and Crafts Show to be held in the Civic Center May 27 and 28.
Season swim passes on sale
The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department is now selling season swim passes. Resident swim passes, which include pools and Prince Solms Tube Chute, are $15 for children ages 5-17, $30 for adults ages 18-59, and $25 for senior citizens « ages 60 plus.
Resident family passes are $50. Non-resident passes are $22.50 for children ages 5-17, $45 for adults and $37.50 for senior citizens.
The winning numbers
Good Food, Good Music
CIMA’s Fiesta Mexicana pulls a big crowd to the Wursthalle
By DENISE DZIUK
People gathered this weekend to enjoy good food, music, and company, all in the name of education.
The 23rd annual Comal Independent Men’s Association Fiesta Mexicana was held this weekend at the Wursthalle to help raise money for local scholarships.
“We’re trying to give something back to the community. We’ve made our way and now it’s time to help others. It starts with the kids and a good education is the key to that,” said Curtis Susong, a CIMA member.
The Fiesta began on Friday with the Queen coronation. Robyn Hernandez was crowned Queen for 1995. Hernandez is a junior at New Braunfels High School. She said the winner is the person who is able to sell the most advertisements to local merchants.
“I don’t know how much I sold. They told me but I don’t remember. All I know is I got a $500 scholarship,” she said.
Following the coronation, the group Mazz performed and the turnout was exceptional.
“TTiey’re big. They draw a crowd like nobody’s business,” said Evelyn Stahl, a bar manager for Wurstfest.
Saturday’s activities were kicked off by a fajita cook-off. The individuals must pay an entry fee as well as buy their own supplies. Participants try to find a business to help them with the costs in exchange for free advertisements.
Individuals’reasons for participating varied. Some were there to do their part in raising money and others were
Herald-Zeitung photos by DOUG LOVEDAY
Angie Esquivel, last year’s CIMA Fiesta Princess, hugs this year's queen, Robyn Hernandez, a junior at New Braunfels High School. Robyn's escort Phillip Sandoval looks on. The crowning was done before Friday night's dance at the Wursthalle.
there because of the fun they have.
“I know the entry fee is for CIMA and each entry here has its own following whether is be family or friends and those people come out here and spend money too. All of that goes to CIMA, “ said Gilbert Castaneda, a participant in the cook-off.
Gilbert Molina, of 953 W. Merri-weather, said he has been in the competition every year since the cookoff began in 1990. He won in 1990,1991,
1992, and was co-champion in 1993.
However, he said the thing that keeps bringing him back is the enjoyment he gets out of being there.
“I do it for the fun of it. Everyone knows each other here. After the judging is over, I’ll probably stay around for another couple hours and visit with friends... and the winner,” said Molina.
The Queen and her court: Duchess Natalie Carrillo; Duchess Rita Acuna; Princess Annalisa Garcia; Queen Robyn Hernandez; Duchess Kathy Campos; and Duchess Blanca Torres.
People waiting for the judging were able to visit while being entertained by Rey ’s D.J. Service. After the judging, free entertainment was provided by Henry Aleman and Pura Vida. A mariachi band also strolled around the
food area playing for people as they indulged in food and drinks.
Later, Folklorico dancers performed for the crowd, followed by an inspirational children’s performance.
Another dance was held Saturday night. The performer was Oscar G. and Grupo Presidente. Intermission
was taken to present the Queen and her court, and a trip to Las Vegas was raffled off.
“There’s no doubt everyone out here enjoys it. They get to visit with friends and neighbors. It’s a great family event,” said Elva Hofer, Wurstfest Bar Manager.
Local woman helps shape national policy at White House Conference on Aging
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
New Braunfels seniors have a friend at the White House. Her name is Hortense Hernandez, and she has just helped shape national policy on aging at the 1995 White House Conference on Aging (WHCoA). “It has been an experience of a lifetime,” she said.
Hernandez and 2.258 delegates from across the country met from May 2 to May 5 in an intense, concentrated effort to define the core issues for aging Americans. “We would wake up at 6:30 in the morning and go non-stop until at least 10:30 at night.”
Revolutionary aid for caregivers is one resolution the WHCoA may send to Congress. Full-time caregivers would receive financial aid in the form of Social Security credits if Congress acts on the WHCoA resolution.
This credit would apply to caregivers of disabled children, spouses and parents, Hernandez said.
Resolutions fell into four topics: health care, economic security, housing and support services. “We hope that we made an impression on Congress,” Hernandez said.
Delegates voiced vital concerns with emotion in Tuesday evening’s “Speak-Out,” Hernandez said. “It kept us very interested — people speaking out on caregivers, nursing homes, veterans, veterans hos-
pitals and the disabled,” she said. “One gentleman said,
‘Why can’t we be like Canada, where you buy your medication for a quarter?”’ she said.
Delegates heard speeches by President Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Vice President Gore. “Mrs. Clinton had a beautiful, beautiful speech telling us how we need to take care of our own preventative health,” Hernandez said. The first lady stressed the need for regular mammograms. Breast cancer survivors, including one 30-year survivor, gave testimonies during the day.
Hernandez listened to area residents’ concerns as she prepared to go to Washington. “I received six letters of support for long-term care,” Hernandez said. Local residents also urged her to vote against using block grants for elder care.
Delegates had the task of framing 40 resolutions on aging policy to send to Congress. They endured a dizzying schedule of briefings, speeches and policy meetings to make the choices, Hernandez said.
When the WHCoA began, 55 resolutions had come out of hundreds of local, state and regional meetings.
The delegates chewed over those 55 resolutions
Two-car wreck sends three to hospital
“It kept us very interested — people speaking out on caregivers, nursing homes, veterans, veterans hospitals and the disabled. One gentleman said ‘Why can’t we be like Canada, where you buy your medication for a quarter?”’
— Hortence Hernandez
and came up with some more. The result was 146 resolutions — 46 of which were eliminated because of too few votes.
Hortense and the other delegates then had to choose 40 final resolutions to present to Congress. “We worked Wednesday and Thursday and the resolutions had to be in by Thursday night,” Hernandez said.
After all of that work, ironically, the delegates didn’t get to learn which 40 resolutions they had chosen — the votes weren’t tabulated by the time they disbanded.
Hernandez will learn what resolutions she and the other WHCoA delegates chose soon. Those resolutions will then be passed on to Congress. “We need to follow the news very carefully,” Hernandez said. “We need to keep an eye on Congress.”
From staff reports
A Canyon Lake teen-ager is thank-1\il no was hurt worse than they were in a wreck Friday afternoon on Highway 46 near the intersection with Highway 281 at Canyon Lake.
An accident like that usually involves fatalities. Sometimes you’ve just got to thank God for doing his work.’
— Greggory Markham
Greggory Markham, 16, said he and Tim Ivey, 17, of Spring Branch, were driving to a friend's home at about 4:30 p.m. Friday when the accident occurred.
Markham was dnving westbound and was behind two slower vehicles, he said. Markham said he tried to pass the slower vehicles, but the vehicle directly in front of him had the same idea and also started changing lanes, forcing Markham off the road.
"When I tried to get back onto the road, I hit something, and I skidded out into the road. A pickup truck was coming the other way and he couldn't avoid me and hit me on the passenger side," he said.
"An accident like that usually involves fatalities. Sometimes you've just got to thank God for doing his work," Markham said. "The car is totalled. The whole passenger side is just mangled... My parents just want ed to make sure I was alright. They were kind of upset about the car too. It was like a $40,000 car."
Markham said he and Ivey are fine, "just a little sore."
He said he has thought about safety while driving on Highway 46 before, since he knows three people who have had accidents on the road, including schoolteacher Annette Hanley, who was killed in a car wreck in March.
The pickup that struck Markham's car was driven by Charles Adams, of San Antonio. Passengers in the truck were Jane Adams, the driver’s wife, and Charles Karrer, their son. The three were transported to University Hospital in San Antonio, where they were treated and released.
Crime Stoppers seeks tips in theft case
Crime Stoppers is asking for help in locating the person or people responsible for a theft from a business located in the 1600 block of Hunter Road.
Between 11 a m. April 28 and 5 p.m. May I, items including a homemade burgundy/navy blue Victorian fan quilt with Ecru lace and several leather purses were stolen.
Police have no suspects.
Crime Stoppers will pay up to $ 1,000 for information that leads to a grand jury indictment. Call 1-800-640-8422 if you have information on this case.
Don’t forget, today is Mother’s Day
Winners of the Herald-Zeitung’s Mom and Me contest featured.
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Unicorns take four medals at state track and field meet
Running of the toddlers
Pamplona’s running of the bulls has nothing on this annual New Braunfels event.
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