New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 15, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
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Vol. 139, No. 127
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May 15, 1991 25 Cents
Two Sections, 20 PagesStammtischBest wishes
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung wishes “happy birthday” today to Leah Sullens, Kristopher and Kyle Elbel, Lori Elbcl, Antonia Garcia, Antanicio Garcia, Brett Murphy, Milton Bode, Devin Johnson, Monica Marie Guerrero, Andrew Pere/, Nyccus, Dennis Gibson, Bradley Brandenburg and Irma B. Montanez.
Belated best wishes to Amber Lynn Padilla.
Know of a birthday or anniversary? Give our receptionist a call Ute day before at 625-9144 — we’d like to share in the greetings.Band concert
Hie public is invited to die spring concert of the New Braunfels High School bands Thursday at 7:30 pm. in the high school cafeteria.Street closing
Lakeview Boulevard from Austin Street to Torrey Street will be closed for about a week as New Braunfels Utilities crew lay pipe to the under construction surface water treatment plant.Health Fair
McKenna Memorial Hospital’< Health I air will be from I to i pan. Thursday al the New Braunfels Civic Center. Among special features will be a blood drive to benefit Anita Wcidner, a victim of multiple myeloma, and the American Cancer Society’s Food Fight.
The South Texas Regional Blood' Bank will conduct the replacement blood drive from I lo 5:30 p.m. from its Hcmobilc on the Civic Center parking lot. All donations arc needed but O negatives are especially encouraged to donate. Donors will receive free cholesterol testing and a free mini-physical when they give blood.
Another event planned for National and Texas Hospital Weeks is the annual Toddler Run Saturday on the hospital grounds.Park concerts
The 1991 Concert in die Park series, sponsored by die New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Dcparuncnt and local businesses, kicks off Thursday at 7:30 p.m. al the Lamia Park dance slab. The rock group Revival Brodiers will perform.Meet the candidate
Voters can meet City Council candidate Susan Curtis at a Get Out die Vole Rally front IO a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in die Eagles Hall parking lot. Refreshments will be served. For details, call 625-3624.Aggie moms
The annual Aggie Moms Award picnic is slated for 4 p.m. Sunday at Cypress Bend Park. Special honored guests will be the 1991 high school graduates planning to attend Texas AAM University. Officers for 1991-92 also will be installed. Each family is asked lo bring two dishes — vegetable, salad, dessert or bread. Meat, drinks ami table service will be provided. Make reservations by Wednesday by calling Jan Wingate al 629-0212, Geiuiie Stackhouse, 899-3303 or Gaylynn Smith, 625 9609 Crime watch
A crime watch organizational meeting for the River Oaks looper
Se. S TAMM TISCH, Pag* 2
This “crash course” Tuesday in the Civic Center parking lot dealt not with customization but with use of penumatic emergency tools by emergency medical systems workers to free persons trapped inside wrecked autos The demonstration, peformed by Don Zer-cher, New Braunfels Fire Department, and Kirby Wilson, Casco Industries Fire Appartus and Equipment, was part of McKenna Memorial Hospital’s Health Professions Fair, held in conjunction with National and Texas Hospitals Week. (Photo by Erik Karisson)
District 4 runoff spurs interest
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON City Editor
Absentee voting has been brisk in the District 4 City Council race with more than 60 registered voters casting ballots as of this morning.
“It’s more than we started out with
last time,” said City Secretary Bonnie Sarko/i, about the number of ballots cast absentee as compared to absentee voting in the May 4 election Absentee voting for the May 25 runolf election began Monda> arid ends May 21.
As of 8 a.m. today 62 people had cast absentee ballots, according to election records.
In the runoff election retired Marine Paul Fraser, who received the majority of the votes in the May 4 election, faces school teacher Susan
Curtis. Both ousted incumbent Eddie Temple.
In the May 4 election, Fraser received 332 votes; Curtis received 205 and Temple received 167.
Registered voters living in District 4 can vote in the runoff election, even
if they did not cast a ballot in the May 4 election.
Absentee voting is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the New Braunfels Municipal Building, 424 S. Casted Ave For more election information call 625-3425.
Commissioners to debate Trinity water district
By JAMIE LEE CAMPBEL L M itt Writer
Comal County Commissioners Court will meet next week to discuss the formation of an underground water conservation district for the Trinity Aquifer.
“'The object is to create an under -gound water conservation district for die western half of Comal County It needs protection,” said Precinct I Commissioner J L. “Jumbo” Evans.
According to Evans, there arc several geographic areas that draw water from the Trinity Aquifer. Those areas include Canyon Lake, Bulverde, Smithson Valley arid Spring Branch.
Members of Commissioners Court
arc seeking suggestions horn an advisory committee on the water conservation issue.
Cameron Wiley, advisory commit* lec chairperson, said it is very difficult to make several counties cooperate with each oilier became die areas identify different needs.
“ Hic best system is to go county by county,” Wiley s.ud.
Evans said the reason the Commis stoners Court is seeking so many fjfycri opinions is because die issue is so important.
“Waler is critical lo all of us.” Evans said.
Richard Bowers, manager of die Noith Plains Ground Water Conser
vation District, will attend the meeting to suggest ways to formulate an underground water district. Bowers will also give a 20-mmutc slide presentation.
“Mr. Bowers is very experienced in dicsc water conservation districts We’re gonna go to school on his informaiK*n. ” Evans said
The Texas Water Commission and die State Legislature have idennified Comal County as one of several waler critical areas.
Hic meeting begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Commissioners Court Courtroom, located on the third floor of the Courthouse Aruiex.
EUWD ’s water conservation play drops in on local schoolGood Day
Sunny skies and wann, humid days with Inglis near 90 and lows near 70 are foiecasi today tiirough Friday. Tuesday's high in New Braunfels was 83 and the ovei night low was 69. No apiece table rainfall was recorded iii die 24-hour pet iud ending at 7 a in. today. Tor additional weather information, see
By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer
Robby the Raindrop’ dropped iii on Lone Star Primary School in New Braunfels Tuesday afternoon in The Big Splash,” a play designed to give students an awareness of groundwater. as well as conservation and pollution.
The play, sponsored by the Edwards Underground Waler District, fallowed the adventures of ‘Robby the Raindrop’ and his activities iii Raincloud Jump School. After Robby fell from his raincloud he couldn’t fig ure out where lie was. The oilier chai -
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acier ‘Paula Purewater’ had to explain the concept of groundwater and die aquifer to him
Hie production yeas performed by Nils Peterson and Heidi Ricks, two members of Small Change Original Iheaue from Minneapolis, Mum.
The group uses simple sets and audience participation to convey their message. At one point die actors had die kids shouting oui “Be die solution
arid stop the pollution!” arid “Use it right, be water tight!”
The group also left materials for teachers to use in die classroom to reinforce the water lessons.
Small Change will present “The Big Splash' through May 31 to 40 schools rn the Edwards Aquifer region More durn 20,000 children will see die production, according lo Carolyn Eagle, public information coordinator for the BUW I).
Small Change Iheuter has about 50 members who uavel all over the coun try doing shims about water, electricity and natural gas.
Games include old and young
Ai IO a iii. Thursday, the games begin in lamia Park. Pavillion 16. the Junior/Senior Games are free arid are expected to conclude by 4 p.m.
According to Winona Oberk amp! , adit inn sn aor of Oak Crest tim iii New Braunfels, die games are a good way for children to learn trow to ielate lo older people
School children and elderly rest dents from Oak Crest Inn iii New Braunfels, Care Urn san Marcos and Care Inn Seguin will play a vani ty ut games and compete for a variety of prizes. Sponsoie is ARA I iving Centers.
Veterans rally, parade Friday in San Antonio
By ROBER! S1EWAR1 SUM Writ*!
Hie San Antonio Police Officers’ Association and the San Amoiuo Professional Eire l ighters' Association in Conjunction w idt die city ol San Antonio Friday are sponsoring a welcome home poi adc* and rally as a Uibule to die troops and families of Operation Desert Storm as well as Korea, Vietnam, Lebanon, Grenada and Panama operations.
“All veterans and active military are encouraged to attend,” said Michael Harwood of the Police Officers’ Association. “We’ve got velar
ans aiming in from Dallas, the Valley and ail over the state of Texas ” Harwood said that all veterans from die New Braunfels area are welcome. Any veterans who want u> walk ut the parade should gather ai the Vietnam Memorial beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Friday. Wives and children will be allowed to walk with die veterans The Vietnam Memorial is located across the street from Municipal Auditorium at IOO Auditorium Circle ut Downtown Sari Antonio.
The parade begins at 6 p.m. and will proceed to the Alamo
For more information, call Michael Harwood at (S12)-$32-9666,
The Travelers Hotel, seen here in a postcaid from the Sophienburg Museum and Archives collection, is the subject of deoate with cur rent owners seeking to add awnings.
Will new awnings adorn old hotel?
By JAMIE LEE CAMPBELL Staff Writer
The New Braunfels Historic Londmaik Commission will consider a request Thursday by the Faust Hotel to place exterior window awnings on the historic hotel.
Landmark Commission Chairman Joline Erbcn said even minor changes must be carefully considered.
“ The Faust was built in 1929 ... by a local builder ll is one of New Braunfels' great historic treasures. It was very lavish, everybody dressed in their best There were New Year’s Eve parties at die Faun, wedding receptions, dinner parties and even piano recitals. There were many uniorgeiabie events rn the hotel,” Erbcn said.
A J Chaloupka. manager of the Faust, '•aid the request is being made to enhance the appearance of the hotel
“We don’t want lo destroy the hotel The owners just want to enhance the hotel, and spruce it up a lade bit,’* he said “We understand the value of die historic dedication by the Texas Registry, the National Registry ... We want to work within those boundaries “
Over the years the Faust has gone through several different owners and management companies I Tie Faust, originally called the Travelers Hotel. now is owned by Fanners Home Savings of Houston and managed by a Dallas group.
Chaloupka said the owners want lo place awnings over each window in the front of the hotel.
“We just want to add a little color,” he said The owners also intend to build a bier ganen in the from of the hotel to attract tourists The hotel’s interior also will be steam cleaned at some poult
Apnl Coldsmiih, director of the New Braunfels Main Street Project, has acted as a bason between the l andmark Commission arid the Faust's manager
“The Landmark Commission acts as a watch dog for local landmark properties,” she said ‘The Landmark Commission will certainly consider whether or not the the building ever had awnings before ”
Coldsmiih added that Dick Ryan, an architect for the Texas Historic Commission will oversee the Faust project.
Erben summed up why she is concerned about the Faust Hotel ’s fate The Faust has always been a model of beauty and there’s all that history to the place I remember my husband and I used to eat there on Saturday evening and we'd run into everybody. Older people remember the Faust.” The Commission meeting will be 9 a m. Thursday at the New Braunfels Municipal, 424 S. Casten St.