New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 18, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas
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and water wheel on the Comal River.
“Although a large portion of the original Giesecke property was later sold, the section known as “Camp Giesecke” has continued to operate as a resort since 1910,” said current owner Sarah Shea.
The camp was purchased from the Giesecke family in 1968 and was renamed The Other Place Resort.
In keeping with the resort’s Aggie ties, the Sarah and Barry Shea decided to name the new cottage after Zubik, whose tailor shop in College Station for more than 50 years outfitted the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets.
Zubik said he and his late wife Anne first visited New Braunfels on their honeymoon in 1938, when
they stayed at what is now the Faust Hotel.
“Ever since our honeymoon, we have come back every summer and stayed at the camp,” Zubik said, “It’s an honor to have the cottage named after me, and to know that they respect our family that has been coming here for so long.”
Barry Shea said the “Zubik House” was designed to be architecturally similar to the original “Giesecke House,” the only cottage to withstand three major flooding events that swept the New Braunfels area in the 20th century.
“The new cottage has knotty pine sidings, wooden floors, wooden ceilings and other architectural similarities to the Giesecke house,” he said.
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The newly completed Zubik House is named after a long-time visitor to The Other Place.”
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so well without the hard work and support of our staff and the support of the public for five
Lynn Forres said she and her husband, Don, started the business as a single dining room of just 18 tables in a small old building that had housed a succession of restaurants since it was built in the 1920s. They’ve expanded since and now are developing adjacent real estate along the tracks at San Antonio Street.
Lynn and Don’s abilities — theirs in dealing amiably with the public; hers based in 25 years of culinary experience; and his in accounting, construction, real estate and maintenance — complement one another and have enabled the couple to enjoy their
“lifestyle” as restaurateurs.
“We call it a lifestyle because that’s what it is,” Lynn said.
And life has been good: busy, but very good.
“We were just busy from the day we opened the front door in a funny little location you had to look for behind the railroad tracks,” Lynn said.
The food is low-to-moderate-ly-priced “new American” style.
A grilled chicken sandwich with roasted red peppers, grilled spinach and cheese on a toasted bun with fries, soup or green salad is $5.75. A chicken-fried steak dinner is $7.50. The priciest item on the menu is an 11-ounce, rib eye steak dinner with all the accoutrements for $14.95. The wine list is long.
“There was a niche in the New Braunfels market that just kept growing for us,” Lynn said. “Our concept from the beginning was to be a local restaurant for the local community. We benefit from the buses and the tourists, but Huisache Grill is for the locals.
“Part of our success is the feeling that carries to the customers and the staff because of the ambience here,” she said. “It’s comfortable. There’s nothing ostentatious about what we do. Ifs forward and it’s honest. That’s what sets us apart from the franchises.”
A reception in the Forres’ honor is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the lobby of the New Braunfels Civic Center.
Memorial Intermediate School fourth grader Michael Guerrero is pictured with the T-shirt logo he designed for the annual Technology Showcase. Guerrero presented Comal Independent School District board members and the superintendent with a T-shirt during the April board meeting.
“A police officer, constable, sheriff or other law enforcement officer with jurisdiction in the county may arrest persons violating rules or ordinances of the board, and carry out the prosecution of those persons in the proper court,” the protocol stated.
Of course sheriff’s deputies and river security personnel are not just there to nab tubers with foam coolers, board members said.
Last Memorial Day weekend more than IOO people were arrest
ed and 200 citations were handed out along the river — mostly for possession of marijuana and public intoxication, CCSO Ll Ed Whitson said last year. \
Other tubers were arrested for charges including indecent expo
sure, disorderly conduct and theft.
Memorial Day weekend security will include more than 35 sheriff’s deputies and additional 30 non-cer-tified river patrol personnel to patrol the banks and River Road area.
this was the first time students in his class got to watch each other’s films on a movie screen.
After the show, Hargrove, Bob Stewart and other theater employees planned to judge the three films and pick a winner.
“We’ll judge on creativity, editing, how coherent the movie is — that kind of thing,” Hargrove said.
Instead of an Oscar, the winner will get an annual pass to the theater.
Shutt, who plans to attend Oklahoma Baptist University in the fall, said he aspires to make it in the movie business.
“I would like to direct, be behind the scenes. This kind of wet my tongue,” he said.
Erickson, who plans to study chemical engineering at Texas A&M University, said the experience was fun but not something he would want to pursue professionally.
Shutt also acknowledged the project taught him that much more goes into the movie business than just “lights, camera, action.”
That’s something senior Erin Smith, who played the leading lady in Keller’s film, learned quickly.
In one scene, Smith, dressed in jeans arid a leopard-skin tank top, posed seductively on the couch and played with her hair — mocking the familiar sexy scene from movies and television.
‘We had to re-take the scene about IO times over two different days,” she said.
Smith, who plans to attend Tarlton State next year, also said she was not interested in pursuing an acting career.
“It’s not for me,” she said.
Hargrove said he would like to make the movie premiere a more formal event.
“Next year, I’d like to make it even better and have limousines and red carpet and even have it at night — like an Academy Awards-type thing,” he said.
For now, students will have to be happy with the knowledge that their films made the big screen.
Maybe for a few, it won’t be the last time.
fragile and undependable Trinity Aquifer, GBRA officials said.
Construction of the treated water plant and pipeline is contingent upon the Texas Natural Resource Conser
vation Commission’s approval of GBRA’s application to divert more water from Canyon Lake, Welsch said.
“We think the permit will.be
issued — and it could be approved any day now,” Welsch said.
If Welsch is correct, construction could begin in the fall with completion by late 2002, he said.
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