New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 22, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Cheryl Koepp, Margaret Seibert (Monday), Amber Duncan, Lyla Cornelius, Shaurice Heard (Monday), Myrtle Bartels (Monday), Diana Rodriguez, Johann Seyferth (Saturday), Alan Anderson, Joy Boland, Frances Shannon, Mary White, Annabelle Banton (Monday), James Brown (Monday), Peggy Colwell (Monday), Irene Emery (Monday), Shirley Heard (Monday), Helen Leone (Monday), Curtis Lewis (Monday), Ken Nelson (Monday), Myrte Parke (Monday), Blanche Gotthardt (Saturday), Else Gras (Saturday), Jean Hasse (Saturday), Clifford Homeyer (Saturday), L.C. Walling (Saturday), Cipri-ano Luna (belated), Kenneth Will Jr., (belated), William G. Shreve (Saturday).
Happy Anniversary to Lyla & Fonnie Cornelius (60 years!), Weldon & Dolly Nance (49 years!), Mr. & Mrs. Manuel Camareno, Sr.
Leadership NB class to graduate on May 24
Robert Orr, Chair of the Chamber’s Leadership New Braunfels committee, announced that graduation for the class of 94 has been scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24 in the New Braunfels Civic Center.
The 20 participants will be honored with a social hour, dinner and a presentation ceremony featuring Dr. Jim Kern, nationally-known inspirational leader.
The Leadership New Braunfels program kicked-off in October with a VIP reception and overnight retreat and continued monthly with full-day Missions through May. Topics included city and county government, dealing with the media, parks and recreation, economic development and others.
The program was organized last year by the chamber of commerce in order to identify and bring together men and women who desire to improve their leadership skills and to learn more about our community. Within the next few weeks, applications will be accepted for the class of •95.
The graduation program is open to — public and tickets may be purchased al the chamber of commerce office.
Summer volleyball league registrations
Registrations are now being accepted for the New Braunfels Summer Volleyball League.
The league will be open only to girls entering the sixth and seventh grades.
League play will begin on Thursday June 2 and continue each Thursday evening through July 7.
For more information, contact Misty Brever al 907-3214.
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‘It Is Fantastic’
HummelFest '94 highlighted by visit from Alfred Hummel
By JENNIFER ROMP EL
Alfred Hummel never knew Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel, the German nun whose drawings have inspired the creation of Hummel figurines, but he is helping her memory live on in the minds of her many admirers.
Alfred Hummel, the nephew of Sister Hummel, visited New Braunfels this weekend and took his first look at the museum that bears his aunt’s name.
“I can only speak very shortly. It (the museum) is fantastic,” said Hummel Hummel’s comments were translated by local resident Sieglinde Smith
Hummel toured the museum on Friday and said he was impressed with the building and the art.
“I am very' pleased with what has been created here,” he said.
Alfred Hummel never knew Sister Hummel, however, he has a great love for his aunt’s work. Sister Hummel died in 1941 and Alfred was bom in 1942.
“I have a great love for her paintings with watercolors There was a collection created for the family.
She was an all-around artist. She had many talents and worked in all media from pencils to oil,” said Alfred
His favorte work is "The Lady in Red," a pre-convent work by Sister Hummel.
“I love this piece because she started with a simple pencil sketch
He'?" Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Alfred Hummt -ands an autographed Hummel figurine back to a visitor at HummelFest 94.
and went over it with w atereolor,” he said
Alfred Hummel is president and executive director of Bena Hummel Kunst, a company which controls all pre-convent art by Sister Hummel.
He announced on Fnday that he is planning to open a museum in Massing, Germany that will feature the pre-convent work "On July 22, we w ill open a museum in the birth house of Sister Hummel,” he said Smith, who works for the Hum
mel Museum in New Braunfels, said she and Alfred Hummel have discussed exchanging artwork with the German museum "Earlier we had talked about w hen the museum is opened starting an exchange Then we would sometimes have pre-convent art on display That is one of the main reasons we are so excited about Mr Hummel coming,” said Smith The pre-convent art differs from the work shown in the Hummel Museum because of the works’ style, according to Smith
"Sister Hummel was very gifted as a student She did many studies and did landscapes. She loved to paint with watercolor,” she said Alfred Hummel visited New Braunfels as part of HummelFest which was held this weekend The event, held Thursday, Friday and Saturday, celebrated the birthday of Sister M I Hummel, the German nun whose draw ings and sketches of children inspired the creation of the Hummel porcelain figurines Bom in 1909, Sister Hummel would have been 85 on May 21
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Cemex building fuels blending plants in Mexico
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
Although a public information officer for Cemex, S. A. said the Mexican-based company currently does not bum waste derived fuels at any of its cement plants, reports from Mobley Environmental Services show the Cemex is involve^ joint venture with Mobley to construct two naels blending plants in Mexia).
The joint venture, called Pro Ambientc, SA. dc C.V., was announced in the spring of 1993, according to a release distributed by Mobley Environmental Services.
Officials with Mobley confirmed the joint venture exists and that plans call for the companies to
construct the fuels blending plants in Mexico only.
The release, which was distributed last spring, states that two fuel blending plants will be constructed.
The release states “Pro Ambicntc’s fuels blcnd-ing plants will provide alternative fuels for Cemex’s cement kilns in Mexico. Fuel is the single largest cost item r manufacture of cement. These alternative fujis arc of particular value to Cemex given the high cost of fuels available to cement kilns in Mexico, which ranks among the highest in North America ”
Cemex, S A. recently signed a letter of intent to purchase the Lafarge Corporation’s Balcones Plant in New Braunfels.
No plans have been made to bum hazardous waste at the New Braunfels site, aca>rding to Sergio Camarcna, vice president of communications for Cemex.
Camarcna explained in a past interview that he did not know of Cemex burning hazardous waste in its plants at this time.
“We have some coasumption of shraldcd tires in our Ensenada plant, which is on the border Mexia) and California,” he said.
“We have operations in Mexico, Spain and Venezuela and none of them burn hazardous waste. We use petroleum chemicals, natural gas and fuels with oils and salts,” said Camarcna.
Efforts to contact Camarcna to discuss Pro Ambientc were unsuccessful as of press time.
In a past interview Camarcna said Cemex had worked with Gibraltcr, a company which sells waste derived fuels; however, he did not know the extent of the involvement Gibraltcr is a branch of Mobley Environmental Services.
Lafarge Corporation announced Wednesday its intent to sell the Balases Plant and four related cement terminals.
Also included in the deal is 52 percent interest in Parker Lafarge Inc , and cement storage silos in Fort Worth, Tyler, Katy and Houston. Cemex, in a separate deal, has announced intentions to sell a plant facility to Lafarge for approximately SI I million.
Smith speaks out against crime bill; for ethics reform
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
Health care, crime and congressional reform were the main topics discussed during a public meeting held by U S Representative Lamar Smith on Saturday.
Approximately IOO paiple attended the meeting which was held at the Comal County Senior Citizens Center in New' Braunfels.
Smith began the discussion with a short speech and then answered questions from the audience.
On the issue of crime Smith explained his views on the come bill. He said the current bill allows for
100.000 new police officers but only
50.000 of those officers w ill be handed by the federal government and those will be only partially funded
Smith also said tlx* crime bill did ne* "go far enough” in many aspects, such as rehabilitation, more prison construction, truth in sentencing and increased penalties for individuals using guns to commit comes and for repeat offenders.
“Six percent of the criminals a>m-mit 70 percent of crimes W: -.cd to target the 6 percent who are repeat offenders and put them away forever,” he said.
He also supports the expedited deportation of criminal aliens.
“Texas leads the nation in the number in criminals who are criminal aliens,” he said.
Smith said 42 percent of the prisoners in Texas jails are criminal aliens.
On the issue of congressional reform, Smith supports a gift ban that stops congressmen from accepting gifts from lobbyists and taking trips supported and funded by lobbying groups.
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Effort under way to establish Tom Bluntzer Memorial Fund
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
Friends of Tom Bluntzer and his family arc honoring the name of their cherished friend by organizing a run/walk to establish a Tom Bluntzer Memorial Fund.
Bluntzer, a well-known local attorney, died May 14 atter a nearly four-year battle with lymph cancer
He was best known tor starting the New Braunfels chapter of Young Life, a Christian club for students.
Bluntzer was also involved in the Noon Lions Club, the Downtown Rotary Club, Little League
Friends, family organizing walk/run
baseball and basketball, the WurstFest Association and Young Life He was the Jaycees Outstanding Man of the Year and received the Community Builder Award from the Masonic Lodge The run/walk will be held at IO a m. Saturday, May 28 at New Braunfels High School.
Proceeds from the run/walk will be donated to
the memorial fund and used to give scholarships to arca students and to a>ntinue to support the many worthwhile a>mmumty organizations and activities Bluntzer supported Organi/ers said the idea is to get the community together and to share a celebration of Blunt/er’s life and work "The idea is that all folks can participate and everyone can a>me out there and think about how much a ‘good guy’ can mean to this a>m-munity,” said one organizer People interested in participating can get spon
sorship forms at the New Braunfels High Schtx)l Forms will also be distributed at several area churches
Participants are asked to allect their sponsors’ donations and turn in the donations before the run/w alk If people are unable to get a sponsor, they are still e nam raged to participate Arrangements have been made for the grounds in front of the high school to be available for a post-run picnic for runners, sponsors and family and friends
Citizens Bank has set up an aeamnt for the memorial fund Direct donations to the fund can be made at tile bankFor news, advertising or subscription information, call 625-9144 or Metro 6