New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 23, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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24 Pages in two sections ■ May 23,1993
Serving Comal County • Home of Katie Groff and Emily Hoegenuer
Vol. 141, No 132
The New Braunfels Her-ald-Zeitung sends birthday wishes to Gerad Howard, Myrtle Bartels, Wilma Haberling, Mary Jane Bela Perez, Amy Stewart, Jean-nie Ortiz, Lupe Monce-ballez, Bub Rider, Louis A. Koenig (Monday), Fernando Luna (Monday), Emily Hoe-genauer, Jason Wade (belated).
Adult education celebration
The annual celebration for the Adult Education participants will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 27, at J. Frank Dobie Intermediate School, Borgfeld Road in Cibolo. This will be a combined graduation for all school districts in the coop-erative Call (210) 658-5936 to make reservations.
The New Braunfels Conservation Soceity will hold its annual New Member and Worker Appreciation Picnic at 6:30 p.m. on May 27 on the grounds of the Wagenfuehr Property at 505 W. San Antonio Street Call Martha Rehler at 629-2943. *
Aggie Mothers’ picnic
The Comal County Aggie Mothers’ club will hold its annual family picnic at 4 p.m. on May 30 at Cypress Bend Park. All members, families, new Aggie families and future A&M students are invited. Members are asked to bring a meat dish and a vegetable dish and a salad or dessert.
Call Irene Wilson at 625-2415. Scholarship recipients will be announced, officers installed and new life members announced.
A meeting of the Comal Springs Chapter of the Colonial Dames of XVII Century, will be held at 10:30 a.rn. at the Faust Hotel on May 25.
Jeanne Tabb, state president of state organization will be the guest speaker.
Reservations must be made to Marydean Motz, at 629-2165 by May 21.
The regular meeting of the New Braunfels Utilities will be held Thursday, May 27 at 4:30 p.m. at 201 Main Plaza. A "Wavelength" video will be shown at 4 p.m.. The public is invited to watch.
(The New Bra unfelt Herald-Zeitung invitee its readers to submit items Ut Stammtisch. According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community,
“Stammtisch" represents a sitting place reserved for members of a community to gather and share the days happenings. We invite you to share with us.)
Farmers’ Market continues to thrive in New Braunfels
By ROSE MARIE EASH Herald-Z*itung
An old tradition is alive and well in New Braunfels, thanks to local resident Herbert Doege and some of his friends who decided it was time to start a Farmers’ Market seven years ago.
“We’ll be here every Friday till the end of vegetable time,” said Doege, Vice President of the New Braunfels Farmers’ Market, who translates "vegetable time" as being sometime in September.
“We started about seven years ago and it’s getting better every year — we have sold out in 45 minutes before. Sold out of every vegetable and fruit at every “farmer’s” stand, that is!"
So, if you want fresh vegetables and fruits at reasonable prices, Doege suggests you be at the gate at 5 p.m. every Friday through the summer growing
season to make sure you get your share.
Doege said he and some friends started the New Braunfels market and also one in San Marcos some seven years ago so they could sell the extras from their home gardening efforts.
Now there are markets thriving throughout the hill country, he pointed out.
“I came off a farm and I like to watch things grow but there’s too much (crop yield) for just us,” he said. “We got San Marcos and New Braunfels going and then Seguin and now there are about 36 of them."
This year the market opened earlier than usual in New Braunfels.
‘We started about a week earlier than we usually start,” said Paul Volkmann, president. “We don’t have as many tomatoes as we usually have. During the
prime time we usually have about 18 people selling. We should have quite a few tomatoes in here next week, and maybe some sweet com.”
Even though the tomatoes disappeared quickly, there was still a lot to choose from: zucchini and squash, onions — the sweet variety, peaches, blackberries, cabbages and green onions too.
Later in the summer there’ll be watermelons and cantaloupes and peaches from Stonewall and Fredericksburg, according to Volkmann.
“We like it very much,” said Elsie Haggerty, a New Braunfels resident and frequent customer. “We look for tomatoes, cucumbers, the peas they’ll have later on — the shelled ones. But thats because I'm lazy. This is great I'm glad they're here. We have a garden but it’s just start-
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Herald-Zeitung photo by Rose Man© Eash
Mildred Winkler of Guadalupe County sets out her fruits and vegetables at Friday’s Farmers’ Market.
Besides getting delicious, healthy vegetables and fruit, you’ll also be helping out some worthy causes.
The New Braunfels Farmers’ Market supports the scholarship fund for the Comal County Fair Association and donates to the
Children’s Garden which is spon sored by the Men’s Garden Club in New Braunfels. And, the ref idents of River Gardens Organ Farmers, a residential treatment center for the handicapped, sell their organically grown vegetables at the market too.
NBPD gears up for summer with more ‘boat power'
Hummelfest celebration ends today at Hummelmarkt
Hummelfest 93 will wind down with the conclusion of Hummelmarkt today at 4 p.m.
The three-day celebration yvas kicked off Friday with the beginning of Hummelmarkt and included a birthday celebration marking what would have been the 84th birthday for
Sister M.I. Hummel.
Other special events included the selling of a special event figurine, "One Plus One,' not available on the open market.
Sieglinde Smith, Hummel child model, will be available to sign lithographs and other gift shop items today.
Herald Zeitung photo by Karla Wenzel
Grayson and Garrett Mechler and Zachary Williams, first place winners in the Hummel Lookalike contest, present a birthday cake at the Birthday Celebration held at the Hummel Museum. The event honored Sister M.I. Hummel on what would have been her 84th birthday.
By ROSE MARIE EASH H«rald-Z«ltung
The New Braunfels Police Department has geared up for the summer crowds with additional manpower and “boat power” for the water recreation areas.
‘There’s too much disorderly conduct, narcotics use, and bothering legitimate users of the river and property owners along it by unruly river users,” said Sgt. J. McEachem. This is probably the first of two boats we’ll have and we plan to take care of the flat water sections of Guadalupe and Comal Rivers.”
According to McEachem, the police will be enforcing city and state ordinances on the river as well as in the parks and on the bridges.
The new boat is a floating patrol car complete with flashing lights and sirens.
It comes with standard patrol car equipment and will have no problem catching anyone violating city or state ordinances on the water. It won’t be there just for show either — all the laws will be strictly enforced.
“One of the things we’re going to be doing is ticketing and arrest
ing for violations of the glass beverage (container ordinance), McEachem said. ‘The people fooling around and jumping off the bridges will be either ticketed or arrested.”
According the McEachem, police will also be educating vacationers about the laws and about safety on the river. He said a lot of people are hurt every year on the river because they are careless and reckless.
“A lot of people think this is Disneyland and it’s not — its a river and it’s dangerous,” said McEachem. Theres all kinds of wild currents in there in various places, wildlife inhabits tile rivers, and it doesn’t flow in a circle and there aren’t lifeguards.
“From Gruene Bridge down is ours... and I know for sure we had one fatality on the river last year in the city jurisdiction,” said McEachem. “At a set of rapids a young woman drowned, and any number of people injure them selves by stepping on glass.”
He said weekend manpower is being increased throughout the summer and this year’s plan for safeguarding citizens using the water recreation areas is the most comprehensive ever.
Teacher looks forward to final bell after 30 years
By ROSE MARIE EASH Hgrald-Zaitung
When you’re doing something you love, it’s easy to stay in one place for 30 years — that’s what Lloyd Lenz did.
He found a small place and spent his life watching it grow. Lenz will see his last day as a teacher on May 28 and will leave Smithson Valley Middle School with many fond memories.
“When I started in Bulverde in 1963, we had a total of 6 classrooms and about 150 students,” said Lenz. “Now from kindergarten through 5th they have right at 900 kids and here at the middle school in the 6, 7 and 8th grades we have around 860 kids, so there’s been a lot of changes and a lot of people moving out here.”
Lenz taught elementary school and world, American and Texas history.
At times every student at the middle school was in one of his history classes.
“I taught all the students in the school so I knew all the kids, I knew (ill their parents and a lot of times even their grandparents,” said Lenz. “It was kind of neat, special, I enjoyed it really.”
During his 30 year career as a teacher in the Comal Independent School District he’s taught families and generations.
“I’ve had many students whose parents I’ve taught — quite a few,” said Lenz. “There’s some of them that resemble their parents. It’s been lots of fun. I’ve enjoyed it.”
Lenz said he decided last year to stay for one more year “just for the sheer satisfaction of being in one place 30 years.”
And, he said he is 60 years old and now wants to do something different for the next 40 years!
Asked what was the most significant dif
ference in teaching today, Lenz reminisced about the times when the teachers would play the students in volleyball games during the lunch period and get really close to them because there weren’t so many and you got to know them all well.
There was one group of students that I taught for five years,” said Lenz. “I had them when I was still in the fourth grade, I taught them in the fifth grade, sixth grade, seventh grade and eighth grade. I really hated to see those kids leave."
Lenz said he thought the best advice he could give to new teachers just starting their careers was to start in a small place.
“Go out to where you can find a small school and get to know students,” he said. “It’s a beautiful place to start. You get to know the students and you get to meet the whole family instead of just seeing a student for an hour a day.”
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