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Solving Comal County • Home of Wayne B. Russell
Vol. 141, No. 134
The New Braunfels Her-ald-Zeitung sends birthday wishes to Neva Wagner, Andrea Marie Juarez, Lisa Faria and Leslie Farias.
Memorial Day service set
Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 7110 will observe Memorial Day with a flag raising ceremony at the post location, 600 Peace Avenue at 8 a.m.
The public, particularly veterans, are invited to attend the Monday ceremony.
Coffee and donuts will be served following the ceremony.
The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department is signing children and adults up for summer swimming lessons at Landa Park. Classes are American Red Cross certified. Classes are limited in size. Each session is $20 per person.
Call 608-2160 for registration information.
Ice Cream social slated June 9
The Canyon Lake Republican Women's Club will present "The Olden Girls," a delightful comedy to be enjoyed with homemade cake and ice cream.
The event will be held at the Canyon Lake Action Center, June 9 at 8 p.m. A $4 donation will be asked of those who attend.
The Comal County Democrats will be sponsoring a rally and fundraiser for U.S. Senator Bob Krueger on Tuesday, June I from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Comal Bowl.
State Representatives will be on hand to field questions on state issues.
For more information, contact Corbie at 625-6263 or Gloria at 620-1515.
Benefit dance set for Monday
The New Braunfels Police and Parks Departments are sponsoring a summer recreation program kick-off dance and benefit.
The event will be held Monday, May 31 at 7 p.m. at the New Braunfels Civic Center.
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A Safe Celebration
Herald-Zeitung photo by John Huseth
Lena Davit, Marsha Orr, Linda Snider and Paula Roeech, Project Graduation coordinators and Melissa Stone and Melanie Swan, seniors at Smithson Valley High School, are presented with a $1,000 check from Luby's Cafeterias by employees Janie Carrillo, Margie Mendez,
Isaac Cockrum, and Sylvia Robledo for Project Graduation.
Project Graduation offers high school grads drug, alcohol-free commencement celebration
By ROSE MARIE EASH Herald-Zeltung
Project Graduation, deemed an alternative to an alcohol-related post-graduation celebration, was started here seven years ago according to Leslie Kriewaldt, New Braunfels Independent School District Public Information Officer.
The idea was to provide a safe place for graduating seniors to celebrate and be with their classmates one last time she said.
“Parents and students do fundraising for a drug-free, alcohol-free party,” said Kriewaldt. ‘There’s food, activities, games and dancing.”
Marsha Orr coordinated the 1993 New Braunfels High School Project Graduation.
This year we’re having the casino, spider man - the velcro jump, refreshments, a disc jockey with a karaoke, and lots of great prizes,” said Orr. “We’ve got two television sets, two voice- activated recorders, a stereo/CD system, two cameras and cash prizes, too."
The NBHS party will start at 10:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Friday night.
Smithson Valley High School will have their Project Graduation Party at Rio Cibolo Ranch on Thursday night and Canyon High School will have theirs on Friday night also at the Rio Cibolo Ranch.
According to Lena Davis who coordinated the Canyon High School Project Graduation, prizes at that party will also include televisions, microwaves, refrigerators and gift certificates
from local merchants.
“If you want to go, contact me — it costs a dollar and we give it back at the party, it just works as an RS VP,” said Davis. The bus leaves Canyon High School at ll p.m. It’s fun, exciting, safe, and a party you'll remember and you have an opportunity to win prizes and cash.”
Smithson Valley High School seniors, Melanie Swan and Melissa Stone, recommend Project Graduation to all their 1993 classmates.
“It’s the last time they’ll get to spend with their class,” said Stone. “I mean everyone’s together and ifs safe. Last year there was games end casinos and everyone was winning prizes."
"I’ve never been, but I think it will be a lot of fun because it will be the last time we’ll be together,” Swan said. “Before we all go off into the real world.”
Project Graduation was sponsored by various local merchants and area businesses who made cash donations and/or donated merchandise for prizes.
Luby’s Cafeteria donated a percentage of checks which were accompanied by specially printed Project Graduation cards. The cards were distributed by the schools, the chamber of commerce and the senior citizens center over the last three months.
“It was a combined community effort," said Linda Seubert, manager at the 1-35 East location in New Braunfels. “It’s something that Luby’s has been doing in other communities and we thought we’d try it here.”
Fred O. Wagenfuehr museum opens to the public Saturday
By ROSE MARIE EASH H9raid-Z9kung
The Fred 0. Wagenfuehr Barber Shop museum will open in New Braunfels on Saturday at 2 p.m., according to curator, Barney Canion.
“It’ll be the first public opening — actually we were open during Wurstfest, but this will be the opening for the season,” said Canion. “Both the house and the barber shop will be open. It is an addition to the Lindheimer House, Conservation Plaza and the school across the street — all Conservation properties."
The house and barber shop are located at 505 and 521 West San Antonio Street. The house was built in 1858, Canion said.
Canion said Wagenfuehr was a third generation citizen of New
Braunfels — his ancestors arrived here from Germany in 1845.
He was a barber as his father had been before him and as were many of his relatives.
“When I started barbering we had five barbers in New Braunfels, all by the name of Wagenfuehr," said Wagenfuehr in a tape he made in 1986. There was Buddy (Walter J.), Alex, his brother, Uncle Pete, Dad and myself.” Wagenfuehr had many hobbies and was a dedicated collector. Hie barber shop museum is full of his craft work and his collections. He was also a painter and a carver.
As a tribute to his mother he carved the “Franci Wagge Circus,” a colorful example of folk art that was displayed at the Institute of Texan Cultures for three months and received national press coverage Canion point-
Gridlock grips city council
By ROSE MARIE EASH Herald-Zettung
James Goodbread plans to continue to take his seat at city council meetings until the issue of his status as a member of the council is resolved.
He said yesterday that he hopes those councilmembers who walked out of Monday night’s meeting will be there too.
“I hope they will assume the responsibility they were elected to do,” said Goodbread. “We four didn’t walk out. Walking out doesn’t solve anything "
According to Goodbread, the city attorney has told him that he could serve on the council as a holdover member until the injunction prohibiting him from taking his seat for a fourth term is resolved.
Goodbread insists that the lawsuit disputing his right to be seated has been filed by handful of people and does not represent the majority.
Mayor Pro-Tem Ambrosio “Butch" Benitez, one of those who left the council meeting Monday night, said his concern is for the legality of anything done by the council in the interim.
“I don’t have anything against Mr. Goodbread," said Benitez. “I’m still waiting for some legal advice — my concerns are the same as I stated last night.”
Benitez has publicly aired concern toward any business conducted by the council with Goodbread serving.
Jan Kennady, who also walked out of the meeting, echoed the concerns of Benitez and said she was not aligning herself with any side.
“It bothered me a lot that we may not be legal,” Kennady said. “At the point that I left it was to regroup. I knew as I walked out that it would appear that I was aligning myself with one side — I was not."
Kennady expressed her shock at Monday night’s city council
Early voting total at 1,676
Approximately 1,676 voters have taken advantage of early voting for the June 5 special election so far in Comal County, according to officials at the Comal County Clerk’s office today.
Early voting will continue through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the county couit-house. The last day for early voting will be June I.
Early voting opportunities will be available today in Bulverde at the community center from 2 p m. to 7 p.m. and Thursday at Canyon Lake Action Center from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Early voters can vote at any early voting location.
meeting saying it was “simply overwhelming — the hostility ai id the yelling.*
She said she would decide what she will do at the next meeting in the interim, but added that she hoped that between now and then that the judge would make a final ruling on the issue.
Dan Bremer who was the first to walk out of the council meeting on Monday night, agreed that the business of the city was the-central issue.
“My primary concern was the business of the city and the legality,” said Bremer. “I’m concerned about the ramifications of someone taking legal action against the city if a vote doesn’t go his way based on Mr. Goodbread’s vote.”
Bremer said he hoped the matter would be resolved soon.
“My real hope is that he would step down as he had originally promised," said Bremer. “Whatever the court decides I have no problem with — my main concern is for the city.”
ed out. The carved wooden circus is on display in the barber shop.
His collections included dolls, old tin toys, and even string — a ball of it spanning about three feet in diameter sets in a comer of the barber shop.
Wagenfuehr also worked with polished stones through jewelry and pictures using different kinds and colors of stone.
Often he would paint or decoupage a scene and then reproduce it in a wood carving and a stone picture. Samples of these are included in the collection at the barber shop museum.
According to Canion, Wagenfuehr decorated the window of his shop according to the seasons and the New Braunfels Conservation Society plans to continue that tradition. The Wagenfuehr Barber Shop and home will be open to
Hot aldZeitung photo by John Huseth
the public from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. ber shop and his home to the New
every afternoon except Wednes- Braunfels Conservation Society
day beginning Friday. upon his death last year, accord-
Wagenfuehr donated the bar- ing to Canion.For advertising, news or subscription information, call 625-9144