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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 26, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas Check out Roxolin Kruegors Town column on Paqo 3A Hummel MUSSUM Inside Sports Sttimmtisch Birthday wishes from HeraldZettungl The New Braunfels Herald Zeituhg extends the following birthday wishes to Julia Spence 6 years Amanda Harrelson 4 Llbby Schneider 49 years Deke Eberhard and Cindy Castilleja 24 years Sat Happy anniversary wishes to Don and Holley Guenther 40 Offices closed for Memorial Day All county and city offices will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day However the city sanita tion department will begin garbage collection at 5 due to the early closure of the Comal County landfill Local banks the Postal Service and the McKenna Neighborhood Health Center will also be closed Monday Section of North St to close Tuesday New Braunfels Utilities will be erecting a utility pole at the intersection of Union and North streets on Tuesday North St will be closed from 8 to 1 that day Cancer survivors to gather at Cypress Bend Park The firstever American Cancer Survivors Celebra tion Day to be held in New Braunfels will be at 1 on Sunday June 2 at Cypress Bend Park The event is sponsored by the American Cancer Society Comal County Unit in coop eration with Hospice New Braunfels and McKenna Memorial Hospital The purpose is to promote awareness and celebrate cancer survival There will be 600 similar events held throughout the country that day Speakers here include Dr John Tieman president of the local unit of ACS Short testimonials from cancer sur vivors will also be given Refreshments will be avail able Communities In Schools luncheon on Thursday The Greater New Braunfels Communities in Schools Inc organization will host their firstever Celebration Buffet Luncheon from to 1 on Thursday at the New Braunfels High School cafeteria Special guest speakers include State Sen Judith Zaffirini and State Rep Edmund Kuempel A special message from State Sen Jeff Wentworth will also be read Call 6252385 to RSVP Hermann Sons plan meeting The New Braunfels Her mann Sons Lodge No 21 will hold its regular meeting at 3 on June 2 at the lodge Hall Meat will be furnished Members should bring cov ered dishes This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint rftft f 5 See Page 11 A New Braunfels niCROPUBLlBHINQ 2627 E YANDELL DR 42 Pages in three sections Sunday May Serving the Coma County area tor more than 144 years Home of AMANDA HAMIILtON Glass of 96 stepping out By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer The 1996 graduating class of New Braunfels High School is going to be a tough act to follow This is probably one of the most outstanding graduating classes weve had in recent Principal John Turman said The NBHS class of 1996 National Merit Scholarship winners one per town can be considered an hon state champs in girls crosd country girls track tennis arid persuasive speaking Lisa Weltzer addressed her fellow grads at commencement Friday along with Valedictori an Tamarra Jenkin and Salu tatorian Kate Bell The basic theme of my Oscar Alvarez and ftoberfb A the Pledge of Allegiance Friday speech Was moments of under Weltzer said Bell encouraged her class mates to make their own deci sions Valedictorian National Mer it Scholar and tennis champ maesm It Tamarra Jenkin spoke with the conviction of her own expe rience that they should fol low their dreams and have con fidence in themselves and that in itself will take them to greater Graduates excel academically By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer It was standing room only Friday night at Smithson Valley High Schools 1996 Commencement ceremonies Principal Dan Geroysaid This is probably the first year a SVHS class has had million worth of scholarship offers he added I think it speaks very well of their academic achievements and the hard work their counselors have done to bring the opportuni ties to Geroy said v Like a proud parent the Smithson Valley High School principal was eager to give the names of the top 11 students There were 11 because there was a he said They are Valedictorian Robin Marie Rix Salutatorian Elizabeth Ann Zadik Christina Dawn Huth Brooke Regina Larkin Koryn Fay Wunderlich Leslie Corbin Fisher Ryan Edward Springer Ginger Yvetter Durbin Tamara May Reininger Staci Lee Kortz and Dani Lyn Hersrud Trey Goss celebrates his gradua tion from SVHS HeraldZeltung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Tubers clogged the Comal River Saturday afternoon Tubers ignore bad reports flock to rivers By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer Even though the current was moving slower than in years past for the most part tubers and enjoyed themselves Saturday Everybody is having a good Mary Martin of Houston said as she got out of the river at Cypress Bend Park to be dri ven back to Gruene on an outfit ters shuttle bus Everybody said it would be a lot lower than it actually Martins friend Lana Rhodes a resident of Universal City said she enjoyed herself while she was tubing from Gruene to Cypress Bend Park It was great We had no prob Rhodes said We got hung up on a couple of rocks but it was not as low as I expected it to Water is being released into the Guadalupe River from Canyon Lake at 130 cubic feet per second this weekend That figure should drop significantly following Memorial Day accord ing to officials with the GuadalupeBlanco River Author ity James and Teresa Mullen of Houston were not too impressed with their Saturday experience on the Guadalupe River Overall it was pretty James said There were only three good spots between Gruene and Cypress Bend The water is very Teresa said the river in some was not very clean as well it to Teresa said There were a couple of spots that were real dirty and we just tried to get out of them And we saw a snake swim by The Gruene crossing on the Guadlupe was busy throughout the afternoon Ed Price of Dallas came with his wife Sharon and sons Will 5 and Trippi 8 Prices parents Grady and Marie Price from North Carolina came along for the raft trip It was very crowded and very Ed said We had to do lots of walking because of the low water level But we still had lots of fun even though we had one Marie was the injured party during the trip The first rock we went over I got out of the raft and tried to pull the Marie said Instead I slipped over the rock and skinned my But other than that Marie said she had a good trip It beats working Grady exclaimed Another Dallas resident Christy Munoz said she had a good trip with her boyfriend Memorial Day means much more than just a day off of work By MANUEL CAMARENO Special to the HeraldZeitung As America approaches this Memorial Day 1996 reflect with me on the meaning of the holiday As Americans we must never forget our servicemen and women who paid the ultimate price with their lives in order that we might remain free However never forget that our freedom is not free Our country has celebrated for more than 50 years the honoring and remembering of our Ameri can heroes who rest in our national and local cemeteries I for one am very proud to be an American and often visit the National Cemetery at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio I visit to pay my respects to remem ber my comrades and buddies Photo courtesy of AUClAVIIMWUeVA The flag at Fort Sam Houston Cemetery always files at half matt and to say a prayer of thanks National Cemetery at Fort Sam for all those American heroes Houston hosts thousands of vis who are entombed there This itors every year there He more than graves Among those American heroes are eight Congressional Medal of Honor recipients Also in San Antonio there is San Antonio National Cemetery at 517 Paso Hondo Street in which rest over servicemen and women 13 Congressional Medal of recipients visiting the Cemeteries one can after row of grave markers As I spend time there in peace and solitude the only thing that breaks this silence are rifles firing and the playing of I urge everyone to visit a national or local cemetery on this Memorial Day We cannot neglect our duty to pay the highest tribute to our American heroes those who made the ultimate commitment and who sacrificed their very lives I would like to thank the Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery System at Fort Sam Houston and its direc tor Joe A Ramos for allowing me to display this photo taken by my daughter Alicia Vil lanueva Fully supported by my family I participate in many veterans affairs and personally visit many servicemen and women who helped make Amer ica the greatest nation on earth We must always remember all of our American heroes and visit them throughout the year After visiting our local and national cemeteries one can proudly say that you have walked among Americas greatest heroes have paid your respects and offered a prayer in thanks Manuel Camareno is a retired Army master sergeant and resident of New Turn your back on ignorance next weekend See Opinion Page 44 ;