New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 6, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March 21, 1845 March 21, 1995
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Birthday withes from the Herald-Zeitungl
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Lesley Schwind (9 years old Monday!), Arthur Brinkkoeter, Jr., Marjorie Balmos, Chris Smith (13 years old!), Esther M. Harper, Deanna King (Saturday), Nathaniel R. Rodriguez (Monday), Jodi Goodyear, Leroy Baerwald, Cheryl Guidroz (Saturday), Addle Heinkel (Saturday), Virginia Kemp (Saturday), Robert Minor (Saturday), Martha Philebar (Saturday), Edna Serold (Saturday), Milton I Sundland (Saturday), Norma Jeanne Bercaw, Wietse DeHoop, John Karbach, Senta Knox, Audrey Mast, Rowena Rucker, Cleo Simecek, Wesley Tymrak, Patricia Fuller (Monday), Lester Marcum (Monday), Edward OfTield (Monday), Arnold Paulen (Monday), Jack Spather (Monday), Betty Triesch (Monday), Lydia Aleman (Saturday), Virginia De La Garza (Saturday), Ramona Espinosa (Saturday), Robert Quent (Saturday),
I Cindy Mills, Fran Baughn (Monday). Happy Anniversary to Larry & Karen Hopkins (13 years!, Monday).
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United Way campaign. The total represents a 126 percent increase
The hospital had IOO percent participation among its employees
Congratulations are in order for Texas Commerce Bank employees who contributed $7,220 toward this year's campaign The total represents an increase of 19 percent over last year's contribu tion.
TCB enjoyed IOO percent participation from its employees Hats off to the New Braunfels Herald-Zeltung, which collected $1,831 for this year's campaign The total represents an increase of 67 percent over last year's con tribution
The Herald-Zeitung once again had IOO percent participation from its employees.
Special thanks go to S.T.A.G.E The Bulverde theatre group had an outstanding theatrical performance from which $1,185 was collected to give to the United Way
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Music, food and fun
Large crowds flock to 34th Wurstfest
Rain fails to dampen festive spirit for opening ceremonies Friday
By ROGER CROTEAU
Despite an ill-timed rain shower that scuttled the Wurst Navy and moved the opening ceremony into the big tent, Wurstfest got off to a great start Friday with a huge crowd The crowds were even bigger yesterday, with mild, sunny weather helping the party along.
"Yesterday afternoon, just about the time we were about to load ixir navy on the water, it started to rain, so the opening ceremony got moved inside,” said Suzanne Hcrbelin of the Wurstfest Association. “We were ready The boats were decorated and in the water ready to go. Then it started raining Wc’ll try it again next year”
But despite the rain shower, which ended early in the evening, the opening day drew a large crowd, about 60 percent larger than last year, when it was cold and rainy.
Herbelin said it was still too early to have any firm numbers on attendance, but "It looks real good. I hate to speculate, but I am very
encouraged Today was just beautiful outside and we had a large number of people all day long."
Caroline Hamson came from Denton with a group of friends to get a taste of Wurstfest "I’ve been cating all day long It’s all we’ve done since we’ve been here. I hat! a big onion deal - a blooming onion A Rueben, Cajun chips, sausage on a stick, and a snow cone I’m going to try a chicken on a stick in a minute Everywhere I turn around there’s something to cat I don’t know what else to do Six dollars to get in a little steep, but once you get in, everything is real cheap — not like the state fair.”
Harrison’s friend Andrea Swift, said she was impressed by the bands. “My mother, Berri Flynn, comes here every year with her girlfriends. It’s a tradition with her. We are looking for her, but we haven’t found her yet.
Kellie Taylor, also with the Denton group, said she had "seen a lot of cute guys ” She added that Opas in their lederhosen were "just darling ”
(Top photo) Myron Florin, a Wurstfest tradition, pumps his accordian to the German polka sounds during Friday's opening ceremonies. (Above right)
Rennie Guenther blows his tuba along with other band mambers Friday. Mora than 60 bands will parform during the week.
"I think it’s neat that they do that I love it,” she said.
Jay Schultz, of San Antonio, said he was a little wary when he first got to New Braunfels. “There was so much traffic, and it was really hard to find a place to park, so I thought the lines would be long and we’d spend all day waiting on lines But once we got parked, the lines have been real fast. It only took a minute to get beer.”
Wurstfest will continue daily through Nov. 13. Highlights today include Myron Floren’s birthday party in the big tent at 11:30 a m., and a filii lineup of bands from 11:30 a m. until 11 p.m. For the complete listing of music and other events, check out the special i Wurstfest section inside this newspaper.
NBU given warning by county attorney
Rheinlander says private meetings should cease
By TECLO J. GARCIA
The Comal County Attorney on Friday warned New Braunfels Utilities that it may be in violation of the Texas Open Meetings Act by gathering at monthly dinners without public notice.
In a letter to NBU Board of Trustees Chairman E. C. Momhinweg, Nathan Rheinlander said because a quorum of board members meet, the meetings should be made public and should be announced And if the board would like to meet in private, it should take the appropriate measures to do so, bepaid in the memo “Accordingly, as the officer of the State charged with prosecuting misdemeanor offenses in Comal County, I must ask you to immediately cease and desist the practice of holding the referenced “dinner meetings” in quorum strength unless such meetings are properly noticed and open to the public,” he said Rheinlander said it was his policy to first warn NBU about the gatherings, “but should these meetings continue I will not hesitate to begin such proceedings as I may consider appropriate ”
The trustees have been under scrutiny the last few weeks because of the decades-long practice, which board legal counsel John Dicrkscn called "social affairs" Dierkscn told the Herald-Zeitung last week that busi ness is not discussed at the dinners The trustees, some NBU employees and several NBU consultants are normally present at the meetings Rheinlander said it would almost be impossible to meet in that type of session and business not come up "The warning kind of establishes a trip wire,” he said. “If they trip the wire, we know what to do then "Under the circumstances, they arc playing a very dangerous game ”
Rheinlander said he spoke to Dierkscn and the lawyer does understand what the consequences of the situation could be
Momhinweg said he did not know what action the board would take concerning the meetings but they will deliberate the subject at the next meeting at the end of the month
"I obviously thought they (the meetings) were legal, but we will have to talk it over," he said "It is a legal matter and we will give it over to Mr Dierkscn for him to look at too ”
Rheinlander also said, should he prosecute, it might prove embarrassing to board members, "but could also very well threaten the otherwise excellent bond rating enjoyed by NBU, causing an immense disservice to the public ”
In August, the county attorney also warned New Braunfels Mayor Paul Fraser about skirting the meetings act.
There were questions about how the mayor had “polled” city council members by telephone on whetter they would support the City Attorney Barry Moore
County attorney asks Van Horn to change campaign signs
By CRAIG HAMMETT
Rheinlander says signs imply that Van Horn is incumbent in judge’s race
County Attorney Nathan Rheinlan-der sent a letter to District Judge candidate Jeff Van Horn Thursday, asking him to alter or change campaign signs in the county that could imply that Van Horn is the incumbent.
Van Horn is running against Jack Robison for the 207th Judicial District seat being vacated by long-time judge Robert Pfeuffer.
The district includes Comal, Hays and Caldwell counties.
Rheinlander said state election codes state that candidate signs cannot imply the candidate is an incumbent. Rheinlander said he checked with the Texas Ethics Commission and that adding the words “fop' or “elect” to the signs would be satisfactory.
“I got several complaints from different folks and thought I should pur
sue it," he said.
Rheinlander also said he himself ran into a similar situation when running for county attorney and learned of the situations regarding his own campaign signs.
In the letter, Rheinlander stated Van Horn should remove or alter the signs by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7
Van Horn, however, said he believes that there is nothing wrong with his
signs and the move by Rheinlander was politically motivated.
“The county attorney has not business ordering people to remove property," he said.
“This is completely out of his juri-diction as far as I know."
The candidate said his signs arc not misleading and the same signs were usded during the primary and nothing was said then
Rheinlander did not say what course he would pursue should that not be done.
Either civil or criminal measures are available through either the county or state.
Rangers earn trip to playoffs!
Canyon propels SVHS with 41-9 win over Bastrop
Unicorns exit state playoffs
New Braunfels shocked by Austin McCallum in Buda
Rice...........................17 Nebraska..................45 Miami........................27 Florida St.................41
SMU..........................10 Kansas......................17 Syracuse....................9 Georgia Tech...........10
Texas A&M...............34 Colorado..................17
Texas........................10 Oklahoma St 3
S. Mississippi St 17
AII you need to know about Wurstfest'
, see the 12-page special section inside this paper.