New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 13, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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Birthday wishes from | the Herald-Zeitung!
The New Braunfels Herald’ Zeitung extends the following biithday wishes to; James Culpepper, Clarence Scholz, Nelrose Kraft, Minerva Lara (Monday), Nena Ramirez, Sky* (ar Koepp (Saturday), Tony Garcia (belated), Krista Mal-danado, Judy McCulloch, Beatrice Mfehler, Bennie Schmidt, Merlin Birdsong (Monday), Elizabeth Coker (Monday), Warren Grab (Monday), Harold Kamm (Monday), Ruth Marsh (Monday), Kathleen McPherson (Monday), Harry Pabst (Monday)* Troy Johnson (Monday), Kay Doerfler, Christ PiUott,
Leah Williams, Richard Ross (Monday),
United Way kudos
Cheers to the employees and corporation of Mission Valley Textiles They have raised $13,763 for the United Way campaign with an average gift of $26. Special thanks to campaign coordinator Judy Waring A big thank you to the employees of Detox Corporation Under the leadership of Sandy Stonehill, they donated $2,142 to this year's United Way campaign.
Cheers to the employees of Yellow Freight Systems, Inc. who. under the leadership of Hub Greenlees, donated $318 to the 1995 United Way campaign This represents an average gift of $53
Bill Wsihfiachtsmarkt sat for next weekend
Weihnachtsmarkt is on its way. A preview night is set tor Thursday, Nov. 17 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the New Braunfels Civic Center
Weihnachtsmarkt, German for Christmas Market, is now in its sixth year. It is a huge shopping event which will take place from Nov. 18 through Nov. 20 and is sponsored by the Sophienburg Museum and Archives.
Admission is S3 and is good for all three days. The event is open to the public.
There will be more than 50 different booths with exciting displays of Christmas items for all to observe or select from. Gift ideas, food, prizes and entertainment will ail be part of the affair. Local and out of town businesses will be represented at the event.
Proceeds go to the Sophienburg Museum and Archives.
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Heraia-zeitung photo by MiUHAtL uahnall Yolanda Luna of Now Braunfels Is load sd onto a stratchsr shortly after aha was injured In an accident which took plies near tho Inter-aactlon of Hwy. 46 and OakRun at 4:10 p.m. Friday. Th# accident involved thro# cart, all haadsd wast on Hwy. 46. No serious Injuries wars reported. Luna was trsatad and ralaasad from McKenna Memorial Hospital.
Roofs make up big part of NBISD bond package
By CRAIG HAMMETT
Voters in the New Braunfels Independent School District are currently considering the fate of a SI 5 million bond proposal to be decided Dec IO.
Several items are listed in the proposal including a S4.2 million elementary and additions to other campuses.
A large part of the bond package, however, deals with roofs, or rather replacing them Work at four campuses is estimated to cost nearly S3 million.
The district wishes to install gabled, or angled, roofs instead of the current flat roofs, which hold too much water and must be repaired too often said Assistant Superintendent Lonnie Curtis.
“Metal roofs have a longer lifespan,” he said. “We would have to replace a flat roof four or five times to every metal roof ..Life expectancy is 50 to 65 years (for metal roofs) Part of that depends on how well you maintain it.”
Curtis said a large factor in the bidding process should the bond pass
would be to see who could provide the longest warranty for the installed metal roofs. He said 10-20 years was about average Metal roofs last longer but cost more. Officials say it is better to pay now than continually repair roofs, such as some they repairing after 13 years “Foresight is better than hindsight. We decided we better not do this again,” said Curtis.
The district will have to fix and pay for the roofs at some point, he said, adding that Scele and Lone Star had the worst leakage problems. There arc also proposals for $1.1 million roof projects at both New Braunfels Middle School and New Braunfels High School, built in the 1950s and 1960s respectively.
The NBISD has already begun drawing plans for repairs to the high school roof, which Curtis said must be done whether the bond passes or not. He said officials are planning to install metal roofs, similar to those part of the bond package.
Metal roofs already exist at portions of the Lone Star and Carl Schurz campuses and are included at the Memorial campuses.
Unemployment rate unchanged
By TECLO J. GARCIA
City council to tackle water negotiator issue
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The Texas Employment Commission announced that Comal County's unemployment rate remained virtually unchanged from August to September as the state's rate dropped two tenth’s of a percentage point.
The county’s unemployment rate increased by one-tenth of a percentage
By TECLO J. GARCIA
The New Braunfels City Council will discuss and consider on Monday entering into an interlocal agreement with New Braunfels Utilities to employ Doug Miller as the City’s water negotiator.
The controversial subject was resurrected three weeks ago at the council’s last meeting when Councilwoman Jan Kennady inserted the item on the meeting’s agenda.
Mayor Paul Fraser has spoken against Miller being installed as the City’s water negotiator.
He said Miller was not qualified to deal with the complex water issues because Miller “sells insurance ” Miller’s contract as the negotiator ran out earlier this year and it was not renewed bythc city. Miller currently serves as NBU and Comal County negotiator.
Also at its regular meeting, the council will consider funding a San Antonio College survey at the request of the Off Campus Higher Education Steering Committee. The study will help SAC find out how the college can best serve the New Braunfels area. It will determine what classes it will offer after the spring semester. SAC officials plan to ask the council for $4,800. The study will cost more than that, however SAC will pay the remainder of the balance The council will also deliberate designing the Dittlinger Memorial Advi
sory Board to investigate and evaluate potential sites for a new library. The board told the council last week the library must have more space in order to serve the community’s needs.
Two of the most talked about.relocation sites for the library include the old Plaza Bank building arid the HEB. building the grocery chain will vacate next week.
An H E B spokeswoman told the Herald-Zeitung last week, it would consider lowering the price of the building should the city want it for a library.
The 40,000 square foot building has not been sold, although H.E.B. has had several inquiries about it, the spokeswoman said. H.E.B did not reveal the price of the building.
The meeting begins at 7:30 p. nu ! on Monday at the Municipal Build: I ing
HEB planning big celebration for superstore’s grand opening
By TECLO J. GARCIA
Strike up the bands, sun making the pizzas and open the doors that will stay open for good.
An all night Italian Jazz club in New Braunfels?
It’s the grand opening celebration conjured up by the marketing whizzes at H.E.B to kick off the grocery chain’s new 24-hour superstore in New Braunfels.
Opening day will be celebrated with a parade from what will be the “old” store on San Antonio St. to the new location on Walnut, near 1-35 on Friday.
Cartoon characters, prize giveaways and the baking of 1,000 pizzas in the new store’s pizzeria will mark the 72,000 square foot store’s inaugural day.
H.E.B. Spokesman Mike De La Garza said the parade will be symbolic.
“Its to show the continuity between the old store and the new store,” he said “It is a good opportunity to show the connection.”
While the store is not the largest in H.E.B.’s chain, the most obvious difference from the old store is the space allowed each customer. Isles arc wide and the entrance and exit arc a marked improvement over the strange in and out ways at the old store.
Many New Braunfels residents avoid H E B for the simple fact that it is too crowed Store officials realized that and came up with a whole new concept
“It (the store) becomes a meeting place and an opportunity to run into folks from every part of town and it will be more so with the larger store,” said Dc La Garza
The store’s colors coupled with its customer friendly departments give it homier feel even though the store is large, Connie Jones, store manager, said.
“With all the other stores we have, we have taken from them and really this is the best store we have,” Jones said.
The store will have 13 departments including a bakery, a Chinese kitchen, seafood, a customer service center and a fully staffed pharmacy, which will be open 9 a. rn. to 9 p m Monday-Satur-
day and IO a m.-6 p m. on Sunday. The store will have 19 check-out stands
The store will also have a gas station on the north side of its parking lot "This is a new venture we arc going into,” said Unit Director Ray Parker “The whole thing is that we arc not here to run every independent out of business, we just want to be a one-stop shop for our customers ”
H.E.B.’s deli will open at 6 a rn beginning the day after the grand opening for breakfast The Walnut location will soon be a crowded one as Target moves in and Walmart expands However Dc La Garza said the 1-35-Walnut area was a good one for the new' store.
Parker said the store would stand out from the rest “I think it is good, it will enhance our business We all have our niches,’’ he said. “But HEB is good at selling groceries and our technology and expertise in this area gives us the edge”
The store will employ close to 350 employees, 150 more than it currently has on the pay rolls.
point from 3.9 percent to 4.0 percent. There was a total of 1,172 unemployed in Comal County for the month of September, increasing by 39 over last month.
Twelve month ago the jobless rate stood at 5.1 percent, what analysts considered good at that time, Richard Bluhm said, office manager of the New Braunfels employment commission office.
Veterans’ Day ceremonies
Canyon High School's Student Council hosted a spacial Veterans* Day csremony Friday at tbs Cougar Dan. Guest speaker at the avant was Lt. Blair Stevens of Randolph Air Force Baas. LL Stevens, a veteran of the Vietnam War, spoke to the studentsjon the importance of remembering veterans on this spacial d >y.
Herafd-Zettung photo by MICHAEL DARNALLREPEAT!New Braunfels Cross Country team wins 2nd state title
Rangers lose dose battle with Clemens
Smithson Valley holds close but Buffs score late for 20-13 bi-district win. See 7 ADon t miss the last day of the 34th Annual Wurstfest Celebration today!