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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 16, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas N GW tfbkgkiiNFELSHerald-Zeitung         '    ■'   ,M,   „,,,y    —         —        ™-™~-Mi __ .. -    th:.......................... .    ■    .     i    — Inside Abby...................................7A Classifieds.....................3-6B Comics...............................8A Crossword..........................7A Forum.................................6A Local/Metro........................4A Movies................................7A Obituaries...........................3A Sports.............................1-2B Today.................................2A Television...........................8A Key code 76 50 cents Canyon Intermediate School sixth-grader Kyle Williams competes in the can-crushing contest at the recycling event at Home Depot on Monday. WAI Ll/Herald-ZeitungVol. 148, No. 258    14    pages    in    2    sections    November    16,    1999    '    |    'jJggQ    AV    Serving    Comal    County    since    1852 City prepares $32 million bond package New Braunfels celebrates Texas Recycles Day By Erin MAGRUDER Staff Writer Local students and environmentally aware community members braved the heat Monday afternoon to participate in the sixth annual Texas Recycles Day activities. The Home Depot, 1360 N. Interstate 35, hosted and sponsored the BAKER event that featured tips and information about how recycling benefits not only the environment but the economy and the community as well. The environmentally-conscious choice to recycle creates jobs and saves natural resources, energy, clean air and water, landfill space and money, said Chance Lowry, store manager of Home Depot, a national sponsor of America Recycles Day. New Braunfels High School environmental science students provid ed a display with information on composting and also conducted a newspaper recycling drive. About 40 Canyon Intermediate School students also participated by competing in a can-crushing relay race, which produced four winners of Tony Stewert model racecars given See RECYCLING/5A Kitchen queen WAI U/Herald-Zeitung Home economist Margaret McCutcheon demonstrates how to prepare Caramel-Glazed Flan at the Taste of Home Cooking School, sponsored by the Herald-Zeitung, at the New Braunfels Civic Center on Monday night. Taste of Home teaches cooks how to feed families like royalty By Erin Magruder Staff Writer More than 800 homemakers, chefs, amateur gourmets and just plain hungry folks from across Texas attended the fourth annual “Taste of Home Cooking School” Monday evening at the New Braunfels Civic Center, 380 S. Seguin Ave. The line for the sold-out event extended out the door — leaving passersby curious about what all of the “buzz” was for. To explain the draw, one only has to list a few of the heavenly concoctions that were created before the night was over. The aromas of the Caramel-Glazed Flan, Maple Pumpkin Cheesecake, Fiesta Pork Chops with Couscous, Sweet Potato Chicken Salad and other tasty morsels were enough to shame Betty Crocker and convince even the most un-domestic of persons to throw away their microwave ovens. Tile program, sponsored by the Herald-Zeitung, featured professional home economist Margaret McCutcheon, who prepared IO user-friendly and completely scrumptious dishes in about two hours with the help of assistants Julie Shepherd, Cookie Barboza, Gwen Kiel and Nancy Kraft. The cooking school is associated with three national cooking magazines: Taste of Home, Quick Cooking and Country Woman. McCutcheon said part of the school’s success was the variety of quick and easy recipes it provided for chefs who want to prepare a good, home-cooked meal in a short period of time. “All of the ingredients for our recipes can be found in your local grocery store,” she said. In addition to the cooking demonstration, more than 20 door prizes, including a mattress set, $250 gift certificate from Gage Furniture Store, two adult season passes to Schlitterbahn, 20 bags of groceries and 11 prepared dishes from Taste of Home were given away. Campbell’s cookbooks also were awarded to 250 lucky attendants. San Antonio resident Jo Wagner, who won a cookbook, said she had several good reasons to attend the event — and so did her husband, William. “My husband will take me anywhere where I can learn how to cook more,” she said. Council: List of projects not complete yet By Peri Stone-Palmquist Staff writer New Braunfels City Council gave more than $32 million worth of possible bond projects a tentative nod Monday. Council is hoping to have a bond issue to present to voters by May 2000. A resident owning a $100,000 piece of property could pay $225.73 more in property taxes a year, or $18.81 a month, if council and voters ultimately approve every measure for a bond repaid during 20 years. “I think we get a lot for the money,” District 4 councilwoman Jan Kotylo said. The bond revenue could fund a variety of street and drainage, parks and recreation, and police and Fire projects, including: • Widening Walnut Avenue from Katy Street to Business 35, making it four lanes with a continuous center turn lane ($4 million, not including costs of land acquisition); • Recreational sports complex, including an indoor pool, activity center with gymnasium and other features, four softball fields, four ALEXANDER baseball fields, two soccer fields and maintenance shop ($9.8 million without cost of land); • Improvements to existing park rest rooms and equipment, building new rest room ($1.14 million); • Replace the police and fire department’s communication system ($700,000, with an annual $50,000 lease); and • Various items for New Braunfels Fire and Rescue ($2.27 million). Look for a complete list of the items approved Monday in Wednesday’s Herald-Zeitung. The list is not Final. City staff will take council’s recommendations and work on more accurate cost estimates, as well as various design scenarios for a widened Walnut Avenue. Staff also will work on estimates for some new projects. Council asked that staff' look into prices for land acquisition for a Loop 337 extension into the eastern part of town and an item funding road resurfacing. District 2 councilman Larry See CITY/5 A Light show might be headed our way By Heather Todd Staff Writer Local residents are uiged to look to the stars late tonight or early Wednesday morning to see what could be the celestial light show of a lifetime. The annual Leonid Meteor Shower is back, and some experts say the meteoric display could turn into a full-fledged celestial firestorm, with thousands of meteors trailing tails of flame across the early-morning sky. Scientists don’t know for sure See SHOW/5A iuil i UkJ - Photo submittedie Moscow Boys Choir will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday at Tree of Life illowship Auditorium, 652 N. Loop 337. Boys choir brings heavenly voices to NB By Erin Magruder Staff Writer Residents will have a chance to experience “Christmas Around the World” Thursday when the Moscow Boys Choir performs at 7 p.m. in the Tree of Life Fellowship Auditorium, 652 N. Loop 337. Thirty trained voices will perform holiday favorites such as “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” “Silver Bells,” excerpts from Handel’s “Messiah,” Bernstein’s “Gloria,” “Kyrie” and “Silent Night” as well as musical tributes to the season from Russia, Europe and North and South America. The choir also will sing new pieces, performed in their language of origin in the state-of-the art auditorium that holds 1,000 people. The event is hosted by the Greater New Braunfels ARTS Council, a local non-proFit organization celebrating its 20th anniversary, said Janet Allen, administrative assistant for the council. “We are absolutely thrilled to have performers of that caliber here in New Braunfels,” Allen said. The Moscow Boys Choir not only has performed for members of the British Roy al family but has participated in operatic productions such as Bizet’s “Carmen,” Puccini’s “La Boheme” and Tchaikovsky’s “Queen of Spades.” The choral tribute to the seasons is sponsored by the Texas Commission on the Arts, Chase Bank, The Collection, Rhoads Interiors and Norwest Bank. Tickets can be bought today through Thursday at the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce, China-N-Things, New Braunfels Art League Gallery, The Children’s Museum and the Tree of Life Fellowship Church. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for students. ;