New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 23, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
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Officials: No decision on border drug funds
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tile Southwest border — a “battle zone in the war on drugs” — is being considered for more federal money in the drug war, but the Bush administration’s strategy has yet to be decided, officials said Wednesday.
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CHS’ ‘average’ year ends on positive note
The 1989 football season was a disappointment for the Canyon Cougars only because the team had such high hopes. A rash of injuries and plain bad luck left the group with an ‘average’ 5-5 season, but the team finished strong.
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netted $1,807.70 and spent $1,260 to prov ide baskets to 60 families.
The drive has grown and now provides baskets to $00 families in the area. This year, a goal of $5,000 has been set to buy the
Cheemund seeking donations to meet goal
The eighth annual New Braun' felt Herald-Zcuung Cheer Fund is off to a good start, but time is already running short to meet the CS'-*- Christmas dinner
By MIKE CROUCH Staff writer
Are 18 holes enough for the city of New Braunfels? The Landa Park Golf Advisory Board doesn’t think so, and has prompted city hall to commission a study to prove it.
The City of New Braunfels has commissioned Toni Cox, a graduate student from the University of Texas at San Antonio, to do a marketing study of the feasibility of having a second golf course in New Braunfels. The study is to determine whether or not the city can support another course.
Members of the golf course advisory board want another golf course here and are certain the study will be positive.
“We should have another golf course," said Bill Mabry, chairman of the advisory board. “It would be profitable to everyone in the city, including the taxpayers.”
Bill Halbert, the resident professional and course manager, said another course could be sustained solely by the number of people turned away from Landa Park.
“In the summer, we have to turn away 75 to IOO people on die weekends,” Halbert said. “We also have turned away a number of tournaments because we did not have die space for them and the green fee players."
Halbert said the course has had 77,000 rounds of golf played on it. He estimates 82,000 for this year, with 1,400 to 1,500 rounds played per
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The Marion High School Band won third place in class AA competition at the suite UIL marching contest in Austin Nov. 13. This year marks the third consecutive time for the bund to earn the third-place ranking at the state level.
Fourteen bands from all parts of Texas were selected to march in this year’-s AA final competition. Marion’s show featured an opening drill to the tune of “Excalibur,” followed by the production number, “An American in Pans ” The band ended its routine with “When you wish upon a star." Earlier this fall, the group won first place at the prestigious Westlake Marching Festival, adding another trophy to the many it has garnered over die years.
The band is under the direction of Mike Wells....
NB area society to help refugees
Siegel to analyze local economy
The economy of New Braunfels and Comal County will be analyzed Tuesday when a special report is presented by Robert L. Siegel.
In April 1986, the Industrial Foundation of New Braunfels sponsored a report on the “Comal County Economy and Housing Market.”
‘‘Bob Siegel is corning back to provide us an accurate, timely and current report on our local economy,” said Mike Noms, event coordinator.
Siegel will provide die community with an accurate, current evaluation of die local economy and the key variables dial power that economy.
Robert L. Siegel & Associates, Inc. specializes in market analysis and real estate feasibility studies. The firm was formed by Siegel in 1972.
The bulk of the firm’s work is analysis of mark-
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Prisoners lighting up despite smoking ban
By JOE KINCHELOE Staff writer
Orange peels, pencil leads, paper clips, and toilet paper are the latest craze among inmates at the county jail, Comal County Commissioners were told at a regular meeting Wednesday.
Comal Sheriff Jack Bremer and Building Superintendent Herb Caldwell told commissioners that inmates had been drying orange peels and rolling them in toilet paper to make cigarettes.
To light this aromatic concoction, prisoners use pencil leads or wire to jump across electrical plugs for a spark or a glow. They apparently pull electric plugs to television
sets oui slightly and insert the graphite or wire. It makes the connection without turning off the television, according to Caldwell.
To install a breaker device which would prevent inmates from setting fires or lighting the cigarettes would cost the county approximately $3,000, Caldwell told commissioners.
The court suggested wiring the televisions directly, or even caging or boxing them, so inmates cannot have easy access.
"When you’re there all day w ith nothing to do, there arc
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Today will be a sunny and cool — a perfect day to enjoy family and friends. The high will be near 64 degrees with the low tonight dropping to the 40s. Winds will be oqt of the northeast at IO to 15 mph. Friday will be more of the same with a high in the 60s and low in the 40s.
Friends of Ditllinger Memorial Library invite the public to become a member by paying dues at the library desk. In addition to meetings every other month, you’ll be entitled to pre-sale inspection and purchase at the Friends’ annual book sale.
Meanwhile, the Friends already arc accepting books for next year’s sale, lf you have a special request for a specific book, they’ll watch for it and save it. Call 620-0217 or 625-4642 for more information....
String ‘em up
Mike Bieimann and Greg Hildebrand, both of New Braunfels Utilities, string 1,200 Christmas lights on the live pine tree on Main Plaza. The living pine tree will be lighted for the first time this year, replacing the artificial Christmas tree that has been used for several years Laverne Eberhard, a City Council member at the time, was instrumental in getting the tree donated by Harvey and Betty Vogel and transplanted by Conrad SchuiU m 1983 Be on the plaza at 6 p.m. Nov. 30 to see the pine become a glowing Christmas tree during the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Santa Class visit. (Photo by Desmond Bostick)
Help light up a life during the Ronald McDonald House “Lights of Love” campaign Each $10 donation will make a light shine on the Ronald McDonald House outdoor display. The lighting ceremony will be Dec. I from 5 to 7 p.m. and Ronald will be present to watch his house at 15th and Trinity glow. A child whose famish STAMMTISCH, Peg* 2A
cics in West Germany and now with the wall open, there are even more,” she said. “Many are being held in refugee camps and arc without clothing or food.
“We have opened a special account at a local bonk and are asking people to donate to the aid of these refugees,” Suhr said.
New Braunfels resident Frank Witting is going to chair the fund. "We will ask for donations until just before
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Do crows get scared?
Scary, funny and just plain strange things were used to make about a dozen scarecrows, such as this entry from students at Lone Star School, for the Gristmill’s Fifth Annual Scarecrow Contest ($5 is donated to United Way of Comal County for each entry). Judging of the scarecrows will be done by the folks who visit the Gristmill and Gruene. Judging blanks will be available at the Gristmill (no purchase is necessary) and scarecrows will remain on d play through Nov 27 (Photo by Desmond Bostick)
New Braunfels’ sister city is Braunfels, Germany, but right now, residents of this Gcrman-Texan community arc being asked lo help their brothers and sisters in another part of Germany.
The New Braunfels Gcrman-Amcrican Society is coming to the aid of the East German refugees in West Germany, according to society president Hclgard Suhr.
“The sheer numbers of people who left before the Berlin Wall was open was enough to strain the relief agen-