New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 24, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Stammtisch Second golf
course to be consideredBest wishes
The New Braunfels Herald-Zcitung wishes “happy birthday” today to John Paul Medina, Too Rodriguez, Gregory A. Lopez, Darren Brinkkoeter, James Startz Sr., Kathi Kuehler, Kris Kuehler, Kim Wingate and Wilma Seidel.
Birthday wishes on Monday to Glenns Kelley, Joshua Stolinski, Sandi McCarthy, David Slimpin and Rufus Filip.
Belated birthday wishes to Raven Danielle Oomez, Brians Aleman, Nola Waldo, Hilda Hernandez, Vidal Barboza Jr. and Ruben Leal Sr.
Anniversary wishes today to Ira and Adeline Schmidt.
Anniversary wishes Monday to Joe and Sharon McClughan and Carl and Shirty Smith.
Belated anniversary wishes to Roma and Guswin Rader Ii.Annual CROP Walk
The fifth annual 10K CROP Walk for Hunger in New Braunfels today will benefit the local food bank and other hunger-action programs worldwide.
The walk, spearheaded by local churches and high school and middle school student councils, is the SOS Food Pantry’s largest fund raiser of the year. More than 300 walkers raised SS,OOO through the effort last year.
Registration begins at 1:30 pan. al New Braunfels Presbyterian Church, 373 Howard Street. Texas Railroad Commissioner Bob Krueger will lead the opening ceremonies.Donate a Brick month
November is “Donate a Brick Month” as proclaimed by the city of New Braunfels.
The Veterans Memorial Committee is working to raise money to build a monument in Landa Park to honor the veterans. Citizens of New Braunfels can help out by purchasing a brick and having thai brick engraved with the name of a veteran they wish to honor. The bricks will be placed around the monument. For more information, call a local veterans post.
University Women The New Braunfels Branch of the American Association of Uni vcrsity Women will meet aft 7 p.m. Monday at the Victoria Bank and trust North Building, 1000 N. Walnut Ave. Penelope Church, Main Street Project director, will he the guest speaker.Christmas lights
The Downtown Association is again sponsoring the Tree Lighting on the Plaza and the arrival of Santa on Monday, Dec. 2.
The program begins at 6 p m with Lone Star Elementary singers on the band stand, followed by Hospice New Braunfels’ tree lighting at 6:30 pjn. Santa will then arrive on a fire truck, led by the Canyon Middle School band anc Cub Scout Troop No. 163 anc accompanied by Sparky the Firedog and EMS Ready Teddy.
Various activities will be held around the plaza, while the child ren wait to talk with Santa, includ ing a performance of “How the Orinch Stole Christmas” by Toby'i School of Dance and music by the Community Band. Photos with Santa will be available, anc refreshments will be sold.
The agony of defeat
By LARRY ROWE Staff Writer
The New Braunfels City Council will decide Monday whether to accept a feasibility study for a proposed multimillion dollar golf course and hotel center in New Braunfels.
The study, conducted by Club Mark Corp., estimates an expenditure of $4 million to $5 million for an 18-hole championship golf course and more than $15.7 million for a 200-room hotel/conference facility.
City council members will consider a resolution accepting the market and economic feasibility study during its regular meeting Monday. Funding has not yet been discussed.
April Coldsmith, city of New Braunfels special projects director, said city staff members are in the early stages of looking for revenue sources for the second golf course and a new hoiel/confercnce center.
The city currently owns and operates Landa Park Golf Course.
At the meeting Monday, Club Mark representatives will present the study, which recommends the second golf course be located on Word/Borchers ranch property. The property is adjacent to the intersection of Texas 46 and Loop 337.
The study states the Word/Borchcrs property was selected because it is “more beneficial to both the proposed project and to the economic impact to the City of New Braunfels” because it lies next to the commercial section of the City and within 20 miles of Canyon Lake.
Hic study indicates that the drawback to this site is the absence of
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The Marshall Ram defensive front relentlessly pressured New Braunfels quarterback Michael Sierra on the way to a 31 -0 area playoff vic
tory Saturday night at Alamo Stadium. With the loss, the Unicorns finished the season 9-3. See story page 13A. (Photo by Erik Karisson)
Mayor interested in bringing seniors together
By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer
The new Senior Citizens Center in New Braunfels is getting some attention from its neighbors as the mayor of Seguin paid a visit Friday to get some ideas.
“I made it over because I’ve heard so much about the new center,” said Mayor Ed Gotthardt. “We do not have one in Seguin. We have a small place — basically a nutritional center wlicre we serve hoc meals.”
Mayor Gotthardt toured the new facility at 655 Landa St. Friday after * noon. Bob Dingcldcin, project coordinator, showed a slide show that explained how the project came together.
“Set the goal, believe you can achieve it, work to achieve it and above all — think positive,” said Dingeldein, who was one of the leaders in getting the new facility built. Hie old facility is located at 142 Comal Ave. f
He added dial to get the city and county government lo help support the seniors he told them: ‘They (.seniors) are the people paying for the schools, they’re the big taxpayers — it’s about time you do somcihing for these people.”
Dingcldein also told Gotthardt that the theme of the project has been “An investment - long overdue.”
“We figure 60 percent of the population in New Braunfels is seniors, with the population being around 23,000,” he said.
Gotthardt added that the senior citizens in the Seguin community arc “fractured” because they don’t have a central facility or organization.
“A group goes here and a group goes there and they don’t conte together as a group,” Gotthardt said. “lf they come together as a group, they could just do so much more.” Dingeldein and Gene Burr, director of the Senior Citizens Center, took the mayor on a lour of lite facility, show-
Seguin Mayor Ed Gotthardt and Bob Dingeldein, project coordinator tour the New Braunfels facility. (Photo by Robert Stewart)
ing him the nutrition center, exercise/ aerobic room, ceramic and crafts center, woodworking shop and the pool and jacuzzi arca.
lite group also visited the Senior Citizens Center Thrift Shop, located behind the main building.
“We’ve taken in $37,000 from the thrift shop in a year’s time," Dingcldein said. “It has really saved us — when the bills come around we dip into that fund over there. I just can’t begin to tell you how proud we arc of the thrift shop. They’re making an average of $3,000 a month.”
Accompanying the group on the lour was Al Flach of Seguin and Jim Mashbum and Don Kuchn of New Braunfels.
“My interest is in trying to do something like this in Seguin,” Gotthardt said. “It just complements the city. It is a place for senior citizens to go and meet their friends and enjoy themselves. You just need a place like this in a city.”
Helping the hungry
Enchiladas on the holiday menuGood Day
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By MARK WARNKEN City Editor
Adobe Cafe will mobilize its entire workforce to serve an expected 2,000 free meals to the needy during the second annual Hoi Meals for the Holidays at the Civic Center from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday — and the restaurant will be open normally.
The restaurant, which opened almost four years ago, is preparing to feed those who otherwise wouldn't get a hot meal on die holidays, said Lea Gonzalez, restaurant general manager. Entertainment also will be provided.
This is just to let people know that we’re trying to help out, and we're trying to support them like they've
supported us for the last three or four years, giving us the chance to be as successful as we’ve been,” Gonzalez said. “Oiving back to die community is what it’s all about.”
The menu includes enchiladas, rice and beans and beverages, instead of more traditional holiday fare, because die restaurant is geared lo serve Mexican food, Gonzalez said, lire meals are intended particularly for families in financial hardship and senior cili-zcns, he said,
Die food will be cooked at die restaurant and transported to die Civic Center in a complicated logistic effort, alto involving Cluunber of Commerce and city of New Braunfels volunteers. Despite serving the many
free meals, the restaurant will be open drat night, Gonzalez said.
Many of the restaurant's suppliers have donated products toward the event, bul Adobe likely will spend about $2,000 on food and employee pay, restaurant co-owner David Harrison said.
Sponsors include Coca Cola, Radio Cap, Kraft Food Service, ADM, LabeU, Cisco Foods, Farmer Bros., Granada Foods, U.S. Signs, LAH Meat Packing and Chapt Electric.
Last year, about 1,500 people took advantage of die free meals.
About 40 employees of the new Adobe Cafe in Seguin, open just more than a year, also will serve free holiday meals in that city, Gonzalez said
Cheer Fund food drive continues
Th* New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung's Cheer Fund drive now has raised 11,171.74.
The goal of the drive Is to raise money to provide Christmas dinners
to local residents who are less fortunate.
Delly updates of how much money has been contributed will appear In the Herald undl the delivery date,
Latest contributors are:
Eugene and Joanne Tschoepe... $25
Dorothy and Friedrich Rest $25
Archie and Nancy Ladshaw.,.,9100
City receives analysis
City may file suit
By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer
A chemical analysis of the chemical spill that occurred at a motor compony last August has been received by the city of New Braunfels. And there are no real surprises as to what was originally thought to be contained in the overturned barrel, said Joe M. Lara, sanitarian/health inspector for the city.
"Right now they’re just wailing for an EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) identification number before it (contaminated toil) can be moved to a hazardous waste storage facility,” Lara said. “It (storage) is an expensive thing”
The contaminated sand is currently stored In a large, sealed rolloff dumpster located toward the back of the lot at the Bluebonnet Motors “make-ready" Uh in the 700 block of N. Walnut. At the lime of the spill, sand was spread on the fluid by city workers to absorb It before U could flow Into storm drainage sewers.
The spilled chemicals ran into Ute street after Ute spill occurred at Uw auto dealership at 315 N.
By LARRY ROWE
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The New Braunfels cli will decide aits ing whether to w^hnria* against Bluebonnet Molars $3,692 com of a clean-up,
The Bluebonnet president tended Uuu some of Ute octet uniter tits ary ; lf
On Aug. 26, 15 gallons of carburetor cleaner spilled from a lion drum Ia Ute Bluobonnftg lot at 315 N. Seguin Ave. cie ana Is an irrUantlif •kin and eyes.
It all turned out to ba carburator cleaner but they wen slightly above Un detection limits," use said. "That would indicate soma quantity (of Ute chemicals).”
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