New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 25, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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16 pages in two sections ■ Friday, Nov. 25,1994
Serving Comal County for more than 142 years ■ Home of STEVEN STARTZ
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Birthday wish** from th* Herald-Zaitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Steven Starts, Bill Spence (Saturday), Jackie Nolle (SO years old!), Kathy Price, Olivia Wilkinson, Angelic Bennett (belated), Oliver Bartels, Ramon Caine Espinoza (belated), Julie Gonzales, David Ingram, Pauline Reynolds, Harold Longmire, Erns Turner, LUlie Arlitt (belated), Kevin Chapa. Happy Anniversary to Oliver St Mildred Bartels.
Children's Museum to host Cents Claus
Santa Gtus will visit the Children's Museum in New Braunfels on Wednesday, Nov. 30 from 4 pm. to 8 p.m.
Visits will Santa are free, photos with Sants are available for $8. The museum is located in the Courtyard Shopping Center, behind Arby1!.
For mote information, call the Children's Museum at 620-0939.
Downtown Dollars to bo flvon sway eosin
To thank the community for its business during the year, the Downtown Association of New Braunfels is giving sway 1,000 Downtown Dollars again this year. Las year, more than 3,SOO people registered from all over Texas and six other states.
The public is invited to register et any of the 40 participating businesses each week. Registration will begin Nov. 18 during Downtown Discovery Days and continues until the last drawing on Dec. 20
Four winners will be drawn each week on the Plaza, beginning Tuesday, Nov. 29 during the Tree Lighting ceremony and festivities.
Winners will receive IOO, 75,
SO or 25 Downtown Dollars. Stop and register where a gold sign in displayed in the window.
Amtrioan Legion Auxillary to moot Doe. 1
The American Legion Auxiliary Post 179 will hold a meeting on Thursday, Dec. I at the Post Home.
All members are encouraged to attend.
Call Ardith Mueller at 904-7348 for more information.
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United Way kudos
Cheers to the employees of Entex who raised $1,057, under the leadership of Chuck Reneger with 100-percent participation. This represents a 15-percent increase over last year's fund-raising efforts with an average gift of $27.
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Let the shopping begin!
x and Aurdora Aleman get tome of their Christmas shopping done early at Wal-Mart.
HerM-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
Local retailors brace for start of Christmas shopping season today, big sales expected
By TECLO J. GARCIA
NB man jailed after car accident
After having consumed what may seem like millions of calories worth of Turkey, dressing and desserts, some people believe they may have the cure to feeling sick about all the weight taken in.
Even though not sanctioned by the U.S. Surgeon General, many say shopping the day after Thanksgiving can help you or your spouse feel lighter (in the wallet) by walking to and from stores while making you hungry enough to eat the leftovers when you get back, so you won’t have to eat so many turkey tacos next week you'll be gobbling a Tejano tune.
Whatever reasons there might be to shop today, there will be millions of Texans taking the opportunity to get out and find a bargain. Stores and shopping malls will be packed, parking lots will resemble giant sardine cans and shoppers might return home with battle scars proving they fought the crowds.
“We are predicting that this one will be bigger than previous days after Thanksgiving,” said Texas State Comptroller spokesperson Teddy Vannoy. “Historically this weekend is the big
• Vannoy said with the Texas economy humming along, consumer confidence has been boosted.
The state just released unemployment rates that are the lowest in ten years.
The comptrollers office, which handles retail sales tax rebates to local governments, said end of November and December sales will be reflected in January and February rebates respectively.
Locally, the New Braunfels Factory Stores expect bumper to bumper shoppers, and more cars than the 1,214 space parking lot can handle for the Friday after Thanksgiving.
“We expect a good turnout as years past have
Herald Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Wal-Mart aalaa aaaociata Edna Flnka stocks blankite In anticipation of th# biggest shopping day of the year today.
proven,” said Factory Stores Marketing Manager Melissa Krause. “Yes, it is absolutely one of the busiest days of the ye, r.”
Also in New Braunfels, retailers in Grucne expect bargain hunters to fill the streets of the historic town to shop and walk off Thanksgiving dinner.
Suzanne Rossi, manager of the Book Warehouse, a discount bookstore at the outlet mall, said business has a eady begun to pick up at her store.
“I expect to see at iw-7 a 60-73 percent increase in sales on Friday, * said Rossi. “The whole weekend is good, but to be honest, a lot of
people are already starting A lex of them are already shopping for Christmas ”
Wal-mart, one of New Braunfels top retailers, refused cc * nent.
Beall’s Store Manager Bob Diers said the day after Thanksgiving is a day when customers come into his store to buy gifts “Its always a big day for us, it always is,” he said. “We open up at 8 a.m. and stay busy throughout the day.” lf you decide to stay home and not go out to battle your neighbor for the last Power Ranger on the shelf, remember there are only 29 shopping days left before Christmas after Friday.
Sesquicentennial coins offered by NB Downtown Association
By popular demand, additional sesquicentennial coins will soon be available. The Downtown Association will be offering more brass as well as special sterling silver coins.
“We felt that the first coins minted went so fast that many residents did not even know about them," stated Connie Worley, president of the Downtown Association. “The OTA Executive Committee decided that additional brass as well as special sterling silver
sesquicentennial coins should be struck to meet the unfulfilled requests for the souvenir.”
“We regret that we did not foresee the interest in this very affordable keepsake," added Clyde Blackman, project chairman. “We have had numerous calls for the brass commemorative coin and are seeing enthusiastic demand for the very special silver edition which comes in its own protective case.” The coin is one of several official
souvenir items sanctioned by the Sesquicentennial Committee. The celebration of the 150th anniversary will officially start Dec. 31, 1994, with a special ceremony on Main Plaza and the ringing of the Comal County Courthouse bells in historic downtown New Braunfels.
The coins will be available early in December, in time for special Christmas gifts.
The silver coins will be sold for $30
From staff reports
A New Braunfels man was charged with intoxication manslaughter Thursday, the day after his 5-month-old son was killed in a one-car roll over just east of Seguin.
Hugh Boyce Kincaid, 30, the driver of the car, was released after posting S5,000 bond Thursday from Guadalupe County Jail.
The new charge in the revised Texas Penal Code, which went into effect Sept. I, is a second degree felony carrying a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Jonathan Paul Kincaid died just before 9 p.m. Wednesday at Brooke Army Medical Center. He was apparently thrown out of the car he was riding when it flipped earlier that evening.
The car was northbound on Auxiliary Airport Road when it did not maneuver around a left curve and went. off the right side of the road.
Two other passengers in the carl* the boy’s mother, Christina Gail Chapt; man, 18, and her 2-year-old nephew; suffered minor injuries.
Holiday crime addressed by local officials
By CRAIG HAMMETT
The day after Thanksgiving traditionally intiates the Christmas shopping season. The season is by far the busiest time of the year for retail businesses, but can also be headache in terms of theft.
With that in ■ Two-part sanes, mind, County See Part ll in and Safe City Sunday's edition, officials spon-
It would be advisable to reserve the quantity you want by calling Clyde Blackman at 629-1672 or send a check or money order in the amount of $32.33 per coin to Clyde Blackman, 401 W Coll St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130.
The brass coins will be available at any Downtown Association member Contact downtown merchants for further information
sored a forum recently st the Reno and Evelyne Schumann Fellowship Hall at First Protestant Church, to discuss practices to prevent shoplifting* forgeries and how to file on hot-check writers.
Detective Sgt John Villaneal.of the New Braunfels Police Department told the audience the main techniques to prevent shoplifting were observation and common sense.
“Stealing is basically what shoplifting is,” he said “You’d be surprised some of the people who commit shoplifting."
Villarreal said offenders cross all gender, race, age and economic boundaries, and that drug addicts were particularly common offenders. He pointed out several things to observe
■ Someone who walks in with a large handbag, or loose-fitting or large coats
■ Diversions, whereby one party creates a disturbance while partner steals.
■ People looking around with the product in hand, or people lurking around for long periods without purchasing anything.
He also advised that businesses keep a log of people who constantly come in for refunds as many people steal in one town and try to claim refunds in another.
lf suspecting someone has stolen a product, “make sure you see the person approach, take and conceal the product and the leave the store before confronting them,” he said. “Be certain you saw what you saw.”
Lt. Rudy Rubio, DA investigator, said being inquisitive and curiais CMI help prevent forgeries.For subscription, news or advertising information, caiI 625-9144 (Metro 606-0346)