New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 26, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas
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Vol. 154, No. 10 14 pages, 2 sections
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DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS SB COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 5A TV GRIDS 3BFirm to propose special taxing district
By Scott Mahon
A Dallas consulting firm that plans to develop the old
Mission Valley Mill property as the site of a new $50 million convention center and hotel complex said it would propose a special taxing district
that encompasses an area extending from Loop 337 to the south side of 1-35.
Having already met with city and county officials, Cok
er Company president Michael Coker met with the CISD board last week.
Mayor Adam Cork said the proposed taxing district would
cover an area larger than the mill property.
“Its my understanding the area Coker will propose as the taxing district will include
some property on the south side of 1-35, including Canyon High School, and
See DISTRICT, Page 3A
Photos by MANDY REARY'Herald Zeitung
After delivering to-goThanksgiving orders from the Westside Community Center, Marvin and Betty Fey sit back and enjoy a dinner of their own.
Thanksgiving dinners bring people together to help others
By Leigh Jones
Sam Cholico was up and out of the house before 5 a.m. Thanksgiving morning.
Less than seven hours later, he had helped prepare and serve 500 meals to people all over New Braunfels.
Cholico was one of 40 volunteers at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church who gave up part of their Thanksgiving Day to help
bring joy to people who do not have much reason to smile during the holiday season.
“It’s a good feeling,” he said. "A lot of the people we serve are by themselves or do not have the means to cook a nice dinner like this. The more people we serve, the better.”
OLPH was prepared to feed as many as 900 people, but Cholico said he expected to prepare around 750
plates. Any food left at the end of the day will be donated to local shelters or saved for baskets given to families at Christmas.
The festive hall, decorated with orange, brown and red leaves, was not full at noon, but many volunteers already had carried boxes of meals to their cars to deliver to homebound community members.
See DINNER, Page 3A
Service to bring piece of Germany to church
By Leigh Jones
Margot I lendricks is only missing one thing to make the atmosphere surrounding this years German Christmas service just like home — snow.
German Christmases are much colder, and often whiter, than the holiday celebrated in New Braunfels, but that will not stop I lendricks from feeling a little homesick when she sings her favorite carols in her native tongue.
"It brings back a lot of childhood memories,” she said.
Last year, 240 people attended the Christmas service, conducted exclusively in German, at Cross Lutheran Church.
I lendricks was inspired to organize the service to bring a piece of the homeland to six women in the church, including herself, who grew up in Germany and moved to America as adults.
“My husband was a GI stationed in Frankfurt when we met. When he got his orders to come home, I decided to go
AT A GLANCE 9 What: German Christmas Service
B When: 3 p.m. Dec. 5
B Where: Cross Lutheran Church, 2171 E. Common St.
See CHRISTMAS, Page 2A
Victoria Ayala, 10, hands off a pie to Bob Schima at Our Lady of Perpetual Help's annual Thanksgiving dinner. Both were volunteers at the dinner, and while this is Ayala's first year at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, she volunteered last Thanksgiving at the Westside Community Center.
fridays, the Heraid-Zeitung will feature a different house of worship.
NORTHEAST BIBLE CHURCH
■ Denomination: Evangelical Free Church of America
■ Attendance: 800
■ Meeting times:
6 p.m. Saturday, 9 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday
■ Location: 19185 FM 2252
Phone: (210) 651-5462
Web site: www.nebible.net
Worship style: blended
Mission: To guide every person to a life-changing relationship with Jesus ChristNortheast Bible Church uses events to reach out to community
By Leigh Jones
This Christmas, Garden Ridge's Northeast Bible Church will spread holiday cheer to New Braunfels through a concert at the BrauntexT heatre.
“Sing to the King" will include music, film, a sign language team, drama and dance.
"It s a musical experience,” said Worship Associate Jonathan Daugherty.
T he Christmas concert, scheduled for 6 p.m. Dec. 19, is a way for the church to reach out to New Braunfels on behalf of its sister church, New Braunfels Bible Church, which does not have its own choir.
"Its received very well by people here,” Daugherty said. "I.ast year, we had 350 in attendance.”
Senior stall member Bill Eubank said the concert was an extension of the church’s philosophy of relationship building.
“We have to relate to people to help them learn to be all that God can have them be,” he said.
Northeast Bible Church was founded in 1981 by San Antonio’s Wayside Chapel.
Beginning with 98 people in the first service, the church has continued to grow.
The congregation spent eight years meeting in local schools before moving into a new building on the church's current campus, where they held their first service on Easter Sunday 1989.
Since then, they have built an education building and four portable classroom units, and they still need more room.
“Our plans for a new nursery and sanctuary arc ongoing,” Eubank said. “We are one quarter of the way through hind raising, and we hope to break ground as soon as possible.”
Every year, church membership grows. But every summer, it shrinks a little
See CHURCH, Page 3A
MANDY REARY Her ald Zeitung
Ken Draper, seated, Tom Thomas, left, and Bill Eubank are pastors at the Northeast Bible Church in Garden Ridge.
A DAY OF THANKS
Tour of homes
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