New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 7, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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994 Serving Comal County for more than 142 years ■ Home of MICHAEL MEEK ■ Vol. 142, No. 237
County records ..................2A
Church Life............................SA, 6A
Sports Day.............................7A, 8A
Guadalupe River IOO cfs
Comal River.......................297 cfs
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Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the follow ing birthday wishes lo; Martin Mayer (Saturday ), Amy Kolb, Luke Burke (16th!), Hilda Scholl, Lisa Herrera, Silvero Gonzales (72 years!), Sean Hill (8 years!, Thursday), Darryl Bading. Happy Anniversary to Bob & Gladys Walters (50 years!), Mr. & Mrs. Alfred (Shorty) Friesenhahn (54 years!), Milton & Silvia Erben, Maria & Rudy Soto.
Laura Welch Bush to speak in NB Monday
Laura Welch Bush, wife of George W. Bush, will be the guest speaker at a Monday Oct. IO, IO a.m. reception hosted by the Republican Women of Comal County. The meeting will be at the Guadalupe Valley Telephone Co., IOO FM3159 at Hwy. 46 in New Braunfels. Everyone is invited to attend to hear her speak about her husband’s campaign for governor of Texas.
For information call. Lea Beth Jones at (210) 89<M997.
Sheriff’s Posse hosting Old Timer’s Rodeo
The Comal County Sheriff's Posse is sponsoring an Old Timer’s Rodeo Cowboy Association Rodeo on Saturday Oct 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Posse Arena, IH-35/Solms Road. Adults S3, children SI Look for free tickets in the Sunday Oct. 9, 1994, edition
Lake Dunlap Area VFD hosts BBGI and auction,
The Lake Dunlap Area Volunteer Fire Department annual Barbecue and Mini Auction will be Oct. 15 from 3-7 p.m. at the River Bend Clubhouse Auction will start at 5 p.m. and raffle drawing will be at 7 p.m. Good prizes, ans Sc crafts, general store tables
51 st Guadalupe Farm Bureau roundup set
Tile 51 st Annual Guadalupe County Farm Bureau Roundup/Convention will be Sunday (Jct 16 at the Seguin Guadalupe County Coliseum. Social at 4 p.m.; dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets S5 each purchased at Seguin Farm Bureau office, 205 E. Center. Keynote speaker Ned Meister, Texas Farm Bureau Commodity and Regulatory activities Director.
Hospice Memorial Service set for Oct. 16
Hospice New Braunfels invites you to our Ninth Annual Memorial Service, Oct. 16, 1994,2 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 312 S. Guenther St., New Braunfels.
(I he New Braunfels Herald-Aeitung invites its readers to submit items to Slam/nlisch According to the Sophienburg Archives arui members of the Herman community, "Stammtisch" represents a sit ling place for members of the community to gather and share the day's happenings We invite you to share with us )
Gruene Music Fest kicks off tonight
By CRAIG HAMMETT
The eighth annual Gruene Music Fest begins three days of music-filled events tonight. The three-day event will benefit the United Way of Comal County.
A premier party for invited guests kicks off the event tonight at Gruene Hall. Featured on the item list for the auction is a original painting by Canyon Lake’s Grant Lathe, a pair of hand-carved decoy ducks by T A. Kirkpatrick and a hand-made hunting knife by Jim Cook.
Premier Party begins weekend of music celebration
At 8:30 p.m ., the public is invited to hear Johnny Dec and the Rocket 88’s (SIO).
Saturday features five Rock n' Roll bands at the Rockin R River Rides stage on the lower side of Gruene Crossing (S5). Billy Snipes and Cadillac Traxx start at noon, the Stingrays at 1:15 p.m., Monty “Guitar" Tyler at 3 p.m., HatTrick at 5 p.m., and Van Wilks at 7 p.m.
“TTiis is our first time for a Saturday Rock n' Roll portion,” said co-chair
man Dick Kocgle.
Clay Blakcr will play his traditional Saturday night spot for the festival at Grucnc Hall (S6), beginning at 9 p.m.
Sunday features several different bands on different stages. Three dollars will allow patrons to hear nearly IO hours of music from nine different acts in Grucnc Hall and the adjoining Bier Garten.
Ponty Bone starts up at I p.m. in Gruene Hall followed by the Rafters at 3:15 p.m., Jay Erie at 4:45 p.m., Sisters
Morales at 7 p m and Quarter M(x>n at 8:30 p.m.
In the Bier Garten next door, Dan McCoy starts at mx>n, Lisa and Sylvia follow at 2:30 p.m., Chris and Judy at 4 p.m. and Jerri Hendrix at 6:15 p m.
The Folk Stage next to Buck Pottery features free entertainment beginning with Chris and Judy at I p.m., Bradcn-O’Connor at 2 p.m. and a children’s entertainment special by the Inner Circle of Circle Ans Theatre. Al Barlow performs at 4 p.m. followed by the
■ See LET TER,Page 4A
■ See related story, Page 3A
■ See Gruene Music Fest performers Jay Erie and Clay Blaker, guest pickers for the H-Z, Page 7A
Whoosis Bigpilc Goodtime Garbage Band at 5:15 p.m.
The Mariachi Cardenas Ecos dc Mexico will be strolling the streets of Grucnc from 3 to 4 p in
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Something from Nothing
Mark Lauer begins own cookie business
By TECLO J. GARCIA
Mark Lauer is not a magician.
Mark Lauer is not a doctor.
Mark Lauer, however, can make something out of nothing and keep his customers feeling good.
Lauer recently created Mark’s Cookies, a new business that will operate out of Plaza Diner, which he has owned and operated for two years.
The cookies arc made only by Lauer because he said it took him over a year to perfect the recipe.
“Every time I would make them, they would sell really fast,” he said “I then started thinking I w ould market them.”
Lauer said it was a minimal investment for him to start the cookie business because he already had all the equipment to make the cookies in the restaurant He said he began to get positive feedback after he began giving the ctwkics away as a promotional gifts to val ued customers
“People began coming back for them and calling mc for them even wanting to reserve alkies,” he said.
Reserv ing Cookies?
Apparently the word on Lauer’s delicious delights got out and he has been selling the sinful sweets ever since.
The restaurant’s growth, coupled w ith New Braunfels’ growth, has given him the opportunity to set up Mark’s, he said.
But regardless of w hat drove Lauer to set up the business or w hat has incubated the fledgling company, it’s the cookie that is at the heart of the matter.
People love cookies.
Kids love them Adults love them for several reasons, but one is that it reminds them of when they
EU WD enters contract with other districts
From staff reports
Herald-Zottung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Mark Lauer owner of the Plaza Diner In downtown New Braunfels, has now entered In the cookie business with a product that is drawing high marks from everyone. The business started after Mark discovered that every time he made a batch of cookies, the would sell extremely fast.
used to be a kid.
A sharp marketer in his own right, Lauer let a local reporter taste one of his clandestine creations. (He would not part with the recipe.)
The cookie was fresh, sweet and
It was Lauer’s signature oatmeal, chocolate chip and cinnamon creation.
Lauer said he set up the business as a separate entity because he sees
tremendous growth opportunities in the cookie business and he thought it would work out better it he kept Plaza Diner and Mark’s Cookies separate.
Let the chips fall where they may
Yesterday the Edwards Underground Water District Board of Directors voted to adopt an historic agreement effectively providing comprehensive and regionally-supported management of the Edwards Aquifer.
The agreement will unite, for the first time, the Edwards Underground Water District, the Medina County Underground Water Conservation District, and the Uvalde County Underground Water Conservation District through a binding contract.
The three agencies currently have jurisdiction over water management in five counties — Bexar, Comal, Hays, Medina and Uvalde. The accord will join the five counties for the first time since Medina and Uvalde Counties pulled out of the Edwards Underground Water District in 1989.
Former State Senator Kent Capcr-ton, general counsel for the EUWD, said that "This historical landmark agreement will combine the efforts of the Edwards, the Medina and the Uvalde Water Districts in developing a partnership ”
Sheriffs Dept, arrests man wanted in New Mexico
By TECLO J. GARCIA
The Comal County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Huffman, Texas man Thursday at Mobile Home Estates subdivision arter finding out he was wanted in New Mexico.
(iary Steven T ull, 43, was arrested at 4 p.m. by Deputy Matt Steele after responding to a call on Deer Valley Raocl of shots being fired.
After identifying Tull, a check showed he was wanted in Albuquerque for battery of a [xviice officer and possession of a fire arm device. Total bond was set at SI0,000 New Mexico law enforcement officials have indicated they will extradite Tull and he will be charged in that state.
New Braunfels mourns loss of Jarvis Gregory Hillje
From staff reports
Jarvis Gregory Hillje, longtime New' Braunfels resident, died at Eden Home for the Aged on Oct 6.
He was 90.
“He was a very strong contributor to the w'ell being of this community,” said Tom Purdum, president of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce T hursday afternoon
Born Feb. 3, 1904, in San Antonio, Mr. Hillje moved to New Braunfels in 1940 with his first wife, Jessie Tate
Hillje, who preceded him in death in 1959
Over the following 50 years, he w as an active participant and leader in various civic groups. As ow ner-manager of Piggly Wiggly, he was for years a member of the Retail Merchants Association and served as its president. His more than 50 years as a Lions Club member included a term as its president (1958-59). He served two terms on the Chamber’s board of directors.
A longtime member of the First Baptist Church, Mr. Hillje was superin
tendent of Sunday School there from 1942 through 1955.
Mr Hillje’s most lasting contribution to New Braunfels may have been his leadership in organizing senior citizens From 1968 until his 1993 illness forced inactivity, he made the area’s senior citizens his prime focus of attention, serving as the Senior Citizen-* Club’s president for many years and then spearheading efforts that culminated in the new Senior Citizens Cen
In 1980, the Chamber of Commerce
presented Mr. Hillje with the President’s Aw ard for Community Serv ice in particular recognition of his work for the Senior Citizens Center and program.
In 1983 Mr. Hillje was named to the Chamber’s Hall of Honor for “sustained, outstanding service" for community betterment.
Mr Hillje is survived by his wife, Mavalcne Tucker Hillje, son John Wylie Hillje of Levittown, Pa.; two daughters, Jo Ann Hcrsh of Alexandria, Va., and Jean Pfcuffer of New Braun
fels, two stepdaughters, Jan Parrott Kuehler of New Braunfels and Mary Jeffers Smith of Jemez Pueblo, NM, Jarvis Gregory seven grandchil- Hill)# dren and one great grandchild T hose wishing to make contributions to Mr. Hillje’s memory may dr) so to the Seniors Center of Comal County, Eden Home for the Aged, or to the charity of their choice.For news, advertising or subscription information, call 625-9144 (Metro) 606-0846