New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 10, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes; Abada Heim-camp, Sylvia Vela, Melissa Ann Torres, Vanessa Lynn Urias, Shannon Schmidt, Aaron Anthony Ledesma, Deborah Lee Ann Supulver, Peggy Dun-can, Florine Fey, James Mason, Lyle Abernathy (Mon.), Beatrice Coleman (Mon.), Elizabeth Dierksen (Mon.), Frances Oates (Mon.), Anna Wilson (Mon.), Darlene Weishaar (Mon.), Gina Hill (Mon.), Rebecca Perez (belated), John Arnold (belated), Franclne Acevedo (belated), Midge Haneiwich (belated). Happy Anniversary to Mary Alice & Rudy Rubio, Mr. &
Mrs. Clarence Timmermann (49th!).
Small business seminar on tap Tuesday
The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce will hold small business counselor Tuesday, Oct. 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the chamber office, 390 S. Seguin St.
There is no charge for admission.
All services are confidential.
Bluebonnet Grange observes anniversary
Bluebonnet Grange will be observing its 15th anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 17 from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Extension Service meeting room, located at 132 Water St.
The Grange is a family service organization for men, women and children 14 year-old and older.
A charter member of die local chapter, Mrs. Vera Hoffman, will be given special recognition at the ceremonies.
Canyon Lake Trade Show on tap Oct. 14
The Second Annual Canyon Lake Trade Show will be held Thursday, Oct. 14 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Woodlands Country Club, located off FM 2673 in Startzville.
The event is sponsored by die Canyon Lake Women In Business club.
All proceeds will go to a scholarship fund for local students.
Republican Women meeting Tuesday
The Republican Women of Comal County will meet Tuesday atGVTC at 7 p.m. Guest speaker is Joy Sweater, County Clerk.
In the Friday, OcL 8 edition of the llerald-Zeitung, Page I under Indictments, John Barranco, 51, of 9080 Garden Ridge Dr. was inadvertently placed on the indictment list for charges - of forgery. According to Comal County officials, his name was mistakenly left on the list.
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Lafarge benefitting from decision not to bum toxic wastes
By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer
The local Lafarge Balcones cement plant is benefiting from their decision not to bum waste-derived fuel in their cement kilns .
According to information provided by Jim Schcrmbcck of Texans United in Dallas, Home Depots in the Dallas/Ft. Worth arca were “completely dependent” on TXI Portland Cement which Schcrmbcck described as a “toxio-tainted” product.
“Although they do not come right out and say that they have switched cement suppliers, this is in fact what has happened,” said Schermbeck. “As of this week’s inspection of arca stores, no TXI
products are being sold in many of the stores — TXI Portland Cement has been replaced with a Lafarge product from New Braunfels.
“Home Depot is the first hardware store chain to take such action and Lafarge is one of the first non-waste-buming cement plants to economically benefit from their decision — an interesting development considering the last two or three years worth of battling on the issue there.”
In response to a press release issued by Texans United July 25 announcing that Home Depot had made a decision to stop selling “toxic cement,” Home Depot sent Schermbeck a memo stating their corporate position on the issue which included the following information:
■ As of Sept. 28, Home Depot does not sell
any cement products that contain cement from kilns that bum hazardous waste-derived fuel.
■ Home Depot has asked the EPA to answer specific questions regarding cement products.
■ On a case-by-case basis, suppliers that purchase products from kilns that use waste-derived fuel will be required to supply independent, third-party assurances from a recognized scientific certification agency.
■ All decisions made in the future will be based on the EPA’s official position regarding the product, and the independent evaluation specified.
A Home Depot memo to cement products vendors dated June 28 upon which Texans United had based their press release stated “The Home Depot has decided to implement a policy of not
selling cement products produced with hazardous waste-derived fuel. This policy decision has been made after a very careful analysis of the issues."
Locally, Hal Bartlett, manager of Lafarge’s Balcones Plant, noted that Home Depot is still reviewing the issue.
“Certainly it’s good news," said Bartlett. “It’s an additional market for us, but when they review it, they may find there’s no difference.”
Bartlett said Lafarge still considers the use of waste-derived fuels a safe and valuable alternative, however, “the Balcones plant is not burning hazardous waste, nor do we intend to.”
Texans United is an organization “working to improve the environment and the economy of Texas.”
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Clay Blaker plays Gruene Music Fest
Hornkl-Zmtung photo by JOHN HUSETH
NBU arcing demonstration
As part of Now Braunfels Utilities’ colobrotlon of Publlo Power Week, sn arcing demonstration was glvsn Friday at th# NBU main office building. NBU staff member Robert Offerman (pictured), usee a hot stick to demonstrate how electricity from power lines conducts through different objects.
A new champion!
Freiheit Country Store judged winner of annual Best Burger in Town Contest
From staff reports
And the winner is .... FREIHEIT COUNTRY STORE!
Freiheit Country Store's old fashioned burger won the hearts of a panel of anonymous judges and was named winner in the 1993 Best Burger in Town Contest, sponsored by the New Braunfels Restaurant Association and the New Braunfels llerald-Zeitung.
In the popular vote segment of the contest where visitors to each establishment were able to vote on their choice for Best Burger in Town, Frci-hcit Country Store won by a close margin over Molly Joe's Cafe, last year's champion. Freiheit reported with 260 votes while Molly Joe's was close at 252. Others rounding out the competition with their popular vote totals were Landa Station (54 votes), Plaza Diner (54 votes), Librados (27 vtXes), and Finkcls (14 votes).
The judges were not unanimous in their voting, with Finkcls and Plaza
Diner garnering first place votes from two of tire judges while Freiheit was chosen by three of the anonymous judges to push them into first place.
Molly Joe's, voted last year's champion by contest judges, was close behind, garnering several second place votes
Judges looked for several features in judging the burgers, such as freshness of the bun, condition of the vegetables, quality of the meat, and the overall taste of the burger.
Judges gave favorable comments to each of tire entries, but singled out the burger from Freiheit Country Store for it’s old fashioned style and taste
"For a greasy spoon hamburger, tile sc arc great," one judged assessed. "You overlook the greasy and absorb the rural quality."
"There wasn't a bad burger in the whole bunch," said another judge. **It was hard to judge them, they were so close But Frieheit's burger tasted like the burgers I ate when I was a child. It was above the rest."
Her»ld Z9itung photo by JOHN HUSETH
Country A Western tinging star and local favorlta Clay Blakar performed before e large crowd Saturday night at Gruant Hall aa part of th# 7th Annual Gruene Music Fest, which continues through today at Gruene. Rising atar Jay Erie, from New Braunfels, will perform today at 8 p.m. Several other acta will perform today aa well. All proceeds will benefit the Comal County United Way.
CANYON TAKES CONTROL OF 28-4ARACB
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Kerrville Tlvy......10 .... 15
By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff writer
Anne Sablatura, a 1987 Canyon High School graduate, became a celebrity this week when she was interviewed by the press in Moscow and her comments were transferred back to the newspapers across the U.S.
Sablatura was caught in the sniper’s crossfire while witnessing first hand the Russian army assault on the parliament building Monday according to her mother, Millie Sablatura of Castlewood Drive in New Braunfels. Friday afternoon, Mrs. Sablatura talked with her daughter on the phone.
“I just heard from Ann,” said Mrs. Sablatura. “She said everything is peaceful now, but Pravda has limited their news coverage. She’s decided she wouldn’t do that again. She knows she’s not invincible.
Mrs. Sablatura reported what she had learned from her daughter.
“They were awakened in their dorm by the noise of tank guns and automatic weapons and the Texans and Muscovites in the dorm watched the events which were across the street,” she said.
Later, Anne Sablatura and a fellow UT student were caught in a crossfire
between parliament militants and the police. They did make it safely back to their dorm, however.
She said Anne was safe now and felt secure in spite of the political unrest in Russia. She said her daughter had many Muscovite friends and her Czechoslovakian ancestry has helped her become fluent in Russian.
Sablatura is the daughter of Millie and Sam Sablatura of New Braunfels. She is a senior Russian-language major at UT Austin.