New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 10, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
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Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to: Tammy Hand, Laverne Wel-born, lima Espinosa, Joe Angel Morales, Manuel Camarera) Sr. (65 years, belated), Cassie Camarera) (belated, 12 years), Karl Honnoll (six years), Isabel Caballero, and Deborah Leanne Supulver (13 years).
River and aquifer information
Comal River -266 cubic-feet-per-sec., down 8 from yesterday. Edwards Aquifer —624.87 feet above sea level, down .04. Guadalupe River — 104 c f s
New Orleans Night in Gruene
The Gruene Mansion Restaurant and the American Cancer Society Gala Planning Committee are hosting New Orleans Night in Gruene, Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 6.30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.
The Cajun-style dinner buffet will include shrimp etouffee, dirty rice with sausage, blackened chicken, complimentary beer and wine and more. The event will benefit the ACS, and help underwrite the 1996 Starlight Gala Seating is limited, so reserve your tickets by calling 629-6153 or 606-4115.
Black Heritage Society to meet
The Black Heritage Society of New Braunfels will host its next meeting at the Dittlinger Memorial Library, Oct. 10 at 6 p.m.
The meeting will consist of the final decisions on the African Extravaganza Style Show and Dance.
Antique Show and sale
The 45th semi-annual Antique Show and Sale will be held at the Civic Center in New Braunfels, 380 S. Seguin St. Quality dealers from all over the state and many out of state dealers will exhibit quality merchandise for sale. The show and sale will be open three days, Friday, Saturday and Sunday Oct. 13-15. Hours will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Admission is still only $2.50, which is good for all three days. For more information, call 625-0612 or 620-4934
Seen these photos?
Several photos submitted for publication to the Herald-Zeitung for use in our Comal County Fair special section were picked up with other photos in August from the Herald-Zeitung front desk.
The owners of the Fair Queen's Court and Rodeo Queen's Court parade float pictures need those photos returned. Please call the Her-ald-Zeitung at 625-9144 if you have any information.
A blood drive will be held Sunday, Oct. 22 from 8:30 a m. to 12:30 p.m. at the First Protestant Church Family Life Center. Call 609-7729 to make an appointment.
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Now bottles of Max’s Hot Sauce can be found at HEB, Guadalupe Fit-Smoked Meats, New Braunfels Smokehouse and Bunkhouse Coffee in Gruene, as well as in natural food stores in Austin. Garvey also will ba at Taste of the Town, the annual ftmd-raiser for the Children's Museum in Now Braunfels, Thursday night at the old (Crupper Chevrolet building at San Antonio dad Academy Struts
Garvey, a native Houstonian, said she spent hor summers in New Braunfels as a child. When she moved hare with her son Max in 1991, she wanted to create an opportunity for themselves to make New
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"As Max grew... I wanted him to have all foe joys that New Braunfels has to offer, like I did," Garvey said.
Instead of looking into opportunities in bigger cities, Garvey said die wanted to wok in New Braunfels, and had the support of many her friends to start marketing her fresh hot sauce.
"My friends got behind me and said, 'lust go for it. Just do it,' ” Garvey said.
Deb Brazle, one of Garvey’s high school friends who now lives in New Braunfels, said she felt that Garvey had a good product, and encouraged her to sell it in a competitive market foil of other hot sauces.
"After tasting ber hot sauce, I thought it was die best thing I’ve ever tasted, and my husband won’t eat anything else,” Brazle said. "We buy it by the case.”
Garvey’s distributor, New Braunfels resident Kristine Schmidt of The Innate Company, Inc., said Garvey's enthusiasm helps make hor hot sauce stand out among other hot sauces.
"There are a lot of people out there who don't add the personality that she does,*’ Schmidt said.
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But Garvey said her No. I focus is raising four-year-old Max, who sometimes makes cameo appearances to help sell his namesake hot sauce. Garvey said she wants to find her niche in the hot sauce world, a competitive market, and stay and work in New Braunfels.
Schmidt said based on the responses from the stores that scil the hot sauce, she thinks Max’s, which was a finalist in the 1994 Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Contest out of more than 350 contestants, soon could be the “No. I hot sauce in Texas.”
’The places that we have it in, the clientele love it,” she said.
dais keep an eye on teen-age DWIs
By DENISE DZIUK
Adults are not the only ones being arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. Youths too young to be drinking are being arrested, and some are even too young to legally drive.
A chart from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts shows that 7,975 people under the age of 21 were arrested in 1994 for DW1. Among those. IO were under the age of IO.
The numbers for Comal County were not as staggering though. In 1994. 12 people under the age of 21 w ere arrested on DWI charges. Two were 17 years old. one was 18 years old. five were 19 years old. and four w ere 20 years old.
Comal County Sheriff Jack Bremer said youth drinking and driving here is more likely during the tourist season. However, he said an increase in enforcement, a limited number of bars, and better supervision have helped to keep the numbers low'.
“Some things happen in metropolitan areas that don't happen in rural areas," said Bremer. "I don't see how a 10-year-old can find himself in the position to sit around and get drunk here,” he said.
Bremer said parents in Comal County seem to keep better supervision and control of their children. Drug Aw areness and Resistance Education (DARE) Officer Robert Parchman, with the New Braunfels Police Department, said a large part of the reason Comal County has low er numbers is the push for education. He said the DARE Program has been going on for about five years, and students who began in the program are now high school freshmen.
“They're big on education here. I think that has a lot to do with it here," said Parchman. “There'll always be some. You’ll never get to everyone."
He said the numbers that do exist are a result of experimentation and poor parenting. He said some kids get older friends to buy them alcohol. Howev er, he said a lot of kids get it from their parents, w ho simply go out and buy it for them.
“For a lot of kids we talk to, their parents are their biggest role model. They see their parents getting drunk, and abusing alcohol, so they think it’s okay." said Parchman
Parchman said the DARI Program is going a long way to prevent some of these kids from getting inv olv ed w ith drugs and alcohol. The program is presented to kids in pre-kinder-garden to seventh grade, which means they hear the information several times.
New Braunfels native named Kerrville Citizen of the Year
A New Braunfels native was named kerrv ille's Citizen of the Year last week.
Dennis Glenewinkcl, president of the NationsBank of Texas Banking Center in Kerrv ille, and nephew of Martin and Ella Graetzel of New Braunfels, was named the Citizen of the Year at a Kerrville Chamber of Commerce banquet on Get. 3.
Ella Graetzel said she w as “real proud" of her nephew, whom she reared since he was 8 years old until he graduated from Texas A & M University in 1965. “He was always a good boy ... he never did anything bad," Ella Graetzel said.
Glenewinkcl has served in leadership rolc> on the Kerrville Economic Development Foundation, the advisory board for the Kerrv ille State Hospital, the United Way Fund Drive, the Hill Country' College Fund Campaign and many other organizations.
Glenewinkei graduated from New Braunfels High School in 1961, and married Mane Spicer in 1965. shortly after his graduation from college.
Garden Ridge hires new city secretary
By DAVID DE KUNDER
The city of Garden Ridge will have a new face at city hall on Nov. I when the newest city secretary starts her first day on the job.
Mayor Jay P. Minikin announced at last week’s council meeting that the city had hired Robin Ross. Ross was city secretary for the city of Anson, Texas for seven years, until February. For the past few months, Garden Ridge has been without a city secretary, since Tracy Franklin resigned in July. City councilmen and Water Clerk Kathryn Smith have been sharing the secretarial duties since Franklin left.
Minikin said that 48 candidates
applied for the position and that the council narrowed the field to five candidates. At a called meeting on Sept. 29, the council interviewed three candidates.
After the interviews were over with, Ross was hired on the spot.
“The council was extremely pleased with the qualifications of all three candidates,” Millikin said. “She (Ross) has extensive experience in computers, accounting and water billing. Since we are a city that owns our water company, she had an advantage in that aspect .”
Ross resides in Abilene. Minikin said the city is helping her find a home in the area and that it will take her time to settle down before she can start her new job.
City sales tax now 8.25 percent
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
Merchants may have noticed it more than New Braunfels consumers did — the half-cent sales tax went into effect nine days ago.
New Braunfels voters gave the nod to a half-cent hike in city taxes May 6. Starting Oct. I, that meant sales tax in New Braunfels went up from 7.75 cents on each dollar to 8.25 cents on the dollar.
‘That doesn’t include cars, groceries, pharmaceuticals, ami other non-taxable items,” City Manager Mike Shands said.
“The lion’s share of the sales tax still goes to the state,” Shands said. Here’s how the 8.25 percent sales tax breaks down:
6 percent — state,
1.5 percent — city,
.5 percent — county.
The city' can’t spend the extra half-cent on anything it chooses. The half-cent of taxes is broken up into eighths
These 1/8 percent amounts must be spent in ways specified on the May ballot:
1/8 — property tax reduction.
1/8 — economic development.
1/8 infrastructure (streets and drainage), and I 8 as needed for projects like library learning centers, parks, public safety, etc.
"The property tax reduction has already been given,’’ Shands said. It went into effect in July, he said The city council appointed boards to administer the sales tax money at Monday night’s meeting — the Economic Development ( orporution.
New Braunfels city coffers won’t see the rest of the new rev enues until January, Shands said. The state collects the taxes, then sends a quarterly check to the city.
The sales tax increase w as projected to net at least S425.1KK) per year for each 18 percent.
“It will be interesting to see how it compares w ith the projections, especially in the summer,” Shands said.Look inside today's paper for your League of Women Voters Election Guide.