New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 15, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas
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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 20042 resign from Airport Advisory Board
By Scott Mahon
Only a week after the annual Southwest Regional Fly-In canceled its airshow
in New Braunfels, two members of the airport advisory board resigned.
Chairman Bill Havard, who has been on the board IO years, read a letter of res
ignation Wednesday and cit-, ed a list of accomplishments during his tenure on the board.
“There comes a time when we realize our works are
accomplished either as a sign of success or performed in confusion and derelict,” he said. “During the past IO years...we have been successful in securing financ
ing and grants for extensive upgrades to the ramps and runways. We’ve acquired grants for new security fencing, acquired a new tractor and mower and brought the
Southwest regional Fly-In to New Braunfels.
“It’s been a wonderful success story until now, but in
See BOARD, Page 3A
Gym advertising getting workout in controversy
By Leigh Jones
When New Braunfels I Ugh School girls volleyball coach Phyllis Fowler walks into the competition gym, she is filled with “Unicom pride.”
But by the time basketball season starts, she is afraid walking into the gym will elicit a different response.
The boys basketball booster club will be hanging 17 advertising signs on the building’s blue paneled walls in the next few weeks.
Local businesses paid $500 each to have their company names and logos displayed for two years.
“All those advertisements will deteriorate the look of our gym,” howler told New Braunfels Independent School District trustees Monday. "I don’t want it to look junky.”
Although the boys basketball booster club offered to share the potential advertising space with the other two sports that use the gym — girl’s volleyball and basketball — Fowler said she was not interested in selling signs.
“If this passes, I do want my share of space,” she said. "I want every third panel to be left blank."
Unfortunately for Fowler, trustees approved the project at their Sept. 20 meeting.
Booster club members sold over 20 See IMBHS, Page 5A
MOW IS NRMS ATHLETIC MONEY ALLOCATED?
* Football — $35,291
® Baseball — $4,225
9 Cross Country - $1,765
■ Boys Basketball — $3,345
■ Girls Basketball — $2,465
Boys Golf — $710
■ Girls Golf — $710
* Boys Soccer — $2,465
9 Girls Soccer — $2,465
■ Boys Track — $4,975
* Girls Track — $2,870
W Softball — $2,630
■ Tennis — $2,905
» Volleyball -$2,905
Si Swimming — $1,675
A LIFETIME OF SERVICE
Merritt Schumann, left, Linden Anderson and Joe Rogers were honored as Living Legends at the civic center Thursday night.
3 honored as ‘Legends of New Braunfels’
By Ron Maloney
Thursday night was a night of legends — and a night of saying “thank you” to three people unsurpassed in making New Braunfels a better place to live.
The Braunfels Foundation recognized Linden Anderson, Joe Rogers and Merritt J. Schumann for three very full lifetimes ol community service that have helped make this city the place it is, naming them “Legends of New Braunfels.”
Foundation President Dennis I leitkamp first introduced Anderson, describing her career, first as a Carl Schurz Elementary School teacher and then joining the American Red Cross at the outbreak of World War II, serving in three wars and “retiring” back to New Braunfels in 1973.
But Anderson didn’t retire well. She spent another career here, serving in too many groups, clubs and civic organizations to list.
“I made up my mind that
when I came back from my last assignment with the American Red Cross that I still needed to mean something in my community,” Anderson said.
With a background like hers, Anderson still was modest Thursday evening.
“When Tom Burrus called me and told me I had been selected as a ‘living legend’ I was astounded. I was amazed and I was shocked," Anderson said. "T hank you from the bottom of my heart for doing this for me.”
Merritt J. Schumann has spent a prosperous 50-year career selling life insurance, and will not retire. But it was what he’s managed to do in his spare time for which he was recognized by the Braunfels Foundation. He was an organizer and chairman of the Good Government League and instrumental in bringing the council-manager form of government to New Braunfels. As a school board
See LEGENDS, Page 5A
FORUM GUEST COLUMN
Duane Neel writes how the kindness of others is what makes New Braunfels a special place. Page 4A
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St. Joseph’s Anglican Church helping out internationally
David tried not going to church for a while, but that only left her feeling miserable. When she found St. Joseph’s, she said she felt like she had come home.
Alter leaving the ECT ISA, the rebel New Braunfels Episcopalians formed a parish in the Anglican Province of America. According to Alw literature, their purpose was to affirm the traditions of the Anglican church — the Christian faith revealed by Christ and proclaimed by the Apostles, evangelists, saints, scholars and martyrs of the early church.
St. Joseph’s has come a long way since 1974.
In January, the parish will move into its new 100-seat building, right next to the current Victorian-house-turned-chapel.
To help save the parish money, Griffin got the building’s plans from St. John’s Anglican Church, a sister parish in Boerne.
“Everyone thought we were too small See CHURCH, Page 3A
Father Will Griffin hopes that St. Joseph Anglican Church will be able to occupy their new home by Christmas Eve. The church currently meets in an old Victorian home next door to the new facility.
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By Leigh Jones
St. Joseph’s Anglican Church is a small parish with a strong sense of who it is and who it is not.
1’he church was founded by members who left the Episcopal Church in the United States over disagreements about the larger church’s liberal direction — 11 women were ordained as priests in 1974.
Leaving the protection of the national church was not easy — the priests lost their retirement packages and tile congregations lost its buildings.
“Ifs been a long haul that has taken over 25 years,” said Father Will CGriffin. “It’s been terribly lonely.”
Parishioner Nancy David said her decision to leave the Episcopal Church was both difficult and easy.
"The new direction was totally different from what I had been raised to believe,” she said. “I just felt I couldn’t worship that way.”
Fridays, the Herald-Zeitung will feature a different house of worship.
ST. JOSEPH'S ANGLICAN CHURCH
■ Pastor: Will Griffin
■ Denomination: Anglican Province of America
■ Attendance: 20
■ Meeting time:
11 a.m. Sunday
■ Location: 440 N.
• Phone: 625-6820
■ Worship style: formal
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