New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 24, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
Herald-Zeitung □ Thursday, October 24, 1996 O 3
Businesses back Heritage Exhibit
Photo submitted by Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce
Ervin E. Zouzalik, vice chairman of the Central Texas Bank, cuts the ribbon Sept 12 to open the bank at 855 N. Loop 337 with the help of Doug Miller, 1995 vice chairman of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce, and the chamber’s Blue Coats.
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Photo submitted by the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce
Norwest Bank President Bill Cone and Norwest Texas Regional President John Stumps cut the ribbon on Sept. 16 opening the bank at 1000 N. Walnut Ave. Joining the bank’s officers in the opening were the Blue Coats from the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce.
Health Department needs HIV committee volunteers
The Texas Department of Health, in partnership with the HIV Prevention Regional Planning Coalitions, is seeking participants to serve on the HIV Prevention Regional Planning Coalitions established in each of the ll public health regions of Texas.
The planning coalitions, mandated by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are essential components for future planning of HJV prevention initiatives in Texas.
Although the planning coalitions do not make funding decisions, they identify and set priorities for proposed HIV prevention activities. V/
Regional coalitions are comprised of 11 to 18 members.
CDC guidelines encourage that communities currently at risk or projected to be at risk for HIV infection participate actively in the process.
Individuals such as former
injecting drug users, gay/bisexual males, minority populations and adolescents ale especially needed in the planning process.
Membership selection is from representatives of these groups at risk for HIV infection, in addition to other interested community members.
Additionally, the coalitions need participation from community organizations providing HIV prevention services, public health agencies, people working in epidemiology and behavioral and social scientists. • •
I. The JO Regional Planning Coalitions offer options for multiple levels of participation.
For additional information, call 606-0200, the regional co-chair at (210) 224-2437 or the TDH at (512) 490-2525.
(Submitted by the Texas Department of Health)
Ten New Braunfels businesses — each contributing $500 — are backing the 1996 Heritage Exhibit, said Carroll Hoffmann, chairman of the sponsors committee for the exhibit.
The sponsors for this year’s exhibit, “The Thirties: The Winds of Change,” are Mid-Tex Oil, Becker Motor Co., Norwest Bank Texas-New Braunfels, Texas Commercial Bank-New Braunfels,
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home, First Commercial Bank-New Braunfels, First State Bank-New Braunfels, Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resorts, H-E-B Food and Drug and the Wurstfest Association.
“Without sponsors who believe in their community’s heritage, things like this could never be done,” Hoffmann said. “We thank these sponsors who stepped up and offered not only gifts of talent but also gifts of finances, too.”
The exhibit, which opens Nov. I and runs through Nov. IO, is held
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By LYNN FOUNTAIN
Special to the Herald-Zeitung
The new N*Bus routes were introduced last month with free rides for residents and visitors.
Ridership jumped from an average of 65 one-way trips per week to 190 one-way fares during the one-month “free-for-all.”
The intent of the promotion was to encourage and educate current and potential customers to try out the new routes, in particular the Shoppers Express and Rush Hour Express.
With the promotion over, ridership numbers have declined somewhat.
The numberof one-way fares numbered 124 in the first week after the promotion.
Still, the number is is almost double the average ridership for the first six months of the N»Bus trial run.
The Shoppers Express remains the most traveled, with ridership on the Rush Hour Ijixgress lagging far
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each year at the New Braunfels Civic Center during Wurstfest. Nancy Johnson and Joanna Lewis are cochairwomen of the 1996 exhibit. Of this year’s theme, Lewis said, “We wanted something upbeat for the exhibit. Even though it was the Depression, New Braunfels did fairly well.”
Lewis explained the reference th “winds of change” describes the mood felt by folks living during that era following the carefree days of the “flappers” and heading into the years before World War ll.
Tickets are now available for the Oct. 31 gala preceding the opening of the Heritage Exhibit. Tickets to the catered affair, set for 7 to 9 p.m., may be obtained by calling the Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture at 629-6504 before Saturday.
Admission to the exhibit is $3 for adults and 50 cents for children ages 6 to 12.
(Submitted by the Heritage Society)
While word about the N'Bus is spreading, there are many people who are still unaware that the N*Bus is a form of public transportation.
Some believe the buses are only for handicapped residents, students, churches, senior citizens and private clubs, the N*Bus is a public transportation system for all residents and visitors.
The words “Public Transit” have been added to the side of each N*Bus to help eliminate any confusion about the transit system.
Other citizen input is being considered, as well.
The N*Bus Transportation Committee is interested in your thoughts about the changes that have occurred.
Contact the Main Street Department at 424 S. Caste!! St., New Braunfels 78130 with your comments.
(Lynn Fountain is Main Street director for the city of New Braunfels.)
Members of the New Braunfels High School Student Council participate with others in the Guadalupe River cleanup.
NBHS students participate in Guadalupe River cleanup
By BRAD HARTMANN
Special to the Herald-Zeitung
New Braunfels High School is dedicated not only to the achievements within itself but also achieving goals in the community.
On Sept. 14 more than 40 New Braunfels students and Student Council members arrived at the Double Rockin’ R grounds to clean up the Guadalupe River in the annual Friends for Rivers Guadalupe River Cleanup.
The students spent the day cleaning the river in an effort to
preserve our recreational areas.
The New Braunfels High School Student Council has participated in the past and plans to do so in the future.
Providing fun for those who participate and in the mean time keeping the river clean after a summer of use is the basic idea of this project.
The river cleanup project, among many others, is one to which everyone looks forward.
(Brad Hartmann is a sophomore student council member and is on the Eco-Energy Committee)
Llama association plans show at Comal County Fairgrounds
The South Central Llama Association, Region One, is having its annual youth show Nov. 16 at the Comal County Fairgrounds in conjunction with a llama exposition and sale.
The association’s goals are to provide a protected arena, educate children about showmanship and inform the public about “what you do with a llama.”
In addition to learning about llamas, there will many other animals for sale.
Food will be available both days of the show.
Vendor and exhibitor booths are
still available for a $25 fee.
The activities will begin at 8 a.m. Nov. 16 when the gates open.
Wendy Lyons of San Antonio will lead a‘showman seminar from IO to 11:30 a.m. on the first day. All youth participants are encouraged to attend to brush up on showman techniques.
A youth show is set for I to 6 p.m.
A number of demonstrations are set for both days, covering topics such as llama care, toe trimming, costuming, llama packing and treking, spinning, weaving, felting, cart pulling and obstacle training.
(Submitted by the South Central Llama Association)
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