New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 19, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes; Dustin Borsch (ll), Janet Reeves, Oran Koepp, Valatie Mala, Raymond Zavala, Chris Bowers, Mary Tijerina, Felix Aguirre (Mon.), Alma Gaytan (21), Paul Dailey. Happy Anniversary to Gisbert A Joyce Schaefer, Dale A Eileen Raben (55 years).
Comal County Fair
The Comal County Fair Queen's Contest will be held on Sunday, Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m at the Canyon High School Commons.
There will be 22 young ladies from the local area high schools participating in the event. The fair queen's court will be representing the fair association at surrounding festivals for the upcoming year.
Bracken VFD Ladies Aux. meeting
The Bracken Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will meet Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 9:30 a.m. at the Firehouse Community Hall.
Canyon High Friends off Education meeting
Canyon High School Friends of Education will meet Tuesday, Sept 28 at 7 p.m. in the high school library.
To be eligible for the scholarship drawing, members must have joined by Nov. 1,1993.
Collegiate as well as vocational scholarships will be awarded.
OOP women to host luncheon Sept. 20
The New Braunfels Republican Women will have their monthly luncheon Sept 20 at 12 p.m. at Molly Joe s. A style show will be held by The Collection.
The National Republican Neighborhood Meeting will be broadcast in New Braunfels on cable channel 38 or 16 at 5 p.m. Sept. 20.
AARP meeting on tap Sept. 21
The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) will meet Sept. 21 at the Senior Citizen Center at 9:30 a.m. Refreshments will be served at 9 a.m.
Members should bring items for a white elephant sale and members with September birthdays should bring cookies.
New members and guests are welcome.
Now Braunfels Art League meeting
Mary Jo Harding of Wimberley will demonstrate in watercolor at the New Braunfels Art League meeting Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Arts Center, 646 Walnut Square.
For ten years she has been a professional watercolorist, teacher and workshop instructor with workshops in California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii and Mexico. Her awards include best of show at the Nevada Watercolor Society, first and second in New Mexico Watercolor Society competitions, an award of excellence in the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies.
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Officials see little hope for proposed Texas bullet train project
By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer
Comal County’s representatives in the state legislature see little hope for the proposed high speed “bullet train’’
despite the extension granted to allow more time to develop funding and the optimistic ridership and preferred route report recently published.
“There was a flurry of activity when the ridership study and preferred route reports were released,” said Senator Jeff Wentworth. "And they did get an extension of time to develop funding, but I have great reservations about them being able to raise the money.-The ndership numbers were questioned and they would have to deal with a very competitive environment ”
Wentworth said he considered himself an interested onlooker since the project was developed prior to his election and since he had serious doubts that it would find the funding necessary in the time frame required.
State Rep. Edmund Kuempel was more definite about his complete oppo
sition to the project “Now is not the time for high speed rail in Texas,” said Kuempel. “I’m very opposed What was originally intended in 1989 and what they’re doing now is 180-degrees different, We said we didn’t want to use any state money — they are trying to do that. We were thinking no public dollars. They’re going to the federal government for help Those arc my dollars and the taxpayers dollars, too It’s an end run.”
The proposed “bullet train” would connect Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Austin and Waco.
The trip between Austin and Dallas would take about an hour according to the proponents of the project.
Proponents also say the train will bring in billions in outside capital to the state, create jobs and contribute millions a year in property taxes.
However, the French Corporation which is trying to develop the ‘Texas Supernal” is having difficulty signing on investors and is now looking for government support
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44 Pages in three sections ■ Sept. 19, t993 Serving Comal County ■ Home of ORAN KOEPP
Vol. 141, No. 216
Local officials take hard look at Guadalupe River condition
From staff raporia
In The Right Direction
Local youth live night of homelessness
Project aimed at making youth aware of the plight of homeless
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
If enthusiasm is Hic measure of success, area youth participating in Peace on the Plaza Saturday night were off to a good start.
Peace on the Plaza was an all night event sponsored by area churches and Habitat for Humanity. The purpose was to make area students aware of the plight of the homeless and the work of Habitat for Humanity.
Some expected activities included eating dinner that was distributed in trash bags, drinking from a water hose and sleeping in cardboard villages. Representatives from a San Antonio homeless shelter were expected to speak to the group, as well as a once-homeless family that now lives in a Habitat for Humanity house.
More than 70 area students showed up at the parking lot of New Braunfels Utilities to participate in the event. All were prepared to make the most of the night and learn as much as possible.
“A lot of people don’t really realize how many people are homeless here in New Braunfels. I hope this will make me realize how it really is when you don’t have everything,” said Brandy Stephens, 17, a student at New Braunfels High School.
Matthew Flume, 17, of Canyon High School, said he chose to attend the event because he enjoys doing community service.
“I hope to do what I can do. I will share my experience with the mem
bers of the student council on Monday so we can sec what we can do to further our community involvement,” he said.
“I think it will make me see how it feels to know when you wake up in the morning you don’t have a home and you wonder how you’re going to get breakfast and brush your teeth,” said Aimee Westfall, 16, a student at Canyon High School.
Brenda Wilson, 16, of Canyon High School, said she expects the event will give students the opportunity to be with friends and meet new people, as well as teach them about being homeless.
Caresse Conques, 15, at student at Samuel Clemens High School, said she expects the event will teach her to appreciate the little things in life.
April Harris, 15, also a student at Samuel Clemens, said she thinks participants will learn how fortunate they are.
“Most people don’t appreciate how things are in life,” said Samuel Clemens High School student Stephanie Houston, 15.
Ty Muennink, 14, of Samuel Clemens, agreed with the sentiments of his peers and said he hopes to learn more about appreciating what he has.
Today is Habitat for Humanity’s International Day of Prayer and Action. Students participating in the event are expected to attend their respective churches today and sit as a group so they may be recognized.
Despite the 700 and more volunteers who worked all day to clean the Guadalupe River last weekend, there is still much to be done, according to local officials who took trips down different sections of the Guadalupe River this weekend.
"We're seeing that we need to put more effort into this (cleaning the river)." Water Oriented Recreation District board member Guy Anderson said alter taking his trip down the river Saturday morning. "On the positive side, it looks relatively clean However, this trip helped us kind of put a microscope on it and we see that there is still much to be done."
Numerous officials, including Anderson, Rep. Edmund Kuempel, County Judge Carter Casteel, several WORD board members, county commissioners, WORD manager Jim Inman, local businessmen, and community leaders are participating in the evaluation process.
The trips, according to Judge Casteel, will help local leaders determine
HeraldZettung photo by JOHN HUSETH
Bill Morton of West Point* Pepperell, Stephanie Burrus-Smlth of the County Attorney’s office, Guy Anderson of WORD and Rep. Edmund Kuempel took one of the trips Saturday to view the Guadalupe River.
what needs to be done, how much has been done already, and exchange ideas of how to better care for the river.
Anderson said he came away with several ideas that he hopes to get implemented immediately. However, Anderson did not go into specifics.
"The trash pick-ups were positive but we need to do more," he said. "We're going to different parts of the river than we've been before. I'm going to make some recommendations that I
hope will get implemented right away, before our next meeting (WORD). We (WORD) still have some funds in our budget to do some more, so we’ll be looking at possibly doing something right away"
The trips are taking an average of two and one-half hours with four trips being taken (two Saturday, two Sunday) with five people making each trip. The trips were set to continue through today.
Canyon improves to 3-0 behind Todd Mitchell's 262 yards and four touchdowns.
Herald-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH
(Top photo) Dale Wratchford plays guitar for other local youth Saturday night aa the "Peace on the Plaza" began. (Bottom photo) Greg Gltcho Is lifted and passed over a crowd of young pcopis by other fellow participants during the "Peace on the Plaza." The body passing was an sxerclse In showing support for others, both physically and emotionally.
Boerne 34, Central Catholic 20 C.C. Miller 33, Clemens 26 Kerrville Tivy 24, Lockhart 12
New Braunfels 21 C.C. Ray 6 Canyon 41, Llano 18 Smithson Valley 16, Leander 15 Del Rio 20, Alamo Heights 19