New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 21, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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8 Pages in one section ■ Sept. 21,1993
Serving Comal County ■ Home o! DANNY GARCIA
Vol. 141, No. 217
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes; Danny Garcia, Larry Allen, Hattie Anthony, Juanita Sandoval, Carlos Ramirez, Justin Urias (belated), Mireya Morales (belated), Rey Castillo (belated).
Bracken VFD Ladles Aux. meeting
The Bracken Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will meet today 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 6 p.m. in the high school library.
To be eligible for the scholarship drawing, members must lave joined by Nov. 1,1993.
Collegiate as well as vocational scholarships will be awarded.
Dr. Jerry Major, district superintendent, will give a brief talk on school taxes and facilities.
AARP meeting on tap today
The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) will meet today at the Senior Citizen Center at 9:30 a.m. Refreshments will be served al 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.
People Against Violent Crimes meeting Thursday
People Against Violent Crimes will meet this Thursday al 7:30 p.m. at the Comal County Senior Citizens Center. The public is invited to attend.
The guest speaker will be Mr. Martin Allen, court administrator at the Comal County Courthouse.
Items accepted at Fair tomorrow
The Comal County Fair will be accepting items for exhibit in the areas of arts, crafts, photography, baking, canning, antiques, preserving, agriculture, clothing, handwork, heirlooms and horticulture on Wednesday, Sept. 22. For additional information, please consult the fair tabloid or contact Mozelle at (210)-625-1505. Special ribbons with the 100th commemorative seal will be given for winners.
Elderhostsl alums invited to bo on host team
Elderhostel alums are invited to be on the host team of the local Elderhostel, sponsored by the Historic Museums Association, Oct. 3-8.
Call Clyde Blackman al 629-1572 to be an ambassador.
The group will meet at the Sophienburg Museum, 401 West Coll, 5 p.m. today for orientation.
(The New Braunfels Herald' Zeitung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch. According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community,
"Stammtisch " represents a sitting place for members of the community to gather and share the day's happenings. We invite you to share with us.)
Doug Miller named finalist in the Five Outstanding Young Texans Award for 1993
From staff reports
Statewide recognition was given to Doug Miller at a recent meeting of the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Miller was recognized as one of the finalists in the Five Outstanding Young Texans Award for 1993. The Outstanding Young Texans Award Program is sponsored by the Texas Junior Chamber of Commerce and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas.
Miller received the Outstanding Small Business Award from the National Federation of Indepen
dent Businesses. U.S. Senator Phil Gramm made the nomination and said "I want to commend Doug for his willingness to invest his time, talent and resources," Chairman of the Texas Water Commission, John Hall said of Miller, "Doug Miller is an outstanding individual and is a good problem solver."
After legislation was completed to settle the Edwards Aquifer issue, the Chairman of the Texas Senate Natural Resources Committee, State Senator Ken Armbrister said, "The work that Doug Miller accomplished for Central Texas and for the
entire state in helping craft a solution to the com plex Edwards Aquifer issue was outstanding There is no doubt in my mind that Doug Miller is an outstanding Texan and deserves the respect of all Texans for his unselfish efforts in helping to bring this issue to a successful conclusion."
Former U.S. Senator Bob Krueger said, "Doug Miller is a real asset to Texas. His leadership goes far beyond his years I truly expect Doug to be one of the future leaders of our state "
Miller has served as the youngest Mayor of New Braunfels, the youngest recipient of the
Besserung Award (Outstanding Citizens Award), and the youngest water negotiator among the various cities and communities affected by the Edwards Aquifer Quoting from Miller's nomination for the award "Miller has voluntarily given of his time and money to serve his community in trade associations, public affairs, natural resources activity and is currently serving on the Chamber's Board of Directors and as Drive Chairman for the United Way. His leadership has greatly benefitted the community in terms of social, economic, spiritual, and philanthropic service.
Peace on the Plaza participants say they are fortunate
By JENNIFER ROMP EL Staff Writer
Several participants of Saturday’s Peace on the Plaza said the event has caused them to realize how lucky they are and has spurred them to take action by helping with Habitat for Humanity-
Peace on the Plaza was an all night event held this weekend in the New Braunfels Utilities parking lot. It was sponsored by Habitat for Humanity and several area churches. More than 70 area students participated in the event.
The purpose of the event was to teach area
students and passersby about the problems of the homeless and how they can help through Habitat for Humanity.
Canyon High School student Matthew Flume, 17, said he had a great time at the event.
“It was an experience that changed my life,’’ he said. “I now have a new perspective on how the homeless live and the hardships they go through.
Flume, who is president of the CHS student council, said he will sharing what he has learned with other student council members.
“I hope to see what we can do to get something started in student council,” he said.
Canyon High School student Aimee Westfall said the event gave her the opportunity to meet a lot of new people and learn a little about what it’s like to be homeless.
“I don’t know if I learned exactly what it’s like to be homeless, but I educated myself a lot,” she said.
Westfall said she hopes to work with the Habitat for Humanity chapter in New Braunfels when the group starts building its first home.
Samuel Clemens High School student April Harris, 15, said the event helped her appreciate what she has.
“I learned not to take what I have for granted,”
Harris said participants slept for about an bour and a half on cardboard boxes.
“I wouldn’t want to do that every night,” she
Some of the other activities during the event included eating a dinner of cold Beanie Weanies that was distributed in trash bags, drinking from a water hose, hearing from speakers for Habitat for Humanity and a homeless shelter in San Antonio, playing games and participating in a worship service.
Psychic Fair not
think it is
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
Visitors to Saturday’s Psychic Fair at El Jardin Real ranch in New Braunfels may have found that visiting a psychic doesn’t include entering a building through beaded doors and looking into crystal balls.
In fact, the fair, which was sponsored by the Inner Peaoe Movement, gave area residents the opportunity to learn how to become their own psychic.
Approximately five psychics and members of the Inner Peace Movement were on hand Saturday to provide psychic readings.
In addition to this, a free lecture was held to teach visitors how to become their own psychic.
Dwight Fehlmann, a member of the Inner Peace Movement, helped organize the fair.
According to Fehlmann, I PM is based on the fact that “everyone is searching for a greater understanding of life, what their purpose is, how they can fulfill their potential.
The Inner Peace Movement is an avenue for people to find these answers within themselves.
“We all have a spiritual nature that has a big influence on how we perceive things and how we interact with other people,” he said.
Fehlmann said the Inner Peace Movement allows people to work with their inner sensitivities, build an awareness on a spiritual level and work with that to find a balance in their lives.
“It’s designed and organized in a way for people to make spiritual things practical,” he said.
Fehlmann said tapping into a psychic ability can help a person in both personal lives and business.
"it helps to try to get a sense of timing of where things fit and when,” he said.
“Everyone is already psychic. They just don’t know it. Everyone gets impressions, hunches, and inner knowings all the time,” said Fehlmann. “Instead of ignoring it they can pin it down and follow through on it”
The fair was held at El Jardin Real on Hueco Springs Loop, which is owned by Dr. Francisco Coll, founder of the Inner Peace Movement and the Americana Leadership College.
The Inner Peace Movement was founded in the early 1960s and has grown to include approximately one-half million people.
Herald Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH
Annual Health Fair at Senior Center
County nurse Shel McWilliams (left) tests the blood of Ken Pittman (right) for blood sugar, hemoglobin and Iron level during the annual Comal County Senior Center Health Fair, held Friday.
NBISD meeting set tonight
By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer
Herald Zeitung photo by KARLA WENZEL
Comal County Fair royalty
Shown from left are Angela Francene Lucas, Princess; Valerie Marie Morga, Queen; and Traci Lynn Tuch, Duchess. All were chosen as new title holders Sunday night at the 1993 Comal County Fair Queen's Contest, held at the Canyon High School Commons.
The New Braunfels Independent School District board of trustees will meet Tuesday, Sept. 21, a 7:30 pm in the Education Center Board Room at 430 W. Mill St.
The agenda includes:
■ Approval of personnel authorized access to confidential information on handicapped students.
■ Approval of Gifted/Talented Education handbook including updated grade-level and campus level curriculum descriptions
■ Approval of elementary grading and promotion policies.
■ Approval of the addition of bus services for hazardous areas and to relieve overcrowding and long waits.
■ Reports on prekindergarten and kindergarten grading standards, results of SAT testing (’92-’93) and NBISD instructional program organizationFor news, advertising or subscription information, call 625-9144