Days of yule and yore in downtown NB

By Myra Lee Adams Goff Have you seen our beautiful lighted Comal County Courthouse? The Grand Dame of Main Plaza buildings is 108 years old (1898). In December of that year the courthouse was inspected and given the seal of approval by the Commissioners Court. A translation of the Neu

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St. Nick gives children chance to be good

By Myra Lee Adams Goff Jolly Old St. Nicholas will be at the Sophienburg for a party in his honor next Tuesday, December 5th. Keva Boardman has planned a fun family time for only $5.00 a family. Beginning at 6:00 p.m. there will be goodies, entertainment by the Kinderchor, and lots

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From vendors to decorations, Weihnachtsmarkt has it all

By Myra Lee Adams Goff November is the time to start thinking about Christmas. After all, a White Christmas is just around the corner. Well, we can dream. Weihnachtsmarkt, the Sophienburg’s biggest event of the year is this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Civic Center. Tune in to Cable

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Remembering when Wurstfest was at a hole in the ground

By Myra Lee Adams Goff Get ready to celebrate New Braunfels’ heritage. Long before the Chicken Dance entered the city limits, the Wurstfest was held in a hole in the ground next to Main Plaza. Of course, this wasn’t the first location. The brainchild of veterinarian and city meat inspector

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Exhibit shows city

By Myra Lee Adams Goff The Sophienburg Museum has a display featuring the early physicians Drs. Frederick and Bertha Frueholz who were a husband and wife team here in New Braunfels from the time they arrived in 1926. Their son, Dr. Frederick Frueholz, Jr. (known as Dr. Fred) revealed some

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Interesting whatever you call them: undergarments, unmentionables

By Myra Lee Adams Goff After hearing laughter outside the Sophienburg’s collections building, I went inside and sure enough, there were those ladies that I had noticed before having so much fun: Helen Hoffmann, Georgia Banta, Virginia Nowotny, Yvonne Rahe, and Ora Mae Pfeuffer. Remember when they were refolding flour

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Talking Comaltown and county fair

By Myra Lee Adams Goff When New Braunfels was settled by German immigrants in 1845, the land across the Comal and between that river and the Guadalupe river was not part of NB, but a settlement called Comaltown. The land was granted to Juan de Veramendi by the State of Coahuila

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From fine dining at school to learning

By Myra Lee Adams Goff Have you ever eaten white paste? If you have, you probably went to school in the ‘30s and ‘40s. I never ate paste myself because I was told it was made out of horses’ hooves, and that did it! No paste for me, but I

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Tubing at Camp Warnecke?

By Myra Lee Adams Goff Thirty years ago in 1976, newspaperman Fred Oheim was interviewed and recorded by Radio Station KGNB owner Herb Skoog. This turned out to be the first Reflections program ever. To this day, that program airs every Sunday morning on the radio. These interviews record the

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Chute! Remember where Clemens Dam and Stinky Falls were located?

By Myra Lee Adams Goff One hundred and one years ago H. D. Gode bought the first automobile here in New Braunfels. Most citizens believed this contraption would never replace the horse and buggy. Well, at least we don’t have horse and buggy traffic jams on IH 35. I’m trying

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