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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 2, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels New Texas Zeitung Friday January 25 Cents One 16 Pages Michelle Toon Canyon High graduate off to odyssey in land of gday By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer A1986 Canyon High School graduate is headed for the adven ture of a Michele Toon is leaving 10 to spend one year in a rural area of southeastern Toon will be an American representative of the American Field Service and will attend high school as an exchange student in the rural town of Maybe it was the lure of the back country mystique or maybe it was the rough and rugged people of the country whatever it Toon couldnt pinpoint her reasons for wanting to go to 1 dont I have no but about four years 1 decided I wanted to she And since that Toon has been planning and saving money for Stammtisch u Michelle Toon her stay in the land down She found out earlier this week that she will be living with a family in Her host William and Pamela are old hands at the business of hosting foreign They have had seven students living with them and attending the local high Toon will be the cou ples second American Cecil and Mary Michele Toons also have hosted an exchange student in their Toon said she feels that living with Nannie a German student who attended Canyon High School last gave her an insight into cultural Ive been told that your view of the world is different after living in another she I understand even after you come you have a different way of dealing with Toon said other students who have participated in the American Field Service exchanges gain a new understanding of people that transcends cultural She ad ded that she feels that understan ding will be helpful to her throughout her Its kind of neat because I know some of the ups and downs of liv ing in a foreign country and some of the things I should do and not she adding that while she has never traveled she learned lot from 1 think one of the important things was when we had a we talked about she say ing that she hopes the year works out as smoothly as it did for One nice thing about going to Toon is that there is no language Shes been reading about the country and already knows some of the dif ferences in Page2 Other than filling up their tanks on New Years local gasoline buyers have had little reaction to the brand new 5cent gas tax that went into effect Nobodys said I think they all knew said who owns the Exxon station on US Theres nothing 1 can do about Folks at the Pit Stop Number 6 on South Seguin Avenue feel the same They know that the tax went said one of the We were real busy the 30th and they filled up their I even made the point to buy my gas before years added employee What are you gonna do about it asked customer Attwell Joyce Wright called to say she found her Pam The 15yearold New Braunfels High School student was missing Thurs and we ran a story about that in Thursdays Apparent ly all turned out okay and Wright called to say thanks for the No Glad shes Doug Hempel is a real nice guy and interested in Readers may remember the pic tures of two a man and a being rescued from raging waters at Gruene bridge across the Guadalupe last October published on our front Amateur Doug took those and took the accident photo on todays Page Austin man run over by his own truck Thursday An Austin man was treated for injuries after being struck by a pickup in which he was riding Thursday Gregory Kent was picking up a pair of glasses he had when the driver of the truck back ed up to get him and lost Aldrich was treated and releas ed at McKenna Memorial Hospital with a sprained left hand and contusions to his left The driver of the Howard Kop pelman of San was cited for backing upon the shoulder of a controlled access The accident happened about 2 Thursday on the shoulder of the northbound lane of Interstate 35 near the York Creek Department of Public Safety Trooper Jon Lindley reported that Aldrich was retrieving the glasses he had dropped out the window of the pickup and began walking back to the Lindleys report states that at that the driver decided to back up and pick up his Koppelman fail ed to control his vehicle and struck the report New Braunfels Emergency Medical took Aldrich to McKenna Memorial New Years Baby Maria and Robert Goodwin display their David Grant Good who was born at which made David Grant the first baby born at McKenna Memorial Hospital in David Grant weighed in at birth at seven 12 ounces and measured 1 20 and threefourths of an inch in a hef ty Mother and son are reported doing well and should be homeward bound before Con gratulations to the parents and welcome to David Grant 1987s first LESLIE Photographer new New Family wants dead woman returned to New Braunfels By DAVID MAY Staff Writer Relatives say she didnt deserve to die like she They said she was They hope to bring her home and lay her to rest next to her New Braunfels native Rosa died at her residence in Seguin on According to the who shared her home with a brother and died as the result of a stroke induced by a blow to the side of the She also sustained several other almost mysterious in Exact details of the death remain at according to Guadalupe County Sheriffs Department and the district Relatives in New Braunfels were not aware of the womans death until an article ran in a San Antonio newspaper on She was buried by her brother in according to family Sandra who lives here and is a sister to the said she believes her brother is responsible for her sisters death and she wants She said ef forts are being made by family members to bring the woman to New Braunfels to be buried alongside her She didnt deserve to die like Martinez adding that she wants everybody to She was special and we loved Castro was found dead in her living room after police were notified by the Preliminary reports say she died as the result of a stroke induced by a blow to the right side of the She also suffered numerous broken ribs according to was bruised over much of her Official ruling of the death is still pending from the Travis County Medical Examiners off Seguin District Attorney Kirkendall said that an investigation is I cant speculate at this the prosecutor said this We dont know if her injuries were the result of an attack or an acciden tal Were still waiting for a ruling from the medical Kirkendall said that the Richard has been served a subpoena to testify before a Guadalupe Comity grand No charges have been ti ed by authorities and Kirkendall could not say what ac tion the grand jury may An indictment against the brother is a the prosecutor Richard Castro was unavailable for comment Martinez said she believes Castro may have beaten their Everybody loved her and she loved everybody Martinez According to the Richard Castro told authorities that the woman was blind and suffered from We believe she did have some vision impair Kirkendall As far as epileptic I cant he He would not commit to any theories or motives in the Martinez We never knew anything about her be ing blind or having The last time we saw her was three or four months An uncle saw the San Antonio newspaper story and in formed the rest of the Castro was buried quietly by her brother in according to family She was never We family want to have her brought back to New Braunfels to be buried next to her Martinez The Nicolosa passed away in 1983 and is buried in Comal Martinez said that the family may seek financial help from a trust fund formed by the local Amigos club to help in costs of bringing their sisters body Mayor proTern Ramon Chapa said Friday morning that he had spoken to the sister earlier in the week and that he may personally and with friends help to defray the fami lys costs of transferring the womans body to New TheMeny CLASSIFIED COMICS 1015 9 7 ENTERTAINMENT 7 QBITUARIES 2 OPINIONS 4 REUGION Sworn in New Years pay was a working day for the newly elected ComalCounty of Among those iden tifiable in the picture from JP Harold JP Doc County CourtatLaw Judge Ron JP Fred County Commis sioner Neil District ark Margaret Her ConstaJOJe Ronald and County Judge Fred Clark District Judge Robert Pf
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