New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, October 4, 1987, Page 5

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

October 04, 1987

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 4, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Herald Zeitung New Braunfels Texas Sunday Otobe 4 198?    Pap^SAOne of Texas' best game wardens retires After 24 years as a Texas game warden, Neel Etheredge retires to spend time on important things... like fishing with his grandson! By DAVID MAY Staff Writer There people who hate their jobs some who could take or leave their jobs and others who love their work Place Neel Etheredge in the latter category It his love for the outdoors and his work as a state game warden that made it difficult for him to reach what he says is the most difficult decision he has had to make Retire "If I was still in A I condition physical condition I would work un til the end of time because I love it even more Twenty four hours just never seemed like enough time to do the things and cover the places I w anted to said Etheredge Back and vision problems have forced the popular SS Near old into an early retirement that officially began last Tuesday of course that is gtxxl news for Neel's hunting and fishing buddies which include his five year old grandson Jarrett Stroud Yeah he s the best partner I ve ever had He s my fishing buddy said Neel VShile he plans to spend time fishing and hunting hts wife Vienna has lined up enough house chores that N«*el said will keep me busy for atxxit lr, \ears Etheredge was bom and raised in South Central Texas He was born in Seguin and raised in Lockhart. where he graduated in 1951 He join ed the Navy where he spent one year after having to leave on hardship following the death of his father He began his career as a state game warden on Sept I. 1963. most of which has spent here in ('omaI County His mother lives in lx>ckhart He has two children from a previous marriage who have since provided him with two grandchildren He married Nlonna here in 1972 and she brought into his life three step children and a step grandchild Etheredge almost didn t graduate from high school Because of troubles at home Noel said he had made his mind up his senior year to quit and turned in his books But a teacher took a personal interest in him **C T McCrury said he d see me Monday and if not he was going to come and beat the hell out of me and drag me back recanted Etheredge I believe to do this day he would have If it hadn t have been for him taking that interest in me I don I what might have happen ed to me Nee! Etheredge and his grandson Lve-year-oid Jarrett Stroud think apout the good things as grand*ather enters ret 'ernest — something about the best day working being worse than the best day Ashing Photos by Dery Cark Etheredge 'aid he had been bless ed to have worked with good proles sional people at the state and local level' He thanked sheriff Walter Fel'ers Police Chief Burney Boeck district court and precinct judges as well as his superiors Chester Burdett and Glen Eelps They have all teen extra good said Etheredge They have made my job so much easier and more successful I have had good courts to work with in the- Edward s Plateau region .md most areas of Texas The courts in Comal County are well known for not putting up with game law violators Etheredge told a story of one winter s night when he was looking for night hunting violators He said he* would find one group arrest them and call Judge Ered stewart out of tied to arraign them He then Etheredge right and his partner of nine years Bob Wofford examine human hair found in Canyon La*e Drownings I theredge says just got harder to accept as the years .vent on Rosie’s Hair Designs "Services for the Whole Family' Perms.......$25.00 Hair Cuts.....$7.00 Frostings .... $25.00 Open Tues thru Fri 9-6 Late Evening Appointments Tues v Thurs Rosie Lagunas 629-3333 Corner of Walnut & Coll A cm Fleece Seperates REPEAT-OF-SELL OUT Mattress Pads Fitted Styles Slightly Irregular .    lf Perfect, SIH OO to $35.00 Twin Full. 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Your I averil** Department Store* i>—— Vassarette Robes < !.**«• VIVA «• VMM**. •• I Keg SIO OO $ 12.99ea Fleece is Hot Our Collec tion of asperates is one of the hottest around' Bright colors and new styles add up to a great look Battery ()perated Buffball Remover $9.99 Great for removing lint pills from shirts, jackets, slacks, sweaters and skirts Compact design on off switch and uses sue C battery:»not included Terra Cotta Potpourri Simmer Pots $5.99 These simmer pots will be a charming addition to your home Choose from the sw an. flower or plain pot Each stands 6 tall and comes with a candle and pot pourn Req. $42 OO $46 OO $29.99 You ll love the feeling of our soft fleece robes and you know the quality of the Vassarette name We have 7 great sty les to choose from as well as a w ide array of great colors Get ready for the upcoming season in style w Uh these excellent \ allies Wofford "We didn t always see eye to-eye, but if I had to go and choose a partner todav to be with. I d chose Bob ” He’s something else He’s the perfect partner " said Wofford Wof ford has been Etheredge * It was just a blessing to have him as a partner " Wofford said he will wait on get ting a new partner, "but I will not forget Neel Etheredge He has been like a father to me " His accomplishments as a game warden have been completing what he felt was a successful career His personal highlight came in 1982 when he was presented with the Shkar International Safari Club a wildlife game official The most difficult part of his job was dealing with family and relatives of a drowning victim Perhaps it was irony that Neel on his last day and even last hour as game warden h»* was called to Ca nyon Lake or • ast time for a drowning "I took a personal interest in the relatives and survivors and each time it got a little harder That was a sad part of my job But F'.theredge will long be remembered by his colleagues and many friends as a man of great unselfishness, fairness and knack for telling a good tale He w ill be missed, but not forgotten found a second a third and finally a fourth group of vio.ators each time calling the judge out into the cold of night He said it wd> about 4 a rn after hauling in the last group and he told the judge he didn t know w hat he was going to do next He said I sure do wish you d go horn** and go to bed I haver, t had a wink of sleep all night That s one thing about Nee! his sense of humor said Eelps ■san Antonio district game warden supervisor He was a very dedicated game warden and he is going to be hard to replace lf you nee.itsi something done you could a.way' can Neei and he d do I* He will be missed Etheredge said above ai, he couldn t have had a better partner than the one he had here in Bob Public meetings The New Braunfels Historic Land mark Commission will meet at 2 p rn Wednesday. Oct 7 in the City Hail Meeting Room The commission will review previously discussed landmark proposals and consider new landmark proposals The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will hold its regular meeting Tuesday Get 6. at 7 p rn in the Landa Park Office The board will consider making a recommendation to the city council regarding three expiring terms on the advisory board The board also will consider Landa Recreation Center user fees and a proposed or dinance to prohibit advertising within city parks Parks Director David Whatley will report on a draft contract with the Community Council of south Central Texas Nutrition Program and on capital improvement funds for picnic facilities and swim ming pools and sugges’ed ii provements Following the regular meeting t board will go into closed session discuss pending litigation The New Braunfels Planning ane Zoning Commission will meet at 7 p rn Tuesday Get 6 in the New Braunfels Utilities Meeting Room a1 201 Main Plaza The commission wi; hold a public hearing concerning pr . posed rezoning of 5 817 acres at FN’ 306 and Oak Grove Lane from R I Single Family District to CIB General Business District The commission also will hold a public hearing concerning a propo* ed spec ial use permit to allow a teen age club of approximately 5.20-square feet in The Oaks Shopping Center at Loop 337 and Texas 46 The club will include dancing and recrea tional games No alcohol w ill be sen ed at the proposed club Supper SclIbI SUPER SAVINGS ON OUR FINEST FORMAL AND CASUAL DINNERWARE! r ■ J Select or add-on to your pattern of world famous Noritake Dinnerware now during our Super Sale of settings sets and speciai-order open stock accessory pieces Save as wen on Noritake Crystal Casual Glassware and Giftware “Order Now for Christmas Giving/* China-n-Things Landa Plaza Shopping Center 625-9639 BRAUNFELS HIGH SCHOOL SMITHSON HIGH SCHOOL sr FRtt features ON es CXW*! r(^sro» .ass Rinfi 0MVlR> 'Lf 10K COLD HS W CLASS RINO BRINS Tilts AO Why Buy Your Class Ring at Ernesto's? 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