Sunday, October 4, 1987

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 4, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas 0 New Texas Octobei 1987 One of Texas best game wardens retires After 24 years as a Texas game Neel Etheredge retires to spend time on important like fishing with his grandson By DAVID MAY Stall Writer There people who hate their some who could take or leave their Jobs and others who love their work Place Neel Etheredge in the latter 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 Retire If 1 was still in Al condition physical condition 1 would work un til the end of time because I love It even Twentyfour hours just never seemed like enough time to do the things and cover the places I wanted said Back and vision problems have forced the popular 55yearold into an early retirement that officially began last Of that is good news for Noels hunting and fishing which Include his fiveyearold Jarrett hes the best partner Ive ever Hes my fishing said While he plans to spend time fishing and his has lined up enough house chores that Neel said will keep me busy for about 15 Etheredge was born and raised in South Central He was born in Seguin and raised in where he graduated in He join ed the Navy where he spent one year after having to leave on hard ship following the death of his He began his career as a state game warden on most of which has spent here in Comal His mother lives in He has two children from a previous marriage who have since provided him with two He married Monna here in 1972 and she brought into his life three step children and a Etheredge almost didnt graduate from high Because of troubles at Neel said he had made his mind up his senior year to quit and turned In his But a teacher took a personal Interest in McCrury said hed see me Monday and if not he was going to come and beat the hell out of me and drag me recanted 1 believe to do this day he would If it hadnt have been for him taking that Interest in me 1 dont what might have happen ed to and his partner of nine Bob examine human hair found in Canyon Etheredge just got harder to accept as the years went Neel Etheredge and his fiveyearold Jarrett think about the good things as grandfather enters retirement something about the best day working being worse than the best day Photos by Deryl Clark Etheredge said he had been bless ed to have worked with good profes sional people at the state and local levels He thanked Sheriff Walter Police Chief Burney district court and precinct judges as well as his superiors Chester Burdett and Glen They have all been extra said Etheredge They have made my job so much easier and more successful 1 have had good courts to work with in the Edwards Plateau region and most areas of Texas The courts in Comal County are well known for not putting up with game law violators Ktheredge told a story of one winters night when he was looking for night hunting violators He said he would find one arrest them and call Judge Fred Stewart out of bed to arraign He then found a a third and finally a fourth group of each time calling the judge out into the cold of He said it was about 4 after hauling in the last group and he told the judge he didnt know what he was going to do He 4I sure do wish youd go home and go to I havent had a wink of sleep all night Thats one thing about his sense of said San Antonio district game warden supervisor He was a very dedicated game warden and he is going to be hard to replace If you needed something done you could always call Neel and hed go do it He will be missed Etheredge said above he couldnt have had a better partner than the one he had here in Bob Rosies Hair Designs Services for the Whole Family Hair upen thru 96 Late Evening Appointments Rosie Lagunas 6293333 We didnt always see eye but if I had to go and choose a partner today to be Id chose Hes something Hes the perfect said Wof ford has been It was just a blessing to have him as a Wofford said he will wait on get ting a new but I will not forget Neel He has been like a father to His accomplishments as a game warden have been completing what he felt was a successful His personal highlight came in 1982 when he was presented with the Shkar International Safari Club Award for his outstanding efforts as a wildlife game The most difficult part of his job was dealing with family and relatives of a drowning Perhaps it was irony that on his last and even last as game warden he was called to Ca nyon Lake ow last time for a I took a personal interest in the relatives and survivors and each time it got a little That was a sad part of my But Etheredge will long be remembered by his colleagues and many friends as a man of great fairness and knack for telling a good He will be but not Public meetings The New Braunfels Historic Land mark Commission will meet at 2 in the City Hall Meeting The commission will review previously discussed land mark proposals and consider new landmark The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will hold its regular meeting at 7 in the Landa Park Office The board will consider making a recommendation to the city council regarding three expiring terms on the advisory The board also will consider Landa Recreation Center user fees and a proposed or dinance to prohibit advertising within city Parks Director David Whatley will report on a draft contract with the Community Council of South Central Texas Nutrition Pro gram and on capital improvement funds for picnic facilities and swim ming pools and suggested in Following the regular in board will go into closed session to discuss pending The New Braunfels Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at in the New Braunfels Utilities Meeting Room at 201 Main The commission will hold a public hearing concerning pro posed rezoning of acres at FM 306 and Oak Grove Lane from R Single Family District to C1B General Business The commission also will hold a public 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