New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, May 29, 1991, Page 5

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

May 29, 1991

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 29, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas PRIME TIME New Texas May 1991 PawS Land man now mapping out floor By TRAVIS TULLOS Coma County Senior Citizens Foundation Dealing in bigtime land deals is Y just about as pragmatic a business as individual can become involved It means thinking legalistically about lofty concepts as equity and fair ness and such notsolofty con cepts as oldfashioned Above it means coming up with arrange r ments between people and corpora lions that prove to be workable and Like a metalworking apprentice step by step in the labor guild system of preindustrial Ted Pilcher eschewed the lecture halls of school to acquire a chokehold on he art of fashioning land contracts by doing it handson in May be it was something he picked up about the learning process during his childhood in as he watched blacksmith father take on new kinds of jobs bending and shaping to perform certain unique Whatever it Pilcher was to study indefatigably and come to understand go to know land deals backwards and about land and the law of contracts for the Texaco Company to appoint him to the post of chief of land contracts for a of 23 Pilchers early years his total career lasted 44 years with Texaco were spent on the High Plains of West Texas and the rugged terrain of Color ado and mastering work level understanding of the applied sciences of seismology and geophys In he moved to Houston and V in the Bellaire where he spent the rest of his tenure with the As chief land Pilcher initiated and trained scores of young lawyers in the fine art of crafting contracts i Texaco and other from joint operating agreements to unitization Working with aspiring attorneys can be a demanding assignment at according to many senior but Pilcher found the opportunity to supervise the fledglings in land law to be a productive process of cross fertilization of ideas and a peculiar brand of mental In my Texaco he every morning I just couldnt wait to get there and get He prides him self that he often hears form his for mer colleagues who continue to seek his counsel on tough Eight years Ted Pilcher and his wife of 52 came to New Braunfels to look at potential residences for We saw Ted Pilcher the deer in the yard and bought the said It proved to be a wellchosen move for the Pilchers and their adopted as a senior center Pilcher is confronted with a quite dif ferent version of blocking up or aggregating Instead of land it turns out hes in charge of 1inch by 43A inch oak par quet floor If placed end to the small pieces would stretch five he When combined into inch square they will be use to handsomely cover the squarefoot area which is to serve as auditorium and community meeting room in the renovated Seniors Center of Comal located on Landa Characterizing himself as lead man on the floorcovering Pilcher meets 30hours weekly with 6 to 8 fellow volunteers who scrape edges and sand the ends of the used parquet tiles which once covered the dance floor of the now empty Heidel berg Hall on Interstate Highway To the tile restoration project is about 50 percent with about a month to go to finish the Les president of the Comal County Senior Citizens describes Pilcher as a con cerned and committed man wholl go the last mile for We will have a Seniors Center here soon that ranks with the And thats because Ted Pilcher is devoted to being a man we can all respect and appreciate for his unselfish contribution of sweat and Pilcher finds other rewarding out lets for his all speaking to his willingness to not only continue to but to also As a teacher in the HOSTS Project Help One Stu dent to he has spent one hour a week during the last two years with 4th and 5th graders who need assistance with math or reading It brings tears to your eyes when those little folks come to tell you goodbye at years and the grati tude in their eyes says how much pati love and attention they Pilcher also serves as vice chairman of the administrative board of the First Methodist Church in New continuing an active role in the Methodist Church since his early years in The centers Thrift featured in a story appearing in Sundays edi tion of the New Braunfels Herald is located at the rear of the new facility in the 600 block of Landa Tom the Seniors Cen ter fund raising recently announced that fundraising is approaching the final third of the total amount of needed contribu and that all amounts large or small still are greatly needed from individuals and Hes especially anxious to see an improved response from individual Those wishing to par ticipate should mail pledges or tax deductible contribution checks to Fund Comal County Senior Citizens Box New Texas For further call Walter Oaks at 6205315 or Les Thorn at FREE hearing tests set for Right now your Beltone Hearing Center Is accepting appointments for FREE audiometric If you have trouble hearing sounds or understanding take advantage of this free In less than an youll know exactly what youre hearing and what youre Start enjoying all the sounds of Call Beltone today to schedule your free hearing A COMMUNITY SALUTE TO SUMMER FRIDAY JUNE 7 8 Join us at the 4th ANNUAL WASSERFEST on the Wurstfest Grounds for Barbeque Cookoff Tube Kanube Race Tubing Childrens Amusements Arts Crafts Continuous Entertainment Grounds Admission FREE Gates open 6pmFriday and 10am Saturday Friday 8 pm12 midnight Johnny Dee and the Rocket 88s Saturday 9 am Clay Blaker and the Honky Tonk Band Pam Country Recording Star For more information call 6259167 or 18002214369 Sponsors Texas Commerce Bank New Braunfels Smokehouse lill Store Plaza New Braunfels Resorts CocaCola Schlltterbahn INTRODUCING KELVINATOR TAPPfin Kelvinator Refrigerator NoFrost Ice Maker Ready 2 Ad justable Shelves Frozen Juice Can Rack InDoor Egg Storage Reversible Textured Steel Doors RENNIE SEZ CHECK OUR LOW Kelvinator Refrigerator NoFrost Ice Maker Ready 3 Ad justable Shelves Frozen Juice Can Rack Covered Dairy Compartment Reversible 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