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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 22, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                HferaldZeiturig a Thursday May O 7 Looking Back By ROSEMAIRE LEISSNER GREGORY Special to the HeraldZeitung 125 years ago Translators Carl and Ethel Saur Ph Braubach Collector Internal Revenue 3rd District Texas and his deputy V Wild specify special taxes and income taxes are due and payable in the San Antonio office A meeting of the Comal County Republican Party was held at the Courthouse on Friday May 10 attended by 9 individuals Holz Franz Moureau Bathasar Preiss and Geo Weber were selected committee members C Wiefreffe and C Groos were elected delegates to the Houston State Convention Christian Druebert Age 51 an early settler died from cancer last Wednesday Five inches rain here the night of ThursdayFriday May 1011 damaged John F Torreys Mill Dam The new Comal Bridge withstood the high water 100 years ago Translator Lottie Nebergall Miller The month of May and a childrens celebration will be observed Sunday May 23 at Walhalla School examinations are scheduled for the morning hours and childrens games are planned for the afternoon A band consisting of 13 instruments has been hired to play for the dance that night A friendly invitation is extended by the school and Peter Nowotny Jr Bids for the painting of the roof and floors of the hospital and a house next door will be accepted until four oclock on May 27 For more information call Hoffman Hawkes the best glasses in the world can be found only at F Hampe 75 years ago Arlene K Scales Saturday was the day set apart for the little fellows in our public schools to have their annual outing as has been the custom here for years and years At 3 oclock in the afternoon they were formed in line at the school building and headed by Oelkers Band marched through town to Landa Park where they spent the afternoon Throughout the afternoon and evening lemonade was served jby the teachers and members of the school board At night were given a ciance at one of the dance pavilions and if there was a child in attendance or a grownup either for that matter who did not have a good time no one is to blame but himself or herself 50 years ago Betty Pfeuffer Triesch County Commissioner Hugo Neuse of precinct number one received a verbal blasting at a Chamber of Commerce meeting Tuesday night by Chamber President Julius Schleyer who charged Neuse with failure to carry out any county work in New Braunfels and with being instrumental in causing the county commissioners court to abandon plans for repairing Milltown bridge until after an election to decide extension of the city limits was Neglect of the bridge has allowed it to fall into its present dangerous state of disrepair was laid at the door of the county by Schleyer who told the Chamber body that the bridge had been in pretty fair condition when it was turned over to the county by the state 25 years ago Myra Lee Adams Goff 15 LIVES DOES MILLION A torrent of water flashed through New Braunfels late Thursday night taking at least 15 lives and leaving at least million of damage in its wake Plunging down the Comal and Guadalupe River channels in two separate waves waters from a Hill Country downpour washed humans livestock cars and houses into the City Manager Jim Hester said about 250 families have been left homeless The peak of devastation and flood level struck the upper Comal River shortly after 11 and the Guadalupe River near IH35 about 1 Screams of victims added to the horror of the night You could hear them for hours in Landa Estates according to residents One child said he was not frightened until the family got outside and he heard the screaming A guard rail gave way on Loop 337 above Bleiders Creek and autos were washed off into the creek Over were routed out of their homes during the night and found shelter in emergency facilities arriving in underwear parts of bathing suits night clothes all A mother who had lost a fouryearold daughter when the flood struck GuadaComa wandered in a daze Funerals for six flood victims were held Monday one Saturday and one Sunday At the Joseph Faust residence on low land along the Guadalupe River downstream from the IH35 bridge Faust and his wife Jean awoke to find two feet of water in their VillaRio home By the time we got organized the water was up to our said Faust They escaped through a side window and were clinging to the eaves when the current swept them against a They were in the tree when their house broke loose crashed into the tree knocking it down and throwing the Fausts into the water Mrs Faust was carried away When Faust surfaced he caught onto a section of roof from the neighboring Rudy Seidel house into which the Faust house had crashed Faust was carried about 7 miles down the Guadalupe Knowing that he would soon reach Lake punlap Dam and be carried to certain death he attempted to swim to the trees Making no progress he returned to his raft Making another attempt to reach safety he grabbed for a tree branch and held on then jumped into shallow water and reached the bank He walked until he found a trailer house and a ride back into New Braunfels Mrs Fausts body was found about noon Friday below Lake Dunlap Dam at Elm Grove Still missing Wednesday were Mrs Melvin Nolte Sr and Mrs Leslie Engle whose husbands had perished in the flood and Mrs Bertha Weiss LANDA ESTATES Cathleen Schleser whose home is on the upper Comal River said water was lapping at her front door at 11 She grabbed an armload of clothes and her cat ran out and tossed them in her car It was then about In seconds the water rose about 4 feet She grabbed her cat and rising waters carried them across neighboring yards of two houses into a third yard where she grasped a clothes line New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Memorial Day Ad Deadlines Due to the closing of our offices in honor of Memorial Day May 26 Our advertising deadlines have changed RETAIL CLASSIFIED DISPLAY CLASSIFIED LINE ADS NEW BRAUNFELS HERALDZEITUNG Friday Tuesday Sunday 5pm Tuesday 27 Thursday ADVISOR Thursday Wednesday Friday Thursday Friday Friday Tuesday Our office will reopen Tuesday May 27th Have a safe and funfilled Memorial Day From the staff and the New Braunfels Herald Zeitung The water rose beyond where she could maintai her hold on the pole and she and the cat were carried across the yard to a tree The cat slipped out of her hands into the tree Exhausted from being whirled about in the current arid sick from all the asphalt and water she had swallowed Miss Schleser said she gave up and sank beneath the A clothes line caught her and she was sprung back 16 the surface She managed to cling to the tree As if someone had pulled the plug flood waters suddenly drained out and rescuers began to enter the Stanley Wenzel said water at their Union Ave home was ankle deep by Thursday With his wife and their haemophilic child they left the house staying close to the houses as they headed for the MKT Mrs Wenzel fell under the water and he pulled her out At Klingemann the current became extremely swift They were washed across the street into some brush in a vacant lot and Mrs Wenzel went under again He found her and pulled her up a second time A pickup truck carried in the current struck him in the side Then he dodged a camper sailing by When they saw a 60foot trailer from Heidelberg Lodges coming directly at them broadside they climbed up into one of Mrs Juanita Rahes trees and sat it out Elder men and women who stayed with their homes sat it out in sinks and on top of kitchen cabinets Many were unable to open their doors Stories of heroism of horror and of miracles were endless Submitted by the Comal County Historical Commission and Sophienburg Museum and Archives Photo submitted Ribbon Cutting The New Braunfels Womens Chamber of Commerce Chairwoman Joyce Hendrlcks led a ribbon cuttlnq in honor of Pats Places 20year anniversary She Is Joined by Carol Suedry Pat Cantrell and a crowd of well wishers at the May 4 celebration Pats Place recently Joined the Womens Chamber State provides help to abused elders Nearly elderly persons and disabled adults were victims of abuse neglect or exploitation in Texas last year said Guillermo A Rodriguez program administrator for the Adult Protective Services Program of the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services Many of these citizens are dependent on others for their care and this makes them susceptible to abusive or neglectful Rodriguez said Three out of four cases that we see involve neglect including The person may live in unsanitary conditionsor without heat or running he said Some individuals may be neglecting to seek treatment for serious medical conditions or may be victims of physical or sexual abuse by a caretaker Yet others may have a caretaker taking their money or property against their will or through Rodriguez said the agencys Adult Protective Services completed investigations involving suspected abuse neglect or exploitation of adults in Texas Of these were confirmed This region covers 28 counties and extends from Del Rio and Eagle Pass on the border to Port Lavaca on the coast The department investigated reports and were confirmed Caseworkers for Adult Protective Services try to arrange services to reduce or eliminate the abusive or neglectful situation While competent clients have the right to refuse services case workers can seek a court order to protect the personal health and safety of a citizen who is unable to consent to being helped Rodriguez urged people to report suspected abuse or neglect of an older adult person with disabilities by calling the abuse hotline at 800 2525400 You dont have to be certain that a situation is abusive or neglectful We will look into it and find Rodriguez said Persons making reports in good faith are exempt from liability and are kept Submitted by Adult Protective Services Program of the Texas Department of Protective Services We come here today to say goodbye to our loved one Daniel Hernandez We loved our Dad very much and we will always miss him We will never forget how he was always there with a smile to support his family friends and co workers We will always remember how he never missed one of mine or my brother Gabriels basketball games and how he was always there to take us to school everyday We will never forget our wonderful family trips to Uvalde Houston and South Padre Island We will always remember how he liked his San Antonio Spurs Uvalde Coyotes and his San Fransisco 49ers We will never forget how he loved joking laughing his country music his the pride he had forhis beautiful greefi tnicK We will always remember how he loved his family children friends and my beautiful mother So we say goodbye to Daniel Hernandez and we ask God to keep him safe until we meet again In Loving Memory Daniel Hernandez From His Children Vanessa Ann Lara Daniel David Hernandez and Gabriel Manuel Lara Ute yeasi my life 9 mttA you loii tyfoit tuill live foteveb in otrt tuxvih Ij me with many o and the lave you had fab oun two i Qalvuel cutd 9 will alutcufA love you Masut Ann v J Also Many Thanks To My Family and Friends CoWorkers who have helped me through this year in Thursday 23 24 25 Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Not all stores open Sunday OFF THE REGULAR PRICE ALL INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTS AND STAINS Including Minwax UGL and stains RETAIL SALES ONLY Excludes everyday low price points 230 EARLY AMERICAN PflttTRATES A NTEIUOR LATEX FLA Stains DMt Stand a Clianct hl CLEAR SIDING FINISH ittimHity 20 war milrunty I 6 ni A u s E J mm 1997 The SherwinWilliams Company Not responsible for typographical or artwork errors SherwinWilliams reserves the right to correct errors at point of purchi WHERETO GET IT 6niytyDur New Braunfels 364 Landa Street 210 6258558 Uriiversal City 3101 Pat Booker Road 210 6S91328 51 OMS   

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