New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, October 10, 1999

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

October 10, 1999

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 10, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas New 7 V / OO VO ll FELS 2^ -CY    .,    i c,0''*iV-:’ v, .v'i"1' 'Toll t Herald-Zeitung eh - - Vol. 148, No. 232    54    pages    in    5    sections    October    IO,    1999 Sunday Serving Comal County since 1852 $1.00 Inside ► Old-fashioned service A trip to Bueche Service Station, 1520 Business 35 South, is a journey back in time. The last of a dying breed, the station provides full service for its customers, including pumping gas, cleaning windows, checking oil and changing tires. /5B ► Keeping the faithAccident kills NBHS students Dangerous entrance in front of high school proves deadly Saturday By Erin Magruder Staff Writer Two New Braunfels High School students were killed in an automobile accident Saturday afternoon when their car collided with a truck front of the school, 2551 N. Loop 337. Shelby Farnsworth, who turned 16 this past Friday, and her boyfriend, Fernando Diaz, 15, were pronounced dead at the scene, New Braunfels Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief John Herber said. The fatal accident occurred about 2:55 p.m. when Diaz, who was driving a 1993 Ford Taurus, pulled DIAZ out from a stop sign at the end of a driveway next to the baseball diamond, Lt. John Wom-mack of the New Braunfels Police Department said. As Diaz began to turn left onto Loop 337, he and Farnsworth were hit in the middle of the drivers’ side by a 1999 Ford F-250 traveling eastbound, Wommack said. FARNSWORTH The pickup was driven by 51 -year-old Bracken man. His 50-year-old wife was a passenger in the vehicle. The woman said she saw Diaz stop at the end of the school driveway and look to the right, but never saw him look to the left before pulling out, Wommack said. Upon impact. Diaz’s vehicle was pushed or dragged for about 50 feet before it came to rest in the middle of Loop 337, Herber said. Diaz and Farnsworth, who were both See ACCI DENT/10A Council could ask drivers to slow down Residential speed humps, metal building ordinance highlight Monday’s agenda By Peri Stone-Palmquist Staff Writer Neighborhood speeders and future owners of metal buildings beware. New Braunfels Meeting WHO: New Braunfels City Council WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Monday WHERE: New Braunfels Municipal Building, 424 S. Casten Ave. TV: Time Warner Cable, channel 16 City Council will decide Monday whether to adopt a program intended to curb neighborhood traffic speeding. They also will consider whether to pursue an ordinance that requires facades on certain metal buildings and limits their location. Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday at 424 S. Casted Ave. The neighborhood speeding program proposes using speed humps to control traffic. See COUNCILL Bush slogan has roots within family By Calvin Woodward Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON — Texas Gov. George W. Bush is taking pains in politics to be his own man, but a new biography says the Republican presidential candidate is using a slogan that was applied to his father. “Compassionate conservative” was used by Ron Kaufman, an aide to the senior Bush when he was running for president in the mid-1980s, in a Christian magazine article designed to make religious conservatives comfortable with the candidate, the biography says. “First Son: George W. Bush and the Bush Family Dynasty,” was released today. The book, the first in a new series of competing biographies coming out on the GOP front-runner, was written by Bill Minutaglio, a Dallas Morning News reporter. The evenhanded book leaves unsettled two questions from the governor’s past. It avoids any “dollops of drug tales” — the long-stand- See BUSH/3A BUSH Robert Konkel, 41, has been fighting AIDS since 1990. Now in his final days, the New Braunfels resident is coming to terms with what the future might bring./IC ► Another win The Unicorns continued their dominance against Seguin this past Friday with a 38-15 win in the District 14-5A opener for both teams. /1B Weather Warmer temperatures and cloudy skies are expected today in South Texas. Highs will be near 90 and lows in the 70s. A cooling trend is expected to bring relief later in the week. See the complete forecast on page 2A. Index Abby.............................................2C Business..................................5-6B Classified................................1-1    OD Crossword....................................2C Forum...........................................6A Local/Metro...................................4A Movies..........................................2C Obituaries.................................3A Sports....................................1-4B Today............................................2A Television............................Montage www.herald-zeitung.com Key code 77 Stan Hollmig passed away in 1981, but the former New Braunfels resident will be center of attention this week, as Texas A&M University spends a day Hailing By Bill O’Connell Sports Editor Somewhere on a baseball field that sits under a royal blue sky, a kid they call “Hondo” is showing his stuff again, as if for the very first time. The tall Texan with a wide grin shows a flash of speed while running down a fly ball, turns and fires a shot that pops as it finds the leather mitt of a catcher more than I OO feet away. People are again talking about Stan Hollmig, an original “Whiz Kid” who made it to the big leagues and helped a bunch of young Philadelphia Phillies topple the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1950, turning the baseball world upside down. Hollmig. who passed away in 1981, will be inducted Friday into the Texas A&M Athletics Hall of Fame. Among those expected to attend the 22nd annual Burgess Banquet and accept the honor on his behalf is the former Aggie’s wife, Mary Ann. “This brings back a lot of memories,” Mary Ann Hollmig said recently while sitting in the New Braunfels home she and Stan moved into in 1959. Mary Ann was, of all things, a University of Texas student when she met a Texas A&M football and baseball player in 1947. She was a fine arts major from Houston, while he was a Fredericksburg native who grew up in Hondo. The young couple saw each other “oft' and on” during 1948, Mary Ann said. Both had their studies to attend to and Stan had the responsibilities of a two-sport athlete that kept him busy. When they did get to spend time together, Mary Ann said, there was something about the 6-foot-3 man that she admired. “He was a fella that had the respect of everybody,” she said. Perhaps Stan Hollmig’s character was a product of what his wife called a “deep religious faith.” As a young man who went to A&M after an enlistment in the Air Force during World War ll, Hollmig struck those who knew him as someone others like having around. “He was very quiet and had a dry sense of humor,” Robert McDonnell said. A batting coach for the Phillies when Hollmig joined the team in 1949, McDonnell said he remembered the 23-year-old from Texas as a good player and gentleman who was known as “Hondo,” a nickname Hollmig’s fellow players and coaches often used. See HON DO/5 A ‘Hondo’ Photos courtesy Mary Ann Hollmig Stan Hollmig, pictured above with the Philadelphia Phillies and below at Texas A&M, will be inducted posthumously into the school’s hall of fame this week. ;

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