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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 10, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas                                NEW ysiKFELS J HERALDZEITUNG Vol 148 No 232 54 pages in 5 sections October 10 1999 SUNDAY Serving Coma County since 1852 INSIDE Oldfashioned 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 clean ing windows checking oil and changing tires Keeping the fath Robfrt 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 Another win The Unicorns contin ued their domi nance against Seguin this past Friday with a 3815 win in the District 145A opener for both teams B WEATHER Warmer temperatures and cloudy skies are expected today in South Texas Highs wili be near 90 and lows in the 70s A cooling trend is expect ed to bring relief later in the week See the complete fore cast on page 2A INDEX Accident kills NBHS students Dangerous entrance in front of high school proves deadly Saturday BY ERIN MAORUDER Staff Writer Two New Braunfels High School stu dents were killed in an automobile accident Saturday afternoon when their car collid ed 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 pro nounced dead at the scene New Braunfels Fire and Rescue Battal ion Chief John Herber said The fatal accident occurred about 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 dia mond Lt John Worn 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 dri vers side by a 1999 Ford F250 traveling eastbound Wommack said FARNSWORTH The pickup was driven by 51yearold Bracken man His 50yearold 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 Diazs 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 SeeACCIDENTWA Stan Hollmig passed away in 1981 but the former New Braunfels resident will be center of attention this week as Texas University spends a day Hailing Hondo BY BILL OCONNELL 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 speed while running down a fly ball turns and fires a shot that pops as it finds the leather mitt of a catch er more than 100 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 Brook lyn Dodgers in 1950 turn ing the baseball world upside down Hollmig who passed away in 1981 will be inducted Friday into the Texas Athletics Hall of Fame Among those expected to attend the 22nd annual Burgess Banquet and accept the honor on his behalf is the former Aggies wife Mary Ann This brings back a lot of 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 football and baseball player in 1947 She was a fine arts major from Houston while he was a Fred ericksburg native who grew up in Hondo The young couple saw each other off and on during 1948 Mary Ann said Both had their studies to attend to and Stan had the responsibilities of a twosport athlete that kept him busy When they did get to spend time together Mary Ann said there was something about the 6foot3 man that she admired He was a fella that had the respect of she said Perhaps Stan Hollmigs character was a product of what his wife called a deep religious As a young man who went to after an enlistment in the Air Force during World War II Hollmig struck those who knew him as someone others like having around He was very quiet and had a dry sense of Robert McDonnell said A batting coach for the Phillies when Hollmig joined the team in 1949 McDonnell said he remembered the 23yearold from Texas as a good player and gentleman who was known as a nickname Hollmigs fel low players and coaches often used See Photos courtesy Mary Ann Hollmig Stan Hollmig pictured above with the Philadelphia Phillies and below at Texas will be inducted posthumously into the schools hall of fame this week Council could ask drivers to slow down Residential speed humps metal building ordinance highlight Mondays agenda BY PERI STONEPALMQUIST Staff Writer Neighborhood speeders and future owners of metal buildings beware New Braunfels MEETING WHO New Braunfels City Council WHEN Monday WHERE New Braunfels Munici pal Building 424 S Castell 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 con sider whether to pur sue an ordinance that requires facades on certain metal build ings and limits their location Council meets at Monday at 424 S Castell Ave The neighborhood speeding program pro poses using speed humps to control traffic See 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 mid1980s 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 was released today The book the first in a new series of compering biographies coming out on the GOP frontrunner was written by Bill Minutaglio a Dallas Morning News reporter The evenhanded book leaves unsettled two questions from the governors past It avoids any dollops of drug tales the longstandr See BUSH   

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