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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 3, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS SATURDAY February 2001 pages in 2 sections HERALDZEITUNG 72 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Photo submitted Brian visits with actor Henry Thomas on the set in 1999 in San NB grad gets break in Pretty Horses BY McMiCHAEL Staff Writer In the second to the last scene in All the Pretty Matt Damon crosses the Rio Grande into Texas and offers to sell his gun to a darkhaired man bent under the hood of his stalled Tm the man at the New Braunfels High graduate Brian Orr Thats my grand my big Members of the NBHS Class of 1988 might recognize Othersi may remember him as a classmate at Southwest Texas State where he earned a bachelors degree in I love it My parents are so its like my getaway Orr This is my Cape Though Orr has been interest ed in acting since high not until after he graduated from college did he consider act ing as a fulltime he One of his first opportunities involved Circle Arts 1 kind of played with acting for spending money in college and was never that focused or serious about it until I graduat ed from college and realized that was what I wanted to Orr His Circle Arts career included playing the Timothy in Wurst Little Boar House in Texas and the jyoung German in Orphans f the Theatre really scared me because there is no Orr Its Elizabeth Elliott gave me the opportunity to be the lead in a I was real honored because I had never been in a play and then I had the lead Before opening night on one of his first Circle Arts Orr was talking with his acting Larry Hovis of Hogans I asked Do you think I have what it takes He told me Whats Up HGTV features Offerman home By ANN COUSIN HeraldZeitung Correspondent Don Offerman and his family do not have cable TV so they will gather around a friends TV Sunday to watch HGTVs Restore The Offermans restored Victorian originally built by Dons great will be featured on the program at 9 We are extremely excited and cant wait to see Offerman They spent two days filming in our and it will be interesting to see which parts of those two days actually end up on A descendant of one of New Braunfels first Don is the sixth generation of his family to live In his deciding to move the house to their ranch on the outskirts of actually had to cut the house in half and load it onto flatbed trucks to make the The house was barely livable at the but 25 years of hard work and perseverance have restored it to its memorable Many of the original such as a pie safe and an antique also have been See File photo Don Offerman and his family relax on the front porch of their restored Victorian What a treasure the cast of Treasure Island performs for a full house at the Brauntex Friday The produced by The Missoula Childrens received big laughs from the various schools San Antonio pair face felony charges of helping escapees BY MICHELLE KOIDIN Associated Press Writer KARNES Texas AP The father of one of seven convicts who escaped from a Texas prison and led police on a nationwide manhunt was charged along with a friend Fri day for supplying the escapees with a getaway Raul father of convicted murderer Michael and Patsy each were charged with seven counts of permitting or facili tating an a felony The San Antonio residents were being held at the Wilson County Jail in Floresville in lieu of bail set at In separate brief arraign ments in Karnes about 55 miles southeast of San Anto the 61yearold Rodriguez and the 41yearold Gomez spoke only to acknowledge that they understood their rights and the charges against Tears streamed down Gomezs face as she stood qui etly before Justice of the Peace Delia Daisy Neither Gomez nor Rodriguez apparently had a lawyer by In an arrest warrant affi authorities say that Rodriguez wanted a Suburban truck in the parking lot of the WalMart in Kenedy where the Connally Unit maximum security prison is located so his son could The affidavit accuses Rodriguez of giving Gomez a newspaper ad and several dollars in a brown paper sack on 11 to buy the According to the he told Gomez he needed the truck in the WalMart parking lot the next Michael Rodriguez and six other prisoners broke out on Connally 7 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The seven Connally Unit escapees George serving 99 years for aggravated kidnapping and Randy serving 30 years for injury to a serving a life sentence for capital murder in San Antonio was convicted of paying another man to kill his Larry serving 50 years for aggravated sexual assault in El Paso raped three women over six months in 1993 and Killed himself before Patrick Murphy serving 50 years for aggravated sexual assault with a deadly weapon in Donald serving 99 years for aggravated robbery robbed a woman at an Austin hotel in serving 50 years for murder in San Hospital launching 1 million renovation BY Jo LEE FERGUSON News Editor McKenna Memorial Hospital soon will embark on a million journey to complete renovation of the The architectural firm Healthcare Collabo rative recently applied for a building permit the city of New Braunfels for a million McKenna Vice President of Operations Jen nifer Malatek said work was set to begin any day to renovate the kitchen pur chasing and receiving areas and the second half of the hospitals radiology The renovation will allow the hospital to move its MRI unit inside the hospital from a mobile Between 1997 and about 90 percent of the hospital was renovated and a fourstory patient tower was This is the remain ing 10 Malatek In the 1997 renovation and there was a portion of the hospital that was not renovated at the and what that area is is the second half of the our radiology area as well as the kitchen Hospital officials said they hoped all the work would be completed by the end of the There will be no interruption in patient just like the last Malatek There are some inconveniences when there are temporary walls and those type but as far as not offering we will continue to offer all the services we cur rently We might have to be creative in rerouting but the inconvenience should not be as extensive as the last The hospitals growth prompted the reno vation The key component of this construction project will actually allow us to move our MRI inside the Malatek Its cur rently a mobile and so it will allow us to purchase and place a permanent unit inside the which will enhance our patient It also allows us to update the unit and get the latest It will also be to renovate additional areas of radiology that werent renovated in the last phase of the construction The kitchen also has not been updated in many years despite the hospitals growth the previous renovation increased the number of beds in the hospital by Its necessary to update and expand the kitchen facilities so that we can continue to See Veterans Community Based Outpatient Clinics Veterans already receiving some form of medical care through the Department of Veterans Affairs may use the outpatient clinics Where New Braunfels Rural Health Clinic Guadalupe Valley Seguin Lane San Marcos How to sign up Call the South Texas Veterans Health Care System teleCare nurse toll free at 19886866350 Local clinics open to veterans FROM STAFF REPORTS Local veterans travel to Antonio for healthcare can now see doc tors closer to home at one of three new Community Based Outpatient The South Texas Veterans Health Care System announced that the three clinics one in New one in San Marcos and one in Seguin were operational by the beginning of this Timothy acting director of the South Texas Veterans Health Care said the clinics would provide veterans with better access to primary reduced travel distances and waiting The startup and recurring costs associated with building or leasing and staffing new VA clinics are Shea said in information provided by the Health Care By contract ing services with physicians who are already near our we can pro vide more accessible Veterans who already are receiving medical care through the VA should call See INSIDE v Key Code 76 Coming Sunday American Profile looks at schoolchildrens Valentines in Sundays Herald
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