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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 11, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas                                American Profile Families share what theyre thankful LEISURE This Week u Sports NEW BRAUNFELS Unicorns take fifth in state SUNDAY November 48 pages in 5 sections 48 pagCS in 5 SCCtH HERALDZEITUNG 150 314 Serving New Braunfels and Gomal County since 1852 hting for freedom l hit hottie for real band of btothete BY MISTY SCHOEN t HeraldZeitung Correspondent eterans Day is a day of remembrance for who have served and protected Americas Sunday is just another reminder for w Braunfels family they might j kntjVft happened to their loved who hfis missing in action since v fTb Inside Special Veterans Day salute to A Veterans r Comal County shows its n i t called to At the Sanchez clockwise from top Benjamin and Army Gilberto one c brothers who served in the was declared MIA while serving in the 7th Infantry Division in North i V Giibertqs Army Master Sergearit servedin the Korean and Vietnam Their family received a telegram from the government in January ing them that Gilberto was The telegram The Secretary of thj Army has asked me to express his deep regret that your son has been missing in action since 2 Upon receipt of further information in this you will be advised if Confirming letter I regret that notifi cation was so long Edward Genfirai The General tif tne v f her Coleta was still in con tact with the government about her government is still writing my mother inlaw and they dont know if hes miss or in Betty She is still waiting for Elvira Gilbertos said her See 11 brings back memories of Pearl Harbor THOMPSON BY BRETT BOUSMAN HeraldZeitung Correspondent John Thompson came from a family committed to serving its His four brothers joined him in service during World War II James was a Navy Seabees Commander in the Solomon William was a Seaman First Class in Daniel served as an Apprentice Seaman at Francis was a sergeant in the Army and served in New John Thompson was a chief machinist with the Coast Prior to Americas involve ment in World War John worked for Esso Standard Oil There he got a glimpse of war as he repaired British ships torpe doed by the was the most shocking day of his life as he and the rest of the world See Patrons could see health care costs increase BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Hundreds of health care consumers whose insurance is underwritten by two insurance networks could see their health care costs rise in Wendy president of McKenna Healthreach at McKenna Memorial Hospi said the hospital would sever its relationship on 15 with Private Health Care a based managed care PHCS acts as an access net work for insurance compa nies doing business with Effective the hos pital will terminate its rela tionship with the health insurer for military TRICARE The issue with TriCare was reimbursement Bruns TriCare came to ask ing us to take a larger dis count than what we can They asked up to go below Medicare We couldnt do she Few military dependents would be affected in New Bruns Most of those consumers use military hospitals in the San Antonio area or a Tri Care network in that Lisa spokeswoman for Healthnet Federal Ser vices in Los which administers the TriCare sys tem in this said McKenna had 30 TriCare admissions this past There are quite a few options for our clients in that she We have an adequate network in San Antonio with or without but wed like to keep McKenna in if we can See Firm wants public input on road work Most Wanted teams law enforcement FROM STAFF REPORTS Look How well do you really know your neighbors Or how about that guy you see every so often at the conve nience store or the gas sta tion Many when crimi nals sometimes danger ous criminals are their neighbors and acquain tances are left shaking their saying I saw him all the but I never Beginning the New Braunfels Herald Zeitung joins with local law enforcement to make it a lit tle less comfortable for crim inals in Comal On look at the last page of the classified advertising section for a new feature Comal Countys Most Each 10 convicted criminals or suspects wanted on an arrest warrant will be listed in full col their Comal County Jail booking mug All will be wanted and all will be on the somewhere in this or another Included with the photo will be rap sheet informa tion that tells you what their original charge is and why See MOST BY BILL FRISBIE Staff Writer A milelong stretch of Gruene Road between Sun nybrook Drive and Branch Lane is one of the most heav ily traveled and highly scru tinized in New Braunfels when it is not under a local engineering firm is gearing up to design a million drainage project for the area but first wants citizens to say what the prod uct should look That opportunity will come during a public Thursday at city council New Braunfels Municipal Build 424 Castell Staff from both the city and the Schultz SGI will be on hand to present the to review existing right of way maps and to allow public There are a lot of strong feelings for the areas aes which is why a lot of people moved to Gruene in the City manager candidate list first Stephen SGI vice We understand the significance of this and we want to get the community involved in the design of the which is Members of the Gruene Homeowners Association met on several occasions with Gruene merchants in order to arrive at a consensus regarding the projects nature and Schultz The homeowners would like to see a project that will be more efficient in getting traffic through the while the merchants want the improvement to look as natural as Schultz But this project is des ignated as a drainage improvement first and One of the See Wurst und last City festival ends today Kleine Opa Eric Couch drafts out a pitcher of beer Saturday afternoon at Couchs job is to keep the beer flow ing he also hauls kegs and stocks the beer stands with cups and BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Eric Couch is a Kleine Opa with a big We get all the jobs the red vests dont he said Saturday as he was hefting half kegs of whose day job is at First Commercial is in his fourth year as a member of the Wurstfest If sausage is the symbol of New Braunfels signature it is the bier kegs and kegs of it that washes it all And when Couch finishes his shift at Wurst the association will close the books on a very big year the biggest in more than a Suzanne Wurst fest Executive attributed the increased attendance to awesome fall weather and in extra advertising money Wurstfest got from the citys Hotel Occupancy Tax com mittee this That doubled the size of our advertising budget and I think it certainly made a dif Herbelin This has been probably the best year in the past 10 to 15 Of we have hnd perfect Even the rain on Thursday didnt last long enough to dampen anyones Today is the last day of and Herbelin encouraged everyone to come out for one final Admis sion after 3 will be she There will be music in the See INSIDE Key Code 77 JSJ   

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