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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 17, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Page 4A HfiRALDZEITUNG Thursday April 17 2003 Contact Features Editor Brian Grant 6259144 ext 222 DAVID Kermit Baese treasurer of the New Braunfels Railroad Historical Society rerails a box car on the clubs HO scale model train layout inside the museum next door to the Brauntex Theatre Currently on display in the museum is a traveling exhibit of the his tory of the very first railroad in Texas The exhibit and museum will be open this Saturday for the clubs 16Jh annual Model Railroad Jamboree Exhibit highlights rail history BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer The Union Pacific Rail road freights that rumble past the old train depot that houses the New Braunfels Railroad Muse um have a special connec tion with an exhibit now on display inside The exhibit mounted on the walls inside a stylized antique freight car built of plywood connects the countrys largest freight line to the very first rail road in Texas the Buf falo Bayou Brazos and Col orado Railway Company Provided by the Texas Railway Historical Society the exhibit was built by the Rosenburg Railroad Muse um for the Texas Railroad Sesquicentennial It features dozens of pho tos and lithographs and traces the history of the line from 1852 about seven years after New Braunfels was founded to its buyout by Southern Pacific Railroad and its merger in 1996 into Union At a glance WHAT The 16th annual Model Railroad Jamboree WHEN to 5 Saturday WHERE New Braunfels Civic Center and the Elks Club on Seguin Avenue Admission for adults is Children age 17 and younger are admitted for event is a fund raiser for the Railroad Museum 302 W San Antonio Street For infor mation call 6292071 Pacific About a quarter century before the first railroad tracks cut through New Braunfels the first rail road in Texas laid tracks from the area of what is now the Houston ship channel to Rosenburg Kermit Baese treasurer of the New Braunfels Rail road Historical Society took time out Tuesday from preparing for this weekends annual Model Railroad Jamboree to talk about the exhibit This road was laid 26 years before something came through Baese said The line connected the Gulf of Mexico to growth inland Baese said It started there and worked its way Baese said Texas grew from the coast All com merce started from that Baese said the exhibit is traveling around Texas making monthlong stops at railroad museums like the one in New Braunfels We have it for the month of Baese said The exhibit is a mustsee for anyone interested in railroad history he said It was offered to us because the is the very first railroad in Texas and the exhibit celebrates the history of Baese said Detectives investigate shooting BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer CANYON LAKE Comal County Sheriffs detectives are investigating the apparent accidental shooting of a police officer Detective Capt Dennis Koepp said Denise Estrada was shot in the right side with a single round from a 9mm Browning High Power pistol at about Monday The bullet exited her low er left hip area Koepp said The victim is a newly hired police officer who has reportedly worked for about three weeks at Trinity Uni versity in San Antonio Estrada 38 was flown by helicopter to University Hospital in San Antonio where she was treated for the wounds and released Detectives Ronnie Wom ack and Wayne Lehman were dispatched to investi gate the shooting Ronnie and I secured the scene and collected evidence that would help us piece together what Lehman said Members of Estradas family and her boyfriend David Jennings were also interviewed Lehman said Koepp said investigators were told the shooting occurred when Estrada was preparing to go to work As Jennings was retriev ing the pistol Estrada was in the closet getting the gun cleaning kit when the pis tol Koepp said officers were told The case is being carried as an acci dental shooting at this Lehman said he would interview Jennings and Estrada again Our investigation is con Lehman said Meetings NEW BRAUNFELS MAIN STREET ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMIT TEE regular meeting Thursday Conference Room A New Braunfels Municipal Building 424 S Castell Ave COMAL COUNTY COM regular meeting Thursday commissioners courtroom Commissioners Court Building 199 Main Plaza NEW BRAUNFELS RIVER ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE 6 Thursday at Landa Haus Landa Park New Braunfels NEW BRAUNFELS VEMENT CORPORATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS 7 Thursday Conference Room A New Braunfels Municipal Building 424 S Castell Ave 0 Spring Allergies 0 Asthm The research site of Dr Frank is looking for volunteers suffer from Spring Allergies and Asthma for a clinical study involving an investigational medication Qualified participants will te compensated for time and For more information please call 8306090900 Plans under way for CCSCC duck derby BY DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer The Comal County Senior Citizens Center is looking for help with its second annual Lucky Duck Derby slated for July 25 at Landa Park That Friday night volun teers will dump a maximum of yellow rubber ducks in the river at one end of the park The ducks will float to the pavilion across from the park department office near Landa Street Once the ducksare launched they are on their own according to the rules but volunteers will attempt to free them from obstacles The event will be conducted in cooperation with the parks department volunteers and senior center staff The person who adopts the firstplace duck wins secondplace duck wins and thirdplace wins Additional prizes will be awarded to other top win ners Center staff and volunteers have been meeting to get their ducks in a row and many of last years sponsors have renewed their sponsor ship But thesenior center needs more sponsors to fund the event and volunteers to sell the ducks and work the race Sponsors and volunteers can get involved whether they represent businesses orgar nizations or themselves We would like to work with other Gerry Web executive director of the senior center and cohead said One of the main things is we love for other nonprofit organizations to partner with us to adopt the Marie Dawson senior center vol unteer and cohead said Sales partners will receive a dollar for every duck they Get involved If you want to sell ducks sponsor the race or volun teer to work the event call the Comal County Senior Citizens Center at 6294547 arid ask for Marie Dawson volunteer or Gerry Web executive director The senior center is locat ed at 655 Landa New Braunfels adopt to members of the com munity giving other non profits a chance to make some money themselves The ducks will go on sale by the second week of May Adults over 18 can adopt a duck for but a quack pack of six ducks also is available for and a quackers dozen is Last year the community got very involved the orga nizers said The race is a family affair in which people get involved no matter what their age Dawson said Volunteer groups help adopt the ducks and run the event and many people come to the park to watch the race at the banks of the river The duck derby is the senior centers largest fund raiser Last year the center earned after expenses a small but important dent hi the senior centers budget Despite economic woes this year duck race officials expect another good response from the community Sponsors who give more than will be invited to a quackers and cheese party Volunteers will also be hon ored o b I i I A A family favorite for more than 25 years I i m Just Off 135 Exit East right on Hwy 46 in New Braunfels JjJ Open Everyday for Lunch Dinner SB I I 1W I i I RESTAURANT BAKERY The CowParade Has come to OMAS Joining the hundreds of other Unique ideas in OMAS gift shop Collectibles plush animals Music Tapes A CDs Beer Steins Bakery treats regular and sugar free Candies and more Come see the CowParade A more Come for lunch or dinner too While youre having fun at the pool keep alert to possible electrical clanger Radios and other electrical 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