Tuesday, October 14, 2003

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 14, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas TUISOAY OCTOBER 14 2003 RUNNING FOR THE PRIZE Freshman duo starts strong for CHS cross country Pages 5A rving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 CAL THOMAS Interview with Ariel Sharon reveals scvealled Iroad map to peace is a long trip from suc cess Page 4A Vol No 286 12 pages 2 sections CLICK WWW Mostly cloudy High Low 80 58 Details 1B DEARABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 468 COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS S6A TV GRIDS 39 injuries after wreck By Ron Maloney Staff Writer SAN ANTONIO A 30 yearold Elgin woman died Sunday of injuries she received in a chain reaction accident on Loop 337 New Braunfels police offi cer Jermyn Baker reported Sal ly L Tabor died at Sunday at University Hospital Tabor and her daughter 2 were injured at 3 Satur day when the Oldsmobile they were riding in was rear bya Ford F350 pickup pulling a horse trailer Tabor was sitting in the right rear seat of trie car Baker said University Hospital officials Monday did not release the condition of the infant who was admitted Saturday in crit ical condition said the accident occurred at the Landa Drive intersection when three vehi cles stacked up behind one that stopped to make a left turn onto Landa Drive The vehicle Tabor was in was slammed into the back of another pickup Firefighters had to cutTabor out of the vehicle Bakersaid The driver of the F350 a 59yearold woman was treat ed at McKenna Memorial Hospital and released An AirLife helicopter drew assisted local firefighters at the accident scene but did not fly Tabor or her daughter to the hospital because of heavy rainfall They were transported by ambulance Baker said Monday he would reconstruct the acci dent scene Were investigating possi ble he said map battle over for now From Staff and Wire Reports AUSTIN It took six months and three special leg islative sessions but law makers signed off on a new congressional redistricting map that could send more Republi cans to Washington The Texas Senate approved the bill Sunday sending it to Republican Gov Rick Perry who is expected to sign it District 73 State Rep Carter Casteel RNew Braunfels Carter Casteel the language that took power from the Republican comp troller We met from 2 to 4 on the reorganization bill which passed I did not vote for Casteel said I was very unhappy about being held hostage by the sen Casteel said a number of Republi cans voted against the reorganization bill thought it was such a major policy change that we owed it to the people of Texas to debate it said Monday she was glad the redistricting saga had ended people of Texas to debate it in the but she We were not allowed to wasnt completely pleased do that so I voted against a with the way it had hap bill that I had helped pened Casteel said Senators didnt consider the Republicans have said bill until after the house voted under the new map they to adopt a government could pick up as many as six ganization bill which additional seisin Texas32 stripped ComptrollerCarole member congressional Keeton Strayhorris office of gation that is ruled 1745 by two jobs Democrats Casteel had helped author Democrats opposed the the House version pf the repr redistricting effort arguing ganization bill House Bill 7 congressional boundaries But the version that came back from the senate added see MAP Page 3A A Ippk at improved Iocs emergency management plans FRONTand CENTER Photos by DAVID Elda Kieschenick shows off part of her collection of Faberge eggs She and fellow local egg artist Martha Joyce will par ticipate in the second annual Eggshell Art Show and Sale this weekend in San Antonio working pn Artistsdelicate work showcases minute details A jewelry box Martha Joyce crafted from an egg By Ron Malonay Staff Writer In the late 1800s renowned jew qler of kings and queens Carl Faberge faced a dilemma He needed a new idea for a gift Russian Emperor Aleksandr III could give Tsarina Marie Feodor ovna His problem What jewel or bauble does one give a woman who has literally anything she would wish Faberge struck on the idea of a decorated egg embellished with precious gems and metals He made only 49 of them but theyve become the work he is most famous for and an art form all their own Elda Kieschenick of New Braun fels understands its intricacies She This egg by Elda Kiescheand Martha Joyce who works at the nick features a lit interior cornal County Cooperative Exten sion Office will be among the artists attending thisweekends Eggshell Art Show in San Antonio The show will include eggs and art supplies for sale and howto classes On display will be more than eggs But the eggs Kieschenick and Joyce create arent anything like Easter eggs as theyve come to be known The eggs feature gem or bead work minute patterns decals and hinged doors music boxes and even lights One Kieschenick created features a bride and groom inside The dress the bride wears is made from a small piece of Kieschenicks own wedding dress One she will soon make as a gift for a greatgrand child will have an armadillo inside See EGG ART Page 3A IF YOU GO WHAT Egg shell Art Show and Sale WHEN 10 to 5 Saturday and 10 to 4 Sunday WHERE Four Points Shera ton Hotel 110 Lexington San Antonio ADMISSION for adults for children under DIRECTIONS Take 135 to Exit 175A turn left onto East Elmira then left on Lexington NWS Storm systems combined for 98 Flood FLASHBACK I TORAY Weather was prime for mass lash flood I WEPNES BAY An up date on eounty flood control dam projects By Dylan Jimdnez Staff Writer Five years ago this week the weather conditions were per fect to cause massive river flpoding Wiling 31 and destroy ing million in property There are a couple of types of weather that cause floods in Texas sJow moving fronts and tropical said ry Ebien of the Antonio National Weather Ser vice in New Braunfels South Texas saw both Pet17 and A tailed weather system from the north and tropical systems in the south deluged the area Two hurricanes off the coast of T pester and Master line produced a tremendous ajnpjunj of moisture in Nezette Tydell monitors local terrv peratures from com puters at the National Weather Service in New Braunfels js the centers hydrology expert OAVIP Texas Ebien said At the same time a cold front moved in from the northwest The potential damage of this double dose of rain could have been even more destructive Eblen said The heavy ram started at 4 Saturday Oct The front moved in from the northwest that afternoon The heaviest rain feu between 5 See WRATHiR Page 3A imQN YOU PISPRVi Street fiojfesilQMi fityg 1583 Smt Swite 1PP New Bjamrfels Texas 78J30 8306278660