Thursday, December 18, 2003

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 18, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas OBITUARIES Thursday Pecetnbef Page 3A filo G Sehwarg of New Braunfels passed day December 16 2003 at KitkWood Maiiof at the age of 88 Visitation VOill begin at iiOO PM Thursday arid continue until service time at Zoelter Funeral Home Funeral ices will be at 2iOO PiVt day December at the Met FiMefat Home Chapel with burial to Mow iff Comal Cemetery 615 Lands New Muft 830 TREES V f Vogel saidpeople returnyear CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Thanksgiving the busiest week We give each family a col oring book for the kids a tree bag to take the tree down with and a seedling to plant in their he said We cut some trees but some people like to cut their own trees Its fun watching people pick out a tree Husbands and wives dont always agree on which tree they want so thats kind of fun to watch But everyone enjoys doing t TRANSFER CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Define schools by neighborhood and straining resources Indistrict transfers make it difficult to staff schools andbe Stroms daughter says shes at peace San Antonio and Thanksgiving week is cm busiest he said Peo ple come from all dyer and a lot of the same people come backyeat after year We even have one family that comes every year from up river on their boat to pick up their tree Its kind of an annual After working in an office so many years he said farming Christmas trees is a nice change of pace I love being outside and growing he said It beats sitting behind a t prepared for growth Cobb said If we take away indistrict transfers wed have better idea of where growth she said It just gives us a better handle on the number of students that should be attending a Development has created a need for schools as neighbor hoods grow Cobb said COLUMBIA The 78yearold daughter of the late Sen Strom Thurmond and a black maid said Wednes day that now that she has come forward to disclose her heritage she is Onally at peace At a news conference in her native South Carolina Essie Mae WashingtonWilliams said she did not come forward earlier because she didnt want to jeopardize Thurmonds political career and family Throughout his life and mine we respected each I was sensitive about his well being and his I am not bitter I am not aogry hi fact there is a great sense of peace that has come over me in the past she said I feel as thougha great weight has been lifted I am Essie Mae Washington Williams and at last I feel completely Williams announced last weekend she is the illegitimate daughter of Thurmond a for mer segregationist and Carrie Butler a maid for the Thur mond family Thurmond was 22 and Butler was J6 when Williams was born in 1925 I knew him beyond his pub lic Williajros said Cer tainly never did like the idea that he was a segregationist but there was nothing I could do about it That was his Williams said Thurmond never denied she was his ter and gave her money thrQughQUtherlife She ajsp said there were others who knew All of thejnonhis staff knew WiUiams is a retired teacher Jiving in Los Angeles She said she has four children 13 claim and the former senators Qjdesjspp LLS Attorney Sjrpm Uke te meethjs ijajf start a relationship ttMh Mfe Jg mjet June at age 100 Williams said she began to thjnk about end Officials welcome new TxDOT engineer Staff Writer Even though the contract has been let to widen the last stfetdl of Interstate 85 through Niw Braunfels leeal officials say thfe lexas Department 6f Iranspbrtations new district will face mate chal lenges withdonial Cotihtyfe growing tralnspdrtation needs Local government officials welcomed David Casteel TxDoTs new district engi neer for the Sari Antonio area Wednesday during a tioh Braunfels Municipal Airport Attending the reception were State Rep Carter Cas teel Corrial County Judge Danny Scheel Mayor Adam Cork County Commissioner Jay Millikin New Braunfels city councilmen chamber of commerce representatives and others The primary issue is said Randy ttaugh chairman of the transporta tion committee for the Greater New Braunfels Cham ber of Commerce Inc Comal County is experiencing an explosion of growth and its exceeding our transportation system And even though theyll start widening the final threemile stretch of 135 there are other issues like Highway 46 and County Commissioner Jay Millikin saidgrowth could be a challenge ltfs not a a growth brings jobs people attd vital Millikin said My con cern though is that we dont have the tools to manage the growth were ah example Nlillikirt said Comal County fought for years with the Legislature to give counties the authority to develop master plans for county highways Senate Bill 877 which was passed by this last legislature exemplifies the kind of tools counties need to manage he Haugh also said counties have tobe proactive in deal ing with TxDOT Ten years ago statistics showed that 135 through New Braunfels was the most dangerous interstate highway in the he said So the efforts made by local gov ernment officials to get it widened exemplifies the fact that you have to be proactive with TXDOT to get results But I have to add that weve been fortunate in having the kind of leadership weve had at txDOT in this The San Antonio district comprises 12 counties includ ingAtascosa Handera Bexar Cdrrial Frio Guadalupe Kendall Kerr McMullen Med ina Uvalde and Wilson coun at First United Methodist Church 572 W San Antonio St New Braunfels Tx 78130 8306254513 Family Service Contemporary Worship with Candlelight Traditional with Holy Communion and Traditional wjith Holy Communion and Candlelight Germanla adjusters do raucli more Uian just sbojy up quiqkly and provide thorough evaluations They provide extraordinary care Always going jUje extra roile Thats the phllaspphy of everyone at Germanja the pebind our unique brand of custpmjsf service When you are insured by part of QUP fajnily And we treat you JiJte consistently going the Aad imt ttmt fettering MMe foe m 8308207502 the growing population in Comal County is a major Casteel said Some of me projects we need to focus on to meet the growth include improving Hwy 46 and 281 and of course maintain ing However Casteel said one of his problems as district engineer will be finding the funding to meet all the trans portation needs in Comal County in a timely My job is to work with local he said In fact I spent a day last week riding around Comal County with County Judge Danny Scheel And one of the unique things about Comal County is its historical aspect and how to deal with so many areas that are contributing to tion People are choosing to move to low den sity areas but as they do fie increases So the problem is how to blend the quality of life in Comal County with transportation Casteel jointed TxDOTs Wichita Falls District in 1983 He moved to Bowie as an engmeerintraining In 1990 he moved to College Station where he worked as an asso ciate research engineer In 1997 he was named dis trict engineer for the Chil dress 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